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Join us live for our midweek service at 10:15am on Thursday 24th September on our Facebook page. It will be uploaded to this page and to our YouTube channel immediately after the service to watch back at a time to suit you.

Grab a Cuppa and join us live after the service for a Blether on our Blether page.

Thank you for joining us at Holy Trinity, you can connect with us online via our contact us page or our Facebook page. If you want more head to our Blether with HTD Facebook group, check out other services on our YouTube channel or follow us on Instagram.

Join us for our midweek service

A Service of the Word:

Introduction
We are gathered together as the family of God in our Father’s presence to offer praise and thanksgiving, to ask forgiveness of our sins, to hear and receive God’s holy Word, to pray for the needs of the world and to seek God’s grace that through Jesus Christ our Lord and in the power of the Holy Spirit we may give ourselves to God’s service.

Prayer of Penitence and Forgiveness
God of mercy, we acknowledge that we are sinners.
We turn from the wrong that we have thought and said and done and are mindful of all that we have failed to do.
For the sake of Jesus, who died for us, forgive us all that is past, and help us to live each day in the light of Christ our Lord. Amen.

Short period of silence

May the Lord forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are and direct what we shall be, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gloria
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

Collect of the Day
O Lord, let your constant compassion cleanse and strengthen your Church:
and since, without you, we cannot continue in safety,
may we ever be governed by your grace;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, world without end.
Amen

Readings
First Reading:        Jonah 3.10 – 4.11   
Second Reading:   Philippians 1.21-30 
Gospel:                            Matthew 20.1-16

Reflection

Affirmation of Faith
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 human.
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, who with the Father and the Son, is worshipped and glorified and 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.

Prayers of Intercession
Merciful Father accept these prayers for the sake of your Son who died and rose for us, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

As our Saviour has taught us, so we pray
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.

Conclusion and Act of Dedication
Almighty God,
We thank you for the gift of your holy word:
May it be a lantern to our feet,
A light upon our paths,
And a strength to our lives.
Take us and use us to love and serve all people
In the power of the Holy Spirit,
and in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Dismissal
Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all, evermore. Amen.

Dear Friends

I hope that you are in good health in these uncertain times.

I am delighted to share news that we have been given permission to open Holy Trinity for communal worship, having fulfilled the necessary requirements set out by the Scottish Episcopal Church under Phase III guidelines.

With the agreement of the vestry the first communal service will be a Eucharist on Thursday 8th October. Thereafter there will be a celebration of the Eucharist on Sundays at 11am and on Thursdays at 10.15am. Once communal services begin the periods when the church was open for Individual Prayer will cease.

As you will be aware certain changes as to how we worship have had to be made to comply with the required guidelines from both the Scottish Government and the General Synod Office of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Some of the major changes are as follows:

  • Please enter the church via the door on the Main Street. For the time being the door from Viewfield Terrace will not be available for use.
  • Face coverings must be worn in church and should only be removed when receiving communion.
  • Guidance on hand sanitiser use must be observed.
  • To comply with ‘Track and Trace’ requirements, personal details will be requested at all services.
  • Physical distancing within the church and throughout the service must be maintained. Every effort has been made to follow the 2 metre guide. To assist with this detailed seating has been designated for individuals, though family groups can sit together. A sidesperson will guide you where you should sit.
  • Although music will be played there can be no singing.
  • The Peace cannot be shared.
  • Communion will be in one kind only, namely the bread.
  • At the end of the service you will be advised when to leave in order that physical distancing can be maintained.
  • Each service will last approximately 35 mins.

To try and accommodate as many people as we are allowed it would be helpful if you could indicate your intention to come to a particular service. Details of how to give notification will be distributed via the pew sheet and our website. A limited number of seats will be available for those unable to use the notification service. If we have reached our full capacity and no seating is available every effort will be made to reserve a seat at the next available service.

I understand that such requirements all sound very regimented and a far cry from how we are used to worshipping. However, such measures are essential to maintain the safety and well being of all who come to church.

Acknowledging that when we meet in church it will be in unusual circumstances, every effort will be made to make it as prayerful and enjoyable an experience as we can.

These past few months have been difficult and unsettling for us all. This has perhaps challenged feelings of self-confidence and some of our congregation may still feel unable to attend church. I understand such anxieties and would stress that no one should feel under any pressure to come back to church until such time that they feel confident to do so. Whether we meet in church or continue to worship at home we are one community and family, holding each other and the needs of the world in prayer.

To allow as many people as possible to share in worship it is still intended that some form of ‘streamed or recorded’ service will be available. How this can be achieved is under discussion. Details of how people can share in such services is still being reviewed.

I look forward to the opportunity of sharing in worship with you whenever and wherever that may be.

As always be assured of my prayers and best wishes.

Kenny.

Roots are resources that Young Church has used in the past based on this week’s lectionary readings.

Resources for 20/9/2020: Children’s colouring sheet              Children’s activity sheet

More resources for families and children of all ages can be found on https://www.tath.co.uk/ or on their facebook page which is a public group you can join.
Scripture Union continues to offer a range of resources, practical advice and helpful tips on how you can engage with children and young people during lockdown. Look out for ‘leaving lockdown’ soon to appear https://content.scriptureunion.org.uk/95-campaign
See Inspire for bite – sized Bible challenges for teenagers and Make and Pray (a range of craft based videos).
Bible2020.org offers a range of videos for children including online services.

For Young Adults P7 and upwards the Youth Fellowship meet each Sunday evening for fun and games at 18:15. This is followed by YF+ at 19:15, which is a more reflective faith based discussion (both currently on Zoom). More details can be found on their Facebook group.

To join us live head to our YouTube channel, the service will be uploaded to this page immediately after the service and will also be available on our Facebook page to watch back at a time to suit you.

Sunday 20th September 2020: Pentecost 16

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Order of Service following 1982 Scottish Liturgy in the Blue Book

Preparation

Welcome:  
Grace and peace to you all from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 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.

Summary of the Law:
Our Lord Jesus Christ said: The first commandment is this: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord God is the only Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.” The second is this: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.
Amen, Lord, have mercy

Confession and Absolution:
God is love and we are God’s children. There is no room for fear in love.
We love because God loved us first. Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith.
God our Father, we confess to you and to our fellow members in the Body of Christ that we have sinned in thought, word and deed, and in what we have failed to do. We are truly sorry. Forgive us our sins, and deliver us from the power of evil, for the sake of your Son who died for us, Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
God, who is both power and love, forgive us and free us from our sins,
heal and strengthen us by the Holy Spirit, and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Gloria:
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to God’s people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

Collect of the Day:
O Lord, let your constant compassion cleanse and strengthen your Church: and since, without you, we cannot continue in safety, may we ever be governed by your grace; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.
Amen

The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading:             Jonah 3.10 – 4.11
After the reading:         This is the Word of the Lord           Thanks be to God

Second Reading:       Philippians 1.21-30
After the reading:         This is the Word of the Lord           Thanks be to God

Gospel:                       Matthew 20.1-16
Once the gospel is announced               Glory to Christ our Saviour
After the gospel is read                           Praise to Christ our Lord

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 human. 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, who with the Father and the Son, is worshipped and glorified and 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.

Intercessions: prayer is offered for the world and its people, for those who suffer and those in need, for the Church and its members.

The Peace:
We meet in Christ’s name. Let us share his peace.

Try and say Peace be with you to each other via the online comments section during our live streaming

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

Offering:
Let us present our offerings to the Lord.
Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the splendour, and the majesty: for everything in heaven and on earth is yours. All things come from you, and of your own we give you.

Eucharistic Prayer 1:
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Worship and praise belong to you,
Father, in every place and at all times.
All the power is yours.
You created the heavens and established the earth;
you sustain in being all that is.
In Christ your Son our life and yours
are brought together in a wonderful exchange.
He made his home among us that we might for ever dwell in you.
Through your Holy Spirit you call us to new birth
in a creation restored by love.
As children of your redeeming purpose we offer you our praise,
with angels and archangels and the whole company of heaven,
singing the hymn of your unending glory.
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Glory and thanksgiving be to you, most loving Father,
for the gift of your Son born in human flesh.
He is the Word existing beyond time, both source and final purpose, bringing to wholeness all that is made.
Obedient to your will he died upon the Cross.
By your power you raised him from the dead.
He broke the bonds of evil
and set your people free to be his Body in the world.
On the night when he was given up to death, knowing his hour had come, having loved his own, he loved them to the end.
At supper with his disciples he took bread and offered you thanks.
He broke bread, and gave it to them saying:
“Take, eat. This is my Body: it is broken for you.”
After supper, he took the cup, he offered you thanks,
and gave it to them saying: “Drink this, all of you.
This is my Blood of the new covenant; it is poured out for you,
and for all, that sins may be forgiven.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
We now obey your Son’s command.
We recall his blessed passion and death,
his glorious resurrection and ascension;
and we look for the coming of his Kingdom.
Made one with him, we offer you these gifts
and with them ourselves, a single, holy, living sacrifice.

Hear us, most merciful Father, and send your Holy Spirit upon us
and upon this bread and this wine, that, overshadowed by the Spirit’s life-giving power, they may be the Body and Blood of your Son,
and we may be kindled with the fire of your love
and renewed for the service of your Kingdom.
Help us, who are baptised into the fellowship of Christ’s Body
to live and work to your praise and glory;
may we grow together in unity and love
until at last, in your new creation,
we enter into our heritage
in the company of the Virgin Mary,
the apostles and prophets,
and all our brothers and sisters
living and departed.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, with whom, and in whom,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be to you,
Lord of all ages, world without end.
Amen

Breaking of the Bread:
The living bread is broken for the life of the world.
Lord, unite us in this sign

The Lord’s Prayer:
As our saviour has taught us, so we pray:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is 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

Communion Song:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: grant us peace

Thanksgiving and sending out:
Give thanks to our gracious God. Whose mercy endures for ever.

Prayer after Communion:
Ruler of the universe, all creation yearns for its fulfilment in your Son.  May we who have shared in holy things grow into maturity in him.  This we ask in the name of the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Blessing
The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord:  and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen

Dismissal:
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord  
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Remember to grab a Cuppa and join us live after the service for a Blether on our Blether page.

Thank you for joining us at Holy Trinity, you can connect with us online via our contact us page or through our Facebook page. If you want more head to our Blether with HTD Facebook group, check out other services on our YouTube channel or follow us on Instagram.

Join us live for our midweek service at 10:15am on Thursday 17h September on our Facebook page. It will be uploaded to this page and to our YouTube channel immediately after the service to watch back at a time to suit you.

Our services use the Scottish Liturgy Book which can be found here.

Watch back at a time to suit you

Grab a Cuppa and join us live after the service for a Blether on our Blether page.

Thank you for joining us at Holy Trinity, you can connect with us online via our contact us page or our Facebook page. If you want more head to our Blether with HTD Facebook group, check out other services on our YouTube channel or follow us on Instagram.

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Coming up …
  • 25 September 2020 6:00 pm Chapter
  • 25 September 2020 7:30 pm Benedictine Oblates
  • 27 September 2020 11:00 am Sung Eucharist
  • 27 September 2020 12:15 pm Choir
  • 1 October 2020 10:15 am Eucharist

More details at this link

 

Regular services

Every Sunday

1100 Sung Eucharist

1st Sunday in month

0800 Holy Communion

Thursdays

1015 Eucharist