OCTOBER 25-November 1, 2018
Living Christ in this World
THE BANNER: Join us for a Pancake Breakfast in the Great Hall THIS Sunday from 8:45-11:45 AM. 
October 28 .... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
November 4 ..... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
November 11 ... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
... SUNDAYS ...............
.... 8:00 AM ... Holy Eucharist I
.... 9:15 AM ... Choral Eucharist I
11:15 AM .. Holy Eucharist I
.... 5:30 PM .. Holy Eucharist II

Holy Eucharist will be held on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM and Thursdays at 12:15 PM in St. Mary’s Chapel.

Daily Offices will be read Monday-Thursday (7:30 AM & 5:30 PM)
.................... and Saturday (8:30 AM & 4:30 PM) in St. Mary’s Chapel
“I know that the pledge I make this year will help St. Michael’s flourish. And just as was true for the good people about whom Bishop Tuttle spoke so long ago, our pledges today will ensure that those who come after us will still worship at one of the truly great parishes in the Episcopal Church.” – Betsy Douglass

You should have received your pledge letters in the mail. If not, please contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org. Every pledge makes a difference. 

Did you know that when we say “Amen” at the end of every prayer each Sunday, it should be said by every member of the congregation? “Amen” means “So be it,” and in saying it, the worshiper makes the prayer his own. We kneel for prayer, stand for praise, and sit for instruction. 
The Rector is pleased to announce that on Sunday, January 13, 2019, the Rev. Tom Albinson will join the clergy staff of The Church of St. Michael & St. George as Assistant Rector. Tom is a priest in the Church of England currently serving the combined parishes of St. Giles’ and St. Margaret’s in Oxford, England. He has been ordained for six years. Tom is married to St. Louis native Anna, and comes with a dog named Steve. We look forward to their arrival at the start of the new year.
On Veterans’ Day, November 11, we will commemorate the centennial of the armistice that ended the Great War. John Tyler’s new book—The Great War Touches The Church of St. Michael and All Angels—tells the story of how the Great War impacted the Skinker family and the entire parish. It is an exciting, sad, yet uplifting story. Two sons were lost. A recently-married woman was suddenly widowed. Two women worked tirelessly on the home front to support the troops. The book can be purchased for $9.99 in the Great Hall next Sunday . Get your book while they last. Sales proceeds in excess of printing costs will be donated to the newly-renovated Soldiers Memorial Military Museum. Click on this link for a preview of the book.
RESPONSE FUND FOR HURRICANE EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT (ERD), the Episcopal Church’s primary instrument for providing disaster relief, has people on the ground offering direct assistance to those affected by storms. We will be sending a gift from The Church of St. Michael & St. George to ERD to assist the victims of the hurricanes. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please enclose a check in the envelope found on the table in Narthex, payable to CSMSG, and indicate Episcopal Relief and Development in the memo. 
Sunday, October 28
RECTOR’S FORUM : There will be no Rector’s Forum Sunday morning. Everyone come and enjoy a pancake in the Great Hall.

PANCAKES, SAUSAGE, FRUIT, AND FUN! Join us for a Pancake Breakfast in the Great Hall on Sunday, October 28 from 8:45-11:45 AM. 

WORLD WAR I: John Tyler’s new book The Great War Touches The Church of St. Michael and All Angels will be available for purchase on Sunday for $9.99 in the Great Hall. It is an exciting story, but one of great sadness. Sale proceeds in excess of printing costs will be donated to the newly-renovated Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in downtown St. Louis.

All Hallows Eve Family Night: Put on your Halloween costumes and join us for All Hallows Eve Family Night this Sunday evening, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. The festivities begin on the Playground and end with trick-or-treating among the classrooms. In between, enjoy dinner in the Great Hall, crafts in the Taylor Room, and a costume parade through the Church. Register online.
Follow the signs to the room in the lower level located near the Playground stairwell.

NAMETAGS: 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.

Friday, October 26
Library, 7:30-8:30 AM
We will b e studying the Gospel of Mark in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM.

Saturday, October 27
LAST CHANCE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS for the One-Day Women’s Retreat on October 27: The Fall Retreat will invite women to imagine what it means to experience more fully the abundance of God’s love and to know themselves as God’s beloved. We will use scripture, contemplative traditions, and group discussion to explore this topic. Light breakfast at 8 AM; Gathering begins at 8:30 AM; Eucharist at 3 PM. Reservations can be made online at www.csmsg.org . Contact Laurie Brown with questions at Laurie@csmsg.org .  
Monday, October 29
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: 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, Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room.

Tuesday, October 30
Sverdrup Room, 10 AM-2 PM
10:30 AM: Bible Study, Sverdrup Room
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel
Noon: Lunch, Great Hall. Reservations required by 4 PM Sunday, October 28, to Sandra Vuitel, sandravuitel@gmail.com or 314.300.8858. Lunch costs $7.
12:30 PM Guest Speaker: Stephanie Betts with the Guardian Angel Settlement Association. Her talk is titled “The Path to Possible.” Please remember to bring a can or two or three of food for the Hunger Ministry. You are invited to any/all sections of the meeting.

Friday, November 2
“100 YEARS OF MUNY MAGIC: A TRIBUTE! ”: Join the CSMSG Choir Friday, November 2 at 6 PM in the Great Hall for “100 Years of Muny Magic: A Tribute!” Enjoy a night out full of good food and drink whilst taking a journey through great moments of musical theatre performed by both our Choir and Choristers. Contact Nick@csmsg.org or a Choir member for ticket information.
Sunday, November 4
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS: November 4. Remember to set your clock back one hour on Saturday night, November 3!

EVENSONG: Next Sunday, November 4 at 5:00 PM, the Choir will sing Solemn Evensong in commemoration of All Faithful Departed. The service will include the Evening Service composed for Winchester Cathedral by Herbert Howells, along with music of Stanley Marchant, Gary Davison, Richard Webster, Gerald Near, and John Tavener. 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.

Friday, November 9
MR. ROGERS DOCUMENTARY: Make plans now to come to CSMSG Movie Night on Friday, November 9 from 7-9 PM in the Great Hall to view the latest Mr. Rogers Documentary, Won't you Be My Neighbor? . All interested adults and high school students are invited to attend, as well as friends and neighbors, of course! Light refreshments including popcorn will be served and there is no charge.

Saturday, November 17
SANDWICH-MAKING will take place Saturday, November 17. 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.

Save THIS date:
Weekend Retreat - Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 2, 2019 (held at the Mercy Center)
Please contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org if you have any questions.

Our Fall 2018 Women’s Retreat leaders, Gail Watkins and Nancy Enderle, invite you to a new understanding of the term "spacious." At the Retreat, you can begin to listen for God’s voice and actions in your everyday life. Come, be still, and pause.
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 Ralph Lewis at 314.239.6023 or lewisralphe@gmail.com.
By now, you've heard the devastating news about Jan Torrisi-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 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.
It may still be warm, but the 2018 Church Service League Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon will be here before you know it! Questions? Contact Alison Wiedle at arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307.8300.

We are seeking donations of gently-used items that can be included in our “white elephant” sale and silent auction.
Some popular items include toys, jewelry, scarves, aprons, handbags, Christmas ornaments, kitchen items, and wall decorations. Please place all items in the CSL-ECW closet located across from the water fountain and the Sant Library.
Tax receipts are available from Judy Sutherland. We appreciate all donations and the recipients of the proceeds from the sale are also grateful. All monies earned are donated to Church Ministries or charities.
If you have questions, please contact Jane Cox at 636.579.9436 or Aleda Littlefield at 314.872.9010.

WISH TO BE A VENDOR at the Church Service League Bazaar on December 4? Contact Alison Wiedle at 314.307.8300 or arwiedle@sbcglobal.net for information and a contract.
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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 .


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