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.
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.
First Sunday in Lent March 10, 2019
H=1940 Hymnal Hymn # B= 1928 Book of Common Prayer Page #
Stand Processional: H hymn # 55
Sit Narrator (Mr. Charles Miller)
Kneel Collect for Purity: B= page 67
The Summary of the Law: B 69
Ninefold Kyrie: H 702 or B 70
Kneel Collect for the Day: B 125
Psalm 50 vs. 1 – 6: B 401
Epistle: II CORINTHIANS VI: 1 B 126
Stand Gradual: H 59
Gospel ST. MATTHEW IV: 1: B 126
Stand Nicene Creed: B 71
Sit Notices (Fr. Michael)
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
Kneel Absolution & Comfortable Words: B 76
Kneel Sursum Corda & Sanctus: H 796 / B 76
Kneel 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 404 & H 196
Kneel Thanksgiving: B 83
Hymn: H 209 (2)
Dresden Amen: H 740
Stand Recessional: H 61
Nursery is available for children 5 years and under during the 10:30am service
NURSERY CHANGES: We will have a second room available for 6 & 7 year olds who will stay in the Church until the announcements. All Children will be brought into church for a blessing following communion.
Church Services & Key Activities the week of March 10th:
Sun: 8 am Said Eucharist 10:30 am Instructional Eucharist
Mon: 6 pm Ladies Evening Prayer / Bible Study
Tue: 10 am Morning Prayer 6 pm Evening Prayer / Eucharist
Wed: Ember Day 10 am Morning Prayer
6 pm Evening Prayer / Eucharist / Healing Service / Bible Study
Thu: Ember Day 10 am Morning Prayer 10:30 am Bible Study Noon Eucharist / Fellowship
Fri: 6 pm Evening Prayer 7 pm Stations of the Cross
Sat: Ember Day 8 am – 12 pm CLOTHING SALE
Acknowledgements and Thanksgivings!
SANCTUARY CANDLE: Burns this week to the glory of God by Fr. George and Claudia Harding in celebration of Claudia’s birthday.
Please come next door to the Parish Hall, after the 10:30 service for fellowship and refreshments.
NEWS AND NOTES:
MARCH CHANGE-FOR-CHANGE: Women’s Crisis Center
GIVING ENVELOPES: 2019 Giving Envelopes are in the Narthex. If you are giving by cash, be sure to write your name on the first one you use.
AIR CONDITIONER UPDATE:
Donations to Date: 17,645
NEXT CONFIRMATION CLASSES: will begin the week after Easter, April 28th from 12:30 – 2 pm.
Island / Caribbean Night – June 22nd
African Night – October 12th
Still looking for kitchen help for the 1st & 4th Sundays.
… Upcoming Events:
Mar 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
19 6:30 – 7:30 pm Wine & Wellness
20 1 pm Ladies Lunch Out: Hembry Barbecue
22 6 pm Evening Prayer / Stations of the Cross
23 11:30 am Men’s Ministry
28 6 pm Men’s Night-Out: “What Ale’s You”
29 6 pm Evening Prayer / Stations of the Cross
30 9 – 11 am Workday
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK: March 17, 2019
Nursery: 10:15 am Help needed
Ushers: 8 am Bob & Betty Self
10:15 am Dame Martin, Tommy Johnson
Altar Guild: Debbie Cawthon
OLD/NEW IDEA …SPRING CLEANING: 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, 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).
Mar 11 Doreen Gibbon
Mar 14 Charles Onukogu
Mar 14 Princeton Osuagwu
Plans are in progress for our clothing sale which will be held on Saturday, March 16, 8 am – 12 pm. Please start your spring cleaning now and bring your usable CLEAN clothes to our sale. We will be selling the clothing at $5.00/bag!! We will also be looking for volunteers to help sort and that day!
Let Joyce Allen or Carol Alsis know if you can help sort anytime during the week of March 10 and help on the 16th.
Also, 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!!!
Prelude on “Heinlein” Alec Wyton
(Psalm 91: 15-16) He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will deliver him and honor him: With long life will I satisfy him; and show him My salvation. (Psalm 91:1) He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
(Psalm 91:4) He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Prelude on “Heinlein” Alec Wyton
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir Samuel Scheidt
Today is the first Sunday of Lent, a penitential season of 40 days that began on Ash Wednesday. The Alleluia and the Gloria in Excelsis are omitted until Maundy Thursday during Holy Week. The names for this Sunday are Latin terms: Quadragesima (Latin word for 40), 40 days before Easter minus Sundays, and Invocavit, from the Introit for today from Psalm 91:15 “Invocavit me et exaudiam eum”.
The Processional Hymn is from a Lenten poem written in 1856 by George Hunt Smyttan, an English Anglican priest; the tune from a mid-17th German tune for Psalm 130. Alec Wyton (1921-2007), English organist-choirmaster of New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, composed (Prelude) a trio (3 parts or voices) on a flute with the tune on a pedal reed, and (Offertory) a piece with a rocking motion with the tune in longer notes on organ strings.
The Recessional Hymn text is from a 1906 translation of a Latin poem attributed to St. Gregory the Great, who became Pope in A.D. 590; the tune is from 1546 for Martin Luther’s hymn, “Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy word.”
The postlude, on Luther’s hymn for Psalm 130 (From depths of woe I cry to Thee) is by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654), Kapellmeister to the Margrave of Brandenburg.
PARISH PRAYER LIST
✟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, 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, Doc, Sarah, Marie, Phillip, Kevin+, George+, +Jack, Michael+, Dennis+.
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
Church office: 704-537-7777 Rectory: 704-531-9306
Rector: Fr. Michael’s Cell: 704-651-9070 firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Michael’s: 2211 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews, NC 28105