Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 4 bulletin

Eighteenth Sunday
after Pentecost

October 4, 2020

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

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

Prelude The Peace my be exchanged D. Locklair
Introit: In voluntáte tua
O Lord Almighty, everything is in subjection unto thee, and there is no man that is able to resist thy power: for thou hast created everything; heaven and earth, and all the wonders which under heaven’s vault are contained; thou art the Lord and King of all things. Ps. Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way: and walk in the law of the Lord.

Celebrant

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

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 and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Reading from Isaiah (5:1-7)

Let me sing for my beloved my love-song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it;
he expected it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes. And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and people of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. What more was there to do for my vineyard that I have not done in it? When I expected it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes? And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down. I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and it shall be overgrown with briers and thorns; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are his pleasant planting; he expected justice,
but saw bloodshed; righteousness, but heard a cry!

The reader concludes by saying
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Psalm 80:7-14

Restore us, O God of hosts;
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.
You have brought a vine out of Egypt;
you cast out the nations and planted it.
You prepared the ground for it;
it took root and filled the land.
The mountains were covered by its shadow
and the towering cedar trees by its boughs.
You stretched out its tendrils to the Sea
and its branches to the River.
Why have you broken down its wall,
so that all who pass by pluck off its grapes?
The wild boar of the forest has ravaged it,
and the beasts of the field have grazed upon it.
Turn now, O God of hosts, look down from heaven;
behold and tend this vine;
preserve what your right hand has planted.

A Reading from Philippians (3:4b-14)

If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.

The reader concludes by saying
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew (21:33-46)
Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus said, “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his slaves and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other slaves, more than the first; and they treated them in the same way. Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance.” So they seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the harvest time.” Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazing in our eyes’?
Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.”
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them. They wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowds, because they regarded him as a prophet.
The Deacon concludes by saying
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Sermon The Reverend Catherine Cox

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.

Leader

Let us offer prayers to God for the vineyard of the Lord of hosts and for all in every
danger and need.

For this holy gathering, and for the people of God in every place.
Lord, have mercy.
For Justin the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our Presiding Bishop; Mark and Michael our Bishops; David our Dean; Catherine our Curate; Bobby our Assisting Priest; and for Andy our seminarian, for the Anglican Church of Tanzania in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for our former bishops: The Rt. Rev. Michael Milliken, The Rt. Rev. Vernon, The Rt. Rev. James in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Ticia Brandenberg, Mike Beatty, Kathy White, and all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for all who are celebrating anniversaries this week.
Lord, have mercy.
For all nations, peoples, tribes, clans, and families; for Donald our President, Laura our Governor, and Michael our Mayor.
Lord, have mercy.
For this city of Salina and every community, and for our families, companions, and all we love.
Lord, have mercy.
For candidates for public office and for mercy, justice, and peace among all peoples.
Lord, have mercy.
For good weather, and for those who harvest and offer the fruits of the earth.
Lord, have mercy.
For all domestic and wild animals.
Lord, have mercy.
For the sick and the suffering, travelers and refugees, prisoners and their families, and the dying and dead..
Lord, have mercy.
Lifting our voices with all creation, with the 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.

Celebrant

O Lord our God, who sent your Son to save the whole world, hear the prayers we offer this day and strengthen us to press on toward the heavenly goal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Deacon

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Celebrant

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.

Offertory Hymn 622 “Light’s abode, celestial Salem”

The Holy Communion

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.

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.

For by water and the Holy Spirit you have made us a new people in Jesus Christ our Lord, to show forth your glory in all the world.

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

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.

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.

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:

Celebrant and People

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 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 fore 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, a moment of silence is observed and then the following is sung

The Celebrant offers the consecrated bread to the people saying

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.

Hymn 337 “And now, O Father, mindful of the love”
After Communion, the Celebrant says

Let us pray.

Celebrant and people say the following prayer in unison

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

Hymn 347 “Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve”

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Postlude A Pompous March G. Young

UPCOMING ONLINE WORSHIP, EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Available on the Christ Cathedral Salina YouTube Channel

Holy Eucharist
Sunday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Available on the Christ Cathedral Salina YouTube Channel

Blessing of Animals
The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
Today at 1:00 PM
Christ Cathedral Gazebo Garden

In Person Morning Prayer in the Cathedral
Mother Catherine will be leading Morning Prayer
Beginning October 5th
Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

Youth Formation

We are excited to announce that Christ Cathedral will be partnering with the First Presbyterian Church to offer programming for Middle and High School students. Below is information on when meetings will take place in October.

Sun., Oct. 4, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., in the courtyard and parking lot of the church
Sat., Oct. 10, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, service project opportunity with the Friends of the River Fall Fix-Up
Sun., Oct. 11, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., at the home of Ella, Sam, & Tommy Payne
Sun., Oct. 18, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., at the home of Chloe, Cora, & Cindric White
Sun., Oct. 25, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Zoom gathering of PNKS Youth

When we gather outdoors there will be time for games, highs and lows, and lessons in the larger group and in smaller breakout groups.

In the event that Saline County is in the “red” category for COVID-19 risk level, we will create opportunities for youth gatherings via Zoom, as well as service projects that can be completed at home.

PASTORAL CARE

If you have any pastoral care needs please call contact the church office 785-827-4440/ christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org or contact Fr. David (785-416-0671) or Mo. Catherine (503-910-9274).

Christ Cathedral Clergy and Staff

The Right Rev. Mark Cowell, Bishop of Western Kansas
The Very Rev. David B. Hodges, Dean
The Rev. Catherine Cox, Curate
The Very Rev. Robert N. Smith, Assisting Priest
Dr. Hentus van Rooyen, Music Director and Organist
Mr. Matthew Schwan, Choir Director
Ms. Lindsey Decker, Financial Administrator
Ms. Crissy Cook, Office Administrator
Mr. Don Grunden, Facilities Manager

Vestry

John Wood, Senior Warden
Carolyn Peterson, Junior Warden
Ginger Wooten, Clerk
Matt Carver
Boo Hodges, MD
Steve Hoffman
Andy Houltberg
Robin Nachbar
Deb Schmid

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