There are actually three sections to this email, this week, as we are trying to reduce the total number of emails sent to say within parameters for this app (Mailchimp):
1) the link for the live stream of Sunday’s service, which will start at 10:30 AM;
2) the Propers (Collect and Lessons) for the Fourth Sunday in Lent; and
3) the parish Announcements for the week of Sunday, February 19th.
Let’s take them in order:
Link to the YouTube Live-stream of our Sunday service – 10:30 a.m.
You can always check for any scheduled upcoming live streams by clicking here. To see past live streams, you can link to our YouTube channel.
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Hymn numbers for Sunday morning are as follows. Hymns are from The Hymnal 1940.
Processional 407 O Jesus thou art standing
Sermon 438 I need the every hour
Recessional 304 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
Propers for the Fourth Sunday in Lent.
The Book of Common Prayer 1928.
GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. iv. 21.
TELL me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bond-maid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bond woman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bond woman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
The Gospel. St. John vi. 1.
JESUS went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which bath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down, Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand; And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
Announcements for the Week of Sunday, March 19th, 2023
If you are visiting us – Welcome to Christ Church Anglican, Southern Pines! Thank you for being with us. We are very pleased to have you, 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!
Easter Lilies – Anyone desiring to purchase Easter lilies, to the glory of God or in honour or memory of a loved one, can place an envelope in the offering plate labeled “Easter Lilies,” with your name and the names of those you wish to honour, or contact Susan Saulsbury at 410-984-4401. The cost (recommended donation) is $19.
Lenten Study – “Being an Anglican”: 9:00 Sundays in Lent, except Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Don’t worry if you haven’t attended earlier sessions, we’ll have “cheat sheets” available to catch you up!
Stations of the Cross – 5:00 Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday.
Father Tom to attend Anglican theology conference – Fr. Tom will be attending an Anglican Way conference on Anglican theology, held at St. John’s Church, Savannah, Georgia, from Thursday, March 23rd, through Saturday, March 25th. He is therefore grateful that Fr. Terrence McGillicuddy has agreed to preach next Sunday (Passion Sunday), March 26th; Fr. Tom will be here and celebrating the Holy Communion on that day, however, God willing!
Please note that we will be having a mid-week service of Holy Communion at 10 o’clock on Wednesday, as usual. And as is our custom, that service will include the opportunity for the laying on of hands and anointing with oil for healing.
Holy Days for This Week
Monday, March 20th – St. Cuthbert, Bishop (687)
Tuesday, March 21st – Thomas Ken, Bishop (1711)
Wednesday, March 22nd – James De Koven, Priest (1879)
Thursday, March 23rd – St. Gregory the Illuminator, Bishop and Missionary (332)
Saturday, March 25th – “Lady Day”: The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Hope and pray that everyone has a good, safe, and healthy conclusion to the week, and a blessed Lord’s Day on Sunday!
Faithfully yours in Christ,
Fr. Tom Harbold,
and the Christ Church Anglican Media Team