April 5-12, 2018
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER:  Our Ministry Spotlight this Sunday will feature Kids in Detention. Come join us at 10:30 AM in the Sverdrup Room as Jeff Fabiano, the Episcopal City Mission Chaplain, talks about this valuable ministry and how you can help.

It's not too late to RSVP for next week's FLORAL ARRANGEMENT ATELIER! See below for registration information.
THIS SUNDAY, April 8, 2018
April 8
April 15
April 22

April 29
The Rt. Rev. Keith B. Whitmore
The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
The Rev. Canon William North (9:15 AM)
The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos (8:00, 11:15 & 5:30)
The Rt. Rev. George W. Smith
Stewardship Campaign
Saturday night at the Easter Vigil, two were baptized and three were confirmed in the Name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Praise be to God!

If you have not yet made a pledge and wish to do so, you may pick up a pledge card in the pew, narthex, on the website at www.csmsg.org , or call the Church at 314.721.1502. Thank you for your pledge.

RECTOR’S FORUM: Please join the Rector as he leads a study of the “Old Testament Roots of the Gospel” from 10:30-11:00 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is welcome.

Through this ministry's interaction with youth in detention, members assist in educational, social, and spiritual development.
Ministry members can become involved in planning birthday parties held at the Juvenile Detention Center in Clayton.
Parties are scheduled throughout the year and held on Friday evenings. Tutors are always needed. Please stop by and see
parishioners Tom and Emily Guignon in the Great Hall OR visit with ECM Chaplain Jeff Fabiano who will be here from 10:30-11 AM.

ECM Speaker: J eff Fabiano has served for more than eight years as an Episcopal City Mission Chaplain for Kids in Detention.
Come join us on April 8 at 10:30 AM in the Sverdrup Room as Jeff talks about this valuable ministry and how you can help.

Monday, April 9
Mothers of the Messiah: The arrival of Jesus Christ came as the fulfillment of centuries of preparation and promises God made to Israel. Join us to explore the lives of the foreigners, queens, and other women in Jesus' ancestral line from Eve to Mary. All ladies of the parish are invited to come as you are available from 9-9:45 AM on Monday mornings in the Armstrong Room.

Tuesday, April 10
10:30-11:30 AM: Bible study, led by the Rev. Peter Speropulos; 11:30 to Noon: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel; Noon: Lunch, the Great Hall. Lunch costs $7. Reservations are required by Sunday evening, April 8, to Lynne Roney at lynneroney@sbcglobal.net or 314.727.7175; 12:30 PM: Guest Speakers: Aleda and Jim Littlefield, “Lake District Travelogue”.

STEAK & STORIES: Bishop Keith will share with us the story of his journey down the long and winding road to our door to become ‘Keith, our light bearer’. Come and meet Bishop Keith as he shares his story with us! Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, April 9 to reception@csmsg.org.

Wednesday, April 11
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: Join Bishop Keith Whitmore for Wonderful Wednesdays.
5:30 PM Evening Prayer St. Mary’s Chapel
6:00 PM Light Supper Great Hall
6:45 PM Class
7:45 PM Compline St. Mary’s Chapel
Each week the class subject will change. April 11 -Our Celtic Roots; April 18 -What is Theology all about?

Thursdays, April 12
SPRING BOOK CLUB MEETING: The CSMSG Book Club will reconvene to read Imperium , by the popular British author Robert Harris. It is a fictional biography of Cicero told by his secretary, Tiro. Charlie Valier will lead the discussion at 7:30 PM in the Taylor Room.

Friday, April 13
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: Review the Collect and Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. We meet Friday mornings in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM following Holy Eucharist at 7 AM in St. Mary’s Chapel.

Friday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14
The Flower Guild will sponsor a workshop in flower arranging for church arrangements, special events arrangements, and home dinners. Our guest designer is Alan Gray, owner of Old Vicarage Gardens in East Ruston, UK. SEATING IS LIMITED so don’t delay sending in your reservation! Alan Gray’s website: e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk.
Saturday, April 21
CARE AND COUNSELING EVENT: Care and Counseling, a local non-profit mental health provider with ties to CSMSG, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year! They are hosting a Jubilee Gala on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at The Ritz, St. Louis, chaired by Kathie and Richard Winter. Our former associate, the Rev. Bill North, who was also the former Executive Director of Care and Counseling, will be an honored guest at this event. Please consider attending in support of him and in support of vital mental health services in our community. You can purchase tickets at  www.careandcounseling.org  or by calling 314.336.1082; Betsy Douglass and Marty Chapman can also provide tickets and additional information. As an added bonus, the Rev. Bill North will preach at CSMSG at the 9:15 AM service on Sunday, April 22!

U TURNS: We hope all of you have heard of the foot-stomping, crowd-pleasing performance by the trio, the “U Turns”. The “U Turns” will return to the Great Hall and perform for the congregation after the 9:15 AM service on Sunday, April 22. This should be a wonderful time for SMSOC parents to mingle with the CSMSG congregation. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Sunday, April 22
Guest Preacher: The Rev. Canon William North will be our guest preacher at the 9:15 AM liturgy on Sunday, April 22. Mr. North came to The Church of St. Michael and St. George in 1993 as a Presbyterian minister, after serving as Executive Director of Care and Counseling, an interfaith agency, for 18 years. In 1995 he was ordained Deacon at Christ Church Cathedral and in 1996 Priest at St. Michael’s. His transition was natural. He went to an Episcopal Church as a child, raised his children in Clayton and had connections to St. Michael’s since the days of Jack Schweizer. He had done regular adult education programs in Ed Salmon’s rectorship, and did pastoral care under Ken Semon. After many years at St. Michael’s, Bill and Mary moved to Phoenix and later to Houston. They retired in 2007 to Portland, then relocated to Swarthmore, a Philadelphia suburb, to be near their children and five grandchildren who had all settled in the East.
Tuesday, April 24
THE ST. GEORGE SOCIETY invites you to a cocktail reception and presentation by parishioner Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. who will discuss "The Privilege of Leadership and Courage to Care" on Tuesday, April 24 in the Great Hall. The reception begins at 6 PM, the presentation at 6:30 PM. Please reply to Marlene Kleffner at   Marlene@csmsg.org by Wednesday April 18.

Sunday, April 29
SAVE THE DATE for the NICARAGUA DINNER & AUCTION This fun dinner is the primary fundraiser for the World Service Mission Ministry to Nicaragua. Join us this year on Sunday, April 29 at the Deer Creek Club beginning with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6 PM, dinner at 7 PM and fund-a- need at 8 PM. There will also be select live auction items, raffle baskets and a wine pull. Tickets will be on sale in the Great Hall between services on S unday, April 8 and Sunday, April 15. Tickets are $85 and can be paid for in cash, by check or by credit card. Seating is limited at this event, so get your tickets early.

WINE WANTED! If you would like to donate a bottle of wine for the wine pull, drop off a bottle ($25 value and up, please) to the ticket sales table in the Great Hall on Sunday.

For more information on the Nicaragua Dinner, please contact Jennifer McGrath at jenmcgrath123@gmail.com or 636.778.1256.

NICARAGUA MINISTRY is in need of UNEXPIRED Buy Buy Baby and Bed Bath & Beyond coupons to purchase items for baby layettes that go to new mothers in Nicaragua. Please put coupons in the Nicaragua closet located across the hall from the Library. Download 2018 Mission Trip Brochure here
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