Friday, July 17 Noonday Prayer and Meditation bulletin

Noonday Prayer and Meditation

July 17, 2020

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

“We meet people where they are, serve ALL, and live together in Christ’s love.”
An Order of Service
for Noonday

Officiant

My brothers and sisters,
our help is in the name of the eternal God,
who is making the heavens and the earth.
Eternal Spirit,
flow through our being and open our lips,
that our mouths may proclaim your praise.

Silence

Officiant and People
Let us worship the God of love.
Alleluia. Alleluia.

The following Psalm is said

Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
O Lord, you know it completely.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is so high that I cannot attain it.
Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light around me become night,”
even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is as bright as the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my thoughts.
See if there is any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.

At the end of the Psalm is said

Glory to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A Reading from Hebrews (6:13-20)
When God made a promise to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and multiply you.” And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. Human beings, of course, swear by someone greater than themselves, and an oath given as confirmation puts an end to all dispute. In the same way, when God desired to show even more clearly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it by an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God would prove false, we who have taken refuge might be strongly encouraged to seize the hope set before us. We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus, a forerunner on our behalf, has entered, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

People Thanks be to God.
Meditation

The Officiant then begins the Prayers
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

O God of many names,
lover of all peoples;
we pray for peace
in our hearts and homes,
in our nations and our world;
the peace of your will,
the peace of our need.

Dear Christ, our friend and our guide,
pioneer through the shadow of death,
passing through darkness to make it light,
be our companion that we may fear no evil,
and bring us to life and to glory.

O God of peace and justice,
of holiness and love;
knit us together in mind and flesh,
in feeling and in spirit,
and make us one,
ready for that great day;
the fulfilment of all our hopes,
and the glory of Jesus Christ.

Keep us in the spirit of joy and simplicity and mercy.
Bless us and those you have entrusted to us,
in and through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

Officiant

Almighty Savior, who at noonday called your servant Saint Paul to be an apostle to the Gentiles: We pray you to illumine the world with the radiance of your glory, that all nations may come and worship you; for you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Officiant

Jesus, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray

Officiant and People

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
Officiant
The divine Spirit dwells in us.
People Thanks be to God.
Officiant May the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
People Amen

STAYING CONNECTED

While we cannot gather in person for now, there are many ways to stay in touch with Christ Cathedral and with each other.
● You can participate in Sunday worship on our YouTube Channel (Christ Cathedral Salina).
● Our Friday Enews is a great way to keep up on things in our community. If you are not receiving the online newsletter, please call the Church Office (785-827-4440) or email christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org

● You can make a gift or pledge payment to Christ Cathedral at https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/1304834

● BY TEXT: Text the word GIVE to (833) 415-0742. It will then send a link via text to complete your donation.

And as always if you have any concerns, questions or pastoral care needs please call the church office 785-827-4440, email christcathedral@christcathedral.org or contact Fr. David directly.

Christ Cathedral Clergy and Staff

The Right Rev. Mark Cowell, Bishop of Western Kansas
The Very Rev. David B. Hodges, Dean
The Very Rev. Robert N. Smith, Assisting Priest
Mr. Hentus van Rooyen, DMA, Music Director and Organist
Mr. Matthew Schwan, Choir Director
Ms. Lindsey Decker, Financial Administrator
Ms. Crissy Cook, Office Administrator
Mr. Don Grunden, Facilities Manager

Vestry

John Wood- Sr. Warden
Carolyn Peterson- Jr. Warden
Ginger Wooten- Clerk
Matt Carver
Boo Hodges, MD
Steve Hoffman
Andy Houltberg
Robin Nachbar
Deb Schmid

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