August 29-September 5, 2019
Living Christ in This World

. September 1 .... The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
. September 8 .... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
September 15 ... The Rev. Dr. Stewart Clem
Father Andrew and Senior Warden Betsy Douglass have commissioned a strategic planning committee to explore how our Church can remain strong and grow even stronger over the next five years. Our work is going well, but we cannot stand still!

The committee, called Faithfully Forward, is comprised of the following Vestry-nominated parishioners:
Patrick Akins
Nic Ayling
Laurie Brown
Anne Davidson
Kate Harris
Jim Holbrook
Tracee Holmes
Tom Horlacher
Gayle Jackson
John Koykka
Stephanie Nash
Sam Panke
Terese Portell
Nancy Reynolds
Patience Schock
Joe Sheehan
John Tyler
We want to hear from you! 
We are listening

Sign up now for one of the last three Focus Groups:

  • Wednesday, September 4 at 6 PM (stay for the Wonderful Wednesday class following the Focus Group)
  • Sunday, September 15 after the 9:15 AM service
  • Wednesday, September 18 at 6 PM (stay for the Wonderful Wednesday class following the Focus Group)

Sign up on the SignUp Genius on the CSMSG HERE
Your feedback is vital to the success of the Strategic Plan. 
We need your help! Your experience here at CSMSG really matters to us.
The Faithfully Forward (strategic planning) committee is interested in your views about our Church, and has planned several focus groups and open forums to take place through the fall. If you’d like to participate, please sign up online here or email us at . We’ll also have a sign-up schedule in the Great Hall. Thank you for participating and thank you for your prayers.

We want you to join Realm! You should have an invitation in your email inbox inviting you to join Realm, our church management software. Joining takes just a few simple steps:
* Open the invitation. If you do not find the invitation in your email inbox, please check your spam folders. Click on the link to create your profile.
* Go to the Directory, find your profile, click on Manage Privacy and opt in to share your contact information (phone, email, address) with other members.
* Download the Realm Connect app on your smart phone or tablet. The app provides easy access to your profile, church directory, upcoming events, and more.
Joining Realm will give you access to information about our Church, including upcoming events, member directory, giving information, and much more. It also allows us to communicate with parishioners more effectively. Please take a few minutes to create your profile today.
If you do not find the invitation in your email inbox or spam folders, or if you have questions about Realm, please contact Our goal is to have the entire parish active on Realm by September.
Did you know the Church Service League administers the J. Francis Sant Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a student of theological seminary or a divinity school? Most recently, our own parishioner The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti received the scholarship. Interested? Contact Marjorie Sundfors at .
It has been brought to our attention that parishioners are receiving emails apparently sent from “Rev. Andrew John Archie” asking for a favor and to email him back. Please note: THESE EMAILS ARE SCAMS designed to deceive and exploit CSMSG parishioners’ trust and name recognition. In the most recent case, the scam artists take a familiar and trusted name and create a new email address, from which they then send various requests, usually for money. 

Please be aware that any solicitation via email is a scam—do not send any money or click through any link in an email asking for money.
Email fraud may be avoided by:

  • Not responding to suspicious emails.
  • Keeping one's email address as secret as possible.
  • Using a spam filter.
  • Noticing the several spelling errors in the body of the "official looking" email.
  • Ignoring unsolicited emails of all types and deleting them.
  • Not clicking on links.
  • Ignoring offers from unknown sources. The contents of an email are not a formal or binding agreement.
  • Many frauds go unreported to authorities, due to feelings of shame, guilt, or embarrassment fraud victims often feel.

For more information on email fraud:
JOIN "HOME PLATE" Host Dinner for Wash U Students Away From Home - Starting this Fall
Washington University is looking for warm-hearted families to host 2-3 students for casual dinner and conversation. Help them feel at home in St. Lo uis, and your fami ly can enjoy the company of Wash U's incredibly smart and talented kids. We only require that you have 2-3 get-togethers over the course of the academic year. We also try to match students to family interests. Many students stay with their families throughout their Wash U years!
E-mail Risa Zwerling at to sign up! We will ask you to host your first dinner this late September or early October. There will be a reception at the Chancellor's residence for all program participants in the Spring. 
Does your child love to sing? If your child loves to sing and you would like them to learn more about their faith and the Church through music and being a part of the liturgy, then the Choristers of CSMSG is for you! All that is required is a love of music and commitment to the schedule. Join us beginning Wednesday, September 4 at 4:30 PM in the Choir Room. Contact Nick Bideler ( ) for more information.

Are you passionate about welcoming newcomers to The Church of St. Michael & St. George? Whether it is greeting them at our front doors and helping them navigate the building or introducing them to other parishioners and the fabulous ministries and groups we have available, our Greeters are personable, friendly, and are sensitive to the needs of others. We are looking for additional Greeters before the liturgies, after the liturgies, and in the Great Hall during coffee hour. For more information, please contact Laurie Brown at or 314.721.1502.

Sunday, September 1
DIRECTORY UPDATE: Please stop by the table in the Great Hall to update your information for our Realm database. Thank you!

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, September 2
The Church Offices and Building will be closed due to Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 3
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

THE CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE will not meet today.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, DECEMBER 3: Now accepting consignment-quality items, such as Christmas décor, jewelry, re-giftables, indoor and outdoor decorations, etc. Please…no furniture, clothing, or purses. Place items in the Church Service League closet across from the drinking fountain in the hallway. Have questions: contact Alison Wiedle at or 314.307.8300.

Wednesday, September 4
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: 5:30 PM Evening Prayer, 6 PM Dinner, 6:45 PM Class: Fr. Tom Albinson will be teaching: Living Faithfully, Following Christ in Everyday Life , 7:45 PM Compline. The General Thanksgiving, which is said at Morning and Evening Prayer, ends with “…and that we show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, world without end.” The next Wonderful Wednesday series will explore how our worship impacts our daily life.

Thursday, September 5
12:15 PM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

Friday, September 6
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.

Sunday, September 8
8:00 AM ... Holy Eucharist ...... Church
9:15 AM ... Choral Eucharist ... Church
11:15 AM ... Holy Eucharist ..... St. George's Chapel
5:30 PM ... Holy Eucharist ..... St. George's Chapel

CHURCH SCHOOL ONLINE REGISTRATION for the 2019-20 Church School year is now open. All students attending Church School must be registered so that we have up-to-date information in the event of an emergency. Click here to register. Church School resumes on September 8, 2019.

YM FALL KICKOFF  will be on Sunday, September 8, 2019, in the Great Hall. This is a great time for all 6th-12th Graders to get amped up about the coming year, meet new friends, eat some Cane’s chicken, and potentially win some prizes! We really hope you plan to attend from 10:30-11:15 AM.

The YM PARENT MEETING on September 8, 10:30-11:15 AM in the Taylor Room (across from the Library) will provide an overview of our plans for the coming year. 

SECOND ANNUAL ICE CREAM OLYMPICS  on the Church lawn on Sunday, September 8, 6:30-8 PM. Dress ready to get VERY messy! You don’t want to miss the relays and giant ice cream fight.

Tuesday, September 10 
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE: DON’T FORGET…. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. Church Service League’s first meeting of the 2019/2020 year. Start planning now to renew acquaintances and make new ones.

STEAK & STORIES: Tuesday, September 10 in the Great Hall from 6-8 PM, speaker John Nations on the topic: Roads, Rivers, Railroads, & Runways . He will share his insights about the keys to "St. Louis’ Economic Future." Currently John Nations is a member of the law firm Evans and Dixon. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Mayor of Chesterfield, Missouri for three terms and later as President & CEO of Bi-State Development for eight years.
Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, September 9 to .

Thursday, September 12
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 at BICKEL485@AOL.COM.

Sunday, September 15
Join us for GRANDPARENTS SUNDAY on September 15! Ever wondered what your grandchildren are doing in Church School while you are in Church? Or have you thought about bringing your grandchildren to CSMSG to show them what a Sunday is like at our Church? Then plan to attend Grandparents Sunday from 9-11 AM in the Taylor Room on September 15, 2019.

Saturday, September 21
“WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES” – Saturday, Sept. 21, 9-11 AM
Come help raise funds to benefit Episcopal City Mission’s work to bring hope and healing to children in the juvenile justice system at ECM’s “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” walk-a-thon Saturday, September 21, 9-11 AM at St. Louis University High School track (4970 Oakland Avenue, 63110 - next door to the St. Louis Science Center). This walk-a-thon is sure to be a good time for all ages and abilities – whether that's a few steps, one lap, the full mile, or more AND will help raise funds for ECM! Register online at ECM’s website or pay at the door (cash or check only.) Tickets are $15 Adults, $5 Kids (under five free), Family Max $40. Find us on Facebook at and “like” and “share” this event! Contact the ECM office or Jillian Smith for more info. 

Sunday, September 22
Save-the-Date: PARENT LINK KICKOFF: Understanding Yourself as a Parent. Join the Parent Link to hear Brian Kuhn present on the Enneagram and Family Relationships. This will be held in the Great Hall from 6:30-8 PM; childcare provided with advance reservation by Wednesday, September 18. Register online.
Saturday, October 5 at CSMSG
A verse from the poem A Song for Our Sisters of Scripture
There is a line of women 
Who stood by Jesus’ side,
Who housed him whiled he ministered
And held him when he died.
And though they claimed he’d risen
Their news was deemed suspect
Till Jesus stood among them,
His womanly elect.

Join us for the Women’s Retreat on October 5 for a day of spiritual renewal. A gift to yourself, a time of learning, sharing, socializing, and connecting with God. Visit with old friends or meet new friends. Retreat leader Kathleen Davies is the Director of Spiritual Direction at Aquinas Institute. Registration is online at or contact Laurie for a brochure at or 314.721.1502.
Friday, March 6 - Saturday, March 7, 2020
Weekend Retreat beginning on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 5 PM, ending on Saturday, March 7, at 3 PM. 
Led by The Rev. Suzanne Guthrie, an Episcopal priest.
More information about Suzanne can be found at
Mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss these retreats!
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 Bill Wallace at or 314.309.3430.
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.
Please review the CSMSG weekly
e-newsletter to keep abreast of our events. Visit our online calendar for event informatio n. 

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 or Laurie at .


Rest In Peace
Mary Margaret Minnis
Dr Frederick Thier Kraus 

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