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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – 9 September 2018

Blessing of the Restored Organ Pipes

Blessing the organ

Celebrant & Preacher: Fr Philip Bradford
Dedication of Organ Pipes: Bishop Richard Hurford
Welcomers: Nadia Wheatley & Kevin Green
Next week: Ann Petersen & David Dunlop
Readers: Ian Mylchreest & Ellenor Fleming
Readers next week: Ann Petersen & Edwin Reddy
Intercessor: Moya Holle
Next week: Amrit MacIntyre
Hospitality: John M, Ruth & Evelyn Maack
Next Week: Reddy Family
Flowers/Dusting Sat 15
th: Ann Petersen & Peter Gilbert

ABM – Anglican Board of Mission

Working for Love, Hope and Justice.

Today the Psalmist describes those who have faith in in God as being as stable as a mountain. Those who trust in God, who listen attentively for his voice have firmly grounded lives. But that isn’t enough: as the Epistle writer warns us, ‘faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead’.

  • Pray that you might not only believe but prove that belief by doing something concrete in Christ’s name.
  • Pray for the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.

Text: © Anglican Board of Mission, 2018

Please silence your mobile phones before the service commences.

We stand as the Celebrant and Sanctuary Persons enter the church

Introit hymn TiS 472 – Christ is made the sure foundation.

The Dedication of the Refurbished and Redecorated Organ pipes of the Wordsworth and Maskell Organ in St Luke’s Church, Enmore, by Bishop Richard Hurford, OAM KStJ, Australian Sub-Warden of the International Guild of Church Musicians.

Bishop: Let us pray:

O Lord God Almighty, whose glory cherubim and seraphim and all the hosts of heaven with ceaseless voice proclaim: Hear and accept, we humbly beseech you, the praise of your Church, and most particularly the praise that this organ will sound forth this day and for days to come. Pour down upon this your Church such a spirit of faith, reverence and joy as shall lift both hymns and lives to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

Bishop: Let us say the words of Psalm 150.

O Praise God in his holiness:

People: Praise him in the firmament of his power.

Bishop: Praise him in his noble acts:

People: Praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Bishop: Praise him in the sound of the trumpet:

People: Praise him upon the strings and pipe.

Bishop: Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals:

People: Praise him upon the loud cymbals.

All: Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.

Bishop: O Lord, before whose throne trumpets sound, and saints and angels sing the songs of Moses and the Lamb: we thank you that you have so made us that by music our hearts can be lifted up to you. Graciously bless the refurbished and redecorated organ pipes in the display case of this organ which we dedicate to your glory, that with the voice of music we may proclaim your praise. Grant that your people in this place, and all who shall enjoy the benefit of this good work, may serve you with gladness and show forth your praise in triumphant songs. Let your glory fill this place, and your Spirit so dwell in the hearts of your people that they shall sing your praise in spirit and in truth, joining the heavenly chorus who sing the eternal song of triumph.

And now, hallow and bless this refurbished pipe façade, we pray, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen.

THE GREETING – The Celebrant:

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

Response: And also with you.

Celebrant: Blessed be God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God’s Kingdom, now and forever.

THE SENTENCE: (said by the Sub-Deacon)

The Sentence: James 2.13

So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty.



Let us pray…

Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you
and worthily magnify your holy name,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN OF PRAISE (Gloria in excelsis) we stand and sing:-

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to God’s people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,
Almighty God and Father,
we worship you,
we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ,
only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

You take away the sin of the world;

Have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father;
receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy one,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father. Amen


We say the collect together:

Almighty and everlasting God,

increase our faith, hope, and love,

and, that we may receive all you promise,

make us love what you command;

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.


(We sit for the readings and the psalm)

First Reading Proverbs 22.1-2,8-9.22-23

A reading from the Book of Proverbs

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favour is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord is the maker of them all. Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of anger will fail. Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor. Do not rob the poor because they are poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate; for the Lord pleads their cause and despoils of life those who despoil them.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 125

1 Those who put their trust in the Lord shall | be as Mount | Zion:

which cannot be | shaken but en-| dures for | ever.

2 As the mountains stand about Jerusalem *

so stands the Lord a-| bout his | people:

from this time | forward for | ever-| more.

3 For the sceptre of wickedness shall have no sway*

over the land apportioned | to the | righteous:

lest the righteous | set their | hands to do | evil.

4 Do good O Lord to | those who are | good:

to | those that are | upright in | heart.

5 As for those who turn aside to crooked ways *

let the Lord lead them a way with the | evil-| doers:

and in | Israel | let there be | peace.

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

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


Second Reading Colossians 3:12-17

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Colossians

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

During the Gospel Procession we sing:- Let us give our thanks to the Lord

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
My sheep listen to my voice | says the | Lord;
I know them | and they | follow | me.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

The Deacon: The Lord be with you

Response: And also with you.

The Gospel Mark 7.24-37

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. He said to her, ‘Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.’ But she answered him, ‘Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.’

Then he said to her, ‘For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.’ So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, ‘Ephphatha’, that is, ‘Be opened.’ And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, ‘He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.’

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 96 – Sing Praise to the Lord


We stand – Celebrant says: Let us together affirm the faith of the church.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten not made,
of one being with the Father,
through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation (here we bow our heads)
He came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
and became truly human.
(here we stand upright.)

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen


The Celebrant: Let us pray for the people of God.

We kneel or sit for the Prayers – led by a member of the congregation.

After each petition…

Lord in your mercy Hear our Prayer

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

Prayers for our community today:-

Pauline Newell; Amy, Blue, Ariel & Booni; Johnny Nitchacoen & Eed Darunee.

Our prayers for those in immediate need:-

Br. William SSF; Br Kentigern John SSF; Robyn Cadwallader; Sheila Brown; Robert & Lyndall; Adriel; Kirsten Harley; Beryl Digby; Sister Frances CSC; William Frew; Peter Wheatley; Jackie Bonham; Emma Burns; Sue Drewett; Barbara Granger; Doug Hall; Patricia Harris; Kim Hill; Irma; Jenny; Kristy & Rodney; Sharda Kumar; Leanne; Pip Leonard, Damien Lew; Robyn & Frank Norman; Michael Bunyan, Anne Derwin; Barbara Becroff; and Sam George.

Anniversaries of the departed:

James Gavin; Mary Edmonds; Elizabeth Goldsmith; Beatrice Hunt; Ruby Dorrington.

Saints Commemorated this week:-

11th Mother Esther CHN, founder of the Community of the Holy Name, Melbourne (d1931)
th: Cyprian of Carthage, bishop and martyr (d.258)

15th: John Oliver Feetham, Bishop and Bush Brother (d.1947).


Accept our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord, who taught us to pray:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen


The Sub-Deacon says: God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy, welcoming sinners and inviting them to the Lord’s Table.

Let us be quiet while we call to mind our sins. A time of silence is kept.

The Sub Deacon says: Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, confident in God’s forgiveness.

Merciful God,
our maker and our judge,
we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,
and in what we have failed to do:
we have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves;
we repent, and are sorry for all our sins.
Father forgive us.
Strengthen us to love and obey you in newness of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Bishop or Celebrant says -.

Almighty God,
who has promised forgiveness to all who turn to him in faith:
pardon you and set you free from all your sins,
strengthen you in all goodness
and keep you in eternal life,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


(Clergy and sanctuary party move to face the people in front of the altar.)

Celebrant We are the body of Christ
People: His Spirit is with us.

Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be always with you.
People: And also with you.

(We offer each other the greeting of God’s peace.)


A hymn is sung while the collection is taken

Offertory Hymn – TiS 626 – Lord of creation to you be all praise

The bread and wine are brought to the altar. Small candles are also brought up. Any member of the congregation can carry a candle to represent a prayer or a thanksgiving of their own.

During the hymn there is a pause for the offertory prayer as the bread and wine (gifts) are offered and the Celebrant prays: –

Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation.
Through your goodness we have these gifts to share.
Accept and use our offerings for your glory
and for the service of your kingdom.
Blessed be God for ever.


Priest: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Priest: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

All glory and honour be yours always and everywhere,

Mighty Creator, ever-living God.

We give you thanks and praise for your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ,

Who by the power of your Spirit was born of Mary and lived as one of us.

By His death on the cross and rising to new life,

He offered the one true sacrifice for sin

And obtained an eternal deliverance for his people.

Therefore with angels and archangels,

And with all the company of heaven,

We proclaim your great and glorious name,

For every praising you and singing:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Merciful God, we thank you for these gifts of your creation,

This bread and wine,

And we pray that by your Word and Holy Spirit,

We who eat and drink them may be partakers of Christ’s body and blood.

On the night He was betrayed Jesus took bread;

And when He had given you thanks He broke it

And gave it to His disciples, saying

Take, eat. This is my body given for you.

Do this in remembrance of me.’

After supper, He took the cup,

And again giving you thanks

He gave it to His disciples, saying,

Drink from this, all of you.

This is my blood of the new covenant

Shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’

Therefore, we do as our Saviour has commanded;

Proclaiming His offering of Himself made once for all upon the cross,

His mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,

And looking for His coming again,

We celebrate, with this bread and this cup,

His one perfect and sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.

Renew us by your Holy Spirit; unite us in the body of your Son,

And bring us with all your people into the joy of your eternal kingdom;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

With whom and in whom, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

We worship you, Father, in songs of never-ending praise.

Blessing and honour and glory and power
are yours for ever and ever. Amen.


We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

We who are many are one body,

for we all share in the one bread.

Then is sung the Agnus Dei

Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us.
Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us your peace.


Come let us take this holy sacrament of the body and blood of Christ in remembrance that he died for us. Let us feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

The gifts of God for the people of God.


We all gather around the altar for communion. Non-communicants are invited to share in the circle and receive a blessing. We sing the chant below. When offering the bread, the priest says…

The body of Christ [the bread of heaven] keep you in eternal life. Amen

When offering the wine, the priest or assistant says…

The blood of Christ [the cup of salvation] keep you in eternal life. Amen

513 Bread of heav’n, on you we feed

BREAD OF HEAVEN 77.77.77 William Dalrymple Maclagan 1826-1910

Bread of heav’n, on you we feed

1 Bread of heav’n, on you we feed,

for your flesh is food indeed:

ever may our souls be fed

with this true and living bread,

day by day with strength supplied

through the life of him who died.

2. Vine of heav’n, your blood supplies

this blest cup of sacrifice:

Lord, your wounds our healing give;

to your cross we look and live:

you our life, O let us be

fed by you eternally. Josiah Conder 1789-1855 alt

After communion we return to our places and sit or kneel.

Silence is kept for a short meditation.

Solo sung by Katherine Oldfield

Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630, is a sacred motet composed by Antonio Vivaldi in 1735 to an anonymous Latin text. It is scored for solo soprano, two violins, viola and basso continuo.

Katherine is singing the first movement.

Nulla in mundo pax sincera In this world there is no true peace
sine felle; pura et vera, without bitterness; only in you, sweet Jesus
dulcis Jesu, est in te. Is it pure and true.

Inter poenas et tormenta Amidst pain and torment

vivit anima contenta lives the contented soul,
casti amoris sola spe. chaste love its only hope.

As this song is part of our worship, please do not applaud.


We stand…

The Celebrant says: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

The Celebrant prays

Living God,

in this holy meal you fill us with new hope.

May the power of your love,

which we have known in word and sacrament,

continue your saving work among us,

give us courage for our pilgrimage,

and bring us to the joys you promise.

And we respond:


We offer ourselves to you

As a living sacrifice

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Send us out in the power of your Spirit,

to live and work to your praise and glory. Amen


The priest (or bishop if present) gives the blessing:

The peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.

A final hymn is sung: TiS 106 – Now thank we all our God

The Notices are given.

Welcome to any visitors today and a special welcome to Bishop Richard Hurford who is here to bless and dedicate our newly re-diapered Organ Pipes. Thank you to everyone who instigated, donated, worked and prayed for this marvelous result! Her Majesty is back in full regalia!

Our Wednesday Healing Service (10.00 a.m.), morning tea and Bible Study will continue this week.

This afternoon at 2 for 2.30 p.m. you are invited to the Sydney launch of two fabulous new books of poetry: Towards Light by Sarah Day to be launched by Brigitta Olubas and Neat Snakes by Martin Langford, to be launched by Peter Kirkpatrick, Upstairs at The Friend in Hand Hotel,
58 Cowper Street, Glebe. Speak to Jo Middleton for any further information.

Cinema Paradiso Future Dates: 12 September is probably a non-event but keep 10 October (Ladies in Black). Brett will make an announcement today.

Friday 14 September 6.30 p.m. – ABM Board invite you to a dinner at The Union University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney. No charge – donation accepted. Speaker, The Most Revd Allan Migi,Primate of PNG.

Thursday 20 September is The Long Table 6.30 pmEnjoy popular Kathmandu dishes with a view of the roof of the world.

Venue: Sherpa Kitchen, 165 King Street, Newtown (closest bus stop is Missenden Road – no Sherpa required) See Menu link to . Menus are also available in the Church Hall. Feel free to bring a friend, to share dishes & enjoy a glass of wine with your meal. It is requested however that each person cover the cost of their order, as the total bill will not be evenly split at the conclusion of the meal. Please RSVP to Brett if coming for the first time. Corkage may be charged.

Friday 21st September 6.30 p.m. is St James Eats at DeLanna Thai 220 Addison Rd Marrickville (Eddie Kittirat’s restaurant). $40 pp paid in advance to (includes banquet meal, corkage and tips.)

Saturday 29 September at 7.45 p.m. Leprosy Mission Australia invites you to a supper and to hear Rosa Koian, a team leader in PNG. See Janet W.

Sat 29 Sept 6.30 for 7 pm – MEN’S NITE OUT at DeLanna Thai, 220 Addison Road Marrickville, RSVP to Kevin Green 0405 691 055.

ANNOUNCEMENT- St Luke’s Play Group – starting Monday 15th October needs ‘good’ pre-loved toys for 1-4year olds – soft animals, dolls, blocks, cars, trucks, books, large crayons for little fingers, small chairs, soft floor mats etc. Please talk to Ian Mylchreest, Matilda Rinker or Christine Thurley regarding this exciting new parish initiative.

Expressions of interest are invited from parishioners and friends for an all-day Quiet Day – Sat 1st Dec at Golden Grove and/or a weekend Retreat at Stroud on 3/4th November. If you are interested in either of these, please speak to Fr Philip next week or email him on

Jam jars are needed by Lea MacNeil, particularly 200 – 300 gm size. If you have any with lids can you please wash and remove labels and bring to the church on Sunday or Wednesday for Lea – to be left in our church office.

Sunday 12 October – St Francis Day; pets welcome!

Sunday 21 October is our St Luke’s Patronal Festival service, Professor Stephen Burns (his expertise is liturgy and he is currently at Pilgrim College) will now be our guest preacher.

Thursday 25 OctoberAnglicans Together Dinner at City Tattersalls Club, 194 Pitt St, Sydney – 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. start. Please tell Moya Holle if you are coming. Our Guest Speaker this year is our very own Anne Hywood, General Secretary of the General Synod, Anglican Church of Australia. ($70/$65 conc.)

Sunday 27 October, 9.30 to 3.30 – NSW Ecumenical Council Theological Reflection Commission Conference, with lunch and refreshments, Sydney College of Divinity. This conference will let you get a grasp on implications of the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Harmony – a poem by Richard Wilson (aged 8)

Harmony, peace and creation,

If you don’t understand I’ll provide some animation.
A fellow buddy and peer,
harmony is not to fear.

If we collaborate, the world will be a feather,

Dancing joyously in the breeze, never to wither.

Starting with just two,
the harmony boat will have an infinite crew.

Parish Information ABN.78 161 584 893.


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 6.00 p.m.

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


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:

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

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 8.30 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: TuesWed & Friday 9.30  4; Thursday 9.30-3; Sat 9.30 – 2.30.

Healthy Church Life Group:

Fr Philip; Peter Seymour, Moya Holle, Ian Mylchreest, Fabian LoSchiavo, Evelyn Maack, Brett Davies; Angela Bell and Ruth Champion.

The Long Table – Brett Davies – email to

Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.
Eddie Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041

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

Hall Administrator:
Stuart Veitch Mb 0400-312-354

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.