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4th Sunday of Lent
Mothering Sunday
10th March 2024

Crocuses in the Rectory Garden

Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 

The readings for today and some of the prayers of our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

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Contributions go towards the Ministry and running costs or to any special collections announced. All are gratefully received. Registered Scottish Charity SC016471.

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HT Congregation at 2020 ACM

Preparation

Organ Prelude

Georg Frederick Handel: Air from Concerto Grosso HWV330 (op.6,12)

Greeting

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Opening Responses

Believing that God made and loves the world,
we gather.

That it may be restored to fulfil God’s purposes,
we pray.

To seek a wisdom deeper than our own,
we listen.

To honour God who gave us a voice,
we worship.

© 2021 Wild Goose Resource Group

Kyrie reflection

Kyrie eleison (Ukrainian)

Collect

Almighty God,
grant that we, who are weighed down by our sins,
may be relieved and encouraged by your grace;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

Page from Gospel Book

The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Numbers 21.4-9
read by Bill Wheeler

Second Reading: Ephesians 2.1-10
read by Bill Wheeler

Gospel Reading: John 3.14-21
The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

Talk
The Rector

Creed

Do you believe in God the Father, who made the world?
I believe in God the Father.

Do you believe in God the Son, who redeemed humanity?
I believe in God the Son.

Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit who gives life to God’s people?
I believe in God the Holy Spirit.

This is the faith of the Church.
This is our faith.
We believe in one God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intercessions
led by Bob Piper

Confession and Absolution

God is love and we are God’s children,
there is no room for fear in love.
We love because God loved us first.
Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith.

Silence

God our Father, we confess to you
and to our fellow members in the Body of Christ
that we have sinned in thought, word and deed,
and in what we have failed to do. We are truly sorry.
Forgive us our sins,
and deliver us from the power of evil.
For the sake of your Son who died for us,
Jesus Christ, our Lord.

God, who is both power and love,
forgive us and free us from our sins,
heal and strengthen us by the Holy Spirit
and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Peace

We meet in Christ’s name.
Let us share his peace.

HT chalice and host at Elevation

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

Offertory Prayer

Let us present our offerings to the Lord.

Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power,
the glory, the splendour and the majesty;
for everything  in heaven and on earth is yours.
All things come from you, and of your own we give you.

Eucharistic Prayer

The Breaking of the Bread

The living bread is broken for the life of the world.
Lord, unite us in this sign.

The Lord’s Prayer

Please join in the prayer Jesus himself taught us:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Do not bring us to the time of trial
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.
Amen.

Thanksgiving and Sending Out

Post-Communion Prayer

Loving God,
your steadfast purpose is the completion of all things in your Son. 
May we who have received the pledges of the kingdom,
live by faith, walk in hope and be renewed in love,
until the world reflects your glory
and you are all in all;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing

The Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Organ Postlude

Georg Philip Telemann: O Lamme Gottes, unschuldig
Crocuses in the Rectory Garden

Notices

This Week

Monday 11th March
  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café
Tuesday 12th March
  • 7.30 pm Young Adults Group at St Saviour’s Church Hall, Bridge of Allan
Wednesday 13th March
  • 10.30 pm Lent Group (Session 4)
Thursday 14th March
  • 11 am Holy Communion
  • 8 pm Lent Group (Session 4)

Next Week

Sunday 17th March
Lent 5 (Passion Sunday)
  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
    Readings: Jeremiah 31.31-34; Hebrews 5.5-10;  John 12.20-33

Lent Groups 2024

This year during Lent, we’ll use a book of daily reflections to accompany us during the season: The Little Book of Lent (with contributions from a wide range of Christian spiritual writers).

Copies of the book are available at the back of church (£5) and you are invited to join in Lent Groups, discussing and reflecting on a selection of reflections.

Two groups run in parallel: Wednesday mornings at 10.30 am (21st & 28th February and 6th, 13th & 20th March) and Thursday evenings at 8 pm (22nd & 29th February and 7th, 14th & 21st March).

Regifting Stall

Thank you to all who contributed to the Regifting Stall last week.

Cash and debit card donations combined raised a total of £299.30. This should be sufficient to cover the cost of the Lavender plants and probably some other items as well. Watch the space!

Lent Collection 2024

This year’s Lent Collection will go towards the Bishop’s Lent Appeal for Kolkata Cathedral’s ASHAKIRAN – RAY of HOPE Programme for women, young girls and children (download an information leaflet about Ashakiran).

Special envelopes are provided should you want to make a contribution. As all year round, we continue to collect food items for StartUp Stirling and the ‘Extra Cuppa’ donations at social time after the services will go towards this local charity. Many thanks for your support!

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