21st 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.
Readers next week:
Cleaners Saturday 27th
|Fr Peter Ellem
Fr Philip Bradford
Graham & Suzanne CamptonBrett
Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre
Tony Brownlow & Lea MacNeil
Ellenor & Thomas Fleming
Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner
R Hagen, S Gates, R Champion
Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.
Jeremiah protested that he didn’t want the job God was asking him to do. He demurred ‘Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy’. However the Lord had had it planned for some time – ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you’.
You will remember that Moses had tried the same excuse and certainly when confronted with the reality he said, ‘I tremble with fear’. (Heb 12:20) This was unlike Mary, (whose Feast Day was kept on 15 August), who accepted the challenge, offering no excuses. When we reflect on our pilgrimage, we know that we have to be in a place to hear God’s challenge. Then have faith he will reach out and set us free from our fear or bondage, as he did the woman, crippled for eighteen years.
- Pray that, like the crowd following Jesus, we will rejoice at all the wonderful things God does in our lives.
- Give thanks for the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, the Anglican Church in Japan, remembering especially today their ministry in a predominantly non-Christian context.
Text: Moya Holle, ABM Sydney Committee . © Anglican Board of Mission, 2016
Introit Hymn: — TIS 447 Lord, your almighty word
The Sentence: You, O Lord, are my hope, my trust from my youth. Upon you have I leaned since my birth. Psalm 71.5–6
O God, the Judge of all,
through the saving blood of your Son
you have brought us to the heavenly Jerusalem
and given us a kingdom which cannot be shaken:
fill us with reverence and awe in your presence,
that in thanksgiving
we and all your Church
may offer you acceptable worship;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives to intercede for us, now and for ever. Amen.
A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah
Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations. ’Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.’But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, “I am only a boy”; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.’
Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the Lord said to me, ‘Now I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.’
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
- To you, Lord, have I | come for | shelter:
let me | never be | put to | shame.
- In your righteousness rescue | and de- | liver me:
incline your | ear to | me and | save me.
- Be for me a rock of refuge * a fortress | to de- | fend me:
for you are my high | rock | and my | stronghold.
- Rescue me, O my God | from the hand of the | wicked:
from the grasp of the | pitiless | and un- | just.
- For you, Lord | are my | hope:
you are my confidence, O God, from my youth upward.
- On you have I | leaned since my | birth:
you are | he that brought me out of my mother’s womb *
and my | praise is of | you con- | tinually.
Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men
A reading from the letter to the Hebrews
You have not come to something that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them. (For they could not endure the order that was given, ‘If even an animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death. ‘Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, ‘I tremble with fear.’)
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. See that you do not refuse the one who is speaking; for if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less will we escape if we reject the one who warns from heaven! At that time his voice shook the earth; but now he has promised, ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven.’ This phrase ‘Yet once more’ indicates the removal of what is shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; for indeed our God is a consuming fire.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
May the peace of Christ rule in your hearts;
and the fullness of his message live within you.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
The Gospel Luke 13.10–17
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
* Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you are set free from your ailment.’ When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, ‘There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.’ But the Lord answered him and said, ‘You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?’ When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after the Sermon: — TIS 609 May the mind of Christ my saviour
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 658 I, the Lord of sea & sky
Hymn during Communion
Final Hymn: — TIS 571 Forth in your name
Today 21 August – The guest preacher today is Fr Peter Ellem, Chaplain at Westmead Hospital. Please speak with Fr Peter and his wife Ruth, during morning tea.
Parish Council meets today in the Emmaus Room following morning tea.
Tuesday 23 August at 11 am – Requiem Mass for Mary Sotiriadis here at St Luke’s with catered refreshments to follow in the hall. We will be serving tea and coffee and will set up the hall at 9.00 a.m. – tables, cloths and napkins. Some help would be appreciated.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 24 August 7.30 p.m. – Women’s Reading Group at Pauline Newell’s home.
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 email@example.com
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. Bookings with payment must be in by 26 August and please let Moya know.
Sunday 11 September – Reconciliation Service: Guest speaker will be Dr 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.
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.
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 22nd to 27th August 2016
|MONDAY||2 Thess 1.1–5,11b 12||Psalm 96.1–6||Matthew 23.13–22|
|TUESDAY||2 Thess 2.1–3a,14–17||Psalm 96.7–13||Matthew 23.23–26|
|WEDNESDAY||2 Thess 3.1–18||Psalm 128||Matthew 23.27–32|
|THURSDAY||1 Corinthians 1.1–9||Psalm 145.1–9||Matthew 24.42–51|
|FRIDAY||1 Corinthians 1.17–25||Psalm 33.1–8||Matthew 25.1–13|
|SATURDAY||1 Corinthians 1.26–31||Psalm 33.13–21||Matthew 25.14–30|
Next Sunday: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm: 81.1, 10–16
Hebrews 13.1–8, 15–16
Gospel Reading: Luke 14.1, 7–14
Prayers for each day of the week
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
|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, 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, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; David.
Anniversaries of the Departed:
24th: Bartholomew, Apostle and Martyr
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.
Lay-Ministers — Part Time – Lea MacNeil & Thai Community
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wednesday 9.00 am to 12 noon; Friday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.
Hon Clergy Associate:
Organist: Kathy Drummond
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Jennie Winton Mb 0401727718
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041
Pastoral Care Support Group