June 20 - 27, 2019
Living Christ in This World

SUNDAY PREACHERS

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June 23 ........ The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
June 30 ........ The Rev. Thomas R. Albinson
July 7 ........... The Rev. Peter J. Speropulos
Father Andrew and Senior Warden Betsy Douglass have commissioned a strategic planning committee to explore how our Church can remain strong and grow even stronger over the next five years. Our work is going well, but we cannot stand still!
The committee, called Faithfully Forward, is comprised of the following vestry-nominated parishioners:
Patrick Akins
Nic Ayling
Laurie Brown
Anne Davidson
Kate Harris
Jim Holbrook
Tracee Holmes
Tom Horlacher
Gayle Jackson
John Koykka
Stephanie Nash
Sam Panke
Terese Portell
Nancy Reynolds
Patience Schock
Joe Sheehan
John Tyler
The Faithfully Forward committee is now focusing on four key areas:
1) observing what other churches are doing, both locally and nationally, for good ideas that could apply to us, 
2) talking with internal Church staff and lay leaders for their opinions and ideas, 
3) planning for focus groups and a parish-wide survey to take place over the next several months, and 
4) considering the best ways to communicate with everyone in the parish on an ongoing basis, so that everyone is informed, in touch, and excited about what’s going on here at CSMSG. 

We anticipate that the planning will take a year, with a full report presented to the Vestry and the congregation upon its conclusion.   

Faithfully Forward wants your input, ideas, and questions, so please see one of the committee members listed above or email us at CSMSGstratplan@gmail.com anytime. Thank you!
The FaithfullyForward (strategic planning) committee is interested in your views about our Church, and will be planning several focus groups and open forums through the summer and fall. If you’d like to participate, please email us at csmsgstratplan@gmail.com . We’ll also have a schedule and place to sign up in the Great Hall. Thank you for participating and thank you for your prayers.
A HUGE thanks to those who have already given in response to the Rector's mid-year appeal letter. It is important to remember that raising additional funds is not only essential for fiscal sustainability, but also serves as a barometer of the overall health, spirituality, and vitality of our congregation! 
The rope, usually white, the priest wears around his waist is called a cincture ; it is the Latin word for “girdle”. It is tied with a slip knot and hangs down the right side of the waist. It represents the cords that tied Jesus’ hands at his trial. 
THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, June 23
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.
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Middle School Mission Week: DAY 1
Middle School Mission Week: THE FOOD BANK
THIS WEEK
Monday, June 24
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, June 25
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

SPIRIT AND SPIRITS: Young adults meet at 6:30 PM at 1942 Room of The Pat Connolly Tavern, 6400 Oakland Ave. 63139 for Bible Study. 

Wednesday, June 26
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: 6 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM Class "The Hidden Smile of God: the Story of God's Grace in the Midst of Suffering," with Fr. Peter Speropulos, 7:45 PM Compline

Thursday, June 27
12:15 PM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel

Friday, June 28
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet at 8 AM in the Library.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, July 1
30 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE SHELTER MINISTRY!
Thank you Ernie, Lew, Nick & Ralph.
Join us for a celebration of these dedicated volunteers.
When: Monday July 1, 2019
Where: Dede & Bill Wallace’s house, 7369 Amherst Ave, 63130
Time: 5-7:30 PM
RSVP by June 26 to Laurie Brown at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

TUESDAY, July 19
STEAK & STORIES: Our next gathering for Steak & Stories will be at the home of Fr. Peter Speropulos at 6316 Wydown Blvd Saint Louis, MO 63105 from 6-8 PM. There will be no speaker this month, but double the camaraderie! Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, July 8 to reception@csmsg.org .

July 9
THE CHURCH SERVICE LEAGUE HOLIDAY BAZAAR WORKSHOPS will begin in July and continue through August: July 9, 16, 23, and August 13 and 20. All workshops are in the Sverdrup Room and run from 10 AM until 2 PM. This is a great way to meet new friends in a small and fun atmosphere while learning new skills and previously hidden talents. Come for any or all of the entire workshop, bring your lunch, and have a good time. 
SAVE THE DATE: First meeting of the 2019-2020 CSL season will be Tuesday, September 10.

July 17, 24, 31 & August 7
SAVE-THE-DATE: MAKE DATE NIGHT COUNT THIS SUMMER: CREATED FOR CONNECTION, A MARRIAGE WORKSHOP: Join the Parent Link July 17, 24, 31 and August 7 as Nick Symon, MA, LPC, and EFT-trained counselor leads couples in learning how we might create deeper, loving connections with our spouses. This workshop will allow couples to work collaboratively with trained counselors to deepen the emotional bond of their marriage. Spaces are limited. Sign up online on our Parent Link website, or e-mai l marty@csmsg.org .
WOMEN'S RETREATS  
SAVE THE DATES!
Saturday, October 5
One-Day Retreat on Saturday, October 5 at The Church of St. Michael & St. George.
More information to follow.
Friday, March 6 - Saturday, March 7, 2020
Weekend Retreat beginning on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 5 PM, ending on Saturday, March 7, at 3 PM. 
Led by The Rev. Suzanne Guthrie, an Episcopal priest.
More information about Suzanne can be found at http://edgeofenclosure.org/aboutsuzanne.html
Mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss these retreats!
INVITATION TO LAURIE ANZILOTTI ORDINATION
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 )
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!
Please review the CSMSG weekly
e-newsletter to keep abreast of our events. Visit our online calendar for event informatio n. 

E-LETTE R HERE !
"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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