Thursday, May 14 Noonday Prayer and Meditation bulletin

Noonday Prayer and Meditation

May 14, 2020

Welcome to Christ Cathedral

“We meet people where they are, serve ALL, and live together in Christ’s love.”
An Order of Service
for Noonday

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.
Officiant and People
Glory to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.
All say

Alleluia.
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us;
therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil,
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.
Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;
death no longer has dominion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all;
but the life he lives, he lives to God. So also consider yourselves dead to sin,
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.
Christ has been raised from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by a man came death,
by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die,
so in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.

The following Psalm is said

Psalm 70

Be pleased, O God, to deliver me;
O Lord, make haste to help me.
Let those who seek my life be ashamed
and altogether dismayed;
let those who take pleasure in my misfortune
draw back and be disgraced.
Let those who say to me “Aha!” and gloat over me turn back,
because they are ashamed.
Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;
let those who love your salvation say for ever,
“Great is the Lord!”
But as for me, I am poor and needy;
come to me speedily, O God.
You are my helper and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not tarry.

At the end of the Psalm is said

Glory to the holy and undivided Trinity, one God: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

A Reading from Matthew (6:25-34)
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

People Thanks be to God.
Meditation
The Officiant then begins the Prayers
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Officiant and People
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.

Officiant

Lord, hear our prayer;

People And let our cry come to you.
Officiant Let us pray.
Officiant
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Officiant
Let us pray to the Lord, who is our refuge and stronghold.

For all who are sick.
For all who are suffering.
Lord, graciously hear us.

For those who are lonely,
For families that are separated.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For those who are suffering financial hardships.
For those who face an uncertain future.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For those who are disproportionally suffering because of societal structures
and unjust policies
For those who are overwhelmed by anxiety and stress.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For public officials, business leaders and educators.
For innovators and inventors who provide new solutions.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For peace and renewed friendships among neighbors.
For solidarity and unity among all peoples.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For patience and perseverance.
For calm in the midst of fear.
Lord, graciously hear us.
For generosity of spirit.
For hope in times of despair
Lord, graciously hear us.
For those who are dying.
For all who have lost their lives.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Gracious and loving God, you are our comforter and hope.
Hear our prayers as we come before you.
Strengthen us in this time of need.
Inspire us to acts of solidarity and generosity and give
us a hope of a brighter future. Amen.
(Joseph P. Shadie)

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia.
People Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Officiant May the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
People Amen.

STAYING CONNECTED

While we cannot gather in person for now, there are many ways to stay in touch with Christ Cathedral and with each other.
● You can participate in Sunday worship on our YouTube Channel (Christ Cathedral Salina).
● A weekly series on personal prayer (#ChristCathedralPrays) is available on our Facebook page.
● Our Friday Enews is a great way to keep up on things in our community. If you are not receiving the online newsletter, please call the Church Office (785-827-4440) or email christcathedral@christcathedralsalina.org
● You can make a gift or pledge payment to Christ Cathedral at https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/1304834

And as always if you have any concerns, questions or pastoral care needs please call the church office 785-827-4440, email christcathedral@christcathedral.org or contact Fr. David or Mo. Shay directly.

Christ Cathedral Clergy and Staff

The Right Rev. Mark Cowell, Bishop of Western Kansas
The Very Rev. David B. Hodges, Dean
The Rev. Canon Shay Craig, Curate
The Very Rev. Robert N. Smith, Assisting Priest
Canon Royce Young, Canon Precentor and Organist
Mr. Matthew Schwan, Choir Director
Ms. Lindsey Decker, Financial Administrator
Ms. Crissy Cook, Office Administrator
Mr. Don Grunden, Facilities Manager

Vestry

John Wood- Sr. Warden
Carolyn Peterson- Jr. Warden
Ginger Wooten- Clerk
Matt Carver
Boo Hodges, MD
Steve Hoffman
Andy Houltberg
Robin Nachbar
Deb Schmid

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