Fourth Sunday of Easter
Good Shepherd Sunday
7 May 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. David Warner
Welcomers Today: Ruth Champion & Stephen Gates
Next week: Brett Davies & Amrit & MacIntyre
Readers Today: Evelyn Maack & Janet Walmsley
Readers next week: Bianca & Bryson Reddy
Intercessor John Tonetti
Next week: Peter Gilbert
Hospitality: Julie Olston, Angela Bell & Kathy D
Next Week: John M, Ruth C, Evelyn Maack
Cleaners Saturday 14th: Ann Petersen, Peter Gilbert &Alfredo
Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.
Jesus tells us that sheep follow the shepherd’s voice, and the shepherd knows all the sheep by name. Whose voice do we follow – is it Christ’s, or does the voice belong to someone else? Are we deceiving ourselves that we are following the great Shepherd of the sheep when, in fact, we are following a voice that will lead us away from the God of grace?
Pray for those who have answered God’s call faithfully, living out their lives vocationally and sacrificially.
Give thanks for the work and witness of the Church of North India.
Text: Robert McLean
Partnerships Coordinator, ABM
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2017
‘I am the good shepherd,’ says the Lord. ‘The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.’ John 10.11
God of all power,
you called from death our Lord Jesus,
the great shepherd of the sheep:
send us as shepherds to rescue the lost,
to heal the injured,
and to feed one another with understanding;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Acts 2.42-47
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 The Lord | is my | shepherd:
therefore | can I | lack | nothing.
2 He will make me lie down in | green | pastures:
and | lead me be-| side still | waters.
3 He will re-| fresh my | soul:
and guide me in right pathways | for his | name’s | sake.
4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death *
I will | fear no | evil:
for you are with me * your | rod and your | staff | comfort me.
5 You spread a table before me *
in the face of | those who | trouble me:
you have anointed my head with oil | and my | cup shall be | full.
6 Surely your goodness and loving-kindness
will follow me all the | days of my | life:
and I shall dwell in the | house of the | Lord for | ever.
Glo | ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be | ginning so | now; and for | ever. | A-| men
Second reading 1 Peter 2.1-10
A reading from the first letter of Peter
Rid yourselves, therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
For it stands in scripture: ‘See, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.’
To you then who believe, he is precious; but for those who do not believe, ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the very head of the corner’, and ‘A stone that makes them stumble, and a rock that makes them fall. ’They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
The Gospel Procession
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
I am the good shepherd | says the | Lord;
I know my sheep | and mine | know | me.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you!
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel John 10.1-10
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
‘Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.’ Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So again Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after Sermon: TIS 145 – The King of Love
Prayers of the People
Prayer for our Parish
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 360 Light’s reddening dawn (Parts 1 & 2)
Hymn during Communion – In love you Summon
Final Hymn: TIS – 152 Joyful, joyful.
Happy Birthday to Shirley Allen; Richard Hagen; Susan Reddy; Michelle Batterham; Fr. Philip Bradford. Please join us in the hall for morning tea and birthday cake.
From 1-31 May, Fr Philip and Rosemary will be overseas and we welcome today Fr David Warner as our locum for this month. Fr David will be available Sunday, Wednesday and Friday only and his contact telephone number is 0418 283 519.
The Wardens meet today in the Emmaus Room after morning tea.
Parish Council will next meet on Sunday 21 May 2017.
The Women’s Reading Group will commence a new book next month, The Testament of Mary – which can be bought from Better Read than Dead, Newtown for around $20, or online from Amazon. We next meet on Wednesday 24 May at 7.30 p.m. at Pauline Newell’s home, 43/1 Coronation Avenue, Petersham. Please see Ruth if you are interested.
Bunnings BBQ – Saturday 12 August – Please put this date in your diary and keep it free to help at one of our biggest fundraisers for the parish.
Bunnings Kingsgrove was also approached to hold another BBQ however we were told our organisation was out of area for their store.
Anglicans Together Dinner – Friday 25 August 2017
Martyrs Day Service – Saturday 2 September 2017
The Annual Wardens Dinner is now Saturday 16 September at 7.00 p.m. due to the Anglicans Together Dinner and Martyrs Day’ service being in close proximity to our previously chosen date. Our Theme is “The Reformation” 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. Come dressed in period costume or come as you are!
Bookstall News – New stock: The Oxbridge Evangelist – Motivations, Practices, and Legacy of C.S. Lewis by Michael J. Gehring; Phenomenal Sydney – Anglicans in a Time of Change 1945-2013 by Marcia Cameron; A Man Called Johnny Mac – Selected writings of Bishop John McIntyre, edited by Muriel Porter; Silence by Shusaku Endo (the book of the film); Encounters between Jesus and Women: Models of Discipleship by Margaret Ghosn; The Historical Jesus and the Christ of Faith by Marcus Borg and N.T. Wright.
Check out www.anglicanstogether.org./files/page_events.html for events and items of interest.
New from the Anglican Communion News Service
Fr. Ayoob Shawkat Adwar, a priest in the Chaldean Catholic Church, was received as an Anglican priest at a ceremony in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, last month. “The event was a “small but significant piece of history,” says Archdeacon Stephen Rowe, rector of the Anglican Parish of the Church of the Epiphany in Surrey, since he is thought to be the first Chaldean priest in history to have become a member of the Anglican clergy. Originally from Mosul, Iraq—heartland of the Chaldean church—Adwar was ordained as a Chaldean priest in 2008. His family began to arrive in Canada about five years ago, and Adwar himself followed in 2014, when he was granted refugee status.
At around the same time, a group of Chaldeans began worshipping at the Church of the Epiphany. In Advent of 2014, Melissa Skelton, bishop of New Westminster, gave her permission for a Chaldean Rite Mass to take place at the church. Over time, Anglicans and Chaldeans at the church started attending each other’s services and learning more about each other’s traditions. Meanwhile, Adwar had declared an interest in becoming an Anglican priest, and began a discernment process. He was confirmed as an Anglican in December, 2016; that ceremony, like his reception as an Anglican priest, was presided over by Bishop Skelton.
Giving to St Luke’s – thank you for your gifts by plate, envelope or direct giving.
St Luke’s Direct Transfer
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 8th to 14th May 2017
|MONDAY||Acts 11.1-18||Psalm 42.1-7||John 10.11-18|
|TUESDAY||Acts 11.19-26||Psalm 87||John 10.22-30|
|WEDNESDAY||Acts 12.24-13.5||Psalm 67||John 12.44-50|
|THURSDAY||Acts 13.13-25||Psalm 89.19-25||John 13.16-20|
|FRIDAY||Acts 13.26-33||Psalm 2.6-11||John 14.1-6|
|SATURDAY||Acts 13.44-52||Psalm 98.1-4||John 14.7-14|
Next Sunday Readings – Fifth Sunday of Easter
Psalm 31.1-5, 17-18
Second reading: 1 Peter 2.11-25
Gospel: John 14.1-14
Prayers for each day of the week
Ross Black; Fr. Philip & Rosemary Bradford; Chris Brooks & Martin; Tony Brownlow.
Prayers for those in immediate need:
Stuart Ogg; Alex & Libby Jones; Jean Widmer; Leanne; Asia Bibi, Doug Hall, Robert and Lyndall, Jean Weller; Barbara Granger, John & Jill Eddy, Wolf Winter.
Stuart Ogg returned to RPA Hospital last Tuesday. Please keep him in your prayers.
The sick – Long term:
Our Prayer for those in need:
Shirley Allen; Barbara & Jade Allen; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Ross Black; Maureen & Henry Byers; Hugo Cunningham; Mark Davies; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Linda Jensathit; 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; Amrit McIntyre, Dawn Holland, Helen Gronowski (Priest), Margaret Watkins, Julia & Malcolm, Rosalind, Lucy, Jack, Harry and Tom; Bruce Sims, Marco LoSchiavo, & Peter; Margaret Flakeler.
Sr Jeanne Frost CSBC
Anniversaries of the Departed:
Helen Hack; Peter Rinker; Allan Peime; George Nixon.
8th: Julian of Norwich, holy woman and mystic (d.1417)
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)
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.
Rector – Fr Philip Bradford (Currently on leave)
Ph 9557 4219 – 0431 655 220 (Mob)
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Parish email: email@example.com
Fr Philip: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeal & Amanda Mason.
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour (Currently overseas)
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wednesday 9.00 am to 12 noon; Friday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.
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.
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Fabian LoSchiavo Mb 0417 670 749
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400 166 041
Andy Serafin; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Amrit MacIntyre; Tony Purcell; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell, James Barnes (Treasurer).
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey; Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch.
Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour
Pastoral Care Support Group
Ruth Champion; Stuart Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle; Peter Seymour.