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Please review The Church of St. Michael & St. George's weekly e-newsletter to keep abreast of our events. Visit our online calendar for event
information. 
 
Recent  Transitions
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  

Altar Flowers            
Order Sunday Flowers online

Around Town
"Healing a House Divided"
Presiding Bishop, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, will speak at Washington University. more info
 
Let us know! 
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
or e-mail 

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
March 30-April 5, 2017
THE BANNER
Please join us on Wednesday, April 5 from 5-6 PM to make palm crosses in the Great Hall. No experience necessary! Dinner will follow.
 
THIS SUNDAY'S PREACHER
      
 
       April  2     The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
       April  9     The Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold 
       April 16    The Rev. Andrew. J. Archie 
       April 23    The Rev. Ezgi S. Perkins



CONGRATULATIONS!!!! to our Rector who is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his ordination.  Wish him well!
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STEWARDSHIP 2017  
Former parishioner and choir member Christi Bye and her husband Jake were back for a visit last Sunday. They now live in LA. Both Jake and Christi mentioned that they have yet to find a church as "great as The Church of St. Michael & St. George". They said, "you really don't realize how wonderful CSMSG is until you no longer have it. We miss it."
 
Thank you for your support in making CSMSG the church people can't find anywhere else! 

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.
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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
March 31 
FRIDAY MORNING WOMENS BIBLE STUDY
Fridays, 7:30-8:30 AM following Holy Eucharist at 7 AM 

THIS SUNDAY
RECTOR'S FORUM  
Please join the Rector as he leads a study of the "Old Testament Roots of the Gospel" from 10:30-11:00 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is welcome.
   
SPIRITUAL FAMILY CLASS
April's topic is "Social Skills for Life." THIS SUNDAY the class meets in the 7th & 8th Grade classroom under the stairs. Adults of all ages are invited!

ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES
Sunday,  April 2
10:30 AM   Sverdrup Room   more
Adult Confirmation Class will continue this Sunday in the choir stalls after the 9:15 AM liturgy. The Rev. Blake Sawicky will lead the classes from 10:30-11:15 AM.

EVENSONG   
The Schola of the Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing Choral Evensong this evening at 5 PM. The service will include the First Service of Thomas Weelkes and music of William Smith and Maurice Greene. Please plan to join us and be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day.
THIS WEEK
Friday, March 31
FRIDAY MORNING WOMENS BIBLE STUDY
7 AM Holy Eucharist  (St. Mary's Chapel) 7:30-8:30 AM (Library)
 
Monday, April 3
MONDAY MORNING WOMENS BIBLE STUDY
9 AM in the Armstrong Room

Tuesday, April 4
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE
Mother Ezgi continues the Annual Lenten Series.   more
 
HEALING A HOUSE DIVIDED
Presiding Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry will speak at Washington University on Tuesday, April 4 from 5:30-6:30 PM in *Graham Chapel. Reception immediately following. Please RSVP to rap@wustl.edu or at 314.935.9345. Your RSVP will ensure you receive event updates and a parking pass for any yellow space on campus for the duration of the event. (*please note the change of venue)

Wednesday, April 5
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS! 
New classes in Lent!  5:30 PM Holy Eucharist; 6:15 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM Class; 8 PM Compline    more

MAKE PALM CROSSES WITH US!
"They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"  John 12:13

Time: 5-6 PM - Making Palm Crosses 
6:00-6:30 PM Dinner (Optional - RSVP requested)
$5/child under 10 years old, $8/persons 10 years old and up; $30/family maximum. 
RSVP for dinner to the receptionist at Reception@csmsg.org
Where: The Great Hall
Who: Parishioners and friends. All ages welcome!
Come learn how to make crosses while visiting with others. No experience necessary.
For further information, contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org.

Thursday, April 6
THE CSMSG BOOK CLUB
Thursdays, April 6 and 20 at 7:30 PM in the Sverdrup Room. We will read The Complete Short Novels of Anton Chekhov

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

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.

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.

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.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Spiritual Direction is available for those seeking to enhance their spiritual experience.  Deep listening provides guidance and enables seekers to move closer to God.
For more information contact Nicki Gillis at 314.863.0407.
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 letter and pictures to
wwest@csmsg.org THIS Sunday, April 2, students and parents meet together for Sunday School in the Wydown Meeting Room.
 
SS TEACHER TRAINING 
THIS Sunday, April 2, 11:30 AM -12:30 PM
Armstrong Room; RSVP to wwest@csmg.org

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

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR DINNER
Tuesday, April 4, 7:30-8:30 PM
Three Kings Pub, RSVP to Marty@csmsg.org today.

PALM CROSS MAKING
Wednesday, April 5, 5-6 PM
Great Hall 

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