St. Giles’ Cathedral
Sunday November 8th 2020
Jean Langlais Cantabile (Suite Brève)
Edward Elgar Nimrod
Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship
Psalm 78 1-8
Give ear, O my people, to my teaching;
incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
things that we have heard and known,
that our ancestors have told us.
We will not hide them from their children;
we will tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.
He established a decree in Jacob,
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our ancestors
to teach to their children;
that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and rise up and tell them to their children,
so that they should set their hope in God,
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments;
and that they should not be like their ancestors,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation whose heart was not steadfast,
whose spirit was not faithful to God.
Merciful and faithful God, your purpose is to hold both heaven and earth in a single peace. With sorrow we confess that in our hearts we keep alive the passions and pride that lead to hatred and to war. We are not worthy of your love, nor of the sacrifice made by others on our behalf. Lord have mercy upon us and grant us your forgiveness.
Declaration of Pardon
An Act of Remembrance
Music for Reflection
For the fallen
They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old, Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.
Laurence Binyon 1869-1943
Douglas Guest 1916-1996
The Lesson St Matthew 25 1-13
Homily The Right Rev Dr Martin Fair
The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God, and the torment of
malice shall not touch them:
They seem in the eyes of the foolish to be dead, but they are at peace.
Wisdom 3 1-3
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried:
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
The Holy Catholic Church;
The Communion of Saints;
The Forgiveness of sins;
The Resurrection of the body,
And the Life everlasting.
Prayers of Intercession
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in 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, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.
The Song of Simeon
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :
according to thy word. For mine eyes have seen :
thy salvation; Which thou hast prepared :
before the face of all people; To be a light to lighten the Gentiles :
and to be the glory of thy people Israel. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
world without end. Amen.
J.S.Bach Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir BWV 686
CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837
The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod
Today’s Cantor is Clare Brady.
Today’s anthem was recorded by members of the Cathedral Choir remotely in October 2020.
The organ was played by Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music