January 4-10, 2019
Living Christ in This World
THE BANNER: Epiphany Family Night is this Sunday, January 6 at 5 PM followed by 6 PM service.
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
..... January 6 ..... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
.... January 13 ..... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
.... January 20 ..... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
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We all have something to offer to God - our joy, our sadness, our voices, our quiet, our talents, our gifts. Love is our offering. The Church of St. Michael & St. George exists because of generations of parishioners that have loved, offered, and have given to the Church. 

Your pledge to CSMSG is your love in action. Thank you for your pledge. 

If you haven’t yet made a pledge and wish to do so, contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or give online at www.csmsg.org .
Did you know that the season of Epiphany begins January 6? It follows the 12 days of the season of Christmas. Epiphany is the climax of the seasons of Advent and Christmas and lasts until Ash Wednesday. The season of Epiphany looks ahead to the mission of the Church to the world in light of the Nativity. Epiphany means “to show”, “make known”, or “reveal”, and it remembers the Three Wise Men (Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar) bringing gifts to the Christ Child, who in doing so, revealed Jesus to the world as Lord and King. 
THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, January 6, 2019
NEWCOMERS BRUNCH: All Newcomers are invited to a Welcome Brunch on Sunday, January 6 following the 9:15 AM liturgy. Please join us in the Taylor Room for a casual brunch with other newcomers, ministry leaders, and staff.
RSVP to Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

SOLEMN EVENSONG FOR THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY: The Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will be joined by the Choir of St. Peter’s, Ladue on Sunday, January 6 at 5 PM, to sing a service of Solemn Evensong for the Feast of the Epiphany. The service will include the Collegium Regale Evening Service of Herbert Howells, along with music of Gabriel Jackson, Robert Lehman, and Leo Sowerby. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day as the liturgical Christmas season draws to a close. Incense will be used at this service.

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
Monday, January 7
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: These Three Abide: Faith, Hope, and Love. After a two-week hiatus for the holidays, we resume to conclude our biblical overview on January 7. On January 14, we begin a new study exploring the three theological virtues: faith, hope, and love. We examine what the Bible says about these three, what makes them virtues, and how to live them out today. All ladies are invited on Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room.

Tuesday, January 8
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE
Church Service League’s first 2019 meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8:
10:30 AM: Bible Study
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist
12:00 PM: Lunch and program: Aleda and Jim Littlefield, Around the World in Photos
Please make lunch reservations with Sandra Vuitel no later than 3 PM today, Sunday, January 6. Call 314.300.8858 or email to sandravuitel@gmail.com

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH STEAK & STORIES
Great Hall 6-8 PM
Our speaker will be Corporal Korey Golcynski of the Clayton Police Department who will speak about cyber-crime and telephone scams. Cyber-crime and telephone scams are a sad by-product of our high-tech lives today. Clayton residents have recently fallen victim to telephone scams, perhaps even including some of our parishioners. While anyone can become a victim, many of these scams are specifically targeting senior citizens. To minimize the potential for harm in the future, Corporal Korey Golcynski and Detective Stephanie Powers of the Clayton Police Department have developed a presentation to inform the public about these crimes. Join us to learn what the scammers are up to right now and how best to protect yourself and your family. Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, January 7 to reception@csmsg.org .

Thursday, January 10
BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW: The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will meet in the Sverdrup Room at 7 PM for its monthly meeting/discussion. This is a men’s Bible-based group dedicated to Prayer, Study and Service with a mission of bringing men to Jesus. If you are interested in learning more about this group, email Mike Bickel: BICKEL485@aol.com 

Friday, January 11
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: We will be studying the Gospel of John. We meet Friday mornings in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, January 13, 2019
SAVE THE DATE! SUPPER CLUB
What - Supper Club to support Syrian refugees who have relocated to St. Louis
Who - Sponsored by Welcome Neighbor STL
Where - The Church of St. Michael & St. George
When - Sunday, January 13 at 6 PM
Cost - $30 per person
The entire parish is invited to a traditional dinner prepared by Syrian families living in St. Louis. 
From cultural exchange to just plain fun, look forward to a great evening.
Limited seating, so make plans now to attend! RSVP here

Saturday, January 19
SANDWICH MAKING: will take place Saturday, January 19. 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, January 20
ANNUAL MEETING: Mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 20. Chili, pie and soup are needed for the lunch following the meeting. Contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org if you are in the cooking or baking mood!

WOMEN'S RETREAT: Save THIS date: Weekend Retreat - Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 2, 2019 (held at the Mercy Center). The women of CSMSG are invited to deepen their connections to God and each other at a 24-hour retreat beginning at 5 PM on Friday, March 1 and ending late afternoon on Saturday, March 2. Spend the night or commute.
The retreat will explore the ways God helps us to live into loving relationships based on honesty, forgiveness, and faith. We will explore the journey of self-discovery and the spiritual disciplines that help us live out our love for God and neighbor in meaningful ways. 
During the retreat, we will learn spiritual practices and spend time nurturing contemplative prayer and community. We plan to have a combination of teachings, practices, and sharing.
Mark your calendars. Brochures will be sent soon! Contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org for more information.

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 s pecial week with acce ss 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.
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.
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
Jan Torrisi-Mokwa 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.
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