September 14-20, 2018
Living Christ in This World
Did you know that the majority of the stained glass windows here at CSMSG were done by Emil Frei, Sr., a Bavarian who moved to NYC in 1895? He found his way to St. Louis (and its large German population) and opened an art glass studio in 1898 on South Broadway. He won the Grand Prize in the 1904 World’s Fair for stained glass he created for the Holy Family Church in Watertown, NY. His work became the pinnacle of the art of painting on glass; on his great reputation, Frei was commissioned to undertake the mosaic design for the Cathedral Basilica on Lindell Boulevard.
Sunday, September 16
Grandparents Sunday : Grandchildren, bring your grandparents and grandparents, bring your grandchildren. CSMSG is celebrating Grandparents Sunday on Sunday, September 16. All grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in this special morning of worship and activities. The morning will include attending Children’s Eucharist in St. George’s Chapel, participating in a short version of Church School curriculum, and enjoying snacks together in the Taylor Room.  MORE INFO

PARENT LINK KICKOFF SUNDAY! The Rev. Amy Bertschausen, Executive Director of Care and Counseling, will present “Longing to Belong: From Adolescence Through Adulthood.” Join us in the Great Hall from 6:30-8 PM; all adults and friends are invited to attend. Childcare will be in the nursery.

CSMSG CHORISTERS: The CSMSG Choristers are back in the stalls THIS Sunday, September 16 and have a great year planned. Being a member of this team gives children a chance to deepen their knowledge of the Liturgy, Scripture, and their Faith by preparing for and functioning in the service. If you have or know of a child (boy or girl starting at age 7 through high school) who would like to sing once a month at the 9:15 AM Eucharist, or who is curious and would like to sit in on a rehearsal, please contact Nick Bideler at .

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.

Saturday, September 15
Sandwich Making
Taylor Room, 10-11 AM
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 the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients. 

Monday, September 17
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, September 18
Sverdrup Room, 10 AM-2 PM
Church Service League/ECW
10:30 AM: Bible Study, Sverdrup Room
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel
12-2 PM: Lunch by Lynne Roney, dessert by Nancy Ferriss and General Meeting following. All women of the church are invited to any/all sections of the meeting. Lunch reservations ($7) made with Sandra Vuitel ( ) or 314.300.8858 today, by 4 PM. Looking forward to seeing you!

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

Friday, September 21
Library, 7:30-8:30 AM
We will be studying the Gospel of Mark in the library from 7:30-8:30 AM .

Sunday, September 23
Meet Me At The Fair
Come one, come all to the Lay Ministry Fair in the Great Hall on Sunday September 23. All ministries supporting both those within our walls and in our community will be represented. Browse the tables, ask questions, and most importantly, volunteer! We need your help, whether you like to cook (Heavenly Meals) or like to visit the homebound (Community of Hope), your talents are needed. See you at the Fair!

Sunday, September 30
St. Michael’s Sunday
Bagpipes, Music, and Fried Chicken! What more could a parishioner ask for? Plan now to stay for a picnic following the 9:15 AM service on Sunday, September 30. 

**There will be no 11:15 AM service on St. Michael's Day .

Saturday, October 27
One-Day Women’s Retreat
In our one-day contemplative retreat, come and let us imagine together and seek to know who God is and how to deepen our relationship with God. Saturday, October 27, 2018. Light breakfast at 8 AM. Gathering begins at 8:30 AM. Eucharist at 3 PM.
Brochures are in the mail. Contact Laurie Brown with questions at .
Sunday, October 7
5 PM
Solemn Evensong and Te Deum for Michaelmas.
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Save these dates:
One-Day Retreat - Saturday, October 27 (held at CSMSG)
Weekend Retreat - Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 2, 2019 (held at the Mercy Center)
Please contact Laurie at if you have any questions.

Our Fall 2018 Women’s Retreat leaders, Gail Watkins and Nancy Enderle, invite you to a new understanding of "spacious." 
At the Retreat, you can begin to listen for God’s voice and action in your every day life. Come, and be still, and pause.
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 if you have any questions.
It may be summer and the sunflowers are blooming, but the 2018 Church Service League Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon will be here before you know it! Questions? Contact Alison Wiedle at 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.

Saturday, September 22 at 9-11 AM, St. Louis University High School
Looking for a family-friendly and FUN event this fall? Join Episcopal City Mission (ECM) for “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”. 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 – so please plan to attend and help raise funds for ECM! Help us plan by registering online at ECM’s website. ( ). You can also pay at the door (cash or check only.) Ticket prices are: Adults $15, Kids $5, Under 5 free, Family Maximum $40. Contact Jillian Smith for more info at . Proceeds benefit Episcopal City Mission’s work to bring hope and healing to children in the St. Louis juvenile justice system. 
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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 or Laurie at .

John (Robb) Jones

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