First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022 bulletin

 

 

The First Sunday of Advent

November 27, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                            Two Preludes on Veni, Emmanuel

                                       by Franklin D. Ashdown and J. Wayne Kerr  

                      

     Lighting of the Advent Wreath 

   

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

 

Hymn 56                                              “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Verse 1:  Congregation                                                Verse 2:  Men

Verse 3:  Women                                                          Verse 4:  All

Verse 5:  Men                                                                Verse 6: Women

                                          Verses 7 and 8:  All

                                                                                                                           

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.

 

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Please be seated

 

A Reading from Isaiah 2:1-5

 

The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

 

In days to come
the mountain of the Lord’s house

shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be raised above the hills;

all the nations shall stream to it.
Many peoples shall come and say,

‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob;

that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.’

For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

He shall judge between the nations,
and shall arbitrate for many peoples;

they shall beat their swords into ploughshares,
and their spears into pruning-hooks;

nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.

 

O house of Jacob,
come, let us walk
in the light of the Lord!

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Psalm 122

I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

Now our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is built as a city
that is at unity with itself;

To which the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord,
the assembly of Israel,
to praise the Name of the Lord

For there are the thrones of judgment,
the thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.

Peace be within your walls
and quietness within your towers.

For my brethren and companions’ sake,
I pray for your prosperity.

Because of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek to do you good.”

A Reading from Romans 13:11-14

You know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us live honorably as in the day, not in    reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in   quarreling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All stand and sing

 

Hymn 61                                                                       “Sleepers, Wake”

                                                                                                

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

24:36-44

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

Jesus said to the disciples, “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the

Father. For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left. Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But

understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Please be seated

 

Sermon                                                                      The Rev. Basil Price                                                                                     

Celebrant and People

Please stand and say the Nicene Creed

 

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

 

Leader

 

As we keep awake for the coming of the Lord, let us offer prayers to God who prepares a light for our path saying, Come, O Lord, and save us.

 

For the peace of the world, and for our unity in Christ.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

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 Nippon Sei Ko Kai in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for those involved in the ministry of Christian education in churches, youth group leaders, teachers, and leaders for adult education in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Nancy Chandler, Ann Pearson, Nancy Bauer, Libby Smith, Peggy DeBey, Terry Radke, Jim Cox, Devin Hassan and all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for Luke and Jennifer Higgins, Wayne and Peggy DeBey and all who are celebrating

anniversaries this week.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

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.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

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

Come, O Lord, and save us.

For the church throughout the world and the faithful in every place.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

For justice, peace, and freedom among peoples of the earth.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

For travelers, for the sick and the suffering, for the hungry and the

oppressed, and for those in prison.

Come, O Lord, and save us

For the dying and the dead.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

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

Come, O Lord, and save us.

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

 

O Rising Sun, brightness of light eternal, sun of justice, come and shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death. Glory to you for ever. 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.

 

Welcome

 

Please be seated

 

Musical Offering                                    Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Plainsong  arr. by Winfred Douglas                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 you sent your beloved Son to redeem us from sin and death, and to make us heirs in him of everlasting life; that when he shall come again in power and great triumph to judge the world, we may without shame or fear rejoice to behold his appearing.

 

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

 

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 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

 

All sing

 

 

 

 

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. If you need to have communion brought to you, please let an usher know.

 

Please be seated during communion

 

All Sing

 

Hymn 57                            “Lo! He Comes, With Clouds Descending”

                                                                                     

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 Almighty God, by whose providence our Savior Christ came among us in great humility, sanctify you with the light of his blessing and set you free from all sin. Amen.

 

Please stand and sing

 

Hymn 34 (Voices Found)                                        “People Look East”

 

 

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                                  Trumpet Tune on “People, Look East”

                                                                          by Jerry Westenkuehler                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

Coffee Hour

 

Coffee hour will be immediately following Mass today.

 

Calendar of Advent Events at the Cathedral

 

Saturday, November 26, First Saturday of Advent Mass 5:00 PM

Sunday, November 27,  First Sunday of Advent Mass 10:00 AM

Monday- Friday November 28- December 23, Morning Prayer 8:35 AM

Thursday, December 1, Organ Recital by Nancy Bauer at 5:30PM, followed by Compline at 6:15PM

Saturday, December 3, Second Saturday of Advent Mass 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 4, Second Sunday of Advent Mass 10:00 AM

Tuesday, December 6, Healing Service 5:30 PM

Thursday, December 9, Organ Recital by Royce Young at 5:30PM, followed by Compline at 6:15PM

Saturday, December 10, Third Saturday of Advent Mass 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 11, Third Sunday of Advent Mass 10:00 AM

Sunday, December 11, a Service of Light and Dark 5:30 PM

Thursday, December 15, Organ Recital by Don Johnson at 5:30PM,

followed by Compline at 6:15PM

Saturday, December 17, Fourth Saturday of Advent Mass 5:00 PM

Saturday, December 17, Nativity Set up 3:00-4:00 PM

Sunday, December 18, Fourth Sunday of Advent Mass 10:00 AM, Nativity

viewing during coffee hour

Sunday, December 18, Taize Service 5:30 PM

Tuesday, December 20, Caroling outside 7:00 PM

Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve Mass 5:30 PM and Caroling beginning at                                  10:00 PM, Mass 10:30 PM

Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day Sunday Mass 10:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Salvation Army Toy Drive

 

Please bring new, unwrapped toys for ages toddler through 10, to the Parish Hall by December 10th. Checks can be sent to the Cathedral office.  For more

information, please contact Melinda Ryberg 785-825-9222

 

                Worship and Formation Opportunities

 

  • Worship opportunities
    • Morning Prayer Monday-Friday 8:35a in the Chancel
    • Healing Service 1st Tuesday 5:30p in St Mary’s Chapel
    • Compline Thursday December 1, 8, 15 following the organ recital

 

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

 

Our blessing box has moved to the Salina Grace location on 7th street. We are

collecting items to keep it 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those serving today

 

Acolyte: Ginger Wooten

Chalice Bearer: Carolyn Peterson

Readers: Harvetta VonFange & Sam Piper

Intercessor: Arthur Jones

Ushers: Steve Hoffman & Maria Powell

Coffee Hour: Malcolm & Rozann Rodenberg

Offering Counters: Steve Hoffman & Deb Schmid

Altar Guild: Nancy Chandler, Sue Hoffman, Rozann Rodenberg, Ann Peterson, Mary Nell Beatty, Marcy Roth, Carolyn Peterson

 

Those serving next Sunday, December 4

 

Acolyte: Carolyn Peterson

Chalice Bearer: DeMay Grunden

Readers: Dale Wooten & Nancy Fawcett

Intercessor: Kay Quinn

Ushers: Dale & Ginger Wooten

Coffee Hour: Steve & Sue Hoffman

Offering Counters: Ginger Wooten & DeMay Grunden

Altar Guild: Ann Peterson, 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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