22nd July 2018
Ninth 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.
Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Philip Bradford
Welcomers: Moya Holle & John Tonetti
Next week: Kevin Green & Rosemary Bradford
Readers: John M & Janet Walmsley
Readers next week: Bianca & Edwin Reddy
Intercessor: Peter Seymour
Next week: Moya Holle
Hospitality: Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner
Next Week: Reddy Family
Flowers/Dusting Sat 28th: Ruth C & Richard Hagen
Gluten free hosts are available – Please see the Welcomers.
This church is fitted with a hearing loop – please turn your hearing aid to the T-setting.
The Psalmist tells us that King David will call the Almighty his father, his God, and his salvation. May we too have an intimate relationship with God, one that is also filled with awe for his saving power.
- Pray that everyone may deepen their relationship with God this year.
- Pray for the Anglican Church of Kenya, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.
Text: © Anglican Board of Mission, 2018
Please silence your mobile phones before the service commences.
Introit Hymn: TIS 432 Christ is made the sure foundation
The Sentence: Mark 6.34
As he went ashore, Jesus saw a great crowd; and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
The Collect (we pray together)
author of our life and end of our pilgrimage:
guide us by your word and Spirit amid all perils and temptations,
that we may not wander from your way,
but may run our course in safety
until we come to our eternal rest in you;
through the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
First Reading 2 Samuel 7:1-14a
A reading from the Second Book of Samuel
Now when the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, the king said to the prophet Nathan, ‘See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.’ Nathan said to the king, ‘Go, do all that you have in mind; for the Lord is with you.’ But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan: Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the Lord : Are you the one to build me a house to live in? I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent and a tabernacle. Wherever I have moved about among all the people of Israel, did I ever speak a word with any of the tribal leaders of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, ‘Why have you not built me a house of cedar?’ Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David: Thus says the Lord of hosts: I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep to be prince over my people Israel; and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and evildoers shall afflict them no more, as formerly, from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies.
Moreover, the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. When he commits iniquity, Iwill punish him with a rod such as mortals use, with blows inflicted by human beings.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
21 ‘I have found my | servant | David:
and anointed him | with my | holy | oil.
22 ‘My hand | shall up-| hold him:
and my | arm shall | strengthen | him.
23 ‘No enemy | shall de-| ceive him:
nor | shall the | wicked | hurt him.
24 ‘I will crush his | adversaries • be-| fore him:
and | strike down | those that | hate him.
25 ‘My faithfulness and loving-kindness | shall be | with him:
and through my name his | head • shall be | lifted | high.
26 ‘I will set the hand of his dominion upon the | Western | Sea:
and his right hand shall stretch to the | streams of | Meso • po-| tamia.
27 ‘He will call to me | “You • are my | Father:
my God and the | Rock of | my sal-| vation.”
28 ‘I will make him my | first-born | son:
and highest a-| mong the | kings • of the | earth.
29 ‘I will ever maintain my loving-| kindness • to-| ward him:
and my covenant | with him • shall | stand | firm.
30 ‘I will establish his | line for | ever:
and his | throne • like the | days of | heaven.
31 ‘If his children for-| sake my | law:
and | will not | walk • in my | judgements;
32 ‘If they pro-| fane my | statutes:
and | do not | keep • my com-| mandments,
33 ‘Then I will punish their re-| bellion • with the | rod:
and | their in-| iquity • with | blows.
34 ‘But I will not cause my loving-| kindness • to | cease from him:
nor will | I be-| tray my | faithfulness.
35 ‘I will not pro-| fane my | covenant:
or alter | what has | passed • from my | lips.
36 ‘Once and for all I have | sworn • by my | holiness:
I will | not prove | false to | David.
37 ‘His posterity shall en-| dure for | ever:
and his throne be | as the | sun be-| fore me;
38 ‘Like the moon that is es-| tablished • for | ever:
and stands in the | heavens • for | ever-| more.’
Glo-| ry to | God: Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit:
As in the be-|ginning • so | now; and for-| ever | A-| men.
Second Reading Ephesians 2.11-22
A reading from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians
So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called ‘the uncircumcision’ by those who are called ‘the circumcision’—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands—remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, so that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it.
So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling-place for God.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
During the Gospel Procession we sing:-
My sheep listen to my voice | says the | Lord;
I know them | and they | follow | me.
Deacon: The Lord be with you;
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel Mark 6.30-34,53-56
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the market-places, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
The Sermon (followed by a short quiet-time of reflection.)
Hymn after the Sermon: TIS 445 Jesus, where’er your people meet
Prayer for our Parish: (We pray together)
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 275 Hail to the Lord’s anointed
Hymn during Communion –
Final Hymn: TIS 347 We sing the praises of him who died
Welcome to any visitors to our service this morning and please join us for morning tea in the hall at the conclusion of our service.
Wednesday 25 July – Women’s Reading Group 7.30 p.m. at Pauline Newell’s apartment 43/1 Coronation Ave, Petersham. We are reading Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader.
Sunday 19 August – Next Journey of healing and reconciliation service. Our guest speaker will be Sharon Minniecon.
Warden’s Dinner – 25 August at 6.30 p.m. Our theme is 100 Years since the end of World War 1. Tickets on sale $35 adult; $20 concession; children free. See the Wardens to reserve a table or book a ticket. Come in a themed costume or as you like it.
1 September the Commemoration of the New Guinea Martyrs is listed in the Anglican Lectionary for the 1st September. Each year the Anglican Board of Mission Sydney Committee organises a Service to commemorate the Anglican missionaries who died in Papua New Guinea in 1942.This year the Eucharist Service will be held at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Balmain (Cnr Spring St & Birchgrove Rd., Balmain) on Saturday 1st September at 11am, to be followed by a light lunch. Please accept this as a personal invitation to join us at this Service. For further information see Moya.
Op Shop As we are nearing the time of our relocation it would be appreciated if you would not bring in donations until we are about to open the new church site Op Shop at a date to be determined. Thank you!
Parishioner Details – please inform us at stlukes.enmore.@outlook.com if you have changed your contact details or address.
Bernard Collaery & “Witness K”, the two men charged over the Timor spying scandal have asked for prayer. They are facing the prospect of 2 years jail for making known to the government of Timor-Leste and the media, the fact of the Australian espionage against Timor-Leste. A demonstration is planned for Canberra at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday 25th July.
St Luke’s Direct Transfer
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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 23 July to 28 July 2018. ??
|MONDAY||Micah 6.1-8||Psalm 50.19-24||Matthew 12.38-42|
|TUESDAY||Micah 7.14-15(16-17)18-20||Psalm 85.1-7||Matthew 12.46-50|
|WEDNESDAY||Jeremiah 45||Psalm 126||Matthew 20.20-28|
|THURSDAY||Jeremiah 2.1-13||Psalm 36.7-12||Matthew 13.10-17|
|FRIDAY||Jeremiah 3.14-17||Psalm 72.8-14||Matthew 13.18-23|
|SATURDAY||Jeremiah 7.1-11||Psalm 84.1-9||Matthew 13.24-30|
Sunday 29 July 2018 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost
First Reading: 2 Samuel 11.1-15
Second Reading: Ephesians 3.14-21
Gospel Reading: John 6.1-21
“God is good. The priest is better!”
Prayers for each day of the week
Cynthia Berkemeier; Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel.
Tony Brownlow; Les & Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion.
Lyne Cuneen, John MacLulich, Eleanor & Constance.
Edi & Oscar Davis; Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop.
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Ruth Champion; Robert & Lyndall; Adriel; Kirsten Harley; Beryl Digby; Sister Frances, CSC; William Frew; Peter Wheatley; Salochana Devi; Br Kentigern John SSF; Jackie Bonham; Emma Burns; Sue Drewett; Barbara Granger; Leigh and John Garretty; Doug Hall; Patricia Harris; Kim Hill; Irma; Jenny; Kristy & Rodney; Sharda Kumar; Leanne; Pip Leonard, Damien Lew; Robyn & Frank Norman; Sister Helena at Bethlehem Monastery; Michael Bunyan, Anand, Digvijay and baby Anaisha; Anne Derwin; Barbara Becroff.
|The sick – Long term:
Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Sheila Brown; Lyn Carrington; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Joseph Jeebell; Noel Jeffs; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Marissa and Evelyn; Barbara MacLulich; Jennifer McGovern;; Alfredo Narnola; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Yavani Mu Daly; Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & her mother; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Helen Granowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Peter; Margaret Flakeler; Andy Serafin; Matthew Winter; Alex & Libby Jones, Bob Hogg, Geoff Widmer and Julia Williams.
Anniversaries of Departed
Fr. Philip Westley; Neville Hack; Ivy Rowlands; Rita Green; Queenie Balkwell.
23rd : Mary Magdalene
Parish Information ABN.78 161 584 893.
Sung Eucharist and Children’s Ministry at 9.30 am followed by hospitality in the hall. Evening Prayer in our Chapel on 1st Sunday of the month at 5.00 p.m.
Thai Community meets at morning tea. Enquiries to Amanda Mason 0407 101 382.
Wednesday 9.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer; and
10.00 a.m. Eucharist and Prayers for Healing (followed by morning tea)
Friday 8.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer led by Peter Seymour.
Rector – Fr Philip Bradford.
Phone 9557 4219 – 0431 655 220 (Mob)
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Parish email: firstname.lastname@example.org: email@example.com
Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeil & Amanda Mason
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.
Hon Clergy Associate:
Organist: Kathy Drummond
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.
Eddie Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Care Group