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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.
 
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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.

Recent  Transitions
 
Baptisms

Deaths
Gordon
Mike Richter
Mona Elba
James D'Wolf
Richard Muehlmann
Sally Curtis
Sibio Naccarato

Weddings
Ezgi Saribay and 
 Cecil Patrick Perkins

  
  

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
February 24- March 2, 2017
THE BANNER 
Reserve your spot for our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7 PM. The Palm Burning Service will be in the Page Garden at 6:40 PM. You will not want to miss this very special opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras, then to start the journey to Ash Wednesday by burning the palms.

THIS SUNDAY'S PREACHER

February 26  The Rev. Ezgi Saribay Perkins
    March  5    Ms. Gretel Wakeham
   March 12    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie


STEWARDSHIP 2017  

Every pledge makes a difference!
 
"But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it."
                                                                    --Timothy 6:6-7

If you have questions please call the stewardship office at 314.721.1502 or email Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org.

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.

3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent
Back by Popular Demand!

LENTEN DEVOTIONAL BOOK:    This Sunday is your last chance to get John Tyler's new book- 3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent. Be sure to get your book in the Great Hall for $9.99  before all copies are gone. This year's book has the same format as last year's book that sold out, but with all-new contents: new scripture readings, new devotionals, and new prayers. All proceeds from the sale of the book will bo directly to the Episcopal City Mission. As you feed your soul daily in 3-Minute retreats, you will help bring support, hope, and healing to children who live in difficult circumstances.
THIS SUNDAY
Rector's Forum: Join the Rector in the Taylor Room as he teaches on "The Old Testament Roots of the New Testament" following the 9:15 AM liturgy. Everyone is welcome.

Lenten Devotional Book: 
John Tyler's new book - 3-Minute Daily Retreats  
for Lent  - is available for purchase for $9.99 this Sunday. 
 
Newcomer Class  will be held in the Sverdrup Room following the 9:15 AM liturgy. The class will begin at approximately 10:30 AM and end by 11:15 AM.

The Spiritual Family Class meets Sunday in the Wydown Meeting Room from 10:30-11:10 AM. 
THIS WEEK
Friday, February 24
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 Morning Women's Bible Study
9 AM in the Armstrong Room
We will continue to study the Book of Ruth. 

Tuesday, February 28
Church Service League 
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 Marjorie Sundfors at 314.726.1895 or sundfors@att.net) .
After lunch...CSL General Meeting and socializing

 
Tuesday, February 28
Pancake Supper 
5:30 PM     Great Hall
Reserve your spot NOW for our ANNUAL SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7 PM. The Palm Burning Service will be in the Page Garden at 6:40 PM. You will not want to miss this very special opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras, then to start the journey to Ash Wednesday by burning the palms. Call 314.721.1502 or e-mail reception@csmsg.org to RSVP for yourself, your friends and family! All are invited! This is a YM Scholarship Fundraiser: suggested donation is $5/child, $10/adult, $30/family; additional donations welcomed!   go to sign up page

Wednesday, March 1
Ash Wednesday 
7 AM    Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist
12:10 PM   Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist
 5:30 PM   Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist 
                  and Family Liturgy
7:00 PM  Imposition of Ashes and Choral Eucharist


Saturday, March 4
Lenten Quiet Morning
"Finding Our Feet-- A Lenten Journey in the Celtic Christian Tradition."
Gretel Wakeham will be our speaker. Continental breakfast served at 8AM and ends at 12 Noon with prayer in St. George's Chapel. Ms. Wakeham will also preach in church on Sunday, March 5.  more

Sunday, March 5
A New Adult Confirmation Class will begin on March 5. Contact Laurie at 
Laurie@csmsg.org
 if you are interested in being confirmed on Sunday, April 30. The Rev. Blake Sawicky will lead classes in the Sverdrup Room on Sunday mornings, 10:30 AM-11 AM from March 5-April 2. Contact Fr. Blake at bsawicky@csmsg.org with questions.

Sunday, March 5 or Monday, March 6
Parent Focus Group wants to hear from YOU! CSMSG wants to partner with our parents to find out how we might better equip and encourage you as you raise your family. Parents of all ages and stages are asked to please sign up for one Parent Focus Group on Sunday, March 5, or Monday, March 6. Chris Sasser, a consultant with Ministry Architects, will be on site to conduct these sessions. He will conclude by writing a summary of his findings on March 6. We need your participation! Sign up here or by contact Marty Chapman at  youth@csmsg.org.

Thursday, March 9 and 16, April 6 and 20
CSMSG Book Club
7:30 PM    Sverdrup Room
The CSMSG Book Club will meet Thursday, March 9, 16, April 6 and 20 at 7:30 PM in the Sverdrup Room. We will read The Complete Short Novels of Anaton Chekhov. The edition is Vintage with translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. For the first session, please read the first half of "The Steppe".

Sundays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2.
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.

Friday, March 10
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Women's Retreat
The Mercy Center
Commuter Options Available! 

Please join the women of CSMSG for the Annual Women's Retreat. The Retreat begins at 5 PM Friday, March 10 with a hospitality hour to meet other attendees. Dinner is at 6 PM, followed by the first session. Saturday, March 11 begins with breakfast and ends with the Eucharist at 3 PM. The Retreat leader is the Rev. Dr. Marie Gray. The theme is "Meditating and Reflecting on the Spirituality of Julian of Norwich."

More information can be found at church website or contact Laurie for a brochure at  Laurie@csmsg.org
Church School

Three Special Events Coming Up!

This Sunday, the Second Graders will share their Moses project with the rest of the children in their 9:15 AM service. Parents are invited to their Chapel service. Please try to be in the Chapel by 9 AM so that we can be ready for the presentation.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner. from 5:30-7 PM. The Palm Burning Service will be  at 6:40 PM. Call 314.721.1502 or e-mail Reception@csmsg.org to RSVP. 

Then... Lent begins Wednesday, March 1
There is a special family Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday at 5:30 PM in St. George's Chapel, followed by a simple dinner in the Great Hall ($10/family). Please make reservations by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org.


YOUTH MINISTRY
Confirmation Update: Guided Eucharist and BBQ Dinner for Confirmands and families, SS Teachers, and Sponsors is Saturday, February 25, 5-7 PM. RSVP to Marty at youth@csmsg.org. Cost is $10/person .

Sunday School Teacher Check-in:  Sunday at 11:30 AM in the Armstrong Room.

Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 28. Dinner and games from 5:30-7 PM. The Palm Burning Service will be in the Page Garden at 6:40 PM. You will not want to miss this very special opportunity to celebrate Mardi Gras, then to start the journey to Ash Wednesday by burning the palms. Call 314.721.1502 or e-mail Reception@csmsg.org to reserve your spot.  This is a YM Scholarship Fundraiser: suggested donation is $5/child, $10/adult, $30/family; additional donations welcomed!

Pancake Supper Volunteers are needed for our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 28. Go to the website to sign up! Volunteers are needed from 3:30-8 PM. If you would like to donate an egg casserole, please sign up on the YM webpage or e-mail Marty at youth@csmsg.org

Parent Focus Groups   All parents are asked to please sign up to participate in a one-hour Parent Assessment on either March 5 or 6. Please go to the YM website to sign up and encourage all CSMSG parents and grandparents to join.

Middle School Mission Week will take place in St. Louis, June 5-9. Registration for Mission Week is now open. To register, go the Youth Ministry webpage. Spots are limited, so sign up early as this popular week fills quickly. 

High School Mission Trip  All current 8th-12th graders are invited to participate in our summer mission trip will be to Rushville, IN, July 8-15. Please sign up on the YM web page. Information Session: Sunday, February 26, 11:30 AM-12 Noon in the Armstrong Room. All current 8-12 graders, your friends, and parents are invited to attend. Partial and full scholarships are available by contacting Marty at youth@csmsg.org.

YM LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING on Sunday, March 5, from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in the Armstrong Room.

THE SPIRITUAL FAMILY CLASS: "Stewardship All Year Long." Sundays in the Wydown Meeting Room from
10:30-11:10 AM. Adults of all ages and stages of life are invited!

The Spiritual Family Class meets Sundays in the Wydown Meeting Room from 10:30-11:10 AM.

Youth Ministry Tuesday Newsletter:  To sign up, please email timothy@csmsg.org.  You can also view our calendar and signups online on the YM webpage.rg/visitors/youth-ministry. 

HS Bible Studies more

Can I Ask That? more

Tuesdays with Timothy  
3:30-4:30 PM      Starbucks at Wydown and Hanley  
 
Youth Ministry on  
 
Y OUNG ADULTS
Join Washington University's Home Plate!
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. 
more info

OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Hunger Ministry 
   
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed  more info

United Thank Offering  

Bishop Salmon CD Set Orders
The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon C.D. 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.
ALTAR FLOWERS                             
AROUND TOWN
Healing a "House Divided"
Presiding Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry will speak at Washington University on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 5:30-6:30 PM in the Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall. Reception immediately following. more info

St. Louis University's Theological Department presents the 20th Annual De Lubac lecture: "Christ, Creator, and Creature: Reflections on Christology and the Nature of Created Being" featuring Dr. Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury; on  March 7, at 7 PM at the Center for Global Citizenship Auditorium.