Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, 2022 bulletin

 

 

 

 

 

The Fourth

Sunday of Advent

 

 

December 18, 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            Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness     arr. Michael Burkhardt

                         Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying                       arr. Walter Pelz

 

The Advent wreath is a visual symbol marking the progress of the season of Advent.  Today we light the candle for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and the following lesson is read.

 

The Reader says

 

Micah 5:2-5a           

 

You, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has brought forth; then the rest of his kindred shall return to the people of Israel. And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the

majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth; and he shall be the one of peace.

                   

     Lighting of the Advent Wreath 

   

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

 

Hymn 304                                                                                  “I Come With Joy”

                                        

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.

 

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Please be seated

 

A Reading from Isaiah 7:10-16

 

Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. Then Isaiah said: “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary mortals, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. He shall eat curds and honey by the time he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good. For before the child knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land before whose two kings you are in dread will be deserted.”

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

Hear, O Shepherd of Israel, leading Joseph like a flock;
shine forth, you that are enthroned upon the cherubim.

In the presence of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh,
stir up your strength and come to help us.

Restore us, O God of hosts;
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

O Lord God of hosts,
how long will you be angered
despite the prayers of your people?

You have fed them with the bread of tears;
you have given them bowls of tears to drink.

You have made us the derision of our neighbors,
and our enemies laugh us to scorn.

Restore us, O God of hosts;
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand,
the son of man you have made so strong for yourself.

And so will we never turn away from you;
give us life, that we may call upon your Name.

Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved.

 

A Reading from Romans 1:1-7

 

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy

scriptures, the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be Son of God with power

according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for the sake of his name, including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,

 

To all God’s beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints:

 

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All stand and sing

 

Hymn 265                                                                          “The Angel Gabriel”

                                                                                                

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

1:18-25                         Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to

dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:

 

“Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,

and they shall name him Emmanuel,”

 

which means, “God is with us.” When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus.

 

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 wait with pregnant expectation for the coming of Jesus, let us offer prayers to God who sends his Son in the womb of a virgin 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 Anglican Church of Korea in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for our Diocesan Clergy in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Avery Smith, and all who are

celebrating birthdays this week; for 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 Emmanuel, our king and lawgiver, desire of all nations and savior of all peoples, come and save us, O Lord our God. 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                      “Bring Us Hope”                  Ruth Elaine Schram

                                Thomas Forrester, cello                    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 325                                                                             “Let Us Break Bread”

                                                                                     

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 the Sun of Righteousness shine upon you and scatter the darkness from before your path; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.

 

Please stand and sing

 

Hymn 59                                                      “Hark a Thrilling Voice is Sounding”

 

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                                              Wachet Auf                      arr. Robert A. Hobby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

Coffee Hour

 

Coffee hour will be immediately following Mass.

 

Calendar of Advent Events at the Cathedral

 

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

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

viewing during coffee hour

Sunday, December 18, Taizé Service 5:30 PM

Tuesday, December 20, Caroling in The Memorial Garden 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

 

Nativity Scene Share

 

Today during coffee hour, we will have the opportunity to view and share the stories of our families’ nativity scenes. We will enjoy Christmas cookies and hot cider on Sunday as we see the many versions of the humble beginnings of our Lord.

 

 

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 8:35a 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.

The Christmas party for our Sunday School will be after Church today.

 

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: Linda Favre

Chalice Bearer: Carolyn Peterson

Readers: Pam Smith & Melissa Larson

Intercessor: Melinda Ryberg

Ushers: DeMay & Joann Grunden

Coffee Hour: Dale & Ginger Wooten

Offering Counters: Linda Favre & Pam Smith

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

Debbie Wagner

 

Those serving Christmas Eve

5:30 PM

Acolyte: Arthur Jones

Chalice Bearer: Pam Smith

Readers: Steve Hoffman & Debbie Wagner

Intercessor: Sam Piper

Ushers: Kay Quinn & Michael Kephart

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

Debbie Wagner, Ann Pearson, Mary Nell Beatty, Marcy, Roth,

Carolyn Peterson

 

10:00 PM

Acolyte: Jennifer Higgins

Chalice Bearer: Arthur Jones

Readers: Linda Favre & Karma DeForest

Intercessor: Linda Favre

Ushers: Linda Favre

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

Debbie Wagner, Ann Pearson, Mary Nell Beatty, Marcy, Roth,

Carolyn Peterson

 

 

 

 

 

Those serving next Sunday, December 25

 

Acolyte: DeMay Grunden

Chalice Bearer: Gene Peterson

Readers: Arthur Jones

Intercessor: Melinda Ryberg

Ushers: Max & Karma DeForest

Coffee Hour: No Coffee Hour Today

Offering Counters: Barth Crouch & Jennifer Higgins

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

Debbie Wagner, 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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