Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021 bulletin






Maundy Thursday



April 1, 2021

6:30 p.m.












Welcome to Christ Cathedral


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


The Holy Eucharist


Prelude                Herzlich tut mich verlangen, Op. 122, No. 10               J. Brahms 


All stand


Sung by choir


Introit:      Nos autem


But as for us, it behoveth us to glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: In whom is our salvation, our life, and resurrection; by whom we were saved and obtained our freedom. Ps. God be merciful unto us and bless us: and shew us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us.


That thy way may be know upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.


Let the peoples praise thee, O God.    




Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.

His mercy endures for ever.


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.




Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.


Remain standing




Deacon 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.




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 Lord be with you.

And also with you.


Let us pray.




Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Please be seated



A Reading from Exodus (12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14)


The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household. If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbor in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it. [Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight. They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs. You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn.] This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the Lord. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance.

The reader concludes by saying


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.



Psalm 116:1, 10-17

All say

 I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication,
because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.

How shall I repay the Lord
for all the good things he has done for me?

I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call upon the Name of the Lord.

I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.

Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his servants.

O Lord, I am your servant;
I am your servant and the child of your handmaid;
you have freed me from my bonds.

I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call upon the Name of the Lord.

I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people,

In the courts of the Lord’s house,
in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.


A Reading from 1 Corinthians (11:23-26)


I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


The reader concludes by saying


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Please stand

Tract                                                                                                            Ab ortu solis

From the rising up of the sun, unto the going down of the same: my Name shall be great among the Gentiles. And in every place incense shall be offered unto my Name: and a pure offering. Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine: which I have mingled.






All stand as the Deacon reads the Gospel, first saying


The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (13:1-17, 31b-35)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.


Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.” For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason, he said, “Not all of you are clean.”


After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord–and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.


“Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, `Where I am going, you cannot come.’ I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”


The Deacon concludes by saying


The Gospel of the Lord.

          Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Homily                                                                                 The Rev. Andy Houltberg


Please stand




As we begin these sacred three days and prepare through fasting and prayer to celebrate

the paschal feast, let us earnestly pray to God for all those gathered tonight with Christ

and for all people everywhere.


For the holy catholic church throughout the world, sharing the death and resurrection of


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 Deacon; and for all the holy people of God.

Lord, have mercy.

For all nations, peoples, tribes, clans, and families.

Lord, have mercy.

For justice, mercy, and peace in all the world.

Lord, have mercy.

For all who are tempted, oppressed, afflicted, or in need.

Lord, have mercy.

For the dying and the dead, and for those who mourn.

Lord, have mercy.

For our families, friends, and companions, and for all those we love.

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.




Blessed are you, O Lord our God, who gives us food and drink as the body and blood of

Christ. Receive the prayers we offer this day for all those in need in every place and grant

that all who come to your table may love and serve you and one another; through Jesus

Christ our Lord. Amen.




The peace of the Lord be always with you.

     And also with you.


Offertory Anthem                                                                                       Ave Verum 


Ave, verum corpus                     Hail, true Body,

Natum de Maria Virgine,           born of the Virgin Mary,

Vere passum immolatum           who having truly suffered,

In Cruce pro homine,                was sacrificed on the cross for mankind,

Cujus latus perforatum              whose pierced side

Unda fluxit et sanguine,            flowed with water and blood:

Esto nobis praegustatum           May it be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly banquet]

In mortis examine                    in the trail of death.


                                    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.


Through Jesus Christ our Lord. For our sins he was lifted high upon the cross, that he might draw the whole world to himself; and, by his suffering and death, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who put their trust in him.


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.


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 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.




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.


Communion Anthem:          Tantum Ergo Sacramentum           Déodat de Sévérac


Tantum ergo Sacramentum                 Down in adoration falling,

Veneremur cernui:                              Lo! the sacred Host we hail,

Et antiquum documentum                   Lo! oe’r ancient forms departing

Novo cedat ritui:                                Newer rites of grace prevail;

Praestet fides supplementum              Faith for all defects supplying,

Sensuum defectui.                              Where the feeble senses fail.

Genitori, Genitoque                           To the everlasting Father,

Laus et jubilatio,                                And the Son Who reigns on high

Salus, honor, virtus quoque                With the Holy Spirit proceeding

Sit et benedictio:                                Forth from each eternally,

Procedenti ab utroque                        Be salvation, honor, blessing,

Compar sit laudatio.                          Might and endless majesty.

Amen.                                               Amen.

Please stand


After Communion, the Celebrant says


Let us pray.

Celebrant and People

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 prays a solemn prayer over the people


Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.


Please be seated as the choir sings


Hymn                                                                                       “Go to Dark Gethsemane”


Go to dark Gethsemane,

ye that feel the tempter’s power;

your Redeemer’s conflict see,

watch with him one bitter hour;

turn not from his griefs away,

learn of Jesus Christ to pray.


Follow to the judgment hall;

view the Lord of life arraigned;

O the wormwood and the gall!

O the pangs his soul sustained!

Shun not suffering, shame, or loss;

learn of him to bear the cross.


Calvary’s mournful mountain climb;

there, adoring at his feet,

mark the miracle of time,

God’s own sacrifice complete;

“It is finished!” hear him cry;

learn of Jesus Christ to die.



Stripping of the Altar


The people remain seated as objects are removed from the chancel and the altar.

The clergy strip the altar, wash the altar with water, and then read Matthew 26:36-46.

Please depart the Cathedral in silence.

















Holy Week and Easter at the Cathedral


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


First Word: Bishop Mike Milliken, Diocese of Western Kansas

“Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”


Second Word:  Rev. Martha Murchison, Sunrise Presbyterian Church

“Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”


Third Word:  Pastor David Strommen, Redeemer Lutheran Church

“Woman, here is your son.”…..  “Here is your mother.”


Fourth Word: Pastor Amy Truhe, Messian Lutheran Church and Bethany College

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”


Fifth Word: Deacon Andy Houltberg, Christ Cathedral

“I am thirsty.”


Sixth Word:  Mo. Catherine Cox, Christ Cathedral

“It is finished.”


Seventh Word: Fr. David Hodges, Christ Cathedral

“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”




Holy Saturday

April 3rd

10:00 a.m.

The Liturgy for Holy Saturday


Easter Day

 April 4th

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



























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





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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