Second Sunday after Pentecost
18 June 2017
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: Evelyn Maack & Stephen Gates
Next week: Angela Bell & Richard Hagen
Readers Today: Nadia Wheatley & Joseph Kumer
Readers next week: Edwin & Belinda Reddy
Intercessor Moya Holle
Next week: Moya Holle
Hospitality: Julie Olston, Kathy D, Angela Bell
Next Week: John M, Tony Purcell, Evelyn Maack
Cleaners/Flowers Sat 24th Julie Olston, T Brownlow, N Daniels
Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.
Please switch off your mobile phone before the service commences.
Jesus tells the disciples that being sent out for the sake of God’s mission is not without its costs – persecution among them. He warns that they will be hated by all because of his name. Nonetheless, their fidelity will be rewarded: those who endure to the end will be saved.
Pray that God will raise up labourers for the harvest.
Give thanks for those who engage in the mystery of God’s mission both here and overseas.
Text: Robert McLean
Partnerships Coordinator, ABM
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2017
Sentence: We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand. Romans 5.1–2
in Jesus Christ you turned death into life,
and defeat into victory:
increase our faith and trust in him,
that we may triumph over evil,
in the strength of the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
First Reading Genesis 18.1-15
A reading from the Book of Genesis
The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground. He said, ‘My lord, if I find favour with you, do not pass by your servant. Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.’ So they said, ‘Do as you have said.’ And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, ‘Make ready quickly three measures of choice flour, knead it, and make cakes.’ Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it. Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate. They said to him, ‘Where is your wife Sarah?’ And he said, ‘There, in the tent.’ Then one said, ‘I will surely return to you in due season, and your wife Sarah shall have a son.’ And Sarah was listening at the tent entrance behind him.
Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, ‘After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?’ The Lord said to Abraham, ‘Why did Sarah laugh, and say, “Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?” Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son.’ But Sarah denied, saying, ‘I did not laugh’; for she was afraid. He said, ‘Oh yes, you did laugh.’
For the Word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Psalm 116.1-2, 11-18
1 I love the Lord because he | heard my | voice:
the | voice of my | suppli-| cation;
2 Because he in-| clined his | ear to me:
in the | day | that I | called to him.
11 How shall I re-| pay the | Lord:
for | all his | benefits to | me?
12 I will take up the | cup of sal-| vation:
and | call up on the | name of the | Lord.
13 I will pay my | vows to the | Lord:
in the | presence of | all his | people.
14 Grievous in the | sight of the | Lord:
is the | death | of his | faithful ones.
15 O Lord I am your servant *
your servant and the | child of your | handmaid:
you | have un-| loosed my | bonds.
16 I will offer you a sacrifice | of thanks-| giving:
and | call up on the | name of the | Lord.
17 I will pay my | vows to the | Lord:
in the | presence of | all his | people
18 In the courts of the | house of the | Lord:
even in your midst O Jerusalem * | Praise | the | Lord.
Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be- | ginning so | now; and for | ever. | A-| men
Second reading Romans 5.1-11
A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. Much more surely then, now that we have been justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
The Gospel Procession
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
The kingdom of | God is | near;
repent and be-| lieve the | Good | News!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you!
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel Matthew 9.35-10.8
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’ Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.” Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after Sermon: TIS 160 – Father all-loving
Prayers of the People
Prayer for our Parish
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 497 – Let all mortal flesh, keep silent
Hymn during Communion –
Final Hymn: TIS 232 – O the deep, deep love of Jesus
Tuesday 20 June at 7.30 p.m. (or 6.30 pm if you would like a meal) Bible Study recommences at Fr Philip and Rosemary’s home, 5 Lincoln Street, Stanmore.
The Organ Fund for the painting of the front pipes is tax-deductible! We still need another $15,000 – a big ‘thank you’ to all who have already contributed. Please fill in a form (in the church foyer or entrance to the hall). If you would like to see what the original looked like, one of the pipes has been ‘uncovered’ – stripped of two layers of paint. For further details see Kathy Drummond.
We recommend you go and see the excellent exhibition: – Learning from Country – on til 31 July, Fisher Library, University of Sydney, from the Papunya School Book of Country and History to Australians All. Visit the journey through six award winning books produced by Nadia Wheatley and illustrated by Ken Searle, both valued members of our congregation. See further information online at http//whatson.sydney.edu.au/events
Bookstall News: From today, Rosemary has offered to oversee the Bookstall and would be grateful for assistance. If you’re interested in helping, please see her. (Jennie Winton has moved to Bundanoon but will return when she can.)
Bunnings BBQ – Saturday 12 August – Please put this date in your diary and keep it free to help at one of our biggest fundraisers for the parish.
ABM Auxiliary Committee is having a ‘Mission’ Morning Tea on Wednesday 28 June at 10.30 a.m. at Christ Church St Laurence Hall, 505 Pitt Street – opposite Central Railway Station and bus terminal. Guest Speaker will be Robert McLean the Anglican Board of Mission Partnership Coordinator. Topic is ÁBM in Partnership with the Diocese of Zambia, Central Africa and the Anglican Church of Korea. All welcome but please RSVP to Fiona on 9264 1021 or email Moya Holle – email@example.com
Anglicans Together Dinner – Friday 25 August 2017. This year the Anglicans Together Dinner will be held in the Cellos Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. The Guest Speaker will be Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.
Martyrs Day Service – Saturday 2 September 2017
The Annual Wardens Dinner is now Saturday 16 September at 7.00 p.m. Our theme is “The Reformation” 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. Come dressed in period costume or come as you are!
No Child Should Suffer – Support ABM’s Tax Appeal
ABM’s 2017 Tax Appeal supports the Child Nutrition project based at the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. Parents and children are benefiting from this assistance in Beit Hanoun, a poor area of Gaza, near the Israeli border that was hit hard in the 2014 bomb attacks. This is where our donations from the Opshop go to assist in the vital work of this hospital. To donate online go to https://www.abmission.org/appeals
Check out www.anglicanstogether.org./files/page_events.html for events and items of interest.
Mission to Seafarers. Sunday 25 June is observed as the day of the seafarer. To mark this occasion, next Sunday between 1 pm and 4 pm, the Mission to Sefarers in Sydney are having an open day at the Flying Angel Club – 24 Hickson Road Millers Point (next to the Roslyn Packer theatre). Drop in and find out about this remarkable ministry that operates every day the year round.
Giving to St Luke’s – thank you for your gifts by plate, envelope or direct giving. New boxes will be available for the financial year July to June 2018 on 1st Sunday in July. 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
BSB: 062-165 Account Number: 10023547
Bible Readings for the Week 19th to 27th June 2017
|MONDAY||2 Corinthians 6.1-10||Psalm 98.1-7||Matthew 5.38-42|
|TUESDAY||2 Corinthians 8.1-9||Psalm 146||Matthew 5.43-48|
|WEDNESDAY||2 Corinthians 9.6-11||Psalm 112||Matthew 6.1-6,16-18|
|THURSDAY||2 Corinthians 11.1-11||Psalm 111||Matthew 6.7-15|
|FRIDAY||2 Corinthians 11.18,21b-30||Psalm 34.1-8||Matthew 6.19-23|
|SATURDAY||2 Corinthians 12.1-10||Psalm 34.4-10||Matthew 6.24-34|
Next Sunday Readings – Third Sunday after Pentecost
First Reading: Genesis 21.8-21
Psalm: 86.1-10, 16-17
Second reading: Romans 6.1-11
Gospel: Matthew 10.24-39
Prayers for each day of the week
Jenny Praisang; Tony Purcell; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit.
Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson; Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie; & Joyce Reddy.
Ray & Laurel Sommer; Raboom & Nol Takham; Matthew, Mark & James Tangruthaitham.
Prayers for those in immediate need:
Noel Jeffs, Alex & Libby Jones; Jean Widmer; Leanne; Doug Hall, Robert and Lyndall, Jean Weller; Barbara Granger, John & Jill Eddy, Laurie Bestel, Robert Gibbs, Rhiannon Henry-Edwards, Barbara MacLulich, Sheila Cross; Sr Helena (Clare Sisters Camperdown)
Our Prayers for those in ongoing need:
Shirley; Barbara & Jade Allen; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Ross Black; Maureen & Henry Byers; Hugo Cunningham; Mark Davies; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Linda Jensathit; Jude & Isla; Marissa; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Stephen Thomas; Janet Walmsley; Yavani Mu Daly, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Jack & family; Caroline Wilson; Amrit McIntyre, Dawn Holland, Helen Gronowski (Priest), Bruce Sims, Marco LoSchiavo, & Peter; Margaret Flakeler, Wolf Winter & Paull Garrett.
Anniversaries of the Departed
Betty Borg; Eric Champion; Margaret Dorrington; Harriet Murphy; Robert Ambler; Ronald Harrington; Darcy Dunn; Shirley Frankland;
22nd June: Alban, first British martyr (d.c. 209)
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)
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.
Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeal & Amanda Mason.
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour
|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 Occasional Organist: C. Brooks
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Fabian LoSchiavo Mb 0417 670 749
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400 166 041
Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour
Pastoral Care Support Group