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.
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.
Almighty and merciful God:
in your goodness keep from us all that is harmful;
that, being ready both in body and soul,
we may freely accomplish 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.
In church, we sing a metrical version of Psalm 121:
I to the hills will lift mine eyes
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.
Monday 19th October
Wednesday 19th October
Thursday 20th October
Saturday 22nd October
Sunday 23rd October
Readings: Jeremiah 14.7-10,19-22; 2 Timothy 4.6-8, 16-18; Luke 18.9-14
online resources will be available on this website
COP27: A ‘virtual’ walk to Egypt: Following the Climate Summit in Glasgow last year, a virtual walk is taking place from Scotland to Egypt where the next summit (COP27) takes place in Egypt this autumn. People taking part in walks in their local area will be able to have all their miles walked pulled together to represent the virtual walk and raise awareness of the increasing challenge of climate change.
A walk for people in the Stirling area will take place today, starting at Doune Ponds. The walk is open for anyone to join. Just turn up at the picnic area at Doune Ponds between 12.30 and 1.30 on Sunday 16th October. (The walk will start at 1.30 and those who want to can bring a picnic lunch to eat beforehand).
You can find more info on Walk to COP27 here: https://www.walk2cop27.com/
There will be another block of 6 weekly meetings to continue, or explore for the first time, the way of praying known as Lectio Divina (Holy Listening).
This practice comes from the early monasteries when few monks could read. They learned the Scriptures by listening, at different times of the day and sometimes with the same passage being read by the monk who was able to do this. A frequent kind of private prayer is what we call intercession – praying for others and also praying for something specific for ourselves.
Lectio Divina, however, is the practice of listening, firstly to Scripture, then through reflecting on particular words which speak to you, we learn that we are, in fact, listening directly to God.
Reverend Joan Lyon is offering this on 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning on Wednesday 12 October at 7.30 pm in her home at 17 Randolph Court, Stirling FK8 2AL.
This will last about an hour, and all are welcome to stay for a cup of tea or coffee.
Please use the sign-up sheet at the back of the church or send an email to email@example.com.
The maximum number is 9.
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:
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: