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Here you can find resources (from 2022) for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 

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

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

Organ Prelude
Craig Sellar Lang: Prelude on St Magnus
Greeting

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

Collect for Purity

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

Confession and Absolution

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

Silence

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

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

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

Almighty God:
grant that we, who believe that your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ, ascended to the heavens,
may already dwell in spirit with him there;
for he lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Acts 1.1-11
read by Cate Watson
Second Reading: Ephesians 1.15-23
read by Cate Watson
Gospel Reading: Luke 24.44-53
The Rector
Nicene Creed

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intercessions

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

The Peace

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

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

HT chalice and host at Elevation

In church, we continue with the Liturgy of the Sacrament

Offertory Prayer

Let us present our offerings to the Lord.
Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory,
the splendour and the majesty;
for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.
All things come from you, and of your own we give you.

Eucharistic Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
The Lord’s Prayer

Please join in the prayer Jesus himself taught us:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Do not bring us to the time of trial
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.
Amen.

Thanksgiving and Sending Out

The Blessing
The Dismissal

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

Organ Postlude
William Croft: Voluntary in D minor

HT Ascension window detail

Notices

This week

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

online resources will be available on this website


    Lectio Divina

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

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

    Christian Aid Week 2024

    QR code for Christian Aid 2024

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

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

    HT Prayer Tree

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

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

    See Libby Coats if you have questions.

    More resources for this week

    green and red leaves

    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. If you wish to make an Offering, please use the ‘Support Us” button below.

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

    Downloads (PDF)

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Antonio Vivaldi arr. Johann Sebastian Bach: Adagio from Concerto in D minor

    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 Lord,
    forgive the transgressions of your people:
    and by your goodness release us from the snare of sin,
    in which, by our frailty, we have been caught;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, world without end. Amen.

    The Liturgy of the Word

    Page from Gospel Book

    First Reading: Zephaniah 1.7, 12-18
    read by Sarah Shaw

    Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11
    read by Sarah Shaw

    Gospel Reading: Matthew 25.14-30
    The Revd 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 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.
    In the name of Christ. Amen.

    Organ Postlude

    Johann Sebastian Bach: O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen BWV 405
    green and red leaves

    Notices

    This Week

    Tuesday 21st November
    • 7.30 – 9.30 pm Young Adults Group (at St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan)
    Thursday 23rd November
    • 11 am Holy Communion
    • 8 pm Gravetalk: As Christians, we believe that death is not the end and holds no fear. But are we happy to talk about it? Gravetalk is an opportunity to talk and share thoughts on death, dying and, as a result, life.
    Sunday 26th November
    Christ the King
    • 10.30 am All-Age Eucharist
      Readings: Ezekiel 34.11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1.15-23;  Matthew 25.31-46
    • Community Lunch after the service

    Paperboat Campaign

    The campaign 1000 Paperboats, 1000 Climate Hopes is to encourage people to engage with their MSPs on the issue of climate change. Paperboats with climate messages are to be delivered to the Scottish Parliament on the morning of 23rd November: please see paperboats.org for more information.

    Advent Study Groups 2023

    This year, we will be discussing Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark. We ordered 20 copies of the book, please feel free to pick up a copy at the back of the church. Donations to HT are appreciated.

    Two groups will meet for three weeks in December: Wednesday mornings at 10.30 am (6th, 13th & 20th December) and Thursday evenings at 8 pm (7th, 14th & 21st December). Sign-up sheets at the back of the church.

    Young Adults Group

    The Young Adults Group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30 pm in St Saviour’s Church Hall, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan.

    Who is this for?  Anyone aged 18-40, open to people of all faiths and none, in particular international students, who would like to meet new people and make lasting connections in the community in this welcoming and inclusive space.
    Led by Revd Joan Lyon, James Gardner, Revd Rebekah Sims – and others who might lead different sessions. 

    Interested? Want to find out more?  Email – youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com or just come along.

    More resources for this week

    Poppies intertwined with black metal on a stone wall

    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. If you wish to make an Offering, please use the ‘Support Us” button below.

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

    Downloads (PDF)

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Craig Sellar Lang: Hymn-Tune Prelude on Aus der Tiefe op.91,8

    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.

    Kyrie reflection

    Kyrie eleison from Ukraine

    Collect

    O God,
    it is your will to hold both heaven and earth in a single peace.
    Let the design of your great love
    shine on the waste of our wraths and sorrows,
    and give peace to your Church,
    peace among nations,
    peace in our homes,
    and peace in our hearts;
    through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and for ever. Amen.

    The Liturgy of the Word

    Page from Gospel Book

    First Reading: Wisdom 6.12-16
    read by Mary Kenyon

    Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18
    read by Mary Kenyon

    Gospel Reading: Matthew 25.1-13
    The Revd 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 Robert Nellist

    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.
    In the name of Christ. Amen.

    Organ Postlude

    Johann Gottfried Walther: Jesu leiden, pein und tod
    Poppies intertwined with black metal on a stone wall

    Notices

    This Week

    Monday 13th November
    • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café
    Tuesday 14th November
    • 7.30 – 9.30 pm Young Adults Group (at St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan)
    Thursday 16th November
    Margaret of Scotland
    • 11 am Holy Communion
    Sunday 19th November
    Pentecost 25
    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Zephaniah 1.7, 12-18; 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11; Matthew 25.14-30

    Next Week

    Thursday 23rd November
    • 8 pm Gravetalk
      As Christians we believe that death is not the end, and holds no fear. But are we happy to talk about it?
      Gravetalk is an opportunity to talk and share thoughts on death, dying and, as a result, life.   
    Sunday 26th November
    • Community Lunch after the service

    Paperboat Campaign

    The campaign 1000 Paperboats, 1000 Climate Hopes is to encourage people to engage with their MSPs on the issue of climate change. Paperboats with climate messages are to be delivered to the Scottish Parliament on the morning of 23rd November: please see paperboats.org for more information.

    Advent Study Groups 2023

    This year, we will be discussing Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark. We ordered 20 copies of the book, please feel free to pick up a copy at the back of the church. Donations to HT are appreciated.

    Two groups will meet for three weeks in December: Wednesday mornings at 10.30 am (6th, 13th & 20th December) and Thursday evenings at 8 pm (7th, 14th & 21st December). Sign-up sheets at the back of the church.

    Young Adults Group

    The Young Adults Group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30 pm in St Saviour’s Church Hall, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan.

    Who is this for?  Anyone aged 18-40, open to people of all faiths and none, in particular international students, who would like to meet new people and make lasting connections in the community in this welcoming and inclusive space.
    Led by Revd Joan Lyon, James Gardner, Revd Rebekah Sims – and others who might lead different sessions. 

    Interested? Want to find out more?  Email youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com or just come along.

    More resources for this week

    HT Pulpit 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. If you wish to make an Offering, please use the ‘Support Us” button below.

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

    Downloads (PDF)

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Edward Elgar: Vesper Voluntaries op.14,4

    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

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

    Collect

    O Lord, watch over your household with constant love:
    that with you as our shelter
    your family may be free from all distress,
    and devoted to good works
    for the glory of your name;
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, world without end. Amen.

    The Liturgy of the Word

    Page from Gospel Book

    First Reading: Micah 3.5-12
    read by Nikki Jorgensen (see the pew sheet)

    Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2.9-13
    read by Nikki Jorgensen (see the pew sheet)

    Gospel Reading: Matthew 24.1-14
    The Revd Rebekah Sims

    Sermon
    The Revd Rebekah Sims

    Nicene Creed

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Intercessions
    led by David Brown

    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.
    In the name of Christ. Amen.

    Organ Postlude

    Johann Pachelbel: Fugue in C
    HT Pulpit detail

    Notices

    This Week

    Monday 6th November
    • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café
    Tuesday 7th November
    • 7.00 pm Vestry Meeting
    • 7.30 – 9.30 pm Young Adults Group (at St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan)
    Thursday 9th November
    • 11 am Holy Communion
    • no Choir Rehearsal tonight
    Sunday 12th November
    Remembrance Sunday (Pentecost 24)
    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Wisdom 6.12-16; 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18; Matthew 25.1-13

    Young Adults Group

    The Young Adults Group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30 pm in St Saviour’s Church Hall, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan.

    Who is this for?  Anyone aged 18-40, open to people of all faiths and none, in particular international students, who would like to meet new people and make lasting connections in the community in this welcoming and inclusive space.
    Led by Revd Joan Lyon, James Gardner, Revd Rebekah Sims – and others who might lead different sessions. 

    Interested? Want to find out more?  Email – youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com or just come along.

    More resources for this week

    HT crucifix by pulpit

    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.

    Names of loved ones who have died are read out in this service. Should you wish to have names included in the service, please write them (clearly!) on the sheets provided at the back of the church, on the prayer tree (see note below), or email rector@holytrinitystirling.org.

    Downloads (PDF)

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude
    Charles Camilleri: Wine of Peace
    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.

    Collect

    Father of all,
    we pray to you for those we love but see no longer.
    Grant them your peace, let light perpetual shine upon them,
    and in your loving wisdom and almighty power
    work in them the good purpose of your perfect will;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and for ever. Amen.

    The Liturgy of the Word

    Page from Gospel Book
    First Reading: Wisdom 3:1-9
    read by Cate Watson
    Psalm 23

     (please join in saying the psalm, pausing shortly at the *asterisk)

    Refrain: I will dwell in the house of the Lord of ever.

    The Lord is my shepherd; *
    I shall not be in want.

    He makes me lie down in green pastures *
    and leads me beside still waters.

    He revives my soul *
    and guides me along right pathways for his name’s sake.

    Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; *
    for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

    You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me; *
    you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over.

    Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, *
    and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

    Refrain: I will dwell in the house of the Lord of ever.

    Second Reading: 1 Peter 1.3-9
    read by Cate Watson
    Gospel Reading: John 6.37-40
    The Rector
    Act of Remembrance

    You are invited to light a candle in memory of loved ones who have died.

    Lord, you alone are the source of life,
    may your life-giving Spirit flow through us,
    grant us your compassion one for the other,
    in our sorrow give us the calm of your peace,
    kindle our hope and let our grief give way to joy,
    through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    During the prayers in church, the names of those to be remembered will be read out.

    Eternal Lord God,
    you hold all souls in life:
    shed forth, we pray,
    upon your whole Church in paradise and on earth
    the bright beams of your light and heavenly comfort;
    and grant that we,
    following the good example of those
    who have loved and served you here and are now at rest,
    may at the last enter with them into the fullness of your eternal joy;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

    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
    Max Reger: Melodia in B flat op.129,4
    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.
    In the name of Christ. Amen.

    Organ Postlude
    Edward Elgar: Vesper Voluntaries op.14,4
    HT crucifix by pulpit

    More resources for this week

    stained glass window picturing Mary and the saints

    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. If you wish to make an Offering, please use the ‘Support Us” button below.

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

    Downloads (PDF)

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Craig Sellar Lang: Hymn tune Prelude on Franconia

    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

    Almighty God,
    you have knit together your elect in one communion
    in the mystical body of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord:
    grant that we may attain, with all your saints,
    the whole measure of the fullness of Christ;
    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: Revelation 7.9-17
    read by Tony Mitchell

    Second Reading: 1 John 3.1-3
    read by Tony Mitchell

    Gospel Reading: Matthew 5.1-12
    The Revd Ian Boa

    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 Camayo Hyde

    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.
    In the name of Christ. Amen.

    Organ Postlude

    Craig Sellar Lang: Hymn tune Prelude on Dundee op.90,10
    stained glass window picturing Mary and the saints

    Notices

    This week

    Monday 30th October
    • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café
    Tuesday 31st October
    • 7.30 – 9.30 pm Young Adults Group (at St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan)
    Thursday 2nd November
    All Souls
    • 11 am Holy Communion
    • 7.30 pm Sung Eucharist & Act of Remembrance
    Sunday 5th November
    Pentecost 23
    • 8.30 am Holy Communion
    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Micah 3.5-12; 1 Thessalonians 2.9-13; Matthew 24.1-14

    Young Adults Group

    The Young Adults Group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm in St Saviour’s Church Hall, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan.

    Who is this for?  Anyone aged 18-40, open to people of all faiths and none, in particular international students, who would like to meet new people and make lasting connections in the community in this welcoming and inclusive space.
    Led by Revd Joan Lyon, James Gardner, Revd Rebekah Sims – and others who might lead different sessions. 

    Interested? Want to find out more?  Email – youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com or just come along.

    More resources for this week

    HT St Martin 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. If you wish to make an Offering, please use the ‘Support Us” button below.

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

    Downloads (PDF)

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Francis Linley: Prelude in G

    Greeting

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

    Collect for Purity

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

    Confession and Absolution

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

    Silence

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

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

    Gloria reflection

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

    Collect

    Almighty and merciful God:
    in your goodness keep from us all that is harmful;
    that, being ready both in body and soul,
    we may freely accomplish your will;
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, world without end. Amen.

    The Liturgy of the Word

    Page from Gospel Book

    First Reading: Isaiah 45.1-7
    read by Jane Morris

    Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10
    read by Jane Morris

    Gospel Reading: Matthew 22.15-22
    The Revd Ian Boa

    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 The Revd Ian Boa

    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.
    In the name of Christ. Amen.

    Organ Postlude

    Georg Andreas Sorge: Fughetta in G minor
    HT St Martin detail

    Notices

    This Week

    Monday 23rd October
    • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café
    Tuesday 24th October
    • 1 pm Funeral of Lily Dawson
    • 7.30 – 9.30 pm Young Adults Group (at St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan)
    Thursday 26th October
    • 11 am Holy Communion
    Friday 27th October
    • 7.30 pm Taizé Service at HT
    Saturday 28th October
    • 10 am to 4 pm Calming the Squall (St Luke’s, Glenrothes)
      The Diocesan Environment Group (DEG) is inviting us to the event ‘Calming the Squall’ at St Luke’s Glenrothes, designed to support churches understand Net Zero and make plans for the future. It is hoped that each congregation will send representatives. Please do let the Rector know if you’d like to attend.
    Sunday 29th October
    All Saints Sunday
    • 8.30 am Holy Communion
    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Revelation 7.9-17; 1 John 3.1-3; Matthew 5.1-12

    Next Week

    Thursday 2nd November
    All Souls
    • 7.30 pm Sung Eucharist & Act of Remembrance

    Young Adults Group

    The Young Adults Group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30 pm in St Saviour’s Church Hall, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan.

    Who is this for?  Anyone aged 18-40, open to people of all faiths and none, in particular international students, who would like to meet new people and make lasting connections in the community in this welcoming and inclusive space.
    Led by Revd Joan Lyon, James Gardner, Revd Rebekah Sims – and others who might lead different sessions. 

    Interested? Want to find out more?  Email – youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com or just come along.

    More resources for this week

    HT wooden scroll on end of choir stall

    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. If you wish to make an Offering, please use the ‘Support Us” button below.

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

    Downloads (PDF)

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Johann Sebastian Bach: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731

    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 Lord,
    since without you we cannot please you:
    let the work of your mercy in all things guide our hearts;
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, world without end. Amen.

    The Liturgy of the Word

    Page from Gospel Book

    First Reading: Isaiah 25.1-9
    read by Liza Green

    Second Reading: Philippians 4.1-9
    read by Liza Green

    Gospel Reading: Matthew 22.1-14
    The Revd Ian Boa

    Sermon
    Camayo Hyde

    Nicene Creed

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Intercessions
    led by Alistair Shaw

    The 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.
    In the name of Christ. Amen.

    Organ Postlude

    Georg Böhm: Minuet in G major
    HT wooden scroll on end of choir stall

    Notices

    This week

    Tuesday 17th October
    • 7.30 – 9.30 pm Young Adults Group (at St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan)
    Wednesday 18th October
    • 11 am Funeral of David Goss
    Thursday 19th October
    • 11 am Holy Communion
    Sunday 22nd October
    Pentecost 21
    • 8.30 am Holy Communion
    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Isaiah 45.1-7; 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10;  Matthew 22.15-22

    Young Adults Group

    The Young Adults Group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm in St Saviour’s Church Hall, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan.

    Who is this for?  Anyone aged 18-40, open to people of all faiths and none, in particular international students, who would like to meet new people and make lasting connections in the community in this welcoming and inclusive space.
    Led by Revd Joan Lyon, James Gardner, Revd Rebekah Sims – and others who might lead different sessions. 

    Interested? Want to find out more?  Email – youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com or just come along.

    More resources for this week

    HT Detail from Communion Rail

    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. If you wish to make an Offering, please use the ‘Support Us” button below.

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

    Downloads (PDF)

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Thomas Tallis: Gloria tibi Trinitas

    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 Lord, we beseech you:
    give your people grace to turn away from evil;
    and to follow you, the only God,
    in pureness of heart and mind;
    through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you,
    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    one God, world without end. Amen.

    The Liturgy of the Word

    Page from Gospel Book

    First Reading: Isaiah 5.1-7
    read by Cate Watson

    Second Reading: Philippians 3.4b-14
    read by Cate Watson

    Gospel Reading: Matthew 21.33-46
    The Revd Ian Boa

    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 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

    God, the source of all that is,
    with joy we have offered thanksgiving for your love in creation
    and have shared in the bread and the wine of the kingdom:
    by your grace plant within us
    a reverence for all that you give us
    and make us generous and wise stewards of the good things we enjoy.
    Amen.

    Blessing

    The Dismissal

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

    Organ Postlude

    Thomas Tomkins: Verse
    HT Detail from Communion Rail

    Notices

    This week

    Monday 9th October
    • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

    Tots is looking for more volunteers to join the rota. The role isn’t onerous: please speak to Gen Pont or Hannah Gray if you’d like to know what’s involved.

    Tuesday 10th October
    • 7.30 – 9.30 pm Young Adults Group (at St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan)
    Thursday 12th October
    • 11 am Holy Communion
    Sunday 15th October
    Pentecost 20
    • 8.30 am Holy Communion
    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Isaiah 25.1-9; 1 Philippians 4.1-9; Matthew 22.1-14

    Young Adults Group

    The Young Adults Group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm in St Saviour’s Church Hall, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan.

    Who is this for?  Anyone aged 18-40, open to people of all faiths and none, in particular international students, who would like to meet new people and make lasting connections in the community in this welcoming and inclusive space.
    Led by Revd Joan Lyon, James Gardner, Revd Rebekah Sims – and others who might lead different sessions. 

    Interested? Want to find out more?  Email – youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com or just come along.

    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

    roundel with the words sharing, justice, caring, love and logos for Start-up Stirling and Christian Aid

    The Season of Creation

    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. If you wish to make an Offering, please use the ‘Support Us” button below.

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

    Downloads (PDF)

    Preparation

    Organ Prelude

    Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg: Was Gott thut, das ist wohlgethan

    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

    Loving God,
    you are the source of all that is,
    creating and sustaining every living thing.
    Called to be good stewards of your creation,
    we acknowledge the ways in which we have marred your image within us,
    as we 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

    God, in whom all things are possible,
    you crown the year with your goodness
    and give us the fruits of the earth in their season:
    grant that we may use them to your glory,
    so that none may hunger, none may thirst,
    and all may cherish the gifts of your creation,
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,
    who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
    one God, now and for ever. Amen.

    The Liturgy of the Word

    Page from Gospel Book

    First Reading: Deuteronomy 26.1-11
    read by Mary Kenyon

    Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 9.6-15
    read by Mary Kenyon

    Gospel Reading: Matthew 6.25-33
    The Revd Ian Boa

    Talk
    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 Andrew Pont

    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

    God, the source of all that is,
    with joy we have offered thanksgiving for your love in creation
    and have shared in the bread and the wine of the kingdom:
    by your grace plant within us
    a reverence for all that you give us
    and make us generous and wise stewards of the good things we enjoy.
    Amen.

    Blessing

    God give you grace to be faithful stewards of Creation,
    rejoicing that you are made in God’s image,
    and seeking justice for those who do not share in the earth’s bounty,
    and the blessing of God almighty,
    the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
    be upon you, and remain with you always. Amen.

    The Dismissal

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

    Organ Postlude

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Thema in C KV Anh 38
    roundel with the words sharing, justice, caring, love and logos for Start-up Stirling and Christian Aid

    Notices

    This week

    Monday 2nd October
    • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

    Tots is looking for more volunteers to join the rota. The role isn’t onerous: please speak to Gen Pont or Hannah Gray if you’d like to know what’s involved.

    Tuesday 3rd October
    • 7.30 – 9.30 pm Young Adults Group (at St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan)
    Thursday 5th October
    • 11 am Holy Communion
    Sunday 8th October
    Pentecost 19
    • 8.30 am Holy Communion
    • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
      Readings: Isaiah 5.1-7; Philippians 3.4b-14; Matthew 21.33-46

    Young Adults Group

    The Young Adults Group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm in St Saviour’s Church Hall, Fountain Road, Bridge of Allan.

    Who is this for?  Anyone aged 18-40, open to people of all faiths and none, in particular international students, who would like to meet new people and make lasting connections in the community in this welcoming and inclusive space.
    Led by Revd Joan Lyon, James Gardner, Revd Rebekah Sims – and others who might lead different sessions. 

    Interested? Want to find out more?  Email – youngadultsgroup021@gmail.com or just come along.

    Helping Ukraine

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

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

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

    More resources for this week

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