1st Sunday after Christmas December 30, 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 28
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 104, 96
Sit Psalm: 145 B 520
Epistle: GALATIANS IV: 1 B 104
Stand Gradual H 16
Gospel: ST. MATT I: 18 B 104
Nicene Creed B 71
Stand Sermon Hymn H 44
Sit Sermon (Fr. Michael Cawthon)
Alms Collection & Offertory Sentences (Choir)
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 796 / 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 20, 17, 36
Kneel Thanksgiving B 83
Gloria in excelsis H 713
The Blessing B 84
Dresden Amen H 740
Stand Recessional H 31
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.
Nursery is available for children 5 years and under during the 10:30am service
Church Services & Key Activities the week of December 30th:
Sun: 8 am Said Eucharist 10:30 am Sung Eucharist
Mon: 11:30 pm New Year’s Eve Midnight Mass
Tue: Noon Circumcision – Day of Obligation
Wed: 10 am Morning Prayer 6 pm E P / Eucharist / Healing Service
7 pm Bible Study
Thu: 10 am Morning Prayer 10:30 am Bible Study Noon Eucharist / Healing Service / Fellowship
Fri: 10 am Morning Prayer / Eucharist
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.
YOU ARE NEEDED:
Next Sunday, the 6th , after refreshments we need you to help take the wreaths and flowers down.
Wreaths: remove bow and hanger from each wreath.
Bows: need to be stuffed (a good sit down job)
Flowers: bring into the Parish Hall
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. We are studying Ephesians.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:15 am Youth in the church and Adults in the Parish Hall, starting on January 6th.
WEDNESDY BIBLE STUDY: We will be studying the Gospel of Luke, starting on January 2nd.
YOUTH CONFIRMATION: Classes have begun, Wednesday evening following the Wednesday Eucharist. See Tina if you have any questions.
AIR CONDITIONER UPDATE:
Donations to Date: 13,265
NEW YEAR’S EVE MIDNIGHT MASS – 11:30 PM
… Upcoming Events:
Dec 31 11:30 pm New Year’s Midnight Mass
Jan 1 Noon Circumcision – Day of Obligation
Jan 5 11 am Christmas Brunch
6 12:30 pm Vestry Meeting
7 – 13 Fr. Michael & Debbie on vacation
15 12:30 pm Ladies Lunch Out @ Hembry Barbecue
18-20 APA Youth Ski Trip
23-25 Clergy Winter Conference
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK: Jan. 6, 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. Sign-up on the sheet in the Parish Hall and gt your paperwork turned in.
Jan 2 Pat Boyd Jan 3 Merlene James
Jan 3 Nancy Varelas Jan 4 Madonna Ford
Jan 4 Debbie Cawthon
What Child is This Richard Purvis
Introit (Psalm 93:1, 2, 5)
Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh Thine house, O Lord, forever. Thy throne is established of old: Thou art from everlasting. The Lord reigneth, He is clothed with majesty: the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith He hath girded himself.
Offertory (Psalm 93:1, 2)
The world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: Thou art from everlasting.
In Dulci Jubilo Marcel Dupré
God Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen Wilbur Held
The carol “What Child is This” is from a poem from 1865, “The Manger Throne” written by William Chatterton Dix, an English insurance company manager, while recovering from an illness. It has been sung to the 16th century tune Greensleeves since its publication in 1871. Richard Purvis (1913-1994), organist-choirmaster of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, created a richly harmonic organ setting.
In dulci jubilo (Good Christian Men, Rejoice) is a German carol, dating back to at least 1400. Marcel Dupré (1886-1971), concert organist, composer and organist of the Church of St. Sulpice in Paris, wrote this imtimate setting of this carol.
God Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen is an 18th century English carol set to a 19th century English tune. The organ piece is by the American composer Wilbur Held (1914-2015), professor of organ and church music at Ohio State University.
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, Josiah, Stoch, 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+.
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)
2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews, NC 28105
Church office: 704-537-7777 Rectory: 704-531-9306
Rector: Fr. Michael’s Cell: 704-651-9070 email@example.com