Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022 bulletin

 

The Nativity of our Lord
Jesus Christ

 

December 24, 2022

5:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

I Am So Glad Each Christmas Eve                                          arr. David Lasky

Away in a Manger medley                                                        arr. Jacob Weber

Once In Royal David’s City                                                      arr. Philip Young

Von Himmel Hoch                                                                     Pachabel

Now Sing We Now Rejoice                                                        arr. Paul Manz

Prelude on Christmas Day                                                        Gustav Holst

 

The procession goes to the crèche carrying the Christ Child

 

All stand and sing

 

Hymn 83                                                                                         “O come, all ye faithful”

 

 

Celebrant

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Sing

 

Celebrant

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

 

Let us pray.

 

O God, you have caused this holy night to shine with the brightness of the true Light: Grant that we, who have known the mystery of that Light on earth, may also enjoy him perfectly in heaven; where with you and the Holy Spirit he lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

 

Please be seated

A Reading from Isaiah 9:2-7

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of

deep darkness on them light has shined. You have multiplied the nation you have

increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when

dividing plunder. For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod

of their oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian. For all the boots of the

tramping warriors and all the garments rolled in blood shall be burned as fuel for the fire.

For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and

he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His

authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All Say

 

Psalm 96

 

Sing to the Lord a new song;

sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.

Sing to the Lord and bless his Name;

proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations

and his wonders among all peoples.

For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised;

he is more to be feared than all gods.

As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols;

but it is the Lord who made the heavens.

Oh, the majesty and magnificence of his presence!

Oh, the power and the splendor of his sanctuary!

Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples;

ascribe to the Lord honor and power.

Ascribe to the Lord the honor due his Name;

bring offerings and come into his courts.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;

let the whole earth tremble before him.

Tell it out among the nations: “The Lord is King!

he has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved;

he will judge the peoples with equity.”

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;

let the sea thunder and all that is in it;

let the field be joyful and all that is therein.

Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy

before the Lord when he comes,

when he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world with righteousness

and the peoples with his truth.

 

A Reading from Titus 2:11-14

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce

impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Please stand and sing

 

Hymn 96                                                                         “Angels we have heard on high”

 

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 2:1-14(15-20)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be

registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was

descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

 

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see- I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!”

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Please be seated

Sermon                                                                  The Reverend Canon Catherine Cox

 

Celebrant and People

Please 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

 

Celebrant

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

 

Musical Offering    “The Star Carol”        Alfred Burt               Christ Cathedral Choir

Soloist: 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. 

 

                                                The Holy Communion

 

The people stand as the Celebrant faces them and says

 

 

Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds


It is truly right to glorify you, Father, and to give you thanks; for you alone are God, living and true, dwelling in light inaccessible from before time and for ever.

 

Fountain of life and source of all goodness, you made all things and fill them with your blessing; you created them to rejoice in the splendor of your radiance.

 

Countless throngs of angels stand before you to serve you night and day; and, beholding the glory of your presence, they offer you unceasing praise. Joining with them, and giving voice to every creature under heaven, we acclaim you, and glorify your Name, as we sing,

 

 

Celebrant and People

 

 

Please kneel or remain standing as the Celebrant continues

 

We acclaim you, holy Lord, glorious in power. Your mighty works reveal your wisdom and love. You formed us in your own image, giving the whole world into our care, so that, in obedience to you, our Creator, we might rule and serve all your creatures. When our disobedience took us far from you, you did not abandon us to the power of death. In your mercy you came to our help, so that in seeking you we might find you. Again and again you called us into covenant with you, and through the prophets you taught us to hope for salvation.

 

Father, you loved the world so much that in the fullness of time you sent your only Son to be our Savior. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, he lived as one of us, yet without sin. To the poor he proclaimed the good news of salvation; to prisoners, freedom; to the sorrowful, joy. To fulfill your purpose he gave himself up to death; and, rising from the grave, destroyed death, and made the whole creation new.

 

And, that we might live no longer for ourselves, but for him who died and rose for us, he sent the Holy Spirit, his own first gift for those who believe, to complete his work in the world, and to bring to fulfillment the sanctification of all.

 

At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it or lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other
vessel containing wine to be consecrated.

 

When the hour had come for him to be glorified by you, his heavenly Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end; at supper with them he took 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 of 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.”

 

Father, we now celebrate this memorial of our redemption. Recalling Christ’s death and his descent among the dead, proclaiming his resurrection and ascension to your right hand, awaiting his coming in glory; and offering to you, from the gifts you have given us, this bread and this cup, we praise you and we bless you.

 

Celebrant and People

 

We praise you, we bless you,

We give thanks to you,

And we pray to you, Lord our God.

 

The Celebrant continues

 

Lord, we pray that in your goodness and mercy your Holy Spirit may descend upon us, and upon these gifts, sanctifying them and showing them to be holy gifts for your holy people, the bread of life and the cup of salvation, the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ.

 

Grant that all who share this bread and cup may become one body and one spirit, a living sacrifice in Christ, to the praise of your Name.

 

Remember, Lord, your one holy catholic and apostolic Church, redeemed by the blood of your Christ. Reveal its unity, guard its faith, and preserve it in peace.

 

Remember all who minister in your Church.

 

Remember all your people, and those who seek your truth.

 

Remember all those in need or adversity.

 

Remember all who have died in the peace of Christ, and those whose faith is known to you alone; bring them into the place of eternal joy and light.

 

And grant that we may find our inheritance with the Ever-Blessed Virgin Mary, with patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and all the saints who have found favor with you in ages past. We praise you in union with them and give you glory through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, all honor and glory are yours, Almighty God and Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever.

 

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.

 

Please be seated during Communion

All sing

 

Hymn 78                                                                       “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

81                                                                              “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming”

115                                                                                              “What Child is This”

 

After Communion the Celebrant says

 

Let us pray.

 

Please kneel or stand

 

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.

 

Candles are then lit throughout the congregation as we sing

 

Hymn 111                                                                            “Silent Night, Holy Night”

 

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.

 

Please stand and sing

 

Hymn 100                                                                                         “Joy to the World!”     

 

After the Dismissal, you are welcome to leave quietly. If you would like to remain in your seat to listen to the Postlude, please do.

                                      

Celebrant 

                       

Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

 

Postlude                                 Toccata on Un Flambeau                           Richard Hudson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those serving Christmas Eve

5:30 PM

Acolyte: Arthur Jones

Chalice Bearer: Pam Smith

Readers: Steve Hoffman & Debbie Wagner

Ushers: Kay Quinn & Michael Kephart

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

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

Carolyn Peterson

 

10:00 PM

Acolyte: Jennifer Higgins

Chalice Bearer: Arthur Jones

Readers: Linda Favre & Karma DeForest

Ushers: Linda Favre

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

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

Carolyn Peterson

 

Those serving Sunday, December 25

 

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

 

 

 

          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

 

(785) 827-4440

138 South 8th St.

Salina, Kansas 67401

Website: www.christcathedralsalina.org

Email: christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org

 

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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