The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

4th Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday 30th January 2022

Organ Music

J.S.Bach Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin BWV 616
Francis Jackson Chorale
Thomas Tomkins Voluntary

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Hymn

Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim,
and publish abroad his wonderful name;
the name all-victorious of Jesus extol;
his kingdom is glorious, and rules over all.

God ruleth on high, almighty to save;
and still he is nigh, his presence we have;
the great congregation his triumph shall sing,
ascribing salvation to Jesus our king.

Salvation to God who sits on the throne!
let all cry aloud, and honour the Son;
the praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
fall down on their faces, and worship the Lamb.

Then let us adore, and give him his right:
all glory and power, all wisdom and might,
all honour and blessing, with angels above,
and thanks never-ceasing, and infinite love.

Text: Charles Wesley 1707-88
Music: Laudate Dominum CH4 130 C.H.H.Parry 1848-1918

Invitation

Confession

Draw us in the Spirit’s tether this day, gracious God, that we might feel the warmth of your love, cleansing, forgiving, and making us whole. For we are imperfect doers of justice; we ration our acts of kindness; we rarely know humility. Transform us by your love, so that we would more fully live the life you call us into, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa brevis K259 W.A.Mozart

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Ridout)

First Lesson               1 Corinthians 13  1-13

Metrical Psalm

O Lord, my hope and confidence
is plac’d in thee alone;
then let thy servant never be
put to confusion.

And let me, in thy righteousness,
from thee deliv’rance have;
cause me escape, incline thine ear
unto me, and me save.

Be thou my dwelling-rock, to which
I ever may resort:
thou gav’st commandment me to save
for thou ‘rt my rock and fort.

Free me, my God, from wicked hands,
hands cruel and unjust:
for thou, O Lord God, art my hope,
and from my youth my trust.

Text: Scottish Psalter 1650 Psalm 71  1-5
Music: Huddersfield Martin Madan 1726-90

The Gospel    St Luke 4  21-30

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 K259 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

When to the temple Mary went

When to the temple Mary went, and brought the Holy Child,
Him did the aged Simeon see, as it had been revealed.
He took up Jesus in his arms and blessing God he said:

In peace I now depart,
my Saviour having seen,
The Hope of Israel, the Light of men.

Help now thy servants, gracious Lord, that we may ever be
as once the faithful Simeon was, rejoicing but in Thee;
and when we must from earth departure take, departure take,

may gently fall asleep,
may gently fall asleep,
may gently fall asleep and with Thee wake

Text: John Troutbeck from the German Music: Johannes Eccard 1553-1611

Prayer

Hymn

My Shepherd will supply my need,
Jehovah is his name;
in pastures fresh he makes me feed
beside the living stream.
He brings my wandering spirit back
when I forsake his ways,
and leads me, for his mercy’s sake,
in paths of truth and grace.

When I walk through the shades of death
his presence is my stay;
one word of thy supporting breath
drives all my fears away.
His hand, in sight of all my foes,
doth still my table spread;
my cup with blessings overflows,
his oil anoints my head.

The sure provisions of my God
attend me all my days;
O may thy house be my abode,
and all my work be praise!
There would I find a settled rest,
while others go and come;
no more a stranger nor a guest,
but like a child at home.

Text: Isaac Watts 1674-1748 from Psalm 23
Tune: Resignation CH4 43 American Folk melody arr. John Bell

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Fugue in D BWV 532

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod