Greetings, in our Lord’s Name! I hope that you have had a splendid week, and I hope and pray that you will have an excellent Lord’s Day this Sunday: the Eighteenth Sunday after the Feast of the Holy Trinity, and the 16th day of October in the year of our Lord 2022 in our secular calendar. Here are the Propers (Collect and Lessons), followed by the parish Announcements for this week. May the Lord bless and keep you!
Faithfully yours in Christ,
The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.
The Book of Common Prayer 1928.
LORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. i. 4.
I THANK my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ: that in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 34.
WHEN the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question. tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his Son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
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!
October Vestry Meeting
Our regular monthly meeting for October was held yesterday, Saturday, October 15th, at noon. Our Senior Warden, Chris Gerry, will have a few words on it following the service, and the Minutes will be posted on the Bulletin Board in the near future.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Meal Assistance
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
Sunday, October 16th: The Oxford Martyrs (transferred from Sunday the 16th, 1555/1556)
Monday, October 17th: Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr, 107 AD
Tuesday, October 18th: Saint Luke the Evangelist