The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

19th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 10th October 2021

Organ Music

Herbert Howels Two slow airs
Bernard Rose Chimes

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship


You are before me, God, you are behind,
and over me you have spread out your hand;
such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too high to grasp, too great to understand.

Then from your Spirit where, God, shall I go,
and from your presence where, God, shall I flee?
If I ascend to heaven you are there,
and still are with me, if in hell I lie.

If I should take my flight into the dawn,
if I should dwell on ocean’s farthest shore,
your mighty hand will rest upon me still,
and your right hand will guard me evermore.

If I should say ‘Let darkness cover me,
and I shall hide within the veil of night’,
surely the darkness is not dark to you,
the night is as the day, the darkness light.

Search me, O God, search me and know my heart,
try me, O God, my mind and spirit try;
keep me from any path that gives you pain,
and lead me in the everlasting way.

Text: Ian Pitt-Watson 1923-1995 From Psalm 139
Music: Sursum Corda CH4 96 Alfred Morton Smith 1879-1971



Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and one another, in thought, word and deed. Of your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa brevis Grayston Ives

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone vi)

First Lesson               Amos 5  6-7, 10-15

Metrical Psalm

Turn yet again to us, O Lord
how long thus shall it be?
Let it repent thee now for those
that servants are to thee.

O with thy tender mercies, Lord,
us early satisfy;
so we rejoice shall all our days,
and still be glad in thee.

According as the days have been,
wherein we grief have had,
and years wherein we ill have seen,
so do thou make us glad.

O let thy work and pow’r appear
thy servants’ face before;
and shew unto their children dear
thy glory evermore:

And let the beauty of the Lord
our God be us upon:
our handy-works establish thou,
establish them each one.

Text: Psalm 90  13-17
Music: Coleshill Melody from Barton’s The Psalms of David in Metre

The Gospel    St Mark 10  17-31

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 Grayston Ives


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



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.


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: Olivier Messiaen 1908-1992



Spirit of Jesus, if I love my neighbour
out of my knowledge, leisure, power or wealth,
help me to understand the shame and anger:
of helplessness that hates my power to help.

And if, when I have answered need with kindness,
my neighbour rises, wakened from despair,
keep me from flinching when the cry for justice
requires of me the changes that I fear.

If I am hugging safety or possessions,
uncurl my spirit, as your love prevails,
to join my neighbours, work for liberation,
and find my freedom at the mark of nails.

Text: Brian Wren b.1936
Tune: Intercessor CH4 375 C.H.H.Parry (1848-1918)


Organ Voluntary

Herbert Howells Epilogue

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod