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

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 27 August 2017

t 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: John Tonetti & Stephen Gates
Next week: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre

Readers Today: Lea MacNeil & Kevin Green
Readers next week: J M & Janet Walmsley
Intercessor Peter Gilbert
Next week: Amrit MacIntyre
Hospitality: John M, Janet Walmsley, Evelyn Maack

Next Week: J Olston, K Drummond, Angela Bell

Cleaners/Flowers Sat 2nd 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.

Living and working at Saint Peter’s Church means that we talk a lot about the life and continued witness of Saint Peter! Our parish magazine is called Cross & Keys and our families’ mass is called Petrus – all references to our great patron.

Jesus says to Peter, ‘On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.’ What a wonderful assurance from Christ! Jesus entrusts to Peter the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Now, through faith in Jesus Christ, we may all become members of that eternal kingdom.

  • Give thanks to God for his Church spread throughout the world today, and that the message she proclaims might be preached in the spirit of truth and love.

  • Give thanks for the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

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

Introit Hymn: TIS 207 Jesus shall reign where’er the sun

Sentence: Martha said, ‘Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.’ John 11.27


O God,fount of all wisdom,
in the humble witness of the apostle Peter
you have shown the foundation of our faith:
give us the light of your Spirit,
that, recognising in Jesus of Nazareth the Son of the living God,
we may be living stones for the building up of your holy Church;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Reading Exodus 1.8-2.10

A reading from the book of Exodus

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. He said to his people, ‘Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and escape from the land.’ Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labour. They built supply cities, Pithom and Rameses, for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread, so that the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. The Egyptians became ruthless in imposing tasks on the Israelites, and made their lives bitter with hard service in mortar and brick and in every kind of field labour. They were ruthless in all the tasks that they imposed on them. The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, ‘When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, she shall live.’ But the midwives feared God; they did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but they let the boys live. So the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and said to them, ‘Why have you done this, and allowed the boys to live?’ The midwives said to Pharaoh, ‘Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwife comes to them.’ So God dealt well with the midwives; and the people multiplied and became very strong. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families. 22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, ‘Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live.’ Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him for three months. When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him.  The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him. ‘This must be one of the Hebrews’ children,’ she said. Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, ‘Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you?’ Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Yes.’ So the girl went and called the child’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.’ So the woman took the child and nursed it. When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and she took him as her son. She named him Moses, ‘because’, she said, ‘I drew him out of the water.’

For the Word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 124

1 If the Lord had not been on our side *
now may | Israel | say:
if the Lord had not been on our side *
when our | ene • mies | rose a-| gainst us,

2 Then they would have | swallowed • us a-| live:
when their | anger • was | kindled • a-| gainst us.

3 Then the waters would have overwhelmed us *
and the | torrent • gone | over us:
the raging waters | would have | gone clean | over us.

4 But praised | be the | Lord:
who has not given us as a | prey| to their | teeth.

5 We have escaped like a bird from the | snare • of the | fowler:
the snare is | broken • and | we have • gone | free.

6 Our help is in the | name • of the | Lord:
who has | made | heaven • and | 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 12.1-8

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, alleluia!

You are Peter * the rock on which I will | build my | Church:
The gates of hell | will not | hold • out a -|gainst it.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,

Gospel Reader: The Lord be with you!

Response: And also with you.

The Gospel Matthew 16.13-20

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’ Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah

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

The Sermon

Hymn after Sermon: TIS 347 We sing the praise of him who died

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 520 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

Hymn during Communion:

Final Hymn: TIS 569 Guide me, o thou great redeemer


26-27 August 2017: National Prayer Weekend The Leprosy Mission Australia. This weekend is a National Prayer Focus for the work of The Leprosy Mission: for those affected by leprosy together with their families and communities; and for those who work with them. Please pray especially for TLM’s work in India, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Nigeria and Timor Leste.

Martyrs Day Service – Saturday 2nd September, 10.30am, at St Alban’s Church, 3 Pembroke Street, Epping. Special preacher: Fr Peter Yeats, Rector of St John’s, Balmain, Refreshments afterwards in Parish Hall- Ring Denise, 9876 3362. All welcome!

MOW Australia – AGMSaturday 2nd September at 2pm at St Alban’s Epping Parish Hall.  Guest Speaker: Dr Josie McSkimming, Clinical Social Worker & Lecturer UNSW.”

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 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.

Sunday 24 September Reconciliation and journey of healing Eucharist.

Since 2005 the parish of St Luke’s Enmore has held an annual Reconciliation and journey of healing Eucharist.  

Incorporated into our Sunday Eucharist, this service is a chance for us to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which St Luke’s is built, and to offer our prayers for Reconciliation with the Indigenous people of Australia. During this Journey of Healing we consider the connection between Aboriginal people and the land, and we think about our own responsibilities for Reconciliation.

The Liturgy for our Reconciliation Eucharist includes elements of a Sorry Day liturgy developed in 2004 by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council. In the place of the Sermon, we invite an Aboriginal Guest Speaker to talk to us.

This year our guest will be Pastor Ray Minniecon, who is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gurang Gurang nation of South East Queensland, the South Sea Islander people, with connections to the people of Ambrym Island.

Pastor Ray is the author of a very moving prayer, which has become known as the Redfern Prayer. He lives in Sydney and has dedicated his life to supporting members of the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal people. He first visited us a few years ago, and we look forward to this opportunity to hear him speak again. It is good to meet old friends along our Journey of Healing.

We urge you to invite family and friends to this important outreach activity of our parish.

The flowers in church today have been donated by Janet Walmsley in memory of her brother, Robert Walmsley, who died 23 August 1993; they were arranged by Moya Holle.

Tuesday night Bible Study will recommence shortly – watch this space!

Church cleaning. A volunteer is required for the church cleaning roster, to take the place of our recently departed brother Neville Hack. Please nominate yourself to Ruth Champion so the roster can be updated.

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 28th to 3rd September2017

MONDAY 1 Thess 1.1-10 Psalm 149.1-5 Matthew 23.13-22
TUESDAY 1 Thess 2.1-8 Psalm 139.1-5 Matthew 23.23-26
WEDNESDAY 1 Thess 2.9-13 Psalm 1399.6-11 Matthew 23.27-32
THURSDAY 1 Thess 3.7-13 Psalm 90.11-17 Matthew 24.42-51
FRIDAY 1 Thess 4.1-8 Psalm 97.6-12 Matthew 25.1-13
SATURDAY 1 Thess 4.9-12 Psalm 98 Matthew 25.14-30

Next Sunday Readings –Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

First Reading: Exodus 3.1-15
Psalm: 105.1-6, 23-26
Second reading: Romans 12.9-21
Gospel: Matthew 16.21.28






Jan-Jul 2017

Jan-Jul 2016

Jan-Jul 2017


Congregation 9.30 am

$ 28,425 $ 29,186 $ 30,919    

Direct Banked Donations

$ 17,906 $ 19,585 $ 20,419    


$ 2,003 $ 400 $ 875    

Hall Donations/Use

$ 5,749 $ 9,373 $ 11,669    

O P Shop Income

$ 59,551 $ 59,528 $ 55,419    

Revenue Commentary

1.  Congregation and Direct giving are close to budget

2. Hall income is down considerably against budget  – $3.6k.

3. Op shop income is on target.


Jan-Jul 2017

Jan-Jul 2016

Jan-Jul 2017

Total Ministers Expenses

$ 380

$ 307

$ 224

Total Op Shop Expenses

$ 29,246 $ 35,078 $ 35,000

Other Ministry Costs

$ 7,013 $ 5,388 $ 6,937

Church Operating & Property Costs

$ 43,387 $ 54,328 $ 47,341

Office & Admin Expenses

$ 8,009 $ 5,297 $ 6,349

Expenses Commentary


1.  Op shop expenses are down on last year.


2. James to review what is in the budget for Ministers salary as we appear below budget.


3. Church & Operating costs are below last year and budget which is good.


4. Office & Admin expenses though are up on last year and budget. Main contributors

for this are Advertising and Accounting support. 


5. Accounting support will be minimal until year end when final accounts have to be

completed at 31st December 2017


Extra Note:


We continue to rely on Op Shop Donations to cover our minimum ministers stipend.


This remains a risk to our Parish and so we do need to increase the donations from


congregation giving.


After deducting the contributions from the Op Shop we are left with a deficit to cover.


This equates to approximately $270 per week extra in giving we need to find.


Please contact the Treasurer for any clarification or how that above was calculated.


Prayers for each day of the week

Karlene Thompson; Christine Thurley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stuart, Jo & Laurence Veitch.


Janet Walmsley; Nadia Wheatley; Mathew, Bronwyn, Sam & Thomas Whiting; Janet Widmer.

Jennie Winton; Sally Woellner; Waew Weawjan; Kay & Natasha Younie; Amelia Zea; Shirley & Barbara Allen.

Victor Anyarisi; Beth Armstrong; James, Elliot & Harry Barnes; Ian Barnett; Matthew, Michelle, Darcy, Patrick, Charlotte & Emily Batterham.

Angelia Bell & Saffron Powell; Ewan, Jessica & Cynthia Berkemeier; Peter, Jennifer, Elise & Blake Bestel.
Mervyn Bishop; Ross Black; Fr. Philip & Rosemary Bradford; Chris Brooks & Martin; Tony Brownlow.
Les & Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke; Ron Cross.

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.

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

Bill Kennedy

Anniversaries of the Departed

Clarrie Cregann; Jane Harker;

Saints Commemorations

28th: Augustine of Hippo, bishop and teacher (d.430)
29th: Beheading of John the Baptist.
31st: John Bunyan, preacher, spiritual writer (d.1688)
Aiden of lindisfarne, bishop and missionary. (d.651)
2nd: Martyrs of New Guinea (d.1942).

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.

Rector – Fr Philip Bradford

Ph 9557 4219 – 0431 655 220 (Mob)
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042

Parish email:

Fr Philip:

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:
The Rev’d. John Reimer

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 0400-312-354Wardens:
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.