August 2-9, 2018
Living Christ in This World
COMMUNITY OF HOPE QUARTERLY MEETING:
All who are interested in the Community of Hope, please come to the Quarterly Meeting
on August 4 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at CSMSG.
SUNDAY PREACHING SCHEDULE
SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE
STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
It’s common for churches to see what’s been thoughtfully (or painfully) coined “the summer giving slump,” when giving declines for most churches between the months of May and August. Many churches like CSMSG see a 20% or more decrease in giving during these months due to members being on vacation, going to BBQs, traveling with family, etc. You can help CSMSG avoid the slump in two ways:
  * Pay your pledge in full now, instead of at the end of the year;
  * Send in those pledge payments you will miss while you are away this summer. You may give online at anytime from anywhere. Go to our website, click on Stewardship, then click on Give Now . In spite of the slump, God is at work at CSMSG this summer! We are gearing up for what is sure to be a spectacular fall. Thank you for your support.
Did you know the Church Service League administers the J. Francis Sant Memorial Scholarship, awarded to an applicant to a theological seminary or a divinity school? Two parishioners in the past two years have received this scholarship for their studies! Interested? Contact Marjorie Sundfors at sundfors@att.net .
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Volunteers from CSMSG spent last Thursday painting a classroom and a bathroom and distributing office supplies for teachers at Meadows Elementary School in Riverview Gardens. The work day was coordinated by our mission team that was supposed to be volunteering in Nicaragua this week but couldn't go due to political unrest. Another work day is scheduled for Saturday, August 19 to help build a playground. For more information, contact Jennifer McGrath at jenmcgrath123@gmail.com or 412-334-6398.
THIS SUNDAY, August 5
ICE CREAM SOCIAL THIS SUNDAY following the 10 AM liturgy!
Our Rector has returned! Join him for an ice cream in the Davis Courtyard.

NAMETAGS: Please wear your nametags. If you can not 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.

THIS WEEK
Monday, August 6
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Armstrong Room , 9-9:45 AM
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.

Tuesday, August 7
Sverdrup Room, 10AM - 2 PM
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE CRAFT MAKING: open to all women of the church, will continue working on items for the Christmas Bazaar from 10 AM til 2 PM. Bring your lunch if you like, and join us for as long as you can. No special skills required.

Wednesday, August 8
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS This will be the last Wonderful Wednesday with Fr. Jeremy Davies. We will focus on a showing of the film Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and we will reflect on Prayer and Film. We will begin promptly at 6 PM.
5:30 PM  Evening Prayer (St. Mary’s Chapel)
6:00 PM  Supper (Great Hall)
6:45 PM  Class
8:00 PM  Compline (St. Mary’s Chapel)

Friday, August 10
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: We will study the Gospel of Mark this summer on Friday mornings in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, August 18
SANDWICH MAKING will take place Saturday, August 18. 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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteers from CSMSG spent last Thursday painting a classroom and a bathroom and distributing office supplies for teachers at Meadows Elementary School in Riverview Gardens. The work day was coordinated by our mission team that was supposed to be volunteering in Nicaragua this week but couldn't go due to political unrest. Another work day is scheduled for Saturday, August 19 to help build a playground. For more information, contact Jennifer McGrath at jenmcgrath123@gmail.com or 412-334-6398.
JTM WOMEN'S MINISTRY FUND
By now, you've heard the devastating news about Jan Torissi 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 she so dearly loved. The money will be used to pay for retreat leaders as well as scholarships for attendees. If you would like to contribute, please make your check payable to CSMSG and note the JTM Women's Ministry Fund in the memo portion. Please contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org if you have any questions.
DONATE ONLINE WITH YOUR PHONE!
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.
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"IN THE LOOP!" 
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  
PASTORAL CARE
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 communications@csmsg.org or Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org .

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