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 

                                  Hymnal     BCP

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

Sit Sermon

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

Exhortation 85

Invitation and General Confession 75

Absolution & Comfortable Words 76

Sursum Corda & Sanctus 796 76

Consecration 80

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.   


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

The Vestry:

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

St. Michael’s:  2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews, NC 28105