St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community

Fifth Sunday of Easter

24th April 2016

Jesus Lives
Jesus Lives

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:                   Graham & Suzanne Campton
Next week:                              Ken Searle &Nadia Wheatley

Readers Today:                                    Tony Brownlow & Lea MacNeil
Readers next week:                  Katherine Oldfield & Neville Hack
Intercessor:                              Diana Jefferies

Next week:                              Peter Seymour

Hospitality:                              Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre

Next Week:                              Reddy family (B’day cake)

Cleaners Saturday 30th                         J Olston, T Brownlow, N Hack

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 before the start of the service

Anglican Board of Mission
Anglican Board of Mission

Peter was criticised for eating with the Gentiles. Jesus was also criticised for eating with sinners and tax collectors. Jesus’ response was that he was seeking out the lost and bringing them home. Peter reacted similarly – noting that God includes all people in his kingdom. Sometimes we are criticised for the company we keep: ‘You, a Christian, are associating with them !!!’ The best way to bring someone to Jesus is to go out there and get them. This may mean that we have to go into unchristian places, into places that make us uncomfortable and there, through our words and actions, show God’s love for all. We don’t have to copy the actions of those we are with ­– we have to try to get them to copy ours.

  • Give thanks for all those, especially missionaries in non-Christian lands, who are working to bring in the lost sheep.
  • Give thanks for the Anglican Church of Kenya, remembering especially today the children enrolled in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd programs.

Text:       The Rev Ken Spreadborough,
Chair of ABM’s Brisbane Diocesan Committee
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016

Introit Hymn: TIS –446 Glorious things of you are spoken

The Sentence God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them..                                         1 John 4.16b

The Collect:
We behold your glory, O God,

in the love shown by your Son,

lifted up on the cross and exalted on high:

be glorified anew in the love we have for one another

as disciples of the risen Lord Jesus,

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

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Reading                                                              Acts 11.1-18

A reading from the book of Acts of the Apostles

Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, ‘Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?’ Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, ‘I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me. As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. I also heard a voice saying to me, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat.” But I replied, “By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.” But a second time the voice answered from heaven, “What God has made clean, you must not call profane.” This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were. The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, “Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.”  And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?’  When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, ‘Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.’

For the word of the Lord                                 Thanks be to God

Psalm 23

Psalm 148

1 Praise the Lord, praise the | Lord from | heaven:

O | praise him | in the | heights.

2 Praise him, | all his | angels:

O | praise him, | all his | host.

3 Praise him, | sun and | moon:

praise him, | all you | stars of | light.

4 Praise him, you | highest | heaven:

and you waters that | are a-| bove the | heavens.

5 Let them praise the | name of the | Lord:

for he com-| manded and | they were | made.

6 He established them for | ever and | ever:

he made an ordinance which | shall not | pass a-| way.

7 O praise the | Lord from the | earth:

praise him, you sea-| monsters and | all | deeps;

8 Fire and hail, | mist and | snow:

and storm-wind ful-| filling | his com-| mand;

9 Mountains and | all | hills:

fruit | trees and | all | cedars;

10 Beasts of the wild and | all | cattle:

creeping | things and | winged | birds;

11 Kings of the earth and | all | peoples:

princes and all | rulers | of the | world;

12 Young | men and | maidens:

old | folk and | children to-| gether.

13 Let them praise the | name of the | Lord:

for | his name a-| lone is ex-| alted.

14 His glory is above | earth and | heaven:

and he has lifted | high the | horn of his | people.

†15 Therefore he is the praise of | all his | servants:

of the children of Israel, a people that is near him.

| Praise | 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                                              Revelation 21.1-7

A reading from the book of the Revelation to John

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘See, the home of God is among mortals.He will dwell with them;they will be his peoples,and God himself will be with them;he will wipe every tear from their eyes.Death will be no more;mourning and crying and pain will be no more,for the first things have passed away.’
And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ Then he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life. Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.

For the word of the Lord                                 Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

Jesus Christ son of God amongst us
Jesus Christ son of God amongst us

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

I give you a | new com-| mandment:

Love one a-| nother as | I have | loved you

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

The Gospel                                                                 John 13.31-35

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

When he had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, “Where I am going, you cannot come.” I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’

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

The Sermon

Hymn after Sermon:   TIS –654 When love is found

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 –534 Love is his word, love is his way.

Hymn during Communion:

The Summons
The Summons

Final Hymn: TIS –217 Love divine, all loves excelling


Today – A Service of Solemn Evensong marking the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen – 6.30 pm at Christ Church St Laurence.

Also Today – the last performance of Kinetic Energy play “Home” in St Luke’s Hall at 6.30 pm.

Bookings 9665 6489 or

Tuesday night Bible Study at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home, 5 Lincoln St. Stanmore continues this week (26th April). 7.30pm or 6.30 if you would like dinner. All welcome. Details see Fr. Philip.

Sunday School teacher needed while Fabian is looking after his brother in Bombala. Fabian’s Sunday is the first Sunday in the month and also the 5th Sunday, when there is one. If you can help please speak with Jennifer Bestel or Diana.

Bookstall News – New books in stockThe Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader, Simply Jesus by Tom Wright; A Man Called Johnny Mac, edited by Muriel Porter; A New Exile: The future of Anglicanism by Muriel Porter, Faith without Fear by Keith Mascord.

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. It makes it much easier for newcomers and visitors to get to know us and feel at home here. If you don’t have one, or can’t find it, let Jennie or the Welcomers know.

Wednesday 27 April – 7.30 pm – Women’s Reading Group at Pauline Newell’s home.

Saturday 30 April – 1-4 pm – Sanctuary Workshop with Love Makes a Way to complement the briefing from the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce. This is open to 2-3 people from each church. If interested, see Fr Philip.



A big thank you to everyone who helped with the Cake Stall at Bunnings yesterday – the cake makers, deliverers, and the organizers and servers. Well done!

AND ON SATURDAY 14 MAY – Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – helpers wanted from 9 am – 4 pm. More information will be provided later.


Coming Events

Boyz Nite Out: 7th May at Tabaq Indian restaurant, cnr. of St. John St. and King St. Newtown. 5.30 for 6pm Please advise John Roe by 5th May 0400955772.

Saturday 14th May – Pentecost Eve – 2.00 pm – Ecumenical Service at the Poor Clare Sisters, Campbelltown. Further details to come.

Sunday 15th May – Faithworks@Newtown 2016 presents Neil and Thea Ormerod – “Laudato Si – making it happen here and now”. 4 – 6 pm at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Cnr Bedford and Station Sts, Newtown.

Theatre Parties: – please let John Roe know if you are interested.

19th May at New Theatre Newtown 7.30 pm
The Cherry Orchard
Miranda Daughtry is a worshipper with us and is performing in this Chekov drama, having completed her NIDA training.
Let John Roe know by Sunday 8 May with $18 to secure your seat. Those interested may care to have dinner at Thai Hot Pepper just a few doors up King street at 6pm.

7 September – Fawlty Towers Live8 pm at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay $85.00. Expressions of interest to: John Roe by 1 July to 0400 955 772 or

Sunday 31 July – Sesqui-centennary Mass – 10.30 am at St Joseph’s, Newtown. Details:

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 Offertory 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 25th to 1st May

MONDAY Acts 14.5-18 Psalm 115.1-7 John 14.21-26
TUESDAY Acts 14.19-28 Psalm 145.10-13 John 14.27-31
WEDNESDAY Acts 15.1-6 Psalm 122 John 15.1-8
THURSDAY Acts 15.7-21 Psalm 96.1-6 John 15.8-11
FRIDAY Acts 15.22-31 Psalm 57.8-12 John 15.12-17
SATURDAY Acts 16.1-10 Psalm 100 John 15.18-21

Next Sunday: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Acts 16.9-15
Psalm: 67
Revelation 21.10-14, 21-22-22.5
Gospel Reading: John 14.23-29


Prayers for each day of the week


Donald Thomas & Lea MacNeil; Alex Maneekaew; Merrill & Georgie Martin; John M.


Fr. Ron Morris; Fran Morris; Ron, Anthea, Ronan, Veronica& Rohan Nath; Pauline Newell.


Johnny Nitchacoen & Darunee; Mathias Oduro; Stuart Ogg; Katherine Oldfield; Julie & Philippa Olston.


Ann & Rachel Petersen & Wolf; Jenny Praisang; Simon, Annisa, Caitlin & Georgie Probets.


Tony Purcell; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit.

Brian Rawnsley & Janet Widmer; Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Bryson & Belinda Reddy.

Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie Reddy; Joyce & Edward Reddy; Matilda Rinker; John Roe; Grahame Sadler.


Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Simon LoSchiavo; Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Ray Sommer; Madeline Spielman; Judy Daniels; Kay & Russell Clark; Caroline Wilson; Fatima Begum; Kristie.

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; Kylie Laughlin; Ross Lehman; Bishop Ivan Lee; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Marie McGrath; John McLulich;   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; Mary Sotiriadis; Stephen Thomas; Trier Family, Saria Sevilla; Antoun, Mark & Patricia Travis; Xenia and Simeon; Helen Olston; the Rev’d Graham and Judy Reynolds; Gisela Winter; Tim M.

Recently Departed

Anniversaries of the Departed:

Harold Cheeseman; Hannah Gavin; Leonard Boone; Sarah Ayers; Herbert Heck; William Keating; Annie Roberts; Terry Ogg;   Coombes; Elsie Lowe. Rupert

Saints Commemoration:

25th : Mark, Evangelist and Martyr
Anzac Day
29th: Catherine of Siena, spiritual teacher (d.1380)

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

Parish email:

Fr Philip:

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m. Clergy Associate:

Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 451362)

Organist: Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks

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

Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041Jennie Winton Mb 0401 727 718.

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

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

Pastoral Care Group
Ruth Champion; Stuart Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle.