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Deaths
Anna Schumacher
March 18, 2017

Dudley Batchelor
March 29, 2017

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.

"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  

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If you or someone close to you has had a change in circumstances [in the hospital, moved to a nursing home, etc.], please call the Church at 314.721.1502, so we can help keep CSMSG in your life.
 
 
  

Questions?

Call CSMSG at 314.721.1502
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Laurie@csmsg.org
 
 
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
April 7-13, 2017
THE BANNER
Our Holy Week Preacher is the Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold. Please extend a warm welcome!
 
THIS SUNDAY'S PREACHER
      
         April  9     The Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold 
        April 16     The Rev. Andrew. J. Archie 
        April 23     The Rev. Ezgi S. Perkins
April 30     The Rt. Rev. G. Wayne Smith




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STEWARDSHIP 2017  
"Open, O Lord, the eyes of all people to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works, that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, they may honor thee with their substance and be faithful stewards of thy bounty."
                                                      Book of Common Prayer, page 329

Every pledge makes a difference. 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.
"HOUSE DIVIDED"
THE MOST REV. MICHAEL B. CURRY
View the video of Bishop Michael Curry's lecture on April 4 at Washington University. 


POSSIBLE TRAFFIC DELAY THIS SUNDAY
The GoStLouis! Marathon will be held downtown this weekend. Parishioners who live downtown may want to allow more travel time to church. download marathon route
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TEXTING WITH YOUR PHONE! 
Nothing to do while sitting in the pew waiting for the Sunday service to begin? You can now donate online to your favorite ministry on your cell phone. This feature is now possible using ACS, the church's data software.   Download instructions 
  
THIS FRIDAY
April 7
FRIDAY MORNING WOMENS BIBLE STUDY
Fridays, 7:30-8:30 AM following Holy Eucharist at 7 AM 

THIS SUNDAY
Holy Week Preacher
The Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1963 and then served at three parishes in Pennsylvania, including St. Andrew's Church in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1976 until his nomination as Bishop of Chicago, a position he held from 1987 until he became the Presiding Bishop in 1997.
Bishop Griswold was co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission from 1998 to 2003. He was a member of the standing committee for the 1998 Lambeth Conference. He has also served on diocesan, national and international committees for liturgy, worship and ecumenism. He is interested in interfaith dialogue and currently sits on the Board of World Religious Leaders for the Elijah Interfaith Institute.

Passion Vespers  
Sunday evening at 5 PM, the Choir of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Passion Vespers. This service, akin to the Christmastide services of Lessons and Carols, is a service of exceptional beauty and couples the spoken word with poignant seasonal music. The readings are selected from Scripture, the ancient Church Fathers, and modern-day poets and are interspersed with music, sung by the Choir, to illuminate the texts. This is a meaningful way to begin the solemnities of Holy Week and all are cordially encouraged and welcome to attend. 
THIS WEEK
Friday, April 7
FRIDAY MORNING WOMENS BIBLE STUDY
7 AM Holy Eucharist  (St. Mary's Chapel) 7:30-8:30 AM (Library)
 
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 
Sunday, April 9 
Palm Sunday: Sunday of the Passion and Blessing of the Palms
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold
8:00 AM    Holy Eucharist I
9:15 AM    Choral Eucharist
11:15 AM    Choral Eucharist I
5:00 PM    Passion Vespers
5:30 PM    Holy Eucharist II

April 10, 11, and 12
Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
5:30 PM    Choral Evensong and Sermon

Thursday, April 13
Maundy Thursday
5:30 PM    Holy Eucharist Family Liturgy 
and Dinner
7:00 PM    The Mandatum, Holy Eucharist, 
      and Stripping of the Altar
Incense will be used 
9:00 PM-Midnight    Vigil at the Altar of Repose

Friday, April 14
Good Friday
Midnight-Noon    Vigil at the Altar of Repose
7:00 AM    Stations of the Cross
             Noon    Good Friday Family Liturgy 
               (St. George's Chapel)
  Noon    Good Friday Liturgy

Saturday, April 15
    7:00 PM   The Great Vigil of Easter

Sunday, April 16
Easter Day: The Sunday of the Resurrection
7:30 AM    Holy Eucharist I
                       8:55 AM    Festal Music for Organ and Brass
9:15 AM    Festal Eucharist I
                      10:55 AM   Festal Music for Organ and Brass
11:15 AM    Festal Eucharist I
5:30 PM    Holy Eucharist II

Monday, April 10
MONDAY MORNING WOMENS BIBLE STUDY
9 AM in the Armstrong Room

Tuesday, April 11
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE
The Rt. Reverend Frank Griswold will present the program. 10:30 AM Bible Study 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 Alison Wiedle at 314.307.8300 or arwiedle@sbcglobal.net). After lunch...The Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold's program.

Saturday, April 15
CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATE RECEPTION
Following the 7 PM Easter Vigil on Saturday, all are invited to the Great Hall for a Champagne and Chocolate Reception. A chocolate feast in celebration of our Risen Savior. Come congratulate the newly baptized and toast the choir on a beautiful week of music. Chocolate donations are welcome. 

Monday, April 17
The Church offices and building will be closed.

Tuesday, April 18
STEAK & STORIES 
Great Hall  at 6-8 PM
"Get Your Kicks On Route 66"; Ronnie Stellhorn, Historian, Writer, and "Roads" Scholar will share his knowledge and experiences on this world-renowned national treasure. RSVP by noon Monday, April 17 to reception@csmsg.org.

Saturday, April 22
Didn't get your Hunger Ministry geranium order in on time? Interested in a beautiful hanging flower basket for $15? Contact Alison Wiedle by April 22 at arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307.8300.

HUNGER MINISTRY SANDWICH-MAKING 
Sandwich-making will take place Saturday, April 22. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael's Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month from 10-11 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.

July 22-August 5
SUMMER TRIP TO NICARAGUA 
World Service Mission Ministry will take its 18th annual mission trip to Nicaragua July 22 through August 5, 2017. For more information, please contact Jennifer McGrath at jenmcgrath123@gmail.com or 412.334.6398.
CHURCH SCHOOL 
There is no Church School on Palm Sunday and Easter.  Palm Sunday is a special service as the congregation is led into the Church by Donatello, the donkey. Bring some carrots and apples for him and arrive early so that you can pet him!

Maundy Thursday: There is a special family service in the chapel on April 13 at 5:30 PM. Learn what the word Maundy means, as well as why this is such an important part of Holy Week. There is also a dinner served after the service.

Good Friday: There is a special Good Friday children's service in the Chapel at noon on April 14. Pizza will be provided at 11:30 AM for anyone who misses school. Following the children's service, there are Holy Week craft activities in the Taylor Room.
Easter services are at 7:30 AM, 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM and 5:30 PM.  
YOUTH MINISTRY

CONFIRMATION UPDATE 
Parents, please submit your Banquet RSVP, letter and pictures to

PARENT FOCUS GROUPS: Thanks to all who participated! If you were unable to attend, please take 10 minutes to complete this survey  by Sunday, April 9.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION WEEK   June 5-9, in St. Louis  
 
HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP  July 8-15 to  Rushville, Indiana

SPIRITUAL FAMILY CLASS
Sundays, in the Wydown Meeting Room, 10:30-11:10 AM