Last Sunday after The Epiphany, February 14, 2021 bulletin

 

 

 

 

 

Last Sunday after

The Epiphany

 

February 14, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

 

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

The Holy Eucharist

 

Prelude                          Two Chorale Preludes on Schmücke Dich, o liebe Seele  

                                                                               J.S. Bach and G.A. Homilius                                                                        

 

All stand

 

Sung by choir

 

Hymn                                                             “Christ upon the mountain peak”

 

Christ upon the mountain peak

stands alone in glory blazing;

let us, if we dare to speak,

with the saints and angels praise him.

Alleluia!

 

Trembling at his feet we saw

Moses and Elijah speaking.

All the prophets and the Law

shout through them their joyful greeting.

Alleluia!

 

Swift the cloud of glory came.

God proclaiming in its thunder

Jesus as his Son by name!

Nations cry aloud in wonder!

Alleluia!

 

This is God’s belovèd Son!

Law and prophets fade before him;

first and last and only One,

let creation now adore him!

Alleluia!

 

Celebrant

 

Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen.

 

 

Celebrant

 

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

 

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, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Please be seated

 

A Reading from 2 Kings (2:1-12)

 

When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent.” Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be silent.” Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

 

 

 

All say

 

Psalm (50:1-6)

 

The Lord, the God of gods, has spoken;

he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty,

God reveals himself in glory.

Our God will come and will not keep silence;

before him there is a consuming flame,

and round about him a raging storm.

He calls the heavens and the earth from above

to witness the judgment of his people.

“Gather before me my loyal followers,

those who have made a covenant with me

and sealed it with sacrifice.”

Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause;

for God himself is judge.

 

A Reading from 2 Corinthians (4:3-6)

 

Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All stand

 

 

 

 

 

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (9:2-9)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

 

The Reader concludes by saying

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Sermon                                                             The Very Reverend David Hodges

 

All 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

 

Let us pray for all peoples in the church and the world who need mercy, justice, and peace saying, Lord have mercy.

 

For the church of God, and for all who witness to the glory of God.

Lord, have mercy.

For Justin the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our Presiding Bishop; Mark and Michael our Bishops; David our Dean; Catherine our Curate; and for Andy our seminarian; for The Anglican Church of Canada in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for St. Anne’s Church, McPherson and The Rev. Basil Price in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Harvetta Von Fange, Merrilyn Murrison and all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for all who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

Lord, have mercy.

For all nations, peoples, tribes, clans, and families; for the leaders of our country; Joe our President, Laura our Governor, and Melissa our Mayor; that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth.

Lord, have mercy.

 

For this city of Salina and every community, and for our families, companions, and all we love.

Lord, have mercy.

For this world and for the sharing of health and healing.

Lord, have mercy.

For those stigmatized as unclean, and for those who touch and heal them.

Lord, have mercy.

For all who practice the medical arts, and for physicians of the spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

For all who are sick and in need of prayer, and 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

 

God, who sends us to wash in the river of healing, hear the prayers we offer you this day and enable us to proclaim your good news and spread the word of your salvation; 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.

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

 

Musical Offering                            Transfiguration                      Joel Martinson

 

We have come at Christ’s own biding

To this high and holy place,

Where we wait with hope and longing

For some token of God’s grace.

Here we pray for new assurance

That our faith is not in vain,

Searching like those first disciples

For a sign both clear and plain.

 

Light breaks in upon our darkness,

Splendor bathed the flesh-joined Word,

Moses and Elijah marvel

As the heav’n-ly voice is heard.

Eyes and hearts behold with wonder

How the Law and Prophets meet:

Christ, with garments drenched in brightness,

Stands transfigured and complete.

 

Strengthened by this glimpse of glory,

lest out faith decline,

we like Peter find it tempting

to remain and build a shrine.

But true worship gives us courage

To proclaim what we profess,

That out daily lives may prove us people of the God we bless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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.

 

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 in the mystery of the Word made flesh, you have caused a new light to shine in our hearts, to give the knowledge of your glory in the face of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

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.

 

The Celebrant continues

 

We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling of Israel to by your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.

 

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 before he died for us, 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, according to his command, O Father

 

Celebrant and People

 

We remember his death,

We proclaim his resurrection,

We await his coming in glory;

 

The Celebrant continues

 

And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.

 

We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with the ever- blessed Virgin Mary and all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.

 

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.

 

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, a moment of silence is observed and then the following is sung by the 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 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                                                                                 “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”

                                                                                                  Stanzas 1, 3 & 4

Alleluia! sing to Jesus!

his the scepter, his the throne;

Alleluia! his the triumph,

his the victory alone;

Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion

thunder like a mighty flood;

Jesus out of every nation

hath redeemed us by his blood.

 

Alleluia! bread of Heaven,

Thou on earth our food, our stay!

Alleluia! here the sinful

flee to thee from day to day:

Intercessor, friend of sinners,

earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,

where the songs of all the sinless

sweep across the crystal sea.

 

Alleluia! King eternal,

thee the Lord of lords we own:

Alleluia! born of Mary,

earth thy footstool, heaven thy throne:

thou within the veil hast entered,

robed in flesh, our great High Priest:

thou on earth both Priest and Victim

in the eucharistic feast.

 

After Communion, the Celebrant says

 

Let us pray.

 

Please stand

 

Celebrant and people say the following prayer in unison

 

Almighty and everliving God, we thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and for assuring us in these holy mysteries that we are living members of the Body of your Son, and heirs of your eternal kingdom. And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do, to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

 

The Celebrant blesses the people

 

May Christ, the Son of God, be manifest in you, that your lives may be a light to the world; 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 choir

 

Hymn                                                               “Songs of thankfulness and praise”

 

Songs of thankfulness and praise,

Jesus, Lord, to thee we raise,

manifested by the star

to the sages from afar;

branch of royal David’s stem

in thy birth at Bethlehem;

anthems be to thee addressed,

God in man made manifest.

 

Manifest at Jordan’s stream,

Prophet, Priest, and King supreme;

and at Cana, wedding-guest,

in thy Godhead manifest;

manifest in power divine,

changing water into wine;

anthems be to thee addressed,

God in man made manifest.

 

Manifest in making whole

palsied limbs and fainting soul;

manifest in valiant fight,

quelling all the devil’s might;

manifest in gracious will,

ever bringing good from ill;

anthems be to thee addressed,

God in man made manifest.

 

Manifest on mountain height,

shining in resplendent light,

where disciples filled with awe

thy transfigured glory saw.

When from there thou leddest them

steadfast to Jerusalem,

cross and Easter Day attest

God in man made manifest.

 

Let us go forth in the name of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

 

Postlude                                       Alla Marcia                                       H. Coleman

 

        

          UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

   Schedule for Ash Wednesday

February 17

 

INDOOR SERVICE: 12:00 p.m.  an in-person service of Holy Eucharist will be held in the church with the imposition of ashes.

 

LIVESTREAM: The 12:00p.m. service will be streamed live on our YouTube for those at home. Afterwards, the stream will be available for viewing throughout the day.

 

DRIVE-THROUGH OFFERINGS:  This will take place in the south parking lot of the Cathedral from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. You may come by at any point during those times to receive ashes and spend a few moments in prayer with your clergy.

 

Lenten Recital Series

 

This series will offer 30-minute-long recitals every Thursday evening during Lent at 5:30pm. Four outstanding students have been invited to join Dr. van Rooyen in presenting recitals on the following dates:

 

Dr. Hentus van Rooyen, Organ: February 18, March 25

Landon Wilson, Wichita State University, Piano: February 25

Destin Wernicke, University of North Texas, Organ: March 4

David Lim, University of Oklahoma, Organ: March 11

David Perez, Wichita State University, Organ: March 18

 

The recitals will be offered in-person and via livestream on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel. The recitals will only be available for online viewing until the following Sunday morning. At the in-person event masks and social distancing will be required. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Lent Madness

 

Lent begins next week and you are invited to participate in Lent Madness. Structured like March Madness, this is an enjoyable way to learn about the saints of our tradition. More information can be found at lentmadness.org

 

If you would like to participate, please email Mother Catherine (catherinecox@christcathedralsalina.org).

 

 

                                              Saintly Scorecards are in!                             

 

Those wishing to use a printed scorecard to keep up with the saintly competition known as Lent Madness can pick them up at church on Sunday or in the Cathedral office. If you cannot get to church and have not already notified Mo. Catherine that you would like one, please email her at catherinecox@christcathedralsalina.org and one will be sent to you. Everything printed in the Scorecard is also available free online at Lent Madness (www.lentmadness.org).

 

 

Youth Formation

 

We would like to invite all Christ Cathedral youth to a zoom get-together on February 24th from 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm. This will be an opportunity to get to know each other and have a conversation about faith. This is the Zoom link:

 

https://zoom.us/j/99767725699?pwd=ZnNvT0NvRFF5ckgwZlB3aUIvdS85UT09

Passcode:  210614

Feel free to contact Andy Houltberg if you have any questions.

andyh@ashbyhouse.org or 913-952-3974

Morning Prayer

 

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM

by Zoom

The link for the service is:

 

https://zoom.us/j/95877671042?pwd=M2hzVkVScEhpVlM5R1RPdzIxN2pCdz09

The passcode is:  856279

 

 

 

PASTORAL CARE

 

If you have any pastoral care needs please contact the church office 785-827-4440/ christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org or contact Fr. David (785-416-0671) or Mo. Catherine (785-515-8611)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       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

 

 

Vestry

 

Carolyn Peterson, Senior Warden

Ginger Wooten, Clerk

Pat Beatty

Steve Hoffman

Robin Nachbar

Kay Quinn

Deb Schmid

Dale Wooten

 

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