Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 14, 2021 bulletin

Fourth Sunday in Lent

 

 

March 14, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

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

                                  A Penitential Order

 

Prelude                      In Heavenly Love Abiding                arr. Carolyn Hamlin

 

All stand

 

Sung by choir

 

Introit:       Lætáre Jerúsalem

 

Rejoice ye with Jerusalem; and be ye glad for her, all ye that delight in her: exult and sing for joy with her, all ye that in sadness mourn for her: that ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations. Ps. I was glad when they said unto me: we will go into the house of the Lord.

 

Celebrant

 

Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.

His mercy endures for ever.

 

Celebrant

 

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.

 

Celebrant

 

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

 

Celebrant

 

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

 

Silence may be kept

 

Celebrant 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.

 

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.

 

Sung by choir

 

Holy God,

Holy and Mighty,

Holy Immortal One,

Have mercy upon us.

 

         

 

                                   The Holy Eucharist

 

Celebrant

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

 

Let us pray.

 

Celebrant

 

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Please be seated

 

A Reading from Numbers (21:4-9) 

From Mount Hor the Israelites set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.” Then the Lord sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israelites died. The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord to take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.” So Moses made a serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze and live.

The reader concludes by saying

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

 

 

 

All say

 

Psalm (107:1-3, 17-22)

 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

and his mercy endures for ever.

Let all those whom the Lord has redeemed proclaim

that he redeemed them from the hand of the foe.

He gathered them out of the lands;

from the east and from the west,

from the north and from the south.

Some were fools and took to rebellious ways;

they were afflicted because of their sins.

They abhorred all manner of food

and drew near to death’s door.

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

and he delivered them from their distress.

He sent forth his word and healed them

and saved them from the grave.

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his mercy

and the wonders he does for his children.

Let them offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving

and tell of his acts with shouts of joy.

 

A Reading from Ephesians (2:1-10)

 

You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ– by grace you have been saved– and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God– not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (3:14-21)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

Jesus said, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.


Please be seated

 

Sermon                                                                     The Very Rev. David Hodges

 

Celebrant and People

 

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

 

God lifted up Christ in the wilderness of the world. As we prepare for the paschal feast, let us lift up our prayers to God for all peoples everywhere 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 seminarian; for the Anglican Church of Chili in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for St.Andrew’s, Liberal and The Rev. Jeff Mitchell in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Nadia Carver, Patricia Brown 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 all who are sick, wandering, afflicted, or oppressed.

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.

 

Celebrant

 

Blessed are you, God of Moses, who sent the light into the world. Receive the prayers we offer this day for those in need in every place and anoint the head of all who come to your table; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Celebrant

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

          And also with you.

 

Anthem             “For God So Loved the World”       Donald Busarow

For God so loved the word, that he gave his only Son, so that ev’ry one who believes in him may not perish, but have eternal life.

God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world might be saved through him.  – John 3: 16-17

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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                                                                            “My faith looks up to thee”                    

 

My faith looks up to thee,

thou Lamb of Calvary,

Savior divine!

Now hear me while I pray,

take all my guilt away;

O let me from this day

be wholly thine.

 

May thy rich grace impart

strength to my fainting heart,

my zeal inspire;

as thou hast died for me,

O may my love to thee

pure, warm, and changeless be,

a living fire.

 

While life’s dark maze I tread,

and griefs around me spread,

be thou my guide;

bid darkness turn to day;

wipe sorrow’s tears away,

nor let me ever stray

from thee aside.

 

Celebrant

 

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

 

Keep this your family, Lord, with your never-failing mercy, that relying solely on the help of your heavenly grace, they may be upheld by your divine protection; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Sung by choir

 

Hymn                                                               “Guide me, O thou great Jehovah”

 

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,

pilgrim through this barren land;

I am weak, but thou art mighty;

hold me with thy powerful hand;

bread of heaven,

feed me now and evermore.

 

Open now the crystal fountain,

whence the healing stream doth flow;

let the fire and cloudy pillar

lead me all my journey through;

strong deliverer,

be thou still my strength and shield.

 

When I tread the verge of Jordan,

bid my anxious fears subside;

death of death, and hell’s destruction,

land me safe on Canaan’s side;

songs of praises,

I will ever give to thee.

 

Celebrant

 

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Postlude                                           Alla Marcia                            Thomas Adams                                                                      

            

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

            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 continues this week at the Cathedral. This

series offers 30-minute-long recitals every Thursday evening during Lent at 5:30pm.

 

David Perez, Wichita State University, Organ: March 18

Dr. Hentus van Rooyen, Organ: March 25

 

The recitals 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 christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org or 785-827-4440.

 

 

 

 

 

                                  

 

                             

                                     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

Toiletries

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:

Hats

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 haley@fpcsalina.org.

 

Holy Week and Easter at the Cathedral

 

 

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, March 28th

The Liturgy of the Palms and Mass

 

 

Maundy Thursday, April 1st

Mass and Stripping of the Altar– 6:30 p.m.

 

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 –

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

 

 

 

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 (https://www.doknational.org).  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 soso_kool@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                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

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

 

 

Vestry

 

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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