April 11-18, 2019
Living Christ in This World
SUNDAY PREACHERS
April 14 ........ The Rt. Rev. Graham James
April 21 ........ The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
April 28 ........ The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
HOLY WEEK PREACHER
The Rt. Rev. Graham James was the youngest bishop in the Church of England when he was consecrated in February 1993. More recently, he was the longest-serving bishop in the Church of England, retiring after more than 26 years. He studied at the University of Lancaster before going to Oxford for his theological training. In 1987, Bishop Graham was appointed as Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Bishop Graham became a member of the House of Lords in 2004 and has been very involved in issues related to media and communications, including serving on the Communications Select Committee in Parliament. He has been the Church of England spokesman on media issues and a frequent broadcaster and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s “Thought for the Day”.
THIS SUNDAY

WELCOME TO OUR HOLY WEEK GUEST PREACHER: The Rt. Rev. Graham James was the youngest bishop in the Church of England when he was consecrated in February 1993. More recently, he was the longest-serving bishop in the Church of England, retiring after more than 26 years.

CHURCH SCHOOL: Sunday is Palm Sunday. Donatello the Donkey will lead the congregation into the 9:15 AM service. Donatello enjoys treats, and children are welcome to bring carrots to feed him. There are no Church School programs on Palm Sunday. All attendees should gather outside the Church. Since this is a lengthy service, coloring pages and crayons will be available for children at the entrances to the Church.

PASSION VESPERS: Sunday evening at 5 PM, the Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Passion Vespers. This service, akin to the Christmastide services of Lessons and Carols, is a service of exceptional beauty which pairs the spoken word with poignant seasonal music. The readings, which are selected from Scripture, the ancient Church Fathers, and modern-day poets, are interspersed with choral music to illuminate the texts. This is a meaningful way to begin the solemnities of Holy Week and all are cordially welcome and encouraged to attend.

NAME TAGS: Please wear your name tags. If you cannot find your name tag, please write your name on the clipboard in the Wydown Narthex. It will be waiting for you on the clipboard next week.
In the Roman Empire, it was customary for a king in a time of peace to ride on a donkey. So when Jesus entered Jerusalem, he came as a king would; in peace to demonstrate God’s Grace. Palm Sunday is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecy in Zechariah 9:9: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you, triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” The people spread palm branches at his feet to form a path. The palm is a symbol of spiritual triumph over death, of victory of the spirit over the flesh.
All members of The Church of St. Michael & St. George family are given the opportunity and privilege of making an annual pledge/gift. When you are asked to make a monetary pledge and to participate in the work of this Church, please do so knowing that you are giving back a part of God’s gifts to you. Thank you!

HOLY WEEK
Sunday, April 14
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
8:00 AM  Holy Eucharist
9:15 AM  Procession of the Palms,The Passion, and the Holy Eucharist (Choral Eucharist I)
11:15 AM  Blessing of the Palms,The Passion, and the Holy Eucharist (Choral Eucharist I)
5:00 PM  Passion Vespers: Meditations on the Passion of Christ
5:30 PM  Holy Eucharist II
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Graham James

PASSION VESPERS: Sunday evening at 5 PM, the Choir of The Church of St. Michael & St. George will sing a service of Passion Vespers. This service, akin to the Christmastide services of Lessons and Carols, is a service of exceptional beauty which pairs the spoken word with poignant seasonal music. The readings, which are selected from Scripture, the ancient Church Fathers, and modern-day poets, are interspersed with choral music to illuminate the texts. This is a meaningful way to begin the solemnities of Holy Week and all are cordially welcome and encouraged to attend.

April 15, 16, and 17
Holy Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
5:30 PM  Choral Evensong and Sermon
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Graham James

Thursday, April 18
Maundy Thursday
5:30 PM  Holy Eucharist Family Liturgy and Dinner (St. George’s Chapel)
7:00 PM  The Mandatum, Holy Eucharist, and Stripping of the Altar * incense will be used
9:00 PM-Midnight  Vigil at the Altar of Repose
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Graham James

Friday, April 19
Good Friday
Midnight-Noon  Vigil at the Altar of Repose
7:00 AM  Stations of the Cross
Noon  The Good Friday Family Liturgy (St. George’s Chapel)
Noon  The Good Friday Liturgy
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Graham James

Saturday, April 20
Holy Saturday: The Eve of Easter
7:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter
Preacher: The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson

Easter Vigil ‘Champagne and Chocolate’ Reception: Following the 7 PM Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 20, all are invited to the Great Hall for a Champagne and Chocolate Reception, a chocolate feast in celebration of our Risen Savior. Come congratulate the newly baptized and toast the Choir on a beautiful week of music. Chocolate donations are welcome. Contact Laurie for more information at Laurie@csmsg.org.

Sunday, April 21
The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist I
8:55 AM  Festal Music for Organ and Brass
9:15 AM  Festal Eucharist I
10:55 AM  Festal Music for Organ and Brass
11:15 AM  Festal Eucharist I
5:30 PM  Holy Eucharist II
Preacher: The Rev. Andrew J. Archie

THIS WEEK
Monday, April 15
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: These Three Abide: Faith, Hope, and Love. We are 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 to attend on Mondays from 9-9:45 AM in the Armstrong Room.

Tuesday, April 16
CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE:  
10:30 AM: Bible Study
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist
12 PM: Luncheon reservations to Sandra Vuitel ( sandravui tel@gmail. com or 314.300.8858) no later than 3 PM Sunday, April 14, please.
12:30 PM The Rt. Rev. Graham James, Holy Week guest speaker
Upcoming meetings: 
April 30: Opera Theatre of St. Louis presents: Overview of the Season including Marriage of Figaro and Rigoletto

EASTER FLOWERS AND MUSIC DONATIONS: Please be sure to turn in your Easter flowers and music donations by Tuesday, April 16.

Saturday, April 20
SHELTER SANDWICH-MAKING will take place Saturday, April 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, April 21
CHURCH SCHOOL: Easter is a family service, too. There is no Church School.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Wednesday, April 24
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: Fr. Tom Albinson will lead a class exploring prayer and different ways to pray. Evening Prayer at 5:30 PM, Dinner at 6:00 PM, Session at 6:45 PM, Compline at 7:45 PM

Thursday, April 25
CSMSG BOOK CLUB will meet to read Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee, the winner of the Nobel Prize. Disgrace , which was awarded the Booker Prize in 1993, is a relatively short but remarkably layered novel set in South Africa after the downfall of Apartheid. Carroll Stribling will lead the discussion. We will meet April 25 from 7-8:30 PM. 

Friday, April 26
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.
Sunday, April 28
THE NICARAGUA DINNER & AUCTION: Buy your tickets today to celebrate 20 years of ministry to Nicaragua at a fun Dinner & Auction on Sunday, April 28. This event benefits the school we have supported for many years which our support more than ever, as political unrest last year has severely impacted the economy. Cost is $60 per person. Sign up in the Great Hall after church today or on the Church’s homepage. Donate a bottle of wine worth $25 or more for a Wine Pull at the dinner. Please bring your donated wine to coffee hour in the Great Hall or leave it with our receptionist. For more info, contact Jennifer McGrath at j enmcgrath123@gmail.com or 412.334.6398.
CHURCH SCHOOL LENTEN RECIPIENT:
OPERATION BACKPACK
This year’s Church School Lenten recipient is Operation Backpack, a program that addresses childhood hunger and is run by Operation Food Search in St. Louis. On the last day of school before the weekend or holiday vacation, participating children discreetly receive a backpack loaded with nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods. Children return the empty backpacks to school to be refilled and the cycle continues. Our donation will be used to purchase kid-friendly, shelf-stable foods to get these students through the weekend when school meals are not available.
In addition to collecting money, we are asking families to donate boxes of low-sugar cereal. We will donate the boxes to the food pantry at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End. The pantry particularly needs single-serving size cereals but will accept full-size boxes as well. Please bring your boxes to the Great Hall to help us build a “cereal tower” so THE STUDENTS may watch their collection grow throughout Lent. We will collect cereal until April 28.
Wednesday, May 1
TIMELY TOPICS SPONSORED BY THE ST. GEORGE SOCIETY: Wednesday May 1; 7 PM; Great Hall. All parishioners are invited to hear Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Associate Director of Global Health Center at Washington University, speak on “How to Walk on Water: Overcoming the Challenges of Our Community Together.” Matthew 14:23-33
All are invited, bring a friend! For more information, contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org

Tuesday, May 7
5-7 PM, the CSMSG kitchen
HUNGER MINISTRY CASSEROLE MAKING for Gateway 180 and FOCUS: After casseroles are made, those attending will be asked to take them home to bake, cool, freeze, and return. Bring a snack and/or wine to share if you wish. Please RSVP by May 5 to Alison Wiedle ( arwiedle@sbcglobal.net or 314.307. 8300) or Becky Zaccarello or ( zaclife@aol.com 314.494.0788)

June 3-7
MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION WEEK REGISTRATION OPEN: Each summer, the Youth Ministry at CSMSG offers a week-long, local mission opportunity for incoming sixth through ninth grade students. During the week, participants visit service project sites, providing help to various organizations in our community. Past service sites include Kingdom House, KidSmart, St. Louis Area Foodbank, and Good Shepherd Community Garden. This event is limited to 40 participants and fills quickly every year.
Sunday, June 9
HIGH TEA PARTY , 4:00 PM
The home of Jim and Holly Brigham
$100/person
June will be busting out all over just in time for high tea! As the flora of St. Louis is coming to life, join us on Sunday, June 9 at 4 PM for tea in the garden of Jim and Holly Brigham. Their beautiful home on Lindell Blvd. will surely inspire the spirit of spring after a long winter! Come and help support the Choristers and Choir scholarship fund for the 2019 RSCM Newport, RI Training Course. Reservations are required and are $75/person. If you are curious about the RSCM Newport Course, please take a look at the RSCM website here. Please contact Nick Bideler to make your reservation to Nick@csmsg.org
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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