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All Souls
2nd November 2022

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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.

Names of loved ones who have died are read out in this service. Should you wish to have names included in the service, please write them (clearly!) on the sheets provided at the back of the church, on the prayer tree (see note below), or email rector@holytrinitystirling.org.

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Preparation

Organ Prelude
Charles Camilleri: Wine of Peace
Greeting

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.

Collect

Father of all,
we pray to you for those we love but see no longer.
Grant them your peace, let light perpetual shine upon them,
and in your loving wisdom and almighty power
work in them the good purpose of your perfect will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Wisdom 3:1-9
read by Cate Watson
Psalm 23

 (please join in saying the psalm, pausing shortly at the *asterisk)

Refrain: I will dwell in the house of the Lord of ever.

The Lord is my shepherd; *
I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures *
and leads me beside still waters.

He revives my soul *
and guides me along right pathways for his name’s sake.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; *
for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *
you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over.

Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Refrain: I will dwell in the house of the Lord of ever.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 1.3-9
read by Cate Watson
Gospel Reading: John 6.37-40
The Rector
Act of Remembrance

You are invited to light a candle in memory of loved ones who have died.

Lord, you alone are the source of life,
may your life-giving Spirit flow through us,
grant us your compassion one for the other,
in our sorrow give us the calm of your peace,
kindle our hope and let our grief give way to joy,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

During the prayers in church, the names of those to be remembered will be read out.

Eternal Lord God,
you hold all souls in life:
shed forth, we pray,
upon your whole Church in paradise and on earth
the bright beams of your light and heavenly comfort;
and grant that we,
following the good example of those
who have loved and served you here and are now at rest,
may at the last enter with them into the fullness of your eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Peace

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

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

HT chalice and host at Elevation

In church, we continue with the Liturgy of the Sacrament

Organ Reflection
Max Reger: Melodia in B flat op.129,4
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 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

The Blessing
The Dismissal

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

Organ Postlude
Edward Elgar: Vesper Voluntaries op.14,4
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Notices

This week

Wednesday 2nd November
All Souls

  • 6.30 pm Sung Eucharist & Act of Remembrance
    Readings: Wisdom 3.1-9; 1 Peter 1.3-9; John 6.37-40
  • 8 – 9 pm Wellsprings: Praying with Lectio Divina (see below for more information)

Thursday 3rd November

  • 11 am Holy Communion

Sunday 6th November
Pentecost 22

  • 8.30 am Holy Communion
  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Readings: Job 19.23-27a; 2 Thessalonians 2.1-5, 13-17; Luke 20.27-38

All Souls

Names of loved ones who have died are read out in this service. Should you wish to have names included in the service, please write them (clearly!) on the sheets provided at the back of the church, on the prayer tree (see note below), or email rector@holytrinitystirling.org.

Remembrance Prayer Tree in the Church Hall

You are invited to write the names of loved ones on a leaf and add it to the prayer tree. Names left on the tree will be prayed for in our All Souls service, and it will be good to have names offered by church hall users as well as members of the HT community.

online resources will be available on this website


Wellsprings: Praying with Lectio Divina

There will be another block of 6 weekly meetings to continue, or explore for the first time, the way of praying known as Lectio Divina (Holy Listening).

This practice comes from the early monasteries when few monks could read.  They learned the Scriptures by listening, at different times of the day and sometimes with the same passage being read by the monk who was able to do this.  A frequent kind of private prayer is what we call intercession – praying for others and also praying for something specific for ourselves.

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

Reverend Joan Lyon is offering this on 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning on Wednesday 12 October at 7.30 pm (8 pm on 2nd November) in her home at 17 Randolph Court, Stirling FK8 2AL. 

This will last about an hour, and all are welcome to stay for a cup of tea or coffee.
Please use the sign-up sheet at the back of the church or send an email to joanblyon@gmail.com
The maximum number is 9. 

Helping Ukraine

You might be interested in how best to help people in crisis in Ukraine. The College of Bishops have highlighted these two organisations:

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal: 
https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal 
Among the DEC partners are Christian Aid, the British Red Cross, and Tearfund. The UK Government has pledged to match donations from the public to the DEC fund, pound-for-pound, up to £20 million.

The UK for UNHCR: 
https://www.unrefugees.org.uk/where-help-is-needed/ukraine-situation/

More resources for this week

OSCR logo Registered Charity SC0164710
Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church
Albert Place, Stirling, FK8 2RG Scotland
01786 359821
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