The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

15th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 12th September 2021

Organ Music

J.S.Bach Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot BWV 678 J.S.Bach An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Hymn

Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,
sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided,
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.

Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,
speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us,
Lord of the word, receive your people’s praise.

Lord, for our land, in this our generation,
spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care;
for young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.

Lord, for our world; when we disown and doubt him,
loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain;
hungry and helpless, lost indeed without him,
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.

Lord, for ourselves; in living power remake us, 
self on the cross and Christ upon the throne;
past put behind us, for the future take us,
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.

Text: Timothy Dudley Smith b.1926
Tune: Lord of the years CH4 159 Michael Baughen b.1930

Invitation

Confession

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and one another, in thought, word and deed. Of your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa brevis Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone i.viii)

First Lesson               James 2  12-17

Metrical Psalm

God’s law is perfect, and converts
the soul in sin that lies;
God’s testimony is most sure,
and makes the simple wise.

The statutes of the Lord are right,
and do rejoice the heart:
The Lord’s command is pure, and doth
light to the eyes impart.

Unspotted is the fear of God,
and doth endure for ever:
The judgments of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether.

They more than gold, yea, much fine gold,
to be desirèd are:
Than honey, honey from the comb
that droppeth, sweeter far.

The words which from my mouth proceed,
the thoughts sent from my heart,
accept, O Lord, for thou my strength
and my Redeemer art.

Text: Scottish Psalter 1650 Psalm 19  7-10,14
Music: Caithness CH4 50 Melody from Scottish Psalter 1635

The Gospel    St Mark 8  27-35

The Sermon

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.

The Intercessions

Gloria in Excelsis sung by the choir

Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, goodwill towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.  Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.  Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Missa brevis Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Thanksgiving

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 our thanks and praise

Prayer

Sanctus

Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God of Hosts,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Glory be to you, O Lord Most High.

Blessed is he that comes in the Name of the Lord:
Hosanna in the highest.

Prayer

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.

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world,
Grant us your peace.

Holy Communion

During Communion the Choir sings

O sacrum convivium

O sacred feast, at which Christ is the meat:
The memory of his passion is recalled:
The mind is filled with grace:
And a pledge of future glory is given to us.

Music: Thomas Tallis (c1505-1585)

Prayer

Hymn

Take up your cross’, the Saviour said,
‘if you would my disciple be;
take up your cross with willing heart
and humbly follow after me.’

Take up your cross-let not its weight
fill your weak soul with vain alarm;
his strength shall bear your spirit up,
and brace your heart, and nerve your arm.

Take up your cross, nor heed the shame
and let your foolish pride be still:
the Lord refused not even to die
upon a cross, on Calvary’s hill.

Take up your cross, then, in his strength
and calmly every danger brave;
it guides you to a better home,
and leads to victory o’er the grave.

Take up your cross and follow Christ,
nor think till death to lay it down;
for only those who bear the cross
may hope to wear the glorious crown.

Text: Charles William Everest 1814-1877
Tune: Breslau CH4 402 (i) German Traditional Melody in form used by Mendelssohn (1836)

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Prelude in C minor BWV 546

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod