|Celebrant & Preacher:||Fr. John Hawkins.|
|Welcomers today:||Ann Petersen & David Dunlop.|
|Next Week:||John Tonetti & Chris Thurley.|
|Readers today:||Victor Anyanji & Nadia Wheatley.|
|Next Week:||Janet Widmer & Peter Gilbert.|
|Next week:||Kevin Green.|
|Hospitality:||John M., Evelyn M., & Ruth C.|
|Next week:||Kathy D., & Jennifer M.|
|Dusting/Cleaning:||Ann Petersen & Peter Gilbert.|
Next 2 Weeks: Fr Jeff and Michelle will be away until 20th January. Fr John Hawkins will be taking our Sunday services during this period. Fr Philip Bradford took both our Wednesday & our Epiphany in the Mountains services during the past week, and will take the Wednesday service again this week.
Our AGM will be held on Sunday 23rd February. Would all report writers please email their reports to firstname.lastname@example.org for co-ordination. Please keep the date free as we value your input!
Next Men’s Night Out – Saturday 18th January 2020. Will be held 6 for 6.30pm at Hikaru Japanese Restaurant, Ph: 9516 5959. Bucknell Street, Newtown (off Kings Street, almost directly opposite Missenden Road). See Kevin Green for more information or phone him on 8065 1657.
Food for Sale – Sunday 19th January. Reddy Family will be selling packs of Chicken Curry with rice/pappadums for $7 after church. Please email your orders to Eddie Reddy on email@example.com. All food will be cooked early on Sunday 19th. All proceeds will go towards the Bushfire Relief efforts. More information will be provided on the day as to where the money will be donated.
2020 Opshop Calendars for Sale – limited number availableat back of church for $2 each. Please see Andy Serafin.
Children’s Activities: Folders with quiet activities along with colour pencils, crayons and textas are now available in the foyer and back of the church for the children during church – particularly as Sunday School does not resume until Sunday 26th January.
Christmas cards ($10 per pack — stock up for next year)– are available from the Parish Resource Centre. Please see the Manager, Stephan Gates during Morning tea.
Hospitality volunteers: Thank you to all our hospitality volunteer teams who look after us so well each week. If we could only get three or more other people for another weekend, our hospitality teams would not feel so burdened. YOU can do this – no effort needed and all food can be bought and the cost reimbursed. Teams often swap due to commitments as well! If you are interested, please see Ruth Champion.
Food for our little friends — While Fr Jeff and Michelle are away there is no need to bring food scraps for the parish worm farms. Please refrain from bringing large amounts of scrap paper as the Rectory supplies a large quantity of this.
Play Group @ Enmore – Will recommence on Monday 10th February 2020 from 10am to 12 Noon. For Information phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390.
Next Long Table dinner – Thursday 13th February. 6 for 6.30pm – 9pm. Venue to be announced. Keep the date!
2020 Cinema Paradiso – Saturday 22 February. 4 pm for 4.30pm in St Luke’s Church Hall. There will be wine & cheese, and a discussion at intermission. The next film will be ‘The Journey’ – In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, deeply conservative British loyalist Ian Paisley meets Martin McGuiness, former Irish Republican Army Leader, in an unexpected journey across the Scottish countryside. This film, made a decade after that meeting in the year of Brexit referendum perhaps has renewed poignancy and meaning. Keep the date!
Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recital — Sunday, 29 March 2020 at 3pm. From Vienna to Enmore, accomplished young Australian-born organist David Reccia Chynoweth performs works by J S Bach, Koehne, Alexandre Guilmant & others on the St Luke’s Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ (1883), unique in Australia, to mark the restoration of the façade pipes. Keep the date!
Vivid Harbour Lights Cruise – June 2020. Moya and Brett will be arranging this parish event again this year, likely to be held on the first Thursday evening in June. The cruise company will release the dates, times, prices and departure details in early February with numbers and payment to be finalised by later in that month. So, please keep it in mind and watch for announcements with more details in February.
Homemade curds, relishes, pickles and jam - If you would like to order some, please email your order to Lea MacNeil (firstname.lastname@example.org) and it will be delivered to the OpShop.
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||1 Samuel 1.1–8||Psalm 116.11–18||Mark 1.14–20|
|Tuesday||1 Samuel 1.9–20||Song of Hannah (APBA p.429)||Mark 1.21–28|
|Wednesday||1 Samuel 3.1–10, 19–20||Psalm 40.5–11||Mark 1.29–39|
|Thursday||1 Samuel 4.1–11||Psalm 44.10–17||Mark 1.40–45|
|Friday||1 Samuel 8.4–7, 10–22||Psalm 89.14–18||Mark 2.1–12|
|Saturday||1 Samuel 9.1–4,17–19; & 10.1||Psalm 21.1–7||Mark 2.13–17|
Readings for Next Sunday – The Second Sunday after Epiphany: First Reading: Isaiah 49.1–7; Psalm: 40.1–14; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.1–9; and Gospel: John 1.29–42
For our community today: Pauline Newell; Johnny Nitcharoen & Eed Darunee Intapan; and Mathias Oduro.
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; Fr Kevin Scully; Br Michael Saminatham (SSF); Sam George; Hiro Andrew Itadini; Mary Middlleton; Asher Middleton; Barbara Reyne; and Julie Olson.
Recently Departed: John Eddy.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Rockley Isabella Miller; John Fraser; and Edna Juergens.
Saints Commemoration: 13th: Hilary of Poiters, Bishop and teacher (d. 367); 14th: Sava, first Archbishop of the Serbian Church (d.1235); and 17th: Anthony of Egypt, Abbot (d.356).
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Monday: Katherine Oldfield; and Julie Olston & Philippa Fredrickson; Tuesday: Ann Peterson, Rachel & Wolf Winter; and Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Wednesday: Joyce, Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leilani & Carmen Reddy; Thursday: Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda, & Bryson Reddy; and John Reimer; Friday: Matilda Rinker & family; Grahame Sadler; and Ken Searle.; Saturday: We pray for all whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by or have been destroyed by bushfire. That they will be comforted, supported and sustained in their time of need. We also pray for all those helping to fight these fires that they may be kept safe and receive the resources that they need.
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; Saffron Powell; the Perkins Family; Fr Peter Carlsson; Dayalan Saminathan; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Victor Anyarisi; Baby Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; and Robert & Lyndall.
|Discussion Questions for Baptism of our Lord|
1. What new things do you yearn for God to declare in this age? How can you help bring them about? (Isa 42:9)
2. What does “God shows no partiality” mean today — for the way you love your neighbour? Your enemies? (Acts 10:34)
3. What might God be calling you to say and do, not to earn salvation, but to “fulfill righteousness”? (Matt 3:15)
This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Beth Ann Gaede.