Bulletin (blog copy) Lent 3 24 Mar 2019

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 prior to the service.

Third Sunday in Lent                                    March 24, 2019

Note:  H= 1940 Hymnal hymn #                  B= 1928 Book of Common Prayer Page #

Stand                    Processional: H (hymn #) 61

Kneel                    Collect for Purity: B (BCP Page #) 67

Introit:  Choir

The Summary of the Law:  B 69

Ninefold Kyrie:  H 702  or B 70

Collect for the Day:  B 128 and B 124

Sit                          Psalm 25:  1 – 10:  B 369

Epistle EPHESIANS V:1  B 128

Stand                    Gradual:  H 158 (2)

Gospel ST.  LUKE  XI:14  B 129

Nicene Creed:  B 71

Sit                          Notices

Stand                    Sermon Hymn:  H 56

Sit                          Sermon (Fr. Michael Cawthon)

Alms Collection & Offertory Sentence (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 or B 76

Consecration:  B 80

Lord’s Prayer:  H722 or B 82

Humble Access:  B 82

Agnus Dei:  H 712

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 58 and H 194 (1)

Kneel                    Thanksgiving:  B 83

Hymn:  H 209

Blessing:  Celebrant

Dresden Amen:  H 740

Stand                    Recessional Hymn:  H 477

Notes:  Nursery is available for children 5 years and under during the 10:30am service

We have a second room available for 6 & 7 year olds who will stay in the Church until the announcements are made.  All Children will be brought into church for a blessing following Communion.

Acknowledgements and Thanksgivings!

SANCTUARY CANDLE:  Burns this week to the glory of God by Roger & Virginia Gayle Anderson.

Please come next door to the Parish Hall, after the 10:30 service for fellowship and refreshments.


MARCH  CHANGE-FOR-CHANGE:   Women’s Crisis Center

EASTER FLOWERS:  Remember to put in honor or memory of by the names.

EASTER EGG HUNT:  We need a few bags of wrapped non-chocolate candy to stuff in the eggs and of course, help with stuffing the eggs.


Costs:          $29,210

Donations to Date:            17,845

NEXT ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES:  will begin the week after Easter, April 28th from 12:30 – 2 pm.  Sign-up board in the Parish Hall.


Island / Caribbean Night  –  June 22nd

African Night  –  October 12th

Still looking for kitchen preparation and clean up help for the 1st & 4th Sundays.

Church Services & Key Activities the week of March 24th:

Sun:       8 am        Said Eucharist                                   10:30 am   Sung Eucharist

Mon:     6 pm      Evening Prayer / Eucharist:  Annunciation / 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 / Bible Study

Thu:       10 am    Morning Prayer                                10:30 am    Bible Study

Noon      Eucharist / Fellowship   6 pm      Men’s Night-Out

Fri:          6 pm      Evening Prayer                  7 pm      Stations of the Cross

Sat:        9 – 11 am             WORKDAY

… Upcoming Events:    

Mar        25           6 pm                      Evening Prayer / Eucharist

28           6 pm                      Men’s Night-Out: “What Ale’s You” (Beer Temple –  downtown Matthews)

29           6 pm                      Evening Prayer / Stations of the Cross

30           9 – 11 am             Workday

Apr           5            6 pm                      Evening Prayer / Stations of the Cross

7            12:30 pm              Vestry

12           6 pm                      Evening Prayer / Stations of the Cross

14                           Palm Sunday

18           6 pm                      Maundy Thursday Service / Meditation

19           Noon – 3 pm      Good Friday Meditation

20           9 – 11                    Workday / Altar Guild Workday

Noon                     Easter Egg Hunt / Lunch


Mar        18           Gabriel Iwuji

Mar        22           Rose Noncent

Mar        24   Joseph Osuagwu

Mar    27    Joseph Driscoll

Mar        27           Mike Easley


Nursery:   10:15 am         Help needed

Ushers:      8 am                 Bob & Betty Self

10:15 am         Dame Martin, Tommy Johnson

Altar Guild:                         Debbie Cawthon


Everyone wants to help take care of their church, but your available time is not always when the church schedules time.  So during this time of Lent or after, go to the sign-up board:  put your name by a job(s) and let me know when you plan to be here (day or night).


Our Yard Sale will be taking place in early June.  Sylvia Anderson has agreed to line baskets with pretty fabric for us to sell during this sale.  If you have baskets that you no longer need, please bring them to the church ASAP so she will have time to work on them!!!



O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sunde gross                                         J. S. Bach


(Psalm 25:15-16) Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord: for He shall pluck my feet out of the net. Turn Thee unto me, and have mercy upon me: for I am desolate and afflicted. (Psalm 25:1-2b) Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul: O my God, I trust in Thee; let me not be ashamed.


(Psalm 19:8a) The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: (Psalm 19:9b, 10b-11a) the judgments of the Lord are sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is Thy servant warned.

Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt                                               J. S. Bach


Prelude and Fugue in D minor                                                        J. S. Bach

Today is the third Sunday of Lent, a penitential season of 40 days that began on Ash Wednesday. The Alleluia and the Gloria in Excelsis are omitted until Maundy Thursday during Holy Week. The name for this Sunday is the Latin term Oculi, from the Introit for today from Psalm 25:15: “Oculi mei semper ad Dominum.”

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), one of the greatest composers, was born 334 years ago on March 21st. His career spanned almost 50 years as organist and as a court and church musician. The prelude is an ornamented setting (c.1710) of the German Passion hymn from 1524, “O man, bewail thy grievous fall.” The offertory is a setting of a 1524 German hymn “By Adam’s case is quite corrupt” on the fall of man through Adam and redemption through Christ. It was written c.1708 as a fughetta with the melody stated in long notes in the soprano and imitated in the lower parts. The postlude is from Bach’s “Little” 8 Preludes and Fugues.

During Lent, we have been singing the Kyrie, Sanctus and Agnus Dei from the oldest musical setting of the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer. Adapted from Gregorian chant, it was composed in 1549 by John Merbecke, organist at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.


✟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, Gavyn. The countries of Zimbabwe & Nigeria.

✟Pregnancy: Sally, Maddi

✟ Those Traveling: Ralph, Scott, Mike, Will, Tommy, Kristen, Nance, Jeff, Stephen, Lee.

✟Guidance & Protection: Destinn, Conner, Reagan, Evan, Donald, Christopher, Karl, Phyllis, Dame, Kristin, Sandy, Margaret, Linda, Claude, Tommy, Sam, Sean, Paul, Ben, Henry, Victoria, Travis. Lane, Kirk, Mary, Josiah, Stoch, Cowart, Roy. The Washburn, Burgess, Ackley, Correal, Schlier, Unterberger, Decker, Eldridge families.

✟ In Affliction: Jerry, June, Roger, Virginia Gayle, Trudy, Pat, Wayne, Harry, Edna, Pat, June, Rich+, Angelica, Jan, Michele, Hilda, Lisa, James, Danny, John, Doreen, Desmond, Yvonne, Richard, Dame, Vivian, Baria. Darlene. The Conner, Palmer, Becker, Taylor/White, Powell/Mason families.

✟The Lord’s Healing: Austin, Issac, Juliana, Brooke, Ana, Nicholas, Noah, Reagan, Jordan, Aurora, Blonnie, Amanda, Haywood, Sue, Debbie, Teddy, Mike, Troy, Walter, Jennifer, Leslie, Margaret, Noah, Kelly, Brenda, Wanda, Marie, Norah, Alex, Joe, Chris, Gary, Robert, Randall, Earl, Richard, Jim, Stephen, Fred, Lori, Leslie, Anne, Phyllis, Ryan, Juanita, Lynn Gayle, Elizabeth, Tony, Tina, Michael, John, Sandra, Lynn, Gloria, Mari, Shannon, Earl, Jack, Joe, Vikki, Gina, Janet, James, Daisy, Savana, Ralph, Lisa, Dame, Darlene, Robin, Michelle, David, Sandy, Stuart, Carlton,  Nancy, Zach, Casey, Nick, Lennox, Simeon, McKenzie, Pat, Jayden, Jennalyn, Dan, Seth, Stephen, Mrs. Bunyan, Doc, Sarah, Marie, Lavana, Phillip, Chipo, Kevin+, George+, +Jack, Michael+, Dennis+, Larry+.

✟R.I.P.:  Patricia Fulton, Gretchen Bates, Gladys Garber

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 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

Social Programs

St. Michael the Archangel (Anglican Church)

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

Church office:  704-537-7777     Rectory:  704-531-9306

www.stmichaelsanglican.org                 stmichaelcharlotte@yahoo.com

Rector:  Fr. Michael’s Cell:  704-651-9070      frmichaelcawthon@gmail.com


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