Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 22, 2021 bulletin

 

Thirteenth Sunday after

Pentecost

 

 

August 22, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

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

                                     The Holy Eucharist

 

Prelude                              Toccata Quinta from Apparatus musico-organisticus                                                                                                                       G. Muffat

All stand and sing

 

Hymn 408                                               “Sing praise to God who reigns above”               

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.

 

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; 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 Joshua (24:1-2a,14-18)

Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: “Now therefore revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight. He protected us along all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed; and the Lord drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God.”

The reader concludes by saying

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All say

 

Psalm (34:15-22)

 

The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous,

and his ears are open to their cry.

The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,

to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.

The righteous cry, and the Lord hears them

and delivers them from all their troubles.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted

and will save those whose spirits are crushed.

Many are the troubles of the righteous,

but the Lord will deliver him out of them all.

He will keep safe all his bones;

not one of them shall be broken.

Evil shall slay the wicked,

and those who hate the righteous will be punished.

The Lord ransoms the life of his servants,

and none will be punished who trust in him.

 

A Reading from Ephesians (6:10-20)

 

Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak.

 

The reader concludes by saying

 

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

All stand

 

Hymn 617                                               “Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round” 

                                                                                                

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John (6:56-69)

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

 

Jesus said, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum. When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, “For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.” Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”

 

The Reader 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 proclaim the gospel of faith, let us pray in the Spirit for the desperate needs of all peoples saying, Lord, hear our prayer.

 

For this holy gathering and for the people of God in every place, and for all who seek the Lord.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For Justin the Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael our Presiding Bishop; Mark and Michael our Bishops; for David our Dean; Catherine our Curate; Andy our Deacon; for The Anglican Church of South America in our Anglican cycle of prayer; for

Ascension-on-the-Prairie, Colby and The Rev. Don Martin in our Diocesan cycle of prayer; for Don Heller, Beverly Hower and all who are celebrating birthdays this week; for all who are celebrating anniversaries this week.

Lord, hear our prayer.

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.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For this city of Salina, and those who live in it; and for ourselves, our families, companions, and all those we love.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For students and teachers, and all those returning to their studies.

Lord, hear our prayer

For abundant fruits of the earth, and for safety from violent storms.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For the sick and the suffering, travelers and those on vacation, prisoners, captives, and their families, and all those in danger and need.

Lord, hear our prayer.

For those who rest in Christ and for all the dead.

Lord, hear our prayer.

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 Israel, whose words are spirit and life. Hear the prayers we offer this day and feed us with the bread of heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.

 

Please stand

 

Celebrant

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

          And also with you.

 

Musical Offering            Fuga con moto from Sonata No. 5 in D minor, Op. 118   

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Following the musical offering, all stand and sing the Doxology 

   

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

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

                                                      

                               The Holy Communion

 

The people stand as the Celebrant faces them and says

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give him thanks and praise.

 

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 on the first day of the week overcame death and the grave, and by his glorious resurrection opened to us the way of everlasting life.

 

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

 

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.

 

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. Wine during communion can be received from the common cup or in a small individual cup. There will be no intinction until further notice.

 

All Sing

 

Hymn 307                                                “Lord enthroned in heavenly splendor”

 

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

 

All sing

 

Hymn 561                                                              “Stand up, stand up, for Jesus”

 

Celebrant

 

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Postlude                    Toccata from Organ Concerto No. 2 (Charier Polyphonic)

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              Upcoming Events & Announcements

 

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.

 

                                    Coffee Hour

 

There will be a coffee hour today after mass in the Parish Hall.

 

Save the Date

                               Sunday, August 29

 

Immediately following Mass there will be a Kansas farewell picnic luncheon in the Parish Hall to thank Fr. David and Lisa for their time at Christ Cathedral and to wish them well on their new journey.

 

 

D.O.K. Food Drive

 

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

Ashby House. For the month of August, they are

accepting donations of boxed meals (mac & cheese, hamburger helper etc.). 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.

 

 

 

 

Those serving today

 

Acolyte: Jennifer Higgins

Chalice Bearer: Pam Smith

Readers: Steve Hoffman & Denise DuBois

Intercessor: Melinda Ryberg

Ushers: Sam Piper & Deb Schmid

Coffee Hour Host: Gene & Carolyn Peterson

Offering Counters: Deb Schmid & Pat Beatty

Altar Guild: Nancy Chandler, Lynn Grabner, Sue Hoffman, Rozann

Rodenberg

 

Those serving next Sunday, August 29

 

Acolyte: Michael Kephart

Chalice Bearer: Arthur Jones

Readers: Sandy Houltberg, Linda Favre

Intercessor: Marie Lagerstrom

Ushers: Linda Favre & Jennifer Higgins

Coffee Hour Host: Farwell Reception- Kathleen Crouch, Karma DeForest, Sandy Houltberg, Carolyn Peterson, Pam Smith, Deb Wagner, Ginger Wooten

Offering Counters: John Wood & Robin Nachbar

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             Christ Cathedral Clergy and Staff

 

The Right Rev. Mark Cowell, Bishop of Western Kansas

The Very Rev. David B. Hodges, Dean

The Rev. Canon Catherine Cox, Curate

The Rev. Andy Houltberg, Deacon

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 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 stephenhoffman@yahoo.com 785-502-0099

Robin Nachbar renachbar@att.net  785-823-0753

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

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

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