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Notices — Feast of Christ the KIng

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.


Next month:

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 (lea.macneil@gmail.com) 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.

‘Domest­ic Abuse’ inform­a­tion
Domest­ic abuse is a pat­tern of beha­viour based on using power and con­trol over
anoth­er, caus­ing fear and intim­id­a­tion.  Domest­ic abuse is a prob­lem in Aus­trali­an
fam­il­ies, we know it exists and its wrong.  It hap­pens in church com­munit­ies too.
 
Our church says NO to abuse.  We care about you — your safety is our pri­or­ity.
If you are exper­i­en­cing domest­ic abuse or know someone who is, it is not your fault. 
You are not to blame.  Sup­port is avail­able.  Talk to someone at church you trust. 
You can also call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or the DV Hot­line on 1800 656 463.  For more inform­a­tion vis­it: https://safeministry.org.au/domestic-family-abuse/


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.