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

Notices — Celebrating Australia — Sunday 24th January 2021


A very big thank you to Peter Sey­mour and Fr John, who stepped up while Fr Jeff was away.

We wel­come back Fr Jeff & Michelle today and hope they have had a refresh­ing and relax­ing break.  They cel­eb­rate 39 years of mar­riage on 6th Feb­ru­ary.

The flowers today have been donated by Noel Jeffs in memory of Li Tim-Oi’s anniversary.  Many thanks to Ann Petersen for arran­ging them.

Today is the Last day to RSVP for Epi­phany in the Moun­tainsto be held on Sat­urday, 6th Feb­ru­ary.

Euchar­ist at 12 noon, then bar­be­cue at 1 p.m.

The bar­be­cue is strictly RSVP.  Because of social dis­tan­cing require­ments, the num­ber of people who can attend has to be strictly lim­ited.

Please email  You will need to provide con­tact details, email address and phone num­ber, so your attend­ance can be con­firmed, and you can be con­tac­ted if the event has to be can­celled at the last minute.

The bar­be­cue will be fully catered for.  There will be saus­ages, and a good selec­tion of non-bar­be­cued and non-meat options avail­able.  How­ever, you are wel­come to bring meat to be bar­be­cued for you.  Also, bring a bottle of your favour­ite alco­hol­ic bever­age if you wish to drink some­thing stronger than juice or soft drink.

Lea MacNeil and Don­ald Thomas


Meet­ing to dis­cuss ABM con­tri­bu­tion:

Each year St Luke’s par­ish, and par­tic­u­larly the op shop, gen­er­ously con­trib­utes to ABM.  There will be a meet­ing after mass on 7 Feb­ru­ary, at 11.30 a.m. in the church to dis­cuss our con­tri­bu­tion.  Our present pro­jects are:  Holy Land — Gaza Child Nutri­tion Pro­ject, Vanuata — Integ­rated Wash and Lit­er­acy Pro­ject and Aus­tralia — Wontulp-Bi-Buya Col­lege.  Any­one inter­ested should see Tony Brown­low.  Tony can also sup­ply people with an ABM pro­ject book­let.


Art in the Hall:

At our recent Poetry Day, parish­ion­ers dec­or­ated the Hall with some art­works loaned for the occa­sion which was much appre­ci­ated.  The Par­ish Coun­cil has now endorsed the idea of allow­ing parish­ion­ers to have art works hung in the Hall on a tem­por­ary basis.

Please note that no respons­ib­il­ity is taken for the secur­ity or pro­tec­tion from dam­age or theft of any art­work on loan.

A form waiv­ing any claim by a lender/donor must be signed before any art­work is accep­ted.

Pref­er­ence is for art with a recog­nis­able Anglic­an con­tent.

This month’s piece is a tapestry ver­sion of Canaletto’s “West­min­ster Abbey”,1730.


The updated New Big Roster for Feb­ru­ary that includes 31st Janu­ary is now avail­able in church foy­er and hall foy­er.


We need parish­ion­ers espe­cially to assist with wel­com­ing:  Thank you to those who have already volun­teered.  Please speak to Ruth Cham­pi­on if you can help Mob: 0400 166 041.



ANGLICARE — Intro­duct­ory Pas­tor­al Care Course – Online

The course is ideal for people who provide pas­tor­al care sup­port with­in your church com­munity, or who may like to volun­teer at a hos­pit­al or aged care facil­ity. It intro­duces the rela­tion­al min­istry of pas­tor­al care, the aims and resources for pas­tor­al care in both insti­tu­tion­al and church con­texts, listen­ing skills, per­son­al reflec­tion and theo­lo­gic­al assess­ment, and the value of pas­tor­al super­vi­sion.

Five Sat­urdays: Feb­ru­ary 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 8:30am – 2:00pm.

Course presenter: Rev. Ian Rien­its.

Cost:  $300 or $150 con­ces­sion.

Please do not let cost pre­vent your attend­ance – if it is a con­cern, please email or call 1300 111 278.

Register Online by 4th Feb­ru­ary, 2021.


Future Dates for your Diary:

14th Feb­ru­ary – Feast of the Transfiguration/ Last Sunday After Epi­phany.

16th Feb­ru­ary – Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day.

17th Feb­ru­ary — Ash Wed­nes­day.

21st Feb­ru­ary – First Sunday in Lent.

28th March – Palm Sunday.

1st April – Maun­dy Thursday.

2nd April – Good Fri­day.

4th April – East­er Day.


Lea MacNeil has jam to sell and vari­ous sauces; please email her if you would like to give her an order.  You may, of course, ask her what type of jam and/or pre­serve or sauces she has on hand.  Don­ald, her hus­band can deliv­er your spe­cif­ic order to the Opshop where you are able to pay for it.


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:

Monday: Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Jen­nifer McGov­ern; and John M.

Tues­day: Jo Middleton; Fran Mor­ris; Ian Myl­chreest; and Ron­ald Naidu.

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

Thursday: Johnny Nitchareon & Eed; Math­i­as Oduro; and Kath­er­ine Old­field.

Fri­day: Julie Olston & Phil­ippa Fre­drick­son; Fr Jeff & Michelle Park­er, and fam­ily.

Sat­urday: Dear lov­ing Fath­er, 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.


We pray togeth­er:  (APBA p.204)

We bless you, God of the uni­verse, for this land, for its con­trasts of land­scape and cli­mate, for its abund­ance of wealth and oppor­tun­ity.

We bless you for our his­tory, with all its struggles in adversity, its cour­age and hope.

Give us in our diversity tol­er­ance and respect for each oth­er and a pas­sion­ate com­mit­ment to justice for all.

Bless us so that we might be a bless­ing to oth­ers.


For our com­munity today: Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tib­bey; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; and Evelyn Maack.


Pray­ers for the sick: Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Mary Middleton; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Mac­qual­ter; Esth­er Middleton; Peter Cinelli; John Dick­son; Rita Mus­cat & her fam­ily; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Gra­ham Sadler; Fr Phil­lip Carter; Phil­lip Kuwert; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; John Thompson; Br Wil­li­am; and Ron Clarke and his fam­ily.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Frank Clarke; and Ron Buck­ing­ham.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 25th Jan: Con­ver­sion of Paul the Apostle; .27th Jan: John Chryso­stom, Bish­op of Con­stantinople, teach­er (d. 470); 28th Jan: Thomas Aqui­nas, theo­lo­gian (d. 1274); and 30th Jan: Charles, King of Eng­land (d. 1649).


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


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Present­a­tion of Our Lord in the Temple: First Read­ing: Mala­chi 3.1–4; Psalm: 84; Second Read­ing: Hebrews 2.14–18; and Gos­pel: Luke 2.22–40.


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er

Sunday Levit­i­c­us 19.1–4, 9–18 Ps 33.1–12 1 John 2.12–17
Monday Jeremi­ah 8.4–17 Pss 64; 67 James 2.1–13
Tues­day Jeremi­ah 8.18–9.11 Ps 66 James 2.14–26
Wed­nes­day Jeremi­ah 9.12–26 Ps 68, 24–35 James 3.1–12
Thursday Jeremi­ah 10.17–11.8 Ps 119.65–88 James 3.13–4.10
Fri­day Jeremi­ah 10.17–11.8 Ps 69.17–23, 31–38 James 4.11–5.6
Sat­urday Jeremi­ah 11.9–23 Ps 73 James 5.7–20


A thanks­giv­ing for Aus­tralia (APBA p. 218)

God of holy dream­ing, Great Cre­at­or Spir­it, from the dawn of cre­ation you have giv­en your chil­dren the good things of Moth­er Earth.

You spoke and the gum tree grew.

In the vast desert and dense forest, and in cit­ies at the water­’s edge, cre­ation sings your praise.

Your pres­ence endures as the rock at the heart of our Land.

When Jesus hung on the tree you heard the cries of all your people and became one with your wounded ones:

the con­victs, the hunted, and the dis­pos­sessed.

The sun­rise of your Son col­oured the earth anew, and bathed it in glor­i­ous hope.

In Jesus we have been recon­ciled to you, to each oth­er and to your whole cre­ation.

Lead us on, Great Spir­it, as we gath­er from the four corners of the earth;

enable us to walk togeth­er in trust from the hurt and shame of the past into the full day which has dawned in Jesus Christ.  Amen.