First Sunday after The Epiphany, January 8, 2023 bulletin

 

 

 

 

 

First Sunday after

The Epiphany

 

January 8, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

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                      Shall We Gather at the River            arr. by John G. Barr

                                  An Organ Carol for Epiphany     by Franklin D. Ashdown                              

                      

At the chiming of the bell, please stand and prepare to sing

 

Hymn 121                                          “Christ When You Were for Us Baptized”

                                                                                                                           

Celebrant

 

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

 

 

 

Celebrant

 

The Lord be with you.

     And also with you.

 

Let us pray.

 

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

 

Please be seated

 

A Reading from Isaiah 42:1-9

 

Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights;

I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.

He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it: I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the

dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. I am the Lord, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to idols. See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Psalm 29

 

Ascribe to the Lord, you gods,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his Name;
worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
the God of glory thunders;
the Lord is upon the mighty waters.

The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice;
the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendor.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees;
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;

He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire;
the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe
and strips the forests bare.

And in the temple of the Lord
all are crying, “Glory!”

The Lord sits enthroned above the flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as King for evermore.

The Lord shall give strength to his people;
the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

 

 

 

A Reading from Acts 10:34-43

 

Peter began to speak to them: “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 pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All stand and sing

 

Hymn 76                                                 “On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist Cry”       

                                                                                                

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 3:13-17

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Sermon                                                                  The Rev. Canon Catherine Cox                                      

Please stand

 

The Baptismal Covenant

 

Priest        Do you believe in God the Father?

People       I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and

                earth.

 

Priest       Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

People        I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was

                 conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the

                 Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was

                 crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead.                      

                 On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven,    

                 and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come

                 again to judge the living and the dead.

 

Priest        Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

People         I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the

                  communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the

                  resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

 

Priest       Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,

in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

People        I will, with God’s help.

 

Priest       Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall

into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

People       I will, with God’s help.

 

Priest       Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News

of God in Christ?

People        I will, with God’s help.

 

Priest       Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your

neighbor as yourself?

People       I will, with God’s help.

 

Priest       Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and

respect the dignity of every human being?

People       I will, with God’s help.

 

Leader

 

As we celebrate the baptism of Christ, let us offer prayers to God who gives light to the nations and freedom to prisoners saying, Lord, have mercy.

 

By the baptism of the Son of God in the river Jordan.

Lord, have mercy.

For Justin the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our Presiding Bishop; Mark and Michael our Bishops; for Catherine our Curate; Basil our Assisting Priest; for The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma)in our Anglican cycle of prayer; we give thanks for the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Harry Smith, Sue Hoffman, Royce Young, and all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for Malcolm & Rozann Rodenberg, Bob & Judy Broughton, and 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; Trent 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 all who seek Christ, in all places.

Lord, have mercy.

For mercy, peace, and justice throughout the world.

Lord, have mercy.

For all those in danger and need: the sick and the suffering, the hungry and the

oppressed, and those in prison.

Lord, have mercy.

For the dying and the dead.

Lord, have mercy.

For our deliverance from all affliction, strife, and need.

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.

 

 

Celebrant

 

Lord of the living and the dead, accept the prayers we offer on this joyful feast and continue to shelter us under your wings. Amen.

 

Please kneel or remain standing

 

Celebrant

 

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

 

Silence

 

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.

 

Celebrant

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

          And also with you.

 

Musical Offering      How Brightly Shines the Morning Star          J S Bach 

Christ Cathedral Choir

 

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

 

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.

 

Because in the mystery of the Word made flesh, you have caused a new light to shine in our hearts, to give the knowledge of your glory in the face of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

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

 

 

Please kneel or remain standing

Then the Celebrant continues

 

We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

 

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 before he died for us, 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 and 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, according to his command, O Father,

 

Celebrant and People

 

We remember his death,

We proclaim his resurrection,

We await his coming in glory:

 

The Celebrant continues

 

And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all;

presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.

 

We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son is his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being

sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with the blessed Virgin Mary and all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.

 

By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is your, 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 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.

 

Please be seated during communion

 

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.

 

All sing

 

Hymn 339                                                      “Deck thyself, my soul with gladness

                                                                                     

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.

 

The Celebrant blesses the people

 

May God, who sent the Holy Spirit to rest upon the Only begotten at his baptism in the Jordan River, pour out that Spirit on you who have come to the waters of new birth.  Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please stand and sing

 

Hymn (LEVAS) 141                                            “Shall We Gather at the River”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  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 bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Postlude                      Swiss Noel, with Variations        by Louis Claude Daquin                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

Coffee Hour

 

Coffee hour will be immediately following Mass.

 

Annual Parish Meeting

The annual meeting will be held following mass on

Sunday, January 29. Lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in serving on the vestry or acting as a delegate to convention please let Crissy or a member of the vestry know as soon as possible.

 

 

Bereavement Group

 

Bereavement group meets each Thursday at 10:00 AM in the library. If you would like to participate please contact Mo. Catherine at

785-515-8611 or catherinecox@christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org

 

Bible Study

 

Bible Study meets each Thursday at 12:30 in the Library and by Zoom.

 

Altar Flowers

 

Sponsoring altar flowers is a wonderful way to honor or memorialize people you love.  To sponsor altar flowers please call Crissy in the Parish Office (785.827.4440) or email her at ChristCathedral@christcathedralsalina.org

 

                Worship and Formation Opportunities

 

  • Worship opportunities
    • Morning Prayer Monday-Friday 8:30a in the Chancel
    • Healing Service 1st Tuesday 5:30p in St Mary’s Chapel

 

 

 

 

Saturday Mass

 

Saturday Evening Mass will be each Saturday at 5:00 PM.

Fr. Basil Price will preside.

 

Sunday School

 

All children are invited to join DeMay and Joann Grunden for Sunday school after

Communion.

 

Blessing Box

 

We are collecting items to keep the Blessing Box, located at the Community

Resource Center on 7th street, stocked for our neighbors on the weekends. If you would like to contribute these are some of the items that would be most helpful:

hand warmers, gloves, stocking hats, chapstick, individual packaged food items (tuna/chicken with crackers, shelf stable meals, etc.), bottled water. These items

are bagged and distributed on Fridays to help get them through the weekend more comfortably. There is a basket in the entryway of the church to leave your items.

 

Poinsettias for Shut-ins

 

If you are able, please take one or more poinsettias and gift them to a nursing home, hospital or other facility that could use them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those serving today

Acolyte: DeMay Grunden

Chalice Bearer: Dale Wooten

Readers: Marian Page  Gene Peterson

Intercessor: Ginger Wooten

Ushers: Linda Favre & Jennifer Higgins

Coffee Hour: Kay Quinn & Marian Page

Offering Counters: Ginger Wooten & Pam Smith

Altar Guild: Ann Pearson, Mary Nell Beatty, Marcy Roth, Carolyn Peterson

 

Those serving next Sunday, January 15

 

Acolyte: Linda Favre

Chalice Bearer: Carolyn Peterson

Readers: Kay Quinn & Arthur Jones

Intercessor: Marie Lagerstrom

Ushers: Harry & Pam Smith

Coffee Hour: DeMay & Joann Grunden

Offering Counters: Kay Quinn & Harry Smith

Altar Guild: 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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