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Notices — First Sunday of Advent — 28th November 2021



Sat­urday 4th Dec ‑10am- 2.30pm

Elec­tion Day (in St Luke’s hall) & Mini-Mar­ket (Out­side OpShop):

Please note: The Car­park will be closed on the day.

There will be a drop off and pick up zone only. 

Park­ing is avail­able in the sur­round­ing streets or in the Edge­ware Road pub­lic car­park (at a fee).



Next Sunday 5th Nov: 6pm Even­ing Service.

Christ­mas cards sale: New stock now avail­able !  2021 Stock — $8 or $10 per pack.  2020 Stock — Reduced to $8 per pack.  Sup­port the Lep­rosy Mis­sion.  Avail­able from the Par­ish Resource Centre.  Please see Stephan Gates dur­ing Morn­ing tea.

ST PAUL’S PANTRY des­per­ately needs food, health and clean­ing items: A bas­ket is in the church foy­er for food, health and clean­ing dona­tions.  Please give generously.

Stan­more Nurs­ing Home Gifts:  As is our usu­al cus­tom we take a small gift to each patient at the Stan­more Nurs­ing Home (OPAL) in Cam­bridge St at Christ­mas time. Your dona­tion no mat­ter how small helps the par­ish to pay for a selec­tion of equal value gifts — usu­ally chocol­ates, or some­thing suit­able for those patients who are dia­bet­ic.  Ruth and Jen­nifer usu­ally do the gift shop­ping.  Before Covid-19’s restric­tions we would sing car­ols while we walked around and gave out our gifts, how­ever we are prob­ably not going to be able to that again this year, but we will check again with the staff closer to the time.  If you would like to donate please place in an envel­ope so marked in the offer­tory plate, or donate online ref­er­ence “Nurs­ing Home”.  Many thanks for your generosity!


Advent Stud­ies for this year begin­ning week fol­low­ing Advent Sunday, 28th Nov.

Is any­one inter­ested in an even­ing study?

Please let me know what day would be best for you.  We would begin at 7pm or 7.30pm with tea/coffee provided.  Fr Jeff.



Christ­mas 2021 Services 

Sunday 19th Decem­ber — 6pm Car­ols with Nativ­ity Play — In the Carpark.

Fri­day 24th Decem­ber — 11pm Christ­mas Eve Service.

Sat­urday 25th Decem­ber – 9.30am Christ­mas Day Service.



Mark the date: Sat­urday 12th Feb­ru­ary 2022 for a War­dens Din­ner “Under the Stars”.  Will be a catered din­ner, $20pp with tick­ets on sale in the New Year.


Lea MacNeil has jam, con­serves, pickles and vari­ous sauces to sell; please email her at to order them from her.  All pro­ceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.


Food for our worms – Now that we are back at Church please remem­ber our little friends and that their work ON YOUR VEGIE SCRAPS helps reduce green­house gasses (meth­ane).  If you bring a con­tain­er I am happy to place worm cast­ings for your garden in it for the next week.  Please leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off dur­ing the week.  The par­ish worms are so plen­ti­ful at the moment that I can sup­ply start up live­stock if you have begun a worm farm.  But I do need them to going to a good home.  (NB — no dairy, cit­rus or meat)  Fr. Jeff

We appre­ci­ate things may have been fin­an­cially harder due to COVID-19, but ask that you con­sider mak­ing a dona­tion to support:

The Christ­mas Bowl Appeal — annu­al appeal of the Acts of Peace, the inter­na­tion­al aid agency of the Nation­al Coun­cil of Churches.

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to donate online via (our par­ish is registered as ‘Enmore-Stan­more Anglic­an Par­ish’), or call 1800 025 101.

Please note: There are a lim­ited num­ber of dona­tion envel­opes in the church foy­er for those who do not use mobile phones or have inter­net access.


 Pray­ers for the sick: Julie Olston; Ari­el Som­mer; Noel Jeffs; Joan Dale; Judy Jew­son; Aman­da Romeo; Maryrose Crowth­er; Tosia Crib­ben; Angus; John Bowen; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Peter Knox; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Andrew Strat­golda; and Phil­lip Hall.

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Alfred Welsh; Peter Sze­pe­tiuk; Elsie Far­rell; Clar­rie Ayers; and Gregory Joubert.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 30th Nov: Andrew, Apostle and Mar­tyr; 2nd Dec: Frances Perry, founder of the Roy­al Women’s Hos­pit­al, Mel­bourne (d.1892); 3rd Dec: Fran­cis Xavi­er, Priest and mis­sion­ary (d.1552); and 4th Dec: Nich­olas Fer­rar, Dea­con, man of pray­er (d.1637).

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Ray Som­mer; Robyn Old­field; Isa­belle Djor­gjevic: Lyn Car­ring­ton; Steph­en Thur­ley; John Dick­son; John Hardy; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Kiki Chun; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Pau­line Newell; Ann Con­nolly; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Kuwert; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Loch­lan Lonesborough.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Rajah Selva­ra­jah & Greg; Peter Sey­mour; Andy Ser­afin & Colin; Louisa Sil­ver­man; Ray & Laurel Som­mer; and Kar­lene Thompson.

Monday: Christine Thur­ley, Troy & Fam­ily; Nadia Wheat­ley; Janet Walmsley.

Tues­day: Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; and Janet Wid­mer & Cliff.

Wed­nes­day: Bp Ron­ald & Katie Wil­li­ams; Sally Woell­ner and Vic­tor Anyarisi.

Thursday: Kay Younie, Nata­sha & Timothy; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen.

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.



Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er 

Sun Jeremi­ah 33.23–26 Ps 25.11–22 Luke 20.45–21.6, 20–24
Mon Isai­ah 1.18–31 Ps 44 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 1
Tue Isai­ah 2.6–18 Ps 73 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 2.1–12
Wed Isai­ah 2.19–3.12 Ps 94 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 2.13–20
Thur Isai­ah 3.13–4.6 Ps 10 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 3
Fri Isai­ah 5.1–17 Ps 78.39–70 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 4.1–12
Sat Isai­ah 5.18–30 Ps 81 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 4.13–5.11


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Second Sunday of Advent: First Read­ing: Mala­chi 3.1–4; Psalm: Song of Zechari­ah (APBA p.10); Second Read­ing: Phil­ip­pi­ans 1.1–11; and Gos­pel: Luke 3.1–6


Points for Though and Reflec­tion  From Julie Sev­ig of

  1. What “wor­ries of this life” weigh you down? (Luke 21:34)
  2. Where do you see God’s right­eous­ness at work today? (Jer 33:14–16)
  3. What is one way you can ‘abound in love for one anoth­er’ today? Indi­vidu­ally or togeth­er? (1 Thes 3:12)