The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany – 11:00am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

6th Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday 13th February 2022

Organ Music

Rudolf Tobias Largo
Jean Langlais Plainte (Suite Brève)

Introit

Heilig

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.

Music: Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Hymn

Great God, your love has called us here,
As we, by love for love were made.
Your living likeness still we bear,
Though marred, dishonoured, disobeyed.
We come, with all our heart and mind
Your call to hear, your love to find.

We come with self-inflicted pains
Of broken trust and chosen wrong,
Half-free, half-bound by inner chains,
By social forces swept along,
By powers and systems close confined,
Yet seeking hope for humankind.

Great God, in Christ you call our name
And then receive us as your own,
Not through some merit, right or claim,
But by your gracious love alone.
We strain to glimpse your mercy seat
And find you kneeling at our feet.

Then take the towel, and break the bread,
and humble us, and call us friends.
Suffer and serve till all are fed,
and show how grandly love intends
to work till all creation sings,
to fill all worlds, to crown all things.

Great God, in Christ you set us free
Your life to live, your joy to share.
Give us your Spirit’s liberty
To turn from guilt and dull despair
And offer all that faith can do
While love is making all things new.

Text: Brian Wren b.1936
Music: Melita CH4 182 J.B.Dykes 1823-76

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Kenneth Leighton 1929-1988

Bidding

Prayer

Collect

God of all life, in Christ you make all things new. Raise us from death to life, from brokenness to healing, from indifference to love, that our transformation may bear witness to the power of your grace, through Jesus Christ our Redeemer and our Lord. Amen

First Lesson               Jeremiah 17  5-10

The Choir sings Psalm 1

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Second Lesson           St Luke 6  17-26

Hymn

Spirit of God, in all that’s true I know you;
yours is the light that shines through thoughts and words.
Forgive my mind, slow as it is to read you,
my mouth so slow to speak the truth you are.

Spirit of God, in beauty I behold you;
yours is the loveliness of all that’s fair.
Forgive my heart, slow as it is to love you,
my soul so slow to wonder at your grace.

Spirit of God, in all that’s good I meet you;
yours is the rightness in each deed of love.
Forgive my will, slow as it is to serve you,
my feet so slow to go, my hands to do.

Spirit of God, in Jesus Christ you find me;
in Him you enter through the door of faith.
From deep within me take possession of me –
my will, my heart, my mind all matched to his.

Text: Reginald Thomas Brooks 1918-1985
Music: Intercessor CH4 494 C.H.H.Parry 1848-1918

Sermon

Anthem

Beati quorum via

Blessed are the undefiled in the way,
who walk in the law of the Lord.

Text: Psalm 119  1
Music: Charles Villiers Stanford  1852-1924

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

For the healing of the nations, 
Lord, we pray with one accord,
for a just and equal sharing 
of the things that earth affords. 
To a life of love in action 
help us rise and pledge our word.

Lead us forward into freedom, 
from despair your world release, 
that, redeemed from war and hatred, 
all may come and go in peace. 
Show us how through care and goodness 
fear will die and hope increase.

All that kills abundant living, 
let it from the earth be banned:
pride of status, race or schooling, 
dogmas that obscure your plan. 
In our common quest for justice 
may we hallow life’s brief span.

You, Creator-God, have written 
your great name on humankind; 
for our growing in your likeness 
bring the life of Christ to mind; 
that by our response and service 
earth its destiny may find.

Text: Fred Kaan (1929-2009)
Tune: Triumph CH4 706 H.J.Gauntlett (1805-1876)

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Concerto in D minor BWV 596 (3rd movement)

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten