Today — Parish Council meets after morning tea in the Parish Office.
Advent Discussions — Advent is a most important time of the year for Christians like us. There will be some Advent discussions held in the parish. If you are interested in being involved or hosting a group, please let Fr. Jeff know.
St Paul’s Burwood Pantry — Nov 2019: 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 on 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.
This Week: Saturday 23 November — The final Men’s Night Out for 2019 Will be held 6 for 6.30 pm at: St George Rowing Club, 1 Levey Street, Wolli Creek. For more information please contact Kevin Green on Phone: 8065 1657.
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.
Sunday 1st December – Fr Mike Nixon will be preaching at St Luke’s Enmore.
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 15 December — will be the day we will give gifts to our young people; Sunday 22 December — will be our day to visit Stanmore Nursing Home after church and morning tea, to sing carols and give them a small gift; Sunday 22 December — at 6.30 p.m. we will hold our ‘Nativity Play Without Rehearsal’ and supper to follow.
Christmas Services: ‘Christmas Eve’ (otherwise known as Midnight Mass) we are holding at 11 p.m. and ‘Christmas Day’ our Eucharist and Carols will be held at 9.30 a.m. 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.
A delightful expedition! On Sat 9 November, Jo, Mandy and two volunteers from the Op Shop, Jean and Janet, boarded the train for the home of Lea MacNeil and Don Thomas at Leura. We had a wonderful day learning how to make preserves, sampling delicious nibbles and lunch made by our hosts, enjoying the mountain air, hospitality of Lea and Don and each other’s company. We even got to take some of our handiwork home. Each of us paid $65.00 to Lea for the experience, and $200 of that will go to St Luke’s Op Shop. This is one of Lea and Don’s ways of “tithing time and talent,” as Lea eloquently put it. Lea and Don are willing to accept another group in the new year, so if you would like to get a small group together, they will teach you how to make your own preserves, including a practice session. You will learn a lot and have fun in the process! Don’t forget, you can also order preserves from Lea. Proceeds of sales go to the parish. For further information, please contact Lea MacNeil on firstname.lastname@example.org or when you see her at church. (Mandy Tibbey and Jo Middleton)
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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.
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Readings for the coming week:
|Monday||1 Maccabees 1.10–15,41–43, 54–64||Psalm 119.15–160||Luke 18.35 43|
|Tuesday||2 Maccabees 6.18–31||Psalm 3||Luke 19.1–10|
|Wednesday||2 Maccabees 7.1, 20–31||Psalm 17.1–17||Luke 19.11–28|
|Thursday||1 Maccabees 2.15–29||Psalm 50.1–6||Luke 19.41–44|
|Friday||1 Maccabees 4.36–37, 52–59||Psalm 134||Luke 19.4548|
|Saturday||1 Maccabees 6.1–13||Psalm 9.1–4||Luke 20.27–40|
Readings for Next Sunday – Christ the King: First Reading: Jeremiah 23. 1–6; Psalm: Song of Zechariah (APBA p.10); Second Reading: Colossians 1.11–20; and Gospel: Luke 23.33–43
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Monday: Kevin Green; and Richard Hagen & Somsakdi Sirithammakij. Tuesday: John, Martha & Christopher Haly; and Raymond Heslehurst. Wednesday: Michael, Jacqueline, Sam & Sophie Hicks; and Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex. Thursday: Laykum Ho; Moya Holle; and Anne Hywood & Peter Tregilgas. Friday: Diana Jefferies; Noel Jeffs; and Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat. 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; and Dayalan Saminathan.