The Second Sunday after Epiphany – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday 16th January 2022

Organ Music

J.S.Bach Das alte Jahr vergangen ist BWV 614
Louis-Claude Daquin Noël sur les Flûtes

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Hymn

Christ is our light! the bright and morning star
covering with radiance all from near and far.
Christ be our light, shine on, shine on we pray
into our hearts, into our world today.

Christ is our love! baptized that we may know
the love of God among us, swooping low.
Christ be our love, bring us to turn our face
and see in you the light of heaven’s embrace. 

Christ is our joy! transforming wedding guest!
Through water turned to wine the feast was blessed.
Christ be our joy; your glory let us see,
as your disciples did in Galilee.

Text: Leith Fisher 1941-2009
Music: Godmanchester Peter Moger b.1964

Invitation

Confession

Eternal God, our Creator and Redeemer, 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 in D K194 W.A.Mozart

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Ridout)

First Lesson 1 Corinthians 12 1-11

Metrical Psalm

Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heavens;
thy truth doth reach the clouds:
thy justice is like mountains great;
thy judgements deep as floods:

Lord, all creation thou dost keep.
How precious is thy grace!
Therefore in shadow of thy wings
we all our trust shall place.

We with the bounty of thy house
shall be well satisfied;
from rivers of thy pleasures thou
wilt drink to us provide.

Because of life the fountain pure
remains alone with thee;
and in that purest light of thine
we clearly light shall see.

Text: Scottish Psalter 1929 Psalm 36  5-9
Music: London New CH4 28 Melody from Scottish Psalter 1635

The Gospel    St John 2  1-11

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 in D K194 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

Tribus miraculis

We observe this holy day, ornamented with three miracles:
Today a star led the Magi to the manger;
Today wine was made from water at the wedding;
Today in the Jordan Christ desired to be baptised by John,
so that He might save us, Alleluia.

Text: Magnificat antiphon at Second Vespers for the Feast of the Epiphany
Music: Luca Marenzio 1556-1599

Prayer

Hymn

Come, Holy Spirit, come!
inflame our souls with love,
transforming every heart and home
with wisdom from above.
O let us not despise
the humble path Christ trod,
but choose, to shame the worldly wise,
the foolishness of God.

All knowing Spirit, prove
the poverty of pride,
by knowledge of the Father’s love
in Jesus crucified.
And grant us faith to know
the glory of that sign,
and in our very lives to show
the marks of love divine.

Give us the tongues to speak,
in every time and place,
to rich and poor, to strong and weak,
the word of love and grace.
Enable us to hear
the words that others bring,
interpreting with open ear
the special song they sing.

Come, Holy Spirit, dance
within our hearts today,
our earthbound spirits to entrance,
our mortal fears allay.
And teach us to desire,
all other things above,
that self consuming holy fire,
the perfect gift of love!

Text: Michael Forster b.1946
Tune: Diademata CH4 594 G.J.Elvey 1816-1893

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Francis Jackson Pageant

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten