Michael and All Angels
25 September 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:||David Dunlop & Ann Petersen|
|Next week:||Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola|
|Readers Today:||Bryson & Bianca Reddy|
|Readers next week:||Jennifer Bestel & Noel Jeffs|
|Next week:||Richard Hagen|
|Hospitality:||Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Davies (for Les/Kevin)|
|Next Week:||Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner (B’day cake)|
|Cleaners Saturdays 1St :||Richard Hagen, Stephens Gates, Ruth Champion|
Immediately there is conjured up in the mind – great wealth, luxury, a beautiful mansion, glorious food, and much more. Then there is the picture of a homeless, bare-footed, shabbily dressed, probably unwashed man, called Lazarus. He has a name – he is a person – a human being. The rich man is nameless – he is ‘everyman’. This is a memorable parable. Jesus is teaching his disciples and he does it with memorable stories. Jesus’ stories are for his disciples in every age and place. They are for us in Australia today. We can reflect: who are the nameless rich – people – countries – churches, and who are those whose names we do not ask to know.
What are we to understand from Jesus’ teaching? – Our actions have everlasting consequences.
Paul when writing to Timothy said: ‘There is great gain in godliness combined with contentment.’ ‘ But those who want to be rich fall into temptation.’
- Pray: ‘Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’
- Give thanks for the Church of the Province of Myanmar, giving thanks for their work and witness in that country.
Text: Moya Holle, ABM Sydney Committee
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016
Introit Hymn: TIS 204 – Come, let us join our cheerful songs
The Sentence: Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. James 5.16
The Collect (we pray together)
from whom light rises in darkness for those who seek you:
grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties,
the grace to ask what you would have us do,
that in your light we may see light,
and in your narrow path may not stumble;
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.
First Reading Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14
A reading from the Book of the Prophet Daniel
As I watched, thrones were set in place, and an Ancient One took his throne; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were burning fire. A stream of fire issued and flowed out from his presence. A thousand thousand served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood attending him. The court sat in judgement, and the books were opened. As I watched in the night visions, I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds of heaven. And he came to the Ancient One and was presented before him. To him was given dominion and glory and kingship, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away, and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 I will give you thanks O LORD with my | whole | heart:
even before the | gods will I | sing your | praises.
2 I will bow down toward your holy temple * and give | thanks to your | name:
because of your faithfulness and your loving-kindness* for you have
made your name and your | word su-| preme over | all things.
3 At a time when I called you you | gave me | answer:
and put new | strength with-| in my | soul.
4 All the kings of the earth shall | praise you O| LORD:
for they have | heard the | words of your | mouth.
5 And they shall sing of the | ways of the | LORD:
that the | glory of the | LORD is | great.
6 For though the LORD is exalted * he looks u-| pon the |lowly:
but he | humbles the | proud from a-|far.
7 Though I walk in the midst of danger * yet will you pre-| serve my |life:
you will stretch out your hand against the fury of my enemies*
and | your right |hand shall | save me.
8 The LORD will complete his | purpose | for me;
your loving-kindness O LORD endures forever *
do not forsake the | work of | your own | hands.
Glo-| ry to | God: Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men
Second Reading Revelation 12.7-12a
A reading from the book of Revelation
And war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back, but they were defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, proclaiming, ‘Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Messiah, for the accuser of our comrades has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death. Rejoice then, you heavens and those who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, for the devil has come down to you with great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!’
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Gospel Procession –
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Bless the Lord all | you his | angels,
his | ministers who | do his | will.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The Gospel John 1.43-51
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
….Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and he found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’ Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’ When Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards him, he said of him, ‘Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!’ Nathanael asked him, ‘Where did you come to know me?’ Jesus answered, ‘I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.’ Nathanael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.’ And he said to him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.’
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after the Sermon: TIS 642 (Tune 156) – This day God gives me
Offertory Hymn: TIS 108 – You holy angels bright
Hymn during Communion
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.
Final Hymn: TIS 142 – Glory be to God the Father
Tuesday night Bible Study is currently in recess – watch this space.
Saturday 1 October – Sydney Chamber Choir sings the Nelson Mass at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place, at 7.30 pm.
Joseph Haydn wrote his ‘Nelson’ Mass for a world in turmoil: Napoleon’s armies were sweeping across Europe and had reached almost to the gates of Vienna. Haydn’s response was to write music of serenity and confidence, the trumpets of war transformed into fanfares of joy.
In this performance, Sydney Chamber Choir is joined by Orchestra Seventeen88, playing on instruments from Haydn’s time and bringing the music alive as Haydn himself might have heard it.
Sharing the program with Haydn is Australian composer Ross Edwards, whose Missa Alchera reveals deep connections between time, ritual, place and the Dreaming of Australia’s Indigenous peoples.
Sunday 2 October – St Francis’ Day – Blessing of the pets. Please bring your dogs on leashes or other small pets in cages.
Sunday 9 October – Immediately following our Eucharist we will have a brief service to inter the ashes of Mary Sotiriadis in our Memorial Garden. Family & friends of Mary will be joining us for this occasion. Please join in too.
Sunday 16 October – Back to St Luke’s Day – Guest preacher will be Professor Diane Speed, Dean and CEO of Sydney College of Divinity. We have sent letters of invitation to former parishioners and others connected with St Luke’s or St Augustine’s. If you know of anyone who would like to come, please let Ruth or Jennie know so that we can send them an invitation. We will have a shared lunch on this occasion, so we will be asking you all to contribute.
Sunday 23 October at 4.00 p.m. – Evensong with the Brabyn Singers and High Tea..
Sunday 6 November – Confirmation Service – Bishop Michael Stead will be here for the confirmation service. If you or anyone you know wishes to be confirmed, please see Fr Philip.
Saturday 26 November – Christmas Market. See Jennifer Bestel for further information and offers of help would be appreciated.
Bookstall News – Nadia’s book Flight has won the Picture Book Award in the Children’s Book Awards for this year. We have copies in stock. We also have 2017 Calendars featuring beautiful photographs of Australian Anglican Churches – only $10 each.
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 …
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 26th to 2nd October 2016
|MONDAY||Job 1.6-22||Psalm 17.1-7||Luke 9.46-50|
|TUESDAY||Job 3.1-3,11-17,20-23||Psalm 88.1-7||Luke 9.51-56|
|WEDNESDAY||Job 9.1-12,14-16||Psalm 88.8-16||Luke 9.57-62|
|THURSDAY||Job 19.21-27||Psalm 27.9-17||Luke 10.1-12|
|FRIDAY||Job 38.1-12-21`; 40.3-5||Psalm 139.6-11||Luke 10.13-16|
|SATURDAY||Job 42.1-17||Psalm 119.65-72||Luke 10.17-24|
Next Sunday: St Francis Day
Gospel Matthew 11.25-30
Prayers for each day of the week
Ewan, Jessica & Cynthia Berkemeier; Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bishop; Ross Black.
Fr.Philip & Rosemary Bradford; Chris Brooks; Tony Brownlow; Graham & Suzanne Campton.
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Asia Bibi, Robert and Lyndall; Jenny Johnston; Linda Jensathit; Sheila Cross.
|Prayer for the sick or in need.
Shirley Allen; Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Lyn Carrington; Kay & Russell Clark; Paull Garrett; Ros Gee; Madeline Gee; Marilyn Gibbs; Tina Gounder & Jayden Gounder; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs, Eddy Kittirat; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Emily & Taylor McCormick; Jennifer McGovern; Janet McLeod; Fr Ron Morris, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Stephen Thomas; Sophie Toupein; Janet Walmsley; Bishop Greg Thompson & Diocese of Newcastle; Yavani Mu Daly, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; David, David & Chandra; Nilesh Gandar & family; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; Pittaya Nitcharoen.
Thanksgiving for blessings received:
Anniversaries of the Departed
William Dorrington; Thomas Morton; Jean Thurling; Mary Fisher; Mary Ferguson; Bill Cummings; William Bugle; Claudine McLead; Harold McLead; Ellen Miller; Marj Newport.
26th: Lancelot Andrews, Bishop of Winchester (d.1626).
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 & Amanda Mason.
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wednesday 9.00 am to 12 noon; Friday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.
www.stlukesenmore.org.auHon Clergy Associate:
Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 451362)
Organist: Kathy Drummond
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Jennie Winton Mb 0401727718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Jennifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treasurer); Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Fabian LoSchiavo; Amrit MacIntyre & Tony Purcell.
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