February 15-21, 2019
Living Christ in This World
MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT! The Servers’ Guild of Vergers and Acolytes
The Servers’ Guild is composed of adult parishioners who serve as vergers and high-school aged youth who serve as acolytes at worship services. Their service and commitment to this ministry contribute to the tradition of superior liturgy at CSMSG. Stop by and see Sam Sked in the Great Hall this Sunday or contact him at Ssked@att.net .
February 17 The Rev. Tom R. Albinson
February 24 The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
Sunday, February 17, 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.

HUNGER MINISTRY ANNUAL SOUP SALE : Don’t miss the Hunger Ministry Annual Soup Sale in the Great Hall. Purchase a quart of soup with two rolls for $7.50. Sweets also for sale. Questions? Contact Becky Zaccarello at 314.494.0788 or Alison Wiedle at 314.307.8300.

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 are offered in February to those adults who wish to be confirmed. The classes will be offered on Sunday mornings after the 9 AM liturgy that began on February 3 and conclude on March 10 (No class on February 24). 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 The Church of St. Michael & St. George. 
Contact Debbie at communications@csmsg.org or Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 if you wish to be Confirmed.

HS SUNDAY SCHOOL will be held (with breakfast!) Sunday in the Armstrong Room from 10:30 to 11:00 AM. 

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.
The Book of Common Prayer has never proscribed particular colors to be used in the church for particular seasons of the church year, but over time different traditions have evolved that associate particular colors to each season. At The Church of St. Michael & St. George we have used the colors that reflect the colors used in England before the Reformation. In Epiphany and the season after Pentecost, the altar is covered in a tapestry fabric edged in green and the clergy wear vestments with the same tapestry as the central component.

Friday, February 15
MOVIE NIGHT: A Tree of Light, 7 PM, the Great Hall
Saturday, February 16
VERGER’S WALK: Confirmands and families are invited to learn about the physical space of our Church and how it relates to our worship. Sam Sked will lead from 5-6 PM. The whole parish is invited! RSVP to timothy@csmsg.org . 

Monday, February 18
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 19
10:30 AM: Bible Study; 11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist
12 PM: Luncheon reservations to Sandra Vuitel ( sandravuitel@gmail.com or 314.300.8858) no later than 3 PM Sunday, February 17, please.
12:30 PM: Fr. Tom Albinson
Upcoming meetings: February 26: Robert Lehman, Music in the Church
March 12: Lenten Series begins with Timothy Chapman

Tuesday, February 19
Tuesday, February 19
7 PM, the Great Hall.

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 AND participate in our community’s Holy Listening Session. The survey is anonymous, and its results will outline an overall picture of the Diocese. The Holy Listening Sessions will paint in the specific hopes of the various congregations. Weather permitting, the Holy Listening Sessions have been well-attended. However, out of more than 11,000 Episcopalians in our Diocese, to date fewer than 200 have responded to the survey.

A team from the Bishop Search and Nominating Committee will visit your parish to listen to what you have to say. 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 February 25!

The Holy Listening Session for CSMSG is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19 at 7 PM in the Great Hall. Please make every effort to be present so that every voice is heard.

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. The committee is beginning this process with conversations in every congregation. This time together will last 90 minutes. 

Here are two questions to ponder ahead of the Session:
• Tell us one thing that you would like a new Bishop to know about your parish. Who is The Church of St. Michael & St. George in your community?
 • Jump ahead to ten years from now. What accomplishments do you hope the new Bishop will have led us to?

Wednesday, February 20
AN INHERITED FAITH: Join us for the final session THIS Wednesday as we consider faith in times of crisis, how to turn spiritual struggle into spiritual growth, and how to sustain your own spiritual life so that you have something to share. The Rev. Amy Bertschausen is leading these sessions about conversations of life and death, God and Jesus. Dinner at 5:30 PM, class from 6-7:30 PM, and Compline (optional) at 7:30 PM. Childcare with advance reservations by 12 PM on Monday prior.
Register by e-mailing marty@csmsg.org.  

Friday, February 22
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.
Third Grade will share what they have learned about the Early Years of Jesus in this morning’s Chapel presentation. Third Grade parents, please have your children meet in the Chapel at 8:45 AM to prepare for it.
The Family Outreach project will follow Church School classes and services in the Gym on Sunday, February 24 at 11:00 AM. Plus pizza! The cost is $20 per family (for pizza and the sandwich ingredients). Check the church website event sign-up buttons to RSVP.
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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