October 24-31, 2019
Living Christ in This World

October 27 ...... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
November 3 ..... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
November 10 ... The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
THE BANNER: Join us this Pledge Sunday! Bring your pledge form and join us afterwards for all-you-can-eat sausages, fruit, and pancakes flipped right onto your plate from 8:30-11:30 AM in the Great Hall. Watch the video to see what catching pancakes is all about: www.youtube.com/user/ChrisCakesSTL .

"This is about saying "Thank you" to God. It's about reminding ourselves that our money is not our own. It's about expressing our faith with action and not just in words. True, it might leave us feeling a little uneasy, giving all that money away, and trusting that God will still provide for us." - Daniel Smith

In case you missed the “Where Our Money Goes” Presentation which took place on Sunday, October 13, click on the link below.
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.
Episcopal Christians, our Confirmation preparation class, is offered in the Fall and Spring.
Interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and the way of life it offers? Whether you’re considering joining the Church or need a refresher course, come join us as we learn more about the faith, worship, practices, and governance of the Episcopal Church as well as the traditions, programs, and fun that The Church of St. Michael & St. George offers.
Adults seeking Confirmation (or Reception, if Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox) into the Anglican Communion will be confirmed in the Spring.

Confirmation is open for all those who are:

  1. Previously baptized but not confirmed in any tradition.
  2. If you have not been baptized, we will also baptize and confirm you.
  3. Previously confirmed in another tradition that is not Anglican, Roman Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox (if you have been confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church or the Eastern Orthodox Church, you only have to be Received).

Class will meet on Sundays, November 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM in the Sverdrup Room with the Rev. Peter Speropulous.

The topics for this four-week course are:

  • Basic Christianity
  • Our Anglican Heritage
  • Word and Sacrament
  • CSMSG What’s next? Finding Your +1

Childcare can be arranged upon request. Contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
Did you know the Doxology are the words either said or sung in praise of the Holy Trinity? The term passed into English from the medieval Latin “doxologia,” which in term comes from the Greek term “doxa”, meaning “glory” with the suffix “-logia” which refers to the oral or written expression of praise and glorification of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
GREENERY SALE: The Youth Ministry Greenery Sale is On! Get a head start on your holiday decorating and support the Youth Ministry at the same time. This is the last Sunday that the greenery sale will be available in the Great Hall. Come to the Great Hall before and after the 9:15 AM service and place your order at our table. This year we have made it easier than ever... ALL orders will be directly shipped to you. Wreaths, tabletop trees, centerpieces, and more!
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.

Bring beef stew, peas, peaches, Martha White Bix Mix (needs only water). Place in closets to left of Taylor Room.

Middle and High Schoolers, would you like your name to be added to a list of CSMSG Mother’s Helpers/Babysitters? 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. The next event to volunteer for is tonight, All Hallow’s Eve, from 4:30-6:30 PM and here is another opportunity to volunteer with the Children’s Ministry THIS Wednesday, October 30. 

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!

PLEDGE SUNDAY/PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Bring your pledge card, make your pledge, and eat pancakes! All-you-can-eat sausages, fruit, and pancakes flipped right onto your plate! Come hungry; pancakes will be served from 8:30-11:30 AM in the Great Hall. Watch here to see what catching pancakes is all about: www.youtube.com/user/ChrisCakesSTL

GREENERY SALE: This is the last Sunday that the greenery sale will be available in the Great Hall! Come to the Great Hall before and after the 9:15 AM service and place your order at our table. This year we have made it easier than ever... ALL orders will be directly shipped to you. Wreaths, tabletop trees, centerpieces, and more! Get a head start on your holiday decorating and support the Youth Ministry at the same time.

RECTOR’S FORUM: Rector's Forum will not meet on Sunday, October 27 due to Pledge Sunday/Pancake Breakfast. Please join the Rector next Sunday, as he leads a Bible Study from 10:30-11 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is welcome.

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.
Monday, October 28
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, October 29
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

THE CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE meets this Tuesday, October 29, 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: GENERAL MEETING: Meals on Wheels activity

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

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.

OPEN HOUSE: The St. Michael School of Clayton welcomes you, on the occasion of our 50th year, to come see what makes our school a unique learning experience and a leader in progressive education in the St. Louis region. Drop-in any time Tuesday, October 29, between 10 AM and Noon for our Open House.

Wednesday, October 30
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: 5:30 PM Evening Prayer, 6 PM Dinner, 6:45 PM Class: Fr. Peter Speropulos will be teaching: “Who do you say that I am?” Examining the questions that Jesus asks, 7:45 PM Compline. 

PARENTING TEENAGERS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Middle school and high school parents are invited to a roundtable discussion with two tech experts, Gabe Steinbach and Gregory Ray from MGSTL, on Wednesday, October 30. Optional dinner will be at 6 PM and presentation will be from 6:30-7:30 PM. Register on the home page event buttons at: https://www.csmsg.org .

Thursday, October 31
12:15 PM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

Friday, November 1
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.
Sunday, November 3
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS: Roll back your clock one hour on Saturday night!

SOLEMN EVENSONG: The Choir will sing Solemn Evensong in commemoration of All Faithful Departed next Sunday, November 3 at 5 PM. The service will include the Evening Service composed for Hereford Cathedral by Herbert Howells, along with music of Paul Edwards, Philip Moore, David Willcocks, Gerald Near, and Edward Elgar. Special prayers will be offered for the departed and incense will be used. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy marking the ending of the day, as we remember those we love and who have gone before us.

Sunday, November 3, 10, 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. 

Thursday, November 7
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.

Saturday, November 9
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. Childcare will be provided at the Church for reservations made by Monday, November 4. 

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 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!
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  
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Rest In Peace  
Joanna Hill Werner

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