HT East Window: Resurrection scene

Easter Sunday 2021
Worship Resources

As we are pausing public worship at present, the service will be said and prayers offered in private at Holy Trinity. Please join in prayer at home or wherever you are. The readings for this Sunday and some of the prayers of our liturgy can be found on this pew sheet.

As well as audio recordings for the Liturgy of the Word, there is a video of the Liturgy of the Sacrament, from the Peace to the Conclusion (see below).


Organ Prelude — Johann Gottfried Walther: Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag


Alleluia, Christ is risen. He is risen indeed, alleluia.

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. 


Almighty God,
who, through your Son, Jesus Christ,
have overcome death and opened the gates of eternal life:
grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of his resurrection,
may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit;
through the same 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

Psalm 118.1-2, 14-24 (please join in saying the psalm, pausing shortly at the *asterisk)

Refrain: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! This is the day the Lord has made.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;*
his mercy endures for ever.

Let Israel now proclaim,*
‘His mercy endures for ever.’

The Lord is my strength and my song,*
and he has become my salvation.

There is a sound of exultation and victory*
in the tents of the righteous:

‘The right hand of the Lord has triumphed!*
the right hand of the Lord is exalted! the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!’

I shall not die, but live,*
and declare the works of the Lord.

The Lord has punished me sorely,*
but he did not hand me over to death.

Open for me the gates of righteousness;*
I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the Lord.

‘This is the gate of the Lord;*
he who is righteous may enter.’

I will give thanks to you, for you answered me*
and have become my salvation.

The same stone which the builders rejected*
has become the chief cornerstone.

This is the Lord’s doing,*
and it is marvellous in our eyes.

On this day the Lord has acted;*
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Refrain: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! This is the day the Lord has made.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15.1-11 (recorded by Andrew Pont)

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.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

The Rector will celebrate the Eucharist at Holy Trinity; see the video file of the Liturgy of the Sacrament below

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Please join in the prayer Jesus himself taught us:

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.

Thanksgiving and Sending Out

A Blessing is pronounced:

The God of peace,
who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
that great shepherd of the sheep,
through the blood of the eternal covenant,
make us perfect in every good work to do his will,
working in us that which is well-pleasing in his sight;
and may the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be among us and remain with us always.

The Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord, alleluia, alleluia.
In the name of Christ, alleluia, alleluia.

Organ Postlude FW Zachow: Christ lag in Todesbanden

Thank you for joining us at Holy Trinity Church, Stirling for Easter Sunday


Easter Day 10.30 a.m.
Holy Communion (said in private) 
The church will be open today for private prayer from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Sunday 11th March 10.30 a.m.
EASTER 2                 
Holy Communion (said in private)

Acts 4.32-35
1 John 1.1-2.2
John 20.19-31