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

Third Sunday of Easter – 15th April 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 Today Angela Bell & Stephen Gates

Next week: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre

Readers Today: Oscar Davis & Ruth Champion
Readers next week: Richard Hagen & Ian Mylchreest
Intercessor: Ruth (for Diana Jefferies)
Next week: Richard Hagen

Hospitality: Julie Olston, Kathy Drummond, Angela Bell
Next Week: Reddy Family

Dusting/Flowers Sat 21st: Richard Hagen/Stephen Gates; Ruth Champion.

*Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host. *To facilitate the hearing loop please turn your hearing aid to T-Cell setting.

It is all about you Jesus, the Hillsong hymn gets it right. Peter sees the flow of history driving to this point. ‘The God of Abraham … has glorified his servant Jesus.’ It is all about Jesus, yet there is so much in Jesus; we receive peace, adoption as children, and joy.

  • Give thanks for the things that bring joy to yourself, and peace to those around you.

  • Pray for the Anglican Church of Australia, giving thanks for all that is done in the twenty-three dioceses of our Church 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 203 Fairest Lord Jesus

The Sentence: Acts 3.19–20

Turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.

The Collect (we pray together)

Lord of life,
by submitting to death, you conquered the grave;
by being lifted upon the cross, you draw all peoples to you;
by being raised from the dead,
you restore to humanity all that was lost through sin:
be with us in your risen power,
that in word and deed we may proclaim
the marvellous mystery of death and resurrection.
For all praise is yours, now and throughout eternity.
Amen.

First Reading Acts 3.12-20

A reading from the book of Acts of the Apostles

When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, ‘You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.

In this way God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah appointed for you, that is, Jesus,

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 4

1 Answer me when I call O | God • of my | righteousness:

when I was hard-pressed you set me free *

be gracious to me | now and | hear my | prayer.

2 Children of earth how long will you turn my | glory • to

my | shame:

how long will you love what is worthless *

and | seek | after | lies?

3 Know that the Lord has shown me his | wonder • ful

| kindness:
when I call to the | Lord | he will | hear me.

4 Tremble and | do no | sin:

commune with your own heart up-| on your | bed

and • be | still.

5 Offer the sacrifices | that are | right:

and | put your | trust • in the | Lord.

6 There are many who say ‘Who will | show us • any | good?:

the light of your countenance O | Lord

has | gone | from us.’

7 Yet you have given my | heart more | gladness:

that they have when their corn * | wine and | oil in-| crease.

8 In peace I will lie | down and | sleep:

for you alone Lord | make me | dwell in | safety.

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

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

Second Reading 1 John 2.15-17; 3.1-6

A reading from the First letter of John

Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world; for all that is in the world—the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches—comes not from the Father but from the world. And the world and its desire are passing away, but those who do the will of God live forever. See what love the Father has given us that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

During the Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, Alleluia

Lord Jesus make your | word plain | to us:
make our hearts | burn with | love • when you | speak.

Alleluia, Alleluia

Deacon: The Lord be with you;
Response: And also with you.

The Gospel Luke 24.36b-48

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence. Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.

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

The Sermon

Hymn after the Sermon: TIS 382 Now the green blade rises

Prayer for our Parish: (We pray together)

Gracious God, we pray for our Parish of St Luke,
for our clergy, lay-ministers and all who worship here.
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 Hallelujah, sing to Jesus.

Hymn during Communion

Final Hymn: TIS 386 By your kingly power, O risen Lord.

THE NOTICES

Today Parish Council meets after morning tea.

We were sad to hear this week of John Roe’s sudden death at Hong Kong airport; our thoughts and prayers are especially with his family and close friends. His contributions to our study groups, theatre group bookings and the “Boyz Nites Out” were significant. Unless more news is provided between today’s printing and Sunday, all we know is that a longtime friend, Julie, is looking after his affairs. R.I.P. John.

Our current discussion group (Say it to God) – continues after the 10.00 a.m. Healing Service on Wednesday 11 April.

Thursday 19 April – The St James’ Institute is pleased to be collaborating with Trinity College Melbourne to bring the inaugural Robin Sharwood Lecture in Church Law to Sydney. This lecture ‘Clergy Status in the Age of the Royal Commission’ will examine how the canon law understanding of the status of clergy and historical church processes for dealing with misconduct have interacted with the processes and goals of the civil law over the past millennium and today. The Robin Sharwood Lecture will be delivered by the Hon Keith Mason, AC, QC – President of the Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia, and formerly President of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. All welcome, admission is free. Bookings recommended. Book online:

www.trybooking.com.au/UDJY

Book by phone: (02) 8227 1305, or

Book by email: registrations@sjks.org.au

Next Sunday 22 April – we will farewell Neville Daniels at the end of the service as he has sold his unit and is relocating north near Lismore. Anyone who would care to join Neville and some of us for lunch at the Warren View are welcome to do so. We will place Fr Ron Morris’ ashes in our Memorial Garden after the service on this day.

Sunday 29 April – Ghandi MacIntyre (Amrit’s uncle) will perform for us a dramatization of “Rufus” that he has personally written. Rufus is the name given to the Centurion who stood at the foot of the cross. This will take place instead of the sermon on that day.

Sunday 27 May is our St Augustine (of Canterbury) Patronal Festival and Diane Speed will be our speaker.

Thank you to all those who made palm crosses last month; our outside orders gave us a total profit of $605.00. Well done everyone!

Our Organ Pipes have been trucked to Melbourne to have dents removed and to be re-diapered. You will notice they are missing. This project has been a long time coming but thanks to kind and generous parishioners our funds for this project have now reached the costing price! Our special thanks to Kathy Drummond, our organist, for driving this project – it has not been easy, especially the logistics over the last few weeks trying to get it all coordinated, costed and transported.

Humanitarian aid for Papua New Guinea – ABM still needs funds so that vital supplies of food and water can be provided for the many people in need. To donate to the PNG Earthquake Emergency Appeal, please phone 1300 302 663 or visit www.abmission.org/png-earthquake-emergency.

St Paul, Apostle of Christ is a movie in the Events and Hoyts cinemas now and is reported to be an excellent portrayal of the scriptures and brings to life the writings of Paul. One writer called it “An awesome insight of the profound strength of love in the face of ignorance and evil.”

Bible Readings for the Week 16th to 22nd April 2018

MONDAY Acts 6.8-15 Psalm 119.17-24 John 6.22-29
TUESDAY Acts 7.51-8.1 Psalm .31.1-5 John 6.30-35
WEDNESDAY Acts 8.1-8 Psalm 66.1-8 John 6.35-40
THURSDAY Acts 8.26-40 Psalm 66.7-12 John 6.44-51
FRIDAY Acts 9.1-20 Psalm 117 John 6.52-59
SATURDAY Acts 9.31-42 Psalm- 116.11-18 John 6.60-69

 

Next Sunday: Fourth Easter Sunday

First Reading: Acts 4.5-12
Psalm 23
Second Reading: 1 John 3.16-24
Gospel: John 10.11-18

Sometimes we need to laugh!

“That woodpecker has to go!!”

 

INTERCESSIONS

Prayers for each day of the week

Today:

Karlene Thompson; Christine Thurley & Troy; John Tonetti.

Monday:

Stuart Veitch, Laurence & Jo Burton; Janet Walmsley.

Tuesday:

Nadia Wheatley; Janet Widmer and Cliff; Jennie Winton; Sally Woellner.
Wednesday:
Kay & Natasha Younie; Amelia Zea; Shirley & Barbara Allen.

Thursday:

Victor Anyarisi; Beth Armstrong; James, Elliot & Harry Barnes.

Friday:

Ian Barnett; Angela Bell & Saffron Powell; Cynthia Berkemeier.

Saturday:
Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bishop.

Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Alfredo Narnolo (recent stroke); Anthony Davis; Br Kentigern John SSF; Jackie Bonham, Sheila Brown, Emma Burns; Lyn Carrington; Sue Drewett; Paull Garrett; Ken Gilmour; Barbara Granger; Leigh and John Garretty; Doug Hall; Patricia Harris, Rhiannon Henry-Edwards and her family; Kim Hill; Irma; Jenny; John & Jill Eddy; Kristy & Rodney; Sharda Kumar; Leanne; Pip Leonard, Damien Lew, Marco LoSchiavo; Barbara MacLulich; Robyn & Frank Norman; Robert and Lyndall; Rosie Randall; Evelyn Maack; Julia Williams and Andy Serafin.

The sick – Long term:

Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Joseph Jeebell; Noel Jeffs; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Marissa; John Naidu; 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; Matthew Winter; Helen Woellner; Alex & Libby Jones, Bob Hogg and Geoff Widmer.

Recently Departed

John Roe (sadly died last Sunday at

Hong Kong airport while traveling)

Anniversaries of Departed

Mary Porter; Arthur Boyd; James Unwin and Margaret Coote.

Saints Commemoration:

21st: Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury, teacher (d.1109)

 

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 meets in the Chapel after morning tea. Enquiries to Amanda Mason 0407 101 382.

WEEKDAY SERVICES:

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.

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: rector@stlukesenmore.org.au; Fr Philip: bradford.pr@gmail.com

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

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.
www.stlukes enmore.org.au
rector@stlukesenmore.org.au

Hon Clergy Associate:

Fr John Reimer

Organist: Kathy Drummond
Occasional Organist: C. Brooks

ST 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 0400-312-354Wardens:
Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.

Eddie Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041 ruthchampion7878@bigpond.com

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.