3rd April 2016
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.
Celebrant & Preacher: Fr. Philip Bradford
Welcomers Today: Christine Thurley & Nadia Wheatley
Next week: Kevin Green & John Tonetti
Readers Today: Bianca & Edwin Reddy
Readers next week: Thomas & Ellenor Fleming
Intercessor: Jo Burton
Next week: Rosemary Bradford
Hospitality: Reddy Family (B’day cake)
Next Week: John M, Jo Burton, Ruth Champion
Cleaners Saturday 9th R Hagen, S Gates, R Champion
Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.
The disciples locked themselves in the upper room because they were afraid of the Jews. How many times do we lock ourselves away in a confined space because we are afraid of those around us – afraid that if we say, act or in any way demonstrate our Christian beliefs and actions they ‘might’ not like it and might react negatively.
This happens in our workplace, our recreation areas and even our own homes.
We can hide from our fellows, but not Jesus – he will still come to us and bring his peace – a peace that is beyond our understanding.
- Pray that we might have the courage to stand in the open and in our words and actions proclaim Jesus Christ as our Lord.
- Give thanks for Nungalinya College in Darwin, remembering especially the students who will begin their studies at the college in 2016.
Text: The Rev Ken Spreadborough,
Chair of ABM’s Brisbane Diocesan Committee
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016
Introit Hymn: TIS 156– Morning has broken
The Sentence Jesus 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.’ John 20.27
for whom no door is closed,
no heart is locked:
draw us beyond our doubts,
till we see your Christ
and touch his wounds where they bleed in others.
This we ask through Christ our Saviour,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Acts 5.27-32
A reading from the book of Acts of the Apostles
When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, ‘We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you are determined to bring this man’s blood on us.’ But Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than any human authority. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Saviour, so that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.’
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
14 The Lord is my | strength and my | song:
and has be-| come | my sal-| vation.
15 The sounds of | joy and de-| liverance:
are | in the | tents of the | righteous.
16 The right hand of the Lord does | mighty | things:
the right hand of the | Lord | raises | up.
17 I shall not | die but | live:
and pro-| claim the | works of the | Lord.
18 The Lord has | disciplined me | hard:
but he has not | given me | over to | death.
19 Open me the | gates of | righteousness:
and I will enter and give | thanks | to the | Lord.
20 This is the | gate of the | Lord:
the | righteous | shall | enter it.
21 I will praise you, for you | answered | me:
and have be-| come | my sal-| vation.
22 The stone that the | builders re-| jected:
has be-| come the | head of the | corner.
23 This is the | Lord’s | doing:
and it is | marvellous | in our | eyes.
24 This is the day that the | Lord has | made:
let us re-| joice and be | glad in | it.
25 O Lord, | save us, we | pray:
O Lord, | send | us pros-| perity.
26 Blessed is he who comes in the | name of the | Lord:
from the | house of the | Lord we | bless you.
27 The Lord is God, and he has | given us | light:
guide the festal throng up to the | horns | of the | altar.
28 You are my God and | I will | praise you:
you are my | God, I | will ex-| alt you.
29 O give thanks to the Lord, for | he is | good:
and his | mercy en-| dures for -| ever.
Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men
Second Reading Revelation 1.4-8
A reading from the book of Revelation
John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen. ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega’, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me;
happy those who have not seen me, but still believe!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
The Gospel John 20.19-31
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
X 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 Sermon: TIS 373 – Hail, our once-despised Jesus
Prayer for our Parish
God of Love,
God of Mission,
you alone bring growth to your Church,
send to us your Holy Spirit to give
vision for our planning,
wisdom in our actions,
and power to our witness.
Help our church to grow in numbers,
in spiritual commitment to you,
and in service to our local community. Amen
Offertory Hymn: TIS 369 – Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise
Hymn during Communion:
Final Hymn: TIS 372 – Jesus Lives! your terrors now can, O death, no more appal us …
Happy Birthday this month to: Ron Cross; Jacqueline Hicks; Stuart Ogg; Edwin Reddy, Bryson Reddy; Stephanie Reddy Diana Jefferies; James Tangruthaitham; Ray Sommer; Elise Bestel and anyone else we’ve missed!
***A big thank you to everyone for their help over the Easter weekend; especially to our Sacristan Andy and to Colin; to flower arrangers; cleaners et al and to those who set up the hall for lunch and cleaned up afterwards! We surpassed ourselves with food and it was a wonderful feast! It was a Happy Easter for one and all.
Sunday School teacher needed while Fabian is looking after his brother in Bombala. If you can help please speak with Jennifer Bestel or Diana.
*** Sewing Machine wanted by an elderly home bound couple that Fr Philip visits. If you have one that is portable, please let Fr Philip know.
Bookstall News – New books in stock – The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader, Simply Jesus by Tom Wright; A Man Called Johnny Mac, edited by Muriel Porter; A New Exile: The future of Anglicanism by Muriel Porter, Faith without Fear by Keith Mascord.
Membership Cards – All parishioners are requested to complete one of our new membership cards, which will update your details but also we need your permission to print your name on the pew sheet, which also goes on our website. These are available from the Welcomers.
Today – Wardens’ Meeting at 11.30 am in Emmaus Room.
Kinetic Energy play “Refuge” in St Luke’s Hall.
April 1-3, 8-10, 15-17: Fri/Sat – 8 pm, Sunday – 6.30 pm.
Bookings 9665 6489 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 9 April – Working Bee from 8.30 a.m. to clean out cupboards in the Emmaus Room and the loft. Gardeners wanted to weed and tidy up again. Thanks everyone.
Our Carpark is small, and space is required for those who cannot walk far, so if you can walk the distance we would appreciate it if you parked in the Cypriot Club Carpark, or in the Edgeware Road *Public Carpark. *Please be aware that you need to pay and display a parking ticket.
Wednesday 13 April – Sesqui-centennary of St Joseph’s Newtown – Sesqui-centennary Dinner at St Scholastica’s College, Glebe, 6.30 for 7 pm. BOOK NOW : Early bird (before 1 March) $80 & concession $50. After 1 March, $95 & concession $50. Send number of tickets, names of diners, dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free) to email@example.com. Pay by direct debit: BSB: 062-784 Account No. 452501. Use your surname in reference on direct debit. Please send email when you make the payment. Cheques can be sent to 109 Lennox St, Newtown with all details as above included.
Sunday 17 April – Parish Council – 11.30 am
***NOTE BUNNINGS CAKE STALL – Saturday 23 April 8.30-4.00
There is a roster on the notice board in the hall which we need your help to fill. If you can’t cook maybe you could donate money/ingredients? If you can make muffins/cup cakes, banana bread slices and fruit loaf slices please put your name on the list. No packet cakes or bought products from elsewhere can be sold. We need people to be at Bunnings between 8.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. at the latest, or until we sell out. You can also deliver products to the hall the night before!
AND ON SATURDAY 14 MAY – Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – helpers wanted from 9 am – 4 pm. More information will be provided later.
2 Theatre Parties – please let John Roe know if you are interested.
4 May – Fiddler on the Roof – 8 pm Capitol Theatre $95.00. Expressions of interest to: John Roe by 31 March to 0400 955 772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 September – Fawlty Towers Live – 8 pm at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay $55.00. Expressions of interest to: John Roe by 1 July to 0400 955 772 or email@example.com.
Sesqui-centennary Mass – 31 July at 10.30 am at St Joseph’s, Newtown. Details: newtownfaith.blogspot.com.au.
Treasurers Report for Jan to Feb 2016: PC Meeting 23rd March 2016
St Luke’s Direct Transfer
If you want to ensure regular giving to St Luke’s, but find you never have the right amount in cash, or are sometimes unable to attend on Sundays, then St Luke’s Direct Transfer may work for you. Please put your name or the word Offertory as a reference.
St Luke’s Enmore Bank Account Details
Account Name: St Luke’s Anglican Church Working Account
BSB: 062-165 Account Number: 10023547
Bible Readings for the Week 4th to 10th April
|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||John3.31-36|
|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: Second Sunday of Easter
Gospel Reading: John 21.1-19
Prayers for each day of the week
Stuart Ogg; Katherine Oldfield; Julie & Philippa Olston; Ann & Rachel Petersen & Wolf.
Jenny Praisang; Simon, Annisa, Caitlin & Georgia Probets; Tony Purcell; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj.
Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit; Brian Rawnsley & Janet Widmer; Edward & Joyce Reddy.
Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Bryson & Belinda; Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie Reddy.
Matilda Rinker; John Roe; Grahame Sadler; Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes.
Matthew, James, Mark Tangruthaitham; Christine Thurley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stuart Veitch, Laurence & Jo Burton.
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Simon LoSchiavo, Leanne, Bishop Ivan Lee, Bruce Sims & Peter, Ray Sommer, Madeline Spielman; Judy Daniels; Kay & Russell Clark, Caroline Wilson and Fr. Adrian Stephens; Fatima Begum.
The sick – Long term:
Barbara, Jade & Shirley Allen; Beth Armstrong; Hannah Ashton; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Jason Broadbridge, Aunt Monica; Lyn Carrington; Mavis Cunneen; Paull Garrett; Ros and Madeline Gee; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Josephine Jabbour; Ann Jeffs, Javen Khan; Kylie Laughlin; Ross Lehman; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Marie McGrath; John McLulich; Janet Mc Leod; Norma MacPherson; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Eve Moggs; Fr Ron Morris, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Lyndy Ogg; John O’Grady; Peter Ogilvie; Bill & Poppy Prezios; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Barbara Raymond; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Michael, Andrew & Warren Ryan; Mary Sotiriadis; Trier Family, Saria Sevilla; Antoun and Mark Travis; Xenia and Simeon; Helen Olston; the Rev’d Graham and Judy Reynolds..
Anniversaries of the Departed:
James Hagston; Muriel Blatch; Bert Blatch; Nola Barr; Ivy Lawson; Eric Juergens; Edgar Fisher; Margaret Turnbull.
4th: The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary;
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; 10.00 a.m. Eucharist (followed by morning tea)
Friday 8.30a.m. – Morning Prayer
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
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|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.
Hon Clergy Associate:
Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 51362)
Organist: Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Jennie Winton Mb 0401727 718
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041.
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