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

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Sunday 22 October 2017

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 John Hawkins
Welcomers Today: Evelyn Maack & Stephen Gates
Next week: Nadia Wheatley & Richard Hagen

Readers Today: Tony Purcell & Ann Petersen
Readers next week: Bianca & Bryson Reddy
Intercessor: Ruth Champion
Next week: Diana Jefferies
Hospitality: Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner
Next Week: J Olston, K Drummond, & A Bell
Cleaners Saturday 28
th R Hagen, S Gates, R Champion

Gluten free hosts are available. Please see our Sacristan, Andy Serafin, before the service if you need to receive a gluten free host.

A Hearing Loop is fitted in the Church – please turn your hearing aid to


The Gospel describes yet another attempt by the Pharisees and Sadducees to trap Jesus – didn’t these guys figure it out? (But then, again they succeeded in the end – well sort of, and not at all!) Jesus turned each incident into a teaching moment – how all things belong to God; and about the power of God.

  • Pray for those who look for excuses so that they become willfully blind to God who stands before them with open arms.

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

Text: Fr Atsushi Shibaoka
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2017

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

Introit Hymn: TIS 143 Immortal, invisible God only wise

The Sentence: Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. Matthew 22.2

The Collect (we pray together)

Almighty and everlasting God,

in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations:

grant that your Church throughout the world

may persevere with steadfast faith

in proclaiming the cross to be the way that leads to life eternal;

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 33.12-23

A reading from the book of Exodus

 Moses said to the Lord, ‘See, you have said to me, “Bring up this people”; but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, “I know you by name, and you have also found favour in my sight.” Now if I have found favour in your sight, show me your ways, so that I may know you and find favour in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.’ He said, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’ And he said to him, ‘If your presence will not go, do not carry us up from here. For how shall it be known that I have found favour in your sight, I and your people, unless you go with us? In this way, we shall be distinct, I and your people, from every people on the face of the earth.’

 The Lord said to Moses, ‘I will do the very thing that you have asked; for you have found favour in my sight, and I know you by name.’  Moses said, ‘Show me your glory, I pray.’ And he said, ‘I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you the name, “The Lord ”; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.  But’, he said, ‘you cannot see my face; for no one shall see me and live.’ And the Lord continued, ‘See, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock; and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by; then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen.’

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 99

1 The Lord is king * let the | nations | tremble:

he is enthroned upon the cherubim * | let the | earth | quake.

2 The Lord is | great in | Zion:

he is | high a-| bove all | nations.

3 Let them praise your great and | terri • ble | name:

for | holy | is the | Lord.

4 The Mighty One is king and | loves | justice:

you have established equity *

you have dealt | righteousness • and | justice • in | Jacob.

5 O exalt the | Lord our | God:

and bow down before his | footstool • for | he is | holy.

6 Moses and Aaron among his priests *

and Samuel among those who call u-| pon his | name:

they called to the | Lord | and he | answered.

7 He spoke to them from the | pillar • of | cloud:

they kept to his teachings | and the | law • that he | gave them.

8 You answered them O | Lord our | God:

you were a forgiving God to them *

and | pardoned • their | wrong-| doing.

9 O exalt the | Lord our | God:

and bow down towards his holy hill *

for the | Lord our | God is | holy.

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

Second Reading 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10

A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labour of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

For we know, brothers and sisters beloved by God, that he has chosen you,
because our message of the gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of people we proved to be among you for your sake. And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place where your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. For the people of those regions report about us what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath that is coming.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gospel Procession

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Shine on the world like | bright | stars;
you are | offering • it the | word of | life.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

The Gospel Matthew 22.15-33

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap Him in what He said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?’ But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.’ And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’ They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’ Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’

When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away. The same day some Sadducees came to him, saying there is no resurrection; and they asked him a question, saying, ‘Teacher, Moses said, “If a man dies childless, his brother shall marry the widow, and raise up children for his brother.” Now there were seven brothers among us; the first married, and died childless, leaving the widow to his brother. The second did the same, so also the third, down to the seventh. Last of all, the woman herself died. In the resurrection, then, whose wife of the seven will she be? For all of them had married her.’

Jesus answered them, ‘You are wrong, because you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God, I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”? He is God not of the dead, but of the living.’ And when the crowd heard it, they were astounded at his teaching.

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

The Sermon

Hymn after the Sermon – TIS 201 – King of glory, King of peace

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 – TIS520 – Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour

Hymn during Communion – TIS 716 – Father we adore you,

Father we adore you, lay our lives before you,

How we love you.

Jesus we adore you, lay our lives before you,

How we love you.

Spirit we adore you, lay our lives before you,

How we love you.

Final Hymn: TIS 569 – Guide me O Thou great Redeemer


Fr Philip and Rosemary are away in Perth this week but will be back next Sunday. We thank Fr John Hawkins for his ministry to us today.

The Wardens Dinner (A Celebration of the 500 years since the Reformation) was a huge success on Saturday 15th October and thank you to everyone for entering into the spirit of the evening. Special thanks to those who gave donations, helped with the food preparation, the washing up and the cleaning up! Particular thanks to Kathy Drummond for bringing Luther (in plaster of Paris) and the packets of Lutherol (for every table, to Angela for her help with the trivia and to Andrew Patterson who helped enormously with decorations and set up. Thanks to Eddie and Susan Reddy who donated all the meat and spit roast hire, which means we have a profit of approx. $900, And lastly but not least, thank you to Fabian for dressing half the parishioners who came in costumes!! Take a look at Facebook or our website for the photos.

Wednesday 25 October – Women’s Reading Group meets at Pauline Newell’s home at 43/1 Coronation Avenue, Petersham. If you are interested in joining our reading group please see Jo Burton or Ruth. Our book beginning this month is The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.

Friday 27 October St Paul’s Burwood Bus Trip to Berowra Waters. See notice board for application and details.

Saturday 28 October Boyz night Out Alberto’s Pizzeria King Street Newtown 6;00 pm for 6;30 pm. RSVP to John by 26 October, 0400955772 or

Sunday 29 October Parish Council Parish Council will next meet on 29 October and not as previously advised (22 October).

Monday 6 November at 12 noon we are holding our Opshop Volunteers Luncheon at the Sultan’s Restaurant, Cor Enmore Road and London Street, Enmore. All volunteers are invited but please RSVP to Andy Serafin, Peter Seymour, Evelyn Maack or Ruth.

ABM Cooks are making lemon butter, tomato relish etc, biscuits and cakes. Collect an order form from the table near the bookshop or see Moya for details.

Saturday 25 NovemberOur Annual Christmas Fair! A very long advertising banner is now across our front Rectory fence and a roster for stall helpers is on the notice board. Flyers will be available shortly.

Christmas Giant Hamper

Donations for the Giant Hamper Raffle for the Christmas Fair would be appreciated. A box will be placed in the foyer for your donations. Thank you for your generosity.

Toys and Tucker – a box for your annual donations to this worthy appeal is now placed in the foyer.

Furniture to Give-Away:

Ikea 3 draw office cabinet on casters 420mmx400mmx570mm;

Ikea student desk with pull-out keyboard draw in white melamine with pine edging 1030mmx460mmx780mm – See Stephen Gates after Church during morning tea in the hall, or call 0438616555.

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 23rd to 29th October 2017

MONDAY Romans 4.20-25 Luke 1:68-79 Luke 12.13-21
TUESDAY Romans 5.12-21 Psalm 40.6-13 Luke 12.35-38
WEDNESDAY Romans 6.12-18 Psalm 124 Luke 12.39-48
THURSDAY Romans 6.19-23 Psalm -1 Luke 12.49-53
FRIDAY Romans 7.18 Psalm 119.65-72 Luke 12.54-59
SATURDAY Romans 8.1-11 Psalm 24.1-6 Luke 13.1-9



Next Sunday: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

First Reading: Deuteronomy 34.1-12
Psalm 90.1-6, 13-17
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2.1-13
Gospel: Matthew 22.34-46





Prayers for each day of the week


Angela Bell & Saffron Powell & 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 & Family; Lyne, Eleanor & Constance Cuneen & John MacLulich.


Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Davis; Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop.

Michael, Elizabeth, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas Fleming; Stephen Gates & Andrew.

Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

John Tonetti (recovering after surgery)

Noel Jeffs, Leanne; Doug Hall, Robert and Lyndall, Barbara Granger, John & Jill Eddy, Rhiannon Henry-Edwards and family, Tom Hogg; Kristy & Rodney; Helen Woellner; Sue Drewett. Ron Flood, Ken Gilmour; Matthew Winter, Jennifer and Phil Dingle (recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer).

The sick – Long term:

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; Joyti and Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan and Alan; Evelyn; Marissa; Linda Jensathit; 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, Peter; Margaret Flakeler, Wolf Winter, Paull Garrett, Alex & Libby Jones and Sr Helena.

Recently Departed

Rex (John) Halloway

Anniversaries of the Departed:

Elizabeth Dempsey; Dorothy McCabe; Jack Kimpton; Charles Austin; Patricia Decker; Evan Kettyle; Frank Dahl; Millicent Elliott.

Saints Commemoration:

23rd :James of Jerusalem, brother of our Lord, martyr (d.c.62)
th : Simon and Jude, Apostles and Martyrs

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 with Amanda after church and at 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.

Parish email:

Rector: Fr Philip: 0431 655 220

Lay Ministers-Part Time: Lea MacNeal & Amanda Mason
Honorary Lay Minister: Peter Seymour

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday, Friday 9.00am to 10.30 a.m.

Hon Clergy Associate:

Fr 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 0400-312-354

Fabian LoSchiavo: 0417670749.
Eddy Reddy: 0410634948
Ruth Champion: 0400166041

Parish Council:
Andy Serafin; James Barnes; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell; Susan Hill; Peter Seymour; Fabian LoSchiavo; Amrit MacIntyre & Tony Purcell.

Synod Representatives
Diana Jefferies & Peter Seymour

Parish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tibbey; Susan Hill; Ruth Champion & Stuart Veitch.

Pastoral Care Group
Ruth Champion; John Tonetti, Moya Holle.