October 31 - November 7, 2019
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: SOLEMN EVENSONG: The Choir will sing Solemn Evensong in commemoration of All Faithful Departed this Sunday, November 3 at 5 PM. The service will include the Evening Service composed for Hereford Cathedral by Herbert Howells, along with music of Paul Edwards, Philip Moore, David Willcocks, Gerald Near, and Edward Elgar. Special prayers will be offered for the departed and incense will be used. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy marking the ending of the day, as we remember those we love and who have gone before us.
November 3 ..... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
November 10 ... The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
November 17 The Rev. Dr. Stewart Clem
November 24 The Rev. Andrew J. Archie .
Sunday, November 3
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS: Roll back your clock one hour on Saturday night!

“We give in gratitude that three generations of our family have found a place at St. Michael & St. George in which to nurture and grow our faith and discover ways to practice daily that faith in the wider world.”        
   – Peg and Joe Niemann
THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on Pledge Sunday! As of October 30, we have received 180 pledges for a total of $1,059,954. Twenty-six pledges were new and, out of the 180 pledges, 87 pledges increased from last year. Each and every pledge makes a difference, and we are grateful for any and all amounts! If you were unable to join us and would like to make a pledge, please do not hesitate to reach out to Alexis Azar Posnanski at aposnanski@csmsg.org or 314-721-1502 ext. 4044.
In case you missed the “Where Our Money Goes” Presentation which took place on Sunday, October 13, click on the link below.
If you have any questions or would like to have a conversation about supporting CSMSG, please do not hesitate to reach out to Alexis Azar Posnanski at aposnanski@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502, ext. 4044.
Episcopal Christians, our Confirmation preparation class is offered in the Fall and Spring.
Interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and the way of life it offers? Whether you’re considering joining the Church or need a refresher course, come join us as we learn more about the faith, worship, practices, and governance of the Episcopal Church, as well as the traditions, programs, and fun that The Church of St. Michael & St. George offers.
Adults seeking Confirmation (or Reception, if Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox) into the Anglican Communion will be confirmed in the Spring.

Confirmation is open for all those who are:

  1. Previously baptized but not confirmed in any tradition.
  2. If you have not been baptized, we will also baptize and confirm you.
  3. Previously confirmed in another tradition that is not Anglican, Roman Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox (if you have been confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church or the Eastern Orthodox Church, you only have to be Received).

Class will meet on Sundays, November 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM in the Sverdrup Room with the Rev. Peter Speropulous.

The topics for this four-week course are:

  • Basic Christianity
  • Our Anglican Heritage
  • Word and Sacrament
  • CSMSG What’s next? Finding Your +1

Childcare can be arranged upon request. Contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
Did you know the Doxology are the words either said or sung in praise of the Holy Trinity? The term passed into English from the medieval Latin “doxologia,” which, in term, comes from the Greek term “doxa”, meaning “glory,” with the suffix “-logia” which refers to the oral or written expression of praise and glorification of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

Join us in the Columbarium for hot chocolate and information about the Columbarium.

ADULT CONFIRMATION The Rev. Peter Speropulous will teach Adult Confirmation classes on Sundays in November, beginning today, Nov. 3 (Nov. 10, 17, and 24), from 10:30-11:45 AM in the Sverdrup Room.

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.
GREENERY SALE: Missed the Annual Youth Ministry’s Greenery sale in the Great Hall during October? Never fear! You can still order greenery online. Check out the Youth Ministry page on the CSMSG website for more information.
Please join Fr. Andrew Archie for Bible Study from !0:30 AM-11 AM in the Taylor Room. All are welcome!

SOLEMN EVENSONG: The Choir will sing Solemn Evensong in commemoration of All Faithful Departed this Sunday, November 3 at 5 PM.

Sunday, November 3, 10, 17, and 24
ADULT CONFIRMATION: The Rev. Peter Speropulous will teach Adult Confirmation classes on Sundays in November from 10:30 to 11:45 AM in the Sverdrup Room. Childcare can be arranged upon request. For more information, please see the e-letter, the Church’s website, or contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
THE BOOK, STAINED GLASS SCRIPTURES describing our Church’s stained glass windows, will be available for purchase Sunday in the Great Hall and next Sunday, November 10. Authors Ralph Lewis and Jim Sherby will be present to sign books which sell for $40.
Monday, November 4
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. As someone who loves the Old Testament, Fr. Peter Speropulos is excited to explore its Wisdom Writings with the Women’s Bible Study. His hope is that studying these books will whet the appetite for scripture itself and will provide for a thoughtful godliness that has the steadiness of Proverbs, the resilience of Job, and the sharp realism of Ecclesiastes. In short, for a wisdom not to only study but to live by. Please join us on Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room!
Tuesday, November 5
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

THE CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE meets this Tuesday, November 5, and all ladies of the Church are invited. 
10:30-11:30 AM: Bible Study in the Sverdrup Room with Fr. Peter Speropulos; 
11:30 AM-12 PM: Eucharist in St. Mary’s Chapel;
12-12:30 PM: Lunch ($8.00 with reservations);
12:30-1:30: Program: SCAM : presented by the Clayton Police Dept., Corporal Schwartz. Everyone is invited. Note this is a one-hour program. Reservations not needed for program.
Everyone, make your reservations with Sandra Vuitel at 314.300.8858 or sandravuitel@gmail.com no later than 3 PM Sunday.

Wednesday, November 6
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: 5:30 PM Evening Prayer, 6 PM Dinner, 6:45 PM Class: Fr. Tom Albinson
will be teaching: " 20th Century Spiritual Guides for Today ” 7:45 PM Compline. 

Thursday, November 7
THURSDAY MORNING PLAY GROUP: All parents of babies and toddlers are welcome to join this informal gathering on the first and third Thursday mornings monthly from 10:30-11:30 AM in the Armstrong Room at CSMSG. Parents can get out of the house, gather at church for an hour or so, share a cup of coffee, and meet some new friends in the same stage of life! E-mail marty@csmsg.org for more information.

12:15 PM HOLY EUCHARIST, St. Mary’s Chapel

Friday, November 8
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.

Saturday, November 9
FALL PARENT SOCIAL: All Church School, Youth Ministry, and Parent Link adult friends and parents are invited to the Fall Parent Social on Saturday, November 9 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Strand’s home. Please bring a light appetizer or easy snack to share. Childcare will be provided at the Church for reservations made by Monday, November 4. 
Sunday, November 10, 17, and 24
ADULT CONFIRMATION: The Rev. Peter Speropulous will teach Adult Confirmation classes on Sundays in November from 10:30 to 11:45 AM in the Sverdrup Room. Childcare can be arranged upon request. For more information, please see the e-letter, the Church’s website, or contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
“The Cortex Success Story” with Speaker Dennis Lower, President and CEO, Cortex. Great Hall. 6-8 PM.
The Cortex Innovation Community is a vibrant, 200-acre hub of business, innovation, and technology. Cortex is more than just buildings. It’s an innovation community strategically built around the idea that together, we can do more. Our community is a catalyst for innovation that brings together big-thinking problem solvers with state-of-the-art resources, facilities, and innovative programming to inspire and drive collaboration.
All men of the parish are invited. $20/person. RSVP by Noon on Monday, November 11 to reception@csmsg.org.

Wednesday, November 13
ESG Investing - Do Your Investments Reflect Your Values?
Do you know what type of companies your money is invested in? Do you want to direct that investment based on what is important to you? Our society is becoming more values-based, people wanting to “do good” with their investments as well. This can mean screening your portfolio for companies that are good to the environment, support human rights, and have transparent management. Join us and learn more about what ESG Investing is, and how computer technology is now allowing investors to quantify the positive impact their investments are having on society. 

Parishioner Michael Pompian will highlight recent trends in the growing area of ESG investing, and show how your investments can both grow, AND make the impact you want in the world. 6 PM Dinner. 6:45 PM Presentation. RSVP to: reception@csmsg.org.

BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW: The group will meet in the Sverdrup Room at 7 PM for its monthly meeting/discussion. This is a men’s Bible-based group dedicated to Prayer, Study, and Service with a mission of bringing men to Jesus. From September 2019-May 2020 we will be going through the Bible in a “Story-Telling” manner. If you are interested in learning more, email Mike Bickel: bickel485@aol.com.

The CSMSG BOOK CLUB will meet at 7:30 PM on November 14 and 20, and December 5. We will read The Feral Detective by critically-acclaimed author, Jonathan Lethem. First assignment is to read Parts One and Two. Bob Barrett will lead the first discussion in the Taylor Room.

Friday, March 6 - Saturday, March 7, 2020
WOMEN'S WEEKEND RETREAT:  The Rev Susan Guthrie will lead us in retreat entitled; Dark Love: Meeting the Beloved at the Empty Tomb . Mary Magdalene comes to the tomb not expecting anything, but she leaves with everything. So it is with our own prayer - we come in darkness but leave as apostles. With John 20:1-18 we look at Mary’s transformation as we contemplate our own encounter with the Beloved in the “dark love” deepening from contemplation to mystical union. 
The retreat begins at the Mercy Center on Friday at 5 PM and ends on Saturday afternoon. Brochures will be in the mail soon. Contact Laurie for more information at 314.721.1502 or Laurie@csmsg.org .
More information about Suzanne can be found at http://edgeofenclosure.org/aboutsuzanne.html . Mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss this retreat!
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, DECEMBER 3: Now accepting consignment-quality items, such as Christmas décor, jewelry,
re-giftables, indoor and outdoor decorations, etc. Please…no furniture, clothing, or purses. Place items in the Church Service League closet across from the drinking fountain in the hallway. Have questions: contact Alison Wiedle at arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307.8300.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR VENDOR APPLICATIONS are available! Please contact Alison at arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307.8300 for info and a contract.
THE ALTAR GUILD IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING new members! If you have ever been intrigued about what goes on “behind the scenes” of CSMSG liturgies, joining the Altar Guild is a perfect way to learn more! Volunteer responsibilities include serving Saturday and Sunday shifts once a month. Email Abby Castle at abbylocke@yahoo.com.

Select CSMSG to be your charitable donation on Amazon Smile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com , select CSMSG as your charitable organization before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation.
The Standing Committee has unanimously approved a slate of nominees for the election of the Eleventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

The slate was presented on September 26 by the Search and Nominations Committee, whose members spent nearly a year discerning, searching, discussing, interviewing, and praying with the goal of presenting a slate that serves the needs of our Diocese. Mary Ann Cook and Ian Hagemann are our CSMSG Diocesan representatives, should you wish to discuss.
Does your child love to sing? If your child loves to sing and you would like him/her to learn more about their faith and the Church through music and being a part of the liturgy, then the Choristers of CSMSG is for you! All that is required is a love of music and commitment to the schedule. Join us at 4:30 PM in the Choir Room on Wednesdays. Contact Nick Bideler ( nick@csmsg.org ) for more information.

Middle and High Schoolers, Volunteer for two events with Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, or Parent Link, and your name will be added to the list given to CSMSG parents with young children. Contact either Mary Beth Tipton ( mtipton@csmsg.org ) or Jess Speropulos ( jess@csmsg.org ) to volunteer. Please e-mail Marty Chapman at marty@csmsg.org to let her know you have volunteered, or for more information. Thank you!
SUNDAY SCHOOL from 10:20-11 AM; 6th and 7th grade pre-Confirmation class will meet in the Gym, 8th grade Confirmands will meet upstairs in Canterbury Hall, and high schoolers will meet weekly in the Armstrong Room.

YOUTH GROUP from 6:30-8 PM each Sunday night. We begin our evenings with pizza in the Gym, then move to the Armstrong Room for games, Bible Study, and Compline. Please email jess@csmsg.org with any questions. 
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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  
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 .


Rest In Peace  
Joanna Hill Werner

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