Please review The Church of St. Michael & St. George's weekly e-newsletter to keep abreast of our events. Visit our online calendar for event
Let us know! 
If you or someone close to you has had a change in circumstances [in the hospital, moved to a nursing home, etc.], please call the Church at 314.721.1502, so we can help keep CSMSG in your life.

Recent  Transitions

Patricia Mary Johnson



Call CSMSG at 314.721.1502
or e-Mail 

The Church of
St. Michael &  St. George
6345 Wydown Blvd. 
PO Box 11887 
Clayton, MO 63105 
314.721.1502 (p) 
314.721.4670 (f)

Join Our Mailing List
Living Christ in This World
November 3-9, 2016
This Friday, November 4, the Choristers of CSMSG will host their annual "A Friday Musicale." All of the tables for this Friday's fundraiser are sold out! If you would still like to attend, please call Nicholas Bideler to check on any cancellations. We will try to accommodate all requests.

Daylight Saving Time Ends
On Saturday, November 4, daylight saving time ends. Remember to set you clocks back one hour before you go to bed!

November 6      The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
November 13    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
November 20    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
November 24    The Rev. Blake A. Sawicky
November 27    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
Beginning in September, we transformed the former Girls' Choir to the Choristers so that boys would be able to have the same amazing experience that the girls have had in years past. This fundraiser is one of two that the Choristers will have - the other is a Trivia Night which will be held on February 17, 2017. The Choristers sing every first and third Sunday with the Schola at either the 9:15 AM Eucharist or 5 PM Choral Evensong. If you have a boy or girl that is interested in joining the choristers, please contact Nicholas Bideler at nick@csmsg.org.
STEWARDSHIP 2016-2017  
Pledge Sunday 2016 was EPIC! We received 163 pledges for a total of $956,978. AND everyone went home full of pancakes and sausages! Our goal is $2,200,000. If every household makes a pledge we can reach our goal. 

This year's Campaign theme is " EPIC - Every Parishioner is Called". We are called to give because God made us, redeemed us in Christ, and sustains us in the Spirit. Every Pledge Is Counted. 

Join Washington University's Home Plate!
Become a Home Plate host and welcome three or four Washington University students into your home for a few meals a year to help them feel more at home here in St. Louis. more info
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. 

The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon CD Sets can be purchased in the Great Hall today or November 13, or by e-mailing Nick Clifford at nickclifsr@yahoo.com. Consider giving this set as a Christmas gift!

Choral Evensong in Commemoration of All Faithful Departed: The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing Choral Evensong in commemoration of All Faithful Departed this evening at 5 PM. The Choir will sing the Evening Service composed for St. Paul's Cathedral, London, by Herbert Howells along with music of Henry Gerike (composed for, and dedicated to, our own Choir), Charles Wood, Haldane Campbell Stewart, and John Tavener. Please plan to join us in this ongoing pattern of daily prayer, to remember the Faithful Departed who have gone before us, at this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the closing of the day.

St. Louis Half Marathon
It looks like the race begins at 7:30 AM, and will travel from Clayton Center, down Forsyth into Forest Park and back, which
may affect traffic getting to church.

Cookies Needed for our CSMSG College Students! If you can donate three dozen home-baked cookies for our college student care packages, please e-mail Marty Chapman at youth@csmsg.org. Please drop off your cookies on or by 9 AM this Sunday to the Armstrong Room. Our college students will THANK YOU!  

Friday, November 4
Friday Morning Women's Bible Study
7 AM Holy Eucharist   St. Mary's Chapel;  7:30 - 8:30 AM   Library 

A Friday Musicale 
6 PM   Great Hall
The Friday Musicale is tomorrow evening! Reserve your tickets for this wonderful event! $50 per ticket or 4 for $175.   Order online  or email Nick Bideler at  nick@csmsg.org  to reserve your seat.

Men's Bible Study
7 AM    Starbucks at Hanley & Wydown
Join the men for coffee and Bible Study every Friday morning!

Monday, November 7
Women's Monday Morning Bible Study 
9 -9:45 AM   Armstrong Room

Tuesday, November 8
Church Service League
Sverdrup Room/Great Hall
The Church Service League will not meet November 8.
Marché de Noël  Christmas Bazaar Silent Auction items and Luncheon Reservation Forms are in the Great Hall.

Wednesday, November 9
Wonderful Wednesdays, "A Glorious Company"
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist, 6:15 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM Classes; 
8 PM Compline
Come to pray, to eat, to learn, and to enjoy an evening together. We will explore various facets of the Christian Communion, both across the Church at large and as Episcopalian Anglicans. Come to one part of the program or for all of it, we'll look forward to seeing you! more

Thursday, November 10 and 17, December 1 and 8
CSMSG Book Club
7:30 PM, Library
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren will be discussed, led by Daniel Williamson, Charlie Valier, and Jan Jacobi. We will be reading the Restored Edition published by HMH Mariner Books and edited by Noel Polk. The November 10 assignment: read pages 1-153. 


Sunday, November 13
Healing Eucharist 
5:30 PM     St. George's Chapel

Tuesday, November 15
Steak & Stories
6 PM     Great Hall
NOTE: Due to Election Day on November 8, this month we will meet on Tuesday, November 15 from 6-8 PM in the Great Hall. Our guest speaker will be Robert Garrick. His topic will be "College Football's Wild First Half-Century."
Join pop culture and sports junkie, as well as multiple CSMSG trivia champ, Robert Garrick, for a look at college football's astonishing and little-known early years, with special attention given to three games that changed the sport forever.
RSVP by Noon on Monday, November 14 to  reception@csmsg.org.

Wednesdays, November 16 and 30
Growing Through Grief
6:45 PM   St. George's Chapel
A guided study and support group led by Molly Schilling. Materials will be provided.

Saturday, November 19
Hunger Ministry Sandwich Making
10 AM   Taylor Room
Sandwich-Making will take place Saturday, November 19 in the Taylor room at 10 AM. 

Sunday, November 20
Adult Confirmation Classes
10:30 AM     Sverdrup Room
Calling all adults who wish to be confirmed this spring! Adult Confirmation Classes begin November 20. The Rev. Blake Sawicky will lead Adult Confirmation Classes on Sunday mornings from November 20-December 18.  Contact Blake at   bsawicky@csmsg.org  with questions.

Tuesday, November 29
Church Service League
Marché de Noël Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon
White Elephant/Silent Auction items needed...Good quality items needed for the Marché de Noël Christmas Bazaar. Leave items in CSL closet next to Taylor Room by November 18. (No clothing, please) Charitable donation tax receipts available. Questions, contact Alison Wiedle ( arwiedle@sbcglobal.net; 314.307.8300).

Saturday, December 3
Advent Quiet Morning
The Rev. Canon Jeremy Davies will lead our Advent Quiet Morning on Saturday, December 3.  The title of his theme is "Time and Eternity".

Thursdays, January 5-March 30, 2017
The Community of Hope
The Community of Hope at The Church of St. Michael & St. George announces a new training program to be held at the Church beginning in January of 2017. The Community of Hope (COH) is a Christian community of lay pastoral care-givers united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality, and trained for pastoral ministry. Lay pastoral caregivers are taught a ministry of presence in order to bring the presence of Christ to the suffering. At The Church of St. Michael & St. George, Community of Hope members give spiritual care to people in hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and private homes. Please consider joining this very personal and important ministry. The next class will meet 5:30-8:30 PM on Thursdays, January 5-March 30. For more information, contact Nancy Ferriss at 314.974.3386 or Mary Ann Cook at 314.726.5860.
Church School Preschool-Kindergarten  children should go to their undercroft classrooms, and  1st-5th Grades  will meet in the Chapel. All classes end at 10:55 AM.


Sunday, November 6, 2016
The Spiritual Family Class 
10:30 AM    Wydown Meeting Room
The Spiritual Family Class: In a culture too busy for spirituality, how do we learn to practice in our lives and instill in our children the value and delight of the Christian faith? All adults are welcome to join us for this discussion-based class to expand upon Dr. Lisa Miller's work in The Spiritual Child and apply these principles in our families today. We meet each Sunday from 10:30-11:15 AM in the Wydown Meeting Room. This week: A Family Approach to Gratitude: Spirituality in the Thanksgiving Season.

Save the Date: Youth Ministry Parents Party
All Hallows' Eve Family Night: The Youth Ministry wishes to say "THANK YOU" to every student and parent who volunteered at the family night last Sunday!

HS Bible Studies more

Can I Ask That? more

Tuesdays with Timothy 
3:30-4:30 PM, Starbucks at Wydown and Hanley 

Hunger Ministry  more info
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed  more info

United Thank Offering  

Bishop Salmon CD Set Orders
The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon CD Sets  can be ordered by e-mailing Nick Clifford at nickclifsr@yahoo.com.
Hospital Stay: Please let us know if you or a loved one is in the hospital. We want to be sure you are on the prayer list and would like to have a priest visit you. Please contact Debbie Fenner at communications@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
ALTAR FLOWERS