Third Sunday After Easter – May 8th, 2022: Propers and Announcements

Brothers and sisters in Christ,

They are of course found in The Book of Common Prayer 1928, but here, for your convenience, are the Propers appointed for this Sunday, May 8th, 2022 – the Third Sunday after Easter – followed by the announcements that will be appearing in the bulletin:

Propers for the Third Sunday after Easter.
The Book of Common Prayer 1928.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who showest to them that are in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; Grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s Religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 11.

DEARLY beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

The Gospel. St. John xvi. 16.

JESUS said to his disciples, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith. Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour it come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

Announcements – Week of 8 May 2022

I shall be endeavoring to make this a regular feature of the bulletin, so as to both reduce time spent on announcements after the service, and also to give people something to take home with them and keep track of what is going on in the parish. God being my helper!

— Fr. Tom Harbold

If you are a visitor:

Welcome! Thank you for being here. We are very pleased to have you with us, and hope that your worship at Christ Church Anglican was a blessing to you. Please sign the guest book on the table in the narthex, and include your email address to be placed on our parish email list: you won’t be bombarded, but it’s a good way to keep in touch. And may God bless you!

Reminder: Monthly Vestry Meeting is coming up!

A reminder, primarily to the members of the Vestry, that our regularly scheduled monthly Vestry meeting for May is coming up. It will be held at 12:00 noon on the second Saturday of the month, as usual – which this month is Saturday, May 14th. Parishioners are welcome to attend and observe!

Facilities Discernment Committee

The first meeting of our Facilities Discernment Committee, chaired by Peter Seitz, was held on Saturday, May 7th. The remit of the Committee is to consider our present facilities in light of what we need to more effectively serve both our parish, and the community we serve, as we grow for the future, and to offer a recommendation to the Vestry as to how we might best meet those needs. The initial report to the Vestry is due in August; look for a Parish Survey sometime in June!

Kiwanis Blueberry Sale 2022

The annual Blueberry Sale by the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills is going on! Proceeds will benefit children of Moore County and beyond. Cost is $33 for a flat of 12 1-pint boxes of blueberries – please see George Hillard for details, or sign up using the form on the narthex table. You can also order by phone or online: see form for details. $2.75/pint (order by flat) is a very respectable deal for blueberries, even without the charitable contribution aspect! And I am reliably informed that these are excellent blueberries, locally grown and picked the day before delivery.

Matthew 25:40 Project (Sandhills Student Assistance)

We continue to collect protein bars for this worthy project, which provides nutritional and other targeted support for students of Moore County schools who are in need. Jack Kennard and I (Fr. Tom) sit on the board of SSA, which relies on teachers, guidance counselors, and social workers to identify students in need of assistance, and then provides it with a mini-mum of bureaucracy. Protein bars are our parish’s contribution to this worthy ministry. Please donate as you are able!

Diocesan Synod – Diocese of the Holy Cross (ACC)

The Diocesan Synod of our jurisdiction, the Diocese of the Holy Cross – now a non-geographical diocese within the Anglican Catholic Church – will be held from Wednesday, May 11th, through Friday, May 13th, and hosted by the Cathedral Church of the Epiphany, in Columbia, South Carolina. Fr. Tom and George Hillard will attend in person; we also have two proxy votes, which will be exercised by Chris Gerry and Bud Saulsberry.

Saints’ Days and Holy Days for This Week

Monday, May 9th: St. Gregory of Nazianzus, Bishop of Constantinople and Theologian (389)

Wednesday, May 11th: Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries to the Slavs (869, 885)

Father Tom’s Office Hours

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.; other times by appointment.

The Lord bless you and keep you!

And I particularly pray our Lord’s blessings upon all the mothers in our congregation, on this Mother’s Day (U.S.) – even though we Anglicans have already been the beneficiaries of Mothering Sunday (U.K.), celebrated on the Fourth Sunday of Lent! Even two celebrations is not enough to express the gratitude you deserve: many thanks and many blessings to all mothers, who perform the challenging and often seemingly thankless task of child-rearing. Particularly in today’s world! May God bless you for your work.


Fr. Tom Harbold

Contact Info

Phone: (910) 246-0955


750 Fairway Drive, Southern Pines
At the intersection of Aiken Road and Fairway Drive.


Christ Church Anglican
750 Fairway Dr,
Southern Pines, NC 28387