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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost – 8th July 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.

Celebrant: Fr Philip Bradford
Guest Speaker: Meridith Lake
Welcomers: Brett Davies & Tony Purcell
Next week: Nadia Wheatley & Richard Hagen
Readers: Tony Purcell & Angela Bell
Readers next week: Lea MacNeil & Kevin Green
Intercessor: John Tonetti
Next week: Rosemary Bradford
Hospitality: John M, Ruth C & Evelyn M
Next Week: Brett Davis & Amrit MacIntyre
Flowers/Dusting Sat 14th: Ann Petersen

Gluten free hosts are available – Please see the Welcomers.

This church is fitted with a hearing loop – please turn your hearing aid

to the T-setting.

Please silence your mobile phones before the service commences.

Introit Hymn: TIS

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The Sentence: Mark 6.2

Of Jesus many said, ‘What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands!’

The Collect (we pray together)

O Lord our God,
you are always more ready to bestow
your good gifts upon us than we are to seek them;
and more willing to give
than we desire or deserve:
in our every need,
grant us the first and best of all your gifts,
the Spirit who makes us your children.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.

First Reading 2 Samuel 5.1-5, 9-10

A reading from the Second Book of Samuel

Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, ‘Look, we are your bone and flesh. For some time, while Saul was king over us, it was you who led out Israel and brought it in. The Lord said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel.’ So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron; and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord , and they anointed David king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for forty years. At Hebron he reigned over Judah for seven years and six months; and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah for thirty-three years. David occupied the stronghold, and named it the city of David. David built the city all around from the Millo inwards. And David became greater and greater, for the Lord , the God of hosts, was with him.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 48

1 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised:

in the city of our God.

2 High and beautiful is his holy hill:

it is the joy of all the earth.

3 On Mount Zion, where godhead truly dwells,

stands the city of the Great King:

God is well known in her palaces as a sure defence.

4 For the kings of the earth assembled:

they gathered together and came on;

5 They saw, they were struck dumb:

they were astonished and fled in terror.

6 Trembling took hold on them, and anguish:

as on a woman in her travail;

7 Like the breath of the east wind:

that shatters the ships of Tarshish.

8 As we have heard, so have we seen

in the city of the Lord of hosts:

in the city of our God,

which God has established for ever.

9 We have called to mind your loving-kindness, O God:

in the midst of your temple.

10 As your name is great, O God, so also is your praise:

even to the ends of the earth.

11 Your right hand is full of victory

let Zion’s hill rejoice:

let the daughters of Judah be glad,

because of your judgements.

12 Walk about Zion, go round about her,

and count all her towers:

consider well her ramparts, pass through her palaces;

13 That you may tell those who come after that such is God:

our God for ever and ever, and he will guide us eternally.

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Second Reading 2 Corinthians 12.2-10

A reading from Paul’s Second letter to the Corinthians

I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knowsAnd I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows—was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat. not boast, except of my weaknesses. But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me, even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given to me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

 

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

 

During the Gospel Procession we sing:-

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, Alleluia

The Spirit of the Lord is upon us;
he sent me to bring Good News to the poor

Alleluia, Alleluia

 

Deacon: The Lord be with you;

Response: And also with you.

The Gospel Mark 6.1-13

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

He left that place and came to his home town, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, ‘Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?’ And they took offence at him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honour, except in their home town, and among their own kin, and in their own house.’ And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then he went about among the villages teaching. He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. He said to them, ‘Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.’ So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

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

The Sermon (followed by a short quiet-time of reflection.)

 

Hymn after the Sermon: TIS

Prayer for our Parish: (We pray together)
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

 

Hymn during Communion –

 

Final Hymn: TIS 657 – God of freedom, God of justice.

 

NOTICES

Happy birthday to:
Jo Raj; Edi Davis; Thomas Whiting; Nicholas Fleming; Matilda Rinker; Altin Gavranovic; Rohan Nath,

The flowers in the church today were given by Colin Spokes in memory of Noel O’Donnell.

Andy Serafin would like to thank everyone for their prayerful support, as he is now in remission and onto 6 monthly check-ups.

 

Today 1 July – Peter Seymour is starting Evening Prayer (to be held on the first Sunday of the month) in the chapel at 5.00 p.m. and for those interested a cheap and cheerful meal afterwards.

Next Sunday our Guest Speaker is historian Meredith Lake – author of The Bible in Australia. In her review Julia Baird wrote: This book had me gripped. It breathes colour, poetry and life into our understanding of the Bible in Australia. A vital, much needed addition to our understanding of faith in our country.

The Long Table – Thursday 12 July at 6.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Venue:- Kafenes Greek Restaurant, 149 Enmore Road, Enmore

Enjoy warming company and a Greek meal on a winter’s evening.

RSVP to Brett, if you can but not absolutely required – feel free to bring someone with you. For our Next Long Table – watch this space!

Eddy Kittirat of our Thai Community opened his Thai Restaurant –Delanna Thai Street Food – Addison Rd Marrickville, so we congratulate him and please go along and sample his Thai cuisine and support him.

Final Hymn: TIS 657 – God of freedom, God of justice.

NOTICES

Andy Serafin would like to thank everyone for their prayerful support, as he is now in remission and onto 6 monthly check-ups.

Today 1 July – Peter Seymour is starting Evening Prayer (to be held on the first Sunday of the month) in the chapel at 5.00 p.m. and for those interested a cheap and cheerful meal afterwards.

Next Sunday our Guest Speaker is historian Meredith Lake – author of The Bible in Australia. In her review Julia Baird wrote: This book had me gripped. It breathes colour, poetry and life into our understanding of the Bible in Australia. A vital, much needed addition to our understanding of faith in our country.

The Long Table – Thursday 12 July at 6.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Venue:- Kafenes Greek Restaurant, 149 Enmore Road, Enmore

Enjoy warming company and a Greek meal on a winter’s evening.

RSVP to Brett, if you can but not absolutely required – feel free to bring someone with you. For our Next Long Table – watch this space!

Eddy Kittirat of our Thai Community opened his Thai Restaurant –Delanna Thai Street Food – Addison Rd Marrickville, so we congratulate him and please go along and sample his Thai cuisine and support him.

Parishioner Details – please inform us at stlukes.enmore.@outlook.com if you have changed your contact details or address.

St Luke’s Direct Transfer

This is a good way to ensure regular giving. Please put your name or Offertory as a reference. We are the sole supporters of our parish – any additional income helps with maintenance, restoration and building work.

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 9th to15th July 2018

MONDAY Hosea 2.16-22 Psalm 145.1-9 Matthew 9.18-26
TUESDAY Hosea 8.4-7, 11-13 Psalm 115.1-10 Matthew 9.32-38
WEDNESDAY Hosea10.1-12 Psalm 105.1-7 Matthew 10.1-7
THURSDAY Hosea11.1-3-4 , 8c-9 Psalm 80.1-2,14-19 Matthew 10.7-15
FRIDAY Hosea 14.2-10 Psalm 51.6-15 Matthew 10.16-23
SATURDAY Isaiah 6.1-8 Psalm- 93 Matthew 10.24-33

Next Sunday: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 15 July 2018

First Reading: 2 Samuel 6.1-5, 12b-19

Psalm 24
Second Reading: Ephesians 1.1-14

Gospel Reading: Mark 6.14-29

INTERCESSIONS

Prayers for each day of the week

Today:

Merrill & Georgie Martin; Amanda Mason; Anne McCarthy; John M.

Monday:
Jo Middleton; Fran Morris; Ian Mylchreest; Ron, Anthea, Ronan, Rohan & Veronica Nath.

Tuesday:

Pauline Newell; Ampika Ngamlertphimon; Johnny Nitcharoen & Eed Darunee..
Wednesday:
Mathias Oduro; Katherine Oldfield; Julie & Philippa Olston..
Thursday:

Ann &, Rachel Petersen & Wolf; Tony Purcell; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj..
Friday:

Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson; Eddie, Susan, Stephanie; Edwin, Leilani & Carmen; Joyce Reddy.

Saturday:
John Reimer; Matilda Rinker; Grahame Sadler; Ken Searle..

Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Adriel Lal; Beryl Digby; Sister Frances, CSC; William Frew; Peter Wheatley; Salochana Devi; Br Kentigern John SSF; Jackie Bonham, Emma Burns; Sue Drewett, Barbara Granger; Leigh and John Garretty; Doug Hall; Patricia Harris, Kim Hill; Irma; Jenny; Kristy & Rodney; Sharda Kumar; Leanne; Pip Leonard, Damien Lew; Robyn & Frank Norman; Sister Helena at Bethlehem Monastery; Michael Bunyan, Anand, Digvijay and baby Anaisha, in their distress of likely separation; Anne Derwin; Barbara Becroff

(Prayers of thanksgiving that Andy Serafin is in remission!)

The sick – Long term:

Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Sheila Brown; Lyn Carrington; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Joseph Jeebell; Noel Jeffs; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Marissa and Evelyn; Barbara MacLulich; Jennifer McGovern;; Alfredo Narnola; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Yavani Mu Daly; Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & her mother; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Helen Granowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Peter; Margaret Flakeler; Andy Serafin; Matthew Winter; Alex & Libby Jones, Bob Hogg, Geoff Widmer and Julia Williams; Robert and Lyndal.

Recently Departed

 

Anniversaries of Departed

Alfred Swaffield; Albert Clayton; Peter Mill; Hinekahu Wilson.

Saints Commemoration:

11th: Benedict of Nursia, abbot (d.550) (1871)
13
th: Sydney James Kirkby, pioneer of outback ministry and the Bush Church Aid Society (d.1935)

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. Evening Prayer in our Chapel on 1st Sunday of the month at 5.00 p.m.

Thai Community meets at morning tea. Enquiries to Amanda Mason 0407 101 382.

WEEKDAY SERVICES:

Wednesday 9.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer; and

10.00 a.m. Eucharist and Prayers for Healing (followed by morning tea)

Friday 8.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer led by Peter Seymour.

Rector – Fr Philip Bradford.

Phone 9557 4219 – 0431 655 220 (Mob)
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042

Parish email: stlukes.enmore@outlook.com: bradford.pr@gmail.com

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

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.
www.stlukes enmore.org.au
rector@stlukesenmore.org.au

Hon Clergy Associate:

Fr John Reimer

Organist: Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks

ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
133 Enmore Rd, Tel: 9550 5713
Hours: TuesWed & 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:
Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.

Eddie Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041 ruthchampion7878@bigpond.com

Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Angela Bell; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Brett Davies, Tony Purcell; Evelyn Maack & James Barnes (Treasurer)

Synod Representatives
Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour

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

Pastoral Care Group
Lea MacNeil; Ruth Champion; John Tonetti, Moya Holle, Ann Petersen.