St. Giles’ Cathedral
Sunday September 6th 2020
13th Sunday after Trinity
J.S.Bach Trio Sonata III in D minor BWV 527 (ii)
Jehan Alain Le jardin suspendu
Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship
Psalm 149 (responsively)
Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in its Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King.
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory.
Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches.
Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,
to execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings with fetters and their nobles with chains of iron,
to execute on them the judgment decreed. This is glory for all his faithful ones. Praise the Lord!
Prayer of 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 Romans 13 8-14
Music for reflection
Lord in thy mercy grant us peace
Throughout all generations;
Thou art alone our sword and shield,
Lord who dost guide the nations.
Defend us O God, we pray thee.
Text: Martin Luther 1483-1546
Music Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847
Lesson St Matthew 18 15-20
Ubi caritas et amor
Where charity and love are, God is there.
The love of Christ has gathered us together.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Let us revere and love the living God.
And from a sincere heart let us love one another. Amen
Text: Paulinus of Aquileia 796
Music: Ola Gjeilo b.1978
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
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel :
for he hath visited, and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us :
in the house of his servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets :
which have been since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies :
and from the hands of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers :
and to remember his holy covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham :
that he would give us,
That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies :
might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him :
all the days of our life.
And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest :
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people :
for the remission of their sins;
Through the tender mercy of our God :
whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness,
and in the shadow of death :
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son :
and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be :
world without end. Amen.
Kenneth Leighton Toccata on Hannover
CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837
The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod
The cantor was Caroline Hood
The organ was played by Michael Harris, Organist and Master of the Music
The anthem was recorded remotely by members of the Cathedral Choir in August 2020