Church Bulletin (Blog edition) First Sunday after Easter

Church Bulletin (Blog edition)

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.


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 for the first part of the service.  All Children will be brought into church for a blessing during communion.

First Sunday after Easter April 28, 2019

H= 1940 Hymnal (Hymn #)            B=1928 Book of Common Prayer (page #)

Stand                    Processional: H 94 (2)

Kneel                    Collect for Purity: B 67

Kneel                    Introit: (Choir)

Kneel                    The Summary of the Law: B 69

Kneel                    Ninefold Kyrie H 702 or B 70

Kneel                    Collect for the Day B 170

Sit                           Psalm 103: B 466

Sit                           Epistle   I ST. JOHN V: 4.  B 170

Stand                    Gradual: H 537

Stand                    Gospel ST. JOHN  XX:  19.  B 171

Stand                    Nicene Creed: B 71

Sit                           Notices

Stand                    Sermon Hymn: H 98

Sit                           Sermon (Fr. Michael)

Sit                           Alms Collection & Offertory Sentence (Choir)

Stand                    Alms Presentation, National Hymn: H 139 & 141 (v4)

Kneel                    Biddings & Intercessions (said by celebrant)

Kneel                    For the Whole State of Christ’s Church: B 74

Kneel                    Invitation and General Confession: B 75

Kneel                    Absolution & Comfortable Words:  B 76

Kneel                    Sursum Corda & Sanctus: H 796 or B 76

Kneel                    Sevenfold Amen

Kneel                    Consecration: B 80

Kneel                    Lord’s Prayer: H  722 or B 82

Kneel                    Humble Access: B 82

Kneel                    Agnus Dei: H 341

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.”

Kneel                    Communion Hymns: H 88 and 192

Kneel                    Thanksgiving: B                 83

Kneel                    Gloria en Excelsis: H 713 or B 84

Kneel                    The Blessing: B 84

Kneel                    Easter Amen

Stand                    Recessional: H 96 (1)

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.


APRIL  CHANGE-FOR-CHANGE:   Loaves & Fishes, Charlotte

EASTER FLOWERS:  We will be removing the flowers from the church.  If you contributed to the flowers you may take one home or place it in the Lily garden by the Parish Hall.  Please let us know if you would like to help plant the flowers.

PARISH PRAYER LIST: We will be updating the prayer list.  Please resubmit the names (and conditions) of your friends and family.


Costs:          $30,935

Donations to Date:            17,165


Begins today, April 28th from 12:30 – 2 pm.  Sign-up board in the Parish Hall.


Island / Caribbean Night  –  June 22nd

African Night  –  October 12th

Church Services & Key Activities the week of April 28h:

Sun:       8 am       Said Eucharist                     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

7 pm      Fellowship / Bible Study

Thu:       10 am    Morning Prayer                                10:30 am                  Bible Study                               Noon      Eucharist / Fellowship

Fri:          8 – 10 pm             Korean Day of Prayer

… Upcoming Events: 

Apr         28           12:30 – 2 pm       Confirmation Class

May       11           10:30 am              St. Martha’s Guild

11           11:30 am              Men’s Ministry

21           1 pm               Ladies Lunch-Out @ Showmars, Mint Hill

23           6 pm                      Men’s Night-Out

24                                           Wedding Rehearsal

25           9 – 11                    Work day

25                                           Wedding

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


May       5              Claude Stone

May       6         Fonie Sherman


May       4              Jimmy & Michelle Montgomery


MEN’S MINISTRY AUTOBELL CAR WASH TICKETS:  $20.00 ea or buy 2 and get 1 FREE.  ( 3 for $40 )

Still looking for kitchen help for the 1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays.


The Annual Yard Sale held at St. Michaels will take place on June 1 from 8AM to 12 noon!  Previously, another date was circulating in error.

This sale requires a lot of preparation and work!  Hopefully, many of you will sign up at the back of the parish hall and offer to help. After sign up, you can recruit a team for help in sorting, pricing and selling.

This year we are breaking up the sale into categories such as; toys, garden, electronics, plants, household, jewelry, books, furniture, tools and Christmas. We do not want any clothes, but linens are OK!

I would like the volunteer to be present and in charge of the category you selected on the sale day!  Men are particularly encouraged (pretty please) to help with the tools and electronics. Sometimes we get some strange or heavier items and need help!

Items are now allowed to be brought into the parish hall.  Remaining unsold items will be picked up by the Kidney Foundation.

We will have donuts and coffee available for the workers.

Any help will be appreciated!!

Thank you in advance for helping us out!!  It is for our church1!  Any questions please call.


Prelude       Christ lag in Todesbanden                                                          J. S. Bach

Martin Luther wrote his Easter hymn “Christ lay in the bonds of death,” published in 1524, stating in a direct manner what our reaction should be to what Christ did for all of us by his death and resurrection. About 200 years later, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) expressed the joy of this hymn with the movement of the hands and feet under the melody.


(I Peter 2:2a) As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word. (Psalm 81:8) Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto Me. (Psalm 81:1) Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.


(Matthew 28:2b) The angel of the Lord descended from heaven, (Matthew 28:5b) and said unto the women, (Matthew 28:6a) He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Hallelujah.

Now the Green Blade Riseth                                            Edward W. Beals

The tune is originally a French carol, Noel Nouvelet. John Macleod Campbell, an English Anglican priest, published his poem in 1928 that compared the resurrection of Christ to wheat and grain that sprouts after lying dormant in the ground. The organ variations was composed by Wisconsin church musician Edward Wesley Beals (b.1933).

Postlude    O filii et filiae                                                                           J. F. Dandrieu

Jean-Francois Dandrieu (c.1682-1739), an organist of the Chapelle Royale and harpsichordist during the time of King Louis XIV in France, composed an elaborate set of variations on Hymn 99, “O Sons and Daughters,” a 15th century French Easter hymn.

The processional and recessional hymns are 1860’s translations by John Mason Neale of Greek poetry (c.750) by St. John of Damascus, one of the Church Fathers in the Eastern and Western churches.


✟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.


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

✟Guidance & Protection: Destinn, Conner, Reagan, Evan, Donald, Christopher, Karl, Phyllis, Dame, Kristin, Sandy, Margaret, Linda, Claude, Tommy, Sam, Sean, Ben, Henry, Victoria, Travis. Lane, Kirk, Mary, Josiah, Stoch, Cowart, Roy, Brett, Kelechi. The Washburn, Burgess, Unterberger, Decker, Drake 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, Meredith, Vivian, Baria. Darlene, Jennifer, Janet, Robert. The Conner, Palmer, Becker, Taylor/White families.

✟The Lord’s Healing: Austin, Ava, 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, Lynn Gayle, Elizabeth, Tony, Tina, Michael, John, Sandra, Lynn, Gloria, Mari, Shannon, Earl, Jack, Joe, Vikki, Gina, James, Daisy, Savana, Ralph, Lisa, Dame, Darlene, Robin, Michelle, David, Sandy, Stuart, Carlton,  Nancy, Zach, Casey, Nick, Lennox, Simeon, McKenzie, Madonna, Pat, Jayden, Jennalyn, Dan, Seth, Stephen, Mrs. Runyan, Doc, Sarah, Marie, Lavana, Phillip, Chipo, Renee, Samatha,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


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

Rector:  Fr. Michael’s Cell:  704-651-9070

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



St. Michael the Archangel

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