St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community

Second Sunday in Lent – 25 February 2018

25 February 2018

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: Andrew Reddy & Janet Widmer
Readers next week: Evelyn Maack & Tony Purcell
Intercessor: Ruth Champion
Next week: Peter Gilbert
Hospitality:. Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner
Next Week: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre (B;day C )
Cleaners Saturday 3rd: Moya Holle, G Sadler; Neville Daniels

Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.

Hearing Loop is fitted in the Church – please turn your hearing aid to


Let all the ends of the earth remember and turn to the Lord: and let all the families of the nations worship before him.’ This week, as Lent continues, remember to turn towards God. Invite family members to come to church with you.

  • Pray that people around Australia will see God’s love in their lives and be converted by it.

  • Pray for the Church of the Province of South East Asia, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.

Text: Robert McLean, Partnerships Coordinator
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2018

Kindly turn off your mobile phone or put it on silent before the service commences.

Introit Hymn: TIS 125 The God of Abraham praise

The Sentence:Mark 8.34

If you want to become a disciple of Jesus, deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow him.

The Collect (we pray together)

God of all times and places,
in Jesus Christ, who was lifted up on the cross,
you opened for us the path to eternal life:
grant that we,
being born again of water and the Spirit,
may joyfully serve you in newness of life
and faithfully walk in your holy ways;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading Genesis 17.1-7, 15-16

A reading from the book of Genesis

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.’ Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. God said to Abraham, ‘As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.’

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 22.24-32

24 O praise the Lord, all you that fear him:

hold him in honour, O seed of Jacob,

and let the seed of Israel stand in awe of him.

25 For he has not despised nor abhorred

the poor man in his misery:

nor did he hide his face from him,

but heard him when he cried.

26 From you springs my praise in the great congregation:

I will pay my vows in the sight of all that fear you;

27 The meek shall eat of the sacrifice and be satisfied:

and those who seek the Lord shall praise him—

may their hearts rejoice for ever!

28 Let all the ends of the earth remember

and turn to the Lord:

and let all the families of the nations worship before him.

29 For the kingdom is the Lord’s:

and he shall be ruler over the nations.

30 How can those who sleep in the earth do him homage:

or those that descend to the dust bow down before him?

31 But he has saved my life for himself:

and my posterity shall serve him.

32 This shall be told of my Lord to a future generation:

and his righteousness declared to a people yet unborn,

that he has done it.

Second Reading Romans 4.13-25

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans

For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith. If it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. For the law brings wrath; but where there is no law, neither is there violation. For this reason it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations’)—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become ‘the father of many nations’, according to what was said, ‘So numerous shall your descendants be.’ He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.

Therefore his faith ‘was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ Now the words, ‘it was reckoned to him’, were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was handed over to death for our trespasses and was raised for our justification.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession:

Gospel Acclamation

Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!
From the shining cloud the Father’s voice is heard:

this is my beloved Son, hear him.
Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!

The Lord be with you;
And also with you.

The Gospel Mark 8.31-38

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’ He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.’

For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ

The Sermon

Hymn after the Sermon: TIS 583 Take up your cross, the Saviour said

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 520 Lord enthroned

Hymn during Communion

Agnus Dei sung by Katherine Oldfield is part of the fourth set of manuscripts (Osanna, Benedictus, Agnus Dei, Dona nobis pacem) which make up the Mass in B minor by J S Bach (BWV232). It was written for solo alto accompanied by violin and continuo. It has been transposed from its original key of G minor to B minor for soprano by Kathy Drummond. The mass was completed in 1749.

Agnus Dei Lamb of God

qui tollis peccata mundi who takes away the sins of the world

miserere nobis. have mercy on us.

Final Hymn: TIS 687 God gives us a future


Notice of Proposed Nomination” forms for election to office at our annual vestry meeting are now available from Evelyn Maack.

Lenten Studies – We will hold a Lenten Study following the Healing Service at 10.00 a.m. on each Wednesday during Lent. The study book will be on prayer “Say it to God” by Luigi Gioia which is The Archbishop of Canterbury’s recommended Lenten Book. If you n afford it, a donation of $20 to cover the cost would be appreciated.


The combined churches of St Joseph’s Newtown, Metropolitan Community Church and St Luke’s will be hosting a Lenten Study on 4 Tuesday evenings during Lent for which you will need to bring a bible. 7.00 – 8.15 pm

Week 1 – Tuesday 6th March

Metropolitan Community Church, Crystal St Petersham, Hopeful Love: Hosea 1:1-2:1

Week 2 – Tuesday 13th March

St Luke’s Anglican Church, Stanmore Rd Enmore, Fractured Love: Hosea 2:2-13

Week 3 – Tuesday 20th March St Joseph’s Church, Bedford St Newtown, Restored Love: Hosea 2:14-3:4

Week 4 – Tuesday 27th March

St Luke’s Anglican Church, Stanmore Rd Enmore, Healing Love: Hosea 14:1-9

Saturday 10 March – Boyz Nite Out at Persian Broil (King St North) 6.00 p.m. for 6.30 p.m.; Please RSVP to John Roe on 0400 955 772 or

Sunday 11 March – Our Annual Vestry Meeting (please have your reports ready for next Sunday). AND it’s Mothering Sunday (Simnel Cake). Please see Ruth if you are able to make a Simnel Cake.

Sunday 25 March – Palm Sunday and procession of palms

Good Friday 30th March – 9.30 a.m. service & morning tea.

Easter Day – 1st April – 9.30 a.m. Eucharist and shared lunch in the hall.

Advance Notice – “Priscilla – The Musical” Tuesday 19 June at 7.00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre – Adults $75 and Conc. $60. John Roe will take expressions of interest during February, please speak to him during morning tea.

LENT is the period of 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter (excluding Sundays which are all days of celebration event in Lent); it was traditionally a time of fasting and prayer and of giving up something we habitually liked! Now it is considered more a time of reflection, not necessarily of giving up something but maybe taking on something – come to a Lenten Study, join a group or volunteer to help with the Opshop, Sunday School, serving, flower arranging or hospitality! Talk to someone you haven’t become acquainted with at church yet during morning tea. We wish everyone a blessed Lent!

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 Offering 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 26th to 4th March

MONDAY Daniel 9.4-10 Psalm 79.8-13 Luke 6.36-38
TUESDAY Isaiah 1.10,16-20 Psalm 50.16-21 Matthew 23.1-12
WEDNESDAY Jeremiah 18.18-20 Psalm -31.1-5 Matthew 20.17-28
THURSDAY Jeremiah 17.5-10 Psalm 1 Luke 16.19-31
FRIDAY Genesis 37.3-4,12-28 Psalm 105.16-22 Matthew 21.33-46
SATURDAY Micah 7.14-15,18-20 Psalm- 103,1-5 Luke15.1-3,11-32

Next Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent

First Reading: Exodus 20.1-17
Psalm 19
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.18-25
Gospel: John 2.13-22




Prayers for each day of the week


John M; Fran Morris; Ian Mylchreest; Ron, Anthea, Ronan, Rohan & Veronica Nath.


Pauline Newell; Ampika, Duangkamon Ngamlertphimon.


Johnny Nitcharoen & Eed Narunee; Mathias Oduro.
Katherine Oldfield; Julie & Philippa Olston.


Ann & Rachel Petersen & Wolf; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj..


Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit; Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson Reddy.

Eddie, Susan, Edwin, Leilani & Stephanie Reddy; Joyce Reddy.

Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Jackie Bonham, Sheila Brown, Patricia Harris, Barbara MacLulich; Leanne; Doug Hall; Barbara Granger; John & Jill Eddy; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards and her family; Kristy & Rodney; Helen Woellner; Sue Drewett; Ken Gilmour; Irma; Andy Serafin, Damien Lew, Kim Hill.

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; Barbara MacLulich; Jennifer McGovern; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Yavani Mu Daly; Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Helen Gronowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Peter; Margaret Flakeler; Matthew Winter; Paull Garrett; Alex & Libby Jones, Robert & Lyndall, Bob Hogg.


Recently Departed


Anniversaries of the Departed:
Herbert Caines; Herbert Wandmaker; Gordon Thurling

Saints Commemoration:

27th : George Herbert, parish priest, poet (d.1633)

1st”: David, bishop of Menevia, Wales (d.601)
2nd : Chad, bishop of Lichfield, missionary (d.672)

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 8.30 a.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

Parish email:; Fr Philip:

Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeal & Amanda Mason
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.

Hon Clergy Associate:

Fr John Reimer

Organist: Kathy Drummond
Occasional Organist: C. Brooks

133 Enmore Rd, Tel: 9550 5713
Hours: Tues Wed & Friday 9.30   4; Thursday 9.30-3; Sat 9.30 – 2.30, Sunday Monday – Closed.

Hall Administrator:
Stuart Veitch Mb 0400-312-354Wardens:
Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.

Eddy Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041

Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; James Barnes; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Amrit MacIntyre & Tony Purcell.

Synod Representatives
Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour

Parish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey; Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch.

Pastoral Care Group
Ruth Champion; John Tonetti, Moya Holle.