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Notices — Sunday 16th February


Today: — Par­ish Coun­cil meet­ing after morn­ing tea.

Play Group @ Enmore – Monday from 10am to 12 Noon. For carers of young chil­dren.   For inform­a­tion phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390. Please let oth­ers know about this group.

This Week: 2020 Cinema Para­diso – Sat­urday 22nd Feb­ru­ary

4 pm for 4.30pm in St Luke’s Church Hall.

There will be wine & cheese, and a dis­cus­sion at inter­mis­sion.

The next film will be ‘The Jour­ney’ – In 2006, amidst the ongo­ing, dec­ades-long con­flict in North­ern Ire­land, deeply con­ser­vat­ive Brit­ish loy­al­ist Ian Pais­ley meets Mar­tin McGuiness, former Irish Repub­lic­an Army Lead­er, in an unex­pec­ted jour­ney across the Scot­tish coun­tryside.  This film, made a dec­ade after that meet­ing in the year of Brexit ref­er­en­dum per­haps has renewed poignancy and mean­ing.

  Next week: Sunday 23rd FebAnnu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing
Held after morn­ing tea.  This is the par­ish annu­al meet­ing and all parish­ion­ers should be inter­ested and are invited to attend.  If you can’t attend, please give your name as an apo­logy to any oth­er mem­ber of the con­greg­a­tion who may be attend­ing.  If you would like to be nom­in­ated for a pos­i­tion, forms are avail­able at the Par­ish Resources Centre table.

Con­firm­a­tion — Sunday 23rd August: Bp Michael Stead will be here for con­firm­a­tion.  Any­one who is not con­firmed is invited to go through the pro­cess of pre­par­a­tion with Fr Jeff which will be a time of encour­age­ment and fun.  Please speak to Fr Jeff about this.  We do have a can­did­ate already.

Tues­day 25th Feb­ru­ary - Pan­cakes at the Rect­ory:  Fr Jeff and Michelle invite ALL parish­ion­ers to cel­eb­rate Shrove Tues­day with them at the Rect­ory start­ing at 6.30. p.m.  This gath­er­ing is held on the eve of Ash Wed­nes­day, the begin­ning of Lent.  The tra­di­tion holds that on this day the eggs, but­ter and fat was used to ensure it was all gone for Len­ten sea­son. … The tra­di­tion of cel­eb­rat­ing Shrove Tues­day and eat­ing pan­cakes began because people wanted to use up the tempt­ing food that they were giv­ing up for Lent.    Parish­ion­ers are invited to bring a top­ping, a savoury or sweet one and we’ll share the feast togeth­er.   If you are not a cook don’t worry.  There will be plenty to go around. Also, we will make the ashes from last year’s palm crosses (hope­fully with a little less drama than last year!)

Ashes for Ash Wed­nes­day - Please have a look at home for last year’s palm crosses.  It is these we burn to make the ashes for Ash Wed­nes­day.

Ash Wed­nes­day Ser­vices – 26th Feb­ru­ary at 10am & 7.30pm.

Len­ten stud­ies — Start­ing Wed­nes­day 26th Feb­ru­ary (fol­low­ing service/morning tea) & Monday 2nd March at 7.30pm in the rect­ory: The study book “Where do we go from here?” is avail­able for free at the Par­ish Resource Table.  Please note: there are lim­ited cop­ies avail­able so please only take one if you intend to attend the Monday or Wed­nes­day study groups.  

Women’s Read­ing Group – Wed­nes­day 26th Feb­ru­ary: All women are invited to join our Read­ing Group which meets on the 4th Wed­nes­day of the month at Pau­line Newell’s home 43/1 Coron­a­tion, Ave Peter­sham.  Meet at the front gate by 7.20 pm at the secured entrance. A copy of the book­let is avail­able for $4, to cov­er the print­ing. This set of stud­ies aims to encour­age con­sid­er­a­tion of the vari­ous roles that women have ful­filled with­in God’s gathered com­munity, both his­tor­ic­ally in the OT times and in NT time.  The con­tri­bu­tions that women have made and can make are open for dis­cus­sion. Cop­ies are avail­able from the Par­ish Resource Centre for $4.00.

Len­ten quiet day — Sat­urday 7 March: The Sydney Mis­sion-Col­lege of the Oratory of the Good Shep­herd invites you to share in a day of pray­er and reflec­tion in the church and grounds of St John’s Bal­main (Spring Street, Birch­grove). The day begins with Morn­ing Pray­er at 10 am and ends after Even­ing Pray­er at 4.15 pm. The Rt Rev’d Lind­say Urwin OGS, Assist­ant Bish­op in the Dio­cese of Mel­bourne, will lead the day. There will be a Euchar­ist at mid­day, and oppor­tun­it­ies for private con­sulta­tion with Bish­op Lind­say. There is no charge for the day, but please bring your own pic­nic lunch. Tea and cof­fee will be provided. All are very wel­come.

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recit­al — Sunday, 29th March 2020 at 3pm.

From Vienna to Enmore, accom­plished young Aus­trali­an organ­ist, Dav­id Rec­cia Chynoweth, per­forms works by J S Bach, Graeme Koehne and oth­ers on the 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ here at St Luke’s Anglic­an Church.  Dav­id stud­ied in Frosinone, Italy, where in 2012, he was awar­ded a Dip­loma in Organ with dis­tinc­tion.  He was then accep­ted in the organ class at the Uni­ver­sity of Music and Per­form­ing Arts, Vienna, where he was awar­ded his Mas­ter of Music in Organ Per­form­ance.  From his cur­rent home in Italy, Dav­id con­tin­ues to per­form in Europe, Aus­tralia and the United States and is return­ing after his extens­ive and suc­cess­ful tour of Aus­tralia in 2018. This will be his only per­form­ance in Sydney this year.  Our her­it­age-lis­ted organ, con­sidered power­ful for its size, is a unique example of its kind in Aus­tralia.  This is its inaug­ur­al recit­al fol­low­ing the com­plete res­tor­a­tion of the instru­ment to its ori­gin­al high Vic­tori­an glory.  Cost:  $15 ($10 con­ces­sion) includ­ing pro­gramme notes.

Vivid Har­bour Lights Cruise – Thursday 4th June 2020

Thank you for con­firm­ing that you wish to join the St Luke’s Vivid Har­bour Lights Cruise this year.  Dis­count tick­ets are selling fast for:

Time:  6.45pm, board­ing Pünkt­lich at 6.15pm

Depar­ture:  from Darling Har­bour King Street Wharf 1, near the t‑intersection of Erskine and Lime Streets, Darling Har­bour (not the Barangaroo wharves)

Dur­a­tion:  one hour round-trip

Cost: $25 per adult (includes a $14 dis­count); prices for young per­sons and chil­dren to be con­firmed by the end of this month;

Pay­ment:  thank you if you have already paid.  Pay­ments in exact cash grate­fully accep­ted by Brett on Sunday, 23 Feb­ru­ary, dir­ect cred­it account details will be provided on that date

Amen­it­ies: bar on board with bar snacks, you can bring some food with you

Par­ish Office Days – please note that the par­ish office is now open on Monday, Wed­nes­day and Thursday only from 9am to 2pm.  The Office phone num­ber has been restored so you are able to con­tact Jen­nifer on 9557 4219 (or par­ish email address:

Food for our little friends — Don’t for­get to keep your cooked food scraps, fruit peel­ings, tea leaves and cof­fee grounds for the par­ish worm farms.  (No cit­rus, dairy or meat). 

Homemade curds, rel­ishes, pickles and jam - If you would like to order some, please email your order to Lea MacNeil ( and it will be delivered to the OpShop.  Also, any clean jars would be appre­ci­ated – lids not neces­sary.

Any notices for the ser­vice book­let will need to be sub­mit­ted to the Par­ish Office email by Wed­nes­day even­ing at the latest.

Read­ings for the com­ing week:

Monday James 1.1–11 Psalm 119.65–72 Mark 8.11–13
Tues­day James 1.12–18 Psalm 94.12–19 Mark 8.14–21
Wed­nes­day James 1.19–27 Psalm 15 Mark 8.22–26
Thursday James 2.1–9 Psalm 34.4–10 Mark 8.27–33
Fri­day James 2.14–26 Psalm 112.1–6 Mark 8.34–9.1
Sat­urday James 3.1–10 Psalm 12 Mark 9.2–13

Read­ings for Next Sunday: Last Sunday After Epi­phany – Trans­fig­ur­a­tion: First Read­ing: Exodus 24.12–18; Psalm: 2;  Second Read­ing: 2 Peter 1.16–21; and Gos­pel: Math­ew 17. 1–9

Pray­ers for the sick: Br Martyn Robin­son (CSBC); Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Andrew Reddy; Kev­in Tib­bey; Glen; Kiki Chun; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Anthony Brown; Edna Cham­bers; Br Michael Sam­inath­am (SSF); Sam George; Mary Middleton; Louise Middleton; Bar­bara Reyne; Car­ol Mann; Jen­nifer B; and Vic­tor­ia Keighery.

Recently Depar­ted: Neville Brown (Stu­arts Grigg & ‘Tricia’s son-in-law).

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Bert Blatch; Nola Barr; Ivy Lawson; Eric Juer­gens; Edgar Fish­er; Mar­garet Turn­bull; and Kath­leen Rushton.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 17th: Holy Inno­cents; and 20th: Wil­li­am Grant Broughton, first Bish­op of Aus­tralia (d.1853).

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:  Sunday: Math­i­as Oduro; Kath­er­ine Old­field; and Julie Olston & Phil­ippa Fre­drick­son;  Monday: Ann Petersen, Rachel & Wolf Winter; and Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj;  Tues­day: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leil­ani, & Car­men Reddy;  Wed­nes­day: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda, & Bryson Reddy;  Thursday: John Reimer; Mat­ilda Rink­er & fam­ily; and Gra­hame Sadler; Fri­day: Ken Searle; Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; and Janet Walms­ley;  and Sat­urday: We pray for people liv­ing through or recov­er­ing from bush­fire, drought and flood­ing dev­ast­a­tion, across Aus­tralia.  Also, for every­one involved in the post bush­fire and flood­ing clean-up efforts, par­tic­u­larly those involved in sup­port­ing them includ­ing Fr Tim St Quintin (Army Reserve Chap­lain).

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Rose­mary Brad­ford; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Gary & Kar­en Stein­er-Hill; Ken­neth Bar­ongo; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ron­an & Veron­ica Nath; Sr Eliza­beth (SSC); Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; Ann Con­nolly; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Robert & Lyn­dall; Kit & Ben; Hiro Itadini; and Br Wil­li­am (SSF).

Dis­cus­sion Ques­tions for Epi­phany 6 – from

  1. You shall fear the Lord your God; him alone you shall wor­ship; to him you shall hold fast, and by his name you shall swear.  Is it pos­sible we wor­ship oth­er things?  How can we avoid this?  (Deut 10:20)  [JP]
  2. Paul says the church is God’s field and build­ing? What do the images mean? What oth­ers fit? (1 Cor 3:9)
  3. What does the act of recon­cil­ing before offer­ing gifts mean for shar­ing the peace in wor­ship? (Matt 5:23–24)

This week’s Reflect & Con­nect ques­tions writ­ten by Beth Ann Gaede.

Lep­rosy Mis­sion Pray­er

Almighty Fath­er, the giver of life and health, look mer­ci­fully on those who suf­fer from lep­rosy. Stretch out your hand to touch and heal them as Jesus did dur­ing his earthly life. Grant wis­dom and insight to those who are seek­ing the pre­ven­tion and cure of the dis­ease; give skill and sym­pathy to those who min­is­ter to the patients; reunite the sep­ar­ated with their fam­il­ies and friends; and inspire your people with the task set before The Lep­rosy Mis­sion, that it may nev­er lack either the staff or the means to carry on its heal­ing work, in accord­ance with your will, and to the glory of your holy name.  We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord.  Amen.