The Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity: November 5, 2023


  • The Propers for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity.
  • URL for our YouTube live-stream
  • Announcements for the week of November 5th, 2023


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


The Collect of the Day.

LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


The Collect for the Octave of All Saints.

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


For the Old Testament. Ecclesiasticus 27:30.

MALICE and wrath, even these are abominations; and the sinful man shall have them both. He that revengeth shall find vengeance from the Lord, and he will surely keep his sins in remembrance. Forgive thy neighbour the hurt that he hath done unto thee, so shall thy sins also be forgiven when thou prayest. One man beareth hatred against another, and doth he seek pardon from the Lord? He sheweth no mercy to a man, which is like himself: and doth he ask forgiveness of his own sins? If he that is but flesh nourish hatred, who will intreat for pardon of his sins? Remember thy end, and let enmity cease; remember corruption and death, and abide in the commandments. Remember the commandments, and bear no malice to thy neighbour: remember the covenant of the Highest, and wink at ignorance. 

The Psalter. Psalm 32.

BLESSED is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven, * and whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth no sin, * and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 For whilst I held my tongue, * my bones consumed away through my daily complaining.
4 For thy hand was heavy upon me day and night, * and my moisture was like the drought in summer.
5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee; * and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.
6 I said, I will confess my sins unto the LORD; * and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.
7 For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou mayest be found; * surely the great water-floods shall not come nigh him.
8 Thou art a place to hide me in; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; * thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
9 I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go; * and I will guide thee with mine eye.
10 Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding; * whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, else they will not obey thee.
11 Great plagues remain for the ungodly; * but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD, mercy embraceth him on every side.
12 Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the LORD; * and be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, * world without end. Amen. 


The Epistle. Philippians i. 3.

I THANK my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; in inasmuch as both in m bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. 


The Gospel. St. Matt. Xviii. 21.

PETER said unto Jesus, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was clone, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.


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Announcements for Sunday, November 5, 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!

Clericus, November 9th – Please be in prayer for the upcoming diocesan Clericus: a meeting of clergy – which will include both Bishop Hewett, Bishop of the Diocese of the Holy Cross, and Archbishop Haverland, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Catholic Church – to be hosted here at Christ Church this Thursday, November 9th. It is a feather in our cap to be hosting – many thanks in advance to those who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to prepare for this!

Vestry Meeting, November 18th – Our regular monthly Vestry meeting will be one week later than usual: Saturday the 18th of November, at noon, here at the church. All members of the parish are welcome to attend and observe!

Blessing of the Hounds – On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd, Fr. Tom has once again been invited to bless the Moore County Hounds on their 109th Opening Meet! This year, it looks like we will be able to set up a booth (pop-up with table and chairs, our banner, brochures, etc.) in the vendor & exhibitor area. One of the major social events in Moore County, this is an enjoyable occasion, and a great opportunity for us to engage in outreach to the community. Stay tuned for further updates!

Holy Days for the Week of November 5th:

Tuesday, November 7th – St. Willibrord, Archbishop and Missionary to the Netherlands, †738

Wednesday, November 8th – Octave Day of All Saints

Saturday, November 11th – St. Martin of Tours, Bishop, †397

(Note: November 11th, Martinmas, is also the anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood in 2017! – Fr. Tom)

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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750 Fairway Drive, Southern Pines
At the intersection of Aiken Road and Fairway Drive.


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