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Holy Trinity Church chancel with green coverings and a shaft of light from an upper window

Today’s photo: Chancel with green coverings and a shaft of light from an upper window

Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 
The readings for today and some prayers from our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

Offerings at Holy Trinity

You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button, below.
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

Johann Sebastian Bach (attrib.): Prelude in E minor BWV555

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 of power and might,
all good things belong to you:
sow in our hearts the love of your name,
and make us grow in the life of faith;
nurture the things that are good,
and tend them with your loving care;
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: Jeremiah 23.1‐6
read by Lisa Green

Second Reading: Ephesians 2.11‐22
read by Lisa Green

Gospel: Mark 6.30‐34, 53‐56
read by The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

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 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

Johann Pachelbel: Fugue in C
Holy Trinity Church chancel with green coverings and a shaft of light from an upper window

Notices

This Week

Sunday 21 July
Pentecost 9
  • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Readings: Jeremiah 23.1‐6; Ephesians 2.11‐22; Mark 6.30‐34, 53‐56
Wednesday 24 July
  • 11am – 3pm Church open for visitors
Thursday 25 July
  • 11am Holy Communion
Saturday 27 July
  • 11am – 3pm Church open for visitors

Next Week

Sunday 28 July
Pentecost 10
  • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Readings: 2 Kings 4.42-44; Ephesians 3.14-21; John 6.1-21

Church open to visitors during the summer

The Church will be open for visitors on Wednesdays and Saturdays until 21st September.
Please see Jane or Nick Morris if you can welcome visitors.

HT Prayer Tree

The Prayer Tree at the back of church is an aid to prayer. 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 Chilton Window: Elizabeth of Hungary (detail face)

Today’s photo: Margaret Chilton window depicting St Elizabeth of Hungary

Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 
The readings for today and some prayers from our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

Offerings at Holy Trinity

You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button, below.
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

Charles Camilleri: Wine of Peace

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,
you have prepared for those who love you
good things no eye has seen:
pour into our hearts such love of you,
that, by loving you in all things and above all things,
we may be worthy of your promises, which surpass all we can desire;
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: Amos 7.1-14
read by Mary Kenyon

Second Reading: Ephesians 1.3-14
read by Mary Kenyon

Gospel: Mark 6.14-29
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 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

Johann Sebastian Bach: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam BWV 685
HT Chilton Window: Elizabeth of Hungary (detail face)

Notices

This Week

Sunday 14 July
Pentecost 8
  • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Readings: Amos 7.7-15; Ephesians 1.3-14; Mark 6.14-29
Wednesday 17 July
  • 11am – 3pm Church open for visitors
Thursday 18 July
  • 11am Holy Communion
Saturday 20 July
  • 11am – 3pm Church open for visitors

Next Week

Sunday 21 July
Pentecost 9
  • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Readings: Jeremiah 23.1‐6; Ephesians 2.11‐22; Mark 6.30‐34, 53‐56

Church open to visitors during the summer

The Church will be open for visitors on Wednesdays and Saturdays until 21st September.
Please see Jane or Nick Morris if you can welcome visitors.

HT Prayer Tree

The Prayer Tree situated at the back of church is an aid to prayer. 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 East Window Holy Spirit

Today’s photo: Detail from stained-glass window depicting the Holy Spirit as a dove.

Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 
The readings for today and some prayers from our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

    Offerings at Holy Trinity

    You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button, below.
    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

    Louis Vierne: Arabesque (24 Pièces en Style Libre) op.31,15

    Opening

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

    Collect for Purity

    Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known,
    and from whom no secrets are hidden:
    cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
    that we may perfectly love you,
    and worthily magnify your holy name;
    through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Confession and Absolution

    God is love and we are God’s children, there is no room for fear in love.
    We love because God loved us first. Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith.

    Silence

    God our Father, we confess to you
    and to our fellow members in the Body of Christ
    that we have sinned in thought, word and deed,
    and in what we have failed to do. We are truly sorry.
    Forgive us our sins,
    and deliver us from the power of evil.
    For the sake of your Son who died for us,
    Jesus Christ, our Lord.

    God, who is both power and love,
    forgive us and free us from our sins,
    heal and strengthen us by the Holy Spirit
    and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Gloria reflection

    Collect

    O Lord, let the world be ordered in peace,
    according to your will:
    that your people may be free to worship you with joy;
    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: Ezekiel 2.1-5
    read by David Brown

    Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 12.2-10
    read by David Brown

    Gospel: Mark 6.1-13
    read by The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

    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 Robert Nellist

    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

    Johann Sebastian Bach: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam BWV 685
    HT East Window Holy Spirit

    Notices

    This Week

    Sunday 7 July
    Pentecost 7
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Ezekiel 2.1-5; 2 Corinthians 12.2-10; Mark 6.1-13
    Wednesday 10 July
    • 11am – 3pm Church open for visitors
    Thursday 11 July
    • 11am Holy Communion
    Saturday 13 July
    • 11am – 3pm Church open for visitors

    Next Week

    Sunday 14 July
    Pentecost 8
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Amos 7.7-15; Ephesians 1.3-14; Mark 6.14-29

    Church open to visitors during the summer

    The Church will be open for visitors on Wednesdays and Saturdays until 21st September.
    Please see Jane or Nick Morris if you are able to help in welcoming visitors.

    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

    Sunlight on a Nave Arch detail

    Today’s photo: Sunlight on an arch in the Nave

    Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 
    The readings for today and some prayers from our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

    Offerings at Holy Trinity

    You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button, below.
    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

    Rudolph: Introductory Voluntary

    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 protector of all who trust in you,
    without whom nothing can be whole
    and nothing can be holy:
    increase your mercy towards us,
    that, with you as our ruler and guide,
    we may so enjoy the good things of time,
    as not to lose the things of eternity;
    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: Wisdom 1.13-15; 2.23-24
    read by Andrew Tyler

    Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 8.7-15
    read by Andrew Tyler

    Gospel: Mark 5.21-43
    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 Sarah Shaw

    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

    Thomas Tomkins: A Verse
    Sunlight on a Nave Arch detail

    Notices

    This Week

    Sunday 30 June
    Pentecost 6
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Wisdom 1.13-15,2.23-24; 2 Corinthians 8.7-15; Mark 5.21-43
    Wednesday 3 July
    • 11am – 3pm Doors open (Wednesdays and Saturdays, until 21 & 22 September)
    Thursday 4 July
    • 11am Holy Communion
    Saturday 6 July
    • 11am – 3pm Doors open (Wednesdays and Saturdays, until 21 & 22 September)

    Next Week

    Sunday 7 July
    Pentecost 7
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Ezekiel 2.1-5; 2 Corinthians 12.2-10; Mark 6.1-13

    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

    St Columba in Boat - detail from St Columba window in Holy Trinity Church, Stirling, Scotland

    Today’s photo: Detail from stained-glass window depicting a pilgrim (St Columba) in his boat.

    Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 
    The readings for today and some prayers from our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

    • This post is in progress, awaiting new recordings

    Offerings at Holy Trinity

    You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button, below.
    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

    Clive Sellar Lang: Hymn-Tune Prelude on Mannheim op.91,3

    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 Lord,
    you always guide your people
    whom you build up on the foundation of your love:
    make us ever stand in awe of your Holy Name,
    and love you in equal measure;
    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: Job 38.1-11
    read by Andrew Pont

    Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 6.1-13
    read by Andrew Pont

    Gospel: Mark 4.35-41
    read by The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

    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 The Revd 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

    Henry Heron: Voluntary in G
    St Columba in Boat - detail from St Columba window in Holy Trinity Church, Stirling, Scotland

    Notices

    This Week

    Sunday 23 June
    Pentecost 5
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Job 38.1-11; 2 Corinthians 6.1-13; Mark 4.35-40
    • 7pm Concert by students of Ulrike Wutscher:
      Solo pieces and a performance of a mini Magic Flute (Mozart)
      Ailsa Aitkenhead, piano
      Admission is free
    Monday 24 June
    • 10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café
      (last session until mid-August)
    Thursday 27 June
    • 11am Holy Communion

    Next Week

    Sunday 30 June
    Pentecost 6
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Wisdom 1.13-15,2.23-24; 2 Corinthians 8.7-15; Mark 5.21-43

    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

    Our Lavender Hedge Flowers Coming Through 1920px

    Today’s photo: The first flowers from our new lavender hedge, planted out on 13th May.

    Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 
    The readings for today and some prayers from our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

    Offerings at Holy Trinity

    You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button, below.
    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

    Georg Böhm: Minuet in G major

    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 Lord,
    you always guide your people
    whom you build up on the foundation of your love:
    make us ever stand in awe of your Holy Name,
    and love you in equal measure;
    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: Ezekiel 17.22-24
    read by Cathy Johnston

    Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5.6-17
    read by Cathy Johnston

    Gospel: Mark 4.26-34
    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 Bob Piper

    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

    René Vierne: Petit Carillon
    Our Lavender Hedge Flowers Coming Through 1920px

    Notices

    This Week

    Sunday 16 June
    Pentecost 4
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Monday 17 June
    • 10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café
    Tuesday 18 June
    • 7.30 – 9.30pm Young Adults Group at St Saviour’s Church Hall, Bridge of Allan
      (last session until September)
      More information: youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com
    Thursday 20 June
    • 11am Holy Communion

    Next Week

    Sunday 23 June
    Pentecost 5
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Job 38.1-11; 2 Corinthians 6.1-13; Mark 4.35-40
    • 7pm Concert by students of Ulrike Wutscher:
      Solo pieces and a performance of a mini Magic Flute (Mozart)
      Ailsa Aitkenhead, piano
      Admission is free

    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 window – Bagpipes (detail)

    Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 

    The readings for today and some prayers from our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

    Offerings at Holy Trinity

    You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button, below.

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

    Music Sunday

    Today we celebrate Church Music and Musicians, when we experience a wide range of music and musicians at Holy Trinity: Music Group, Choir, Cantors, Organ Students, and, above all, the entire assembly. The music ranges from Europe, Africa and North America, over four centuries.

    Music is a vital part of our life as individuals and collectively, and an equally vital part of our life at Holy Trinity, in congregational song and in choral and instrumental contributions.

    Although we celebrate the gift of music every time we meet, RSCM Music Sunday is a special way of marking the contribution of music and musicians to our spiritual life as a community at Holy Trinity.

    We will mark Music Sunday with a new song, simply written, by Paul Cookson and David Scott-Thomas:

    We are the light in times of darkness,
    we are the light, and we are love.
    We are the hope that’s burning brightly,
    the light and love from Christ above.

    Let’s shine this light in every corner,
    let’s shine this light into the dark,
    let’s shine this light of Christ together
    in every soul and every heart.

    We may be weak and we may falter,
    we may be candles in the wind.
    But if we join as one together
    then Heaven’s light will not be dimmed.

    Let’s shine on those who would do evil
    with Christ’s own light so pure and true.
    Let’s shine on those who would bring darkness
    stifling the good that we could do.

    Oh, may we light the path for others,
    illuminate the darkened road.
    And banish shadows of injustice
    to lighten every heavy load.

    Copyright © 2022 Hymnpact, an imprint of The Royal School of Church Music

    There will be a retiring collection, which we will share between “Church Music Scotland” and “RSCM – The Royal School of Church Music” providing resources and training for church musicians; we would like to make generous contributions to support their work.

    Downloads (PDF)

    HT Congregation at 2020 ACM

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Georg Böhm: Minuet in G major

    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, our hope and strength,
    the source and end of all our prayers:
    because our mortal nature is weak
    we can do nothing good without your help;
    support us with your grace,
    that in keeping your commandments,
    we may ever remain in your love;
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, world without end.

    Page from Gospel Book

    The Liturgy of the Word

    First Reading: Genesis 3.8-15
    read by Nick Morris

    Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4.13-5.1
    read by Nick Morris

    Gospel: Mark 3.20-35
    read by The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

    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

    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

    René Vierne: Petit Carillon
    HT window – Bagpipes (detail)

    Notices

    This Week

    Sunday 9 June
    Music Sunday
    Pentecost 3
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Monday 10 June
    • 10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café
    Tuesday 11 June
    Wednesday 12 June
    • 7.30pm Lectio Divina in the Choir Vestry, (session 6 of 6) in the HT Choir Vestry, led by Revd Joan Lyon (see below)
    Thursday 13 June
    • 11am Holy Communion

    Next Week

    Sunday 16 June
    Pentecost 4
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Ezekiel 17.22-24; 2 Corinthians 5.6-17; Mark 4.26-34

    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. The final session is on Wednesday of this week.
    You can find more information here.

    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 with green frontal, representing Ordinary Time

    Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 

    The readings for today and some prayers from our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

    Offerings at Holy Trinity

    You can make an Offering by using the Support Us button, below.

    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: Vieux Noël

    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 Lord, mercifully hear our prayers:
    loose us from the chains of our sins;
    and keep us from all adversity;
    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: Deuteronomy 5.12-15
    read by Sarah Shaw

    Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4.5-12
    read by Sarah Shaw

    Gospel: Mark 2.23-3.6
    read by The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

    Audio unavailable – please check later

    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 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

    Anonymous (18th-century): Voluntary in A minor
    HT Altar with green frontal, representing Ordinary Time

    Notices

    This Week

    Sunday 2 June
    Pentecost 2
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Monday 3 June
    • 10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café
    Tuesday 4 June
    Wednesday 5 June
    • 7.30pm Lectio Divina in the Choir Vestry, (session 5 of 6) in the HT Choir Vestry, led by Revd Joan Lyon (see below)
    Thursday 6 June
    • 11am Holy Communion

    Next Week

    Sunday 9 June
    Pentecost 3: Music Sunday
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Genesis 3.8-15; 2 Corinthians 4.13-5.1; Mark 3.20-35

    Music Sunday

    Next Sunday, 9th June, Holy Trinity will celebrate Church Music and Musicians.

    There will be a retiring collection at the 10:30 Service and shared between “Church Music Scotland” and “RSCM – The Royal School of Church Music” providing resources and training for church musicians; we would like to make generous contributions to support their work.

    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

    Thank you for supporting our Christian Aid E-envelope appeal.

    Thank you for supporting our Christian Aid E-envelope appeal. This year we achieved the magnificent sum of £1,397.50, including Gift Aid. This exceeded last year’s figure of £1,383.75 and our target of £1,390.

    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

    Thomas Tallis: Antiphon Gloria tibi Trinitas

    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 and Everlasting God,
    you have given us grace in the profession of true faith
    to recognise the glory of the eternal Trinity:
    keep us steadfast in this faith
    and bring us to see you in your perfect and eternal unity;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    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: Isaiah 6.1-8
    read by Bill Wheeler

    Second Reading: Romans 8.12-17
    read by Bill Wheeler

    Gospel: John 3.1-17
    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 Val Nellist

    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

    Tylman Susato: Pavane
    HT Altar Reredos detail

    Notices

    This Week

    Sunday 26 May
    Trinity Sunday
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
    Monday 27 May
    • 10 – 11.30am HT Tots Café
    • 7 pm Concert at HT: Crieff Choral Group & Chor Allegro Vivace (Vienna)
    Tuesday 28 May
    Wednesday 29 May
    • 7.30pm Lectio Divina in the Choir Vestry, (session 4 of 6) in the HT Choir Vestry led by Revd Joan Lyon (see below)
    Thursday 30 May
    • 11am Holy Communion

    Next Week

    Sunday 2 June
    Pentecost 2???????
    • 8.30am Holy Communion
    • 10.30am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Isaiah 6.1-8; Romans 8.12-17; John 3.1-17

    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

    Thank you for supporting our Christian Aid E-envelope appeal.

    This year we achieved the magnificent sum of £1,322.50, including Gift Aid. We didn’t quite reach last year’s figure of £1,383, but came very close to it.

    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 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.

    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

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