The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity – September 10th, 2023


  • The Propers for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.
  • YouTube link for the live-stream of our 10:30 service
  • Announcements for the week of September 10th, 2023 

The Propers for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.
The Book of Common Prayer 1928.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Old Testament. Micah 6:1-8

HEAR ye now what the Lord saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice. Hear ye, O mountains, the Lord’s controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the Lord hath a controversy with his people, and he will plead with Israel. O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me. For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of servants; and I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the Lord. Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?  

Psalm 19: Caeli enarrant.

THE heavens declare the glory of God; * and the firmament showeth his handy-work.
2. One day telleth another; * and one night certifieth another.
3. There is neither speech nor language; * but their voices are heard among them.
4. Their sound is gone out into all lands; * and their words into the ends of the world.
5. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun; * which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a giant to run his course.
6. It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the heaven, and runneth about unto the end of it again; * and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7. The law of the LORD is an undefiled law, converting the soul; * the testimony of the LORD is sure, and giveth wisdom unto the simple.
8. The statutes of the LORD are right, and rejoice the heart; * the commandment of the LORD is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.
9. The fear of the LORD is clean, and endureth forever; * the judgments of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
10. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; * sweeter also than honey, and the honeycomb.
11. Moreover, by them is thy servant taught; * and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12. Who can tell how oft he offendeth? * O cleanse thou me from my secret faults.
13. Keep thy servant also from presumptuous sins, lest they get the dominion over me; * so shall I be undefiled, and innocent from the great offence.
14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy sight, * O LORD, my strength and my redeemer.

Psalm 24: Domini est terra.

THE earth is the LORD’s, and all that therein is; * the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.
2. For he hath founded it upon the seas, * and stablished it upon the floods.
3. Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? * or who shall rise up in his holy place?
4. Even he that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; * and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.
5. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, * and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6. This is the generation of them that seek him; * even of them that seek thy face, O God of Jacob.
7. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; * and the King of glory shall come in.
8. Who is this King of glory? * It is the LORD strong and mighty, even the LORD mighty in battle.
9. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; * and the King of glory shall come in.
10. Who is this King of glory? * Even the LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.

The Epistle. Gal. v. 16.

I SAY then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

The Gospel. St. Luke xvii. 11.

AND it came to pass, as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: and they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.


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Announcements for Sunday, September 10, 2023 

If you are visiting us – Welcome to Christ Church Anglican, Southern Pines! Thank you for being with us. We are very pleased that you joined us, and we hope that your worship here is a blessing. Please sign the guest book on the table in the narthex, and provide your contact information. Include your email address in order to be placed on the 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!

Altar Flowers – If you would like to give glory to God, to honor or remember someone, or to commemorate a special occasion with flowers to beautify the altar, the cost is $75, and the flowers last 2-3 weeks. So if you want your tribute to be for two different reasons, you can also do that! Simply give the information you would like to be included in the bulletin to Susan Saulsbury (410-984-4401 or ), and make your check payable to Christ Church Anglican. Many thanks, and God bless!

Vestry Meeting – Our regular monthly Vestry meeting for September was held yesterday, Saturday, September 7th (the second Saturday of the month). Our Senior Warden, Chris Gerry will offer a brief report following the service.

Father Tom’s Vacation – It is my hope, plan, and intention to begin a period of vacation starting immediately following the service next Sunday, September 17th, and to return on Monday, October 2nd. During that time, I will be functionally incommunicado except for flat-out emergencies (as in, death-in-the-parish – God forbid! – level emergencies); Fr. Terrence will be preaching and celebrating on the 24th and 1st, and on Wednesdays the 20th and 27th, and also taking care of any pastoral needs which may arise during that time – many thanks, Father Terrence! Chris Gerry will be the contact point for any needs or issue other than liturgical or pastoral which may arise during that period, and also will be the contact point for me, in the event that a serious emergency should arise (again, God forbid).

ACC and Diocesan Synod – a “heads-up” that the XXV Synod of the ACC, and also our Diocesan Synod, is upcoming: October 10th – 13th, in Orlando, Florida.

Holy Days for the Week of September 10th, 2023

Tuesday, September 12th – John Henry Hobart, Bishop (1830)

Wednesday, September 13th – St. Cyprian, Bishop & Martyr (258)

Thursday, September 14th – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Saturday, September 16th – St. Ninian, Bishop (c. 450)

A Welcome to Visitors Who Desire Holy Communion

The Sacrament of the Holy Communion – also known as The Lord’s Supper, the Holy Eucharist, the Divine Liturgy, or the Mass – is joyfully celebrated and received every week here at Christ Church Anglican.

The Communion rail is open to all Christians who have been baptized with water in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, who are regular communicants in their own church, and who come to the altar rail with a truly penitent heart and lively faith (p. 85, BCP 1928) to encounter Christ in the Sacrament of His Body and Blood.

Others, or any persons who for whatever reason choose not to receive the elements, but who would like to come forward for a blessing, may do so: please indicate that desire by crossing your arms over your chest.

If you are communing and wish to receive by intinction, please allow the priest or chalicist to take the host, dip it into the chalice, and place it upon your tongue. Otherwise, after consuming the host, please help guide the chalice to your lips.

If you are not a member of Christ Church Anglican, the Diocese of the Holy Cross, or the Anglican Catholic Church, and would like to be, or if you are not yet baptized into the Body of Christ which is His Church, please make that desire known to one of our clergy, and we will gladly advise and assist you to become so.

Thank you, and God bless you!

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