LORD, we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1.
I THEREFORE, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 1.
IT came to pass, as Jesus went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go and answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day? And they could not answer him again to these things. And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Announcements for the Week of
October 9th, 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 for October
Our regular monthly meeting for October will be held on Saturday, October 15th, at noon. The primary focus will be on where we go from here, with our facilities expansion/building project. As always, members of the parish are welcome to attend and observe, though only elected members vote.
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.
Time to order your Ordo Calendars: $5 each!
Want to keep up with the liturgical Calendar – What is the liturgical color for this Sunday, or this season of the Church’s year? Which feasts and fasts are coming up? What saints we are celebrating? Especially helpful if one is an Acolyte, Altar Server, or Lay Reader, but an Ordo Calendar can help anyone feel more in tune with the liturgical year. We are about to pre-order ours, for 2023! If you are interested in one (or more), please see Susan Saulsbury, or Father Tom, to get your pre-order in. Thanks!
Flowers for the Altar
If you would like to make a donation toward the purchase of Altar Flowers – to the glory of God, in honour of a living loved one, or in memory of one who is deceased – please see Susan Saulsbury. Thank you!
Fellowship Lunch Team
While some people need to leave immediately after the Sunday service, our post-service fellowship meals have become an important part of our community life for many members of our parish. If you would like to be part of the team that provides them, please contact Becky Addison. Many thanks!
Saints’ Days and Holy Days for This Week
Monday, October 10th Robert Grosseteste, Bishop (1253)
(transferred from Sunday, October 9th)
Wednesday, October 12th Wilfred of York, Archbishop (709)
Thursday, October 13th King Edward the Confessor (1066)
Saturday, October 15th Theresa of Avila, Monastic (1582)