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Watch this space — due to current lockdown this event has been postponed with new date To Be Confirmed.
Vision (2019) tells the story of Hildegard von Bingen, the 12th century Benedictine nun, Christian mystic and composer, venerated in the Catholic and Anglican Communions. She was a Doctor of the Church who was able to transmit her visions to the world. According to Wikipedia, Pope John Paul II called her “a light to her people and for her time” and said “she continues to shine even more brightly today.”
WORDSWORTH & MASKELL PIPE ORGAN RECITAL
Sunday, 5 September 2021 at 3pm – Keep and broadcast the date!
Well-known to Sydney audiences, St Luke’s is delighted to welcome Heather Moen-Boyd to perform an inaugural recital on the Church’s unique 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ.
From Mozart to Mendelssohn, whose works were performed at the instrument’s 1884 recital, the performance will also include Samuel Barber’s Adagio to mark Yom Kippur and September 11, and pastoral birdsong to herald the coming Spring.
The heritage-listed organ, considered powerful for its size, is a unique example of its kind in Australia. This is its inaugural recital, delayed by more than a year due to the pandemic, following the complete restoration of the instrument to its original high Victorian glory.
RSVP: to Kathy Drummond or Brett Davies and watch this space for arrangements due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Entry: $15 ($10 all concessions), including programme note.
Lea MacNeil has jam, conserves, pickles and various sauces to sell; please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to order them from her. Donald, her husband can deliver your specific order to the OpShop where it can be paid for. All proceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre; Edi & Oscar Davis; John Dickson; Kathy Drummond; and David Dunlop.
Monday: Michael Fleming, Elizabeth Armstrong, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas.
Tuesday: Stephen Gates & Andrew Elder; Marilyn Gibbs; and Kevin Green.
Wednesday: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnolo; Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blomberry.
Thursday: Richard Hagen & Som Sirithammakij; and John & Selina Hardy.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
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.
Prayers for the sick: Fabian LoSchiavo; John Bowen; John Satterley; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Colin Spokes; Peter Cinelli; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Fr Phillip Carter; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Br William; Ron Clarke & his family; Lyndall McCarron; Maurice Pope & his family; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & family; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Christina Rees (CBE); Deepika & Deepshika; Andrew Stratgolda; and Sr Helen Julian CSF.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Ethel Day; Marusia Nester; Sylvia Jopson; Vaughan Roberts; Fr Philip Westley; Neville Hack; and Ivy Rowlands.
Saints Commemoration: 22nd: Mary Magdalene
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Lyn Carrington; Stephen Thurley; Wolf Winter; John Dickson; John Hardy; 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; Suzanne Campton; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Ann Connolly; Dayalan Saminathan; Kuwert; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Lochlan Lonesborough
Readings for Next Sunday — Ninth Sunday After Pentecost: First Reading: 2 Samuel 11.1–15; Psalm: 14; Second Reading: Ephesians 3.14–21; and Gospel: Mark 6.1–21
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||2 Samuel 7.18–29||Ps 23||Ephesians 2.1–10|
|Monday||Proverbs 4.20–5.14||Pss 46; 47||Romans 1.26–32|
|Tuesday||Proverbs 5.15–6.5||Ps 49||Romans 2.1–11|
|Wednesday||Proverbs 6.6–19||Ps 119.41–64||Romans 2.12–24|
|Thursday||Proverbs 6.20–7.5||Pss 52; 53||Romans 2.25–3.8|
|Friday||Proverbs 7.6–27||Ps 55.13–35, 18–28||Romans 3.9–20|
|Saturday||Proverbs 8.1–21||Ps 60; 61||Romans 3.21–31|
Points for thought and Discussion
- David had believed that he would build a temple/house for the ark of God in Jerusalem. But God spoke to David through Nathan the prophet that this was not God’s will. When has God turned your plans upside down?
- Through all that Christ has done we are reconciled with Christ and (Eph 2:19) citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God. When do you feel most connected with the family of God and with Jesus himself?
- Jesus looked at the crowds and had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things (Mk 6:34). If you had the opportunity what would be the one thing that you would want to teach unchurched people today?