The Third Sunday after Epiphany – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Sunday 23rd January 2022

Organ Music

Healey Willan Introduction and Passacaglia

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Hymn

Jesus calls us here to meet him
as through word and song and prayer
we affirm God’s promised presence
where his people live and care.
Praise the God who keeps his promise;
praise the Son who calls us friends;
praise the Spirit who, among us,
to our hopes and fears attends.

Jesus calls us to confess him
Word of Life and Lord of All,
sharer of our flesh and frailness
saving all who fail or fall.
Tell his holy human story;
tell his tales that all may hear;
tell the world that Christ in glory
came to earth to meet us here.

Jesus calls us to each other:
vastly different though we are;
creed and colour, class and gender
neither limit nor debar.
Join the hand of friend and stranger;
join the hands of age and youth;
join the faithful and the doubter
in their common search for truth.

Jesus calls us to his table
rooted firm in time and space,
where the church in earth and heaven
finds a common meeting place.
Share the bread and wine, his body;
share the love of which we sing;
share the feast for saints and sinners
hosted by our Lord and King.

Text: John L. Bell (b.1949) and Graham Maule (b.1958)
Music: Lewis Folk Melody CH4 510 Arr. John Bell (b.1949)

Invitation

Confession

Lord of our lives, whenever we come home to you, we realise how far we have strayed and how much we have forgotten of your law and your love. We have not loved you with our whole hearts or loved our neighbours as ourselves. Forgive us, heal us, and restore us to our relationship with you; through Jesus Christ in whom we trust.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Missa O rex gloriae Alonso Lobo

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Tone v.i)

First Lesson 1 Corinthians 12 12-21, 26-31a

Metrical Psalm

God’s law is perfect, and converts
the soul in sin that lies;
God’s testimony is most sure,
and makes the simple wise.

The statutes of the Lord are right,
and do rejoice the heart:
The Lord’s command is pure, and doth
light to the eyes impart.

Unspotted is the fear of God,
and doth endure for ever:
The judgments of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether.

They more than gold, yea, much fine gold, to be desirèd are:
Than honey, honey from the comb
that droppeth, sweeter far.

The words which from my mouth proceed,
the thoughts sent from my heart,
accept, O Lord, for thou my strength
and my Redeemer art.

Text: Scottish Psalter 1650 Psalm 19  7-10, 14
Music: Caithness Melody from Scottish Psalter 1635

The Gospel    St Luke 4  14-21

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 O rex gloriae Alonso Lobo

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

Sicut cervus

As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Text: Psalm 42
Music: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina c.1525-1594

Prayer

Hymn

Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven to earth come down,
fix in us thy humble dwelling,
all thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion
pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation,
enter every trembling heart.

Come, almighty to deliver,
let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return, and never,
never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.

Finish then thy new creation,
pure and spotless let us be;
let us see thy great salvation,
perfectly restored in thee:
changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise!

Text: Charles Wesley 1707-88
Tune: Blaenwern CH4 468 William Penfro Rowlands 1860-1937

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

J.S.Bach Prelude in D BWV 532

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Sigrid Marten