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 &Celebrant: Fr. Philip Bradford
Welcomers Today: Ann Petersen & David Dunlop
Next week: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola
Readers Today: Merrill Martin & Tony Purcell
Readers next week: Oscar Davis & Moya Holle
Intercessor Peter Seymour
Next week: Rosemary Bradford
Hospitality: B. Davies, A. MacIntyre (B’Day cake)
Next Week: John M, Ruth C, Evelyn Maack
Cleaners/Flowers Sat 10th Moya Holle, G Sadler, 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.
[Please switch off your mobile phone before the service commences.]
We hear from St Luke of the ‘Birth of the Church’ where the Holy Spirit descends on the believers who then speak in many of the languages of the known world. Today it is the same: the Church proclaims the Gospel of our Lord in hundreds of tongues – using time-honoured liturgical languages (Ge’ez, Old Church Slavonic, Coptic, Syriac and Latin among them) as well as everyday tongues spoken in the street.
Pray that the Church continues to proclaim Jesus Christ in ways that are accessible for all.
Give thanks for the work of those who translate the Scriptures into languages that have not yet had a version of the Bible.
Text: Robert McLean
Partnerships Coordinator, ABM
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2017
Sentence: ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,’ says the Lord; ‘and let the one who believes in me drink. For out of your heart shall flow rivers of living water. ’ John 7.38
at the feast of Pentecost
you sent your Holy Spirit to the disciples,
filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel:
empower us with that same Spirit
to witness to your redeeming love
and draw all people to you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Acts 2.1-21
A reading from the Book of the 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
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-| measur able | 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 1 Corinthians 12.1-13
A reading from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Let Jesus be cursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses. For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
The Gospel Procession
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,
Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you!
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel John 20.19-23
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after Sermon: TIS 572 – O Thou who camest from above
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 414 – There’s a spirit in the air.
Final Hymn: TIS 411 – Filled with the Spirit’s power.
Happy Birthday to Cynthia Berkemeier; Andy Serafin; Anthea Nath; Rachel Reddy; Ruth Champion; Thomas Raj; Stephanie Reddy; Julie Olston; Donald Thomas; Johnny Nitcharoen; Leilani Saseve.
Happy Whitsun to everyone, and welcome back to Fr Philip and Rosemary after their month’s leave! Please join us for hospitality in the hall after church.
This past week has been National Reconciliation Week – see ABM’s website at:www.abmission.org/reconciliation – In listening we give recognition. Land is not Terra Incognita, it holds within it a story of peoples who have respected it for thousands of years, and who still call for a respect and renewal of the earth.
The ABM Board has struck a medal as a means of recognising the contribution of former missionaries and dedicated staff members. It is known as the Coaldrake Award, after the Rev’d Canon Frank Coaldrake who served with distinction, first as a missionary and later as Chairman of the Board. At the Associates Meeting last week Bp Garry Wetherill made the first two awards of the Frank Coaldrake Medal – the very first recipient is Moya Holle, and the second the Fr Eric Hampson. Our congratulations to Moya on this well-deserved recognition.
Special Retiring Offertory for the ABM Famine Appeal – Our donations last week raised $115.00 and the week before $291; a total of $406.00, which will be topped up by parish funds. This is a humanitarian crisis that needs our generosity, as well as our prayers. Online – https://www.abmission.org/appeals
The Organ Fund for the painting of the front pipes is tax-deductible! We still need another $15,000 – a big ‘thank you’ to all who have already contributed. Please fill in a form (in the church foyer or entrance to the hall). If you would like to see what the original looked like, one of the pipes has been ‘uncovered’ – stripped of two layers of paint. For further details see Kathy Drummond.
Boyz Nite Out Friday 16 June at Alberto’s Pizzeria, King St South 6.30 for 7.00pm. A chance for us to welcome Alberto after his chemotherapy Please RSVP to John Roe by 14 June on email@example.com or 0400955772
Learning from Country Exhibition: May to 31 July, Fisher Library, University of Sydney, from the Papunya School Book of Country and History to Australians All. Visit the journey through six award warding books produced by Nadia Wheatley and Ken Searle, both valued members of our congregation. See further information online at http//whatson.sydney.edu.au/events
Bookstall News: From today, Rosemary has offered to oversee the Bookstall and would be grateful for assistance. If you’re interested in helping, please see her. (Jennie Winton has moved to Bundanoon but will return when she can).
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.
ABM Auxiliary Committee is having a ‘Mission’ Morning Tea on Wednesday 28 June at 10.30 a.m. at Christ Church St Laurence Hall, 505 Pitt Street – opposite Central Railway Station and bus terminal. Guest Speaker will be Robert McLean the Anglican Board of Mission Partnership Coordinator. Topic is ÁBM in Partnership with the Diocese of Zambia, Central Africa and the Anglican Church of Korea. All welcome but please RSVP to Fiona on 9264 1021 or email Moya Holle – firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglicans Together Dinner – Friday 25 August 2017. This year the Anglicans Together Dinner will be held in the Cellos Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. The Guest Speaker will be Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.
Martyrs Day Service – Saturday 2 September 2017
The Annual Wardens Dinner is now Saturday 16 September at 7.00 p.m. 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!
No Child Should Suffer – Support ABM’s Tax Appeal
ABM’s 2017 Tax Appeal supports the Child Nutrition project based at the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. Parents and children are benefiting from this assistance in Beit Hanoun, a poor area of Gaza, near the Israeli border that was hit hard in the 2014 bomb attacks. This is where our donations from the Opshop go to assist in the vital work of this hospital. To donate online go to https://www.abmission.org/appeals
Check out www.anglicanstogether.org./files/page_events.html for events and items of interest.
Giving to St Luke’s – thank you for your gifts by plate, envelope or direct giving. New boxes will be available for the financial year July to June 2018 on 1st Sunday in July. Alternatively, if you want to ensure regular giving to St Luke’s, but find you never have the right amount in cash, or are sometimes unable to attend on Sundays, then St Luke’s Direct Transfer may work for you. Please put your name or the word “Offering” as a reference.
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 4th to 11th June 2017
|MONDAY||Tobit 1.1; 2.1-8||Psalm 112.1-6||Mark 12.1-12|
|TUESDAY||Tobit 2.9-14||Psalm 112||Mark12.13-17|
|WEDNESDAY||Tobit 3.1-11, 16-17||Psalm 25.1-10||Mark 12.18-27|
|THURSDAY||Tobit 6.10;7.1.8b-8-17||Psalm 128||Mark12.28-34|
Next Sunday Readings – Trinity Sunday
First Reading: Exodus 34.1-8
Song of 3YM 29-34 (APBA.p.399)
Second reading: 2Corinthians 13.11-13
Gospel: Matthew 28.16-20
Prayers for each day of the week
Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bishop; Ross Black; Fr. Philip & Rosemary Bradford.
Chris Brookes & Martin; Tony Brownlow; Les & Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion.
Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Davis; Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop..
Prayers for those in immediate need:
Stuart Ogg; Alex & Libby Jones; Jean Widmer; Leanne; Asia Bibi, Doug Hall, Robert and Lyndall, Jean Weller; Barbara Granger, John & Jill Eddy, Wolf Winter, Noel Jeffs, Laurie Bestel and Robert Gibbs.
[Stuart Ogg remains in RPA Hospital; Br Noel has had surgery this week on his hand and has now gone home.]
Our Prayers for those in onging need:
Shirley; 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; 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), Bruce Sims, Marco LoSchiavo, & Peter; Margaret Flakeler & Paull Garrett.
Anniversaries of the Departed
Oswald Ferguson; Amanda Juergens; Emil Juergens; Keith Stafford; Ruth Humphrig; ; Elsie Coombes.
5th June: Boniface of Mainz, bishop and martyr (d.754)
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.
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:
Organist: Kathy Drummond
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Fabian LoSchiavo Mb 0417 670 749
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400 166 041
Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour
Pastoral Care Support Group