Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 25, 2021 bulletin

Fourth Sunday

of Easter

 

 

April 25, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

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

                                  The Holy Eucharist

 

Prelude      Lento from Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 530               J.S. Bach

 

All stand

 

Sung by choir

 

Hymn                                                                       “To God with gladness sing”     

 

To God with gladness sing,

your Rock and Savior bless;

into his temple bring

your songs of thankfulness!

O God of might,

to you we sing,

enthroned as King

on heaven’s height!

 

He cradles in his hand

the heights and depths of earth;

he made the sea and land,

he brought the world to birth!

O God Most High,

we are your sheep;

on us you keep

your shepherd’s eye!

 

Your heavenly Father praise,

acclaim his only Son,

your voice in homage raise

to him who makes all one!

O Dove of peace,

on us descend

that strife may end

and joy increase!

 

Celebrant

 

Alleluia. Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.

 

 

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.

 

Sung by choir

 

Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father;

receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

 

Celebrant

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

 

Let us pray.

 

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Please be seated

 

A Reading from Acts (4:5-12)

The rulers, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. When they had made the prisoners stand in their midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are questioned today because of a good deed done to someone who was sick and are asked how this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that this man is standing before you in good health by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is `the stone that was rejected by you, the builders it has become the cornerstone.’ There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.”

The reader concludes by saying

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Psalm 23

 

The Lord is my shepherd;

I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures

and leads me beside still waters.

He revives my soul

and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I shall fear no evil;

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me;

you have anointed my head with oil,

and my cup is running over.

Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

A Reading from 1 John (3:16-24)

 

We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us– and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.

And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All stand

 

Anthem                                    “Festival Alleluia”                     Cheppions

 

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John  (10:11-18)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a hired hand does not care for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”

 

 

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Sermon                                                                           The Rev. Andy Houltberg

 

Celebrant 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

 

Leader

 

Gathered in the care of the good shepherd who laid down his life for the sheep, let us pray to God who knows our every need saying, Glory and praise to you, O living God.

 

For the holy Church of God in every place, and for the unity of all.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

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 in Japan in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for St. Mark’s Church, Medicine Lodge in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for all who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

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.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

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

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For this holy assembly and for all who gather in the name of the risen Christ.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For all those in danger and need, the sick and the suffering, the strayed and the lost.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For those who walk in death’s dark valley.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

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, O Lord our God, who soothes our head with oil and fills our cup with wine. Hear the prayers we offer for every need, and revive us with your Holy Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please 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.

 

Anthem                                The Lord Is My Shepherd              Howard Goodall

 

                                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.

 

But chiefly are we bound to praise you for the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us, and has taken away the sin of the world. By his death he has destroyed death, and by his rising to life again he has won for us everlasting life.

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

 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

Therefore let us keep the feast.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

 

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.

 

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                                                             “The King of Love my Shepherd is”

 

The King of love my shepherd is,

whose goodness faileth never;

I nothing lack if I am his,

and he is mine for ever.

 

Where streams of living water flow,

my ransomed soul he leadeth,

and where the verdant pastures grow,

with food celestial feedeth.

 

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,

but yet in love he sought me,

and on his shoulder gently laid,

and home, rejoicing, brought me.

 

In death’s dark vale I fear no ill

with thee, dear Lord, beside me;

thy rod and staff my comfort still,

thy cross before to guide me.

 

Thou spread’st a table in my sight;

thy unction grace bestoweth;

and oh, what transport of delight

from thy pure chalice floweth!

 

And so through all the length of days

thy goodness faileth never:

Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise

within thy house for ever.

 

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.

 

 

The Celebrant blesses the people

 

The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the ever-lasting covenant, make you perfect in ever good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.

 

Sung by all

 

Hymn                                                              “Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing”

 

Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing,

worship, thanks, devotion voicing;

glory be to God on high!

Christ, your cross and passion sharing,

by this Eucharist declaring

yours the final victory.

 

Scattered flock, one shepherd sharing,

lost and lonely, one voice hearing,

ears attentive to your word;

by your Blood new life receiving,

in your Body, firm believing,

we are yours, and you the Lord.

 

Sins forgiven, wrongs forgiving, we

go forth alert and living

in your Spirit, strong and free.

Partners in your new creation,

seeking peace in every nation,

may we faithful followers be.

 

Celebrant

 

Let us go forth in the name of Christ. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia.

 

Postlude   Allegro from Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 530              J.S. Bach

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           Upcoming Events & Announcements

                                  

                                     Youth Formation

 

God Squad Gathering Update!

 

Great news! Beginning April 18th Middle School youth will begin meeting on Sundays at 6:00-7:00 pm. We will share in conversation, a meal, and time together. This will continue through May 9th.

 

Hebrews Gathering Update!

 

Beginning April 15th, high school youth will begin meeting at Mokas on Thursday mornings from 7:00 to 7:30 am. We are looking forward to beginning the morning sharing in conversation with youth! this will continue through May 13th.

 

Our end of the year party will be Friday May 14th! More details will be released soon!

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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 www.salinafood.org 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 salinafood.cookbook@outlook.com before April 30, 2021.  For more information, check the Food Bank’s website or call 785-827-7111.

 

 

                        Memorial Service

 

The public is invited to a memorial service honoring Elizabeth Duckers and Donna Vanier on Saturday, May 15th at 9:00 AM. This event will take place in Armstrong Chapel on the Saint Francis campus.

 

 

                         Those serving today

 

Acolyte: Carolyn Peterson

Reader: Pam Smith

Intercessor: Marie Lagerstrom

Usher: Kay Quinn

Altar Guild: Ann Pearson, Suzie Kastner, Mary Nell Beatty, Sandy Houltberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

                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

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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