Noonday Prayer and Meditation
July 21, 2020
Welcome to Christ Cathedral
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An Order of Service
My brothers and sisters,
our help is in the name of the eternal God,
who is making the heavens and the earth.
flow through our being and open our lips,
that our mouths may proclaim your praise.
Officiant and People
Let us worship the God of love.
The following Psalm is said
We give you thanks. O God, we give you thanks,
calling upon your Name and declaring all your wonderful deeds.
“I will appoint a time,” says God;
“I will judge with equity;
Though the earth and all its inhabitants are quaking,
I will make its pillars fast.
I will say to the boasters, ‘Boast no more,’
and to the wicked, ‘Do not toss your horns;
Do not toss your horns so high,
nor speak with a proud neck.’”
For judgment is neither from the east nor from the west,
nor yet from the wilderness or the mountains.
It is God who judges;
he puts down one and lifts up another.
For in the Lord’s hand there is a cup,
full of spiced and foaming wine, which he pours out,
and all the wicked of the earth shall drink and drain the dregs.
But I will rejoice for ever;
I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.
He shall break off all the horns of the wicked;
but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
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 Galatians (4:21-5:1)
Tell me, you who desire to be subject to the law, will you not listen to the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and the other by a free woman. One, the child of the slave, was born according to the flesh; the other, the child of the free woman, was born through the promise. Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One woman, in fact, is Hagar, from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the other woman corresponds to the Jerusalem above; she is free, and she is our mother. For it is written,
“Rejoice, you childless one, you who bear no children,
burst into song and shout, you who endure no birth pangs;
for the children of the desolate woman are more numerous
than the children of the one who is married.”
Now you, my friends, are children of the promise, like Isaac. But just as at that time the child who was born according to the flesh persecuted the child who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also. But what does the scripture say? “Drive out the slave and her child; for the child of the slave will not share the inheritance with the child of the free woman.” So then, friends, we are children, not of the slave but of the free woman. For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
People Thanks be to God.
The Officiant then begins the Prayers
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
O God of many names,
lover of all peoples;
we pray for peace
in our hearts and homes,
in our nations and our world;
the peace of your will,
the peace of our need.
Dear Christ, our friend and our guide,
pioneer through the shadow of death,
passing through darkness to make it light,
be our companion that we may fear no evil,
and bring us to life and to glory.
O God of peace and justice,
of holiness and love;
knit us together in mind and flesh,
in feeling and in spirit,
and make us one,
ready for that great day;
the fulfilment of all our hopes,
and the glory of Jesus Christ.
Keep us in the spirit of joy and simplicity and mercy.
Bless us and those you have entrusted to us,
in and through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Almighty Savior, who at noonday called your servant Saint Paul to be an apostle to the Gentiles: We pray you to illumine the world with the radiance of your glory, that all nations may come and worship you; for you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you inharmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, remember us in your kingdom and teach us to pray
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.
The divine Spirit dwells in us.
People Thanks be to God.
Officiant May the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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Christ Cathedral Clergy and Staff
The Right Rev. Mark Cowell, Bishop of Western Kansas
The Very Rev. David B. Hodges, Dean
The Very Rev. Robert N. Smith, Assisting Priest
Mr. Hentus van Rooyen, DMA, Music Director and Organist
Mr. Matthew Schwan, Choir Director
Ms. Lindsey Decker, Financial Administrator
Ms. Crissy Cook, Office Administrator
Mr. Don Grunden, Facilities Manager
John Wood- Sr. Warden
Carolyn Peterson- Jr. Warden
Ginger Wooten- Clerk
Boo Hodges, MD