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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
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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 17-23, 2017
THE BANNER 
Join us for an afternoon of reflection and analysis with the Rev. I. Quinn Fox as we revisit scenes and themes of religion and the church that are present, implicit and conspicuously absent from life in the House of Grantham at Downton Abbey.

  
    February 19  The Rev. I. Quinn Fox
    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!

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:  John Tyler's new book - 3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent - is available for purchase for $9.99 this Sunday in the Great Hall. All sales proceeds will go directly to the Episcopal City Mission that brings support, hope, and healing to children in detention at the St. Louis City and County Detention Centers and the Lakeside Residential Center.

THIS SUNDAY
Guest Preacher: Our preacher is the Rev. I. Quinn Fox, who has served since July 2011 as Associate Pastor at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington DC, where he is responsible for discipleship and educational ministries. He is also the Vice-Moderator of National Capital Presbytery, the governing body for over 100 Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland. 

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 to discuss "Stewardship All Year Long." All adults are invited. 

CHORAL EVENSONG will be sung by the Choristers and Schola Sunday at 5PM. Music by Helvey, Hogan, and Sumsion. Please join us for this beautiful and contemplative service which is a wonderful way to end one's day. A reception in the Great Hall will follow.
THIS WEEK
Friday, February 17
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. 

Trivia Night Chorister Fundraiser
It's Trivia Time! Join us at 6:30 PM tonight for an evening of fun questions, nachos, drinks, and live entertainment. Tickets are $40/person or $300 for a table of 8.  Questions? Call Nick Bideler at the church office at 314.721.1502 (# 4043). Walk-ins are welcome!!!

Saturday, February 18
 
Downton Abbey, the Emmy┬« and Golden Globe┬« Award-winning drama is, by all accounts, an international television phenomenon. Six seasons, each one setting a new record for total viewers on the way to becoming the most-watched series in the 46-year history of Public Television, left millions wanting more. Rumors of a movie version sequel abound. The fictional drama that depicts life at an aristocratic country manor in post-Edwardian England provided a compellingly authentic portrait of the Crawley family and their servants--with occasional glimpses and insights into their religious lives and worldview. Looking at the series through the lens of the theology of culture affords an opportunity to consider this popular phenomenon from the perspective of faith and the Christian worldview. 

Monday, February 20
Monday Morning Women's Bible Study
9 AM in the Armstrong Room
We will continue to study the Book of Ruth. 

Tuesday, February 21
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... "Traveling Through Scotland" with Aleda and Jim Littlefield - Nessie as never before revealed, kelpies and selkies plus a tour-de-force of castles, cathedrals, kilts, and cairns plus loads of lochs, lads, and lassies all with music!! 

Wednesday, February 22
Wonderful Wednesdays
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist; 6:15 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM Class;
8 PM Compline
The Lord's Prayer: A study of the "Lord's Prayer" and what it means to our faith.

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Sunday, February 26
LENTEN DEVOTIONAL BOOK: 
John Tyler's new book - 3-Minute Daily Retreats for Lent - will be available for purchase. See info above

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!

Saturday, March 3 
Lenten Quiet Morning
"Finding Our Feet- A Lenten Journey in the Celtic Christian Tradition."
Gretel Wakeham will be the speaker for the Lenten Quiet Morning on March 4 which begins with a continental breakfast 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.
Gretel was given her name because her father was a Jew from Eastern Europe, where it is not uncommon. She attended the University of Nottingham for a degree in English and American literature, before working in printing and publishing. Now she works as a freelance teacher in Business English for non-native English speakers; most of her clients are European.
Her ministry training took place within the Anglican Diocese of Rochester, neighboring Diocese to the historic Anglican home of Canterbury, which together form the county of Kent - colloquially known as "the Garden of England." Since 2003, she has been the licensed Lay Minister, (known as Lay Reader) and serves two semi-rural churches; a role that is both liturgical and pastoral. Her interests  include the different strands of Christian spirituality and interfaith relations. In her spare time she enjoys country walks, incorporating a pub lunch, Cold War novels, singing in a choir and as much theatre as is humanly possible!

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 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   We want 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 4 and 20
CSMSG Book Club
7:30 PM    Sverdrup Room
The CSMSG Book Club will meet Thursday, March 9, 16, April 4 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
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
Sunday  Third Grade parents are invited to their 9:15 AM Chapel service to watch them present the second half of their "Early Years of Jesus" presentation. Please try to be in the Chapel by 8:45 AM to help organize the presentation. Next Sunday, February 26, the Second Grade will present its Moses project to the rest of the children. Parents are invited to see it too!

The Ash Wednesday Family Service is at 5:30 PM on March 1. If you would like to stay for a simple dinner following the service, please make reservations by contacting Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org.


YOUTH MINISTRY
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER CHECK-IN: Sunday at 11:30 AM in the Armstrong Room.

Reserve your spot NOW for our ANNUAL SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER on Tuesday, February 28. 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!

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
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 by Friday, February 17.

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. Look for volunteer sign-up page soon.

Middle School Mission Week will take place in St. Louis, June 5-9. Registration for Mission Week is now open. All registrations must be made online. Spots are limited, so sign up early as this popular week fills quickly. 

High School 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

The Spiritual Family Class meets Sundays in the Wydown Meeting Room from 10:30-11:10 AM to discuss "Prayer for You and Your Family." All adults are invited to join this interactive discussion relevant to our families and relationships. 

Youth Ministry Tuesday Newsletter  shares information regarding events, signups, and volunteer opportunities via our emailed Tuesday newsletter. To sign up, please email timothy@csmsg.org.  You can also view our calendar and signups online on the youth ministry webpage.msg.org/visitors/youth-ministry. 

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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.
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.

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.
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.
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