May 16-23, 2019
Living Christ in This World
THANK YOU to all of our Church School and Youth Ministry Volunteers and Teachers! This Sunday, they will be recognized for their dedication to the Church School program.
SUNDAY PREACHERS
May 19 ......... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
May 26 ......... The Rev. Andrew. J. Archie
June 2 .......... The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
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YOUR PLEDGE DOLLARS AT WORK!
Twenty new Episcopalians were confirmed last Sunday!
What a day of joy and celebration as we welcomed many of our youth and adults into the Episcopal Church. 
Thank you for your support in making this happen.
THIS SUNDAY
RECTOR’S FORUM: will not meet today. It will be in recess until the fall.

GRANDPARENTS OF PARENT LINK will meet in the Wydown Meeting Room from 11 to 11:45 AM (please note the new time). We will say our prayers and share our stories of how our lives have been touched by our grandchildren, or our children, or by God. All are welcome, including non-grandparents who serve in similar roles as grandparents in nurturing the spiritual lives of children.

CHURCH SCHOOL: Today is our last day of Church School before the summer schedule begins on May 26. All children, Preschool - 5th Grade, are to meet in the Chapel for an abbreviated service. They will join their parents at the time of the Peace. At the end of the service, all volunteers will be recognized for their dedication to the Church School program.

JANE FISHER TO RETIRE: After 25 years as the Director of Children’s Education at The Church of St. Michael & St. George, our beloved Jane Fisher has decided to retire this summer. We wish Jane the best as she pursues her new career as a full-time grandmother to her first grandchild, who is expected to arrive in July. We look forward to seeing her in the pews of CSMSG, hopefully still wearing her Tretorns.

WELCOME, MARY BETH TIPTON:   Longtime parishioner and educator Mary Beth Tipton will take over for Jane in July.
Mary Beth taught art at the Wilson School in Clayton for 24 years, designing and implementing an art curriculum for second through sixth grade students. She is a teaching artist at COCA in University City and served as a board member for the Carondelet Leadership Academy. At CSMSG, Mary Beth served as a Sunday School teacher for both Church School and Youth Ministry for 15 years. She also is a regular volunteer at Gateway 180 with CSMSG’s Shelter Ministry.

NAME TAGS: Please wear your name tags. If you cannot find your name tag, please write your name on the clipboard in the Wydown Narthex. It will be waiting for you on the clipboard next week.
THIS WEEK
Monday, May 20
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: These Three Abide: Faith, Hope, and Love. We are exploring the three theological virtues: faith, hope, and love. We examine what the Bible says about these three, what makes them virtues, and how to live them out today. All ladies are invited to attend on Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room.

Tuesday, May 21
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE:  
11 AM until...Sverdrup Room. Layette assembly (Nicaragua Mission Trip). Maybe bring your lunch along. 
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist
*Look for Bazaar Workshop dates during the summer. Next regular meeting is September 10. Until then, have a safe and fun summer.
**Important note: the ECW Scholarship applications for young women of the Church are now available. Completed forms are due June 1. For more information contact Lynne Roney at lynneroney@sbcglobal.net .

Wednesday, May 22
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: 6 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM class with Fr. Tom Albinson; 7:45 PM Compline.

Friday, May 24
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, May 26
SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS: 8 AM Holy Eucharist in the Church, 10 AM Choral Eucharist in the Church, 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist in St. George’s Chapel.

PARISH PICNIC: May 26 is the beginning of the summer schedule (10 AM service) marked by the Parish Picnic with face painting, Wayne the Balloon Guy, pony ride, bouncy castle, and more! Look for information in the Church School and Church’s weekly e-letter.

Monday, May 27
The Church offices and building will be closed for Memorial Day.
Friday, June 21
EPISCOPAL CITY MISSION 14TH ANNUAL SUMMER CELEBRATION takes place Friday, June 21, 5:30-8:30 PM at Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood (514 E. Argonne), and we need your help to get the word out for this year’s event.

July 17, 24, 31 & August 7
SAVE-THE-DATE: MAKE DATE-NIGHT COUNT THIS SUMMER: CREATED FOR CONNECTION, A MARRIAGE WORKSHOP: Join the Parent Link July 17, 24, 31 and Aug 7 as Nick Symon, MA, LPC, and EFT-trained counselor leads couples in learning how we might create deeper, loving connections with our spouses. This workshop will allow couples to work collaboratively with trained counselors to deepen the emotional bond of your marriage. Spaces are limited. Sign-up online on our Parent Link website, or e-mail marty@csmsg.org .
Sunday, June 9
HIGH TEA PARTY , 4:00 PM
The home of Jim and Holly Brigham
$100/person
June will be busting out all over just in time for high tea! As the flora of St. Louis is coming to life, join us on Sunday, June 9 at 4 PM for tea in the garden of Jim and Holly Brigham. Their beautiful home on Lindell Blvd. will surely inspire the spirit of spring after a long winter! Come and help support the Choristers and Choir scholarship fund for the 2019 RSCM Newport, RI Training Course. Reservations are required and are $75/person. If you are curious about the RSCM Newport Course, please take a look at the RSCM website here. Please contact Nick Bideler to make your reservation to Nick@csmsg.org
Did You Know that the candles above the altar that are lit for all our services are called the “Office Lights”? The Book of Acts records that there were “many lights” at the service at Troas when Paul and other Christians gathered to break bread. The word candle means “to shine” and thus the candles represent the light of Christ, “the very true light of the world,” shining forth. The Eucharistic candles are the two candles that are lit during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. These two candles represent the Divine and the human natures of Jesus. He is both fully God and fully man.
SHELTER MINISTRY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!

The Church of St. Michael & St. George (we welcome volunteers from all faiths!) has been providing a hot breakfast on Sunday morning to the families at the Shelter for over 25 years. Please consider devoting time to help! We welcome all volunteers - if you are willing, we can use you! Families can volunteer together, and youth - you can earn service hours.
Gateway 180 Shelter is located at: 1000 19th St, St. Louis, MO 63106
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Nick Clifford at 314.973.6322 OR ( NICKCLIFSR@YAHOO.COM )
JTM WOMEN'S MINISTRY FUND
Jan Torrisi-Mokwa was invaluable in enhancing the Women's Ministry at The Church of St. Michael & St. George, as well as founding the ECW Steering Council by lovingly guiding the group through a process that brought our value and mission statements to fruition. One of the ways that her memory will be honored is by establishing a fund to support the Women's Retreats that Jan so dearly loved. The money will be used to pay for retreat leaders, as well as provide scholarships for attendees. If you would like to contribute, please make your check payable to CSMSG and note "JTM Women's Ministry Fund" in the memo. Please contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org if you have any questions.
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WELCOME!
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e-newsletter to keep abreast of our events. Visit our online calendar for event informatio n. 
"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. more  
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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