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Sunday before Lent
27th February 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
Louis Vierne: Arabesque (24 Pièces en style libre) op.31,15
Opening

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

Almighty God,
whose Son, Jesus Christ,
was wonderfully transfigured before chosen witnesses upon the holy mountain,
and spoke of the exodus he would accomplish at Jerusalem:
give us strength so to hear his voice and bear our cross,
that, in the world to come, we may see him as he is;
through the same 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 Exodus 34.29-35 (read by Andrew Tyler)
Psalm 99

please join in saying the text, pausing shortly at the *asterisk

Refrain: God spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud.

The Lord is king; let the people tremble; *
he is enthroned upon the Cherubim; let the earth shake.

The Lord is great in Zion; *
he is high above all peoples.

Let them confess his name, which is great and awesome; *
he is the Holy One.

‘O mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; *
you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.’

Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and fall down before his footstool; *
he is the Holy One.

Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among those who call upon his name, *
they called upon the Lord, and he answered them.

He spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud; *
they kept his testimonies and the decree that he gave them.

‘O Lord our God, you answered them indeed; *
you were a God who forgave them, yet punished them for their evil deeds.’

Proclaim the greatness of the Lord our God and worship him upon his holy hill; *
for the Lord our God is the Holy One.

Refrain: God spoke to them out of the pillar of cloud.

Second Reading 2 Corinthians 3.12-4.2 (read by Andrew Tyler)
Gospel Acclamation – Fintan O'Carroll: Celtic Alleluia
Gospel Reading Luke 9.28-36 (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
The Peace

We meet in Christ's name.
Let us share his peace.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

HT chalice and host at Elevation
Organ Reflection
Antonio de Cabezón: Duo

In church, we continue with the Liturgy of the Sacrament

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
Craig Sellar Lang: Hymn-Tune Prelude on Carlisle Op.91,6

This Week

Monday 28th February

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Tuesday 1st March

  • 11 am Funeral of Peter Allam
    (St James’ Dollar)

Wednesday 2nd March
Ash Wednesday

  • 6.30 pm Sung Eucharist with the Rite of Ashing

Thursday 3rd March

  • 10 am Funeral Mary Cooper
    (followed by Burial at Logie Kirk Cemetery)

Saturday 5th March

  • 9.30 am – 3 pm Diocesan Synod

Sunday 6th March
First Sunday of Lent

  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Readings
Deuteronomy 26.1-11
Romans 10.8b-13
Luke 4.1-13

online resources will be available on this website

Lent Book

Our Lent Book this year is Saying Yes to Life by Dr Ruth Valerio, who is an environmentalist and theologian working at Tearfund.

This is the blurb:

As people made in the image of God, we are entrusted to look after what has been created: to share in God’s joy and ingenuity in making a difference for good.

Ruth Valerio imaginatively draws on the Days of Creation (Genesis 1), as she relates themes of light, water, land, the seasons, other creatures, humankind, Sabbath rest and resurrection hope to matters of environmental, ethical and social concern.

Discussion Groups will meet (hopefully in person!)
on Wednesdays 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March & 6th April at 10.30 a.m.
and on Thursdays 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March & 7th April at 8 p.m.

You can sign up on the sheet in church

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More resources for this week

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Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church
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01786 359821
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