ST. MICHAEL'S SUNDAY: Visiting Preacher the Rev. Dr. John W. Kilgore, Bagpipes, Music, and a Fried Chicken Picnic Lunch! There will not be an 11:15 AM service on St. Michael's Day!

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
this Wednesday at 6 PM on the Playground
September 27-October 4, 2018
Living Christ in This World
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
September 30 ..... The Rev. Dr. John W. Kilgore
...... Oct ober 7 ...... The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
October 14 ..... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
...
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
NEW* 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
The Feast of St. Michael, or Michaelmas, is traditionally celebrated on September 29. It is often associated with the harvest and is the Christian equivalent of the Autumnal Equinox. It marks the time when the days grow shorter and darkness increases as we edge into winter. We ask St. Michael’s protection as we summon the courage to bolster our inner strength and seek to balance our inner light with the outward darkness of the season.
THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, September 30
ST. MICHAEL'S DAY
Bagpipes, Music, and Fried Chicken! What more could a parishioner ask for? Plan now to stay for a picnic following the 9:15 AM service on Sunday, September 30. 

**There will be no 11:15 AM service on St. Michael's Day.

GUEST PREACHER: The Rev. Dr. John W. Kilgore is a cardiologist who served as the chief of cardiology at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center. For many years he was a member of The Church of St. Michael & St. George. Dr. Kilgore’s theological education took place at Eden Theological Seminary and the Aquinas Institute for Theology in St. Louis. He received his Certificate in Anglican Studies from the General Theological Seminary in New York. Dr. Kilgore is currently serving at a church in Rome.

THERE IS NO CHURCH SCHOOL ON SUNDAY. Enjoy the service and picnic following! Church School resumes on October 7 .

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND YOUTH GROUP: There will be no YM Sunday School this Sunday; go enjoy St. Michael’s Day! However, 6th-12th Grades continues Sunday night at 6:30 PM with dinner in the Gym, games to follow, and Compline (night prayer) to end at 8 PM.

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, September 28
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Library, 7:30-8:30 AM
We will be studying the Gospel of Mark in the library from 7:30-8:30 AM .

Monday, October 1
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 2
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, September 30, to Sandra Vuitel, sandravuitel@gmail.com or 314.300.8858. Lunch costs $7.
12:30 PM Guest speaker: Tammy O’Donnell speaking on “Building a Safe House for Abused Women and Children.” You are invited to any/all sections of the meeting. 

Wednesday, October 3
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS! Bring your pet to the playground at 6 PM to be blessed as we celebrate the witness of St. Francis and the joy and companionship our pets bring to our lives. All are welcome, with or without a pet, but please make sure all creatures large or small are adequately contained or restrained.

Friday, October 5
FRIDAY MORNING WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Library, 7:30-8:30 AM
We will be studying the Gospel of Mark in the Library from 7:30-8:30 AM .
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sunday, October 7
RECTOR’S FORUM BEGINS : Please join the Rector as he leads a study of “Caesar and the Christians” from 10:30-11:00 AM in the Taylor Room. Everyone is welcome.

EVENSONG: Evensong resumes next Sunday, October 7 at 5 PM with Solemn Evensong and Te Deum for Michaelmas. The choir will sing the Evening Service in E minor of Leo Sowerby along with music of Bernard Barrell, Raymond Weidner, Robert Lehman, Ernest Bullock, and the Te Deum laudamus for St. George’s Chapel, Windsor by Herbert Howells. The Te Deum is the Church’s greatest hymn of thanksgiving and it is offered in the name of our patron saint and in thanks for The Church of St. Michael & St. George. Please plan to join us for this beautiful, contemplative liturgy to mark the ending of the day and our Feast of Title, and plan to make regular attendance at Evensong one of your commitments for the 2018-19 season. A reception follows in the Great Hall.

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.

Saturday, October 27
ONE DAY WOMEN'S RETREAT
In our one-day contemplative retreat, come and let us imagine together and seek to know who God is and how to deepen our relationship with Him. Saturday, October 27, 2018. Light breakfast at 8 AM. Gathering begins at 8:30 AM. Eucharist at 3 PM. Contact Laurie Brown with questions at Laurie@csmsg.org .
EVENSONGS RESUME OCTOBER 7
Sunday, October 7
5 PM
Solemn Evensong and Te Deum for Michaelmas.
DOWNLOAD PDF Liturgical Choral and Organ Music for 2018-2019



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 .
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 "spacious." At the Retreat, you can begin to listen for God’s voice and actions in your every day 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.
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YOUTH MINISTRY GREENERY SALE COMING SOON!
The Youth Ministry annual fundraiser will begin October 7 in the Great Hall. In the meantime, check out the Christmas greenery items available to order for pickup at the church or place an order online . Items will be available to order for home delivery in the Great Hall October 7, 14, and 21. 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.
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"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  
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