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

First Sunday in Lent 18 February 2018

Welcome to our worship this morning!
At St Luke’s we seek to share God’s love and acceptance of all people, regardless of age, gender, race, marital or family status, sexual orientation, disability or wealth.

Celebrant: Fr. Philip Bradford

Preacher: Peter Seymour
Welcomers Today Ann Petersen & David Dunlop
Next week: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola

Readers Today: Susan Hill & Jennie Winton (for Brett)
Readers next week: Andrew Reddy & Janet Widmer
Intercessor: Amrit MacIntyre
Next week: Ruth Champion
Hospitality:. Reddy Family
Next Week: Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner
Cleaners Saturday 24th : 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


Good and upright is the Lord,’ the Psalmist says, ‘therefore will he direct sinners in the way’. May we follow Jesus closely this Lent, and follow his directions carefully, May we repent, and believe in the good news.

  • Pray that by the end of Lent, you will have repented of all that leads you away from God.

  • Pray for the Church of the Province of Central Africa, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.

Text: Robert McLean, Partnerships Coordinator
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2018

Kindly turn off your mobile phone or put it on silent before the service commences.

Introit Hymn: TIS 201 – King of Glory, King of peace

The Sentence: Mark 1.15

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.

The Collect (we pray together)

God of the new and eternal covenant,

as the forty days of the great flood

swept away the world’s corruption

and watered new beginnings of righteousness and life:

grant to us, who are washed clean and born again

in the saving flood of baptism, the wellspring of your grace,

that your gift of new life may flourish once again;

through Jesus Christ our Redeemer,

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

one God, for ever and ever. Amen

First Reading Genesis 9.8-17

A reading from the book of Genesis

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.’ God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.’ God said to Noah, ‘This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.’

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 25.1-10

1 In you O Lord my God have I | put my | hope:

in you have I trusted let me not be ashamed *

nor let my | ene • mies | triumph | over me.

2 Let none who wait for you be | put to | shame:

but let those that break faith

be con-| founded • and | gain | nothing.

3 Show me your | ways O | Lord:

and | teach | me your | paths.

4 Lead me in the ways of your | truth and | teach me:

for you are the | God of | my sal-| vation.

5 In you have I hoped | all the • day | long:

be-| cause • of your | goodness • O | Lord.

6 Call to mind your compassion and your | loving-| kindness:

for | they are | from of | old.

7 Remember not the sins of my youth *

nor | my trans-| gressions:

but according | to your | mercy | think on me.

8 Good and upright | is the | Lord:

therefore will he direct | sinners | in the | way.

9 The meek he will guide in the | path of |justice:

and | teach the | humble • his | ways.

10 All the paths of the Lord are | faithful • and | true:

for those who keep his | covenant • and | his com | mandments.

Second Reading 1 Peter 3.18-22

A reading from the first letter of Peter

For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight people, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession: Laudate Dominum

Gospel Acclamation

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory!
No one lives on bread alone,

but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory!

The Lord be with you;
And also with you.

The Gospel Mark 1.9-15

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’ And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’

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

The Sermon

Hymn after the Sermon: TIS 591 – 40 days and 40 nights

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 497 Let all mortal flesh

Hymn during Communion

Final Hymn: TIS 494 In water we grow


Today: Parish Council meets after morning tea in the parish office.

Lenten Studies – We will hold a Lenten Study following the Healing Service at 10.00 a.m. on each Wednesday during Lent. The study book will be on prayer “Say it to God” by Luigi Gioia which is The Archbishop of Canterbury’s recommended Lenten Book. If you n afford it, a donation of $20 to cover the cost would be appreciated.

Bishop Ken Mason will celebrate the



On St Matthias Day, Saturday 24 February 2018.

He would be delighted if you could join him for a





And the combined churches of St Joseph’s Newtown, Metropolitan Community Church and St Luke’s will be hosting a Lenten Study on 4 Tuesday evenings during Lent for which you will need to bring a bible.

The Agony of Love


The painful story of Hosea’s marriage with Gomer

is an allegory rich in Lenten themes –

struggle, judgement, forgiveness and reconciliation

Join Christians from several faith traditions

in this series of Lenten Studies

over four weeks in March

7.00 – 8.15 pm

Week 1 – Tuesday 6th March

Metropolitan Community Church, Crystal St Petersham

Hopeful Love: Hosea 1:1-2:1

Week 2 – Tuesday 13th March

St Luke’s Anglican Church, Stanmore Rd Enmore

Fractured Love: Hosea 2:2-13

Week 3 – Tuesday 20th March

St Joseph’s Church, Bedford St Newtown

Restored Love: Hosea 2:14-3:4

Week 4 – Tuesday 27th March

St Luke’s Anglican Church, Stanmore Rd Enmore

Healing Love: Hosea 14:1-9

Lenten Quiet Day: Saturday 3 March 2018

The Sydney College of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd invites you to a Quiet Day from 10 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday 3 March at St Johns Church, Balmain (corner of Spring Street and Birchgrove Road, Birchgrove). The leader will be Melbourne College Companion, the Rev’d Don Edgar OAM, retired Vicar of Footscray, currently locum in the parish of Sunshine. Fr Don has served in various Australian parish ministries and as a worker priest in France, with indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, and with Sudanese migrants. There is no cost for participants. Please bring your own picnic lunch. Tea and coffee will be available. Eucharist is at 12.00 noon, other prayers and two addresses. Further information if required: Ronald Henderson OGS (

Sunday 4 March – Blayney Visitation Weekend. This trip is proposed to take our gifts of 2 Paschal Candles to our sister parish. Fr John Hawkins will be Locum for this Sunday at St Luke’s.

Saturday 10 March – Boyz Nite Out at Persian Broil (King St North) 6.00 p.m. for 6.30 p.m.; Please RSVP to John Roe on 0400 955 772 or

Sunday 11 March – Our Annual Vestry Meeting (please have your reports ready for next Sunday). AND it’s Mothering Sunday (Simnel Cake). Please see Ruth if you are able to make a Simnel Cake.

Sunday 18 March – Palm Cross making starts in the hall after church.

Sunday 25 March – Palm Sunday and procession of palms

Good Friday 30th March – 9.30 a.m. service & morning tea.

Easter Day – 1st April – 9.30 a.m. Eucharist and shared lunch in the hall.

Advance Notice – “Priscilla – The Musical” Tuesday 19 June at 7.00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre – Adults $75 and Conc. $60. John Roe will take expressions of interest during February, please speak to him during morning tea.

Parish Gardens: If anyone has the time and can come and help remove weeds and rubbish from our front gardens and along the hall, we would welcome your help. This can be done at any time. The waste skip is available for weeds/rubbish and is not locked. Please bring your own gardening gloves.

Safety in the Kitchen.

Due to some near mishaps, it would be appreciated if you not enter the kitchen during morning tea, unless you are serving the morning tea that day, or assisting with the washing up. Please place your dirty cup and glasses on the trays on the table by the door. Cold water and cool tap water is available from jugs on the table to the left of the counter.

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 19th to 25th February

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 Esther 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 Mathew 5.43-48

Next Sunday: Second Sunday in Lent

First Reading: Genesis 17.1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22.24-32
Second Reading: Romans 4.13-25
Gospel: Mark 8.31-38

LENT is the period of 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter (excluding Sundays which are all days of celebration event in Lent); it was traditionally a time of fasting and prayer and of giving up something we habitually liked! Now it is considered more a time of reflection, not necessarily of giving up something but maybe taking on something – come to a Lenten Study, join a group or volunteer to help with the Opshop, Sunday School, serving, flower arranging or hospitality! Talk to someone you haven’t become acquainted with at church yet during morning tea. We wish everyone a blessed Lent!



Prayers for each day of the week


Raymond Heslehurst; Michael, Jacqueline, Sam & Sophie Hicks.


Janet, Susan & Alex Hill; Moya Holle; Peter & Anne Hywood


Diana Jefferies; Noel Jeffs; Linda Jensathit; Kenny Khoo.
Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat; Joseph, Esther Kumar, Joyti & Joshlyn.


Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; Fabian LoSchiavo; Blue & Phitsanu Luangjai..


Evelyn Maack; Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Davies; Lea MacNeil & Donald.

Ampika Malascrabes; Merrill & Georgie Martin; Amanda Mason.

Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Jackie Bonham, Sheila Brown, Patricia Harris, Barbara MacLulich; Leanne; Doug Hall; Barbara Granger; John & Jill Eddy; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards and her family; Kristy & Rodney; Helen Woellner; Sue Drewett; Ken Gilmour; Irma; Andy Serafin, Damien Lew, Kim Hill.

The sick – Long term:

Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Joseph Jeebell; Noel Jeffs; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Evelyn; Marissa; Barbara MacLulich; Jennifer McGovern; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Yavani Mu Daly; Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Helen Gronowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Peter; Margaret Flakeler; Matthew Winter; Paull Garrett; Alex & Libby Jones, Robert & Lyndall, Bob Hogg.


Recently Departed


Anniversaries of the Departed:
Nola Barr; Ivy Lawson; Eric Juergens; Edgar Fisher; Margaret Turnbull; Kathleen Rushton

Saints Commemoration:

20th William Grant Broughton, 1st bishop of Australia (d.1853)

23rd: Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, martyr (d.c.155)
24th: Matthias, Apostle & Martyr.


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:

Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeal & Amanda Mason
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour

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

Hon Clergy Associate:

Fr John Reimer

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 0400-312-354Wardens:
Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.

Eddy Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041

Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; James Barnes; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Amrit MacIntyre & Tony Purcell.

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.