January 4-11, 2018
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER
The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Solemn Evensong Sunday evening at 5 PM. The service will include the Evening Service in B-flat of Charles Villiers Stanford and music of Sir Edward Elgar. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day and we enter in to Epiphanytide. Incense will be used at this service.
PREACHING SCHEDULE
January 7 The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
January 14 The Rev. Dr. John Kilgore
January 21 The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
January 28 The Rev. Anne Kelsey
As of Tuesday, January 2, we have received 328 pledges for a total of $1,697,330. Our goal for 2018 is $2,000,000.
Each and every pledge makes a difference! Pledges can be made online at www.csmsg.org or by returning a pledge card located in the pews and Narthex. Thank you for your pledge!
THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, January 7, 2018
CHURCH SCHOOL resumes on January 7. (regular 9:15 AM Children’s classes and services)
Church School teachers please remember that there is a brief meeting at 8:30 AM in the Taylor Room. A light breakfast will be provided for you and your children. Bring your 2018 calendars!

SOLEMN EVENSONG: The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Solemn Evensong Sunday evening at 5 PM. The service will include the Evening Service in B-flat of Charles Villiers Stanford and music of Sir Edward Elgar. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day and we enter in to Epiphanytide. Incense will be used at this service.
Reception following in the Taylor Room.

EPIPHANY FAMILY NIGHT: There is a special Epiphany Family Night with dinner in the Great Hall at 5 PM Sunday evening and service following in the Church. Sign up by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org . The cost is $20 per family.

THIS WEEK
Monday, January 8
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. All ladies of the parish are invited to come as you are available from 9-9:45 on AM Monday mornings in the Armstrong Room.

Tuesday, January 9
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE will resume on Tuesday, January 9, with the following schedule:
10:30-11:30 AM: Bible study, "Redemption in the Books of Moses" led by the Rev. Peter Speropulos; 11:30 to Noon: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel; Noon: Lunch, the Great Hall. Lunch costs $7. Reservations are required by Sunday evening, January 7, to Lynne Roney at lynneroney@sbcglobal.net or 314.727.7175.
12:30 PM: Guest speaker: Linda Payne,“Imagine – a historical and personal explanation of color, painting and living life”

STEAK & STORIES: Great Hall - 6-8 PM
Speaker: John Headrick, Global Technology Development Lead (Monsanto Company);
Topic: “Feeding the World and Protecting the Planet Together”
Farmers face many complex challenges every day that impact their ability to help feed families around the world. John will discuss some of the latest innovations in agriculture, share his observations and experiences from his career in agricultural research and development, and answer questions about agriculture today and in the future.
Cost: $20. Please RSVP by noon on Monday, January 8 to reception@csmsg.org .

Friday, January 12
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.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, January 20
HUNGER MINISTRY SANDWICH MAKING: Sandwich Making will take place Saturday, January 20. 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.

Sunday, January 21
ANNUAL MEETING: CHILI, SOUP AND PIES ARE NEEDED for the lunch following our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 21. 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!

Friday, February 23 & Saturday, February 24
WOMEN'S RETREAT
Save The Date
2018 Weekend Women’s Retreat at Mercy Center
Retreat begins Friday at 5 PM and ends Saturday at 5 PM.
"Reading Risky Faith by Susan Alexander Yates, was like drinking a cup of tea with a wise friend - a sage - and from which I walked away changed by the picture she offered me of God." Sara Hagerty, Author, Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet .
We are thrilled to have author Susan Alexander Yates leading this year's Lenten retreat at Mercy Center. 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 this our 25th Annual Women's Retreat! The Retreat begins at 5 PM on Friday until 9 PM. Saturday 8:30 AM-5 PM. Registration is online at www.csmsg.org .
Contact Laurie at 314.721.1502 or Laurie@csmsg.org.

Sunday, February 25
CHARACTER MATTERS: Save-the-Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018 – 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.
CHURCH SCHOOL  
Church School resumes Sunday with regular 9:15 AM Children's classes and services.  

CHURCH SCHOOL TEACHERS : please remember that there is a brief meeting at 8:30 AM Sunday morning, January 7, in the Taylor Room.

EPIPHANY FAMILY NIGHT : There is a special Epiphany Family Night with dinner and service at 5 PM this evening. Sign up by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org . The cost is $20 per family. 
PARENT LINK  
PARENT LINK WEBPAGE: Check out our newly-revised Parent Link home page listing current articles, books, and resources of interest for Christian parents. "Faithful Generations", our adult SS class for parents and interested adults of all ages, now has its own page where you can find references to the topics and resources discussed in this class. Contact Marty@csmsg.org if you would like to review a book for this webpage.

SAVE-THE-DATE! SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018 "CHARACTER MATTERS": 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.

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

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:  

YM LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING: will be on Wednesday, January 10, from 12:30-1:30 PM in the Armstrong Room.

CONFIRMATION SPONSOR LUNCH: Confirmands, families, and sponsors will meet and eat again on Sunday, January 14, 11 AM-Noon in the Gym.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE DAY : Confirmands, it’s your chance to give back! Mark your calendars for Monday, January 15 (MLK Day), from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

VERGER’S WALK for Confirmation families will be at 5 PM on Saturday, January 20, followed by dinner in the Taylor Room at 6 PM. Come learn how story, liturgy, and the physical space of the church are connected.

WINTER RETREAT: Join us at the YMCA of the Ozarks for a weekend away! Mark your calendar now for Saturday, January 27, through the early afternoon of Sunday, January 28. Middle School and High School retreats will be held separately but concurrently this weekend. Sign up coming soon!

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.

SANDWICH MAKING: Join the Youth Ministry and the Hunger Ministry to make sandwiches for those in need in the Taylor Room on Saturday, January 20, from 10-11 AM. RSVP to Jeannette Thompson, jeannettecaldwellthompson@gmail.com .

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/  
WOMEN'S RETREAT IN FEBRUARY   
2018 Weekend Women's Retreat at Mercy Center
Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2018
The Mercy Center
begins Friday at 5 PM, and ends Saturday at 5 PM.
"Reading Risky Faith by Susan Alexander Yates, was like drinking a cup of tea with a wise friend - a sage - and from which I walked away changed by the picture she offered me of God." Sara Hagerty, Author, Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet .
We are thrilled to have author Susan Alexander Yates leading this year's Lenten retreat at Mercy Center. 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 this our 25th Annual Women's Retreat!
The Retreat begins at 5 PM on Friday until 9 PM. Saturday 8:30 AM-5 PM. Registration is online at www.csmsg.org .
Contact Laurie at 314.721.1502 or Laurie@csmsg.org.
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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