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

First Sunday in Lent – 10 March 2019

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 John Hawkins

Welcomers today                Jennifer McGovern & Grahame Sadler

Next week:                         Rachel & Andrew Reddy

Readers today                     Brett Davies & Moya Holle
Next week:                         Bianca Reddy & Tony Brownlow
Intercessor                          Diana Jefferies
Next week                          Peter Gilbert

Hospitality:                        Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner
Next Week:                        J. M; Evelyn M & Ruth C

Flowers:                              No Flowers in Lent


Thank you to Fr John Hawkins for being our locum today while Fr Jeff and Michelle are in Melbourne for a family occasion.



We acknowledge the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which our church stands. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in our community today.



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Today is a short Wardens’ meeting after morning tea.

Next Saturday 16 March 4.00 for 4.30 pmCinema Paradiso in our Hall – The first film to be shown will be the Rossellini/Fellini film The Flowers of St Francis (1950).  In 1995, the Vatican listed the film as one of the forty-five greatest films ever made. Wine and cheese, coffee and tea, will be available during a short interval. RSVP 10 March 2019 if possible. For a film preview see

Saturday 16 March Men’s Nite Out at Con Que Vietnamese Restaurant, 6 for 6.30 p.m., 296 Illawarra Road, Marrickville – Please RSVP to Kevin Green today!

Sunday 17 March – Parish Council meets after morning tea. Volunteers to help with washing up after morning tea would be appreciated as both Ruth and Evelyn will need to go to PC.

Sunday 17 March 1.30 pm – you are invited to Songs and Sonnets within Evening Prayer at St Peter’s Hornsby marking 60th anniversary of John Bunyan’s Ordination as Deacon in Canberra, March 1959. See noticeboard.

Tuesday 19 MarchAnglicans Together Dinner with The Primate, Archbishop Philip Freier (Melbourne) at City Tattersalls Club (Gadigal Room) – $75 per person $70 conc. See flyer on the noticeboard for bookings or talk to Moya Holle. LAST BOOKING DAY IS THURSDAY 14 MARCH. If you book online send Moya an email so she knows you are going from Enmore Parish –

Thursday 4 April6.30 p.m.– the Long Table next meets at Kafenes Greek Restaurant, Enmore Road, Enmore. All welcome to enjoy a cheerful meal together. Wine is available at restaurant or a corkage fee applies for BYO.

Weekend of 6/7 April is our Blayney/Milthorpe visit. All those interested please make your own arrangements for motel accommodation.

Daylight saving ends 6/7 April – put your clocks back one hour on Sat night.

Sunday 14 April – Wardens’ Meeting.

Wednesday 17 April – Chrism Eucharist St James’ King St at 10.30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday 18 April – 7.30 pm Liturgy and Foot Washing.

Good Friday 19 April – 9.30 a.m. Good Friday Liturgy.

Sunday 21 April – Easter Day – 9.30 a.m. Lighting of the New Fire / Paschal Candle, Eucharist and Shared Lunch – All welcome!

Our Mothers/Carers Playgroup – meets on Monday mornings in the hall 10-12. Please give this information to any mother or a carer of babies & toddlers.

We are grateful that Stephen Gates has agreed to look after the Bookstall. So please take a look today and see if there’s something you would like to buy or would like to recommend we purchase for the bookstall.

Readings for the coming week and next Sunday: –

Monday Leviticus 19.1-2,11-18 Psalm 19.7-14 Matthew 25.31-46
Tuesday Isaiah 55.10-11 Psalm 34.11-18 Matthew 6.7-15
Wednesday Jonah 3.1-10 Psalm 51.6-9 Luke 11.29-32
Thursday Addns to Ester 14.3-14 Psalm 138.1-3 Matthew 7.7-12
Friday Ezekiel 18.21-28 Psalm 130 Matthew 5.20-26
Saturday Deuteronomy 26.16-19 Psalm 119.1-8 Matthew 5.43-48


Readings for Next Sunday 17. March–Second Sunday in Lent

First Reading:   Genesis 15.1-12,17-18 Psalm: 27
Second Reading: Philippians 3.17-41   Gospel: Luke 13.1-9


Weekly Intercessions for our Community and outreach.

Monday: Jo Middleton; Fran Morris; Ian Mylchreest; Ron, Anthea, Ronan, Rohan & Veronica Nath and Ronald Naidu.

Tuesday:  Amy, Blue, Ariel and Booni.
Wednesday: Johnny Nitcharoen & Eed Darunee; Mathias Oduro.

Thursday: Katherine Oldfield; Julie & Philippa Olston; Ann & Rachel Petersen & Wolf.

Friday: Tony Purcell; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj.

Saturday – Pray especially for the work of ABM and the success of the Lenten appeal.

(Please see the service booklet for the day for the Immediate Sick List.)

Long Sick Term list: Michael Bunyan; Anand, Digvijay and baby Anaisha; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Jackie Bonham; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Sam George; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Barbara Granger; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Marissa; Norma Macpherson;  Dawn Holland; Helen Granowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Margaret Flakeler; Alex & Libby Jones and Peter Wheatley.

PARISH INFORMATION                           ABN.78 161 584 893.


9.30 a.m. Eucharist and Children’s Ministry followed by hospitality in the hall.

6.00 p.m. Evening Prayer on the first Sunday in the month in the chapel followed by a cheap and cheerful meal in a local café, if there’s any interest.

Thai Community meets at morning tea with Amanda Mason (0407 101 382).


Wednesday 9.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer; and

10.00 a.m. Eucharist and Prayers for Healing (followed by morning tea)

Friday 8.30 a.m.Morning Prayer with our Hon. Lay Minister Peter Seymour (Friday is our Rector’s day off!)

Rector – Fr Jeffrey Parker; Phone 9557 4219; mobile 0409 719 927
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042

Rector’s email: Parish:

Lay Minister-Part Time: Amanda Mason (Thai Leader with Eddie Kittirat)
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour 0422 946 079 –

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 8.30 to 11.30 a.m.
www.stlukes Clergy Associate:  

Organist: Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks

Tues to Friday 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Sat 10.00 am – 2.30 pm

Healthy Church Life Group:

Peter Seymour, Moya Holle, Ian Mylchreest, Fabian LoSchiavo, Evelyn Maack, Angela Bell and Ruth Champion.

The Long Table – email to

Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.
Eddie Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041New Parish Council (so far):
Andy Serafin; Angela Bell; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Evelyn Maack; James Barnes (Treasurer) & Ian Milchreest.Hall Administrator:
Stuart Veitch Mb 0400-312-354

Synod Representatives
Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour

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

Pastoral Care Group
Ruth Champion; John Tonetti, Moya Holle, Ann Petersen.