May 9 - 16, 2019
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: Congratulations Confirmands! May the Lord be with you and continue to draw you nearer to himself. Please join the Confirmands Sunday in the Great Hall for cake following the 9:15 AM service.
May 12 ......... The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith
May 19 ......... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
May 26 ......... The Rev. Andrew. J. Archie
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On Sunday, 4th graders June, Sienna, and Audrey were celebrating their Church School friendship over donuts and bagels.

These students attend different schools during the week, but on Sunday they are in the same Church School class. They come to Church to learn about Jesus. Thank you for your pledge which supports these celebrations of friendship!
RECTOR’S FORUM: will not meet today. It will be in recess until the fall.

FAITHFUL GENERATIONS ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: All interested adults are invited to join the Faithful Generations class next Sunday in the Wydown Meeting Room from 10:30-11 AM. This is a group of parents, grandparents, and interested adults finding community and supporting the faithful growth of our families. 
MOMS & MIMOSAS: Join us this Sunday as we celebrate Mother’s Day with mimosas and family photographs. We look forward to seeing you in the Great Hall after the 8 AM and 9:15 AM liturgies!

CONGRATULATIONS CONFIRMANDS! May the Lord be with you and continue to draw you nearer to himself.

CONFIRMATION RECEPTION: Please join the Confirmands Sunday in the Great Hall for cake following the 9:15 AM service. 

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.
Monday, May 13
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 14
10:30 AM: Bible Study
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist
12:00 PM: Luncheon reservations to Sandra Vuitel ( or 314.300.8858) no later than 3 PM Sunday, May 12 please. Reservations are extremely important.
12:30: Presentation of Special Gifts
*May 21: Layette assembly (Nicaragua Mission Trip) 11 AM until...Sverdrup Room. Maybe bring your lunch along. 
*Look for Bazaar Workshop dates during the summer. Next regular meeting, 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 .

STEAK & STORIES: 6-8 PM in the Great Hall. Speakers: Craig Hildreth, MD & Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD; Topic: Health Care and Medicine Today
Craig Hildreth, MD, is a practicing medical oncologist who will update us on newer personalized therapies for cancer that feature fewer side effects and toxicities than traditional chemotherapy. These approaches include immune checkpoint inhibitors and CAR-T cell therapies.
Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD, is a practicing cardiovascular surgeon who will update us on newer, less invasive approaches to cardiovascular surgery, including ‘off-pump’ heart surgery procedures and catheter-placement of aortic valves (TAVR) and aortic stents (TEVAR). Dr. Kouchoukos is a member of our parish.
Each participant will summarize his presentation for five to ten minutes, and the remainder of the hour will be given over to questions from the group. Women are invited and welcome to attend this Steak & Stories event. 
Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, May 13 to .

Wednesday, May 15
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: 6 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM class with Fr. Tom Albinson; 7:45 PM Compline.

Friday, May 17
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.

Saturday, May 18
SANDWICH MAKING: will take place Saturday, May 18. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael’s Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month from 10-11 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for FOCUS St. Louis clients.

Sunday, May 19
GRANDPARENTS OF PARENT LINK will meet in the Wydown Meeting Room on Sunday, May 19, 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, our children, or by God. All are welcome, including non-grandparents who serve like grandparents in nurturing the spiritual lives of children. For more information about this group, please contact Bruce Springer, Barb Smith, Tim Smith, or Pam Koprowski.
June 3-7
MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION WEEK REGISTRATION OPEN: Each summer, the Youth Ministry at CSMSG offers a week-long, local mission opportunity for incoming sixth through ninth grade students. During the week, participants visit service project sites, providing help to various organizations in our community. Past service sites include Kingdom House, KidSmart, St. Louis Area Foodbank, and Good Shepherd Community Garden. This event is limited to 40 participants and fills quickly every year.
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
Sunday, June 9
The home of Jim and Holly Brigham
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
Styrofoam ™ (expanded polystyrene, or EPS) is not accepted in our local recycling program, and sits in landfills for centuries. Its ingredients leach into us, our environment, and the creatures around us. Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide have long been concerned with environmental issues. In celebration of the risen Christ and his lessons to us, CSMSG is taking the step to eliminate EPS, and reduce our plastic waste. As we pray, “Almighty God, make us always thankful for your loving providence; and grant that we, remembering the account that we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your good gifts.” If you are interested in supporting our Care for Creation mission at CSMSG, please contact Laurie Brown at .

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 )
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 if you have 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  
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