Church Bulletin (blog edition) Lent IV March 31 2019

Bulletin blog edition

Fourth Sunday in Lent:  March 31, 2019

Visitors – Welcome!

Peace and joy in our Lord and Saviour 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.

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

Stand                    Processional: H 284 (hymn #)

Kneel                    Collect for Purity: B 67 (page #)

Introit: Choir

Summary of the Law: B 69

Kyrie: H 702 or B 70

Collect for the Day: B 130 and B 124

Sit                           Psalm 18:  1 – 20: B 359

Epistle GALATIANS  IV:  21: B 130

Stand                    Gradual: H 584 (2)

Gospel ST.  JOHN  VI:  1: B 131

Stand                    Nicene Creed: B 71

Sit                           Notices

Stand                    Sermon Hymn: H 570 (1)

Sit                           Sermon

Alms Collection & Offertory Sentence: Choir

Stand                    Alms Presentation, National Hymn: H 139 and H 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: H 722 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 585 (1) and H 192

Kneel                    Thanksgiving: B                 83

Hymn: 211

Blessing:  Priest

Dresden Amen: H 740

Stand                    Recessional: H 337

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 stay in the Church til the announcements.  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.

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

Bringing a dish to share is always welcome.


MARCH  CHANGE-FOR-CHANGE:   Women’s Crisis Center – Last Day

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:            18,045

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

Today, March 31 at Christ Episcopal Church at 3 pm:  Free concert by The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (UK).  The choir will present a program entitled “A Lenten Sequence” featuring works by Gibbons, Tallis, Wesley, Howells, Byrd, MacMillian, Harvey, Sanders, & Victoria.

Church Services & Key Activities the week of March 31st:

Sun:       8 am       Said Eucharist ; 9:15 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                ; 7 pm    Fellowship / Bible Study; 6 pm   Evening Prayer / Eucharist / Healing Service

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

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

… Upcoming Events:    

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

17           1 pm                      Ladies Lunch-Out

18           6 pm                      Maundy Thursday Service / Meditation

19           Noon – 3 pm      Good Friday Meditation

20           9 – 11                    Workday / Altar Guild Workday

20           Noon                     Easter Egg Hunt / Lunch

21                                           Easter

25           Noon                     Eucharist / Feast of St. Mark

25           6 pm                      Men’s Night-Out


Nursery:   10:15 am         Help needed

Ushers:      8 am                 Bob & Betty Self

10:15 am         Dame Martin, Tommy Johnson

Altar Guild:                         Debbie Cawthon


Apr         2              Katie Miller

Apr         3              Ed Stemborowski

Apr         6     Karissa Tourreau


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!!!



Choral Prelude on “St. Flavian”                                             Seth Bingham

Seth Bingham (1882-1972), organist-director at New York’s Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church and Columbia University music professor, composed his French influenced piece on the tune for the Lenten hymn #59.


(Isaiah 66:10) Rejoice, ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her: all ye that love her. Rejoice for joy with her: all ye that mourn for her. (Psalm 122:1) I was glad when they said unto me: Let us go into the house of the Lord.


(Psalm 135:3,6) Praise the Lord; for the Lord is good: sing praises unto His name, for it is pleasant. Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven and in earth.

My Spirit Longs for Thee                                                   Richard Shephard

My spirit longs for thee within my troubled breast,

Though I unworthy be of so divine a guest.

Yet has my heart no rest, unless it come from Thee.

In vain I look around: In all that I can see

No rest is to be found, but in thy blessed love.

O let my wish be crowned, and send it from above!

Richard Shephard (b.1949), choral/opera/orchestral composer and Chamberlain of York Minster, set this poem by John Byrom (1692-1763), English poet (including Hymn #16) and inventor of a system of shorthand.


Christe, du Lamm Gottes                                                                   J. S. Bach

This is a canonic setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) of the 1528 hymn, “Christ, you Lamb of God,” known as the German Agnus Dei, by Martin Luther.

  • Today is the fourth Sunday of Lent, halfway through the season towards Easter. It is known as Laetare, the Latin term from the Introit for today from Isaiah 66:10: “Laetare Jerusalem.”


✟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, Madonna, Pat, Jayden, Jennalyn, Dan, Seth, Stephen, Mrs. Bunyan, Doc, Sarah, Marie, Lavana, Phillip, Chipo, Kevin+, George+, +Jack, Michael+, Dennis+.

✟R.I.P.:  Fr. Larry Emerson

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       

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

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