NOTICES: Sunday 24th November
The flowers are donated today by Br Noel Jeffs in celebration of his Anniversary of Ordination on 30 November (1976).
This Week: Saturday 30 November — Fr Jeff celebrates 25 years of priesthood. There will be a party at the Rectory to which you are warmly invited. Begins 6.30 p.m. There will be food and drink, but if you would like to bring something additional that would be appreciated.
Next Week — First Sunday in Advent: Sunday 1st December – Fr Mike Nixon will be preaching at 9.30 am Service; & Sunday 1st December – 6 pm Evening Service
Advent Study Gatherings — Mondays 7.30 pm (beginning 2 December) & Wednesdays after Morning Tea: Come along for some lively discussion and fellowship on a Monday Evening. The study we are using for Advent discussions is the Advent and Christmas “Sacred Space Booklet”. Throughout the Advent season, each day includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and reflection. With its small size and meaningful message, Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season is a simple way to build a richer relationship with God and embrace the Advent season as a sacred space.
Come along for some lively discussion and fellowship on a Monday Evening. The study we are using for Advent discussions is the Advent and Christmas “Sacred Space Booklet”. Throughout the Advent season, each day includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and reflection. With its small size and meaningful message, Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season is a simple way to build a richer relationship with God and embrace the Advent season as a sacred space.
Hospitality volunteers needed: From February 2020, Brett Davies and Amrit MacIntyre will no longer be able to assist with the setting up, preparing and serving of morning tea on Sunday mornings. This means we will only have four teams who will be rostered on every month. In order to give the teams a bit more of a break, we are looking for two or three people to create a new team for the Hospitality roster. If you can help please see Ruth Champion.
St Paul’s Burwood Pantry — Nov 2019 – last Sunday: Every quarter we give a donation from the OpShop to St Paul’s pantry to provide for necessities that are generally not given as donations. The Parish Council decided that during November we would ask parishioners to bring a can or two of food that we as a parish could donate to the pantry. A basket will be placed in the foyer to receive your donations. Thank you.
Donations of money are requested in lieu of gifts this Christmas for: Anglicare ‘Toys’n’Tucker’ and ‘Stanmore Nursing Home’. We will not be collecting presents/gifts this year. Instead the Parish Council has decided to collect donations of money and use this to purchase gift cards (Toys’n’Tucker) and small food gifts (Stanmore Nursing Home) on behalf of the parish. If you would like to donate money, please place it in one of the envelopes provided in the foyer. Your donations can also be placed in the Church Account by Direct Credit with ‘Toys’n’Tucker’ or ‘Stanmore Nursing Home’ as the reference. Thank you.
Christmas cards ($10 per pack) and 2019 Lectionaries ($15 each) — now available from the Parish Resource Centre. Please see the Manager, Stephan Gates during Morning tea.
Saturday 7th December – St Luke’s Mini Market: To be held outside the OpShop – between 10 am & 2.30 pm. Preserves, curds, pickles, jams, plants and some cakes for sale.
Sunday 8th December, at 7.00pm — Ecumenical Advent Prayer Service: This will be kindly hosted by St Paul of the Cross, 532 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill parish with refreshments afterwards (bring a plate to share).
Sunday 15 December — will be the day we will give gifts to our young people during our 9.30 am service; Sunday 22 December — will be our day to visit Stanmore Nursing Home after church and morning tea, to sing carols and give the residents a small gift; and Sunday 22 December — at 6.30 pm we will hold our ‘Nativity Play Without Rehearsal’ and supper to follow.
Christmas Eve (otherwise known as Midnight Mass) we are holding at 11 pm and Christmas Day our Eucharist and Carols will be held at 9.30 am followed by morning tea. We are looking for volunteers to host the morning tea. Please let Ruth know if you can do it. Unfortunately, with so many of us away at Christmas it is not possible to host a lunch on Christmas Day.
For your diary — 2020 events:
Epiphany Pilgrimage to Leura – Saturday 11 January, 2020. Hosted by Lea and Donald at 22 Albert Street, Leura. Eucharist celebration and BBQ to follow.
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, Beethoven, César Franck, 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!
Our Play Group – For carers of young children is continuing in the hall Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 noon. 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).
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.
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Readings for the coming week:
|Monday||Daniel 1.1–20||Song of 3YM (APBA P.399)||Luke 21.1–4|
|Tuesday||Daniel 2.31–45||Song of Creation 1–4 (APBA p.427)||Luke 21.5–11|
|Wednesday||Daniel 5.1–6,13–17,25–28||Song of Creation 5–7 (APBA p. 427)||Luke 21.12–19|
|Thursday||Daniel 6.12–28||Song of Creation 8–10 (APBA p.427)||Luke 21.20–28|
|Friday||Daniel 7.2–14||Song of Creation 11–13 (APBA p. 427)||Luke 21.29–33|
|Saturday||Daniel 7.15–27||Song of Creation 18–22 (APBA p.428)||Luke 21.34–36|
Readings for Next Sunday: 1st Sunday of Advent. First Reading: Isaiah 2.1–5; Psalm: 122; Second Reading: Romans 13.9–14; and Gospel: Mathew 24.36–44
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Monday: Raymond Heslehurst; and Michael, Jacqueline, Sam & Sophie Hicks; Tuesday: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Laykum Ho; and Moya Holle; Wednesday: Anne Hywood & Peter Tregilgas; Diana Jefferies; and Noel Jeffs; Thursday: Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat; and Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Friday: Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; John Lo; Fabian LoSchiavo; and Evelyn Maack; and Saturday: We pray for all whose lives and possessions are threatened by or have been destroyed by bushfires or extreme drought. That they will be comforted, supported and sustained in their time of 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; Meaghan Patterson; Saffron Powell; the Perkins Family; Fr Peter Carlsson; Bee Meng Soh; Dayalan Saminathan; Amanda & David Romeo, and Courtney.