Twentieth Sunday after Trinity – October 30, 2022

Brothers and sisters in Christ,

Here are the Propers and Announcements for the week of Sunday, October 30th, 2022 – XX Trinity:

Propers for the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity.

The Book of Common Prayer 1928.


The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandest; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15.

SEE then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, be cause the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but under-standing what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, where in is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submit ting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 1.

AND Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.  Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.  But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.  But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.  Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.  Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.  So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.  And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:  And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.  Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  For many are called, but few are chosen.



Announcements for the Week of October 30, 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!

Altar Flowers for This Week

The beautiful flowers adorning our Altar area this week are given to the glory of God and in honour of the 88th birthday of David Colescott, by his wife, and our organist, Barbara Colescott. Best wishes, and many happy returns of the day, to David, and many thanks to Barbara!

Autumn Clericus at the Cathedral

This Thursday, November 3rd, Fathers Tom and Terrence will be driving to the Cathedral in Columbia, SC, for the Autumn Clericus (meeting of clergy). As the invitation from the Diocese noted,

“All orthodox Anglican clergy and postulants in the region are invited. Our intent is to learn who each other is and what is going on in our various jurisdictions, to deepen friendships and make new ones, and to discuss ideas on how we can help each other out as we seek to build up the Church.”

Your prayers for safe travels and a successful and productive Clericus – to the glory of God, and the up-building of His Church – are greatly appreciated!

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? Here’s how! 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 contact 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 welcome and invite inquiries from men or boys wishing to serve in these roles.

Acolytes, also known as Altar Servers, have the privilege and responsibility of assisting the Rector and other clergy at the altar in the conduct of public worship, including the celebration of Holy Communion, the recitation of the Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer, and at other liturgical services.

They take on special duties in the sanctuary, including bearing the cross, lighting and sometimes bearing the candles, carrying incense, bearing the Altar Service Book, receiving the offerings and oblations, and assisting the clergy at the altar.

Lay Readers, also known as Lectors, serve Our Lord and the parish by reading God’s most holy Word, as contained in the Epistle lesson, and may, if so licensed by the Bishop, lead the Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer.

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.

“Ye shall not appear before the LORD empty; every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.  Deuteronomy xvi. 16,17.

Let us then continue to glorify God and support the work of our parish through our financial giving. Many thanks!

Donating 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 contact 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 contact 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 30th – Trinity XX (BCP), Christ the King Sunday.
Monday, October 31st – All Hallows’ Eve: Vigil of All Saints.
Tuesday, November 1st – All Saints Day (BCP).
Wednesday, November 2nd – All Souls Day (Commemoration of All Faithful Departed).

Note that the three days of October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd are sometimes called the All Saints Triduum, or in the English tradition, Hallowtide: from the (archaic) English name for the feast of All Saints, Hallowmas.

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