St. Giles’ Cathedral
Sunday October 18th 2020
19th Sunday after Trinity
Jean Langlais Plainte (Suite Brève)
Charles-Marie Widor Adagio (Symphonie V)
Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship
Praise the Lord! For the Lord builds up Jerusalem and gathers the outcasts of Israel
The Lord heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds
The Lord determines the number of the stars and gives to all of them their names
Great is the Lord, abundant in power; the Lord’s understanding is beyond measure
The Lord lifts up the downtrodden
The Lord casts the wicked to the ground
The Lord’s delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor is it the speed of a runner
The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him; in those who hope in his steadfast love.
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.
Declaration of Pardon
First Lesson Isaiah 35 1-10
Music for Reflection
I will worship
I will worship toward thy holy temple and praise thy name for thy loving kindness and truth. All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord, That great is the glory of the Lord. For though the Lord is high yet hath he respect unto the lowly: though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet thou shalt refresh me and thy right hand shall hold me.
Psalm 138 vv 2, 4-7
George Dyson 1883-1964
Second Lesson St Luke 10 1-9
Homily The Rev Craig Meek
We therefore pray thee, help thy servants :
whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.
Make them to be numbered with thy Saints : in glory everlasting.
O Lord, save thy people : and bless thine heritage.
Govern them : and lift them up for ever.
Day by day : we magnify thee;
And we worship thy Name : ever world without end.
Charles-Marie Widor 1844-1937
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 Song of Simeon
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :
according to thy word. For mine eyes have seen :
thy salvation; Which thou hast prepared :
before the face of all people; To be a light to lighten the Gentiles :
and to be the glory of thy people Israel. 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.
J.S.Bach Kyrie, Gott Heiliger Geist BWV 671
CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837
The service was conducted by Rev Craig Meek
Today’s Cantor is Susanne Horsburgh
The organ was played by Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music
Today’s anthem was recorded remotely by members of the Cathedral Choir this month.