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

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

 

12th June 2016

 

Third Sunday after Pentecost
Third Sunday after Pentecost

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.
Preacher & Celebrant:             Fr Philip Bradford

Welcomers Today:                  Kevin Green & John Tonetti
Next week:                              Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre

Readers Today:                       Ellenor & Thomas Fleming
Readers next week:                 Kate Abou takka & Peter Brown
Intercessor:                             Rosemary Bradford

Next week:                              John Tonetti

Hospitality:                             Reddy Family

Next Week:                             Les Carrington & Kevin Green

Cleaners Saturday 18th:           R Hagen, S Gates, R Champion

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 T-setting

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

In today’s Gospel we see the results of opening one’s mouth before really looking at the situation – a knee-jerk reaction to something that someone has done that annoys us or seems to be wrong. The woman certainly acted in a way that was contrary to the social customs of the day, and perhaps deserved criticism, but in criticising her, the Pharisee left himself open to criticism of his own lifestyle as he also had contravened the current social customs. Jesus reminded us to take the log out of our own eye before worrying about others’, and yet this is a regular happening. It has happened to all of us – being criticised by someone who we know does the same, or worse. There are several examples of this in the Scriptures so it must be important for us to be aware of our own reactions at these times. Pray for reconciliation with those who we have wronged and who have wronged us; and pray that we might be as quick to show mercy and love as the father from the parable.

  • Pray that we may have the patience not to judge others and also to forgive them if they have offended us by their actions.
  • Give thanks for the Church of Pakistan, remembering especially today their ministry in a predominantly non-Christian context.

Text:           The Rev Ken Spreadborough,
Chair of ABM’s Brisbane Diocesan Committee
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016

Introit Hymn: TIS  –

The Sentence   It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I live now in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2.20

The Collect:
Christ Jesus, whose glory was poured out like perfume, and who chose for our sake to take the form of a slave: may we also pour out our love with holy extravagance, that our lives may be fragrant with you. Amen

First Reading                                                1 King 21.1-10, 15-21a

A reading from the first book of Kings

Later the following events took place: Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of King Ahab of Samaria. And Ahab said to Naboth, ‘Give me your vineyard, so that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near my house; I will give you a better vineyard for it; or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its value in money.’ But Naboth said to Ahab, ‘The Lord forbid that I should give you my ancestral inheritance.’ Ahab went home resentful and sullen because of what Naboth the Jezreelite had said to him; for he had said, ‘I will not give you my ancestral inheritance.’ He lay down on his bed, turned away his face, and would not eat. His wife Jezebel came to him and said, ‘Why are you so depressed that you will not eat?’ He said to her, ‘Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him, “Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if you prefer, I will give you another vineyard for it”; but he answered, “I will not give you my vineyard.” ’  His wife Jezebel said to him, ‘Do you now govern Israel? Get up, eat some food, and be cheerful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.’ So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name and sealed them with his seal; she sent the letters to the elders and the nobles who lived with Naboth in his city.  She wrote in the letters, ‘Proclaim a fast, and seat Naboth at the head of the assembly; seat two scoundrels opposite him, and have them bring a charge against him, saying, “You have cursed God and the king.” Then take him out, and stone him to death.’ As soon as Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned and was dead, Jezebel said to Ahab, ‘Go, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead.’ As soon as Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, Ahab set out to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it. Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying: Go down to meet King Ahab of Israel, who rules in Samaria; he is now in the vineyard of Naboth, where he has gone to take possession. You shall say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord : Have you killed, and also taken possession?’ You shall say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord : In the place where dogs licked up the blood of Naboth, dogs will also lick up your blood.’ Ahab said to Elijah, ‘Have you found me, O my enemy?’ He answered, ‘I have found you. Because you have sold yourself to do what is evil in the sight of the Lord , I will bring disaster on you; I will consume you, and will cut off from Ahab every male, bond or free, in Israel;

For the word of the Lord                                      Thanks be to God

 

Psalm 5.1-7

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1 Hear my words, O Lord, give heed to my groaning:

listen to my cry, you that are my king and my God.

2 In the morning when I pray to you,

surely you will hear my voice:

at daybreak I lay my prayers before you, and look up.

3 For you are not a God who

takes pleasure in wickedness:

nor can any evil dwell with you.

4 The boastful cannot stand in your sight:

you hate all those that work mischief.

5 Those who speak lies you destroy:

you abhor the treacherous, O Lord,

and those that are stained with blood.

6 But because of your great goodness

I will come into your house:

I will bow down toward your holy temple

in awe and fear of you.

7 Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness,

for my enemies lie in wait:

make straight your way before me.

 

Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;

As in the be-| ginning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men

 

Second Reading                                                      Galatians 2.15-21

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Galatians

We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; yet we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by doing the works of the law, because no one will be justified by the works of the law. But if, in our effort to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have been found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! But if I build up again the very things that I once tore down, then I demonstrate that I am a transgressor.  For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ;  and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God; for if justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.

For the word of the Lord                                         Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

 

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

God first loved us
and sent his Son to take away our sins.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

 

The Gospel                                                                    Luke 7.36-8.3

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. She stood behind him at his feet, weeping, and began to bathe his feet with her tears and to dry them with her hair. Then she continued kissing his feet and anointing them with the ointment.  Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, ‘If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him—that she is a sinner.’ Jesus spoke up and said to him, ‘Simon, I have something to say to you.’ ‘Teacher,’ he replied, ‘speak.’  ‘A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he cancelled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?’  Simon answered, ‘I suppose the one for whom he cancelled the greater debt.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘You have judged rightly.’ Then turning towards the woman, he said to Simon, ‘Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair.  You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.  Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.’ Then he said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’ But those who were at the table with him began to say among themselves, ‘Who is this who even forgives sins?’ And he said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’ Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their resources.

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

 

The Sermon

 

Hymn after the Sermon:  TIS –

 

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

 

Hymn during Communion

 

Final Hymn:  TIS –NOTICES

 

Plebisicite on Marriage – to be or not to be!  If you feel strongly about it you may wish to write to the Prime Minister and your local MP.  A draft letter which you can adapt is available on request by email to the church office – copies also attached to the notice board in the church and hall.

 

Volunteer/s required to launder church tea towels – One or two people who would be willing to regularly take the tea towels home once a week, launder them and bring them back the following week.  Please see Jennie Winton if you can help.

A letter of thanks has been received from Ross Lehman and Kuna for the card we all signed and the book we sent from the Bookstall.  All is well with them and they are settling very comfortably into Goonellabah.

Today – the bi-enniale exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, called ‘The embassy of spirits’, is worth visiting for reflection. Access to the gallery is Monday-Sunday 10-5 but the exhibition finishes today.

Please Note: Tuesday night Bible Study is on this week 7 June at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home.  A 2nd study in Colossians will be held at 7.30pm or 6.30 pm if you would like dinner. Please obtain handout today if you are coming or order the book from Jennie at our Bookstall.

Friday 10 June – Next Boyz Nite Out –, 6 for 6.30 pm – will be at Momoyo Japanese Restaurant 212 Enmore Rd, Enmore. Right at the bus stop.  (Corkage is $3 per glass)

Fri. 17 June – 6.30 to 10 pm: Swing Divine: St Luke’s Hall, $30/$20/$15/$5. Tickets on sale today.  Tell your friends all about it and invite them along to a swinging musical night. See flyer on back page.

Saturday 18 June at 9.30 a.m. – Garden Group. – please come and help pull out the weeds.  This is not a hard job and anyone can do it as long as you have two hands and a will!  The painters may have finished in the Rectory (weather permitting) and we need enough hands to tackle that garden as well as the church.

ABM Auxiliary Cooks to raise Funds: Order Lemon Butter; apple chutney; tomato relish; chocolate brownies; fruit cake, Florentine biscuits; cheese/oatmeal biscuits – all homemade to order.

Give your order to Moya today – only selling this month.

AND keep those ABM stamps coming in for project fundraising!

Bookstall News – We have copies in stock of The Anchoress the fascinating new book by Robyn Cadwallader.  “So beautiful, so rich, so strange, unexpected and thoughtful … I loved this book” says Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love.  Our full stock list can be found on St Luke’s website now.  Check it out.

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Fri. 2 September – Anglicans Together Dinner

Wed. 7 September – Fawlty Towers Live8 pm at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay $85.00.  Expressions of interest to: John Roe by 1 July to 0400 955 772 or jroe@bigpond.net.au

Income January to April 2016

Expenditure January to April 2016

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 13th to May 19th June

MONDAY 1 Kings 21.1-16 Psalm  5.1-6 Matthew 5.38-42
TUESDAY 1 Kings 21.17-29 Psalm  51.10-14 Matthew  5.43-48
WEDNESDAY 2Kings 2.1-6-14 Psalm  31.21-27 Matthew  6.1-6, 16-18
THURSDAY Sirach 48.1-14 Psalm  97.1-9 Matthew  6.7-15
FRIDAY 2 Kings 11.1-4,9-20 Psalm  132.10-18 Matthew  6.19-23
SATURDAY 2 Chronicles 24.17-25 Psalm  89.1-4 Matthew  6.24-34

 

Next Sunday: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

1 Kings 19.1-4, 8-15a
Psalm:  42; 43
Galatians 3.10-14, 23-29
Gospel Reading: Luke 8.26-39

 

INTERCESSIONS

Prayers for each day of the week

Today:

Pauline Newell; Johnny Nitcharoen & Darunee; Mathias oduro; Stuart Ogg; Katherine Oldfield.

Monday:

Julie & Philippa Olston; Andrew & Meaghan Patterson; Jenny Praisang; Ann, Rachel Petersen & Wolf.

Tuesday:

Tony Purcell; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit.

Wednesday:

Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson; Eddie, Susan; Edwin & Stephanie; Edward & Joyce Reddy.

Thursday:
Matilda Rinker;John Roe; Jick Parichart; Grahame Sadler; Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes.

Friday:

Peter Seymour; Laurel & Ray Sommer; Mary Sotiriadis; Raboom & Nol Takham.

Saturday:

Matthew, Mark & James Tangruthaitham; Rung Thawanwanichkul; Nok Thawom; Stephen Thomas.

 

Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Edward Reddy; Mary Sotiriadis; Simon LoSchiavo; Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Kay & Russell Clark; Caroline Wilson; Sister Helen CSC; Dawn Holland,; Asia Bibi, Robert Dubler (& family); Jennifer Edwards (& family); Don Hawes.

The sick – Long term:

Barbara, Jade & Shirley Allen; Beth Armstrong; Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Jason Broadbridge, Maureen & Henry Byers; David Byers; Aunt Monica; Lyn Carrington; Mavis Cunneen;  Paull Garrett; Ros and Madeline Gee; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Josephine Jabbour;  Ann Jeffs, Javen Khan; Paul Knight; Kylie Laughlin;  Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Marie McGrath; Janet McLeod; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Eve Moggs; Fr Ron Morris, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Luke Newington; Lyndy Ogg; John O’Grady; Peter Ogilvie; Phillips Family; Bill Phipps & family; Bill & Poppy Prezios; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Michael, Andrew & Warren Ryan; Florence Shellard; Ron & Betty Squires; George Squires; Stephen Thomas; Saria Sevilla; Antoun, Mark & Patricia Travis; Helen Olston; the Rev’d Graham and Judy Reynolds; Janet Walmsley; Nadia Wheatley; Gisela Winter; Tim M.

Recently Departed

 

Anniversaries of the Departed:

Jack Gibson;

Saints Commemoration:

13th: Antony of Padua, missionary & preacher (d.1231)
15h: Evelyn Underhill, spiritual writer (d.1941)

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)

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:  rector@stlukesenmore.org.au

Fr Philip:  bradford.pr@gmail.com

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.
www.stlukesenmore.org.au
rector@stlukesenmore.org.auHon Clergy AssociateFr 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 0401727718.Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Jennifer Bestel; 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 Group
Ruth Champion; Stuart Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle.

 

In this example, the chant is a double chant – meaning it has two parts or phrases – one part or phrase for each verse.

 

For people who read music, there are not time signatures as such. The note values are written only for convenience. e.g. a semibreve will be held for as long as the words make it necessary, not necessarily 4 beats: ‘O’ is held for a short time; “let the people praise you” is held for a longer time.

 

The congregation sings only the top line of the music unless you want to sing one of the parts underneath.

Within the words:

The words are sung or chanted as you would speak them – in speech rhythm.

Each verse is divided into two phrases separated by a double bar line.

| means start new bar.

  • means take an extra breath, similar to a comma

・means change to the next note within the bar where the first note has more than one syllable attached to it

: means the split point in the verse – usually the second half of the verse

† means use the second half of the double chant.