Second Sunday after Christmas, January 2, 2022 bulletin

 

 

 

 

 

Second Sunday after

Christmas

 

January 2, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

 

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

 

 

 

   The Holy Eucharist

 

Prelude                                  “What Child Is This”                       arr. Chris Rice                               

                        

All stand and sing

 

Hymn 93                                                          “Angels, from the realms of glory”

                                                                                                                           

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.

 

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Please be seated

A Reading from Jeremiah 31:7-14

 

Thus says the Lord:

Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and raise shouts for the chief of the nations;

proclaim, give praise, and say, “Save, O Lord, your people, the remnant of Israel.”

See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north, and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and

those in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here. With weeping they shall come, and with consolations I will lead them back, I will let them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble; for I have become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. Hear the word of the Lord, O nations,

and declare it in the coastlands far away; say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him, and will keep him as a shepherd a flock.” For the Lord has ransomed Jacob, and has redeemed him from hands too strong for him. They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord,

over the grain, the wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd;

their life shall become like a watered garden, and they shall never languish again.

Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow. I will give the priests their fill of fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my bounty,

says the Lord.

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Psalm 84

 

How dear to me is your dwelling, O Lord of hosts!

My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the Lord;

my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

The sparrow has found her a house

and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young;

by the side of your altars, O Lord of hosts,

my King and my God.

Happy are they who dwell in your house!

they will always be praising you.

Happy are the people whose strength is in you!

whose hearts are set on the pilgrims’ way.

Those who go through the desolate valley will find it a place of springs,

for the early rains have covered it with pools of water.

They will climb from height to height,

and the God of gods will reveal himself in Zion.

Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;

hearken, O God of Jacob.

Behold our defender, O God;

and look upon the face of your Anointed.

For one day in your courts is better than a thousand in my own room,

and to stand at the threshold of the house of my God

than to dwell in the tents of the wicked.

For the Lord God is both sun and shield;

he will give grace and glory;

No good thing will the Lord withhold

from those who walk with integrity.

O Lord of hosts,

happy are they who put their trust in you!

 

A Reading from Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

 

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe.

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All stand and sing

 

Hymn 124                                           “What star is this, with beams so bright”

                                                                                                

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 2:1-12

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:

 

`And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,

are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;

for from you shall come a ruler

who is to shepherd my people Israel.'”

 

Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.” When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Sermon                                                                   The Rev. Canon Catherine Cox    

                                   

Please stand and all say

 

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.

 

Leader

 

Let us pray to our God through Jesus Christ, king of kings and ruler of the rulers of earth saying, Lord, have mercy.

 

For this holy gathering, and for the people of God in every place.

Lord, have mercy.

For Justin the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our Presiding Bishop; Mark and Michael our Bishops; for Bobby our Provost; Catherine our Curate; Andy and Basil our Assisting Priests; for Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for new beginnings and that God guide us with His strength, His wisdom, and His confidence in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Martha Smith, Harry Smith, and all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for all who are

celebrating anniversaries this week.

Lord, have mercy.

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.

Lord, have mercy.

For this city of Salina, and those who live in it; and for ourselves, our families,

companions, and all those we love.

Lord, have mercy.

For good weather, abundant fruits of the earth, and peaceful times.

Lord, have mercy.

For all those in danger and need: the hungry and the thirsty, strangers and the naked, the sick and those in prison.

Lord, have mercy.

For those who rest in Christ and for all the dead, especially for Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Lord, have mercy.

For our deliverance from all affliction, strife, and need.

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

 

Almighty and eternal God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth: Mercifully

accept the prayers of your people, and strengthen us to do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Please remain standing

 

Priest

 

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.

 

Blessing the chalk

 

Our help is in the name of the Lord:

The maker of heaven and earth.

The Lord shall watch over your going out and your coming in.

From this time forth for evermore.

 

Let us pray

 

Loving God, bless this chalk which you have created, that it may be helpful to your people; and grant that through the invocation of your most Holy Name that we who use it in faith to write upon the door of our home the names of your holy ones Caspar, Melchoir, and Balthazar, may receive health of body and protection of soul for all who dwell in or visit our homes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Musical Offering                         “Silent Night”                           arr. Chris Rice                                                  

 

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 gave Jesus Christ, your only Son, to be born for us; who, by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit, was made perfect Man of the flesh of the Virgin Mary his mother; so that we might be delivered from the bondage of sin, and receive power to become your children.

 

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 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

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. 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. We offer a gluten free version of the Host. Please let the clergy know if you would like this option. Due to Covid concerns, wine can be received during communion in individual cups.

 

All sing

 

Hymn 79                                                                           “O little town of Bethlehem

                                                                                     

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

 

May God, who sent his angels to proclaim the glad news of the Savior’s birth, fill you with joy, and make you heralds of the Gospel. Amen.

 

All sing

 

Hymn 109                                                                                  “The first Nowell”

 

Priest

 

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Postlude               “There’s a Song in the Air”     melody by Karl P. Harrington                                

  Guest Pianist: Katie Pearson  

 

 

 

                                      

              Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

Coffee Hour

 

Coffee hour will be immediately following Mass today.

 

Ministry Opportunities

 

Altar Flowers are available for you to take into the community. If you know

someone whose day would be brightened, please feel free to take altar flowers after Mass, or call Crissy 785-827-4440 to make arrangements during the week.

 

Sunday School

 

We are in need of a new Sunday School teacher. If you are interested please contact Mo. Catherine.

 

Noon Bible Study

 

The Thursday Noon Bible Study will be studying the upcoming Sunday Readings. All are welcome to join us in the Library or by Zoom. Contact Crissy in the church office for more information or to receive the Zoom link, 785-827-4440/

christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org.

 

 

D.O.K. Food Drive

 

The Daughters of the King are having a food drive to benefit

Ashby House. For the month of December, they are

accepting donations of soups and stuffing. Donations can be dropped off at the box located in the breezeway of the Cathedral office building. For more information please contact Sandra Skytte at 785-201-8012 or soso_kool@yahoo.com

 

 

Saturday Mass

Saturday Evening Mass will be each Saturday at 5:00 PM.

Fr. Basil Price will preside

 

Live Stream Update

 

The Cathedral will again be consistently live streaming its Sunday Mass and other events. Please share this information as we know the past weeks of not being able to has been an inconvenience for a number of members and friends of the congregation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those serving today

Acolyte: Pam Smith

Chalice Bearer: Linda Favre

Readers: Harry Smith & Deb Wagner

Intercessor: Melinda Ryberg

Ushers: Gene & Carolyn Peterson

Coffee Hour: Joann & DeMay Grunden

Offering Counters: Harry Smith & Carolyn Peterson

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

 

Those serving next Sunday, January 9

 

Acolyte: Jennifer Higgins

Chalice Bearer: Gene Peterson

Readers: Pam Smith & Linda Favre

Intercessor: Marie Lagerstrom

Ushers: Pam & Harry Smith

Coffee Hour: Sue & Steve Hoffman

Offering Counters: Pam Smith & Kay Quinn

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ Cathedral Clergy and Staff

 

The Right Rev. Mark Cowell, Bishop of Western Kansas

The Rev. Bobby Smith, Provost

The Rev. Canon Catherine Cox, Curate

The Rev. Basil Price, Assisting Priest

The Rev. Andy Houltberg, Assisting Priest

Dr. Hentus van Rooyen, Music Director and Organist

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

Steve Hoffman stephenmhoffman@yahoo.com 785-502-0099

Robin Nachbar renachbar@att.net  785-822-8476

Kay Quinn  kay.quinn@oldmillmuseum.org 785-309-5770

Deb Schmid debraschmid@sbcglobal.net 785-342-1772

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