Here are the Collect and Lessons for this coming Sunday – September 25th, 2022, and the Fifteenth Sunday after the Feast of the Holy Trinity. Also included are the announcements for the week of XV Trinity.
I am on a brief vacation, the family baptisms I had planned to perform having been postponed due to illness; our friend and brother in Christ Fr. Terrence McGillicuddy will be taking my place at pulpit and altar today, and also at the mid-week service on Wednesday; I shall be returning, Lord willing, on Friday.
I hope and pray that you are enjoying the conclusion of this week, and have a happy, safe, and healthy weekend. May God bless you!
Fr. Tom Harbold
Propers for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity.
The Book of Common Prayer 1928.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. v. 16.
I SAY then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witch-craft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
The Gospel. St. Luke xvii. 11.
AND it came to pass, as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: and they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
Announcements for the Week of September 25th, 2022
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 provide appropriate contact information. 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 of Vestry Meeting Dates for October
Just a reminder to Vestry members and interested parishioners that we will be holding a special meeting at 10 o’clock a.m. on Saturday, October 1st, for the specific purpose of discussing “where we go from here” regarding our facilities expansion / building plans. For that reason, our regular monthly meeting for October will be pushed back one week, to Saturday, October 15th, at noon. Please mark these dates on your calendars!
Men’s Bereavement Ministries at Christ Church
A reminder that “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, continues to be offered here at Christ Church on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.; please contact the facilitator, Fr. Terrence McGillicuddy, at 781-801-4813, or by email at email@example.com, for more information, or to sign up.
Father Tom to be on break until Friday, 9/30
Alas, the multiple baptisms of grand-nephews scheduled for this week have had to be postponed due to the health issues in the family; but Father Tom will nonetheless be off-duty this week, until Friday the 30th of September, taking advantage of the opportunity thus afforded to enjoy a bit of a rest-break.
Fr. Terrence McGillicuddy is supplying at both pulpit and altar today, as well as Wednesday, the 28th.. He will also be available for any pastoral needs which may arise during this period (again, 781-801-4813, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org). Please contact our Senior Warden, Chris Gerry (919-356-6672), for any logistical or administrative issues which may occur.
Fr. Tom will be back, Lord willing, on Friday the 30th of September, in plenty of time for the special Vestry meeting on the 1st of the month, and will be back in harness for Sunday, October 2nd.
Saints’ Days and Holy Days for This Week
Thursday, September 29th: Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (BCP)