Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 8, 2021 bulletin






Eleventh Sunday after




August 8, 2021








Welcome to Christ Cathedral

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

                                     The Holy Eucharist


Prelude                                      The Gift to Be simple                          Dale Wood   


All stand and sing


Hymn 410                                                “Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven”           




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

And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.


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 sing





The Lord be with you.

     And also with you.



Let us pray.


Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Please be seated


A Reading from 1 Kings (19:4-8)

Elijah went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a solitary broom tree. He asked that he might die: “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the broom tree and fell asleep. Suddenly an angel touched him and said to him, “Get up and eat.” He looked, and there at his head was a cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and lay down again. The angel of the Lord came a second time, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.” He got up, and ate and drank; then he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.

The reader concludes by saying

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


All say


Psalm (34:1-8)


I will bless the Lord at all times;

his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

I will glory in the Lord;

let the humble hear and rejoice.

Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord;

let us exalt his Name together.

I sought the Lord, and he answered me

and delivered me out of all my terror.

Look upon him and be radiant,

and let not your faces be ashamed.

I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me

and saved me from all my troubles.

The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him,

and he will deliver them.

Taste and see that the Lord is good;

happy are they who trust in him!


A Reading from Ephesians (4:25-5:2)


Putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption. Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.


The reader concludes by saying


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


All stand


Hymn 547                                                  “Awake, O sleeper, rise from death”                                                                                                  

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (6:35, 41-51)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.


Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered them, “Do not complain among yourselves. No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”


The Reader concludes by saying


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.


Sermon                                                                   The Rev. Canon Catherine Cox


Please stand and all say


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.


Dedication of the Organ in honor of Royce Young, Canon Precentor Emeritus of Christ Cathedral

Please be seated


The Dean standing before the Organ, says:


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


They sing to the tambourine and the lyre and rejoice to the sound of the pipes.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet:

Praise him with lyre and harp.


Let us pray.


O Lord, before whose throne trumpets sound, and saints and angels sing the songs of Moses and the Lamb: today we dedicate this organ in honor of Royce Young and pray that it may continue to adorn your worship in this cathedral and assist the praises of your people. Grant us so to sing with the spirit and with the understanding that we may be numbered at the last among the blessed who will sing that song which is ever new before your throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


In the faith of Jesus Christ, we bless + this plaque that has been made in honor of Royce and for the dedication of this instrument of music: in the Name of the

Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Praise him in the sound of the trumpet;

Praise him upon the strings and pipe.



For all the hungry and thirsty of the world, let us pray to the Lord whose angel gave

bread to Elijah saying, Lord, hear our prayer.


Please kneel


For this holy gathering and for the people of God in every place.

Lord, hear our prayer.

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 The Church of South India in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for St. Marks, Lyons, The Rev. Brian Viel, The Rev. Deacon Joe Withrow in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Don Grunden, London Higgins, and all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for Boo and Melissa Hodges, and all who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For all the peoples of the earth and for their leaders; for Joe our President, Laura our Governor; Melissa our Mayor, and for justice, mercy, and peace.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For this city of Salina, and those who live in it; and for ourselves, our families, companions, and all those we love.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For mercy, justice, and peace in the world.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For all who grow and harvest food, for travelers and those on vacation, and for safety

from violent storms.

Lord, hear our prayer

For the sick and the dying, the poor and the oppressed, prisoners and their families, and victims of violence and abuse.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For those who rest in Christ and for all the dead.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Remembering 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.




Father in heaven, giver of the bread of life, hear the prayers we offer this day for all those in danger and need and bring your beloved children to your eternal banquet; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Please remain kneeling




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.




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.


Please stand




The peace of the Lord be always with you.

          And also with you.


Hymn 343                                                  “Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless”        


Following the offertory hymn, 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


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

God of all power, Ruler of the Universe, you are worthy of glory and praise.

Glory to you for ever and ever.


At your command all things came to be: the vast expanse of interstellar space, galaxies, suns, the planets in their courses, and this fragile earth, our island home.

By your will they were created and have their being.


From the primal elements you brought forth the human race, and blessed us with memory, reason, and skill. You made us the rulers of creation. But we turned against you, and betrayed your trust; and we turned against one another.

Have mercy, Lord, for we are sinners in your sight.


Again and again, you called us to return. Through prophets and sages you revealed your righteous Law. And in the fullness of time you sent your only Son, born of a woman, to fulfill your Law, to open for us the way of freedom and peace.

By his blood, he reconciled us.

          By his wounds, we are healed.


And therefore we praise you, joining with the heavenly chorus, with prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and with all those in every generation who have looked to you in hope, to proclaim with them your glory, in their unending hymn:


All sing



Please kneel or stand


Then the Celebrant continues


And so, Father, we who have been redeemed by him, and made a new people by water and the Spirit, now bring before you these gifts. Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.


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 betrayed he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, 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, gave thanks, 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.”


Remembering now his work of redemption, and offering to you this sacrifice of thanksgiving.

We celebrate his death and resurrection,

as we await the day of his coming.


Lord God of our Fathers: God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not for renewal. Let the grace of this Holy Communion make us one body, one spirit in Christ, that we may worthily serve the world in his name.

          Risen Lord, be known to us in the breaking of the Bread.


Accept these prayers and praises, Father, through Jesus Christ our great High Priest, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, your Church gives honor, glory, and worship, from generation to generation. 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. 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.

We offer a gluten free version of the Host. Please let the clergy know if you would like this

option. Wine during communion can be received from the common cup or in a small individual cup. There will be no intinction until further notice.


All Sing


Hymn 341                                               “For the bread which you have broken”      


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


All stand and sing


Hymn 523                                                     “Glorious things of thee are spoken”




Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Postlude                                 Lift High The Cross             Arr.   Carolyn Hamlin         




Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in memory of The Rev. Arthur John Rathbun Jr., 12th Dean of

Christ Cathedral












              Upcoming Events & Announcements




A reception honoring Royce Young will be in the Parish Hall today immediately after Mass.


Save the Date

                               Sunday, August 29


Immediately following Mass there will be a reception in the Parish Hall to thank Fr. David and Lisa for their time at Christ Cathedral and to wish them well on their new journey. Look for more details in the coming weeks.


Sunday School


All children are invited to join DeMay Grunden and Sandy

Houltberg for Sunday School on the second floor of the administration building. Children should accompany the teachers to the classroom immediately after taking communion. Class will go until noon.



Morning Prayer


There will be no morning prayer for the month of August.


D.O.K. Food Drive


The Daughters of the King are having a food drive to benefit the

Welcome Table and Ashby House. For the month of August they are

accepting donations of boxed meals (mac & cheese, hamburger helper etc.). Donations can be dropped off at the box located in the breezeway of the Cathedral office building. For more information please contact Sandra Skytte at 785-201-8012 or soso_kool@yahoo.com.


Those serving today


Acolyte: Pam Smith

Chalice Bearer: Michael Kephart

Readers: Katie Pearson & Gene Peterson

Intercessor: Marian Page

Ushers: Gene & Carolyn Peterson

Coffee Hour Host: Dale & Ginger Wooten

Offering Counters: Carolyn Peterson & Linda Favre

Altar Guild: Nancy Chandler, Lynn Grabner, Sue Hoffman, Rozann



Those serving next Sunday, August 15


Acolyte: Arthur Jones

Chalice Bearer: Carolyn Peterson

Readers: Ginger Wooten & Karma DeForest

Intercessor: Arthur Jones

Ushers: Dale & Ginger Wooten

Coffee Hour Host: Joann & DeMay Grunden

Offering Counters: Dale Wooten & Steve Hoffman

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











             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

(785) 827-4440

138 South 8th St.

Salina, Kansas 67401

Website: www.christcathedralsalina.org

Email: christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org





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

Steve Hoffman stephenhoffman@yahoo.com 785-502-0099

Robin Nachbar renachbar@att.net  785-823-0753

Kay Quinn  kay.quinn@salina.org 785-309-5770

Deb Schmid debraschmid@sbcglobal.net 785-342-1772

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