Welcome to any visitors with us today. Please join us for morning tea.
Thank you to Fr John Bowen for celebrating and preaching today. Also, for taking our Wednesday services in Fr Jeff’s absence.
Fr Jeff and Michelle will be on holidays until the 12th January 2023.
Mon 16 & Tue 17th Jan – St Luke’s CARPARK CLOSURE for partial repair work (Note: this could take longer). Please do not attempt to drive into the carpark on these days. Thank you!
Sunday 12th Feb – is our Welcome Back BBQ after church. Generously provided by the Caterers of Nicholas Chiew’s confirmation
Sunday 19th Feb – Parish Council meets after morning tea.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
Food for our worms – Fr Jeff and Michelle are away until 12th January 2023. Please do not leave any worm food while they are away. Contributions of worm food will happily be received when they return from holidays.
Lea MacNeil has jam, conserves, pickles and various sauces to sell; please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to order them from her. All proceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Monday: Selina Hardy & John; and Moya Holle.
Tuesday: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; and Nicola & James Howard.
Wednesday: Noel Jeffs; and Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey.
Thursday: Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and Fabian LoSchiavo.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.
For our community today: Lachlan Gray, Rosemary Randall, & Frances; Stuart Grigg & ‘Trisha; and Richard Hagen & Som.
Prayers for the sick: Tony Brownlow; Pauline Newell; Rosemary Bradford; Mary Middleton; (Fr) John Hawkins; Christine Kondratenko; Baxter Mingis-Perkins; Craig; Val Thomas; Maria & Trish; Kevin Tibbey; Simone Abrahams; Ed Leuenberger; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phillips; Peter Cinelli; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; and Georgia Keighery.
Recently Departed: Rosamee and Anong.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Zena Thorton; Zena Nixon; Frances Welsh; Irene Crittenden; Thelma Cordukes; Rockley Isabella Miller; John Fraser; and Pearl Wright.
Saints Commemoration: 10th: William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, martyr (d. 1645); 13th: Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop and teacher (d. 367); and 14th: Sava, first Archbishop of the Serbian church (d.1235).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Florence Shellard; Ray Sommer; John Hardy; Lyn Carrington; John Dickson; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his family; Andrew Stratgolda; Lochlan Lonesborough; Noel Jeffs; and Singla Pallav.
Readings for Next Sunday: The Baptism of Our Lord
First Reading: Isaiah 42.1–9 Psalms: 29
Second Reading: Acts 10.34–43 Gospel: Matthew 3.13–17