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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Departed: Emily 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