March 14-21, 2019
Living Christ in This World
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.
12:30 PM Nancy Ferriss presents, The Community of Hope
Tuesday: 10:30 AM: Bible Study, 11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, 12 PM Luncheon, 12:30 Program
Knowing Jesus through the Creeds and Councils with Fr. Peter Speropulos
5:30 PM Evening Prayer, 6 PM Dinner, 6:45-8 PM Class, and Compline 8 PM.
March 17 . ..... The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
March 24 ...... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
March 31 ....... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
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.

GRANDPARENTS OF PARENT LINK: Wydown Meeting Room from 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 similar roles as 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.

MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: Members of Steak & Stories and The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will be in the Great Hall on Sunday. Stop by and check them out!
Steak & Stories is a men’s group at The Church of St. Michael & St. George. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May. The format is to gather at 6 PM at the Church in the Great Hall for beer, wine, and dinner. Our speaker starts about 7 PM and finishes around 8 PM.
Additionally, we meet in July, usually the second Tuesday and “off campus” at a member’s home. No speaker, but double the camaraderie!
Attendance varies, usually 20-40 people attend each month. For more information contact: Tim Smith 314.910.8151 or
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew has been bringing men and youth to Jesus Christ since its founding on the cold, wintry day of Nov. 30, 1883 at St. James’ Episcopal Church in downtown Chicago. The Church of St. Michael & St. George is one chapter among 350+ chapters in the United States. There are three disciplines Brothers follow: prayer, study, and service.
We meet in the Sverdrup Room at Church on the second Thursday of each month for prayer and bible study at 7 PM and finish around 8 PM.
For more information contact: Mike Bickel 314.223.8999 or

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.
Lent is the period of 40 days of preparation leading up to Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter evening at the Great Vigil of Easter. However, if you consult a calendar, you will count more than 40 days! This is because Sundays are not considered fasting days during Lent. Even though we still remain penitent and reflective, on Sundays we feast as we look forward to the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus!
Timothy Chapman, our Youth Minister, has announced his engagement to Whitney Wedel. He will be leaving The Church of St. Michael & St. George at the end of July. We congratulate Timothy and wish him God’s speed in this new endeavor of his life.
Monday, March 18
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 19
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 17, please.
12:30 PM Nancy Ferriss presenting The Community of Hope
Upcoming meetings: 
March 26: Lenten Series resumes with Timothy Chapman, Meditations on the Wounds of Christ: His Hands and Feet ;
April 9: Tracy Russell: Early Syriac Christian Martyrs
April 16: The Rt. Rev. Graham James, Holy Week guest speaker

Wednesday, March 20
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 22
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”.
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 Rev. Andrew J. Archie

This year’s Church School Lenten recipient is 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” so THE STUDENTS may watch their collection grow through Lent.
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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