Weekly Bulletin (blog edition) 1st Sunday after Christmas Dec 30, 2018

1st Sunday after Christmas                        December 30, 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 28

Kneel                    Collect for Purity              B Page 67

Introit                   Choir

The Summary of the Law              B 69

Ninefold Kyrie   H 702 & B 70

Collect for the Day           B 104, 96

Sit                           Psalm: 145                           B 520

Epistle:                 GALATIANS  IV:  1            B 104

Stand                    Gradual                                                H 16

Gospel: ST. MATT  I: 18  B 104

Nicene Creed                    B 71

Sit                           Notices

Stand                    Sermon Hymn                   H 44

Sit                           Sermon (Fr. Michael Cawthon)

Alms Collection & Offertory Sentences (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        H 20, 17, 36

Kneel    Thanksgiving                      B 83

Gloria in excelsis               H 713

The Blessing                       B 84

Dresden Amen                 H 740

Stand    Recessional                        H 31

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.

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


Church Services & Key Activities the week of December 30th:

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

Mon:     11:30 pm                New Year’s Eve Midnight Mass

Tue:       Noon       Circumcision – Day of Obligation

Wed:     10 am       Morning Prayer                   6 pm                       E P / Eucharist / Healing Service

7 pm         Bible Study

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

Fri:          10 am      Morning Prayer / Eucharist

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.


Next Sunday, the 6th , after refreshments we need you to help take the wreaths and flowers down.

Wreaths:  remove bow and hanger from each wreath.

Bows:  need to be stuffed (a good sit down job)

Flowers:  bring into the Parish Hall


News and Notes:


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 returning January 7th.  We are studying Ephesians.

SUNDAY SCHOOL:    9:15 am Youth in the church and Adults in the Parish Hall, starting on January 6th.

WEDNESDY BIBLE STUDY:  We will be studying the Gospel of Luke, starting on January 2nd.

YOUTH CONFIRMATION:  Classes have begun, Wednesday evening following the Wednesday Eucharist.  See Tina if you have any questions.


Cost:            $24,415

Donations to Date:            13,265


… Upcoming Events:    

Dec        31           11:30 pm              New Year’s Midnight Mass

Jan           1            Noon                     Circumcision – Day of Obligation

Jan           5            11 am                    Christmas Brunch

6            12:30 pm              Vestry Meeting

7 – 13                  Fr. Michael & Debbie on vacation

15           12:30 pm              Ladies Lunch Out @ Hembry Barbecue

18-20                                     APA Youth Ski Trip

23-25                                     Clergy Winter Conference

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK:      Jan. 6, 2018

Nursery:   10:15 am         Help needed

Ushers:      8 am                 Bob & Betty Self

10:15 am         Dame Martin, Tommy Johnson

Altar Guild:                         Debbie Cawthon

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH:  All women of the church are members of St. Martha’s Guild and are invited to the Annual Christmas Brunch at Margie Schlier’s on January 5th at 11 am.  We will be doing a gift exchange.  The gift should be no more than $10.00.

YOUTH NEWS:     Mark your calendars:  Annual Ski Trip will be January 18th – 20th.  Sign-up on the sheet in the Parish Hall and gt your paperwork turned in.


Jan         2              Pat Boyd                              Jan         3              Merlene James

Jan         3              Nancy Varelas                   Jan         4              Madonna Ford

Jan         4              Debbie Cawthon



What Child is This                                                                   Richard Purvis


Introit (Psalm 93:1, 2, 5)

Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh Thine house, O Lord, forever. Thy throne is established of old: Thou art from everlasting. The Lord reigneth, He is clothed with majesty: the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith He hath girded himself.

Offertory (Psalm 93:1, 2)

The world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: Thou art from everlasting.

In Dulci Jubilo                                                                                            Marcel Dupré


God Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen                                     Wilbur Held


The carol “What Child is This” is from a poem from 1865, “The Manger Throne” written by William Chatterton Dix, an English insurance company manager, while recovering from an illness. It has been sung to the 16th century tune Greensleeves since its publication in 1871. Richard Purvis (1913-1994), organist-choirmaster of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, created a richly harmonic organ setting.

In dulci jubilo (Good Christian Men, Rejoice) is a German carol, dating back to at least 1400. Marcel Dupré (1886-1971), concert organist, composer and organist of the Church of St. Sulpice in Paris, wrote this imtimate setting of this carol.


God Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen is an 18th century English carol set to a 19th century English tune. The organ piece is by the American composer Wilbur Held (1914-2015), professor of organ and church music at Ohio State University.


✟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, Maddi

✟ Those Traveling: Ralph, Scott, Mike, Will, Tommy, Kristen, Nance, Jeff, Stephen, Lee, all church families traveling this holiday season.

✟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, Mary, Josiah, Stoch, The Rogers, Washburn, Burgess, Taylor/White, Ackley, Correal, Schlier, Unterberger, Decker, Eldridge 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,  Nancy, 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 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)

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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