July 26 - August 3, 2018
Living Christ in This World
This Week's Banner: Join the women of the Church Service League on Tuesdays for craftmaking activities in preparation for the Christmas Bazaar in November.
All who are interested in the Community of Hope, please come to the Quarterly Meeting on August 4 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at CSMSG. Contact Nancy Ferriss by August 1 at naferriss@gmail.com
It’s common for churches to see what’s been thoughtfully (or painfully) coined “the summer giving slump,” when giving declines for most churches between the months of May and August. Many churches like CSMSG see a 20% or more decrease in giving during these months due to members being on vacation, going to BBQs, traveling with family, etc. You can help CSMSG avoid the slump in two ways:
  * Pay your pledge in full now, instead of at the end of the year;
  * Send in those pledge payments you will miss while you are away this summer. You may give online at anytime from anywhere. Go to our website, click on Stewardship, then click on Give Now . In spite of the slump, God is at work at CSMSG this summer! We are gearing up for what is sure to be a spectacular fall. Thank you for your support.
Did You Know: Every month, the Community of Hope visits hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, and parishioners’ homes? During the month of April, the dedicated group:
-Put in 154.5 hours
                -Made 101 visits
                -Served 433 people
We thank you for your continued and important service!
Our guest preacher this morning is the Reverend Canon Jeremy Davies. Jeremy was the Canon Precentor at Salisbury Cathedral from 1985 until his retirement in 2012. He is a graduate of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and Westcott House. We are blessed that Jeremy is visiting St. Louis and able to preach this morning.

Please wear your nametags. If you cannot find your nametag, please write your name on the clipboard in the Wydown Narthex. A nametag will be waiting for you on the clipboard next week

Monday, July 30
Armstrong Room , 9-9:45 AM
How We Got This Bible: Sixty-six books (or more?) written over the course of hundreds of years, copied by hand, and translated into hundreds of languages—how did we get the Bible we have today? All ladies of the parish are invited to come investigate the history of this sacred book and explore an overview of the whole biblical story from creation to new creation.

Tuesday, July 31
Sverdrup Room, 10AM - 2 PM
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE CRAFT MAKING: Church Service League will have several craft work days this summer to prepare items for the Christmas Bazaar. Bring your lunch if you wish. Come anytime and stay however long you can. We will have tasks that anyone can do. No special craft skills required!

Wednesday, August 1
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS We welcome Jeremy Davies into our midst, who is visiting for the summer. Join us on Wednesdays as Fr. Jeremy shares his thoughts on our Anglican faith.
5:30 PM  Evening Prayer (St. Mary’s Chapel)
6:00 PM  Supper (Great Hall)
6:45 PM  Class
8:00 PM  Compline (St. Mary’s Chapel)

Friday, August 3
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: We will study the Gospel of Mark this summer on Friday mornings in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM.

Saturday, August 4
COMMUNITY OF HOPE QUARTERLY MEETING: All who are interested in the Community of Hope, please come to the Quarterly Meeting on August 4 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at CSMSG. Contact Nancy Ferriss by August 1 at naferriss@gmail.com
Saturday, August 18
SANDWICH MAKING will take place Saturday, August 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 the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.
By now, you've heard the devastating news about Jan Torissi Mokwa. Jan 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 she so dearly loved. The money will be used to pay for retreat leaders as well as scholarships for attendees. If you would like to contribute, please make your check payable to CSMSG and note the JTM Women's Ministry Fund in the memo portion. Please contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org 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  
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 .

Jan Torissi Mokwa

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