28th August 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.
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
- ‘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
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
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
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
Hymn after the Sermon: — TIS 640 Kneels at the foot of his friends
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
Final Hymn: — TIS 665 Jesus Christ is waiting
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 October – St 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 News – Nadia’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.
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
Psalm: 139.1–5, 12–18
Gospel Reading: Luke 14.25–35
Prayers for each day of the week
Matilda Rinker; John Roe; Jick Rounsang; Grahame Sadler; Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes.
Leilani Saseve; Peter Seymour; Laurel & Ray Sommer; Raboom & Nol Takham; Matthew, James & Mark Tangruthaitham.
Rung Thanachaitaweesub; Numwan Thawanwanichkul; Nok Thawon; Stephen Thomas.
Nadia Wheatley; Matthew, Bronwyn, Sam & Thomas Whiting; Brian Rawnsley & Janet Widmer.
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.
31st: John Bunyan, preacher and spiritual writer (d.1688)
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 — 0431 655 220 (Mob
Office Ph 9557 4219 PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Parish email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr Philip: email@example.com
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,
Jennie Winton Mb 0401727718.Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041
Pastoral Care Support Group