Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
2 July 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: David Dunlop & Ann Petersen
Next week: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola
Readers Today: Katherine Oldfield & David Dunlop
Readers next week: John Tonetti & Jennifer Bestel
Intercessor Richard Hagen
Next week: Peter Gilbert
Hospitality: Reddy Family (Birthday Cake)
Next Week: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre
Cleaners/Flowers Sat 8th Ann Petersen, P Gilbert, A Narnola
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.
In a world deeply permeated by disorder and sin, we are challenged by God’s mission to his Church to transform the unjust structures of society, and to respond to human need by loving service. We so easily can be caught in our own virtuousness that we neglect why we have received this call!
The social teaching of the Church is one of grace; the very grace that flows from the side of God who suffers with us, and for us. The Good News of Jesus is that by his creative and redemptive works we are in mystical communion with one another – intrinsically and inextricably bound. Our vocation is to serve others, in whom God’s image has been lovingly created, sustained and redeemed.
Pray that you will find opportunities to share with others in your community the message of God’s grace.
Give thanks for the Aboriginal peoples of Australia and for their special place in our country.
Text: Jesse Poole
Saint Peter’s, East Maitland, Diocese of Newcastle
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2017
Sentence: The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6.23
your Son has taught us that those who give a cup of water in his name
will not lose their reward:
open our hearts to the needs of your children,
and in all things make us obedient to your will,
so that in faith we may receive your gracious gift,
eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
First Reading Genesis 22.1-14
A reading from the Book of Genesis
1 After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ 2 He said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt-offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.’ 3 So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac; he cut the wood for the burnt-offering, and set out and went to the place in the distance that God had shown him. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place far away. 5 Then Abraham said to his young men, ‘Stay here with the donkey; the boy and I will go over there; we will worship, and then we will come back to you.’ 6 Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering and laid it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together. 7 Isaac said to his father Abraham, ‘Father!’ And he said, ‘Here I am, my son.’ He said, ‘The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?’ 8 Abraham said, ‘God himself will provide the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son.’ So the two of them walked on together. 9 When they came to the place that God had shown him, Abraham built an altar there and laid the wood in order. He bound his son Isaac, and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to kill his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven, and said, ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ 12 He said, ‘Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.’ 13 And Abraham looked up and saw a ram, caught in a thicket by its horns. Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt-offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place ‘The Lord will provide’; as it is said to this day, ‘On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.’
For the Word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 How long O Lord will you so | utterly for-| get me:
how long will you | hide your | face | from me?
2 How long must I suffer anguish in my soul *
and be so grieved in my heart | day and | night:
how long shall my | ene my | triumph | over me?
3 Look upon me O Lord my | God and | answer me:
lighten my | eyes lest I | sleep in | death;
4 Lest my enemy say ‘I have pre-| vailed a-|gainst him’:
lest my foes ex-| ult at my | over-| throw.
5 Yet I put my trust in your un-| failing | love:
O let my heart re-| joice in | your sal-| vation.
6 And I will make my | song to the | Lord:
because he | deals so | bounti fully | with me.
Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be- | ginning so | now; and for | ever. | A-| men
Second reading Romans 6.12-23
A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans
12 Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. 13 No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. 15 What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, 18 and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19 I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification. 20 When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 So what advantage did you then get from the things of which you now are ashamed? The end of those things is death. 22 But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
The Gospel Procession
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
You are chosen race, a royal priesthood, a | holy | people.
Praise God who called you out of darkness and | into his
| marvelous | light.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you!
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel Matthew 10.40-42
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
40 ‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; 42 and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.’
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after Sermon: TIS 650 Brother, sister let me serve you.
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 560(i) All my hope on God is founded.
Hymn during Communion –
Final Hymn: TIS 613 Lord of all hopefulness.–
The Organ Fund for the painting of the front pipes is tax-deductible! We still need another $15,000 – a big ‘thank you’ to all who have already contributed. Please fill in a form (in the church foyer or entrance to the hall). If you would like to see what the original looked like, one of the pipes has been ‘uncovered’ – stripped of two layers of paint. For further details see Kathy Drummond.
We recommend you go and see the excellent exhibition:-
Learning from Country – on til 31 July, Fisher Library, University of Sydney. Visit the journey through six award winning books produced by Nadia Wheatley and illustrated by Ken Searle, both valued members of our congregation. See further information online at http//whatson.sydney.edu.au/events
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.
Anglicans Together Dinner – Friday 25 August 2017. This year the Anglicans Together Dinner will be held in the Cellos Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. The Guest Speaker will be Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.
Martyrs Day Service – Saturday 2 September 2017
The Annual Wardens Dinner is on Saturday 16 September at 7.00 p.m. Our theme is “The Reformation”. Come dressed in period costume or come as you are!
No Child Should Suffer – Support ABM’s Tax Appeal
ABM’s 2017 Tax Appeal supports the Child Nutrition project based at the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. This is where our donations from the Opshop go to assist in the vital work of this hospital. To donate online go to https://www.abmission.org/appeals
Winter Retreat. Home is our place of origin and our place of arrival
Led by the Eremos Retreat Team ($75, or $65 for members, $10 less for concession, inc. morning tea & lunch).Venue: Canisius Centre of Ignatian Spirituality, Pymble. Bookings are essential and close on Thursday 13 July. Please book at; https://www.trybooking.com/QBNZ, Enquiries: email@example.com or telephone Bethany at 0413 272 960
More details available on the Eremos website https://www.eremos.org.au/events/22_May/winter-retreat-day-home-is-our-place-of-origin-and-our-place-of-arrival
Boyz Night Out. The July Boyz Nite Out will be held on Friday 14 July at the Thai Hot Pepper, King St Newtown (opposite Alice St). Please RSVP to John by 12 July on 0400955772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday to: Jo Raj; Neville Hack; Edi Davis; Alex Maneekaew; Thomas Whiting; Nicholas Fleming; Matilda Rinker; Altin Gavranovic; Rohan Nath.
Bible Study: The study group has now completed analyzing the Book of Amos. The next study will commence in September (text yet to be determined).
Giving to St Luke’s – thank you for your gifts by plate, envelope or direct giving. New boxes will be available for the financial year July to June 2018 on 1st Sunday in July. 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 3rd to 9th July 2017
My father used to race pigeons ………. I don’t know why he never beat them.
Next Sunday Readings –Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
First Reading: Genesis 24.34-38; 42-49, 58-67
Second reading: Romans 7.14-25
Gospel: Matthew 11.15-19, 25-30
Prayers for each day of the week
Stuart Grigg & “Tricia Blomberry; Neville Hack; Richard Hagen & Somsakdi.
John, Martha & Christopher Haly; 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; Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey.
Fabian LoSchiavo; Evelyn Maack; Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Davies; Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas.
Prayers for those in immediate need:
Noel Jeffs, Alex & Libby Jones; Jean Widmer; Leanne; Doug Hall, Robert and Lyndall, Jean Weller; Barbara Granger, John & Jill Eddy, Laurie Bestel, Robert Gibbs, Rhiannon Henry-Edwards, Barbara MacLulich; Sr Helena (Clare Sisters Camperdown) Bill Kennedy; Kristy & Rodney; Helen Woellner; Merrin & Elizabeth. Ruth Champion.
Our Prayers for those in ongoing need:
Shirley; Barbara & Jade Allen; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Ross Black; Maureen & Henry Byers; Hugo Cunningham; Mark Davies; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Linda Jensathit; Jude & Isla; Marissa; 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; Amrit McIntyre, Dawn Holland, Helen Gronowski (Priest), Bruce Sims, Marco LoSchiavo, & Peter; Margaret Flakeler, Wolf Winter & Paull Garrett.
Anniversaries of the Departed
Mary Harwin; Herbert Miller; Noel O’Donnell; June Nyberg; Lesley-Anne Cook; Fr. John Green; Alfred Swaffield.
11th: Benedict of Nursia, abbot (d.550)
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
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
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:
Organist: Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour
Pastoral Care Support Group