The Second Sunday after Epiphany – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday 16th January 2022

Organ Music

Sydney Nicholson Impromptu No 2
Jean Bouvard Noël Vosgien

Introit

O sing unto the Lord

O sin g unto the Lord a new song:
for he that done marvellous things.
With his own right hand, and with his holy arm:
hath he gotten himself the victory.
The Lord declares his salvation:
his righteousness hath he openly showed in the sight of the heathen.

He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the house of Israel:
and all the ends of the world have seen the salvation of our God.
Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord all ye lands:
sing, rejoice and give thanks.

Text: Psalm 98  1-5
Music: Neol de Jongh b.1930

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Hymn

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
bow down before Him, his glory proclaim;
gold of obedience and incense of lowliness
bring, and adore Him; the Lord is his name!

Low at his feet lay thy burden of carefulness, 
high on his heart he will bear it for thee,
comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,
guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.

Fear not to enter his courts, in the slenderness
of the poor wealth thou canst reckon as thine;
truth in its beauty and love in its tenderness,
these are the offerings to lay on his shrine.

These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,
he will accept for the Name that is dear;
mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,
trust for our trembling, and hope for our fear.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
bow down before him, his glory proclaim;
gold of obedience and incense of lowliness
bring, and adore Him; the Lord is His name!

Text: John Samuel Bewley Monsell (1811-1875)
Music: Moredun CH4 201 Henry Smart (1813-1879)

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Michael Walsh b.1948

Bidding

Prayer

Collect

Holy God, through signs of grace you reveal your glory to all the world. Open our eyes to the hidden and surprising wonders you provide, that we may believe with our minds and trust in our hearts that you alone are Lord of all creation. Through Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen

First Lesson               1 Corinthians 12  1-11

The Choir sings Psalm 95

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.

The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice,

Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.

Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:

Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

Second Lesson           St John 2  1-11

Hymn

O Breath of life, come sweeping through us,
revive your church with life and power;
O Breath of life, come, cleanse, renew us,
and fit your church to meet this hour.

O Wind of God, come, bend us, break us,
till humbly we confess our need;
then in your tenderness remake us,
revive, restore, for this we plead.

O Breath of love, come, breathe within us,
renewing thought and will and heart;
come, love of Christ, afresh to win us,
revive your church in every part.

Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating
while harvest fields are vast and white?
Revive us, Lord, the world is waiting,
equip your church to spread the light.

Text: Elizabeth Ann Head 1850-1936
Music: Sunset CH4 595 George Gilbert Stocks 1877-1960

Sermon

Anthem

Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Text: Psalm 100
Music: Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847

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.

Hymn

Moved by the Gospel, let us move
with every gift and art.
The image of creative love
indwells each human heart.
The Maker calls creation good,
so let us now express
with sound and colour, stone and wood,
the shape of holiness.

Let weavers form from broken strands
a tapestry of prayer.
Let artists paint with skilful hands
their joy, lament, and care.
Then mime the story: Christ has come.
With reverence dance the word.
With flute and organ, gong and drum
God’s praise be ever heard.

O Spirit, breathe among us here;
inspire the work we do.
May hands and voices, eye and ear
attest to life made new.
In worship and in daily strife
create among us still.
Great Artist, form our common life
according to your will.

Text: Ruth C Duck b.1947
Tune: Ellacombe CH4 247 18th Cent. German melody

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Felix Mendelssohn Sonata IV in B flat (1st movement)

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten