Second Sunday of Easter, April 11, 2021 bulletin

Second Sunday

of Easter

 

 

April 11, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

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

                                  The Holy Eucharist

 

Prelude                   Allegro con brio from Sonata IV in B flat Major, Op. 65/IV                                                                                              F. Mendelssohn

All stand

 

Sung by choir

 

Hymn                                                      “Good Christians all, rejoice and sing” 

 

 

Good Christians all, rejoice and sing!

Now is the triumph of our King!

To all the world glad news we bring:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

The Lord of life is risen today!

Sing songs of praise along his way;

let all the earth rejoice and say:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

Praise we in songs of victory

that love, that life which cannot die,

and sing with hearts uplifted high:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

Your Name we bless, O risen Lord,

and sing today with one accord

the life laid down, the life restored:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

To God the Father, God the Son,

to God the Spirit, always One,

we sing for life in us begun:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

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.

 

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new
covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; 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 Acts (4:32-35)

Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

The reader concludes by saying

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Psalm (133)

 

Oh, how good and pleasant it is,

when brethren live together in unity!

It is like fine oil upon the head

that runs down upon the beard,

Upon the beard of Aaron,

and runs down upon the collar of his robe.

It is like the dew of Hermon

that falls upon the hills of Zion.

For there the Lord has ordained the blessing:

life for evermore.

 

A Reading from 1 John (1:1-2:2)

 

We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life– this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us– we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Anthem                                    “Festive Alleluia”                       Cheppions

 

All stand

 

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (20:19-31)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

 

But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”

 

A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

 

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Please be seated

 

Sermon                                                                   The Rev. Canon Catherine Cox

 

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 as believers in Christ, made one body through baptism, let us offer prayers to God for the living hope of all the world saying, Glory and praise to you, O living God.

 

For peace from on high and for our salvation.

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 Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for St. Michael’s Church, Hays and The Rev. Shay Craig in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Phyllis Wilbur, Sandy Walston and 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 gathering and for those who enter with faith, reverence, and fear of God.

Glory and praise to you, O living God.

For all those in need, the suffering and the oppressed, travelers and prisoners, the dying and the dead.

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 gives us eternal peace through Jesus Christ. Hear our prayers which we offer in the hope of glory, and breathe upon 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.

 

Musical Offering:        “I know that my Redeemer liveth”               G.F. Handel

                                                                          Elise Nelson, Soprano Soloist

 

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.

And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.

For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first-fruits of them that sleep.

Job 19:25, 26; 1 Corinthians 15:20

 

                                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                                                              “O sons and daughters let us sing!”                              

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

O sons and daughters, let us sing!

The King of heaven, the glorious King,

o’er death and hell rose triumphing.

Alleluia!

 

That night the apostles met in fear;

amidst them came their Lord most dear,

and said, “My peace be on all here.”

Alleluia!

 

When Thomas first the tidings heard,

how they had seen the risen Lord,

he doubted the disciples’ word.

Alleluia!

 

“My piercèd side, O Thomas, see;

my hands, my feet, I show to thee;

not faithless, but believing be.”

Alleluia!

 

No longer Thomas then denied,

he saw the feet, the hands, the side;

“Thou art my Lord and God,” he cried.

Alleluia!

 

How blest are they who have not seen,

and yet whose faith has constant been,

for they eternal life shall win.

Alleluia!

 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

 

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.

 

Sung by choir

 

Hymn                                                            “We walk by faith, and not by sight”

 

We walk by faith, and not by sight;

no gracious words we hear

from him who spoke as none e’er spoke;

but we believe him near.

 

We may not touch his hands and side,

nor follow where he trod;

but in his promise we rejoice,

and cry, “My Lord and God!”

 

Help then, O Lord, our unbelief;

and may our faith abound,

to call on you when you are near,

and seek where you are found:

 

that, when our life of faith is done,

in realms of clearer light

we may behold you as you are,

with full and endless sight.

 

 

Celebrant

 

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

Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia.

 

Postlude  Allegro maestoso e vivace from Sonata IV in B flat Major, Op. 65/IV                                                                                                 F. Mendelssohn                                                  

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         Upcoming Events & Announcements

                                  

                                     Youth Formation

 

This Sunday we will be gathering in the First Presbyterian Church

youth room. Our time together will begin at noon.

We will share highs and lows and social-distanced games, a short lesson and prayer.

 

Youth April Service Project

Saturday April 17th

Youth and families will be working in the community together! We are helping with the Spring Spruce Up from 8 am to noon. We will gather at 255 S. Chicago Street to help with the Emergency Food Bank Garden. Be prepared with a bottle of water, snacks, gloves and a mask.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daughters of the King

 

The Daughters of the King is an order for women in the Episcopal Church whose mission is: the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through Prayer, Service and Evangelism (https://www.doknational.org).  The current service project for the Christ Cathedral chapter of the Daughters of the King is The Martin House which is a youth crisis center within the Central Kansas Mental Health Center.  The center serves youth ages 5-18.

 

If you can help with this service project by providing time or donations, or if you would like to know more about the work and ministry of the Daughters of the King, please contact Sandra Skytte at 785-201-8012 or soso_kool@yahoo.com

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                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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