Advent 2 Sunday Bulletin (blog edition)

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

Hymnal                 BCP

Stand    Processional                                                       Hymn 402

Kneel    Collect for Purity                                                                                   B page  67

Introit                 (Choir)

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

Sit           Notices

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:


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.


Cost:            $24,415

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.


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

Introit (choir)

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.

The Vestry:

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

Curate:  Fr. Dennis Washburn’s Cell:  704-989-1148



✟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+.

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