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

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost 9 October 2016

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

9 Octo­ber 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.


Cel­eb­rant & Preacher Fr. Philip Bradford
Wel­comers Today: Steph­en Gates & Evelyn Maack
Next week: Stu­art Grigg & Janet Widmer
Read­ers Today: Susan Hill & Neville Hack
Read­ers next week: Richard Hagen & Kate Abou Takka
Inter­cessor: Peter Gil­bert
Next week: Amrit MacIntyre
Hos­pit­al­ity: John M, Evelyn Maack & Ruth Champion
Next Week: Thai Com­munity
Clean­ers Sat­urdays 15th: Julie Olston, Tony Brown­low, Neville Hack


Lep­rosy was one of the most feared dis­eases in the ancient world and suf­fer­ers were excluded and mar­gin­al­ised from soci­ety. The ten lepers went to Jesus because they knew he would have com­pas­sion on them. He didn’t place any con­di­tions upon them. He wel­comed them and healed them. Are we known for our com­pas­sion? When people pass by our church, is it known as a place of wel­come, love and acceptance?
Pray that our churches are places where all are wel­come and none are turned away, thanks be to God. Give thanks for the Anglic­an Church of Melanesia’s Board of Mission.

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


Introit Hymn: TIS 242 I danced in the morning

The Sen­tence:
What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me? I will lift up the cup of sal­va­tion and call on the name of the Lord, I will pay my vows to the Lord in the pres­ence of all his people.               Psalm 116.12–14


The Col­lect (we pray together)

O God,
you have made heav­en and earth and all that is good:
help us to delight in simple things
and to rejoice always in the rich­ness of your bounty;
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                     
                                                                Jeremi­ah 29.1, 4–7


A read­ing from the book of the Proph­et Jeremiah

These are the words of the let­ter that the proph­et Jeremi­ah sent from Jer­u­s­alem to the remain­ing eld­ers among the exiles, and to the priests, the proph­ets, and all the people, whom Nebuchad­nez­zar had taken into exile from Jer­u­s­alem to Babylon. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jer­u­s­alem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gar­dens and eat what they pro­duce. Take wives and have sons and daugh­ters; take wives for your sons, and give your daugh­ters in mar­riage, that they may bear sons and daugh­ters; mul­tiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the wel­fare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its wel­fare you will find your welfare.

For the word of the Lord                                             Thanks be to God


Psalm: 66.1–11

1 O shout with joy to God | all the | earth:
sing to the hon­our of his name * and give him | glory | as his | praise.

Say to God * ‘How fear­ful | are your | works:
because of your great might our | enemies Ÿ shall | cower Ÿ be-| fore you.’

All the | earth shall | wor­ship you:
and sing to you and sing | praises | to your | name.

Come then and see what | God has | done:
how ter­rible are his | deal­ings Ÿ with the | chil­dren Ÿ of | Adam.

He turned the sea into dry land * they crossed the | river Ÿ on | foot:
then | were we | joy­ful Ÿ be-| cause of him.

By his power he rules for ever * his eyes keep | watch Ÿ on the | nations:
and rebels shall | nev­er | rise a-| gainst him.

O bless our | God you | peoples:
and cause his | praises | to re-| sound,

Who has held our | souls in | life:
who has not | suffered Ÿ our | feet to | slip.

For you have | proved us Ÿ O | God:
you have | tried us Ÿ as | sil­ver Ÿ is | tried.

10 You brought us | into Ÿ the | net:
you laid sharp | tor­ment | on our | loins.

11 You let our enemies ride over our heads *
we went through | fire and | water:
but you brought us out | into Ÿ a | place of | liberty.

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


Second Read­ing                                                          2 Timothy 2.8–15

A read­ing from Paul’s Second let­ter to Timothy

Remem­ber Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a des­cend­ant of David—that is my gos­pel, for which I suf­fer hard­ship, even to the point of being chained like a crim­in­al. But the word of God is not chained. There­fore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the sal­va­tion that is in Christ Jesus, with etern­al glory. The say­ing is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us; if we are faith­less, he remains faithful—for he can­not deny him­self. Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listen­ing. Do your best to present your­self to God as one approved by him, a work­er who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explain­ing the word of truth.

For the word of the Lord                                             Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Procession — 


Gos­pel acclamation:
Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia!
I am the way the truth and the life | says the | Lord;
no one comes to the | Fath­er Ÿ ex-| cept through | m.
Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia!


The Gos­pel                                                                              Luke 17.11–19

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

On the way to Jer­u­s­alem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a vil­lage, ten lepers approached him. Keep­ing their dis­tance, they called out, say­ing, ‘Jesus, Mas­ter, have mercy on us!’ When he saw them, he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were made clean.  Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back prais­ing God with a loud voice. He pros­trated him­self at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samar­it­an. Then Jesus asked, ‘Were not ten made clean? But the oth­er nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this for­eign­er?’ Then he said to him, ‘Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.’

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


Hymn after the Ser­mon: TIS 613 — Lord of all hopefulness


Offer­tory Hymn: TIS 534 — Love is his word


Hymn dur­ing Communion — 

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.


Final Hymn: TIS 210 – O for a thou­sand tongues to sing


The Notices


Tues­day night Bible Study is cur­rently in recess – see below.

Today – Imme­di­ately fol­low­ing our Euchar­ist we will have a brief ser­vice to inter the ashes of Mary Sotiri­adis in our Memori­al Garden.  Fam­ily & friends of Mary will be join­ing us for this occa­sion.  Please join in too.

The Syn­od of the Dio­cese begins tomor­row, Monday 11 Octo­ber and con­tin­ues on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day after­noon and even­ing and then Monday and Tues­day of next week. Our Syn­od rep­res­ent­at­ives are Moya Holle, Peter Sey­mour and Fr. Philip

After Syn­od, our Tues­day night Bible Stud­ies will resume at 5 Lin­coln Street and we will be look­ing at the Book of Daniel. More details next week.

Sat­urday 15 Octo­ber – set up for St Luke’s Day lunch and tidy up of grounds. Please come and help if you can.

Sunday 16 Octo­ber – Back to St Luke’s Day – Guest preach­er will be Pro­fess­or Diane Speed, Dean and CEO of Sydney Col­lege of Divin­ity. We have sent let­ters of invit­a­tion to former parish­ion­ers and oth­ers con­nec­ted with St Luke’s or St Augustine’s.  Please bring a dish of food to share with our guests.

Tues­day 18 Octo­ber – Have your Will pre­pared for just $50 by a qual­i­fied soli­cit­or.  All pro­ceeds will help Angli­care offer hope to mar­gin­al­ized and vul­ner­able people in our com­munity.  The loc­a­tion is Angli­care, 1 Sloane Street, Sum­mer Hill and appoint­ments are avail­able between 8 am and 6 pm.  Phone 9895 8048 to make an appointment.

Sunday 23 Octo­ber at 4.00 p.m. – Even­song with the Brabyn Sing­ers and High Tea.

Sunday 23 Octo­ber at 2.00 pm – Ere­m­os End of Year Gath­er­ing and AGM.  Guest speak­er is the Rev. Gra­ham Long, Pas­tor of the Way­side Chapel.  See fur­ther inform­a­tion on the Notice Board.

Fri­day 28 Octo­berBus trip to the His­tor­ic Blue Moun­tains organ­ized by St Paul’s Bur­wood.  Cost, which includes paper bag lunch/tea and cof­fee, is $55.  Applic­a­tion forms on Inform­a­tion Table and Notice Board.

Sunday 6 Novem­ber – Con­firm­a­tion Ser­vice – Bish­op Michael Stead will be here for the con­firm­a­tion ser­vice. If you or any­one you know wishes to be con­firmed, please see Fr Philip.

Sat­urday 26 Novem­ber – Christ­mas Mar­ket. Less than two months away now and we want it to be big­ger and bet­ter than ever.  See Jen­nifer Bestel for fur­ther inform­a­tion.  All offers of help will be appreciated.

Book­stall NewsNadia’s book Flight has won the Pic­ture Book Award in the Children’s Book Awards for this year. We have cop­ies in stock.  We also have 2017 Cal­en­dars fea­tur­ing beau­ti­ful pho­to­graphs of Aus­trali­an Anglic­an Churches – only $10 each, and the 2017 Lec­tion­ar­ies have arrived.

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.

A guest recently asked why we do not wear our name tags!

Please wear your name badge, espe­cially after­wards dur­ing morn­ing tea in the hall so new­comers and oth­ers can know your name and feel a part of our community.


Advance Notice


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




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 …

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 10th to 16th Octo­ber 2016

MONDAY Gala­tians 4.22–5.1 Psalm 113 Luke  11.29–32
TUESDAY Gala­tians 5.1–6 Psalm 119.41–48 Luke  11.37–41
WEDNESDAY Gala­tians 5.18–25 Psalm  1 Luke  11.42–46
THURSDAY Eph­esians 1.1–10 Psalm 98.1–7 Luke  11.47–54
FRIDAY Eph­esians 1.11–14 Psalm 33.6–12 Luke  12.1–7
SATURDAY Eph­esians 1.15–23 Psalm  8 Luke 12.8–12

Next Sunday:

Jeremi­ah 31.27–34
Psalm 119.97–104
2 Timothy 3.10–4.5
Gos­pel Luke 18.1–14


Pray­ers for each day of the week

Evelyn Maack; Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre; Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Alex Maneekaew.

Mer­rill & Geor­gie Mar­tin; Aman­da Mason; John M;  Fr. Ron Mor­ris; Fran Mor­ris; Ian Mylchreest.

Ron, Anthea, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath; Pau­line Newell; Johnny Nitchar­oen & Eed  Dar­unee; Math­i­as Oduro.

Stu­art Ogg; Kath­er­ine Old­field; Julie & Phil­ippa Olston; Andrew & Mea­ghan Patterson.

Jenny Prais­ang; Tony Pur­cell; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Win­nie Rak­phong; Milk Raksajit;


Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson Reddy; Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie Reddy; Edward & Joyce Reddy.

Mat­ilda Rink­er; John Roe; Jick Roun­sang; Leil­ani Saseve; Gra­hame Sadler; Ken Searle; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes.


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; Janet McLeod; John Naidu; Pau­line Newell; Peter Pur­cell; Bri­an Rawns­ley; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Steph­en Thomas; Soph­ie Toupein; Janet Walms­ley; Bish­op Greg Thompson & Dio­cese of New­castle; Yavani Mu Daly, Vic­tor­ia, Leigh Gar­retty, Nii Samuela; Dav­id, Dav­id & Chandra; Nilesh Gandar & fam­ily; Alie­sha; Juli­an; Eve Moggs; Pit­taya Nitchar­oen; Bill Phipps & fam­ily; John Michalleff; Lil­lian & moth­er; Jack & family.

Thanks­giv­ing for bless­ings received:

Sheila Cross’s improve­ment in health

Recently Depar­ted:


Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Peter Petersen; Har­old Heck; Ellen Faulkes; Nor­man Polgan.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

12th: Eliza­beth Fry, pris­on reformer, Eng­land (d.1845)

15th: Teresa of Avila, teach­er (d.1592)


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 in the Chapel after 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)
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:
Fr Philip:

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. Clergy Asso­ci­ate:
Fr Ron Mor­ris (Mob 0409 451362)

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

Jen­nie Win­ton Mb 0401727718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Cham­pi­on Mb 0400166041Par­ish 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