September 12-19, 2019
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: SUNDAY IS GRANDPARENTS SUNDAY! Please welcome any grandchildren or grandparents visiting CSMSG on Sunday as part of Grandparents Sunday. The morning includes 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.
September 15 ... The Rev. Stewart Clem, PhD
September 22 ... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
September 29 ... The Rev. Canon Jeremy M. Haselock
The Stewardship Committee has been hard at work this summer, planning and strategizing for this year’s annual stewardship campaign that will kick off in October. This year’s campaign chair is Ian Hagemann and the theme will be TOGETHER WE GIVE! Be on the lookout for information regarding the Every Member Canvass and how you can help with the Church’s fundraising efforts in the month of October. Thank you to all the generous parishioners who support CSMSG! If you have any questions or would like to have a conversation about supporting CSMSG, please do not hesitate to reach out to Alexis Azar Posnanski at or 314.721.1502 ext. 4044.
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
Hillary Gredell
Kate Harris
Jim Holbrook
Tracee Holmes
Tom Horlacher
Gayle Jackson
John Koykka
Laura Lambrix
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 two Focus Groups:

  • 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.
Episcopal Christians, our Confirmation preparation class, is offered in the Fall and Spring.
Interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and the way of life it offers? Whether you’re considering joining the church or need a refresher course, come join us as we learn more about the faith, worship, practices, and governance of the Episcopal Church as well as the traditions, programs, and fun that The Church of St. Michael & St. George offers.
Adults seeking Confirmation (or Reception, if Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox) into the Anglican Communion will be confirmed in the Spring.

Confirmation is open for all those who are:

  1. Previously baptized but not confirmed in any tradition.
  2. If you have not been baptized, we will also baptize and confirm you.
  3. Previously confirmed in another tradition that is not Anglican, Roman Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox (if you have been confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church of the Eastern Orthodox Church, you only have to be Received).

Class will meet on November 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2019
Classes will meet Sundays from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM in the Sverdrup Room with the Rev. Peter Speropulous.

The topics for this four-week course are:

  • Basic Christianity
  • Our Anglican Heritage
  • Word and Sacrament
  • CSMSG What’s next? Finding Your +1

Childcare can be arranged upon request. Contact Laurie Brown at or 314.721.1502.
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 the end of September.
Did You Know the Church Service League administers the J. Francis Sant Memorial Scholarship which is awarded to an applicant of a theological seminary or a divinity school? Most recently, our own parishioner The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti received the scholarship. Interested? Contact Marjorie Sundfors at .
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 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.

Angel Food Bakers is a new ministry made up of volu nteers who are willing to provide home-baked treats for our Welcome table on Sunday morning. If you are interested in providing baked good s once a month, please contact Laurie Brown at or 314.721.1502.

Sunday, September 15
WELCOME TO OUR GUEST PREACHER: The Rev. Stewart Clem, PhD is a priest in the Diocese of Oklahoma. He and his wife, Molly, and their four daughters recently moved to St. Louis, where Fr. Clem has accepted a faculty position at Aquinas Institute of Theology.

SUNDAY IS GRANDPARENTS SUNDAY! Please welcome any grandchildren or grandparents visiting CSMSG today as part of Grandparents Sunday. The morning includes 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.

FAITHFUL GENERATIONS ADULT SS CLASS resumes SUNDAY in the Library from 10:30-11 AM. This class will be discussing the book: The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. All interested adults are invited to attend, even if you do not want to read the book.

GRANDPARENTS OF PARENT LINK will meet in the Library SUNDAY from 11 to 11:45 AM. We will say our prayers and share our stories of how our lives have been touched by our grandchildren, our children, or by God. All are welcome, including non-grandparents who serve like grandparents in nurturing the spiritual lives of children. For more information about this group, please contact Bruce Springer, Barb Smith, Tim Smith, or Pam Koprowski. 

DIRECTORY UPDATE: Please stop by the table in the Great Hall to update your information for our database. 

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.
GRANDPARENTS: If your grandchildren aren’t parishioners, invite them to experience a morning at CSMSG by attending our Church School with you. If your grandchildren are members, let them show you what they typically do on a Sunday while you are in the service. If your grandchildren are unable to attend, you are welcome to bring a relative, godchild, or special friend. You may also volunteer to accompany a child whose grandparents are unable to attend.
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. Youth Ministry students and their grandparents also are invited to participate by attending the 9:15 AM worship together. More details will be available the day of the event.
Please join us and share your faith with your family. To RSVP, click the link below or email Mary Beth Tipton or Amy Zimmerman. You also may email Mary Beth or Amy to volunteer to be accompany a grandchild or grandparent.
Monday, September 16
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: We are studying the Way of Love series, which includes podcasts from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. The Way of Love is a way of life. More than a program, it is a return to the ancient pathways and Rules of Life that followers of Jesus have observed for centuries. Please join us for this nine-week series on Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room!
Tuesday, September 17
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

THE CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE   meets this Tuesday, September 17, and all ladies of the Church are invited. 
10:30-11:30 AM: Bible Study in the Sverdrup Room with Fr. Tom Albinson; 
11:30 AM-12 PM: Eucharist in St. Mary’s Chapel;
12-12:30 PM: Lunch ($8.00 with reservations);
12:30-1:30: Program: Odd Couples Housing with founder, John Levis. 
Everyone, make your reservations with Sandra Vuitel @ 314.300.8858 or no later than 3 PM Sunday.

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 18
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 19
12:15 PM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

Friday, September 20
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.

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. 

SANDWICH MAKING will take place Saturday, September 21. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael’s Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for FOCUS St. Louis clients.

YOUNG ADULT FELLOWSHIP: Volunteer with us at Earth Dance Farms on Saturday, September 21, 10 AM-12:30 PM, then grab lunch at Ferguson Brewery! Contact for more info. 

Sunday, September 22
LAY MINISTRY FAIR: Come one, come all to the Lay Ministry Fair in the Great Hall Sunday September 22.  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!

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.

Sunday, October 13
HOW MUCH MONEY IS NEEDED TO RUN CSMSG? Please join Senior Warden Betsy Douglass, Treasurer Mike Zaccarello, and other members of the Finance Committee on October 13, following the 9:15 AM service, for the “Where the Money Goes” presentation. It will take the place of the Rector’s Forum in the Taylor Room. Please take the opportunity to come and listen to the presentation, as it offers a guide to understanding the finances of our Church.

Save-the-date: COOKOUT AT SHAW PARK - Calling all parents with children 0-5 years old and elementary age! You are invited to a cookout at the South Shelter of Shaw Park on Sunday, October 13 from 11:30 AM-1 PM. Register online by Monday, October 7.
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!
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. 
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.
CSMSG shows up for former parishioner Chris Leonard's Kochland book signing!
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
Dr. Frederick Thier Kraus 
James Patterson Caldwell
Edith Bell

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