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

Third Sunday after Epiphany 21 January 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.

Celebrant & Preacher                        Fr. Philip Bradford
Welcomers Today                              Angela Bell & Peter Seymour
Next week:                                           Evelyn Maack & Stephen Gates

Readers Today:                                  Peter Gilbert & Jennie Winton
Readers next week:                            Moya Holle & Stephan Gates
Intercessor:                                          John Tonetti (swapped with Moya)
Next week:                                           Peter Seymour
Hospitality:                                          Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner
Next Week:                                          John M. Evelyn M. & Ruth C (swapped).
Cleaners Saturday 27th  :                  Moya Holle, G Sadler, 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.


A Hearing Loop is fitted in the Church – please turn your hearing aid

to T-setting.


The Psalmist tells us today to wait in silence for God. This does not mean, do nothing, but rather it means that we should rid ourselves of all other distractions so that we can focus on the most important thing: God. By doing this we prepare ourselves for when we are called by the Spirit to play a part in God’s mission.

  • Pray that the Spirit will help you to remove all distractions so that you can focus on the most important thing of all: God.
  • Pray for the Anglican Church of Melanesia, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.

Text:               Robert McLean, Partnerships Coordinator
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2018






Introit Hymn: TIS 547 Be Thou my vision


The Sentence:                                                             Mark 1.15

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel.


The Collect (we pray together)
Bountiful God,

through your Son you have called us to repent of our sin,

to believe the good news,

and to celebrate the coming of your kingdom:

teach us, like Christ’s first apostles,

to hear the call to discipleship,

and, forsaking old ways,

to proclaim the gospel of new life to a broken world;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading                                                              Jonah 3.1-10

A reading from the book of Jonah


The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, ‘Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.’ So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord.  Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk.  And he cried out, ‘Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!’  And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.  When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. Then he had a proclamation made in Nineveh: ‘By the decree of the king and his nobles: No human being or animal, no herd or flock, shall taste anything.  They shall not feed, nor shall they drink water.  Human beings and animals shall be covered with sackcloth, and they shall cry mightily to God.  All shall turn from their evil ways and from the violence that is in their hands.  Who knows? God may relent and change his mind; he may turn from his fierce anger, so that we do not perish.’  When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.


For the word of the Lord                                 Thanks be to God

Psalm 62.5-12

5       Nevertheless my soul * wait in | silence • for | God:

for from | him | comes my | hope.


6        He only is my rock and | my sal-| vation:

my strong tower so that | I shall | not be | moved.


7        In God is my deliverance | and my | glory:

God is my strong | rock | and my | shelter.


8        Trust in him at all times | O my | people:

pour out your hearts before him * for | God | is our | refuge.


9        The children of Adam are but breath *

the children of | earth • are a | lie:

place them in the scales and they fly upward *

they | are as | light as | air.


10       Put no trust in extortion *

do not grow | worthless • by | robbery:

if riches increase | set not • your | heart up-| on them.


11       God has spoken once * twice have I | heard him | say:

that | power be-| longs to | God,


12       That to the Lord belongs a | constant | goodness:

for you reward each one of us ac-| cording | to our | works.


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



Second Reading                                              1 Corinthians 7.29-31


A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians

I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.


For the word of the Lord                                 Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession: We sing The Summons

Gospel Acclamation


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The kingdom of | God is | near:
be-| lieve the | Good | News!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

The Lord be with you;
And also with you.


The Gospel                                                                    Mark 1.14-20

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’ As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’ And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.


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


The Sermon


Hymn after the Sermon TIS 598 Dear Father, Lord of humankind


Prayer for our Parish

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 516 Here, gracious Lord we see you face to face


Hymn during Communion –   Father, we adore you….

                                                Jesus, we adore you…

                                                Spirit, we adore you

Final Hymn: TIS 665 Jesus Christ is waiting



Today – Parish Council meets after church in the parish office.

Wednesday 24 January – Women’s Reading Group will meet at Pauline Newell’s apartment 43/1 Coronation Ave Petersham at 7.30 p.m.

Friday 2 February at 6.30 for 7.00 p.m. Boyz Nite Out – at the Thai Hot Pepper, King St, opposite Alice St. Newtown. RSVP please to John Roe on 0400 955 772 or email

Saturday 3 February – Sisters of the Church Associates Meeting – St John’s Village Glebe Community Room at 10.30 a.m.

Sunday, 4th February, 2018, at 1.30 pm, in St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Macquarie Street (note:  not wheel-chair accessible)  It will be a simple, united service, with prayers and psalms and lots of hymns commemorating the 450th anniversary of the Edict of Torda  of 1568, when for the first time, on January 28th, a Christian ruler, King John Sigismund in Transylvania, allowed Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Calvinists, and Unitarians to worship freely.  (Restrictions on freedom of worship remained even in Britain well into the 19th century.)  This might be called a reasonable reformation rally!   (From the Rev’d John Bunyan)

Ash Wednesday – 14th February – our morning service in the Chapel is at the usual time of 10.00 a.m. followed by morning tea.  In the evening a service will be held at 7.30 p.m.

The ABM Sydney Committee has organised the Sydney Launch of the ABM 2018 Lent Appeal – to be held at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday 14th February 2018.  The Guest Speaker will be the ABM Executive Director, The Reverend John Dean.  It will take place at St Luke’s Anglican Church, 17 Burton Street, Concord.  St Luke’s Rector, the Reverend Ken Fenton, and the Committee, will warmly welcome your attendance.
Saturday 17 February the Healthy Church Life Group and Parish Council meet for Morning Prayer at 8.00 a.m. in the Chapel – coffee / tea and meeting to follow in the hall.


Sunday 4 March – Blayney Visitation Weekend is proposed when we will take our usual gift of a Paschal Candle to the Parish.

Sunday 11 March – Our Annual Vestry Meeting.

Advance Notice – “Priscilla – The Musical” Tuesday 19 June at the Lyric Theatre Star City.  John Roe will take expressions of interest during February.

Parish Gardens:  If anyone has the time and can come and help remove weeds and rubbish from our front gardens and along the hall, we would welcome your help.  This can be done at any time.  The waste skip is available for weeds/rubbish and is not locked.  Please bring your own gardening gloves.

Information – Ross Black moved to Weston some time ago to be closer to his family and to continue in health and happiness.  While we have removed him from our parish roll he will always be remembered with affection by those who knew him in the past as a lively and vibrant member of our community.  Some of us are still in contact with Ross.



Bible Readings for the Week 22nd to 28th January 2018

MONDAY 2 Samuel   5.1-7;10 Psalm 89.19-27 Mark3.22-30
TUESDAY 2 Samuel 6.12-19 Psalm 24.7-10 Mark 3.31-35
WEDNESDAY 2Samuel  7.4-17 Psalm 89.19-27 Mark 4.1-20
THURSDAY 2Samuel 7.18-19, 24-27 Psalm 132.13-18 Mark4.21-25
FRIDAY 2Samuel 11.1-17 Psalm 51.15-19 Mark 4.26-34
SATURDAY 2Samuel 12.1-7,10-17 Psalm  51.10-14 Mark  4.35-41


Next Sunday: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

First Reading: Malachi 3.1-4
Psalm 24
Second Reading: Hebrews 2.14-18
Gospel: Luke 2.22-40



Prayers for each day of the week


Amanda Mason; John M; Fran Morris; Ian Mylchreest.


Ron, Anthea, Ronan, Rohan & Veronica Nath; Pauline Newell.


Ampika Ngamlertphimon; Johnny Nitcharoen & Eed Darunee.
Mathias Oduro; Katherine Oldfield; Julie & Philippa Olston.


Ann & Rachel Petersen & Wolf; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj.


Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit; Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson Reddy.

Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie Reddy;  Joyce Reddy

Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Barbara MacLulich; Leanne; Doug Hall; Barbara Granger; John & Jill Eddy; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards and her family; Tom Hogg; Kristy & Rodney; Helen Woellner; Robert & Lyndall; Sue Drewett; Ron Flood; Ken Gilmour; Irma; Andy Serafin, Damien Lew, Rosemary Bradford and Kim Hill & the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry at La Perouse.  We are also supporting and praying for the successful visa applications for Joyti & Joshlyn (daughters of Esther & Joseph) to be bridesmaids for Leilani and Edwin at their wedding on 4th February.



The sick – Long term:


Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Robin Crowther; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Joseph Jeebell; Noel Jeffs; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard;   Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Evelyn; Marissa; Barbara MacLulich; Jennifer McGovern; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Janet Walmsley; Yavani Mu Daly; Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Helen Gronowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Peter; Margaret Flakeler; Matthew Winter; Paull Garrett; Alex & Libby Jones.

Recently Departed:

Rob Brennan

In memoriam:

Anniversaries of the Departed:

Henry Pederson; Kay Matthews; Frank Clarke; Ron Buckingham


Today we commemorate on

22nd: Vincent, deacon and martyr (d.304)
24th: Companions of Paul, including Timothy, Titus and Silas
25th: Conversion of Paul
26th: Australia Day.
27th: John Chrysostom, bishop of Constantinople, teacher (d.407),

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 with Amanda after church and at 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)

CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.

Parish email:

Rector: Fr Philip: 0431 655 220

Office Phone Number is 9557 4219, which diverts to Fr Philip’s mobile if the office is unstaffed.

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

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

Fr John Reimer

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

Fabian LoSchiavo:  0417670749.
Eddy Reddy:  0410634948
Ruth Champion:  0400166041Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; James Barnes; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Fabian LoSchiavo; Amrit MacIntyre & Tony Purcell.

Synod Representatives
Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour

Parish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey; Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch.

Pastoral Care Group
Ruth Champion; John Tonetti, Moya Holle.