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Fidel Raphael Corrales

Julianna Elle Morton

Meriwether McCarthy Seabaugh

Charles B. Anderson, M.D.

Stephanie Flynn and 
David Widaman 


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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
November 17-23, 2016
The Church Service League's Annual Marché de Noël Christmas Bazaar Silent Auction items and Luncheon will be held this Tuesday, November 29.

November 24    The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
November 27    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
December  4     The Rev. Canon Jeremy Davies
December 11    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
December 18    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
STEWARDSHIP 2016-2017  
Evangelist/Parishioner Jan Jacobi asked us on Sunday to Bring a Friend to Church! "The vitality, warmth, and deep faith of this congregation is something for all to see," said Jan. "Over the next year, the Evangelism Committee is asking the congregation to invite a friend, neighbor, or relative to church. I will be checking in with you, and I invite you to do the same with me."

As of Monday, we have received 222 pledges for a total of $1,328,816. Our goal is $2,000,000. If every household makes a pledge, we can reach our goal. 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.
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. 

Annual Nicaragua Mission Poinsettia Sale: A sales table will be in the Great Hall on November 27. Several sizes and styles and colors are available. Orders can be picked up at Church on Sunday, December 4 and 11. For more information, stop by the sales table in the Great Hall or contact Jennifer McGrath at 636.778.1256.   download order form

Greenery Pick-up: Items ordered from the Youth Ministry Greenery Sale will be available for pickup today from 8 AM until Noon on the Playground.

Marché de Noël Christmas Bazaar Silent Auction items and Luncheon, Tuesday, November 29:  Reservation Forms will be in the Great Hall on Sunday.
YM Spiritual Family Adult SS Class: 10:30-11:10 AM each Sunday, in the Wydown Meeting Room.  Class title: Preparing for Christ: Spiritual Family Advent.

Adult Confirmation Classes begin Sunday, November 20. Calling all adults who wish to be confirmed this spring! The Rev. Blake Sawicky will lead Adult Confirmation Classes on Sunday mornings from November 20-December 18.

The class will be held from 10:30-11 AM in the Sverdrup Room. Contact Blake at bsawicky@csmsg.org with questions.

Advent Family Night is Sunday,  November 27 at 5 PM with wreath decorating, dinner, a special service in the Church, and Advent-related craft activities. $20/family. If you would like a fresh wreath with candles to decorate, the cost is $30.  RSVP to  reception@csmsg.org  or call the Church at 314.721.1502.  

Friday, November 28
Friday Morning Women's Bible Study
7 AM Holy Eucharist   St. Mary's Chapel;  7:30 - 8:30 AM   Library 

Men's Bible Study
7 AM    Starbucks at Hanley & Wydown
Join the men for coffee and Bible Study every Friday morning!

Monday, November 28
Women's Monday Morning Bible Study 
Monday, November 28
9 AM    Armstrong Room
Sing the Savior: An Advent Study of the Gospel Canticles 
begins November 28. Timothy Chapman will lead a four-week study of these songs from Luke's Gospel. Just as they were spoken at the time of Jesus's first coming, so the church continues to sing them until His return. What can we learn from the Canticles today?

Tuesday, November 29
Church Service League
Marché de Noël Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon
White Elephant/Silent Auction items needed...Good quality items needed for the Marché de Noël Christmas Bazaar. Leave items in CSL closet next to Taylor Room.(No clothing, please) Charitable donation tax receipts available. Questions, contact Alison Wiedle ( arwiedle@sbcglobal.net; 314.307.8300).

Wednesday, November 30
Wonderful Wednesdays
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist, 6:15 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM Classes; 
8 PM Compline
Wonderful Wednesdays continue in Advent, November 30-December 21. New classes begin and previous classes continue: "12-Step Christianity" with Mtr. Ezgi will meet in the Wydown Meeting Room, and "Advent with the Poets," with Fr. Blake, will be in the Sverdrup Room."

Growing Through Grief
6:45 PM   St. George's Chapel
This guided study and support group led by Molly Schilling will meet at 6:45 PM in St. George's Chapel on Wednesday, November 30. Materials will be provided.

Thursday, December 1 and 8
CSMSG Book Club
7:30 PM       Library
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren will be discussed, led by Daniel Williamson, Charlie Valier, and Jan Jacobi. We will be reading the Restored Edition published by HMH Mariner Books and edited by Noel Polk.  

Friday, December 2
Friday Morning Women's Bible Study
Review the Collect and Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. We meet Friday mornings from 7:30-8:30 AM following Holy Eucharist at 7 AM in St. Mary's Chapel.

Men's Bible Study:Join the men for coffee and Bible Study, 7 AM, every Friday at Starbucks at Hanley and Wydown!

Saturday, December 3
Advent Quiet Morning
The Rev. Canon Jeremy Davies will lead our Advent Quiet Morning on Saturday, December 3.  The title of his theme is "Time and Eternity".

Sunday, December 4
Music and Merriment - Advent Lessons and Carols
5 PM      Church
A Candlelight Service of Advent Lessons and Carols, 5 PM: A wonderful and meaningful way to usher in the season of Advent is through the service of Advent Lessons and Carols. All are cordially welcome to attend.

Holiday Reception following Advent Lessons & Carols: Plan now to attend one of the biggest parties of the year on Sunday, December 4. All are invited and encouraged to bring a friend to the Advent Lessons and Carols at 5 PM. The Holiday Reception will follow in the Great Hall.

Please bring a dish to share with parishioners old and new!

Sunday, December 11
Breakfast with Saint Nicholas is Sunday, December 11 at 11:15 AM in the Great Hall. More information to follow.

Thursdays, January 5 - March 30, 2017
The Community of Hope
COH at CSMSG announces a new training program to be held at the Church beginning in January of 2017. The COH is a Christian community of lay pastoral caregivers united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality, and trained for pastoral ministry. Lay pastoral caregivers are taught a ministry of presence in order to bring the presence of Christ to the suffering. At CSMSG, Community of Hope members give spiritual care to people in hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and private residences. Please consider joining this very personal and important ministry. The next class will meet 5:30-8:30 PM in the Sverdrup Room on Thursdays, January 5-March 30. For more information, contact Nancy Ferriss at 314.974.3386 or Mary Ann Cook at 314.726.5860.

Church School Preschool-Kindergarten  children should go to their undercroft classrooms, and  1st-5th Grades  will meet in the Chapel. All classes end at 10:55 AM.

Share the Meaning of Advent! Advent Family Night is Sunday, November 27 at 5 PM with wreath decorating, dinner, a special service in the Church, and Advent-related craft activities. The cost is $20 for the family. If you would like a fresh wreath with candles to decorate, the cost is $30. Please RSVP to reception@csmsg.org or call the Church at 314.721.1502.  

Breakfast with Saint Nicholas is Sunday, December 11 at 11:15 AM in the Great Hall. More information to follow.

Greenery Pick-up: Items ordered from the Youth Ministry greenery sale will be available for pickup on Sunday, November 27, from 8 AM until Noon on the Playground. If you are unable to pickup your greenery at this time, please notify Marty Chapman at  youth@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 and we will hold your items.

Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners and friends, we raised nearly $3000 to provide scholarships for students participating in Youth Ministry events such as retreats and mission trips.

Volunteer for Advent Family Night: Help out the Church School at this fun family event THIS Sunday, November 27! Sign up here!

Winter Retreat at Trout Lodge- Sneak away for one night at beautiful Trout Lodge for a getaway with the Youth Ministry on February 11 and 12. Cost is $135 if you sign up by December 1, $150 afterwards. Friends WELCOME for $60! Chaperones attend free. 

The Spiritual Family Class 
10:30 AM    Wydown Meeting Room
The Spiritual Family Class: In a culture too busy for spirituality, how do we learn to practice in our lives and instill in our children the value and delight of the Christian faith? All adults are welcome to join us for this discussion-based class to expand upon Dr. Lisa Miller's work in The Spiritual Child and apply these principles in our families today. We meet each Sunday from 10:30-11:15 AM in the Wydown Meeting Room. This week:  Preparing for Christ: Spiritual Family Advent.

HS Bible Studies more

Can I Ask That? more

Tuesdays with Timothy 
3:30-4:30 PM      Starbucks at Wydown and Hanley 

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

Hunger Ministry  more info
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed  more info

United Thank Offering  

Bishop Salmon CD Set Orders
The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon CD 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 would like to have a priest visit you. Please contact Debbie Fenner at communications@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
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