10th April 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: Kevin Green & John Tonetti
Next week: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre
Readers Today: Thomas & Ellenor Fleming
Readers next week: Moya Holle & Kevin Green
Intercessor: Rosemary Bradford
Next week: John Tonetti
Hospitality: John M, Jo Burton, Ruth Champion
Next Week: Les Carrington & Kevin Green
Cleaners Saturday 16th M Rinker, K Green, 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.
Kindly turn off your mobile phone before
the start of the service
Psalm 30.2 says, ‘O Lord my God, I cried to you: and you have made me whole’. Yes, we too do this. It is usually part of our prayer life, both privately and in public worship – prayers for those who are sick, undergoing surgery etc. We sometimes expect that God will immediately take away the pain, cure the disease or remove the impediment to our being able to live as we want to. But God can make us whole in many different ways. Sometimes it is through the skills and talents that he has given to the medical people. Sometimes it is through his Peace that helps us accept ourselves as we are. Sometimes we don’t realize we have been made whole because we are not looking at ourselves through God’s eyes. Remember Jesus said, ‘Your faith has made you whole.’ (e.g. Luke 17.19)
- Pray for all who need God’s healing hand, that
they may accept the healing he gives, even if it is not as expected.
- Give thanks for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, remembering especially the Church’s Decade of Mission, 2016-2025.
Text: The Rev Ken Spreadborough,
Chair of ABM’s Brisbane Diocesan Committee
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016
Introit Hymn: TIS 360 Pt. 2 – That Eastertide with joy was bright
The Sentence To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honour and glory and might for ever and ever.
through your only Son you overcame death
and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
grant that we who celebrate our Lord’s resurrection,
may, through the renewing power of your Spirit,
rise from the death of sin to the life of righteousness;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading Acts 9.1-6
A reading from the book of Acts of the Apostles
Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’ He asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ The reply came, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.’
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 I will exalt you, O Lord,
for you have drawn me | up from the | depths:
and have not suffered my | foes to | triumph | over me.
2 O Lord my | God, I | cried to you:
and | you have | made me | whole.
3 You brought me back, O Lord, from the | land of | silence:
you saved my life from among | those that go | down to the | Pit.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, all | you his | faithful ones:
and give | thanks to his | holy | name.
5 For if in his anger is havoc, in his good | favour is | life:
heaviness may endure for a night,
but | joy comes | in the | morning.
6 In my prosperity I said ‘I shall | never be | moved:
your goodness, O Lord, has | set me on so | firm a | hill.’
7 Then you | hid your | face from me:
and | I was | greatly dis-| mayed.
8 I cried to | you, O | God:
and made my petition | humbly | to my | Lord.
9 ‘What profit is there in my blood, if I go | down to the | Pit:
can the dust give you thanks, | or de-| clare your | faithfulness?
10 ‘Hear, O | Lord, and be | merciful:
O | Lord, | be my | helper.’
11 You have turned my lamentation | into | dancing:
you have put off my sackcloth and | girded | me with | joy,
12 That my heart may sing your praise and | never be | silent:
O Lord my God, I will | give you | thanks for | ever.
Glo-| ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men
Second Reading Revelation 5.6-14
A reading from the book of Revelation
Then I saw between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders a Lamb standing as if it had been slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who was seated on the throne. When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. They sing a new song: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God
saints from every tribe and language and people and nation; you have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving our God,
and they will reign on earth.’ Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders; they numbered myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, singing with full voice, ‘Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing, ‘To the one seated on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honour and glory and might for ever and ever!’ And the four living creatures said, ‘Amen!’ And the elders fell down and worshipped.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Christ is risen, the Lord of | all cre-| ation;
he has shown | pity | on all | people
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
The Gospel John 21.1-19
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, ‘We will go with you.’ They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, ‘Children, you have no fish, have you?’ They answered him, ‘No.’ He said to them, ‘Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’ When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the lake. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off. When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.’ So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ because they knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead. When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’ A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Tend my sheep.’ He said to him the third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ And he said to him, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep. Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.’ (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, ‘Follow me.’
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after Sermon: TIS 187 – Let all creation dance
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 393 – Christ is alive, with joy we sing
Hymn during Communion:
Final Hymn: TIS 386 – By your kingly power, O risen Lord
Sunday School teacher needed while Fabian is looking after his brother in Bombala. If you can help please speak with Jennifer Bestel or Diana.
Bookstall News – New books in stock – The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader, Simply Jesus by Tom Wright; A Man Called Johnny Mac, edited by Muriel Porter; A New Exile: The future of Anglicanism by Muriel Porter, 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.
Kinetic Energy play “Refuge” in St Luke’s Hall.
Today – 6.30 pm
April 15-17: Fri/Sat – 8 pm, Sunday – 6.30 pm.
Bookings 9665 6489 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Also today – 2.00-–4.30 pm – Understanding our Heritage: The Evangelical and Catholic Revivals in 18th and 19th Century Anglicanism St James’ Institute: St James’ Hall $30/$25. And this is repeated Thursdays 14 and 21 April – 1.00-2.00 pm.
Tuesday night Bible Study at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home, 5 Lincoln St. Stanmore will recommence this week (12th April). 7.30pm or 6.45 if you would like dinner. All welcome. Details see Fr. Philip
Wednesday 13 April – Sesqui-centennary of St Joseph’s Newtown – Sesqui-centennary Dinner at St Scholastica’s College, Glebe, 6.30 for 7 pm. Some of our parishioners will be attending.
Sunday 17 April – Parish Council – 11.30 am
Wednesday 27 April – 7.30 pm – Women’s Reading Group at Pauline Newell’s
NOTE – BUNNINGS CAKE STALL – Saturday 23 April 8.30-4.00
Ruth will have a roster in the hall this morning which we need your help to fill. If you can’t cook maybe you could donate money/ingredients?
If you can make muffins/cup cakes, banana bread slices and fruit loaf slices or any other cake/biscuit etc, please put your name on the list. No packet cakes or bought products from elsewhere can be sold and please do not use bright colorings in icings due to the additives. We need people to be at Bunnings between 8.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. at the latest, or until we sell out. You can also deliver products to the hall the night before!
AND ON SATURDAY 14 MAY – Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – helpers wanted from 9 am – 4 pm. More information will be provided later.
2 Theatre Parties – please let John Roe know if you are interested.
4 May – Fiddler on the Roof – 8 pm Capitol Theatre $95.00. Expressions of interest to: John Roe by TODAY at the latest, on 0400 955 772 or email@example.com.
7 September – Fawlty Towers Live – 8 pm at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay $55.00. Expressions of interest to: John Roe by 1 July to 0400 955 772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 31 July – Sesqui-centennary Mass – 10.30 am at St Joseph’s, Newtown. Details: newtownfaith.blogspot.com.au.
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. Please put your name or the word Offertory 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
Treasurers Report for Jan to Feb 2016: PC Meeting 23 March 2016
Bible Readings for the Week 11th to 17th April
|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 Sunday of Easter
Gospel Reading: John 10.22-30
Prayers for each day of the week
Nadia Wheatley; Matthew, Bronwyn, Sam & Thomas Whiting; David & Dorothy Williams; Jennie Winton; Sally Woellner.
Waew Wongjam; 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; Peter Brown & Iain; Tony Brownlow.
Les & Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion & Jennifer; Nancy & John Cheng; Ron, Binh, Nam, Milly & Violetta Clarke.
Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Davis; Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop; Joan Everingham.
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Simon LoSchiavo; Leanne; Bishop Ivan Lee; 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, 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; 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; Bill & Poppy Prezios; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Barbara Raymond; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Michael, Andrew & Warren Ryan; Mary Sotiriadis; Trier Family, Saria Sevilla; Antoun and Mark Travis; Xenia and Simeon; Helen Olston; the Rev’d Graham and Judy Reynolds..
Anniversaries of the Departed:
Val Francis; Andrew Micke; Agnes Forrester; Franco Cevcek; May Gleave; Benjamin Potts; Eileen Kerr; Mary Porter; Arthur Boyd.
11th: George Augustus Selwyn, first missionary bishop of New Zealand (d.1878)
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 8.30a.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: email@example.com
Fr Philip: firstname.lastname@example.org
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.
email@example.comHon Clergy Associate: Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 51362)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.
Jennie Winton Mb 0401727 718
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041.Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Jennifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treasurer); Peter Seymour; Tony Purcell, Susan Hill, Fabian Lo Schiavo and Amrit MacIntyre.Parish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch.Pastoral Care Group
Ruth Champion; Stuart Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle.