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

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HT Congregation at 2020 ACM

Preparation

Organ Prelude

Thomas Tallis: Antiphon Gloria tibi Trinitas

Opening

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

Collect for Purity

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

Confession and Absolution

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

Silence

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

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

Gloria reflection

Collect

Almighty and Everlasting God,
you have given us grace in the profession of true faith
to recognise the glory of the eternal Trinity:
keep us steadfast in this faith
and bring us to see you in your perfect and eternal unity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

Page from Gospel Book

The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Isaiah 6.1-8
read by Bill Wheeler

Second Reading: Romans 8.12-17
read by Bill Wheeler

Gospel: John 3.1-17
read by The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims

Sermon
The Rector

Nicene Creed

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

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

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven;
by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and was made human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

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

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

Intercessions
led by Val Nellist

The Peace


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

HT chalice and host at Elevation

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

Offertory Prayer

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

Eucharistic Prayer

The Breaking of the Bread

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

The Lord’s Prayer

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

Thanksgiving and Sending Out

Post-Communion Prayer

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

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

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

Blessing

The Dismissal

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

Organ Postlude

Tylman Susato: Pavane
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Notices

This Week

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

Next Week

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

Lectio Divina

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

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

Christian Aid Week 2024

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

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

HT Prayer Tree

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

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

See Libby Coats if you have questions.

Lent Collection and Donations

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

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

More resources for this week

HT Altar Reredos detail

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

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

Downloads (PDF)

Preparation

Organ Prelude
Thomas Tallis: Antiphon 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

Almighty and Everlasting God,
you have given us grace in the profession of true faith
to recognise the glory of the eternal Trinity:
keep us steadfast in this faith
and bring us to see you in your perfect and eternal unity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Genesis 1.1-2.4a
read by Graeme Young

In church, we sing Lord of all your love’s creation

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13.11-13
read by Graeme Young
Gospel Reading: Matthew 28.16-20
The Revd Dr Rebekah Sims
Sermon
The Rector
Nicene Creed

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intercessions
led by 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, alleluia, alleluia.
In the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.

Organ Postlude
Tylman Susato: Pavane
HT Altar Reredos detail

Notices

This week

Monday 5th June

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Tuesday 6th June

  • 11.30 am Funeral of Peter Lewis (Logie Cemetery)
  • 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 8th June

  • 11 am Holy Communion

Sunday 11th June
PENTECOST 2

  • 8.30 am Holy Communion
  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
    Readings: Hosea 5.15-6.6; Romans 4.13-25 Matthew 9.9-13,18-26

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 window – Bagpipes (detail)

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

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

On this festival of the Holy Trinity,
we celebrate Music Sunday as part of our important link with The Royal School of Church Music

In church, there will be an Act of Commitment by all who take part in music,
primarily the whole congregation and also those who dedicate time to rehearsing and leading music

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

Almighty and Everlasting God,
you have given us grace in the profession of true faith
to recognise the glory of the eternal Trinity:
keep us steadfast in this faith
and bring us to see you in your perfect and eternal unity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Proverbs 8.1-4,22-31
read by David Brown
Psalm 113

In church, we sing the hymn ‘Bless the Lord, O saints and servants’

Second Reading: Romans 5.1-5
read by David Brown
Gospel Reading: John 16.12-15
The Rector
Sermon
The Rector
Act of Dedication

Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands;
serve the Lord with gladness and come before God’s presence with a song.

Psalm 100 v.1

The whole congregation is addressed:

God calls us to a ministry of music to deepen our prayer and praise.
This ministry is shared by all of God’s people, so I ask all of you assembled here:
will you continue to lend your voice to our worship and sing to God’s glory?

With the help of God, we will.

Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise; give thanks to him and call upon his name.

Psalm 100 v.3

All singers and instrumentalists are addressed:

Some in our sacred community have a specific calling to lead us in song and prayer,
to teach us a new song and add harmony and colour to our praise as we call upon God’s name.
Will you continue in your ministry as faithful stewards of our music and lead us in songs of prayer?

With the help of God, we will.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;
and God’s faithfulness endures from age to age.

Psalm 100 v.4

Amen.

The choir and music group offer a song of Dedication by Margaret Rizza.

Intercessions (adapted from RSCM Prayers for International Chorister Day)
led by the Director of Music
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
Tylman Susato: Pavane
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
Craig Sellar Lang: Hymn tune Prelude on Moscow
HT window – Bagpipes (detail)

Notices

This week

Monday 13th June

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Tuesday 14th June

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

Sunday 19th June
Trinity 1

  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Isaiah 65.1-9; Galatians 3.23-29; Luke 8.26-39

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/

More resources for this week

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