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Christ the King 2020: Worship Resources

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate Christ the King

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

Preparation

Opening

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
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.

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

Verse 1

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

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,
whose will it is to restore all things
in your well-beloved Son, our Lord and King:
grant that the peoples of the earth,
now divided and enslaved by sin,
may be freed and brought together under his gentle and loving rule;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

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

Psalm 100

(please say the psalm, pausing shortly at the asterisk *)

Refrain: We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

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

Know this: The Lord himself is God; *
he himself has made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

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

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

Refrain: We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.

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 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.
Amen.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

Music for Reflection – CS Lang: The King of love my shepherd is (St Columba)

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.
Amen.

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
as we celebrate Christ the King

Next Week

Saturday 28th November
6.30 p.m. Advent Vigil (online resources)

Sunday 29th November
ADVENT SUNDAY
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion (said in private)

Readings

Isaiah 64.1-9
1 Corinthians 1.3-9
Mark 13.24-37

Notices

Advent Study Groups will meet via Zoom for those who are interested: we’ll discuss the ‘Apostle to the Apostles’ Mary Magdalene and the 2nd Century Gospel written in her name. Three sessions on Thursdays 3rd, 10th &17th December at 7.30 p.m. and perhaps on Wednesdays 2nd, 9th & 16th December at 10.30 a.m. if there is enough interest. Please contact rector@holytrinitystirling.org to sign up and for more information.
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