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

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

7th August 2016

 

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 & Steph­en Gates
Next week:                              Kev­in Green & John Tonetti

Read­ers Today:                       Nadia Wheat­ley & Kev­in Green
Read­ers next week:                 Moya Holle & Jen­nie Win­ton
Inter­cessor:                             Amrit MacIntyre

Next week:                              Rose­mary Brad­ford

Hos­pit­al­ity:                             L Car­ring­ton & K Green (B’day cake)

Next Week:                             John M, Joseph & Esth­er Kumar & Ruth

Clean­ers Sat­urday 13th            Julie Olston, Tony Brown­low, Neville Hack

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

 

‘Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, res­cue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the wid­ow.’ Here the Hebrew proph­et, Isai­ah, is speak­ing the word of the Lord to God’s people. This was what God desired – not burnt-offer­ings, incense, fest­ivals and many pray­ers. It is the sin­cer­ity of the wor­ship­per, not the num­ber of reli­gious activ­it­ies that is import­ant.  The psalm­ist takes this up: ‘He hon­ours me who brings sac­ri­fice of thanks­giv­ing: and to him who keeps to my way I will show the sal­va­tion of God’.  A mind­ful­ness and thanks­giv­ing of what we receive as chil­dren of God and inher­it­ors of God’s king­dom, leads us to reach out to those in need in whatever way we can and wherever we meet them. Jesus sug­gests ‘Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit’.

  • Pray to con­tin­ue hav­ing a strong Chris­ti­an faith that will strengthen us to ‘do good’.
  • Give thanks for Nun­gal­inya Col­lege in Dar­win, remem­ber­ing espe­cially the stu­dents who study there.

Text:           Moya Holle, ABM Sydney Com­mit­tee
© Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion, 2016

Introit Hymn:TIS 125 The God of Abra­ham praise

 

The Sen­tence Watch and be ready, for you do not know on what day your Lord is com­ing. Mat­thew 24.42, 44

 

The Col­lect:
Kindle in our hearts, Fath­er, the same faith that impelled Abra­ham to set out from his home and to live as a pil­grim in a for­eign land. As we, like him, look for the city that none but you can design and build, keep us watch­ful for your Son’s com­ing, that we may be found faith­ful stew­ards of all that you have entrus­ted to us. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

First Read­ing                                                              Isai­ah 1.1, 10–20

A read­ing from the book of the proph­et Isai­ah
The vis­ion of Isai­ah son of Amoz, which he saw con­cern­ing Judah and Jer­u­s­alem in the days of Uzzi­ah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezeki­ah, kings of Judah. Hear the word of the Lord you rulers of Sod­om! Listen to the teach­ing of our God, you people of Gomor­rah! What to me is the mul­ti­tude of your sac­ri­fices? says the Lord ; I have had enough of burnt-offer­ings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats. When you come to appear before me, who asked this from your hand? Trample my courts no more; bring­ing offer­ings is futile; incense is an abom­in­a­tion to me. New moon and sab­bath and call­ing of convocation—I can­not endure sol­emn assem­blies with iniquity. Your new moons and your appoin­ted fest­ivals my soul hates; they have become a bur­den to me, I am weary of bear­ing them.

When you stretch out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many pray­ers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, res­cue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the wid­ow. Come now, let us argue it out, says the Lord; though your sins are like scar­let, they shall be like snow; though they are red like crim­son, they shall become like wool. If you are will­ing and obed­i­ent, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

For the word of the Lord                                 Thanks be to God


Psalm 50.1–8, 23–24

1 The Lord our God the | Mighty One – has | spoken:

and summoned the earth * from the rising of the sun

to its | set­ting | in the | west.

2 From Zion | per­fect – in | beauty:

God has | shone | out in | glory.

3 Our God is com­ing * he will | not keep | silent:

before him is devour­ing fire * and | tem­pest | whirls a-| bout him.

4 He calls to the | heav­ens – a-| bove:

and to the earth so | he may | judge his | people.

5 ‘Gath­er to | me my | faith­ful ones:

those who by sac­ri­fice | made a | cov­en – ant | with me.’

6 The heav­ens shall pro-| claim his | right­eous­ness:

for | God him-| self is | judge.

7 ‘Listen my people and | I will | speak:

O Israel I am God your God * and | I will | give my | testi­mony.

8 ‘It is not for your sac­ri­fices that I | re-| prove you:

for your burnt-| offer­ings – are | always – be-| fore me.

23 ‘O con­sider this * you who for-| get | God:

lest I tear you in pieces * and | there be | no one – to | save you.

24 ‘He hon­ours me who brings sac­ri­fice of | thanks-| giv­ing:

and to him who keeps to my way I will | show the – sal-| vation of | God.’

 

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

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


Second Read­ing                                              Hebrews 11.1–3, 8–16

A read­ing from the let­ter to the Hebrews

Now faith is the assur­ance of things hoped for, the con­vic­tion of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancest­ors received approv­al. By faith we under­stand that the worlds were pre­pared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not vis­ible. By faith Abra­ham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inher­it­ance; and he set out, not know­ing where he was going. By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been prom­ised, as in a for­eign land, liv­ing in tents, as did Isaac and Jac­ob, who were heirs with him of the same prom­ise. For he looked for­ward to the city that has found­a­tions, whose archi­tect and build­er is God. By faith he received power of pro­cre­ation, even though he was too old—and Sarah her­self was barren—because he con­sidered him faith­ful who had prom­ised. There­fore from one per­son, and this one as good as dead, des­cend­ants were born, ‘as many as the stars of heav­en and as the innu­mer­able grains of sand by the sea­shore.’ All of these died in faith without hav­ing received the prom­ises, but from a dis­tance they saw and greeted them. They con­fessed that they were strangers and for­eign­ers on the earth, for people who speak in this way make it clear that they are seek­ing a home­land. If they had been think­ing of the land that they had left behind, they would have had oppor­tun­ity to return. But as it is, they desire a bet­ter coun­try, that is, a heav­enly one. There­fore God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, he has pre­pared a city for them.

For the word of the Lord                                             Thanks be to God

 

Gos­pel Pro­ces­sion

Gos­pel Acclam­a­tion

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia.

Be | watch­ful and | ready:

you know not when the | Son of | Man is | com­ing.

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia.

 

The Gos­pel                                                                  Luke 12.32–40

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleas­ure to give you the king­dom. Sell your pos­ses­sions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfail­ing treas­ure in heav­en, where no thief comes near and no moth des­troys. For where your treas­ure is, there your heart will be also. Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; be like those who are wait­ing for their mas­ter to return from the wed­ding ban­quet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the mas­ter finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. If he comes dur­ing the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. But know this: if the own­er of the house had known at what hour the thief was com­ing, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is com­ing at an unex­pec­ted hour.’

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

 

The Ser­mon

 

Hymn after the Ser­mon: — TIS 619 Have faith in God, my heart

The Inter­ces­sions

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.

Lord hear our pray­er:

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Offer­tory Hymn – TIS Christ is made the sure found­a­tion

 

Hymn dur­ing Com­mu­nion – “Don’t be afraid…”

Final Hymn: — TIS 446 Glor­i­ous things of you are spoken

NOTICES

Happy Birth­day to: Kate Abou Takka; Ron Nath, Win­nie Rak­phong, Math­ew Tan­gruthaitham; Uma Thuesawad; James Barnes, Brett Dav­ies

Tues­day night Bible Study this Tues­day at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home – 7.30 pm, or 6.30 if you wish to share the meal.  The study is Paul’s Let­ter to the Eph­esians. Pick up a pho­to­copy of the read­ing or order a copy from the Book­stall.

Bun­nings Cake Stall report:  Thank you to all who helped with the Cake Stall at Bun­nings on 30 July.  The final tak­ings amoun­ted to $887.75.

Pacific El Nino Emer­gency Response

The situ­ation in Pap­ua New Guinea caused by the ongo­ing El Nino weath­er sys­tem is worsen­ing with an estim­ated 140,000 people suf­fer­ing from severe food and water short­ages. Since this appeal was launched in Novem­ber 2015, dona­tions con­trib­uted towards the food relief in Ker­ina Evan­gel­ists’ Col­lege but now more help is urgently needed as Ini­tial Response fund­ing from the Aus­trali­an Gov­ern­ment (DFAT) has ceased. More inform­a­tion is on the ABM web­siteABM is seek­ing to raise $50,000 to assist the Anglic­an Church of PNG. Please donate if you can.

Today Sunday 7 August 3.30 p.m. – St Paul’s Bur­wood – after­noon tea with the Dean of St Georges Col­lege Jer­u­s­alem.  See fly­ers at Book­stall.

Next Sunday 14 August at 4.00 p.m. – Even­song with the Brabyn Sing­ers and High Tea to fol­low; please bring a plate to share.

Sat­urday 27 August at 11 am ABM Com­mem­or­a­tion of the New Guinea Mar­tyrs at St John’s Dee Why. Preach­er the Rev’d Ken Spread­bor­ough who has spent a large part of his life in New Guinea firstly as a school teach­er and then as Prin­cip­al of Moem Army Bar­racks.  He later was made a Dea­con and Priested; now retired, he lives on the Gold Coast.  Refresh­ments served after­wards in the grounds. See notice­board for details.

Fri­day 2 Septem­ber 7 for 7:30 pm – Anglic­ans Togeth­er Din­ner – Guest speak­er, Prof. Mari­on Mad­dox, ‘The Past, Pleas­ures and Pro­spects of Lib­er­al Chris­tian­ity’.  Full details and book­ings forms are now avail­able.

Sat­urday 17 Septem­ber – Sydney MOW AGM at St Alban’s. Epping.  Guest speak­ers: Dav­id & Robyn Clay­don.

Sat­urday 24 Septem­ber – The War­dens “Swingin‘ Nightclub” & Din­ner

Sunday 2 Octo­ber – St Fran­cis’ Day

Sunday 16 Octo­ber – Back to St Luke’s Day – Guest preach­er will be Pro­fess­or Diane Speed. Put it in the diary; full details to fol­low.

Book­stall News – We have cop­ies in stock of My Broth­er Vivi­an and the Chris­ti­an Mar­tyrs of Pap­ua New Guinea by Patrick Red­lich. Essen­tial read­ing before the Com­mem­or­a­tion Ser­vice on 27 August (see above).  Our full stock list can be found on St Luke’s web­site now.  Check it out.

Pray­er List: Please check the Pray­er List and add any pray­er requests on the sheet on the Inform­a­tion Table.

Giv­ing to St Luke’s

Envel­opes in which to place your weekly offer­ing are avail­able at the Wel­come Table at the entrance to the church and also at the Inform­a­tion Table near the Book­stall.  If you would like to use this meth­od of giv­ing, please take a box.

Altern­at­ively ….

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 8th to 14th August 2016

MONDAY Ezekiel 1.2–5,24–28c Psalm 148.1–6 Mat­thew 17.22–27
TUESDAY Ezekiel 2.8–3.4 Psalm 119.97–104 Mat­thew 18.1–5,10–14
WEDNESDAY Ezekiel 9.1–7, 10.18–22 Psalm 113 Mat­thew 18.15–20
THURSDAY Ezekiel 12.1–12 Psalm 78.55–60 Mat­thew 18.21–19.1
FRIDAY Ezekiel 16.59–63 PsalmAPBAp.391 Mat­thew 19.3–12
SATURDAY Ezekiel 18.1–13,30–32 Psalm  51.10–14 Mat­thew 19.13–15

 

Next Sunday: Thir­teenth Sunday after Pente­cost

Isai­ah 5.1–7
Psalm: 80.1–2, 8–19
Hebrews 11.29–12.2
Gos­pel Read­ing: Luke 12.49–59

INTERCESSIONS

Pray­ers for each day of the week

Today:

Nok Thawon; Steph­en Thomas; Christine Thur­ley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence.

Monday:

Janet Walms­ley; Nadia Wheat­ley; Mat­thew, Bron­wyn, Sam & Thomas Whit­ing; Janet Wid­mer; Dav­id & Dorothy Wil­li­ams.

Tues­day:

Jen­nie Win­ton; Sally Woell­ner; Waew Wong­jam; Kay & Nata­sha Younie; Amelia Zea.

Wed­nes­day:

Kate Abou Takka; Shir­ley & Bar­bara Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; James, Elli­ot & Harry Barnes

Thursday:
Ian Barnett; Mat­thew, Michelle, Darcy, Patrick, Char­lotte & Emily Bat­ter­ham; Angela Bell.

Fri­day:

Ewan, Jes­sica & Cyn­thia Berke­mei­er; Peter, Jen­nifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bish­op.

Sat­urday:

Ross Black; Fr. Philip & Rose­mary Brad­ford; Chris Brooks; Tony Brown­low; Gra­ham & Suz­anne Camp­ton.

 

Our Pray­ers for those in imme­di­ate need:

Mary Sotiri­adis; Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Car­oline Wilson; Dawn Hol­land; Asia Bibi, Robert Dubler (& fam­ily); Sally’s part­ner Dav­id; Shir­ley Allen, Jen­nifer McGov­ern; Leigh Gar­retty; Jenny John­ston.

Pray­er for the sick or in need.

Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong;  Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black;  Lyn Car­ring­ton; Kay & Rus­sell Clark; Paull Gar­rett; Ros Gee; Madeline Gee; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs, Rose­mary Kit­chin; Eddy Kit­tir­at; Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Sof Lee; Marissa; Emily & Taylor McCormick;  Janet McLeod; Fr Ron Mor­ris, John Naidu; Pau­line Newell; Peter Pur­cell; Bri­an Rawns­ley; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Florence Shel­lard;  Steph­en Thomas; Soph­ie Toupein; Janet Walms­ley; Greg & Kerry Thompson; Yavani Mu Daly.

Recently Depar­ted

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Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:

Albert Wat­son; Mervyn Dav­is; Dianna Gomes; Grace Johnsen; Ian Scott

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

8th: Domin­ic, priest and fri­ar (d.1221)

9th: Mary Sum­ner, founder of the Mother’s Uni­on (d.1921).
10th: Laurence, dea­con and mar­tyr at Rome (d.258)
11th: Clare of Assisi (d.1252)
John Henry New­man, car­din­al and theo­lo­gian (d.1890)
13th: Jeremy Taylor, bish­op and spir­itu­al wri­er (d. 1667)

 

Pray­er List: Please check the Pray­er List and add any pray­er requests on the sheet on the Inform­a­tion Table or to advise if any fur­ther names should be removed.

Par­ish Inform­a­tion                                ABN.78 161 584 893.

SUNDAY WORSHIP:

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.

WEEKDAY SERVICES:

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:  rector@stlukesenmore.org.au

Fr Philip:  bradford.pr@gmail.com

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:

Fr Ron Mor­ris (Mob 0409 451362)

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:
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.