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

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 3rd September 2017

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: Fr. Philip Bradford

Preacher: Peter Seymour
Welcomers Today: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre
Next week: Kevin Green & Angela Bell

Readers Today: John M & Janet Walmsley
Readers next week: Jenny Winton & Richard Hagen
Intercessor Amrit MacIntyre
Next week: Peter Seymour
Hospitality: J Olston, K Drummond, Angela Bell

Next Week: Reddy family

Cleaners/Flowers Sat 9th : M Rinker, P Gilbert, A Narnola

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

Please switch off your mobile phone before the service commences.

In last week’s gospel reading for Sunday, we hear Matthew’s account of Simon Peter’s commissioning at Caesarea Philippi. Jesus presents Peter the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven following his great confession that Jesus is the Messiah.

We learn, through Peter, that Jesus is the Messiah. We learn, through Jesus, what this Messiah–ship will mean. This revelation is a pivotal point in our Gospel narrative, connecting Jesus’ ministry in Galilee to his Passion. This axis is the catalyst in Jesus’ ministry, as he begins to focus on preparing the disciples for his death.

From rock… to stumbling block? Perhaps Peter’s ignorance could be excused! This rebuke by Jesus may seem harsh, but Peter did not yet know why the Messiah must suffer in this manner. We see the intricate, multifaceted person of Peter as he begins his first steps in his vocation as leader of God’s church.

With responsibility comes great trials ahead, and yet Christ offers to us the strength and grace to accomplish the most difficult of ministries.

  • Pray that we might have the strength and grace to take up our cross, and follow him.

  • Give thanks for the work of Anglican Witness, the Communion’s evangelism and church growth initiative.

Text: Jesse Poole
Saint Peter’s, East Maitland, Diocese of Newcastle
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2017

Introit Hymn: TIS 143 Immortal, invisible

Sentence: If you want to become a disciple of Jesus, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow him. Matthew 16.24–25

Collect:

O God,
whose Son has shown the way of the cross to be the way of life:
transform and renew our minds
that we may not be conformed to this world
but may offer ourselves wholly to you as a living sacrifice
through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Reading Exodus 3.1-15

A reading from the book of Exodus

Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.
Then Moses said, ‘I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.’

When the Lord saw that he had turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then he said, ‘Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’ He said further, ‘I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
Then the Lord said, ‘I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them from the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. The cry of the Israelites has now come to me; I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them. So come, I will send you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.’

But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ He said, ‘I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.’ But Moses said to God, ‘If I come to the Israelites and say to them, “The God of your ancestors has sent me to you”, and they ask me, “What is his name?” what shall I say to them?’ God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am .’ He said further, ‘Thus you shall say to the Israelites, “I am has sent me to you.” ’

God also said to Moses, ‘Thus you shall say to the Israelites, “The Lord , the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you”:
This is my name for ever,
and this my title for all generations.

For the Word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 105.1-6, 23-26

1 O give thanks to the Lord and call up-| on his | name:
tell among the | peoples • what | things • he has | done.

2 Sing to him O | sing | praises:
and be telling of | all his | marvel • lous | works.

3 Exult in his | holy | name:
and let those that seek the | Lord be | joyful • in | heart.

4 Seek the Lord | and his | strength:
O | seek his | face con-| tinually.

5 Call to mind what wonders | he has | done:
his marvellous acts and the | judgements | of his | mouth,

6 O seed of | Abraham • his | servant:
O | children • of | Jacob • his | chosen one.

23 Then Israel | came • into | Egypt:
and Jacob | dwelt • in the | land of | Ham.

24 There the Lord made his | people | fruitful:
too | numer • ous | for their | enemies,

25 Whose hearts he turned to | hate his | people:
and to deal de-|
ceitful- • ly | with his | servants.

26 Then he sent | Moses • his | servant:
And | Aaron • whom | he had | chosen.

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

Second reading Romans 12.9-21

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’ No, ‘if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the | eyes • of our | heart,
that we might see how great is the |
hope to | which • we are | called.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,

Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you!

Response: And also with you.

The Gospel Matthew 16.21.28

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.’ But he turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling-block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’ Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? ‘For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.’

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

The Sermon

Hymn after Sermon: TIS 580 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

Prayers of the People

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 497 Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Hymn during Communion:

Final Hymn: TIS 106 Now thank we all our God

Happy Birthday to: Joyce Reddy; Grahame Sadler; Laurel Sommer; Jenny Winton; John Roe; Darunee Intapan; Amrit MacIntyre; Elizabeth Armstrong.

NOTICES:

Saturday 16 September – from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. you are invited to Jennie Winton’s new home at Bundanoon – 10 Hill Street, Please call her on 0401 727 718 or email her on jwinton798@gmail.com if you would like to go.

Please note a change of date for the Wardens’ Dinner – now Saturday 14 October 2017 at 6.30 pm – Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

ABM Cooks are making lemon butter, chutneys, fruit cake and chocolate biscuits. See Moya to order at reasonable costs.

25 November. Our Christmas market will be held on 25 November this year. Please begin organizing donations for this event. A roster will soon be available for you to nominate for stalls and other activities.

Leadership Committee. A leadership committee to foster growth of our Parish is being established under the tutelage of Fr. John Sanderson from Christ Church St Lawrence. There is currently four people nominated from Parish Council to this committee. Two more places are available. Please nominate yourself to Ruth Champion if you are interested in joining the committee.

Giving to St Luke’s

Envelopes in which to place your weekly offering are available at the Welcome Table. 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.

Reconciliation and journey of healing Eucharist. – Change of date to 1st October. Due to unforeseen circumstances this special Eucharistic celebration has re-scheduled to 1st October.

The flowers in the church today have been donated by Joyce Reddy, Eddie Reddy & family, Andrew Reddy and family, Steve Anand and family, Ron Nath and family, in memory of their dad Edward Reddy who died 6 June 2017, and Maureen Byers, David Byers and Josie Papadimitriou and family in memory of Henry Byers who died on 18 August, 2017.

INTERCESSIONS

Prayers for each day of the week

Today:
Lyne, Eleanor, Constance Cuneen & John MacLulich; Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Davis; Kathy Drummond.
Monday:

David Dunlop; Michael, Elizabeth, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas Fleming; Stephen Gates & Andrew; Altin & Hannah Gavranovic.
Tuesday:

Peter Gilbert & Alfreda Narnola; Kevin Green; Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blomberry; Richard Hagen & Somsakdi.
Wednesday:

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

Janet, Susan & Alex Hill; Moya Holle; Peter & Anne Hywood; Diana Jefferies; Noel Jeffs; Linda Jensathit.
Friday:
Kenny Khoo; Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat; Joseph & Esther Kumar; Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey.

Saturday:
Fabian LoSchiavo; Blue Luangjai; Phitsanu Luangjai; Evelyn Maack; Amrit MacLntyre & Brett Davies.

Prayers for those in immediate need:

Noel Jeffs, Alex & Libby Jones; Janet Widmer; Leanne; Doug Hall, Robert and Lyndall, Barbara Granger, John & Jill Eddy, Rhiannon Henry-Edwards, Kristy & Rodney; Helen Woellner; Merrin & Elizabeth; Sue Drewett. Ron Flood, Rev’d Ken Gilmour; Suzanne Campton; Barbara O’Reilly and Cheryl Dahler; Neale Baxter; Bob Hogg; Salley & Helen Woellner

Our Prayers for those in ongoing need:

Shirley; Barbara & Jade Allen; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Ross Black; Hugo Cunningham; Laurie Bestel, Robert Gibbs; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Linda Jensathit; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Barbara MacLulich, John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Janet Walmsley; Yavani Mu Daly, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Jack & family; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland, Helen Gronowski (Priest), Bruce Sims, Marco LoSchiavo, Peter; Margaret Flakeler, Wolf Winter, Paull Garrett; Sr Helena and Sr Rosamund.

Recently Departed

Anniversaries of the Departed

Betty Smith; William Oliver; William Simpson; Maude Holloway; Harry Smith; Emma Rea; Pippa Robinson.

Saints Commemorations

8th: Birth of Mary, Mother of the Lord.

 

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 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wednesday 9.00 am to 12 noon; Friday 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.
www.stlukesenmore.org.au

Hon Clergy Associate:
The Rev’d. 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 Mb 0417 670 749
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400 166 041

Youth Warden: Ellenor Fleming

Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Amrit MacIntyre; Tony Purcell; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell, James Barnes (Treasurer).

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

Synod Reps:

Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour

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