Next Sunday — Please remember that Sunday, 29 September, is Creative Sunday when those of us with creative/artistic gifts have the opportunity (an invitation) to present a token of that gift at the offertory (when candles are usually brought up). We have a wonderfully gifted congregation. This will be a time to give thanks for those gifts.
Pastoral Care — The pastoral care group would like all to have a good look at the lists of those whose names appear on the lists for prayer in the weekly bulletin. The long term prayer list and the immediate need list. In a couple of weeks we will start these lists again. Some of the people on these lists may no longer be in need of our prayers for whatever reason. 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. Of course, the lists of persons’ names are for private prayers as well as when we are together for worship so please remember to pray for these our dear ones.
Patronal Festival: — St Lukes’ Patronal Festival will be held on Sunday 20 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.
Donations of old android based smart phones — hones are also 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.
Wednesday, 25 September, 10.30 am — ABM Morning Tea: Speaker Revd John Dean, Executive Director, speaking on “A Voice in the Wilderness: Listening to the Statement from the Heart” in Christ Church St Laurence Hall, 505 Pitt St Sydney. For information see Moya.
Saturday 28 September 10am to 4pm — A Workshop on Church Renewal and Everyday Spirituality conducted by James Harlow Brown, based on his book “Living Well in the Presence of God” St James’ Hall, Level 1 169–171 Phillip Street, Sydney. Free; lunch provided. Bookings: sjks.org.au/institute or 8227 1305. Please see flyer on Notice Board, Hall foyer.
Saturday 28th September — Overturning Stigma (The Leprosy Mission) Come hear Amar’s amazing story and bring a friend. Time: 6pm for 6.30pm. Place: OLD church Hall, West Ryde Anglican Church, 14 Bellevue Ave, West Ryde NSW 2114. Admission: $20 to cover dinner. RSVP: engage@leprosymission or Ph:1800 537 767
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 at 2.00 p.m.
Warden’s Dinner – Saturday 26th October Please keep the date. More information will be available in the coming weeks.
Reminder – Daylight Saving starts Sunday 6th October.
On the First Sunday of the Month we hold a low-key prayer service in the chapel. Peter Seymour leads the worship and gives a very informative (but short) talk and then those present usually head off to a local café for some dinner. If you would like to be part of this, markdown 6.00 p.m. in your diary – first Sunday of the Month.
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.
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 Opshop.
Readings for the coming week:
|Monday||Ezra 1.1–16||Psalm 126||Luke 8.16–18|
|Tuesday||Ezra 6.6–7, 14–20||Psalm 122||Luke 8.19–21|
|Wednesday||Ezra 9.5–9||Psalm 119.97–104||Luke 9.1–6|
|Thursday||Haggai 1.1–8||Psalm 149||Luke 9.7–9|
|Friday||Haggai 1.15b‑2.9||Psalm 43||Luke 9.18–22|
|Saturday||Zech 2.5–9a (9b-13) 14–15a||Psalm 72.8–14||Luke 9.43b-45|
Readings for Next Sunday: First Reading: Exodus 35 Psalm: 150 Second Reading: Acts 9:36–41 Gospel: Luke 1:67–80
Weekly Intercessions for our Community and outreach: Monday: John Reimer; Matilda Rinker; Grahame Sadler. Tuesday: Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes; Peter Seymour. Wednesday: Laurel & Ray Sommer; Karlene Thompson. Thursday: Chris & Troy Thurley; John Tonetti. Friday: Stuart, Jo (Burton) & Laurence Veitch.; Janet Walmsley. Saturday: We pray for all those currently effected by bushfires and extreme drought. May rain bring the relief that they need.
Long Term Prayer list: Rosemary Bradford; Michael Bunyan; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Denise Barnes; Jackie Bonham; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Sam George; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Barbara Granger; Pip Leonard; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Marissa; Norma Macpherson; Pauline Newell; Helen Granowski (Priest); Barbara Beecroft; Olivia Christmas; Deborah Vickers; Robert & Lyndall; Bee Meng Soh; Lyn Carrington; Sr Frances CSC; Geoff Widmer; Ruth Champion; Dayalan Saminathanv; and Lochlan Lonesborough.
A note from your organist — During September, we have been celebrating the Season of Creation. Chris and I try to select music appropriate for the service each week. Organists are not always serious — I have been having a bit of fun and selecting music at the beginning and the end of the services which matches the part of creation for the day. Regarding the postlude for Storm Sunday – understandably there was concern that some of the keys and pedals on the organ were ‘sticking’. However, as directed in the music, I was actually playing several keys and pedals next to each other and drawing out and pushing back in the stop knobs slowly to give the effect of thunder. The organ was behaving perfectly!
Storm Sunday: Chaconne in F minor (Pachelbel), Shepherd’s Song (Guilmant), The Thunder Storm (T P Ryder). Cosmos Sunday: Clair de Lune (Debussy), Moonlight Sonata, 1st movt (Beethoven), Jupiter (Holst) /E.T./Star Wars. Creative Sunday: Fughetta super — Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott, Schöpfer – We believe in one God, Creator (Bach), Choral prelude Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott, Schöpfer (Walther), Medley of today’s hymn tunes – Woodlands, Dix, Hyfrydol, Love Divine.