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Trinity Sunday & St Augustine of Canterbury


22 May 2016

Trinity symbol
Trinity symbol

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:                                 The Rev’d Dr. Alan Cadwallader Celebrant:    Fr. Philip Bradford

Welcomers Today:                  Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola
Next week:                              Stephen Gates & Evelyn Maack

Readers Today:                       Stephen Gates & Mary Sotiriadis
Readers next week:                 Bianca Reddy & Richard Hagen
Intercessor:                             Richard Hagen

Next week:                              Peter Gilbert

Hospitality:                             Les Carrington & Kevin Green

Next Week:                             Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre

Cleaners Saturday 28th:           M Holle, J Tonetti, N Daniels

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

Kindly turn off your mobile phone or put it on silent before the service commences.

Today – Trinity Sunday we welcome as our preacher The Rev’d Dr Alan Cadwallader, with a forum to follow for those who are interested. Here’s a theologian to ask those difficult questions!

Each year, this Sunday is set aside for us to ponder on ‘The Trinity’. We acknowledge this doctrine throughout the year, especially whenever we say one of the creeds, but too often the words just flash by. On this day, many preachers try to explain The Trinity by use of symbols like triangles and intersecting circles, or examples such as ice, water, steam, or different facets in our own life. But it is still not easy to understand. St Augustine spent decades writing his 15-chapter book, De Trinitate, and almost gave up. The theology of the Trinity is a difficult subject to explain or discuss. Indeed, there is no explicit description of the Trinity in the Scriptures at all; the orthodox view of the Trinity (as three persons in one God) is an inferential conclusion from the Bible that took generations to assemble. The best we can do is accept it as a faith doctrine and encompass it in our beliefs.

  • Pray for the acceptance of the work of the Trinity – God Father, Son and Holy Spirit – Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier – in our lives.
  • Give thanks for the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East – a Church which spans thirteen countries.

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


Introit Hymn: TIS – 179 Praise with Joy the world’s creator.


The Sentence Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? ‘The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.’ Proverbs 8.1, 22

The Collect:
Father, we praise you,

that through your Word and Holy Spirit

you created all things;

you reveal your salvation in all the world

through Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh;

through your Holy Spirit you give us a share in your life and love:

fill us with the vision of your glory,

that we may always serve and praise you,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


First Reading                                                   Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31

A reading from the book of Proverbs

Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out: ‘To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all that live. The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth. When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water. Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth – when he had not yet made earth and fields, or the world’s first bits of soil. When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above, when he established the fountains of the deep, when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting in the human race.

For the word of the Lord                                         Thanks be to God

Psalm 8


1 1 O | Lord our | Governor:

how glorious is your | name in | all the | earth!

2 Your majesty above the heavens is | yet re-| counted:

by the | mouths of | babes and | sucklings.

3 You have founded a strong defence a-| gainst your | adversaries:

to quell the | enemy | and the a-| venger.

4 When I consider your heavens the | work of your | fingers:

the moon and the stars which | you have | set in | order,

5 What are we that you should be | mindful | of us:

what are | we that | you should | care for us?

6 Yet you have made us little | less than | gods:

and have | crowned us with | glory and | honour.

7 You have given us dominion | over your | handiwork:

and have put all things in sub-| jection be-| neath our | feet

8 All | sheep and | oxen:

and all the | creatures | of the | field

9 The birds of the air and the | fish of the | sea:

and everything that moves in the pathways | of the | great | waters.

10 O | Lord our | Governor:

how glorious is your | name in | all the | earth!

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

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

Second Reading                                                                                Romans 5.1-5

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

For the word of the Lord                                         Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession


Gospel Acclamation

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.

The Gospel                                                                   John 16.12-15

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

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

The Sermon

Hymn after the Sermon: TIS – 465 Father in heaven

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 478 I bind unto myself today

Hymn during Communion:  TIS 716 – Father, we adore you (3 v.)

Hymn 716
Hymn 716

Final Hymn: TIS – 470 Rejoice in God’s saints today and all days




A BIG THANK YOU to all our Volunteers who worked so hard at the Bunnings BBQ last week. Profit for the day after expenses was $2,338.35 – our best ever thanks to a very generous donation of the meat, bread rolls and onions! Costs were drinks, condiments, napkins, foil trays, hand gel, wipes, BBQ cleaning stuff and garbage bags.


Microphones levels have been re-set. Please do not touch microphones when you read. They are correct for within 30cm of your height/mouth.

Memorial to Bill Abernethy – It was resolved at PC that Rectors Name Boards for St Luke’s (past and present) be installed over the doors to the church from the porch/Chapel with a plaque “In Thanksgiving for life of Bill Abernethy, a faithful parishioner at St Luke’s for many years”. We are applying for a faculty and if you have any objections to this memorial you are required to write to the Diocesan Secretary, Diocese of Sydney.

Plebisicite on Marriage – to be or not to be! If you feel strongly about it you may wish to write to the Prime Minister. 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.

Tuesday night Bible Study at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home, 5 Lincoln St. Stanmore – commencing a new study in Colossians this week 24th May; please obtain handout if you are coming. 7.30pm or 6.30 if you would like dinner. All welcome. Details see Fr. Philip.

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.

Thurs. 26 May 6.30 – 8.00 pm: Footbridge Theatre, Sydney University. Writers’Festival – American poet Eileen Myles.

Sat/Sun 28-29 May – Blayney Parish Visit has had to be cancelled due to Anastasia’s husband Don requiring surgery – please pray for them both.

Friday 3 June – Fr. Philip & Rosemary will be leading a Prayer Retreat at The Healing Ministry Centre (Golden Grove) on Friday evening 3rd

June and Saturday, 4th. It will begin with dinner on the Friday and conclude on Saturday afternoon. The cost including meals and o/night accommodation is $90. See Fr. Philip or Rosemary for more details.

Next BoyzNiteOut – Friday 10 June, 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.

Advance Notice: Anglicans Together Dinner will be on Friday 2 September.

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
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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 23rd to 29th  

MONDAY 1 Peter 1.3-9 Psalm 111 Mark 10.17-27
TUESDAY 1 Peter 1.10-16 Psalm 98.1-5 Mark 10.28-31
WEDNESDAY 1 Peter 1.18-25 Psalm 147.12-20 Mark 10.35-42
THURSDAY 1 Peter 2.2-5,9-12 Psalm 100 Mark 10.46-52
FRIDAY 1 Peter 4.7-13 Psalm 96.10-13 Mark 11.11-26
SATURDAY Jude 17.25,20-25 Psalm 63.1-8 Mark 11.27-33


Next Sunday: Second Sunday after Pentecost

1 Kings 18.20-21.30-39
Psalm: 96
Galatians 1.1-12
Gospel Reading: Luke 7.1-10


Prayers for each day of the week


Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit; Brian Rawnsley & Janet Widmer.


Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Bryson & Belinda; Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie; Edward & Joyce Reddy.


Matilda Rinker; John Roe; Grahame Sadler; Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin; Peter Seymour.


Laurel & Ray Sommer; Mary Sotiriadis; Raboom & Nol Takham; Matthew, Mark & James Tangruthaitham.
Christine Thurley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stuart Veitch, Laurence & Jo Burton; Nadia Wheatley.


Matthew, Bronwyn, Sam & Thomas Whiting; David & Dorothy Williams; Jennie Winton.


Sally Woellner; Waew Wongjam; Kay & Natasha Younie; Amelia Zea; Kate Abou Takka; Shirley & Barbara Allen.


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; Lyndy Ogg; John O’Grady; Peter Ogilvie; Phillips 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

Anniversaries of the Departed:

Frederick Crowther; Clive Turnbull; Neville Armstrong; Patrick Sadler; Freda Ferguson; Peter Edgley; Lawrence Clayton.

Saints Commemoration:

24th: John (d.1791) & Charles (d.1788) Wesley, Evangelists.

25th: Bede of Jarrow, Priest and Teacher (d.735)
26th; Augustine of Canterbury, Missionary and Bishop (d. 605)

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. BrooksST 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
Jennie Winton Mb 0401 727 718.Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041Parish 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.