Propers and Announcements for Septuagesima Sunday, February 5, 2023


Sunday, February 5th, in this year of our Lord 2023, is the Sunday known in our Anglican Tradition as “Septuagesima Sunday,” being approximately 70 days prior to the feast of our Lord’s Resurrection. It begins the season known as Pre-Lent, or sometimes “Gesimatide,” leading up to the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

Propers for the Sunday called Septuagesima,
or the third Sunday before Lent.
The Book of Common Prayer 1928.

The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and, reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. ix. 24.

KNOW ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 1.

THE kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard, And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they like wise received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. 

Announcements for the Week of Sunday, February 5, 2023 

Guests and Visitors

Welcome to Christ Church Anglican, Southern Pines! Thank you for being here. We are very pleased to have you with us, and hope that your worship here 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 in order to be placed on our parish email list: you won’t be bombarded with mail, but it’s a good way to keep in touch. And may God bless you!

Bishop’s Visitation

This is a day for which we have been waiting with eager anticipation: the day on which we joyfully welcome our beloved Bishop, the Rt. Rev’d Paul C. Hewett, SSC, to Christ Church Anglican for his annual Episcopal Visitation! Following the service, please join us for a festive and delicious reception and fellowship meal.

Confirmation and Reception of New Members

Our prayers and best wishes are with our Confirmands and those who are about to be received into this jurisdiction of Christ’s one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, and into this parish of the Diocese of the Holy Cross, Anglican Catholic Church! May God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, guard, guide, and richly bless you in your continued walk with Him.

Offering Envelopes

If you have not already done so, please do not forget to pick up your offering envelopes, which may be found on the narthex table.

Many thanks…

… to all those who have worked so hard to prepare for this visit by Bishop Hewett. We serve God by serving one another in Christ’s Body, the Church! “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” I Thessalonians. 5:11

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