2nd Sunday in Advent December 9, 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.
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.
H=1940 hymnal B=1928 Book of Common Prayer
Stand Processional Hymn 402
Kneel Collect for Purity B page 67
Summary of the Law B 68
Collect for the Day B 92,90
Sit Psalm: 119: 1 – 16 B 489
Epistle: ROMANS XV: 4 B 92
Stand Gradual H 403
Gospel: ST. LUKE XXI: 25 B 93
Nicene Creed B 71
Stand Sermon Hymn H 3
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 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 Hymn H 8, 6
Kneel Thanksgiving B 83
Bread of Heaven H 209
The Blessing B 84
Dresden Amen H 740
Stand Recessional H 5(2)
Nursery is available for children 5 years and under during the 10:30am service
Church Services & Key Activities the week of December 9th:
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 Evening Prayer / Eucharist
Youth Confirmation Class / Adult Nature of Anglicanism Class
Thu: 10 am Morning Prayer 10:30 am Bible Study
Noon Eucharist / Fellowship
Fri: 10 am Morning Prayer / Eucharist
Sat: 10:30 am St. Martha’s Guild 11:30 am Men’s Ministry
Noon Christmas Pageant Rehearsal / lunch
Acknowledgements and Thanksgivings!
SANCTUARY CANDLE burns this week to the glory of God by Roger & Virginia Galye Anderson.
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
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS: Please send in your donation and the name(s) of who you wish to honor / remember.
GIVING ENVELOPES: 2019 Giving Envelopes are in the Narthex. If you want to begin using an envelope, choose one that does not have a name on the top.
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 (Church) and Adults (Parish Hall)
THE NATURE OF ANGLICANISM: The Wednesday evening classes, 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: Wednesday evening following the Wednesday Eucharist. See Tina if you have any questions.
AIR CONDITIONER UPDATE:
Donations to Date: 12,145
… Upcoming Events:
Dec 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
18 1 pm Ladies Lunch Out
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
27 10 am Feast of St. John
28 10 am Holy Inoncents
29 9 – 11 am Workday
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK: Dec 9, 2018
Nursery: 10:15 am Help needed
Ushers: 8 am Bob & Betty Self
10:15 am Dame Martin, Tommy Johnson
Altar Guild: Debbie Cawthon
YOUTH NEWS: Mark your calendars: Annual Ski Trip will be January 18th – 20th.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT TIME !
All children & teens are wanted and needed.
Practice is at Noon on the 15th and a Party after practice. 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 9, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall
16 oz Classic Dripless Lid/Plastic Bottle for $10.00; 12 oz Dripless Lid/Plastic Bottle for $7.50; 12 oz Hex Jar with Honey Dipper and gift tag 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.
Dec 10 Jim Mullins Dec 11 Juanita Davidson
Dec 14 David Bankole Dec 14 Emmanuel Moise
Dec 15 Yvonne Thompson-Kponou
Prelude Wachet auf J. S. Bach
Daughter of Zion: behold thy salvation cometh. The Lord shall cause His glorious voice to be heard: and ye shall have gladness of heart. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel: Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock.
(choir) Wilt Thou not revive us again: that Thy people my rejoice in Thee; show us Thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us Thy salvation.
(organ) Prelude on “Munich” René Frank
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 is a setting of the 17th century German tune (sung today
as the Processional) by René Frank (1910-1965), a German Jew who converted to Christianity and taught music and art at Fort Wayne Bible
College in Indiana.
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.
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
St. Michael the Archangel
2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews, NC 28105
Church office: 704-537-7777 Rectory: 704-531-9306
Rector: Fr. Michael’s Cell: 704-651-9070 firstname.lastname@example.org
Curate: Fr. Dennis Washburn’s Cell: 704-989-1148 email@example.com
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+.