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Fourth Sunday of Easter
8th May 2022

HT St Bride stained-glass window - lamb detail

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)


Organ Prelude
Craig Sellar Lang: Hymn tune Prelude on St Columba

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.


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’

O God,
the light of whose truth stretches out to those who go astray,
that they may return to the path of righteousness:
give your grace to all who profess themselves Christians,
that they may cast out what is harmful,
and pursue all that gives life;
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 9.36-43
read by Graeme Young
Psalm 23

Refrain: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

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: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

Second Reading: Revelation 5.11-14
read by Graeme Young
Gospel Reading: John 10.22-30
The Rector
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.

led by Nick Morris
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
Helmut Walcha: Chorale Prelude on ‘Den die Hirten lobten sehre’
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.

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
Georg Philip Telemann: Christ lag in Todesbanden
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This week

Monday 9th May

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Thursday 12th May

  • 10 am Funeral of Marion Graham

Sunday 15th May
Easter 5

  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

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

online resources will be available on this website

Keep the Heid and Read (Mental Health Week 2022)

Wednesday 11th May

The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation and the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and supported by Baillie Gifford, aims to inspire and encourage people of all ages and abilities to read every day to boost their mental health and wellbeing – starting with a pledge to read for just six minutes on Wednesday 11 May. 

The online totaliser, capturing the number of reading minutes pledged towards the national reading moment, is available at:

Why not join in and maybe read one of the Books in the Bible? Paul’s Letter to the Colossians should not take longer than 12 minutes to read!

Lay Ministry Day at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth

Saturday 14th May 2-4.30 pm

  • Celebration of Lay Ministries

Bishop Ian and the Diocesan Lay Ministries Group invite you to a celebration of Lay Ministries of all kinds.

This includes formally authorised ministries such as Eucharistic Minister, Young People’s or Children’s leader, or Pastoral Visitor, but also many other ministries such as Vestry member, Office bearer, offering church hospitality, care of vestments, maintenance of property, and playing music or singing in the choir, and many more.

All of these are ministries in service of the Church and the kingdom, and the day will celebrate and affirm those who serve in them, as well as offering an opportunity to meet others from across the Diocese. 

Christian Aid Big Brekkie

Sunday 15th May from 9.30 am

  • Christian Aid Big Brekkie

HTKidz are hosting a Christian Aid Big Brekkie on Sunday 15th May from 9.30 am (before the service). All welcome!

Christian Aid Week 2022

15 – 22 May

Please donate to the Holy Trinity e-envelope for Christian Aid Week. Simply click on 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: 
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:

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