News

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.

Order of Service following 1982 Scottish Liturgy in the Blue Book

https://youtu.be/G8OPlQ_RfGs

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 his 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 God, you make us glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ: grant that, as we joyfully receive him as our Saviour, so we may with confidence behold him as he comes to be our Judge; 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:        Isaiah 61:10-62:3
After the reading:     This is the Word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Second Reading:           Galatians 4:4-7
After the reading:     This is the Word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gospel:                                   Luke 2:22-40
After the gospel is announced         Glory to Christ our Saviour
After the gospel is read                   Praise to Christ our Lord

Sermon

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.       Peace be with you

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 :
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, God our maker. Out of nothing you called all worlds to be, and still you draw the universe to its fulfilment. Day and night celebrate your glory till time shall be no more.
In Christ, your word became flesh, and was born of the Virgin Mary.
He emptied himself, taking our human form, That through his incarnation and passion we might come to share in his divine nature.
Filled with the Spirit, who at the first Creation moved over the face of the waters, and overshadowed the blessed Virgin at Nazareth, we await with joy the fulfilment of your new Creation.
As children of your redeeming purpose who celebrate the birth of your Son 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. In Jesus the Messiah you have come to us, and lived for a time among us, that we might for ever live with you.
In the manger at Bethlehem, in his flight to Egypt, and as the carpenter’s son, the Only-begotten bent low to meet us.
Obedient to your calling, he accepted death on the cross. When you exalted him on the third day,      and bestowed on him the name above all names, he opened the gate of glory that we might be your children, and share in his kingdom of Peace.
Before he was given up to suffering and death, desiring to complete the work for which he had come into the world, at supper with his disciples he took bread and offered you thanks.
He broke the 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 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 his 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 of 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 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 the Lord, for he is gracious.
And his mercy endures for ever.

Post Communion Prayer
Source of truth and joy, may we who have received the gift of divine life always follow the way of your Son. This we ask this in the name of Christ the Lord. Amen

The Blessing
Christ, who by his incarnation gathered into one all things earthly and heavenly, fill you with his joy and peace; 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.

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.

Order of Service following 1982 Scottish Liturgy in the Blue Book

Watch back at a time to suit you

THE PREPARATION
Welcome all wonders in one sight! Eternity shut in a span.
Summer in winter, Day in night, Heaven in earth, and God in man.
Great little one whose all-embracing birth
Brings earth to heaven, stoops heaven to earth.

THE BLESSING OF THE CRIB
Dear friends, as we meet to celebrate the birth of Christ,
let us pray that God will bless this crib,
that all who worship his Son,
born of the Virgin Mary,
may come to share his life in glory. Amen.

PRAYERS OF PENITENCE
Christ the light of the World has come to dispel the darkness of our hearts. In his light let us examine ourselves and confess our sins.
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 you and free you from your sins, heal and strengthen you by the Holy Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.  
Amen.

THE 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.

THE COLLECT
O God, you have made this most holy night grow radiant with the brilliance of the true Light: grant that, as we have known the mystery of that Light on earth, so we may delight in him in heaven; 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. Amen.

Lighting of the Christmas Candle
We lit the first candle to pray for hope.
We lit the second candle to pray for peace.
We lit the third candle to pray for joy.
We lit the fourth candle to pray for love.

God has come         Glory to God in the highest
Jesus is born           Glory to God in the highest
The light shines       Glory to God in the highest

Now we light the Christmas candle and we rejoice that Jesus is born. He is hope, peace, joy and love for all the world.
A Saviour is born to us today. Alleluia!
Lord Jesus Christ, you bring the life of God into the world.
Fill us with your light, now and always. Amen.

THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7
After the reading:     This is the Word of the Lord Thanks be to God

New Testament Reading: Titus 2:11-14
After the reading:     This is the Word of the Lord Thanks be to God

THE GOSPEL       Luke 2:1-14
After the gospel is announced         Glory to Christ our Saviour
After the gospel is read                   Praise to Christ our Lord

Sermon

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:
Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and his name is called the Prince of Peace.
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

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 :
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, God our maker. Out of nothing you called all worlds to be, and still you draw the universe to its fulfilment. Day and night celebrate your glory
Till time shall be no more.
In Christ, your word became flesh, and was born of the Virgin Mary. He emptied himself, taking our human form, That through his incarnation and passion we might come to share in his divine nature.
Filled with the Spirit, who at the first Creation moved over the face of the waters, and overshadowed the blessed Virgin at Nazareth, we await with joy the fulfilment of your new Creation.
As children of your redeeming purpose who celebrate the birth of your Son 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. In Jesus the Messiah you have come to us, and lived for a time among us, that we might for ever live with you.
In the manger at Bethlehem, in his flight to Egypt, and as the carpenter’s son, the Only-begotten bent low to meet us.
Obedient to your calling, he accepted death on the cross. When you exalted him on the third day,      and bestowed on him the name above all names, he opened the gate of glory that we might be your children, and share in his kingdom of Peace.
Before he was given up to suffering and death, desiring to complete the work for which he had come into the world, at supper with his disciples he took bread and offered you thanks.
He broke the 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 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 his 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 of 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 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 the Lord, for he is gracious.
And his mercy endures for ever.

PRAYERS AFTER COMMUNION
The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us:
and we beheld his glory.                                  John 1:14

God our Father, tonight you have made known to us again the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; may our Christmas celebration confirm our faith and fix our eyes on him until the day dawns and Christ the Morning Star rises in our hearts.
To him be glory both now and forever.  Amen.

THE BLESSING
Christ the Son of God, born of Mary, fill you with his grace to trust his promises and obey his will; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy spirit be upon you and remain with you always. Amen.

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

On Sunday we brought you the wonderful news that our new sign had been installed at Holy Trinity Dunfermline. Now we have even more exciting news, we now have light!

Our illuminated sign

The double sided sign has already grabbed people’s attention on the high street as it sits proudly on the corner. So far comments have been positive and whilst it is hard to miss, its location doesn’t interfere with the road yet can be seen for a long distance in both directions down the East Port on the main entrance to the High Street.

However in the darkness of night, we often search for the light of christ. So to help those who may be looking (if they know it or not) we have illuminated our sign. Whilst our pictures do not do it justice our sign will now be lit every evening, catching the eye of those walking or driving past and showing a warm inviting building there for them.

The sign has three illuminated sections, the celtic Holy Trinity logo with our website and the Scottish Episcopal Church. Then the blue/purple ‘We Welcome’ you in bold. This is our key message, one echoed on our ‘Pisky Pub Sign’ which can be seen on churches across Scotland. ‘We Welcome You,’ no asterix, no terms & conditions, no membership, just come in and be welcomed. We are talking to YOU!

The final section is the changeable panel, this will be used to advertise events, provide service information and will be changed regularly throughout the year.

Three illuminated sections each with a purpose

Like all of our external lights this runs on very low power LEDs ensuring we can be as environmentally responsible as possible. Whilst the sign is illuminated it leads to very little light pollution compared to traditional signs.

Huge thanks has to be given not only to John Young Signs and Jack who helped with the installation but more importantly to Brian our electrician. Brian has been one of those on hand to help us over the years at Holy Trinity Dunfermline. This was a late notice call, just ahead of Christmas, as an earlier slot was offered, Brian’s quick responce and hard work got the sign connected to our wonderful external lighting system to provide the illumination and glowing effect we were looking for.

Brian Duffy

Whilst these photos do not do it justice we hope we will move into a brighter future in 2021 and beyond. All is left to do is wish you all a Merry Christmas, we hope to connect with you at one of our Christmas Services, and a Happy Hogmanay!

Lit every evening alongside the many historic buildings of Dunfermline

For many at Holy Trinity Dunfermline the church sign has been an issue talked about, debated and mulled over for many a year. The beautiful old sign was repaired time and time again but needed replaced. Our new sign is now sitting pride of place on Dunfermline’s East Port.

New Signage at Holy Trinity Dunfermline

Our old church sign stood proud in a wonderful wooden frame for decades (if not longer) but as time went on and the rot made its way into the frame started to crumble. Multiple repairs kept the frame going, eventually however it was the signs holding up the frame, not how it is meant to be. Then as the country went into lockdown the patched up frame gave way to the power of the wind. We replaced it with two wonderful banners that stated ‘a church is its people’ as we all met online. It was a difficult time for everyone as we had to adjust and change. Like many things at the start of lockdown it was only a sticking plaster before something more permanent could be found.

A church is its people

In 2019 a whole rebrand of the church was looked at, a small dedicated group looked at how we could modernise. The website was in a sorry state and whilst the look and feel hasn’t changed much yet there is huge amount of work taken place behind the scenes. The content and structure was completely updated making the information not only easy to find but correct. We also took inspiration from the ancient Celtic symbol, that can be found right across our historic Scotland, for the Holy Trinity to create our own logo.

The next phase was to look at our signage. The signage has the most restrictions. It often leads to the shade of colour actually chosen for the whole brand due to the limitations of colour on the materials. It also has to meet strict planning laws and regulations which require sign off by the council. The design was chosen, application made and after a couple months permission was granted.

Around 12 companies bid for the work itself all with their own signs, technology and design. The winner of the bid was John Young signs. A local company who shared our vision and understood who we were and what we wanted to convey. With their expert help we managed to meet our ambitious plans for a stand out, modern sign that we could illuminate but would still be classy and in keeping with the values of the church. They delivered a step change in Church signage and we can not recommend them enough.

John Young Signs

The aim of the project was to have it completed prior to Christmas. What better time than when the town is bustling with Christmas shoppers to highlight our church and visually tell people who we are and where they can find the Christmas message. Ahead of our week of Christmas Services it allows people to find and connect with us in multiple ways as our church has found our feet online in 2020 via YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. The sign even features a QR code taking anyone with a mobile straight to our website with just one click.

The sign also allows us the space to advertise events through a changeable section. To start we have a photo that highlights this season and our focus during advent, we show our wreath from last year with our young church banner sitting in its usual place in-front of the pulpit. Whilst in 2020 our Young Church stopped meeting in person, the wreath needed to be moved up to the altar to be on camera for our streamed services and our sermons are no longer delivered from the pulpit. Yet all those things are still so vital, whilst church has completely changed in many ways it still carries the same message of love and kindness. If you or your group wants to advertise your event just get in touch and we can use that space to help you!

If you want to see our sign illuminated at night head to our let there be light article.

We hope our sign provides key information but more importantly shows we are a modern church in a wonderful 180 year old building and no matter who you are, We Welcome You.

We hope to welcome you soon.

Request a place at the service in church by head to our online booking page.

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 December 2020: Advent 4

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

Lighting of the Third Advent Candle

Mary: Saying, “Yes, Come”

O hidden God, whose presence is announced not among the powerful but in obscurity, speak now in our hidden depths that, entering your darkness with faith we may choose to live with you, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

From all distractions:                      May we be freed
From worry and fear:                      May we be freed
From all self-centredness:              May we be freed

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.

Kyrie:
Lord, have mercy.                Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.              Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.                Lord, have mercy.

Collect:
Stir up your power, Lord, and come: and strengthen us by the might of your love; that, although we are hindered by our sins, your abundant grace and mercy may quickly come and save us; for you live and reign with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen

The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading:             2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
After the reading:         This is the Word of the Lord           Thanks be to God

Second Reading:       Romans 16:25-27
After the reading:         This is the Word of the Lord           Thanks be to God

Gospel:                       Luke 1:26-38
Once the gospel is announced               Glory to Christ our Saviour
After the gospel is read                           Praise to Christ our Lord

Sermon

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.
                                                    Peace be with you

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 II (starts page 9):
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, God our maker.
Out of nothing you called all worlds to be,
And still you draw the universe to its fulfilment.
Dawn and evening celebrate your glory
Till time shall be no more.
In Christ your son
the life of heaven and earth were joined,
sealing the promise of a new creation,
given, yet still to come.
Taught by your spirit,
we who bear your threefold likeness
look for the City of Peace
in whose light we are transfigured
and the earth transformed.
As children of your redeeming purpose
who await the coming of your son,
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,
In Jesus you showed us yourself.
Our hope is built on him, the first, the last, the living one.
Obedient, even to accepting death.
He opened the gate of glory.
And calls us now to share the life of heaven.
Before he was given up to suffering and death,
alight with the vision of a feast
that heralded a kingdom yet to come,
at supper with his disciples
he took bread and offered you thanks.
He broke the 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 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
Faithful God, in this sacrament we receive the promise of salvation. May we, like the Virgin Mary, be obedient to your will. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen

Blessing
Christ the Sun of Righteousness shine upon you and scatter the darkness from before your path: 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.

Coming up …
  • 17 January 2021 11:00 am Sung Eucharist
  • 17 January 2021 12:15 pm Choir
  • 21 January 2021 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