Thank you for joining us for All Saints
Here you can find resources for our Sunday liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are
Organ Prelude – Louis Vierne: Arabesque op. 31, 15
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
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.
The Liturgy of the Word
You can find the texts of the readings on the pew sheet
First reading: Revelation 7.9-17 (Andrew Pont)
(in communion with those in church, you are invited to join in saying the text,
pausing shortly at the * asterisk)
Refrain: Taste and see that the Lord is good.
I will bless the Lord at all times; *
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
I will glory in the Lord; *
let the humble hear and rejoice.
Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; *
let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me *
and delivered me out of all my terror.
Look upon him and be radiant, *
and let not your faces be ashamed.
I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me *
and saved me from all my troubles.
The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, *
and he will deliver them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; *
happy are they who trust in him!
Fear the Lord, you that are his saints, *
for those who fear him lack nothing.
The young lions lack and suffer hunger, *
but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.
Refrain: Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Second reading: 1 John 3.1-3 (Andrew Pont)
Gospel reading: Matthew 5.1-12 (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 (led by Alistair Shaw)
The Liturgy of the Sacrament
Music for Reflection – Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele
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
for All Saints
Organ Postlude – GP Telemann: Christ lag in Todesbanden
The organ music on these online resources is different from those played in church, details of which you can find in the pew sheet.
Monday 2nd November
6 p.m. Holy Communion – online resources can be found here
1 Peter 1.3-9
Thursday 5th November
2 p.m. Church Cleaning in preparation for next Sunday
(to sign up, please email Rachel Campbell)
Sunday 8th November
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion
1 Thessalonians 4.13-18