January 24-31, 2019
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: We would like to extend a warm welcome to our incoming Vestry members! Thank you all for your time and talent! (from left to right) Ian Hagemann (Clerk), Joe Freund, Betsy Panke (Jr. Warden) , Todd Glass, Lulu Stribling, Ian Mackey, Harrison Hagan Heil, Bruce Springer, Mary Ann Cook, Stephanie Nash, Jan Jacobi, Craig Anzilotti, Nic Ayling, Betsy Douglass, (Sr. Warden), and the Rev. Andrew John Archie (Rector) McKay Mills not pictured
..... January 27 ...... The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
........ February 3 ...... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
...... February 10 ..... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos ..
The eagle at the lectern on the Epistle side of the Church (right, as you face the High Altar) represents the power and strength of the Gospel and the hope it brings for salvation? The eagle with its keen eyes symbolizes perspicacity, courage, strength and immortality; it is also considered the “king of the skies” and "messenger of the highest gods." With these attributes, the eagle became a symbol of power and strength in Ancient Rome. In early Christianity, the eagle was also seen as a symbol of strength and speed. The eagle appears two times in the Book of Revelation, each time suggesting it is on the side of God. Our Founding Fathers were well aware of this notion, to be sure.
Thank you everyone who made chili, soup, and pies for our Annual Meeting lunch! Some of you made two pies after hearing we were going to be short. Who knew we had so many pie makers in our parish?
Congratulations to Holly and Jim Brigham for their delicious chili, to Laurie Bowman Moore for her Caramel apple pie, and to Annabelle and Caroline Ott for their mouth-watering pie.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
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 in parenting of faith.

GRANDPARENT LINK RESCHEDULED : The Grandparents of Parent Link WILL meet Sunday from 8:15 to 9:05 AM in the Wydown Meeting Room. 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.

WINTER RETREAT: Please join in praying for the students and chaperones who are away this weekend at Trout Lodge in Potosi, MO, and for their safe return Sunday afternoon. 
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.

Monday, January 28
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 embody them in our lives today. All ladies are invited to attend on Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room.

Tuesday, January 29
10:30 AM: Bible Study
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist
12:00 PM: Lunch reservations to Sandra Vuitel ( s andravuitel@gmail.com or 314.300.8858) no later than 3 PM Sunday, January 27, please.
12:30 PM: Celebration of Candlemass

Wednesday, January 30
AN INHERITED FAITH: Have you ever had a child ask you a BIG question that you weren’t sure how to answer—questions about life and death or why the world isn’t always fair? Or what does God look like? Why did Jesus die? Responding to children’s religious, spiritual, and existential questions can be scary. You might think you need a PhD in theology!! In fact, you only need the willingness and a little confidence. This course can give you both! You will feel prepared to respond in an authentic and loving way to inquiring minds, from two years old to young adults. Make plans now to attend our Wonderful Wednesday classes! This class will be led by The Rev. Amy Bertschausen on Wednesday, January 23 through February 20. Dinner at 5:30 PM, class from 6-7:30 PM, and Compline (optional) at 7:30 PM.

Friday, February 1
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.
Saturday, February 2, 6:30 PM
"A Midwinter's Tiki Class" with Fr. Peter 
There are a few spots left for the Choir fundraiser party at Father Peter's house! Join some of the Choir and your fellow parishioners at this Tiki-themed party! 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 - Nick@csmsg.org
Sunday, February 3
SUPER SUNDAY SNACK SALE: The Youth Ministry is holding a fundraiser on Sunday, February 3, to raise money for our summer mission opportunities. Each year, our generous parish is able to provide funds to many students toward the $800 price tag of the High School Mission Trip, and this only happens because of your support. If you would like to donate some drinks or snack items, please sign up on the YM webpage. And stop by the Great Hall on February 3 to stock up for your party!

ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES will be offered in February to those adults who wish to be confirmed. The classes will be offered on Sunday mornings after the 9 AM liturgy beginning February 3 and concluding on March 3 (No class on February 24). For those of you who have already been confirmed in the ELCA, Roman Catholic, or Orthodox churches, you might consider being formally “Received” into the Episcopal Church. Whether you would like to be Confirmed or Received, the effect is the same – formal membership in the Episcopal Church and at The Church of St. Michael & St. George. 
Contact Debbie at communications@csmsg.org or Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 if you wish to be confirmed.

CHORAL EVENSONG: The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Choral Evensong next Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 5 PM. The service will include Responses composed for the Choir by Mark Scholtz, the Evening Service in G of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, and music of Howard Helvey and H. Balfour Gardiner. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day.

Sunday, February 10
HUNGER MINISTRY ANNUAL SOUP SALE: Interested in providing soup, rolls, or valentine cookies for the February 10 Hunger Ministry Annual Soup Sale? Please contact Alison Wiedle at arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307.8300.

WOMEN'S RETREAT: Save THIS date: Weekend Retreat - Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 2, 2019 (held at the Mercy Center). The women of CSMSG are invited to deepen their connections to God and each other at a 24-hour retreat beginning at 5 PM on Friday, March 1 and ending late afternoon on Saturday, March 2. Spend the night or commute.
The retreat will explore the ways God helps us to live loving relationships based on honesty, forgiveness, and faith. We will explore the journey of self-discovery and the spiritual disciplines that help us live out our love for God and neighbor in meaningful ways. 
During the retreat, we will learn spiritual practices and spend time nurturing contemplative prayer and community. We plan to have a combination of teachings, practices, and sharing.
Mark your calendars. Brochures will be sent soon! Contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org for more information.
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 Nick@csmsg.org
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 Laurie@csmsg.org if you have any questions.
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