OCTOBER 18-24, 2018
Living Christ in this World
THE BANNER: Hunger Ministry Sandwich-making will take place this Saturday, October 20. 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 St. Louis clients.
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
October 21 ..... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
October 28 ..... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
November 4 ..... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
FALL SERVICE SCHEDULE
SUNDAYS ...............
.... 8:00 AM ... Holy Eucharist I
.... 9:15 AM ... Choral Eucharist I
1 1:15 AM .. Holy Eucharist I
.... 5:30 PM .. Holy Eucharist II
WEEKLY SERVICE TIMES
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
“We make a pledge because we feel we need to give back,
to give our fair share. 
The Church of St. Michael & St. George is a cornerstone of our community, 
we need to support its mission.”

Kristin and Joe Freund
Did you know that The Church of St. Michael & St. George was formed in a merger of two churches? St. George’s Church dates back to 1845 in early St. Louis; it had three locations that followed the westward movement of the population of the city. The Church of St. Michael and All Angels was organized in 1913 as a mission congregation on the campus of Washington University and located on the edge of the 1904 World’s Fairgrounds just west of what is now Forest Park. The two churches merged in 1928; The Church of St. Michael & St. George immediately became heir to the rich background of the fourth oldest Episcopal congregation in the city of St. Louis and to the vigor of the youngest.
NEW ASSISTANT RECTOR
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.
THE GREAT WAR TOUCHES THE CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
On Veterans’ Day, November 11, we will commemorate the centennial of the armistice that ended the Great War. John Tyler’s new book— The Great War Touches The Church of St. Michael and All Angels —tells the story of how the Great War impacted the Skinker family and the entire parish. It is an exciting story, but one of great sadness. Two sons were lost. A recently married woman was suddenly widowed. Two women worked tirelessly on the home front to support the troops. The book can be purchased for $9.99 in the Great Hall on October 21 & 28 and November 4. Proceeds in excess of printing costs will be donated to the newly-renovated Soldiers Memorial Military Museum. Click on this link for a preview of the book.
HURRICANE EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
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. 
THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, October 21
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.

GREENERY SALE BENEFITS YOUTH MINISTRY: Stop by the Great Hall before or after the 9:15 AM service to order Christmas greenery as part of the Youth Ministry’s annual fundraising effort. Greenery may be ordered for Church pickup or home delivery. Items will arrive at the end of November. For more information visit www.csmsg.org or call Timothy Chapman at 314.721.1502. 
WORLD WAR I: John Tyler’s new book, The Great War Touches The Church of St. Michael and All Angels will be available for purchase this Sunday for $9.99 in the Great Hall. It is an exciting story, but one of great sadness. Sale proceeds in excess of printing costs will be donated to the newly-renovated Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in downtown St. Louis.
PARISH NURSERY HAS BEEN RELOCATED
Follow the signs to the room in the lower level located near the Playground stairwell.

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
Friday, October 19
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Library, 7:30-8:30 AM
We will b e studying the Gospel of Mark in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM.

Saturday, October 20
SANDWICH-MAKING: will take place Saturday, October 20. 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 the Bridge and FOCUS St. Louis clients.

Monday, October 22
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, October 23
Sverdrup Room, 10 AM-2 PM
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE/ECW
10:30 AM: Bible Study, Sverdrup Room
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel
Noon: Lunch, Great Hall. Reservations required by 4 PM Sunday, October 14, to Sandra Vuitel, sandravuitel@gmail.com or 314.300.8858. Lunch costs $7.
12:30 PM Guest Speaker: Lana Hagan’s “Get Your Theater On in St. Louis.” Service Project following.
You are invited to any/all sections of the meeting.

STEAK & STORIES: Great Hall 6-8 PM; Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Bonner, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint Louis Zoo; Topic: “What’s going on at the Zoo?”
There is so much going on at our Zoo – new exhibits, new animals, new property at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, continual challenges in wildlife conservation, and Proposition Z.
Hear all about it as Dr. Bonner shares his insights with us.
Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, October 22 to reception@csmsg.org .

Thursday, October 25
PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM: There will be an informational meeting regarding the May 2019 Pilgrimage to Walsingham, on October 25 at 7:30 PM in the Taylor Room. The trip will be lead by our own former visiting priest, Jeremy Davies. If you are interested, but unable to attend please let Laurie know at Laurie@csmsg.org .
UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, October 27
LAST CHANCE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS for the One-Day Women’s Retreat on October 27: The Fall Retreat will invite women to imagine what it means to experience more fully the abundance of God’s love and to know themselves as God’s beloved. We will use scripture, contemplative traditions, and group discussion to explore this topic. Light breakfast at 8 AM; Gathering begins at 8:30 AM; Eucharist at 3 PM. Reservations can be made online at www.csmsg.org . Contact Laurie Brown with questions at Laurie@csmsg.org .  
Sunday, October 28
PANCAKES, SAUSAGE, FRUIT, AND FUN! Join us for a Pancake Breakfast in the Great Hall on Sunday, October 28 from 8:45-11:45 AM.

ALL HALLOWS' EVE FAMILY NIGHT
Sunday, October 28 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Wear your Halloween costume and join us for dinner, crafts, costume parade, trick-or-treating, and more!
RSVP online at www.csmsg.org under Upcoming Events or sign up outside St. George’s Chapel $5 per person or $20 per family.
Friday, November 2
“100 YEARS OF MUNY MAGIC: A TRIBUTE! ”: Join the CSMSG Choir Friday, November 2 at 6 PM in the Great Hall for “100 Years of Muny Magic: A Tribute!” Enjoy a night out full of good food and drink whilst taking a journey through great moments of musical theatre performed by both our Choir and Choristers. Contact Nick@csmsg.org or a Choir member for ticket information.
CSMSG CHORISTERS: The CSMSG Choristers are back in the stalls and have a great year planned. Being a member of this team gives children a chance to deepen their knowledge of the Liturgy, Scripture, and their Faith by preparing for and functioning in the service. If you have or know of a child (boy or girl starting at age 7 through high school) who would like to sing once a month at the 9:15 AM Eucharist, or who is curious and would like to sit in on a rehearsal, please contact Nick Bideler at nick@csmsg.org .

Friday, November 9
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.
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.

Our Fall 2018 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.
SHELTER MINISTRY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!
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 Ralph Lewis at 314.239.6023 or lewisralphe@gmail.com
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 "JTM Women's Ministry Fund" in the memo. Please contact Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org if you have any questions.
YOUTH MINISTRY GREENERY SALE
‘Twas months before Christmas but all through the Great Hall
Youth Group members were selling greenery to all
Festive wreaths we can hang on our doors with care
While supporting our Youth Group with scholarships to share

To order greenery for Church pickup on November 25, stop by the Great Hall on Sunday, October 14 or 21 or place an order online. Need home delivery or want to send a gift to someone out-of-town? Use the holiday gift order form provided in the Great Hall on Sunday October 14 or 21 or call Timothy Chapman at 314.721.1502.

We also need volunteers to help sell and distribute wreaths. If you are able to help, please sign up here to volunteer .
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE HOLIDAY BAZAAR! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
It may still be warm, 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: SEEKING DONATIONS
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 arwiedle@sbcglobal.net for information and a contract.
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!
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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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