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The Church of
St. Michael &  St. George
6345 Wydown Blvd. 
PO Box 11887 
Clayton, MO 63105 
314.721.1502 (p) 
314.721.4670 (f)

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Living Christ in This World
February 3-9, 2017
THE BANNER 
The combined Choirs of The Church of St. Michael & St. George and St. Peter's, Ladue will sing a service of Choral Evensong for the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, commonly called Candlemas, on Sunday, February 5 at 5:00 PM. 
  
   



    February 5    The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
    February 12  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
    February 19  The Rev. Quinn Fox
STEWARDSHIP 2017  
Sunday, the choir of CSMSG will sing Evensong with the choir of St. Peter's, Ladue. Come enjoy this momentous occasion at 5 PM here at CSMSG. Your pledge dollars at work creating unity in the Episcopal community! 
 
If you have questions please call the stewardship office at 314.721.1502 or email Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org 

Pledge cards are in the pews or narthex at Church or contact us to send one to you at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
 
We are now "In the Loop"!  
A hearing loop for hearing aid and cochlear implant users has been installed in the main sanctuary. Loop listeners are available for those without a compatible hearing device.

What is a hearing loop and how does it work?
Hearing loops allow people who wear hearing aids to directly receive the sound from the Church's PA system in their own hearing aids without having to pick up a separate listening device.

Do you use hearing aids or a cochlear implant?
If you wear hearing instruments you will need to find out if your hearing aids or CI have this wireless receiver called a T-coil or telecoil built in, in order to benefit from the hearing loop in our church. Pushing a button on a hearing aid accesses the T-coil program. This T-coil program has to be activated by your audiologist. Talk to your audiologist to find out if your instruments can have both a T (no background noise pick up) and an MT program (blended micro-phone & T-coil program) for improved hearing at church.

The hearing loop was provided for by generous parishioners. If you are interested in making a gift to the Hearing Loop fund please contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent
Back by Popular Demand!

John Tyler's new book, 3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent, 
will be available for purchase for $9.99 in the Great Hall on three Sundays: February 12, 19 & 26. This year's Lenten book is just like last year's book that sold out. Imagine - you can engage in a Lenten spiritual discipline that requires only 3 minutes a day! All proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly to The Episcopal City Mission. As you feed your soul daily in 3-minute retreats, you will help bring support, hope, and healing to children who live in difficult circumstances.  


THIS SUNDAY
Rector's Forum: Join the Rector in the Taylor Room as he teaches on "The Old Testament Roots of the New Testament" following the 9:15 AM liturgy. Everyone is welcome.

Newcomer Classes begin on Sunday, February 5 through February 19 in the Sverdrup Room following the 9:15 AM liturgy. The class will begin at approximately 10:30 AM and end by 11:15 AM.

Super Sunday Sale:
the Great Hall, 8:30-11:30 AM
 
Purchase your appetizers, gift baskets, and hostess gifts at the YM Fundraiser. All funds raised will go towards YM scholarships. Donations of appetizers, snacks, and gift baskets for Super Bowl Sunday YM Fundraiser are also needed! Please sign up on the YM  website to donate items for the sale. 

The Spiritual Family Class 
Wydown Meeting Room,10:30-11:10 AM 

"Prayer for You and Your Family." All adults are invited to join this interactive discussion relevant to our families and relationships. 

Choral Evensong: The combined Choirs of The Church of St. Michael & St. George and St. Peter's, Ladue will sing a service of Choral Evensong for the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, commonly called Candlemas, on Sunday, February 5 at 5:00 PM. The service will include the Evening Service in A of Charles Villiers Stanford and music of Hubert Middleton, and Charles Wood. At this liturgy we will bless the candles to be used on The Church of St. Michael & St. George altars for the next twelve months. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day as the full Christmas liturgical cycle draws to a close. Incense will be used at this service.
  
THIS WEEK
Friday, February 3
Friday Morning Women's Bible Study
7 AM Holy Eucharist  (St. Mary's Chapel) 7:30-8:30 AM (Library)
Review the Collect and Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. 

Monday, February 6
Monday Morning Women's Bible Study
9 AM in the Armstrong Room
Mother Ezgi will continue her study of the Book of Ruth on January 30. We hope you will join us!

Tuesday, February 7
Church Service League 
10:30 AM-Bible Study with Mother Ezgi in the Sverdrup Room 
11:20 AM-Holy Eucharist in St. Mary's Chapel
Noon-Lunch in the Great Hall (Lunch reservations by Sunday evening to Marjorie Sundfors at 314.726.1895 or sundfors@att.net.)
After lunch, Mother Ezgi will celebrate Candlemas. Bring candles from home to be blessed and participate in Candlemas, a feast that celebrates the presentation of Jesus to God by his mother Mary at the Temple in Jerusalem.

Steak & Stories
6 PM    Great Hall
Making Wise Financial Decisions: Have you ever wondered why you make the financial decisions you do? What behavioral biases do you have? How can you make better investment decisions? What is behavioral finance?  Michael Pompian, founder of Sunpointe Investments and author of four books on Behavioral Finance will answer these questions after dinner at Steak & Stories from 6-8 PM in the Great Hall on Tuesday, February 7 (note that this is the FIRST Tuesday of the month).
RSVP by noon on Monday, February 6 to  
r eception@csmsg.org.

Wednesday, February 8
Wonderful Wednesdays
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist; 6:15 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM Classes;
8 PM Compline
The Lord's Prayer: We will begin a study of the "Lord's Prayer" and what it means to our faith.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, February 12
Newcomer Class
after 9:15 AM liturgy     Sverdrup Room
Newcomer classes continue through February 5 ,12, and 19 in the Sverdrup Room following the 9:15 AM liturgy. The class will begin at approximately 10:30 AM and end by 11:15 AM.

Sunday, February 12, 19 & 26
John Tyler's new book-3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent
See more info above

Friday, February 17
Trivia Night Chorister Fundraiser
It's Trivia Time! Join us at 6:30 PM for an evening of fun questions, nachos, drinks, and live entertainment. Tickets are $40/person or $300 for a table of 8. Make your reservations today by calling Nick Bideler at the church office at 314.721.1502. RSVP and Pay online
 
Saturday, February 18
The Gospel According to Downton Abbey: Looking for God in a PBS Mega-hit
4 PM, The Great Hall 
Join us for an afternoon of reflection and analysis with the Rev. Quinn Fox as we revisit scenes and themes of religion and the church that are present, implicit and conspicuously absent from life in the House of Grantham at Downton Abbey.
 
Downton Abbey, the Emmy┬« and Golden Globe┬« Award-winning drama is, by all accounts, an international television phenomenon. Six seasons, each one setting a new record for total viewers on the way to becoming the most-watched series in the 46-year history of Public Television, left millions wanting more. Rumors of a movie version sequel abound. The fictional drama that depicts life at an aristocratic country manor in post-Edwardian England provided a compellingly authentic portrait of the Crawley family and their servants--with occasional glimpses and insights into their religious lives and worldview. Looking at the series through the lens of the theology of culture affords an opportunity to consider this popular phenomenon from the perspective of faith and the Christian worldview. 

Sunday, February 19 Guest Preacher: The Rev. Quinn Fox has served since July 2011 as associate pastor at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington DC, where he is responsible for discipleship and educational ministries. He is also the Vice-Moderator of National Capital Presbytery, the governing body for over 100 Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland.

Sundays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2.
Confirmation Classes
10:30 AM   Sverdrup Room
A new Adult Confirmation Class will begin this March. Contact Laurie at  Laurie@csmsg.org if you are interested in being confirmed on April 30. The Rev. Blake Sawicky will lead the classes. Contact Blake at  bsawicky@csmsg.org with questions.

Sunday, March 5
A New Adult Confirmation Class will begin on March 5. Contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org if you are interested in being confirmed on April 30. The Rev. Blake Sawicky will lead Adult Confirmation Classes in the Sverdrup Room on Sunday mornings, 10:30 AM-11 AM from March 5-April 2. Contact Fr. Blake at bsawicky@csmsg.org with questions.

Saturday & Sunday, March 4-5
Lenten Quiet Morning
Gretel Wakeham will be our Lenten Quiet Morning speaker and our preacher on March 5. Her topic for the morning is "Finding Our Feet:" - A Lenten Journey in the Celtic Christian tradition.

Friday, March 10
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Women's Retreat
The Mercy Center
Please join the women of CSMSG for the Annual Women's Retreat. The Retreat begins at 5 PM Friday, March 10 with a hospitality hour to meet other attendees. Dinner is at 6 PM, followed by the first session. Saturday, March 11 begins with breakfast and ends with the Eucharist at 3 PM. The Retreat leader is the Rev. Dr. Marie Gray. The theme is "Meditating and Reflecting on the Spirituality of Julian of Norwich."

More information can be found at www.csmsg.org or contact Laurie for a brochure at  Laurie@csmsg.org
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CHURCH SCHOOL
The Kindergarten class will "act out" the Wedding at Cana at the 10:20 AM Children's Chapel on Sunday. Parents are invited! 
 
Third Graders are wrapping up their Early Year of Jesus project this Sunday, in preparation of a presentation in their Chapel service on February 12 Fourth and Fifth Grade Outreach Sunday!

On Sunday, the 4th and 5th Graders will have their monthly Outreach project following their 9:15 AM chapel service. This month, they will be assembling Valentine bags for the children at Gateway 180. On Sunday, February 12, Fourth Graders are invited to serve breakfast at Gateway 180 and to pass out the Valentine's bags. Look for more information!

YOUTH MINISTRY
Winter Retreat at Trout Lodge:  
LAST CHANCE to sign up! "Finding Your Story In God's Story." Sneak away for one night at Trout Lodge for a getaway with the YM, February 11 and 12. Cost is $150. Friends WELCOME for $60! Chaperones attend free. Sign up on the YM webpage by Monday, February 6. All adult chaperones are requested to attend a brief orientation on Sunday at 11:15 AM in the Armstrong Room. If you are not able to attend, please contact Marty at youth@csmsg.org for information.   

Middle School Mission Week: Mission week will take place in St. Louis, June 5-9. Registration for Mission Week is now open. All registrations must be made online. Spots are limited, so sign up early as this popular week fills quickly. Priority is given to parishioners and planning committee members until February 14. 

Super Sunday Sale: Donations of appetizers, snacks, and gift baskets for the Super Bowl Sunday YM Fundraiser are needed! Please Sign-up here to donate food and gift items for this sale on Sunday, February 5.

The Spiritual Family Class: Meets Sundays in the Wydown Meeting Room from 10:30-11:10 AM to discuss "Prayer for You and Your Family." All adults are invited to join this interactive discussion relevant to our families and relationships. 

Summer Mission Opportunities:  
High School Mission Trip - July 8-15 to Rushville, IN.
Sign-up online now.
 
Information Session: Sunday, February 26, 11:30 AM-12:00 noon in the Armstrong Room. All current 8th-12th graders and friends are invited to come to find out more! Partial and full scholarships available by contacting Marty at youth@csmsg.org.

Youth Ministry Tuesday Newsletter:  The Youth Ministry shares information regarding events, sign ups, and volunteer opportunities via our emailed Tuesday newsletter. To sign up, please email timothy@csmsg.org.  You can also view our calendar and sign ups online at www.csmsg.org/visitors/youth-ministry. 

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Tuesdays with Timothy  
3:30-4:30 PM      Starbucks at Wydown and Hanley  
 
Youth Ministry on  
 
Y OUNG ADULTS
Join Washington University's Home Plate!
Become a Home Plate host and welcome three or four Washington University students into your home for a few meals a year to help them feel more at home here in St. Louis. 
more info

OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Hunger Ministry  more info
   
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed  more info

United Thank Offering  

Bishop Salmon CD Set Orders
The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon C.D. sets can be ordered by e-mailing Nick Clifford at nickclifsr@yahoo.com.
AROUND TOWN
Healing a " House Divided"
Presiding Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry will speak at Washington University on Tuesday April 4, 2017 5:30-6:30 PM in the Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall. Reception immediately following.
HOSPITAL STAY: Please let us know if you or a loved one is in the hospital. We want to be sure you are on the prayer list and if you would like to have a priest visit you. Please contact Debbie Fenner at communications@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
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