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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 10 September 2017

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: Kevin Green & Angela Bell
Next week: Nadia Wheatley & Richard Hagen

Readers Today: Jenny Winton & Richard Hagen
Readers next week: Tony Brownlow & Stephen Gates
Intercessor Peter Seymour
Next week: Ruth Champion
Hospitality: Reddy family

Next Week: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre

Cleaners/Flowers Sat 16th : Moya Holle, G Sadler, N Daniels

Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.

Please switch off your mobile phone before the service commences.

Today’s gospel is, for the Church across the world, the Discourse of the Community. We hear Jesus’ call as he instructs his church in the importance of fraternal correction, and provides for us the model for which the early church would bring about this correction.

In the accounts of Peter’s ministry we have heard proclaimed in the gospel narratives the past few Sundays, we have heard that the grace to forgive, and to reconcile has been given to his Church, through Peter’s great commissioning.
Like lost sheep, by our own wrongdoing, we sometimes exclude ourselves from the flock and go astray. It is not the will of the Father that we should be lost. We seek the grace to live as the community of God, on earth as in heaven.

  • Pray that as sheep that so often wander afar, we might have the grace and strength to live out our calling, woven together in love and forgiveness as his church, for the glory of his kingdom.

  • Give thanks for the work of the Anglican Alliance for Development, Relief and Advocacy.

Text: Jesse Poole
Saint Peter’s, East Maitland, Diocese of Newcastle
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2017

Introit Hymn: TIS 203 – Fairest Lord Jesus

Sentence: Where two or three are gathered in my name,’ says the Lord, ‘I am there among them.’ Matthew 18.20

Collect:

O God,
you know us to be set in the midst
of so many and so great dangers
that by reason of the frailty of our nature
we cannot always stand upright:
grant to us such strength and protection
as may support us in all dangers
and carry us through all temptations;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

First Reading Exodus 12.1-14

A reading from the book of Exodus

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household. If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbour in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight. They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs. You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn.

This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the Passover of the Lord. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgements: I am the Lord . The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance.

For the Word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 149

1 O praise the Lord * and sing to the Lord a | new | song:
O praise him in the as | sembly | of the | faithful.

2 Let Israel rejoice in | him that | made him:
let the children of Zion be | joyful | in their | king.

3 Let them praise him | in the | dance:
let them sing his praise with | timbrel | and with | harp.

4 For the Lord takes de | light in his | people:
he adorns the | meek with | his sal | vation.

Ϯ 5 Let his faithful ones ex | ult in his | glory:
let them sing for | joy up | on their | beds.

Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be- | ginning • so | now; and for | ever. | A-| men

Second reading Romans 13.1-10

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgement. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you wish to have no fear of the authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive its approval; for it is God’s servant for your good. But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for the authority does not bear the sword in vain!

It is the servant of God to execute wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be subject, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience. For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, busy with this very thing. Pay to all what is due to them—taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honour to whom honour is due. Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet’; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
God was in Christ, to reconcile the | world to him | self;
and the Good News of reconciliation he | has en |trusted to | us.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,

Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you!

Response: And also with you.

The Gospel Matthew 18.10-20

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

‘Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven. What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.

‘If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax-collector. Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.’

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

The Sermon

Hymn after Sermon: TIS 65- Brother, Sister, let me serve you

Prayers of the People

Prayer for our Parish
Gracious God,
we pray for our Parish of St Luke,
for our clergy, lay-ministers 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 to those who will choose a new rector,
wisdom, discernment and patience.
Give to us warm and generous hearts; for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

Offertory Hymn: TIS 499 – Lord Jesus, joy of loving hearts

Hymn during Communion: Bind us together Lord

Final Hymn: TIS 218 – Jesus, the name high over all

NOTICES:

The flowers in the church today are in memory of Ann Petersen’s mother, Mary Edmonds.

Thurs, 14 September 6.30pm: Dr Kevin Giles – Book Launch by Jeanette Fogarty and Dr Mark Harding of two books on the ‘Heresy Behind Male Headship’. St James Institute, St James Hall, 169-171 Phillip St. Sydney.

September 16 – Boyz Nite Out at the Persian Broil – Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cuisine. 85 King St North Newtown – 6.00 for 6.30pm. RSVP ESSENTIAL to John by 13 September jroe@bigpond.net.au or 0400955772

Saturday 16 September – from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. you are invited to Jennie Winton’s new home at Bundanoon – 10 Hill Street, Please call her on 0401 727 718 or email her on jwinton798@gmail.com if you would like to go. RSVP by today!!

Sunday 24 September – 2 pm – Anglicans Together AGM followed by discussion of the upcoming Sydney Synod Matters at St James Hall, Level 1, 169-171 Phillip St Sydney. All are most welcome to attend.

Reconciliation and journey of healing Eucharist – Sunday1st October. Since 2005 our parish has held an annual Reconciliation and journey of healing Eucharist. Incorporated into our Sunday Eucharist, this service is a chance for us to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which St Luke’s is built, and to offer our prayers for Reconciliation with the Indigenous people of Australia. During this Journey of Healing we consider the connection between Aboriginal people and the land, and we think about our own responsibilities for Reconciliation. The Liturgy for our Reconciliation Eucharist includes elements of a Sorry Day liturgy developed in 2004 by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council. In the place of the Sermon, we invite an Aboriginal Guest Speaker to talk to us. This year our guest will be Pastor Ray Minniecon, who is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gurang Gurang nation of South East Queensland, the South Sea Islander people, with connections to the people of Ambrym Island.

Pastor Ray is the author of a very moving prayer, which has become known as the Redfern Prayer. He lives in Sydney and has dedicated his life to supporting members of the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal people. He first visited us a few years ago, and we look forward to this opportunity to hear him speak again. It is good to meet old friends along our Journey of Healing. We urge you to invite family and friends to this important outreach activity of our parish.

St Francis Day 8 October – This is a youth service and please bring your pets for a blessing.

Monday 9 October – Synod Commences.

Wardens’ Dinner – Saturday 14 October 2017 at 6.30 pm – Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Dress up or come as you are – there’s plenty of room for us peasants. You had more chance of losing your head if you were clergy or royalty – they were rough times! At St Luke’s we are all equal! Two course Spit Roast Dinner; $35 a ticket; $60 family ticket and $20 Conc. pens/students.

Sunday 15 October is St Luke’s Day – Fr Dave from Dulwich Hill is our visiting preacher. We will only have morning tea and not shared lunch on this day as our Wardens Dinner will be the evening prior. We will try not to make this a late night so we can all be back in time for church in the morning! Please join us for lunch at the Warren View,

Sat. 21st Oct – – ‘Equal Voices’ First Annual Symposium – Julie McCrossin & Matt Glover – University of Technology, Broadway.

25 November. Our Christmas market will be held on 25 November this year. Please begin organizing donations for this event. A roster will soon be available for you to nominate for stalls and other activities.

Leadership Group. A leadership group to foster the growth of our Parish is being formed and will be mentored by Fr. John Sanderson of Christ Church St Lawrence. Please see Ruth Champion if you are interested in joining this group.

ABM Cooks are making lemon butter, chutneys, fruit cake and chocolate biscuits. See Moya to order at reasonable costs.

Giving to St Luke’s

Envelopes are provided for your weekly giving, please see the Welcomers if you need any. 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

Next Sunday Readings –Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

First Reading: Exodus 14:19-31
Psalm: 114 Second reading: Romans 14:1-14
Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35

Bible Readings for the Week 11th to 17th September 2017

MONDAY Colossians 1:24-2.3 Psalm 62 5-8 Luke 6:6-11
TUESDAY Colossians 2:6-15 Psalm 145:1-9 Luke 6:12-19
WEDNESDAY Colossians 3:1-11 Psalm 145:9-21 Luke 6:20-26
THURSDAY Colossians 3:12-17 Psalm 150 Luke 6:27-38
FRIDAY 1 Timothy 1:1-14 Psalm 16:7-11 Luke 6:39-42
SATURDAY 1 Timothy 1:15-17 Psalm 113 Luke 6:43-49
INTERCESSIONS

Prayers for each day of the week

Today:
Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas; Ampika Malascrabes; Merrill & Georgie Martin; Amanda Mason ; John M.

Monday:

Fran Morris; Ian Mylchreest; Ron, Anthea, Ronan, Rohan & Veronica Nath; Pauline Newel.

Tuesday:

Ampika, Duangkamon Ngamlertphimon; Johnny Nitcharoen & Eed Darunee; Mathias Oduro.

Wednesday:

Katherine Oldfield; Julie & Philippa Olston; Ann & Rachel Petersen & Wolf; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj.

Thursday:

Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit; Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson Reddy.

Friday:

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

Saturday:

Leilani Saseve; Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin; Peter Seymour; Sirithammakij Somsakdi & Richard Hagen; Ray & Laurel Sommer.

Prayers for those in immediate need:

Noel Jeffs, Alex & Libby Jones; Leanne; Doug Hall, Robert and Lyndall, Barbara Granger, John & Jill Eddy, Rhiannon Henry-Edwards, Bill Kennedy; Kristy & Rodney; Helen Woellner; Merrin & Elizabeth; Sue Drewett. Ron Flood, Ken Gilmour; Barbara O’Reilly and Cheryl Dahler.

Our Prayers for those in ongoing need:

Shirley; Barbara & Jade Allen; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Ross Black; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel, Robert Gibbs; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Linda Jensathit; Megan, Alan, Jude & Isla; Evelyn Maack; Marissa; Barbara MacLulich, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Janet Walmsley; Yavani Mu Daly, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Jack & family; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland, Helen Gronowski (Priest), Bruce Sims, Peter; Margaret Flakeler, Wolf Winter, Paull Garrett; Sr Helena and Sr Rosamund.

Recently Departed

Anniversaries of the Departed

James Gavin; Mary Edmonds; Elizabeth Goldsmith; Beatrice Hunt; Ruby Dorrington; Violet Chandler

Saints Commemoration

11th: Mother Esther CHN, founder of the Community of the Holy Name.(Melbourne) (d.1931)
13th: Cyprian of Carthage, Bishop and martyr (d.258)
15th: John Oliver Feetham, Bishop and Bush Bother (d.1947)
16th: Ninian of Galloway, Bishop and missionary (d.c.432).

Parish Information 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)

CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.

Parish email: rector@stlukesenmore.org.au

Fr Philip: bradford.pr@gmail.com

Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeal & Amanda Mason.

Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour

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:
The Rev’d. John Reimer

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:
Fabian LoSchiavo Mb 0417 670 749
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400 166 041

Youth Warden: Ellenor Fleming

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

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

Synod Reps:

Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour

Pastoral Care Support Group
Ruth Champion; John Tonetti, Moya Holle; Peter Seymour.