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Fifth Sunday of Easter
15th May 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.

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

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

O God,
who alone can bring harmony to the minds of your faithful people:
give us grace to love the things you command,
and to desire the things you promise;
that, amid the uncertain changes of this world,
our hearts may be firmly fixed where true joys are to be found;
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: Acts 11.1-18
read by Nick Morris
Psalm 148

Refrain: Praise, O praise the name of the Lord.

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord from the heavens; *
praise him in the heights.

Praise him, all you angels of his; *
praise him, all his host.

Praise him, sun and moon; *
praise him, all you shining stars.

Praise him, heaven of heavens, *
and you waters above the heavens.

Let them praise the name of the Lord; *
for he commanded, and they were created.

He made them stand fast for ever and ever; *
he gave them a law which shall not pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth, *
you sea-monsters and all deeps;

Fire and hail, snow and fog, *
tempestuous wind, doing his will;

Mountains and all hills, *
fruit trees and all cedars;

Wild beasts and all cattle, *
creeping things and wingèd birds;

Kings of the earth and all peoples, *
princes and all rulers of the world;

Young men and maidens, *
old and young together.

Let them praise the name of the Lord, *
for his name only is exalted, his splendour is over earth and heaven.

He has raised up strength for his people and praise for all his loyal servants, *
the children of Israel, a people who are near him. Hallelujah!

Refrain: Praise, O praise the name of the Lord.

Second Reading: Revelation 21.1-6
read by Nick Morris
Gospel Reading: John 13.31-35
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 Ian Boa
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
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Thema in C KV Anh 38
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. Alleluia, alleluia.
In the name of Christ. Amen. Alleluia, alleluia.

Organ Postlude
Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow: Fugue in C
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Notices

This week

Monday 16th May

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Tuesday 17th May

  • 10 – 11.30 am Wellsprings
    17 Randolph Court, Stirling FK8 2AL

Wednesday 18th May

  • 7 pm Vestry Meeting

Sunday 22nd May
Easter 6

  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Readings:
Acts 9.36-43
Revelation 7.9-17
John 10.22-30

online resources will be available on this website

Christian Aid Week 2022

15 – 22 May

Please donate to the Holy Trinity e-envelope for Christian Aid Week. Simply click on https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/holy-trinity-stirling or copy it into your browser. Feel free to pass this link on to your family and friends or circulate it on social media. 

Last year, we raised £760 + Gift Aid and it would be good if we could at least equal that amount. Please make all donations to the e-envelope by Saturday 21 May.

Praying through meditation

Wellsprings: Praying through Lectio Divina

  • Weekly on Tuesdays, 10 – 11.30 am (including time for coffee)
    17, 24, 31 May & 7, 14, 21 June
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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