3rd Sunday in Advent                                December 16, 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.

H=1940 Hymnal                       B=1928 Book of Common Prayer

Stand    Processional                       H Hymn 10

Kneel     Collect for Purity              B page 67

Introit                                   Choir

Summary of the Law        B 69

Collect for the Day            B 93 & 90

Sit           Psalm:   85                           B 446

Epistle:  I COR  IV: 1          B 94

Stand    Gradual                                H 219

Gospel:  St. MAT  XI: 2    B 94

Nicene Creed                    B 71

Sit           Notices

Stand    Sermon Hymn                   3

Sit           Sermon Fr. Michael Cawthon

Alms & Offertory             (Choir)

Stand    Alms Presentation           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 & 76

Consecration                                                    B 80

Lord’s Prayer                                                   H 722 / B 82

Humble Access                                                B 82

Agnus Dei                                                         H 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 & 6

Kneel   Thanksgiving                                                    B 83

Bread of Heaven                                              H 212

The Blessing                                                       H 84

Dresden Amen                                                 H 740

Stand    Recessional                                                        H 5(2)

Nursery is available for children 5 years and under during the 10:30am service

Holy Communion:  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.

Church Services & Key Activities the week of December 16th:

Sun:       8 am   Said Eucharist    9:15 am   Sunday School   10:30 am   Sung Eucharist

12:30 pm              Christmas Pageant

Mon:     6 pm        Ladies Evening Prayer / Bible Study

Tue:       10 am      Morning Prayer              6 pm        Evening Prayer / Eucharist         7 pm        Choir Practice

Wed:     Ember Day   10 am       Morning Prayer     6 pm  Evening Prayer  / Eucharist

/ Youth Confirmation Class / Adult Nature of Anglicanism Class

Thu:       10 am      Morning Prayer             10:30 Bible Study               Noon       Eucharist / Fellowship

Fri:          Ember Day          10 am    Feast of St. Thomas

Sat:        Ember Day          11 am     Narroway Dinner Theater

4 – 6:30 pm      Caroling around Matthews (join the fun!)

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.

*****  Please bring sandwiches / snacks next Sunday for the Greening of the Church.********

 

News and Notes:

DECEMBER  CHANGE-FOR-CHANGE:   Matthews Help Center

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS:  Last Sunday for your donation and the name(s) you wish to honor / remember.  Extra envelopes are in the Narthex.

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 starting November 26th.

SUNDAY SCHOOL:    9:15 am Youth in the church and Adults in the Parish Hall

THE NATURE OF ANGLICANISM:  Wednesday evening classes at 7 pm

YOUTH CONFIRMATION:  Classes have begun, Wednesday evening following the Wednesday Eucharist.  See Tina if you have any questions.

AIR CONDITIONER UPDATE:

Cost:            $24,415

Donations to Date:            13,165

… Upcoming Events:    

Dec        16           12:30 pm              Christmas Pageant

18           1 pm                      Ladies Lunch Out @ Shane’s

19           Ember Day

21           10 am                    Feast of St. Thomas

22           Ember Day

22           11 am                    Narroway “The Real Christmas Story”

22           4 – 6:30 pm         Caroling around Matthews

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                    Feast of St. John

28           10 am                    Holy Inoncents

29           9 – 11 am             Workday

 

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

HONEY:  Last chance before Christmas to purchase Long Run Farm Pure Local Honey on December 16th in the Parish Hall.  16 oz Classic Dripless Lid/Plastic Bottle for $10; 12 oz Dripless Lid/Plastic Bottle for $7.50; 12 oz Hex Jar with Honey Dipper and gift tag for $12 and 12 oz Cut Comp for $12.

NARROWAY’S “THE REAL STORY OF CHRISTMAS”:   December 22nd leaving at 11 am from the Church.

CAROLING:  All are welcome to go caroling on Saturday the 22nd  from 4 – 6:30 pm.  We will be going to Royal Park and homes near the church.  The bus will be available.

YOUTH NEWS:     Mark your calendars:  Annual Ski Trip will be January 18th – 20th.

BIRTHDAYS

Dec   16       Lou Hale                                        Dec   18      Yaeni Anthony

Dec   19      Lyle Vail                                          Dec   20      Chioma Iwuchukwh

Dec   21      Pat Easley

ANNIVERSARIES

Dec        21           Mike & Patti Easley

MUSIC NOTES

Prelude                Wachet auf                                                                                           J. S. Bach

Introit (choir)     Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, rejoice. let your moderation be made known untion all Men: the Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing: but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Lord, Thou hast been favorable unto Thy land; Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

Offertory (choir)    Lord, Thou hast been favorable unto Thy land; Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people.

Magnificat                                                                                 Joseph Bonnet

Postlude    Creator alme siderum                                                                              J. S. Bach

During Advent, we will sing from the oldest musical setting of the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer. Adapted from Gregorian chant, this was composed in 1549 by John Merbecke, organist at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. In addition, the choir will chant the Introit and Offertory sentences from the Propers (liturgy that changes each Sunday).

The Offertory, the canticle known as the Magnificat (the Latin word for “magnify”) is from Luke 1: 46-55. It is the response of Mary during her visit to her cousin Elizabeth, whose knew of the significance of the Christ Child. It is sung to a Psalm tone alternating with variations on the tone by the French composer Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944), organist of St. Eustache in Paris.

Approximately two-thirds of the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) are preludes on the chorales (hymns) of the Lutheran Church. His setting of Hymn #3 is his own arrangement of a movement from his cantata (#140) on this hymn. “Wachet auf” is a hymn whose text and tune were composed in 1599 by Philip Nicolai, a German Lutheran pastor. The chant “Creator of the stars of night” (Hymn #6) is the basis for Bach’s short prelude with the tune in the soprano.

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, Brooke, Maddi

✟ Those Traveling: Ralph, Scott, Mike, Will, Tommy, Kristen, Nance, Jeff, Stephen, Lee, Kathy.

✟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, The Rogers, Washburn, Burgess, Taylor/White, Ackley, Correal, Schlier, Unterberger, Decker 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,  Kevin+, George+, +Jack, Michael+.

The Vestry:

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

St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church

Church office:  704-537-7777     Rectory:  704-531-9306

www.stmichaelsanglican.org                 stmichaelcharlotte@yahoo.com

Rector:  Fr. Michael’s Cell:  704-651-9070      frmichaelcawthon@gmail.com

St. Michael the Archangel

2211 Margaret Wallace Road,

Matthews, NC 28105