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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.

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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
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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

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’)
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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

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
Ashley Grote: Be still
Greeting

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

Collect for Purity

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

Confession and Absolution

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

Silence

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

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

Gloria reflection
Friedrick Wilhelm Zachow: Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’
Collect

O God, the King of Glory, hear our prayer:
that as we believe your Son Jesus Christ
to be exalted with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven;
so also we may know his presence with us
now, and to the end of time;
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Genesis 11.1-9
read by Andrew Tyler
Psalm 104.25-35,37

Refrain: Send forth your Spirit, O God, and renew the face of the earth.

O Lord, how manifold are your works! *
in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

Yonder is the great and wide sea with its living things too many to number, *
creatures both small and great.

There move the ships, and there is that Leviathan, *
which you have made for the sport of it.

All of them look to you *
to give them their food in due season.

You give it to them; they gather it; *
you open your hand, and they are filled with good things.

You hide your face, and they are terrified; *
you take away their breath, and they die and return to their dust.

You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *
and so you renew the face of the earth.

May the glory of the Lord endure for ever; *
may the Lord rejoice in all his works.

He looks at the earth and it trembles; *
he touches the mountains and they smoke.

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; *
I will praise my God while I have my being.

May these words of mine please him; *
I will rejoice in the Lord.

Bless the Lord, O my soul. *
Hallelujah!

Refrain: Send forth your Spirit, O God, and renew the face of the earth.

Second Reading: Acts 2.1-21
read by Andrew Tyler
Gospel Reading: John 14.8-17
The Rector
Sermon
The Rector
Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord,
Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made,
of one substance with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and was made human.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,
the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father.
With the Father and the Son,
he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

Intercessions
led by David Brown
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

Organ Reflection
Craig Sellar Lang: Hymn-Tune Prelude on Carlisle op.91,6
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
Maurice Duruflé: Choral (Veni Creator Spiritus) op. 4

Prayer for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Almighty and eternal God,
you uphold and govern all things
both in heaven and on earth,
and by your grace alone kings and queens do reign.

We thank you for all the blessings which you have bestowed upon us
throughout the reign of our sovereign lady, Queen Elizabeth,
whom you have set over us these threescore years and ten.

We thank you for the wisdom of her guidance and her love of peace,
for the care and devotion with which she has served her people,
for the example of her gracious life.

As we rejoice before you with thankful hearts,
we pray that we may ever be united in love and service to one another,
as people called to live according to your will,
for the good of all the world,
and the glory of your great name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Notices

This week

Monday 6th June

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Tuesday 7th June

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

Sunday 12th June
Trinity – RSCM Music Sunday

  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31; Romans 5.1-5; John 16.12-15

online resources will be available on this website

Praying through meditation

Wellsprings: Praying through Lectio Divina

  • Weekly on Tuesdays, 10 – 11.30 am (including time for coffee)
    7, 14, 21 June
Helping Ukraine

You might also be interested in how best to help people in crisis in Ukraine. The College of Bishops have highlighted these two organisations:

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal: 
https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal 
Among the DEC partners are Christian Aid, the British Red Cross, and Tearfund. The UK Government has pledged to match donations from the public to the DEC fund, pound-for-pound, up to £20 million.

The UK for UNHCR: 
https://www.unrefugees.org.uk/where-help-is-needed/ukraine-situation/

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