Third Sunday after Epiphany
22 January 2017
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 Peter Ellem
Welcomers Today: Kevin Green & John Tonetti
Next week: Nadia Wheatley & Richard Hagen
Readers Today: Janet Walmsley & John M
Readers next week: Bianca & Bryson Reddy
Intercessor: Peter Gilbert
Next week: Amrit MacIntyre
Hospitality: John M, Ruth C, E Maack
Next Week: Reddy Family
Cleaners Saturday 28th Julie O, T Brownlow & N Hack
In the Gospel reading we begin to fully realise that Jesus knows of his impending death. The picture of Mary also shows that she is a devoted disciple who ignores the taboos of her society in her commitment to Jesus. Sitting at his feet as a disciple was not the place for a woman, but she is commended by Jesus. Then she acts in an even more scandalous manner in anointing Jesus’ feet with extremely expensive perfume and then wiping them with her hair (Jn 12:3).
Pray that the love we have for our Lord will never diminish and our love for others will be as though we are caring for Him.
Give thanks for the work and witness of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people. Matthew 4.23
the light of the minds that know you,
he life of the souls that love you,
and the strength of the hearts that serve you:
help us so to know you that we may truly love you,
and so to love you that we may faithfully serve you,
whose service is perfect freedom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
First Reading Isaiah.9.1–4
A reading from the prophet Isaiah
But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined. You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as people exult when dividing plunder. For the yoke of their burden, and the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation * whom then | shall I | fear?:
the Lord is the stronghold of my life * of whom | shall I | be a-| fraid?
2 When the wicked * even my enemies and my foes
come upon me | to de-| vour me:
they shall | stumble | and | fall.
3 If an army encamp against me * my heart shall | not be a-| fraid:
and if war should rise a-| gainst me | yet will I | trust.
4 One thing I have asked from the Lord which I | will re-| quire:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord | all the | days of my | life,
5 To see the fair | beauty of the | Lord:
and to | seek his | will in his | temple.
6 For he will hide me under his shelter in the | day of | trouble:
and conceal me in the shadow of his tent *
and set me | high up-| on a | rock.
7 And now he will lift | up my | head:
above my | ene- mies | round a-| bout me.
8 And I will offer sacrifices in his sanctuary with | exul-| tation:
I will sing * I will sing | praises | to the | Lord.
9 O Lord hear my | voice when I | cry:
have | mercy up-| on me and | answer | me.
10 My heart has said of you | ‘Seek his | face’:
your | face Lord | I will | seek.
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 1.10–18
A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians
Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you should be in agreement and that there should be no divisions among you, but that you should be united in the same mind and the same purpose. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters. What I mean is that each of you says, ‘I belong to Paul’, or ‘I belong to Apollos’, or ‘I belong to Cephas’, or ‘I belong to Christ.’ Has Christ been divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name. (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power. For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Jesus preached the Good News | of the | kingdom,
and | healed those | who were | sick.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
The Gospel John 12.1–11
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them* with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, 5‘Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii* and the money given to the poor?’ 6(He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) 7Jesus said, ‘Leave her alone. She bought it* so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. 8You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.’ 9When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well, 11since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after Sermon: TIS 572 — (ii) O Thou who camest from above
Prayer for our Parish
We pray for our Parish of St Luke,
for our Rector 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 your Holy Spirit to those who will choose a new Rector,
that they will have wisdom, discernment and patience.
Give to us all warm and generous hearts,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Offertory Hymn: TIS 517 — Hallelujah sing to Jesus
Hymn during Communion: Oh the Love of my Lord is the essence.
2. Ev’ry day, ev’ry hour, ev’ry moment
Have been blessed by the strength of his love.
At the turn of each tide, he is there at my side,
And his touch is as gentle as silence.
3.There’ve been times when I’ve turned from his presence,
and I’ve walked other paths, other ways;
but I’ve called on his name in the dark of my shame,
and his mercy was gentle as silence.
Final Hymn: TIS 611 — God of Grace and God of Glory
Please note that Sunday School is in now in recess until the first weekend in February.
Next Sunday at Morning Tea we will have money boxes for donations to the Leprosy Mission. If you would care to donate a gold coin for your morning tea we will forward the money to the mission. We held a similar collection for Leprosy Mission last year organized by Janet Walmsley. Please wear your name badge for the convenience of our visiting clergy and others, and please join us for morning tea in the hall
Fr Philip and Rosemary are currently away. Our Celebrant and preacher today is Fr Peter Ellem, an Anglican Chaplain at Westmead Hospital. We are grateful for his help while Fr Philip is on leave. Fr Peter and his wife Ruth have visited our church previously, so please make yourselves known and have a chat during morning tea.
Our annual Epiphany in the Mountains was a great success on Saturday 14 January and we sincerely thank Lea and Don for their exceptional hospitality. It was a shame more didn’t come but due to very hot weather and track work our numbers were affected. Next year we will try and arrange transport a little better so everyone gets a lift.
Bookstall News – New stock: Richard Rohr’s The Divine Dance; and for children: The Velveteen Rabbit; Who Made Me; and Anne Frank and the Remembering Tree.
There will be a Parish Retreat at the Stroud Hermitage on the weekend of 3–5 March 2017. If you are interested in being part of this special weekend please complete the expression of interest on the back page as soon as possible. Once we know who is likely to come, we can plan the program.
Sunday 12 March is our AGM – please put it in your diaries. If you need to submit a report please do so by 24 February, however, we request that you speak briefly to the report on the day, for just 2–3 minutes.
Saturday 18 March is the MOW AGM to be held here at St Luke’s. Please come and encourage this movement for the ordination of women, who feel called to be ordained.
Giving to St Luke’s
Envelopes in which to place your weekly offering are available at the Welcome Table at the entrance to the church and also at the Information Table near the Bookstall. If you would like to use this method of giving, please take a box. Alternatively …
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 “Offering” as a reference.
St Luke’s Enmore Bank Account Details
Account Name: St Luke’s Anglican Church Working Account
Account Number: 10023547
Bible Readings for the Week 23rd to 29th January 2017
|MONDAY||Hebrews 9.15,24–28||Psalm 98.1–7||Mark 3.22–30|
|TUESDAY||Hebrews 10.1–10||Psalm 40.6–11||Mark 3.31–35|
|WEDNESDAY||Hebrews 10.11–18||Psalm 110.1–4||Mark 4.1–20|
|THURSDAY||Hebrews 10.19–25||Psalm 24.1–6||Mark 4.21–25|
|FRIDAY||Hebrews 10.32–39||Psalm 37.35–41||Mark 4.26–34|
|SATURDAY||Hebrews 11.1–2,8–19||SO Zechariah 1–6||Mark 4.35–41|
Next Sunday Readings Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
First reading: Micah 6.1–8
Second reading: 1 Corinthians 1.18–31
Gospel: Matthew 5.1–12
Prayers for each day of the week
Saturday: Rung Thanachaitaweesub; Numwan Thawanwanichkul; Nok Thaworn; Stephen Thomas.
Our Prayers for those in need:
Our Prayer for those in need.
Shirley Allen; Barbara & Jade Allen; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Maureen & Henry Byers; Hugo Cunningham; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs,; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Lamar Powell; Peter Purcell; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Stephen Thomas; Sophie Toupein; Janet Walmsley; Yavani Mu Daly, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Jack & family; Caroline Wilson; Barbara Granger; Dawn Holland, Helen Gronowski (Priest) and Margaret Watkins.
Anniversaries of the Departed
Henry Pederson; Kay Matthews; Fran Clarke; Ron Buckingham.
24th: Companions of Paul, including Timothy, Titus & Silas.
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 8.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.
Rector — Fr Philip Bradford — 0431 655 220 (Mob)
Office Ph 9557 4219 PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Parish email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr Philip: email@example.com
Honorary Lay Minister – Peter Seymour
Lay-Ministers — Part Time – Lea MacNeil & Amanda Mason.
|OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wednesday 9.00 am to 12 noon; Friday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.
Hon Clergy Associate:
Organist: Kathy Drummond
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Jennie Winton Mb 0401 727 718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400 166 041
Pastoral Care Support Group
Expression of Interest
Parish Retreat at Stroud
3–5 March 2017
To successfully plan our Retreat we need to know the number of people wishing to attend; families are welcome.
I/we would be interested in attending the Parish Retreat:
Telephone Contact Numbers:
Please tear this form off and return to the Parish Office or one of the Wardens ASAP.
Planning Committee consists of Fr Philip and Rosemary, Mandy Tibbey, Jennie Winton and Peter Seymour.