Parish Council will meet today 19 May after morning tea in the parish office.
Our PlayGroup for carers of young children is continuing and will be back in the hall tomorrow 20 May, 10 a.m. to 12 noon until the end of term.
THE USE OF ST LUKE’S HALL FOR PRE-POLL VOTING was an outstanding success both in getting people to know we exist on this site (some came in for a look at our beautiful church; there was a request for Baptism, and some came to pray). Our Opshop which did amazingly well as a result of additional customers! Please pray that our Outreach to our local community will be strengthened. We were grateful for the opportunity to host the AEC who will be removing their cardboard polling booths sometime tomorrow morning but we can still use the hall this morning.
Special Thank You to Andy Serafin for organising our Mini Stall outside the Opshop this week and especially to Lea MacNeil who travelled down from Leura with her jams, preserves and curds and stood and sold the goods Thank your also to Richard Hagen and Kevin Green for their donations of jams and pickles and to all those who donated pot plants and cakes. We raised over $500!
Saturday 25 May at 4 pm for 4.30 pm– is our next Cinema Paradiso in the church hall. Amazing Grace – the story of William Wilberforces’s tireless campaign to abolish the British slave trade. Wine and cheese at interval. Please invite someone to come with you as it may be of interest to your family, your friends and to the wider community. This is an outreach initiative – everyone welcome! A gold coin donation would be welcome.
Sunday 26 May after morning tea – the Healthy Church Life Group will meet with the Rector in the parish office.
Saturday 1st June at 2.00 p.m. in the church hall – A Poetry Event – The Creative Word – Recitation of poetry by those who register with the Convenor Noel Jeffs. Flyers are available in the hall; a donation for afternoon tea would be appreciated. Noel is looking for parishioners who may be able to assist him on the day. Please speak to Noel if you can help.
Sunday 2 June at the Rectory – Youth BBQ Lunch – after church for all our young people, Sunday School Teachers and parents. Please give an indication of your attendance by the Sunday previous or by Thursday on email to Fr Jeff.
Sunday 9 June – PENTECOST – please wear something red!
Jam Making – Lea MacNeil (email@example.com) is making jam for sale in the OpShop, however this needs to be ordered via email and she will let you know when your jam is to be paid and collected from the Opshop
Readings for the coming week and next Sunday: –
|Monday||Acts 14.5-18||Psalm 115.1-7||John 14.21-26|
|Tuesday||Acts 14.19-28||Psalm 145.10-13||John 14.27-31|
|Wednesday||Acts 15.1-6||Psalm 122||John 15.1-8|
|Thursday||Acts 15.7-21||Psalm 96.1-6||John 15.8-11|
|Friday||Acts 15.22-31||Psalm 57.8-12||John 15.12-17|
|Saturday||Acts 16.1-10||Psalm 100||John 15.18-21|
Readings for Next Sunday 19 May – Sixth Sunday of Easter
First Reading: Acts 16.9-15 Psalm: 67
Second Reading: Revelation: 21.10-14, 21.22- 22.5 Gospel: John 14.23-29
Weekly Intercessions for our Community and outreach.
Monday: Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat; Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar.
Tuesday: Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; John Lo; Fabian LoSchiavo.
Wednesday: Blue, Amy, Ariel & Booni Luangjai; Evelyn Maack.
Thursday: Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Davies; Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas.
Friday: Merrill & Georgie Martin; Amanda Mason.
Saturday – We continue to pray for peace and reconciliation among all people; and among all cultures and creeds. We pray for good government in our own country and for all who have been newly elected to govern in our Federal Parliament.
Long Sick Term list: Michael Bunyan; Anand, Digvijay and baby Anaisha; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Jackie Bonham; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Sam George; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Barbara Granger; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Marissa; Norma Macpherson; Pauline Newell; Helen Granowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Margaret Flakeler; Alex & Libby Jones and Peter Wheatley; Josie Byers and John Eddy; Peter Carlsson and Olivia Christmas.
Donations towards fresh flowers are always welcome; perhaps in memory of a loved one. Please direct credit and email the office to alert us of your gift.
St Luke’s Church Account for Direct Transfer:
Account Name: St Luke’s Anglican Church Working Account
BSB: 062-165 Account Number: 10023547