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Luke, Evangelist & Martyr 2015

St Luke’s Enmore with Stanmore

An Anglican Parish in the Diocese of Sydney.

Luke, Evangelist & Martyr      18th October 2015

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.

We welcome especially today The Rev’d Anastasia Webster-Hawes as our guest preacher, her husband Donald and a parishioner, Mrs Decima Cone, from our Partner Parish of Christchurch, Blayney, in the Diocese of Bathurst. 

Celebrant:                                Fr. Philip Bradford
Preacher:                                  Rev’d Anastasia Webster-Hawes
Welcomers Today:                  Ruth Champion & Chris Thurley
Next week:                              David Dunlop & Evelyn
Readers Today:                        Richard Hagen & Susan Hill
Readers next week:                  Katherine Oldfield, Stephen Gates
Intercessor:                              Peter Seymour
Next week:                              Moya Holle
Hospitality:                              J Burton, R Champion, J Merchant
Next Week:                            Evelyn Maack & Suzanne Campton
Cleaners Saturday 24th           M Holle, J Tonetti, N Daniels

The call from God is heard within our hearts, if we listen attentively. Each one of us is called in some way to build the Kingdom of God. For Luke, healer and writer, the mission is to the Gentiles. What would have happened if he had ignored that call? Seven years ago and newly ordained, I presided at my first Eucharist on this feast day; no regrets although the harvest has not always been as bountiful as hoped for!

  • Pray that we may listen attentively for what God is calling us to be and to become in His service.
  • Pray for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.

Text:       The Rev Laurette Glasgow, Special Advisor for Government Relations for the Anglican Church of Canada and the Diocese of Ottawa
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2015

Introit Hymn: TIS 111 Praise to the Lord the Almighty

The Sentence:   The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; ask therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.                                                                                         Luke 10:2

The Collect:

Almighty God,
who inspired your servant Luke the physician
to set forth in his gospel
the love and healing power of your Son:
graciously continue in your Church
this love and power to heal,
to the praise and glory of your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and forever. Amen.

First Reading                                                            Jeremiah 8.22-9.3
A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah

Is there no balm in Gilead?  Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of my poor people not been restored?  O that my head were a spring of water, and my eyes a fountain of tears, so that I might weep day and night for the slain of my poor people!  O that I had in the desert a traveller’s lodging-place, that I might leave my people and go away from them! For they are all adulterers, a band of traitors.  They bend their tongues like bows; they have grown strong in the land for falsehood, and not for truth; for they proceed from evil to evil,  and they do not know me, says the Lord .

For the word of the Lord                                        Thanks be to God  

Psalm 145.10-18

10 All creation | praises you, O | Lord:
and your faithful | servants | bless your | name.

11 They speak of the | glory of your | kingdom:
and | tell of your | great | might,

12 That the whole earth may know your | mighty | acts:
and the glorious | splendour | of your | kingdom.

13 Your kingdom is an ever -| lasting | kingdom:
and your dominion en -| dures through | all gener -| ations.

14 The Lord upholds all | those who | stumble:
and raises up | those that are | bowed | down.

15 The eyes of all look to | you in | hope:
and you give them their | food in | due | season;

16 You open | wide your | hand:
and fill all things | living with your | bounteous | gift.

17 The Lord is just in | all his | ways:
and | faithful in | all his | dealings.

18 The Lord is near to all who | call u -| pon him:
to all who | call up-| on him in | truth.

Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men

Second Reading                                                                  2 Timothy 4.9-17a
A reading from Paul’s second letter to Timothy
Do your best to come to me soon, for Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful in my ministry. I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments.  Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will pay him back for his deeds.  You so must beware of him, for he strongly opposed our message.  At my first defence no one came to my support, but all deserted me. May it not be counted against them!  But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.

For the word of the Lord                                         Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
I have chosen you from the | world, says the | Lord
to go and bear |fruit | that will | last.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.


The Gospel                                                                     Luke 10.1-9
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.  Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.  Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!”  And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you.  Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house.  Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”

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

Hymn after Sermon:   TIS 464  Seek O seek the Lord

Parish Prayer:

Gracious God, we pray for our Parish of St Luke,
for our Acting Rector Philip and all who worship here.
At this time of change, 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 – 456  Your hand O God has guided

Hymn during Communion:   Behold I make all things new

Final Hymn: TIS 432  Christ is made the sure foundation

The Blessing

Memorial of the Incarnation

Next Sunday: Twenty- Second Sunday after Pentecost :

Job 42.1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34.1-8; Hebrews 7.21-28; Mark 10.46-52.

Bible Readings for the Week 12th to 18th October 2015

Monday Romans 4.20-25 So Zech (APBAp.30 Luke 12.13-21
Tuesday Romans 5.12-21 Psalm 40.6-13 Luke 12.35-38
Wednesday Romans 6.12-18 Psalm 124 Luke 12.39-48
Thursday Romans 6.19-23 Psalm 1 Luke 12.49-53
Friday Romans 7.18-25a Psalm 119.65-72 Luke 12.54-59
Saturday Romans 8.1-11 Psalm 24.1-6 Luke 13.1-9


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.
St Luke’s Enmore Bank Account Details
Account Name:
St Luke’s Anglican Church Working Account
BSB: 062-165                                          Account Number: 10023547

You can use your own name as a reference, but if you prefer, just use the word Offering as a reference and your name will remain anonymous. Your personal and banking details will not be given to St Luke’s.

Notices for the third week of October:

Thank you to all who came and helped set up for the Wardens Indian Dinner yesterday morning and cleaned up last night.  The night was a great success thanks to the Reddy Family, their relatives/friends and to all of you who came along and joined in the fun.
The flowers in church today are given by Ann Petersen in loving memory of her late husband, Peter Petersen and by Beth Armstrong in loving memory of her mother, Ruth Arthur.
Stephen Thomas is looking for shared accommodation, or a room in which to lodge while he considers his vocation to serve with the Franciscans.  If you have a room or know of anyone who has, or you see one advertised within Enmore or the nearby precinct, please let Stephen know – mobile is 0473 164 017 and Stephen has references.
The Christmas Market Facebook is now up and running, so take a look and share it with your friends.  We’d like as many “hits” as possible!  This is non-cost advertising and we need to take advantage of it.  The posters and flyers will be available soon for you to share with your neighbours, family and friends.  Please make it known to all you meet and help towards the Market’s success.  We are looking for helpers, bakers and raffle ticket sellers!  If our bakers would like to get cheap eggs and flour, please put your names on the list in the hall.  Kathy Drummond can get 20 eggs for $6.50 and plain (Manildra Baker’s flour) 5 kg for around $6.00.
Our Big Christmas Hamper Guessing Competition – we will have a box in the church foyer for your contributions to the Christmas Hamper! Anything from a packet of crackers to a bottle of wine would be great.
Our Carpark – please do not park other than in a line marked space.  It inconveniences others and causes unnecessary conflict.  Please drop off your passengers in the driveway and park in the Edgeware Road Carpark (get your ticket and display) or in the Cypriot Club carpark on Stanmore Road.  We only have 13 car parking spaces and 2 disabled spaces; this means most people need to park elsewhere, especially if you are capable of walking more than 100m.  Please leave parking spaces for those who are elderly and/or disabled.
A New Big Roster is ready today; it would have been emailed but if you want a hard copy please pick one up from the table in the hall foyer.
Toysn’ Tucker – Anglicare – During the month of November we will have boxes in the church foyer to receive your donations of toys and non-perishable food for the Christmas distributions to poor and needy families.  The guidelines are basically, no chocolate or chocolate biscuits as they do not last in the heat and no toys should be reliant on batteries.
The Parish is also registered to help with donations of clothing and food when the flood of refugees arrives in Sydney.  The Archbishop has set up a website where parishes register their name and what help they can give.  More information will be provided later.
Tuesday 20 October 7.30 p.m. – Bible Study recommences.
Wednesday 28 October 7.30 p.m. – Women’s Reading Group meets at Pauline Newell’s home.  See Ruth or Jo Burton if you would like to join us.
Monday 23 November at 7.00 p.m.  – “Tears and Hope” Service at St John’s Darlinghurst. A service of healing for survivors of abuse.  All welcome.  This service has grown over the years from a handful of people to a huge crowd of people, whether the abuse happened in a church context or not.  For more information call 9265 1500 –  Catherine Wynn Jones – Chaplain, Professional Standards Unit, Sydney Diocese.
Christmas events:-
Christmas Market Saturday 28 November 2015
Sunday 20 December – visit to Stanmore Nursing Home with gifts and carol singing.
Friday 24 December – Midnight Mass commences at 11.30 p.m.
Christmas Day – 9.30 Family Eucharist
Our ABM Parish Projects for 2015
Al-Ahli Arab Hospital Gaza (PS001LH); this hospital is the oldest hospital in Gaza City and has 80 beds.  It provides medical and health services to patients regardless of ethnicity religion, political affiliation or economic status.  It serves everybody in the community.

Wontulp-Bi-Buya Theological College in Cairns (AU003WB); trains indigenous people for ordained ministry and lay-ministry.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy in Vanuatu VU006EA)

We have benefited greatly in the past from bequests left to the parish by parishioners who have included St Luke’s in their will.  Some amounts left to the Parish have been large, some very small; all have been appreciated. The Wardens have elected to retain this capital and generally only use the interest as needed for various projects.  If you would like to think about this and include St Luke’s in your will it is one way of ensuring the ongoing maintenance of this extraordinary parish.


Prayers for each day of the week

Matthew, Bronwyn, Sam & Thomas Whiting; Jennie Winton; Sally Woellner; Waew Wongjam.
Kay & Natasha Younie; Amelia Zea; Kate Abou Takka; Shirley & Barbara Allen; Grace Ashton.
James, Elliot & Harry Barnes; Ian Barnett; Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bishop.
Ross Black; Angus, Susan, Anwyn & Bryn Brook-Evans; Peter Brown & Iain; Tony Brownlow.
Les & Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; John & Nancy Cheng; Ron, Binh, Nam, Milly & Violetta Clarke.
Ron, Sheila; Nigel, Vivien, Nathan, Eric & Abigail Cross; Lyne, Ellenor; , Constance Cuneen & John MacLulich
Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Davis; Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop; Joan Everingham.


Our Prayers for those in immediate need…

Simon LoSchiavo, Leanne, Madeline, Mary Sotiriadis & Fr Ron Morris; Angela Bell and Paull Garrett

The sick – Long term

Shirley Allen; Beth Armstrong; Hannah Ashton; Diane Badcock; Fatima Begum; Joy Gander; Roslyn Gee; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Josephine Jabbour; Ann Jeffs, Kylie Laughlin; Ross Lehman; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Marie McGrath; Bp Ken Mason; Eve Moggs; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Oglvie; Bill & Poppy Prezios; Brian Rawnsley; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Sr Fiona CSC; Saria Sevilla; Florence Shellard; Trier family, Julie & Alex Wright & Bp Ivan Lee.
Recent Departed
Anniversaries of Deaths.

Ella Morey; Vi Watson; Herbert Golgsmith; Alice Bugle; Olga Wall; Walter Pinkerton; Anne Barret; Elizabeth Dempsey; Dorothy McCabe; Ruth Arthur; Peter Petersen.
Saints and Commemorations

19th: Henry Martyn, missionary & Bible translator in India & Persia (d.1812).
23rd:James of Jerusalem, brother of our Lord, martyr (d.c.62)
24th: United Nations, inaugurated 1945

Our prayers for those in need are for people in serious difficulties. We pray regularly for all parishioners on each day of the week.
Intercessors may like to use Christian names only on Sunday

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 will meet in the Chapel after morning tea.
WEEKDAY SERVICES: Morning Prayer: Wednesday 9.30 am & 10.00 a.m. Eucharist (followed by morning tea); & Friday 8.30am.
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES by arrangement.
ACTING RECTOR. Fr Philip Bradford.

Ph 9557 4219 – 0431 655 220 (Mob)
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.30am to 11 a.m.
Fr Ron Morris (Mb 0409 451362.)
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.
Stuart Veitch 0400-312-354
Fabian LoSchiavo;
Eddy Reddy; Mb 0410634948;
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041.
Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Jennifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treasurer); Peter Seymour; Jennie Winton, Diana Jefferies; Les Carrington.
Parish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch;
Pastoral Care Group
Ruth Champion; Stuart Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle.