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: Fr. Philip Bradford
Preacher: Amar Timalsina (Leprosy Mission)
Welcomers Today Nadia Wheatley & Richard Hagen
Next week: Ann Petersen & David Dunlop
Readers Today: Katherine Oldfield & David Dunlop
Readers next week: Susan Hill & Brett Davies
Intercessor: Moya Holle
Next week: Amrit MacIntyre
Hospitality: John M, Ruth C, Evelyn M.
Next Week: Reddy Family
Cleaners Saturday 17th : J Olston, T Brownlow, N Daniels
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
Today the Psalmist says that God calls out ‘Gather to me my faithful ones: those who by sacrifice made a covenant with me’. Have we been faithful to the Lord through sacrifice, or have we offered something tawdry to God that has cost us little or nothing?
Pray that you may be numbered among the Lord’s faithful ones by offering a life of sacrifice to God.
Pray for the Church of North India, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.
Text: Robert McLean, Partnerships Coordinator
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2018
Kindly turn off your mobile phone or put it on silent before the service commences.
Introit Hymn: TIS 446 – Glorious things of Thee are spoken
The Sentence: 2 Corinthians 4.6
It is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
The Collect (we pray together)
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
give us faith to perceive his glory,
that being strengthened by his grace
we may be changed into his likeness,
from glory to glory;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading 2 Kings 2.1-12
A reading from the Second book of Kings
Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favour with his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy. Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a young girl captive from the land of Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, ‘If only my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.’ So Naaman went in and told his lord just what the girl from the land of Israel had said. And the king of Aram said, ‘Go then, and I will send along a letter to the king of Israel.’ He went, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten sets of garments. He brought the letter to the king of Israel, which read, ‘When this letter reaches you, know that I have sent to you my servant Naaman, that you may cure him of his leprosy.’
When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, ‘Am I God, to give death or life, that this man sends word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Just look and see how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me.’ But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent a message to the king, ‘Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come to me, that he may learn that there is a prophet in Israel.’ So Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and halted at the entrance of Elisha’s house. Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, ‘Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.’ But Naaman became angry and went away, saying, ‘I thought that for me he would surely come out, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and would wave his hand over the spot, and cure the leprosy! Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them, and be clean?’
He turned and went away in a rage.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 The Lord our God the | Mighty One • has | spoken:
and summoned the earth * from the rising of the sun to its | setting | in the | west.
2 From Zion | perfect in | beauty:
God has | shone | out in | glory.
3 Our God is coming he will | not keep | silent:
before him is devouring fire * and | tempest | whirls a-| bout him.
4 He calls to the | heavens • a-| bove:
and to the earth so | he may | judge his | people.
5 Gather to | me my | faithful ones:
those who by sacrifice | made a | coven • ant | with me.’
6 The heavens shall pro-| claim his | righteousness:
for | God him-| self is | judge.
Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 4.3-12
A reading from Paul’s Second letter to the Corinthians
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be revealed in this mortal flesh. So death is at work in us but life in you.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
This is my Son, | my be | loved,
in whom is | all | my de | light.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The Lord be with you;
And also with you.
The Gospel Mark 9:2-9
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!’ Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them anymore, but only Jesus.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after the Sermon: TIS 234 – How good, Lord to be here
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 658 – I the Lord of sea and sky
Hymn during Communion
Final Hymn: TIS 571 – Forth in Your Name O Lord I go
Today: We thank Amar Timalsina from the Leprosy Mission, for being our guest speaker this morning; please make yourself known to him during morning tea. A retiring collection will be held to help support this important work. Thank you for your generosity.
Ash Wednesday & Imposition of Ashes – 14th February – our morning service in the Chapel is at the usual time of 10.00 a.m. followed by morning tea. In the evening a service will be held at 7.30 p.m.
Lenten Studies – We will hold a Lenten Study following the Healing Service at 10.00 a.m. on each Wednesday during Lent. The study book will be on prayer “Say it to God” by Luigi Gioia which is The Archbishop of Canterbury’s recommended Lenten Book. If you can afford it, a donation of $20 to cover the cost would be appreciated.
And the combined churches of St Joseph’s Newtown, Metropolitan Community Church and St Luke’s will be hosting a Lenten Study on 4 Tuesday evenings during Lent for which you will need to bring a bible.
The Agony of Love
FOUR LENTEN MEDITATIONS ON HOSEA
The painful story of Hosea’s marriage with Gomer
is an allegory rich in Lenten themes –
struggle, judgement, forgiveness and reconciliation
Join Christians from several faith traditions
in this series of Lenten Studies
over four weeks in March
7.00 – 8.15 pm
Week 1 – Tuesday 6th March
Metropolitan Community Church, Crystal St Petersham
Hopeful Love: Hosea 1:1-2:1
Week 2 – Tuesday 13th March
St Luke’s Anglican Church, Stanmore Rd Enmore
Fractured Love: Hosea 2:2-13
Week 3 – Tuesday 20th March
St Joseph’s Church, Bedford St Newtown
Restored Love: Hosea 2:14-3:4
Week 4 – Tuesday 27th March
St Luke’s Anglican Church, Stanmore Rd Enmore
Healing Love: Hosea 14:1-9
The ABM Sydney Committee has organised the Sydney Launch of the ABM 2018 Lent Appeal – to be held at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday 14th February 2018. The Guest Speaker will be the ABM Executive Director, The Reverend John Deane. It will take place at St Luke’s Anglican Church, 17 Burton Street, Concord. St Luke’s Rector, the Reverend Ken Fenton, and the Committee, will warmly welcome your attendance.
Saturday 17 February the Healthy Church Life Group and Parish Council meet for Morning Prayer at 8.30 a.m. in the Chapel – morning tea, seminar and a light lunch provided.
Lenten Quiet Day: Saturday 3 March 2018
The Sydney College of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd invites you to a Quiet Day from 10 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday 3 March at St Johns Church, Balmain (corner of Spring Street and Birchgrove Road, Birchgrove). The leader will be Melbourne College Companion, the Rev’d Don Edgar OAM, retired Vicar of Footscray, currently locum in the parish of Sunshine. Fr Don has served in various Australian parish ministries and as a worker priest in France, with indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, and with Sudanese migrants. There is no cost for participants. Please bring your own picnic lunch. Tea and coffee will be available. Eucharist is at 12.00 noon, other prayers and two addresses. Further information if required: Ronald Henderson OGS (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday 4 March – Blayney Visitation Weekend. This trip is proposed to take our gifts of 2 Paschal Candles to our sister parish.
Sunday 11 March – Our Annual Vestry Meeting (please have your reports ready for mid-February). AND Mothering Sunday (Simnel cake).
Sunday 18 March – Palm Cross making starts in the hall after church.
Advance Notice – “Priscilla – The Musical” Tuesday 19 June at 7.00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre – Adults $75 and Conc. $60. John Roe will take expressions of interest during February, please speak to him during morning tea.
Parish Gardens: If anyone has the time and can come and help remove weeds and rubbish from our front gardens and along the hall, we would welcome your help. This can be done at any time. The waste skip is available for weeds/rubbish and is not locked. Please bring your own gardening gloves.
Safety in the Kitchen.
Due to some near mishaps, it would be appreciated if you not enter the kitchen during morning tea, unless you are serving the morning tea that day, or assisting with the washing up. Please place your dirty cup and glasses on the trays on the table by the door. Cold water and cool tap water is available from jugs on the table to the left of the counter.
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 11th – 18th February
|MONDAY||James 1.1-11||Psalm 119.65-72||Mark 8.11-13|
|TUESDAY||James 1.12-18||Psalm 94.12-19||Mark 8.14-21|
|WEDNESDAY||Joel 2.1-2,12-17||Psalm 51.1-17 2 Cor inthians 5.20b-6.10||Matthew 6.1-6.16-21|
|THURSDAY||Deuteronomy 30.15-20||Psalm 1||Luke 9.22-25|
|FRIDAY||Isaiah 58.1-9a||Psalm 51.15-19||Matthew 9.14-15|
|SATURDAY||Isaiah 58.9b-14||Psalm 86.1-7||Luke 5.27-32|
Next Sunday: First Sunday in Lent
First Reading: Genesis 9.8-17
Second Reading: 1 Peter 3.18-22
Gospel: Mark 1.9-15
Special Anglican News – Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy
Please pray for Archbishop Kay who was enthroned as the Archbishop of Perth yesterday, 10 February – a very historical occasion!
LENT is the period of 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter; it was traditionally a time of fasting and prayer and of giving up something we habitually liked! Now it is considered more a time of reflection, not necessarily of giving up something but maybe taking on something – come to a Lenten Study, join a group or volunteer to help with the Opshop, Sunday School, serving, flower arranging or hospitality! Talk to someone you haven’t become acquainted with at church yet during morning tea. We wish everyone a blessed Lent!
Prayers for each day of the week
Ruth Champion; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke.
Lyne, Eleanor & Constance Cuneen & John MacLulich.
Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Davis & Austin; Kathy Drummond.
Stephen Gates & Andrew; Altin & Hannah Gavranovic.
Peter Gilbert & Alfredo; Kevin Green; Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blomberry.
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Jackie Bonham, Sheila Brown, Patricia Harris, Barbara MacLulich; Leanne; Doug Hall; Barbara Granger; John & Jill Eddy; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards and her family; Kristy & Rodney; Helen Woellner; Sue Drewett; Ken Gilmour; Irma; Andy Serafin, Damien Lew, Rosemary Bradford; Kim Hill & the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry at La Perouse.
The sick – Long term:
Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Robin Crowther, Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Joseph Jeebell; Noel Jeffs; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Evelyn; Marissa; Barbara MacLulich; Jennifer McGovern; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Janet Walmsley; Yavani Mu Daly; Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Helen Gronowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Peter; Margaret Flakeler; Matthew Winter; Paull Garrett; Alex & Libby Jones, Robert & Lyndall, Bob Hogg.
Patience Ijeoma Wobo (Nigeria; Edi’s step-mother).]
Anniversaries of the Departed:
14th Ash Wednesday
17th Holy Innocents
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)
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
Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeal & Amanda Mason
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.
Hon Clergy Associate:
Fr John Reimer
Organist: Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.
Eddy Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041
Pastoral Care Group