February 28 - March 7, 2019
Living Christ in This World
Lenten Activities begin next week with our Annual Shrove Tuesday Supper, followed by Ash Wednesday.
SUNDAY PREACHERS
March 3 ........ The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
March 10 ...... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
March 17 . ..... The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, March 3, 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.

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: If you wish to be confirmed, the class meets in the Sverdrup Room on Sunday mornings after the 9:15 AM liturgy, and will conclude on March 10. 
Contact Debbie at communications@csmsg.org or Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 if you wish to be Confirmed or Received.

FAMILY SPIRITUAL FORMATION SEMINAR: Children & Spirituality: All interested adults are invited to attend this spiritual formation seminar on Sunday to explore how we can enrich and engage the Spirit of God in our children. Join this discussion in the Great Hall from 11:30 AM-1 PM.

CHORAL EVENSONG: The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing Choral Evensong Sunday evening at 5 PM at the St. Louis Abbey, 500 South Mason Road in Creve Coeur. The service will include evening canticles composed for Merton College, Oxford by Êriks Ešenvalds along with music of Henry Gerike, Philip Moore, and Roland Martin. A festive reception, hosted by the monks of the monastery, will follow, to which all are cordially invited. This service is an offering of worship as part of our ongoing ecumenical rel ationship with the monks of the Abbey. Please plan to be a part of this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day and t o celebrate our relationship with the St. Louis Abbey.

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.

MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: Church Service League and the Young Adult Fellowship are in the spotlight this Sunday!
Church Service League: All women of the parish are invited to participate in the CSL’s programs of worship, study, service, and gifts. Meetings are held at the Church on Tuesdays from September through May. CSL sponsors the Christmas Bazaar featuring vendors, crafts, an “estate” sale, a silent auction, and a luncheon. Proceeds go to Church and related ministries. 
Schedule for weekly meetings:
10:30-11:30 AM - Bible Study
11:30 AM - Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel
Noon - Lunch ($7 with reservation)
12:30 PM - Program, service project, and fellowship
Please stop by the CSL table in the Great Hall or contact Lynne Roney at 314.727.7175 or ynneroney@sbcglobal.net 

The Young Adult Fellowship: The mission of the Young Adult Fellowship is to engage the young adults of CSMSG with the Gospel through study, prayer, service, and community.
The Young Adults Fellowship will sponsor our annual Shrove Tuesday Supper on March 5 from 5:30-7 PM. Please invite your family and friends for a Mardi Gras feast, showcasing the “best of the best” gumbo and jambalaya that CSMSG has to offer, as well as live music and dessert pancakes! We hope you can join us! Suggested minimum donations: $5/child, $10/adult, $30/family. 
We are also seeking volunteer entrants for the gumbo/jambalaya contest. The winner and chef of the best dish will receive four reserved seats at the 9:15 AM Easter service. 
Stop by the Great Hall on Sunday to RSVP for Tuesday’s Pancake Supper!
Did you know that this coming Tuesday is called Shrove Tuesday? The name “shrove” actually comes from the word “shrive”, which means to confess and receive absolution. Historically, it was the custom to confess sins and clean one’s soul and the last chance to feast before Lent begins. Historically, Christians give up certain foods as a means of penitence; in the old days, in an effort not to waste perishable foods like milk and eggs, they simply added flour, and now we have the pancake! We celebrate Shrove Tuesday with a pancake supper as we prepare to fast and repent on Ash Wednesday.
Monday, March 4
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, March 5
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, March 3, please.
12:30 PM: Annual Meeting including nomination for coming year, plus St. Patrick’s Day service project.
March 12:Lenten Series begins with Timothy Chapman, Meditations on the Wounds of Christ.

SHROVE TUESDAY: The Young Adults Fellowship will sponsor our annual Shrove Tuesday supper from 5:30-7 PM. Please invite your family and friends for a Mardi Gras feast, showcasing the “best of the best” gumbo and jambalaya that CSMSG has to offer, as well as live music and dessert pancakes! We hope you can join us! Suggested minimum donations: $5/child, $10/adult, $30/family. 
Please RSVP by emailing reception@csmsg.org , calling 314.721.1502, or on our CSMSG home page with the event sign-up buttons. We are also seeking volunteer entrants for the gumbo/jambalaya contest. The winner and chef of the best dish will receive four reserved seats at the 9:15 AM Easter service. For more information and to enter, please contact Lucas Gredell, lagredell@gmail.com.
The mission of the Young Adults Fellowship is to engage the young adults of CSMSG with the Gospel through study, prayer, service, and community.

Wednesday, March 6
ASH WEDNESDAY
.. 7:00 AM Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist
11:30 AM Gatesworth service: Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist
12:10 PM Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist
.. 5:30 PM Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist/Family Liturgy
.. 6:30 PM Ash Wednesday Simple Supper
.. 7:00 PM Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: will NOT meet due to Ash Wednesday. Join Fr. Peter Speropulos on March 13 as he continues the study: “Knowing Jesus through the Creeds and Councils.” Evening Prayer at 5:30, Dinner at 6 PM, class from 6:45-8 PM, and Compline 8 PM. Childcare with advance reservations by 12 PM on the Monday prior. Register by e-mailing reception@csmsg.org.

Friday, March 8
Throughout Lent (March 8-April 12) there will be a 7 AM Holy Eucharist in St. Mary’s Chapel followed by Bible Studies on Fridays. All are welcome. 

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.

MEN'S LENTEN BIBLE STUDY: (March 8-April 12) there will be a 7 AM Holy Eucharist in St. Mary’s Chapel followed by Men's Bible Study in the Sverdrup Room on Fridays. All are welcome. 
Saturday, March 9
LENTEN QUIET MORNING
The Lenten Quiet Morning speaker will be Dr. Carolyn Chau. She will discuss "Leaning into the Paschal Mystery, Moving into Hope". Dr. Chau (University of Toronto, Yale) is professor of systematic and moral theology at King's University College at Western University in Ontario, Canada. Her work focuses on how to embody Christian witness effectively in today's secular context.
Dr. Chau will speak after an 8 AM continental breakfast in the Great Hall. Childcare will be provided
HOLY WEEK PREACHER
The Rt. Rev. Graham James was the youngest bishop in the Church of England when he was consecrated in February 1993. More recently, he was the longest-serving bishop in the Church of England, retiring after more than 26 years. He studied at the University of Lancaster before going to Oxford for his theological training. In 1987, Bishop Graham was appointed as Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Bishop Graham became a member of the House of Lords in 2004 and has been very involved in issues related to media and communications, including serving on the Communications Select Committee in Parliament. He has been the Church of England spokesman on media issues and a frequent broadcaster and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s “Thought for the Day”.
UPCOMING EVENTS
HOLY WEEK
Sunday, April 14
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM  Procession of the Palms,The Passion, and the Holy Eucharist (Choral Eucharist I)
11:15 AM  Blessing of the Palms,The Passion, and the Holy Eucharist (Choral Eucharist I)
5:00 PM  Passion Vespers: Meditations on the Passion of Christ
5:30 PM  Holy Eucharist II
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Graham James

April 15, 16, and 17
Holy Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
5:30 PM  Choral Evensong and Sermon
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Graham James

Thursday, April 18
Maundy Thursday
5:30 PM  Holy Eucharist Family Liturgy and Dinner (St. George’s Chapel)
7:00 PM  The Mandatum, Holy Eucharist, and Stripping of the Altar * incense will be used
9:00 PM-Midnight  Vigil at the Altar of Repose
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Graham James

Friday, April 19
Good Friday
Midnight-Noon  Vigil at the Altar of Repose
7:00 AM  Stations of the Cross
Noon  The Good Friday Family Liturgy (St. George’s Chapel)
Noon  The Good Friday Liturgy
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Graham James

Saturday, April 20
Holy Saturday: The Eve of Easter
7:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter
Preacher: The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson

Sunday, April 21
The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist I
8:55 AM  Festal Music for Organ and Brass
9:15 AM  Festal Eucharist I
10:55 AM  Festal Music for Organ and Brass
11:15 AM  Festal Eucharist I
5:30 PM  Holy Eucharist II
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Andrew J. Archie

Sunday, April 28
SAVE THE DATE! THE NICARAGUA DINNER & AUCTION will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 5 to 8 PM in the Great Hall. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss this fun evening to benefit the school we support in Nicaragua. Details to follow.

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. Registration is open for CSMSG parishioners only until Monday, April 1. This event is limited to 40 participants and fills quickly every year.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
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
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.
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