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: Fr Philip Bradford
Preacher: Mrs Sharon Minniecon with Pastor Ray Minniecon
Welcomers: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnolo
Next week: Ann Petersen (for Evelym) with Stephen Gates
Readers: Andrew Reddy & Anne Hywood
Readers next week: Ruth Champion & John Tonetti
Intercessor: Bianca & Bryson Reddy
Next week: Peter Seymour
Hospitality: Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner
Next Week: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre
Flowers/Dusting Sat 25th: Moya Holle & Grahame Sadler
The Profession of Faith used in this liturgy is from the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, Melbourne. The other prayers are from liturgies developed by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC), from the WA Reconciliation Inter-Faith Working Group, and from the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, Victoria.
Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.
To facilitate the hearing loop please turn your hearing aid to T-Cell setting.
Please silence your mobile phones before the service commences.
GATHERING IN GOD’S NAME
We stand as the Celebrant and Sanctuary Persons enter the church
Introit hymn is sung from the hymn book – TiS 668: Touch the Earth Lightly
THE GREETING – The Celebrant:
The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
And also with you.
Priest: Blessed be God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God’s Kingdom, now and forever.
Celebrant: We begin today’s liturgy by together acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather today.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY (we say together)
We acknowledge the Eora as the original custodians of this land where we are gathered this morning.
We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and to Aboriginal people living in our community today.
We commit ourselves to actively work alongside Indigenous people for reconciliation and justice.
Let us pray…
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you
and worthily magnify your holy name,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
HYMN OF PRAISE (Gloria in excelsis) we stand and sing:-
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to God’s people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
Almighty God and Father,
we worship you,
we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ,
only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
You take away the sin of the world;
Have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father;
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy one,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen
We say the collect together:
God of justice and forgiveness,
Guide us as we continue on our journey of Reconciliation — a journey about both healing the past and shaping the future.
Grant us the courage to speak out against the injustices that our Indigenous brothers and sisters continue to suffer.
Help us to see with new eyes, to listen to the stories of our Indigenous brothers and sisters and to feel with a heart of compassion.
Help us to build right relations with each other based on truth and justice.
We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen.
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD
(Please sit for the readings and the psalm)
First Reading Proverbs 8.1-21
A reading from the Book of Proverbs
Does not wisdom call,
and does not understanding raise her voice?
On the heights, beside the way,
at the crossroads she takes her stand;
beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries out:
‘To you, O people, I call,
and my cry is to all that live.
Simple ones, learn prudence;
acquire intelligence, you who lack it.
Hear, for I will speak noble things,
and from my lips will come what is right;
for my mouth will utter truth;
wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
All the words of my mouth are righteous;
there is nothing twisted or crooked in them.
They are all straight to one who understands
and right to those who find knowledge.
Take my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than choice gold;
for wisdom is better than jewels,
and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.
I, wisdom, live with prudence,
and I attain knowledge and discretion.
The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.
Pride and arrogance and the way of evil
and perverted speech I hate.
I have good advice and sound wisdom;
I have insight, I have strength.
By me kings reign,
and rulers decree what is just;
by me rulers rule,
and nobles, all who govern rightly.
I love those who love me,
and those who seek me diligently find me.
Riches and honour are with me,
enduring wealth and prosperity.
My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold,
and my yield than choice silver.
I walk in the way of righteousness,
along the paths of justice,
endowing with wealth those who love me,
and filling their treasuries.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 Ascribe to the Lord you | powers of | heaven:
ascribe to the | Lord | glory • and | strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the honour | due to his | name:
O worship the Lord in the | beauty | of his | holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is up-| on the | waters:
the God of glory thunders * the Lord is up-| on the | mighty | waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is mighty in | oper-| ation:
the voice of the | Lord • is a | glori • ous | voice.
5 The voice of the Lord | breaks the | cedar tree:
the Lord | breaks the | cedars • of | Lebanon;
6 He makes Lebanon | skip • like a | calf:
and Sirion | like a | young wild | ox.
7 The voice of the Lord splits the | flash of | lightning:
the voice of the Lord whirls the sands of the desert *
the Lord | whirls the | desert • of | Kadesh
8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe*
and strips the | forests | bare: and in his | temple | all cry | ‘Glory!’
9 The Lord sits enthroned a-| bove the | water flood:
the Lord sits en-| throned as | king for | ever.
10 The Lord shall give | strength • to his | people:
the Lord shall give his | people • the | blessing • of | peace.
Glo-| ry to | God: Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit:
As in the be-|ginning • so | now; and for-| ever | A-| men.
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5.17-19
A reading from Paul’s Second letter to the Corinthians
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
During the Gospel Procession we sing:-
‘Goodness is stronger than evil’ (Archbishop Desmond Tutu.)
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
God was in Christ to reconcile the | world to him-| self:
And the Good News of reconciliation | he • has en-| trusted • to | us.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The Deacon: The Lord be with you
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel Matthew 5.1-10
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Guest speaker: Sharon Minniecon
Hymn after the Sermon: – TiS 607: Make me a Channel of Your Peace
We stand – Celebrant says: Let us together affirm the faith of the church.
We believe in God as our Father
who mothers us with compassion and love,
the creator of light, desert, darkness and rain,
of oceans, cities, rainforests,
and of all that breathes in this our Australian land.
We believe in Jesus, gift of our God,
who journeys with us,
who challenges and calls us, the community,
to build justice and live in peace.
We believe in the Spirit that breathes life in a creating force.
We believe in Jesus, born of a Virgin Mary, whose life,
death and resurrection resounds in us
through communities gathered to break bread
and share wine.
We believe in the story of the prophets, old and new,
and our Catholic tradition and in the celebration of all saints.
We believe in our peaceful world,
and our role to live the Gospel
with our brothers and sisters.
THE PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
The Celebrant says: Let us pray for the people of God.
We kneel or sit for the Prayers to be led by a member of the congregation.
On this day we acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout Australia. We turn to you in prayer and seek the help of the Holy Spirit as we commit ourselves to journeying together in a spirit of Reconciliation.
We pray in thanksgiving for the way in which Indigenous peoples have cared for the land. Enable us to work together to preserve our fragile environment.
We pray for a better understanding and respect between all peoples of our country. Help us as we grow to appreciate one another. In your eyes, we are one. Help us to see you, Lord, in each person created by you, so we may freely love and accept one another.
Lord hear us.
Response: Lord hear our prayer.
We will say the Prayer for the Journey of Healing together as a congregation:
Prayer for the Journey of Healing
We who have come from every land give thanks for Australia;
this earth that feeds us; the shores that bind us;
the skies that envelop us in freedom.
We stand together, united as one people:
proud of our ability to work together;
grateful for our gifts;
nourished by our diversity and our harmony.
Yet we turn to the original people of this land
and see, too, what we have taken.
We weep for their loss of freedom, of country, of children –
even of their very lives
We stand in awe at their survival, and in debt for their land.
We have shadows in our history which, if not faced, diminish us.
We have taken without asking;
Our nation has taken without asking;
Lives are wounded.
We see the pain, feel the sorrow and seek forgiveness.
Let us look back with courage; see the truth and speak it.
Let us look around with compassion; see the cost and share it.
Let us look forward with hope; see what can be and create it.
Give us courage to face the truth;
compassion to share the burden,
strength to play our part in the healing,
and hope to walk forward to a place of justice.
With courage, compassion, strength and hope,
we will walk together on the journey of healing.
who has promised forgiveness to all who turn to him in faith:
pardon you and set you free from all your sins,
strengthen you in all goodness
and keep you in eternal life,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
THE GREETING OF PEACE
(Clergy and sanctuary party move to face the people in front of the altar.)
Celebrant We are the body of Christ
People: His Spirit is with us.
Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you.
(We offer each other the greeting of God’s peace.)
A hymn is sung while the collection is taken.
Offertory Hymn – TiS 658 – I the Lord of sea and sky
At the offertory, as well as bringing the customary candles, members of the congregation are invited to bring red, black and yellow paper hands (available with the candles at the back of the church) and place them in the container below the altar as a symbol of Reconciliation.
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation.
Through your goodness we have these gifts to share.
Accept and use our offerings for your glory
and for the service of your kingdom.
Blessed be God for ever.
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
Priest: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Priest: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them to the Lord.
Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
All thanks and praise, glory and honour,
be yours at all times, in every place,
creator Lord, holy Father, true and living God.
We praise you that through your eternal Word
you brought the universe into being and formed us male and female in your own image.
You have given us this earth to care for and delight in,
and with its bounty you preserve our life.
We thank you that you bound yourself to humankind
with the promises of a gracious covenant
and called us to serve you in love and peace.
Above all, we give you thanks for your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ;
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he was born of Mary and lived our common life;
to you he offered his life in perfect obedience and trust;
he has delivered us from our sins, brought us new life,
and reconciled us to you, Father, and to one another.
Therefore with angels and archangels,
And with all the company of heaven,
We proclaim your great and glorious name,
For every praising you and singing:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Merciful God, we thank you for these gifts of your creation,
this bread and wine, and we pray that we who eat and drink them
in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
in obedience to our Saviour Christ
may be partakers of His Body and blood
And be made one with Him and with each other in peace and love.
For on the night that He was betrayed Jesus took bread;
And when He had given you thanks He broke it
And gave it to His disciples, saying
‘Take, eat. This is my body given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.’
Therefore we do as our Saviour has commanded;
Proclaiming His offering of Himself made once for all upon the cross,
His mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,
And looking for His coming again,
We celebrate, with this bread and this cup,
His one perfect and sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.
Renew us by your Holy Spirit; unite us in the body of your Son,
And bring us with all your people into the joy of your eternal kingdom;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
With whom and in whom, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
We worship you, Father, in songs of never-ending praise.
Blessing and honour and glory and power
are yours for ever and ever. Amen.
We say the Lord’s Prayer together:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD AND THE COMMUNION
We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
We who are many are one body,
for we all share in the one bread.
Then is sung the Agnus Dei
Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us.
Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us your peace.
THE INVITATION TO COMMUNION – The Celebrant says –
Come let us take this holy sacrament of the body and blood of Christ in remembrance that he died for us. Let us feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.
The gifts of God for the people of God.
We all gather around the altar for communion. Non-communicants are invited to share in the circle and receive a blessing. When offering the bread, the priest says…
The body of Christ [the bread of heaven] keep you in eternal life. Amen
When offering the wine, the priest or assistant says…
The blood of Christ [the cup of salvation] keep you in eternal life. Amen
During Communion we sing a chant together: TiS Behold I make all things new
After communion we return to our places and sit or kneel.
Silence is kept for a short meditation.
THE SENDING OUT OF GOD’S PEOPLE
The Celebrants says: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
The Celebrant continues…
Holy God, in this Sacrament we have received the body and blood of your Son whom we proudly proclaim as light of the world and sun of justice. Hear our prayer that we might always walk in that light and work for justice and reconciliation of all people in our land. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
We say together:-
Creator of all things, both seen and unseen.
Make us strong as we seek; speak to us in your wisdom;
Your help and guidance.
Teach us to love all people regardless of race or colour or belief.
May we listen with great care to the heartbeat of this land
And to its people who cared for it so well, and for so long.
May the peace these people and their land have always enjoyed
Continue to be strengthened and preserved
By all who wish to come and be part of
This country and its Ancient Dreaming. (Used with the permission of Elizabeth Pike, 1998)
The priest (or bishop if present) gives a blessing:
The peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.
A final hymn is sung: TiS 416: Great God Your Spirit
The Notices are given.
MEMORIAL OF THE INCARNATION OR THE ANGELUS
Celebrant: The angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary
And she conceived by the Holy Spirit
I am the lowly servant of the Lord
be it done to me according to your word.
The Word became flesh
and dwelt among us.
Blessed in the message Gabriel brought
blessed by the work the Spirit wrought;
from whom the great desire of earth
took human flesh and human birth.
Celebrant: Lord, we unite our prayers with those of Mary and all your saints.
Let your Word become flesh in our lives
Grant Lord, that as we have known the incarnation of Christ, by the message of an angel, so by his cross and passion we may be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Amen.
The deacon: Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ. Amen.
Today we welcome all to our Journey of Healing and Reconciliation Service. Our guest speaker is Mrs Sharon Minniecon with Pastor Ray Minniecon. Please join them, with us, for morning tea after the service.
Parish Council meets today at the back of the church after morning tea.
Warden’s Dinner – 25 August at 6.30 p.m. Our theme is 100 Years since the end of World War 1. Last day for ticket sale $35 adult; $20 concession; children free. Come in a themed costume or as you like it.
HELP Wanted to set up for the dinner on Saturday morning around 10.00 a.m. – please consider parking outside the grounds if the builders are here.
Our organ pipes may not be installed this Saturday. The Blessing may now take place in September sometime.
Saturday 1 September at 11 a.m. is the Commemoration of the New Guinea Martyrs. Each year the Anglican Board of Mission Sydney Committee organises a Service to commemorate the Anglican missionaries who died in Papua New Guinea in 1942. This year the Eucharist Service will be held at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Balmain (Cnr Spring St & Birchgrove Rd., Balmain) – Saturday 1st September at 11am, to be followed by a light lunch. Please accept this as a personal invitation to join us at this Service. For more information see Moya.
Cinema Paradiso Future Dates: 12 September and 10 October. See Brett to make a recommendation.
Friday 14 September 6.30 p.m. – ABM Board invite you to a dinner at The Union University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney. No charge – donation accepted. Guest Speaker, The Most Revd Allan Migi,Primate of PNG.
21 September St James’ Eats (St James Church King St), at De Lanna Thai Restaurant 6:30 p.m. for 7:00 p.m. 220 Addison Rd Marrickville. $40 pp paid in advance RSVP: Christine Cheetham by 1 Sept, 0407017377 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 21 October – St Luke’s Patronal Festival Service & Lunch. Please invite your family/friends and bring along a dish or sweet to share.
Theatre Party to see The Jersey Boys – late Nov. Anybody interested please let Kevin Green know – 0405 691 055 – after today’s service.
Prayers for each day of the week
Janet Walmsley; Janet Widmer; Jennie Winton; Sally Woellner.
Victor Anyarisi; Beth Armstrong; James, Elliot & Harry Barnes.
Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bishop; Fr. Philip & Rosemary Bradford.
Chris Brooks & Martin; Tony Brownlow; Les & Lyn Carrington.
Saturday: Ruth Champion; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke; Ron Cross & family; Lyne Cuneen, John MacLulich, Constance & Eleanor.
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Pat Masters; Sheila Brown; Kate Morrow; Robert & Lyndall; Adriel; Kirsten Harley; Beryl Digby; Sister Frances, CSC; William Frew; Peter Wheatley; Br Kentigern John SSF; Jackie Bonham; Emma Burns; Sue Drewett; Barbara Granger; Doug Hall; Patricia Harris; Kim Hill; Irma; Jenny; Kristy & Rodney; Sharda Kumar; Leanne; Pip Leonard, Damien Lew; Robyn & Frank Norman; Michael Bunyan, Anand, Digvijay and baby Anaisha; Anne Derwin; Barbara Becroff; Suzanne & Meaghan; and Sam Lloyd. We give thanks that Fr Lloyd George’s eye operation was a success.
|The sick – Long term:
Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; 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; Matthew Winter; Alex & Libby Jones, Bob Hogg, Geoff Widmer, Julia Williams and Sister Helena at Bethlehem Monastery.
Anniversaries of Departed
Dorothy Dunkerley; Wanda Colman;
18th: We continue to pray for the Diocese of Gippsland and their new Bishop – Richard Treloar who was installed yesterday.
20th: Bernard of Clairvaux, abbot and teacher (d.1153).
24th: Bartholomew, Apostle and Martyr
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 6.00 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: email@example.com: firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
Healthy Church Life Group:
Fr Philip; Peter Seymour, Moya Holle, Ian Mylchreest, Fabian LoSchiavo, Evelyn Maack, Brett Davies; Angela Bell, and Ruth Champion.
Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.
Eddie Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041 email@example.com
Pastoral Care Group