Thank you for joining us on the 14th Sunday after Trinity
Here you can find resources for our Sunday liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are
Organ Prelude – Johann Gottfried Walther: Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag
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 are invited to reflect on the text
Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’
Und Dank für seine Gnade,
Darum daß nun und nimmermehr
Uns rühren kann kein Schade.
Ein Wohlgefall’n Gott an uns hat,
Nun ist groß’ Fried’ ohn’ Unterlaß,
All’ Fehd’ hat nun ein Ende.
attr. Nikolaus Decius
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.
trans. Francis Browne
Guard your Church, O Lord,
with your perpetual mercy:
and since without your aid we lose our way,
draw us always, by your help, away from harm,
and steer us towards salvation;
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: Genesis 50.15-21 (Andrew Tyler)
(in communion with those in church, you are invited to join in saying the text,
pausing shortly at the * asterisk)
Refrain: The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, *
slow to anger and of great kindness.
He will not always accuse us, *
nor will he keep his anger for ever.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins, *
nor rewarded us according to our wickedness.
For as the heavens are high above the earth, *
so is his mercy great upon those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, *
so far has he removed our sins from us.
As a father cares for his children, *
so does the Lord care for those who fear him.
Refrain: The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
Second reading: Romans 14.1-12 (Andrew Tyler)
Gospel reading: Matthew 18.21-35 (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 (Robert Nellist)
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.
Thank you for joining us for worship from Holy Trinity Church, Stirling
on this 14th Sunday after Trinity
Monday 14th September
11 a.m. Burial of Sadie Dowell at St Thomas’ Cemetery
Thursday 17th September
2 p.m. Church Cleaning in preparation for next Sunday
(to sign up, please email Rachel Campbell)
Sunday 20th September
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
On Sunday 27th September, we’ll hold our Annual Congregational Meeting (ACM) as part of our 10.30 service.
ACM Booklets containing the reports will be sent out prior to the meeting.
There is space for one new vestry member this year: if you would like to serve on vestry, please speak to the Rector.