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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 prayers from our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

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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.

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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
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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.

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