The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity – 11am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 11am

20th Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 17th October 2021

Organ Music

J.S.Bach Ach Gott und Herr BWV 714
J.S.Bach Ach Gott, tu dich erbarmen BWV 1109
J.S.Bach Ich hab mein Sach Gott heimgestellt BWV 1113

Introit

If I take the wings of the morning

If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea

Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me

Text: Psalm 139 8-9
Music: Will Tamblyn

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

Hymn

Sing for God’s glory that colours the dawn of creation,
racing across the sky, trailing bright clouds of elation;
sun of delight
succeeds the velvet of night,
warming the earth’s exultation

Sing for God’s power that shatters the chains that would bind us,
searing the darkness of fear and despair that could blind us,
touching our shame
with love that will not lay blame,
reaching out gently to find us.

Sing for God’s justice disturbing each easy illusion,
tearing down tyrants and putting our pride to confusion;
lifeblood of right,
resisting evil and slight,
offering freedom’s transfusion.

Sing for God’s saints who have travelled faith’s journey before us,
who in our weariness give us their hope to restore us;
in them we see
the new creation to be,
spirit of love made flesh for us.

Text: Kathryn Galloway (b.1952)
Tune: Lobe den Herren CH4 124 Praxis Pietatis Melica 1668

The Preces

O Lord open thou our lips

Heathcote Statham 1889-1973

Bidding

Prayer

Collect

O God our redeemer, you heard the cry of your people and sent your servant Moses to lead them out of slavery. Free us from the tyranny of sin and death, and by the leading of your Spirit bring us to the promised land; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and for ever.

First Lesson               Isaiah 53  4-12

The Choir sings Psalm 91

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Second Lesson           St Mark 10  35-45

Hymn

Will you come and follow me
if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know
and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown,
will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown,
in you and you in me?

Will you leave yourself behind
if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind
and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare
should your life attract or scare?
Will you let me answer prayer
in you and you in me?

Will you let the blinded see
if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free
and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean,
and do such as this unseen,
and admit to what I mean
in you and you in me?

Will you love the ‘you’ you hide
if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside
and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found
to reshape the world around,
through my sight and touch and sound
in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true
when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you
and never be the same.
In your company I’ll go
where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow
in you and you in me.

Text: John Bell b.1949 and Graham Maule b.1958
Music: Kelvingrove CH4 533 Scottish folk melody Arr. John Bell b.1949

Sermon

Anthem

Cantate Domino

O sing unto the Lord a new song: let the congregation of saints praise him.
Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
Let them praise his Name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.

Text: Psalm 149  1-3
Music: Heinrich Schütz 1585-1672

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

Lord of creation, to you be all praise!
Most mighty your working, most wondrous your ways!
Your glory and power are beyond us to tell,
and yet in the heart of the humble you dwell.

Lord of all power, I give you my will,
in joyful obedience your tasks to fulfil.
Your bondage is freedom, your service is song;
and, held in your keeping, my weakness is strong.

Lord of all wisdom, I give you  my mind,
rich truth that surpasses  our  knowledge to find;
What eye has not seen and what ear has not heard
is taught by your Spirit and shines from your Word.

Lord of all bounty, I give you my heart;
I praise and adore you for all you impart;
your love to inflame me, your counsel to guide,
your presence to shield me, whatever betide.

Lord of all being, I give you my all;
if I should disown you, I’d stumble and fall;
but, sworn in your service your word I’ll obey,
and walk in your freedom to the end of the way.

Text: Jack Copley Winslow 1882-1974
Tune: Slane CH4 500 Irish Traditional Melody Harm. Erik Routley

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Johann Albrechtsberger Fugue in G major

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Douglas A O Nicol