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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 29 January 2017

Fourth Sunday after Epi­phany
29 Janu­ary 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
Nadia Wheat­ley & Richard Hagen
Ann Petersen & Dav­id Dun­lop
Bianca & Bryson Reddy
Stu­art Ogg & Kath­er­ine Old­field
Amrit MacIntyre
Diana Jef­fer­ies
Reddy Fam­ily
B Dav­ies & A MacIntyre (B’day Cake)
R Hagen, S Gates, R Cham­pi­on

ABMSt Paul raises the theo­logy of the Cross which is the power of us believ­ers. For those who are per­ish­ing, who don’t under­stand the power of God and his sal­va­tion his­tory, the Cross is fool­ish­ness (v.18). In the world today, the theo­logy of glory and the prosper­ity gos­pel have been lif­ted over and above the theo­logy of the Cross. Without Good Fri­day, there will be no East­er Day. We are reminded that God has called us and saved us by his grace. We need to recon­nect with this theo­logy of the Cross as we propag­ate the Gos­pel of a suf­fer­ing Mes­si­ah who died on the Cross to take away the sins of the world. He died for us and the Cross is where we draw our strength in this heav­enly jour­ney. This teaches us that to have big­ger, bet­ter and new is to be pros­per­ous yet at times even with plenty, life is empty. The Cross reminds us that the suf­fer­ing we under­go in this world is tem­por­al for Jesus over­came death and suf­fer­ing as our Saviour. It is well!

Pray that we may be recon­nect with the theo­logy of the Cross from where we draw our strength. Pray also for the Chris­ti­ans who suf­fer per­se­cu­tion that they may find joy in their suf­fer­ing for the liv­ing Christ who come through for them.

Give thanks for the work and wit­ness of the Anglic­an Church of Korea, the Dae­han Seong Gong Hoe.

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

Introit Hymn: TIS 158 God Has Spoken.

The Sen­tence What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kind­ness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6.8

The Col­lect:

Jesus Christ our Lord,
Liv­ing God,
in Christ you make all things new:
trans­form the poverty of our
nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renew­al of our lives
make known your glory;
through him who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spir­it,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Read­ing Micah 6.1–8

A read­ing from the book of proph­et Micah

Hear what the Lord says: Rise, plead your case before the moun­tains, and let the hills hear your voice. and you endur­ing found­a­tions of the earth; for the Lord has a con­tro­versy with his people, and he will con­tend with Israel. ‘O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wear­ied you? Answer me! For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and redeemed you from the house of slavery; and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miri­am. O my people, remem­ber now what King Bal­ak of Moab devised, what Bal­aam son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shit­tim to Gilgal, that you may know the sav­ing acts of the Lord .’ ‘With what shall I come before the Lord , and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt-offer­ings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thou­sands of rams, with tens of thou­sands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first­born for my trans­gres­sion, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?’ He has told you, O mor­tal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kind­ness, and to walk humbly with your God?

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 15

 
  1. Lord who may a-| bide  in your | tab­er­nacle:
    or who may dwell u-| pon your | holy | hill?

  2. Who­ever leads an uncor­rupt life *
    and does the | thing  which is | right:
    who speaks the truth from the heart *
    and has not | slandered | with the | tongue;

  3. Who has done no evil | to a | friend:
    nor ven­ted a-| buse a-| gainst a | neigh­bour;

  4. In whose eyes the worth­less | have no | hon­our:
    but who makes much of | those that | fear the | Lord;

  5. Who­ever has | sworn  to a | neighbour:and
    will | not go | back  on that | oath;

  6. Who has not put | money  to | usury:
    nor taken a | bribe a-| gainst the | inno­cent.

  7. Who­ever | does these | things:
    shall | nev­er  be | over-| thrown.

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 1.18–31

A read­ing from Paul’s first let­ter to the Cor­inthi­ans

 

For the mes­sage about the cross is fool­ish­ness to those who are per­ish­ing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is writ­ten, ‘I will des­troy the wis­dom of the wise, and the dis­cern­ment of the dis­cern­ing I will thwart.’ Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made fool­ish the wis­dom of the world? For since, in the wis­dom of God, the world did not know God through wis­dom, God decided, through the fool­ish­ness of our pro­clam­a­tion, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wis­dom, but we pro­claim Christ cru­ci­fied, a stum­bling-block to Jews and fool­ish­ness to Gen­tiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wis­dom of God. For God’s fool­ish­ness is wiser than human wis­dom, and God’s weak­ness is stronger than human strength. Con­sider your own call, broth­ers and sis­ters: not many of you were wise by human stand­ards, not many were power­ful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is fool­ish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and des­pised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to noth­ing things that are, so that no one might boast in the pres­ence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wis­dom from God, and right­eous­ness and sanc­ti­fic­a­tion and redemp­tion, in order that, as it is writ­ten, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’

Gos­pel Pro­ces­sion

Gos­pel Acclam­a­tion

Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia,
Rejoice | and be | glad;

your re-| ward  will be | great in | heav­en.
Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia.

The Gos­pel Mat­thew 5.1–12

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Mat­thew

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the moun­tain; and after he sat down, his dis­ciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, say­ing: ‘Blessed are the poor in spir­it, for theirs is the king­dom of heav­en. ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be com­for­ted. ‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inher­it the earth. ‘Blessed are those who hun­ger and thirst for right­eous­ness, for they will be filled. ‘Blessed are the mer­ci­ful, for they will receive mercy. ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. ‘Blessed are the peace­makers, for they will be called chil­dren of God. ‘Blessed are those who are per­se­cuted for right­eous­ness’ sake, for theirs is the king­dom of heav­en. ‘Blessed are you when people revile you and per­se­cute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heav­en, for in the same way they per­se­cuted the proph­ets who were before you.

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

The Ser­mon

Hymn after Ser­mon: TIS 448 Blest Are The Pure in Heart.

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 618 What Does the Lord Require.

Hymn dur­ing Com­mu­nion: Good­ness is Stronger.

Final Hymn: TIS 235 A man There Lived in Galilee.

Notices:

Today is World Lep­rosy Day — Lep­rosy Defeated, Lives Trans­formed

More than 2,000 years after Jesus healed people with lep­rosy, mil­lions still suf­fer from the dis­ease. Every 2 minutes anoth­er per­son receives the dia­gnos­is, “You have lep­rosy.” Yet lep­rosy is totally cur­able!

Around the world, every year on the last Sunday in Janu­ary this day is observed. The Lep­rosy Mis­sion is act­ive in 24 coun­tries where lep­rosy is still a pub­lic health prob­lem. Fol­low­ing the example of Jesus, The Lep­rosy Mis­sion strives to erad­ic­ate the causes and con­sequences of lep­rosy, empower­ing people to find heal­ing, dig­nity and life in all its full­ness. Its work is only pos­sible because of the com­mit­ment and gen­er­os­ity of people around the world who pray and give to help free people affected by lep­rosy from the dev­ast­a­tion of dis­ab­il­ity, isol­a­tion, poverty and rejec­tion.

We will have money boxes for dona­tions to the Lep­rosy Mis­sion at morn­ing tea. If you would care to donate a gold coin we will for­ward the money to the mis­sion. We held a sim­il­ar col­lec­tion for Lep­rosy Mis­sion last week and next week the giv­ing amount will be announced.

Fri­day 3rd Feb­ru­ary at 11:00 a Requiem Mass for Bri­an Rawns­ley will be held at St Luke’s. We extend our sin­cere sym­pathy to Janet Wid­mer and fam­ily.

Next War­dens’ Meet­ing: 5 Feb­ru­ary 2017 & PC is 19 Feb­ru­ary 2017

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.

Sunday 12 March is our AGM - after morn­ing tea. Please stay!

Sat­urday 18 March 2017 is the MOW AGM – please come!

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 30th to 5th Janu­ary 2017

MONDAY

Hebrews 11.32–40

Psalm 31.23–27

Mark 5.1–20

TUESDAY

Hebrews 12.1–4

Psalm 22.26–32

Mark 5.21–43

WEDNESDAY

Hebrews 12.4–7,11–15

Psalm 103.15–18

Mark 6.1–6

THURSDAY

Hebrews 12.18–24

Psalm 48.9–13

Mark 6.7–13

FRIDAY

Hebrews 13.1–8

Psalm 27.1–6

Mark 6.14–29

SATURDAY

Hebrews 13.15 ‑17,20–21

Psalm 23

Mark 6.30–34

Next Sunday Read­ings Fifth Sunday after Epi­phany
First read­ing: Isai­ah 58.1–9a
Psalm 112
Second read­ing: 1 Cor­inthi­ans 2.1–13
Gos­pel: Mat­thew 5.13–20

 

INTERCESSIONS

Pray­ers for each day of the week

Today:
Christine Thur­ley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; Janet Walms­ley; Nadia Wheat­ley.

Monday:
Mat­thew, Bron­wyn, Sam & Thomas Whit­ing; Janet Wid­mer & Bri­an; Dav­id & Dorothy Wil­li­ams; Jen­nie Win­ton.

Tues­day:
Sally Woell­ner; Waew Wong­jam; Kay & Nata­sha Younie; Amelia Zea; Kate Abou-Takka.

Wed­nes­day:
Shir­ley & Bar­bara Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; James, Elli­ot & Harry Barnes.

Thursday:
Ian Barnett; Mat­thew, Michelle, Darcy, Patrick, Char­lotte & Emily Bat­ter­ham; Angela Bell.

Fri­day:
Ewan, Jes­sica, Cyn­thia Berke­mei­er; Peter, Jen­nifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bish­op, Ross Black.

Sat­urday: Fr. Philip & Rose­mary Brad­ford; Chris Brooks; Tony Brown­low; Les & Lyn Car­ring­ton.

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) and Mar­garet Watkins.

The Depar­ted

Bri­an Rawns­ley, Cecily Heng­st­ber­ger-Sims.

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted

Br John Charles Vock­ler; Jen­nifer Rus­sell; Florence Simpson.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

30th: Charles, King of Eng­land (d.1649)
4
th Ans­kar, Mis­sion­ary Bish­op in Sweden (d.865)

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.