4th Sunday in Advent December 23, 2018
Visitors – Welcome!
Peace and joy in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Please advise us of your visit and ask for a “First Time Visitor Bulletin” which briefly explains the communion service. Please join our church family in the Parish Hall after the service for fellowship, drinks, and food.
If you have been confirmed by a Bishop in Apostolic Succession, you are invited to receive the Blessed Sacrament. If not, but are a Baptized Christian, please come to the Altar Rail for a blessing (simply cross your arms over your chest when the Celebrant approaches.) If you have questions, please speak to the clergy.
Fourth Sunday in Advent December 23, 2018
H= 1940 Hymnal # B= 1928 BCP Page #
Stand Processional H (Hymn #) 2
Kneel Collect for Purity B (Page) 67
The Summary of the Law B 69
Ninefold Kyrie H 702 B 70
Collect for the Day B 95, 90
Sit Psalm: 80 B 441
Epistle: Phi IV: 4 B 95
Stand Gradual H 4
Gospel: JOHN I: 19 B 95
Nicene Creed B 71
Stand Sermon Hymn H 7
Sit Sermon (Fr. Michael Cawthon)
Alms Collection & Offertory Sentences (Choir)
Stand Alms Presentation, Natl Hymn H 139 / 141 (v4)
Kneel Biddings & Intercessions (said by celebrant)
For the Whole State of Christ’s Church B 74
Invitation and General Confession B 75
Absolution & Comfortable Words B 76
Sursum Corda & Sanctus H 796 B 76
Consecration B 80
Lord’s Prayer H 722 B 82
Humble Access B 82
Agnus Dei B 706
Ecce Agnus PRIEST: “Behold the Lamb of God, behold him that takest away the sins of the world. Lord I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof;”
People—”But speak the word only and my soul shall be healed.”
Communion Hymns H 8(1), 391
Kneel Thanksgiving B 83
Bread of Heaven H 212
The Blessing B 84
Dresden Amen H 740
Stand Recessional H 11
Nursery is available for children 5 years and under during the 10:30am service
Church Services & Key Activities the week of December 23rd:
Sun: 8 am Said Eucharist 10:30 am Sung Eucharist
12:30 pm Greening of the Church
Mon: 6 pm Christmas Eve Family Eucharist
11 pm Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Tue: 10 am Christmas Day Eucharist
Wed: 10 am Eucharist: St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr
Thu: 10 am Eucharist: Feast of St John
Fri: 10 am Eucharist: Holy Innocents
Acknowledgements and Thanksgivings!
SANCTUARY CANDLE burns this week to the glory of God.
Please come next door to the Parish Hall, after the 10:30 service for fellowship and refreshments.
News and Notes:
DECEMBER CHANGE-FOR-CHANGE: Matthews Help Center
GIVING ENVELOPES: 2019 Giving Envelopes are in the Narthex. If you want to begin using an envelope, choose one at the end that has “available”.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: Following Ladies Evening Pray at 6pm returning January 7th.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:15 am Youth in the church and Adults in the Parish Hall, starting on January 6th.
THE NATURE OF ANGLICANISM: Wednesday evening classes at 7 pm, continuing January 9th.
YOUTH CONFIRMATION: Classes have begun, Wednesday evening following the Wednesday Eucharist. See Tina if you have any questions.
AIR CONDITIONER UPDATE:
Donations to Date: 13,165
NEW YEAR’S EVE MIDNIGHT MASS – 11:30 PM
… Upcoming Events:
Dec 23 12:30 pm Greening of the Church
24 10 am Altar Guild Workday
24 6 pm Christmas Eve Family Mass
24 11 pm Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
25 10 am Christmas Day Eucharist (Day of Obligation)
26 10 am Eucharist – St. Stephen
27 10 am Eucharist: Feast of St. John
28 10 am Eucharist: Holy Innoncents
31 11:30 pm New Year’s Midnight Mass
Jan 5 11 am Christmas Brunch
6 12:30 pm Vestry Meeting
15 12:30 pm Ladies Lunch Out @ Hembry Barbecue
18-20 APA Youth Ski Trip
23-25 Clergy Winter Conference
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK: July 8, 2018
Nursery: 10:15 am Help needed
Ushers: 8 am Bob & Betty Self
10:15 am Dame Martin, Tommy Johnson
Altar Guild: Debbie Cawthon
CHRISTMAS BRUNCH: All women of the church are members of St. Martha’s Guild and are invited to the Annual Christmas Brunch at Margie Schlier’s on January 5th at 11 am. We will be doing a gift exchange. The gift should be no more than $10.00.
YOUTH NEWS: Mark your calendars: Annual Ski Trip will be January 18th – 20th.
Dec 25 Tanya King
Prelude Veni Emmanuel Daniel Pinkham
Introit Drop down, he heavens, from above: and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth open: and bring forth salvation. The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament showeth His handywork.
Offertory Be strong, fear not: behold your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; He will come and save you.
Anthem – Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree Simon Andrews
Postlude Veni Emmanuel Daniel Pinkham
Veni Emmanuel, the processional hymn today, is based on the 7 Latin antiphons (known as the “Great O” for each beginning with that letter) that were said on successive days before and after the Magnificat at Vespers between December 17-23. The tune is a 15th century chant that was first used with the English translation (1861).
Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006) was a composer of symphonies, operas, choral works, film scores and numerous organ works. For forty years he was music director at King’s Chapel, Boston, and was on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music. His variations from 1996 use various organ colors.
The anthem is a setting of a poem first published in England in 1761 based on Song of Solomon 2:3, Luke 13:18-19 and Revelation 22:1-2. The music is set to the hymn tune “Tallis Canon” by Simon Andrews (b.1958), born in England and a music professor and conductor in Lancaster, PA.
Sr. Warden: Ed Stemborowski Jr. Warden: Brett Ford
Carol Alsis ’21 Laurna Blackwood ’20 Margie Schlier ’19
Frank Ihekaire ’21 Randall Burgess ’20 Brett Ford ’19
Sylvia Jack ’21 Pam Driscoll ’20 Michelle Montgomery ’19
Eastern Diocese of the Anglican Province of America:
The Most Rev. W. H. Grundorf, Diocesan
The Rt. Rev. Chad Jones, Suffragan Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Bill Perkins, Suffragan Bishop
The Rt. Rev. David Haines, Missionary Bishop
The Rev. O. Michael Cawthon, Rector
The Very Rev. Can George Harding, Ret.
Dss. Tina Jenkins, APA Sr. Deaconess
John Apple, Organist & Choir Master
Shonika Bankole, Preschool Director
Lou Hale, Sandra Scherer, & Susan Stepp: Bible Women
Brett Ford, Phil & Susan Crosby, Alan Crosby: Youth Leaders
Dame Martin & Joyce Allen: Outreach Programs
Susan Stepp & Sandra Scherer: Worship Preparation
Gale McEvilley, Social Programs
PARISH PRAYER LIST
✟The Anglican Church: Our St. Michael’s family, Deanery, Diocese, Anglican Province of America, Anglican Catholic Church, Anglican Church in America, Deus of the Holy Cross, our Bishops, Rector, Clergy & their families, and that many men are called to the sacred Ministry.
✟ Our Country, its Leaders, Fire and Police Departments & those in military service: Andrew, Adam, Edwin, Daniel, Mark, Conner, Caleb, Brian, Dustin, Brett, Kegan, Charles, Robert, James.
✟Pregnancy: Jennalyn, Sally, Charla, Maddi
✟ Those Traveling: Ralph, Scott, Mike, Will, Tommy, Kristen, Nance, Jeff, Stephen, Lee, all church families traveling this holiday season.
✟Guidance & Protection: Destinn, Conner, Reagan, Evan, Christopher, Karl, Phyllis, Ari, Dame, Kristin, Sandy, Margaret, Linda, Claude, Tommy, Sam, Sean, Paul, Ben, Henry, Victoria, Travis. Lane, Kirk, Mary, The Rogers, Washburn, Burgess, Taylor/White, Ackley, Correal, Schlier, Unterberger, Decker, Eldridge families.
✟ In Affliction: Jerry, June, Roger, Virginia Gayle, Trudy, Pat, Wayne, Harry, Doris, Lyle, Edna, Pat, June, Rich+, Angelica, Jan, Michele, Hilda, Lisa, James, Danny, John, Doreen, Desmond, Yvonne, Richard, Dame, Donna, Lisa, Vivian, Baria. The Conner, Palmer, Becker Powell/Mason families.
✟The Lord’s Healing: Austin, Issac, Juliana, Brooke, Ana, Nicholas, Noah, Reagan, Jordan, Blonnie, Amanda, Haywood, Sue, Debbie, Teddy, Mike, Troy, Walter, Jennifer, Leslie, Margaret, Noah, Kelly, Brenda, Betty, Wanda, Marie, Norah, Alex, Joe, Chris, Gary, Robert, Randall, Earl, Richard, Jim, Stephen, Fred, Lori, Leslie, Anne, Phyllis, Sherry, Ryan, Juanita, Lynn Gayle, Elizabeth, Tony, Tina, Gretchen, Michael, John, Sandra, Lynn, Gloria, Mari, Shannon, Earl, Jack, Joe, Vikki, Gina, Janet, James, Daisy, Dana, Ralph, Lisa, Dame, Darlene, Robin, Michelle, David, Sandy, Stuart, Carlton, Nancy, Kevin+, George+, +Jack, Michael+.
✟R.I.P.: Cameron Eldridge
St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael’s: 2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews, NC 28105
Rector: Fr. Michael’s Cell: 704-651-9070 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglican Church Church office: 704-537-7777 Rectory: 704-531-9306