11 June 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.
Preacher &Celebrant: Fr. Philip Bradford
Welcomers Today: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola
Next week: Evelyn Maack & Stephen Gates
Readers Today: Oscar Davis & Moya Holle
Readers next week: Nadia Wheatley & Joseph Kumer
Intercessor Rosemary Bradford
Next week: Moya Holle
Hospitality: John M, Ruth C, Evelyn Maack
Next Week: Julie O, Kathy D, Angela Bell
Cleaners/Flowers Sat 17th A Petersen, 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.
Today Jesus instructs the disciples to baptise ‘in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’. This means that full membership of the Church is a participation in the life of the Trinity. It means that all authentic Christian life is to be found in relationships of unending love.
Pray that our Christian life may be authentic and grounded in the divine life.
Give thanks for all those who radiate God’s love to others, and pray that we may all become more and more like them.
Text: Robert McLean
Partnerships Coordinator, ABM
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2017
Sentence: Proclaim the Name: ‘The Lord, the Lord, a God who is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithful. Exodus 34.6
Almighty and everlasting God,
you have given to us your servants grace by the confession of a true faith
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity,
and in the power of the divine majesty
to worship the Unity:
keep us steadfast in this faith,and evermore defend us from all adversities,
for you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
First Reading Exodus 34.1-8
A reading from the Book of Exodus
The Lord said to Moses, ‘Cut two tablets of stone like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets, which you broke. Be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai and present yourself there to me, on the top of the mountain. No one shall come up with you, and do not let anyone be seen throughout all the mountain; and do not let flocks or herds graze in front of that mountain.’
So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the former ones; and he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tablets of stone. The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name, ‘The Lord .’ The Lord passed before him, and proclaimed, ‘The Lord , the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, yet by no means clearing the guilty, but visiting the iniquity of the parents upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation.’
And Moses quickly bowed his head towards the earth, and worshipped.
For the Word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Glo | ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be | ginning so | now; and for | ever. | A-| men
Second reading 2 Corinthians 13.11-13
A reading from Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians
Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
The Gospel Procession
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Glory to the Father,| the Son, and the | Holy Spirit:
to God who is, who | was, and who |is to | come.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you!
Response: And also with you.
The Gospel Matthew 28.16-20
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after Sermon: TIS 465 – Father in heaven
Prayers of the People
Prayer for our Parish
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 478 – I bind unto myself today
Hymn during Communion – Spirit of the Living God
Final Hymn: TIS 142 – Glory be to God the Father
The parish family was saddened to hear of the news last Thursday that Edward Reddy Senior died in Liverpool Hospital. Fr Philip was with Joyce and the family as they surrounded Edward with their love and prayers. The funeral day and time has not yet been arranged.
May he rest in peace and rise in Glory!
Equally sad was Stuart Ogg’s passing on Wednesday 7 June; may he too rest in peace and rise in Glory! Stuart’s funeral will be held at St Luke’s Church next Wednesday at 11 a.m. The 10.00 a.m. usual Healing Eucharist will not be held that day.
Tuesday 13 June at 7.30 p.m. (or 6.30 pm if you would like a meal) Bible Study recommences at Fr Philip and Rosemary’s home, 5 Lincoln Street, Stanmore.
Friday 16 June Boyz Nite Out at Alberto’s Pizzeria, King St South
6.30 for 7.00pm A chance for us to welcome Alberto after his chemotherapy Please RSVP to John Roe by 14 June on email@example.com or 0400955772.
Last week we congratulated Moya on receiving the Canon Coaldrake Award Medal for serving ABM, after the Rev’d Canon Frank Coaldrake who served with distinction, first as a missionary and later as Chairman of the Board. The very first recipient of the medal is Moya Holle, and the second Fr Eric Hampson. Our congratulations to them both for this recognition.
Special Retiring Offertory for the ABM Famine Appeal – Our donation of $406.00 in our retiring offertory has been topped up by parish funds to $1,000. This is a humanitarian crisis that needs our generosity, as well as our prayers. Online – https://www.abmission.org/appeals
The Organ Fund for the painting of the front pipes is tax-deductible! We still need another $15,000 – a big ‘thank you’ to all who have already contributed. Please fill in a form (in the church foyer or entrance to the hall). If you would like to see what the original looked like, one of the pipes has been ‘uncovered’ – stripped of two layers of paint. For further details see Kathy Drummond.
We recommend you go and see the excellent exhibition:- Learning from Country – now on til 31 July, Fisher Library, University of Sydney, from the Papunya School Book of Country and History to Australians All. Visit the journey through six award winning books produced by Nadia Wheatley and illustrated by Ken Searle, both valued members of our congregation. See further information online at http//whatson.sydney.edu.au/events
Bookstall News: From today, Rosemary has offered to oversee the Bookstall and would be grateful for assistance. If you’re interested in helping, please see her. (Jennie Winton has moved to Bundanoon but will return when she can.)
Ruth is overseas from next Thursday 15 June, returning 17 July; please note her mobile phone will not be connected outside Australia and emails checked only intermittently. Thanks to Peter Seymour who will be helping out in the office with pew sheet and with paying invoices.
Bunnings BBQ – Saturday 12 August – Please put this date in your diary and keep it free to help at one of our biggest fundraisers for the parish.
ABM Auxiliary Committee is having a ‘Mission’ Morning Tea on Wednesday 28 June at 10.30 a.m. at Christ Church St Laurence Hall, 505 Pitt Street – opposite Central Railway Station and bus terminal. Guest Speaker will be Robert McLean the Anglican Board of Mission Partnership Coordinator. Topic is ÁBM in Partnership with the Diocese of Zambia, Central Africa and the Anglican Church of Korea. All welcome but please RSVP to Fiona on 9264 1021 or email Moya Holle – firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglicans Together Dinner – Friday 25 August 2017. This year the Anglicans Together Dinner will be held in the Cellos Grand Dining Room, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. The Guest Speaker will be Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.
Martyrs Day Service – Saturday 2 September 2017
The Annual Wardens Dinner is now Saturday 16 September at 7.00 p.m. Our theme is “The Reformation” 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. Come dressed in period costume or come as you are!
No Child Should Suffer – Support ABM’s Tax Appeal
ABM’s 2017 Tax Appeal supports the Child Nutrition project based at the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. Parents and children are benefiting from this assistance in Beit Hanoun, a poor area of Gaza, near the Israeli border that was hit hard in the 2014 bomb attacks. This is where our donations from the Opshop go to assist in the vital work of this hospital. To donate online go to https://www.abmission.org/appeals
Check out www.anglicanstogether.org./files/page_events.html for events and items of interest.
Giving to St Luke’s – thank you for your gifts by plate, envelope or direct giving. New boxes will be available for the financial year July to June 2018 on 1st Sunday in July. 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
BSB: 062-165 Account Number: 10023547
Bible Readings for the Week 12th to 18th June 2017
|MONDAY||2 Corinthians 1.1-7||Psalm 34.1-10||Matthew 5.1-12|
|TUESDAY||2 Corinthians 1.18-22||Psalm 119.129-136||Matthew5.13-16|
|WEDNESDAY||2 Corinthians 3.4-11||Psalm 99.6-9||Matthew5.17-19|
|THURSDAY||2 Corinthians 3.15-4.6||Psalm 85.8-13||Matthew5.20-26|
|FRIDAY||2 Corinthians 4.7-15||Psalm 116.10-18||Matthew5.27-32|
|SATURDAY||2 Corinthians5.14-21||Psalm 103.6-14||Matthew5.33-37|
Next Sunday Readings – Second Sunday after Pentecost
First Reading: Genesis 18.1-15
Psalm: 136.1-2, 11-18
Second reading: Romans 5.1-11
Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10: 8
Prayers for each day of the week
John, Martha & Christopher Haly; Raymond Heslehurst; Michael, Jacqueline, Sam & Sophie Hicks.
Janet, Susan & Alex Hill; Moya Holle; Peter & Anne Hywood; Diana Jefferies; Noel Jeffs; Linda Jensathit.
Fabian LoSchiavo; Evelyn Maack; Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Davies; Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas.
Ian Mylchreest; Ron, Anthea, Ronan, Veronica & Rohan Nath; Pauline Newell; Johnny Nitcharoen & Eed Darunee.
Prayers for those in immediate need:
Noel Jeffs, Alex & Libby Jones; Jean Widmer; Leanne; Doug Hall, Robert and Lyndall, Jean Weller; Barbara Granger, John & Jill Eddy, Laurie Bestel, Robert Gibbs, Rhiannon Henry-Edwards, Edward Reddy, Barbara MacLulich, Sheila Cross; Sr Helena (Clare Sisters Camperdown) Joyce Reddy & Family and Relatives of Stuart Ogg.
Our Prayers for those in ongoing need:
Shirley; Barbara & Jade Allen; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Asia Bibi; Ross Black; Maureen & Henry Byers; Hugo Cunningham; Mark Davies; Joseph Jeebell; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Linda Jensathit; Jude & Isla; Marissa; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; 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; Amrit McIntyre, Dawn Holland, Helen Gronowski (Priest), Bruce Sims, Marco LoSchiavo, & Peter; Margaret Flakeler, Wolf Winter & Paull Garrett.
Edward Reddy (Snr) & Stuart Ogg.
Anniversaries of the Departed
12th June: 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)
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.
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.
Hon Clergy Associate:
Organist: Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Fabian LoSchiavo Mb 0417 670 749
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400 166 041
Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour
Pastoral Care Support Group