Propers, Announcements, and YouTube Link for the Second Sunday after Easter, 2023
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” – John 10:14 (KJV)
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The Propers for the First Sunday after Easter.
The Book of Common Prayer 1928.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same thy son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 19.
THIS is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do. well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not: but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray: but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
The Gospel. St. John xx. 11.
JESUS said, I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one flock, and one shepherd.
Announcements for the Week of April 16th, 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!
Adult Christian Education – We shall be continuing our ongoing study of “Being a Anglican” this Sunday, April 23rd, at 9 o’clock a.m. in the Rector’s Office. Prior to Easter, we focused on the historical aspects of Anglicanism in the UK and America; now we shall be addressing the more theological and liturgical elements of our Anglican expression of the Christian faith. Please don’t feel that you can’t join in, because you missed the first half! “Cheat sheets” will be available to bring you up to speed on what you missed!
Eastertide – Easter Sunday may be behind us, but remember that “the Great Forty Days” of Easter, in which Christ appeared to His Disciples after His Resurrection, will continue until the Feast of the Ascension (May 18th, this year)! So feel free to continue wishing people Happy Easter (who knows? it might generate an opportunity to talk with someone about the faith, or about our parish), or greeting your Christian friends with “Alleluia! Christ is risen!” (“The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!” being the appropriate response). We say “Christ IS risen” for a reason: the Resurrection is not merely a past event, but a present reality!
Wednesday Eucharist – We will, as usual (Lord willing!) have our midweek service of Holy Communion, with the opportunity to receive the laying on of hands and anointing with oil for healing, on Wednesday this week. We will not, however, have a midweek service on Wednesday, May 3rd, as we will be putting the place back together after having our current fluorescent lights replaced with LEDs on the 1st and 2nd of May. Midweek Communion will resume the following week (May 10th).
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