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

Third Sunday after Pentecost

5th June 2016

Third Sunday after Pentecost
Third Sunday after Pentecost

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:                  Stuart Grigg & Rachel Reddy
Next week:                              Kevin Green & John Tonetti

Readers Today:                       Bryson & Belinda Reddy
Readers next week:                 Ellenor & Thomas Fleming
Intercessor:                             Amrit MacIntyre

Next week:                              Rosemary Bradford

Hospitality:                             K Oldfield, S Woellner (B’day cake)

Next Week:                             Reddy Family

Cleaners Saturday 11th:           A Petersen, P Gilbert, A Narnola

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

Most of the time, Jesus’ healing miracles are a result of someone coming to him and asking for healing – either for themselves or a family member.  In the case at Nain no one approaches Jesus to ask for healing. Jesus just walks up to the bier and raises the son. Why? We are told that Jesus has compassion for the mother. We do not even know if the mother was a follower or not, but Jesus still showed his compassion. Jesus’ compassion for us is always there, even when we do not pray for it. He is there for us in our times of strife, illness and grief. It is there even for those who do not believe (or at least do not openly indicate that.) We need to remember this and to help those who cannot recognize Jesus’ compassion for all to realize that he is always there for everyone.

  • Pray for those who are mourning lost loved ones, that they may know that Jesus is there beside them in their grief.
  • Give thanks for the Church of Ceylon, which covers most of Sri Lanka, remembering their ministry in a multi-religious context.

Text:        The Rev Ken Spreadborough,
Chair of ABM’s Brisbane Diocesan Committee
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016

Introit Hymn: TIS  – 526 – Lord Jesus Christ


The Sentence   A great prophet has arisen among us! God has visited his people!      Luke. 7.16


The Collect:
O God, the consoler of the afflicted,

you illumine the mystery of suffering and death

by the light that shines from the face of Christ:

grant that, in all the trials of our earthly pilgrimage,

we may remain united to your Son in his passion,

so that there may be revealed in us the power of his resurrection;

for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Reading                                                             1 King 17.8-16

A reading from the first book of Kings

Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a widow there to feed you.’  So he set out and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering sticks; he called to her and said, ‘Bring me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink.’ As she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, ‘Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.’ But she said, ‘As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of meal in a jar, and a little oil in a jug; I am now gathering a couple of sticks, so that I may go home and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.’  Elijah said to her, ‘Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son.  For thus says the Lord the God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth.’  She went and did as Elijah said, so that she as well as he and her household ate for many days. The jar of meal was not emptied, neither did the jug of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah.

For the word of the Lord                                      Thanks be to God


Psalm 146

1 Praise the Lord * praise the Lord | O my | soul:

while I | live · I will | praise the | Lord;

2 While I | have · any | being:

I will sing | praises | to my | God.

3 Put not your | trust in | princes:

nor in flesh and | blood which | cannot | save.

4 For when their breath goes from them * they return a-| gain · to the | earth:

and on that day | all their | thoughts | perish.

5 Blessed are those whose help is the | God of | Jacob:

whose hope is | in the | Lord their | God,

6 The God who made | heaven · and | earth:

the sea and | all | that is | in them.

7 Who keeps | faith for-| ever:

who deals justice to | those that | are o-| ppressed.

8 The Lord gives | food · to the | hungry:

and | sets the | captives | free.

9 The Lord gives | sight · to the | blind:

the Lord lifts up | those · that are | bowed | down.

10 The Lord | loves the | righteous:

the Lord cares for the | stranger | in the | land.

11 He upholds the | widow · and the | fatherless:

as for the way of the wicked he | turns it | upside | down.

12 The Lord shall be | king for | ever:

your God O Zion shall reign through all generations.

*| Praise | the | Lord.

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

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


Second Reading                                                      Galatians 1.11-24

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Galatians

For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism. I was violently persecuting the church of God and was trying to destroy it. I advanced in Judaism beyond many among my people of the same age, for I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. But when God, who had set me apart before I was born and called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, so that I might proclaim him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with any human being, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were already apostles before me, but I went away at once into Arabia, and afterwards I returned to Damascus.  Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and stayed with him for fifteen days;  but I did not see any other apostle except James the Lord’s brother. In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie! Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia,  and I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea that are in Christ; they only heard it said, ‘The one who formerly was persecuting us is now proclaiming the faith he once tried to destroy.’  And they glorified God because of me.

For the word of the Lord                                         Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession


Give thanks to the Lord for he is good
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good


Gospel Acclamation


Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

A great prophet has ap-| peared a-| mong us;

God has | visit-| ed his | people.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

The Gospel                                                                     Luke 7.11-17

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’ Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, ‘Young man, I say to you, rise!’ The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, ‘A great prophet has risen among us!’ and ‘God has looked favourably on his people!’ This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.

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

The Sermon

Hymn after the Sermon:  TIS – 665 Jesus Christ is waiting


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 341 – My song is love unknown

Hymn during Communion


Son of God Among us
Son of God Among us


Final Hymn:  TIS – 210 – O for a thousand tongues to sing



Happy Birthday to : Cynthia Berkemeier; Andy Serafin; Anthea Nath; Rachael Reddy; Ruth Champion; Thomas Raj; Julie Olston; Donald Thomas; Johnny Nitcharoen; Leilani Saseve.

Plebisicite on Marriage – to be or not to be!  If you feel strongly about it you may wish to write to the Prime Minister and your local MP.  A draft letter which you can adapt is available on request by email to the church office – copies also attached to the notice board in the church and hall.

Volunteer/s required to launder church tea towels – One or two people who would be willing to regularly take the tea towels home once a week, launder them and bring them back the following week.  Please see Jennie Winton if you can help.

A letter of thanks has been received from Ross Lehman and Kuna for the card we all signed and the book we sent from the Bookstall.  All is well with them and they are settling very comfortably into Goonellabah.

Today 5 June – the bi-enniale exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, called ‘The embassy of spirits’, is worth visiting for reflection. Access to the gallery is Monday-Sunday 10-5 but the exhibition finishes today.

Please Note: Tuesday night Bible Study is on this week 7 June at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home.  A 2nd study in Colossians will be held at 7.30pm or 6.30 pm if you would like dinner. Please obtain handout today if you are coming or order the book from Jennie at our Bookstall.

Friday 10 June – Next Boyz Nite Out –, 6 for 6.30 pm – will be at Momoyo Japanese Restaurant 212 Enmore Rd, Enmore. Right at the bus stop.  (Corkage is $3 per glass)

Fri. 17 June – 6.30 to 10 pm: Swing Divine: St Luke’s Hall, $30/$20/$15/$5. Tickets on sale today.  Tell your friends all about it and invite them along to a swinging musical night. See flyer on back page.

Saturday 18 June at 9.30 a.m. – Garden Group. – please come and help pull out the weeds.  This is not a hard job and anyone can do it as long as you have two hands and a will!  The painters may have finished in the Rectory (weather permitting) and we need enough hands to tackle that garden as well as the church.

ABM Auxiliary Cooks to raise Funds: Order Lemon Butter; apple chutney; tomato relish; chocolate brownies; fruit cake, Florentine biscuits; cheese/oatmeal biscuits – all homemade to order.

Give your order to Moya today – only selling this month.

AND keep those ABM stamps coming in for project fundraising!

Bookstall News – We have copies in stock of The Anchoress the fascinating new book by Robyn Cadwallader.  “So beautiful, so rich, so strange, unexpected and thoughtful … I loved this book” says Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love.  Our full stock list can be found on St Luke’s website now.  Check it out.


Fri. 2 September – Anglicans Together Dinner

Wed. 7 September – Fawlty Towers Live8 pm at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay $85.00.  Expressions of interest to: John Roe by 1 July to 0400 955 772 or

Church Income
Church Income

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 6th to May to 12th June

MONDAY 1 Kings 17.1-6 Psalm  121 Matthew  5.1-12
TUESDAY 1 Kings 17.7-16 Psalm  4 Matthew  5.13-16
WEDNESDAY 1 Kings 18.20-39 Psalm  16.1-6 Matthew  5.17-19
THURSDAY 1 Kings 18.41-46 Psalm  65.9-13 Matthew  5.20-26
FRIDAY 1 Kings 19.9-16 Psalm  27.7-14 Matthew  5.27-32
SATURDAY 1 Kings 19.19-21 Psalm  16.5-11 Matthew  5.33-37




Next Sunday: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

1 Kings 21.1-10, 15-21a
Psalm:  5.1-7
Galatians 2.15-21
Gospel Reading: Luke 7.36-8.3


Sick list starts next week. A lot of names will be coming off, so please renew names if you want them on the list.


Prayers for each day of the week


Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blombery; Neville Hack; Richard Hagen & Somsakdi.


John, Martha & Christopher Haly; Raymond Heslehurst; Michael, Jacqueline, Sam & Sophie Hicks.


Janet, Susan & Alex Hill; Moya Holle; Anne Hywood & Peter Tregilgas; Diana Jefferies; Noel Jeffs.


Linda Jensathit; Kenny Khoo; Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat; Joseph & Esther Kumar.
Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; Fabian LoSchiavo; Evelyn Maack; Brett MacIntyre & Amrit Davies.


Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas; Alex Maneekaew; Merrill & Georgie Martin; Amanda Mason.


John M; Fr. Ron Morris; Fran Morris; Ian Mylchreest; Ron, Anthea, Ronan, Veronica & Rohan Nath.


Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Edward Reddy; Mary Sotiriadis; Simon LoSchiavo; Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Kay & Russell Clark; Caroline Wilson; Sister Helen CSC; Dawn Holland,; Asia Bibi, Robert Dubler (& family); Jennifer Edwards (& family); Don Hawes.

The sick – Long term:

Barbara, Jade & Shirley Allen; Beth Armstrong; Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Jason Broadbridge, Maureen & Henry Byers; David Byers; Aunt Monica; Lyn Carrington; Mavis Cunneen;  Paull Garrett; Ros and Madeline Gee; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Josephine Jabbour;  Ann Jeffs, Javen Khan; Paul Knight; Kylie Laughlin;  Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Marie McGrath; Janet McLeod; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Eve Moggs; Fr Ron Morris, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Luke Newington; Lyndy Ogg; John O’Grady; Peter Ogilvie; Phillips Family; Bill Phipps & family; Bill & Poppy Prezios; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Michael, Andrew & Warren Ryan; Florence Shellard; Ron & Betty Squires; George Squires; Stephen Thomas; Saria Sevilla; Antoun, Mark & Patricia Travis; Helen Olston; the Rev’d Graham and Judy Reynolds; Janet Walmsley; Nadia Wheatley; Gisela Winter; Tim M.

Recently Departed

Philippa CHN; Dunstan SSM

Anniversaries of the Departed:

Amanda Juergens; Emil Juergens; Keith Stafford; Ruth Humphrig; Elsie Coombes.

Saints Commemoration:

9th: Columba of Iona, Abbot and Missionary (d.597).
11th: Barnabas, Apostle and Martyr

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 8.30 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:

Fr Philip:

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

Fr Ron Morris (Mob 0409 451362)

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

Jennie Winton Mb 0401727718.Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041

Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Jennifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treasurer); Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Fabian LoSchiavo; Amrit MacIntyre & Tony Purcell.

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

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


In this example, the chant is a double chant – meaning it has two parts or phrases – one part or phrase for each verse.

For people who read music, there are not time signatures as such. The note values are written only for convenience. e.g. a semibreve will be held for as long as the words make it necessary, not necessarily 4 beats: ‘O’ is held for a short time; “let the people praise you” is held for a longer time.

The congregation sings only the top line of the music unless you want to sing one of the parts underneath.

Within the words:

The words are sung or chanted as you would speak them – in speech rhythm.

Each verse is divided into two phrases separated by a double bar line.

| means start new bar.

  • means take an extra breath, similar to a comma

・means change to the next note within the bar where the first note has more than one syllable attached to it

: means the split point in the verse – usually the second half of the verse

† means use the second half of the double chant.