July 19 - July 26, 2018
Living Christ in This World
The Banner:   Join us for Sandwich Making this Saturday at 9:30 AM in the Taylor Room.
It’s common for churches to see what’s been thoughtfully (or painfully) coined “the summer giving slump,” when giving declines for most churches between the months of May and August. Many churches like CSMSG see a 20% or more decrease in giving during these months due to members being on vacation, going to BBQs, traveling with family, etc. You can help CSMSG avoid the slump in two ways:
   * Pay your pledge in full now, instead of at the end of the year;
   * Send in those pledge payments you will miss while you are away this summer. You may give online at anytime from anywhere. Go to www.csmsg.org , click on Stewardship, then click on Give Now. In spite of the slump, God is at work at CSMSG this summer! We are gearing up for what is sure to be a spectacular fall. Thank you for your support!
Did you know that the Hunger Ministry was started over 30 years ago when Ed Salmon (then the Rector) asked Franklin Ferriss and his wife Nancy to start a ministry to assist people in St. Louis with meals on a regular basis? The Hunger Ministry supports four food pantries with financial assistance , and two of the four receive food directly.

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

Continuing thru July 22
Our very own parishioner' Ruth Ezell' will be in the cast of "The Importance of Being Earnest". The comedy by Oscar Wilde is at the Grandel Theatre in Grand Center. Insight Theater /The Importance of Being Earnest ; metrotix info for "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Monday, July 23
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, July 24
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE CRAFT MAKING: Church Service League will have several craft work days this summer to prepare items for the Christmas Bazaar. The July dates are Tuesday, July 24 and 31, from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Sverdrup Room. Bring your lunch if you wish. Come anytime and stay however long you can. We will have tasks that anyone can do. No special craft skills required!

Wednesday, July 25
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS We welcome Jeremy Davies into our midst, who is visiting for the summer. Join us on Wednesdays as Fr. Jeremy shares his thoughts on our Anglcan faith.
5:30 PM   Evening Prayer (St. Mary’s Chapel)
6:00 PM   Supper (Great Hall)
6:45 PM   Class
8:00 PM   Compline (St. Mary’s Chapel)

Friday, July 27
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: We will study the Gospel of Mark this summer on Friday mornings in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM.

Saturday, August 4
COMMUNITY OF HOPE QUARTERLY MEETING: All who are interested in the Community of Hope, please come to the Quarterly Meeting on August 4 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at CSMSG. Contact Nancy Ferriss by August 1 at naferriss@gmail.com .
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.
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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  
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