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The Church of
St. Michael &  St. George
6345 Wydown Blvd. 
PO Box 11887 
Clayton, MO 63105 
314.721.1502 (p) 
314.721.4670 (f)

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Living Christ in This World
December 29, 2016 - January 5, 2017
The Youth Ministry thanks all college students and alumni who dropped by Three Kings' yesterday for lunch. We love staying in touch with you!

   January   1    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
   January   8    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
   January 15    The Rev. Ezgi Saribay
   January 22    The Rev. Andrew J. Archie
STEWARDSHIP 2016-2017   
During this Christmas Season, please remember The Church of St. Michael & St. George in your year-end giving. Fulfill your 2016 commitment or make your 2017 commitment by calling the stewardship office at 314.721.1502 or emailing Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or online at www.csmsg.org. Your gift is much appreciated. Thank you!

Pledge cards are in the pews or Narthex at Church or contact us to send one to you at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502. 

We are now "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.

What is a hearing loop and how does it work?
Hearing Loops allow people who wear hearing aids to directly receive the sound from the Church's PA system in their own hearing aids without having to pick up a separate listening device.

Do you use hearing aids or a cochlear implant?
If you wear hearing instruments you will need to find out if your hearing aids or CI have this wireless receiver called a T-coil or telecoil built in, in order to benefit from the hearing loop in our church. Pushing a button on a hearing aid accesses the T-coil program. This T-coil program has to be activated by your audiologist. Talk to your audiologist to find out if your instruments can have both a T (no background noise pick up) and an MT program (blended micro-phone & T-coil program) for improved hearing at church.

The Hearing Loop was provided for by generous parishioners. If you are interested in making a gift to the Hearing Loop fund please contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.
10 AM Choral Eucharist
Friday, December 30
Friday Morning Women's Bible Study
7 AM Holy Eucharist  (St. Mary's Chapel) 7:30-8:30 AM (Library)
Review the Collect and Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. 

Monday, January 2
The Church building and offices will be closed.

Monday Morning Women's Bible Study
Bible Study is in recess. On January 9, t hree sessions will begin with John Tyler leading the series  "Who Is Jesus? The Answer According to the Nicene Creed."   

Tuesday, January 3
Church Service League

Wednesday, January 4
Wonderful Wednesdays
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist; 6:15 PM Dinner; 6:45 PM Classes;
8:00 PM Compline
"A Month of Christian Unity." In January, as the Church continues its meditation on the birth of Christ as the Savior of all nations and the "Light to lighten the Gentiles," we commit ourselves afresh to the work of unifying our witness to Him across the whole spectrum of Christian churches and denominations. In January, we will consider some of the most major Christian groups around the world, and explore what they might have to teach us Episcopalians.

Growing Through Grief: This guided study and support group led by Molly Clifford (Schilling) will meet at 6:45 PM in St. George's Chapel on Wednesday, January 4. Materials will be provided.

Sunday, January 8
Epiphany Family Night    5 PM
Epiphany Family Night  is this Sunday. Enjoy a Mexican dinner, crafts and the Crowning of the Three Kings, followed by a special Church Service for the children, to celebrate the closure of the Christmas season. RSVP by emailing Jane Fisher at  jfisher@csmsg.org .  $4/person or $15/ family.  

Monday, January 9
Monday Morning Women's Bible Study 
9 AM      Armstrong Room
Three sessions begin on January 9. John Tyler will lead this series, "Who Is Jesus? The Answer According to the Nicene Creed". We hope you will join us!

Tuesday, January 10
Steak & Stories
6 PM   Great Hall
Bevis Schock and Hugh Eastwood, as members of CSMSG are perhaps by definition members of the establishment. Nevertheless, in their work as attorneys they handle many public interest cases against the establishment. They are currently handing, among other cases, a SWAT team raid on the wrong house in the City of St. Louis. In the January 10 Steak & Stories, Schock and Eastwood will bring this and other interesting stories to life.
RSVP by noon on Monday, January 9  to reception@csmsg.org .

Saturday, January 28
Men's Retreat
7 am      The Church of St. Michael & St. George
  "Not for the Faint of Heart: Meditations on Liturgical Christianity." Fr. Blake will lead this day of prayer, fellowship, and spiritual refreshment. Presentations will commend a deeper understanding of our unique pattern of worship, together with a deeper dependence on the Holy Spirit as we live into our vocations as men of Christ in the world today. The day will begin at 7 AM (truly, "Not for the faint of heart!") with the Holy Eucharist in St. George's Chapel and conclude with a festive reception ending by 5:30 PM. The day's schedule will include breakfast and lunch, as well as breaks for activity, reading, and prayer. Bring a friend! Cost is $30. Contact Fr. Blake for more information at bsawicky @csmsg.org.

Sundays, March 5 through April 30, 2017
Confirmation Classes
10:30 AM   Sverdrup Room
A new Adult Confirmation Class will begin this March. Contact Laurie at Laurie@csmsg.org if you are interested in being confirmed on April 30. The Rev. Blake Sawicky will lead the classes. Contact Blake at bsawicky@csmsg.org with questions.

Note: Photographs may be downloaded  from FACEBOOK by "right clicking" on the photos. 

There is no Church School on New Year's Day, January 1. Church School resumes on Sunday, January 8. 

There is a Church School Teachers meeting on Sunday, January 8 at 8:30 AM in the Taylor Room. A light breakfast will be provided.  Children can come too!

Epiphany Family Night is Sunday, January 8 at 5 PM. Enjoy a Mexican dinner, crafts and the Crowning of the Three Kings, followed by a special Church Service for the children, to celebrate the closure of the Christmas season. RSVP by emailing Jane Fisher at jfisher@csmsg.org. The cost is $4 per person or $15 per family.  

The Youth Ministry Staff wishes you and yours a very Happy New Year!

College Reunion Lunch: The Youth Ministry thanks all college students and alumni who dropped by Three Kings' yesterday. We love staying in touch with you!

YM Leadership Team Meeting: Sunday, January 8, from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM in the Sverdrup Room. RSVP to Heils@sbcglobal.net by Wednesday, January 4.

Epiphany Family Night: Volunteers are needed to help with set up and crafts at the Church School Family Night on Sunday, January 8, 4:45-7 PM.  Sign up here.

8th Grade MLK Day Service Event: All 8th graders are invited to volunteer at Gateway 180 Shelter on Monday, January 16. Plan to meet at CSMSG at 9:00 AM. We will volunteer and then go to lunch. Pick up will be at church at 2:00 PM. RSVP to Marty at youth@csmsg.org to sign up.

Winter Retreat at Trout Lodge: Sneak away for one night at beautiful Trout Lodge for a getaway with the Youth Ministry, February 11 and 12. Cost is $150. Friends WELCOME for $60! Chaperones attend free. Sign up here!  

The Spiritual Family Class
This class will resume on January 8.

HS Bible Studies more

Can I Ask That? more

Tuesdays with Timothy  
3:30-4:30 PM      Starbucks at Wydown and Hanley  
Youth Ministry on  
Join Washington University's Home Plate!
Become a Home Plate host and welcome three or four Washington University students into your home for a few meals a year to help them feel more at home here in St. Louis. 
more info

Hunger Ministry  more info
Shelter Ministry Volunteers Needed  more info

United Thank Offering  

Bishop Salmon CD Set Orders
Consider The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon C.D.'s for Christmas: sets can be ordered by e-mailing Nick Clifford at nickclifsr@yahoo.com.
Hospital Stay: Please let us know if you or a loved one is in the hospital. We want to be sure you are on the prayer list and if you would like to have a priest visit you. Please contact Debbie Fenner at communications@csmsg.org or 314.721.1502.

Read the latest from our own Rev. Blake Sawicky in this month's issue of   Living Church.

Read other articles by Blake on the LIving Church website.
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