3rd Sunday in Advent December 16, 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.
H=1940 Hymnal B=1928 Book of Common Prayer
Stand Processional H Hymn 10
Kneel Collect for Purity B page 67
Summary of the Law B 69
Collect for the Day B 93 & 90
Sit Psalm: 85 B 446
Epistle: I COR IV: 1 B 94
Stand Gradual H 219
Gospel: St. MAT XI: 2 B 94
Nicene Creed B 71
Stand Sermon Hymn 3
Sit Sermon Fr. Michael Cawthon
Alms & Offertory (Choir)
Stand Alms Presentation 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 & 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 Hymns H 8 & 6
Kneel Thanksgiving B 83
Bread of Heaven H 212
The Blessing H 84
Dresden Amen H 740
Stand Recessional H 5(2)
Nursery is available for children 5 years and under during the 10:30am 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.
Church Services & Key Activities the week of December 16th:
Sun: 8 am Said Eucharist 9:15 am Sunday School 10:30 am Sung Eucharist
12:30 pm Christmas Pageant
Mon: 6 pm Ladies Evening Prayer / Bible Study
Tue: 10 am Morning Prayer 6 pm Evening Prayer / Eucharist 7 pm Choir Practice
Wed: Ember Day 10 am Morning Prayer 6 pm Evening Prayer / Eucharist
/ Youth Confirmation Class / Adult Nature of Anglicanism Class
Thu: 10 am Morning Prayer 10:30 Bible Study Noon Eucharist / Fellowship
Fri: Ember Day 10 am Feast of St. Thomas
Sat: Ember Day 11 am Narroway Dinner Theater
4 – 6:30 pm Caroling around Matthews (join the fun!)
Acknowledgements and Thanksgivings!
SANCTUARY CANDLE burns this week to the glory of God.
Please come next door to the Parish Hall, after the 10:30 service for fellowship and refreshments.
***** Please bring sandwiches / snacks next Sunday for the Greening of the Church.********
News and Notes:
DECEMBER CHANGE-FOR-CHANGE: Matthews Help Center
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS: Last Sunday for your donation and the name(s) you wish to honor / remember. Extra envelopes are in the Narthex.
GIVING ENVELOPES: 2019 Giving Envelopes are in the Narthex. If you want to begin using an envelope, choose one at the end that has “available”.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: Following Ladies Evening Pray at 6pm starting November 26th.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:15 am Youth in the church and Adults in the Parish Hall
THE NATURE OF ANGLICANISM: Wednesday evening classes at 7 pm
YOUTH CONFIRMATION: Classes have begun, Wednesday evening following the Wednesday Eucharist. See Tina if you have any questions.
AIR CONDITIONER UPDATE:
Donations to Date: 13,165
… Upcoming Events:
Dec 16 12:30 pm Christmas Pageant
18 1 pm Ladies Lunch Out @ Shane’s
19 Ember Day
21 10 am Feast of St. Thomas
22 Ember Day
22 11 am Narroway “The Real Christmas Story”
22 4 – 6:30 pm Caroling around Matthews
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 (Day of Obligation)
26 10 am Eucharist – St. Stephen
27 10 am Feast of St. John
28 10 am Holy Inoncents
29 9 – 11 am Workday
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK: July 8, 2018
Nursery: 10:15 am Help needed
Ushers: 8 am Bob & Betty Self
10:15 am Dame Martin, Tommy Johnson
Altar Guild: Debbie Cawthon
HONEY: Last chance before Christmas to purchase Long Run Farm Pure Local Honey on December 16th in the Parish Hall. 16 oz Classic Dripless Lid/Plastic Bottle for $10; 12 oz Dripless Lid/Plastic Bottle for $7.50; 12 oz Hex Jar with Honey Dipper and gift tag for $12 and 12 oz Cut Comp for $12.
NARROWAY’S “THE REAL STORY OF CHRISTMAS”: December 22nd leaving at 11 am from the Church.
CAROLING: All are welcome to go caroling on Saturday the 22nd from 4 – 6:30 pm. We will be going to Royal Park and homes near the church. The bus will be available.
YOUTH NEWS: Mark your calendars: Annual Ski Trip will be January 18th – 20th.
Dec 16 Lou Hale Dec 18 Yaeni Anthony
Dec 19 Lyle Vail Dec 20 Chioma Iwuchukwh
Dec 21 Pat Easley
Dec 21 Mike & Patti Easley
Prelude Wachet auf J. S. Bach
Introit (choir) Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, rejoice. let your moderation be made known untion all Men: the Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing: but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Lord, Thou hast been favorable unto Thy land; Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
Offertory (choir) Lord, Thou hast been favorable unto Thy land; Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people.
Magnificat Joseph Bonnet
Postlude 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, the canticle known as the Magnificat (the Latin word for “magnify”) is from Luke 1: 46-55. It is the response of Mary during her visit to her cousin Elizabeth, whose knew of the significance of the Christ Child. It is sung to a Psalm tone alternating with variations on the tone by the French composer Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944), organist of St. Eustache in Paris.
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.
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+.
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, 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 Anglican Church
Church office: 704-537-7777 Rectory: 704-531-9306
Rector: Fr. Michael’s Cell: 704-651-9070 email@example.com
St. Michael the Archangel
2211 Margaret Wallace Road,
Matthews, NC 28105