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: Kevin Green & Rosemary Bradford
Next week: Chris Thurley & Angela Bell
Readers: Catherine Oldfield & Tony Purcell
Readers next week: Joseph Kumar & Nadia Wheatley
Intercessor: Moya Holle
Next week: Amrit MacIntyre
Hospitality: Reddy Family
Next Week: Brett & Amrit
Flowers/Dusting Sat 4th: Volunteer & Stephen Gates
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.
The Psalmist tells us that God is with the ‘company of the righteous’ and so for us to be with God we need to be among them. We need to be just, kind and humble (Micah 6.8) and not follow King David’s example of self-centred iniquity.
- Pray for the grace to be just, kind and humble in whatever you do.
- Pray for the Church of Bangladesh, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.
Text: © Anglican Board of Mission, 2018
Please silence your mobile phones before the service commences.
Introit Hymn: TIS 143 Immortal, invisible God only wise
The Sentence: John 6.51
‘I am the living bread that came down from heaven,’ says the Lord. ‘Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.’
The Collect (we pray together)
you have placed within the hearts of all your children
a longing for your word and a hunger for your truth:
grant that, believing in the one whom you have sent,
we may know him to be the true bread of heaven
and the food of eternal life, Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be glory and honour for ever and ever. Amen.
First Reading 2 Samuel 11.1-15
A reading from the Second Book of Samuel
In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel with him; they ravaged the Ammonites, and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. It happened, late one afternoon, when David rose from his couch and was walking about on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; the woman was very beautiful. David sent someone to inquire about the woman. It was reported, ‘This is Bathsheba daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.’ So David sent messengers to fetch her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she was purifying herself after her period.) Then she returned to her house. The woman conceived; and she sent and told David, ‘I am pregnant.’ So David sent word to Joab, ‘Send me Uriah the Hittite.’ And Joab sent Uriah to David. When Uriah came to him, David asked how Joab and the people fared, and how the war was going. Then David said to Uriah, ‘Go down to your house, and wash your feet.’ Uriah went out of the king’s house, and there followed him a present from the king. But Uriah slept at the entrance of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house. When they told David, ‘Uriah did not go down to his house’, David said to Uriah, ‘You have just come from a journey. Why did you not go down to your house?’ Uriah said to David, ‘The ark and Israel and Judah remain in booths; and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are camping in the open field; shall I then go to my house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? As you live, and as your soul lives, I will not do such a thing.’ Then David said to Uriah, ‘Remain here today also, and tomorrow I will send you back.’ So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day. On the next day David invited him to eat and drink in his presence and made him drunk; and in the evening he went out to lie on his couch with the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house. In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. In the letter he wrote, ‘Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, so that he may be struck down and die.’
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 Fools have said in their hearts ‘There | is no | God’:
they have all become vile and abominable in their doings *
there | is not | one that • does | good.
2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the | children • of | Adam:
to see if there were any who would act | wisely • and
| seek • after | God.
†3 But they have all turned out of the way *
they have all alike be-| come cor-| rupt:
there is none that does | good | no not | one.
4 Are all the evildoers devoid of | under-| standing:
who eat up my people as they eat bread *
and | do not | pray • to the | Lord?
5 They shall be | struck with | terror:
for God is with the | compa • ny | of the | righteous.
6 Though they frustrate the | poor | in their | hopes:
surely the | Lord | is their | refuge.
7 O that deliverance for Israel might come | forth
from | Zion:
when the Lord turns again the fortunes of his people *
then shall Jacob re-| joice and | Israel • be | glad.
Glo-| ry to | God: Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit:
As in the be-|ginning • so | now; and for-| ever | A-| men.
Second Reading Ephesians 3.14-21
A reading from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
During the Gospel Procession we sing:-
A great prophet has ap-| peared a-| mong us;
God has | visit-| ed his | people.
Deacon: The Lord be with you;
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel John 6.1-21
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming towards him, Jesus said to Philip, ‘Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?’ He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, ‘Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.’ One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, ‘There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?’ Jesus said, ‘Make the people sit down.’ Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.’ So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, ‘This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.’ When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself. When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, got into a boat, and started across the lake to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The lake became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the lake and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, ‘It is I; do not be afraid.’ Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land towards which they were going.
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 429 Break now the bread of life
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 516 Here gracious Lord we see you face to face
Hymn during Communion –
Final Hymn: TIS 232 O the deep, deep, love of Jesus
Welcome to any visitors to our service this morning and please join us for morning tea in the hall at the conclusion of our service.
Today – Parish Council meets after morning tea at the back of the church.
Sunday 19 August – Next Journey of healing and reconciliation service. Our guest speaker will be Sharon Minniecon.
Warden’s Dinner – 25 August at 6.30 p.m. Our theme is 100 Years since the end of World War 1. Tickets on sale $35 adult; $20 concession; children free. See Peter Seymour or the Wardens to reserve a table or book a ticket. Come in a themed costume or as you like it.
1 September the Commemoration of the New Guinea Martyrs is listed in the Anglican Lectionary for the 1st September. 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) on 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 further information see Moya.
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 p.p. paid in advance, RSVP Chris Cheetham by 1 September, 0407017377 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parishioner Details – please inform us at stlukes.enmore.@outlook.com if you have changed your contact details or address.
St Luke’s Direct Transfer
This is a good way to ensure regular giving. Please put your name or Offertory as a reference. We are the sole supporters of our parish – any additional income helps with maintenance, restoration and building work.
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 29th to 5th August 2018.
|MONDAY||Jeremiah 13.1-11||Psalm 78.55-60||Matthew 13.31-35|
|TUESDAY||Jeremiah 14.17-22||Psalm 79.8-13||Matthew 13.36-43|
|WEDNESDAY||Jeremiah 15.10, 16-21||Psalm 59.1-5,18-20||Matthew 13.44-46|
|THURSDAY||Jeremiah 18.1-6||Psalm 146.1-7||Matthew 13.47-53|
|FRIDAY||Jeremiah 26.1-9||Psalm 69.4-14||Matthew 13.54-58|
|SATURDAY||Jeremiah 26.11-16,24||Psalm 69.32-38||Matthew 14.1-12|
Sunday 5th August 2018 – The Transfiguration of Our Lord
First Reading: Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14
Second Reading: 2 Peter 1.16-19
Gospel Reading: Mark 9.2-10
Prayers for each day of the week
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; Anne Derwin; Barbara Becroff; Fr Lloyd George.
|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; Matthew Winter; Alex & Libby Jones, Bob Hogg, Geoff Widmer and Julia Williams.
Fr Ken Munns (sometime rector of St Lukes Enmore/Stanmore)
Anniversaries of Departed
Harry Harrison; Pearl McCallum; Margaret Munns; Sydney Rowlands; Maisia Caddis; Harold Legge; Antonia Nagy- Laing
30th : William Wilberforce, social reformer (d.1833).
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: 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,
Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.
Eddie Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041 email@example.com
Pastoral Care Group