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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.

Offerings at Holy Trinity

No Collection is taken during services. You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button.

Contributions go towards the Ministry and running costs or to any special collections announced.
All donations are gratefully received. Registered Scottish Charity SC016471.

Downloads (PDF)

HT Congregation at 2020 ACM

Preparation

Organ Prelude

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

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.

Gloria reflection

Collect

O God,
who on the day of Pentecost
enlightened the hearts of your people
by the fire of the Holy Spirit:
give us wisdom and understanding,
and lead us into all truth,
that your Church may be kept
in the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the same Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

Page from Gospel Book

The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Acts 2.1-21
read by Nikki Jorgensen

Second Reading: Romans 8.22-27
read by Nikki Jorgensen

Gospel: John 15.26-27; 16.4b-15
read by The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

Talk
The Rector

Creed

Do you believe in God the Father, who made the world?
I believe in God the Father.

Do you believe in God the Son, who redeemed humanity?
I believe in God the Son.

Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit who gives life to God’s people?
I believe in God the Holy Spirit.

This is the faith of the Church. This is our faith.
We believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intercessions
led by Alistair Shaw

Response: Creator Spirit, come we pray, come renew the face of the earth.

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.

The Peace


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

HT chalice and host at Elevation

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 living bread is broken for the life of the world.
Lord, unite us in this sign.

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

Post-Communion Prayer

Father of all,
we give you thanks and praise
that when we were still far off
you met us in your Son and brought us home.

Dying and living, he declared your love,
gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
we who drink his cup bring life to others;
we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
so we and all your children shall be free,
and the whole earth live to praise your name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing

The Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
In the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.

Organ Postlude

Maurice Durufle – Choral (with chant) from Veni Creator Spiritus op.4
HT East Window - Pentecost detail (more content)

Notices

This Week

Sunday 19 May
Pentecost
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
Monday 20 May
  • 10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café
Tuesday 21 May
Wednesday 22 May
  • 7.30pm Lectio Divina in the Choir Vestry, (session 3 of 6) in the HT Choir Vestry led by Revd Joan Lyon (see below)
Thursday 23 May
  • 11am Holy Communion

Next Week

Sunday 26 May
Trinity Sunday
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Readings: Isaiah 6.1-8; Romans 8.12-17; John 3.1-17
Monday 27 May
  • 7 pm Concert at HT: Crieff Choral Group & Chor Allegro Vivace (Vienna)

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.

Lent Collection and Donations

The share of donations in the hall during Lent for Start Up came to £212.24 including gift aid (which we will round up to £250). Food donations continue to be gratefully received.

The contributions made through Holy Trinity to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal for the ASHAKIRAN – RAY OF HOPE work to bring Lasting Change for women, young girls and children in Kolkata came to £250.

More resources for this week

Pentecostal flames at Holy Trinity, Stirling

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.

Offerings at Holy Trinity

No Collection is taken during services. You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button.

Contributions go towards the Ministry and running costs or to any special collections announced.
All donations are gratefully received. Registered Scottish Charity SC016471.

Downloads (PDF)

HT Congregation at 2020 ACM

Preparation

Organ Prelude

Gerhardus Scronx: Echo Fantasie

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

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.

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The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Acts 1.15‐17,21‐26
read by Tony Mitchell

Second Reading: 1 John 5.9‐13
read by Tony Mitchell

Gospel: John 17.6‐19
read by The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

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
led by David Brown

The Peace


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

HT chalice and host at Elevation

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 living bread is broken for the life of the world.
Lord, unite us in this sign.

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

Post-Communion Prayer

Father of all,
we give you thanks and praise
that when we were still far off
you met us in your Son and brought us home.

Dying and living, he declared your love,
gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
we who drink his cup bring life to others;
we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
so we and all your children shall be free,
and the whole earth live to praise your name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Blessing

The Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
In the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.

Organ Postlude

William Walton: Scherzetto (from ‘Richard III’)
Pentecostal flames at Holy Trinity, Stirling

Notices

This Week

Sunday 12 May
Easter 7
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
Monday 13 May
  • 10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café
  • 10am HT Garden Group: please join tomorrow if you’d like to help plant out our lavender hedge!
Tuesday 14 May
Wednesday 15 May
  • 7.30pm Lectio Divina in the Choir Vestry, (session 2 of 6) in the HT Choir Vestry led by Revd Joan Lyon (see below)
Thursday 16 May
  • 11am Holy Communion

Next Week

Sunday 19 May
Pentecost
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Readings: Acts 2.1-21; Romans 8.22-2; John 15.26-27; 16.4b-15

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.

Lent Collection and Donations

The share of donations in the hall during Lent for Start Up came to £212.24 including gift aid (which we will round up to £250). Food donations continue to be gratefully received.

The contributions made through Holy Trinity to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal for the ASHAKIRAN – RAY OF HOPE work to bring Lasting Change for women, young girls and children in Kolkata came to £250.

More resources for this week

HT Ascension window detail

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 Altar Reredos 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.

    Offerings at Holy Trinity

    No Collection is taken during services. You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button.

    Contributions go towards the Ministry and running costs or to any special collections announced.
    All donations are gratefully received. Registered Scottish Charity SC016471.

    Downloads (PDF)

    HT Congregation at 2020 ACM

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Pachelbel: Alle Menschen müssen sterben

    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

    Collect

    O God,
    from whom all good things arise:
    grant such grace to those who call on you,
    that, by your inspiration,
    we may ponder those things that are right,
    and, by your guidance, do them;
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, world without end. Amen.

    Page from Gospel Book

    The Liturgy of the Word

    First Reading: Acts 8.26-40
    read by Bob Piper

    Second Reading: 1 John 4.7-21
    read by Bob Piper

    Gospel: John 15.1-8
    read by The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

    Sermon
    The Revd Ian Boa

    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 Andrew Pont

    The Peace


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

    HT chalice and host at Elevation

    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 living bread is broken for the life of the world.
    Lord, unite us in this sign.

    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

    Post-Communion Prayer

    Father of all,
    we give you thanks and praise
    that when we were still far off
    you met us in your Son and brought us home.

    Dying and living, he declared your love,
    gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
    May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
    we who drink his cup bring life to others;
    we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.

    Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
    so we and all your children shall be free,
    and the whole earth live to praise your name;
    through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Blessing

    The Dismissal

    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
    In the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.

    Organ Postlude

    William Walond: Diapason Movement (from a voluntary)
    HT Altar Reredos detail

    Notices

    This Week

    Sunday 5 May
    Easter 6
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Monday 6 May
    • 10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café
    Tuesday 7 May
    Wednesday 8 May
    • 7.30pm Lectio Divina in the Choir Vestry, (session 1 of 6) in the HT Choir Vestry led by Revd Joan Lyon (see below)
    Thursday 9 May
    Ascension
    • 11am Holy Communion
    • 6.30pm Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s, Dunblane

    Next 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

    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.

    Lent Collection and Donations

    The share of donations in the hall during Lent for Start Up came to £212.24 including gift aid (which we will round up to £250). Food donations continue to be gratefully received.

    The contributions made through Holy Trinity to the Bishop’s Lent Appeal for the ASHAKIRAN – RAY OF HOPE work to bring Lasting Change for women, young girls and children in Kolkata came to £250.

    More resources for this week

    HT West Window Detail: green vestments, book and two thuribles

    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.

    Offerings at Holy Trinity

    No Collection is taken during services. You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button.

    Contributions go towards the Ministry and running costs or to any special collections announced.
    All donations are gratefully received. Registered Scottish Charity SC016471.

    Downloads (PDF)

    HT Congregation at 2020 ACM

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Florence Price: Adoration

    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

    Collect

    O God,
    who alone can bring harmony to the minds of your faithful people:
    give us grace to love the things you command,
    and to desire the things you promise;
    that, amid the uncertain changes of this world,
    our hearts may be firmly fixed where true joys are to be found;
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, world without end. Amen.

    Page from Gospel Book

    The Liturgy of the Word

    First Reading: Acts 8.26-40
    read by Sue Stirling-Aird

    Second Reading: 1 John 4.7-21
    read by Sue Stirling-Aird

    Gospel: John 15.1-8
    read by The Revd Ian Boa

    Sermon
    The Revd Archie Ford (The United Free Church of Scotland)

    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 Nick Morris

    The Peace


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

    HT chalice and host at Elevation

    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 living bread is broken for the life of the world.
    Lord, unite us in this sign.

    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

    Post-Communion Prayer

    Father of all,
    we give you thanks and praise
    that when we were still far off
    you met us in your Son and brought us home.

    Dying and living, he declared your love,
    gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
    May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
    we who drink his cup bring life to others;
    we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.

    Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
    so we and all your children shall be free,
    and the whole earth live to praise your name;
    through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Blessing

    The Dismissal

    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
    In the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.

    Organ Postlude

    William Walton: Scherzetto (from ‘Richard III’)
    HT West Window Detail: green vestments, book and two thuribles

    Notices

    This Week

    Sunday 28 April
    Easter 5
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Monday 29 April
    • 10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café
    Tuesday 30 April
    Wednesday 1 May
    • 7pm Vestry Meeting in the Choir Vestry
    Thursday 2 May
    • 11am Holy Communion

    Next Week

    Sunday 5 May
    Easter 6
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Acts 10.44‐48; 1 John 5.1‐6; John 15.9‐17

    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 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.

    Offerings at Holy Trinity

    No Collection is taken during services. You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button.

    Contributions go towards the Ministry and running costs or to any special collections announced.
    All donations are gratefully received. Registered Scottish Charity SC016471.

    Downloads (PDF)

    HT Congregation at 2020 ACM

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Ignace Leybach: Pastorale

    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

    Collect

    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.

    Page from Gospel Book

    The Liturgy of the Word

    First Reading: Acts 4.5-12
    read by Liza Green

    Second Reading: 1 John 3.16-24
    read by Liza Green

    Gospel: John 10.11-18
    read by The Revd Ian Boa

    Sermon
    The Revd Canon Christoph Wutscher

    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 Tony Mitchell

    The Peace


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

    HT chalice and host at Elevation

    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 living bread is broken for the life of the world.
    Lord, unite us in this sign.

    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

    Post-Communion Prayer

    Father of all,
    we give you thanks and praise
    that when we were still far off
    you met us in your Son and brought us home.

    Dying and living, he declared your love,
    gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
    May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
    we who drink his cup bring life to others;
    we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.

    Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
    so we and all your children shall be free,
    and the whole earth live to praise your name;
    through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Blessing

    The Dismissal

    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
    In the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.

    Organ Postlude

    Helmut Walcha: Chorale Prelude on ‘Den die Hirten lobten sehre’
    HT St Bride stained-glass window - lamb detail

    Notices

    This Week

    Sunday 21 April
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    • 3.00pm Ordination
    Monday 22 April

    10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café

    Tuesday 23 April

    7.30 – 9.30pm Young Adults Group at St Saviour’s Church Hall, Bridge of Allan
    More information: youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com

    Thursday 25 April

    11am Holy Communion

    Next Week

    Sunday 28 April
    Easter 5
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Acts 8.26-40; 1 John 4.7-21; John 15.1-8

    Ordination to the Priesthood

    At 3pm today, Bishop Ian will be at HT to ordain Ian Boa to the priesthood. Please pray for him and his family today, as he prepares for this moment.

    All are welcome at this service and at an Afternoon Tea of scones and cakes after the service. Please let Helen Piper know if you can contribute any baking.

    Lectio Divina

    Six Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm beginning on 1st May in the HT Choir Vestry led by Revd Joan Lyon.

    Please see separate flyer for more information.

    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 feel free to 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 any questions.

    More resources for this week

    Two women holding symbols, looking down at a knight, with a background of a tree and a village near a large river

    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.

    Offerings at Holy Trinity

    No Collection is taken during services. You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button.

    Contributions go towards the Ministry and running costs or to any special collections announced.
    All donations are gratefully received. Registered Scottish Charity SC016471.

    Downloads (PDF)

    HT Congregation at 2020 ACM

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    César Franck: Mélodie

    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

    Collect

    O God,
    who, in the death and resurrection of your Son,
    have raised up this fallen world:
    may we and all your people,
    whom you have saved from the gates of everlasting death,
    rejoice in your eternal presence;
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, world without end. Amen.

    Page from Gospel Book

    The Liturgy of the Word

    First Reading: Acts 3.12-19
    read by David Brown

    Second Reading: 1 John 3.1-7
    read by David Brown

    Gospel: Luke 24.36b-48
    read by The Revd Ian Boa

    Sermon
    The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

    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 Ian Boa

    The Peace


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

    HT chalice and host at Elevation

    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 living bread is broken for the life of the world.
    Lord, unite us in this sign.

    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

    Post-Communion Prayer

    Father of all,
    we give you thanks and praise
    that when we were still far off
    you met us in your Son and brought us home.

    Dying and living, he declared your love,
    gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
    May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
    we who drink his cup bring life to others;
    we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.

    Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
    so we and all your children shall be free,
    and the whole earth live to praise your name;
    through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Blessing

    The Dismissal

    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
    In the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.

    Organ Postlude

    Georg Böhm: Minuet in G major
    Two women holding symbols, looking down at a knight, with a background of a tree and a village near a large river

    Notices

    This Week

    Monday 15 April

    10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café

    Tuesday 16 April

    7.30 – 9.30pm Young Adults Group at St Saviour’s Church Hall, Bridge of Allan
    More information: youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com

    Thursday 18 April

    11 am Holy Communion

    Next Week

    Sunday 21 April
    Easter 4
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Acts 4.5-12; 1 John 3.16-24; John 10.11-18
    • 3.00pm Ordination

    Ordination to the Priesthood

    On Sunday 21st April 3pm Bishop Ian will be at HT to ordain Ian Boa to the priesthood.

    All are welcome at this service and at an Afternoon Tea of scones and cakes after the service. Please let Helen Piper know if you can contribute any baking.

    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 any questions.

    More resources for this week

    HT white altar frontal - red rose with green leaves and gold branches

    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.

    Offerings at Holy Trinity

    No Collection is taken during services. You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button.

    Contributions go towards the Ministry and running costs or to any special collections announced. All are gratefully received. Registered Scottish Charity SC016471.

    Downloads (PDF)

    HT Congregation at 2020 ACM

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Flor Peeters: Alleluia! O sons and daughters, let us sing

    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

    Collect

    Almighty God:
    in your great goodness,
    grant that we, as pilgrims through the Easter mysteries,
    may hold them fast in our lives;
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, world without end. Amen.

    Page from Gospel Book

    The Liturgy of the Word

    First Reading: Acts 4.32-35
    read by Andrew Tyler

    Second Reading: 1 John 1.1-2.2
    read by Andrew Tyler

    Gospel: John 20.19-31
    read by The Revd Ian Boa

    Sermon
    The Revd Val Nellist

    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 Mary Kenyon

    Audio not available, check back later

    The Peace


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

    HT chalice and host at Elevation

    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 living bread is broken for the life of the world.
    Lord, unite us in this sign.

    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

    Post-Communion Prayer

    Father of all,
    we give you thanks and praise
    that when we were still far off
    you met us in your Son and brought us home.

    Dying and living, he declared your love,
    gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
    May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
    we who drink his cup bring life to others;
    we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.

    Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
    so we and all your children shall be free,
    and the whole earth live to praise your name;
    through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Blessing

    The Dismissal

    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
    In the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.

    Organ Postlude

    Carl Phillip Emmanuel Bach: Marche
    HT white altar frontal - red rose with green leaves and gold branches

    Notices

    This Week

    Monday 8 April

    10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café

    Tuesday 9 April

    7.30 – 9.30pm Young Adults Group at St Saviour’s Church Hall, Bridge of Allan
    More information: youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com

    Thursday 11 April

    11 am Holy Communion

    Next Week

    Sunday 14 April
    Easter 3
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Acts 3.12-19; 1 John 3.1-7; Luke 24.36b-48

    Ordination to the Priesthood

    On Sunday 21st April 3pm Bishop Ian will be at HT to ordain Ian Boa to the priesthood.

    All are welcome at this service and at an Afternoon Tea of scones and cakes after the service. Please let Helen Piper know if you can contribute any baking.

    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 any questions.

    More resources for this week

    HT East Window - Pentecost detail (more content)

    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
    Durufle – Choral (with chant) from Veni Creator Spiritus op. 4
    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
    Johann Gottfried Walther: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
    Collect

    O God,
    who on the day of Pentecost enlightened the hearts of your people
    by the fire of the Holy Spirit:
    give us wisdom and understanding, and lead us into all truth,
    that your Church may be kept in the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace;
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the same Spirit,
    one God, world without end. Amen.

    The Liturgy of the Word

    Page from Gospel Book
    First Reading: Acts 2.1-21
    read by Bob Piper

    In church, we sing A mighty wind invades the world from Stanbrook Abbey

    Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13
    read by Bob Piper
    Gospel Reading: John 20.19-23
    The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims
    Sermon
    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 Nick Morris

    The Liturgy of the Sacrament

    HT chalice and host at Elevation
    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

    Post-Communion Prayer

    Father of all,
    we give you thanks and praise that when we were still far off
    you met us in your Son and brought us home.
    Dying and living, he declared your love,
    gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
    May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
    we who drink his cup bring life to others;
    we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.
    Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
    so we and all your children shall be free,
    and the whole earth live to praise your name;
    through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Blessing
    The Dismissal

    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
    In the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.

    Organ Postlude
    William Walton: Scherzetto (from ‘Richard III’)
    HT East Window - Pentecost detail (more content)

    Notices

    This week

    Monday 29th May

    • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

    Tuesday 30th May

    • 7.30 – 9.30 pm Young Adults Group at St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan
      (More information: youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com & flyer displayed in church)

    Thursday 1st June

    • 11 am Holy Communion

    Saturday 3rd June

    • 10.30 am – 4 pm Vestry Vision Day

    Sunday 4th June
    Trinity Sunday

    • 8.30 am Holy Communion
    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Genesis 1.1-2.4a; 2 Corinthians 13.11-13; Matthew 28.16-20

    Helping Ukraine

    You might be interested in how best to help people in crisis in Ukraine.
    The College of Bishops has 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

    Pentecostal flames at Holy Trinity, Stirling

    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
    Gerhardus Scronx: Echo Fantasie
    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
    Johann Gottfried Walther: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
    Collect

    O God,
    from whom all good things arise:
    grant such grace to those who call on you,
    that, by your inspiration,
    we may ponder those things that are right,
    and, by your guidance, do them;
    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 1.6-14
    read by Sue Stirling-Aird

    In church, we sing Holy Spirit, come, confirm us

    Second Reading: 1 Peter 4.12-14; 5.6-11
    read by Sue Stirling-Aird
    Gospel Reading: John 17.1-11
    The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims
    Sermon

    In church, Bishop Ian preaches

    The Liturgy of Confirmation

    In church, we sing a version of the chant Veni Sancte Spiritus by Christopher Walker

    See the pew sheet for the Rite of Confirmation. Please pray for Cate, David, Ian and Laura.

    The Liturgy of the Sacrament

    HT chalice and host at Elevation
    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

    Post-Communion Prayer

    Father of all,
    we give you thanks and praise that when we were still far off
    you met us in your Son and brought us home.
    Dying and living, he declared your love,
    gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
    May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
    we who drink his cup bring life to others;
    we whom the Spirit lights, give light to the world.
    Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
    so we and all your children shall be free,
    and the whole earth live to praise your name;
    through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Blessing
    The Dismissal

    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
    In the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.

    Organ Postlude
    William Walton: Scherzetto (from ‘Richard III’)
    Pentecostal flames at Holy Trinity, Stirling

    Notices

    This week

    Monday 22nd May

    • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

    Tuesday 23rd May

    • 7.30 – 9.30 pm Young Adults Group at St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan
      (More information: youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com & flyer displayed in church)

    Wednesday 24th May

    • 7.30 pm Vestry Meeting

    Thursday 25th May

    • 11 am Holy Communion

    Sunday 28th May
    PENTECOST

    • 8.30 am Holy Communion
    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Acts 2.1-21; 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13; John 20.19-23

    Helping Ukraine

    You might be interested in how best to help people in crisis in Ukraine.
    The College of Bishops has 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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