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

Third Sunday in Lent 4 March 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 John Hawkins
Welcomers: Today Angela Bell & Stephen Gates
Next week: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre

Readers Today: Katherine Oldfield (for Ev) & Tony Purcell
Readers next week: Joseph Kumar & Angela Bell
Intercessor: Peter Gilbert
Next week: Richard Hagen
Hospitality:. Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre (B’day C )
Next Week: Julie Olston, Kathy Drummond, Angela Bell
Cleaners Saturday 10th: Ann Petersen, Peter Gilbert, Alfredo Narnola

Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.

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

T-setting

Psalmist’s prayer (May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight: O Lord, my strength and my redeemer) be ours today.

  • Pray that your tongue and your heart offer words and thoughts that are acceptable to God this week.

  • Pray for the Daehan Song Gong Hoe, the Anglican Church of Korea, 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

As Fr Philip, Rosemary, Ruth, Eddie Reddy & family, Peter Seymour, Stuart Grigg, Evelyn and Kay are away in Blayney this weekend we welcome Fr John Hawkins once more as our Celebrant and Preacher today; and likewise we welcome all visitors. Please make yourselves known to us during our hospitable morning tea in the hall, to which all are welcome! Kindly turn off your mobile phone or put it on silent before the service commences.

Introit Hymn: TIS 349 In the cross of Christ I glory

The Sentence:Exodus 20.1-17

God spoke these words and said, ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.’

The Collect (we pray together)

Lord our God,
by your Holy Spirit
write your commandments upon our hearts
and grant us the wisdom and power of the cross,
so that, cleansed from greed and selfishness,
we may become a living temple of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

First Reading Exodus 20.1-17

A reading from the book of Exodus

Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name. Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. For six days you shall labour and do all your work. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and consecrated it. Honour your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour. You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 19
1 The heavens declare the | glory of | God:

and the | firmament • pro-| claims his | handiwork;

2 One day | tells it • to an-| other:

and night to | night com-| muni • cates | knowledge.

3 There is no | speech or | language:

nor | are their | voices | heard;

4 Yet their sound has gone out through | all the | world:

and their | words • to the | ends • of the | earth.

5 There he has pitched a | tent • for the | sun:

which comes out as a bridegroom from his chamber *

and rejoices like a | strong • man to | run his | course.

6 Its rising is at one end of the heavens *

and its circuit to their | farthest | bound:

and nothing is | hidden | from its | heat.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect re-| viving • the | soul:

the command of the Lord is true *

and | makes | wise the | simple.

8 The precepts of the Lord are right and re-|joice the | heart:

the commandment of the Lord is pure

| and gives | light • to the | eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean and en-| dures for | ever:

the judgements of the Lord are unchanging *

and | righteous | every | one.

10 More to be desired are they than gold * even | much fine | gold:

sweeter also than honey *

than the | honey • that | drips • from the | comb.

11 Moreover by them is your | servant | taught:

and in keeping them | there is | great re-| ward.

12 Who can know their own un-| witting | sins?:

O cleanse me | from my | secret | faults.

13 Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins *

lest they get the | master • y | over me:

so I shall be clean and | innocent • of | great of-| fence.

14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation

of my heart * be acceptable | in your | sight:

O Lord my | strength and | my re-| deemer.

 

Second Reading 1 Corinthians 1.18-25

A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians

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 it is written,
‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.’ Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling-block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

During the Gospel Procession – Jesus Come and take my sin

Gospel Acclamation

Deacon: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!
Response: God so loved the world so much, he gave us His only Son

That all who believe in Him might have eternal life.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory!

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

The Gospel John 2.13-22

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, ‘Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a market-place!’

His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘Zeal for your house will consume me.’ The Jews then said to him, ‘What sign can you show us for doing this?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ The Jews then said, ‘This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?’ But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

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

The Sermon

Hymn after the Sermon: TIS – 600 – 2nd Tune (ii) O my Saviour lifted

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 534 – Love is His Word, Love is His way

Hymn during Communion – Take, O Take me as I am

Final Hymn: TIS 217 – 1st Tune (i) Love divine all loves excelling

NOTICES

Happy Birthday to: John MacLulich; Bianca Reddy; Katherine Oldfield; John Tonetti; Tony Brownlow; Joseph Kumar; Violetta Clarke Nam Clarke; Peter Seymour; Hannah Forsyth; Merrill Martin.

Notice of Proposed Nomination” forms for election to office at our annual vestry meeting are now available at the Bookstall table, please ask someone before you nominate them and don’t forget to ask someone to second your nomination.

Lenten Studies – We will hold a Lenten Study following the Healing Service at 10.00 a.m. on each Wednesday during Lent. The study book will be on prayer “Say it to God” by Luigi Gioia which is The Archbishop of Canterbury’s recommended Lenten Book. If you n afford it, a donation of $20 to cover the cost would be appreciated.

The combined churches of St Joseph’s Newtown, Metropolitan Community Church and St Luke’s will be hosting a Lenten Study on 4 Tuesday evenings during Lent for which you will need to bring a bible. 7.00 – 8.15 pm.

Week 1 – Tuesday 6th March

Metropolitan Community Church, Crystal St Petersham, Hopeful Love: Hosea 1:1-2:1

Week 2 – Tuesday 13th March

St Luke’s Anglican Church, Stanmore Rd Enmore, Fractured Love: Hosea 2:2-13

Week 3 – Tuesday 20th March St Joseph’s Church, Bedford St Newtown, Restored Love: Hosea 2:14-3:4

Week 4 – Tuesday 27th March

St Luke’s Anglican Church, Stanmore Rd Enmore, Healing Love: Hosea 14:1-9

Saturday 10 March – Boyz Nite Out at Persian Broil (King St North) 6.00 p.m. for 6.30 p.m. Please RSVP to John Roe on 0400 955 772 or jroe@bigpond.net.au

Sunday 11 March – Our Annual Vestry Meeting (please take a copy today of the reports (so far and unaudited) to read at home, if you would like one They are available at the Bookstall table in the foyer.

AND it’s Mothering Sunday (Simnel Cake). Please email ruthchampion7878@bigpond.com if you are able to make a Simnel Cake.

Sunday 18 March – Palm Cross Making after church – we need extra palm crosses made before this, so please take some palm leaves on 11 March to make some at home if you can help.

Sunday 25 March – Palm Sunday and procession of palms.

Good Friday 30th March – 9.30 a.m. service & morning tea.

Saturday 31st March – Flower arranging and Working Bee to set the hall for the shared lunch. If you can donate something towards the cost of our flowers that would be appreciated.

Easter Day – 1st April – 9.30 a.m. Eucharist and shared lunch in the hall.

Advance Notice – “Priscilla – The Musical” Tuesday 19 June at 7.00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre – Adults $75 and Conc. $60. John Roe will take expressions of interest during February, please speak to him during morning tea.

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 Offering 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

Bible Readings for the Week 5th to 11th March

MONDAY 2 Kings 5.1-15 Psalm 43 Luke 4.24-30
TUESDAY Song Of 3YM 2, 11-20 Psalm .25.3-9 Matthew 18.21-35
WEDNESDAY Deuteronomy 4.1,4-9 Psalm -147.12-20 Matthew 5.17-19
THURSDAY Jeremiah7.23-28 Psalm 95.6-11 Luke 11.14-23
FRIDAY Hosea14.2-10 Psalm 81.6-10 Mark12.28-34
SATURDAY Hosea5.15-6.6 Psalm- 51.10-17 Luke18.9-14

 

Next Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Lent

First Reading: Numbers 21.4-9
Psalm 107.1-3, 17-22
Second Reading: Ephesians 2.1-10
Gospel: John: 3.14-21

 

INTERCESSIONS

Prayers for each day of the week

Today:

John Reimer; Matilda Rinker; John Roe; Grahame Sadler & we pray for the parish of Christchurch Blayney and for all worshipping there today.

Monday:

Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin; Peter Seymour.

Tuesday:

Somsakdi Sirithammakij & Richard Hagen.
Wednesday:
Ray & Laurel Sommer; Raboom & Nol Takham.

Thursday:

Mathew, James, Mark Tangruthaitham; Stephen Thomas..

Friday:

Karlene Thompson; Christine Thurley & Troy; John Tonetti..

Saturday:
Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; Janet Walmsley.

Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Geoff Widmer; Emma Burns; Lyn Carrington; Sharda Kumar; Pip Leonard, Robyn & Frank Norman; Jackie Bonham, Sheila Brown, Patricia Harris, Barbara MacLulich; Leanne; Doug Hall; Barbara Granger; John & Jill Eddy; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards and her family; Kristy & Rodney; Sue Drewett; Ken Gilmour; Irma; Andy Serafin, Damien Lew, Kim Hill; Rodney and Lyndall. And we give thanks for Helen Woellner’s recovery so far, and praying for her full recovery from chemo treatment.

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; Evelyn; Marissa; Jennifer McGovern; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; 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, Bob Hogg.

Recently Departed

Mark Stephen (Hannah’s father)

Anniversaries of the Departed:
Merryn Bannerman; Herbert Surrey; Thomas Stericker; Isabel Morgan.

Saints Commemoration:

7th : Perpetua and her companions, martyrs at Carthage (d.203)

8th: John of God, worker among the sick and poor, Spain (d.15500
9th: Sister Emma SSA, superior of the Society of the Sacred Advent, Queensland (d.1939)

 

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; 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.

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 MacNeal & 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 0400-312-354

Wardens:
Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.

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

Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; James Barnes; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; 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.