St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church
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.
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 1, 2019
Stand Processional 1
Kneel Collect for Purity 67
Introit Choir The Decalogue 701 68
Collect for the Day 90
Sit Psalm: 46 397
Epistle: ROMANS XIII: 8 90
Stand Gradual Choir
Gospel: ST. MATTHEW XXI: 1 91
Stand Nicene Creed 71
Sit Notices & Induction of the Vestry
Stand Sermon Hymn 312
Alms Collection & Offertory Sentence (Choir)
Stand Alms Presentation, National Hymn 139 / 141 (v4)
Kneel Biddings & Intercessions (said by celebrant)
For the Whole State of Christ’s Church 74
Invitation and General Confession 75
Absolution & Comfortable Words 76
Sursum Corda & Sanctus 796 76
Lord’s Prayer 722 82
Humble Access 82
Agnus Dei 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 8 (1), 6 (1)
Kneel Thanksgiving 83
Bread of Heaven 212
The Blessing 84
Dresden Amen 740
Stand Recessional 9
Nursery is available for children 5 years and under during the 10:30am service
Acknowledgements and Thanksgivings!
SANCTUARY CANDLE: Burns this week to the glory of God by Chi Chi Nwankwo in loving memory of her father Kanu Nwankwo
Please come next door to the Parish Hall, after the 10:30 service for refreshments.
NEWS AND NOTES:
Church Services & Key Activities the week of December 1st:
Sun: 8 am Said Eucharist 9:15 am Sunday School
10:30 am Sung Eucharist 12:30 pm Vestry 5 pm EvenSong
Mon: 6 pm Ladies Evening Prayer / Feast of St. Andrew / Bible Study
Tue: 10 am Morning Prayer 6 pm Evening Prayer / Eucharist
Wed: 10 am Morning Prayer 7 pm Choir Practice
6 pm Evening Prayer / Eucharist / Healing Service / Bible Study
Thu: 10 am Morning Prayer 10:30 am Bible Study
Noon Eucharist / Healing Service / Fellowship
Sat: 7 pm AWOGA Nine Lessons & Carols
Sr. Warden: Charles Miller Jr. Warden:
Holly Browning ‘22 Carol Alsis ’21 Laurna Blackwood ’20
Tara Cantrell ’22 Frank Ihekaire ’21 Randall Burgess ’20
Annie Keyser ’22 Sylvia Jack ’21 Pam Driscoll ’20
Eastern Diocese of the Anglican Province of America:
The Most Rev. W. H. Grundorf, Diocesan
The Rt. Rev. Chad Jones, Bishop Coadjutor
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, Phyllis Vail, Sandra Scherer, & Susan Stepp: Bible Women
Dame Martin & Joyce Allen: Outreach Programs
Susan Stepp & Sandra Scherer: Worship Preparation
Susan Stepp & Sandra Scherer: Worship Preparation
Beginning this first Sunday of the new Church Year, there will be some additions and changes to the music for the liturgy. During Advent (meaning “Coming”), we will sing from the Merbecke setting, the earliest musical setting (1549) of the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer. In addition to the Introit and Offertory sentences from the Propers (liturgy that changes each Sunday), the choir will chant the Gradual, Alleluia (before the Gospel) and Communion verses.
Prelude Veni Emmanuel Richard Purvis
This chant, O come, Emmanuel (#2 in The Hymnal 1940) whose texts are an 1851 translation based on the Latin Great O Antiphons for late Advent; the tune from a 15th century French manuscript of chants for burial. The organ setting is by Richard Purvis (1913-1994), organist-director at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.
Introit, Gradual and Offertory (Psalm 25:1, 2a, 3)
Unto thee, O Lord, lift I up my soul; O my God, in thee have I trusted. Let me not be confounded: neither let mine enemies triumph over me; for all they that look for thee shall not be ashamed. Shew me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy paths.
Alleluia (Psalm 85:7)
Alleluia. Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.
Offertory Wachet auf J. G. Walther
This hymn (Wake, awake; #3 in The Hymnal 1940) is a hymn whose text and tune were composed in 1599 by Philip Nicolai, a German Lutheran pastor. The organ setting is by Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748), cousin of J. S. Bach and author of the first German music encyclopedia.
Communion (from Psalm 85:12)
The Lord shall shew loving-kindness: and our land shall give her increase.
Postlude Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland J. S. Bach
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Savior of the nations, come) is a hymn from 1524 by the reformer Martin Luther, who adapted the chant Veni redemptor gentium. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) composed this brief setting for his Orgelbuchlein (Little Organ Book).
Dec 2 Shonika Bankole
Dec 4 Fr. Michael Cawthon
Dec 5 Alric James
Dec 5 Dieunite Noncent
Dec 7 Kendra Noncent
Welcome to St. MIchael the Archangel
hour of prayer.
Evensong marks the end of the day and prepares us for the approaching night.
The roots thereof comes out of ancient monastic traditions of prayer.
In this service, we are invited to pray for the world, our families, and ourselves.
The beauty of the music is offered to help us set our lives in the light of eternity, the same light that dwelt among us in Jesus, and which now illuminates us in the Holy Spirit.
Church office: 704-537-7777 Rectory: 704-531-9306
Rector: Fr. Michael’s Cell: 704-651-9070 email@example.com
St. Michael’s: 2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews, NC 28105