This Week: BBQ Lunch at the rectory – All welcome!! BYO drink & meat (if sausages are not your thing), and a salad or sweet to share. The parish will provide bread rolls and condiments. Eddie Reddy will be our chef.
This Week: Youth conversation — After food at BBQ. Fr Jeff invites our ‘older youth’ to a conversation about topics that are on their minds. It could be faith or life or world events … anything. Have a question or two to ask and I’ll do my best. Or maybe just sit and listen.
This Week: Evening Service is @ 6.00 p.m. It would be great if you can come along and pray with Fr Jeff at this time in a different, less formal setting.
Saturday 19th October – volunteers required to help set up for our St Luke’s Patronal Festival shared parish lunch. Please note: The hall is booked until 2 pm so we will need to meet after that. If anyone can help after 2 pm please let Ruth C. know.
Next Week: St Luke’s Patronal Festival – 20th October. It would be great to have a full complement on that day. A Patronal festival celebrates the life of a community and notes and gives thanks for the qualities of the Patron Saint. It’s a time to come together and give thanks for each other and also to think our future together. So YOU need to be here to make our celebration complete. We believe that a small group from Blayney parish will be visiting us on this occasion. Please bring a dish to share for lunch to follow.
Sunday 20th of October — Religious freedom in Australia. Do we already have it? You are invited to attend this fascinating conversation between Phillip Ruddock and Andrew West at: St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Burwood @ 2.00 p.m.
Wardens’ Dinner – Saturday 26th October at 7 pm. Is a “Country Affair” with an easy jeans and check shirt dress code; a two-course meal with music and a dance caller! Tickets are now available. Pay direct online $30 or $20 pensioner/student concession to Church Working Account BSB: 062–165 (Account No. 10023547) with your Surname and Dinner as your reference. Text Ruth C. after making payment on Mob: 0400 166 041. If you do not pay online your cash payment & ticket will book you a seat.
Saturday, 2 November 2019 — In the church hall : Cinema Paradiso: “The Song Keepers” at 4 for 4.30 pm. In the small churches of remote Central Australia, a hidden 140-year old musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, German sacred poetry and baroque music is being preserved by four generations of song women known as the Central Australian Aboriginal Choir. The choir embarks upon an historic tour of Germany to take back the hymns that were given to their great-grandparents. It will be good to discuss the film at interval over some wine and cheese.
Thursday 14th November – Next Long Table Dinner– 6 for 6.30 pm to 9 pm. Note: change of venue to: De Lanna Thai Street Cuisine @ 220 Addison Road, Marrickville. RSVP: by Friday, 8 November 2019 if you know you can make it, via email to: email@example.com
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.
Please be mindful of the Sunday School - The Sunday School struggles sometimes to deal with the noise in the Parish Hall. Please be mindful if you are in the hall during worship (not sure why that would be the case) to keep any noisy conversation to a minimum. The kids and the Sunday School teachers will appreciate that greatly.
Parish Resources Centre - At the last PC meeting it was decided that our previously known Bookstall be better defined as Parish Resources Centre, as there are also books and magazines to borrow. Items to be purchased for sale will be Lenten or Advent Study Books, lectionaries, Christmas Cards, Calendars and other literature for both young people and general reading material as determined to be purchased by the Rector, Wardens or Parish Council in consultation with Stephen Gates our current Manager. Any specific or personal orders should be done online through your preferred option - the Book Depository or Amazon. It is only causing unnecessary paperwork for us to order a one-off book and then sell it back to you. The person who manages the Parish Resources, currently Stephen Gates, reports directly to the Wardens and Parish Council.
The long-term pastoral prayer list and the sick list - have started again. If you have placed names on these lists in the past and the person is still in need of prayer then simply place their name on the new list near the bookshop.
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). Methane comes from rotting food scraps put into landfill. According to scientists methane traps up to 100 times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Using worms like this reduces methane production. So, our modest environmental initiative is actually very powerful.
Donations of old android based smart phones — Phones are sought by Brother Christopher John SSF to be reset for the SSF Brothers in PNG and the Solomon Islands. Please pass them to Jennifer McGovern for collection.
Our Play Group — Resumes tomorrow Monday 14th October. For carers of young children is continuing in the hall Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Please let others know about this group.
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||Romans 1.1–7||Ps 98.1–7||Luke 11.29–32|
|Tuesday||Romans 1.16–25||Ps 19.1–6||Luke 11.37–41|
|Wednesday||Romans 2.1–11||Ps 62.1–8||Luke 11.42–46|
|Thursday||Romans 3.21–29||Ps 130||Luke 11.47–54|
|Friday||Romans 4.1–8||Ps 32.7–12||Luke 12.1–7|
|Saturday||Romans 4.13; 16–18||Ps 105.7–11||Luke 12.8–12|
Readings for Next Sunday: First Reading: Jeremiah 8.22–9.3; Psalm: 145.10–18; Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4.9–17a; and Gospel: Luke 10.1–9
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Monday: Raymond Heslehurst; and Michael, Jacqueline, Sam & Sophie Hicks; Tuesday: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Lay-Kum 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; 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 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, Megan & Alan Donnell; Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; Gary & Karen Steiner-Hill; Kenneth Barongo; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Ronan & Veronica Nath; Geoff Widmer; Sr Elizabeth (SSC); Lochlan Lonesborough; and Ann Connolly.
Questions to think about or discuss with others:
1. What’s your idea of fairness and justice in a world where there is so much disparity and inequality? How has the Word of God influenced your thinking and vision? (2 Kings 5:1)
2. What is it about God’s works and power that fills you with awe, humility and gratitude? (Psa 111)
3. There’s a phrase, “Less is more.” How would you explain your faith in succinct, clear terms to someone who is curious to understand? (2 Tim 2:8)
4. For what do you feel moved to pause and give thanks to God for today? (Luke 17:11)