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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
January 26-February 2, 2017
THE BANNER 
Congratulations to our new 2017 Vestry! (from left to right)
Nic Ayling, McKay Mills, Jan Jacobi, Ernie Clarke, Jane Klamer (Clerk), Holly Brigham, Betsy Douglass (Senior Warden), Harrison Heil, Deanna Simanowitz, Tom Horlacher (Junior Warden), Lucas Gredell, Joe Freund, Ian Hagemann, Linda McCoy, Dave Ott, and the Rev. Andrew John Archie

  
     January 29    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
    February 5    The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
    February 12  The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
    February 19  The Rev. Quinn Fox

STEWARDSHIP 2017   
Stewardship reflects our commitment to making God's love known in tangible ways and our use of all that God has given us. It is also our service to God's world and our care of creation. In response to our treasure, Parish members are encouraged to make an annual pledge (a written commitment of what we intend to give) of support to the Church.

This annual pledge represents our specific Christian commitment to "work, pray, and give for the spread of the kingdom of God" (BCP, p. 856). Parish budgets are prepared in light of the pledges received from our members. If you have questions please call the stewardship office at 314.721.1502 or email Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or online at www.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 Brunch: Newcomer classes begin February 5: Join us for a Newcomer's Brunch in the Wydown Meeting Room and Library Sunday, January 29 after the 9:15 AM liturgy. This is a great opportunity to meet other newcomers as well as ministry leaders and staff. 
  
THIS WEEK
Friday, January 27
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, January 30
Monday Morning Women's Bible Study
9 AM in the Armstrong Room
 Mother Ezgi will begin her study of the Book of Ruth on January 30. We hope you will join us.

Tuesday, January 31
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..."On the Road to Ordination" by CSMSG parishioner, Laurie Anzilotti.  Laurie will speak about her history that led her to seek ordination and will also discuss Children's Chapel, which on the surface looks simple, but where she is intentional and deliberative about the theology and methodology she uses.

Wednesday, February 1
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.

Sunday, February 5
Newcomer Class
after 9:15 AM liturgy     Sverdrup Room
Newcomer classes run 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: Purchase your appetizers, gift baskets, and hostess gifts at the YM Fundraiser on Sunday, February 5, in the Great Hall from 8:30-11:30 AM. 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.

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.

Tuesday, February 7
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 reception@csmsg.org.

Sunday, February 12, 19 & 26
John Tyler's new book-3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent
See more info above
 
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.
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CHURCH SCHOOL
Preschool-Kindergarten children meet in their classes at 9:15 AM. Their Chapel service follows at 10:25 AM. 
1st-5th Grade children have their Chapel service at 9:15 AM followed by classes.

Sunday, January 29, the PreKindergarten children will sing a special song in the 10:25 AM Chapel service. Parents are invited! Look for an invitation in the mail.


YOUTH MINISTRY
YM Leadership Team Meeting Wednesday, February 1, 12:30-2 PM in the Sverdrup Room. RSVP by Monday, January 30, to Harrison Heil. Lunch will be provided.

Winter Retreat at Trout Lodge:  
Finding Your Story In God's Story. Sneak away for one night at beautiful Trout Lodge for a getaway with the Youth Ministry, February 11 and 12. Cost is $150. Friends WELCOME for $60! Chaperones attend free.  Sign-up here!  

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. *This week, the class will meet in the Sverdrup Room.*

Summer Mission Opportunities:  
High School Mission Trip - July 8-15. Sign-up online now.
Middle School Mission Week - June 5-9; save-the-date. Sign-up coming in February.

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

HS Bible Studies more

Can I Ask That? more

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.
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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