The Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity – 9:30am

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

22nd Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 31st October 2021

Organ Music

Louis Vierne Prélude
Louis Vierne Grave (Symphonie V)

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship


A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper He amid the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
doth seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great,
and, armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.

And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us;
we will not fear, for God has willed
his truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo! his doom is sure,
one little word shall fell him.

That word above all earthly powers,
no thanks to them, abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours
through Him Who with us sideth;
let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
the body they may kill
God’s truth abideth still,
his Kingdom is forever.

Text: Martin Luther 1483-1546
Music: Ein feste’ Burg CH4 454 Martin Luther 1483-1546



Draw us in the Spirit’s tether this day, gracious God, that we might feel the warmth of your love, cleansing, forgiving and making us whole. For we are imperfect doers of justice, we ration our acts of kindness, we rarely know humility. Transform us by your love, so that we would more fully live the life you call us into, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison
Christe Eleison
Kyrie Eleison

Messe Solennelle Louis Vierne

Declaration of forgiveness

Gloria patri sung by the choir (Ridout)

First Lesson               Deuteronomy 6  1-9

The Metrical Psalm

O happy is that man and blest,
whom Jacob’s God doth aid;
Whose hope upon the Lord doth rest,
and on his God is stay’d:

The Lord doth give the blind their sight, the bowed down doth raise:
the Lord doth dearly love all those
that walk in upright ways.

The stranger’s shield, the widow’s stay,

the orphan’s help, is he:
but yet by him the wicked’s way
turn’d upside down shall be.

The Lord shall reign for evermore:
thy God, O Sion, he
reigns to all generations.
Praise to the Lord give ye.

Text: Psalm 146 5, 8-10 Scottish Psalter 1650 Music: St Stephen (Abridge) Melody by Isaac Smith 1734-1805

The Gospel    St Mark 12  28-34

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.

Messe Solennelle Louis Vierne


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



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.


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

Ave verum corpus

Hail, real body, born of the Virgin Mary, who truly suffered, sacrificed
on the cross for man, whose pierced side flowed with real blood; be unto us
the foretaste in the trial of death.
O merciful, O holy, O sweet Jesu, son of Mary. Amen.

Music: Edward Elgar 1857-1934



Angel voices ever singing
round your throne of light,
angel-harps for ever ringing,
rest not day nor night;
thousands only live to bless you
and confess you Lord of might.

Yea, we know your heart rejoices
in each work divine,
you did ears and hands and voices
for your praise design;
craftsman’s art and music’s measure
for your pleasure all combine.

In your house our gifts we offer
from your love so free;
and for your acceptance proffer
all unworthily
hearts and minds and hands and voices
in our choicest psalmody.

Honour, glory, might, and merit
yours shall ever be,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
blessed Trinity.
Earth and heaven join in praising,
voices raising joyfully.

Text: Francis Pott (adapted) 1832-1909
Tune: Angel Voices CH4 498 Edwin George Monk 1819-1900


Organ Voluntary

Louis Vierne Final (Symphonie II)

CCL Licence No 980930
Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod