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Remembrance 2020: Worship Resources

Thank you for joining us on Remembrance Sunday

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


Organ Prelude – JS Bach: JS Bach: O Mensch, bewein dein’ Sünde gros BWV622

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.

The Collect

O God,
it is your will to hold both heaven and earth in a single peace.
Let the design of your great love shine on the waste of our wraths and sorrows,
and give peace to your Church,
peace among nations,
peace in our homes,
and peace in our hearts;
through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The Liturgy of the Word

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

Psalm 70

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

Refrain: You are my helper and deliverer.

Be pleased, O God, to deliver me; *
O Lord, make haste to help me.

Let those who seek my life be ashamed and altogether dismayed; *
let those who take pleasure in my misfortune draw back and be disgraced.

Let those who say to me ‘Aha!’ and gloat over me turn back, *
because they are ashamed.

Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; *
let those who love your salvation say for ever, ‘Great is the Lord!’

But as for me, I am poor and needy; *
come to me speedily, O God.

You are my helper and my deliverer; *
O Lord, do not tarry.

Refrain: You are my helper and deliverer. 

Gospel reading: Matthew 25.1-13 (Revd Christoph Wutscher)
Act of Remembrance

We meet in the presence of God.
We commit ourselves to work in penitence and faith
for reconciliation between the nations,
that all people may, together, live in freedom,
justice and peace.

We pray for all who in bereavement, disability and pain
continue to suffer the consequences of fighting and terror.
We remember with thanksgiving and sorrow those whose lives,
in world wars and conflicts past and present, 
have been given and taken away.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, 
we will remember them.
We will remember them.

A two-minute silence is held.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

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 Remembrance Sunday

The organ music on these online resources is different from those played in church, details of which you can find in the pew sheet.

Next Week

Thursday 12th November

2 p.m. Church Cleaning in preparation for next Sunday
(to sign up, please email Rachel Campbell)

Sunday 15th November
2nd Sunday before Advent
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Zephaniah 1.7, 12-18
1 Thessalonians 5.1-11
Matthew 25.14-30


Some resources for taking stock

Book Recommendation: Peter Frankopan, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, (London, Bloomsbury, 2015)

For those with access to Netflix: The Social Dilemma, a docudrama directed by Jeff Orlowski and written by Orlowski, Davis Coombe, and Vickie Curtis on the rise and influence of social media.

Music: Some of the text of today’s parable is woven into the cantata Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by JS Bach BWV140.