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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 25th September 2022

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.

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

As the whole of creation looks with eager longing for the redemption of humankind,
let us pledge ourselves anew to serve
our Creator God, the Father who is the maker of all things,
the Son through whom all things are made,
and the Holy Spirit, the giver of life, who renews the face of the earth.

Organ Prelude
Martin How: Reverie
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

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
Johann Gottfried Walther: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
Collect

God the Creator,
in Christ you call all people to the fullness of glory
for which you created us in your image:
heal our hardened hearts,
renew our obedience to your will,
and conform our lives to your gracious design,
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: Amos 6.1a,4-7
read by David Brown
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 6.6-19
read by David Brown
Gospel Reading: Luke 16.19-31
The Rector

In church, the Rector's Report to the ACM is read

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.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

HT chalice and host at Elevation

In church, we continue with the Liturgy of the Sacrament

Organ Reflection
Georg Böhm: Minuet in G major
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
Gerhardus Scronx: Echo Fantasie
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 25th September 2022

Notices

This week

Monday 26th September

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Thursday 29th September
St Michael & All Angels

  • 11 am Holy Communion

Sunday 2nd October
17th Sunday after Pentecost – Harvest Thanksgiving

  • 8.30 am Holy Communion
  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Readings: Deuteronomy 8.7-18; 1 Timothy 2.1-7; Matthew 6.25-33

online resources will be available on this website


Helping Ukraine

Ukrainian Clothing Appeal (via Forth Valley Welcome)

There are a large number of Ukrainian refugees who are living in Dunblane Hydro and who have come over with hardly any clothing. As autumn and winter are approaching, specific things are needed.
They are waterproof coats, trainers/shoes/boots, winter clothes (jumpers etc) and sports clothes.
Either new or good quality second-hand clothes/shoes are welcome.
Collection until the end of September. Even if we can gather a few items, it would be welcome.

You might also 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

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 18th September 2022

We join together in prayer today with people from around the world in this time of mourning for Queen Elizabeth.

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.

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

As the whole of creation looks with eager longing for the redemption of humankind,
let us pledge ourselves anew to serve
our Creator God, the Father who is the maker of all things,
the Son through whom all things are made,
and the Holy Spirit, the giver of life, who renews the face of the earth.

Organ Prelude

The Organ Prelude in church is 'O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen' by Johannes Brahms
Here is the chorale, harmonised by Johann Sebastian Bach, on which it is based

Bach, Johann Sebastian: O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen BWV 405
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

God Most High, maker of heaven and earth,
you created humankind in your own image and entrusted the whole world to human care:
give us grace to serve you faithfully,
that we might be trustworthy stewards of your creation,
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: Amos 8.4-7
read by Tony Mitchell

God doesn't forget those who exploit the poor

Psalm 113

From the rising of the sun to its setting, God's name is praised

Refrain: Give praise to the Lord who lifts up the poor.

Hallelujah! Give praise, you servants of the Lord; *
praise the name of the Lord.

Let the name of the Lord be blessed, *
from this time forth for evermore.

From the rising of the sun to its going down *
let the name of the Lord be praised.

The Lord is high above all nations, *
and his glory above the heavens.

Who is like the Lord our God, who sits enthroned on high, *
but stoops to behold the heavens and the earth?

He takes up the weak out of the dust *
and lifts up the poor from the ashes.

He sets them with the princes, *
with the princes of his people.

He makes the woman of a childless house *
to be a joyful mother of children.

Refrain: Give praise to the Lord who lifts up the poor.

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2.1-7
read by Tony Mitchell

Jesus is the one mediator between God and humankind, and a ransom for all

Gospel Reading: Luke 16.1-13
The Rector

The shrewdness of the rich man's dishonest manager

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 Alistair Shaw
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, singing the Iona hymn 'We cannot measure how you heal', sung to the tune 'Ye banks and braes'

Organ Reflection
Ye banks and braes
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.

In church we sing 'Now thank we all our God'

Organ Postlude
Georg Friedrich Kauffmann: Nun danket alle Gott
Queen Elizabeth on a visit to Wales

A Prayer for Queen Elizabeth

Almighty and eternal God,
you uphold and govern all things both in heaven and on earth,
and by your grace alone kings and queens do reign. 
We thank you for all the blessings which you have bestowed upon us
through our late sovereign lady, Queen Elizabeth,
whom you have called from this life.
We thank you for the wisdom of her guidance and her love of peace,
for the care and devotion with which she served her people,
for the example of her gracious life.
We pray that you would fill our hearts with gratitude for all these good things,
and give us grace that we may use the memory of them
as a perpetual call to live according to your will,
for the good of all the world, and the glory of your great name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 18th September 2022

Notices

This week

Monday 19th September

  • 8 pm Compline

Thursday 22nd September

  • 11 am Holy Communion

Sunday 25th September
Pentecost 16 and ACM

  • 8.30 am Holy Communion
  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Amos 6.1a,4-7; 1 Timothy 6.6-19; Luke 16.19-31

online resources will be available on this website

Our Annual Congregational Meeting (ACM) will be held after the 10.30 am service. Please bring your own lunch and maybe something to share. Tea & Coffee will be provided.


Helping Ukraine

Ukrainian Clothing Appeal (via Forth Valley Welcome)

There are a large number of Ukrainian refugees who are living in Dunblane Hydro, and who have come over with hardly any clothing. As autumn and winter are approaching, specific things are needed.
They are: waterproof coats, trainers/shoes/boots, winter clothes (jumpers etc) and sports clothes.
Either new or good quality second-hand clothes/shoes are welcome.
Collection until the end of September, even if we can gather a few items, it would be welcome.

You might also 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

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 11th September 2022

Today we celebrate the 144th anniversary of the Dedication of Holy Trinity Church in Stirling.
For almost half of that time, Queen Elizabeth was on the throne.
As we mark her passing this week, we join together in prayer today

with people from around the world.

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.

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

As the whole of creation looks with eager longing for the redemption of humankind,
let us pledge ourselves anew to serve
our Creator God, the Father who is the maker of all things,
the Son through whom all things are made,
and the Holy Spirit, the giver of life, who renews the face of the earth.

Organ Prelude
William Walton: Elegy (from ‘Richard III’)
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

Almighty God,
to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer:
grant that all who seek you in this place may find you;
and being filled with the Holy Spirit
may become a living temple acceptable to you;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: 1 Chronicles 29.6-19
read by Mary Kenyon
Psalm 122

I was glad when they said to me,
    ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’
Our feet are standing
    within your gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem—built as a city
    that is bound firmly together.
To it the tribes go up,
    the tribes of the Lord,
as was decreed for Israel,
    to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For there the thrones for judgement were set up,
    the thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
    ‘May they prosper who love you.
Peace be within your walls,
    and security within your towers.’
For the sake of my relatives and friends
    I will say, ‘Peace be within you.’
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
    I will seek your good.

Second Reading: Ephesians 2.19-22
read by Mary Kenyon
Gospel Reading: John 2.13-22
The Rector
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.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

HT chalice and host at Elevation

In church, we continue with the Liturgy of the Sacrament

Organ Reflection
Johann Sebastian Bach: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV731
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
William Walton: Scherzetto (from 'Richard III')

A Prayer for Queen Elizabeth

Almighty and eternal God,
you uphold and govern all things both in heaven and on earth,
and by your grace alone kings and queens do reign. 
We thank you for all the blessings which you have bestowed upon us
through our late sovereign lady, Queen Elizabeth,
whom you have called from this life.
We thank you for the wisdom of her guidance and her love of peace,
for the care and devotion with which she served her people,
for the example of her gracious life.
We pray that you would fill our hearts with gratitude for all these good things,
and give us grace that we may use the memory of them
as a perpetual call to live according to your will,
for the good of all the world, and the glory of your great name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 11th September 2022

Notices

This week

Today (Sunday 11th September)

  • 3 pm Remembrance Service at Dunblane Cathedral
    for those affected by baby loss – hosted by the Mariposa Trust, also known as its primary division 'Saying Goodbye', a leading bereavement support charity.

Monday 12th September

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Thursday 15th September

  • 11 am Holy Communion

Sunday 18th September
Pentecost 15

  • 8.30 am Holy Communion
  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Amos 8.4-7; 1 Timothy 2.1-7; Luke 16.1-13

online resources will be available on this website


Helping Ukraine

Ukrainian Clothing Appeal (via Forth Valley Welcome)

There is a large number of Ukrainian refugees who are living in Dunblane Hydro, and who have come over with hardly any clothing. As autumn and winter are approaching, specific things are needed.
They are: waterproof coats, trainers/shoes/boots, winter clothes (jumpers etc) and sports clothes.
Either new or good quality second-hand clothes/shoes are welcome.
Collection until the end of September, even if we can gather a few items, it would be welcome.

Annual Congregational Meeting

Our Annual Congregational Meeting (ACM) will be held on Sunday 25th September. This year we’ll be doing a Bring & Share Lunch as part of the meeting: please do bring some finger food to share. Tea and coffee will be provided.

More resources for this week

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 4th September 2022

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.

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

As the whole of creation looks with eager longing for the redemption of humankind,
let us pledge ourselves anew to serve
our Creator God, the Father who is the maker of all things,
the Son through whom all things are made,
and the Holy Spirit, the giver of life, who renews the face of the earth.

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.

Gloria reflection
Johann Gottfried Walther: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
Collect

God of our salvation,
be with us when we call upon you,
and bless us with your steadfast loving kindness:
restore in us the beauty of your creation
and keep intact the gifts you have restored,
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: Deuteronomy 30.15-20
read by Andrew Tyler

God promises the people of Israel a land to live in, if they keep God’s commandments

Psalm 1

Happy are those who do not follow the wicked but who find delight in God's law

Refrain: Lord, my delight is in your law.

Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *
nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful!

Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *
and they meditate on his law day and night.

They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season,
with leaves that do not wither; *
everything they do shall prosper.

It is not so with the wicked; *
they are like the chaff which the wind blows away.

Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes, *
nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, *
but the way of the wicked is doomed.

Refrain: Lord, my delight is in your law.

Second Reading: Philemon vv.1-21
read by Andrew Tyler

Paul urges Philemon to forgive and welcome as a brother Philemon’s former slave

Gospel Reading: Luke 14.25-33
The Rector

Those who would follow Jesus must take up their cross

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 Gen Pont
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
Georg Böhm: Minuet in G major
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
Gerhardus Scronx: Echo Fantasie
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 4th September 2022

Notices

This week

Today (Sunday 4th September)

  • 1.30 – c.5.30 pm Diocesan Global Gathering

Connect and reconnect with others throughout our diocese, and learn about and celebrate what is going on around the world among our partner dioceses. Bring a picnic lunch around 1.30 pm (teas and coffees will be provided).

From 2 pm there will be activities, and at the end of the afternoon, there will be tea.

The Gathering will close with Choral Evensong, from 4.45 until approximately 5.30 pm.

Monday 5th September

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Thursday 8th September

  • 11 am Holy Communion

Sunday 11th September
Festival of Dedication

  • 8.30 am Holy Communion
  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: 1 Chronicles 29.6-19; Ephesians 2.19-22; John 2.13-22

online resources will be available on this website


Helping Ukraine

You might also 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

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 28th August 2022

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.

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

A challenge for our times: not only to serve the poor and excluded but to see them as honoured guests, regardless of how we are seen ourselves.

Organ Prelude
Gerhardus Scronx: Echo Fantasie
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.

In church today, we welcome the Revd Rebekah Sims into our Ministry Team as a Deacon.

The Presentation

I present to you Rebekah, who is to serve among us as a Deacon. In the name of the Church, deacons care for those in need, serving God and the world after the pattern of Christ. To fulfil such a task is not in human power but depends upon the grace of God.

Rebekah, will you be among us as a deacon, serving Christ in this place and in the world?  I will.

Will you, the people of God in this place, support Rebekah in her ministry as she serves among us?
We will.

Rebekah, may the Lord who has called you to this work, and given you the will to undertake it, also give you grace to perform it. 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
Friedrick Wilhelm Zachow: Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'
Collect

Almighty and merciful God,
by whose grace alone your faithful people offer you service and praise:
grant that we may hasten without stumbling
towards the things that you promise;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Proverbs 25:6-7
read by Cathy Johnston

It is better to be humble and be promoted than to be put in your place

Psalm 112

Blessed are those who fear the Lord

Refrain: Light shines in the darkness for the upright.

Hallelujah! Happy are they who fear the Lord *
and have great delight in his commandments!

Their descendants will be mighty in the land; *
the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Wealth and riches will be in their house, *
and their righteousness will last for ever.

Light shines in the darkness for the upright; *
the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.

It is good for them to be generous in lending *
and to manage their affairs with justice.

For they will never be shaken; *
the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.

They will not be afraid of any evil rumours; *
their heart is right; they put their trust in the Lord.

Their heart is established and will not shrink, *
until they see their desire upon their enemies.

They have given freely to the poor, *
and their righteousness stands fast for ever; they will hold up their head with honour.

The wicked will see it and be angry; they will gnash their teeth and pine away; *
the desires of the wicked will perish.

Refrain: Light shines in the darkness for the upright.

Second Reading: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
read by Cathy Johnston

Be hospitable, be content

Gospel Reading: Luke 14:1, 7-14
The Rector

Don’t take the places of honour; honour those instead who are poor and infirm

Sermon
The Revd Rebekah Sims

Hebrews 13: Jesus Christ: the same yesterday, today, tomorrow, and for ever

In her sermon, Rebekah refers to a song by Carrie Newcomer called "Before and After".
Here is a link to a recording you can listen to.

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 Cate Watson
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
John Travers: Largo
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
Thomas Tallis: Gloria tibi Trinitas
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 28th August 2022

Notices

This week

Monday 29th August

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Thursday 1st September

  • 11 am Holy Communion

Sunday 4th September
Pentecost 13

  • 8.30 am Holy Communion
  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Deuteronomy 30.15-20; Philemon 1-21 Luke 14.25-33

online resources will be available on this website

  • 2.00 – c.5.30 pm Diocesan Global Gathering

Connect and reconnect with others throughout our diocese, and learn about and celebrate what is going on around the world among our partner dioceses. Bring a picnic lunch around 1.30 pm (teas and coffees will be provided).

From 2 pm there will be activities, and at the end of the afternoon, there will be tea.

The Gathering will close with Choral Evensong, from 4.45 until approximately 5.30 pm.


Helping Ukraine

You might also 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

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 21st August 2022

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.

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

Jesus heals and restores on this day, breaking with convention. Just as the donkey’s thirst was quenched on the sabbath, so we too are refreshed with living waters.

Organ Prelude
Florence Price: Adoration
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.

Gloria reflection
Friedrick Wilhelm Zachow: Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'
Collect

Open your merciful ears, O Lord,
to the prayers of your humble servants:
and, that you would graciously grant what we ask,
make us desire what is pleasing in your sight;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Isaiah 58.9b-14
read by Ian Boa

If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light will shine in the darkness

Psalm 103.1-8

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great kindness

Refrain: Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Bless the Lord, O my soul, *
and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, *
and forget not all his benefits.

He forgives all your sins *
and heals all your infirmities;

He redeems your life from the grave *
and crowns you with mercy and loving-kindness;

He satisfies you with good things, *
and your youth is renewed like an eagle's .

The Lord executes righteousness *
and judgement for all who are oppressed.

He made his ways known to Moses *
and his works to the children of Israel.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, *
slow to anger and of great kindness.

Refrain: Bless the Lord, O my soul!

Second Reading: Hebrews 12.18-29
read by Ian Boa

You have not come to something that can be touched but to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem

Gospel Reading: Luke 13.10-17
The Rector

Jesus heals a woman; this act of redemption was on a sabbath day

Sermon
The Revd Val Nellist
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 Andrew Pont
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
Johann Sebastian Bach: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam BWV 685
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
Tylman Susato: Pavane
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 21st August 2022

Notices

This week

Monday 22nd August

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Tuesday 23rd August

  • 12.30 pm Funeral of Michael Foster

Sunday 28th August
Pentecost 12

  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Proverbs 25.6-7; Hebrews 13.1-8, 15-16; Luke 14.1, 7-14

online resources will be available on this website

Sunday 4th September

  • 2.00 – c.5.30 pm Diocesan Global Gathering

Connect and reconnect with others throughout our diocese, and learn about and celebrate what is going on around the world among our partner dioceses. Bring a picnic lunch around 1.30 pm (teas and coffees will be provided).

From 2 pm there will be activities, and at the end of the afternoon, there will be tea.

The Gathering will close with Choral Evensong, from 4.45 until approximately 5.30 pm.


Helping Ukraine

You might also 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

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 14th August 2022

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.

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

In today 's Gospel reading, it’s perhaps not so much that Jesus brings division but that we choose to be separated from one another. The fire Jesus speaks of could be that of the Spirit, enlightening us.

Organ Prelude
Martin How: Reverie 
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.

Gloria reflection
Friedrick Wilhelm Zachow: Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'
Collect

Open your merciful ears, O Lord,
to the prayers of your humble servants:
and, that you would graciously grant what we ask,
make us desire what is pleasing in your sight;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Jeremiah 23.23-29
read by Andrew Pont

God’s word is dynamic and active; not just a metaphor

Psalm 82

How long will you judge unjustly? Defend the humble and needy; rescue the weak and the poor

Refrain: Arise, O God, and rule the earth.

God takes his stand in the council of heaven; *
he gives judgement in the midst of the gods:

‘How long will you judge unjustly, *
and show favour to the wicked?

Save the weak and the orphan; *
defend the humble and needy;

Rescue the weak and the poor; *
deliver them from the power of the wicked.

They do not know, neither do they understand; they go about in darkness; *
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Now I say to you, 'You are gods, *
and all of you children of the Most High;

Nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, *
and fall like any prince.’

Arise, O God, and rule the earth, *
for you shall take all nations for your own.

Refrain: Arise, O God, and rule the earth.

Second Reading: Hebrews 11.29-12.2
read by Andrew Pont

Faith encourages so much action; yet it is for the common good; the cloud of witnesses surrounds us

Gospel Reading: Luke 12.49-56
The Rector

Jesus brings a fire to the earth, and a warning for those too shallow to see the signs of the times

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 Mary Kenyon
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
Florence Price: Adoration
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
Georg Phillipp Telemann: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 14th August 2022

Notices

This week

Monday 15th August

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Wednesday 17th August

  • 7 pm Vestry Meeting

Thursday 18th August

  • 2 pm Funeral of Irene Gale
  • 7 pm Area Council Meeting

Sunday 21st August
Pentecost 11

  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Isaiah 58.9b-14; Hebrews 12.18-29; Luke 13.10-17

online resources will be available on this website

Tuesday 23rd August

  • 12.30 pm Funeral of Michael Foster
Helping Ukraine

You might also 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

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 7th August 2022

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.

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

Today we have another Gospel reading about having our hearts in the right place.
And a surprising twist: the Master serves his servants, waiting on them at table.

Organ Prelude
Francis Linley: Prelude in G
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.

Gloria reflection
Friedrick Wilhelm Zachow: Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'
Collect

Open your merciful ears, O Lord,
to the prayers of your humble servants:
and, that you would graciously grant what we ask,
make us desire what is pleasing in your sight;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Genesis 15:1-6
read by Graeme Young

Abram learns that he and Sarah will have descendants as many as the stars of heaven

Psalm 33:12-22

We can trust in God, our hope and our shield

Refrain: Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord! *
happy the people he has chosen to be his own!

The Lord looks down from heaven, *
and beholds all the people in the world.

From where he sits enthroned he turns his gaze *
on all who dwell on the earth.

He fashions all the hearts of them *
and understands all their works.

There is no king that can be saved by a mighty army; *
a strong man is not delivered by his great strength.

The horse is a vain hope for deliverance; *
for all its strength it cannot save.

Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who fear him, *
on those who wait upon his love,

To pluck their lives from death, *
and to feed them in time of famine.

Our soul waits for the Lord; *
he is our help and our shield.

Indeed, our heart rejoices in him, *
for in his holy name we put our trust.

Let your loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us, *
as we have put our trust in you.

Refrain: Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

Second Reading: Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16
read by Graeme Young

Faith is not something we can see, yet it is a conviction of assurance

Gospel Reading: Luke 12:32-40
The Rector

Jesus tells us that where we place our treasure, there also will be our hearts

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 Robert Nellist
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
Antonio de Cabezón: Duo
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
Michel Corrette: Musette in G
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 7th August 2022

Notices

This week

Monday 8th August

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Wednesday 10th August

  • 11 am Funeral of Revd Graham Willey

Sunday 14th August
Pentecost 10

  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Jeremiah 23.23-29; Hebrews 11.29-12.2; Luke 12.49-56

online resources will be available on this website

Helping Ukraine

You might also 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

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 31st July 2022

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.

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

We’re not going to live for ever. Wealth is for the common good, not for us to store up for ourselves.

Organ Prelude
César Franck: Mélodie
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.

Gloria reflection
Friedrick Wilhelm Zachow: Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'
Collect

Grant to us, Lord,
the spirit to think on those things that are right,
and always to be ready to do them:
that we, who without you cannot be alive,
may have the strength to live according to your will;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Ecclesiastes 1.2,12-14 & 2.18-23
read by Helen Piper

Vanity of vanities: all is meaningless

Psalm 49.1-11

We all perish; hoarding riches is futile

Refrain: My mouth, O Lord, shall speak wisdom.

Hear this, all you peoples; hearken, all you who dwell in the world, *
you of high degree and low, rich and poor together.

My mouth shall speak of wisdom, *
and my heart shall meditate on understanding.

I will incline my ear to a proverb *
and set forth my riddle upon the harp.

Why should I be afraid in evil days, *
when the wickedness of those at my heels surrounds me,

The wickedness of those who put their trust in their goods, *
and boast of their great riches?

We can never ransom ourselves, *
or deliver to God the price of our life;

For the ransom of our life is so great, *
that we should never have enough to pay it,

In order to live for ever and ever, *
and never see the grave.

For we see that the wise die also; like the dull and stupid they perish *
and leave their wealth to those who come after them.

Their graves shall be their homes for ever,
their dwelling places from generation to generation, *
though they call the lands after their own names.

Even though honoured, they cannot live for ever; *
they are like the beasts that perish.

Refrain: My mouth, O Lord, shall speak wisdom.

Second Reading: Colossians 3.1-11
read by Helen Piper

There is no distinction in God’s reign: we are all one in Christ

Gospel Reading: Luke 12.13-21
The Revd Val Nellist

A parable about a rich fool

Sermon
The Revd Val Nellist
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 Alistair Shaw
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
William Boyce: Diapason Movement in A minor
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
Georg Friedrich Kauffmann: Nun danket alle Gott
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 31st July 2022

Notices

This week

Monday 1st August

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Sunday 7th August
Pentecost 9

  • 8.30 am Holy Communion
  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Genesis 15.1-6; Hebrews 11.1-3, 8-16; Luke 12.32-40            

online resources will be available on this website

Helping Ukraine

You might also 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

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 24th July 2022

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.

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

Organ Prelude
Georg Philip Telemann: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend
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.

Gloria reflection
Friedrick Wilhelm Zachow: Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr'
Collect

O God,
whose providence orders all things in heaven and earth:
keep from us everything harmful,
and lead us to all that is good;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Genesis 18.2-32
read by Sue Stirling-Aird
Psalm 138

Refrain: When I called, you answered me, O Lord.

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; *
before the gods I will sing your praise.

I will bow down toward your holy temple and praise your name, *
because of your love and faithfulness;

For you have glorified your name *
and your word above all things.

When I called, you answered me; *
you increased my strength within me.

All the kings of the earth will praise you, O Lord, *
when they have heard the words of your mouth.

They will sing of the ways of the Lord, *
that great is the glory of the Lord.

Though the Lord be high, he cares for the lowly; *
he perceives the haughty from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe; *
you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies; your right hand shall save me.

The Lord will make good his purpose for me; *
O Lord, your love endures for ever; do not abandon the works of your hands.

Refrain: When I called, you answered me, O Lord.

Second Reading: Colossians 2.6-15
read by Sue Stirling-Aird
Gospel Reading: Luke 11.1-13
The Revd Val Nellist
Sermon
The Revd Val Nellist
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 Cate Watson
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
Johann Krieger: Vater unser im Himmelreich
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
William Croft: Voluntary in D minor
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 24th July 2022

Notices

This week

Monday 25th July

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Sunday 31st July
Pentecost 8

  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Ecclesiastes 1.2,12-14 & 2.18-23; Colossians 3.1-11; Luke 12.13-21

online resources will be available on this website

Helping Ukraine

You might also 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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