Propers and Announcements for XXI Trinity – Sunday, 6 November 2022
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Please note that we will be having a brief parish meeting immediately following the service this Sunday, November 6th. Please plan to attend if at all possible! Many thanks.
Propers for the Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity.
GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10.
MY brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
The Gospel. St. John iv. 46.
THERE was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judæa into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way: thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judæa into Galilee.
Announcements for the Week of November 6th, 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 loving memory of the birthday of Sara Jane Fillow by her son Doug and his wife Crystal Champaigne.
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!
Autumn Clericus at the Cathedral
This past Thursday, November 3rd, Fr. Tom and Fr. Terrence attended the Autumn Clericus (meeting of clergy) of the Diocese of the Holy Cross, ACC. We had a chance to listen and learn from, as well as talk to, our Bishop, Paul Hewett, our Archbishop, Mark Haverland, and a number of clergy and two postulants from the Diocese. It was a long but pleasant drive, and an enjoyable and spiritually nourishing event. Well worth attending!
Acolytes / Altar Servers and Lay Readers
We welcome and invite inquiries from men or boys wishing to serve as Acolytes, Altar Servers, and Lay Readers. 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.
Saints’ Days and Holy Days for This Week
Monday, November 7th: St. Willibrord, Bishop of Utrecht and Apostle to the Netherlands.
Tuesday, November 8th: Octave Day of All Saints.
Friday, November 11th: St. Martin of Tours (“Martinmas”).
In the civil calendar, of course, November 11th is Veterans Day (US), Remembrance Day (UK), and Armistice Day – commemorating the end of World War One.
It is also the anniversary of Fr. Tom Harbold’s ordination to the priesthood, in 2017!
Hope and pray everyone enjoys a healthy, peaceful, and rewarding week.
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