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7th Sunday of Easter
12th May 2024

Pentecostal flames at Holy Trinity, Stirling

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.

Offerings at Holy Trinity

No Collection is taken during services. You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button.

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

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HT Congregation at 2020 ACM

Preparation

Organ Prelude

Gerhardus Scronx: Echo Fantasie

Opening

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

Collect for Purity

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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.

Gloria reflection

Collect

O God, the King of Glory, hear our prayer:
that as we believe your Son Jesus Christ
to be exalted with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven;
so also we may know his presence with us now,
and to the end of time;
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: Acts 1.15‐17,21‐26
read by Tony Mitchell

Second Reading: 1 John 5.9‐13
read by Tony Mitchell

Gospel: John 17.6‐19
read by The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

Sermon
The Rector

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven;
by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and was made human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father.
With the Father and the Son, he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

Intercessions
led by David Brown

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

Father of all,
we give you thanks and praise
that when we were still far off
you met us in your Son and brought us home.

Dying and living, he declared your love,
gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
we who drink his cup bring life to others;
we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
so we and all your children shall be free,
and the whole earth live to praise your name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing

The Dismissal

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

Organ Postlude

William Walton: Scherzetto (from ‘Richard III’)
Pentecostal flames at Holy Trinity, Stirling

Notices

This Week

Sunday 12 May
Easter 7
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
Monday 13 May
  • 10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café
  • 10am HT Garden Group: please join tomorrow if you’d like to help plant out our lavender hedge!
Tuesday 14 May
Wednesday 15 May
  • 7.30pm Lectio Divina in the Choir Vestry, (session 2 of 6) in the HT Choir Vestry led by Revd Joan Lyon (see below)
Thursday 16 May
  • 11am Holy Communion

Next Week

Sunday 19 May
Pentecost
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Readings: Acts 2.1-21; Romans 8.22-2; John 15.26-27; 16.4b-15

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is the practice of listening, firstly to Scripture; then, through reflecting on particular words which speak to you, we learn we are, in fact, listening directly to God.

Led by Revd Joan Lyon, there are six Wednesday evening meetings in the HT Choir Vestry at 7.30pm, beginning 8th May.
You can find more information here.

Christian Aid Week 2024

QR code for Christian Aid 2024

Please donate to the Holy Trinity e-envelope via Holy Trinity Stirling Christian Aid Envelope – Christian Aid Fundraise. Please pass the information on to your family and friends or circulate it on social media. 

Last year, we raised £1,383.75 including Gift Aid. It would be good if we could at least equal that amount. Please make all donations to the e-envelope by Saturday 18 May 2024.

HT Prayer Tree

The Prayer Tree situated at the back of church is an aid to prayer. Feel free to take a label and write your prayer/message on it and hang it on the tree. 

Please add the current date. The label will be removed one month after this date, but if you would like to leave the label on the tree, please just alter the date or write another label.

See Libby Coats if you have questions.

Lent Collection and Donations

The share of donations in the hall during Lent for Start Up came to £212.24 including gift aid (which we will round up to £250). Food donations continue to be gratefully received.

The contributions made through Holy Trinity to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal for the ASHAKIRAN – RAY OF HOPE work to bring Lasting Change for women, young girls and children in Kolkata came to £250.

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