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.
Note: 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.
Advent Sunday December 2, 2018
H = 1940 Hymnal B=1928 Book of Common Prayer
Stand Processional H page 1
Kneel Collect for Purity B page 67
The Decalogue H 701; B 68
Collect for the Day B 90
Sit Psalm: 46 B 397
Epistle: ROMANS XIII: 8 B 90
Stand Gradual H 318
Gospel: ST. MATTHEW XXI: 1 B 91
Nicene Creed B 71
Sit Notices & Induction of the Vestry
Stand Sermon Hymn H 312
Sit Sermon Fr. Michael Cawthon
Offertory Sentences (Choir)
Alms Collection & Anthem
Stand Alms Presentation, National 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 797 B 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 6
Kneel Thanksgiving B 83
Bread of Heaven (kneeling) H 212
The Blessing B 84
Dresden Amen B 740
Stand Recessional H 9
Nursery is available for children 5 years and under during the 10:30am service
Church Services & Key Activities the week of December 2nd:
Sun: 8 am Said Eucharist 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Sung Eucharist
Mon: 6 pm Ladies Evening Prayer / Bible Study
Tue: 10 am Morning Prayer 6 pm Evening Prayer / Eucharist 7 pm Choir Practice
Wed: 10 am Morning Prayer 6 pm Ev Prayer / Eucharist / Healing Service
Youth Confirmation Class / Adult Nature of Anglicanism Class
Thu: 10 am Morning Prayer 10:30 am Bible Study
Noon Eucharist / Healing Service / Fellowship
Fri: 10 am Morning Prayer / Eucharist
Sat: 6 pm Newcomers Dinner
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
COLLECTING COATS: New or gently used coats for the Fire Department. This week only.
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS: Please send in your donation and the name(s) of who you wish to honor / remember.
PRESCHOOL SPIRIT NIGHT: On Friday, December 14th all day, join us at City Barbeque; tell them you are with St. Michael’s Preschool.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: Following Ladies Evening Pray at 6pm starting November 26th.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:15 am Youth and Adults
THE NATURE OF ANGLICANISM: The Wednesday evening classes have started. It is never too late to join, for all wanting to be confirmed, accepted or wanting more information and for those wanting a refresher course.
YOUTH CONFIRMATION: Classes have begun, Wednesday evening following the Wednesday Eucharist. See Tina if you have any questions.
AIR CONDITIONER UPDATE:
Donations to Date: 12,145
… Upcoming Events:
Dec 2 12:30 pm Vestry
6 5 pm McAdenville Lights
8 Noon Christmas Pageant rehearsal
8 5:30 pm Operation Christmas Child
14 All Day City Barbeque for Preschool
15 10:30 am St. Martha’s Guild
15 Noon Christmas Pageant rehearsal / party
15 11:30 am Men’s Ministry
16 12:30 pm Christmas Pageant
22 11 am Narroway “The Real Christmas Story”
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
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
MCADENVILLE LIGHTS: Sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall, for our annual McAdenville Lights Tour on December 6th. We will be meeting at the church at 5 pm. There will be a light dinner.
YOUTH NEWS: You will be packing boxes at Operation Christmas Child on Saturday Dec 8th. We will leave the church at 5:30 pm. The shift is from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. You have to be at least 13 years old. Sign-up in the Parish Hall.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT TIME !
All children & teens are wanted and needed.
Practices are at Noon on the 8th and 15th . Party after the practice on the 15th. The pageant will be on the 16th at 12:30 pm.
HONEY: Long Run Farm Pure Local Honey will be available for purchase on December 2, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall
16 oz Classic Skep for $10.00; 12 oz Hex Jar with Honey Dipper for $12.00 and 12 oz Cut Comb for $12.00
The Hex Jars with Dippers make great gifts and 10% of total sales will go to St Michaels to help pay for the new HVAC.
PRESCHOOL SPIRIT NIGHT: December 14th at City Barbecue. The preschool will receive a portion whether you eat-in, carry-out or order on-line.
NARROWAY’S “THE REAL STORY OF CHRISTMAS”: December 22nd leaving at 11 am from the Church. Please have your $35.00 by December 2nd or let Gayle know you have changed your mind. We have a waiting list.
Dec 2 Shonika Bankole Dec 4 Fr. Michael Cawthon
Dec 5 Alric James Dec 5 Dieunite Nonccent
Dec 7 Kendra Noncent Dec 8 Adolphina Onukogu
For Advent, we will begin to re-introduce the Merbecke setting of the liturgy of the BCP, the earliest musical setting from 1549. The congregation already sings 701 when using the Decalogue. For this Sunday, I would like to add 706 as the Agnus Dei, but still keep the Willan Sanctus (797). (This is so that the liturgical music is gradually replacing what is sung during the Advent season.)
Each week, the choir will sing the Introit and Offertory sentences appropriate to each Sunday.
As a point of local history at St. Timothy, I examined bulletins from 1981 for several years. The congregation sang this setting, beginning in
1981 (701, 702, 705, 706, 796). They began sing the Scottish chant Gloria (739) in 1986. During 2007 (Lent), they sang the Merbecke setting.
Note: Thank you John and the choir for your hard work…this from the mass itself to going through and organizing past history. Fr. Michael
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, Kevin+, George+, +Jack, Michael+.
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 Rev. Dennis Washburn, PhD., Curate
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
Rector: Fr. Michael’s Cell: 704-651-9070 firstname.lastname@example.org
Curate: Fr. Dennis Washburn’s Cell: 704-989-1148 email@example.com
St. Michael’s: 2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews, NC 28105
Church office: 704-537-7777 Rectory: 704-531-9306