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

Second Sunday after Pentecost

29 May 2016

 

Second Sunday after Pentecost
Second Sunday after Pentecost

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. Ron Henderson

Welcomers Today:                  Stephen Gates & Evelyn Maack
Next week:                              Stuart Grigg & Rachel Reddy

Readers Today:                       Bianca Reddy & Richard Hagen
Readers next week:                 Bryson & Belinda Reddy
Intercessor:                             Peter Gilbert

Next week:                              Amrit MacIntyre

Hospitality:                             Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre

Next Week:                             K Oldfield, S Woellner (B’day cake)

Cleaners Saturday 4th:             J Olston, T Brownlow, N Hack

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 T-setting

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

 

 

Having stood on the top of Mt Carmel and looked down over the plain of the Jezreel Valley, one can visualize this confrontation. It was a long walk to the top of Mt Carmel, but Elijah knew it was necessary. He firstly accused the assembly of double standards – worshipping God and also Baal and told them to make up their minds. Today, too, so many have double standards. What/who do they actually worship? – Money when they need it? Fame when they want it? God when all else fails? But Elijah more than worshipped God. He had such a strong faith, so strong that he set up what seemed an impossibility. Is our faith as strong as that?

  • Pray that in our relationship with God, it may be the only ‘God’ relationship and that it may be one of strong faith.
  • Give thanks for the Church of the Province of South East Asia.

Text:           The Rev Ken Spreadborough,
Chair of ABM’s Brisbane Diocesan Committee
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016

Introit Hymn: TIS  – 168 For the fruits of all creation

 

The Sentence  Thus says the one whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in a high and holy place, but I also live with those who are broken and humble in spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, to restore the courage of the broken.’      Isaiah 57.15

 

TheCollect:
Almighty God,

who alone can bring order to our unruly wills and affections:

give us grace to love what you command

and desire what you promise,

that, in all the changes and chances of this uncertain world,

our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found;

through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

First Reading                                                1 King 18.20-21, 30-39

A reading from the first book of Kings

So Ahab sent to all the Israelites, and assembled the prophets at Mount Carmel. Elijah then came near to all the people, and said, ‘How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.’ The people did not answer him a word. Then Elijah said to all the people, ‘Come closer to me’; and all the people came closer to him. First he repaired the altar of the Lord that had been thrown down; Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying, ‘Israel shall be your name’; with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord . Then he made a trench around the altar, large enough to contain two measures of seed. Next he put the wood in order, cut the bull in pieces, and laid it on the wood. He said, ‘Fill four jars with water and pour it on the burnt-offering and on the wood.’ Then he said, ‘Do it a second time’; and they did it a second time. Again he said, ‘Do it a third time’; and they did it a third time, so that the water ran all round the altar, and filled the trench also with water. At the time of the offering of the oblation, the prophet Elijah came near and said, ‘O Lord , God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your bidding. Answer me, O Lord , answer me, so that this people may know that you, O Lord , are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.’ Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt-offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and even licked up the water that was in the trench. When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, ‘The Lord indeed is God; the Lord indeed is God.’

For the word of the Lord                                      Thanks be to God

[Please note that notes to assist you in the singing of a psalm are included on the 2nd back page of this pew sheet.]

 

Psalm 96

  1. O sing to the Lord a | new | song:
  2. sing to the | Lord, | all the | earth.
  3. Sing to the Lord | bless his | name:
  4. tell of his sal |- vation from | day to | day.
  5. Declare his glory a |-mong the | nations:
  6. his marvellous | works a |- mong・all the | peoples.
  7. For great is the Lord and | greatly・to be | praised:
  8. he is to be re |- vered a |- bove all | gods.
  9. For all the gods of the | peoples are | idols:
  10. but the | Lord | made the | heavens
  11. Honour and majesty | are be |-fore him:
  12. strength and | beauty are | in his | sanctuary.
  13. Ascribe to the Lord, O families | of the | peoples:
  14. ascribe to the | Lord | glory・and | strength.
  15. Ascribe to the Lord the glory | due his | name:
  16. bring an offering, and | come in |-to his | courts.
  17. Worship the Lord in | holy | splendour:
  18. tremble be |- fore him, | all the | earth.
  19. Say among the nations, ‘The | Lord is | king!:
  20. The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved *
  21. He will | judge the | peoples with | equity.’
  22. Let the heavens be glad, and let the | earth re |- joice:
  23. let the sea | roar, and | all that | fills it;
  24. Let the field exult, and | every・thing | in it:

Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for | joy be |- fore the | Lord;

 

†13.  For he is coming * for he is coming to | judge the | earth:

He will judge the world with righteousness * and the | peoples | with his | truth.

 

Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit; 

As in the be-| ginning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men

 

Second Reading                                                        Galatians 1.1-12

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Galatians

Paul an apostle – sent neither by human commission nor from human authorities, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead – and all the members of God’s family who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to set us free from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen. I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim to you a gospel contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that one be accursed! As we have said before, so now I repeat, if anyone proclaims to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let that one be accursed! Am I now seeking human approval, or God’s approval? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still pleasing people, I would not be a servant of Christ. For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

For the word of the Lord                                         Thanks be to God

 

 

Gospel Procession

 

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

God loved the world so much, he gave us his | only | Son
that all who believe in him might | have e | ternal | life.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

 

The Gospel                                                                        Luke7.1-10

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to death. When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him, asking him to come and heal his slave. When they came to Jesus, they appealed to him earnestly, saying, ‘He is worthy of having you do this for him, for he loves our people, and it is he who built our synagogue for us.’ And Jesus went with them, but when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, ‘Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to you. But only speak the word, and let my servant be healed. For I also am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, “Go”, and he goes, and to another, “Come”, and he comes, and to my slave, “Do this”, and the slave does it.’ When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, he said, ‘I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.’ When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.

 

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

 

The Sermon

 

Hymn after the Sermon:  TIS – 160 Father, all loving

 

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 331 Sing my tongue the glorious battle

Tune:  497 (Picardy)

Hymn during Communion

This is the body of Christ
This is the body of Christ

Final Hymn:  TIS – 106 Now, thank we all our God

 

NOTICES

As Fr Philip and Rosemary are away for a few days, we welcome as our Celebrant and Preacher, Fr Ron Henderson.

 

Microphones levels have been re-set – Please do not touch them.  They are correct for within 30cm of your height/mouth.

 

Memorial to Bill Abernethy – It was resolved at PC that Rectors Name Boards for St Luke’s (past and present) be installed over the doors to the church from the porch/Chapel with a plaque “In Thanksgiving for life of Bill Abernethy, a faithful parishioner at St Luke’s for many years”. We are applying for a faculty and if you have any objections to this memorial you are required to write to the Diocesan Secretary, Diocese of Sydney.

Plebisicite on Marriage – to be or not to be!  If you feel strongly about it you may wish to write to the Prime Minister.  A draft letter which you can adapt is available on request by email to the church office – copies also attached to the notice board in the church and hall.

 

Volunteer/s required to launder church tea towels – One or two people who would be willing to take the tea towels home once a week, launder them and bring them back the following week.  Please see Jennie Winton if you can help.

 

Please Note:  NoTuesday night Bible Study is on this week at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home.  A 2nd study in Colossians will be held on Tuesday 7 June at 7.30pm or 6.30 pm if you would like dinner. Please obtain handout the Sunday prior if you are coming or order the book from Jennie at our Bookstall -.  All welcome.

Bookstall News – We have copies in stock of The Anchoress the fascinating new book by Robyn Cadwallader.  “So beautiful, so rich, so strange, unexpected and thoughtful … I loved this book” says Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love.  Our full stock list can be found on St Luke’s website now.  Check it out.

Blayney visit – It was necessary to cancel the planned visit to Blayney this weekend as Anastasia’s husband Don will be having surgery – please pray for them both.

Friday 3 June – Fr. Philip & Rosemary will be leading a Prayer Retreat at The Healing Ministry Centre (Golden Grove) on Friday evening 3rd

June and Saturday, 4th. It will begin with dinner on the Friday and conclude on Saturday afternoon. The cost including meals and o/night accommodation is $90. See Fr. Philip or Rosemary for more details and the draft program is on our back page today.

 

Sunday 5 June The Anglican Historical Society welcomes all to its meeting at 1 pm at the City RSL Club, 565 George Street (down from the Cathedral) – Shamrock Room, Level 4

THE REVD DR ED LOANE on WILLIAM TEMPLE AND HIS ANGLICAN ECUMENISM

Dr Loane is a Lecturer in Doctrine and Church History at Moore Theological College (and a grandson of our late Archbishop).

His talk will explore and seek to assess Archbishop Temple’s challenges, failures, and successes in attempting to apply his theology of Church unity within Anglicanism and the wider ecumenical movement.

Friday 10 June – Next Boyz Nite Out –, 6 for 6.30 pm – will be at Momoyo Japanese Restaurant 212 Enmore Rd, Enmore. Right at the bus stop.  (Corkage is $3 per glass)

Saturday 18 June at 9.00 a.m. – Garden Group. – please come and help pull out the weeds.  This is not a hard job and anyone can do it as long as you have two hands and a will!  The painters will have finished in the Rectory and we need enough hands to tackle that garden as well as the church.

Fri. 17 June – 6.30 to 10 pm: Swing Divine: St Luke’s Hall, $30/$20/$15/$5. Tickets on sale today.  Tell your friends all about it and invite them along to a swinging musical night.

ABM Auxiliary Cooks to raise Funds: Order– Lemon Butter; apple chutney; tomato relish; chocolate brownies; fruit cake, Florentine biscuits; cheese/oatmeal biscuits – all homemade to order.

Give your order to Moya today.

 

AND keep those ABM stamps coming in for project fundraising!

 

ADVANCE NOTICES:

Fri. 2 September – Anglicans Together Dinner

Wed. 7 September – Fawlty Towers Live8 pm at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay $85.00.  Expressions of interest to: John Roe by 1 July to 0400 955 772 or jroe@bigpond.net.au


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 30th May to 5th  June

MONDAY 2Peter  1.2-7 Psalm  91.9-16 Mark  12.1-12
TUESDAY 2 Peter 3.11-18 Psalm  90.13-17 Mark  12.13-17
WEDNESDAY 2 Timothy1.1-3,6-12 Psalm  123 Mark  12.18-27
THURSDAY 2 Timothy 2.8-15 Psalm 25.8-15 Mark  12.28-34
FRIDAY 2 Timothy 3.10-17 Psalm  119.161-168 Mark  12.35-37
SATURDAY 2 Timothy 4.1-8 Psalm 71.17-24 Mark  12.38-44

 

 

 

Next Sunday: Third Sunday after Pentecost

1 Kings 17.8-16
Psalm:  146
Galatians 1.11-24
Gospel Reading: Luke 7.11-17

 

INTERCESSIONS

Prayers for each day of the week

Today:

Beth Armstrong; James, Elliot & Harry Barnes; Ian Barnett; Matthew, Michelle, Darcy, Patrick, Charlotte & Emily Batterham.

Monday:

Angela & Saffron Bell; Ewan, Jessica, & Cynthia Berkemeier; Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel.

Tuesday:

Mervyn Bishop; Ross Black; Fr. Philip & Rosemary Bradford; Chris Brooks; Tony Brownlow.

Wednesday:

Graham & Suzanne Campton; Les & Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke.
Thursday
Ron, Sheila, Nigel, Vivien, Nathan Eric & Abigail Cross; Lyne, Eleanor & Constance Cuneen & John MacLulich.

Friday:

Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Davis; Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop; Brent Egan; Michael, Elizabeth, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas Fleming.

Saturday:

Stephen Gates & Andrew; Altin & Hannah Gavranovic; Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola; Kevin Green.

 

Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Edward Reddy; Mary Sotiriadis; Simon LoSchiavo; Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Kay & Russell Clark; Caroline Wilson; Sister Helen CSC; Dawn Holland,; Asia Bibi, Robert Dubler (& family); Jennifer Edwards (& family); Don Hawes.

The sick – Long term:

Barbara, Jade & Shirley Allen; Beth Armstrong; Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Jason Broadbridge, Maureen & Henry Byers; David Byers; Aunt Monica; Lyn Carrington; Mavis Cunneen;  Paull Garrett; Ros and Madeline Gee; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Josephine Jabbour;  Ann Jeffs, Javen Khan; Paul Knight; Kylie Laughlin;  Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Marie McGrath; Janet McLeod; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Eve Moggs; Fr Ron Morris, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Lyndy Ogg; John O’Grady; Peter Ogilvie; Phillips Family; Bill & Poppy Prezios; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley;Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Michael, Andrew & Warren Ryan; Florence Shellard; Ron & Betty Squires; George Squires; Stephen Thomas; Saria Sevilla; Antoun, Mark & Patricia Travis; Helen Olston; the Rev’d Graham and Judy Reynolds; Janet Walmsley; Nadia Wheatley; Gisela Winter; Tim M.

Recently Departed

 

Anniversaries of the Departed:

Len Jackson; Frank Senior; Rose Farrell; William Fisher; Edward McNamara; Prandji Tisna; Barry McKellar; Ivan Ross; John Lord; Oswald Ferguson;

Saints Commemoration:

31st: Visitation of the BLESSED Virgin Mary to Elizabeth.

1st: Justin, martyr at Rome (d.167)
3rd: Martyrs of Uganda (d.1886).
Janani  Luwum, archbishop of Uganda, martyr (d. 1977)
John XX111, bishop of Rome, reformer (d.1963).

Parish Information                               ABN.78 161 584 893.

SUNDAY WORSHIP:

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.

WEEKDAY SERVICES:

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:  rector@stlukesenmore.org.au

Fr Philip:  bradford.pr@gmail.com

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.
www.stlukesenmore.org.au
rector@stlukesenmore.org.auHon Clergy Associate

Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 451362)

Organist:  Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks

ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
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 0400-312-354

Wardens:
Jennie Winton Mb 0401727718.Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041

Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Jennifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treasurer); Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Fabian LoSchiavo; Amrit MacIntyre & Tony Purcell.

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

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

 

In this example, the chant is a double chant – meaning it has two parts or phrases – one part or phrase for each verse.

 

For people who read music, there are not time signatures as such. The note values are written only for convenience. e.g. a semibreve will be held for as long as the words make it necessary, not necessarily 4 beats: ‘O’ is held for a short time; “let the people praise you” is held for a longer time.

 

The congregation sings only the top line of the music unless you want to sing one of the parts underneath.

 

Within the words:

 

The words are sung or chanted as you would speak them – in speech rhythm.

 

Each verse is divided into two phrases separated by a double bar line.

 

| means start new bar.

 

  • means take an extra breath, similar to a comma

 

・means change to the next note within the bar where the first note has more than one syllable attached to it

 

: means the split point in the verse – usually the second half of the verse

 

† means use the second half of the double chant.

 

 

 

 

Draft Program for Praying in the Light of the Resurrection

Weekend at Golden Grove – Cost is $90 for overnight accommodation and meals included, except lunch on Friday.

 

Friday 3 June 2016

 

Optional
10.30am Prayer Mountain with Tony Mullins
12.30pm Lunch at café close to Golden Grove
2.00pm Reflection time
5.30pm Retreat Begins: Registration
6.30pm Dinner and welcome
7.45pm Our Father

 

8.30pm Night prayer

 

 

Saturday 4 June

 

7.30am Morning Prayer
8.00-9.00am Breakfast
9.15am The Kingdom
10.00am Reflection Time
11.45am Forgive
12.30pm Lunch
1.00pm Reflection Time
3.30pm Deliver Us
4.15pm Holy Communion
5.00pm Farewell