Thank you for joining us on the 11th Sunday after Trinity
Here you can find resources for our Sunday liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are
Organ Prelude – Georg Philip Telemann: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Collect for Purity
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 – JG Walther: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
We can reflect on the text of the Gloria. The Chorale melody for a German-language metrical version is heard in long notes (minims) over a triplet quaver accompaniment.
Verse 1 of the text:
To God alone on high be glory and thanks for his mercy,
since now and forever more no harm can touch us.
God is pleased with us, now there is great peace without cease,
all feuds have now an end.
by Francis Browne
Almighty and eternal God,
by your generous love
you grant to those who pray
more than is desired or deserved:
pour down your mercy upon us,
forgiving what our conscience fears,
and granting what we dare not ask;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.
The Liturgy of the Word
You can find the texts of the readings on the pew sheet
First reading: Isaiah 51.1-6 (Nick Morris)
(in communion with those in church, you are invited to join in saying the text,
pausing shortly at the * asterisk)
Refrain: O Lord, your love endures forever.
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; *
before the gods I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple and praise your name, *
because of your love and faithfulness;
For you have glorified your name *
and your word above all things.
When I called, you answered me; *
you increased my strength within me.
All the kings of the earth will praise you, O Lord, *
when they have heard the words of your mouth.
They will sing of the ways of the Lord, *
that great is the glory of the Lord.
Though the Lord be high, he cares for the lowly; *
he perceives the haughty from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe; *
you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies;
your right hand shall save me.
The Lord will make good his purpose for me; *
O Lord, your love endures for ever;
do not abandon the works of your hands.
Refrain: O Lord, your love endures forever.
Second reading: Romans 12.1-8 (Nick Morris)
Gospel reading: Matthew 15.10-28 (The Rector)
Sermon (The Rector)
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 man.
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.
Intercessions (Cathy Johnston)
The Liturgy of the Sacrament
Music for Reflection – J Krieger: Vater unser im Himmelreich
In church, the service continues with the Eucharistic Prayer, the Breaking of Bread and Communion
The Lord's Prayer
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
A Blessing is pronounced:
The peace of God,
which passes all understanding,
keep our hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God,
and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord;
and may the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be among us and remain with us always.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.
Organ Postlude – CS Lang: Prelude on ‘Moscow’
Thank you for joining us for worship from Holy Trinity Church, Stirling
on this 11th Sunday after Trinity
RIP Donald Maclellan and Sarah Dowell
A private funeral has been held for Don at Stirling Crematorium.
Sarah will be buried at St Thomas’ Cemetery on Monday 14th September at 11 a.m.
May they rest in peace and rise in glory!
Thursday 27th August
2 p.m. Church Cleaning in preparation for next Sunday
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Sunday 30th August
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion