St. Michael the Archangel

Anglican Church


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.

First Sunday after the Epiphany

January 12, 2020

Epiphany I                                               January 12, 2020

Hymnal                BCP

Stand        Processional        49

Kneel        Collect for Purity                67

Introit        (Choir)

Summary of Law                69

        Collect for the Day                109,107

Sit        Psalm:        92 (Said)                455

Epistle:  ROMANS  XII:  1        110

Stand        Gradual  Choir        

Gospel:  ST. LUKE  II:  41          110

Stand        Nicene Creed                        71

Sit        Notices

Stand        Sermon Hymn                        237

Sit        Sermon

        Alms Collection & Offertory Sentence (Choir)

Stand        Alms Presentation,National Hymn139 / 141 (v4)

Kneel        Biddings & Intercessions (said by celebrant)

        For the Whole State of Christ’s Church        74

        Invitation and General Confession        75

        Absolution & Comfortable Words        76

        Sursum Corda/Sanctus 796                 76

        Consecration                                80

Lord’s Prayer                        722                 82

        Humble Access                                82

        Agnus Dei                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 (softly sung) 328, 46(1)  

Kneel        Thanksgiving                                83

Stand    Gloria in Excelsis                        84

Kneel        The Blessing                                84

Stand        Recessional                47

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

Acknowledgements and Thanksgivings!

SANCTUARY CANDLE:  Burns this week to the glory of God. ALTAR FLOWERS:  Are given to the glory of God.Please come next door to the Parish Hall, after the 10:30 service for refreshments.  


JANUARY  CHANGE-FOR-CHANGE:   Matthews Help Center

YOUTH GROUP:  All eleven year old’s and older should participate.  This is important for the children and the church.

CHURCH FINANCES:        January-To-Date

                        Contribution:                1,565.00        

                        Expenses:                1,230.00        

** A New Year’s Giving to St. Michael the Archangel would be greatly appreciated.

Church Services & Key Activities the week of January 12th:

Sun:        8 am            Said Eucharist              9:15 am        Sunday school

10:30 am     Sung Eucharist                 12:30 pm       Vestry Meeting

Mon:        6 pm            Ladies Evening Prayer / Bible Study

Tue:        6 pm            Evening Prayer / Eucharist

Wed:        6 pm            Evening Prayer / Eucharist / Fellowship / Bible Study

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

Sat:        10:30 am            St, Martha’s Guild        11:30              Men’s Ministry        

Sun:        12:30 pm    Fair Meeting                5 pm               Evensong        

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.

The Vestry:

Sr. Warden:  Charles Miller                Jr. Warden:  Pam Driscoll

Holly Browning         ’22          Carol Alsis                  ’21         Laurna Blackwood      ’20          

Tara Cantrell              ’22          Frank Ihekaire            ’21         Randall Burgess           ’20          

Annie Keyser             ’22          Sylvia Jack                   ’21         Pam Driscoll                 ’20        


Eastern Diocese of the Anglican Province of America:

The Most Rev. W. H. Grundorf, Diocesan

The Rt. Rev. Chad Jones, Bishop Coadjutor

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


Jan        13        Carson Eldridge                Jan        14        Caleb Eldridge

Jan        14        Betty Raye                Jan        14        Kerry Strayhorn

Jan        15        Josh Driscoll                Jan        15        Ijeomo Iwuchukwu

Jan        17        Reagan Ford                Jan        18        Tana Du

JANUARY 26th:     Special Parish Meeting:


Planning financially for the future of St. Michael the Archangel.  The minister is ordered, from time to time, to advise the people whilst they are in good health to make wills.  Arranging for the disposal of their temporal goods, and, when of ability, to leave bequests for religious and charitable uses.  (BCP pg 320).  We must plan for our future !!

Fr. Michael


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,                                                  Dannte, Brian, Dustin, Brett, Kegan, Charles, Robert, James, Koa, Gavyn, Joe, Luke.

Pregnancy: Kristen

✟ Those Traveling: Ralph, Scott, Dana, Frank, Lee, Tony, Jeff, Stephen, Nance, Mike, Kristin, Will, Cary, Bob, James Family.

Guidance & Protection: Destinn, Conner, Jayden Donald, Christopher, Karl, Phyllis, Dame, Kristin, Blonnie, Tommy, Linda, Claude, Ben, Henry, Josiah, Stoch, Roy, Kelechi, Christopher, Margaret, Shelia, Henry, Tom, Nick, Betty, Martha, Ed, David, Phillipa, Rosanna, Lizzy, Holly, Kathy, Tiffany, Scott, Kelly, Debbie, Sandy, Becky.  The Burgess, Runyan, Mkandla, Alt, Fishcher, Long, Burnette families. -

✟ In Affliction: June, Roger, Virginia Gayle, Trudy, Pat, Wayne, Harry, Pat, Rich+, John, Doreen, Desmond, Yvonne, Dame, Meredith, Jennifer, Robert, Vivian. Wanda, Shannon, Marie, George, Darlene, Carla, Elaine.

The Lord’s Healing: Aurora, Ava, Ana, Thomas, Isaac, Natalia, Elana, Max, Graham, Tina, Nick, Simeon, McKenzie, Pat, Seth, Stephen, Sarah, Marie, Phillip, Savana, Renee, Samantha, James, Jeannie, Brock, Trudy, Wendy, Amanda, Hazel, Carl, Phyllis, Yvonne, Anne, Patty, Janet, Sandra, Betty, Susan, Christopher, Tanya, Millie, Tisa, Stephen, Esther, Themba, Daniel, Alex, Jake, Christopher, Jim, Mr. Shaw, Vibert, Mari, Edlyn, Simeon, Kevin+, George+, +Jack, Michael+, Dennis+.

… Upcoming Events:    

Jan        12        12:30 pm        Vestry  (Important Meeting)

        18        10:30 am        St. Martha’s Guild

        18        11:30 am        Men’s Ministry

        19        12:30 pm        Michaelmas Fair Meeting

        19        5 pm                Evensong

        21        1 pm                Ladies Lunch-Out

        25        5 pm                Hawaiian Loua

        26        12:30 pm        Parish Meeting

        27        6 pm                Evening Prayer / Feast of St. Paul

        27        6:45 pm        Ladies Bible Study

        30        6 pm                What Ale’s You:  Men’s night-out


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

Welcome to St. Michael the Archangel

Hour of Prayer

On January 19th at 5 pm

Evensong marks the end of the day and prepares us for the approaching night.  The roots thereof comes out of ancient monastic traditions of prayer.  In this service, we are invited to pray for the world, our families, and ourselves.  The beauty of the music is offered to help us set our lives in the light of eternity, the same light that dwelt among us in Jesus, and which now illuminates us in the Holy Spirit


Epiphany (from Greek epiphaneia, “manifestation”) is the 12th day of Christmas on January 6th, the revealing of the Messiah to the Gentiles (non-Jewish). It began in the Eastern Church with a commemoration of the birth of Christ. It has been celebrated in the Western Church since the 4th century. The Epiphany season, or Epiphanytide, (following the former Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church and the Book of Common Prayer) lasts from January 6th until the Feast of the Presentation (February 2nd), known as Candlemas (Candlemass).

Prelude        Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern              Andreas Armsdorff

"How bright appears the Morning Star" (Hymn 329), known as the "Queen of Chorales," was written and composed by Philip Nicolai in 1599. The tune is heard in the pedals in this chorale prelude by Andreas Armsdorff (1670-1699), organist in Erfurt, Germany.


    On a throne exalted I beheld, and lo, a man sitting, whom a legion of Angels worship, singing together: behold, his rule and governance endureth to all ages. (Psalm 100:1a) O be joyful in God, all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness.


    (Psalm 72:18). Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of Israel: which only doeth wondrous things. (Psalm 72:3) The mountains also shall bring peace: and the little hills righteousness unto the people.Alleluia, alleluia. (Psalm 100:1a) O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness. Alleluia.


    (Psalm 100:1-2a) O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands, serve the Lord with gladness: and come before his presence with a song: be ye sure that the Lord he is God.

Organ            Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern                   James Woodman

James Woodman (b.1957) wrote his variations on Hymn 329 in 1994 while being organist at the Society of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


    (Luke 2:48b-49) Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them: How is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

Postlude              Improvisation on "March of the Kings"        Renaud de Vilbac

This piece is based on the 18th century French Provencal song on the Epiphany and the Wise Men. It is by Renaud de Vilbac (1829-1884), composer and organist of the church of Saint-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile in Paris.

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