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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

28th August 2016

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Fif­teenth Sunday after Pente­cost

 

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.
Preach­er & Cel­eb­rant:             Fr Philip Brad­ford
Wel­comers Today:                  Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre
Next week:                              Tony Brown­low & Nadia Wheat­ley

Read­ers Today:                        Ellen­or & Thomas Flem­ing
Read­ers next week:                  Steph­en Gates & Kath­er­ine Old­field
Inter­cessor:                             Ruth for Diana Jef­fer­ies

Next week:                              Peter Sey­mour

Hos­pit­al­ity:                             Thai Com­munity

Next Week:                             Reddy Fam­ily (B’day cake)

Clean­ers Sat­urday 3rd:              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.

Hear­ing Loop is fit­ted in the Church – please turn your hear­ing aid to T‑setting

ABM

 

  • ‘Let mutu­al love con­tin­ue. Do not neg­lect to show hos­pit­al­ity to strangers, for by doing that some have enter­tained angels without know­ing it.’ Do we know when we have met and enter­tained an angel? Maybe. Eat­ing and hav­ing a party with our fam­ily and friends is an enjoy­able and sat­is­fy­ing exper­i­ence. To include in the party, someone who is not ‘of us’, who is not par­tic­u­larly attract­ive to us is not easy. It takes us out of our com­fort zone. In our Church com­munity, we so often don’t reach out to the ‘unlovely’. It often requires delib­er­ate ‘affirm­at­ive action’ to invite in the stranger to the Lord’s Table. How­ever when we do, Jesus said ‘you will be blessed’.
  • Pray that we will have a love and com­pas­sion for the stranger, the poor, the sick, the home­less and the des­ti­tute.
  • Give thanks for the Epis­copal Church of Jer­u­s­alem and the Middle East – a Church which spans thir­teen coun­tries.

Text:        Moya Holle, ABM Sydney Com­mit­tee
© Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion, 2016

Introit Hymn:TIS 137 For the beauty of the earth

The Sen­tence All who exalt them­selves will be humbled, and those who humble them­selves will be exal­ted.               Luke 14.11

The Col­lect:
O God,

you invite the humble and the sin­ful

to take their place in the fest­ive assembly of the new cov­en­ant:

teach your Church always

to hon­our the pres­ence of the Lord in the poor and the out­cast,

so that we may learn to recog­nise each oth­er

as broth­ers and sis­ters gathered togeth­er around your table.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spir­it,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

First Read­ing                                                             Jeremi­ah 2.4–13

A read­ing from the book of the proph­et Jeremi­ah

Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jac­ob, and all the fam­il­ies of the house of Israel. Thus says the Lord: What wrong did your ancest­ors find in me that they went far from me, and went after worth­less things, and became worth­less them­selves? They did not say, ‘Where is the Lord who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us in the wil­der­ness, in a land of deserts and pits, in a land of drought and deep dark­ness, in a land that no one passes through, where no one lives?’ I brought you into a plen­ti­ful land to eat its fruits and its good things. But when you entered you defiled my land, and made my her­it­age an abom­in­a­tion. The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord?’ Those who handle the law did not know me; the rulers trans­gressed against me; the proph­ets proph­esied by Baal, and went after things that do not profit. There­fore once more I accuse you, says the Lord, and I accuse your children’s chil­dren. Cross to the coasts of Cyprus and look, send to Kedar and exam­ine with care; see if there has ever been such a thing. Has a nation changed its gods, even though they are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for some­thing that does not profit. Be appalled, O heav­ens, at this, be shocked, be utterly des­ol­ate, says the Lord, for my people have com­mit­ted two evils: they have for­saken me, the foun­tain of liv­ing water, and dug out cisterns for them­selves, cracked cisterns that can hold no water.

For the word of the Lord                                              Thanks be to God

 

Psalm 81.1, 10–16

 

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1 O sing joy­fully to | God our | strength:

shout in | tri­umph – to the | God of | Jac­ob.

10 ‘I am the Lord your God *

who brought you up from the | land of | Egypt:

open wide your | mouth and | I will | fill it.

11 ‘But my people would not | listen – to my | voice:

and | Israel | would have | none of me.

 

12 ‘So I left them to the stub­born­ness | of their | hearts:

to walk acc-| ord­ing – to their | own de-| signs.

13 ‘If only my | people – would | listen:

if Israel | would but | walk – in my | ways

14 ‘I would soon put | down their | enemies:

and turn my | hand a-| gainst their | adversar­ies.

15 ‘Those that hate the Lord would | cringe be-| fore him:

and their | pun­ish­ment – would | last for | ever.

16 ‘But Israel I would feed with the | finest | wheat:

and sat­is­fy you with | honey | from the | rocks.’

Glo-| ry to | God * Fath­er | Son and | Holy | Spir­it;

As in the be-| gin­ning –so | now * and for-| ever. | A-| men

 

Second Read­ing                                                        Hebrews 12.18–29

A read­ing from the let­ter to the Hebrews

Let mutu­al love con­tin­ue. Do not neg­lect to show hos­pit­al­ity to strangers, for by doing that some have enter­tained angels without know­ing it. Remem­ber those who are in pris­on, as though you were in pris­on with them; those who are being tor­tured, as though you yourselves were being tor­tured. Let mar­riage be held in hon­our by all, and let the mar­riage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge for­nic­at­ors and adulter­ers. Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be con­tent with what you have; for he has said, ‘I will nev­er leave you or for­sake you.’
So we can say with con­fid­ence, ‘The Lord is my help­er; I will not be afraid.
What can any­one do to me?’
Remem­ber your lead­ers, those who spoke the word of God to you; con­sider the out­come of their way of life, and imit­ate their faith.
Through him, then, let us con­tinu­ally offer a sac­ri­fice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that con­fess his name.
Do not neg­lect to do good and to share what you have, for such sac­ri­fices are pleas­ing to God.

For the word of the Lord                                              Thanks be to God

 

Gos­pel Pro­ces­sion

Create in me a clean heart
Cre­ate in me a clean heart

 

Gos­pel Acclam­a­tion

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia.

Your words Lord are | spir­it and | life.
you have the words of | ever-| last­ing | life.

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia.

 

The Gos­pel                                                                 Luke 14.1, 7–14

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

On one occa­sion when Jesus was going to the house of a lead­er of the Phar­isees to eat a meal on the Sab­bath, they were watch­ing him closely. When he noticed how the guests chose the places of hon­our, he told them a par­able. When you are invited by someone to a wed­ding ban­quet, do not sit down at the place of hon­our, in case someone more dis­tin­guished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, “Give this per­son your place”, and then in dis­grace you would start to take the low­est place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the low­est place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, “Friend, move up high­er”; then you will be hon­oured in the pres­ence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt them­selves will be humbled, and those who humble them­selves will be exal­ted.’ He said also to the one who had invited him, ‘When you give a lunch­eon or a din­ner, do not invite your friends or your broth­ers or your rel­at­ives or rich neigh­bours, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a ban­quet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they can­not repay you, for you will be repaid at the resur­rec­tion of the right­eous.’

For the Gos­pel of the Lord                   Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ

The Ser­mon

Hymn after the Ser­mon: — TIS 640 Kneels at the foot of his friends

The Inter­ces­sions

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.

Lord hear our pray­er:

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Offer­tory Hymn – TIS 414 There’s a spir­it in the air

 

Hymn dur­ing Com­mu­nion

Eat this Bread
Eat this Bread

 

Final Hymn: — TIS 665 Jesus Christ is wait­ing

NOTICES

TODAY 28 August – A For­um on an Excit­ing New Vis­ion for the Op Shop will be held after morn­ing tea. This is an import­ant meet­ing so please try to be there.

Tues­day night Bible Study this Tues­day at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home – 7.30 pm, or 6.30 if you wish to share the meal. The study is Paul’s Let­ter to the Eph­esians.

Fri­day 2 Septem­ber 7 for 7:30 pm – Anglic­ans Togeth­er Din­ner – Guest speak­er, Prof. Mari­on Mad­dox, ‘The Past, Pleas­ures and Pro­spects of Lib­er­al Chris­tian­ity’. Book­ings are now closed.

Sunday 11 Septem­ber – Recon­cili­ation Ser­vice: Guest speak­er will be Dr Elsie Heiss of the Abori­gin­al Cath­ol­ic Min­istry and Recon­cili­ation Church in La Perouse.

Sat­urday 17 Septem­ber – Sydney MOW AGM at St Alban’s. Epping. Guest speak­ers: Dav­id & Robyn Clay­don.

Sat­urday 24 Septem­ber – The War­dens “Swingin‘ Nightclub” & Din­ner. Tick­ets are avail­able from today. Please see Ruth.

Sunday 2 Octo­berSt Fran­cis’ Day

Sunday 16 Octo­ber – Back to St Luke’s Day – Guest preach­er will be Pro­fess­or Diane Speed. We will be invit­ing former parish­ion­ers and oth­ers con­nec­ted with St Luke’s or St Augustine’s. If you know of any­one who would like to come, please let Ruth or Jen­nie know so that we can send them an invit­a­tion.

Sunday 23 Octo­ber at 4.00 p.m. – Even­song with the Brabyn Sing­ers.

Sunday 6 Novem­ber – Con­firm­a­tion Ser­vice – Bish­op Michael Stead will be here for the con­firm­a­tion ser­vice. If you or any­one you know wishes to be con­firmed, please see Fr Philip.

Sat­urday 26 Novem­ber – Christ­mas Mar­ket. It’s time to start pick­ling, jam­ming, mak­ing hand­crafts, and plan­ning your bak­ing. See Jen­nifer Bestel for fur­ther inform­a­tion.

Book­stall NewsNadia’s book Flight has won the Pic­ture Book Award in the Children’s Book Awards for this year. We have cop­ies in stock.

ABM Cooks are tak­ing orders for: Lem­on but­ter; Apple Chut­ney; Tomato Rel­ish; Fruit Cake; Florentine Bis­cuits (with or without nuts); Cheese Oat­meal bis­cuits; Zuc­chini Pickles. Place your orders with Moya.

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Giv­ing to St Luke’s

Envel­opes in which to place your weekly offer­ing are avail­able at the Wel­come Table at the entrance to the church and also at the Inform­a­tion Table near the Book­stall. If you would like to use this meth­od of giv­ing, please take a box.

St Luke’s Dir­ect Trans­fer

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 28th to 4th Septem­ber 2016

MONDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 2.1–5 Psalm 119.97–104 Luke 4.16–30
TUESDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 2.10b-16 Psalm 145.8–14 Luke 4.31–37
WEDNESDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 3.1–9 Psalm 33.13–21 Luke 4.38–44
THURSDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 3.18–23 Psalm 24.1–6 Luke 5.1–11
FRIDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 4.1–5 Psalm 37.3–7 Luke5.33–39
SATURDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 4.6–15 Psalm 145.13–21 Luke 6.1–5

 

Next Sunday: Six­teenth Sunday after Pente­cost

Jeremi­ah 18.1–11
Psalm: 139.1–5, 12–18
Philem­on 1–25
Gos­pel Read­ing: Luke 14.25–35

INTERCESSIONS

Pray­ers for each day of the week

Today:

Mat­ilda Rink­er; John Roe; Jick Roun­sang; Gra­hame Sadler; Ken Searle; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes.

Monday:

Leil­ani Saseve; Peter Sey­mour; Laurel & Ray Som­mer; Raboom & Nol Takham; Mat­thew, James & Mark Tan­gruthaitham.

Tues­day:

Rung Thana­chait­awee­sub; Num­wan Thawan­wanich­kul; Nok Thawon; Steph­en Thomas.

 

Thursday:
Christine Thur­ley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; Janet Walms­ley.

Fri­day:

Nadia Wheat­ley; Mat­thew, Bron­wyn, Sam & Thomas Whit­ing; Bri­an Rawns­ley & Janet Wid­mer.

 

Sat­urday:

Dav­id & Dorothy Wil­li­ams; Jen­nie Win­ton; Sally Woell­ner; Waew Wong­jam; Kay & Nata­sha Younie; Amelia Zea.

 

Our Pray­ers for those in imme­di­ate need:

 

Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Car­oline Wilson; Dawn Hol­land; Asia Bibi, Robert Dubler (& fam­ily); Sally’s part­ner Dav­id; Jen­nifer McGov­ern; Jenny John­ston; Linda Jensath­it..

Pray­er for the sick or in need.

Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Kay & Rus­sell Clark; Paull Gar­rett; Ros Gee; Madeline Gee; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs, Eddy Kit­tir­at; Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Sof Lee; Marissa; Emily & Taylor McCormick; Janet McLeod; Fr Ron Mor­ris, John Naidu; Pau­line Newell; Peter Pur­cell; Bri­an Rawns­ley; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Steph­en Thomas; Soph­ie Toupein; Janet Walms­ley; Greg & Kerry Thompson; Yavani Mu Daly, Vic­tor­ia, Leigh Gar­retty, Nii Samuela; Dav­id; Shir­ley Allen.

Thanks­giv­ing for bless­ings received:

Leigh Gar­retty is recov­er­ing. Shir­ley Allen is home again. Steph­en Thomas has the key to his new home. Ingrid & fam­ily had fun and raised lots of money for the San­fil­ippo Found­a­tion in the City to Surf.

Recently Depar­ted:

 

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

31st: John Bunyan, preach­er and spir­itu­al writer (d.1688)
Aidan of Lindis­farne, bish­op and mis­sion­ary (d.651)
2nd : Mar­tyrs of New Guinea (d.1942)
3rd : Gregory of Rome, bish­op and teach­er (d.1868)
Eliza Darling, pion­eer social reformer in NSW (d.1868)

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)

Fri­day 8.30 a.m. – Morn­ing Pray­er

CONFESSIONS (Sac­ra­ment of Recon­cili­ation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrange­ment.

Rect­or — Fr Philip Brad­ford — 0431 655 220 (Mob

Office Ph 9557 4219 PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042

Par­ish email: rector@stlukesenmore.org.au

Fr Philip: bradford.pr@gmail.com

Pas­tor­al Care

Lay-Min­is­ters — Part Time – Lea MacNeil & Aman­da Mason.

 

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.auHon Clergy Asso­ci­ate:

Fr Ron Mor­ris (Mob 0409 451362)

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:
Jen­nie Win­ton Mb 0401727718.Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Cham­pi­on Mb 0400166041

Par­ish Coun­cil:
Andy Ser­afin; Jen­nifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treas­urer); Susan Hill; Peter Sey­mour; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Amrit MacIntyre & Tony Pur­cell.

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

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