4th September 2016
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:||Tony Brownlow & Nadia Wheatley|
|Next week:||Ruth Champion & Janet Widmer|
|Readers Today:||Stephen Gates & Katherine Oldfield|
|Readers next week:||Janet Walmsley & John M|
|Next week:||Ruth Champion|
|Hospitality:||Reddy Family (B’day cake)|
|Next Week:||B Davies, A MacIntyre & Fleming Family|
|Cleaners Saturday 10th:||M Holle, J Tonetti, & N Daniels|
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
This is not ‘the heathen’ or the un-‘saved’, nor about counting numbers. It is about care for the individual soul. This was Jesus, the Good Shepherd’s concern. He said a shepherd will leave ninety-nine sheep, even in the wilderness, and search for the lost one, until he finds it. Jesus’ parable of the lost is told, not only to his faithful disciples, but also to ‘the leaders and teachers’. Those in Christ’s Church, who would be leaders and have authority are to be held accountable for searching out the lost until they are found. Paul knew this and instructed Timothy, his ‘loyal child in the faith’ accordingly.
‘Though they frustrate the poor in their hopes: surely the Lord is their refuge.’
- Pray for the leaders of the Church that they will be guided by ‘love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith’.
- Give thanks for the Church of Ceylon, which covers most of Sri Lanka, remembering their ministry in a multi-religious context.
Text: Moya Holle, ABM Sydney Committee
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016
Introit Hymn: – TIS 203 Fairest Lord Jesus
The Sentence Whoever does not carry the cross and follow Jesus cannot be his disciple. Luke 14.27
God of the ages,
you call the Church to keep watch in the world
and to discern the signs of the times:
grant us the wisdom that your Spirit bestows,
so that with courage we may proclaim your prophetic word,
and complete the work you have set before us;
through your Son, 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 Jeremiah 18.1-11
A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah
The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: ‘Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.’ So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord . Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
At one moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, but if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will change my mind about the disaster that I intended to bring on it. And at another moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, but if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will change my mind about the good that I had intended to do to it. Now, therefore, say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Thus says the Lord: Look, I am a potter shaping evil against you and devising a plan against you. Turn now, all of you from your evil way, and amend your ways and your doings.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Psalm 139.1-5, 12-18
1 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me:
you know when I sit or when I stand,
you comprehend my thoughts long before.
2 You discern my path and the places where I rest:
you are acquainted with all my ways.
3 For there is not a word on my tongue:
but you, Lord, know it altogether.
4 You have encompassed me behind and before:
and have laid your hand upon me.
5 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me:
so high that I cannot endure it.
12 For you have created my inward parts:
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
13 I will praise you, for you are to be feared:
fearful are your acts, and wonderful your works.
14 You knew my soul,
and my bones were not hidden from you:
when I was formed in secret,
and woven in the depths of the earth.
15 Your eyes saw my limbs when they were yet imperfect:
and in your book were all my members written;
16 Day by day they were fashioned:
and not one was late in growing.
17 How deep are your thoughts to me, O God:
and how great is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they are more in number than the sand:
were I to come to the end, I would still be with you.
Glo-| ry to | God * Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
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Second Reading Philemon 1-25
A reading from the Paul’s letter to Philemon
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,*To Philemon our dear friend and co-worker, 2to Apphia our sister,* to Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in your house: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.4When I remember you* in my prayers, I always thank my God 5because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith towards the Lord Jesus. 6I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we* may do for Christ. 7I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother. 8For this reason, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty, 9yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love—and I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus.* 10
I am appealing to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment. 11Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful* both to you and to me. 12I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you. 13I wanted to keep him with me, so that he might be of service to me in your place during my imprisonment for the gospel; 14but I preferred to do nothing without your consent, in order that your good deed might be voluntary and not something forced. 15Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back for ever, 16no longer as a slave but as more than a slave, a beloved brother—especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 18If he has wronged you in any way, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. 19I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand: I will repay it. I say nothing about your owing me even your own self. 20Yes, brother, let me have this benefit from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ. 21Confident of your obedience, I am writing to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say. 22One thing more—prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping through your prayers to be restored to you. 23Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you,* 24and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow-workers. 25The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with yourspirit.*
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Let your face shine on your servant,
and teach me your laws.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
The Gospel Luke 14.25-35
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Now large crowds were travelling with him; and he turned and said to them, ‘Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, saying, “This fellow began to build and was not able to finish. “Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace. So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions. ‘Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure heap; they throw it away. Let anyone with ears to hear listen!’
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after the Sermon: – TIS 201 King of glory, King of peace
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.
Lord hear our prayer:
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Offertory Hymn – TIS 547 Be thou my vision
Hymn during Communion
Final Hymn: – TIS 675 (by request) |Lord, the light of your love
Happy Birthday to: Joyce Reddy; Grahame Sadler; Laurel Sommer; Jennie Winton; John Roe; Darunee Intapan; Amrit MacIntyre; Beth Armstrong.
Next Sunday 11 September is our RECONCILIATION and JOURNEY OF HEALING EUCHARIST: we have held this service since 2005.
“Communication is the key. Creating dialogue between those of other faiths as well as those from other cultures is reconciliation at its best.” Dr Elsie Heiss.
Incorporated into our Sunday service is a chance for us to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which St Luke’s is built, and to offer our prayers for Reconciliation with the Indigenous people of Australia. Our liturgy includes prayers developed by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC).
In the place of the Sermon, we invite an Aboriginal guest to talk to us. Our guest and speaker this year is Wiradjuri Elder, Dr Elsie Heiss.
Elsie visited us in 2010 and talked about her personal journey. This time, she has chosen to talk about Spirituality. For those of us who remember Elsie’s last visit, this is a wonderful opportunity to deepen our relationship and understanding. For newcomers, it is a chance to meet one of the very important Elders of Sydney’s Aboriginal Catholic Ministry.
Originally from Cowra in western New South Wales, for many years Elsie has lived in the Botany Bay area of Sydney, where she takes an inspirational leadership role in the Reconciliation Church at La Perouse. Awarded the 2003 NAIDOC Community Award, she was named NATSICC’s Elder of the Year In 2009, and the following year was granted an Honorary Doctor of Arts by the University of Notre Dame.
Tuesday night Bible Study this Tuesday at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home – 7.30 pm, or 6.30 if you wish to share the meal.
Saturday 17 September – Sydney MOW AGM at St Alban’s. Epping. Guest speakers: David & Robyn Claydon.
Saturday 24 September – The Wardens “Swingin‘ Nightclub” & Dinner. Tickets are $35 or $25 conc and are available today and next Sunday. Please see Ruth during morning tea to secure your place..
Sunday 2 October – St Francis’ Day – Blessing of the pets.
Sunday 16 October – Back to St Luke’s Day – Guest preacher will be Professor Diane Speed, Dean and CEO of Sydney College of Divinity. We will be inviting former parishioners and others connected with St Luke’s or St Augustine’s. If you know of anyone who would like to come, please let Ruth or Jennie know so that we can send them an invitation.
Sunday 23 October at 4.00 p.m. – Evensong with the Brabyn Singers.
Sunday 6 November – Confirmation Service – Bishop Michael Stead will be here for the confirmation service. If you or anyone you know wishes to be confirmed, please see Fr Philip.
Saturday 26 November – Christmas Market. See Jennifer Bestel for further information and offers of help!
Bookstall News – Nadia’s book Flight has won the Picture Book Award in the Children’s Book Awards for this year. We have copies in stock.
ABM Cooks are taking orders for: Lemon butter; Apple Chutney; Tomato Relish; Fruit Cake; Florentine Biscuits (with or without nuts); Cheese Oatmeal biscuits; Zucchini Pickles. Place your orders with Moya.
Giving to St Luke’s
Envelopes in which to place your weekly offering are available at the Welcome Table at the entrance to the church and also at the Information Table near the Bookstall. If you would like to use this method of giving, please take a box. 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 5th to 11th September 2016
|MONDAY||1 Corinthians 5.1-8||Psalm 5.3-7||Luke 6.6-11|
|TUESDAY||1 Corinthians 6.1-11||Psalm 149||Luke 6.12-19|
|WEDNESDAY||1 Corinthians 7.25-31||Psalm 45.10-15||Luke 6.20-26|
|THURSDAY||1 Corinthians 8.1-7,10-13||Psalm 139.12-18||Luke 6.27-38|
|FRIDAY||1 Corinthians 9.16-19||Psalm 84.1-7||Luke 6.39-42|
|SATURDAY||1 Corinthians 10.14-22||Psalm 116.11-18||Luke 6.43-49|
Next Sunday: Reconciliation Service
Prayers for each day of the week
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Asia Bibi, Robert Dubler (& family); Sally’s partner David; Jennifer McGovern; Jenny Johnston; Linda Jensathit; Sheila Cross.
|Prayer for the sick or in need.
Shirley Allen; Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Lyn Carrington; Kay & Russell Clark; Paull Garrett; Ros Gee; Madeline Gee; Marilyn Gibbs; Tina Gounder & Jayden Gounder; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs, Eddy Kittirat; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Jude & Isla; Sof Lee; Marissa; Emily & Taylor McCormick; Janet McLeod; Fr Ron Morris, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Stephen Thomas; Sophie Toupein; Janet Walmsley; Greg & Kerry Thompson; Yavani Mu Daly, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; David.
Thanksgiving for blessings received:
Leigh Garretty is recovering. Shirley Allen is home again. Stephen Thomas has the key to his new home.
Anniversaries of the Departed
Betty Smith; William Oliver; William Simpson; Maude Holloway; Harry Smith; Emma Rea; Pippa Robinson; James Gavin.
20th: John Coleridge Patterson, first bishop of Melanssia, martyr (d.1871)
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)
Friday 8.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.
Rector – Fr Philip Bradford – 0431 655 220 (Mob
Office Ph 9557 4219 PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Parish email: email@example.com
Fr Philip: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lay-Ministers – Part Time – Lea MacNeil & Amanda Mason.
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wednesday 9.00 am to 12 noon; Friday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.
www.stlukesenmore.org.auHon Clergy Associate:
Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 451362)
Organist: Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. BrooksST 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
Jennie Winton Mb 0401727718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041Parish 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 Support Group
Ruth Champion; Stuart Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle; Peter Seymour