Welcome to our worship this morning!
At St Luke’s we seek to share God’s unconditional love and acceptance of all people, regardless of age, gender, race, marital or family status, sexual orientation, disability or wealth.
Preacher & Celebrant: Fr Philip Bradford
Welcomers Today Peter Gilbert Alfredo Narnola
Next week: Angela Bell & Stephen Gates
Readers Today: Rosemary Bradford & John Tonetti
Readers next week: Oscar Davis & Ruth Champion
Intercessor: Moya Holle
Next week: Diana Jefferies
Hospitality: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre (B’day cake)
Next Week: Julie Olston, Kathy Drummond, Angela Bell
Flowers/Dusting Sat 14th April: Ann Petersen, Peter Gilbert & A Narnolo.
*Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.
*To facilitate the hearing loop please turn your hearing aid to T-Cell setting.
Thomas is invited to touch, the disciples to look. In his epistle John writes ‘we declare what we have heard, seen and touched.’ Where do we see, hear and touch the resurrection today?
Pray for those who struggle with doubts, those who struggle to see, touch and hear.
Pray for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.
Please silence your mobile phones before the service commences.
Introit Hymn: TIS 369 – Hail the day that sees Him rise
The Sentence: John 20.21
‘Peace be with you,’ says the Lord. ‘As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’
The Collect (we pray together)
whose absence leaves us in despair
but whose presence is overwhelming:
breathe on us with your abundant life,
that where we cannot see
we may have courage to believe
that we may be raised with you. Amen.
First Reading Acts 4.32-37
A reading from the book of Acts of the Apostles
Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means ‘son of encouragement’). He sold a field that belonged to him, then brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 Behold how good and how lovely it is:
when families live together in unity.
2 It is fragrant as oil upon the head,
that runs down over the beard:
fragrant as oil upon the beard of Aaron,
that ran down over the collar of his robe.
3 It is like a dew of Hermon:
like the dew that falls upon the hill of Zion.
4 For there the Lord has commanded his blessing:
which is life for evermore.
Second Reading 1 John 1.1-2.2
A reading from the First letter of John
We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—this life was revealed, and we have seen it and testify to it, and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us—we declare to you what we have seen and heard so that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true; but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
During the Gospel Procession
Deacon: Alleluia, Alleluia
Response: You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me;
happy those who have not seen me, but still believe.
Deacon: The Lord be with you;
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel John 20.19-31
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.’A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.’Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after the Sermon: TIS
Prayer for our Parish: (We pray together)
Gracious God, we pray for our Parish of St Luke,
for our clergy, lay-ministers and all who worship here.
We pray that this Parish will always have a faithful pastor,
who will faithfully speak your word
and minister Your Sacraments;
an encourager who will equip your people for ministry
and enable us to fulfil our calling.
Give to those who will choose a new rector,
wisdom, discernment and patience.
Give to us warm and generous hearts; for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.
Offertory Hymn – TIS
Hymn during Communion –
Happy Birthday to: Jacqueline Hicks; Stuart Ogg; Edwin & Bryson; Stephanie Reddy; Ray Sommer; Elise Bestel; Christoper Haly; Jenny Praisang; Elizabeth Fleming
Our current discussion group (Say it to God) – will continue after the 10.00 a.m. Healing Service on Wednesday 4 April.
Congratulations to Br Daniel SSF, who has been awarded the Coaldrake Award for Missionary Service to the Anglican Church in particular in PNG and the Solomon Islands.
Humanitarian aid for Papua New Guinea – ABM needs $50,000 so that vital supplies of food and water can be provided for the many people in need. To donate to the PNG Earthquake Emergency Appeal, please phone 1300 302 663 or visit www.abmission.org/png-earthquake-emergency.
Bible Readings for the Week 9th to 15th April 2018
|MONDAY||Acts 4.23-31||Psalm 2.1-8||John 3.1-8|
|TUESDAY||Acts 4.32-37||Psalm .93||John 3.7-15|
|WEDNESDAY||Acts 5.17-26||Psalm 34.1-8||John 3.16-21|
|THURSDAY||Acts 5.27-33||Psalm 34.11-18||John 3.31-36|
|FRIDAY||Acts 5.34-42||Psalm 27.1-5||John 6.1-15|
|SATURDAY||Acts 6.1-7||Psalm- 33.17-21||John 6.16-21|
Next Sunday: Third Easter Sunday
First Reading: Acts 3.12-20 Second Reading: 2.15-17; 3.1-6
Psalm 4 Gospel: Luke 24.36b-48
Prayers for each day of the week
Mathias Oduro; Katherine Oldfield; Julie & Philippa Olston.
Ann Rachel Petersen & Wolf; Tony Purcell.
Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson Reddy
John Reimer; Matilda Rinker; John Roe; Grahame Sadler.
Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes; Peter Seymour.
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Alfredo Narnolo (recent stroke); Anthony Davis; Br Kentigern John SSF; Jackie Bonham, Sheila Brown, Emma Burns; Lyn Carrington; Sue Drewett; Paull Garrett; Ken Gilmour; Barbara Granger; Leigh and John Garretty; Doug Hall; Patricia Harris, Rhiannon Henry-Edwards and her family; Kim Hill; Irma; Jenny; John & Jill Eddy; Kristy & Rodney; Sharda Kumar; Leanne; Pip Leonard, Damien Lew, Marco LoSchiavo; Barbara MacLulich; Robyn & Frank Norman; Robert and Lyndall; Rosie Randall; and Andy Serafin.
The sick – Long term:
Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Joseph Jeebell; Noel Jeffs; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Evelyn; Marissa; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Yavani Mu Daly; Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & her mother; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Helen Granowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Peter; Margaret Flakeler; Matthew Winter; Helen Woellner; Alex & Libby Jones, Bob Hogg and Geoff Widmer.
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Give thanks for recent rain; and that Andrew Patterson has at last obtained some casual paid work in Cairns.
Anniversaries of the Departed:
11th: George Augustus Selwyn, first missionary bishop of New Zealand
Parish Information ABN.78 161 584 893.
Sung Eucharist and Children’s Ministry at 9.30 am followed by hospitality in the hall. Thai Community meets in the Chapel after morning tea. Enquiries to Amanda Mason 0407 101 382.
Wednesday 9.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer; and
10.00 a.m. Eucharist and Prayers for Healing (followed by morning tea)
Friday 8.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer led by Peter Seymour.
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.
Rector – Fr Philip Bradford.
Ph 9557 4219 – 0431 655 220 (Mob)
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeil & Amanda Mason
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.
email@example.comHon Clergy Associate:
Fr John Reimer
Organist: Kathy Drummond
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.
Eddie Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041 firstname.lastname@example.orgParish Council:
Andy Serafin; Angela Bell; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Brett Davies, Tony Purcell; Evelyn Maack & James Barnes (Treasurer)
Pastoral Care Group