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St Michael and All Angels

St Luke’s Enmore with Stanmore

An Anglican Parish in the Diocese of Sydney.

St Michael & All Angels     27th September 2015

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 Today:                   Stephen Gates & Evelyn Maack
Next week:                              Ruth Champion & John Tonetti
Readers Today:                        Moya Holle & Fr. Ron Morris
Readers next week:                  Noel Jeffs & Pauline Newell
Intercessor:                              Rosemary Bradford
Next week:                              Diana Jefferies
Hospitality:                              Reddy Family
Next Week:                             K Oldfield & S Woellner (B’day cake)
Cleaners Saturday 3rd               Kevin Green, Neville Hack, Ruth C

Today, in the midst of a feast about angels, the Psalmist writes that at a time when he called upon the Lord, God gave an answer and put new strength within his soul. Those who have experienced crises will know this to be true. God is reliable and fortifies us in times of trouble.

  • Pray for those in dark situations and those faced with tough decisions.
  • Pray for ABM’s board, staff, volunteers, state and provincial and diocesan committee members, Auxiliary and Associate members.

Text:            © Anglican Board of Mission, 2015

DAYLIGHT SAVING BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER – Please remember to put your clock forward one hour!

Introit Hymn: TIS – 204 Come let us join our cheerful songs

The Sentence:And all the angels sang, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.’                                           Revelation 7.12


The Collect:

Almighty God,
you govern the courses of this world
by means too wonderful for us to comprehend:
give us reverence before the mysteries of your providence,
and grace to know the messengers of your will;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


First Reading                                                             Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14

A reading from the book of the Prophet Daniel

As I watched, thrones were set in place, and an Ancient One took his throne; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were burning fire.
A stream of fire issued and flowed out from his presence. A thousand thousand served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood attending him. The court sat in judgement, and the books were opened. As I watched in the night visions, I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds of heaven. And he came to the Ancient One and was presented before him. To him was given dominion and glory and kingship that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not pass away,
and his kingship is one that shall never be destroyed.

For the word of the Lord                                        Thanks be to God  

Psalm 138

1  I will give you thanks O LORD with my | whole | heart;
even before the  | gods will I | sing your | praises;

2  I will bow down toward your holy temple and give | thanks to your |
because of your faithfulness and your loving-kindness
for you have made your name and your | word su-| preme
over | all things

3  At a time when I called you, you | gave me | answer,
and put new | strength with-| in my | soul.

4  All the kings of the earth shall | praise you O | LORD,
for they have | heard the | words of your | mouth.

5  And they shall sing of the | ways of the | LORD,
that the | glory of the | LORD is | great.

6  For though the LORD is exalted, he looks up-| on the | lowly;
but he | humbles the | proud from a-| far.

7 Though I walk in the midst of danger, yet will you pre-| serve my | life:
you will stretch out your hand against the fury of my enemies
and  | your right  | hand shall  | save me.

8  The LORD will complete his | purpose | for me;
your loving-kindness, O LORD endures for ever
do not forsake the | work of your |own | hands.

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

Second Reading                                                                  Revelation 12.7-12a


A reading from the book of Revelation

And war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back, but they were defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, proclaiming, ‘Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Messiah,
for the accuser of our comrades has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death. Rejoice then, you heavens and those who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, for the devil has come down to you with great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!’

For the word of the Lord                                         Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Come to me, all you that labour | and are | burdened,
and I will | give you | rest,  says the | Lord.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.


The Gospel                                                                      John 1.45-51

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.’ Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’ When Jesus saw Nathanael coming towards him, he said of him, ‘Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!’ Nathanael asked him, ‘Where did you come to know me?’ Jesus answered, ‘I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.’ Nathanael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.’ And he said to him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.’

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


Hymn after Sermon:   TIS143    Immortal, Invisible God only wise

Parish Prayer:

Gracious God, we pray for our Parish of St Luke,
for our Acting Rector Philip and all who worship here.
At this time of change, we pray that this Parish
will always have a faithful pastor,
who will faithfully speak your word and minister your Sacraments;
an encourager who will equip your people for ministry and
enable us to fulfil our calling.
Give to those who will choose a new Rector,
wisdom, discernment and patience.
Give to us warm and generous hearts;
for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

Offertory Hymn:  TIS –209    And can it be…

Hymn during Communion:

Final Hymn: TIS 108    Ye Holy Angels Bright

The Blessing

Memorial of the Incarnation

Next Sunday:  Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost  

Job 1.1; 2.1-10; Ps26;  Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12; Mark 10.2-16


Bible Readings for the Week 28th to 4th October 2015

Monday Zechariah 8.1-8 Psalm 102.18-22 Luke 9.46-50
Tuesday Zechariah 8.20-23 Psalm 87 Luke 9.51-56
Wednesday Nehemiah 2.1-8 Psalm 137 Luke 9.57-62
Thursday Nehemiah 8.1-12 Psalm 19.7-14 Luke 10.1-12
Friday Baruch 1.15-22 Psalm 79.9-13 Luke 10.13-16
Saturday Baruch4.5-12,27-29 Psalm 69.31-38 Luke 10.17-24


St Luke’s Direct Transfer
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.
St Luke’s Enmore Bank Account Details
Account Name:
St Luke’s Anglican Church Working Account
BSB: 062-165                                          Account Number: 10023547

You can use your own name as a reference, but if you prefer, just use the word Offering as a reference and your name will remain anonymous. Your personal and banking details will not be given to St Luke’s.

Notices for last week of September:

What’s on this Week:

It was announced last week that a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood (Solomon Islands) in Popondetta, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea had been murdered.  Br Tolbon Diwaero was killed late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning by unidentified persons on his way back to Domara Household. It appeared Br Diwaero was “mistakenly murdered” as he passed a village where there was a clash between two groups. Further details about the incident are unknown at present.  Your prayers are asked for members of the Papua New Guinea Brotherhood.

Parish Council meets today in the Emmaus Room after morning tea.
AND Anglicans Together AGM today at St James Hall, 1st King Street, at 2.30 pm.  All welcome.

Wednesday 30th September – 10 am Healing Service and Morning Tea.
Saturday 3 October – Franciscans Friars Brookfield 50th Anniversary at the Old Friary 11 am – 3 pm Centre for Spirituality, 139 Brookfield Road Kenmore Hills.
Sunday 4 OctoberFeast of St Francis of Assisi – Animals will be blessed if brought on a leash, or in a cage, etc. Rosemary Bradford who is a Franciscan Tertiary will be our speaker. There will also be a mime artist (Dennis Clare) for our entertainment in the parish hall.  Bring your friends and pets along.  All welcome!
And Wardens Meeting after morning tea.
Saturday 10 October – Boyz Nite Out – Thai Hot Pepper,
King Street, opposite Alice Street,  Newtown 6.30 for 7.00 pm
Please RSVP to John by 8 October – 0400 955 772
Saturday 17 October is our Wardens’ Dinner – Indian Style – tickets will be on sale shortly: $30 and $25 conc. and $60 per family.
Sunday 11 October – Christmas Market Meeting after morning tea in the Emmaus Room.  See Jennifer Bestel for details.
Sunday 18th October – St Luke’s Patronal Festival with our Guest Preacher, the Rev’d Anastasia Webster-Hawes, Rector of Blayney.  There may be some visitors from Bathurst coming and if anyone can provide bed and board for the Saturday night, it would be appreciated;  please see Fr Philip or Ruth.  Anastasia and Don will be staying with Fr Philip and Rosemary.
Sunday 25 October – Parish Council meets following morning tea.
Saturday 28 November – Our Christmas Market! Time to start baking our Christmas cakes and puddings.
Notices given in church should be relevant to the parish and our mission. If you would like to make an announcement please ask Fr Philip prior to the service if you can do so?   Any other matters should be sent to the parish email  – or phoned through to Ruth or Christine Thurley by Thursday prior to the Sunday to be printed in the pew sheet.  The pew sheet is printed early Friday mornings.
Visit our Bookstall on your way to morning tea! Rosemary Bradford is in charge while Jennie Winton is overseas.

Our ABM Parish Projects for 2015

  • Al-Ahli Arab Hospital Gaza (PS001LH); this hospital is the oldest hospital in Gaza City and has 80 beds.  It provides medical and health services to patients regardless of ethnicity religion, political affiliation or economic status.  It serves everybody in the community.
  • Wontulp-Bi-Buya Theological College in Cairns (AU003WB); trains indigenous people for ordained ministry and lay-ministry.
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy in Vanuatu VU006EA)

Our total to ABM this year towards our nominated projects is $7,365.30.

We have benefited greatly in the past from bequests left to the parish by parishioners who have included St Luke’s in their will.  Some amounts left to the Parish have been large, some very small; all have been appreciated. The Wardens have elected to retain this capital and generally only use the interest as needed for various projects.  If you would like to think about this and include St Luke’s in your will it is one way of ensuring the ongoing maintenance of this extraordinary parish.

St Luke’s Bookshop – 2016 Lectionaries available and Tom Wright’s Commentary on Acts.


Prayers for each day of the week

James, Elliot & Harry Barnes; Ian Barnett; Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bishop.
Ross Black; Angus, Susan, Anwyn & Bryn Brook-Evans; Peter Brown & Iain
Tony Brownlow.
Les & Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; John & Nancy Cheng; Ron, Binh, Nam, Milly & Violetta Clarke.
Ron & Sheila; Nigel, Vivien, Nathan & Abigail Cross; Lyn, Eleanor & Constance Cuneen & John MacLulich.
Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Davis; Les Dixon; Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop; Joan Everingham.
Michael, Elizabeth, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas Fleming; Joy Gander; Stephan Gates & Andrew.
Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola; Wayne Gillies; Kevin Green; Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia


Our Prayers for those in immediate need…

Bp Richard Hurford, Simon LoSchiavo, Leanne, Madeline

The sick – Long term

Shirley Allen; Hannah Ashton; Diane Badcock; Fatima Begum; Henry & Maureen Byers; Joy Gander; Roslyn Gee; Marissa; Jude & Isla; Rhiannon Henry Edwards; Philip Grant & family, Josephine Jabbour; Ann Jeffs, Poppy & Martin; Kylie Laughlin; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Marie McGrath; Bp Ken Mason; Eve Moggs; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Oglvie; Bill & Poppy Prezios; Brian Rawnsley; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Sr Fiona CSC; Saria Sevilla; Stephen Thomas; Julie & Alex Wright.
Recent Departed

Br Tolbon Diwaero, Les Dixon, Ross Ponder & Julie Cinelli.
Anniversaries of Deaths.

William Dorrington; Thomas Morton; Jean Thurling; Mary Fisher; Mary Ferguson; Bill Cummings; William Bugle; Claudine McLeod; Ellen Miller; Marj Newport; Margaret Doyle; Geoff Juergens; Eunice Dahler.
Saints and Commemorations

30th: Jerome, priest and biblical scholar (d.420)

Our prayers for those in need are for people in serious difficulties. We pray regularly for all parishioners on each day of the week.
Intercessors may like to use Christian names only on Sunday

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.  Thai Community will meet in the Chapel after morning tea.
WEEKDAY SERVICES: Morning Prayer: Wednesday 9.30 am & 10.00 a.m. Eucharist (followed by morning tea); & Friday 8.30am.
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES by arrangement.
ACTING RECTOR. Fr Philip Bradford.

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

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.30am to 11 a.m.
Fr Ron Morris (Mb 0409 451362.)
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.
Stuart Veitch 0400-312-354
Fabian LoSchiavo;
Eddy Reddy; Mb 0410634948;
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041.
Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Jennifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treasurer); Peter Seymour; Jennie Winton, Diana Jefferies; Les Carrington.
Parish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch;
Pastoral Care Group
Ruth Champion; Stuart Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle.