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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 5-12, 2017
THE BANNER 
Epiphany Family Night is this Sunday, January 8 at 5 PM. Enjoy a Mexican dinner, crafts and the Crowning of the Three Kings, followed by a special church service for the children, to celebrate the closure of the Christmas season. RSVP by e-mailing Jane Fisher at  jfisher@csmsg.org. $4/person or $15/family.
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   January   8    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   January 15    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
   January 22    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   January 29    The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
STEWARDSHIP 2016-2017   
Please remember The Church of St. Michael & St. George in your year-end giving.  Fulfill your 2016 commitment or make your 2017 commitment by calling the stewardship office at 314.721.1502 or emailing Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or online at www.csmsg.org. Your gift is much appreciated. Thank you!

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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.
THIS SUNDAY
Rector's Forum: Please join the Rector as he leads a study of the "Old Testament Roots of the Gospel" from 10:30-11 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is welcome.

YM Leadership Team Meeting: Sunday, January 8, from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in the Sverdrup Room. 

Epiphany Family Night is Sunday, January 8 at 5 PM. Enjoy a Mexican dinner, crafts and the Crowning of the Three Kings, followed by a special Church Service for the children, to celebrate the closure of the Christmas season. RSVP by e-mailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org. The cost is $4/person or $15/family.

Healing Eucharist: On the second Sunday of each month, the 5:30 PM Sunday evening service will include prayers for healing along with anointing with holy oil.
"Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord." (James 5:14)  Come to pray for people in need of healing and wholeness, or come if you yourself would like to receive the Anointing of the Sick.
  
THIS WEEK
Friday, January 6
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 9
Monday Morning Women's Bible Study
9 AM in the Armstrong Room
Three sessions begin on January 9. John Tyler will lead this series, "Who Is Jesus? The Answer According to the Nicene Creed". We hope you will join us!    

Tuesday, January 10
Church Service League 
11 AM: Bible Study with Mother Ezgi in the Sverdrup Room followed by Holy Eucharist
Noon: Lunch in the Great Hall (Lunch reservations by Sunday evening to Marjorie Sundfors at 314.726.1895 or sundfors@att.net)

Steak & Stories 
6 PM     Great Hall
Bevis Schock and Hugh Eastwood, as members of The Church of St. Michael & St. George, are perhaps by definition members of the establishment. Nevertheless, in their work as attorneys they handle many public interest cases against the establishment. They are currently handling, among other cases, a SWAT team raid on the wrong house in the City of St. Louis. In the January 10 Steak & Stories, Schock and Eastwood will bring this and other interesting stories to life.
RSVP by noon on Monday, January 9 to reception@csmsg.org.

Wednesday, January 11
Wonderful Wednesdays
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist; 6:15 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM Classes;
8:00 PM Compline
"A Month of Christian Unity." In January, as the Church continues its meditation on the birth of Christ as the Savior of all nations and the "Light to lighten the Gentiles," we commit ourselves afresh to the work of unifying our witness to Him across the whole spectrum of Christian churches and denominations. We will consider some of the most major Christian groups around the world, and explore what they might have to teach us Episcopalians.

Growing Through Grief: This guided study and support group led by Molly Clifford (Schilling) will meet at 6:45 PM in St. George's Chapel on Wednesday, January 11. Materials will be provided.

Friday, January 13
Friday Morning Women's Bible Study
7:30 AM      Library
Review the Collect and Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. We meet Friday mornings from 7:30-8:30 AM following Holy Eucharist at 7 AM in St. Mary's Chapel.

Sunday, January 22
Annual Meeting 
Chili, Soup and Pies are needed for the lunch following our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 22. Contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 if you are willing to whip up a batch of chili or soup or bake a pie. The coveted Chili, Soup and Pie Champion aprons will be awarded to the winners! Plan now to attend and taste the great food provided by the fabulous cooks/bakers in our parish!

Saturday, January 28
Men's Retreat
7 am      The Church of St. Michael & St. George
"Not for the Faint of Heart: Meditations on Liturgical Christianity." Fr. Blake will lead this day of prayer, fellowship, and spiritual refreshment. Presentations will commend a deeper understanding of our unique pattern of worship, together with a deeper dependence on the Holy Spirit as we live into our vocations as men of Christ in the world today. The day will begin at 7 AM (truly, "Not for the faint of heart!") with the Holy Eucharist in St. George's Chapel and conclude with a festive reception ending by 5:30 PM. The day's schedule will include breakfast and lunch, as well as breaks for activity, reading, and prayer. Bring a friend! Cost is $30. Contact Fr. Blake for more information at bsawicky @csmsg.org.

Sundays, March 5 through April 30, 2017
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.

There is a Church School Teachers' meeting on Sunday, January 8 at 8:30 AM in the Taylor Room. A light breakfast will be provided.  Children can come too!

Epiphany Family Night is Sunday, January 8 at 5 PM. Enjoy a Mexican dinner, crafts and the Crowning of the Three Kings, followed by a special Church Service for the children, to celebrate the closure of the Christmas season. RSVP by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org. The cost is $4 per person or $15 per family.  


YOUTH MINISTRY

YM Leadership Team Meeting: This Sunday, January 8, from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM in the Sverdrup Room. RSVP to Heils@sbcglobal.net by today, Thursday, January 5.

Epiphany Family Night: Volunteers are needed to help with set up and crafts at the Church School Family Night on Sunday, January 8, 4:45-7 PM.  Sign up here.

8th Grade MLK Day Service Event: 
All 8th graders will meet at CSMSG at 9 AM on Monday, January 16. We will volunteer at Gateway 180 Shelter and then go to lunch at Sugarfire. Pick up will be at Church at 2 PM. To sign up, email Marty at youth@csmsg.org by Wednesday, January 11.

Winter Retreat at Trout Lodge:  What's Your 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!  

The Spiritual Family Class  resumes this Sunday, January 8, in the Wydown Meeting Room from 10:30-11:10AM and will be discussing "Prayer for You and Your Family." All adults are invited to join this interactive discussion relevant to our families and relationships.

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

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

United Thank Offering  

Bishop Salmon CD Set Orders
Consider The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon C.D.'s for Christmas: 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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