Easter Day, April 4, 2021 bulletin






Easter Day


April 4, 2021

9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.













Welcome to Christ Cathedral


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

The Holy Eucharist



Prelude                                                March                                          Noel Goemanne                                                                                             

                                                    Solemn Procession                          Thomas Pavlechko                                                 

                                                  Entrata Festiva                                     David Lasky                                                                


Introit:       An Easter Alleluia                                                            Bob Burroughs


On this Easter morn, Let us sing! Alleluia!

Christ now raised from the dead, new life to bring! Alleluia!

Our living Christ may we proclaim! Alleluia!

And live for Him on earth’s domain! Alleluia!


Please stand


Choir sings


Hymn                                                                                “Jesus Christ is risen today”   


Jesus Christ is risen today,

our triumphant holy day,

who did once upon the cross,

suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!


Hymns of praise then let us sing,

unto Christ, our heavenly King,

who endured the cross and grave,

sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!


But the pains which he endured,

our salvation have procured;

now above the sky he’s King,

where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!


Sing we to our God above

praise eternal as his love;

praise him, all ye heavenly host,

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!





Alleluia. Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.




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.


All say



Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us;

    therefore let us keep the feast,

Not with old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, 

    but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.

Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;

    death no longer has dominion over him.

The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all;

    but the life he lives, he lives to God.

So also consider yourselves dead to sin,

    and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.

Christ has been raised from the dead, 

    the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

For since by a man came death, 

    by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.

For as in Adam all die,

    so in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.


Sung by choir


Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth.


Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.


Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,


you take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us;


you are seated at the right hand of the Father;

receive our prayer.


For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,


you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen.




The Lord be with you.

And also with you.


Let us pray.


Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Please be seated


A Reading from Acts (10:34-43)


Peter began to speak to Cornelius and the other Gentiles: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ–he is Lord of all. That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John announced: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses to all that he did both in Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him on the third day and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but to us who were chosen by God as witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”


The reader concludes by saying


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Psalm (118:1-2, 14-24)


Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

his mercy endures for ever.

Let Israel now proclaim,

“His mercy endures for ever.”

The Lord is my strength and my song,

and he has become my salvation.

There is a sound of exultation and victory

in the tents of the righteous:

“The right hand of the Lord has triumphed!

the right hand of the Lord is exalted!

the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!”

I shall not die, but live,

and declare the works of the Lord.

The Lord has punished me sorely,

but he did not hand me over to death.

Open for me the gates of righteousness;

I will enter them;

I will offer thanks to the Lord.

“This is the gate of the Lord;

he who is righteous may enter.”

I will give thanks to you, for you answered me

and have become my salvation.

The same stone which the builders rejected

has become the chief cornerstone.

This is the Lord’s doing,

and it is marvelous in our eyes.

On this day the Lord has acted;

we will rejoice and be glad in it.





A Reading from 1 Corinthians (15:1-11)


I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you–unless you have come to believe in vain. For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me has not been in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them–though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim and so you have come to believe.


The reader concludes by saying


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Please stand


Sequence Anthem                                  Festival Alleluia                       James Chepponis


Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia!

This is the day the Lord has made;

let us rejoice and be glad in it.


The Deacon reads the Gospel, first saying


The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (20:1-18)

     Glory to you, Lord Christ.


Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples returned to their homes.

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!”. Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, `I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.


The Deacon concludes by saying


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.


Please be seated


Sermon                                                                        The Very Reverend David Hodges


All stand


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




Filled with joy on this royal feast of feasts, let us offer prayers to God who leads his sons

and daughters through the Red Sea waters saying, Glory and praise to you, O living God.


For Justin the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our Presiding Bishop; Mark and Michael our Bishops; for David our Dean; Catherine our Curate; Andy our Deacon; for Zora Carver, Lindsay Favre, Kisynn Cunningham, Angel Malciut, Kathleen Malone Crouch and all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for Mike and Mary Nell Beatty and all who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For all nations and their leaders; for Joe our President, Laura our Governor, and Melissa our Mayor.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For all those in need, the suffering and the oppressed, travelers and prisoners, the dying

and the dead.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For ourselves, our families, and those we love.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

That Christ may fill us with the joy and happiness of his holy resurrection.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

That with Christ we may crush beneath our feet the prince of darkness and all evil


Glory and praise to you, O living God.

That we may enter the chamber of the divine wedding feast and rejoice without limit with

the angels and saints.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

Remembering our most glorious and ever Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the saints, let us

offer ourselves and one another to the living God through Christ.

To you, O Lord.




Blessed are you, O Lord our God, for the victory over death of your Son Jesus Christ.

Hear the prayers we offer this holy day, and grant that we who have received new life in

baptism may live for ever in the joy of the resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord.





The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

Offertory Anthem                                      Easter Paean                    Raymond H. Haan


Christ is risen, Christ is risen:

Tell it with a cheerful voice;

He has burst his three days’ prison;

Let the whole wide earth rejoice.

Death is conquered, man is free,

Christ has won the victory.


Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia, Christ is risen.

Come, ye sad and fearful hearted,

With glad smile and radiant brow;

Death’s long shadows have departed,

All our woes are over now.

Wondrous passion that he bore:

Sin and death can vex no more.


Alleluia, Alleluia! Alleluia, Christ is risen!

Come with high and holy hymning,

Chant our Lord’s triumphant day;

He has burst three days’ prison;

Let the whole wide earth rejoice.

Death is conquered, man is free,

Christ has won the victory.


Alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia!

Please stand, the choir will respond for the people


The Celebrant faces the people and sings



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.


But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life.


Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven as we sing.



Sung by choir


Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

Remain standing


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 your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.


On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ 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.”


Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:


Christ has 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


Sung by choir


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

Therefore, let us keep the feast.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.


The Celebrant says the following Invitation


The Gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.


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.


After you have received the bread and wine of Christ, please be seated as the choir sings


Hymn                                                                     “At the Lamb’s high feast we sing”


At the Lamb’s high feast we sing

praise to our victorious King,

who hath washed us in the tide

flowing from his piercèd side;

praise we him, whose love divine

gives his sacred Blood for wine,

gives his Body for the feast,

Christ the victim, Christ the priest.


Where the Paschal blood is poured,

death’s dark angel sheathes his sword;

Israel’s hosts triumphant go

through the wave that drowns the foe.

Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,

Paschal victim, Paschal bread;

with sincerity and love

eat we manna from above.


Mighty victim from on high,

hell’s fierce powers beneath thee lie;

thou hast conquered in the fight,

thou hast brought us life and light:

now no more can death appall,

now no more the grave enthrall;

thou hast opened paradise,

and in thee thy saints shall rise.


Easter triumph, Easter joy,

these alone do sin destroy.

From sin’s power do thou set free

souls new-born, O Lord, in thee.

Hymns of glory, songs of praise,

Father, unto thee we raise:

risen Lord, all praise to thee

with the Spirit ever be.


After Communion the Celebrant says


Let us pray.


Please stand



Celebrant and People


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


The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.


Choir sings


Hymn                                                                                   “The day of resurrection”


The day of resurrection!

Earth, tell it out abroad;

the Passover of gladness,

the Passover of God.

From death to life eternal,

from earth unto the sky,

our Christ hath brought us over

with hymns of victory.


Our hearts be pure from evil,

that we may see aright

the Lord in rays eternal

of resurrection light;

and, listening to his accents,

may hear so calm and plain

his own “All hail!” and, hearing,

may raise the victor strain.


Now let the heavens be joyful,

let earth her song begin,

the round world keep high triumph,

and all that is therein;

let all things seen and unseen

their notes together blend,

for Christ the Lord is risen,

our joy that hath no end.




Let us go forth in the name of Christ. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia.


Postlude                                           Marche Joyeuse                                  John H. Head



Trumpet: Dr. Trent Warbis

















Upcoming Events & Announcements

                                     Youth Formation


This Sunday we will be gathering in the First Presbyterian Church.

If the weather is nice, we will be outside. If we need to be inside, we sure will. We look forward to seeing youth at noon at the church!

This Sunday we will gather at the church.


Saturday April 17th

Youth and families will be working in the community together! We are helping with the Spring Spruce Up from 8 am to noon. We will gather at 255 S. Chicago Street to help with the Emergency Food Bank Garden. Be prepared with a bottle of water, snacks, gloves and a mask.




Morning Prayer


Monday – Friday 9:00 AM

by Zoom

The meeting ID for the service is:

958 7767 1042

The passcode is:  856279

This link is also available in the weekly e-news as a one click link.








Daughters of the King


The Daughters of the King is an order for women in the Episcopal Church whose mission is: the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through Prayer, Service and Evangelism (https://www.doknational.org).  The current service project for the Christ Cathedral chapter of the Daughters of the King is The Martin House which is a youth crisis center within the Central Kansas Mental Health Center.  The center serves youth ages 5-18.


If you can help with this service project by providing time or donations, or if you would like to know more about the work and ministry of the Daughters of the King, please contact Sandra Skytte at 785-201-8012 or soso_kool@yahoo.com


Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank


Calling all Cooks!

Celebrate the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank’s 50th Anniversary by submitting a recipe to their community cookbook, a Taste of Salina! Download the Recipe Form from www.salinafood.org and send in as many recipes as you wish! Recipe categories include Appetizers & Beverages, Breads & Rolls, Soups & Salads, Vegetables, Main Dish, Desserts and Miscellaneous.  Recipes must be received at the Food Bank or emailed to salinafood.cookbook@outlook.com before April 30, 2021.  For more information, check the Food Bank’s website or call 785-827-7111.


Thank You!


Thank you to all those who have worked to support the various services of Holy Week and this Easter Day and especially the members of our Altar Guild who faithfully and regularly carry out their ministry at the Cathedral.

Team One: Lynn Grabner, Sue Hoffman, Nancy Chandler and Rozann


Team Two: Ann Pearson, Suzie Kastner and Mary Nell Beatty.





Christ Cathedral Clergy and Staff



The Right Rev. Mark Cowell, Bishop of Western Kansas

The Very Rev. David B. Hodges, Dean

The Rev. Canon Catherine Cox, Curate

The Rev. Andy Houltberg, Deacon

Dr. Hentus van Rooyen, Music Director and Organist

Mr. Matthew Schwan, Virtual Worship Coordinator

Ms. Crissy Cook, Office Administrator

Mr. Don Grunden, Facilities Manager







Carolyn Peterson, Sr.Warden

Dale Wooten, Jr.Warden

Ginger Wooten, Clerk

Pat Beatty

Steve Hoffman

Robin Nachbar

Kay Quinn

Deb Schmid

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