The First Sunday in Lent, February 21, 2021 bulletin

First Sunday in Lent

 

February 21, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

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

 

Prelude                                  Der am Kreutz ist meine, HoWV VIII.23         G.A. Homilius

 

The Great Litany

On the First Sunday in Lent we begin the mass with The Great Litany. The choir will chant the parts of the  “People”


From all blindness of heart; from pride, vainglory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice; and from all want of charity.

Good Lord, deliver us.

From all inordinate and sinful affections; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Good Lord, deliver us.

From all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and commandment.

Good Lord, deliver us.

From lightning and tempest; from earthquake, fire, and flood; from plague, pestilence, and famine.

Good Lord, deliver us.

From all oppression, conspiracy, and rebellion; from violence, battle, and murder; and from dying suddenly and unprepared.

Good Lord, deliver us.

By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity and submission to the Law; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation.

Good Lord, deliver us.

By thine Agony and Bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the Coming of the Holy Ghost.

Good Lord, deliver us.

In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our prosperity; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgment.

Good Lord, deliver us.

We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church Universal in the right way.

 

 

 

 

 

That it may please thee to illumine Justin, the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our presiding Bishop; Mark and Michael our Bishops; David our Dean, Catherine our Curate; and other ministers, with true knowledge and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living, they may set it forth, and show it accordingly.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people especially Carole Gilman, Becky Schwan, Bradley Colson and all who are celebrating birthdays this week.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to send forth laborers into thy harvest, and to draw all mankind into thy kingdom.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give to all people increase of grace to hear and receive thy Word, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give us a heart to love and fear thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee so to rule the hearts of thy servants, Joe our President; Laura our Governor; and Melissa our Mayor.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to make wars to cease in all the world; to give to all nations unity, peace, and concord; and to bestow freedom upon all peoples.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to show thy pity upon all prisoners and captives, the homeless and the hungry, and all who are desolate and oppressed.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the bountiful fruits of the earth, so that in due time all may enjoy them.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to inspire us, in our several callings, to do the work which thou givest us to do with singleness of heart as thy servants, and for the common good.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to preserve all who are in danger by reason of their labor or their travel.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to preserve, and provide for, all women in childbirth, young children and orphans, the widowed, and all whose homes are broken or torn by strife.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to visit the lonely; to strengthen all who suffer in mind, body, and spirit; and to comfort with thy presence those who are failing and infirm.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to support, help, and comfort all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to have mercy upon all mankind.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give us true repentance; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances; and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy holy Word.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

 

That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand; to comfort and help the weak-hearted; to raise up those who fall; and finally to beat down Satan under our feet.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to grant to all the faithful departed eternal life and peace.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to grant that, in the fellowship of the ever-blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, we may attain to thy heavenly kingdom.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

 

The Holy Eucharist

 

Celebrant

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

 

Let us pray.

 

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son 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 Genesis (9:8-17)

 

God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All say

 

Psalm (25:1-9)

 

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;

my God, I put my trust in you;

let me not be humiliated,

nor let my enemies triumph over me.

Let none who look to you be put to shame;

let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.

Show me your ways, O Lord,

and teach me your paths.

Lead me in your truth and teach me,

for you are the God of my salvation;

in you have I trusted all the day long.

Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love,

for they are from everlasting.

Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions;

remember me according to your love

and for the sake of your goodness, O Lord.

Gracious and upright is the Lord; *

therefore he teaches sinners in his way.

He guides the humble in doing right

and teaches his way to the lowly.

All the paths of the Lord are love and faithfulness

to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

 

A Reading from 1 Peter (3:18-22)

 

Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you– not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

 

 

 

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (1:9-15)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Sermon                                                                         The Reverend Canon Catherine Cox

All 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.

 

Celebrant

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

          And also with you.

 

Musical Offering               “To Thee, O Lord, Have I lifted Up My Soul”      Gerald Near

 

To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul:

O God, in thee have I put my trust;

Let me never be ashamed;

Nor let my enemies laugh at me.

 

 

Show me thy ways, O Lord,

And teach me thy paths.

To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul:

O God, in thee have I put my trust;

 

The Holy Communion

Please stand

 

The Celebrant 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 was tempted in every way as we are, yet did not sin. By his grace we are able to triumph over every evil, and to live no longer for ourselves alone, but for him who died for us and rose again.

 

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.

 

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. A period of silence is kept

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Hymn                                                                                    “The Glory of these forty days”

 

The glory of these forty days

we celebrate with songs of praise;

for Christ, through whom all things were made,

himself has fasted and has prayed.

 

Alone and fasting Moses saw

the loving God who gave the law;

and to Elijah, fasting, came

the steeds and chariots of flame.

 

So Daniel trained his mystic sight,

delivered from the lions’ might;

and John, the Bridegroom’s friend, became

the herald of Messiah’s name.

 

Then grant us, Lord, like them to be

full oft in fast and prayer with thee;

our spirits strengthen with thy grace,

and give us joy to see thy face.

 

O Father, Son, and Spirit blest,

to thee be every prayer addressed,

who art in threefold Name adored,

from age to age, the only Lord.

 

Celebrant

 

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 says a solemn prayer for Lent over the people

 

Grant, Almighty God, that your people may recognize their weakness and put their whole trust in your strength, so that they may rejoice for ever in the protection of your loving providence; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Hymn                                                                   “O love, how deep, how broad, how high”

         

O love, how deep, how broad, how high,

how passing thought and fantasy,

that God, the Son of God, should take

our mortal form for mortals’ sake.

 

For us baptized, for us he bore

his holy fast and hungered sore;

for us temptations sharp he knew;

for us the tempter overthrew.

 

For us he prayed; for us he taught;

for us his daily works he wrought:

by words and signs and actions, thus

still seeking not himself, but us.

 

For us to wicked men betrayed,

scourged, mocked, in purple robe arrayed,

he bore the shameful cross and death;

for us gave up his dying breath.

 

For us he rose from death again;

for us he went on high to reign;

for us he sent his Spirit here

to guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.

 

All glory to our Lord and God

for love so deep, so high, so broad;

the Trinity whom we adore

for ever and for evermore.

 

 

 

Celebrant

 

Let us go and bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Postlude                 Der am Kreutz ist meine Liebe, HoWV VIII.31                G.A. Homilius

 

 

Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

Lenten Devotional Booklets

 

A Lenten Devotional Booklet is available for you to use during this Lenten season. It includes reflections and artwork from members of the Cathedral and the clergy, including our bishops. There is also Scripture, prayers, hymns, the Stations of the Cross, and questions for you to use as reflection. Each week has a theme designed to help you focus on the 40 days in Lent when we are asked to spend time in self-examination, prayer, fasting and study.

The booklets were sent out by mail and e-mail are copies are also available in the narthex.

 

Lenten Recital Series

 

The Music Ministry is excited to announce a Lenten Recital Series at the Cathedral. This series will offer 30-minute-long recitals every Thursday evening during Lent at 5:30pm.

 

Landon Wilson, Wichita State University, Piano: February 25

Destin Wernicke, University of North Texas, Organ: March 4

David Lim, University of Oklahoma, Organ: March 11

David Perez, Wichita State University, Organ: March 18

Dr. Hentus van Rooyen, Organ: March 25

 

The recitals will be offered in-person and via livestream on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel. Those wishing to attend in person are encouraged to make a reservation by emailing or calling the Cathedral at christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org or 785-827-4440.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Formation

 

We would like to invite all Christ Cathedral youth to a zoom get-together on February 24th from 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm. This will be an opportunity to get to know each other and have a conversation about faith. This is the Zoom link:

 

https://zoom.us/j/99767725699?pwd=ZnNvT0NvRFF5ckgwZlB3aUIvdS85UT09

Passcode:  210614

Feel free to contact Andy Houltberg if you have any questions.

andyh@ashbyhouse.org or 913-952-3974

 

 

Morning Prayer

 

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM

by Zoom

The link for the service is:

 

https://zoom.us/j/95877671042?pwd=M2hzVkVScEhpVlM5R1RPdzIxN2pCdz09

The passcode is:  856279

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Dr. Hentus van Rooyen, Music Director and Organist

Mr. Matthew Schwan, Virtual Worship Coordinator

Ms. Crissy Cook, Office Administrator

Mr. Don Grunden, Facilities Manager

 

 

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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