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Here you can find resources (from 2022) 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
Craig Sellar Lang: Prelude on St Magnus
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

Almighty God:
grant that we, who believe that your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ, ascended to the heavens,
may already dwell in spirit with him there;
for he 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 1.1-11
read by Cate Watson
Second Reading: Ephesians 1.15-23
read by Cate Watson
Gospel Reading: Luke 24.44-53
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

we can take a moment to pray for the needs of the world and for the unity of Christians

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

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
William Croft: Voluntary in D minor

HT Ascension window detail

Notices

This week

Sunday 12 May
Easter 7
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Readings: Acts 1.15-17, 21-26; 1 John 5.9-13; John 17.6-19

online resources will be available on this website


    Lectio Divina

    Lectio Divina is the practice of listening, firstly to Scripture; then, through reflecting on particular words which speak to you, we learn we are, in fact, listening directly to God.

    Led by Revd Joan Lyon, there are six Wednesday evening meetings in the HT Choir Vestry at 7.30pm, beginning 8th May.
    You can find more information here.

    Christian Aid Week 2024

    QR code for Christian Aid 2024

    Please donate to the Holy Trinity e-envelope via Holy Trinity Stirling Christian Aid Envelope – Christian Aid Fundraise. Please pass the information on to your family and friends or circulate it on social media. 

    Last year, we raised £1,383.75 including Gift Aid. It would be good if we could at least equal that amount. Please make all donations to the e-envelope by Saturday 18 May 2024.

    HT Prayer Tree

    The Prayer Tree situated at the back of church is an aid to prayer. Feel free to take a label and write your prayer/message on it and hang it on the tree. 

    Please add the current date. The label will be removed one month after this date, but if you would like to leave the label on the tree, please just alter the date or write another label.

    See Libby Coats if you have questions.

    More resources for this week

    HT Ascension window 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)

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude
    Craig Sellar Lang: Prelude on St Magnus
    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

    Almighty God:
    grant that we, who believe that your Son,
    our Saviour Jesus Christ, ascended to the heavens,
    may already dwell in spirit with him there;
    for he 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 1.1-11
    read by Cate Watson
    Second Reading: Ephesians 1.15-23
    read by Cate Watson
    Gospel Reading: Luke 24.44-53
    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

    we can take a moment to pray for the needs of the world and for the unity of Christians

    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

    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
    William Croft: Voluntary in D minor

    HT Ascension window detail

    Notices

    This week

    Sunday 29th May
    Easter 7

    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Acts 16.16-34; Revelation 22.12-14,16-17,20-21; John 17.20-26

    online resources will be available on this website

    Praying through meditation

    Wellsprings: Praying through Lectio Divina

    • Weekly on Tuesdays, 10 – 11.30 am (including time for coffee)
      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

    HT Font & Aspergillium

    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
    Johann Gottfried Walther: Erstanden ist der heilig Christ
    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, the King of Glory, hear our prayer:
    that as we believe your Son Jesus Christ
    to be exalted with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven;
    so also we may know his presence with us
    now, and to the end of time;
    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 16.16-34
    read by Cathy Johnston
    Psalm 67

    Refrain: The Lord is king, most high over all the earth.

    The Lord is king; let the earth rejoice; *
    let the multitude of the isles be glad.

    Clouds and darkness are round about him, *
    righteousness and justice are the foundations of his throne.

    A fire goes before him *
    and burns up his enemies on every side.

    His lightnings light up the world; *
    the earth sees it and is afraid.

    The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, *
    at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

    The heavens declare his righteousness, *
    and all the peoples see his glory.

    Confounded be all who worship carved images and delight in false gods! *
    Bow down before him, all you gods.

    Zion hears and is glad, and the cities of Judah rejoice, *
    because of your judgements, O Lord.

    For you are the Lord, most high over all the earth; *
    you are exalted far above all gods.

    The Lord loves those who hate evil; *
    he preserves the lives of his saints and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

    Light has sprung up for the righteous, *
    and joyful gladness for those who are truehearted.

    Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, *
    and give thanks to his holy name.

    Refrain: The Lord is king, most high over all the earth.

    Second Reading: Revelation 22.12-14,16-17,20-21
    read by Cathy Johnston
    Gospel Reading: John 17.20-26
    The Rector
    Sermon
    The Rector
    Organ Reflection
    Johann Sebastian Bach: Wie nach einer Wasserquelle BWV 1119
    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 Alistair Shaw
    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

    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: Christ lag in Todesbanden
    HT Font & Aspergillium

    Notices

    This week

    Monday 30th May

    • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

    Tuesday 31st May

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

    Sunday 5th June
    Pentecost

    • 8.30 am Holy Communion
    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
    • Readings: Genesis 11.1-9; Acts 2.1-21; John 14.8-17

    online resources will be available on this website

    Sunday 12th June
    Trinity – RSCM Music Sunday

    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
    Praying through meditation

    Wellsprings: Praying through Lectio Divina

    • Weekly on Tuesdays, 10 – 11.30 am (including time for coffee)
      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

    HT Ascension window 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)

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude
    Craig Sellar Lang: Prelude on St Magnus
    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

    Almighty God:
    grant that we, who believe that your Son,
    our Saviour Jesus Christ, ascended to the heavens,
    may already dwell in spirit with him there;
    for he 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 1.1-11
    read by Cate Watson
    Second Reading: Ephesians 1.15-23
    read by Cate Watson
    Gospel Reading: Luke 24.44-53
    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

    we can take a moment to pray for the needs of the world and for the unity of Christians

    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

    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
    William Croft: Voluntary in D minor

    HT Ascension window detail

    Notices

    This week

    Sunday 29th May
    Easter 7

    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Acts 16.16-34; Revelation 22.12-14,16-17,20-21; John 17.20-26

    online resources will be available on this website

    Praying through meditation

    Wellsprings: Praying through Lectio Divina

    • Weekly on Tuesdays, 10 – 11.30 am (including time for coffee)
      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

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