Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 12, 2021 bulletin

 

 

Sixteenth Sunday after

Pentecost

 

 

September 12, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

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

                                     The Holy Eucharist

 

Prelude             “I Love to Tell the Story”    William Fischer and Kate Hankey                     

                        

All stand and sing

 

Hymn 477                                      “All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine”

              

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, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Please be seated

A Reading from Isaiah (50:4-9a)

 

The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain

the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens–wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward. I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. The Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; he who vindicates me is near.

Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me. It is the Lord God who helps me; who will declare me guilty?

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Psalm (116:1-8)

 

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.

The cords of death entangled me;

the grip of the grave took hold of me;

I came to grief and sorrow.

Then I called upon the Name of the Lord:

“O Lord, I pray you, save my life.”

Gracious is the Lord and righteous;

our God is full of compassion.

The Lord watches over the innocent;

I was brought very low, and he helped me.

Turn again to your rest, O my soul,

for the Lord has treated you well.

For you have rescued my life from death,

my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.

I will walk in the presence of the Lord

in the land of the living.

 

 

 

 

A Reading from James (3:1-12)

 

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with a bridle. If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies. Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell. For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no one can tame the tongue– a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water? Can a fig tree, my brothers and sisters, yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh.

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All stand

 

Hymn 575                                               “Before thy throne, O God, we kneel”   

                                                                                                

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (8:27-38)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him. Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.” He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

 

The Reader 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

 

With our tongues we bless the Lord and Father and beg for mercy on all in need saying, Lord, hear our prayer.

 

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

Lord, hear our prayer.

For Justin the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our Presiding Bishop; Mark and Michael our Bishops; for Bobby our Provost; Catherine our Curate; Andy our Deacon; for The Anglican Church of Tanzania in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for St. John’s, Ulysses and The Rev. Carolyn Ballinger in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for all who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

Lord, hear our prayer.

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, hear our prayer.

For this city of Salina, and those who live in it; and for ourselves, our families, companions, and all those we love.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For abundant fruits of the earth, and for safety from violent storms.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For the sick and the suffering, travelers by land, by water, and by air, prisoners, captives, and their families, and all those in desperate need.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For those who rest in Christ and for all the dead.

Lord, hear our prayer.

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 of infinite mercy, hear the prayers we offer this day and save our lives through the good news of your Messiah; 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                             “How Beautiful”                        Twila Paris

                                                                                                     arr. Lloyd Larson                   

 

 

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.

 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord; who on the first day of the week overcame death and the grave, and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of 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:

 

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. Wine during communion can be received from the common cup or in a small individual cup. There will be no intinction until further notice.

 

All Sing

 

Hymn 379                                                     “God is Love, let heaven adore him”

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

 

All sing

 

Hymn 675                                                   “Take up your cross, the Savior said”

 

Celebrant

 

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Postlude                        “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”     Joachim Neander                        

 

 

Guest Organist/Pianist: Melissa Larson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

 Coffee Hour

 

Immediately following Mass there will be a coffee hour in the Parish Hall.

 

 

Tell Your Story

 

This Sunday, September 12, we’re kicking off a new project. It’s something we experimented with before Covid-19. We hope this will become a regular activity. During coffee hour, a volunteer will explain how they came to the Episcopal church and to Christ Cathedral. Of course, a short Q&A session will follow. We hope this activity will help connect us to each other. Steve Hoffman is up first. If there’s enough enthusiasm for it, we’ll try to do this on the second Sunday of every month. If you are interested in sharing your story, contact Steve at 785-502-0099 or

stephenmhoffman@yahoo.com.

 

Blessing of the Pets

 

The annual Blessing of the Pets will be held in the Gazebo area on

Sunday, October 3rd.

 

 

                              Final Fall Training

 

There will be training for acolytes, greeters, Lay readers, Eucharistic ministers, and chalice bearers on September 19th after church at 12:00 PM. For more information please contact Mo. Catherine at 785-515-8611/ catherinecox@christcathedralsalina.org or the church office at 785-827-4440/  chirstcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Diocesan Convention Election Nominations

 

The Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, Commission on Ministry and the Disciplinary Board all have open positions. If you are interested in being nominated for this year’s election for any of these please contact Fr. Bobby at bsmith@christcathedralsalina.org or 785-201-4586. Nominations need to be submitted by September 17.

 

                           Noon Bible Study

 

Noon Bible Study resumed this Thursday. We are studying 1 & 2 Peter. All are invited to attend or join by Zoom. Contact Crissy in the church office for more information or to receive the Zoom link, 785-827-4440/ christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org.

 

Sunday School

 

All children are invited to join DeMay Grunden and Sandy

Houltberg for Sunday School on the second floor of the administration building. Children should accompany the teachers to the classroom immediately after taking communion. Class will go until noon.

 

 

D.O.K. Food Drive

 

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

Ashby House. For the month of September, they are

accepting donations of canned vegetables. 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

 

 

 

 

 

Those serving today

 

Acolyte: Arthur Jones

Chalice Bearer: Linda Favre

Readers: Karma DeForest & Katie Pearson

Intercessor: Kay Quinn

Ushers: Joann & DeMay Grunden

Coffee Hour Host: Pam & Harry Smith

Offering Counters: Joann Grunden & Carolyn Peterson

Altar Guild: Ann Pearson, Suzie Kastner, Mary Nell Beatty, Marcy Roth, Sandy Houltberg

 

Those serving next Sunday, September 19

 

Acolyte: Pam Smith

Chalice Bearer: Michael Kephart

Readers: Arthur Jones & Kay Quinn

Intercessor: Ginger Wooten

Ushers: Kay Quinn

Coffee Hour Host: Sam Piper & Deb Schmid

Offering Counters: Kay Quinn & Pam Smith

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. Andy Houltberg, Deacon

Dr. Hentus van Rooyen, Music Director and Organist

Mr. Matthew Schwan, Virtual Worship Coordinator

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  785-823-0753

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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