April 19-25, 2019
Living Christ in This World
SUNDAY PREACHERS
April 21 ........ The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
April 28 ........ The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
May 5 ......... The Rev. Anne H. Kelsey
EASTER WEEKEND SERVICES

Saturday, April 20
Holy Saturday: The Eve of Easter
7:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter
Preacher: The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson

Easter Vigil ‘Champagne and Chocolate’ Reception: Following the 7 PM Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 20, all are invited to the Great Hall for a Champagne and Chocolate Reception, a chocolate feast in celebration of our Risen Savior. Come congratulate the newly baptized and toast the Choir on a beautiful week of music. Chocolate donations are welcome. Contact Laurie for more information at Laurie@csmsg.org.

Sunday, April 21
The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist I
8:55 AM  Festal Music for Organ and Brass
9:15 AM  Festal Eucharist I
10:55 AM  Festal Music for Organ and Brass
11:15 AM  Festal Eucharist I
5:30 PM  Holy Eucharist II
Preacher: The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

THIS SUNDAY
CHURCH SCHOOL: Easter is a family service. There will be no Church School.

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, April 22
The Church building and offices will be closed.
All members of The Church of St. Michael & St. George family are given the opportunity and privilege of making an annual pledge/gift. When you are asked to make a monetary pledge and to participate in the work of this Church, please do so knowing that you are giving back a part of God’s gifts to you. Thank you!

Tuesday, April 23
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE:  
10:30 AM: Bible Study
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist
12 PM: Luncheon reservations to Sandra Vuitel ( sandravuitel@gmail.com or 314.300.8858) no later than 3 PM Sunday, April 21 please.
12:30 PM: General Meeting with election of new officers
Upcoming meetings: 
April 30: Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents:" Overview of the Season" including Marriage of Figaro and Rigoletto

**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 .

YOUNG ADULTS SPIRIT & SPIRITS will resume on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 PM in the 1942 Room of The Pat Connolly Tavern, 6400 Oakland Ave., 63139. Invite a friend, download the ESV Bible App on your phone or tablet, grab a libation downstairs at the bar, and then join us upstairs as we get to know each other better and study the First Letter of St. Peter. 
Wednesday, April 24
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: Fr. Tom Albinson will lead a class exploring prayer and different ways to pray. Evening Prayer at 5:30 PM, Dinner at 6:00 PM, Session at 6:45 PM, Compline at 7:45 PM

Thursday, April 25
CSMSG BOOK CLUB will meet to read Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee, the winner of the Nobel Prize. Disgrace , which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1993, is a relatively short but remarkably layered novel set in South Africa after the downfall of Apartheid. Carroll Stribling will lead the discussion. We will meet April 25 from 7-8:30 PM. 

Friday, April 26
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, April 28
THE NICARAGUA DINNER & AUCTION: Join us to celebrate 20 years of ministry to Nicaragua on Sunday, April 28 in the Great Hall. Enjoy an authentic Nicaraguan meal, catered by local Nicaraguan restaurant, La Fritanga, and bid on some great items. This event benefits the school we helped build and have supported for many years. The school needs our support more than ever as political unrest last year severely impacted the economy. Doors open at 5:30 PM, dinner at 6 PM followed by the auction. Cost is $60/person. Register for this fun evening below, or go to the link on the Church’s homepage. For more info, contact Jennifer McGrath at jenmcgrath123@gmail.com  or 412.334.6398.
 
WINE PULL : Please donate a bottle of wine worth $25 or more for the Nicaragua Dinner & Auction. Bring your wine to coffee hour in the Great Hall or leave it with our Receptionist. Contact Carroll Stribling for more info at 314.956.5973 or  carroll.stribling@gmail.com.
CHURCH SCHOOL LENTEN RECIPIENT:
OPERATION BACKPACK
This year’s Church School Lenten recipient is Operation Backpack, a program that addresses childhood hunger and is run by Operation Food Search in St. Louis. On the last day of school before the weekend or holiday vacation, participating children discreetly receive a backpack loaded with nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods. Children return the empty backpacks to school to be refilled and the cycle continues. Our donation will be used to purchase kid-friendly, shelf-stable foods to get these students through the weekend when school meals are not available.
In addition to collecting money, we are asking families to donate boxes of low-sugar cereal. We will donate the boxes to the food pantry at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End. The pantry particularly needs single-serving size cereals but will accept full-size boxes as well. Please bring your boxes to the Great Hall to help us build a “cereal tower” so THE STUDENTS may watch their collection grow throughout Lent. We will collect cereal boxes until April 28.
Wednesday, May 1
TIMELY TOPICS SPONSORED BY THE ST. GEORGE SOCIETY: Wednesday May 1; 7 PM; Great Hall. All parishioners are invited to hear Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Associate Director of Global Health Center at Washington University, speak on “How to Walk on Water: Overcoming the Challenges of Our Community Together.” Matthew 14:23-33
All are invited, bring a friend! RSVP or for more information, contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org

Tuesday, May 7
5-7 PM, the CSMSG kitchen
HUNGER MINISTRY CASSEROLE MAKING for Gateway 180 and FOCUS: After casseroles are made, those attending will be asked to take them home to bake, cool, freeze, and return. Bring a snack and/or wine to share if you wish. Please RSVP by May 5 to Alison Wiedle ( arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307. 8300) or Becky Zaccarello or ( zaclife@aol.com 314.494.0788)

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.
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
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.
DONATE ONLINE WITH YOUR PHONE!
You can donate online to your favorite ministry by texting on your cell phone. This feature is provided by ACS, the Church's data software. Download instructions.
WELCOME!
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"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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