TODAY: Parish Council will meet after Morning tea.
A very big thank you to the Chiew Family for providing and serving our scrumptious BBQ morning tea on Easter Day.
Many thanks to all those who gave generously to cover the cost of the beautiful flowers in the church on Easter Day.
Thank you also to those who came to assist in the Easter preparations. To Andy who always makes everything just happen so wonderfully and to Fabian for his assistance to him. To those who helped with vacuum cleaning, dusting, glass cleaning and the carpark — thank you, your help was invaluable!
INDIGENOUS HISTORY COMMITTEE: As you will recall there was a motion passed at the Parish AGM on 5th March that a committee be formed of interested parishioners to “identify and recognise the indigenous history of this area.” Parishioners interested in joining this committee should give their names to Tony Brownlow. Please don’t feel daunted if you have a lack of knowledge in this area. It is a journey of learning that we will be going on together. This parish is full of people with a multitude and a variety of talents which can be used in this committee.
Sunday 7th May — Myanmar Lunch Fundraiser for ABM: Catered lunch with drinks and wine. Your RSVP at a later date would be appreciated. Keep the date!
Thurs 8th June 2023 — Parish Vivid 2023 Lights Sightseeing Cruise
Brett seeks expressions of interest. The cruise will be operated by Captain Cook Cruises. Departure is expected to be from King Street Wharf 1 at 5.45pm. The cost is $29 per adult. Please see the link for more information and contact Brett by Sunday, 16 April 2023 (today).
Sunday, 25 June 2023 at 3pm — St Luke’s Young Organists Series: Samuel Giddy, winner of the Open Section of the 2022 Sydney Organ Competition. Further details to follow. Keep the date!
Notices for the Sunday Service booklet need to be received by Jennifer in the parish office by 10am on Thursday morning. It is best to email the details.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
Food for our worms – Leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off during the week. Please remember to remove the strings from teabags. (NB — no dairy, citrus, onions or meat please). Worm castings are available. See Fr Jeff.
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:
Sunday: Tony Brownlow; Ruth Champion; Nancy Cheng; Tiffany, and Kevin, Alexander & Nicholas Chiew.
Monday: Les & Lyn Carrington; and Ron, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke.
Tuesday: Lyne Cunneen & John MacLulich; Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre.
Wednesday: Edi & Oscar Davis; Susan Deas; John Dickson; Kathy Drummond.
Thursday: David Dunlop; and Michael, Elizabeth, Tom, Ella & Nick Fleming.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Almighty God, we pray for those in Turkey and Syria who are suffering following the devastating earthquake. We pray for healing and good medical care for those who have been injured. For those who have lost homes and possessions, please meet their daily needs for food, clean water and shelter and comfort those who mourn the loss of loved ones. And bless all who are on the ground helping those impacted. Amen
Prayers for the sick: Stuart Grigg; (Fr) John Bowen; (Fr) Philip Bradford; Janet Walmsley; Tony Brownlow; Pauline Newell; Rosemary Bradford; Mary Middleton; (Fr) John Hawkins; Peter Brown; Christine Kondratenko; Val Thomas; Kevin Tibbey; Simone Abrahams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phillips; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Franz Legrum; Peta Loveday-Hill; Raf Forents; Peter Crook; James Baker; Jeremy Kinross; Catherine Loughman; Jonathan Harris; and Prue Perram.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Mary Potts; Mary Porter; Arthur Boyd; James Unwin; Margaret Coote; and Fredrick Anderson.
Saints Commemoration: 21st: Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, teacher (d.1109).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Andy Serafin; Florence Shellard; Ray Sommer; John Hardy; Lyn Carrington; John Dickson; 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; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; and Singla Pallav.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Readings for Next Sunday: Third Sunday of Easter
First Reading: Acts 2.14a, 36–41 Psalm: 116.1–4, 11–18
Second Reading: 1 Peter 1.13–25 Gospel: Matthew 28.8–15a
EASTER Appeal 2023
Envelopes are available in the church foyer to place on the collect plate
Or Scan the QR code to make a donation online.
You can also donate online at www.abmission.org/Easter2023