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Notices_Sunday 3rd September — Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost



Thank you to Fr Philip Brad­ford for con­tinu­ing as our Locum until Wed­nes­day 6th Septem­ber.  You can find Fr Philip’s weekly Sunday ser­mons on the home page of our Par­ish web­site under the ‘Ser­mon Archive’.    Fr Jeff and Michelle return on Sunday 10th Sept 2023.


Thank you from Peter Sey­mour:  Thank you to every­one who has encour­aged and sup­por­ted me over these past few months, it has been much appre­ci­ated.  I saw my spe­cial­ist last week and he has giv­en me an all clear, he does not want to see till this time next year.    The pray­ers and good wishes have been well received, and I can vouch that pray­er does work, so please keep it up for oth­ers who may need it.




Happy Birth­day to: Kev­in Chiew; Joyce Reddy; Gra­hame Sadler; Laurel Som­mer; Amrit MacIntyre; and Eed Intapan.



TONIGHT: 5pm Even­ing Ser­vice is CANCELLED for this month only.


Tues­day nights at 7.30pm — A Bible Study lead by Fr Philip:  Address: 5 Lin­coln Street, Stan­more.   Mob: 0431 655 220.   Please bring a Bible.  Sup­per will be provided.  All welcome.


Wed­nes­day 6th Septem­ber at 6 pm — Q&A on The Ref­er­en­dum:  To be held at Addis­on Road Mar­rick­ville in the Gum­bramorra Hall.  A great team with Thomas Mayo lead­ing the dis­cus­sion.  So, if you are unde­cided or con­fused, here is a chance to ask questions!



Sunday 17th Sept — 40th Anniversary of Sydney MOW:

Cel­eb­rated at Christ Church St Laurence Hay­mar­ket, at the 9am & 10.30 am ser­vices, where the Arch­bish­op of Perth, Kay Goldsworthy AO, will be our guest preach­er.  Fol­low­ing the 10.30am ser­vice there will be a lunch­eon in the hall and a short lec­ture giv­en to hon­our the life of the late Dr Patri­cia Bren­nan, by The Ven­er­able Dr Colleen O’Reilly.

If you are a mem­ber of MOW, please ensure you renew your mem­ber­ship pri­or to the event.   The lunch­eon will cost $30 per per­son.   Please book using Try­book­ing online at Sydney Move­ment for Ordin­a­tion web­site by 1st Septem­ber 2023.

If you would like to join our mem­ber­ship, please go to the MoWatch Aus­tralia web­site  or see Ruth who is the Sydney Con­ven­or.  We will be respect­fully ral­ly­ing out­side Syn­od again this year to raise aware­ness of the status of women in this dio­cese, on Tues­day 12th and Wed­nes­day 13th Septem­ber at 2pm for approx. 1 hour.



Sat­urday, 23rd Sept 2023 – Cinema Para­diso:  Chaplin’s Mod­ern Times:

3.30pm for a 3.45pm start, con­clud­ing at 5.40pm.

RSVP:  con­tact Brett by Sunday, 17 Sept 2023.

Mod­ern Times (1936) — Part-talk­ie, the film is a satir­ic­al, hil­ari­ous and romantic com­edy (Chaplin’s romance theme was later giv­en lyr­ics and became the song Smile, first recor­ded by Nat King Cole).  It is the first film to fea­ture Chaplin’s voice in The Non­sense Song.

The film uses silence and phys­ic­al jokes (Chap­lin per­formed all of his own stunts) to depict the dehu­man­ising effects of indus­tri­al­isa­tion and auto­ma­tion, explor­ing themes of human­ity versus machine, the power­less­ness of the poor, and the con­nec­tions between unem­ploy­ment, poverty and crime.



Sat­urday, 23rd Sept 2023 at 7.30pmThe Human Spir­it

Sydney Cham­ber Choir

Ver­brugghen Hall, Sydney Con­ser­vat­ori­um of Music

Tick­ets:  $75/$65 to $50/$45; Stu­dents and Under 30’s $30

Book online:   Book­ing Fees apply.



Sat­urday 14th Octo­ber – 2023 Aus­trali­an Indi­gen­ous Voice Referendum 


We are still wait­ing to hear wheth­er our hall will be used for pre-voting.

Watch this space for fur­ther announcements.



Sunday 15th Octo­ber — St Luke’s Patron­al Fest­iv­al:  Our Guest Speak­er is to be The Ven­er­able Dr Colleen O’Reilly, a former parish­ion­er.  Fol­low­ing the ser­vice we will hold a shared lunch, out­doors in the church car­park — weath­er permitting.


Sat­urday 21st Oct at 6.30pm – Warden’s Din­ner:  Cel­eb­rat­ing the 30th Anniversary since our OpShop first opened on Enmore Road in 1993.  Buy your­self an OpShop out­fit.  Prizes for best dressed male and female, fun­ni­est out­fit, and cheapest out­fit.  So, keep your receipt to prove it was the cheapest out­fit!  2 course din­ner. BYOG.


23nd-25th Feb­ru­ary 2024 — Par­ish Retreat: Booked at the Old Mon­as­tery Stroud (Fri­day even­ing to Sunday after­noon).   We will start tak­ing names for reser­va­tions in early Decem­ber 2023.  The bed­rooms are nearly all single rooms with shared bath­rooms, and we will be self-cater­ing.  Yes, it most likely will be very warm at that time of the year, but it was all that was avail­able to book.  The place is very pop­u­lar with lots of parishes!


2024 Aus­trali­an Anglic­an Church Cal­en­dar:  With pho­to­graphs by Robin Page this 2024 edi­tion con­tin­ues to include all the minor Feasts of the church as lis­ted in the 2024 lec­tion­ary.  Litur­gic­al sea­sons are col­our-coded, and each pic­tured church provides a short descrip­tion of its his­tory and cul­ture as well bible quote for the month.   Avail­able now to pur­chase online from St Peter’s Book­room  for $16.50 each (GST included) plus post­age costs.


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.


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.



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Peter Gil­bert & Fred Narnola; Joyce Grant; Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia; Richard Hagen & Som; and Selina Hardy & John.

Monday: Robert Head; Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; and Moya Holle.

Tues­day: Noel Jeffs; Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Ray­aan Kumar.

Wed­nes­day: Lea MacNeil & Don­ald; and Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tibbey.

Thursday: Evelyn Maack; Jen­nifer McGov­ern; John M.; and Jo Middleton.

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 war torn areas, par­tic­u­larly the Ukraine and the Sudan.  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 help­ing those impacted.  Amen



Pray­er of Thanks­giv­ing for recov­ery:  Peter Seymour.


Pray­ers for the sick: Alfredo Narnola; Don­ald Thomas; Gra­hame Sadler; Christine Thur­ley; Mar­garet Chiew; Noel Jeffs; Dav­id Dun­lop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walms­ley; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Mary Middleton; Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Simone Abra­hams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Cath­er­ine Lough­man; Wolfgang Haas; Chris­toph­er Middleton; Charles Said-Vas­sallo; Helen Woell­ner; and Libby Davis.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Wil­li­am Oliv­er; Betty Smith; Wil­li­am Simpson; Henry Smith; Maude Hol­lo­way; Harry Smith; Emma Rea; & Pippa Robinson.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 8th: Birth of Mary, Moth­er of Our Lord.


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Pau­line Newell; (Fr) John Hawkins; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Andy Ser­afin; Florence Shel­lard; Ray Som­mer; John Hardy; Lyn Car­ring­ton; John Dick­son; Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his fam­ily; Andrew Strat­golda; Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; Ann Jeffs; Singla Pal­lav; and Ron­ald Wilkins.



Read­ings for Next Sunday: Fif­teenth Sunday After Pentecost

First Read­ing: Exodus 12.1–14                Psalm: 149

Second Read­ing: Romans 13.1–10          Gos­pel: Mat­thew 18.10–20