Third Sunday in Lent, March 7, 2021 bulletin

 

 

Third Sunday in Lent

 

 

March 7, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral


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

                                  A Penitential Order

 

Prelude                         Vater Unser im Himmelreich, IGB 24                 G. Böhm

 

All stand

 

Sung by choir

 

Introit:       Oculi mei

 

Mine eyes are ever looking unto the Lord, for he shall pluck my feet out of the net: look upon me, and have mercy upon me, for I am desolate and in misery. Ps. Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul: my God, in thee have I trusted, let me not be confounded.

 

Celebrant

 

Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.

His mercy endures for ever.

 

Celebrant

 

Hear the commandments of God to his people:
I am the Lord your God who brought you out of bondage.

 

You shall have no other gods but me.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not make for yourself any idol.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not invoke with malice the Name of the Lord your God.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

Honor your father and your mother.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not commit murder.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not commit adultery.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not steal.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not be a false witness.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Amen. Lord have mercy.

 

Celebrant

 

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.    1 John 1:8,9

 

Celebrant

 

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

 

Silence may be kept

 

Celebrant and People

 

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.

 

Sung by choir

 

Holy God,

Holy and Mighty,

Holy Immortal One,

Have mercy upon us.

 

         

 

                                   The Holy Eucharist

 

Celebrant

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

 

Let us pray.

 

Celebrant

 

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; 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 Exodus (20:1-17) 

Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments. You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name. Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. For six days you shall labour and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it. Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

The reader concludes by saying

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Psalm 19

 

The heavens declare the glory of God,

and the firmament shows his handiwork.

One day tells its tale to another,

and one night imparts knowledge to another.

Although they have no words or language,

and their voices are not heard,

Their sound has gone out into all lands,

and their message to the ends of the world.

In the deep has he set a pavilion for the sun;

it comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber;

it rejoices like a champion to run its course.

It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens

and runs about to the end of it again;

nothing is hidden from its burning heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect

and revives the soul;

the testimony of the Lord is sure

and gives wisdom to the innocent.

The statutes of the Lord are just

and rejoice the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is clear

and gives light to the eyes.

 The fear of the Lord is clean

and endures for ever;

the judgments of the Lord are true

and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold,

more than much fine gold,

sweeter far than honey,

than honey in the comb.

By them also is your servant enlightened,

and in keeping them there is great reward.

Who can tell how often he offends?

cleanse me from my secret faults.

Above all, keep your servant from presumptuous sins;

let them not get dominion over me;

then shall I be whole and sound,

and innocent of a great offense.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my

heart be acceptable in your sight,

O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

 

A Reading from 1 Corinthians (1:18-25)

 

The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (2:13-22)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, “Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace!” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” The Jews then said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.


Please be seated

 

Sermon                                                                   The Rev. Canon Catherine Cox

 

Celebrant and People

 

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation

he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son, he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

Please remain standing

 

Leader

 

As we gather today, let us earnestly pray to God whose steadfast love embraces all generations saying, Lord, have mercy.

 

For all holy people who gather in the name of Christ.

Lord, have mercy.

For Justin the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our Presiding Bishop; Mark and Michael our Bishops; for David our Dean; Catherine our Curate; Andy our seminarian; for the Anglican Church of the Congo in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for the House of Bishops meeting this week in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Dario Perez and all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for all who are

celebrating anniversaries this week.

Lord, have mercy.

For all nations and their leaders; for Joe our President, Laura our Governor; Melissa our Mayor, and for justice, mercy, and 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 the victims of greed, violence, and slavery, and for all who are in need.

Lord, have mercy.

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

 

Blessed are you, God of power and wisdom, who gave us Christ crucified, Christ raised from the dead. Receive the prayers we offer this day for us in our weakness and for all peoples everywhere; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Celebrant

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

          And also with you.

 

Musical Offering       “ What wondrous love is this?”          arr. Sondra Tucker     

                                     Christ Cathedral Handbell Choir

 

The Holy Communion

 

 

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.

 

You bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare with joy for the

Paschal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in works of mercy, and renewed by your Word and Sacraments, they may come to the fullness of grace which you have

prepared for those who love you.

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

 

Sung by choir

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Remain standing

 

Then the Celebrant continues

 

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and, when we had fallen into sin and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the God and Father of all.

 

He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole world.

 

At the following words concerning the bread, the Celebrant is to hold it or lay a hand upon it; and at the words concerning the cup, to hold or place a hand upon the cup and any other
vessel containing wine to be consecrated.

 

On the night he was handed over to suffering and death, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.

 

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.

 

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

 

 

Celebrant and People

 

Christ has died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come again.

 

The Celebrant continues

 

We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Recalling his death, resurrection, and ascension, we offer you these gifts.

 

Sanctify them by your Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son, the holy food and drink of new and unending life in him. Sanctify us also that we may faithfully receive this holy Sacrament, and serve you in unity, constancy, and peace; and at the last day bring us with all your saints into the joy of your eternal kingdom.

 

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ. By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen.

 

The Celebrant continues

 

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Celebrant breaks the consecrated bread and a moment of silence is observed

 

Sung by choir

 

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.

 

Sung by choir

 

Anthem                            “Teach me the way, O Lord”                    William Fox

 

Teach me thy way, O Lord,

and I will walk in thy truth.

O knit my heart unto thee,

That I may fear thy name.

 

I will thank thee, O Lord my God,

With all my heart,

And will praise thy name forever more.

Amen.

    

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.

 

In Lent the Celebrant prays a solemn Prayer over the People

 

Keep this your family, Lord, with your never-failing mercy, that relying solely on the help of your heavenly grace, they may be upheld by your divine protection; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sung by choir

 

Hymn                                                                    “Creator of the earth and skies”

 

Creator of the earth and skies,

to whom the words of life belong,

grant us your truth to make us wise;

grant us your power to make us strong.

 

We have not known you: to the skies

our monuments of folly soar,

and all our self-wrought miseries

have made us trust ourselves the more.

 

We have not loved you: far and wide

the wreckage of our hatred spreads,

and evils wrought by human pride

recoil on unrepentant heads.

 

For this, our foolish confidence,

our pride of knowledge and our sin,

we come to you in penitence;

in us the work of grace begin.

 

Teach us to know and love you, Lord,

and humbly follow in your way.

Speak to our souls the quickening word,

and turn our darkness into day.

 

Celebrant

 

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Postlude                      Vater Unser im Himmelreich, IGB 23                 G. Böhm                                                                                          

            

 

 

 

            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.

 

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

 

This Sunday we will meet via zoom! Our time always goes so quickly. We are looking forward to seeing youths smiling faces at noon!

Youth are asked to have a Bible App on their phone or a few different Bibles versions handy for our gathering.

We will be wrapping up our first unit in our new curriculum this Sunday!

 

March Service Project

For our March Service Project we will be holding a donation drive for the Ashby House and the Martin Youth Center.

 

The Martin Youth Center is a youth crisis and respite center within the Central Kansas Mental Health Center. They are the last stop before a youth is hospitalized due to mental illness or a trauma. They serve youth ages 5-18.

Donations needed:

Clothes of all sizes

Bath Towels

Wash Cloths

Toiletries

Art Supplies

 

The Ashby House is a non-profit family and women’s shelter. They provide resources and support to women and families experiencing homelessness within our community.

Donations needed:

Hats

Gloves/Hand Warmers

Blankets/Sleeping Bags

Wash Cloths

Bath Towels

Toilet Paper/Paper Towels

 

Donations can be dropped off at the church from 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays.

You may also email or text Haley to schedule a drop off time. Haley can be reached via text at 785-227-7888 or haley@fpcsalina.org.

 

Morning Prayer

 

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM

by Zoom

The meeting ID for the service is:

958 7767 1042

The passcode is:  856279

This link is also available in the weekly e-news as a one click link.

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                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

(785) 827-4440

138 South 8th St.

Salina, Kansas 67401

Website: www.christcathedralsalina.org

Email: christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org

 

 

Vestry

 

Carolyn Peterson, Sr.Warden

Dale Wooten, Jr.Warden

Ginger Wooten, Clerk

Pat Beatty

Steve Hoffman

Robin Nachbar

Kay Quinn

Deb Schmid

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