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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany 5 February 2017

Fifth Sunday after Epi­phany
5 Feb­ru­ary 2017

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:
Wel­comers Today:
Next week:
Read­ers Today:
Read­ers next week:
Inter­cessor:
Next week:
Hos­pit­al­ity:
Next Week:
Clean­ers Sat­urday 4th:

Fr Philip Brad­ford
Ann Petersen & Dav­id Dun­lop
Peter Gil­bert & Alfredo Narnola
Stu­art Ogg & Kath­er­ine Old­field
Pau­line Newell & Joseph Kumar
Diana Jef­fer­ies
Peter Sey­mour
B Dav­ies & A MacIntyre (B’day Cake)
Thai Com­munity
M Rink­er, K Green, N Daniels

Glu­ten free hosts are avail­able. Please see Fr Philip before the ser­vice if required.

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

ABM

In the Epistle read­ing, we see the power of humil­ity. In humil­ity, we reach all people and we can warm their hearts with the good news. St. Paul shows that in his weak­ness, fear and trem­bling (verse 3), God con­nec­ted his spir­it with the spir­its of the Cor­inthi­ans. There is power in enrich­ing our emo­tion­al con­nec­tion for in that our hearts will be weaved togeth­er for the sake of the gos­pel.

Pray that God will give us grace to humble ourselves as we bring the good news to the people. Pray that God will give us a new heart and put a new spir­it in us; that he may remove from us the heart of stone and give us a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36.26).

Give thanks for the work and wit­ness of the Anglic­an Church of Japan, the Nip­pon Sei Ko Kai.

Text: The Rt Rev Paul Korir
Bish­op of Kapsa­bet, Anglic­an Church of Kenya
© Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion, 2016

Introit Hymn: TIS 59 — All People That on Earth do dwell.

The Sen­tence ‘Is not this the fast that I choose,’ says the Lord: ‘to loose the bonds of injustice, and to let the oppressed go free?’ Isai­ah 58.6

The Col­lect:

Faith­ful God,
you have appoin­ted us your wit­nesses,
to be a light that shines in the world:
let us not hide the bright hope you have giv­en us,
but tell every­one your love,
revealed in Jesus Christ the Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spir­it,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Read­ing Isai­ah 58.1–9a

A read­ing from the book of proph­et Isai­ah

Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trum­pet! Announce to my people their rebel­lion, to the house of Jac­ob their sins. Yet day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that prac­ticed right­eous­ness and did not for­sake the ordin­ance of their God; they ask of me right­eous judge­ments, they delight to draw near to God. ‘Why do we fast, but you do not see? Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?’ Look, you serve your own interest on your fast-day, and oppress all your work­ers. Look, you fast only to quar­rel and to fight and to strike with a wicked fist. Such fast­ing as you do today will not make your voice heard on high. Is such the fast that I choose, a day to humble one­self? Is it to bow down the head like a bul­rush, and to lie in sack­cloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast, a day accept­able to the Lord? Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the home­less poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cov­er them, and not to hide your­self from your own kin? Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your heal­ing shall spring up quickly; your vin­dic­at­or shall go before you, the glory of the Lord shall be your rear­guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, here I am. If you remove the yoke from among you, the point­ing of the fin­ger, the speak­ing of evil.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 112

  1. O praise the Lord * Blessed are they who | fear the | Lord:and greatly de-| light in | his com-| mand­ments.
  2. Their chil­dren shall be | mighty in the | land:
    an upright | race who | will be | blessed.

  3. Riches and plenty shall be | in their | house:
    and their | right­eous­ness
    shall | stand for | ever.
  4. Light arises in dark­ness | for the | upright:
    gra­cious and | merci
    ful | are the | right­eous.

  5. It goes well with those who act | gen­er­ously and | lend:
    who | guide their
    a-| ffairs with | justice.

  6. Surely they shall | nev­er be | moved:
    the right­eous shall be held in | ever-| last­ing
    re-| mem­brance.

  7. They will not | fear bad | tidings:their hearts are stead­fast | trust­ing | in the | Lord.

  8. Their hearts are con­fid­ent and | will not | fear:
    they will see the | down­fall | of their | enemies.

  9. They give | freely to the | poor:
    their right­eous­ness stands for ever *
    their | head is
    up-| lif­ted in | glory.

  10. The wicked shall see it | and be | angry:
    they shall gnash their teeth and con­sume away *
    and the | hope of
    the | wicked shall | fail.

   

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 2.1–13

A read­ing from Paul’s first let­ter to the Cor­inthi­ans

 

When I came to you, broth­ers and sis­ters, I did not come pro­claim­ing the mys­tery of God to you in lofty words or wis­dom. For I decided to know noth­ing among you except Jesus Christ, and him cru­ci­fied. And I came to you in weak­ness and in fear and in much trem­bling. My speech and my pro­clam­a­tion were not with plaus­ible words of wis­dom, but with a demon­stra­tion of the Spir­it and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wis­dom but on the power of God. Yet among the mature we do speak wis­dom, though it is not a wis­dom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to per­ish. But we speak God’s wis­dom, secret and hid­den, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age under­stood this; for if they had, they would not have cru­ci­fied the Lord of glory. But, as it is writ­ten, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart con­ceived, what God has pre­pared for those who love him’— these things God has revealed to us through the Spir­it; for the Spir­it searches everything, even the depths of God. For what human being knows what is truly human except the human spir­it that is with­in? So also no one com­pre­hends what is truly God’s except the Spir­it of God. Now we have received not the spir­it of the world, but the Spir­it that is from God, so that we may under­stand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wis­dom but taught by the Spir­it, inter­pret­ing spir­itu­al things to those who are spir­itu­al.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Pro­ces­sion

Gos­pel Acclam­a­tion

Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia,
I am the light of the world | says the | Lord;
the man who fol­lows me will | have the | light of | life.
Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia.

The Gos­pel Mat­thew 5.13–20

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Mat­thew

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its salt­i­ness be restored? It is no longer good for any­thing, but is thrown out and trampled under­foot. ‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill can­not be hid­den. No one after light­ing a lamp puts it under the bushel bas­ket, but on the lamp­stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before oth­ers, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Fath­er in heav­en. ‘Do not think that I have come to abol­ish the law or the proph­ets; I have come not to abol­ish but to ful­fil. For truly I tell you, until heav­en and earth pass away, not one let­ter, not one stroke of a let­ter, will pass from the law until all is accom­plished. There­fore, who­ever breaks one of the least of these com­mand­ments, and teaches oth­ers to do the same, will be called least in the king­dom of heav­en; but who­ever does them and teaches them will be called great in the king­dom of heav­en. For I tell you, unless your right­eous­ness exceeds that of the scribes and Phar­isees, you will nev­er enter the king­dom of heav­en.

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

The Ser­mon

Hymn after Ser­mon: TIS 609 – May the Mind.

Pray­ers

Pray­er for our Par­ish

Gra­cious God,

We pray for our Par­ish of St Luke,
for our Rect­or 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 your Holy Spir­it to those who will choose a new Rect­or,
that they will have wis­dom, dis­cern­ment and patience.
Give to us all warm and gen­er­ous hearts,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Offer­tory Hymn: TIS 414 – There’s a Spir­it in the Air.

Hymn dur­ing Com­mu­nion:

Final Hymn: TIS 153 – God is Love Let Heav­en Adore Him.

Happy Birth­day to Eddie Reddy; Susan Hill; Lyne Cun­neen; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Alex Hill; Janet Wid­mer; Evelyn Maack; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Kev­in Green; Veron­ica Nath.

Notices:

Today’s War­dens’ Meet­ing: 5 Feb­ru­ary 2017 & PC is 19 Feb­ru­ary 2017.

Tues­day night Bible Study. Bible study has recom­menced; Tues­day nights, Philip and Rosemary’s home, 6:30 for a meal, 7:30 study com­mences. The book of Daniel is the cur­rent study.

Sunday 19 Feb­ru­ary 2017. Our Guest speak­er will be Ms Julie Sned­don from the Cana Com­munit­ies. Cana Com­munit­ies works with the dis­ad­vant­aged in inner Sydney provid­ing food, shel­ter, and overnight accom­mod­a­tion.

Book­stall News – New stock: Jenny Stewart’s Inner Weath­er, Richard Rohr’s The Divine Dance; and for chil­dren: The Vel­veteen Rab­bit; Who Made Me; and Anne Frank and the Remem­ber­ing Tree.

2017 ABM Pro­jects: Al-Ahli Hos­pit­al, Wontulp-Bi-Buya Theo­lo­gic­al Col­lege Cairns, Vanuatu Lit­er­acy Pro­gramme. The amount raised for 2016 will be repor­ted to the AGM.

There will be a Par­ish Retreat at the Stroud Her­mit­age in March please com­plete the expres­sion of interest on the back page as soon as pos­sible. Once we know who is likely to come, we can plan the pro­gram.

Sat­urday 4 March 2017 – Listen Quiet Day. St John’s Church Bal­main 10:00 a.m. in the Church and grounds, led by Revd Keith Dean-Jones OGS, Rect­or of Bundaberg (Dio­cese of Bris­bane), Aus­trali­an Pro­vin­cial of the Oratory of the Good Shep­herd. Enquir­ies 9755 9181, rhenderson@ogs.net

Sunday 12 March is our AGM - after morn­ing tea. Please stay! If you need to sub­mit a report please do so by 24 Feb­ru­ary, how­ever, we request that you speak briefly to the report on the day, 2–3 minutes.

Sat­urday 18 March 2017 is the MOW AGMplease come!

Sydney Dio­ces­an Sec­ret­ari­at. Cur­rently seek­ing a Com­mer­cial Prop­erty Spe­cial­ist. Enquir­ies through “Head of People, Learn­ing and Cul­ture”, Jill­ian Fulcher, (02) 9265 1555, or jbf@sydney.anglican.asn.au by 16 Feb­ru­ary 2017. See notice board.

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. 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 6th to 12th Feb­ru­ary 2017

MONDAY

Gen­es­is 1.1–19

Psalm 104.33–37

Mark 6.53–56

TUESDAY

Gen­es­is 1.20–2.4a

Psalm 8

Mark 7.1–13

WEDNESDAY

Gen­es­is 2.4b‑9,15–17

Psalm 104.26–32

Mark 7.14–23

THURSDAY

Gen­es­is 2.18–25

Psalm 128

Mark 7.24–30

FRIDAY

Gen­es­is 3.1–8

Psalm 32.1–8

Mark 7.31–37

SATURDAY

Gen­es­is 3.9–24

Psalm 90.9–12

Mark 8.1–10

Next Sunday Read­ings — Sixth Sunday after Epi­phany
First read­ing: Deu­ter­o­nomy 10.12–22
Psalm 119.1–8
Second read­ing: 1 Cor­inthi­ans 3.1–9
Gos­pel: Mat­thew 5.21–37

INTERCESSIONS

Pray­ers for each day of the week

Today:
Ruth Cham­pi­on; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Viol­etta Clarke; Ron & Sheila Cross; Lyne, Elean­or, Con­stance Cuneen & John Mac Lulich.

Monday:
Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Dav­is; Kathy Drum­mond; Dav­id Dun­lop; Brent Egan.

Tues­day:
Michael, Eliza­beth, Thomas, Ellen­or & Nich­olas Flem­ing; Steph­en Gates & Andrew.

Wed­nes­day:
Alt­in & Han­nah; Peter & Alfredo, Kev­in Green; Stu­art Grigg& ‘Tri­cia Blom­berry.

Thursday:
Neville Hack; Richard Hagen & Som­sak­di; John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; Ray­mond Hesle­hurst.

Fri­day:
Michael, Jac­queline, Sam & Soph­ie Hicks; Susan, Janet & Alex Hill; Moya Holle.

Sat­urday:
Peter Tre­gil­gas & Anne Hywood; Diana Jef­fer­ies; Noel Jeffs; Linda Jensath­it; Kenny Khoo
Eddy, Mint, Atom, & Arty Kit­tir­at.

Our Pray­ers for those in urgent need:
Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Asia Bibi, Robert and Lyn­dall; Fr Ron Mor­ris; Amrit MacIntyre, Max Boy­ley, Jean Weller; Tom Algeo, Sarah, Linda Jensath­it, Susan Wells and Julia Baird.

Our Pray­er for those in need.

Shir­ley Allen; Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Maur­een & Henry Byers; Hugo Cun­ning­ham; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; John Naidu; Pau­line Newell; Lamar Pow­ell; 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; Bar­bara Granger; Dawn Hol­land, Helen Gro­nowski (Priest), Mar­garet Watkins, Julia & Mal­colm, Ros­alind, Lucy, Jack, Harry and Tom.

The Depar­ted

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted

Kev­in Saun­ders; Robert Emme­neg­ger.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

Par­ish Inform­a­tion www.stlukesenmore.org.au

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

Hon­or­ary Lay Min­is­ter – Peter Sey­mour

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.au

Hon 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 0401 727 718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Cham­pi­on Mb 0400 166 041

Par­ish Coun­cil:
Andy Ser­afin; Jen­nifer B; 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

   

Expres­sion of Interest

Par­ish Retreat at Stroud

3–5 March 2017

To suc­cess­fully plan our Retreat we need to know the num­ber of people wish­ing to attend; fam­il­ies are wel­come.

I/we would be inter­ested in attend­ing the Par­ish Retreat:

Name/s:

Tele­phone Con­tact Num­bers:

Land­line: Mobile:

Please tear this form off and return to the Par­ish Office or one of the War­dens ASAP.

Plan­ning Com­mit­tee con­sists of Fr Philip and Rose­mary, Mandy Tib­bey, Jen­nie Win­ton and Peter Sey­mour.