Children's Eucharist in the Page Garden
Sunday, November 8, at 10 am
Join us for the Children's Ministry outdoor, in-person Children's Eucharist in the Page Garden on Sunday, November 8, at 10 am. This service is for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Children younger than five may attend with an adult. All attendees must register online by Saturday, November 7, at 6 pm using the Children's Eucharist Registration. When registering, please include all family members attending. Space is limited. Adults attending CSMSG's indoor service at 10 am must register using the November 8, 10 am Holy Eucharist Registration.

Fr. Peter Speropulos will celebrate Children's Eucharist. Seating is provided. Children's Eucharist will continue this fall in the Page Garden. Outdoor heaters help with the cooler temperatures and please dress appropriately for the weather.

If you are unable to register online or have any questions about the service, please contact Mary Beth Tipton.
Children's Ministry Beatitudes Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony
Following the Outdoor Children's Eucharist on Sunday, November 8, join us for a brief groundbreaking ceremony for the Children's Ministry Beatitudes Garden on the Wydown side of the church. Fr. Peter will bless the garden and participants will use a special garden tool called a mattock to plant bulbs to bloom in the spring. Mary Beth Tipton will have stones for children to decorate with a Christian word or symbol and place in the garden. Children's Ministry will care for the garden and continue to grow plants that represent the blessings of the beatitudes.

CSMSG Monday Morning Women's Bible Study group purchased the mattock which was made from melted guns in reference to Isaiah 2:4:

He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.

The mattock also was used by members of the Monday Morning Women's Bible Study to establish a peace garden at Sumner High School in St. Louis City.
The Beatitudes Lesson Ten:
Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted
In this week's lesson, students learn about the eighth blessing and promise of the Beatitudes. They will become familiar with the word "persecution" and how it relates to the life of Jesus and the lives of all people who resist injustice. They will receive a challenge to choose the way of righteousness and justice, even if it makes people uncomfortable or frustrated.

Parents may talk with children about injustices we see in our communities. What can we do when we see people suffering oppression? Jesus showed us what to do: he protested oppression, served people, treated people with respect, and loved people. What does it sound like when our Church hungers for righteousness? What does it sound like when children hunger for righteousness? Children are encouraged to create a righteousness poem and share their poems with Children's Ministry. Use the sentences below to get started:

A Prayer for Righteousness

We are followers of Jesus. We believe in justice.

When we meet hungry people we...
When we see unjust laws we...
When we find unfairness in our town or city we...

We are followers of Jesus. We believe in love.

When we see lonely people we...
When we meet suffering people we...
When someone cannot access a space we...
And when we realize that we have behaved unjustly we...

Because we are followers of Jesus. And we believe in justice and love.

Children's book recommendations to accompany this lesson are The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage, written by Selina Alko and illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko; Ruth and the Green Book, written by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Gwen Strauss and illustrated by Floyd Cooper; A Scarf for Keiko, written by Ann Malaspina and illustrated by Merrilee Liddiard; Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress, written by Christine Baldacchino and illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant.

The next Beatitudes curriculum packet is available for pick up at the Sunday Outdoor Children's Eucharist. If you are unable to attend but would like arrange to pick up a Beatitudes packet, please email Mary Beth Tipton at mtipton@csmsg.org.
Saturday, November 14
Sponsored by Children's Youth, and Parent Ministries

Saturday, November 14
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Outdoors at CSMSG

Featuring fun and fellowship for families, including:
Hot dogs, brats, and chili provided by Classic Red Hots
Live bluegrass acoustic band
Tractor-drawn hayride
Fire pit and s'mores
Scavenger hunt
Games, dance contest, joke telling, and more!

Registration is required by 5 pm Friday, November 13. Use the link below to register.

Register for Children's Ministry
We are still registering students for Children's Ministry for the 2020-21 school year. Please complete the online registration for your family. We will continue to send weekly updates through our e-newsletter and resources also are available at csmsg.org.
Contact Us
Mary Beth Tipton
Director of Children's Education
The Church of St. Michael and St. George
314-880-9206
Amy Zimmerman
Assistant Director of Children's Education
The Church of St. Michael and St. George
314-960-3474
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