The Fifth Sunday after Easter

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Prayer at 11.30am

5th Sunday after Easter

Sunday 9th May 2021

Organ Music

Harold Darke An Interlude
Maurice Duruflé Méditation

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 98

O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things. His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory.
The Lord has made known his victory; he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it.
Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy
at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.




God, you created us in your image, with gifts and needs. For the times we have failed to recognise our own limitations and abilities, forgive us, O Lord. For the times we see people through the lens of a label and not for who they truly are, forgive us, O Lord. Hear our prayer, O Lord.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson 1 John 5 1-6

Music for Reflection

Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel,
This day let it be known that Thou art God,
And that I am Thy servant!
Lord God of Abraham!
Oh shew to all this people
That I have done these things according to Thy word.
Oh hear me, Lord, and answer me!
Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel,
Oh hear me and answer me,
And shew this people that Thou art Lord God.
And let their hearts again be turned!

Text: Julius Schubring Tr. William Bartholomew
Music: Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847

Second Lesson St John 15 9-17

Homily The Rev Calum I McLeod


A New Song

O sing unto the Lord a new song,
sing unto the Lord all the whole earth.
Sing unto the Lord and praise his Name,
be telling of his salvation from day to day.
For he cometh to judge the earth,
and with righteousness to judge the world
and the people with his truth.

Psalm 96 vv 1,2, 13
James MacMillan b.1959

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 Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel:
for he hath visited, and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us:
in the house of his servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets:
which have been since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies:
and from the hands of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers:
and to remember his holy covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham:
that he would give us,
That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies:
might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him:
all the days of our life.
And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest:
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people:
for the remission of their sins;
Through the tender mercy of our God:
whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness,
and in the shadow of death:
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
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.

Tone iii.2

The Benediction

Organ Music

Max Reger Dankpsalm

CL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by Rev Calum I McLeod
The cantor was Zorbey Turkalp
The organ was played by Jordan English, Assistant Organist

Today’s anthem was recorded by the Choir of St Giles’ Cathedral in 2008, Peter Backhouse, Assistant Organist, Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music.