May 2 - 9, 2019
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: The Benedictine monks of the Abbey of St. Mary and St. Louis sing Latin Vespers as part of the ongoing ecumenical relationship between the Abbey and The Church of St. Michael & St. George this Sunday at 5 PM.
May 5 ......... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
May 12 ......... The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith
May 19 ......... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
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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. 
EASTERTIDE VESPERS: On Sunday afternoon at 5 PM, we will once again welcome the Abbot, Prior, and monks of St. Louis Abbey to The Church of St. Michael & St. George as they lead us in worship and sing Latin Vespers for Eastertide. This liturgy is a part of our ongoing ecumenical relationship with the Abbey and one of the opportunities we have each season to worship with the monks. Please plan to join us and experience the beauty of the ancient monastic office sung as it has been for over a thousand years. A reception to honor the monks will follow.

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 6
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 7
10:30 AM: Bible Study
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist
12 PM: Luncheon reservations to Sandra Vuitel ( or 314.300.8858) no later than 3 PM Sunday, May 5 please. Reservations are extremely important.
12:30 PM: Installation of Officers with special guest, Fr. Archie

**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 .

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 ( or 314.307. 8300) or Becky Zaccarello or ( or 314.494.0788)

Thursday, May 9
BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW: The Brotherhood of St. Andrew 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. If you are interested in learning more about this group, email Mike Bickel: BICKEL485@AOL.COM .
Friday, May 10
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.
Tuesday, May 14
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 .

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.

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
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
Did you know that the Nicaragua dinner/fundraiser last Sunday was a huge success? There were 85 in attendance for an authentic (and delicious) Nicaraguan dinner, lively entertainment, and a fun auction. The event, put on by our parish mission, raised over $24,000 in support for the two schools in Nicaragua. Emilia Sirker and Carolina de Sirker in Nejapa are fully functioning Christian schools, Pre K-11 with over 300 students. Congratulations to all who made it happen and to all who supported it!

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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