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

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 6 August 2017


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.

Preacher &Celebrant: Fr. Philip Bradford
Welcomers Today: Nadia Wheatley & Richard Hagen
Next week: Ann Petersen & David Dunlop

Readers Today: Thomas Fleming & Ellenor Fleming
Readers next week: Kay Younie & Rosemary Bradford
Intercessor John Tonetti
Next week: Moya Holle
Hospitality: Reddy Family (B’day cake)

Next Week: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre

Cleaners/Flowers Sat 12th M Rinker, K Green, Neville Daniels

Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.

Please switch off your mobile phone before the service commences.

The miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes is a reminder for us that the work of God’s transforming love is never done. Though the apostles had called for the immense crowds to return to the villages to buy food for themselves, Jesus instead works a miracle for his people.

Mother Teresa said ‘He uses us to be his love and compassion in the world in spite of our weaknesses and frailties.’ In this miracle Jesus does not produce food out of nowhere. He takes the little that the apostles have, and he multiplies it a thousand fold.’

We are reminded, in this retelling of the works of Jesus, that there is an extraordinary disproportion between what we give to God, and what Jesus can make of it.

  • Ask that Spirit of God will provide us the courage to seek his assistance in all that we do, and be freed from our own preoccupations to make time to serve God and his people with inexhaustible love.

  • Give thanks for the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan.

Text: Jesse Poole
Saint Peter’s, East Maitland, Diocese of Newcastle
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2017

Introit Hymn: TIS 133 – O Worship the Lord, all glorious above

Sentence: The Lord is near to all who call on him in truth. He fulfils the desire of all that fear him, hears their cry, and saves them.

Psalm 145.18–19


O God, giver of life and health,

whose Son Jesus Christ has called us to hunger and thirst for justice:

refresh us with your grace,

that we may not be weary in well-doing,

for the sake of him who meets all our needs,

Jesus Christ our Saviour;

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading Genesis 32.22-31

A reading from the Book of Genesis

The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the day is breaking.’ But Jacob said, ‘I will not let you go, unless you bless me.’ So he said to him, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, ‘Jacob.’ Then the man said, ‘You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.’ Then Jacob asked him, ‘Please tell me your name.’ But he said, ‘Why is it that you ask my name?’ And there he blessed him. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, ‘For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.’ The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.

For the Word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 17.1-7, 16

1 Hear my just cause O Lord * give heed |to my |cry:

listen to my prayer that | comes from no | lying | lips.

2 Let judgement for me come forth | from your | presence:

and let your | eyes di-| scern the | right.

3 Though you search my heart and visit me | in the | night-time:

though you try me by fire you will | find no | wicked ness | in me.

4 My mouth does not transgress like the | mouth of | others:

for I have | kept the | word of your | lips.


5 My steps have held firm in the way of | your com-| mands:

and my feet have not | stumbled | from your | paths.

6 I call upon you O God for you will | surely | answer:

incline your ear to me | and | hear my | words.

7 Show me the wonders of your steadfast love *

O saviour of those who come to | you for | refuge:

who by your right hand deliver them *

from | those that rise | up a-| gainst them.

16 And I also shall see your face because my | cause is | just:

when I awake and see you as you are | I | shall be | satisfied.

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

Second reading Romans 9.1-8

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans

I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit—I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises;  to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.  It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all Israelites truly belong to Israel, and not all of Abraham’s children are his true descendants; but ‘It is through Isaac that descendants shall be named after you.’  This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as descendants.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
I hope | in the | Lord,
I | trust | in his | word.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,

Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you!

Response: And also with you.

The Gospel Matthew 14.13-21

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.’ Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’ They replied, ‘We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.’  And he said, ‘Bring them here to me.’ Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

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

The Sermon

Hymn after Sermon: TIS 609 – May the mind of Christ my Saviour

Prayers of the People

Prayer for our Parish
Gracious God,
we pray for our Parish of St Luke,
for our clergy, lay-ministers and all who worship here.
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 526 Lord Jesus, You have come to us

Hymn during Communion – In Love You Summon

Final Hymn: TIS 217 (i) – Love divine, all loves excelling

Happy Birthday to: Ron Nath; Winnie Rakphong; Matthew Tangruthaitham; Uma Thuensawad; James Barnes; Brett Davies.


Parish Council Minutes for May were adopted at the meeting last Sunday 30 July and are now attached to the notice board, no meeting was held in June, while 2 Wardens were overseas. Fr John Sanderson met with PC last Sunday and continued the conversation about “Growing a Healthy Parish” program. Members of Parish Council will think about ways to plan the next year and will meet again on 20 August to discuss a way forward. We pride ourselves at St Luke’s on being a welcoming and inclusive community – Fr John commented that he felt this was truly a place where he felt welcomed and love where abounded. It is so very important that each one of us welcome and speak to (include) everyone who comes! Some of us may tend to speak only to the same group of people; please talk to those you see at morning tea standing alone. There is a 2 page document he gave PC members available on the table in the foyer for anyone who is interested.

Bunnings BBQ – Saturday 12 August – thank you to all you wonderful people who have volunteered to help on Saturday morning. If you’re feeling left out we still need people in the afternoon from 2.30 p.m. til the end of the day.

Evensong next Sunday 13 August at 5 p.m. – The Brabyn Singers will be with us, so please come and if you can, bring a plate to feed our guests high tea. As we can use the hall this time, if you need anything heated it will not be a problem. All welcome – with or without food contributions!

The Bishop will be with us the following Sunday 20 August, however for the first time in some years we will not be having a Confirmation Service.

Wednesday 23 August from 4:30pm to 6pm the St James’ Institute in collaboration with the Sydney Movement for the Ordination of Women (Sydney MOW) welcomes the Reverend Canon Dr Emma Percy, Chaplain and Fellow of Trinity College Oxford and Chair of Women and the Church (WATCH) UK. In this seminar Canon Percy discusses women and the church and shares her experiences from over 20 years as an ordained Anglican priest in the United Kingdom. Afternoon tea is provided by Jardin St James. Tickets $20. All welcome.Tickets from, by email to or by phoning 8227 1305. This event will conclude at 6pm in time for all to attend Choral Evensong at St James’ Church at 6:15pm, sung by the Choir of St James’.

Women’s Reading Group next meets on Wednesday 23 August at 7.30 p.m. at Pauline Newell’s residence. We will be reading Fighting Hislam by Susan Carland and the book can be purchased for $23.24 through Book Depositary online. All welcome.

Anglicans Together DinnerFriday 25 August 2017. This year the Anglicans Together Dinner will be held in the Cellos Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. The Guest Speaker will be Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.

Martyrs Day Service – Saturday 2nd September, 10.30am, at St Alban’s Church, 3 Pembroke Street, Epping. Special preacher: Fr Peter Yeats, Rector of St John’s, Balmain, Refreshments afterwards in Parish Hall- Ring Denise, 9876 3362.

MOW Australia – AGM – Saturday 2nd September, 2pm at St Alban’s Epping Parish Hall.  Guest Speaker: Dr Josie McSkimming, Clinical Social Worker & Lecturer UNSW.”

Wednesday 6 September at 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm at Sydney College of Divinity – Special Lecture by Dr Scott Stephens, Editor of the ABC’s Religion and Ethics website. Two series of the critically acclaimed ‘Life’s Big Questions’ program were presented by Scott for Compass on ABC1. The College is located at 6B/5 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park. See notice board for more details.


Saturday 16 September at 6.30 p.m. is our Annual Wardens’ Dinner – Celebrating 500 years since the Reformation. Tickets will be on sale shortly. This will be an amusing night – especially if dressing in period costume! You do not have to dress up but it does make it a “fun”night. This is the time of Martin Luther, Katherine Luther, Elizabeth I, Cardinal Wolsey, Mary Queen of Scots, and Thomas Cranmer! Plenty to choose from – lots of monks, nuns, underlings, maids and peasants!!

The Organ Fund for the painting of the front pipes is tax-deductible! We still need another $15,000 – a big ‘thank you’ to all who have already contributed. Please fill in a form (in the church foyer or entrance to the hall). Please see Kathy Drummond for further details.

Giving to St Luke’s – thank you for your gifts by plate, envelope or direct giving. New boxes for this financial year are available in the foyer. Alternatively, 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 7th to 13th August 2017

MONDAY Numbers 11.4b-15 Psalm 81.10-16 Matthew 14.22-36
TUESDAY Numbers 12.1-13 Psalm 51.1-7 Matthew 15.1-2, 10-14
WEDNESDAY Numbers 13.1-2,25-14.1;14.26-29,34-35 Psalm 106.17-24 Matthew 15.21-28
THURSDAY Numbers 20.1-13 Psalm 95.1-7 Matthew 16.13-23
FRIDAY Deuteronomy 4.32-40 Psalm 77.11-15 Matthew 16.24-28
SATURDAY Deuteronomy 6.4-13 Psalm 18.1-7 Matthew 17.14-20

Next Sunday Readings –Mary Mother of our Lord

First Reading: Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Song of Mary APBA P.9 or 425
Second reading: Galatians 4:4-7
Gospel: Luke 2:1-7


Prayers for each day of the week

Stuart. Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; Janet Walmsley; Nadia Wheatley; Matt

hew, Bronwyn, Sam & Thomas Whiting.

Janet Widmar; Jennie Winton; Sally Woellner; Waew Wongjam; Kay & Natasha Younie; Amelia Zea..

Shirley & Barbara Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; James, Elliot & Harry Barnes; Ian Barnett.

Matthew, Michelle, Darcy, Patrick, Charlotte & Emily Batterham; Angela Bell & Saffron Powell.

Ewan, Jessica & Cynthia Berkemeier; Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bishop; Ross Black.
Fr. Philip & Rosemary Bradford; Chris Brooks & Martin; Tony Brownlow; Les & Lyn Carrington.

Ruth Champion; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke; Ron Cross; Lyne, Constance & Eleanor Cuneen & John MacLulich.

Prayers for those in immediate need:

Noel Jeffs, Alex & Libby Jones; Jean Widmer; Leanne; Doug Hall, Robert and Lyndall, Jean Weller; Barbara Granger, John & Jill Eddy, Laurie Bestel, Robert Gibbs, Rhiannon Henry-Edwards, Barbara MacLulich; Bill Kennedy; Kristy & Rodney; Helen Woellner; Merrin & Elizabeth; Sue Drewett. Ron Flood, Rev’d Ken Gilmour and Barbara O’Reilly.

Our Prayers for those in ongoing need:

Shirley; Barbara & Jade Allen; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Ross Black; Maureen & Henry Byers; Hugo Cunningham; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Linda Jensathit; Jude & Isla; Marissa; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Janet Walmsley; Yavani Mu Daly, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Jack & family; Caroline Wilson; Amrit McIntyre, Dawn Holland, Helen Gronowski (Priest), Bruce Sims, Marco LoSchiavo, & Peter; Margaret Flakeler, Wolf Winter & Paull Garrett; Sr Helena and Sr Rosamund.

Recently Departed

Anniversaries of the Departed

Septima Martimer; Albert Watson; Mervyn Davis; Dianna Gomes; Grace Johnsen.

Saints Commemorations

8th: Dominic, priest and friar (d.1221)
st: Holy men and women of the Old Testament.
th: Mary Summer, founder of the Mothers’ Union (d.1921).
th: Laurence, deaconand martyr at Rome (d.258)
th: John Henry Newman, cardinal and theologian (d.1890).

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)

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:

Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeal & Amanda Mason.

Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour

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:
The Rev’d. John Reimer

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
Fabian LoSchiavo Mb 0417 670 749
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400 166 041

Youth Warden: Ellenor Fleming

Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Amrit MacIntyre; Tony Purcell; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell, James Barnes (Treasurer).

Parish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey; Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch.

Synod Reps:

Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour

Pastoral Care Support Group
Ruth Champion; John Tonetti, Moya Holle; Peter Seymour.