July 5 - July 12, 2018
Living Christ in This World
Curious About the Community of Hope?
Info sessions will be held July 8, at 11:30 AM and July 10, at 5:30 PM in the Library at CSMSG
Steak and Stories
July 10 at Fr. Peter's home. 6 PM.
SANDWICH MAKING
Saturday, July 21 at 9:30 AM in the Taylor Room
UPCOMING SUNDAY PREACHING SCHEDULE
THIS SUNDAY
SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
5:30 PM


Holy Eucharist I
Choral Eucharist I
Holy Eucharist II
STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
Celebrating Our History, Insuring Our Future
What is Planned Giving?
Simply put, Planned Giving is making a gift now to be received by the Church at a later date. It can be a gift of securities, real estate, tangibles, cash, or virtually anything of value and in any amount.
One does not need to be wealthy to make a gift of lasting value. Bequests can be either restricted or unrestricted. Income from all gifts is used by the Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund in a number of important ways, including:
  • To foster maintenance and modify the physical structure of the Church
  • To initiate and grow ministries within our parish and beyond
  • To support adult education and spiritual formation
  • To encourage the Youth Ministries and Church School
  • To provide for clergy and staff development

The St. George Society honors those past and present who made provision for the Endowment Fund of The Church of St. Michael & St. George. This parish gives thanks for those who have given from their earthly treasure to provide for the work of this parish beyond the span of their lives.

There are several tax-advantaged ways to make a planned gift to the Foundation, including:
  • Bequests
  • Life insurance
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Charitable remainder unitrust
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Cash/Check donation
If you are interested in joining the other families who are part of The St. George Society, please contact Laurie Brown at 314.721.1502 ext 4035, or email her at Laurie@csmsg.org or Edgar Ellermann at ellermann2001@yahoo.com .
NICARAGUA TRIP 2018
The World Service Mission Ministry committee made the decision last month to cancel the annual summer trip to Nicaragua due to political unrest. This was especially difficult right after our wonderful and very successful Nicaragua Dinner and Auction in April. We are committed to continuing to support the Carolina de Sirker Christian School and AMOS Health & Hope, which manages the guest houses where we stay. We will be sending financial support this summer to keep our commitment to support the school and AMOS. We have many friends in Nicaragua and they need us now more than ever during this difficult time. Please pray for a peaceful resolution in Nicaragua, for our friends in Nicaragua – the students, teachers, and their families, and the missionaries at AMOS.
Did you know that the Hunger Ministry was started over 30 years ago when Ed Salmon (then the Rector) asked Franklin Ferriss and his wife, Nancy, to start a ministry to assist people in St. Louis with meals on a regular basis? The Hunger Ministry supports four food pantries with financial assistance and two of the four receive food directly.
Video: Middle School Mission Week: Middle Schoolers at St. Louis Food Bank

THIS SUNDAY, JULY 8
OUR GUEST PREACHER Sunday morning is the Reverend Canon Jeremy Davies. Jeremy was the Canon Precentor at Salisbury Cathedral from 1985 until his retirement in 2012. He is a graduate of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and Westcott House . We are blessed that Jeremy is visiting St. Louis and able to preach Sunday morning.

COMMUNITY OF HOPE: Ever wonder what the Community of Hope is all about? Based on Benedictine spirituality, lay members give spiritual care to people in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, homeless shelters, and private homes . A new 14-week training class will be held at Grace Episcopal Church starting September 8, 2018. Two information sessions are scheduled, Sunday, July 8 at 11:00 AM and Tuesday, July 10 at 5:30 PM in the Library, so you can learn more about this transformational ministry.

THIS WEEK
Friday, July 6
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY : We will be studying the Gospel of Mark this summer on Friday mornings in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM.

Monday, July 9
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, Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room.

Tuesday, July 10
COMMUNITY OF HOPE: Ever wonder what the Community of Hope is all about? Based on Benedictine spirituality, lay members give spiritual care to people in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, homeless shelters, and private homes . A new 14-week training class will be held at Grace Episcopal Church starting September 8, 2018. Join COH July 10 at 5:30 PM in the Library at CSMSG so you can learn more about this transformational ministry.

Tuesday, July 10
STEAK & STORIES: Our July gathering is at the home of Fr. Peter Speropulos, 6316 Wydown Blvd, St. Louis MO 63105.
There will be no Speaker this month, but ‘double’ the fellowship! If it rains, we will move the gathering to the Great Hall in the Church.
Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, July 9 to Reception@csmsg.org .

Wednesday, July 11
Wonderful Wednesday: We welcome Jeremy Davies into our midst, who is visiting for the summer. Join us on Wednesdays as Fr. Jeremy shares his thoughts on our Anglican faith.
5:30 PM   Evening Prayer (St. Mary’s Chapel)
6:00 PM   Supper (Great Hall)
6:45 PM   Class
8:00 PM   Compline (St. Mary’s Chapel)

Friday, July 13
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY : We will be studying the Gospel of Mark this summer on Friday mornings in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, July 21
SANDWICH MAKING will take place Saturday, July 21. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael’s Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.

Saturday, August 4
COMMUNITY OF HOPE QUARTERLY MEETING: All who are interested in the Community of Hope, please come to the Quarterly Meeting on August 4 at CSMSG. Contact Nancy Ferriss by August 1 at naferriss@gmail.com .

Tuesday, December 4
SAVE THE DATE!! The Church Service League Bazaar and Luncheon ladies would like to remind you and your friends to put Tuesday, December 4, on your calendars for this year’s CSL Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon.
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"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. more  
PASTORAL CARE
Is there someone you haven't seen recently at Church? If you or someone you know is ill or hospitalized, please let us know how we can help. Please call us at 314.721.1502 or contact Debbie at communications@csmsg.org or Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org .

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