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

St. Giles’ Cathedral

Morning Service at 9.30am

23rd Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 7th November 2021

 

Organ Music

 

Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Plein Jeu – Duo – Trio – Récit de Nazard
(Suite du Deuxième Ton)

 

Scripture Sentences and Call to Worship

 

Hymn

 

All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voice and with us sing
alleluia, alleluia!
Bright brother sun with golden beam,
clear sister moon with softer gleam:
O praise him, O praise him,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Cool flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for your Lord to hear,
alleluia, alleluia!
Fire, with your flames so fierce and bright
giving to all both warmth and light:

Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfolds God’s blessings on our way,
O praise him, alleluia!
All flowers and fruits that in you grow,
let them his glory also show:

And all who are of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O praise him, alleluia!
All who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and cast on him your care:

Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship God in humbleness,
O praise him, alleluia.

 

Text: St Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) Tr. William Henry Draper (1855-1933)

Music: Lasst uns erfreuen CH4 147 Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne 1623 Arr. R.V.Williams (1872-1958)

 

Invitation

 

Confession

God of glory, you sent Jesus among us as the light of the world, to reveal your love for all people. We confess that our sin and pride hide the brightness of your light. We turn away from the poor; we ignore cries for climate justice; we do not strive for peace. In your mercy, cleanse us of our sin, and baptize us once again with your Spirit, that, forgiven and renewed, we may show forth your glory shining in the face of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Kyrie Eleison sung by the Choir

Kyrie Eleison

Christe Eleison

Kyrie Eleison

 

Mass for Five Voices William Byrd

 

Declaration of forgiveness

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

 

First Lesson               Ruth 3  1-5, 4  13-17

 

Metrical Psalm

Praise God. The Lord praise, O my  soul.

I’ll praise God while I live;
while I have being to my God
in songs I’ll praises give.

Trust not in princes, nor man’s son,
in whom there is no stay:
his breath departs, to’s earth he  turns;

that day his thoughts decay.

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:

Who made the earth and heavens  high,

who made the swelling deep,
and all that is within the same;
who truth doth ever keep:

Text: Psalm 146 1-6 Scottish Psalter 1650

Music: St Stephen (Abridge) Melody by Isaac Smith 1734-1805

 

The Gospel    St Mark 12  38-44

 

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.

Mass for Five Voices William Byrd

 

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

 

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.

Music: William Byrd c1540-1623

 

Prayer

Hymn

We sing a love that sets all people free,

that blows like wind, that burns like scorching flame,

enfolds the earth, springs up like water clear.

Come, living love, live in our hearts today.

 

We sing a love that seeks another’s good,

that longs to serve and not to count the cost,

a love that, yielding, finds itself made new.

Come, caring love, live in our hearts today.

 

We sing a love, unflinching, unafraid

to be itself, despite another’s wrath,

a love that stands alone and undismayed.

Come, strength’ning love, live in our hearts today.

 

We sing a love that, wand’ring, will not rest

until it finds its way, its home, its source,

through joy and sadness pressing on refreshed.

Come, pilgrim love, live in our hearts today.

 

We sing the Holy Spirit, full of love,

who seeks out scars of ancient bitterness

brings to our wounds the healing grace of Christ;

come, radiant love, live in our hearts today.

 

Text: June Boyce-Tillman b.1943

Tune: Woodlands CH4 622 Walter Greatorex 1877-1949

 

Benediction

Organ Voluntary

Dieterich Buxtehude Praeludium in F

 

CCL Licence No 980930

Streaming Licence 57837

The service was conducted by The Rev Calum I MacLeod