Second Sunday after Epiphany
15 January 2017
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: The Rev’d John Reimer
Preacher: Peter Seymour
Welcomers Today: Brett Davies & Tony Purcell
Next week: Kevin Green & John Tonetti
Readers Today: Brett Davies & Merrill Martin
Readers next week: Janet Walmsley & John M
Intercessor: Richard Hagen
Next week: Peter Gilbert
Hospitality: Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner
Next Week: John M, Ruth C, E Maack
Cleaners Saturday 22nd M Holle, J Tonetti, N Daniels
Paul, the Apostle submits that his calling was purely merited by the will of God. He writes so powerfully to the Church in Corinth and expresses his gratitude by giving thanks to God for the Church in Corinth. It is clear that we need to give thanks to God for our Churches, their leadership and the congregations alike. There is power in giving thanks for the things that God has done for us through his Church. God has given us the gift of salvation by his grace, given us fellowship and the sense of belonging, gift of life, gift of family and our places of work. Yes we can deny the many times when suffering has been unbearable but even while we are unfaithful, he remains faithful for while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5.8).
Pray that God will sustain the spirit of gratitude among the congregants and the ministers of the Word alike. Pray that we shall be grateful in all places and at all times. Through Christ Jesus Our Lord. Amen.
Give thanks for the work and witness of the Church of Central Africa.
Text: The Rt Rev Paul Korir
Bishop of Kapsabet, Anglican Church of Kenya
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016
God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1.9
whose Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ,
is the light of the world:
may your people,
illumined by your word and sacraments,
shine with the radiance of his glory,
that he may be known, worshipped,
and obeyed to the ends of the earth;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Isaiah 49.1–7
A reading from the of prophet Isaiah
Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, ‘You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.’ But I said, ‘I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.’ And now the Lord says, who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honoured in the sight of the Lord ‚and my God has become my strength— he says, ‘It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.’ Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply despised, abhorred by the nations, the slave of rulers, ‘Kings shall see and stand up, princes and they shall prostrate themselves, because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.’
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 I waited patiently | for the | Lord:
and he in-| clined to me and | heard my | cry.
2 He brought me up from the pit of roaring waters *
out of the | mire and | clay:
and set my feet upon a | rock and made | firm my | foothold.
3 And he has put a new | song in my | mouth:
even a song of | thanks giving | to our | God.
4 Many shall | see it and | fear:
and shall | put their | trust in the | Lord.
5 Blessed are those who have made the | Lord their | hope:
who have not turned to the proud *
or to those who | wander | in de-| ceit.
6 O Lord my God * great are the wonderful things
which you have done * and your thoughts which | are to-| wards us:
there is none to | be com-| pared with | you;
7 Were I to de-| clare them and | speak of them:
they are more than I am | able | to ex-| press.
8 Sacrifice and offering you do | not de-| sire:
but my | ears you have | marked for o-| bedience;
9 Burnt-offering and sin-offering you have | not re-| quired:
then | said I | Lo I | come.
10 In the scroll of the book it is written of me *
that I should | do your | will:
O my God I long to do it * your | law de-| lights my | heart.
11 I have declared your righteousness
in the | great congre-| gation:
have not restrained my lips O | Lord and | that you | know.
12 I have not hidden your righteousness | in my | heart:
have spoken of your faithfulness | and of | your sal-| vation.
13 I have not kept back your loving-kindness | and your | truth:
rom the | great | congre-| gation.
14 O Lord do not withhold your | mercy | from me:
et your loving-kindness and your | truth | ever pre-| serve me.
Glo- |ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit.as in the be-|ginning so | now; and for | ever. | A|men.
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 1.1–9
A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind—just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you—so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
God has called us | with the | gospel;
to share in the | glory of our | Lord Jesus | Christ.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
The Gospel John 1.29–42
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
The next day he saw Jesus coming towards him and declared, ‘Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.” I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.’ And John testified, ‘I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, “He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.” And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.’ The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, ‘Look, here is the Lamb of God!’ The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which translated means Teacher), ‘where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see.’ They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon. One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas’ (which is translated Peter).
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after Sermon: TIS 552 – Come my way, my truth, my life
Prayer for our Parish
We pray for our Parish of St Luke,
for our Rector 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 your Holy Spirit to those who will choose a new Rector,
that they will have wisdom, discernment and patience.
Give to us all warm and generous hearts,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Offertory Hymn: TIS 242 – I danced in the morning
Hymn during Communion:
Final Hymn: TIS 245 – We have a gospel to proclaim
Please note that Sunday School is in now in recess until the last weekend in January.
Please wear your name badge for the convenience of others and join us for morning tea in the hall.
Fr Philip and Rosemary are away today and next Sunday. Our Celebrant this week is The Rev’d John Reimer who worships here from time to time and was previously Rector of St Alban’s Leura. Our Preacher today is Peter Seymour, our Hon. Lay-Minister.
Next Sunday 22nd January Fr Peter Ellem, an Anglican Chaplain at Westmead Hospital, will be Celebrant and Preacher;. We are grateful for the ministry of these visiting clergy while Fr Philip is on leave.
Saturday 28 January – Boyz Nite Out @ Thai Hot Pepper, King Street, at Alice Street, Newtown, 5.30 for 6.00 pm. Optional extension to BARE – THE MUSICAL at New Theatre, 7.30 pm. RSVP John Roe 0400 955 772 firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Moya Holle has a wooden bookcase 160cm high; 81cm wide; 29cm depth in good condition available to anyone who can arrange removal.
Bookstall News – New stock: Richard Rohr’s The Divine Dance; and for children: The Velveteen Rabbit; Who Made Me; and Anne Frank and the Remembering Tree.
There will be a Parish Retreat at the Stroud Hermitage on the weekend of 3–5 March 2017. If you are interested in being part of this special weekend please complete the expression of interest on the back page as soon as possible. Once we know who is likely to come, we can plan the program.
Sunday 12 March is our AGM – please put it in your diaries.
Saturday 18 March is the MOW AGM to be held here at St Luke’s. Please come and encourage this movement for the ordination of women, who feel called to be ordained.
Our Website www.stlukesenmore.org.au
Our website is being constantly updated by Fr Philip (sermons) and Angela Bell (weekly bulletins and events). Have you taken a look recently? Your feedback would be appreciated.
Giving to St Luke’s
Envelopes in which to place your weekly offering are available at the Welcome Table at the entrance to the church and also at the Information Table near the Bookstall. If you would like to use this method of giving, please take a box. Alternatively …
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 “Offering” as a reference.
St Luke’s Enmore Bank Account Details
Account Name: St Luke’s Anglican Church Working Account
Account Number: 10023547
Bible Readings for the Week 16th to 22nd January 2017
|MONDAY||Hebrews 5.1–10||Psalm 110.1–4||Mark 2.18–22|
|TUESDAY||Hebrews 6.10–20||Psalm 111||Mark 2.23–28|
|WEDNESDAY||Hebrews 7.1–3,15–17||Psalm 110.1–4||Mark 3.1–6|
|THURSDAY||Hebrews 7.25–8.6||Psalm 40.6–11||Mark 3.7–12|
|FRIDAY||Hebrews 8.6–12||Psalm 85.8–13||Mark 3.13–19|
|SATURDAY||Hebrews 9.2–3,11–14||Psalm 47.5–10||Mark 3.20–21|
Next Sunday Readings Third Sunday after Epiphany
First reading: Isaiah 9.1–4
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 1.10–18
Gospel: John 12.1–11
Prayers for each day of the week
Saturday: Ian Mylchreest; Ron, Anthea, Ronan, Veronica & Rohan Nath; Pauline Newell.
Our Prayers for those in need:
Our Prayer for those in need.
Shirley Allen; Barbara & Jade Allen; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Maureen & Henry Byers; Hugo Cunningham; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs, Linda Jensathit; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Stephen Thomas; Sophie Toupein; Janet Walmsley; Yavani Mu Daly, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Jack & family; Caroline Wilson; Barbara Granger; Dawn Holland and Ray Sommer, Helen Gronowski (priest), Tom Algeo & Sarah.
Cecily Morris (Fran’s sister)
Anniversaries of the Departed
Edna Juergens; Robert Miller; Kevin McEntee; Mary Carr; Keith Dahler;
17th: Antony of Egypt, abbot (d.356)
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 8.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.
Honorary Lay Minister – Peter Seymour
Lay-Ministers — Part Time – Lea MacNeil & Amanda Mason.
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wednesday 9.00 am to 12 noon; Friday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.
Hon Clergy Associate:
Organist: Kathy Drummond
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Jennie Winton Mb 0401 727 718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400 166 041
Pastoral Care Support Group
Expression of Interest
Parish Retreat at Stroud
3–5 March 2017
We need to know the number of people wishing to attend to successfully plan our Retreat.
I/we would be interested in attending the Parish Retreat:
Telephone Contact Numbers:
Please tear this form off and return to the Parish Office or one of the Wardens ASAP.
Planning Committee consists of Fr Philip and Rosemary, Mandy Tibbey, Jennie Winton and Peter Seymour.