Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome to our worship this morning
Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Jeff Parker
Welcomers today: Ann Petersen & David Dunlop.
Next week: Nadia Wheatley & Kevin Green.
Readers today: Bianca & Andrew Reddy.
Next week: Rajah Selvarajah & John M.
Intercessor: John Tonetti.
Next week: Moya Holle.
Hospitality: John M, Evelyn M, & Ruth C.
Next week: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre.
Next Week Flowers: Moya Holle & Grahame Sadler.
We pay respect to and acknowledge the Cadigal Wangal people who are the traditional owners of this land on which we meet today.
Paul urges us to reject ‘earthly’ values and centre our lives on Christ who himself in the Gospel points out the foolishness of depending on the material possessions of this life and forgetting that we are dependent on God for our life, the God who is loving and compassionate (despite his people’s unfaithfulness) as stressed by Hosea.
- ‘O give thanks to the Lord for he is good: for his loving mercy is for ever.’ (Psalm)
- Give thanks for the work and witness of the Church of the Province of Myanmar.
Text: The Rev Ross Cameron, Diocese of Brisbane.
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2019
GATHERING IN GOD’S NAME
We stand as the Celebrant and Sanctuary Persons enter the church,
Introit Hymn: TiS 584 – Just as I am, without one plea (i)
THE GREETING – The Celebrant says:
Blessed be God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
X Blessed be God’s Kingdom, now and forever.
SENTENCE: The Sub-deacon says:
If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3.1
THE PRAYER OF PREPARATION – The Celebrant Let us pray…
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(We sing the Gloria)
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to God’s people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
Almighty God and Father,
we worship you,
we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ,
only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God
you take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father;
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy one,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High
with the Holy Spirit,
X in the glory of God the Father. Amen
We say the Collect together
Judge of us all,
you have placed in our hands the wealth we call our own:
through your Spirit give us wisdom,
that our possessions may not be a curse,
but a means of blessing in our lives.
Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD
We sit for the Bible readings and the Psalm.
First Reading Hosea 11.1-11
A reading from the book of prophet Hosea
When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
The more I called them, the more they went from me; they kept sacrificing to the Baals, and offering incense to idols.
Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, I took them up in my arms;
but they did not know that I healed them.
I led them with cords of human kindness, with bands of love.
I was to them like those who lift infants to their cheeks.
I bent down to them and fed them.
They shall return to the land of Egypt, and Assyria shall be their king,
because they have refused to return to me.
The sword rages in their cities, it consumes their oracle-priests,
and devours because of their schemes.
My people are bent on turning away from me. To the Most High they call,
but he does not raise them up at all.
How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel?
How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim?
My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender.
I will not execute my fierce anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim;
for I am God and no mortal, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath.
They shall go after the Lord, who roars like a lion;
when he roars, his children shall come trembling from the west.
They shall come trembling like birds from Egypt,
and like doves from the land of Assyria;
and I will return them to their homes, says the Lord.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Psalm 107.1-9, 43
1 O give thanks to the Lord for | he is | good:
for his loving | mercy | is for | ever.
2 Let the Lord’s re-| deemed | say so:
whom he has redeemed from the | hand | of the | enemy,
3 And gathered in from every land * from the east and | from the | west:
from the | north and | from the | south.
4 Some went astray in the wilderness and | in the | desert:
and found no | path to • an in-| habit • ed | city;
5 They were | hungry • and | thirsty:
and their | heart | fainted • with-| in them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in | their dis-| tress:
and he | took them | out • of their | trouble.
7 He led them by the | right | path:
till they | came to • an in-| habited | city.
8 Let them thank the | Lord • for his | goodness:
and for the wonders that he | does • for the | children • of | Adam;
9 For he | satisfies • the | thirsty:
and fills the | hungry • with | good | things
43 Whoever is wise let him ob-| serve these | things:
And consider the loving | kindness | of the | Lord.
Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning • so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men.
Second Reading Colossians 3.1-11
A reading from Paul’s letter to the Colossians
So, if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. But now you must get rid of all such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator. In that renewal there is no longer Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all!
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
The Gospel Procession
(During the Gospel Procession we sing the following chant)
Happy the | poor in | spirit;
the | kingdom of | heaven • is | theirs!
Deacon: The Lord be with you
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel Luke 12.13-21
The Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.’ But he said to him, ‘Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?’ And he said to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions Then he told them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.’
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
After the sermon, a time of silence may be kept for reflection on the word of God.
TiS 160 -Father all-loving and ruling in majesty
We stand – Celebrant says: –
Let us together affirm the faith of the church.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten not made,
of one being with the Father,
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation we bow our heads
he came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
and became truly human. and here stand upright.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
X We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE – Let us pray for the world and for the church.
We kneel or sit for the Prayers.
[A member of the congregation will lead us in prayer.]
After each petition…
Lord in your mercy Hear our Prayer
God of Grace Hear our Prayer
For our community today:
Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat; Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar.
Our prayers for those in immediate need:
Helen Stasa; Br Stephen (SSF); Fr Peter Carlsson; Katrina Quinn; Gabriel Veres; Sr Gloria (CHN); Bee Meng Soh; Shirley Allen; Angela Bell; Pip Leonard; Ben; Dayalan Saminanthan; Andrew Stuckgolda; Penny Barraclough; Christine Pickard; Geoff Widmer; Cody Hogg; Denise Barnes; Nelson Palma; George McLean; Lyn Carrington; Deborah Vickers; Robert & Lyndall; Kirsten Harley; Sister Frances CSC; William Frew; Emma Burns; Sue Drewett; Doug Hall; Kristy & Rodney, Kay Wilkins; Ruth Champion; and Gary & Karen Steiner – Hill.
Anniversaries of the Departed:
Septima Mortimer, Albert Watson, Mervyn Davis; Dianna Gomes; Grace Johnsen; Ian Scott.
5th: Oswald, king and martyr (d.642).
6th: Transfiguration of Our Lord.
8th: Dominic, priest and friar (d.1221).
9th: Mary Summer, founder of the Mother’s Union (d.1921).
10th: Laurence, deacon and martyr at Rome (d.258).
The prayers conclude by the Intercessor with the following: –
Almighty God, you have promised to hear our prayers.
(All) Grant that what we have asked in faith
we may by your grace receive,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
THE CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION
The Sub-deacon says:
God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy, welcoming sinners and inviting them to the Lord’s table.
Let us be quiet while we call to mind our sins.
A time of silence is kept.
Sub Deacon: Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, confident in God’s forgiveness.
our maker and our judge,
we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,
and in what we have failed to do:
we have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves;
we repent, and are sorry for all our sins.
Father forgive us.
Strengthen us to love and obey you in newness of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Celebrant says –
who has promised forgiveness to all who turn to him in faith:
X pardon you and set you free from all your sins,
strengthen you in all goodness
and keep you in eternal life,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
THE GREETING OF PEACE
Celebrant: We are the body of Christ.
People: His Spirit is with us.
Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you.
(All exchange a greeting of peace with one another.)
A hymn is sung while the collection is taken. The bread and wine are brought to the altar. Small candles are also brought up. Any member of the congregation can carry a candle to represent a prayer or a thanksgiving of their own.
Offertory Hymn: TiS 543 – Love is his word, love is his way
During the hymn there is a pause for the offertory prayer as the bread and wine (gifts) are offered.
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation.
Through your goodness we have these gifts to share.
Accept and use our offerings for your glory
and for the service of your kingdom.
People: Blessed be God for ever.
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
All glory and honour be yours always and everywhere,
mighty Creator, everliving God.
We give you thanks and praise for our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who by the power of your Spirit was born of Mary
and lived as one of us.
By his death on the cross
and rising to new life,
he offered the one true sacrifice for sin
and obtained an eternal deliverance for his people.
Therefore with angels and archangels,
and with all the company of heaven,
we proclaim your great and glorious name,
for ever praising you and saying:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
[Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.]
Merciful God, we thank you
for these gifts of your creation,
this bread and wine,
and we pray that by your Word and Holy Spirit,
we who eat and drink them
may be partakers of Christ’s body and blood.
On the night he was betrayed Jesus took bread;
and when he had given you thanks
he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying,
‘Take, eat. This is my body given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.’
After supper, he took the cup,
and again giving you thanks
he gave it to his disciples, saying,
Drink from this, all of you.
This is my blood of the new covenant
shed for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’
Let us proclaim the mystery of faith
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.
Therefore we do as our Saviour has commanded:
proclaiming his offering of himself
made once for all upon the cross,
his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,
and looking for his coming again,
we celebrate, with this bread and this cup,
his one perfect and sufficient sacrifice
for the sins of the whole world.
Renew us by your Holy Spirit,
unite us in the body of your Son,
and bring us with all your people
into the joy of your eternal kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
with whom, and in whom,
in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
we worship you, Father,
in songs of never-ending praise:
X Blessing and honour and glory and power
are yours for ever and ever. Amen.
As our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are confident to pray.
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours
now and forever. Amen
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD AND THE COMMUNION
The Celebrant breaks the bread and says,
We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
We who are many are one body,
for we all share in the one bread.
Then is sung the Agnus Dei
Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us.
Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us your peace.
THE INVITATION TO COMMUNION
The gifts of God for the people of God.
Come let us take this holy sacrament of the body and blood of Christ
in remembrance that he died for us, and feed on him in our hearts
by faith with thanksgiving.
We all gather around the altar for communion. If you are taking the common cup please stand in the outer circle for communion; if you are intincting (dipping) the host (wafer), please stand in the inner circle for communion.
Non-communicants are invited to share in the circle and receive a blessing.
When offering the sacrament, the ministers say:
The body of Christ [the bread of heaven] keep you in eternal life. Amen.
The blood of Christ [the cup of salvation] keep you in eternal life. Amen.
THE SENDING OUT OF GOD’S PEOPLE
Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
The Celebrant says…
at this table you graciously feed us
with the bread of life and the cup of eternal salvation.
May we who have reached out our hands to receive
be strengthened in your service;
we who have sung your praises
tell of your glory and truth in our lives;
we who have seen the greatness of your love
see you face to face in your kingdom
and come to worship you with all your saints forever.
we offer ourselves to you
as a living sacrifice
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Send us out in the power of your Spirit
to live and work to your praise and glory.
The peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord;
and the blessing X of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.
Final hymn: TiS 231 – At the name of Jesus
Please sit for the Notices which are given by the Rector
Welcome to any visitors with us today and please join us in the hall for hospitality.
Happy Birthday to: Ron Nath, Jan, James Barnes, Brett Davies, &Jennifer McGovern.
Our Play Group for carers of young children is continuing in the hall Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Please let others know about this group.
Today: Fr Jeff and Michelle have invited everyone to the Rectory for a BBQ lunch. Everyone welcome- please come and get to know one another better. Any other Sunday in the month some of us go to the Warren View bistro for lunch across the road. This is not an exclusive group and anyone is most welcome to join us.
Everyone is welcome also today to join us for Evening Prayer in the chapel at 5pm. With a meal to follow at a local Café (optional).
On Sunday 11 August – we have a special guest for our young people – Dennis Clare (Mime Artist) who will entertain us during morning tea. Please spread the word especially to all our younger members and to our Playgroup families. We all enjoyed his antics last time he came!
St Luke’s Long Table meets next on Thursday 8th Aug at Europe Grill, 506 King St Newtown 6 for 6.30pm – please RSVP by 2nd August. Further information available on the noticeboard outside the hall or speak with Brett.
The Parish Council would like to acknowledge and thank Elizabeth Fleming for her assistance in the office over the past month or more. While it was most kind of her to offer in the interim, while Ruth is unwell, Elizabeth is far too busy to continue. We thank Jennifer McGovern for picking up the workload from now on. Her working days will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and any notices for the pew sheet will need to be submitted to the parish office email by Wednesday evening at the latest.
Dear friends, for several years now Amanda Mason has been ministering to Thai families here at St Lukes. Unfortunately, due to members of that community leaving Sydney and other personal reasons, the numbers involved in that community has declined to the point where that ministry is no longer viable. Last week the Parish Council made the decision to conclude our formal relationship with Amanda from the end of this month. Amanda will continue to be employed by the Diocesan office of New Churches and Evangelism. We wish Amanda well for the future and the Parish has written to her to thank her for her ministry. (Fr Jeff on behalf of PC.)
Homemade curds, relishes, pickles and jam – If you would like to order some, please email your order to Lea MacNeil (firstname.lastname@example.org) and it will be delivered to Opshop.
Readings for the coming week and next Sunday:
|Monday||Numbers 11.4b-15||Psalm 81.10-16||Matthew 14.13-21|
|Tuesday||Numbers 12.1-13||Psalm 51.1-5||Matthew 14.22-36|
|Wednesday||Numbers 13.1-2,25-14.1,26-29||Psalm 106.17-24||Matthew 15.21-28|
|Thursday||Numbers 20.1-13||Psalm 95.1-7||Matthew 16.13-23|
|Friday||Deuteronomy 4.32-40||Psalm 77.11-15||Matthew 16.24-28|
|Saturday||Deuteronomy 6.4-13||Psalm 18.1-7||Matthew 17.14-20|
Readings for Next Sunday 11 August – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
First Reading: Isaiah 1.1, 10-20 Psalm: 50.1-8, 23-24
Second Reading: Hebrews 11.1-3, 8-16 Gospel: Luke 12.32-40
Weekly Intercessions for our Community and outreach.
Monday Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; Fabian LoSchiavo; & Evelyn Maack.
Tuesday: Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Davies; Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas.
Wednesday: Merrill & Georgie Martin; & Anne McCarthy.
Thursday: Jennifer McGovern; John M; Jo Middleton; Fran Morris; Ian Mylchreest.
Saturday – We give thanks for recent rain and we pray that rain will reach the draught areas of Australia.
Long Sick Term list: Rosemary Bradford; Michael Bunyan; Anand, Digvijay and baby Anaisha; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Jackie Bonham; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Sam George; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Barbara Granger; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Marissa; Norma Macpherson; Pauline Newell; Helen Granowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Margaret Flakeler; Alex & Libby Jones and Peter Wheatley; Josie Byers & John Eddy; Barbara Beecroft &Olivia Christmas.
On Prayer (Week 10)
From Fr. Jeff
Doing it …
As a person who was introduced to the faith when very young and who stuck with it for most of my life, you would think I should always have been a champion pray-er. Not so.
No one taught me to pray – not my parents, not my parish priests, no one. Yes, I knew the Lord’s prayer and I would pray when at Church, but it was not a part of my own personal life. I felt badly about that because I knew that a Christian person should pray.
Now I know I need not have felt this way. As my loving heavenly father, God knows my struggles, weaknesses and failings and each new day there is a new opportunity to put things right with God.
Our prayer life is a work in progress. Every little step we take is a treasure in God’s sight. The important thing is to actually take those steps. Dedicating some time for prayer is one of those steps. Thinking about which is the best way to start, looking at the ways to pray I have covered over these ten weeks is another step.
Giving praise and unloading worries to God is a massive step but one that makes the heart glad and draws us closer to that intimate relationship with God we all seek.
At Wednesday services we do this together and at our Sunday Evening services we will also have the space to pray together. Let’s be confident in this and as the Niké people say, let’s do it!
We stand for
THE MEMORIAL OF THE INCARNATION, OR THE ANGELUS
The angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary
And she conceived by the Holy Spirit
I am the lowly servant of the Lord
be it done to me according to your word.
The Word became flesh
and dwelt among us.
Blessed in the message Gabriel brought
blessed by the work the Spirit wrought;
from whom the great desire of earth
took human flesh and human birth.
Lord, we unite our prayers with those of Mary and all your saints.
Let your Word become flesh in our lives
Grant Lord, that as we have known the incarnation of your Son, Jesus Christ, by the message of an angel, so by his X cross and passion we may be brought to the glory of his resurrection. Amen.
The deacon says
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ. Amen.
PARISH INFORMATION ABN.78 161 584 893
9.30 a.m. Eucharist and Children’s Ministry followed by hospitality in the hall.
5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer on the first Sunday in the month in the chapel followed by a cheap and cheerful meal in a local café, if there’s any interest.
Wednesday 9.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer; and
10.00 a.m. Eucharist and Prayers for Healing (followed by morning tea)
Rector – Fr Jeffrey Parker
Phone: 9519 3028 & Mobile: 0409 719 927
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
(Friday is our Rector’s day off)
Rector’s email: email@example.com Parish: firstname.lastname@example.org
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour 0422 946 079 – email@example.com
|Organist: Kathy Drummond
Occasional Organist: C. Brooks
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.30am to 12.00 pm.
St Luke’s OP Shop – 9550 5713
New Parish Council:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey; Susan Hill; Amrit MacIntyre & Stuart Veitch.Pastoral Care Group
Ruth Champion; John Tonetti, Moya Holle, Ann Petersen.
Healthy Church Life Group:
Peter Seymour, Moya Holle, John M., Ian Mylchreest, Fabian LoSchiavo, Evelyn Maack, Angela Bell and Ruth Champion.
The Long Table – email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Offertory/Donation Direct Transfer
Account Name: St Luke’s Anglican Church Working Account
Account Number: 10023547