August 24 - 31, 2018
Living Christ in This World
NEWCOMER BRUNCH THIS SUNDAY!
All Newcomers are invited to a brunch in the Taylor Room after the 10 AM service.
This is a great opportunity to meet other Newcomers and CSMSG staff.
GRANDPARENT LINK MEETING THIS SUNDAY
All interested persons are invited to join the Grandparent Link meeting from
9-9:50 AM in the Wydown Meeting Room.
SUMMER SERVICE SCHEDULE
STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN
It’s common for churches to see what’s been thoughtfully (or painfully) coined “the summer giving slump,” when giving declines between the months of May and August. Many churches like CSMSG see a 20% or more decrease in giving during these months due to members being on vacation, going to BBQs, traveling with family, etc. You can help CSMSG avoid the slump in two ways:
  * Pay your pledge in full now, instead of at the end of the year;
  * Send in those pledge payments you will miss while you are away this summer.

You may give online at anytime from anywhere. Go to our website, click on Stewardship, then click on Give Now . In spite of the slump, God is at work at CSMSG this summer! We are gearing up for what is sure to be a spectacular fall. Thank you for your support.
Did you know that the Choir provides children ages eight years and older with the opportunity to play an important role in keeping music alive in the Anglican tradition? Children in the Choir enjoy learning musical skills, vocal skills, and the Christian aspects of the music. Interested? Contact Nick Bideler at nick@csmsg.org .
THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, August 26
PARISH NURSERY HAS BEEN RELOCATED
Follow the signs to the room in the lower level located near the playground stairwell.

9-9:50 AM, Wydown Meeting Room
GRANDPARENT LINK MEETING – All interested persons are invited to join the Grandparent Link meeting. For more information, please contact Bruce Springer at wmbspringer@gmail.com.

NEWCOMERS BRUNCH
All Newcomers are invited to the brunch in the Taylor room after the 10 AM service. This is a great opportunity to meet other Newcomers and CSMSG staff. RSVP to Laurie@csmsg.org.

NAMETAGS: Please wear your nametags. If you cannot find your nametag, please write your name on the clipboard in the Wydown Narthex. A nametag will be waiting for you on the clipboard next week.

THIS WEEK
Monday, August 27
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Armstrong Room, 9-9:45 AM
How We Got This Bible: Sixty-six books (or more?) written over the course of hundreds of years, copied by hand, and translated into hundreds of languages—how did we get the Bible we have today? All ladies of the parish are invited to come investigate the history of this sacred book and explore an overview of the whole biblical story from creation to new creation.

Tuesday, August 28
Sverdrup Room, 10 AM-2 PM
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE CRAFT MAKING: Th e Church Service League ladies will be crafting again, which is always fun, so please join us! See you there.

Friday, August 31
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
We will be studying the Gospel of Mark in the library from 7:30-8:30 AM .
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, September 9
SAVE-THE-DATE: YM KICKOFF AND ICE CREAM OLYMPICS! Kickoff from 10:30-11:15 AM; Ice Cream Olympics from 6:30-8 PM.

Saturday, September 15
3rd Saturday of each month, 10-11 AM, the Taylor Room
SANDWICH MAKING All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael’s Hunger Ministry to make sandwiches for the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.

Sunday, September 16
JOIN US FOR GRANDPARENT DAY
Grandchildren bring your grandparents, and grandparents bring your grandchildren! The Church of St. Michael & St. George is holding Grandparent Sunday on September 16, 2018. All grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in this special morning of worship and activities. MORE INFO
PARENT LINK KICKOFF THE REV. AMY BERTSCHAUSEN , Executive Director of Care and Counseling, will present “Longing to Belong: From Adolescence through Adulthood.” This talk will be in the Great Hall from 6:30-8:00 PM and all adults and friends are invited to attend.
EVENSONGS RESUME OCTOBER 7
Sunday, October 7
5 PM
Solemn Evensong and Te Deum for Michaelmas.
DOWNLOAD PDF Liturgical Choral and Organ Music for 2018-2019
UPCOMING WOMEN'S RETREATS
Save these dates:
One-Day Retreat - Saturday, October 27 (held at CSMSG)
Weekend Retreat - Friday, March 1- Saturday, March 2, 2019 (held at the Mercy Center)
Please contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org if you have any questions.
JTM WOMEN'S MINISTRY FUND
By now, you've heard the devastating news about Jan Torrisi-Mokwa. Jan 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 the JTM Women's Ministry Fund in the memo. Please contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org if you have any questions.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE HOLIDAY BAZAAR! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
It may be summer and the sunflowers are blooming, but the 2018 Church Service League Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon will be here before you know it! Questions? Contact Alison Wiedle at  arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307.8300.

CSL-ECW ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND BAZAAR
We are seeking donations of gently-used items that can be included in our “white elephant” sale and silent auction.
Some popular items include toys, jewelry, scarves, aprons, handbags, Christmas ornaments, kitchen items, and wall decorations. Please place all items in the CSL-ECW closet located across from the water fountain and the Sant Library.
Tax receipts are available from Judy Sutherland. We appreciate all donations and the recipients of the proceeds from the sale are also grateful. All monies earned are donated to Church Ministries or charities.
If you have questions, please contact Jane Cox at 636.579.9436 or Aleda Littlefield at 314.872.9010.

WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES ECM WALK-A-THON
Saturday, September 22 at 9-11 AM, St. Louis University High School
Looking for a family-friendly and FUN event this fall? Join Episcopal City Mission (ECM) for “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”. This walk-a-thon is sure to be a good time for all ages and abilities – whether that's a few steps, one lap, the full mile, or more – so please plan to attend and help raise funds for ECM! Help us plan by registering online at ECM’s website. ( http://ecitymission.org/news-events/calendar/ ). You can also pay at the door (cash or check only.) Tickets are Adults $15, Kids $5, Under 5 free, Family Maximum $40. Contact Jillian Smith for more info at jillian.smith57@gmail.com . Proceeds benefit Episcopal City Mission’s work to bring hope and healing to children in the juvenile justice system. 
DONATE ONLINE WITH YOUR PHONE!
You can donate online to your favorite ministry by texting on your cell phone. This feature is provided by ACS, the church's data software. Download instructions.
WELCOME!
Please review the CSMSG weekly
e-newsletter to keep abreast of our events. Visit our online calendar for event informatio n. 
"IN THE LOOP!" 
A hearing loop for hearing aid and cochlear implant users has been installed in the main sanctuary. Loop listeners are available for those without a compatible hearing device. more  
PASTORAL CARE
Is there someone you haven't seen recently at Church? If you or someone you know is ill or hospitalized, please let us know how we can help. Please call us at 314.721.1502 or contact Debbie at communications@csmsg.org or Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org .

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