St. Giles’ Cathedral
Sunday September 20th 2020
15th Sunday after Trinity
George Dyson Variations on Love of the Father
Pierre Villette Élévation
Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship
I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendour of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed, and I will declare your greatness.
They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.
Unison Prayer of Confession
Eternal God, in whom we live and move and have our being,
whose face is hidden from us by our sins, and whose mercy we forget; cleanse us from all our offenses, that with reverent and humble hearts
we may draw near to you, confessing our faults, confiding in your grace,
and finding in you our refuge and strength; through Jesus Christ your son. Amen.
Declaration of Pardon
First Lesson Philippians 1: 21-30
Music for reflection
Ave verum corpus
Hail, real body, born of the Virgin Mary,
who truly suffered, sacrificed on the cross for man,
whose pierced side flowed with real blood;
be unto us the foretaste in the trial of death.
O merciful, O holy, O sweet Jesu, son of Mary.
Louis Vierne 1870-1937
Second Lesson Matthew 20: 1-16
My soul, there is a country
My soul, there is a country
Far beyond the stars,
Where stands a winged sentry
All skilful in the wars:
There, above noise and danger
Sweet Peace sits crowned with smiles
And One, born in a manger
Commands the beauteous files.
He is thy gracious friend
And, O my soul, awake!
Did in pure love descend
To die here for thy sake.
If thou canst get but thither,
There grows the flow’r of Peace,
The Rose that cannot wither,
Thy fortress and thy ease.
Leave then thy foolish ranges,
For none can thee secure
But One who never changes,
Thy God, thy life, thy cure.
Charles Hubert H Parry
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.
Georgi Mushel Toccata
CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837
The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod
The cantor was Marjory Lobban
The organ was played by Jordan English, Assistant Organist
The anthem was recorded by the Cathedral Choir in 2010.