The Fifth Sunday after Easter – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11.00am

5th Sunday after Easter

Sunday 22nd May 2022

Organ Music

J.S.Bach Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV 737
J.S.Bach Wir glauben all an einen Gott BWV 1098
Frank Bridge Andante moderato in C minor

Introit

O taste and see

O taste and see how gracious the Lord is:
blest is the man that trusteth in him.

Text: Text: Psalm 34  8
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958

Hymn

Send out the gospel! Let it sound
northward and southward, east and west;
tell all the world Christ died and lives-
he gives us pardon, life and rest.

Send out the gospel, mighty Lord!
Out of this chaos bring to birth
your own creation’s promised hope:
the coming days of heaven on earth.

Send out your gospel, gracious Lord!
Yours was the blood for sinners shed;
your voice still pleads in human hearts-
let all the world to you be led.

Send out your gospel, holy Lord!
Kindle in us love’s sacred flame;
love giving all with heart and mind,
for Jesus’ sake, in Jesus’ name.

Send out the gospel! Make it known!
Christians, obey your master’s call;
sing out his praise! he comes to reign,
the King of Kings and Lord of all.

Text: Henry E Fox 1841-1926
Music: Old Clarendonian CH4 681 Olwen Wonnacott b.1930

Invitation

Confession

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved one another as you command. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Spatzenmesse W.A.Mozart

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone ii)

First Lesson               Acts 16  9-15

Metrical Psalm

Lord, unto us be merciful,
do thou us also bless;
And graciously cause shine on us
the brightness of thy face:

That so thy way upon the earth
to all men may be known;
Also among the nations all
thy saving health be shewn.

O let the people praise thee, Lord;
let people all thee praise.
O let the nations be glad,
and sing for joy always:

For rightly thou shalt people judge,
and nations rule on earth.
Let people praise thee, Lord; let all
the folk praise thee with mirth.

Text: Psalm 67 (2)  1-5 The Scottish Psalter 1929
Music: Caithness Melody from Scottish Psalter 1635

The Gospel    St John 14  23-29

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.

Spatzenmesse W.A.Mozart

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

I come with joy, a child of God,
forgiven, loved and free,
the life of Jesus to recall,
in love laid down for me.

I come with Christians far and near
to find, as all are fed,
the new community of love
in Christ’s communion bread.

As Christ breaks bread, and bids us share,
each proud division ends.
The love that made us, makes us one,
and strangers now are friends.

The Spirit of the risen Christ,
unseen, but ever near,
is in such friendship better known,
alive among us here.

Together met, together bound
by all that God has done,
we’ll go with joy, to give the world
the love that makes us one.

Text: Brian Wren b.1936
Music: St Botolph CH4 1 Gordon Slater 1896-1979

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Louis Vierne Toccata in B flat minor

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod