The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity: October 8th, 2023



The Propers for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.

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• Announcements for the week of October 8, 2023  



Propers for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Book of Common Prayer 1928.


The Collect. 

LORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The Old Testament. Amos 8:4-12

HEAR this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail, Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat? The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works. Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.


Psalter selection. Psalm 62. Nonne Deo?

 MY soul truly waiteth still upon God; * for of him cometh my salvation.
2. He verily is my strength and my salvation; * he is my defence, so that I shall not greatly fall.
3. How long will ye imagine mischief against every man? * Ye shall be slain all the sort of you; yea, as a tottering wall shall ye be, and like a broken hedge.
4. Their device is only how to put him out whom God will exalt; * their delight is in lies; they give good words with their mouth, but curse with their heart.
5. Nevertheless, my soul, wait thou still upon God; * for my hope is in him.
6. He truly is my strength and my salvation; * he is my defence, so that I shall not fall.
7. In God is my health and my glory; * the rock of my might; and in God is my trust.
8. O put your trust in him alway, ye people; * pour out your hearts before him, for God is our hope.
9. As for the children of men, they are but vanity; the children of men are deceitful; * upon the weights they are altogether lighter than vanity itself.
10. O trust not in wrong and robbery; give not yourselves unto vanity: * if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
11. God spake once, and twice I have also heard the same, * that power belongeth unto God;
12. And that thou, Lord, art merciful; * for thou rewardest every man according to his work.


Psalm 63. Deus, Deus Meus

O GOD, thou art my God; * early will I seek thee.
2. My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh also longeth after thee, * in a barren and dry land where no water is.
3. Thus have I looked for thee in the sanctuary, * that I might behold thy power and glory.
4. For thy loving-kindness is better than the life itself: * my lips shall praise thee.
5. As long as I live will I magnify thee in this manner, * and lift up my hands in thy Name.
6. My soul shall be satisfied, even as it were with marrow and fatness, * when my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lips.
7. Have I not remembered thee in my bed, * and thought upon thee when I was waking?
8. Because thou hast been my helper; * therefore under the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
9. My soul hangeth upon thee; * thy right hand hath upholden me.
10. These also that seek the hurt of my soul, * they shall go under the earth.
11. Let them fall upon the edge of the sword, * that they may be a portion for foxes.
12. But the King shall rejoice in God; all they also that swear by him shall be commended; * for the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.


The Epistle. 1 Corinthians i. 4.

I THEREFORE, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.


The Gospel. St. Matthew xxii. 34.

WHEN the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question. tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his Son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.


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Announcements for Sunday, October 8th, 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 October, which would normally be on the 2nd Saturday of the month (October 14th), will be moved to the 3rd Saturday (the 21st) due to the fact that the 14th is immediately following the Joint Anglican Synods in Orlando, and Fr. Terrence, George, and I (Fr. Tom) will be just getting back. On the subject of which:

ACC and Diocesan Synod – The XXV Synod of the ACC, and also our Diocesan Synod, will be occurring this week, October 10th – 13th, in Orlando, Florida. Attending in person will be Fr. Tom, Fr. Terrence, and George Hillard.

New Members Class – As we have several folks who have expressed a desire to join our parish family, we shall be starting a class for new members beginning on Sunday, October 22nd, at 9 o’clock a.m. in the Rector’s Office. If you are interested in joining us, please let Fr. Tom know as soon as possible.

Holy Days for the Week of September 10th, 2023

Monday, October 9th – Robert Grosseteste: Bishop, 1253.Tuesday, October 10th – Paulinus: Missionary, First Archbishop of York (644) 


Holy Communion: A Guide for Visitors

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, administered, and received each 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), desiring to encounter Christ in the Sacrament of His Body and Blood.

Others, or anyone who for whatever reason chooses 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!


Fr. Tom Harbold 

Rector, Christ Church Anglican

Southern Pines, North Carolina

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