Propers and Announcements for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity – July 31st, 2022
LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I SPEAK after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
IN those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far. And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilder ness? And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set be fore them; and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.
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 is 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!
Special Announcement: Bereavement Ministries at Christ Church
Thanks be to God for a new ministry opportunity soon to be offered at Christ Church by the Rev’d Dr. Terrence McGillicuddy, also an Assisting Priest here at Christ Church Anglican: “Healing from Grief and Loss,” a Christ-centered pastoral care and spiritual direction support group for men who have experienced the loss of a loved one, friend, or family member. It is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25th; please contact Fr. McGillicuddy at 781-801-4813 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to sign up. We offer our gratitude to Fr. McGillicuddy for offering both his expertise and his passion for this ministry to us, here at Christ Church, and pray that it may be a blessing to many.
Let us continue to worship God through our tithes and offerings.
“All things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee.” I Chronicles xxis. 14.
We do not always or necessarily think of our tithes and offerings as a form of worship, but that is exactly what they are: in praise and thanksgiving to God for giving us both our daily sustenance, and the hope of everlasting life, we return a portion of what we have been given to Him, to His honour and glory, and for the well-being of His holy Church in this place and beyond. Let us give generously, as we are able, and as He has given generously to us.
Summer can be especially challenging for parish finances, as many folks are away on vacation or visiting family. Let us not neglect to continue to support our parish, even when we are away from it! Many thanks.
Saints’ Days and Holy Days for This Week
Monday, August 1st Lammas Day – 1662 BCP (UK)
Friday, August 5th St. Oswald, King and Martyr
Saturday, August 6th The Transfiguration of Christ
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, this coming week and always!
— Fr. Tom Harbold, Rector
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