The Propers (Lessons and Collect) and Announcements for the Third Sunday After Epiphany: January 22, 2023

The Propers for the Third Sunday after Epiphany

as found in The Book of Common Prayer 1928.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16.

BE not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for It is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repays saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

The Gospel. St. John ii. 1.

AND the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: and both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six water-pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the water-pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth. set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.


The Weekly Parish Announcements for Sunday, January 22, 2023.

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!

Congratulations and Thanks to Vestry Members

Many thanks to those who stood for Vestry election, or re-election, at the Annual Parish Meeting last Sunday: John Fesq, McNiel “Mac” Chestnut, and Doug Champaigne, as well as those who rotated off or stepped down: Travis Case and Mary Lou Saunders. John Fesq was eligible for reelection, and the two vacancies meant that both Mac and Doug were elected to the 2023 Vestry. Congratulations to all of them, and many thanks to those who continue to serve. We are blessed with another excellent Vestry, as well as many who serve the Parish in other ways. Thanks be to God for all our wonderful Vestry, Officers, and Parishioners here at Christ Church!

Stewardship Sunday

Sunday, January 22, 2023, is Stewardship Sunday: please remember to fill out and bring in your pledge cards, and to pick up your offering envelopes if you have not already done so. They may be found on the table in the narthex. Thank you!

Bishop’s Visitation, Confirmation, and Welcoming of New Members

A reminder that our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Paul C. Hewett, SSC, will be conducting his annual episcopal visitation here at Christ Church Anglican on Sunday, February 5th, 2023. As part of this visitation, he will be Confirming one of our number, Crystal Champaigne. We will also be formally recognizing sixteen adult members, and two children of one new-member couple, who have joined our parish in approximately the last year (two couples actually began to attend prior to my call as Rector here, but have not yet been formally welcomed). We will be thrilled to welcome our new members in the presence of the Bishop in February!

Holy Days for the Week of Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

Monday, January 23rd – Phillips Brook, Bishop (1893)
Tuesday, January 24th – St. Timothy, Bishop and Martyr
Wednesday, January 25th – Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle
Thursday, January 26th – St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr (156)
Friday, January 27th – St. John Chrysostom, Bishop (407)
Saturday, January 28th – St. Vincent, Deacon and Martyr (304)*
*transferred from Sunday, January 22nd

Image: “The Marriage at Cana,” Gerard David (c. 1500 – c. 1503).

Contact Info

Phone: (910) 246-0955



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Southern Pines, NC 28387