Birthdays for February – Eddi Reddy; Susan Hill; Lyn Carrington; Alex Hill; Janet Widmer; Evelyn Maack; Rosemary Bradford; Kevin Green; Veronica Nath; and Fr. Jeff Parker.
Meeting Dates – please take note !!
Sunday 9th February — Wardens meeting after morning tea.
Sunday 16th February — Parish Council meeting after morning tea.
Sunday 23rd February — AGM after morning tea. This is the parish annual meeting and all parishioners should be interested and are invited to attend. If you can’t attend, please give your name as an apology to any other member of the congregation who may be attending. Please note: Reports need to be emailed to Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org by 14th February so they can be compiled.
Parish Office Days – please note that from Monday 3rd February the parish office will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday only from 9am to 2pm. The Office phone number is now restored so you are able to contact Jennifer again on 9557 4219 (or parish email address: email@example.com)
2020 Opshop Calendars for Sale – limited number availableat back of church for $2 each. Please pay Andy Serafin.
Christmas cards (stock up for next year) – are available from the Parish Resource Centre. Please see the Manager, Stephan Gates during Morning tea.
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). Please refrain from bringing large amounts of scrap paper as the Rectory supplies a large quantity of this.
Play Group @ Enmore – Will recommence on Monday 10th February 2020 from 10am to 12 Noon. For information phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390.
The Long Table 2020 commences — Thursday 13th February
Where: Kafenes Greek Restaurant, Enmore at 149 Enmore Road, Enmore
Time: 6 for 6.30pm
RSVP: an indication is always appreciated but not necessary firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Leprosy defeated and lives transformed – 7.30 pm Friday 14th February
The Leprosy Mission — You’re are invited to supper.
Place: All Saints church, Woollahra – 85 Ocean Street Woolhara (street parking available).
Cost: Admission by Donation
RSVP: The Leprosy Mission Office 1800 537 767 or email@example.com
You will meet Professor Warwick Britton, AO, (Centenary Institute Research Director, University of Sydney and world-renowned expert on leprosy and tuberculosis) who will share the exciting vison as well as the challenges of The Leprosy Mission’s bold global strategy to end the transmission of new cases of leprosy by 2035. So future generations may be born into a world free from the oppression of leprosy! And free from disability, discrimination and social exclusion it causes.
You will also meet John Oa (from Papua New Guinea), who will share about the challenges they face in communities across PNG, where new leprosy cases are on the rise.
2020 Cinema Paradiso – Saturday 22nd February
4 pm for 4.30pm in St Luke’s Church Hall.
There will be wine & cheese, and a discussion at intermission.
The next film will be ‘The Journey’ – In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, deeply conservative British loyalist Ian Paisley meets Martin McGuiness, former Irish Republican Army Leader, in an unexpected journey across the Scottish countryside. This film, made a decade after that meeting in the year of Brexit referendum perhaps has renewed poignancy and meaning. Keep the date!
Women’s Reading Group – Wednesday 26th February
All women are invited to join our Reading Group which meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Pauline Newell’s home 43/1 Coronation, Ave Petersham. Meet at the front gate by 7.20 pm at the secured entrance.
This set of studies aims to encourage consideration of the various roles that women have fulfilled within God’s gathered community, both historically in the OT times and in NT time. The contributions that women have made and can make are open for discussion. Copies are available from the Parish Resources Centre for $4.00.
Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recital — Sunday, 29th March 2020 at 3pm. From Vienna to Enmore, accomplished young Australian-born organist David Reccia Chynoweth performs works by J S Bach, Koehne, Alexandre Guilmant & others on the St Luke’s Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ (1883), unique in Australia, to mark the restoration of the façade pipes. $15 ($10 concession) including programme notes. Keep the date!
Vivid Harbour Lights Cruise – June 2020. While we are still dealing with the effects of the bushfire disaster, the Parish has decided to proceed with the St Luke’s Vivid Harbour Lights Cruise again this year, likely to be held on the first Thursday evening in June (4 June 2020 — to be confirmed). The cruise company will release dates, times, prices and departure details in early February with numbers and payment to be finalised later that month. Based on our experience last year, the cruise will depart at 6.30pm with boarding at 6pm sharp from King Street Wharf 1 at Darling Harbour (please note the King Street wharves are not the same as the Barangaroo wharves). There is a bar with limited bar snacks on board but you can bring some food of your own. Payment will be able to be made in cash to Brett or Moya or by direct credit to a nominated account (pricing and account details to be provided in February). Watch this space for more details and let’s hope the skies clear soon. In the meantime, please ask Moya or Brett if you have any enquiries or wish to express interest so that we can get an idea about numbers.
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. Also, any clean jars would be appreciated – lids not necessary.
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||2 Samuel 15.13–16.13||Psalm 3||Mark 5.1–20|
|Tuesday||2 Samuel18.9–19.3||Psalm 86.1–7||Mark 5.21–43|
|Wednesday||2 Samuel 24.2, 9–17||Psalm 32.1–7||Mark 6.1–6|
|Thursday||1 Kings 2.1–4, 10–12||Psalm 144.1–4||Mark 6.7–13|
|Friday||Sirach 47.2–11||Psalm 18.48–52||Mark 6.14–29|
|Saturday||1 Kings 3.4–13||Psalm 119.9–16||Mark 6.30–34|
Readings for Next Sunday – Fifth Sunday After Epiphany: First Reading: Isaiah 58.1–9a; Psalm: 112; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2.1–13; and Gospel: Mathew 5.13–20
Weekly Intercessions for our Community — Monday: Michael Fleming, Elizabeth Armstrong, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas; Tuesday: Stephan Gates & Andrew; Marilyn Gibbs; and Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola; Wednesday: Kevin Green; and Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blombery; Thursday: Richard Hagen & Somsakdi Sirithammakij; John, Martha & Christopher Haly; Friday: Raymond Heslehurst; Moya Holle; Anne Haywood & Peter Tregilas; Saturday: We pray for people still defending their properties and/or livestock from bushfires. Also, for everyone involved in the post bushfire cleanup efforts, particularly those involved in supporting them including Fr Tim St Quintin (Army Reserve Chaplain).
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; Saffron Powell; the Perkins Family; Fr Peter Carlsson; Dayalan Saminathan; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Victor Anyarisi; Baby Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; and Robert & Lyndall.