Propers and Announcements for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity – October 23, 2022

Propers for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity.
The Book of Common Prayer 1928.


The Collect.

O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17.

THIS I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; if so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: that ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minis ter grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitter ness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. 

The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 1.

JESUS entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men. 

Announcements for the Week of October 23, 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!

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!

Acolytes / Altar Servers and Lay Readers

Speaking of Acolytes, Alter Servers, and Lay Readers – we are always looking for men or boys to serve in these roles. Please see George Hillard if you are interested!

Midweek Service: Wednesdays at 10:00

We offer a weekly service of Holy Communion at 10 o’clock on Wednesdays. This also includes an opportunity for the laying on of hands and anointing with oil for healing – of body, mind, heart, or soul – for those who desire it.

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 xxix. 14.

Not only is Christ Church entirely dependent, for its continued operation and outreach, on the tithes and offerings of each one of us, but what we give to the parish, we give to God, who has ultimately given us all that we have. Let us then continue to glorify God and support the work of our parish through our financial giving. Many 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!

Prayer Books, Hymnals, and Bibles

If you would like to give a Prayer Book, Hymnal, or Bible to the church in honour or loving memory of an individual, or to the glory of God, please see Bud Saulsbury.

Fellowship Meal Helpers

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 23rd – St. James of Jerusalem
Monday, October 24th – St. Raphael, Archangel
Tuesday, October 25th – Ss. Crispin and Crispianus, Martyrs
Friday, October 28th – Ss. Simon and Jude, Apostles

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