The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Prayer

Sunday August 30th 2020

12th Sunday after Trinity

Organ Music

Eugène Reuchsel  Petit cimetière et Cyprès autour de la vieille église de Bormes-les-Mimosas
Olivier Alain Chanson de la brume en mer

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Psalm 26 (responsively)

Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and mind.
For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in faithfulness to you.
I do not sit with the worthless, nor do I consort with hypocrites;
I hate the company of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked.
I wash my hands in innocence, and go around your altar, O Lord,
singing aloud a song of thanksgiving, and telling all your wondrous deeds.
O Lord, I love the house in which you dwell, and the place where your glory abides.
Do not sweep me away with sinners, nor my life with the bloodthirsty,
those in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes.
But as for me, I walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me.
My foot stands on level ground; in the great congregation I will bless the Lord.

Bidding

Prayer

Prayer of Confession

God of mercy and of grace, you know the secrets of our hearts: how blind we are to our own faults, yet harsh in judging others; how swift we are to take for gain, yet slow to give to others; how proud we are of our success, yet grudging in praise of others. In your tender care and unfailing love, forgive our conformity to the world’s ways. By your transforming grace, make us open to your wisdom and your ways, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Declaration of Pardon

First Lesson Exodus 3 1-6

Music for reflection
I got me flowers to strew thy way;
I got me boughs off many a tree:
But thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st thy sweets along with thee.


The Sunne arising in the East.
Though he give light, and th’East perfume;
If they should offer to contest
With thy arising, they presume.


Can there be any day but this,
Though many sunnes to shine endeavour?
We count three hundred, but we misse:
There is but one, and that one ever.

Text: Easter George Herbert 1593-1633
Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958

Lesson St Matthew 16 21-28

Homily

Anthem

Laudate Dominum

O praise the Lord, all ye heathen:
praise him, all ye nations.
For his merciful kindness is ever more and more towards us:
and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever.

Text: Psalm 117
Music: Marcel Dupré 1886-1971

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 Song of Simeon

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace :
according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen :
thy salvation;
Which thou hast prepared :
before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles :
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
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.

Tone viii.1

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

David Briggs Marche Episcopale

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by Rev Calum I MacLeod
The cantor was Rory Wilson
The organ was played by Jordan English, Assistant Organist

The anthem was recorded by the Cathedral Choir in 2018, Jordan English, Assistant Organist, Michael Harris, Master of the Music.