Happy Birthday to: Bianca Reddy; Katherine Oldfield; John Tonetti; Tony Brownlow; Joseph Kumar; Violetta Clarke; Nam Clarke; & Peter Seymour.
Today: — Evening Prayer at 6 pm
Following our AGM last week, we would like to thank the parish for their increased attendence and congratulate the following people who have been elected into office:
Church Wardens: Eddie R., Fabian L. (Rector’s Warden), & Stuart V.
Parish Council: Ian M.; Susan H.; Tony B.; Andy S.; Peter S.; & Katherine O.
Synod Reps: Diana J.; & Tony B.
Nominators: Mandy T.; Katherine O.; Stuart V.; Susan H.; & Moya H.
Auditor: Melinda Seed.
From Ruth to Parishioners all — thank you sincerely for the vote of thanks at the AGM last week and for the beautiful flowers presented by Michelle. My service as Warden over a long period of time (possibly 20 years) has finally ended with Stuart Veitch stepping up — a very capable person; this I know as Stuart served as Church Warden in a previous decade! I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to have served the parish and I’m still going to be involved in the Opshop and doing hospitality and flowers! It just means sharing the load a little more equitably. Thank you all!
| Hand Hygiene: Washing your hands properly is one of the most important things you can do to help prevent and control the spread of many illnesses. Good hand hygiene will |
reduce the risk of things like flu, food poisoning and healthcare associated infections being passed from person to person. Additionally, hand sanitiser has been placed at the rear of
the church and the priest always uses hand sanitiser.
Bp Michael Stead will be here for confirmation. Anyone who is not confirmed is invited to go through the process of preparation with Fr Jeff which will be a time of encouragement and fun. Please speak to Fr Jeff about this. We do have a candidate already.
Lenten studies — Wednesday
(following service/morning tea)
The study book “Where do we go from here?” is available for free at the Parish Resource Table. Please take a copy — even if you are not able to attend the Wednesday study.
Lenten quiet day — Saturday 7 March: The Sydney Mission-College of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd invites you to share in a day of prayer and reflection in the church and grounds of St John’s Balmain (Spring Street Birchgrove). The day begins with Morning Prayer at 10 am and ends after Evening Prayer at 4.15 pm. The Rt Revd Lindsay Urwin OGS, Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Melbourne, will lead the day. There will be a Eucharist at midday, and opportunities for private consultation with Bishop Lindsay. There is no charge for the day, but please bring your own picnic lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. All are very welcome.
“World day of prayer” — Friday 6th March 2020 at 10.30 am
The country: Zimbabwe.
The project: Aid for mothers supporting family members with disability.
Service for our area: St Paul’s Anglican Church, 205 Burwood Road Rd, Burwood NSW 2023.
Theme: “Rise! Take your mat and walk” Remembering Jesus’ words to the paralysed man: “Rise! Take your mat and walk!”
A call to pray for peace and reconciliation in Zimbabwe.
Everyone is welcome.
Next Men’s Night Out: 21st March – 6 for 6.30pm. Venue: Alberto’s Pizzeria, 589 King Street, Newtown. See Kevin Green for more information or ring him on Ph: 8065 1657.
Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recital — Sunday, 29th Mar 2020 at 3pm.
From Vienna to Enmore, accomplished young Australian organist, David Reccia Chynoweth, performs works by J S Bach, Graeme Koehne and others on the 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ here at St Luke’s Anglican Church.
David studied in Frosinone, Italy, where in 2012, he was awarded a Diploma in Organ with distinction. He was then accepted in the organ class at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, where he was awarded his Master of Music in Organ Performance.
From his current home in Italy, David continues to perform in Europe, Australia and the United States and is returning after his extensive and successful tour of Australia in 2018. This will be his only performance in Sydney this year. Our heritage-listed organ, considered powerful for its size, is a unique example of its kind in Australia. This is its inaugural recital following the complete restoration of the instrument to its original high Victorian glory.
Cost: $15 ($10 concession) including programme notes.
Play Group @ Enmore – Monday from 10am to 12 Noon. For carers of young children. For information phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390. Please let others know about this group.
Food for our little friends — Don’t forget to keep your cooked food scraps, fruit peelings, tea leaves and coffee grounds for the parish worm farms. (No citrus, dairy or meat). Please refrain from bringing large amounts of scrap paper as the Rectory supplies a large quantity of this.
Homemade curds, relishes, pickles and jam - If you would like to order some, please email your order to Lea MacNeil (email@example.com) and it will be delivered to the OpShop. Also, any clean jars would be appreciated – lids not necessary.
Any notices for the service booklet will need to be submitted to the Parish Office email by Wednesday evening at the latest.
Readings for the coming week:
|Monday||Leviticus 19.1–2, 11–18||Psalm 19. 7–14||Mathew 25.31–46|
|Tuesday||Isaiah 55.10–11||Psalm 34.11–18||Mathew 6.7–15|
|Wednesday||Jonah 3.1–10||Psalm 51 6–9||Luke 11.29–32|
|Thursday||Esther 14.3–14||Psalm 138.1–3||Mathew 7.7–12|
|Friday||Ezekiel 18.21–28||Psalm 130||Mathew 5.20–26|
|Saturday||Deuteronomy 26.16–19||Psalm 119.1–8||Mathew 5.43–48|
Readings for Next Sunday — Second Sunday in Lent: First Reading: Genesis 12.1–4a; Psalm: 121; Second Reading: Romans 4.1–17; Gospel: John 3.1–17.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Sunday: Fr Philip & Rosemary Bradford; Janet Broady, Susan Hill & Alex; Monday: Chris Brooks & Martin; Tony Brownlow; Les & Lyn Carrington; Tuesday: Ruth Champion; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke; Wednesday: Ron Cross & Family; Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre; Thursday: Edi & Oscar Davis; Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop; Friday: Stephen Gates & Andrew; Michael Flemming, Elizabeth Armstrong, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas; Saturday: Marilyn Gibbs; Alfredo Narnola & Peter Gilbert; Kevin Green.
Prayers for the sick: Br Martyn Robinson (CSBC); Kristen Harley; Stephen Thurley; Andrew Reddy; Kevin Tibbey; Glen; Kiki Chun; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Anthony Brown; Edna Chambers; Br Michael Saminatham (SSF); Sam George; Mary Middleton; Louise Middleton; Barbara Reyne; Carol Mann; Jennifer B.; Victoria Keighery and Fr John Bunyan.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Rosemary Bradford; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Ann Jeffs; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; Gary & Karen Steiner-Hill; Kenneth Barongo; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Ronan & Veronica Nath; Sr Elizabeth (SSC); Lochlan Lonesborough; Ann Connolly; the Perkins Family; Fr Peter Carlsson; Dayalan Saminathan; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Victor Anyarisi; Baby Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Robert & Lyndall.; Kit & Ben; Hiro Itadini; and Br William (SSF).