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St Francis of Assisi

St Francis of Assisi


2 October 2016


Welcome to our worship this morning!
At St Luke’s we seek to share God’s unconditional love and acceptance of all people, regardless of age, gender, race, marital or family status, sexual orientation, disability or wealth.

Celebrant & Preacher Fr. Philip Bradford
Welcomers Today: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola
Next week: Stephen Gates & Evelyn Maack
Readers Today: Jennifer Bestel & Noel Jeffs
Readers next week: Susan Hill & Neville Hack
Intercessor: Richard Hagen
Next week: Peter Gilbert
Hospitality: Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner (B’day cake)
Next Week: John M, Evelyn Maack & Ruth Champion
Cleaners Saturdays 8th : Matilda Rinker, Kevin Green, Neville Daniels

Introit Hymn: TIS 100 – All creatures of our God and King


The Sentence: As for me, the only thing I can boast about is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and the world.


The Collect (we pray together)

Father, you helped Saint Francis to reflect the image of Christ
through a life of poverty and humility.
May we follow your Son
by walking in the footsteps of Francis of Assisi,
and by imitating his joyful love.  Amen


First Reading                                                                                                      Genesis 1.26-31

A reading from the book of Genesis

Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

For the word of the Lord                                             Thanks be to God 

Psalm: 148

Praise the Lord * praise the | Lord – from the | heavens:
praise | him | in – the | heights!

Praise him | all – his | angels:
praise | him | all – his | host!

Praise him | sun – and | moon:
praise him | all – you | shining | stars!

Praise him you | highest | heavens:
and you | waters – a-| bove – the | heavens!

Let them praise the | name – of the | Lord:
for he com-| manded – and | they – were cre-| ated.

He established them for-| ever – and | ever:
he fixed their | bounds – which | cannot – be | passed.

Praise the | Lord – from the | earth:
you sea | monsters | and – all | deeps;

Fire and hail | snow – and | frost:
stormy wind ful-| filling | his – com-| mand!

Mountains | and – all | hills:
fruit | trees – and | all | cedars!

10 Wild animals and | all | cattle:
creeping | things – and | flying | birds!

11 Kings of the earth and | all | peoples:
princes and all | rulers | of the | earth!

12 Young men and | women a-| like:
old and | young | to-| gether!

13 Let them praise the | name – of the | Lord:
for | his – name a-| lone – is ex-| alted.

14 His glory is above | earth – and | heaven:
he has | raised – up a | horn – for his | people.

†15 Praise for | all – his | faithful:
for the people of Israel who are close to him * | Praise | the | Lord!

Glo-| ry to | God: Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men


Second Reading                                                          Galatians 6.14-18

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Galatians

May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything! As for those who will follow this rule—peace be upon them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From now on, let no one make trouble for me; for I carry the marks of Jesus branded on my body. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.

For the word of the Lord                                             Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession –

Gospel acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed are you Father, | Lord of | heaven and | earth;
you have revealed to little ones the | mysteries | of the | kingdom,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

The Gospel                                                                  Matthew 11.25-30

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

For the Gospel of the Lord                  Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ


Hymn after the Sermon: TIS 187 – Let all creation dance

Blessing of pets – Please make sure your dogs are on leashes and other small pets in cages when you bring them forward for their blessing at this point.

The Peace

Offertory Hymn: TIS 499 – Lord Jesus joy of loving hearts

Hymn during Communion – As the deer pants for the water – TIS 703

Prayer for our Parish

God of Love,
God of Mission,
You alone bring growth to your Church.
Send to us your Holy Spirit – to give-
Vision for our planning,
Wisdom in our actions,
And power to our witness.
Help our church to grow in numbers,
In spiritual commitment to you
And in service to our local community.

Final Hymn: TIS 470 – Rejoice in God’s Saints

Katherine’s Solo- (as requested by Br Noel)

Caedmon’s Hymn is a short Old English poem originally composed by Cædmon, in honour of God the Creator. It survives in a Latin translation by Bede (672/673 – 26 May 735) in his Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. According to Bede, Cædmon was an illiterate cow-herder who miraculously was able to recite a Christian song of creation in Old English verse.

Like many Old English and Anglo-Latin pieces, it was designed to be sung aloud and was never physically recorded by Cædmon himself, but was written and preserved by other literate individuals. The Hymn itself was composed between 658 and 680. (Wikipedia).

Katherine is singing the hymn in Latin.

Now we should praise the Guardian of heaven’s kingdom,
The Creator’s might and His subtle thought,
the work of the Glorious Father; how He [all] wonders was,
eternal Lord, originally establishing.
He first shaped, for Earth’s children,
Heaven as roof, Holy Creator.
Then middle-Earth: mankind’s Keeper,
Eternal Lord, afterwards made
for men: our earth. Master almighty!

Copyright © 2005 by George Peter Bird.

This edition can be freely distributed, duplicated, performed and recorded.

The Notices

Happy Birthday to Stuart Grigg; Mandy Tibbey; Ann Petersen; Moya Holle; Amelia Zea; Matthew Batterham; Lucy Raj; Peter Tregilgas; Ian Mylchreest; Eddi Kittirat; Lea McNeil; Angela Bell.

Tuesday night Bible Study is currently in recess – watch this space.

Sunday 9 October – Immediately following our Eucharist we will have a brief service to inter the ashes of Mary Sotiriadis in our Memorial Garden.  Family & friends of Mary will be joining us for this occasion.  Please join in too.

Saturday 15 October – set up for St Luke’s Day lunch and tidy up of grounds. Please come and help if you can.

Sunday 16 October – Back to St Luke’s Day – Guest preacher will be Professor Diane Speed, Dean and CEO of Sydney College of Divinity. We have sent letters of invitation to former parishioners and others connected with St Luke’s or St Augustine’s.  Please bring a dish of food to share with our guests.

Sunday 23 October at 4.00 p.m. – Evensong with the Brabyn Singers and High Tea.

Sunday 6 November – Confirmation Service – Bishop Michael Stead will be here for the confirmation service. If you or anyone you know wishes to be confirmed, please see Fr Philip.

Saturday 26 November – Christmas Market. See Jennifer Bestel for further information and offers of help would be appreciated.

Bookstall NewsNadia’s book Flight has won the Picture Book Award in the Children’s Book Awards for this year. We have copies in stock.  We also have 2017 Calendars featuring beautiful photographs of Australian Anglican Churches – only $10 each, and the 2017 Lectionaries have arrived.

ABM Cooks are taking orders for: Lemon butter; Apple Chutney; Tomato Relish; Fruit Cake; Florentine Biscuits (with or without nuts); Cheese Oatmeal biscuits; Zucchini Pickles. Place your orders with Moya.

A guest last week asked why we do not wear our name tags!
Please wear your name badge, especially afterwards during morning tea in the hall so newcomers and others can know your name and feel a part of our community.




Giving to St Luke’s

Envelopes in which to place your weekly offering are available at the Welcome Table at the entrance to the church and also at the Information Table near the Bookstall. If you would like to use this method of giving, please take a box.  Alternatively …

If you want to ensure regular giving to St Luke’s, but find you never have the right amount in cash, or are sometimes unable to attend on Sundays, then St Luke’s Direct Transfer may work for you. Please put your name or the word “Offering” as a reference.

St Luke’s Enmore Bank Account Details
Account Name:          St Luke’s Anglican Church Working Account
BSB: 062-165   Account Number: 10023547

 Bible Readings for the Week 3rd to 9th October 2016

MONDAY Galatians 1.6-12 Psalm 111 Luke  10.25-37
TUESDAY Galatians 1.13-24 Psalm 139.13-18 Luke  10.38-42
WEDNESDAY Galatians 2.1-2,7-14 Psalm  117 Luke  11.1-4
THURSDAY Galatians  3.1-5 SOZ (APBA 10or 425) Luke  11.5-13
FRIDAY Galatians 3.7-14 Psalm  111.1-8 Luke 11.15-26
SATURDAY Galatians 3.22-29 Psalm  105.1-7 Luke 11.27-28

Next Sunday:

Jeremiah 29.1, 4-7
Psalm 66.1-11
2 Timothy 2.8-15
Gospel Luke 17.11-19


Prayers for each day of the week

Lyne, Constance & Eleanor Cuneen & John MacLulich; Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Davis; David Drummond.

David Dunlop; Brent Egan; Michael, Elizabeth, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas Fleming.

Stephen Gates & Andrew; Altin & Hannah Gavranovic; Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola; Kevin Green.

Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blombery; Neville Hack; Richard Hagen & Somsakdi; John, Martha & Christopher Haly.

Raymond Heslehurst; Michael, Jacqueline, Sam & Sophie Hicks; Janet, Susan & Alex Hill; Laykum Ho.


Moya Holle; Anne Hywood & Peter Tregilgas; Diana Jefferies; Noel Jeffs; Linda  Jensathit; Kenny Khoo.

Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat; Joseph & Esther Kumar; Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; Fabian LoSchiavo.


Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Asia Bibi, Robert and Lyndall; Linda Jensathit; Sheila Cross,  Fr Ron Morris..

Prayer for the sick or in need.

Shirley Allen; Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Lyn Carrington; Kay & Russell Clark; Paull Garrett; Ros Gee; Madeline Gee; Marilyn Gibbs;  Tina Gounder & Jayden Gounder; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs, Eddy Kittirat; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Emily & Taylor McCormick; Jennifer McGovern; Janet McLeod; Fr Ron Morris, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Stephen Thomas; Sophie Toupein; Janet Walmsley; Bishop Greg Thompson & Diocese of Newcastle; Yavani Mu Daly, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; David, David & Chandra; Nilesh Gandar & family; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; Pittaya Nitcharoen.

Thanksgiving for blessings received:


Recently Departed:

Jenny Johnston

Anniversaries of the Departed

Margaret Doyle; Geoff  Juergens; Eunice Dahler; Thomas Kerr; Ruth Cropley; Emily Champion; Austin McLachlan;

Saints Commemoration:

4th: Francis of Assisi, friar and preacher (d.1226)
6th: William Tyndale, biblical scholar (d.1536)

Parish Information                                ABN.78 161 584 893.


Sung Eucharist and Children’s Ministry at 9.30 am followed by hospitality in the hall. Thai Community meets in the Chapel after morning tea. Enquiries to Amanda Mason 0407 101 382.


Wednesday 9.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer; 10.00 a.m. Eucharist (followed by morning tea)
Friday 8.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer

CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.

Rector – Fr Philip Bradford – 0431 655 220 (Mob)
Office Ph 9557 4219 PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Parish email:
Fr Philip:

Pastoral Care
Lay-Ministers – Part Time
– Lea MacNeil & Amanda Mason.

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wednesday 9.00 am to 12 noon; Friday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m. Clergy Associate:
Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 451362)

Organist: Kathy Drummond
Occasional Organist: C. Brooks

133 Enmore Rd, Tel: 9550 5713
Hours: Tues, Wed & Friday 9.30 ‑ 4; Thursday 9.30-3; Sat 9.30 – 2.30, Sunday, Monday – Closed.

Hall Administrator:
Stuart Veitch Mb 0400-312-354

Jennie Winton Mb 0401727718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Jennifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treasurer); Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Fabian LoSchiavo; Amrit MacIntyre & Tony Purcell.

Parish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey; Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch.

Pastoral Care Support Group
Ruth Champion; Stuart Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle; Peter Seymour