The Twenty-First Sunday After Trinity: October 29, 2023


  • The Propers for the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity.
  • URL for our YouTube live-stream
  • Announcements for the week of October 29th, 2023


The Propers for the Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity.
The Book of Common Prayer 1928.


The Collect.

GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Old Testament: Isaiah 59:15.

Yea, truth faileth; and he that departheth form evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displease him that there was no judgement. And he saw that there was no man. And he wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke. According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory form the rising or the sun. When the enemy shall come like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. And the redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. My spirit that is upon thee, and my words that I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and forever. 

Psalm 76. Notus in Judea.

In Judaea is God known; * his Name is great in Israel.
2 At Salem is his tabernacle, * and his dwelling in Sion
3 There brake the arrows of the bow, * the shield, the sword, and the battle.
4 Thou art glorious in might, * when thou comest from the hills of the robbers.
5 The proud are robbed, they have slept their sleep; * and all the men whose hands were mighty have found nothing.
6 At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob,* both the chariot and horse have fallen.
7 Thou, even thou art to be feared; * and who may stand in thy sight when thou art angry?
8 Thou didst cause thy judgement to be heard from heaven; * the earth trembled, and was still,
9 When God arose to judgement, * and help all the meek upon the earth.
10 The fierceness of man shall turn to thy praise;* and the fierceness of them shalt thou refrain.
11 Promise unto the Lord your God, and keep it, all ye that are round about him; bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
12 He shall refrain the spirit of princes, * and is wonderful among the kings of the earth.


The Epistle. Ephesians vi. 10.

MY brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.


The Gospel. St. John iv. 46.

THERE was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judæa into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way: thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judæa into Galilee.


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Announcements for Sunday, October 29, 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!
Christ Church Caps – Our ball caps are in! If you ordered one or more caps, please give $12/cap to either me or Bud Saulsbury, our Treasurer, to receive your cap(s). Those who ordered caps are: Bud & Susan (2), Chris & Janet (2), George (1), Donn & Mary Lou (2), Tedd & Lindsey (2), Fr. Terrence & Linda (2), Michele (2), Sandra C. (1). Many thanks!

Additional Lessons at the Holy Communion – Our Trinitytide experiment in adding an Old Testament lesson and Psalm(s) to our Holy Communion service is drawing near its end – please be thinking, and praying (!), about whether a) you find this spiritually nourishing and want to continue it, b) like the concept but would prefer it if those lessons were on a bulletin insert for ease of use, or c) don’t like it at all.

Holy Days for the Week of October 29th

Tuesday, October 31st – All Hallows Eve: Eve of All Saints
Wednesday, October 30th – All Saints Day
Friday, November 3rd – Richard Hooker, Priest & Theologian


Hope and pray everyone enjoys a holy and blessed Lord’s Day, and a good and safe week. God bless you!
Fr. Tom Harbold

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At the intersection of Aiken Road and Fairway Drive.


Christ Church Anglican
750 Fairway Dr,
Southern Pines, NC 28387