Third Sunday of Easter
30 April 2017
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.
Preacher: Fr John Sanderson
Celebrant: Fr. Philip Bradford
Welcomers Today: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola
Next week: Ruth Champion & Stephen Gates
Readers Today: Jennie Winton & Richard Hagen
Readers next week: Evelyn Maack & Janet Walmsley
Intercessor Moya Holle
Next week: John Tonetti
Hospitality: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre
Next Week: Julie Olston, Kathy D & Angela Bell
Cleaners Saturday 6th: Moya Holle, John Tonetti, N Daniels
Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.
St Luke tells us about the walk to Emmaus where two of the disciples meet with the Risen Christ, yet they do not realize who he is until he breaks bread with them. In our day-to-day lives we can find, looking back, that God has been with us, even though we did not know it at the time. This often happens at the end of a period of stress. Cleopas and his companion were no doubt mourning the death of Jesus, and yet, he was with them all along the way.
Pray that you will discern God’s presence in the Eucharist like Cleopas and his companion.
Give thanks for the work and witness of the Anglican Church of Japan, the Nippon Sei Ko Kai.
Text: Robert McLean
Partnerships Coordinator, ABM
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2017
We welcome Fr John Sanderson from CCSL as our preacher and to lead our forum today. Please stay after morning tea for this important occasion in the life of our parish. We are all needed and refreshments will be served.
Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2.38–39
your Son made himself known to his disciples
in the breaking of bread:
open the eyes of our faith,
that we may see him in his redeeming work;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Acts 2.14a, 36-41
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.’ Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and to the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what should we do?’ Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him.’ And he testified with many other arguments and exhorted them, saying, ‘Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.’ So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand persons were added.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Psalm 116.1-4, 11-18
1 I love the Lord because he | heard my | voice:
the | voice of my | suppli-| cation;
2 Because he in-| clined his | ear to me:
in the | day that I | called to | him.
3 The cords of death encompassed me *
the snares of the | grave took | hold on me:
I | was in | anguish and | sorrow.
4 Then I called upon the | name of the | Lord:
O | Lord I be-| seech you de-| liver me !’
11 How shall I re-| pay the | Lord:
for | all his | bene fits to | me?
12 I will take up the | cup of sal-| vation:
and | call up on the | name of the | Lord.
13 I will pay my | vows to the | Lord:
in the | presence of | all his | people.
14 Grievous in the | sight of the | Lord:
is the | death of his | faithful | ones.
15 O Lord I am your servant *
your servant and the | child of your | handmaid:
you | have un-| loosed my | bonds.
16 I will offer you a sacrifice of | thanks-| giving:
and | call up on the | name of the | Lord.
17 I will pay my | vows to the | Lord:
in the | presence of | all his | people,
18 In the courts of the | house of the | Lord:
even in your midst O Jerusalem * | 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 1 Peter 1.13-25
A reading from the first letter of Peter
Therefore prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when he is revealed. Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’ If you invoke as Father the one who judges all people impartially according to their deeds, live in reverent fear during the time of your exile. You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake. Through him you have come to trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are set on God. Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God. For ‘All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord endures forever.’ That word is the good news that was announced to you.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Lord Jesus make your | word plain | to us:
make our hearts | burn with | love when you | speak.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you!
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel Luke 24.13-35
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, ‘What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?’ They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, ‘Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?’ He asked them, ‘What things?’ They replied, ‘The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.’ Then he said to them, ‘Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?’ Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures. As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, ‘Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.’ So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?’ That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, ‘The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!’ Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after Sermon: TIS 452 God of mercy, God of grace
Prayers of the People
Prayer for our Parish
we pray for our Parish of St Luke,
for our clergy, lay-ministers and all who worship here.
We pray that this Parish
will always have a faithful pastor,
who will faithfully speak your word
and minister your Sacraments;
an encourager who will equip your people for ministry
and enable us to fulfil our calling.
Give to those who will choose a new rector,
wisdom, discernment and patience.
Give to us warm and generous hearts; for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.
Offertory Hymn: TIS 393 Christ is alive with joy we sing
Hymn during Communion – Ubi Caritas – where charity and love are found, God himself is there.
Final Hymn: TIS -536 – An upper room did our Lord prepare.
Today – An important event!
Fr John Sanderson from CCSL will lead our Forum following morning tea. This is a very important day in the life of our Parish and we need YOU to be there. Fr John will be discussing all forms of outreach and connections, which we need to proactively grow our Parish. Please stay – we will provide refreshments.
From 1-31 May, Fr Philip and Rosemary will be overseas and Fr David Warner will be our locum. He currently assists in an honorary capacity in the parish of St Luke’s Concord. Fr David will be available Sunday, Wednesday and Friday only and his contact telephone number is 0418 283 519.
Saturday 6 May – Boyz Nite Out – at the Europe Grill Restaurant corner St John & King Sts, Newtown. 6.00 p.m. for 6.30 p.m. RSVP to John Roe – 0400 955 772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out www.anglicanstogether.org./files/page_events.html for events and items of interest.
The Women’s Reading Group will commence a new book next month, The Testament of Mary – which can be bought from Better Read than Dead, Newtown for around $20, or online from Amazon. We next meet on Wednesday 24 May at 7.30 p.m. at Pauline Newell’s home, 43/1 Coronation Avenue, Petersham. Please see Ruth if you are interested.
Bunnings BBQ – Saturday 12 August – Please put this date in your diary and keep it free to help at one of our biggest fundraisers for the parish.
Bunnings Kingsgrove was also approached to hold another BBQ however we were told our organisation was out of area for their store.
Anglicans Together Dinner – Friday 25 August 2017
Martyrs Day Service – Saturday 2 September 2017
The Annual Wardens Dinner is now Saturday 16 September at 7.00 p.m. due to the Anglicans Together Dinner and Martyrs Day ‘service being in close proximity to our previously chosen date. Our Theme is “The Reformation” 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. Come dressed in period costume or come as you are!
Bookstall News – New stock: The Oxbridge Evangelist – Motivations, Practices, and Legacy of C.S. Lewis by Michael J. Gehring; Phenomenal Sydney – Anglicans in a Time of Change 1945-2013 by Marcia Cameron; A Man Called Johnny Mac – Selected writings of Bishop John McIntyre, edited by Muriel Porter; Silence by Shusaku Endo (the book of the film); Encounters between Jesus and Women: Models of Discipleship by Margaret Ghosn; The Historical Jesus and the Christ of Faith by Marcus Borg and N.T. Wright.
Giving to St Luke’s – thank you for your gifts by plate, envelope or direct giving.
St Luke’s Direct Transfer
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 1st to 7th May 2017
|MONDAY||Acts 6.8-15||Psalm 119.17-24||John 6.22-29|
|TUESDAY||Acts 7.51-8.1||Psalm 31.1-5||John 6.30-35|
|WEDNESDAY||Acts 8.1-8||Psalm 66.1-8||John 6.35-40|
|THURSDAY||Acts 8.26-40||Psalm 66.7-12||John 6.44-51|
|FRIDAY||Acts 9.1-20||Psalm 117||John 6.52-59|
|SATURDAY||Acts 9.31-42||Psalm 116.11-18||John 6.60-69|
Next Sunday Readings – Fourth Sunday of Easter
Second reading: 1 Peter 2.1-10
Gospel: John 10.1-10
Prayers for each day of the week
Rung, Numwan; Nok Thaworn and Stephen Thomas.
Prayers for those in immediate need:
Stuart Ogg; Jean Widmer; Leanne; Asia Bibi, Doug Hall, Robert and Lyndall, Jean Weller; Barbara Granger, Julia Baird, John & Jill Eddy, Wolf Winter.
Stuart Ogg returned home from RPA Hospital last Thursday afternoon. He would appreciate a phone call or a visit from those who know him. Mobile 0402 287 993 – 8/1 Merchant St, Stanmore.
The sick – Long term:
Our Prayer for those in need:
Shirley Allen; Barbara & Jade Allen; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Ross Black; Maureen & Henry Byers; Hugo Cunningham; Mark Davies; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Linda Jensathit; Jude & Isla; Marissa; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Lamar Powell; Peter Purcell; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Stephen Thomas; Sophie Toupein; Janet Walmsley; Yavani Mu Daly, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Jack & family; Caroline Wilson; Amrit McIntyre, Dawn Holland, Helen Gronowski (Priest), Margaret Watkins, Julia & Malcolm, Rosalind, Lucy, Jack, Harry and Tom; Bruce Sims, Marco LoSchiavo, & Peter; Margaret Flakeler.
Lirl |Fenning (James Barnes’grandmother)
Anniversaries of the Departed:
Rupert Coombes; Elsie Lowe; Albert Allen; Ada Harris; Myrtle Blatch
1st: Philip& James, Apostles & Martyrs
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)
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.
Rector – Fr Philip Bradford.
Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeal & Amanda Mason.
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wednesday 9.00 am to 12 noon; Friday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.
Hon Clergy Associate:
The Rev’d. John Reimer
Organist: Kathy Drummond
Occasional Organist: C. Brooks
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
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.
Stuart Veitch Mb 0400-312-354Wardens:
Fabian LoSchiavo Mb 0417 670 749
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400 166 041
Andy Serafin; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Amrit MacIntyre; Tony Purcell; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell, James Barnes (Treasurer).
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey; Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch.
Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour
Pastoral Care Support Group
Ruth Champion; Stuart Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle; Peter Seymour.