The Propers for the Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday.
According to The Book of Common Prayer 1928.
O LORD, from whom all good things do come; Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Epistle. St. James i. 22.
BE ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23.
VERILY, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace In the world ye shall have tribulation but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Announcements for the Week
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!
Feasts and Holy Days:
May 23rd: Rogation Monday
May 24th: St. Vincent of Lerins (Commemoration of Rogation Tuesday)
May 25th: Vigil of the Ascension (Commemoration of Rogation Wednesday)
Please note that we will be celebrating the Feast of the Ascension on its eve, at our midweek Holy Eucharist: 10:00 a.m. at the Church. You are warmly invited to attend, if able!
May 26th: Feast of the Ascension (Commemoration of St. Augustine of Canterbury)
May 27th: St. Bede the Venerable
Donations invited for Bibles and Hymnals
If you would like to make a donation to help defray the cost of our recently-purchased Bibles or the replacement hymnals we need to purchase (as many of our existing ones are falling apart, and/or missing pages), please see our Treasurer, Bud Saulsbury. Many thanks!
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 minimum of bureaucracy. Protein bars are our parish’s contribution to this worthy ministry. Please donate as you are able!