Third Sunday of Advent, December 12, 2021 bulletin

 

 

 

 

 

Third Sunday of Advent

 

 

December 12, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

 

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

 

 

 

 

   The Holy Eucharist

 

Prelude                    Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659              J.S. Bach                   

               

     Lighting of the Advent Wreath 

   

A bell bids all to stand

The choir sings in procession

 

Introit:  Gaudéte in Dómino

 

          Rejoice ye in the Lord, and again I say rejoice ye; let your moderation be known unto all men, the Lord is at hand: be careful for nothing, nor troubled; but in all things, by prayer and supplication, with thanks-giving; let your requests be made known unto God. Ps. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.

 

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.

 

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Please be seated

 

A Reading from Zephaniah (3:14-20)

 

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 reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Canticle 9

The First Song of Isaiah  

 

Surely, it is God who saves me;

I will trust in him and not be afraid.

For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense,

and he will be my Savior.

Therefore you shall draw water with rejoicing

from the springs of salvation.

And on that day you shall say,

Give thanks to the Lord and call upon his Name;

Make his deeds known among the peoples;

see that they remember that his Name is exalted.

Sing the praises of the Lord, for he has done great things,

and this is known in all the world.

Cry aloud, inhabitants of Zion, ring out your joy,

for the great one in the midst of you is the Holy One of Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

 

A Reading from Philippians (4:4-7)

 

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All stand and sing

 

Hymn 70                                            “Herald, sound the note of judgement”

 

 

                                                                                                

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke (3:7-18)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

 

And the crowds asked him, “What then should we do?” In reply he said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.” Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, “Teacher, what should we do?” He said to them, “Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you.” Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what should we do?” He said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages.”

 

As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

 

So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people.

 

The reader pauses and then concludes by saying

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.

 

Sermon                                                                      The Rev. Andy Houltberg                                                                                                                      

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

 

As we wait for Christ to come in victory, let us make our requests known to God who saves the lame and gathers the outcast saying, Come, O Lord, and save us.

 

For the peace of the world, and for our unity in Christ.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

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 Anglican Church of Canada in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for St. Cornelius, Dodge City; The Rev. J. J. Bernal in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Marian Page, Austin Nachbar, John Wood, Fr. Bobby and all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for all who are

celebrating anniversaries this week.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

For all the peoples of the earth and for their leaders; for Joe our President, Laura our Governor; Melissa our Mayor, and for justice, mercy, and peace.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

For this city of Salina, and those who live in it; and for ourselves, our families,

companions, and all those we love.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

For the church throughout the world and the faithful in every place.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

For justice, peace, and freedom among peoples of the earth.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

For travelers, for the sick and the suffering, for the hungry and the oppressed, and for those in prison.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

For the dying and the dead.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

For our deliverance from all affliction, strife, and need.

Come, O Lord, and save us.

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

 

O King of all the nations, only joy of every heart, keystone of the mighty arch who makes us one, come and save the creature you fashioned from clay. Glory to you for ever. Amen.

 

Please remain standing

 

Celebrant

 

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

 

Silence

 

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

 

Celebrant

 

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.

 

Celebrant

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

          And also with you.

 

Anthem                                         Great Creator                         Karen Marrolli

 

Great Creator, ever speaking, teach us you are weaving, still, painting heaven in its newness, sculpting earth with finest skill. What has come before will vanish as the night fades into morn, bringing daylight into darkness: heav’n and earth will be reborn.

 

Great Creator, ever list’ning to our prayers and to our plight, write in us your new creation, when our weeping turns to sight. Let us see the daylight dawning, when the wolf lies with the lamb, when all people join their voices, singing of the Great I AM.

 

Jerusalem, our happy home, when shall we come to thee? When shall out sorrows have an end? When shall your joys we see? Great Creator, ever moving, over wind and over wave, let out restless hearts find comfort in the call to love and save.

 

Great Creator, as we wait here for the glorious rebirth, use our hearts and hands in service; sculpt your kingdom here on earth.

 

Based on Isiah 65: 17-25

 

Following the anthem, all stand and sing the Doxology 

   

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise him all creatures here below.

Praise him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

                                                     

                      

                              The Holy Communion

 

The people stand as the Celebrant faces them and says

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.

 

Then, facing the Holy Table, the Celebrant proceeds

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

 

Because you sent your beloved Son to redeem us from sin and death, and to make us heirs in him of everlasting life; that when he shall come again in power and great triumph to judge the world, we may without shame or fear rejoice to behold his appearing.

 

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 in 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 forever.  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 64                                                               “O heavenly Word, eternal Light

                                                                                     

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 he whose second Coming in power and great glory we await, make you

steadfast in faith, joyful in hope, and constant in love. Amen.

 

All sing

 

Hymn 59                                                    “Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding”

 

Celebrant

 

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Postlude                                   Prepare the way, O Zion                 Walter L. Pelz                               

 

 

 

 

 

              Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

Coffee Hour

 

Coffee hour will be immediately following Mass today.

 

Calendar of Advent Events at the Cathedral

 

Monday- Friday November 29- December 23, Morning Prayer 8:00 AM

Saturday, December 11, Third Saturday of Advent Mass 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 12, Third Sunday of Advent Mass 10:00 AM

Sunday, December 12, a Service of Light and Dark 5:30 PM

Thursday, December 16, Organ Recital by Hentus van Rooyen at 5:30PM,

followed by Compline at 6:15PM

Saturday, December 18, Fourth Saturday of Advent Mass 5:00 PM

Sunday, December 19, Fourth Sunday of Advent Mass 10:00 AM

Sunday, December 19, Taize Service 5:30 PM

Tuesday, December 21, Caroling outside 7:00 PM

Friday, December 24, Christmas Eve Mass 5:30 PM and Caroling beginning at                                  10:00 PM, Mass 10:30 PM

Saturday, December 25, Merry Christmas (No Mass)

Sunday, December 26, Christmas Sunday Mass 10:00 AM

 

 

 

Ministry Opportunities

 

Multimedia Specialist. We are actively recruiting for the role of Cathedral

Multimedia Specialist. This person will ensure the effective live streaming of our Sunday Eucharist and coordinate and maintain the Cathedral internet site and social media platforms. This is a compensated role and is anticipated to require

approximately 10 hours of commitment per week.  Aside from Sunday live

streaming, this role can be done remotely. If you are interested in learning more, please talk to Fr. Bobby.

 

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 Grunden and Sandy

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

 

Noon Bible Study

 

The Thursday Noon Bible Study will be studying the upcoming Sunday Readings. Go to http://www.lectionarypage.net/ for the 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.

 

Tell Your Story

 

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

contact Steve at 785-502-0099 or

stephenmhoffman@yahoo.com

 

 

D.O.K. Food Drive

 

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

Ashby House. For the month of November, they are

accepting donations of soups and stuffing. Donations can be dropped off at the box located in the breezeway of the Cathedral office building. For more information please contact Sandra Skytte at 785-201-8012 or soso_kool@yahoo.com

 

Saturday Mass

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

Fr. Basil Price will preside

 

 

 

Those serving today

Acolyte: Carolyn Peterson

Chalice Bearer: Arthur Jones

Readers: Melissa Larson, Karma DeForest

Intercessor: Linda Favre

Ushers: Max & Karma DeForest

Coffee Hour: DeMay & Joann Grunden

Offering Counters: Carolyn Peterson & Ginger Wooten

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

 

 

Those serving next Sunday, December 19

 

Acolyte: Michael Kephart

Chalice Bearer: Jennifer Higgins

Readers: Arthur Jones and Ginger Wooten

Intercessor: Pam Smith

Ushers: DeMay and Joann Grunden

Coffee Hour: Gene and Carolyn Peterson

Offering Counters: Steve Hoffman and Kay Quinn

Altar Guild: Ann Pearson, Suzie Kastner, Mary Nell Beatty, Marcy Roth, Sandy Houltberg, Nancy Chandler, Lynn Grabner, Sue Hoffman, Rozann Rodenberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christ Cathedral Clergy and Staff

 

The Right Rev. Mark Cowell, Bishop of Western Kansas

The Rev. Bobby Smith, Provost

The Rev. Canon Catherine Cox, Curate

The Rev. 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

Steve Hoffman stephenmhoffman@yahoo.com 785-502-0099

Robin Nachbar renachbar@att.net  785-822-8476

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

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

 

 

 

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