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8th Sunday after Trinity 2020: Worship Resources

Thank you for joining us on the 8th Sunday after Trinity

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


Organ Prelude

George Green: Diapason Movement
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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

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.

Organ: Kyrie Reflection

Manuel Rodrigues Coelho: Segundo Kyrie do Mesmo Tom

As this Kyrie movement is played, we are invited to reflect on God’s loving-kindness and to ask for healing.

The Collect

Grant to us, Lord,
the spirit to think on those things that are right,
and always to be ready to do them:
that we, who without you cannot be alive,
may have the strength to live according to 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.

The Liturgy of the Word

You can find the texts of the readings on the pew sheet

Psalm 17 vv.1-7, 16

(in communion with those in church, you are invited to join in saying the text in bold,
pausing shortly at the *asterisk)

Refrain: Show me, O Lord, your loving-kindness.

Hear my plea of innocence, O Lord; give heed to my cry;*
listen to my prayer, which does not come from lying lips.

Let my vindication come forth from your presence;*
let your eyes be fixed on justice.

Weigh my heart, summon me by night,*
melt me down; you will find no impurity in me.

I give no offence with my mouth as others do;*
I have heeded the words of your lips.

My footsteps hold fast to the ways of your law;*
in your paths my feet shall not stumble.

I call upon you, O God, for you will answer me;*
incline your ear to me and hear my words.

Show me your marvellous loving-kindness,*
O Saviour of those who take refuge at your right hand from those who rise up against them.

But at my vindication I shall see your face;*
when I awake, I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness.

Refrain: Show me, O Lord, your loving-kindness.

Organ Reflection

Orlando Gibbons: A Short Voluntary
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The Prayers and Blessing


The response to our intercessions is silence

To him who alone is God
let us make our requests with thanksgiving,
through the one mediator
Christ Jesus.

We pray for all those who have struggled to hold things together during lockdown,
for whatever reason.
We thank those who have helped us during this time.
We are thankful now for the easing of restrictions
and especially for the reopening of hairdressers.
Give us strength to go forward and rebuild our world.

We pray for our leaders.
Few of us would want to be in their shoes.
We should remember this and not be too quick to judgement.
Grant our leaders wisdom going forward.

We pray for our church.
For all of us.
It’s good to be back.
We know things will be different going forward.
We pray that we can invest our new practices
with the same intensity of meaning that we attached to the old.

O God, whose will it is
that all should find salvation
and come to know the truth:
receive the prayers and petitions
which we offer in faith and love;
through him who gave proof of your purpose,
and who sacrificed himself to win freedom for all mankind,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

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

William Walond: Diapason Movement (from a voluntary)
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Thank you for joining us for worship from Holy Trinity Church, Stirling
on this 8th Sunday after Trinity

Next Week

Thursday 6th August

2 p.m. Church Cleaning in preparation for next Sunday
(to sign up, please email secretary@holytrinitystirling.org)

Sunday 9th August
10.30 a.m. Service of the Word

Genesis 37.1-4
Romans 10.5-15
Matthew 14.22-33