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.
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.
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 I was glad when they said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’
2 Our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem—built as a city
that is bound firmly together.
4 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.
5 For there the thrones for judgement were set up,
the thrones of the house of David.
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
‘May they prosper who love you.
7 Peace be within your walls,
and security within your towers.’
8 For the sake of my relatives and friends
I will say, ‘Peace be within you.’
9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will seek your good.
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.
We meet in Christ's name.
Let us share his peace.
In church, we continue with the Liturgy of the Sacrament
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.
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.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.
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.
Today (Sunday 11th September)
Monday 12th September
Thursday 15th September
Sunday 18th September
online resources will be available on this website
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.
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.