Christmas Day, December 25, 2022 bulletin

 

 

The Nativity of our Lord
Jesus Christ

 

December 25, 2022

10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

 

 

In the spirit of the Gospels, the mission of Christ Cathedral is to

“Meet people where they are, serve ALL, and live together in Christ’s love.”

 

It is the tradition of the Episcopal Church to maintain silence in the worship area so that people may pray. Please help us preserve an atmosphere of quiet reverence before

 worship begins, remembering to turn cell phones off; let the music of the opening

 prelude quiet your thoughts as you prepare to worship. We welcome children of all ages to worship with us. Children’s bulletins, books, and “fidget toys” are available as you

 enter the Cathedral to help our children stay connected to the service.

 

The Holy Eucharist

 

Prelude                                        Six Carol Settings                           by Wilbur Held

 

Please stand and sing as procession enters

 

Hymn 107                                                   “Good Christian Friends Rejoice”

 

Celebrant

 

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

 

All sing

 

 

 

 

Celebrant

 

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Celebrant

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

 

Let us pray.

 

Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born [this day] of a pure virgin: Grant that we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom with you and the same Spirit be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Please be seated

 

A Reading from Isaiah 52:7-10

 

How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of the messenger who announces peace,

who brings good news,
who announces salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

Listen! Your sentinels lift up their voices,
together they sing for joy;

for in plain sight they see
the return of the Lord to Zion.

Break forth together into singing,
you ruins of Jerusalem;

for the Lord has comforted his people,
he has redeemed Jerusalem.

The Lord has bared his holy arm
before the eyes of all the nations;

and all the ends of the earth shall see
the salvation of our God.

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Psalm 98

 

 

Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things.

With his right hand and his holy arm
has he won for himself the victory.

The Lord has made known his victory;
his righteousness has he openly shown in the sight of the nations.

He remembers his mercy and faithfulness to the house of Israel,
and all the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.

Shout with joy to the Lord, all you lands;
lift up your voice, rejoice, and sing.

Sing to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the voice of song.

With trumpets and the sound of the horn
shout with joy before the King, the Lord.

Let the sea make a noise and all that is in it,
the lands and those who dwell therein.

Let the rivers clap their hands,
and let the hills ring out with joy before the Lord,
when he comes to judge the earth.

In righteousness shall he judge the world
and the peoples with equity.

 

A Reading from Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)

 

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

“You are my Son;
today I have begotten you”?

Or again,

“I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son”?

And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,

“Let all God’s angels worship him.”

Of the angels he says,

“He makes his angels winds,
and his servants flames of fire.”

But of the Son he says,

“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
and the righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom.

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;

therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

And,

“In the beginning, Lord, you founded the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;

they will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like clothing;

like a cloak you will roll them up, and like clothing they will be

changed.

But you are the same,
and your years will never end.”

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Please stand and sing

 

Hymn 109                                                                               “The First Noel”

 

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 1:1-14

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

 

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

 

He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

 

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

 

The reader concludes by saying

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Hymn Sing                                                                           

 

All stand and say the Nicene Creed

 

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

Please remain standing

 

Leader

As we join the angels and celebrate with joy the birth of the Son of God, let us offer

prayers to God who gives new birth to sons and daughters in every place.

 

By the birth of the timeless Son of God in the womb of the Virgin Mary.

          Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For Justin the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our Presiding Bishop; Mark our Bishop; for Catherine our Curate, Basil our Assisting Priest; for all priests and deacons; and for all who minister in Christ, and for all the holy people of God.

          Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For all believers who put their trust in the incarnate Son of God.

          Glory and praise to you, O living God.
For the leaders of the nations and all in authority, and for peace and justice.

          Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For the conversion of the whole human race to our blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

          Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For travelers, for the sick and the suffering, for the hungry and the oppressed, for those in

prison, and for the dying and the dead.

          Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For our deliverance from all affliction, strife, and need.

          Glory and praise to you, O living God.

Remembering our most glorious and ever Blessed Virgin Mary, Joseph, and all the saints, let us offer ourselves and one another to the living God through Christ.

          To you, O Lord.

 

 

Celebrant

 

Source of light and gladness, accept the prayers we offer on this joyful feast. May we

grow in Jesus Christ who unites our lives to yours and who is Lord for all eternity;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Celebrant

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

 

Welcome

 

Please be seated

 

Musical Offering                      “Carol of the Bagpipers”                           Italian Carol

                                                     Christ Cathedral Choir                

                          Elise Nelson, soprano; Abby Rishel-Barnett, mezzo soprano                  

                                             

Following the Musical offering all stand and sing the Doxology

 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise him all creatures here below. Praise him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Holy Communion

Please stand  as the Celebrant faces them and says

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.

 

Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds

 

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

 

Because you gave Jesus Christ, your only Son, to be born for us; who, by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, was made perfect Man of the flesh of the Virgin Mary his mother; so that we might be delivered from the bondage of sin, and receive power to become your children.

 

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

 

All sing

 

 

Please kneel or remain standing

Then the Celebrant continues

 

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.

 

He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself, in obedience to you will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.

 

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ too bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: this is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

 

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood o the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”

 

Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

 

Celebrant and People

 

Christ had died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come again.

 

The Celebrant continues

 

We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts.

 

Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

 

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ. By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. AMEN.

 

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Celebrant breaks the consecrated bread and a moment of silence is observed

 

All Sing

 

 

The Celebrant offers the consecrated bread and wine to the people saying

 

The Gifts of God for the People of God.

 

All baptized Christians are invited to receive Holy Communion. If you have not been baptized and would like to receive a blessing, please come forward and cross your arms across your chest. If you need to have communion brought to you, please let an usher know.

 

All sing

 

Hymn 112                                                                  “In the Bleak Midwinter”

 

After Communion the Celebrant says

 

Let us pray.

 

Please kneel

 

Eternal God, heavenly Father, you have graciously accepted us as living members of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, and you have fed us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. Send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Celebrant blesses the people

 

May Christ, who by his Incarnation gathered into one things earthly and heavenly, fill you with his joy and peace; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always, Amen.

 

Hymn 99                                                                 “Go Tell it on the Mountain”

                                

Celebrant                         

Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

 

Postlude                          “Angels We Have Heard on High”                       Charles Ore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

Altar Flowers

 

Sponsoring altar flowers is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize people you love.  To sponsor altar flowers please call Crissy in the Parish Office (785.827.4440) or email her at ChristCathedral@christcathedralsalina.org

 

                Worship and Formation Opportunities

 

  • Worship opportunities
    • Morning Prayer Monday-Friday 8:35a in the Chancel
    • Healing Service 1st Tuesday 5:30p in St Mary’s Chapel

 

 

Saturday Mass

 

Saturday Evening Mass will be each Saturday at 5:00 PM.

Fr. Basil Price will preside.

 

Sunday School

 

All children are invited to join DeMay and Joann Grunden for Sunday school after

Communion.

 

Blessing Box

 

Our blessing box has moved to the Salina Grace location on 7th street. We are

collecting items to keep it stocked for our neighbors on the weekends. If you would like to contribute these are some of the items that would be most helpful:

hand warmers, gloves, stocking hats, chapstick, individual packaged food items (tuna/chicken with crackers, shelf stable meals, etc.), bottled water. These items

are bagged and distributed on Fridays to help get them through the weekend more comfortably. There is a basket in the entryway of the church to leave your items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those serving today

 

Acolyte: DeMay Grunden

Chalice Bearer: Gene Peterson

Readers: Arthur Jones

Intercessor: Melinda Ryberg

Ushers: Max & Karma DeForest

Coffee Hour: No Coffee Hour Today

Offering Counters: Barth Crouch & Jennifer Higgins

Altar Guild: Nancy Chandler, Sue Hoffman, Rozann Rodenberg,

Debbie Wagner, Ann Pearson, Mary Nell Beatty, Marcy, Roth,

Carolyn Peterson

 

 

 

 

 

Those serving next Sunday, January 1

 

Acolyte: Carolyn Peterson

Chalice Bearer: Michael Kephart

Readers: Pam Smith & Karma DeForest

Intercessor: Steve Hoffman

Ushers: Dale & Ginger Wooten

Coffee Hour: Harry & Pam Smith

Offering Counters: Dale Wooten & Linda Favre

Altar Guild: Nancy Chandler, Sue Hoffman, Rozann Rodenberg,

Debbie Wagner

 

 

 

Christ Cathedral Clergy and Staff

 

The Right Rev. Mark Cowell, Bishop of Western Kansas

The Rev. Canon Catherine Cox, Curate

The Rev. Basil Price, Assisting Priest

Ms. Nancy Bauer, Director of Music Ministry

Ms. Rebecca Copley, Choir Director

Ms. Crissy Cook, Office/Financial Administrator

Mr. Don Grunden, Facilities Manager

 

Vestry

 

Carolyn Peterson, Sr.Warden carolyn.peterson47@gmail.com 785-452-2277

Dale Wooten, Jr.Warden  jamesdalewooten@outlook.com 785-643-5644

Ginger Wooten, Clerk  gingerwooten@outlook.com 785-643-5337

Pat Beatty  pat@ovpgroup.com 785-493-0447

Barth Crouch  barth.crouch@gmail.com 785-452-0780

Kay Quinn  kquinn80@icloud.com 785-416-0759

Deb Schmid debraschmid1962@yahoo.com 785-342-1772

 

 

 

 

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