The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity – 11am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

17th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 26th September 2021

Organ Music

Jean-Jacques Grunenwald Adoratio
Olivier Alain Chanson de la brume en mer

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
Tune: Laudate Dominum CH4 130 C.H.H.Parry 1848-1918

Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 19  7-14

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults.
Keep back your servant also from the insolent; do not let them have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Bidding

Prayer

Confession

Holy God, giver of light and grace, we have sinned against you and against our fellow men and women, through ignorance and weakness and through our own deliberate fault.  Forgive us all that is past, and lead us out from darkness to walk as children of light; through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson               James 5  13-20

Music for Reflection

Confirma hoc Deus

Stablish the thing O God that thou hast wrought in us.
For thy temple’s sake at Jerusalem:
So shall kings bring presents unto thee.

Text: Psalm 68  28b-29
Music: William Byrd 1540-1623

Second Lesson           St Mark 9  38-50

Sermon

Anthem

Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks

Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks,
so longeth my soul after thee, O God.
My soul is athirst for God,
yea, even for the living God.
When shall I come to appear before the presence of God?
My tears have been my meat day and night,
while they daily say unto me,
“Where is now thy God?”

Text: Psalm 42  1-3
Music: Herbert Howells 1892-1982

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.

Hymn

Sing to the Lord a joyful song,
lift up your hearts, your voices raise;
to us his gracious gifts belong,
to him our songs of love and praise;

For life and love, for rest and food,
for daily help and nightly care,
sing to the Lord, for he is good,
and praise his name, for it is fair;

For strength to those who on him wait
his truth to prove, his will to do,
sing to our God, for he is great,
trust in his name, for it is true.

For joys untold, that from above
cheer those who love his sweet employ,
sing to our God, for he is love,
exalt his name, for it is joy.

Sing to the Lord of heaven and earth,
whom angels serve and saints adore,
the Father, Son, and Spirit blest,
to whom be praise for evermore. Amen.

Text: John Samuel Bewley Monsell (1811-1875)
Tune: Gonfalon Royal CH4 184 Percy C Buck (1871-1947)

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Louis Vierne Hymne au Soleil

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod