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

Mary, Mother of our Lord

14th August 2016

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

Readers Today:                        Moya Holle & Jennie Winton
Readers next week:                  Tony Brownlow & Lea MacNeil
Intercessor:                              Rosemary Bradford

Next week:                              John Tonetti

Hospitality:                               John M, & Ruth Champion

Next Week:                              Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner

Cleaners Saturday 20th              A Petersen, P Gilbert & A Narnola

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


‘Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!”’  In these words, one senses the frustration which Jesus feels. Earlier in St Luke’s Gospel (read last week) Jesus has told his followers that it is the ‘Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom’, but they cannot see what is being offered to them. This echoes the scenario in today’s passage from Isaiah. The beloved (God) ‘had a vineyard on a very fertile hill…. he expected it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes’. Whereupon the vineyard (the House of Israel) was destroyed, laid waste. Jesus sees a similar thing happening in his day. There will be divisions, because some in the family will not do what is right. They will pay the price to ‘the very last penny’.

  • Pray for the Holy Catholic Church – God’s vineyard in the world – that it will yield ‘good grapes’.
  • Give thanks for Wontulp-Bi-Buya College in Cairns, remembering especially the students who study there.

Text:            Moya Holle, ABM Sydney Committee
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016

Introit Hymn: – TIS 290 Of the Father’s love begotten


The Sentence ‘Is not my word like fire,’ says the Lord, ‘and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?’            Jeremiah 23.29

The Collect:
Gracious God,

whose eternal Word took flesh among us

when Mary placed her life at the service of your will:

prepare our hearts for his coming again

and keep us steadfast in hope,

that we may be ready for the coming of his kingdom;

for his sake, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen

First Reading                                                  Isaiah 61.10 – 62.3

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
my whole being shall exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the earth brings forth its shoots,
and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
to spring up before all the nations.


For the word of the Lord                                                Thanks be to God


  1. My soul proclaims the | greatness of the | Lord,
    my spirit re|joices in | God my | Saviour;
  2. For he has looked with favour on his | lowly | servant.
    From this day all gener|ations will | call me | blessed:

3. The Almighty has done | great things | for me,
and | holy | is his | Name.

  1. He has mercy on | those who | fear him
    in | every | gener|ation.
  2. He has shown the | strength of his | arm,
    he has scattered the | proud in | their con|ceit.
  1. He has cast down the mighty | from their | thrones,
    and has | lifted | up the | lowly.
  2. He has filled the hungry with | good | things,
    and the rich he has | sent a|way | empty.
  3. He has come to the help of his | servant | Israel,
    for he has re|membered his | promise of | mercy,
  4. The promise he | made to our | ancestors,
    to Abraham | and his | children for | ever.

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

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


Second Reading                                                          Galatians 4.4-7

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Galatians

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children. And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father! ‘So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.

For the word of the Lord                                                Thanks be to God


Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Speak, O Lord, your | servant is | listening;
you have the words of | ever-| lasting | life.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.


The Gospel                                                                 Luke 2.1-7

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.  All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

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

The Sermon


Hymn after the Sermon: – TIS 294 Behold a rose is growing

 The Intercessions

 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.

 Lord hear our prayer:

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Offertory Hymn – TIS  497 Let all mortal flesh keep silence

 Hymn during Communion –

 Final Hymn: – TIS 161 Tell out my soul


Today Evensong at 4.00 p.m. with the Brabyn Singers; please come and bring a plate for supper, which will be in the foyer at the rear of the church.

Next Sunday 21 August – The guest preacher will be Fr Peter Ellem, Chaplain at Westmead Hospital.

Tuesday night Bible Study this Tuesday at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home – 7.30 pm, or 6.30 if you wish to share the meal.  The study is Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.

Pacific El Nino Emergency Response

The situation in Papua New Guinea caused by the ongoing El Nino weather system is worsening with an estimated 140,000 people suffering from severe food and water shortages. Since this appeal was launched in November 2015, donations contributed towards the food relief in Kerina Evangelists’ College but now more help is urgently needed.  More information is on the ABM website.  ABM is seeking to raise $50,000 to assist the Anglican Church of PNG.  Please donate if you can.

Wednesday 24 August at 10.30 am A Mission Morning Tea ABM’s Role in Relation to the Global Church. Christ Church St Laurence Hall.  RSVP Fiona (ABM Office) 9264 1021 or Moya

Saturday 27 August at 11 am ABM Commemoration of the New Guinea Martyrs at St John’s Dee Why. Preacher the Rev’d Ken Spreadborough who has spent a large part of his life in New Guinea firstly as a school teacher and then as Principal of Moem Army Barracks.  He later was made a Deacon and Priested; now retired, he lives on the Gold Coast.  Refreshments served afterwards in the grounds. See noticeboard for details.

Saturday 27 August 6.00 for 6.30 pm – BoyzNiteOut at Alberto’s Pizzeria, King Street South, opposite Bray St. Confirm with John Roe by 25 August. 0400955772 or

Wednesday 27 August 7.30 p.m. – Women’s Reading Group

Sunday 28 August – A Forum on an Exciting New Vision for the Op Shop will be held after morning tea.  Parish Council has decided that the Op Shop will be relocated to our premises by the end of the current lease which is August 2018, with great benefits for the Parish and the local community. This is an important meeting so please try to be there, but if you have questions in the meantime, speak to one of the Wardens or Andy.

Friday 2 September 7 for 7:30 pm – Anglicans Together Dinner – Guest speaker, Prof. Marion Maddox, ‘The Past, Pleasures and Prospects of Liberal Christianity’.  Full details and bookings forms are now available.

Sunday 11 September – Reconciliation Service: Guest speaker will be Elsie Heiss of the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and Reconciliation Church in La Perouse.

Saturday 17 September – Sydney MOW AGM at St Alban’s. Epping.  Guest speakers: David & Robyn Claydon.

Saturday 24 September – The Wardens “Swingin‘ Nightclub” & Dinner

Sunday 2 October – St Francis’ Day

Sunday 16 October – Back to St Luke’s Day – Guest preacher will be Professor Diane Speed. Put it in the diary; full details to follow.

Bookstall News – We have copies in stock of My Brother Vivian and the Christian Martyrs of Papua New Guinea by Patrick Redlich. Essential reading before the Commemoration Service on 27 August.

ABM Cooks are taking orders for: Lemon butter; Apple Chutney; Tomato Relish; Fruit Cake; Florentine Biscuits (with or without nuts); Cheese Oatmeal biscuits; Zucchini Pickles.  Place your orders with Moya.

Giving to St Luke’s

Envelopes in which to place your weekly offering are available at the Welcome Table at the entrance to the church and also at the Information Table near the Bookstall.  If you would like to use this method of giving, please take a box.

Alternatively ….

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 15th to 21st August 2016

MONDAY Ezekiel 24.15-24 Psalm 78.55-70 Matthew 19.16-22
TUESDAY Ezekiel 28.1-10 Psalm 36.1-6 Matthew 19.23-30
WEDNESDAY Ezekiel 34.1-11 Psalm 23 Matthew 20.1-16a
THURSDAY Ezekiel 36.23-28 Psalm 51.10-17 Matthew 22.1-14
FRIDAY Ezekiel 37.1-14 Psalm 107.1-9 Matthew  22.34-40
SATURDAY Ezekiel 43.1-7a Psalm  85.8-13 Matthew 23.1-12


Next Sunday: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 1.4-10
Psalm: 71.1-6
Hebrews 12.18-29
Gospel Reading: Luke 13.10-17


Prayers for each day of the week


Les & Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke; Ron, Sheila; Nigel, Vivien, Nathan & Abigail Cross.


Lyne, Constance & Eleanor Cuneen & John MacLulich; Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Davis.


Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop; Brent Egan; Michael, Elizabeth, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas Fleming.


Stephen Gates & Andrew; Altin Gavranovic & Hannah Forsyth; Peter Gilbert,& Alfredo Narnola.

Kevin Green; Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blomberry; Neville Hack; Richard Hagen & Somsakdi.


John, Martha & Christopher Haly; Raymond Heslehurst; Michael, Jacqueline, Sam & Sophie Hicks.


Janet, Susan & Alex Hill; Moya Holle; Anne Hywood & Peter Tregilgas; Diana Jefferies; Noel Jeffs; Linda Jensathit.


Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Mary Sotiriadis; Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Asia Bibi, Robert Dubler (& family); Sally’s partner David; Shirley Allen, Jennifer McGovern; Leigh Garretty; Jenny Johnston.

Prayer for the sick or in need.

Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong;  Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Lyn Carrington; Kay & Russell Clark; Paull Garrett; Ros Gee; Madeline Gee; Marilyn Gibbs; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs, Rosemary Kitchin; Eddy Kittirat; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Jude & Isla; Sof Lee; Marissa; Emily & Taylor McCormick; Janet McLeod; Fr Ron Morris, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Florence Shellard;  Stephen Thomas; Sophie Toupein; Janet Walmsley; Greg & Kerry Thompson; Yavani Mu Daly.

Recently Departed:

David Mulcahy

 Anniversaries of the Departed:

Neil Daniels; Arthur Ayers; Maria Bugle; Amy Burrow; John Lewis; Allan Polgen;Sydney Day; Flo Taylor; Dorothy Dunkerley.

Saints Commemoration:

15th: Mary, Mother of our Lord.
20th: Bernard of Clairvaux, abbot and teacher (d.1153).



Prayer List: Please check the Prayer List and add any prayer requests on the sheet on the Information Table or to advise if any further names should be removed.

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

Parish email:

Fr Philip:

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wednesday 9.00 am to 12 noon; Friday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m. Clergy Associate:

Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 451362)

Organist:  Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks

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

Jennie Winton Mb 0401727718.Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041

Parish 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; Peter Seymour