Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 13, 2022 bulletin

Sixth Sunday after

The Epiphany

 

February 13, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

 

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

 

 

 

   The Holy Eucharist

 

Prelude                 Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641              J.S. Bach

 

All stand and sing

 

Hymn 296                             “We know that Christ is raised and dies no more”

                                                                                                                           

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, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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 Jeremiah 17:5-10

Thus says the Lord:

Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the Lord. They shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when relief comes. They shall live in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit. The heart is devious above all else; it is perverse– who can understand it? I the Lord test the mind and search the heart, to give to all according to their ways, according to the fruit of their doings.

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

 

All say

 

Psalm 1

 

Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked,

        nor lingered in the way of sinners,

        nor sat in the seats of the scornful!

Their delight is in the law of the Lord,

        and they meditate on his law day and night.

They are like trees planted by streams of water,

        bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not with-er;

        everything they do shall prosper.

It is not so with the wicked;

        they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes, nor the

          sinner in the council of the righteous.

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,

        but the way of the wicked is doomed.

 

A Reading from 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified of God that he raised Christ–whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised. If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have died in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died.

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

 

All stand and sing

 

Hymn 635                                                “If thou but trust in God to guide thee”                                                                                                                                                                                           

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 6:17-26

 Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

Jesus came down with the twelve apostles and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.

 

Then he looked up at his disciples and said:

 

“Blessed are you who are poor,

for yours is the kingdom of God.

 

“Blessed are you who are hungry now,

for you will be filled.

 

“Blessed are you who weep now,

for you will laugh.

 

“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.”

 

“But woe to you who are rich,

for you have received your consolation.

 

“Woe to you who are full now,

for you will be hungry.

 

“Woe to you who are laughing now,

for you will mourn and weep.

 

“Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.”

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Sermon                                                                            The Rev. 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

 

Trusting in the Lord for every mercy, let us offer prayers for all our sisters and

brothers in the church and the world who need mercy saying, Lord, have mercy.

 

For the church of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

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 The Nippon Sei Ko Kai in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for the people and clergy of St. Anne’s Church, McPherson 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 those chosen to govern peoples and nations, and for the welfare of their people; for Joe our President, Laura our Governor; Trent our Mayor, and for those who guard the 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 this holy gathering and for all who enter with faith, reverence, and fear of God.           Lord, have mercy.

For all who suffer from any form of oppression, and for the poor and hungry.

Lord, have mercy.

For all who are sick and troubled, 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 of every blessing, hear the prayers we offer you this day and plant your people like trees by water in the garden of your kingdom; 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.

Commissioning New Parish Leaders

 

The newly elected and appointed leaders gather at the front of the altar.

 

Priest: In Romans St. Paul writes: “For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us….” (12:4-6)

 

Senior Warden: On behalf of the congregation of Christ Cathedral, I present,

Barth Crouch and Ginger Wooten as new vestry members.

 

And I present Jennifer Higgins, Carolyn Peterson, Pam Smith, Harvetta Von Fange and Harry Smith as Diocesan Convention Delegates or alternates.

 

Celebrant: Have these leaders been elected by the congregation or appointed by the vestry in accordance with the bylaws of our congregation?

 

Senior Warden: They have.

 

Celebrant: (to the new leaders) Do you commit yourselves to carry out the

responsibilities of the office to which you have been appointed?

 

Leaders: I do.

 

Celebrant: Do you reaffirm your commitment to follow Christ and to serve this congregation in his name?

 

Leaders: I do.

 

Celebrant: (to the congregation) Will you do all in your power to support these leaders with your prayers, your honest yet gracious communication with them, and your willingness to help them carry out Christ’s ministry in this church?

 

Congregation: We will.

 

Celebrant: In the name of this congregation I commission you for this work, and pledge you our prayers, encouragement, and support. May the Holy Spirit guide and strengthen you, that in this, and in all things, you may do God’s will in the service of the kingdom of Christ. Amen.

 

All pray: Gracious God, draw us deeper into your love and send us to care and serve; Holy Spirit, make us heralds of good news. Stir us, strengthen us, teach and inspire us to live your love with generosity and joy, imagination and courage; for the sake of your world and in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Musical Offering                  “Bless His Holy Name”                 Mark Shepperd

 

Praise the Lord, O my Soul;

Bless his holy name.

Forget him not whose meekness still bears with all your sin,

who heals your ev’ry weakness, renews your life within.

 

Praise the Lord, O my Soul;

Bless his holy name.

He offers all his treasure of truth and righteousness,

his love beyond our measure, he pities our distress.

 

Praise the Lord, O my Soul;

Bless his holy name.

For as a tender father pities his children here,

God in his arms will gather all those who him, like children fear.

 

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.

 

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:

 

All sing

 

Please remain standing

 

Then 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 be 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 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 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 339                                                  “Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness” 

                                                                                                                                 

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 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.

 

All sing

 

Hymn 544                                                      “Jesus shall reign where’et the sun”

 

Priest

 

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Postlude                                     Fugue in A minor, BWV 543                J.S. Bach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

 

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

 

All children are invited to join DeMay and Joann Grunden for Sunday school after

communion.

 

Living Well Through Lent

 

Back by popular demand is the opportunity to reflect with others as we journey through Lent. We will use the Living Compass resource Living Well Through Lent 2022: Letting Go with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind. The clergy will facilitate discussions. There will be both daytime and evening sessions, days and times to be determined. If you would like to participate and would like a hard copy of the Living Well Through Lent, there are copies available in the Cathedral

Office.

 

It is not too late to return your 2022 pledge card

 

Believing deeply in a balance of stewardship that includes members of the Cathedral congregation sharing their time, talent, and treasure, a financial pledge represents your ongoing commitment to Christian witness.

 

If you have offered a pledge in the past, we ask that you do so again.  If you have not, we prayerfully ask that you do.  To assist you in making your pledge, the Cathedral has options for you to make your contribution electronically, including an ACH process.

 

If you have questions, need a new pledge card packet, or want information about the ACH process please contact Crissy at 785-827-4440 or christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org

 

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.

 

Saturday Mass

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

Fr. Basil Price will preside.

 

“Invite-Welcome-Connect”

 

Cathedral members and visitors are invited to attend the introductory “Invite-Welcome-Connect” luncheon for the parish family, scheduled for Sunday, Feb 20, immediately after the morning service. Clergy and the Invite-Welcome Committee will guide attendees through intriguing stats and visuals about how the “Invite-Welcome-Connect” approach endorsed by Bishop Curry and many others globally, can positively impact the Cathedral’s health, growth and future.

 

RSVP to the church office at 785-827-4440 or christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org , if you know you can attend. Day-of attendees also welcome. A hearty sandwich lunch, beverages and homemade desserts will be provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those serving today

 

Acolyte: Jennifer Higgins

Chalice Bearer: Melissa Larson

Readers: Gene Peterson & Melissa Larson

Intercessor: Steve Hoffman

Ushers: Kay Quinn & Maria Powell

Coffee Hour: John & Melinda Ryberg & Robin Nachbar

Offering Counters: Kay Quinn & Carolyn Peterson

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

 

Those serving next Sunday, February 20

 

Acolyte: Michael Kephart

Chalice Bearer: Arthur Jones

Readers: Carolyn & Gene Peterson

Intercessor: Marian Page

Ushers: Jennifer Higgins & Linda Favre

Coffee Hour: Sam Piper & Deb Schmid

Offering Counters: Jennifer Higgins & Dale Wooten

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Barth Crouch  barth.crouch@gmail.com 785-309-0930

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

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

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