15th May 2016
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 Today: David Dunlop & Ann Petersen
Next week: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola
Readers Today: Kay Younie & John Roe
Readers next week: Stephen Gates & Mary Sotiriadis
Intercessor: Moya Holle
Next week: Richard Hagen
Hospitality: John M, Jo Burton, Evelyn Maack
Next Week: Les Carrington & Kevin Green
Cleaners Saturday 21st: M Rinker, K Green, 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.
Kindly turn off your mobile phone or put it on silent before the service commences.
Today, Pentecost Sunday, we generally say we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. However, what we do not openly recognize is that the Holy Spirit has always existed. When we read in John 15: 26, ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf,’ we are basically referred back to John 1:1 ‘In the beginning was the Word’ – This says that the Lord Jesus has always been and refers to the eternal self-existence of Jesus before He became flesh as noted in John 1:14. It is equally true that the Holy Spirit has always existed and been active in the affairs of the world along with God the Father, and God the Son. These events all occurred before the manifestation of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. That is what we celebrate on the day of Pentecost – the manifestation or revealing of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles.
- Pray for the recognition of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
- Give thanks for the Anglican Church in your diocese, remembering especially today your bishop and his/her ministry.
Text: The Rev Ken Spreadborough,
Chair of ABM’s Brisbane Diocesan Committee
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016
Introit Hymn: TIS – 611 God of Grace and God of Glory
The Sentence God’s love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5.5
who in smoke and fire upon Mount Sinai
gave the law to Moses,
and who revealed the new covenant in the fire of the Spirit:
grant, we pray,
that, kindled by that same Spirit
which you poured forth upon your apostles,
we may fulfil with joy your commandment of love.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Gen 11.1-9
A reading from the book of Genesis
Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as they migrated from the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.’ And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.’The Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which mortals had built. And the Lord said, ‘Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.’ So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore it was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
26 Lord how various | are your | works:
in wisdom you have made them all * and
the | earth is | full of your | creatures.
27 There is the wide im-| measurable | sea:
there move living things without | number | great and | small;
28 There go the ships | to and | fro:
and there is that Leviathan * whom you | formed to | sport in the | deep.
29 These all | look to | you:
to give them their | food in | due | season.
30 When you give it to | them they | gather it:
when you open your hand they are | satisfied with | good | things.
31 When you hide your | face they are | troubled:
when you take away their breath, they | die and re-| turn to their | dust.
32 When you send forth your spirit they | are cre-| ated: and you re-| new the | face of the | earth.
33 May the glory of the Lord en-| dure for | ever: may the | Lord re-| joice in his | works.
34 If he look upon the | earth it shall | tremble:
if he but touch the | mountains | they shall | smoke.
35 I will sing to the Lord as | long as I | live:
I will praise my | God while I | have any | being.
†36 May my meditation be | pleasing to | him:
for my | joy shall | be in 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 Acts 2.1-21
A reading from the book of Acts of the Apostles
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’ 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. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the | hearts of your | faithful;
and kindle in | them the | fire of your | love.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
The Gospel John 14.8-17
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Philip said to him, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, “Show us the Father”? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.
‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. ‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after the Sermon: TIS 413 – Holy Spirit come confirm us
Prayer for our Parish
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 – 422 Come Holy Spirit Come
Hymn during Communion:
Katherine Oldfield will sing a soprano aria from J S Bach’s Pentecost Cantata (BWV 68)
(As this work is part of the service, please do not applaud.)
‘My heart ever faithful, sing praises, be joyful. Thy Jesus is near!
Away with complaining, faith ever maintaining, my Jesus is here!’
Final Hymn: TIS – 572 O Thou Who Camest from above (2nd T)
A BIG THANK YOU to all our Volunteeers who worked so hard at the Bunnings BBQ yesterday, especially to Eddie Reddy who organized the supplies and cooking.
Tuesday night Bible Study at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home, 5 Lincoln St. Stanmore continues this week (17th May). 7.30pm or 6.30 if you would like dinner. All welcome. Details see Fr. Philip.
Stamps Wanted for ABM– The sale of stamps generates money to support the work of ABM around the Anglican Communion. Please leave them in the box so marked in the church foyer.
Membership Cards – All parishioners are requested to complete one of our new membership cards, which will update your details but also we need your permission to print your name on the pew sheet, which also goes on our website. These are available from the Welcomers.
Name Badges – We are all encouraged to wear our name tags. If you don’t have one, or can’t find it, let Jennie or the Welcomers know.
Today – 3.30 for 4.00 pm Soundings at All Saints, Hunters Hill: Radicalised or Engaged? Youth, Diversity, Resilience. All welcome to hear Dr Rose Cantall, school psychologist. See details on Notice Board.
Thurs. 19 May 7.30 pm – The Cherry Orchard at New Theatre Newtown – If you have tickets, you may wish to come to dinner at Hot Chilli Pepper at 6 pm.
Sunday 22 May – Trinity Sunday our preacher is The Rev’d Dr Alan Cadwallader, with a forum to follow for those who are interested.
Thurs. 26 May 6.30 – 8.00 pm: Footbridge Theatre, Sydney University. Writers’Festival – American poet Eileen Myles.
Sat/Sun 28-29 May – Blayney Parish Visit is now organized. If you wish to come please make your motel booking and travel arrangements.
Next BoyzNiteOut 10 June, 6 for 6.30 pm will be at the Momoyo Japanese Restaurant 212 Enmore Rd, Enmore. Right at the bus stop.
(Corkage is $3 per glass)
Fri. 17 June – 6.30 – 10 pm: Swing Divine: St Luke’s Hall, $30/$20/$15/$5.
Advance Notice: Anglicans Together Dinner will be on Friday 2 September.
Wed. 7 September – Fawlty Towers Live – 8 pm at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay $85.00. Expressions of interest to: John Roe by 1 July to 0400 955 772 or email@example.com
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 16th to 22nd
|MONDAY||James 3.13-18||Psalm 119.7-10||Mark 9.14-29|
|TUESDAY||James 4.1-10||Psalm 55.20-23||Mark 9.30-37|
|WEDNESDAY||James 4.13-17||Psalm 49.1-4,10-12||Mark 9.38-40|
|THURSDAY||James 5.1-6||Psalm 49.17-21||Mark 9.41-50|
|FRIDAY||James 5.9-12||Psalm 103.6-14||Mark 10.1-12|
|SATURDAY||James 5.19-20||Psalm 141||Mark 10.13-16|
Next Sunday: Trinity Sunday
Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31
Gospel Reading: John 16.12- 1
Prayers for each day of the week
Moya Holle; Anne Hywood & Peter Tregilgas; Diana Jefferies; Noel Jeffs; Linda Jensathit.
Kenny Khoo; Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat; Joseph & Esther Kumar; Robert, Gillian, William & Benjamin Lamb.
Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; Fabian LoSchiavo; Evelyn Maack; Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Davies.
Donald Thomas & Lea Mac Neil; Alex Maneekaew; Merrill & Georgie Martin; John M; Fr. Ron Morris;
Mathias Oduro; Stuart Ogg; Katherine Oldfield; Julie & Philippa Olston.
Ann & Rachel Petersen & Wolf; Jenny Praisang; Simon, Annisa, Caitlin & Georgia Probets; Tony Purcell.
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Mary Sotiriadis; Simon LoSchiavo; Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Kay & Russell Clark; Caroline Wilson; Fatima Begum; Sister Helen CSC.
|The sick – Long term:
Barbara, Jade & Shirley Allen; Beth Armstrong; Hannah Ashton; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Jason Broadbridge, Maureen & Henry Byers; David Byers; Aunt Monica; Lyn Carrington; Mavis Cunneen; Paull Garrett; Ros and Madeline Gee; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Josephine Jabbour; Ann Jeffs, Javen Khan; Paul Knight; Kylie Laughlin; Bishop Ivan Lee; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Marie McGrath; Janet McLeod; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Eve Moggs; Fr Ron Morris, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Lyndy Ogg; John O’Grady; Peter Ogilvie; Susan Paterson; Bill Phillips & Family; Bill & Poppy Prezios; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Barbara Raymond; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Michael, Andrew & Warren Ryan; Florence Shellard; Ron & Betty Squires; George Squires; Stephen Thomas; Trier Family, Saria Sevilla; Antoun, Mark & Patricia Travis; Xenia and Simeon; Helen Olston; the Rev’d Graham and Judy Reynolds; Ray Sommer; Janet Walmsley;
Gisela Winter; Tim M.
Anniversaries of the Departed:
Myra Hack; Ada Mitchell; Elizabeth Stewart; Louis Roberts; William Doyle; Rhoda Palmer-Gisbson
19th: Dunstan of Canterbury (d.988)
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)
Friday 8.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer
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
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|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.
Hon Clergy Associate:
Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 451362)
Organist: Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Jennie Winton Mb 0401 727 718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
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