Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
9 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:||Stephen Gates & Evelyn Maack|
|Next week:||Stuart Grigg & Janet Widmer|
|Readers Today:||Susan Hill & Neville Hack|
|Readers next week:||Richard Hagen & Kate Abou Takka|
|Next week:||Amrit MacIntyre|
|Hospitality:||John M, Evelyn Maack & Ruth Champion|
|Next Week:||Thai Community|
|Cleaners Saturdays 15th:||Julie Olston, Tony Brownlow, Neville Hack|
Leprosy was one of the most feared diseases in the ancient world and sufferers were excluded and marginalised from society. The ten lepers went to Jesus because they knew he would have compassion on them. He didn’t place any conditions upon them. He welcomed them and healed them. Are we known for our compassion? When people pass by our church, is it known as a place of welcome, love and acceptance?
Pray that our churches are places where all are welcome and none are turned away, thanks be to God. Give thanks for the Anglican Church of Melanesia’s Board of Mission.
Text: Dr Michael Sutton
Ordination candidate, Diocese of Grafton
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016
Introit Hymn: TIS 242 I danced in the morning
The Sentence: What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord, I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. Psalm 116.12–14
The Collect (we pray together)
you have made heaven and earth and all that is good:
help us to delight in simple things
and to rejoice always in the richness of your bounty;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
First Reading Jeremiah 29.1, 4-7
A reading from the book of the Prophet Jeremiah
These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 O shout with joy to God | all the | earth:
sing to the honour of his name * and give him | glory | as his | praise.
2 Say to God * ‘How fearful | are your | works:
because of your great might our | enemies shall | cower be-| fore you.’
3 All the | earth shall | worship you:
and sing to you and sing | praises | to your | name.
4 Come then and see what | God has | done:
how terrible are his | dealings with the | children of | Adam.
5 He turned the sea into dry land * they crossed the | river on | foot:
then | were we | joyful be-| cause of him.
6 By his power he rules for ever * his eyes keep | watch on the | nations:
and rebels shall | never | rise a-| gainst him.
7 O bless our | God you | peoples:
and cause his | praises | to re-| sound,
8 Who has held our | souls in | life:
who has not | suffered our | feet to | slip.
9 For you have | proved us O | God:
you have | tried us as | silver is | tried.
10 You brought us | into the | net:
you laid sharp | torment | on our | loins.
†11 You let our enemies ride over our heads *
we went through | fire and | water:
but you brought us out | into a | place of | liberty.
Glo-| ry to | God: Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men
Second Reading 2 Timothy 2.8-15
A reading from Paul’s Second letter to Timothy
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself. Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Gospel Procession –
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
I am the way the truth and the life | says the | Lord;
no one comes to the | Father ex-| cept through | m.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The Gospel Luke 17.11-19
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ When he saw them, he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, ‘Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’ Then he said to him, ‘Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.’
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after the Sermon: TIS 613 – Lord of all hopefulness
Offertory Hymn: TIS 534 – Love is his word
Hymn during Communion –
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 210 – O for a thousand tongues to sing
Tuesday night Bible Study is currently in recess – see below.
Today – 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.
The Synod of the Diocese begins tomorrow, Monday 11 October and continues on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and evening and then Monday and Tuesday of next week. Our Synod representatives are Moya Holle, Peter Seymour and Fr. Philip
After Synod, our Tuesday night Bible Studies will resume at 5 Lincoln Street and we will be looking at the Book of Daniel. More details next week.
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.
Tuesday 18 October – Have your Will prepared for just $50 by a qualified solicitor. All proceeds will help Anglicare offer hope to marginalized and vulnerable people in our community. The location is Anglicare, 1 Sloane Street, Summer Hill and appointments are available between 8 am and 6 pm. Phone 9895 8048 to make an appointment.
Sunday 23 October at 4.00 p.m. – Evensong with the Brabyn Singers and High Tea.
Sunday 23 October at 2.00 pm – Eremos End of Year Gathering and AGM. Guest speaker is the Rev. Graham Long, Pastor of the Wayside Chapel. See further information on the Notice Board.
Friday 28 October – Bus trip to the Historic Blue Mountains organized by St Paul’s Burwood. Cost, which includes paper bag lunch/tea and coffee, is $55. Application forms on Information Table and Notice Board.
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. Less than two months away now and we want it to be bigger and better than ever. See Jennifer Bestel for further information. All offers of help will be appreciated.
Bookstall News – Nadia’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 recently 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.
A NEW Australian Musical LADIES IN BLACK. Star City Lyric Theatre – 8 pm Wednesday 18 January Cost $80. Let John Roe know by 13 November if you are interested 0400955772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 10th to 16th October 2016
|MONDAY||Galatians 4.22-5.1||Psalm 113||Luke 11.29-32|
|TUESDAY||Galatians 5.1-6||Psalm 119.41-48||Luke 11.37-41|
|WEDNESDAY||Galatians 5.18-25||Psalm 1||Luke 11.42-46|
|THURSDAY||Ephesians 1.1-10||Psalm 98.1-7||Luke 11.47-54|
|FRIDAY||Ephesians 1.11-14||Psalm 33.6-12||Luke 12.1-7|
|SATURDAY||Ephesians 1.15-23||Psalm 8||Luke 12.8-12|
2 Timothy 3.10-4.5
Gospel Luke 18.1-14
Prayers for each day of the week
Jenny Praisang; Tony Purcell; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit;
Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson Reddy; Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie Reddy; Edward & Joyce Reddy.
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Asia Bibi, Robert and Lyndall; Linda Jensathit; 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; 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; Bill Phipps & family; John Michalleff; Lillian & mother; Jack & family.
Thanksgiving for blessings received:
Sheila Cross’s improvement in health
Anniversaries of the Departed
Peter Petersen; Harold Heck; Ellen Faulkes; Norman Polgan.
12th: Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer, England (d.1845)
15th: Teresa of Avila, teacher (d.1592)
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.
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.
www.stlukesenmore.org.auHon Clergy Associate:
Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 451362)
Organist: Kathy Drummond
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
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.
Pastoral Care Support Group