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: Nadia Wheatley & Richard Hagen
Readers: Lea MacNeil & Kevin Green
Readers next week: John M & Janet Walmsley
Intercessor: Rosemary Bradford
Next week: Peter Seymour
Hospitality: Brett Davis & Amrit MacIntyre
Next Week: Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner
Flowers/Dusting Sat 21st: Moya Holle & Grahame Sadler
Gluten free hosts are available – Please see the Welcomers.
This church is fitted with a hearing loop – please turn your hearing aid to the T-setting.
Please silence your mobile phones before the service commences.
In her famous prayer, St Teresa of Ávila reminds us that Christ has no body but ours, no hands, no feet on earth but ours. The Psalmist tells us that the ‘earth is the Lord’s’ and so we have a duty to care for it as we are God’s agents – the Body of Christ here on earth. We need to improve our stewardship and strive to live sustainably.
- Pray for the work of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network (see acen.anglicancommunion.org)
- Pray for the Anglican Church of Australia, giving thanks for all that is done in the twenty-three dioceses of our Church to further God’s mission in the world.
Introit Hymn: TIS 242 Lord of the dance
The Sentence: Psalm 24.3–4
Who shall stand in the Lord’s holy place? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their hands to what is false.
The Collect (we pray together)
open our eyes to see your hand at work in the splendour of creation
and in the beauty of human life.
Help us to cherish the gifts that surround us,
to share our blessings with our sisters and brothers,
and to experience the joy of life in your presence;
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 2 Samuel 6.1-5, 12b-19
A reading from the Second Book of Samuel
David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubim. They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cartwith the ark of God; and Ahio went in front of the ark. David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.It was told King David, ‘The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.’ So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing;and when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. David danced before the Lord with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet. As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal daughter of Saul looked out of the window, and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord ; and she despised him in her heart. They brought in the ark of the Lord , and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt-offerings and offerings of well-being before the Lord . When David had finished offering the burnt-offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts, and distributed food among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. Then all the people went back to their homes.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 The earth is the Lord’s and | all • that is | in it:
the compass of the | world and | those who | dwell therein.
2 For he has founded it up-| on the | seas:
and es-| tablished • it up-| on the | waters.
3 Who shall ascend the | hill • of the | Lord:
or who shall | stand • in his | holy | place?
4 Those who have clean hands and a | pure | heart:
who have not set their soul upon idols *
nor | sworn their | oath • to a | lie.
5 They shall receive | blessing • from the | Lord:
and recompense from the | God of | their sal-| vation.
6 Of such a kind as this are | those who | seek him:
those who seek your | face O | God of | Jacob.
7 Lift up your heads O you gates *
and be lifted up you ever-| lasting | doors:
and the King of | glory | shall come | in.
8 Who is the | King of | glory?:
the Lord strong and mighty * the | Lord | mighty • in | battle.
9 Lift up your heads O you gates *
and be lifted up you ever-| lasting | doors:
and the King of | glory | shall come | in.
10 Who is the | King of | glory?:
the Lord of hosts | he • is the | King of | glory.
Glo-| ry to | God: Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit:
As in the be-|ginning • so | now; and for-| ever | A-| men.
Second Reading Ephesians 1.1-14
A reading from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,To the saints who are in Ephesus and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance towards redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
During the Gospel Procession we sing:-
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the | eyes of our | heart:
that we might see how great is the | hope
to | which • we are | called.
Deacon: The Lord be with you;
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel Mark 6.14-29
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, ‘John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him. But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’ But when Herod heard of it, he said, ‘John, whom I beheaded, has been raised. For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her. For John had been telling Herod, ‘It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.’ And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him. But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, ‘Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.’ And he solemnly swore to her, ‘Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my She went out and said to her mother, ‘What should I ask for?’ She replied, ‘The head of John the baptizer.’ Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, ‘I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.’ The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
The Sermon (followed by a short quiet-time of reflection.)
Hymn after the Sermon: TIS 201 King of glory, King of peace
Prayer for our Parish: (We pray together)
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. Amen
Offertory Hymn: TIS 497 Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Hymn during Communion –
Final Hymn: TIS 168 For the fruits of all creation
Eddy Kittirat of our Thai Community opened his Thai Restaurant –Delanna Thai Street Food – Addison Rd Marrickville, so we congratulate him and please go along and sample his Thai cuisine and support him.
Update on Parish Health Church Life Programme People involved: Angela Bell, Fr Philip Bradford, Ruth Champion, Brett Davies, Moya Holle, Fabian LoSchiavo, Evelyn Maack, Ian Mylchreest, Tony Purcell, Peter Seymour, Jennie Winton.
The 3 (of the 7) Marks of a healthy life church programme that are being discussed are:
1st Mark: ‘Energised by faith’. This group are promoting
- An Evening Service on the first Sunday of each month;
- The Long Table – a café meal
- Viewing together a film of interest
There will be a further update next week from the Groups who are looking at two other ‘Marks” –‘ Seeks to find out what God wants’ and ‘Makes Room for others’. The people listed above want your ‘feed-back’.
Andy Serafin would like to thank everyone for their prayerful support, as he is now in remission and onto 6 monthly check-ups.
.Eddy Kittirat of our Thai Community opened his Thai Restaurant –Delanna Thai Street Food – Addison Rd Marrickville, so we congratulate him and please go along and sample his Thai cuisine and support him.
Parishioner Details – please inform us at stlukes.enmore.@outlook.com if you have changed your contact details or address.
Warden’s Dinner 25 August Tickets on sale next Sunday $35 adult; $20 concession; children free.
Op Shop As we are nearing the time of our relocation it would be appreciated if you would not bring in donations until we are about to open the new church site Op Shop. Thank you!
Next Journey of healing and reconciliation service, 19 August, guest preacher, Sharon Minniecon.
Prayers for each day of the week
Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes; Peter Seymour;
Ray & Laurel Sommer; Karlene Thompson.
Christine Thurley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence..
Sally Woellner; Kay & Natasha Younie; Amelia Zea.
Shirley & Barbara Allen; Victor Anyarisi; Beth Armstrong.
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Ruth Champion; Robert & Lyndall Adriel; Kirsten Harley Beryl Digby; Sister Frances, CSC; William Frew; Peter Wheatley; Salochana Devi; Br Kentigern John SSF; Jackie Bonham, Emma Burns; Sue Drewett, Barbara Granger; Leigh and John Garretty; Doug Hall; Patricia Harris, Kim Hill; Irma; Jenny; Kristy & Rodney; Sharda Kumar; Leanne; Pip Leonard, Damien Lew; Robyn & Frank Norman; Sister Helena at Bethlehem Monastery; Michael Bunyan, Anand, Digvijay and baby Anaisha, in their distress of likely separation; Anne Derwin; Barbara Becroff
(Prayers of thanksgiving that Andy Serafin is in remission!)
|The sick – Long term:
Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Sheila Brown; Lyn Carrington; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Joseph Jeebell; Noel Jeffs; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Marissa and Evelyn; Barbara MacLulich; Jennifer McGovern;; Alfredo Narnola; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Yavani Mu Daly; Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & her mother; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Helen Granowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Peter; Margaret Flakeler; Andy Serafin; Matthew Winter; Alex & Libby Jones, Bob Hogg, Geoff Widmer and Julia Williams.
Anniversaries of Departed
Robert West; Ethel Day; Marusia Nester; Sylvia Jopson; Vaughan Roberts.
Parish Information ABN.78 161 584 893.
Sung Eucharist and Children’s Ministry at 9.30 am followed by hospitality in the hall. Evening Prayer in our Chapel on 1st Sunday of the month at 5.00 p.m.
Thai Community meets at morning tea. Enquiries to Amanda Mason 0407 101 382.
Wednesday 9.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer; and 10.00 a.m. Eucharist and Prayers for Healing (followed by morning tea)
Friday 8.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer led by Peter Seymour.
Rector – Fr Philip Bradford.
Phone 9557 4219 – 0431 655 220 (Mob)
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Parish email: firstname.lastname@example.org: email@example.com
Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeil & Amanda Mason
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.
Hon Clergy Associate:
Fr John Reimer
Organist: Kathy Drummond
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.
Eddie Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Care Group
The minister announced that the sermon on Sunday would be shorter than usual – five minutes at most. The choir then rendered the anthem “It is enough”.