The Great Vigil of Easter with Baptism, April 16, 2022 bulletin

 

 

 

 

The Triduum

 

The Great Vigil of Easter with Baptism

 

April 16, 2022

7:30 PM

 

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

 

 

 

In the darkness, fire is kindled; the Pascal candle is lighted and the Celebrant begins

 

Dear friends in Christ: On this most holy night, in which our Lord Jesus passed over from death to life, the Church invites her members, dispersed throughout the world, to gather in vigil and prayer. For this is the Passover of the Lord, in which, by hearing his Word and celebrating his Sacraments, we share in his victory over death.

 

Let us pray.

 

O God, through your Son you have bestowed upon your people the brightness of your light: Sanctify this new fire, and grant that in this Paschal feast we may so burn with heavenly desires, that with pure minds we may attain to the festival of everlasting light; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

The acolytes light the congregation’s candles as the Paschal candle is processed, then the Exsultet is sung by the Celebrant

 

Rejoice now, heavenly hosts and choirs of angels, and let your trumpets shout Salvation for the victory of our mighty King.

 

Rejoice and sing now, all the round earth, bright with a glorious splendor, for darkness has been vanquished by our eternal King.

 

Rejoice and be glad now, Mother Church, and let your holy courts, in radiant light, re- sound with the praises of your people.

 

All you who stand near this marvelous and holy flame, pray with me to God the Almighty for the grace to sing the worthy praise of this great light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

It is truly right and good, always and everywhere, with our whole heart and mind and voice, to praise you, the invisible, almighty, and eternal God, and your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the true Paschal Lamb, who at the feast of the

Passover paid for us the debt of Adam’s sin, and by his blood delivered your faithful people.

 

This is the night, when you brought our forebearers, the children of Israel, out of bondage in Egypt, and led them through the Red Sea on dry land. This is the night, when all who believe in Christ are delivered from the gloom of sin, and are restored to grace and holiness of life. This is the night, when Christ broke the bonds of death and hell, and rose victorious from the grave.

 

How wonderful and beyond our knowing, O God, is your mercy and loving kindness to us, that to redeem a slave, you gave a Son. How holy is this night, when wickedness is put to flight, and sin is washed away. It restores innocence to the fallen, and joy to those who mourn. It casts out pride and hatred, and brings peace and concord. How blessed is this night, when earth and heaven are joined and we are reconciled to God.

 

Holy Father, accept our evening sacrifice, the offering of this candle in your honor. May it shine continually to drive away all darkness. May Christ, the Morning Star who knows no setting, find it ever burning–he who gives his light to all creation, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Please be seated

 

 

 

The Liturgy of the Word

 

Let us hear the record of God’s saving deeds in history, how he saved his people in ages past; and let us pray that our God will bring each of us to the fullness of redemption.

 

A reading from Genesis 1:1-2:2

 

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

 

And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation:

plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

 

And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the   night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. God made the two great lights–the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night–and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

 

And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

 

And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and

creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.

 

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

 

So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multi- ply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

 

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done.

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God

 

The choir sings Psalm 33:1-11, the congregation joins in singing the refrain

 

Choir, then all

 

 

Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous;

it is good for the just to sing praises.

Praise the LORD with the harp;

play to him upon the psaltery and lyre. [R]

 

Sing for him a new song;

sound a fanfare with all your skill upon the trumpet.

For the word of the LORD is right,

and all his works are sure.

He loves righteousness and justice;

the loving-kindness of the LORD fills the whole earth. [R]

 

By the word of the LORD were the heavens made,

by the breath of his mouth all the heavenly hosts.

He gathers up the waters of the ocean as in a water-skin

and stores up the depths of the sea.

Let all the earth fear the LORD;

let all who dwell in the world stand in awe of him. [R]

 

For he spoke, and it came to pass;

he commanded, and it stood fast.

The LORD brings the will of the nations to naught;

he thwarts the designs of the peoples.

But the LORD’S will stands fast for ever,

and the designs of his heart from age to age. [R]

 

Celebrant

 

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 our Lord. Amen.

 

A reading from Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21

 

As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, bringing us out of Egypt? Is this not the very thing we told you in Egypt, ‘Let us alone and let us serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.” But Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.”

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to go forward. But you lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the Israelites may go into the sea on dry ground. Then I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and so I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army, his chariots, and his chariot drivers. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gained glory for myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his chariot drivers.”

 

The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and took its place behind them. It came between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness, and it lit up the night; one did not come near the other all night.

 

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided. The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. The Egyptians pursued, and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and chariot drivers. At the morning watch the Lord in the pillar of fire and cloud looked down upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic. He clogged their chariot wheels so that they turned with difficulty. The Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the Israelites, for the Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.”

 

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers.” So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returned to its normal depth. As the Egyptians fled before it, the Lord tossed the Egyptians into the sea. The waters returned and covered the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained. But the Israelites walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.

 

Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead

on the seashore. Israel saw the great work that the Lord did against the Egyptians. So the people feared the Lord and believed in the Lord and in his servant Moses.

 

Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing. And Miriam sang to them:

 

“Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;

horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.”

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God

 

 

 

 

 

The choir sings The Song of Moses, the congregation joins in singing the refrain

 

Hymn S-208 (music can be found in the hymnal)

 

I will sing to the Lord for he has risen up in might.

I will sing to the Lord for he has risen up in might.

I will sing to the Lord, for he is lofty and uplifted;

the horse and its rider has he hurled into the sea.

The Lord is my strength and my refuge;

the Lord has become my Savior.

I will sing to the Lord for he has risen up in might.

This is my God and I will praise him,

the God of my people and I will exalt him.

The Lord is a mighty warrior;

Yahweh is his Name.

The chariots of Pharoah and his army has he hurled into the sea;

the finest of those who bear armor have been drowned in the Red Sea.

The fathomless deep has overwhelmed them;

they sank into the depths like a stone.

I will sing to the Lord for he has risen up in might.

Your right hand, O Lord, is glorious in might;

your right hand, O Lord, has overthrown the enemy.

Who can be compared with you, O Lord, among the gods?

who is like you, glorious in holiness, awesome in renown, and worker of wonders?

You stretched forth your right hand;

the earth swallowed them up.

With your constant love you led the people you redeemed;

with your might you brought them in safety to your holy dwelling.

I will sing to the Lord for he has risen up in might.

You will bring them in and plant them

on the mount of your possession,

The resting-place you have made for yourself, O Lord,

the sanctuary, O Lord, that your hand has established.

The Lord shall reign

for ever and for ever.

I will sing to the Lord for he has risen up in might.

 

Celebrant

 

Let us pray.

 

O God, whose wonderful deeds of old shine forth even to our own day, you once delivered by the power of your mighty arm your chosen people from slavery under Pharaoh, to be a sign for us of the salvation of all nations by the water of Baptism: Grant that all the peoples of the earth may be numbered among the offspring of Abraham, and rejoice in the inheritance of Israel; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

A reading from Ezekiel 36:24-28

 

Say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: I will take you from the nations, and gather you from all the countries, and bring you into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit within you, and make you follow my statutes and be careful to observe my ordinances. Then you shall live in the land that I gave to your ancestors; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

The choir sings Psalm 42:1-7, the congregation joins in singing the refrain

 

Choir, then all

As the deer longs for the water-brooks,

so longs my soul for you, O God.

My soul is athirst for God, athirst for the living God;

when shall I come to appear before the presence of God? [R]

 

My tears have been my food day and night,

while all day long they say to me,

“Where now is your God?”

I pour out my soul when I think on these things;

how I went with the multitude and led them into the house of God,

With the voice of praise and thanksgiving,

among those who keep holy-day. [R]

 

Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul?

and why are you so disquieted within me?

Put your trust in God;

for I will yet give thanks to him, who is the help of my countenance, and my God. [R]

 

Celebrant

 

Let us pray.

 

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who are 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. Amen.

 

A reading from Zephaniah 3:12-20

 

For I will leave in the midst of you a people humble and lowly. They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord—the remnant of Israel; they shall do no wrong and utter no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouths. Then they will pasture and lie down, and no one shall make them afraid.

 

Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall fear disaster no more. On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: Do not fear, O Zion; do not let your hands grow weak. The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he

will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival. I will remove disaster from you, so that you will not bear reproach for it. I will deal with all your oppressors at that time. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. At that time I will bring you home, at the time when I gather you; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes, says the LORD.

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The choir sings Psalm 126, the congregation joins in singing the refrain

 

When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion,

then were we like those who dream.

Then was our mouth filled with laughter,

and our tongue with shouts of joy. [R]

 

Then they said among the nations,

“The LORD has done great things for them.”

The LORD has done great things for us,

and we are glad indeed. [R]

 

Restore our fortunes, O LORD,

like the watercourses of the Negev.

Those who sowed with tears

will reap with songs of joy. [R]

 

Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed,

will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves. [R]

 

Please kneel as you are able

Celebrant

 

Let us pray.

 

O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Through the Paschal mystery, dear friends, we are buried with Christ by Baptism into his death, and raised with him to newness of life. I call upon you, therefore, now that our Lenten observance is ended, to renew the solemn promises and vows of Holy Baptism, by which we once renounced Satan and all his works, and promised to serve God faithfully in his holy catholic Church.

 

The Paschal candle is processed to the font where the Celebrant and assisting priests are joined by the baptismal candidates and sponsors.

 

Please stand

Celebrant

 

The Candidates for Holy Baptism will now be presented.

 

Parents and Godparents:      We present Woodrow Ray Wooten to receive the Sacrament of Baptism.

Will you be responsible for seeing that the child you present is brought up in the

Christian faith and life?

Parents and Godparents:      I will, with God’s help.

Will you by your prayers and witness help this child to grow into the full stature of Christ?

Parents and Godparents:        I will, with God’s help.

Do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of wickedness that rebel against God?

Parents and Godparents: I renounce them.

Do you renounce the evil powers of this world which corrupt and destroy the creatures of God?

Parents and Godparents:      I renounce them.

Do you renounce all sinful desires that draw you from the love of God?

Parents and Godparents:      I renounce them.

Do you turn to Jesus Christ and accept him as your Savior?

Parents and Godparents:      I do.

Do you put your whole trust in his grace and love?

Parents, and Godparents:     I do.

Do you promise to follow and obey him as your Lord?

Parents, and Godparents:     I do.

Will you who witness these vows do all in your power to support these persons in their life in Christ?

We will.

 

The Celebrant then says

 

Let us join with those who are committing themselves to Christ and renew our own

baptismal covenant.

 

Do you believe in God the Father?

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

 

Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

 

Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

 

Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?

I will, with God’s help.

 

Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?

I will, with God’s help.

Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?

I will, with God’s help.

Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself ?

I will, with God’s help.

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?

I will, with God’s help.

Let us now pray for this child who is to receive the Sacrament of new birth.

 

Deliver him, O Lord, from the way of sin and death.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Open his heart to your grace and truth.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Fill him with your holy and life-giving Spirit.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Keep him in the faith and communion of your holy Church.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Teach him to love others in the power of the Spirit.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Send him into the world in witness to your love.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Bring him to the fullness of your peace and glory.

Lord, hear our prayer.

 

Grant, O Lord, that all who are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ your Son may live in the power of his resurrection and look for him to come again in glory; who lives and reigns now and forever. Amen.

The Celebrant continues

 

We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus received the baptism of John and was anointed by the Holy Spirit as the Messiah, the Christ, to lead us, through his death and resurrection, from the bondage of sin into everlasting life.

 

We thank you, Father, for the water of Baptism. In it we are buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by the Holy Spirit. Therefore in joyful obedience to your Son, we bring into his fellowship those who come to him in faith, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

Now sanctify this water, we pray you, by the power of your Holy Spirit, that those who here are cleansed from sin and born again may continue for ever in the risen life of Jesus Christ our Savior. To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

 

The candidate is presented by name to the priest, who then pours water upon the candidate, saying

 

Woodrow, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Then Priest marks the sign of the cross on the forehead, saying

 

Woodrow, you are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ’s own for ever. Amen.

 

Let us pray.

 

Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon this your servant the forgiveness of sin, and have raised him to the new life of grace. Sustain him, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give them an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works. Amen.

 

Let us welcome the newly baptized.

 

Celebrant and People

 

We receive you into the household of God. Confess the faith of Christ crucified, proclaim his resurrection, and share with us in his eternal priesthood.

 

Celebrant

 

Alleluis, Christ is risen.

     The Lord is risen indeed. Allelulia!

 

 

The congregation is invited at this time to vigorously and joyfully ring their bells.

After the clamor subsides, all sing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O God, who made this most holy night to shine with the glory of the Lord’s resurrection: Stir up in your Church that Spirit of adoption which is given to us in Baptism, that we, being renewed both in body and mind, may worship you in sincerity and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

 

Please be seated

 

A Reading from Romans 6:3-11

 

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider your- selves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Psalm 114

 

Hallelujah! When Israel came out of Egypt,

the house of Jacob from a people of strange speech,

Judah became God’s sanctuary

and Israel his dominion.

The sea beheld it and fled; 

Jordan turned and went back.

The mountains skipped like rams,

and the little hills like young sheep.

What ailed you, O sea, that you fled?

 O Jordan, that you turned back?

You mountains, that you skipped like rams?

 you little hills like young sheep?

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,

at the presence of the God of Jacob,

Who turned the hard rock into a pool of water

and flint-stone into a flowing spring.

 

 

 

Please stand and sing

 

Hymn 187                                                               “Through the Red Sea brought at last”

 

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 24:1-12

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women who had come with Jesus from Galilee came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened.

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Please be seated

 

Sermon                                                                                         The Rev. Andy Houltberg

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

 

Welcome

 

Offertory Anthem                               “Glorious, Risen Christ”                 Lloyd Larson

 

All stand and sing

 

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.

 

Liturgy of the Table

 

If you have been baptized and desire to receive Holy Communion, you are welcome to receive it at the altar. If you have not been baptized and would like to receive a blessing, please come forward and cross your arms across your chest while kneeling at the altar rail.

 

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.

 

Continue standing or kneel

 

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 all the

company of heaven as we sing.

 

Celebrant and People

All remain standing or kneeling as 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:

 

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. The choir and congregation sing

 

 

 

The Celebrant offers the consecrated bread and wine to the people saying

 

The Gifts of God for the People of God.

 

Please be seated

 

After receiving communion, all sing

 

Hymn 174                                                                     “At the Lamb’s high feast we sing”

 

Hymn 487                                                                  “Come my Way, my Truth, my Life”

 

Please stand or kneel

 

 

 

Let us pray.

 

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 offers a blessing

 

Hymn 210                                                                                    “The day of resurrection!”

 

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

Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia.

 

Postlude                                                  Paean                                         Craig Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those Serving Today

 

Ushers: Dale & Ginger Wooten

Chalice Bearer: Arthur Jones

Acolyte: Linda Favre

Lector I: Dale Wooten

Lector II: Ginger Wooten

 

Easter Lilies

From Honor or Memory
Harry & Pam Smith In memory of Dr. Al Smith, Jr.
Harry & Pam Smith In honor of the Houltberg Family
Suzie, Sally & Kathleen In loving memory of Bob Kastner
Caroline, Andrew & Katie Beth In loving memory of Grandpa Bob (Kastner)
Marian Page In honor of the Garcia- Waldron Grandchildren
Ann Pearson In memory of my mother, Barbara
Ann Pearson In memory of my nephew William
Rozann & Malcolm Rodenberg In memory of our parents
Nancy Fawcett In loving memory of Jamie “Pops” Latham
The Smith Family In gratitude for Christ Cathedral
Fr. Basil Price In honor of my Cathedral Family
Craig & Robin Nachbar In memory of our loved ones that have gone before us; our parents, siblings and grandparents
Lynn Grabner In memory of Rodney Grabner, Jay & Joan Rexroad
Rebecca Miller-Pyle In memory of The Rev. Wilfred Hotaling
Rebecca Miller-Pyle In memory of Eva Hotaling
Rebecca Miller-Pyle In memory of Douglas Miller
Mo. Catherine Cox In loving memory of Jim Tom & Pollly Reid
Mo. Catherine Cox In loving memory of Jim Bill & Nancy Reid
Mo. Catherine Cox In loving memory of Stephen & Sarah Delano
   

 

                      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

 

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  kquinn80@icloud.com 785-416-0759

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

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