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

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

30 October 2016
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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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 and Cel­eb­rant:
Wel­comers Today:
Next Week:
Read­ers Today:
Read­ers Next Week:
Inter­cessors:
Next Week:
Hos­pit­al­ity:
Next Week:
Clean­ers Sat­urday 15th
Fr. Philip Brad­ford
Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre
Gra­ham & Suz­anne Camp­ton
Dav­id Dun­lop & Moya Holle
Ann Petersen & John Tonetti
Rose­mary Brad­ford
John Tonetti
Reddy Fam­ily
B Dav­ies, A MacIntyre & F Fam­ily
Richard Hagen, Steph­en Gates, Moya (for Ruth)

Work­ing for Love, Hope, & Justice.
Saint Paul, writ­ing to the Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans makes men­tion of their faith, love for one anoth­er and per­sever­ance under dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances. This was the ancient world so repu­ta­tion was passed on by word of mouth. What a testi­mony it was. What is your church known for? May God count us worthy of his call­ing so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glor­i­fied in us and may we con­tin­ue to pray for one anoth­er and give thanks to God.

  • Let us pray that God will count us worthy of his call­ing and that by his power we might be known as people of faith and love.
  • Give thanks for the work of Episco Care in Egypt (Dr Maged Moussa Yani, Dir­ect­or), the Dio­cese of Jerusalem’s devel­op­ment desk (espe­cially for Sawsan Aranki-Bata­to), and the Rev Roger Kay and Bish­op Grant LeMarquand (Area Bish­op for Ethiopia).

Text: Dr Michael Sut­ton
Ordin­a­tion can­did­ate, Dio­cese of Grafton
© Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion, 2016

Introit Hymn: TIS 447 — Lord, your almighty word

The Sen­tence:  Today sal­va­tion has come to this house, for the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost. Luke 19.10

The Col­lect:
Mer­ci­ful God,
right­eous Judge of all,
who sent Jesus among us to seek and to save those who are lost:
grant that we may eagerly seek the Saviour,
and joy­fully wel­come him into our homes and lives.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spir­it,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Read­ing:  Habakkuk 1.1–4; 2.1

A read­ing from the book of Proph­et Habakkuk

The oracle that the proph­et Habakkuk saw. O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you ‘Viol­ence!’ and you will not save? Why do you make me see wrong­do­ing and look at trouble? Destruc­tion and viol­ence are before me; strife and con­ten­tion arise. So the law becomes slack and justice nev­er pre­vails. The wicked sur­round the right­eous— there­fore judge­ment comes forth per­ver­ted. I will stand at my watch-post, and sta­tion myself on the ram­part; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer con­cern­ing my com­plaint. Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vis­ion; make it plain on tab­lets, so that a run­ner may read it. For there is still a vis­ion for the appoin­ted time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay. Look at the proud! Their spir­it is not right in them, but the right­eous live by their faith.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 119.137–144

137 Right­eous are | you Lord | God:
and | just are | your | judge­ments;

138 The com­mands that | you have com-| man­ded:
are ex-| ced­ing
ly | right­eous and | true.

139 Zeal and indig­na­tion have | choked my | mouth:
because my enemies | have for-| got­ten
your | words.

140 Your word has been | tried in the | fire:
and | there­fore
your | ser­vant | loves it.

141 I am small and of | no ac-| count:
but I have | not for-| got­ten
your | pre­cepts.

142 Your right­eous­ness is an ever-| last­ing | right­eous­ness:
and your | law | is the | truth.

143 Trouble and anguish have | taken | hold on me:
but your com-| mand­ments
are | my de-| light.

144 The right­eous­ness of your com­mands is | ever-| last­ing:
O give me under-| stand­ing
and | I shall | live.

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

Second Read­ing: 2 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 1.1–4, 11–12

A read­ing from Paul’s Second let­ter to Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans

Paul, Sil­vanus, and Timothy, o the church of the Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans in God our Fath­er and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Fath­er and the Lord Jesus Christ. We must always give thanks to God for you, broth­ers and sis­ters, as is right, because your faith is grow­ing abund­antly, and the love of every one of you for one anoth­er is increas­ing. There­fore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your stead­fast­ness and faith dur­ing all your per­se­cu­tions and the afflic­tions that you are endur­ing. To this end we always pray for you, ask­ing that our God will make you worthy of his call and will ful­fill by his power every good resolve and work of faith, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glor­i­fied in you, and you in him, accord­ing to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Pro­ces­sion:

The Gos­pel Acclam­a­tion.

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia!
God of mercy,
may we offer a | pure | sac­ri­fice
for the | for- | give­ness | of our | sins.
Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia!

The Gos­pel Luke 19.1–10

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Luke

 Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zac­chaeus; he was a chief tax-col­lect­or and was rich. He was try­ing to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a syca­more tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zac­chaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.’ So he hur­ried down and was happy to wel­come him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, ‘He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sin­ner.’ Zac­chaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Look, half of my pos­ses­sions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any­one of any­thing, I will pay back four times as much.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Today sal­va­tion has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abra­ham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.’

For Gos­pel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ

Hymn after the Ser­mon: TIS 597 — Mas­ter speak thy ser­vant heareth

Pray­er for our Par­ish

God of Love,
God of Mis­sion,
You alone bring growth to your Church.
end 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.

Offer­tory Hymn: TIS 516 – Here, gra­cious Lord, we see you face to face

Com­mu­nion Chant

Hymn after the Bless­ing: TIS 687 – God gives us a future

The Notices are giv­en.

The Angelus con­cludes our ser­vice.

The Notices

Toys & Tucka for Angli­care will be col­lec­ted on Tues­day 6 Decem­ber. We need to start think­ing about bring­ing in our gifts, Sunday by Sunday. No chocol­ates please or any­thing that is per­ish­able. Vari­ous toys, canned goods or pack­et foods are most accept­able.

Tues­day 1 Novem­ber at 7.30 pm- Our Bible Stud­ies will resume at the Bradford’s home — 5 Lin­coln Street and we will be look­ing at the Book of Daniel. The study book is avail­able at the Book­stall for $15.

Sunday 6 Novem­ber – Con­firm­a­tion Ser­vice – Bish­op Michael Stead will be here for the Con­firm­a­tion Ser­vice. We’d like to see a full house for the Con­firm­a­tion, so please make an effort to be here, and it would be appre­ci­ated if you could be on time (or even early!) Please pray for our Con­firmees Angela Bell, Elise Bestel and Rohan Nath. We are not hav­ing lunch in the hall after­wards (the Bish­op and his wife are unable to stay) but we are going to the Garden Bis­tro at the rear of the War­ren View. Please let us know if you would like to join us for lunch. We have a stand­ard book­ing for about 18, so if we need to accom­mod­ate more, we would like to let them know in advance.

Sat­urday 12 Novem­ber 10.00 am — Eco­logy Day with Friends of the Mon­as­tery at Stroud – Free day but bring your own lunch – drinks provided. You can book in to stay Fri­day and/or Sat­urday night. See the fly­er or Rose­mary Brad­ford for details.

Sunday 13 Novem­ber we have a vis­it­ing speak­er, Lien Pham, from the “Christ­mas Bowl” — Act for Peace for the Inter­na­tion­al Aid Agency Nation­al Coun­cil of Churches in Aus­tralia. Each Christ­mas we encour­age parish­ion­ers to donate to this worthy cause and Lien will speak about the work accom­plished through your gen­er­ous dona­tions.

Please wear your name badge for the con­veni­ence of oth­ers!

Sat­urday 26 Novem­ber – Christ­mas Mar­ket. This year we are encour­aging great­er com­munity engage­ment and par­ti­cip­a­tion. If you know of any­one who would like to rent a stall or sell goods at our mar­ket, please con­tact Jen­nie Win­ton.

Book­stall News – We have cop­ies in stock of John Bunyan’s Reflec­tions and 24 Songs for a Reas­on­able Reform­a­tion: Beauty and Truth $12; also Keith Mascord’s Faith without Fear $30; and Jesus I have loved, but Paul? a Nar­rat­ive Approach to the Prob­lem of Pau­line Chris­tian­ity by J R Daniel Kirk. We have 2017 Cal­en­dars fea­tur­ing beau­ti­ful pho­to­graphs of Aus­trali­an Anglic­an Churches – only $10 each, and the 2017 Lec­tion­ar­ies have arrived.

Wanted – anoth­er team to do hos­pit­al­ity. The Camp­tons are leav­ing us for Cairns in Decem­ber and we need at least two more people to replace them on this roster. It is not a dif­fi­cult job! Please speak with Ruth about help­ing out.

ABM Cooks are tak­ing orders for: Lem­on but­ter; Apple Chut­ney; Tomato Rel­ish; Fruit Cake; Florentine Bis­cuits (with or without nuts); Cheese Oat­meal bis­cuits; Zuc­chini Pickles. Place your orders with Moya.

The fol­low­ing mes­sage was received from Fr Gwilym and Sue – an apo­logy for miss­ing our back to St Luke’s Day Cel­eb­ra­tions:-

Dear Friends,

Sue and I will be sorry to miss the cel­eb­ra­tion of St Luke. For me, our time at St Luke’s was the high­light of my min­istry, and I know that Sue agrees with me when I say that St Luke’s is the most joy­ful and Spir­it-filled com­munity we have ever belonged to. I hope and pray that your cel­eb­ra­tion will be won­der­ful and that the future will be bright­er than ever. St Luke’s is always in my heart, con­stantly in my pray­ers and often in my thoughts.

May God bless you and keep you always.

Gwilym and Sue

Our Web­site www.stlukesenmore.org.au

Our web­site is being con­stantly updated by Fr Philip (ser­mons) and Angela Bell (weekly bul­let­ins and events). Have you taken a look recently? Your feed­back would be appre­ci­ated.

Advance Notice

THEATRE PARTY

A NEW Aus­trali­an Music­al LADIES IN BLACK. Star City Lyr­ic Theatre — 8 pm Wed­nes­day 18 Janu­ary Cost $80. Let John Roe know by 13 Novem­ber if you are inter­ested 0400955772 or jroe@bigpond.net.au

World Anglic­an Com­mu­nion News
One third of the pop­u­la­tion of Leban­on are refugees from oth­er coun­tries, an Anglic­an del­eg­a­tion heard this week as they met with the Middle East Coun­cil of Churches in Beirut. The meet­ing came as Anglic­an mem­bers of the Anglic­an-Ori­ent­al Ortho­dox Inter­na­tion­al Com­mis­sion (AOOIC) took advant­age of the group’s annu­al meet­ing, tak­ing place in the city, to see for them­selves how the region was respond­ing to the refugee crisis.

Treasurer’s Report Janu­ary to Septem­ber 2016

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Giv­ing to St Luke’s

You will notice that our con­greg­a­tion giv­ing and dir­ect banked giv­ing have fallen short of budget. If we all increased our giv­ing by the cost of a cup of cof­fee a week, we’d make it.

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 …

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 31st to 6th Novem­ber 2016

MONDAY Phil­ip­pi­ans 2.1–4 Psalm 131 Luke 14.12–14
TUESDAY Phil­ip­pi­ans 2.5–11 Psalm 22.26–32 Luke 14.15–24
WEDNESDAY Phil­ip­pi­ans 2.12–18 Psalm 27.9–17 Luke 14.25–33
THURSDAY Phil­ip­pi­ans 3.3–8 Psalm 105.1–7 Luke 15.1–10
FRIDAY Phil­ip­pi­ans 3.17–4.1 Psalm 122 Luke 16.1–8
SATURDAY Phil­ip­pi­ans 4.10–19 Psalm 112 Luke 16.9–15

Next Sunday‘s Read­ings — All Saints Day

Daniel 7.1–3, 15–18
Psalm 149
Eph­esians 1.11–23
Luke 6.20–31

INTERCESSIONS

Pray­ers for each day of the week

Today:
John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; Ray­mond Hesle­hurst; Michael, Jac­queline, Sam & Soph­ie Hicks.

Monday:
Janet, Susan & Alex Hill; Laykum Ho; Moya Holle; Anne Hywood & Peter Tre­gil­gas; Diana Jef­fer­ies.

Tues­day:
Noel Jeffs; Linda Jensath­it; Kenny Khoo; Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kit­tir­at.

Wed­nes­day:
Joseph & Esth­er Kumar; Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tib­bey; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Evelyn Maack.
Thursday:

Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Dav­ies; Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Alex Maneekaew; Mer­rill & Geor­gie Mar­tin.

Fri­day:
Aman­da Mason; John M; Fr. Ron Mor­ris; Fran Mor­ris; Ian Myl­chreest; Ron, Anthea, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath.
Sat­urday:
Pau­line Newell; Johnny Nitchar­oen & Eed Dar­unee; Math­i­as Oduro; Stu­art Ogg; Kath­er­ine Old­field.

Our Pray­ers for those in imme­di­ate need:

Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Car­oline Wilson; Dawn Hol­land; Asia Bibi, Robert and Lyn­dall; Linda Jensath­it; Fr Ron Mor­ris.

Pray­er for the sick or in need.

Shir­ley Allen; Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Kay & Rus­sell Clark; Paull Gar­rett; Ros Gee; Madeline Gee; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Tina Gounder & Jay­den Gounder; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs, Eddy Kit­tir­at; Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Emily & Taylor McCormick; Jen­nifer McGov­ern; John Naidu; Pau­line Newell; Peter Pur­cell; Bri­an Rawns­ley; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Steph­en Thomas; Soph­ie Toupein; Janet Walms­ley; Bish­op Greg Thompson; Yavani Mu Daly, Vic­tor­ia, Leigh Gar­retty, Nii Samuela; Dav­id, Dav­id & Chandra; Nilesh Gandar & fam­ily; Alie­sha; Juli­an; Eve Moggs; Pit­taya Nitchar­oen; Bill Phipps & fam­ily; John Mic­allef; Lil­lian & moth­er; Jack & fam­ily; Mari­anela O’Brien.

Recently Depar­ted:

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted

Don­ald Arnott; Edward Twivey; Bob Morey; Frank Gos­den; Viol­et Foster; Rockley Mil­len; Susan Gar­rad; Neville Cor­nick; Fr. Aus­tin Day.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

31st: Mar­tin Luth­er (d.1546)

3rd: Richard Hook­er, priest and teach­er (d.1600)
4
th: Day all Anglic­ans and Roman Cath­ol­ic people to pray for each oth­er.

Par­ish Inform­a­tion

Par­ish Inform­a­tion: www.stlukesenmore.org.au 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 — 0431 655 220 (Mob)
Office Ph 9557 4219 PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Par­ish email:
rector@stlukesenmore.org.au
Fr Philip:
bradford.pr@gmail.com

Pas­tor­al Care
Lay-Min­is­ters — Part Time
– Lea MacNeil & Aman­da Mason.

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 Sup­port Group
Ruth Cham­pi­on; Stu­art Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle; Peter Sey­mour