Bulletin Blog Edition for Dec. 2 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.

Note: 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 2, 2018

H = 1940 Hymnal               B=1928 Book of Common Prayer

Stand    Processional                                       H page 1

Kneel    Collect for Purity                              B page 67

Introit                                                                   Choir

The Decalogue                                                  H 701; B 68

Collect for the Day                           B 90

Sit           Psalm:   46                                           B 397

Epistle:                 ROMANS  XIII:  8                              B 90

Stand    Gradual                                                H 318

Gospel:  ST.  MATTHEW  XXI:  1  B 91

Nicene Creed                                    B 71

Sit           Notices & Induction of the Vestry

Stand    Sermon Hymn                                   H 312

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 797  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 Hymns                                        H 6

Kneel    Thanksgiving                                                      B 83

Bread of Heaven (kneeling)                        H 212

The Blessing                                                       B 84

Dresden Amen                                                 B 740

Stand    Recessional                                                        H 9

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

Church Services & Key Activities the week of December 2nd:

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  Ev Prayer  / Eucharist  / Healing Service

Youth Confirmation Class / Adult Nature of Anglicanism Class

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

Noon       Eucharist / Healing Service / Fellowship

Fri:          10 am      Morning Prayer / Eucharist

Sat:        6 pm      Newcomers Dinner

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.

News and Notes:


COLLECTING COATS:  New or gently used coats for the Fire Department.  This week only.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS:  Please send in your donation and the name(s) of who you wish to honor / remember.

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 and Adults

THE NATURE OF ANGLICANISM:  The Wednesday evening classes have started.  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:  Classes have begun, Wednesday evening following the Wednesday Eucharist.  See Tina if you have any questions.


Cost:            $24,415

Donations to Date:            12,145

… Upcoming Events:

Dec          2            12:30 pm              Vestry

6            5 pm                      McAdenville Lights

8            Noon                     Christmas Pageant rehearsal

8            5:30 pm                Operation Christmas Child

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

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

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

MCADENVILLE LIGHTS:    Sign-up sheet is in the Parish Hall, for our annual McAdenville Lights Tour on December 6th.   We will be meeting at the church at 5 pm.  There will be a light dinner.

YOUTH NEWS:     You will be packing boxes at Operation Christmas Child on Saturday Dec 8th.  We will leave the church at 5:30 pm.  The shift is from 6:00 – 10:00 pm.  You have to be at least 13 years old.  Sign-up in the Parish Hall.


All children & teens are wanted and needed.

Practices are at Noon on the 8th and 15th .  Party after the practice on the 15th.  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 2, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall

16 oz Classic Skep for $10.00; 12 oz Hex Jar with Honey Dipper 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.  Please have your $35.00 by December 2nd or let Gayle know you have changed your mind.  We have a waiting list.


Dec   2       Shonika Bankole                           Dec   4       Fr. Michael Cawthon

Dec   5       Alric James                                      Dec   5       Dieunite Nonccent

Dec   7      Kendra Noncent                            Dec   8       Adolphina Onukogu


For Advent, we will begin to re-introduce the Merbecke setting of the liturgy of the BCP, the earliest musical setting from 1549. The congregation already sings 701 when using the Decalogue. For this Sunday, I would like to add 706 as the Agnus Dei, but still keep the Willan Sanctus (797). (This is so that the liturgical music is gradually replacing what is sung during the Advent season.)

Each week, the choir will sing the Introit and Offertory sentences appropriate to each Sunday.


As a point of local history at St. Timothy, I examined bulletins from 1981 for several years. The congregation sang this setting, beginning in

1981 (701, 702, 705, 706, 796). They began sing the Scottish chant Gloria (739) in 1986. During 2007 (Lent), they sang the Merbecke setting.

Note:  Thank you John and the choir for your hard work…this from the mass itself to going through and organizing past history. Fr. Michael


✟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, Kevin+, George+, +Jack, Michael+.

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


www.stmichaelsanglican.org                 stmichaelcharlotte@yahoo.com

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

Curate:  Fr. Dennis Washburn’s Cell:  704-989-1148     frdennisw@gmail.com

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

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

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