November 8-15, 2018
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: We commemorate this Sunday the centennial of the signing of the Armistice that brought an end to the Great War, known today as the First World War. The United States suffered 116,708 combatant deaths from all causes in the war, and 1,075 of them were St. Louisans. The total number of military and civilian casualties exceeded 16 million worldwide, ranking the war among the deadliest conflicts in human history. It is fitting that we have a special Service of Remembrance on this year’s Veterans Day. May it be a time of healing for those whose family members, friends, and acquaintances suffered the tragedies of war through death or broken bodies and minds.
November 11 The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
November 18 ... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
November 22 The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
November 25 The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
... SUNDAYS ...............
.... 8:00 AM ... Holy Eucharist I
.... 9:15 AM ... Choral Eucharist I
11:15 AM .. Holy Eucharist I
.... 5:30 PM .. Holy Eucharist II

Holy Eucharist will be held on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM and Thursdays at 12:15 PM in St. Mary’s Chapel.

Daily Offices will be read Monday-Thursday (7:30 AM & 5:30 PM)
.................... and Saturday (8:30 AM & 4:30 PM) in St. Mary’s Chapel
As of Tuesday we have received 196 pledges for a total of $1,154,409.60. 
Our goal is $2,000,000. We are over halfway there!

Please contact the Church at 314.721.1502 or Laurie at if you need a pledge card.
Each and every pledge makes a difference. Thank you for your pledge! 
Did You Know that the Meal-A-Month program operates all year long with food that is distributed to Trinity Church in the CWE? They also make casseroles that feed eight people (average 12 per month) and 150 sandwich lunch sacks to the Gateway 180 Shelter downtown once a month. The casseroles are assembled at CSMSG and volunteers take them home to bake, freeze, and return to the Church; sandwiches are also assembled at Church and distributed directly. The Meal-A-Month program works to feed the hungry.
Sunday, November 11
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.

Please visit the Great Hall this Sunday to see portraits of parishioners who fought and died on the battlefields of WWI. Many thanks to John Tyler who assembled this collection. Read more

NICARAGUA POINSETTIA SALE: Beautiful poinsettias in a variety of colors and sizes are now on sale for the holidays. No price increase in nine years! Orders can be placed in the Great Hall on Sunday, November 11, 18 & 25. Plants can be picked up in the Great Hall on Sunday, December 2 & 9. All proceeds benefit the World Service Mission Ministry to Nicaragua. For more info, contact Jennifer McGrath at or 412.334.6398.

CSL SILENT AUCTION bidding Sunday in the Great Hall; includes a quilted tree skirt, rockers, quilts, an olive oil tasting party, a portrait of your home, nativity, and a hand-painted Christmas tree. December 4 Christmas Luncheon reservation forms are also available.
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.

Friday, November 9
Library, 7:30-8:30 AM
We will b e studying the Gospel of John in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM.

MR. ROGERS DOCUMENTARY: Make plans now to come to CSMSG Movie Night on Friday, November 9 from 7-9 PM in the Great Hall to view the latest Mr. Rogers Documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor? . All interested adults and high school students are invited to attend, as well as friends and neighbors, of course! Light refreshments including popcorn will be served and there is no charge.
Monday, November 12
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: 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, Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room.

Tuesday, November 13
Sverdrup Room, 10 AM-2 PM
10:30 AM: Bible Study, Sverdrup Room
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel
Noon: Lunch, followed by December 4 Bazaar workshop, Great Hall. Reservations required by 4 PM Sunday, November 11, to Sandra Vuitel, or 314.300.8858. Lunch costs $7.

STEAK & STORIES: Great Hall, 6-8 PM; Speaker: Dr. Leonard Guarraia; Topic: “The Basic Needs of the World Population” — Following a career at Monsanto, Dr. Guarraia founded the World Agriculture Forum and was its Chairman for 14 years. The forum gathered the very highest leaders in industry, government, and the media from 110 countries to address the basic needs of the world population: water, food, fuel, and fiber. He will share insights he gained with us. Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, November 12 to .
Saturday, November 17
HUNGER MINISTRY SANDWICH MAKING will take place Saturday, November 17. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to join the St. Michael’s Hunger Ministry on the third Saturday of each month from 10-11 AM in the Taylor Room to make sandwiches for FOCUS and Gateway 180 clients. Meal-a-Month Grocery list & Casserole Recipe here

Sunday, November 18
GRANDPARENTS OF PARENT LINK: Wydown Meeting Room 8:15-9:05 AM. We will say our prayers, share stories of our grandchildren, follow-up Movie Night, and anticipate Advent Season. All are welcome, including non-grandparents who serve roles like 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.

Thursday, November 22
THANKSGIVING DAY: 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist 

Friday, November 23

Sunday, November 25
GREENERY DISTRIBUTION: If you ordered Christmas greenery from our Youth Ministry fundraiser, it will be available for pick up on Sunday, November 25, from 8:30 AM until Noon. If you are unable to pick it up on Sunday, it will be available in the Davis Courtyard the following week. Please let us know before November 25, so we may set it aside for you. Thanks again for your support!

Sunday, November 25
UNITED THANK OFFERING: Ingathering, Sunday, November 25. “Our change changes lives.” Through United Thank Offering (UTO), every penny of your donation is turned into a grant for innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church. UTO’s mission-oriented work is much like the Eucharistic Liturgy: It begins with offerings and thanksgiving, and ends with us being sent out “to do the work you have given us to do”. When we make an UTO offering, we are putting gratitude for all our blessings into practice.

UTO Blue Boxes can be found around the Church for those who enjoy having one at home as a reminder of UTO’s “personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude”. UTO envelopes are also in the pews. UTO Blue Boxes can be returned to the Church bookkeeper at any time. All money collected by CSMSG during the Fall Ingathering is sent to the Diocese UTO in early December.

UPCOMING WOMEN'S RETREAT: Save THIS date: Weekend Retreat - Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 2, 2019 (held at the Mercy Center) Please contact Laurie at if you have any questions.

Our Women’s Retreat leaders, Gail Watkins and Nancy Enderle, invite you to a new understanding of the term "spacious." At the Retreat, you can begin to listen for God’s voice and actions in your everyday life. Come, be still, and pause.

Sunday, May 19, 2019
PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM: The Church of St. Michael & St. George is offering a pilgrimage to the Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in North Norfolk, England. Led by Fr. Jeremy Davies , the former Canon of Salisbury Cathedral and a beloved friend of CSMSG. Jeremy has put together a special week with access to areas only Jeremy could talk his way into! Join us for this special journey of spiritual formation in community. See more information here 
or contact Laurie Brown at or 314.721.1502.
The Rector is pleased to announce that on Sunday, January 13, 2019, the Rev. Tom Albinson will join the clergy staff of The Church of St. Michael & St. George as Assistant Rector. Tom is a priest in the Church of England currently serving the combined parishes of St. Giles’ and St. Margaret’s in Oxford, England. He has been ordained for six years. Tom is married to St. Louis native Anna, and comes with a dog named Steve. We look forward to their arrival at the start of the new year.
RESPONSE FUND FOR HURRICANE EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT (ERD) , the Episcopal Church’s primary instrument for providing disaster relief, has people on the ground offering direct assistance to those affected by storms. We will be sending a gift from The Church of St. Michael & St. George to ERD to assist the victims of the hurricanes. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please enclose a check in the envelope found on the table in Narthex, payable to CSMSG, and indicate Episcopal Relief and Development in the memo. 
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.
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 "JTM Women's Ministry Fund" in the memo. Please contact Laurie Brown at if you have any questions.
The 2018 Church Service League Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon will be here before you know it! Questions? Contact Alison Wiedle at or 314.307.8300.

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.

WISH TO BE A VENDOR at the Church Service League Bazaar on December 4? Contact Alison Wiedle at 314.307.8300 or for information and a contract.
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e-newsletter to keep abreast of our events. Visit our online calendar for event informatio n. 
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 or Laurie at .

Patricia Burridge
October 31, 2018

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