May 3-10, 2018
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER This Sunday evening at 5 PM, we will once again welcome the Abbot, Prior, and monks of St. Louis Abbey to The Church of St. Michael & St. George as they lead us in worship and sing Eastertide Vespers. This liturgy is a part of our rich ongoing ecumenical relationship with the Abbey and one of the opportunities we have each season to worship with the monks. Please plan to join us and experience the beauty of the ancient monastic office sung as it has been for over a thousand years. A festive reception to honor The Right Reverend Thomas Frerking, Abbot, will follow as we celebrate our deep friendship with the Abbot and monks and mark Abbot Thomas’ retirement.
THIS SUNDAY, May 6, 2018
UPCOMING SUNDAY PREACHING SCHEDULE
May 6
May 13
May 20
May 27
The Rev. Anne Hunter Kelsey
The Rev. Andrew John Archie
The Rt. Rev. Keith B. Whitmore
The Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres
Stewardship Campaign
Each month, the 4th & 5th grade Church School students participate in an outreach project during their class time following chapel. Thank you for supporting the spiritual formation of these young children!

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THIS SUNDAY
RECTOR’S FORUM: The Rector's Forum is in recess until the fall.

FAITHFUL GENERATIONS SS CLASS: Join a community of adults (parents, grandparents, others) discussing faith and how to support children and families in Christian life. This class meets in the Wydown Meeting Room from 10:30-11 AM. All are welcome!

NAMETAGS: Please wear your nametags. If you cannot find your nametag, please write your name on the clipboard in the Wydown Narthex. A nametag will be waiting for you on the clipboard next week.

EASTERTIDE VESPERS: On Sunday evening at 5 PM, we will once again welcome the Abbot, Prior, and monks of St. Louis Abbey to The Church of St. Michael & St. George as they lead us in worship and sing Eastertide Vespers. This liturgy is a part of our rich ongoing ecumenical relationship with the Abbey and one of the opportunities we have each season to worship with the monks. Please plan to join us and experience the beauty of the ancient monastic office sung as it has been for over a thousand years. A festive reception to honor The Right Reverend Thomas Frerking, Abbot, will follow as we celebrate our deep friendship with the Abbot and monks and mark Abbot Thomas’ retirement.

THIS WEEK
Friday, MAY 4
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: Review the Collect and Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. We meet Friday mornings in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM following Holy Eucharist at 7 AM in St. Mary’s Chapel.

Monday, MAY 7
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY Armstrong Room (9-9:45 AM)
How We Got This Bible: Sixty-six books (or more?), written over the course of hundreds of years, copied by hand, and translated into hundreds of languages—how did we get the Bible we have today? All ladies of the parish are invited to come investigate the history of this sacred book and explore an overview of the whole biblical story from creation to new creation.

CSMSG ATELIER: Tune in to the LIVING ST. LOUIS broadcast on Monday, May 7 at 9 PM on PBS Channel 9, which will feature our CSMSG Atelier and its star, Alan Gray, renowned designer and gardener from England. We offer our great thanks to Ruth Ezell, the Senior Producer at Living St. Louis, for organizing and filming our event (the second clip on the program roster).

Tuesday, May 8
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE
10:30-11:30 AM: Bible study, led by the Rev. Peter Speropulos; 11:30 to Noon: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel; Noon: Lunch, the Great Hall. Lunch costs $7. Reservations are required by Sunday evening, May 6, to Lynne Roney at lynneroney@sbcglobal.net or 314.727.7175; 12:30: Presentation of gifts to special guests from ministries that CSL supports; installation of officers by the Rev. Andrew Archie.

STEAK & STORIES: Speaker, Daniel Smith, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Saint Louis University, will talk about the topic: “From Jonah to Jesus to Our Sisters in Mosul: The Middle East Now and the World of the Bible Then.”
What do Jonah, Jesus, and a group of Iraqi nuns have in common? Come learn about the world of the Bible, the contemporary Middle East, and how you can help our brothers and sisters in Christ recover from the ravages of ISIS. Daniel will share what he has learned from his scholarship, on and travels in, the eastern Mediterranean world. He will be joining us the week after he takes part in a conference in Jerusalem on the 70th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Plan to join us on Tuesday, May 8 from 6-8 PM in the Great Hall.   
Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, May 7 to reception@csmsg.org .

Wednesday, May 9
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: Join Bishop Keith Whitmore for Wonderful Wednesdays.
5:30 PM Evening Prayer St. Mary’s Chapel
6:00 PM Light Supper Great Hall
6:45 PM Class
8:00 PM Compline St. Mary’s Chapel
Each week will feature a new topic. May 9 - Digging into the Catechism;   May 16 -The Early Church?

Friday, May 11
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: Review the Collect and Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. We meet Friday mornings in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM following Holy Eucharist at 7 AM in St. Mary’s Chapel.


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