Propers and Announcements: The Fourth Sunday in Advent, December 18th, 2022

The Propers for the Fourth Sunday in Advent.
The Book of Common Prayer 1928.
The Collect.

O LORD, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honour and glory, world with out end. Amen. 

The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4.

REJOICE in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all under standing, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 

The Gospel. St. John i. 19.

THIS is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us, What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; he it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. 

Announcements for the Week of Advent IV:
Sunday, December 18th, 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!

Christmas Poinsettias

Anyone desiring to purchase Christmas poinsettias can place an envelope in the offering plate labeled for Christmas Poinsettias with your name and the name of those who are honouring, and payment, or you can contact Susan Saulsbury (410-984-4401). The cost for each poinsettia is $17.

The Greening of the Church

The Greening of the Church, in preparation for Christmas, will take place on Wednesday, December 21st, after the 10 o’clock a.m. midweek service of Holy Communion (St. Thomas the Apostle). Anyone who would like to help us – and get in a bit of Christmas spirit in the process! – would be greatly appreciated!

Services This Week

Sunday, December 11
10:30 a.m. IV Advent

Wednesday, December 21
10:00 a.m. St. Thomas the Apostle

Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 24th
4:00 p.m. Early Service
11:00 p.m. Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25th
10:30 a.m. Feast of the Nativity 

Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

— Luke 2:15

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