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April 25 - May 2, 2019
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: There are a few more spots available for the Nicaragua Dinner and Auction. Contact Jennifer McGrath as soon as possible if you are interested at jenmcgrath123@gmail.com or 412.334.6398.
SUNDAY PREACHERS
April 28 ........ The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
May 5 ......... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
May 12 ......... The Rt. Rev. George Wayne Smith
THIS SUNDAY
RECTOR’S FORUM: Please join the Rector a s he leads a study of “C aesar and the Christians” from 10:30-11 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is welcome.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR 2019 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS! We wish you all the best and will always be happy to see you when you return to St. Louis!

FAITHFUL GENERATIONS ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS resumes on Sunday.

PARENT LINK LIAISONS are invited to Marty Chapman’s home Sunday, April 28 from 4-6 PM to meet with Chris Sasser, our Parent Link consultant, to discuss plans for our upcoming year! 

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.
THIS WEEK
Monday, April 29
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, April 30
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE:  
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, April 28 please. Reservations are extremely important.
12:30 PM: Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents:" Overview of the Season" including Marriage of Figaro and Rigoletto

**Important note: the ECW Scholarship applications for young women of the church are now available. Completed forms are due June 1. For more information contact Lynne Roney at lynneroney@sbcglobal.net .
Wednesday, May 1
TIMELY TOPICS SPONSORED BY THE ST. GEORGE SOCIETY: 7 PM; Great Hall. All parishioners are invited to hear Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Associate Director of Global Health Center at Washington University, speak on “How to Walk on Water: Overcoming the Challenges of Our Community Together.” –Matthew 14:23-33
All are invited, bring a friend! For more information, contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org .
Friday, May 3
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.
Church School
Church School resumes on Sunday, April 28. Bring Your Mite Box to Chapel. Hopefully your child’s donation box is full of all the money he or she raised during Lent. Bring it to Chapel, to donate it to Operation Backpack, the organization Church School chose to support during Lent this year. We will continue to collect mite boxes through May 5. We are still collecting cereal boxes for Trinity Episcopal Church Food Pantry! The tower is growing in the Great Hall!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, May 5
EASTERTIDE VESPERS: On Sunday afternoon, May 5 at 5 PM, we will once again welcome the Abbot, Prior, and monks of St. Louis Abbey to The Church of St. Michael & St. George as they lead us in worship and sing Latin Vespers for Eastertide. This liturgy is a part of our ongoing ecumenical relationship with the Abbey and one of the opportunities we have each season to worship with the monks. Please plan to join us and experience the beauty of the ancient monastic office sung as it has been for over a thousand years. A reception to honor the monks will follow.

Tuesday, May 7
5-7 PM, the CSMSG kitchen
HUNGER MINISTRY CASSEROLE MAKING for Gateway 180 and FOCUS: After casseroles are made, those attending will be asked to take them home to bake, cool, freeze, and return. Bring a snack and/or wine to share if you wish. Please RSVP by May 5 to Alison Wiedle ( arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307. 8300) or Becky Zaccarello or ( zaclife@aol.com 314.494.0788)

Thursday, May 9
BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW: The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will meet in the Sverdrup Room at 7 PM for its monthly meeting/discussion. This is a men’s Bible-based group dedicated to Prayer, Study,and Service with a mission of bringing men to Jesus. If you are interested in learning more about this group, email Mike Bickel: BICKEL485@AOL.COM .

Tuesday, May 14
STEAK & STORIES: 6-8 PM in the Great Hall. Speakers: Craig Hildreth, MD & Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD; Topic: Health Care and Medicine Today
Craig Hildreth, MD, is a practicing medical oncologist who will update us on newer personalized therapies for cancer that feature fewer side effects and toxicities than traditional chemotherapy. These approaches include immune checkpoint inhibitors and CAR-T cell therapies.
Nicholas Kouchoukos, MD, is a practicing cardiovascular surgeon who will update us on newer, less invasive approaches to cardiovascular surgery, including ‘off-pump’ heart surgery procedures and catheter-placement of aortic valves (TAVR) and aortic stents (TEVAR). Dr. Kouchoukos is a member of our parish.
Each participant will summarize his presentation for five to ten minutes, and the remainder of the hour will be given over to questions from the group. Women are invited and welcome to attend this Steak & Stories event. 
Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, May 13 to reception@csmsg.org .

June 3-7
MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION WEEK REGISTRATION OPEN: Each summer, the Youth Ministry at CSMSG offers a week-long, local mission opportunity for incoming sixth through ninth grade students. During the week, participants visit service project sites, providing help to various organizations in our community. Past service sites include Kingdom House, KidSmart, St. Louis Area Foodbank, and Good Shepherd Community Garden. This event is limited to 40 participants and fills quickly every year.
Sunday, June 9
HIGH TEA PARTY , 4:00 PM
The home of Jim and Holly Brigham
$100/person
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 Apostle John is generally listed as the youngest of the apostles of Christ. Church fathers identify him as John, the Beloved Disciple. John’s older brother James was also a disciple of Christ. John was banished during the persecution of the Christians under the Roman Emperor Domitian to the Greek island of Patmos, where he wrote the Book of Revelation. He is said to have lived to an old age and died in Ephesus sometime after AD98. He was the only apostle to die of natural causes.

SHELTER MINISTRY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!

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 )
JTM WOMEN'S MINISTRY FUND
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.
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.
WELCOME!
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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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