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

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost 12 November 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.

Celebrant & Preacher Fr John Hawkins
Welcomers Today: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnolo
Next week: Angela Bell & Stephen Gates

Readers Today: Katherine Oldfield & Grahame Sadler
Readers next week: Joseph Kumar & Evelyn Maack
Intercessor: Bianca Reddy
Next week: Peter Gilbert
Hospitality: John M, Ruth C, & Evelyn Maack
Next Week: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre
Cleaners Saturday 18
th M Holle, G Sadler, Neville Daniels

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


We have the flavor of the Advent coming through the Gospel reading today. What is the message of this parable – that half of us will be locked out of the banquet of the Kingdom? No, verse 13 is the core of one simple message – be ready – ‘Keep awake, therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour’. Now is not the time for complacency – the banquet is yet to be.

  • Pray for ourselves and others when we feel discouraged and tired as followers of Jesus.

  • Give thanks for the work and witness of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, the Anglican Church of Japan.

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

© Anglican Board of Mission, 2017

Kindly turn off your mobile phone or put it on silent before

the service

We thank Fr John Hawkins for being with us once more, as Fr Philip is staying on with Rosemary, who remains very ill in The Perth Royal Hospital.

Introit Hymn: TIS

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

The Collect (we pray together)

Eternal God,

you have taught us that the night is far spent

and the day is at hand:

keep us awake and alert,watching for your kingdom,

so that when Christ, the bridegroom, comes

we may go out joyfully to meet him,

and with him enter into the marriage feast

that you have prepared for all who truly love you;

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 Joshua 24.1-3a, 14-25

A reading from the book of Joshua

Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. And Joshua said to all the people, ‘Thus says the Lord , the God of Israel: Long ago your ancestors—Terah and his sons Abraham and Nahor—lived beyond the Euphrates and served other gods. Then I took your father Abraham from beyond the River and led him through all the land of Canaan and made his offspring many. I gave him Isaac;  ‘Now therefore revere the Lord , and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord . Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord , choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord .’ Then the people answered, ‘Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; 17 for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight. He protected us along all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed; and the Lord drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord , for he is our God.’ But Joshua said to the people, ‘You cannot serve the Lord , for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins. If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm, and consume you, after having done you good.’ And the people said to Joshua, ‘No, we will serve the Lord !’ Then Joshua said to the people, ‘You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the Lord , to serve him.’ And they said, ‘We are witnesses.’ He said, ‘Then put away the foreign gods that are among you, and incline your hearts to the Lord , the God of Israel.’ The people said to Joshua, ‘The Lord our God we will serve, and him we will obey.’ So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made statutes and ordinances for them at Shechem.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 78.1-7

1 Give heed to my teaching, O my people:

incline your ears to the words of my mouth;

2 For I will open my mouth in a parable:

and expound the mysteries of former times.

3 What we have heard and known:

what our forebears have told us,

4 We will not hide from their children,

but declare to a generation yet to come:

the praiseworthy acts of the Lord,

his mighty and wonderful works.

5 He established a law in Jacob

and made a decree in Israel:

which he commanded our ancestors

to teach their children,

6 That future generations might know,

and those yet unborn:

that they in turn might teach it to their children;

7 So that they might put their confidence in God:

and not forget his works, but keep his commandments

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 4.9-18

A reading from Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians

Now concerning love of the brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anyone write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do love all the brothers and sisters throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, beloved, to do so more and more, to aspire to live quietly, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we directed you, so that you may behave properly towards outsiders and be dependent on no one. But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died. For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord for ever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

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 Matthew 25.1-13

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a shout, “Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.” Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, “Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.” But the wise replied, “No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.” And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, “Lord, lord, open to us.” But he replied, “Truly I tell you, I do not know you.” Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

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

The Sermon

Hymn after the Sermon – TIS

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

Hymn during Communion

Final Hymn: TIS


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. Last chance this week; thank you.

Advent Studies (4 weeks) commencing Tuesday 21 November at 7.00 p.m. at St Luke’s, the following week at St Joseph’s Newtown.

Anglicare Christmas cards are now available online or call 13 26 22; however we will be ordering some for the bookstall, so you may like to wait and buy later.

Christmas Giant Hamper

Donations for the Giant Hamper Raffle for the Christmas Fair would be appreciated. A box is in the foyer to receive 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.

Thank you to Peter Tregilgas for helping us to navigate our way through social media on FaceBook last week. We may not still be experts but we do know how to ‘invite’ and ‘share’ events.

Sydney Theatre Company – 6 Nov to 13 December 2017, presents “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov. A “thrilling production of a stunning play at the Sydney Opera House and co-starring our Miranda Daughtry!! Book tickets either through the Opera House or the Sydney Theatre Co. If people are interested in going please liaise with Moya about a date.

Boyz Nite Out – 25 November – Celebration and Recovery Night – at The Persian Brail, 85 King Street Newtown. RSVP by 22 November to John Roe. or 0400 955 772

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

Saturday 25 NovemberOur Annual Christmas Fair

Our banner is now across our front Rectory fence and a roster for stall helpers is on the notice board. Flyers are available for you to give to your family, friends, neighbours. Please promote this on your Facebook and share our St Luke’s Facebook with your family, friends and neighbours!

The (Andrew/Rachel) Reddy Family are also having an Indian Food stall at the Fair and if you would like to donate money towards the cost of the chicken, please see Rachel Reddy. It will be cooked onsite and sold directly to the stall – Butter Chicken and Rice Takeaway. Thank you!

Bible Readings for the Week 13th to 19th November 2017

MONDAY Wisdom 1.1-7 Psalm 139.6-11 Luke 17.1-6
TUESDAY Wisdom 2.23-3.9 Psalm 34.15-18 Luke 17.7-10
WEDNESDAY Wisdom 6.1-11 Psalm 82 Luke 17.11-19
THURSDAY Wisdom 7.22-8.1 Psalm 119.89-96 Luke 17.20-25
FRIDAY Wisdom 13.1-9 Psalm 19.1-6 Luke 17.26-37
SATURDAY Wisdom18.14-18; 19.6-9 Psalm 105.37-45 Luke 18.1-8

Next Sunday: Twenty-Four Sunday afterPentecost

First Reading: Judges 4.1-10
Psalm 123
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11
Gospel: Matthew 25.14- 30



Children’s Book Presentation this year will be on Sunday 10 December at the conclusion of the service.

Christmas Carols and gifts for the Stanmore Nursing Home will occur after church/morning tea on Sunday 17th December at 11.30 a.m.

Children’s Nativity Play will be on

Sunday 17th December at 6.00 p.m.



11.00 pm Christmas Eve – 24th December 2017

(note this was previously 11.30 p.m.)

9.30 a.m. Christmas Day – 25th December 2017



Prayers for each day of the week


Winnie Rakphong; Milk Raksajit; Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson Reddy..


Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie Reddy & Joyce Reddy.


John Reimer; Matilda Rinker; John Roe; Grahame Sadler..


Leilani Saseve; Ken Searle; Andy Serafin & Colin.


Peter Seymour; Somsakdi Sirithammakij & Richard.


Ray & Laurel Sommer; Raboom & Nol Takham.

Mathew, James & Mark Tangruthaitham
Stephen Thomas.

Our Prayers for those in immediate need:

Noel Jeffs, Leanne; Doug Hall, Robert & Lyndall, Barbara Granger, John & Jill Eddy, Rhiannon Henry-Edwards and family, Tom Hogg; Kristy & Rodney; Helen Woellner; Sue Drewett. Ron Flood, Ken Gilmour; Phil Dingle; and especially for Rosemary Bradford. We pray too for Fr Philip and his family.

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 & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Evelyn; Marissa; Linda Jensathit; Barbara MacLulich; Jennifer McGovern; 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; John Tonetti; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Helen Gronowski (Priest); Bruce Sims; Peter; Margaret Flakeler; Matthew Winter; Paull Garrett; Alex & Libby Jones and Sr Helena.

Recently Departed:

Anniversaries of the Departed:

Kevin Newport; Allan Whittaker; Leslie Cregan

Today we commemorate All Saints & on

16th:Margaret of Scotland, queen, helper of the poor (d.1093)
th: Hilda of Whitby, abbess (d.680).
Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln (d.1200).

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.