February 21-28, 2019
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: Church School Family Outreach: Parents and families will work together in the Gym this Sunday, February 24, to assemble sandwiches for Gateway 180.
February 24 ... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
March 3 ......... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
March 10 ....... The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
Sunday, February 24, 2019
RECTOR’S FORUM:   Please join the Rector as he leads a study of “Caesar and the Christians” from 10:30-11 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is welcome.

FAITHFUL GENERATIONS ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS: All interested adults are invited to join the Faithful Generations class 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. We have begun reading the book Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren. Feel free to come, even if you don’t have or haven’t read the book! We will discuss the challenges and successes of parenting in faith.

ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES WILL NOT MEET THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 . If you wish to be confirmed, the classes will take place in the Sverdrup Room on Sunday mornings after the 9:15 AM liturgy, and conclude on March 10. For those of you who have already been confirmed in the ELCA, Roman Catholic, or Orthodox churches, you might consider being formally “Received” into the Episcopal Church. Whether you would like to be Confirmed or Received, the effect is the same – formal membership in the Episcopal Church and at CSMSG. 

Contact Debbie at communications@csmsg.org or Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 if you wish to be Confirmed or Received.

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

THANK YOU to all who baked, cooked, bought, and supported the Hunger Ministry Annual Soup Sale.
Did you know that the people who assist the clergy by reading the lessons and helping to administer Communion are members of the St. Paul’s Guild? These nine women and 14 men, all fellow parishioners, seek to deepen their faith by serving as Readers and Chalice Bearers at the Sunday liturgies and the weekly Daily Offices. Reading the Bible well enables the congregation to hear God’s Word with clarity and new understanding.

The Diocese of Missouri elects its Eleventh Bishop in 2019. It is important to make our hopes and concerns known to the Bishop Search and Nominating Committee so the best candidates can be put forward.

Please, it is important to take the survey. The survey is anonymous, and its results will outline an overall picture of the Diocese. The Holy Listening Sessions painted in the specific hopes of the various congregations. Out of more than 11,000 Episcopalians in our Diocese, fewer than 200 have responded to the survey to date.

The link to the survey can be found at http://diocesemo.org/bishopsearch . Anyone affiliated with the Diocese or on their Faith journey with us can respond to the survey. The survey closes on Monday, February 25!

The Bishop Search/Nominating Committee is committed to receiving as much input as possible about how people in our congregations and ministry groups see our diocese, the work of the Episcopal Church in Missouri, and what you hope for and think we need in a new Bishop.
Monday, February 25
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 embody them in our lives today. All ladies are invited to attend on Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room.

Tuesday, February 26
10:30 AM: Bible Study; 11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist
12 PM: Robert Lehman: The Evolution of Anglican Church Music, Musings and a Beginner’s Guide
Luncheon reservations to Sandra Vuitel ( sandravuitel@gmail.com or 314.300.8858) no later than 3 PM Sunday, February 24, please.
March 12 Program: Lenten Series begins with Timothy Chapman

Wednesday, February 27
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: Join Fr. Peter Speropulos as he begins the study: “Knowing Jesus through the Creeds and Councils.” Evening Prayer at 5:30, Dinner at 6 PM, Class from 6:45-8 PM, and Compline 8 PM. Childcare with advance reservations by 12 PM on Monday prior. Register by e-mailing reception@csmsg.org .

Friday, MARCH 1
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: We will be studying the Gospel of John. We meet Friday mornings in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM.

 Friday and Saturday, March 1-2
WOMENS WEEKEND RETREAT: The women of CSMSG are invited to deepen their connections to God and each other at a 24-hour retreat beginning at 5 PM on Friday, March 1 and ending late afternoon on Saturday, March 2 at the Mercy Center. Spend the night or commute.
The retreat will explore the ways God helps us to live loving relationships based on honesty, forgiveness, and faith. We will explore the journey of self-discovery and the spiritual disciplines that help us live out our love for God and neighbor in meaningful ways. 
During the retreat, we will learn spiritual practices and spend time nurturing contemplative prayer and community. We plan to have a combination of teachings, practices, and sharing. Visit our website for more information.
Contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org for more information.
Fridays in Lent ( March 8 - April 12)
7 AM HOLY EUCHARIST: Throughout Lent there will be a 7 AM Holy Eucharist in St. Mary’s Chapel. All are welcome. Bible Study will follow.

Sunday, March 3
Great Hall 11:30 AM to 1 PM
The Blessing of Children and Contemplative Spirituality. Nancy Enderle and Gail Watkins will explore how to think about, affirm, and engage the Spirit of God within children. 
Registration online on the Parent Link Event page.

Tuesday, March 5
SHROVE TUESDAY: The Young Adults Fellowship will sponsor our annual Shrove Tuesday supper from 5:30-7 PM. Please invite your family and friends for a Mardi Gras feast, showcasing the “best of the best” gumbo and jambalaya that CSMSG has to offer, as well as live music and dessert pancakes! We hope you can join us! Suggested minimum donations: $5/child, $10/adult, $30/family. 
Please RSVP by emailing reception@csmsg.org , calling 314.721.1502, or on our CSMSG home page with the event sign-up buttons. We are also seeking volunteer entrants for the gumbo/jambalaya contest. The winner and chef of the best dish will receive four reserved seats at the 9:15 AM Easter service. For more information and to enter, please contact Lucas Gredell, lagredell@gmail.com .
The mission of the Young Adults Fellowship is to engage the young adults of CSMSG with the Gospel through study, prayer, service, and community.

Friday, March 8
LENTEN BIBLE STUDY: Throughout Lent (March 8 - April 12) there will be a 7 AM Holy Eucharist in St. Mary’s Chapel followed by Bible Study in the Library on Fridays. All are welcome. 
Saturday, March 9
The Lenten Quiet Morning speaker will be Dr. Carolyn Chau. She will discuss "Leaning into the Paschal Mystery, Moving into Hope". Dr. Chau (University of Toronto, Yale) is professor of systematic and moral theology at King's University College at Western University in Ontario, Canada. Her work focuses on how to embody Christian witness effectively in today's secular context.
Dr. Chau will speak after an 8 AM continental breakfast in the Great Hall. Childcare will be provided.
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. Registration is open for CSMSG parishioners only until Monday, April 1. This event is limited to 40 participants and fills quickly every year.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
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 Nick@csmsg.org
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 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  
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