The First Sunday after Easter – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

1st Sunday after Easter

Sunday 24th April 2022

Organ Music

Johann Gottfried Walther Concerto di Signor Taglietti
J.S.Bach Dies sind die heil‘gen zehn Gebot BWV 679

Introit

O praise God in his holiness

Music: Kenneth Gange b.1939

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
Music: Lord of the years CH4 159 Michael Baughen b.1930

Invitation

Confession

God of all mercy, give us grace to make a new start today. We know we have not loved you with our whole heart, nor have we loved our neighbour as ourselves.  As we hope to be forgiven, teach us also to forgive; and lead us forward in a new life where neither grudges nor resentment have a part; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa brevis Morley Whitehead

Declaration of forgiveness

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

First Lesson               Revelation 1  4-8

Metrical Psalm

Praise ye the Lord. God’s praise within
his sanctuary raise;
and to him in the firmament
of his pow’r give ye praise.

Because of all his mighty acts,
with praise him magnify:
O praise him, as he doth excel
in glorious majesty.

Praise him with trumpet’s sound; his praise
with psaltery advance:
With timbrel, harp, string’d instruments,
and organs, in the dance.

Praise him on cymbals loud; him praise
on cymbals sounding high.
Let each thing breathing praise the Lord.
Praise to the Lord give ye.

Text: Psalm 150  The Scottish Psalter 1929
Music: Nativity Henry Laher (1826-1912)

The Gospel    St Luke 20  19-31

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 Kenneth Leighton

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

Ubi caritas et amor

Where charity and love are, God is there. The love of Christ
has united us. Let us rejoice and be glad in him. Let us fear
and love the living God and adore him from a sincere heart.
Where charity and love are, God is there. Amen.

Text: Paulinus of Aquileia c726 – 802
Music: Maurice Duruflé 1902-1986

Prayer

Hymn

Christ is alive! Let Christians sing.
The cross stands empty to the sky.
Let streets and homes with praises ring.
Love, drowned in death, shall never die.

Christ is alive! No longer bound
to distant years in Palestine,
but saving, healing, here and now,
and touching every place and time.

In every insult, rift and war,
where colour, scorn or wealth divide,
Christ suffers still, yet loves the more,
and lives, where even hope has died.

Women and men, in age and youth,
can feel the Spirit, hear the call,
and find the way, the life, the truth,
revealed in Jesus, freed for all.

Christ is alive, and comes to bring
good news to this and every age,
till earth and sky and ocean ring
with joy, with justice, love and praise.

Text: Brian Wren b.1936
Tune: Old Clarendonian CH4 416 Olwen Wonnacott b.1930

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Max Reger Ostern

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Douglas A O Nicol