November 15-22, 2018
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: Join us for Sandwich Making in the Taylor Room this Saturday at 10 AM.
SUNDAY SCHEDULE .

November 18 ... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
November 22 .... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
November 25 .... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
December 2 The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
FALL SERVICE SCHEDULE
... 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

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
As of Tuesday, we have received 208 pledges for a total of $1,193,477.60.
Our goal is $2,000,000, we are over halfway there! We will publish a list of those who have returned their pledge card or made a gift in next week’s e-letter and bulletin. We want to be sure our records are correct. 
Please contact the Church at 314.721.1502 or Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org if you need a pledge card.
Each and every pledge makes a difference. Thank you for your pledge! 
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 older English language (thee, thou, etc.) 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 an influence of more contemporary theology and language. Its focus is on the Trinity.
THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, November 18
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 in the Wydown Meeting Room; 10:30–11 AM. All interested adults are welcome to join conversation revolving around issues of family life in Christian families. 

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.
All are welcome!

CSMSG REMEMBERS OUR WWI FALLEN SOLDIERS
As we continue to reflect on the centennial of the end of the Great War, the history of the Great Britain’s Unknown Warrior, who is buried in Westminster Abby, can be read  here.

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 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 jenmcgrath123@gmail.com 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.
THIS WEEK
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

Monday, November 19
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 20
Sverdrup Room, 10 AM-2 PM
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE/ECW
Ladies, you are invited to the Tuesday, November 20 working meeting of the Church Service League. Many worker bees needed, please. 
10 AM Bazaar Prep, Great Hall
11:30 AM Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel
12 Noon lunch (bring your own), continuing Bazaar preparation
*Please remember to bring a can or two or three of food for the Hunger Ministry
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, November 22
THANKSGIVING DAY: 10:00 AM Holy Eucharist 

Friday, November 23
CHURCH OFFICES AND BUILDING will be closed.

Sunday, November 25
GREENERY DISTRIBUTION: Items ordered from the Youth Ministry greenery sale will be available for pickup on Sunday, November 25, from 9 AM until Voon on the Playground. If you are unable to pick up your greenery at this time, please notify Timothy Chapman at timothy@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502 and we will hold your items.
 
Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners and friends, we raised nearly $3000 to provide scholarships for students participating in Youth Ministry events such as retreats and mission trips.

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.
Advent Quiet Morning
with Gretel Wakeham
Saturday, December 1 
“Hidden Treasures of Advent”
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30-Noon Quiet Morning more information
Thursday, December 6
CSMSG BOOK CLUB: Before he died last spring, Skip Schumacher planned to lead the Book Club in a reading of two spy novels by John LeCarre: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and A Legacy of Spies . In honor of Skip, we will continue with that plan. We will meet in the Library at 7:30 PM on December 6 and 13 and January 10 and 17. Please read the first half of The Spy Who Came in From the Cold for the first meeting. Contact Jan Jacobi at 324.725.0859.

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 Laurie@csmsg.org 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 Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

ON FACEBOOK
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.
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. 
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 Nick Clifford at 314.973.6322 OR ( NICKCLIFSR@YAHOO.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.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE HOLIDAY BAZAAR! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
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. RSVP for lunch here
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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