Propers and Announcements for XII Trinity

The Propers for the Twelfth Sunday After Trinity.
The Book of Common Prayer 1928.


The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we de sire or deserve; Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen.


The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4.

SUCH trust have we through Christ to God-ward: not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: how shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.


The Gospel. St. Mark vii. 31.

JESUS, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He bath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Announcements for the Week of Sunday, August 28th

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.
The Prayer for the Parish is on the card in the pew holder.

Please sign the guest book on the table in the narthex, and if you are willing, provide your contact information (address and phone number). Include your email address to be placed on our parish email list: you won’t be bombarded (2-3 emails per week, on average), but it’s a good way to keep in touch with what’s going on at the parish. And may God bless you!

Reminder: Vestry Meeting – Saturday, 10 September!

Vestry members (and interested others): please remember that our regular monthly Vestry meeting will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 2022, at 12 o’clock noon, here at the church. All parishioners are welcome to attend, but only elected members may vote!

Covid Awareness

Please keep Chris, Nancy and Gay in prayer as they recover.

We encourage people to take reasonable and appropriate precautions, according to their best judgement and based on their particular health situations (those with suppressed immune systems or other enhanced risk factors may wish to be more cautious than those who are in generally good health) and personal level of risk-aversion, and taking into account the recommendations of reputable medical professionals. No one should feel shamed or pressured in any direction!

We will continue to offer in-person services, as well as streaming online services via YouTube (

Ministries at Christ Church Anglican

Please pray for the ministry of our parish in this and neighboring communities; for our efforts in ministry, mission, and outreach; and for our facilities expansion project.

Please pray in particular for “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, which is led by Fr. Terrence McGillicuddy, and which occurs at 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays; please contact Fr. McGillicuddy by phone at 781-801-4813 or by email at for more information.

Saints’ Days and Holy Days for This Week

Thursday, September 8th – Nativity of the B.V.M.

Father Tom’s Office Hours

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

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