Worship Aids

Affirmation of Faith

(Apostle’s Creed)


              “I believe in God the Father Almighty.  Maker of Heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. The third day He rose from the dead,  He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father almighty;  from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  believe in the Holy Spirit; the Holy *catholic church; the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.  Amen.” *catholic—universal church of God
      Scripture Reading

Leader: Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Congregation: Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Leader: Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Congregation: Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Leader: Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created, All: and he established them forever and ever— he issued a decree that will never pass away.

Psalm 148:1-6 (NIV)








St. Matthew C.M.E. Church
100th Anniversary Year
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Order of Worship
Call to Worship:  Carrie Porter 
Opening Hymn:  (page 514)  “Jesus the Light of the World”

Affirmation of Faith:  Congregation, Led by Helena Jones



Welcome:  Myanei Deal 
Centering for Worship:  Children’s Choir
Invocation:  Earnestine Ware  

Scripture, Luke 1:68-75:   Read Responsively, Led by Earnestine Ware


Worship in Song (A)    Children’s Choir


Altar Call:  Elaine Reed


Worship in Giving Tithes & Offerings, Offertory Prayer, Led by Victoria Butler


Worship in Song (A & B)  Children’s Choir


The Preached Word:  Reverend Drake


Call to Discipleship




Commission & Benediction

Pastoral Vision for St. Matthew C.M.E.

Effective Ministries and Worship that’s fulfilling.

Pastoral Mission for St. Matthew C.M.E.

To nurture and empower those whom God has given me charge; through prayer, love, Scripture and education.

Greetings To all our wonderful visitors, Toni and I would like to welcome you and thank you for sharing with us today. St. Matthew is a warm and friendly family who cherishes all of God’s people. We pray that your visit with us is as rewarding to you as it is to us. If you need any assistance during service, please see our most efficient ushers and nurses. If you would like more information about our church, feel free to call the office; our staff is willing to address your concerns. We are truly grateful for your sharing. St. Matthew C.M.E. is The Fruit Orchard on Ninth Street. Yours in Christ   Pastor Richard D. Shaw  

Reverend Richard D. Shaw, Pastor-in-Charge

Elder Willie F. Dockery, Jr., Presiding Elder

Milwaukee District

Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr., Presiding Prelate

Third Episcopal District



  • Children and Youth Church (2nd, 3rd, 4th Sundays)
  • Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF)
  • Clothing Ministry
  • Doctoral Ministry
  • Evangelism Ministry
  • Feed My Sheep Breakfast Ministry
  • Greeters
  • Grief Ministry
  • Home Fellowship & Communion
  • Hospitality Ministry
  • Ida Mae Black Women’s Missionary Society

¨ Ora Taylor Circle ¨ Mary Turner Circle ¨ Cynthia Alexander—Rush Circle

  • Ministry of Music & Song

¨ Mass Choir ¨ Assemblies of Christ Choir ¨ Male Chorus ¨ Youth & Young Adult Choir ¨ Children’s Choir ¨ Praise Team

  • Missionary Children, Youth and Young Adult Departments

¨ Rossie T. Hollis—ages 3 to 11 ¨ Mattie E. Coleman—ages 12 to 17 ¨ Phyllis H. Bedford—ages 18 to 35

  • My Brother’s Keeper
  • New Members Class
  • Praise Dance “Radiance of Christ”
  • Prison Fellowship—(Angel Tree)
  • S.A.F.E.—Singles, Anointed, Focused, Empowered
  • Senior and Special Needs Ministries
  • Solid Rock Men’s Ministry
  • Stork’s Nest (St. Joseph Hospital)
  • Sunday Church School (all ages)
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas Baskets
  • The Blanket of Love
  • Tutorial Program
  • Upper Room
  • Ushers (Youth, Boards #1 & 2)
  • Volunteer Drivers Committee
  • Young Adult Fellowship


Weekly Worship & Spiritual

Development Itinerary


Sunday School

New Members Class

8:30 a.m.

Morning Worship Service

9:30 a.m.

Children and Youth Church

9:30 a.m.

2nd, 3rd, 4th Sundays (Lower Level)

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New Life Bible Study

6:00 p.m.

Reverend Eddie Rogers, Facilitator


Evening Call-In Prayer

8:00 p.m.

Reverends George and Linda Rogers, Facilitators

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Bible Study


Mrs. Precious Baldwin and Mrs. Exa Phillips, Facilitators

Prayer Service

5:30 p.m.

Bible Study

6:00 p.m.

Reverend Richard D. Shaw, Pastor—Facilitator


December  Birthdays







Janet Brister


Tonya McCoy


Claudette Quinn


Georgia Evans


Toi Deal


Daphne Parker


Mary Horton


Ronald Hayes


Jacqueline Dukes


Sadie Brookins


Sonia Robinson


Annie Tate


Mary Brooks


Clara Coe

15th Marriott Dukes
15th Myanei Deal
  Michaela Drake
  David Suggs
17th Erin Beck
18th Mary Johnson
21st Kaila Brown
24th Stacy Simmons
25th Theresa Jemison
  Corine Watson
27th George Williams
  Leeyah Davis

Lear Anderson






(First Sunday Only)

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper 

Or Holy Communion

The Invitation

Elder:  Ye that do truly and earnestly repent of your sins and are in love and charity with your neighbors, and intend lead a new life following the commandments of God and walking from henceforth in His holy ways, draw near with faith, and take this Holy Sacrament to your comfort, and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.

General Confession

(By the Elder; in the name of all those who are minded to receive the Holy communion, both the Elder and all the people kneeling humbly upon their knees.)

Almighty God, Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men, we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word and deed, against Thy Divine Majesty, provoking most justly Thy wrath and indignation against us.  We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for Thy Son our Lord, Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past, and grant that we may hereafter serve and please Thee in the newness of life, to the honor and glory of Thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


O Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, who of Thy great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn to Thee; have mercy upon us; pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Collect:

Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love Thee, and worthily magnify Thy Holy name, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Elder:  It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God:

Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify Thy glorious name, evermore praising Thee, and saying, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory. Glory be to Thee, O Lord, Most High.” Amen.

Prayer of Humble Access

Elder: We do not presume to come to this Thy table, O merciful Lord trusting in our own righteousness, but in Thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Thy table. But Thou are the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy; grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of Thy dear Son Jesus Christ and to drink His blood, that our sinful souls and bodies may be made clean by His death and washed through His most precious blood and that we may evermore dwell in Him and He in us.  Amen.

Prayer of Consecration:

Elder:  Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, who of Thy tender mercy didst give Thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption, who made there (by His oblation of Himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world; and did



institute, and in His Holy Gospel commanded us to continue, a perpetual memory of that His precious death until His coming again; hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech Thee, and grant that we, receiving these Thy creatures of bread and wine, according to Thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of His death and passion, may be partakers of His most blessed body and blood; who in the same night that He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He brake it and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take, eat; this is My body which is given for you:  do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise after supper He took the cup: and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them saying, “Drink ye all of this; for this is My blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many, for the remission of sins, do this as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.”  Amen.

(Then shall the Elder first receive the Sacrament in both kinds himself, And then proceed to deliver the same to the other in like manner, If any be present.  Then shall he say the Lord’s Prayer, the People kneeling and repeating after him every petition:)

 Our Father who are in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.  Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.  Amen.


Prayer of Acceptance

O Lord and heavenly Father, we Thy humble servants desire Thy Fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, most humbly beseeching Thee to grant, that by the merits and death of Thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in His blood, we and Thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins.  And here we offer and present unto Thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy and lively sacrifice unto Thee; humbly beseeching Thee that all we who are partakers of this Holy Communion may be filled with Thy grace and heavenly benediction.  And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto Thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech Thee to accept this our bounden duty and service not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offenses, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost all honor and glory be unto Thee, O Father, world without end.  Amen.