St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community

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 6
th: 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.

Introit Hymn: TIS 378 — The head that once was crowned with thorns

Sen­tence:

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

Col­lect:
O God,
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

Gos­pel Pro­ces­sion

Gos­pel Acclam­a­tion:

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

The Ser­mon

Hymn after Ser­mon: TIS 452 God of mercy, God of grace

Pray­ers of the People

Pray­er for our Par­ish
Gra­cious God,
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.

NOTICES:

TodayAn 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 jroe@bigpond.net.au

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 Din­nerFri­day 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
Acts 2.42–47
Psalm 23
Second read­ing: 1 Peter 2.1–10
Gos­pel: John 10.1–10

 

INTERCESSIONS

Pray­ers for each day of the week

Today:
Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson; Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie ; Edward & Joyce Reddy.

Monday:
Mat­ilda Rink­er; John Roe; Gra­hame Sadler; Leil­ani Saseve; Ken Searle; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes.
Tues­day:
Peter Sey­mour; Ray & laurel Som­mer; Raboom & Nol Takham; Mat­thew, James & Mark Tan­gruthaitham.
Wed­nes­day:

Rung, Num­wan; Nok Thaworn and Steph­en Thomas.
Thursday:
Christine Thur­ley & Troy, John Tonetti; Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; Janet Walms­ley.
Fri­day:
Nadia Wheat­ley; Math­ew, Bron­wyn, Sam & Thomas Whit­ing; Janet Wid­mer; Dav­id & Dorothy Wil­li­ams.
Sat­urday:
Jen­nie Win­ton; Sally Woell­ner; Waew Wong­jam; Kay & Nata­sha Younie; Amelia Zea.

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.

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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.

Recently Depar­ted

Lirl |Fen­ning (James Barnes’grandmother)

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:

Rupert Coombes; Elsie Lowe; Albert Allen; Ada Har­ris; Myrtle Blatch

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tions

1st: Philip& James, Apostles & Mar­tyrs
6
th: John, Apostle and Evan­gel­ist

Par­ish Inform­a­tion ABN.78 161 584 893.

SUNDAY WORSHIP:

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.

WEEKDAY SERVICES:

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.

Ph 9557 4219 — 0431 655 220 (Mob)
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Par­ish email:
rector@stlukesenmore.org.au
Fr Philip: bradford.pr@gmail.com

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.
www.stlukesenmore.org.au

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.

Hall Admin­is­trat­or:
Stu­art Veitch Mb 0400–312-354
War­dens:
Fabi­an LoS­chiavo Mb 0417 670 749
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Cham­pi­on Mb 0400 166 041

Par­ish Coun­cil:
Andy Ser­afin; Susan Hill; Peter Sey­mour; Amrit MacIntyre; Tony Pur­cell; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell, James Barnes (Treas­urer).

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

Syn­od Reps:

Diana Jef­fer­ies & Peter Sey­mour

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