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

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost -1st 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.

Preacher & Celebrant: Fr Philip Bradford
Welcomers: Evelyn Maack & Stephens Gates
Next week: Brett Davies & Tony Purcell
Readers: Janet Widmer & Evelyn Maack
Readers next week: Tony Purcell & Angela Bell
Intercessor: Richard Hagen
Next week: John Tonetti
Hospitality: Kathy D, Angela Bell, Tony Purcell (B’day cake)
Next Week: John M, Ruth C & Evelyn M
Flowers/Dusting Sat 7th: Matilda Rinker & Kevin Green

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.

The Reading from Acts captures a moment when the circle of faith was widened. Yet almost in tension with this is the Epistle where we have a blunt dichotomy, those who have the Son have life, those who do not, don’t have life. In the end it is apparently that simple.

  • Pray for a widening of the circle of faith and for a widening of whom we love.
  • Pray for the Church of North India, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.

Text: The Very Rev John Roundhill, Dean of Bendigo
© Anglican Board of Mission

Please silence your mobile phones before the service commences.

Introit Hymn: TIS 90 – I’ll praise my maker


The Sentence: 3.22–23

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations

The Collect (we pray together)

O Christ for whom we search,
our help when help has failed:
give us courage to expose our need
and ask to be made whole,
that, being touched by you,
we may be raised to new life in the power of your name. Amen.

First Reading 2 Samuel 1.Verses 17-27

A reading from the Second Book of Samuel

After the death of Saul, when David had returned from defeating the Amalekites, David remained two days in Ziklag. David intoned this lamentation over Saul and his son Jonathan. (He ordered that The Song of the Bow be taught to the people of Judah; it is written in the Book of Jashar.)

He said:
Your glory, O Israel, lies slain upon your high places!
How the mighty have fallen!
Tell it not in Gath, proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon;
or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice,
the daughters of the uncircumcised will exult.
You mountains of Gilboa,
let there be no dew or rain upon you,nor bounteous fields!
For there the shield of the mighty was defiled,
the shield of Saul, anointed with oil no more.
From the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan did not turn back,
nor the sword of Saul return empty.
They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
who clothed you with crimson, in luxury,
who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.

How the mighty have fallen
in the midst of the battle!
Jonathan lies slain upon your high places.
I am distressed for you, my brother Jonathan;
greatly beloved were you to me;
your love to me was wonderful,
passing the love of women.
How the mighty have fallen,
and the weapons of war perished!

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 130

1 Out of the depths have I called to | you O | Lord:

Lord | hear | my | voice;

2 O let your ears con-| sider | well:

the | voice • of my | suppli-| cation.

3 If you Lord should note what | we do | wrong:

who | then O | Lord could | stand?

4 But there is for-| giveness • with | you:

so that | you | shall be | feared.

5 I wait for the Lord * my | soul | waits for him:

and | in his | word • is my | hope.

6 My soul | looks • for the | Lord:

more than watchmen for the morning *

more I say than | watchmen | for the | morning.

7 O Israel trust in the Lord * for with the |Lord • there is | mercy:

and with | him is | ample • re-| demption.

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

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

Second Reading 2 Corinthians 8.7-15

A reading from Paul’s Second letter to the Corinthians

Now as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you—so we want you to excel also in this generous undertaking. I do not say this as a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love against the earnestness of others.

For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something but even to desire to do something; now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to your means.

For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has—not according to what one does not have. I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance.
As it is written:
‘The one who had much did not have too much,
and the one who had little did not have too little.’


For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God


During the Gospel Procession we sing:- Gloria in excelsis Deo

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, Alleluia

Our Saviour Jesus Christ has done a-| way with | death
and | brought us | life • through his | gospel.
Alleluia, Alleluia


Deacon: The Lord be with you;

Response: And also with you.

The Gospel Mark 5:21-43

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered round him; and he was by the lake. Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.’ So he went with him.

And a large crowd followed him and pressed in on him. Now there was a woman who had been suffering from haemorrhages for twelve years. She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said, ‘If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.’ Immediately her haemorrhage stopped; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, ‘Who touched my clothes?’ And his disciples said to him, ‘You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, “Who touched me?” ’ He looked all round to see who had done it. But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.’

While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, ‘Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?’ But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, ‘Do not fear, only believe.’ He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. When he had entered, he said to them, ‘Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.’ And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. He took her by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha cum’, which means, ‘Little girl, get up!’ And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

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 211 – Jesus lover of my soul


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 534 – Love is His Word, Love is His Way
Hymn during Communion – The peace of the Lord



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


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.

Saturday 25 August Wardens’ Dinner – Our theme is 100 years since WWI. Come dressed accordingly or as you like it! The dinner will be a representation of the food back in 1918 or as close as we can get it!!

Sunday 21 October – St Luke’s Patronal Festival and Shared Lunch – invite your family, neighbours and friends.

Support ABM – order now – Lemon butter; Apple Chutney; Fruit Cake; Florentine Biscuits (with or without nuts); Cheese Oatmeal biscuits. Please speak with Moya Holle or email your order to

Organ Pipes update: The pipes have been painted however will not return until August – this is due to the fact that we are fitting in with another lot of pipes being delivered to Adelaide Cathedral, and will therefore make it cheaper for us. Kathy has pics on her iPhone for anyone to see!

Altar Linen There is a retiring collection each Sunday for your small change in order to garner funds to replace our altar linen.

Parishioner Details – please inform us at 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 2nd to 7th July 2018

MONDAY Amos 2.6-16 Psalm 50.16-24 Matthew 8.18-22
TUESDAY Amos 3 Psalm 5.1-7 Matthew 8.23-27
WEDNESDAY Amos 5.14-15,20-24 Psalm 50.7-11 Matthew 8.28-34
THURSDAY Amos 7.10-17 Psalm 19.7-14 Matthew 9.1-8
FRIDAY Amos 8.4-6,9-12 Psalm 119.33-40 Matthew 9.9-13
SATURDAY Amos 9.11-15 Psalm- 85.8-13 Matthew 9.14-17

Next Sunday: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 8 July 2018

First Reading: 2 Samuel 15.1-5, 9-10

Psalm 48
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 12.2-10

Gospel Reading: Mark 6.1-13


Prayers for each day of the week


Raymond Heslehurst; Michael, Jacqueline, Sam & Sophie Hicks.

Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Lay-kum Ho; Moya Holle.


Anne Hywood & Peter Tregilgas; Diana Jefferies; Noel Jeffs; Kenny Khoo..
Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat; Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar.

Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; John Lo; Fabian LoSchiavo..

Blue, Amy, Ariel & Booni Laungjai; Evelyn Maack..

Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Davies; Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas; Leon, Nan Malascrabes.

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.

(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

Alf Seymour (Peter’s father)

Anniversaries of Departed

Mary Harwin; Herbert Miller; Noel O’Donnell; June Nyberg; Lesley-Anne Cook; Fr. John Green.

Saints Commemoration:

1st: Coming of the Light, first missionaries to the Torres Strait (1871)
th: John Fisher, bishop, and Thomas More, martyrs (d.1535)

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 5.00 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 9.00am 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, Sunday Monday – Closed.

Hall Administrator:
Stuart Veitch Mb 0400-312-354

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)

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.