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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

St Luke’s Enmore with Stanmore

An Anglican Parish in the Diocese of Sydney.

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost     11th October 2015

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:                   Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnola
Next week:                              David Dunlop & Amrit MacIntyre
Readers Today:                                    Jennie Winton & David Dunlop
Readers next week:                  Richard Hagen & Susan Hill
Intercessor:                              Peter Gilbert
Next week:                              Peter Seymour
Hospitality:                              Les Carrington & Kevin Green
Next Week:                          J Burton, R Champion, J Merchant
Cleaners Saturday 17th                         R Champion, P Gilbert, A Narnola

Do I own my possessions or do my possessions own me? In responding to the young man’s question of what he must do to inherit eternal life, Jesus strikes at the core of what separates this man of great wealth from experiencing fully the Kingdom of God. Not only is he unwilling to make the trade-off, he is unwilling to change his ways. What separates us from the love of God?

  • Pray that we may be true to ourselves and remove the things that prevent us from truly and fully living the Kingdom of God.
  • Pray for the Amity Foundation in China, giving thanks for the work they do to further God’s mission in the world.

Text:           The Rev Laurette Glasgow, Special Advisor for Government Relations for the Anglican Church of Canada and the Diocese of Ottawa
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2015

Introit Hymn: TIS 111 Praise to the Lord the Almighty

The Sentence:   There is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for Jesus’ sake, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.                                                                  Mark 10.29–30

The Collect:

Merciful God,
in your Son you call not the righteous but sinners to repentance:
draw us away from the easy road that leads to destruction,
and guide us into paths that lead to life abundant,
that in seeking your truth,
and obeying your will,
we may know the joy of being a disciple of Jesus our Saviour;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

First Reading                                                            Job 23.1-9, 16-17
A reading from the book of Job

Then Job answered: ‘Today also my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy despite my groaning. O that I knew where I might find him,  that I might come even to his dwelling! I would lay my case before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. I would learn what he would answer me, and understand what he would say to me. Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No; but he would give heed to me. There an upright person could reason with him, and I should be acquitted for ever by my judge. ‘If I go forward, he is not there; or backward, I cannot perceive him; on the left he hides, and I cannot behold him; I turn to the right, but I cannot see him. God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me; If only I could vanish in darkness, and thick darkness would cover my face!

For the word of the Lord                                        Thanks be to God  

Psalm22.1-15

1 My God, my God, why have | you for-| saken me:
why are you so far from helping me and from the | words | of my|  groaning?

2 My God, I cry to you by day, but you | do not | answer:
and by night | also I | take no | rest.

3 But you con-| tinue | holy:
you that | are the|  praise of | Israel.

4 In you our | forebears | trusted:
they | trusted, and | you de-| livered them;

5 To you they cried and | they were | saved:
they put their trust in you | and were | not con-| founded.

6 But as for me, I am a worm and | no | man:
the scorn of | all and de-| spised by the | people.

7 Those that see me | laugh me to | scorn:
they shoot out their lips at me and | wag their | heads, | saying,

8 ‘He trusted in the Lord—| let him de-| liver him:
let him de-| liver him, if | he de-| lights in him.’

9 But you are he that took me | out of the | womb:
that brought me to lie at | peace on my | mother’s | breast.

10 On you have I been cast | since my | birth:
you are my God, | even from my | mother’s | womb.

11 O go not from me, for trouble is | hard at | hand:
and | there is | none to | help.

12 Many | oxen su|-| rround me:
fat bulls of Bashan close me | in on | every | side.

13 They gape | wide their | mouths at me:
like | lions that | roar and | rend.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are | out of | joint:
my heart within my | breast is like | melting | wax.

15 My mouth is dried | up like a | potsherd:
and my | tongue clings | to my | gums.

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

Second Reading                                                                  Hebrews 4.12-16
A reading to the letter Hebrews
Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and  laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.  Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

For the word of the Lord                                         Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Happy the | poor in | spirit:
the | kingdom of | heaven is | theirs!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 

The Gospel                                                                     Mark 10.17-31
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark
X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’  Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: “You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honour your father and mother.” ’ He said to him, ‘Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.’  Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, ‘You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.  Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!’  And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, ‘Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’  They were greatly astounded and said to one another, ‘Then who can be saved?’  Jesus looked at them and said, ‘For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.’  Peter began to say to him, ‘Look, we have left everything and followed you.’  Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.  But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.’

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

 

Hymn after Sermon:   TIS131    Father of heaven

Parish Prayer:

Gracious God, we pray for our Parish of St Luke,
for our Acting Rector Philip and all who worship here.
At this time of change, 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 –560   All my hope on God is founded

Hymn during Communion:    TIS

Final Hymn: TIS 609 May the mind of Christ my Saviour

The Blessing

Memorial of the Incarnation

Next Sunday: Luke, Evangelis & Martyr

Jeremiah 8:22-9:3;  Psalm 145: 10-18; 2 Timothy 4:9-17a; Luke 10:1-9.

Bible Readings for the Week 12th to 18th October 2015

Monday Romans 1.1-7 Psalm 98.1-7 Luke 11.29-32
Tuesday Romans 1.16-25 Psalm 19.1-6 Luke 11.37-41
Wednesday Romans 2.1-11 Psalm 62.1-8 Luke 11.42-46
Thursday Romans 3.21-29 Psalm 130 Luke 11.47-54
Friday Romans 4.1-8 Psalm 32.7-12 Luke 12.1-7
Saturday Romans 4.13-18 Psalm105.7-11 Luke 12.8-12

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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.
St Luke’s Enmore Bank Account Details
Account Name:
St Luke’s Anglican Church Working Account
BSB: 062-165                                          Account Number: 10023547

You can use your own name as a reference, but if you prefer, just use the word Offering as a reference and your name will remain anonymous. Your personal and banking details will not be given to St Luke’s.

Notices for the second week of October:

The Wardens would like to acknowledge with thanks a gift to the Parish from Les’ estate of $3,000.  This money will be put into our trust funds.

Today – Christmas Market Meeting after morning tea in the Emmaus Room.  See Jennifer Bestel for details.
Saturday 17 October is our Wardens’ Dinner – Indian Style – tickets are now on sale: $30.  Drinks will also be on sale – wine, beer and soft drinks.  There will be an RSA accredited person in attendance.
HELP WANTED at 9.30 a.m. to set up the hall for the Wardens Dinner, please come along if you can.  Many hands make light work!
Sunday 18th October – St Luke’s Patronal Festival with our Guest Preacher, the Rev’d Anastasia Webster-Hawes, Rector of Blayney.   Anastasia and Don will be with us for the dinner and are staying with Fr Philip and Rosemary.
Sunday 25 October – Parish Council meets following morning tea.
Saturday 31 October – Working Bee in the Rectory Garden.
Saturday 28 November – Our Christmas Market! Time to start baking our Christmas cakes and puddings!

Notices given in church should be relevant to the parish and our mission. If you would like to make an announcement please ask Fr Philip prior to the service if you can do so?   Any other matters should be sent to the parish email  – rector@stlukesennmore.org.au or phoned through to Ruth or Christine Thurley by Thursday prior to the Sunday to be printed in the pew sheet.  The pew sheet is printed early Friday mornings.
Visit our Bookstall on your way to morning tea! Jennie Winton has returned from overseas.

Synod meets this coming week commencing Monday 12 October.  Dates are Monday, Tuesday Wednesday this week and Monday Tuesday the following week.  Please pray for our Archbishop, our delegates Peter Seymour, Jennie Winton and Fr Philip.

Toys’n Tucker – collection during the month of November

Christmas events:-

Christmas Market Saturday 28 November 2015

Sunday 20 December – visit to Stanmore Nursing Home with gifts and carol singing.

Friday 24 December – Midnight Mass commences at 11.30 p.m.

Christmas Day – 9.30 Family Eucharist

Our ABM Parish Projects for 2015

  • Al-Ahli Arab Hospital Gaza (PS001LH); this hospital is the oldest hospital in Gaza City and has 80 beds.  It provides medical and health services to patients regardless of ethnicity religion, political affiliation or economic status.  It serves everybody in the community.
  • Wontulp-Bi-Buya Theological College in Cairns (AU003WB); trains indigenous people for ordained ministry and lay-ministry.
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy in Vanuatu VU006EA)

Our total to ABM this year towards our nominated projects is $7,365.30.

Flowers may be given in memory of loved ones; please see Ruth if you would like to do this at any time.

BEQUESTS
We have benefited greatly in the past from bequests left to the parish by parishioners who have included St Luke’s in their will.  Some amounts left to the Parish have been large, some very small; all have been appreciated. The Wardens have elected to retain this capital and generally only use the interest as needed for various projects.  If you would like to think about this and include St Luke’s in your will it is one way of ensuring the ongoing maintenance of this extraordinary parish.

Intercessions

Prayers for each day of the week

Today:
Mathias Oduro; Stuart Ogg; Katherine Oldfield; Julie & Philippa Olston; Ann & Rachel Petersen & Wolf.
Monday:
Jenny Praisang; Simon, Annisa & Georgia Probets; Tony Purcell; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj.
Tuesday:
Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit; Brian Rawnsley & Janet Widmer; Andrew. Rachel, Bianca, Bryson & Belinda Reddy.
Wednesday:
Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie; Edward & Joyce Reddy; Matilda Rinker; John Roe; Grahame Saddler.
Thursday:
Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes; Peter Seymour; Jeffrey Sheather; Laurel & Ray Sommer.
Friday:
Mary Sotiriadis; Raboom & Nol Takham; Matthew, James & Mark Tangruthaitham.
Saturday:
Christine Thurley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stuart Veitch, Laurence & Jo Burton; Nadia Wheatley.

 

Our Prayers for those in immediate need…

Simon LoSchiavo, Leanne, Madeline, Mary Sotiriadis & Fr Ron Morris; Angela Bell and Paull Garrett

The sick – Long term

Shirley Allen; Beth Armstrong; Hannah Ashton; Diane Badcock; Fatima Begum; Joy Gander; Roslyn Gee; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Josephine Jabbour; Ann Jeffs, Kylie Laughlin; Ross Lehman; Melissa, John & Baby Gerard; Marie McGrath; Bp Ken Mason; Eve Moggs; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Oglvie; Bill & Poppy Prezios; Brian Rawnsley; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Sr Fiona CSC; Saria Sevilla; Florence Shellard; Trier family, Julie & Alex Wright & Bp Ivan Lee.
Recent Departed

Marlene Hicken; Julie Cinelli
Anniversaries of Deaths.

Harold Heck; Ellen Faulkes; Norman Polgan; Leo Castles; Len Harris.
Saints and Commemorations

12th: Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer, England (d.1845)
15th :Teresa of Avila (d.1592)
16th : Hugh Latimer & Nicholas Ridley, Bishops & Martyrs (d.1555)
17th : Ignatius of Antioch, bishop & Martyrs (d.115)

Our prayers for those in need are for people in serious difficulties. We pray regularly for all parishioners on each day of the week.
Intercessors may like to use Christian names only on Sunday

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 will meet in the Chapel after morning tea.
WEEKDAY SERVICES: Morning Prayer: Wednesday 9.30 am & 10.00 a.m. Eucharist (followed by morning tea); & Friday 8.30am.
CONFESSIONS (Sacrament of Reconciliation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES by arrangement.
ACTING RECTOR. Fr Philip Bradford.

Ph 9557 4219 – 0431 655 220 (Mob)
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Email bradford.pr@gmail.com

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.30am to 11 a.m.
www.stlukesenmore.org.au
rector@stlukesenmore.org.au
HON CLERGY ASSOCIATES
Fr Ron Morris (Mb 0409 451362.)
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 0400-312-354
Wardens:
Fabian LoSchiavo;
Eddy Reddy; Mb 0410634948;
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041.
Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; Jennifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treasurer); Peter Seymour; Jennie Winton, Diana Jefferies; Les Carrington.
Parish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch;
Pastoral Care Group
Ruth Champion; Stuart Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle.