June 13-20, 2019
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: SANDWICH MAKING will take place this Saturday, June 15. 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 FOCUS St. Louis clients.


June 16 ........ The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
June 23 ........ The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
June 30 ........ The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
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
Kate Harris
Jim Holbrook
Tracee Holmes
Tom Horlacher
Gayle Jackson
John Koykka
Stephanie Nash
Sam Panke
Terese Portell
Nancy Reynolds
Patience Schock
Joe Sheehan
John Tyler
The Faithfully Forward committee is now focusing on four key areas:
1) observing what other churches are doing, both locally and nationally, for good ideas that could apply to us, 
2) talking with internal Church staff and lay leaders for their opinions and ideas, 
3) planning for focus groups and a parish-wide survey to take place over the next several months, and 
4) considering the best ways to communicate with everyone in the parish on an ongoing basis, so that everyone is informed, in touch, and excited about what’s going on here at CSMSG. 

We anticipate that the planning will take a year, with a full report presented to the Vestry and the congregation upon its conclusion.   

Faithfully Forward wants your input, ideas, and questions, so please see one of the committee members listed above or email us at CSMSGstratplan@gmail.com anytime. Thank you!
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Sunday, June 16
GRANDPARENTS OF PARENT LINK will meet in the Wydown Meeting Room, from 11:15 AM to Noon (please note the new time). We will say our prayers and share our stories of how our lives have been touched by our grandchildren, 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.

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.
Middle School Mission Week: DAY 1
Middle School Mission Week: THE FOOD BANK
Monday, June 17
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 live them out today. All ladies are invited to attend on Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room.

Tuesday, June 18
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

Wednesday, June 19
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: 6 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM Class "The Hidden Smile of God: the Story of God's Grace in the Midst of Suffering," with Fr. Peter Speropulos, 7:45 PM Compline

Thursday, June 20
12:15 PM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

Friday, June 22
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.

EPISCOPAL CITY MISSION 14TH ANNUAL SUMMER CELEBRATION takes place Friday, June 21, 5:30-8:30 PM at Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood (514 E. Argonne), and we need your help to get the word out for this year’s event.
July 9
THE CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE HOLIDAY BAZAAR WORKSHOPS will begin in July and run through August: July 9, 16, 23, and August 13 and 20. All workshops are in the Sverdrup Room and run from 10 AM until 2 PM. This is a great way to meet new friends in a small and fun atmosphere while learning new skills and previously hidden talents. Come for any or all of the entire workshop, bring your lunch, and have a good time. 
SAVE THE DATE: First meeting of the 2019-2020 CSL season will be Tuesday, September 10.

July 17, 24, 31 & August 7
SAVE-THE-DATE: MAKE DATE NIGHT COUNT THIS SUMMER: CREATED FOR CONNECTION, A MARRIAGE WORKSHOP: Join the Parent Link July 17, 24, 31 and Aug 7 as Nick Symon, MA, LPC, and EFT-trained counselor leads couples in learning how we might create deeper, loving connections with our spouses. This workshop will allow couples to work collaboratively with trained counselors to deepen the emotional bond of their marriage. Spaces are limited. Sign-up online on our Parent Link website, or e-mai l marty@csmsg.org .
Saturday, October 5
One Day Retreat on Saturday, October 5 at The Church of St. Michael & St. George.
More information to follow.
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 http://edgeofenclosure.org/aboutsuzanne.html
Mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss these retreats!
The stole is the long narrow band of cloth, the color of which reflects the church season. A bishop’s stole hangs freely so that the pectoral cross is not hidden. A priest, when celebrating the Eucharist, wears the stole crossed over the chest. An assisting priest or deacon wears the stole diagonally from the left shoulder to the right hip. The stole is a symbol of the yolk of Christ, the burden of his servant-hood. Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:29). The stole reminds us of the towel that Jesus wore when he washed his disciples’ feet in John’s Gospel, showing that the priest is a servant after Jesus (Mark 10:45). 
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.
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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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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