St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community

Notices_Sunday 1st October 2023 — Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost



Happy birth­day to: Nich­olas Chiew; Moya Holle; Stu­art Grigg; Mandy Tib­bey; Peter Gil­bert; Ann Petersen; Lea MacNeil; Lucy Raj; and John Dickson.




The flowers in the church today are donated by Ruth Cham­pi­on in lov­ing memory of her moth­er, Emily Champion.




TONIGHT – 6pm Even­ing Service.



Tues­day 10th Octo­ber at 7.30pm — A Bible Study on St John’s Gos­pel:  Lead by Fr Philip (Note: No bible study will be held on 3rd Octo­ber).  Address: 5 Lin­coln Street, Stan­more.   Mob: 0431 655 220.  Please bring a Bible.  Sup­per will be provided.  All welcome!



Sunday 8th Octo­ber — The Feast of St Fran­cis of Assisi:  On this day we will bless pets and the anim­als in gen­er­al and give thanks for all cre­ation.  Bring your pets along for a blessing.



Sat­urday 14th Octo­ber – Aus­trali­an Indi­gen­ous Voice Ref­er­en­dum:  NO PRE-POLLING OR VOTING AVAIALBLE AT ST LUKE’S!



Sunday 15th Octo­ber – St Luke’s Patron­al Fest­iv­al: Our Guest Speak­er is to be The Ven­er­able Dr Colleen O’Reilly.  Fol­low­ing the ser­vice we will hold a shared lunch, out­doors in the church car­park — weath­er per­mit­ting.  So please bring food to share – hot or cold; savoury or sweet.



Sat 21st Oct at 6.30pm – Warden’s Din­ner “Oppor­tun­ity Knocks”

Cel­eb­rat­ing the 30th Anniversary since our OpShop first opened on Enmore Road in 1993, so we encour­age you to buy your­self an OpShop out­fit.  This does not need to be an entire outfit!!

Prizes will be awar­ded for the fol­low­ing out­fits:  1. the quir­ki­est, 2. the most cre­at­ive, 3. best upcycle recon­struc­tion,  4. the most expens­ive, and 5. the cheapest.  Please keep your receipts for the last two categories.

Cost: $40 Adult/ $20 Con­ces­sion, Stu­dent, and OpShop Volun­teers.  No one is to be excluded because they can’t afford it.  Just ask one of the War­dens or Andy Serafin.

Price includes a 2‑course din­ner.  Please BYOG (Be aware that we sup­port the respons­ible sup­ply and use of alco­hol).  Soft drinks and water provided.  Please let us know if you have any food allergies.

Weath­er per­mit­ting, we will use the car­park area at 6.30pm for pre-din­ner drinks and nibbles.  Our Cater­er will serve din­ner in the hall at 7.15pm but people are wel­come to sit outside.

This is a fun night and we will have 80’s music. Please come and join us.

Get a group of fam­ily or friends togeth­er for a table or book an indi­vidu­al seat.  Tick­ets will be avail­able today.  Please see Kev­in Chiew after church, or dur­ing the week see Andy in the OpShop or con­tact Jen­nifer in the Office.

Book­ings must be received by 5pm on Fri­day 13th Octo­ber for cater­ing.


Sat­urday 18 Novem­ber 2023 — St Luke’s Young Organ­ists Series — Recit­al (time to be confirmed)

Organ Schol­ar Bailey Yeates, equal First Prize Win­ner of the Inter­me­di­ate Sec­tion of the 2022 Sydney Organ Com­pet­i­tion, per­forms works by J S Bach, Diet­rich Bux­te­hude, Aus­trali­an com­poser Graeme Koehne and oth­ers on our rare 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ.

No book­ing required — Seat­ing unreserved 

Entry, Pro­gramme & Refresh­ments:  $ note donation

Dona­tions wel­come to con­trib­ute to the performer’s fees.

Enquir­ies: Kathy Drum­mond / Brett Davies




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.



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 your teabags.  (N.B. — no dairy, cit­rus, onions or meat).



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: Susan Deas; Kathy Drum­mond; Dav­id Dun­lop; Steph­en Gates & Andrew; Mar­ilyn Gibbs and Kev­in Green.

Monday: John Dick­son; and Michael, Eliza­beth, Tom, Ella, & Nick Fleming.

Tues­day: Peter Gil­bert & Fred Narnola; and Joyce Grant.

Wed­nes­day: Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia; and Richard Hagen & Som.

Thursday: Selina Hardy & John; Robert Head; Moya Holle; and Noel Jeffs.

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, and those effected by earth­quakes, mud­slides or floods.  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.



Pray­ers for the sick: Gra­hame Sadler; Christine Thur­ley; Mar­garet Chiew; Dav­id Dun­lop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walms­ley; Ruth Cham­pi­on: Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Simone Abra­hams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Cath­er­ine Lough­man; Chris­toph­er Middleton; Helen Woell­ner; Libby Dav­is; Rebekah; Joyce Grant; and Ger­ald Grant.



Anniversar­ies of the Depar­tedEmily Cham­pi­on; Marj New­port; Mar­garet Doyle; Geoff Juer­gens; Eunice Dahler; Thomas Kerr; Ruth Cropley; Aus­tin McLachlan.



Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 6th: Wil­li­am Tyndale, bib­lic­al schol­ar (d.1536).



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 Allen; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; and Ron­ald Wilkins.




Read­ings for Next Sunday: Feast of St Fran­cis of Assisi.

First Read­ing: Jeremi­ah 22.13–16           Psalm: 148.7–14

Second Read­ing: Gala­tians 6.14–18        Gos­pel: Mat­thew 11.25–30