Bulletin (blog edition) Sexagesima Feb 24 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.

Sexagesima                                                 February 24, 2019

H= 1940 Hymnal (hymn #)            B= 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Page #)

Stand                    Processional: H hymn # 577

Kneel                    Collect for Purity: B page # 67

Introit                   Choir

Summary of the Law: B 69

Ninefold Kyrie: H 702 / B 70

Collect for the Day: B 120

Sit                          Psalm 71: B  425

Epistle:                 II CORINTHIANS  Xi: 19 – B 120

Stand                    Gradual: H 524

Gospel: ST.  LUKE  Viii: 4 – B 121

Nicene Creed: B 71

Sit                          Notices

Stand                    Sermon Hymn: H 500 (2)

Sit                          Sermon:  (Fr. George)

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 / 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: 202 (1)

Kneel                    Thanksgiving: B                 83

Hymn: H 209 (2)


Dresden Amen: H 740

Stand                    Recessional: H 558

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

EXHORTATION SAID  (page 85 Book of Common Prayer)

“DEARLY beloved in the Lord, ye who mind to come to the holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, must consider how Saint Paul exhorteth all persons diligently to try and examine themselves, before they presume to eat of that Bread, and drink of that Cup. For as the benefit is great, if with a true penitent heart and lively faith we receive that holy Sacrament; so is the danger great, if we receive the same unworthily. Judge therefore yourselves, brethren, that ye be not judged of the Lord; repent you truly for your sins past; have a lively and steadfast faith in Christ our Saviour; amend your lives, and be in perfect charity with all men; so shall ye be meet partakers of those holy mysteries. And above all things ye must give most humble and hearty thanks to God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the redemption of the world by the death and passion of our Saviour Christ, both God and man; who did humble himself, even to the death upon the Cross, for us, miserable sinners, who lay in darkness and the shadow of death; that he might make us the children of God, and exalt us to everlasting life. And to the end that we should always remember the exceeding great love of our Master, and only Saviour, Jesus Christ, thus dying for us, and the innumerable benefits which by his precious blood-shedding he hath obtained for us; he hath instituted and ordained holy mysteries, as pledges of his love, and for a continual remembrance of his death, to our great and endless comfort. To him therefore, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, let us give (as we are most bounden) continual thanks; submitting ourselves wholly to his holy will and pleasure, and studying to serve him in true holiness and righteousness all the days of our life. Amen.”

Church Services & Key Activities the week of February 24h:

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

Mon:     6 pm      Evening Prayer / Eucharist:  Feast of St. Matthias

Tue:       10 am    Morning Prayer                                6 pm      Evening Prayer / Eucharist

Wed:     10 am    Morning Prayer                                6 pm      Evening Prayer / Eucharist

7 pm      Fellowship / Bible Study

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

Noon      Eucharist / Fellowship

Sat:        9 – 11 am             Boy Scouts

(Monday and Friday’s Fr. Michael’s “down days”)

Acknowledgements and Thanksgivings!

SANCTUARY CANDLE:  Burns this week to the glory of God by Pam Driscoll in loving memory of her sister, Carolyn West.

ALTAR FLOWERS:  Are given to the Glory of God by Pam Driscoll in loving memory of her sister, Carolyn West.

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


FEBRUARY  CHANGE-FOR-CHANGE:   APA Foreign Mission Support


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”.



Costs:          $29,210

Donations to Date:            17,405

NEXT CONFIRMATION CLASSES:  will begin the week after Easter

CLOTHING SALE – MARCH 16TH:    Time to start planning to clean out your closets.  You can start bringing your items on March 2nd .  Please be sure they are clean and in good condition.

Let Joyce Allen & Carol Alsis know if you can help sort anytime during the week of March 10 and help on the 16th.

Still looking for kitchen help for the 1st & 4th Sundays.

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER:  The sign-up sheet for the 2019 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is posted in the Fellowship Hall. The list of supplies and volunteers needed are ready. The date is March 5, 2019 and we need to setup around 3 pm, cook around 4:30 pm, serve from 5:30 pm to 7 pm and clean up as soon as we are done serving.

… Upcoming Events:    

Feb        25           6 pm                      Evening Prayer/Eucharist

28           6 pm                      Men’s Night-Out:  “What Ale’s You”

Mar        2              9 – 11 am             Boy Scouts – Parish Hall

3              12:30 pm              Vestry Meeting

5              5:30 – 7 pm         Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

6              6 pm                      Ash Wednesday- Penitential Office / Eucharist

10           10:30 am              Instructional Eucharist

13, 15, & 16                         Ember Days

15           6 pm                      Evening Prayer/Stations of the Cross

16           8 – 12 am             Clothing Sale

17           3:30 pm                AWOGA Thanksgiving

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK:      March 3, 2019

Nursery:   10:15 am         Help needed

Ushers:      8 am                 Bob & Betty Self

10:15 am          Dame Martin, Tommy Johnson

Altar Guild:                         Debbie Cawthon


Feb        24           Joyce Robinson

Feb        27           Bob Boylan

Mar          2            Kelechi Ihekaire


Prelude                                                                                                                    C. S. Lang


(Psalm 44:23-26) Awake, why sleepest Thou, O Lord: arise, cast us not off forever. Wherefore hidest Thou Thy face: and forgetest our affliction? Our soul is bowed down to the dust: arise for our help and redeem us. (Psalm 44:1) We have heard with our ears, O God: our fathers have told us what work Thou didst in their days.


(Psalm 17:5-7) Hold up my goings in Thy paths that my footsteps slip not. Incline Thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. Show Thy marvelous loving kindness, O Thou that savest by Thy right hand them which put their trust in Thee.

Meditation                                                                                    Peter Hurford


Prelude and Fugue in C minor                                               J. K. F. Fischer

Today is the second Sunday of a 17-day period of preparation for the season of Lent (that will begin on Ash Wednesday), a tradition that goes back to the late 6th century. The Alleluia and the Gloria in Excelsis are omitted until Maundy Thursday during Holy Week. The names that are given to each of these three Sundays are Latin words representing the number of days prior to Easter. The term for this Sunday is Sexagesima (the Latin word for the number 60), approximately 60 days before Easter.

Craig Sellar Lang (1891-1971), born in New Zealand, was an organist, composer and music examiner in England. His prelude from 1961 has a lilting, lyrical character.

Peter Hurford (b.1930) is a renown English concert and recording organist, as well as organist-choirmaster of St. Albans Cathedral (1958-1978). The Meditation is a movement from his suite Laudate Dominum (1961).

Johann Kaspar Ferdinand Fischer (c.1656-1746), born in Bohemia, was Kapellmeister (Chapel Master) in Baden, Germany. His prelude and fugue are from his 1702 collection of similar pieces in 19 different keys.




✟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, Phyllis, Sandra.

✟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, 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,  Nancy, Zach, Casey, Nick, Lennox, Simeon, McKenzie, Pat, Jayden, Jennalyn, Dan, Seth, Stephen, Mrs. Bunyan, Kevin+, George+, +Jack, Michael+, Dennis+.

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

Carol Alsis,  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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