September 6 - 13, 2018
Living Christ in This World
Did you know that in addition to the many stained glass windows here created by Emil Frei, Sr., another stained glass master put his mark on our Church as well? Charles Jay Connick, of Boston, created the two-panel windows here in the transept and a majority of the short three-panel windows along each side of the Nave. Connick created many notable stained glass windows including the Rose windows, of the cathedrals of St. Patrick and St. John the Divine in NYC, Princeton University Chapel, American Church in Paris, and Calvary Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh. Upon his death in 1945, the NY Times reported Connick was considered the world’s greatest contemporary craftsman in stained glass. 
Sunday, September 9
6TH GRADE ACCESSION: Sunday morning we welcome all new 6th Graders into the Youth Ministry program. We’re so glad to have you!
YOUTH MINISTRY KICKOFF The moment we’ve all been waiting for! All 6th-9th Graders are welcome to the Great Hall Sunday following the 9:15 AM liturgy for Cane’s chicken, group games, prizes, and an introduction to this year’s programming. Meanwhile, parents are invited to the Taylor Room for mimosas and an introduction to and update on the Youth Ministry this year. Both events will end at 11:10 AM.
ICE CREAM OLYMPICS Sunday night!! Our very first, very messy, very delicious Youth Group Ice Cream Olympics. Bring a friend, some ice cream, some clothes to get dirty in, and get ready for some relays. Meet on the Playground from 6:30-8 PM.

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.

Monday, September 10
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, September 11
Sverdrup Room, 10 AM-2 PM
Church Service League/ECW
Church Service League/ECW: Ladies, your wait is over. Church Service League resumes this Tuesday, September 11!
10:30 AM: Bible Study, Sverdrup Room
11:30 AM: Holy Eucharist, St. Mary’s Chapel
12-2 PM: Lunch by Chef Dave Clements, dessert by Alison Wiedle, and featured speaker, Fr. Peter Speropulos. Fr. Peter’s topic is “10 Things You Should Know About Biblical Archeology.”
All women of the church are invited to any/all sections of the meeting. Lunch reservations ($7) made with Sandra Vuitel ( ) or 314.300.8858 by Sunday, 4 PM. Looking forward to seeing you!

Please Note the NEW Weekly Holy Eucharist Times: Holy Eucharist will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 AM in St. Mary’s Chapel.
**There will not be Holy Eucharist on Wednesday or Friday.

Great Hall, 6-8 PM
September 11, from 6-8 PM in the Great Hall, Eric Fey will speak on the topic of Democratic Direction of Election: Elections and Voting in St. Louis County. Eric Fey worked his way up through the Election Commissioners organization and has hands-on experience with all aspects of running an election in St. Louis County. He will share the complexities involved with voting in St. Louis County and answer any questions you may have.
Cost: $20. Please RSVP by Noon on Monday, September 10 to .

Friday, September 14
Library, 7:30-8:30 AM
We will be studying the Gospel of Mark in the library from 7:30-8:30 AM .

Saturday, September 15
Sandwich Making
Taylor Room, 10-11 AM
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. 
Sunday, September 16
Grandchildren bring your grandparents, and grandparents, bring your grandchildren! The Church of St. Michael & St. George is hosting Grandparent Sunday on September 16, 2018. All grandparents and grandchildren are invited to participate in this special morning of worship and activities. MORE INFO

Sunday, September 23
Meet Me At The Fair
Come one, come all to the Lay Ministry Fair in the Great Hall on Sunday September 23. All ministries supporting both those within our walls and in our community will be represented. Browse the tables, ask questions, and most importantly, volunteer! We need your help, whether you like to cook (Heavenly Meals) or like to visit the homebound (Community of Hope), your talents are needed. See you at the Fair!

Sunday, September 30
St. Michael’s Sunday
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.

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 God. Saturday, October 27, 2018. Light breakfast at 8 AM. Gathering begins at 8:30 AM. Eucharist at 3 PM.
Brochures will be in the mail soon. Contact Laurie Brown with questions at .
PARENT LINK KICKOFF THE REV. AMY BERTSCHAUSEN , Executive Director of Care and Counseling, will present “Longing to Belong: From Adolescence through Adulthood.” This talk will be in the Great Hall from 6:30-8:00 PM and all adults and friends are invited to attend.
Sunday, October 7
5 PM
Solemn Evensong and Te Deum for Michaelmas.
DOWNLOAD PDF Liturgical Choral and Organ Music for 2018-2019
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 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 action in your every day life. Come, and be still, and pause.
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 if you have any questions.
It may be summer and the sunflowers are blooming, but the 2018 Church Service League Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon will be here before you know it! Questions? Contact Alison Wiedle at or 314.307.8300.

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.

Saturday, September 22 at 9-11 AM, St. Louis University High School
Looking for a family-friendly and FUN event this fall? Join Episcopal City Mission (ECM) for “Walk a Mile in My Shoes”. This walk-a-thon is sure to be a good time for all ages and abilities – whether that's a few steps, one lap, the full mile, or more – so please plan to attend and help raise funds for ECM! Help us plan by registering online at ECM’s website. ( ). You can also pay at the door (cash or check only.) Ticket prices are: Adults $15, Kids $5, Under 5 free, Family Maximum $40. Contact Jillian Smith for more info at . Proceeds benefit Episcopal City Mission’s work to bring hope and healing to children in the St. Louis juvenile justice system. 
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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  
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 or Laurie at .

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