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

Notices — Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost — 6th September, 2020

NOTICES:

Happy Birth­day to: Joyce Reddy; Gra­hame Sadler; Laurel Som­mer; Amrit MacIntyre; Beth Arm­strong; Eed Dar­unee Intapan; and Mint Kit­tir­at.

 

The flowers in the church today are donated today by Ann Petersen, in memory of her moth­er Mary Edmonds.

 


Life-Sav­ing Phone num­bers:

Recently I com­pleted a St Johns Ambu­lance course on ‘Men­tal Health First Aid’. Some­thing I gained from the course was the import­ance of hav­ing the resources to handle crisis situ­ations.  Some import­ant phone num­bers which every­one should have on hand are:

Life­Line: 13 11 14                                          Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800

Bey­ond Blue: 1300 22 4636                           MensLine: 1300 789 978

1800 RESPECT1800 737 732

Please write these num­bers down, put them on your mobile or keep this notice some­where safe.  You might not need it your­self but someone you love or meet might be the one who needs it.  Fr Jeff


 

Sunday night ser­vice — Fr Jeff is happy to com­mence a reg­u­lar even­ing ser­vice on Sundays at, say 6.00 p.m.  Please let him know if you would be inter­ested in being part of that or not.  If there is no need or no interest, then he will not go ahead with this.

 

Do not hes­it­ate to reach out to Fr. Jeff (con­fid­en­tially) if you are strug­gling with the present situ­ation or are in need of pray­ers for friends/family. The Wed­nes­day heal­ing ser­vice is an oppor­tun­ity to come to Church to pray for heal­ing and peace for your­self and loved ones.

 


Remem­ber Mis­sion Giv­ing:

The Par­ish sup­ports sev­er­al mis­sion pro­jects through giv­ing to the ABM.  You can give to the ABM in the fol­low­ing ways:

  • by elec­tron­ic trans­fer to the St Luke’s bank account (see last page of this book­let), with “ABM” in the note.
  • by cred­it card – click ‘Giv­ing’ on the St Luke’s web­site and select ABM from the drop­down menu.
  • by cash placed in an envel­ope marked ‘ABM’ and placed in the col­lec­tion plate as you leave.

In the cur­rent cir­cum­stances, our mis­sion agen­cies, like the churches, are in great­er need.  Please remem­ber to sup­port ABM.


 Food for our worms – Food scraps (no dairy, cit­rus or meat) can be left in the buck­et provided.  This is part of our Par­ish envir­on­ment­al ini­ti­at­ive.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: John M.; Jo Middleton; Fran Mor­ris; Ian Myl­chreest; and Ron­ald Naidu.

Monday: Anthea, Ron, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath; Pau­line Newell.

Tues­day: Johnny Nitchar­oen & Eed Dar­unee Intapan; Math­i­as Oduro.

Wed­nes­day: Kath­er­ine Old­field; Julie Olston & Phil­ippa Fre­drick­son.

Thursday: Fr Jeff & Michelle Park­er, and fam­ily; and Saf­fron Pow­ell.

Fri­day: Ann Petersen, Rachel & Wolf; John Reimer; and Mat­ilda Rink­er.

Sat­urday: We pray for all health work­ers deal­ing with our cur­rent Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic.  We par­tic­u­larly pray for any­one who is scared and strug­gling with daily life at this time due to fear, depres­sion and anxi­ety, fin­an­cial stress, loneli­ness, or isol­a­tion.


We pray togeth­er our Par­ish pray­er:

God of love, God of mis­sion, you alone bring life to your Church.  

Send to this par­ish of St Luke your Holy Spir­it to give vis­ion for our plan­ning, wis­dom in our actions, and power to our wit­ness.

Help our church to grow in spir­itu­al com­mit­ment to you, in love for one anoth­er, and in ser­vice to our loc­al com­munity. 

And may all who wor­ship with us know Christ’s com­pas­sion and love.  Amen


 

Pray­ers for the sick: Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Kev­in Tib­bey; Glen; Mary Middleton; Bar­bara Reyne; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Ram Chander; Rev’d Val Tib­bey; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Mac­qual­ter; Esth­er Middleton; Mea­ghan Pat­ter­son; Peter Cinelli; John Dick­son; Rita Mus­cat & her fam­ily; Rob Lake; Tamara & Craig; and John Can Pahali.

 

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Mary Edmonds; Wil­li­am Oliv­er; Wil­li­am Simpson; Maude Hol­lo­way; Harry Smith; Emma Rea; Pippa Robin­son; and James Gav­in.

 

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 8th: Sept: Birth of Mary, Moth­er of the Lord; and 11th Sept: Moth­er Esth­er CHN, founder of the Com­munity of the Holy Name (Mel­bourne) (d.1931).

 

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Andrew Reddy; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Suz­anne Camp­ton; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ann Con­nolly; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Ron Nath; Ron­an Nath; Veron­ica Nath; and Rose­mary Brad­ford.

 


A Pray­er For God’s mercy and care:

Dear Lov­ing Fath­er, You are the lov­ing God of all the nations and peoples on this earth.  Please look with mercy and com­pas­sion on all you have cre­ated. This day we ask for your help. Please deliv­er us from the coronavir­us and lim­it its impact on Aus­tralia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis.  Please pro­tect with your lov­ing care those we love — our fam­il­ies, friends and neigh­bours. Let your fath­erly hand guide, shel­ter and strengthen them.  Cast out all anxious fears and doubts.  Give us an increas­ing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace.   We pray for those around the world now strug­gling with COVID-19.  Heal and com­fort those who are sick and suf­fer­ing.  Pro­tect and guide the health pro­fes­sion­als who are at the front line.  Please give wis­dom and cour­age to those who bear respons­ib­il­ity for con­front­ing this chal­lenge. We ask these things through the power­ful name of Jesus.   Amen


 

Discussion/Reflections Ques­tions for this week.

  1. In what set­tings to you find it easy and hard to believe God takes pleas­ure in you? (Ps 149:4)
  2. In our time, what are works of dark­ness, and what does the armor of light look like in prac­tice? (Rom 13:12)
  3. Have you ever seen this pat­tern of con­front­ing sin work well, and if so what made it work? (Matt 18:15–20)

Ques­tions writ­ten by Lynne Baab – (Work­ing Preacher.org)


 

Read­ings for Next Sunday — Fif­teenth Sunday after Pente­cost:  First Read­ing: Exodus 12.11–14;  Psalm: 149;  Second Read­ing: Romans 13.1–10;  and Gos­pel: Mat­thew 18.10–20

 

Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er

Sunday Exodus 13.11–22 Psalm 95 Romans 13.11–14
Monday Judith 10.14–11.6, 20–23 Psalm 119.1–16 1 John 4.1–12
Tues­day Judith 12.16–13.16 Psalms 24; 26 1 John 4.13–21
Wed­nes­day Judith 14 Psalm 22.23–32; 23 1 John 5.1–12
Thursday Judith 15 Psalm 27 1 John 5.13–21
Fri­day Judith 16.1–12 Psalms 30; 32 2 John
Sat­urday Judith 16.13–25 Psalm 31 3 John