poinsettia sale in the Great Hall
November 7-14, 2019
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: NICARAGUA POINSETTIA SALE: Order beautiful poinsettias in a variety of colors and sizes for the holidays. Place your order in the Great Hall after Church Sunday, November 17, and 24. Plant pick-up will be on Sunday, December 8 and 15 in the Great Hall. Proceeds benefit the Nicaragua Ministry.
November 10 ... The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
November 17 The Rev. Dr. Stewart Clem
November 24 The Rev. Andrew J. Archie .
As of November 5, we have received 206 pledges for a total of $1,256,782.55. Twenty-nine pledges were new and, out of the 206 pledges, 108 pledges increased from last year. Each and every pledge makes a difference and we are grateful for any and all amounts! If you were unable to join us on Pledge Sunday and would like to make a pledge, please do not hesitate to reach out to Alexis Azar Posnanski at aposnanski@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 ext. 4044.
If you have any questions or would like to have a conversation about supporting CSMSG, please do not hesitate to reach out to Alexis Azar Posnanski at aposnanski@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502, ext. 4044.
Did you know that our liturgies are in the tradition of Sarum (the abbreviated form of Sarisberium, the Medieval Latin name for "Salisbury"? We use Rite I, which is very similar to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer , keeping the Elizabethan English with little update to the Creed and prayers. Rite I reflects the early focus of Father and Son. In Rite II, the liturgies are less traditional and reflect the influence of more contemporary theology and language, with focus its on the Trinity.
NAME TAGS: Please wear your name tags. If you cannot find your name tag, please write your name on the clipboard in the Wydown Narthex. It will be waiting for you on the clipboard next week.

Please join Fr. Andrew Archie for Bible Study from !0:30 AM-11 AM in the Taylor Room. All are welcome!

NICARAGUA POINSETTIA SALE : Order beautiful poinsettias in a variety of colors and sizes for the holidays. Place your order in the Great Hall after Church Sunday, November 17 and 24. Plant pick-up will be on Sunday, December 8 and 15 in the Great Hall. Proceeds benefit the Nicaragua Ministry.

CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE SILENT AUCTION bidding has begun between services in the Great Hall through December 1. Final bidding will be on Tuesday, December 3. 

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR LUNCHEON RESERVATION FORMS are available at the Silent Auction tables in the Great Hall. Please turn in payment and registration forms at the Silent Auction tables. Reservation deadline is November 26.

FAITHFUL GENERATIONS ADULT SS CLASS: Meets weekly in the Library from 10:30-11 AM to discuss the book The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. All interested adults are invited to attend, even if you are not able to read the book. 

ADULT CONFIRMATION: The Rev. Peter Speropulous will teach Adult Confirmation classes on Sundays in November from 10:30 to 11:45 AM in the Sverdrup Room. Childcare can be arranged upon request. For more information, please see the e-letter, the Church’s website, or contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
THE BOOK, STAINED GLASS SCRIPTURES describing our Church’s stained glass windows, will be available for purchase Sunday in the Great Hall. Authors Ralph Lewis and Jim Sherby will be present to sign the books, which sell for $40.
Monday, November 11
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. As someone who loves the Old Testament, Fr. Peter Speropulos is excited to explore its Wisdom Writings with the Women’s Bible Study. His hope is that studying these books will whet the appetite for scripture itself and will provide for a thoughtful godliness that has the steadiness of Proverbs, the resilience of Job, and the sharp realism of Ecclesiastes. In short, for a wisdom not to only study but to live by. Please join us on Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room!
Tuesday, November 12
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

THE CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE meets this Tuesday, November 12, and all ladies of the Church are invited. 
10:30-11:30 AM: Bible Study in the Sverdrup Room with Fr. Peter Speropulos; 
11:30 AM-12 PM: Eucharist in St. Mary’s Chapel;
12-12:30 PM: Lunch ($8.00 with reservations);
12:30-1:30: Program: Christmas Bazaar Workday

Everyone, make your reservations with Sandra Vuitel at 314.300.8858 or sandravuitel@gmail.com no later than 3 PM Sunday.

“The Cortex Success Story” with Speaker Dennis Lower, President and CEO, Cortex. Great Hall. 6-8 PM.
The Cortex Innovation Community is a vibrant, 200-acre hub of business, innovation, and technology. Cortex is more than just buildings. It’s an innovation community strategically built around the idea that together, we can do more. Our community is a catalyst for innovation that brings together big-thinking problem solvers with state-of-the-art resources, facilities, and innovative programming to inspire and drive collaboration.
All men of the parish are invited. $20/person. RSVP by Noon on Monday, November 11 to reception@csmsg.org.

Wednesday, November 13
ESG Investing - Do Your Investments Reflect Your Values?
Do you know what type of companies your money is invested in? Do you want to direct that investment based on what is important to you? Our society is becoming more values-based, with more people wanting to “do good” with their investments as well. This can mean screening your portfolio for companies that are good to the environment, support human rights, and have transparent management. Join us and learn more about what ESG Investing is (Environmental, Social, and Governance Considerations at Every Stage of Investing) and how computer technology is now allowing investors to quantify the positive impact their investments are having on society. 

Parishioner Michael Pompian will highlight recent trends in the growing area of ESG investing, and show how your investments can both grow AND make the impact you want in the world. 6 PM Dinner. 6:45 PM Presentation. RSVP to: reception@csmsg.org .

Thursday, November 14
THURSDAY MORNING PLAY GROUP: All parents of babies and toddlers are welcome to join this informal gathering on the first and third Thursday mornings monthly from 10:30-11:30 AM in the Armstrong Room at CSMSG. Parents can get out of the house, gather at church for an hour or so, share a cup of coffee, and meet some new friends in the same stage of life! E-mail marty@csmsg.org for more information.

12:15 PM HOLY EUCHARIST, St. Mary’s Chapel

BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW: The group will meet in the Sverdrup Room at 7 PM for its monthly meeting/discussion. This is a men’s Bible-based group dedicated to Prayer, Study, and Service with a mission of bringing men to Jesus. From September 2019-May 2020 we will be going through the Bible in a “Story-Telling” manner. If you are interested in learning more, email Mike Bickel: bickel485@aol.com.

Friday, November 15
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.

Saturday, November 16
FALL PARENT SOCIAL: All Church School, Youth Ministry, and Parent Link adult friends and parents are invited to the Fall Parent Social on Saturday, November 9 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Strand’s home. Please bring a light appetizer or easy snack to share.
Sunday, November 17 and 24
ADULT CONFIRMATION: The Rev. Peter Speropulous will teach Adult Confirmation classes on Sundays in November from 10:30 to 11:45 AM in the Sverdrup Room. Childcare can be arranged upon request. For more information, please see the e-letter, the Church’s website, or contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502. 

CHURCH SCHOOL FAMILY OUTREACH EVENT: Join us for sandwich-making and socializing on Sunday, November 17, immediately following Church School services and classes. Parents and families will work together in the Gym to make sandwiches for Gateway 180 and Peter and Paul Community Services. Pizza lunch will be served. Cost is $20 to help offset the cost of lunch and sandwich-making supplies. Please register on Realm or contact Mary Beth Tipton at mtipton@csmsg.org .

Wednesday, November 13
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: 5:30 PM Evening Prayer, 6 PM Dinner, 6:45 PM Class: Fr. Tom Albinson will be teaching: "20th Century Spiritual Guides for Today” 7:45 PM Compline. 

THE CSMSG BOOK CLUB will meet at 7:00 PM on November 14 and 20, and December 5. We will read The Feral Detective by critically-acclaimed author, Jonathan Lethem. First assignment is to read Parts One and Two. Bob Barrett will lead the first discussion, which takes place in the Taylor Room.

Sunday, December 8 and 15
Look for your poinsettia order form in the mail! Proceeds will benefit the Nicaraguan Ministry. 

Friday, March 6 - Saturday, March 7, 2020
WOMEN'S WEEKEND RETREAT:  The Rev. Susan Guthrie will lead us in retreat entitled; Dark Love: Meeting the Beloved at the Empty Tomb . Mary Magdalene comes to the tomb not expecting anything, but she leaves with everything. So it is with our own prayer - we come in darkness, but leave as apostles. With John 20:1-18, we look at Mary’s transformation as we contemplate our own encounter with the Beloved in the “dark love” deepening from contemplation to mystical union. 
The retreat begins at the Mercy Center on Friday at 5 PM and ends on Saturday afternoon. Brochures will be in the mail soon. Contact Laurie for more information at 314.721.1502 or Laurie@csmsg.org .
More information about Suzanne can be found at http://edgeofenclosure.org/aboutsuzanne.html . Mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss this retreat!
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, DECEMBER 3: Now accepting consignment-quality items, such as Christmas décor, jewelry,
re-giftables, indoor and outdoor decorations, etc. Please…no furniture, clothing, or purses. Place items in the Church Service League closet across from the drinking fountain in the hallway. Have questions: contact Alison Wiedle at arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307.8300.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR VENDOR APPLICATIONS are available! Please contact Alison at arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307.8300 for info and a contract.
THE ALTAR GUILD IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING new members! If you have ever been intrigued about what goes on “behind the scenes” of CSMSG liturgies, joining the Altar Guild is a perfect way to learn more! Volunteer responsibilities include serving Saturday and Sunday shifts once a month. Email Abby Castle at abbylocke@yahoo.com .

Select CSMSG to be your charitable donation on AmazonSmile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com , select CSMSG as your charitable organization before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation.

HUNGER MINISTRY NOVEMBER MEAL-A-MONTH LIST: Bring Chicken and Dumplings, Green Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Vanilla Pudding, Martha White Bix Mix. Place in closets to left of Taylor Room.

HUNGER MINISTRY CALENDAR SALE: Support the mission of the CSMSG Hunger Ministry and celebrate the St. Louis Cardinals all year long with the purchase of a St. Louis Cardinals 2020 calendar! This wall calendar features photographs, the 2020 schedule, and four pages of coupons from area retailers. Available just in time for Christmas giving in December! $15/each. Reserve your calendar(s) now by contacting Alison Wiedle at arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307.8300.
The Standing Committee has unanimously approved a slate of nominees for the election of the Eleventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

The slate was presented on September 26 by the Search and Nominations Committee, whose members spent nearly a year discerning, searching, discussing, interviewing, and praying with the goal of presenting a slate that serves the needs of our Diocese. Mary Ann Cook and Ian Hagemann are our CSMSG Diocesan representatives, should you wish to discuss.
Does your child love to sing? If your child loves to sing and you would like him/her to learn more about their faith and the Church through music and being a part of the liturgy, then the Choristers of CSMSG is for you! All that is required is a love of music and commitment to the schedule. Join us at 4:30 PM in the Choir Room on Wednesdays. Contact Nick Bideler ( nick@csmsg.org ) for more information.

Middle and High Schoolers, Volunteer for two events with Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, or Parent Link, and your name will be added to the list given to CSMSG parents with young children. Contact either Mary Beth Tipton ( mtipton@csmsg.org ) or Jess Speropulos ( jess@csmsg.org ) to volunteer. Please e-mail Marty Chapman at marty@csmsg.org to let her know you have volunteered, or for more information. Thank you!
SUNDAY SCHOOL from 10:20-11 AM; 6th and 7th grade pre-Confirmation class will meet in the Gym, 8th grade Confirmands will meet upstairs in Canterbury Hall, and high schoolers will meet weekly in the Armstrong Room.

YOUTH GROUP from 6:30-8 PM each Sunday night. We begin our evenings with pizza in the Gym, then move to the Armstrong Room for games, Bible Study, and Compline. Please email jess@csmsg.org with any questions. 
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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  
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 .


Rest In Peace  
Jane Greenfield

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