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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

St Luke’s Enmore with Stanmore

An Anglican Parish in the Diocese of Sydney.

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost     20th September 2015

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:                   David Dunlop & Nadia Wheatley
Next week:                              Stephen Gates & Evelyn Maack
Readers Today:                        Kevin Green & Nadia Wheatley
Readers next week:                  Moya Holle & Fr. Ron Morris
Intercessor:                              Ruth Champion
Next week:                              Rosemary Bradford
Hospitality:                              Evelyn Maack, Ruth C, John Merchant
Next Week:                              Reddy Family
Cleaners Saturday 26               Julie Olston, Tony Brownlow, Neville H

The Psalmist tells us that those who are neither sinful nor scornful are like trees planted beside streams of water that yield their fruit in due season. It’s a lovely image. May you bear fruit that brings glory to God.

  • Pray for the courage to avoid all that prevents you from bearing fruit.
  • Pray for the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, the Philippine Independent Church, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.

Text:    © Anglican Board of Mission, 2015

Introit Hymn: TIS – 161 Tell out my soul

The Sentence:Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.                                                                                            Mark 9.35


The Collect:

God and Father of all,
you have taught us through your Son that the last shall be first,
and have made a little child the measure of your kingdom:
give us the wisdom from above,
so that we may understand that in your sight
the one who serves is the greatest of all.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


First Reading                                                             Proverbs 31.10-31

A reading from the book of Proverbs

A capable wife who can find?  She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.  She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.  She is like the ships of the merchant, she brings her food from far away. She rises while it is still night and provides food for her household  and tasks for her servant-girls.
She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength, and makes her arms strong.  She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night. She puts her hands to the distaff,  and her hands hold the spindle. She opens her hand to the poor, and reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid for her household when it snows, for all her household are clothed in crimson. She makes herself coverings; her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the city gates,
taking his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them; she supplies the merchant with sashes. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her happy; her husband too, and he praises her: ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.’ Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain  but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Give her a share in the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the city gates.

For the word of the Lord                                        Thanks be to God  

Psalm 1

1 Blessed are they who have not walked in the | counsel of the un-| godly:
nor followed the way of sinners,
nor taken their | seat a- | mongst the | scornful.

2 But their delight is in the | law of the | Lord:
and on that law will they | ponder | day and | night.

3 They are like trees planted beside | streams of | water:
that yield their | fruit in | due | season.

4 Their leaves also | shall not | wither:
and look, what-| ever they | do, it shall | prosper.

5 As for the ungodly, it is not | so with | them:
they are like the | chaff  which the | wind | scatters.

6 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand | up at the | judgement:
nor sinners in the congre-| gation | of the | righteous.

7 For the Lord cares for the | way of the | righteous:
but the | way of  the un-| godly shall | perish.

Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men

Second Reading                                                                  James 3.1-12


A reading from the letter of James

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For all of us make many mistakes. Anyone who makes no mistakes in speaking is perfect, able to keep the whole body in check with a bridle. If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we guide their whole bodies. Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell. For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water?  Can a fig tree, my brothers and sisters, yield olives, or a grapevine figs? No more can salt water yield fresh.

For the word of the Lord                                         Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation

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                                                                      Mark 9.30-37

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, ‘The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the way?’ But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.’ Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’


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


Hymn after Sermon:   TIS164The great love of God


Parish Prayer:

Gracious God, we pray for our Parish of St Luke,
for our Acting Rector Philip and all who worship here.
At this time of change, 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 – 534  Love is his word, love is his way

Hymn during Communion:

Final Hymn: TIS 168  For the fruits of all creation

The Blessing

Memorial of the Incarnation

Next Sunday:  St Michael & All Angels

Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14; Ps138; Revelation 12.7-12a; John 1.45-51


Bible Readings for the Week 21st to 27th September 2015

Monday Ezra 1.1-6 Psalm 126 Luke 8.16-18
Tuesday Ezra6.6-8,12,14-20 Psalm 122 Luke 8.19-21
Wednesday Ezra 9.5-9 Psalm 119.97-104 Luke 9.1-6
Thursday Haggai 1.1-8 Psalm 149 Luke 9.7-9
Friday Haggai 1.15b- 2.9 Psalm 43 Luke 9.18-22
Saturday Zechariah 2.5-9a; 14-15a Psalm 72.8-14 Luke 9.43b-45


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.
St Luke’s Enmore Bank Account Details
Account Name:
St Luke’s Anglican Church Working Account
BSB: 062-165                                          Account Number: 10023547

You can use your own name as a reference, but if you prefer, just use the word Offering as a reference and your name will remain anonymous. Your personal and banking details will not be given to St Luke’s.

Notices for third week of September:

What’s on this Week:

Choral Evensong this afternoon at 4.00 p.m. with the Brabyn Singers and High Tea to follow in the Rectory (Kinetic will be in the hall).  Please bring a plate of food to assist with supper, if you can, and if you can walk easily, please park at the Edgeware Rd Carpark or elsewhere.

Tuesday 7.30 p.m. 22 September:  Bible Study at Fr Philip & Rosemary’s home at 5 Lincoln Street Stanmore.  If you would like to join them for a meal, please let them know and arrive at 6.45 p.m.  This is the last one for this term.

Coming Events:

Wednesday 23 September – Women’s Reading Group meets at 7.30 p.m. at Pauline Newell’s home, 43/1 Coronation St, Petersham. Starting this month we are reading Karen Armstrong’s “Fields of Blood”. If you are interested in joining us please see Ruth or Jo Burton.

Saturday 25 September – Working Bee in the Rectory garden – there’s still lots more to do, so if you can help please come along at 9.00 a.m.

Sunday 4 OctoberFeast of St Francis of Assisi – Animals will be blessed if managed on a leash, or in a cage, etc. Rosemary Bradford who is a Franciscan Tertiary will be our speaker. There will also be a mime artist for our entertainment in the parish hall.  Bring your friends and pets along.  All welcome!

Saturday 17 October is our Wardens’ Dinner – Indian Style – tickets will be on sale shortly: $30 and $25 conc. and $60 per family.

Sunday 11 October – Christmas Market Meeting after morning tea in the Emmaus Room.

Sunday 18th October – St Luke’s Patronal Festival with our Guest Preacher, the Rev’d Anastasia Webster-Hawes, Rector of Blayney.  There may be some visitors from Bathurst coming and if anyone can provide bed and board for the Saturday night, it would be appreciated;  please see Fr Philip or Ruth.  Anastasia and Don will be staying with Fr Philip and Rosemary.

Saturday 28 November – Our Christmas Market! Time to start baking our Christmas cakes and puddings.

Notices given in church should be relevant to the parish and our mission. If you would like to make an announcement please ask Fr Philip prior to the service if you can do so?   Any other matters should be sent to the parish email  – or phoned through to Ruth or Christine Thurley by Thursday prior to the Sunday to be printed in the pew sheet.  The pew sheet is printed early Friday mornings.

Visit our Bookstall on your way to morning tea!

Lectionaries for 2016 available.

Our ABM Parish Projects for 2015

  • ·        Al-Ahli Arab Hospital Gaza (PS001LH); this hospital is the oldest hospital in Gaza City and has 80 beds.  It provides medical and health services to patients regardless of ethnicity religion, political affiliation or economic status.  It serves everybody in the community.
  • ·        Wontulp-Bi-Buya Theological College in Cairns (AU003WB); trains indigenous people for ordained ministry and lay-ministry.
  • ·        Language, Literacy and Numeracy in Vanuatu VU006EA)

A further cheque for $1406.30 has now been sent to ABM for our projects and $703.15 to Anglicare for Chaplaincy Work.  This money has been calculated from our Opshop income. This makes a total to ABM this year of $7,365.30 towards our nominated projects.


We have benefited greatly in the past from bequests left to the parish by parishioners who have included St Luke’s in their will.  Some amounts left to the Parish have been large, some very small; all have been appreciated. The Wardens have elected to retain this capital and generally only use the interest as needed for various projects.  If you would like to think about this and include St Luke’s in your will it is one way of ensuring the ongoing maintenance of this extraordinary parish.

Flower Funda flower fund is being set up to ensure that flowers are provided by the parish and not all paid for by individual flower arrangers.  If you would like to donate flowers in memory of loved ones, please put the money in an envelope and mark it “Flower Fund”, with the name of the person and the Sunday you wish the flowers to be included.  A reference to the memorial will then be put in the pew sheet.


Prayers for each day of the week


Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit; Brian Rawnsley & Janet Widmer; Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Bryson, Belinda Reddy.


Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie; Edward & Joyce Reddy; Matilda Rinker; John Roe; Grahame Saddler.


Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes; Peter Seymour; Jeffrey Sheather; Laurel & Ray Sommer.


Mary Sotiriadis; Raboom & Nol Takham; Matthew, James & Mark Tangruthaitham.


Christine Thurley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stuart, Jo Burton & Laurence Veitch; Nadia Wheatley.


Matthew, Bronwyn, Sam & Thomas Whiting; Jennie Winton; Sally Woellner; Waew Wongjam.


Kay & Natasha Younie; Amelia Zea; Kate Abou Takka; Shirley & Barbara Allen; Grace Ashton.


Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blomberry; Neville Hack; Richard Hagen & Somsakdi; John, Martha & Christopher Haly.

Julie & Philippa Olston; Ann & Rachel Petersen & Wolf; Jenny Praisang; Simon, Annisa, Caitlin & Georgie Probets


Our Prayers for those in immediate need…

Bp Richard Hurford, Simon LoSchiavo, Leanne, Madeline and Jennifer

The sick – Long term

Shirley Allen;  Beth Armstrong; Hannah Ashton; Diane Badcock;  Fatima Begum; Ross Black;  Henry & Maureen Byers; Robert Champion; Les Dixon; Joy Gander; Roslyn Gee;   Marissa; Meg, Jude & Isla; Rhiannon Henry  Edwards; Philip Grant & family, Heslehurst Family, Josephine Jabbour;  Ann Jeffs, Poppy & Martin; Kylie Laughlin;  Ross Lehman; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Marie McGrath;  Bp Ken Mason; Eve Moggs;  John Naidu; Pauline Newell;   Peter Oglvie; Bill & Poppy Prezios; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Alex Regos; Joy Ree;  Sr Fiona CSC; Saria  Sevilla; Stephen Thomas; Trier family, Von Heseltine Family; Julie & Alex Wright.
Recent Departed
Anniversaries of Deaths.

Des Stone; Patricia Smith; David Neary
Saints and Commemorations

25th: Sergius of Moscow, Abbot & Teacher (d.1392).

26th: Lancelot Andrews, Bishop of Winchester (d.1626

Our prayers for those in need are for people in serious difficulties.
We pray regularly for all parishioners on each day of the week.
Intercessors may like to use Christian names only on Sunday

Parish Information

ABN.78 161 584 893.
SUNDAY WORSHIP   Sung Eucharist and Children’s Ministry 9.30 am followed by hospitality in the hall.
WEEKDAY SERVICES: Morning Prayer: Tuesday 8.30 am, Wednesday 9.30 am & 10.00 a.m. Eucharist (followed by morning tea); & Friday 8.30am.
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES by arrangement.
ACTING RECTOR. Fr Philip Bradford. Ph 9557 4219 – 0431 655 220 (Mob)
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.30am to 11 a.m.
Fr Ron Morris (Mb 0409 451362.)
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.
Stuart Veitch 0400-312-354
Fabian LoSchiavo;
Eddy Reddy; Mb 0410634948;
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041.
Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Jennifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treasurer); Peter Seymour; Jennie Winton, Diana Jefferies; Les Carrington.
Parish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch;
Pastoral Care Group
Ruth Champion; Stuart Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle.