Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 21, 2021 bulletin



Fifth Sunday in Lent



March 21, 2021








Welcome to Christ Cathedral

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

                                  A Penitential Order


Prelude             Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, BuxWV 178        D. Buxtehude


All stand


Sung by choir


Introit:       Iudica me, Deus


Give sentence with me, O God, and defend the cause of my soul against the ungodly people: deliver me, and rid me from the deceitful and wicked man: for thou, O Lord, art my God, and my strong salvation. Ps. O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me: and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.




Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.

His mercy endures for ever.




Hear the commandments of God to his people:
I am the Lord your God who brought you out of bondage.


You shall have no other gods but me.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not make for yourself any idol.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not invoke with malice the Name of the Lord your God.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

Honor your father and your mother.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not commit murder.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not commit adultery.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not steal.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not be a false witness.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Amen. Lord have mercy.




If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.    1 John 1:8,9




Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.


Silence may be kept


Deacon and People


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.


Sung by choir


Holy God,

Holy and Mighty,

Holy Immortal One,

Have mercy upon us.




                                   The Holy Eucharist




The Lord be with you.

And also with you.


Let us pray.




Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; 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 Jeremiah (31:31-34) 

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the Lord,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

The reader concludes by saying

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.





All say


Psalm (51:1-13)


Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness;

in your great compassion blot out my offenses.

Wash me through and through from my wickedness

and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

Against you only have I sinned

and done what is evil in your sight.

And so you are justified when you speak

and upright in your judgment.

Indeed, I have been wicked from my birth,

a sinner from my mother’s womb.

For behold, you look for truth deep within me,

and will make me understand wisdom secretly.

Purge me from my sin, and I shall be pure;

wash me, and I shall be clean indeed.

Make me hear of joy and gladness,

that the body you have broken may rejoice.

Hide your face from my sins

and blot out all my iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence

and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Give me the joy of your saving help again

and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.


A Reading from Hebrews (5:5-10)


Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”; as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.” In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.


The reader concludes by saying


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


All stand as the Deacon reads the Gospel, first saying


The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (12:20-33)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.


Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.

“Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.


The Deacon concludes by saying


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Please be seated


Sermon                                                                     The Very Rev. David Hodges


Deacon and People


Please 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




God made Christ a high priest for our salvation. As we prepare for the paschal feast, let us earnestly offer prayers and supplications to God through his Son saying, Lord, have mercy.


For the holy catholic church throughout the world, sharing the death and resurrection of Christ.

Lord, have mercy.

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 Anglican Church of England in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for wardens, treasurers, clerks, and all vestry and Bishop committee members in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Catherine Hunt, Amelia Higgins, Marie Lagerstrom, Julia Mauldin, Finlee Favre, Donelda Summers and all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for all who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

Lord, have mercy.

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, have mercy.

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

Lord, have mercy.

For the sick and the suffering, and for all who are in danger or need.

Lord, have mercy.

For the dying and the dead

Lord, have mercy.

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.




Blessed are you, God of eternal life, who lifted up your Son from death. Receive the prayers we offer this day for all who walk in darkness, and make your people children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.





The peace of the Lord be always with you.

          And also with you.

Anthem                      “Jesus, so Lowly”               Harold Friedell


Jesus, so lowly, Child of the earth: Christen me wholly, bring me new birth.

Jesus, so lonely, weary and sad; teach me that only love maketh glad.

Jesus, so broken, silent and pale; be this the token love will not fail.

Jesus, victorious, mighty and free; teach me how glorious death is to be.

  • Edith Williams


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

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


You bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare with joy for the

Paschal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in works of mercy, and renewed by your Word and Sacraments, they may come to the fullness of grace which you have

prepared for those who love you.

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:





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


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 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 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.


The Celebrant continues


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


Sung by choir


Blessed are those who are called to the Supper of the Lamb.

Praise the Lord, all you nations; laud him, all you peoples.

For his loving-kindness toward us is great,

and the faithfulness of the Lord endures for ever.


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.

Sung by choir


Hymn                                                   “And now, O Father, mindful of the love”                        


And now, O Father, mindful of the love

that bought us, once for all, on Calvary’s tree,

and having with us him that pleads above,

we here present, we here spread forth to thee,

that only offering perfect in thine eyes,

the one true, pure, immortal sacrifice.


Look Father, look on his anointed face,

and only look on us as found in him;

look not on our misusings of thy grace,

our prayer so languid, and our faith so dim:

for lo! between our sins and their reward,

we set the passion of thy Son our Lord.


And then for those, our dearest and our best,

by this prevailing presence we appeal;

O fold them closer to thy mercy’s breast!

O do thine utmost for their soul’s true weal!

From tainting mischief keep them pure and clear,

and crown thy gifts with strength to persevere.


And so we come; O draw us to thy feet,

most patient Savior, who canst love us still!

And by this food, so awesome and so sweet,

deliver us from every touch of ill:

in thine own service make us glad and free,

and grant us nevermore to part from thee.


After Communion, the Celebrant says


Let us pray.








Please 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.


In Lent the Celebrant prays a solemn Prayer over the People


Look with compassion, O Lord, upon this your people; that, rightly observing this holy season, they may learn to know you more fully, and to serve you with a more perfect will; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Sung by choir


Hymn                                                   “O love, how deep, how broad, how high”


O love, how deep, how broad, how high,

how passing thought and fantasy,

that God, the Son of God, should take

our mortal form for mortals’ sake.


For us baptized, for us he bore

his holy fast and hungered sore;

for us temptations sharp he knew;

for us the tempter overthrew.


For us he prayed; for us he taught;

for us his daily works he wrought:

by words and signs and actions, thus

still seeking not himself, but us.


For us to wicked men betrayed,

scourged, mocked, in purple robe arrayed,

he bore the shameful cross and death;

for us gave up his dying breath.


For us he rose from death again;

for us he went on high to reign;

for us he sent his Spirit here

to guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.


All glory to our Lord and God

for love so deep, so high, so broad;

the Trinity whom we adore

for ever and for evermore.




Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Postlude                       If You But Trust in God to Guide You          W. L. Pelz                                                            


















            Upcoming Events & Announcements


Lenten Devotional Booklets


A Lenten Devotional Booklet is available for you to use during this Lenten season. It includes reflections and artwork from members of the Cathedral and the clergy, including our bishops. There is also Scripture, prayers, hymns, the Stations of the Cross, and questions for you to use as reflection. Each week has a theme designed to help you focus on the 40 days in Lent when we are asked to spend time in self-examination, prayer, fasting and study.

The booklets were sent out by mail and e-mail are copies are also available in the narthex.


Lenten Recital Series


The Lenten Recital Series concludes this Thursday, March 25 with a performance by Dr. Hentus van Rooyen on the organ at 5:30 PM.


The recital will be offered in-person and via livestream on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel. Those wishing to attend in person are encouraged to make a reservation by emailing or calling the Cathedral at or 785-827-4440.










Holy Week and Easter at the Cathedral



The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

March 28th

10:00 a.m.

The Liturgy of the Palms and Mass



Maundy Thursday

 April 1st

6:30 p.m.

Mass and Stripping of the Altar


Good Friday

April 2nd 

11:30 a.m.

Stations of the Cross


12:00 p.m.

The Liturgy for Good Friday with Reflections on The Seven Last Words of Jesus



Holy Saturday

April 3rd

10:00 a.m.

The Liturgy for Holy Saturday


Easter Day

 April 4th

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.








                                     Youth Formation


This Sunday we will be gathering in the First Presbyterian Church

youth room. Our time together will begin at noon.

We will share highs and lows and social-distanced games, a short lesson and prayer.


Youth March Service Project

For our March Service Project we will be holding a donation drive for the Ashby House and the Martin Youth Center.


The Martin Youth Center is a youth crisis and respite center within the Central Kansas Mental Health Center. They are the last stop before a youth is hospitalized due to mental illness or a trauma. They serve youth ages 5-18.

Donations needed:

Clothes of all sizes

Bath Towels

Wash Cloths


Art Supplies


The Ashby House is a non-profit family and women’s shelter. They provide resources and support to women and families experiencing homelessness within our community.

Donations needed:


Gloves/Hand Warmers

Blankets/Sleeping Bags

Wash Cloths

Bath Towels

Toilet Paper/Paper Towels


Donations can be dropped off at First Presbyterian Church from 10 am to 4 pm

on weekdays.

You may also email or text Haley to schedule a drop off time. Haley can be reached via text at 785-227-7888 or



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 (  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


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 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 before April 30, 2021.  For more information, check the Food Bank’s website or call 785-827-7111.


                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







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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