This email contains:
- YouTube link for this Sunday’s service.
- Hymns for this Sunday.
- Note: This week’s announcements also contain the schedule of services for Holy Week.
Link to the YouTube Live-stream of our Sunday service – 10:30 a.m.
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Hymn numbers for Sunday morning are as follows. Hymns are from The Hymnal 1940.
Processional 344 O love how deep
Sermon 58 Weary of earth
Recessional 336 In the cross of Christ I glory
Propers for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, commonly called Passion Sunday.
The 1928 Book of Common Prayer
WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Hebrews ix. 11.
CHRIST being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
The Gospel. St. John viii. 46.
JESUS said, Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you; but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.
Announcements for the Week of Sunday, March 26th, 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 has been 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 this Sunday! Fr. Tom will be here and celebrating the Holy Communion this Sunday, 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 Week Schedule – Below you will find our schedule of services for Holy Week. You may also find them on our website by clicking here:
Palm Sunday, 4/2:
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Church
Note: there will be no Adult Christian Education on Palm Sunday.
10:30 a.m. Blessing of the Palms; Holy Communion, with Reading of the Passion
Tuesday – Friday of Holy Week:
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in the Church, with The Litany, or General Supplication
4:30 p.m. Evening Prayer in the Church
Maundy Thursday, 4/6:
7:00 p.m. Holy Communion, with the Stripping of the Altar
8:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil – “Could ye not watch with me one hour?” (Matthew 26:40)
Good Friday, 4/7:
5:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:00 p.m. The Liturgy of Good Friday: Antecommunion and Veneration of the Cross
Holy Saturday, 4/8:
7:00 p.m. The Paschal Vigil, or Great Vigil of Easter, with Holy Communion of Easter Even
Easter Sunday, 4/9:
10:30 a.m. Holy Communion – Feast of the Resurrection
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