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

Sixth Sunday of Easter

1st May 2016

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 & Preacher:              Fr. Philip Bradford

Welcomers Today:                   Ken Searle & Nadia Wheatley
Next week:                              Jennie Winton & Richard Hagen

Readers Today:                                    Katherine Oldfield & Neville Hack
Readers next week:                  John M & Janet Walsmsley
Intercessor:                              Peter Seymour

Next week:                              Ruth Champion

Hospitality:                              Reddy family (B’day cake)

Next Week:                              Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner

Cleaners Saturday 7th               A Petersen, P Gilbert, A Narnola

Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.

Kindly turn off your mobile phone before
the start of the service


The ill man had been lying at the Sheep gate for 38 years and yet when Jesus came to him Jesus said, ‘Do you want to be made well?’ It may seem silly that Jesus asked this – of course he wanted to be made well – that was the point of being there and hoping that someone would put him into the water to heal him. But look at the implications. This man has survived 38 years just lying there begging. It may have been boring, but think of all the people he would meet and those whom he met regularly and could almost be regarded as his ‘friends’. If he is healed his whole former life would be turned upside down. He can’t just lie there and beg. He has to now get up and do something – get a job and look after himself. It would mean major changes. When Jesus asks us if we want to accept all that he has to offer, it can mean making major changes to our lives. Are we willing to do this? Are those we are bringing to Jesus willing to accept the consequences of accepting him as Lord and Saviour?

  • Pray for all of those people who are preparing to accept Jesus into their lives, especially those preparing for Baptism or Confirmation.
  • Give thanks for the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, remembering especially the communities with whom their social service organisation, E-CARE, works.


Introit Hymn: TIS – 111 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty



The Sentence ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you,’ says the Lord. ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.’                                                   John 14.27


The Collect:
Great and loving God,

your will for us in your Son Jesus

is the peace which the world cannot give,

your abiding gift, the Advocate he promised.

Calm all troubled hearts, dispel every fear,

and keep us steadfast in love and faithful to your word.

Grant this through Jesus Christ,

the firstborn from the dead,

who lives with you now and always

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God for ever and ever. Amen.




First Reading                                                                  Acts 16.9-15

A reading from the book of Acts of the Apostles

During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them. We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. On the Sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had gathered there. A certain woman named Lydia, a worshipper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, ‘If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home.’ And she prevailed upon us.


For the word of the Lord                                         Thanks be to God

Psalm 67

1 Let God be gracious to | us and | bless us:

and make his | face | shine u-| pon us,


2 That your ways may be | known on | earth:

your liberating | power a-| mong all | nations.


3 Let the peoples | praise you, O | God:

let | all the | peoples | praise you.


4 Let the nations be | glad and | sing:

for you judge the peoples with integrity,

and govern the | nations u-| pon | earth.


5 Let the peoples | praise you, O | God:

let | all the | peoples | praise you.


6 Then the earth will | yield its | fruitfulness:

and | God, our | God, will | bless us.


7 God | shall | bless us:

and all the | ends of the | earth will | fear him

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


Second Reading                               Revelation 21.10-14, 21.22-22.5

A reading from the book of the Revelation to John

And in the spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. It has the glory of God and a radiance like a very rare jewel, like jasper, clear as crystal. It has a great, high wall with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates are inscribed the names of the twelve tribes of the Israelites; on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. Its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. People will bring into it the glory and the honour of the nations. But nothing unclean will enter it, nor anyone who practises abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him; And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign for ever and ever.

For the word of the Lord                                         Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

All who love me will | keep my | words,

And my Father will love them, and | we will | come to | them.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.



The Gospel                                                                   John 14.23-29

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me. ‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, “I am going away, and I am coming to you.” If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.


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



The Sermon



Hymn after Sermon:   TIS – 600 – O My Saviour Lifted



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 – 658 – I, the Lord of Sea and Sky

Hymn during Communion:

Final Hymn: TIS – 411 – Filled with the Spirit’s Power


Today – Happy Birthday to: Fr Philip, Shirley Allen; Richard Hagen; Susan Reddy, Suzanne Campton and anyone else we’ve forgotten.

Also today – Wardens’ Meeting at 11.30 am.

Thank you again to all who helped with Bunnings Cake Stall last week, especially our youngest helpers and bakers – Bianca and Meaghan. The final total was a wonderful $1,158.80.

Tuesday night Bible Study at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home, 5 Lincoln St. Stanmore continues this week (3rd May). 7.30pm or 6.30 if you would like dinner. All welcome. Details see Fr. Philip.

Bookstall News – More copies now in stockThe Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader, Faith without Fear by Keith Mascord.

Membership Cards – All parishioners are requested to complete one of our new membership cards, which will update your details but also we need your permission to print your name on the pew sheet, which also goes on our website. These are available from the Welcomers.

Name Badges – We are all encouraged to wear our name tags. It makes it much easier for newcomers and visitors to get to know us and feel at home here. If you don’t have one, or can’t find it, let Jennie or the Welcomers know.

Boyz Nite Out: Sat. 7 May at Tabaq Indian restaurant, cnr. of St. John St. and King St. Newtown. 5.30 for 6pm Please advise John Roe by 5 May on 0400 955 772.

Saturday 14 May – BUNNINGS SAUSAGE SIZZLE – helpers wanted from 9 am – 4 pm. – Please put your name on the roster in the hall.

Also on Saturday 14 May – Pentecost Eve – 2.00 pm – Ecumenical Service at the Poor Clare Sisters, Campbelltown. Details to come.

Sunday 15 May – Faithworks@Newtown 2016 presents Neil and Thea Ormerod – “Laudato Si – making it happen here and now”. 4 – 6 pm at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Cnr Bedford and Station Sts, Newtown.

Theatre Parties: – please let John Roe know if you are interested.

Thurs. 19 May at New Theatre Newtown 7.30 pm
The Cherry Orchard
Miranda Daughtry is a worshipper with us and is performing in this Chekov drama, having completed her NIDA training.
Let John Roe know by Sunday 8 May with $18 to secure your seat. Those interested may care to have dinner at Thai Hot Pepper just a few doors up King Street at 6pm.

Sunday 22 May – Trinity Sunday our preacher is The Rev’d Dr Alan Cadwallader, with a forum to follow for those who are interested.

Sat/Sun 28-29 May – Blayney Parish Visit is now organized

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

Sunday 31 July – Sesqui-centennary Mass – 10.30 am at St Joseph’s, Newtown. Details:

St Luke’s Direct Transfer


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 2nd to 8th May

MONDAY Acts 16.11-15 Psalm 149 John 15.26-16.4
TUESDAY Acts 16.22-34 Psalm 138 John 16.5-11
WEDNESDAY Acts 17.15,22-18.1 Psalm 148.9-15 John 16.12-15
THURSDAY Acts 1.1-11 Psalm 110. Eph 1.15-23 Luke 24.44-53
FRIDAY Acts 18.9-18 Psalm 47 John 16.20-23
SATURDAY Acts 18.23-28 Psalm 47 John 16.23-28

Next Sunday: Seventh Sunday of Easter

Acts 16.16-34
Psalm: 97
Revelation 22,12-21
Gospel Reading: John 17.20-26


Prayers for each day of the week


Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes; Peter Seymour;


Laurel & Ray Sommer.


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


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


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


David & Dorothy Williams; Kay & Natasha Younie; Amelia Zea; Kate Abou Takka.

Shirley & Barbara Allen; Grace & Hannah Ashton; James, Elliot & Harry Barnes.

Ian Barnett; Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bishop; Ross Black; Fr. Philip & Rosemary Bradford.


Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Mary Sotiriadis; Simon LoSchiavo; Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Ray Sommer; Madeline Spielman; Judy Daniels; Kay & Russell Clark; Caroline Wilson; Fatima Begum; Kristie.

The sick – Long term:

Barbara, Jade & Shirley Allen; Beth Armstrong; Hannah Ashton; 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; Kylie Laughlin; Ross Lehman; Bishop Ivan Lee; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Marie McGrath; John McLulich; Janet McLeod; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Eve Moggs; Fr Ron Morris, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Lyndy Ogg; John O’Grady; Peter Ogilvie; Susan Paterson; Bill Phillips & Family; Bill & Poppy Prezios; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Barbara Raymond; Edward Reddy;   Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Michael, Andrew & Warren Ryan; Stephen Thomas; Trier Family, Saria Sevilla; Antoun, Mark & Patricia Travis; Xenia and Simeon; Helen Olston; the Rev’d Graham and Judy Reynolds; Gisela Winter; Tim M.

Recently Departed

(The Rev’d) June Armstrong

Anniversaries of the Departed:

Albert Allen; Ada Harris; Myrtle Blatch.


Saints Commemoration:

2nd: Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, teacher (d.373)
3rd: Philip & James, Apostles & Martyrs
5th: Ascension Day

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.

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

Parish email:

Fr Philip:

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.

Hon Clergy Associate:

Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 451362)

Organist: Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks

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 0401 727 718.

Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041

Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Jennifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treasurer); 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.