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 RESPECT: 1800 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.
- In what settings to you find it easy and hard to believe God takes pleasure in you? (Ps 149:4)
- In our time, what are works of darkness, and what does the armor of light look like in practice? (Rom 13:12)
- 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|