March 7-14, 2019
Living Christ in This World
March 10 ...... Dr. Carolyn Chau
March 17 . ..... The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
March 24 ...... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS! Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. It's time to "spring" forward!
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 CLASS will take place in the Sverdrup Room on Sunday morning after the 9:15 AM liturgy. Sunday, March 10 is the last day for this class.

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 School Steering Committee members will be in the Great Hall on Sunday to share information about this year’s Church School Lenten recipient, Operation Backpack, a program that addresses childhood hunger and is run by Operation Food Search in St. Louis. On the last day of school before the weekend or holiday vacation, participating children discreetly receive a backpack loaded with nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods. Children return the empty backpacks to school to be refilled and the cycle continues. Our donation will be used to purchase kid-friendly, shelf-stable foods to get these students through the weekend when school meals are not available.

In addition to collecting money, we are asking families to donate boxes of low-sugar cereal. We will donate the boxes to the food pantry at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End. The pantry particularly needs single-serving size cereals but will accept full-size boxes as well. Please bring your boxes to the Great Hall to help us build a “cereal tower” for the students to watch their collection grow through Lent.

THANK YOU! Gumbo and Jambalaya cooks for making this year’s Shrove Tuesday Supper very tasty!
Easter is a movable feast! From scripture, we know that Jesus held the Last Supper with his disciples on the night of the Jewish festival of Passover. The beginning of Passover is determined by the first full moon after the vernal equinox, which can occur any day of the week. In an effort to ensure that Easter occurs on a Sunday, the Council of Nicaea, in 325 A.D., determined that Easter shall be on the first Sunday, after the first full moon, after the vernal equinox. 
Monday, March 11
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 12
10:30 AM: Bible Study
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist
12 PM: Luncheon reservations to Sandra Vuitel ( or 314.300.8858) no later than 3 PM Sunday,
March 10, please.
12:30 PM: Lenten Series begins with Timothy Chapman, Meditations on the Wounds of Christ: His Head
April 9: Tracylee Russell: Early Syriac Christian Martyrs
April 16: Rt. Rev. Graham James, Holy Week guest Preacher

Great Hall 6-8 PM
Speaker: Colonel (retired) Robin Schultze,
United States Air Force, Nurse Corps
Topic: A View From Inside the White House
Spanning nearly 26 years as a nurse in the United States Air Force, Colonel Schultze spent three years as a White House Nurse during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. Her duties included executive medical care, worldwide health care of the President, the Vice President, and their families, and medical contingency planning to ensure continuity of our government. Colonel Schultze was aboard Air Force One on September 11, 2001. She will share some of the events she witnessed and insights she gleaned as the Senior Nurse of the White House Medical Unit.
Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, March 11 to .

Wednesday, March 13
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: Join Fr. Peter Speropulos 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 for childcare by e-mailing

Friday, March 15
Throughout Lent (March 8-April 12) on Fridays, there will be a 7 AM Holy Eucharist in St. Mary’s Chapel followed by Bible Study. 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 16
SANDWICH-MAKING will take place Saturday, March 16. 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.
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”.
Sunday, March 17
GRANDPARENTS OF PARENT LINK: Wydown Meeting Room 8:15-9:05 AM. We will say our prayers, share stories of our children and grandchildren, and connect to the life of the church in this season. 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.

Thursday, April 4
CSMSG BOOK CLUB will meet to read Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee, the winner of the Nobel Prize. Disgrace , which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1993, is a relatively short but remarkably layered novel set in South Africa after the downfall of Apartheid. Carroll Stribling will lead the discussion. We will meet April 4, 11, and 25 from 7-8:30 PM in the Sverdrup Room and attendees should have read the first eight chapters of Disgrace .

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
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
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 if you have any questions.
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