St. Giles’ Cathedral
Sunday August 23rd 2020
11th Sunday after Trinity
Georg Böhm Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten
Hans Leo Hassler Vater unser im Himmelreich
Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship
Psalm 121 (responsively)
We lift our eyes up to the hills – From where does our help come?
Our help comes from the Lord, the One who made heaven and earth.
The Lord will not let our feet be moved; the one who keeps us will not slumber.
The Lord who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is our keeper; the Lord is our shade at our right hand.
The sun shall not strike us by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep us from all evil; the Lord will keep our lives.
The Lord will keep our going out and our coming in from this time on and forevermore.
Prayer of Confession
Almighty and Merciful God, you made us in your image, with a mind to know you, a heart to love you, and a will to serve you. But our knowledge is imperfect, our love inconstant, and our obedience inconsistent. For the sake of Jesus Christ, your only Son, our Saviour, have mercy on us, we pray.
Declaration of Pardon
First Lesson Isaiah 51 1-6
Music for reflection
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Sion, then were we like to those that dream.
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongues with joy.
Then said they among the heathen, the Lord hath done great things for them.
Yes, the Lord hath done great things for us already, whereof we rejoice.
Tun again our captivity, O Lord, as the rivers in the south.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed,
shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.
Text: Psalm 126
Music: Charles Villiers Stanford 1852-1924
Lesson St Matthew 16 13-20
This place was made by God,
a priceless sacrament;
it is without reproach.
Text: Gradual for the dedication of a church
Music: Anton Bruckner 1824-1896
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 Song of Simeon
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :
according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen :
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.
Franz Tunder Praeludium in G
CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837
The service was conducted by Rev Craig Meek
The cantor was Clare Brady
The organ was played by Jordan English, Assistant Organist
The anthem was recorded by members of the Cathedral Choir remotely in lockdown, in collaboration with members of the Münchner Mottetenchor, July 2020.