February 8-15, 2018
Living Christ in This World
LENT BEGINS THIS WEEK.
Please plan to join us for the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner and Palm Burning. The Ash Wednesday Schedule is listed below, as well as Lenten Quiet Morning information.
PREACHING SCHEDULE
February 11 The Rev. Anne Kelsey
February 14 Ash Wednesday The Rt. Rev. Keith B. Whitmore
February 18 The Rev. Canon Victor L. Austin
February 25 The Rt. Rev. Keith B. Whitmore


Bishop-in-Residence
We're Looking Forward to a Season
with The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore
We welcome The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore to The Church of St. Michael & St. George as Bishop-in-Residence. Bishop Whitmore is the former Assisting Bishop of Atlanta and is the Chaplain of the Association of Anglican Musicians. In addition to his Episcopal duties in Atlanta, he served at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University where he was Distinguished Professor of Anglican Studies. Formerly the Fifth Bishop Diocesan of Eau Claire from 1999-2008, he also served as Dean of the Cathedral in the Diocese of Western Kansas. He is a graduate of Nashotah House Seminary and has conducted workshops on evangelism, parish development, vision and goal setting, and leadership development throughout the country. Bishop Whitmore will be in residence through the Season of Lent to assist in liturgical duties and teaching.
THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, February 11
LENTEN DEVOTIONAL BOOK :Sunday is your last chance to get John Tyler’s all-new book – Be Still and Know: Daily Retreats for Lent. Only 12 books remain, so make your way as soon as possible to the sales table in the Great Hall. All sales proceeds will go directly to The St. Michael’s Houses Ministry that helps build affordable housing for low-income families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to own a home. download flyer
THE HUNGER MINISTRY IS THE SPOTLIGHT THIS SUNDAY
Stop by the Great Hall this Sunday to talk to Becky Zaccarello and Alison Wiedle about this important ministry!
The ministry collects non-perishable food items through the Give-a-Meal-a-Month program. Casseroles made by volunteers are distributed monthly to local food pantries. The Sandwich Brigade gathers in the church on the third Sunday of each month to make sandwiches for local food pantries, including the Trinity Food Pantry, FOCUS and The Bridge. The next sandwich making will take place later on February 17, at 1 PM, due to the Quiet Morning scheduled earlier. 

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.

NEWCOMER'S CLASS: All Newcomers are invited to meet in the Sverdrup Room (located off the Great Hall near the piano) after the 9:15 AM liturgy. Fr. Peter will be available to answer questions about the Episcopal Church. Contact Laurie with questions at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

EVENSONG: The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing Choral Evensong jointly with the Choir of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Ladue on Sunday, February 11, at 5 PM at St. Peter’s Church. The service will include the Evening Service in C of Charles Villiers Stanford and music of Leo Nesto, Grayston Ives, and Jonathan Dove. Please plan to support our choir and join us at St. Peter’s.

THIS WEEK
 Monday, February 12 - Armstrong Room (9-9:45 AM)
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: "Mothers of the Messiah" - The arrival of Jesus Christ came as the fulfillment of centuries of preparation and promises God made to Israel. Join us to explore the lives of the foreigners, queens, and other women in Jesus' ancestral line from Eve to Mary.

Tuesday, February 13
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE
10:30-11:30 AM: Bible study,"Redemption in the Books of Moses” led by the Rev. Peter Speropulos; 11:30 - Noon: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel; Noon: Lunch, the Great Hall. Lunch costs $7. Reservations are required by Sunday evening, February 11, to Lynne Roney at lynneroney@sbcglobal.net or 314.727.7175. 12:30 PM: Service project and general meeting.

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER: The Youth Ministry will sponsor our Annual Pancake Dinner from 5:30-7 PM followed by Palm Burning at 6:45 PM. Please invite your family and friends and plan to sample our tasty egg casseroles and pancakes for a Mardi Gras celebration, CSMSG style! RSVP to our receptionist at reception@csmsg.org or by calling 314.721.1502. Suggested minimum donations: $5/child, $10/adult, $30/family.

OFF-CAMPUS LECTURE - 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Values and Leadership Series: The Relevance of Religion for Leadership: How Religious Traditions Can Inform Leadership Values and Approaches – A free symposium exploring ways in which religious traditions and identities can shape leadership approaches and ethical decision making, with the help of scholars and practitioners with experience in this area. One of our distinguished parishioners, Bob Chapman who is Chairman and CEO at Barry-Wehmiller Inc., and Senator Jack Danforth will participate as panelists. February 13, 6:30-8 PM at Olin Business School, Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall by The Bauer Leadership Center and the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics.

Wednesday, February 14
ASH WEDNESDAY
 7:00 AM Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist
12:10 PM Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist
 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist/Family Liturgy
 6:30 PM Simple Supper
 7:00 PM Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist

Thursday, February 15
YOUNG ADULTS - SPIRITS AND SPIRITS: It’s time to get in the “spirit” for our spring semester of S&S! Please mark your calendars for the following dates: Thursday, March 8 and April 12. What: Happy hour plus Fr. Peter will be leading us through parts of the book of James whilst we indulge on beverages and snacks. When: 6-8 PM. Where: Gredell abode @ 7308 Westmoreland, 63130. RSVP: If you can make it please email Hillary at Hillary.Gredell@wellsfargo.com with your RSVP.

Friday, February 16
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. 
Saturday, February 17
LENTEN QUIET MORNING: "Friendship: What We Miss and What God Offers"
8 AM-Noon. A Continental Breakfast will be served.
Our guest preacher, The Rev'd Canon Victor Lee Austin, Ph.D., is Theologian-in-Residence for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and Church of the Incarnation in Dallas. A priest-scholar, Father Austin's background is in both the parish ministry and the academic world as a former parish rector and college professor. From 2005 to 2016 he was Theologian-in-Residence at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City. His book, Up with Authority: Why We Need Authority to Flourish as Human Beings , was published by T&T Clark and shortlisted for the 2013 Michael Ramsey prize. His most recent book , Losing Susan: Brain Disease, the Priest's Wife, and the God Who Gives and Takes Away , is published by Brazos Books. He blogs at http://edod.org/diary-of-a-theologian/ and is the father of two and grandfather of five.

Sunday, February 18
The CSMSG Schola will sing Choral Evensong next Sunday, February 18 at 5 PM. The service will include the Evening Service in G minor of Henry Purcell along with music of Adrian Batten, Thomas Tomkins, and William Byrd. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day and the beginning of the Lenten season.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, February 20 (Note: 3rd Tuesday)
STEAK & STORIES: 6-8 PM in the Great Hall
Speaker: Jan Jacobi; Topic: Young Lincoln
“A cracking good story–one that hews to the historical facts, while hewing from them the believable human figure of a boy named Abraham growing into the man Lincoln. This is a fine novel for readers of all ages and interests.”-Robert Bray, author of Reading With Lincoln.
Come and hear Jan Jacobi as he shares his new book with us. Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, February 19 to reception@csmsg.org .

Friday, February 23 & Saturday, February 24
WOMEN'S RETREAT
2018 Weekend Women’s Retreat at Mercy Center
"Susan's very real and inspiring example helps lift our hearts from the lesser things that so easily weigh us down and discourage us to set our sights on the greatness of God..." Kristine Getty, Writer/Artist
We are thrilled to have author Susan Alexander Yates leading our Lenten retreat. Based on Susan's book, Risky Faith , she will take us on a journey of renewed understanding and vision to walk in the confidence of a God so much bigger than the challenges we often face. "With Risky Faith , you can move from defeat to victory."
Please join the Women of CSMSG for our 25th Annual Women's Retreat! The Retreat runs from 5 PM on Friday until 9 PM. Saturday 8:30 AM - 5 PM. Registration is online at www.csmsg.org .

Sunday, February 25
CHARACTER MATTERS: Save-the-Date: Parent Link presents a parenting seminar on “Character Matters” by Susan Alexander Yates from 11:30 AM-1 PM. A light lunch will be served and childcare will be provided with advance reservation. Register for this seminar online at www.csmsg.org in the Parent Link webpage.

ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN
Confirmation is the sacrament by which the faithful express their commitment to Jesus Christ, and through the laying on of hands by a bishop, come into communion with the Apostolic Church and receive the grace of the Holy Spirit to live a mature life in Christ. Confirmation is also the official vehicle by which a person joins the Episcopal Church. Classes will begin February 25 at 10:25 AM in the Sverdrup Room. The classes will be taught by Bishop Keith Whitmore and are open to all: whether you are wanting to join the Episcopal Church, refresh your knowledge of the faith and practice of the Christian faith, or are just curious, this is the class for you. Contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org with questions.

Friday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14
THE CSMSG FLOWER GUILD invites you to Floral Arrangement Atelier: On April 13 and 14, the Flower Guild will sponsor a workshop in flower arranging for church arrangements, special events arrangements, and home dinners. Our Guest designer is Alan Gray, owner of Old Vicarage Gardens in East Ruston, UK. Alan designs all the arrangements for the Cathedral in the historic city of Norwich; he also writes about gardens and arrangements in UK journals, and co-presents a weekly radio show. CSMSG parishioners will be given advance invitations by mail, after which invitations will go out to local churches and garden clubs. SEATING IS LIMITED, so don't delay making your reservation! Alan Gray's website:  e-ruston-ldvicaragegardens.co.uk

Sunday, April 29
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NICARAGUA DINNER & AUCTION on Sunday, April 29 at Deer Creek Club. This is our big fundraiser for the World Service Mission Ministry to Nicaragua. A fun evening and a great cause! Details to follow.
CHURCH SCHOOL  
THIRD GRADE parents are invited to their children's 9:15 AM Chapel service. The class will be sharing what they have learned about the Early Years of Jesus, from the visit of the Three Kings to the baptism.  
FOURTH GRADE children and their parents are invited to serve breakfast at Gateway 180 this morning. It means getting up early and meeting at the Church playground at 6:30 AM. We will return to Church by 8:30 AM. 
 CHURCH SCHOOL E-LETTER: Thanks to Amy Zimmerman, the Church School has a new and improved weekly e-letter. If you are not receiving it, please let Amy at amyz@csmsg.org or Jane Fisher at jane@csmsg.org know.
PARENT LINK  
“There is a constant need to guard ourselves and our loved ones against a culture that says yes to almost everything except to saying no,” says Character Matters author Susan Yates. Parents today need all the support the church can give them as they work to raise families in today’s world. Parent Link at CSMSG wants to partner with parents to empower and encourage them. If you would like the latest information from Parent Link, please go the Parent Link webpage and register here .

PARENT LINK PRESENTS: CHARACTER MATTERS: RAISING KIDS WITH VALUES THAT LAST by Susan Alexander Yates on Sunday, February 25 from 11:30 AM-1 PM. Childcare will be provided with a dvance reservation by Tuesday, February 20. A light lunch will be available. Register for this seminar on the Parent Link webpage or by calling 314.721.1502.

FAITHFUL GENERATIONS ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: Join all generations of parents to discuss parenting in faith and encouraging a faithful generation of children. Discuss what’s working, and what worries us with other parents and grandparents. This class meets in the Wydown Meeting Room (just off of the Library) each Sunday from 10:30-11 AM.

PC3 PARENT NETWORK PODCAST – Ever wish you could listen to a short, inspiring podcast to encourage you as you try to instill faith in your children or grandchildren? Tune into the Parent Network Podcast at Port City Community Church, H ERE where Chris Sasser, our Parent Link consultant, has just begun a wonderful bi-monthly podcast with the goal to equip and encourage parents and grandparents in their spiritual walk with God.

PARENT LINK REPRESENTATIVE: If you would like to be a liaison for families with children in similar grades as yours, please contact Marty Chapman by e-mail at marty@csmsg.org .

PARENT LINK REGISTRATION: All interested adults are asked to sign up to be a part of the CSMSG Parent Link by going to the Parent Link Homepage and registering . This will ensure that you receive the most current information about this new ministry for parents of all ages and stages of life!
YOUTH MINISTRY  
Visit the YM webpage for more information on events below:  

SUPER SUNDAY SALE The YM would like to offer a big thank you to everyone who supported the sale last Sunday! We’re so excited about the opportunities we get to offer students because of your support.

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER CHECK-IN will be Sunday, February 11, in the Armstrong Room from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM.

YOUTH GROUP UPDATE: Beginning this Sunday, February 11, the Youth Group will meet EVERY WEEK (rather than just twice a month) from 6:30-8:00 PM for dinner, games, and compline.

PANCAKE SUPPER:  Student and adult volunteers, join us for Shrove Tuesday festivities! Sign up here to bake an egg casserole for this event, prepare or serve food, or to help with set up or games on February 13.

SANDWICH MAKING UPDATE Join the Youth Ministry and the Hunger Ministry to make sandwiches for those in need in the Taylor Room on Saturday, February 17, from at 1:00 PM. 10-11 AM. RSVP to Jeannette Thompson, jeannettecaldwellthompson@gmail.com.

CONFIRMATION LUNCH with sponsors will be held next Sunday, February 18, from 11 AM-12 PM in the gym.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION WEEK PLANNING: MSMW is one of our most powerful programs each summer as students learn the importance of following Christ in the world by loving God and loving our neighbors. We are looking for interested adults to join our planning committee to plan for June 2018. If you’re interested, please email timothy@csmsg.org for more information.

YM TUESDAY NEWSLETTER AND WEBSITE: The YM shares information regarding events, sign-ups, and volunteer opportunities via our Tuesday e-newsletter. To sign up, please email timothy@csmsg.org . You can also view our calendar and sign up online at www.csmsg.org/family/youth/upcoming-ym-events/.
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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