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Notices_Sunday 10th December — Second Sunday of Advent


TODAY – Rect­ory Open House & hos­pit­al­ity after 9.30am ser­vice –  BBQ Saus­ages and some drinks provided.  Please bring any­thing else you would like.  Vis­it­ors very wel­come! 


 NEXT SUNDAY 17th Dec – 9.30am Third Sunday of Advent Ser­vice.   

Gifts will be giv­en out to our chil­dren, Viol­etta and Car­men at this ser­vice. 

 After the ser­vice and morn­ing tea parish­ion­ers are invited to sing car­ols at Stan­more nurs­ing home while gifts are dis­trib­uted.  This how­ever is depend­ent on the access status on the day. 



NEXT WEDNESDAY 13th Dec– 7.30pm Warden’s Meet­ing via Zoom. 



NEXT SUNDAY 17th Dec– 6pm CAROL ser­vice in the Car­park 

We invite every­one to come and par­ti­cip­ate. 

PLEASE NOTE:  The car­park will be closed to all vehicles on the night.   

There will be a drive through area exit­ing via the back lane with a des­ig­nated pickup/drop off zone. 



MONDAY 18th Dec– 7.30pm Par­ish Coun­cil meet­ing via Zoom. 


WEDNESDAY 20th Dec – 7.30pm CHRISTMAS ser­vice.  (Pre-Christ­mas ser­vice for those who will be going away) 


Nurs­ing Home Gifts: As is our usu­al cus­tom, we take a small gift to each res­id­ent at the Stan­more Nurs­ing Home in Cam­bridge St at Christ­mas time. Your dona­tion no mat­ter how small helps the par­ish to pay for a selec­tion of equal value gifts — usu­ally chocol­ates, or some­thing suit­able for those patients who are dia­bet­ic.  If you would like to donate please place your dona­tion on the offer­tory plate in an envel­ope marked “Nurs­ing Home”, or donate online with ref­er­ence “Nurs­ing Home”.   Many thanks for your gen­er­os­ity! 


Christ­mas Cards for 2023:  We have a small num­ber of packs of Christ­mas cards from 2022 for sale in the Com­munity Resource Centre.  Please see Steph­en Gates after church. 


Sat­urday 16 & Sunday 17 Decem­ber at 3pm — RCC Handel’s Mes­si­ah:   Join Radio Com­munity Chest for their per­form­ance of Han­del’s Mes­si­ah.   Ven­ue: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000.  For book­ings see — 



Dear beloved St Luke’s congregation, 

I want to express my sincere thanks for the beautiful flowers that arrived at my office this morning.  Your thoughtful gesture brought comfort and warmth during the passing of our Mother and Grandmother, Mary Kimber.  Your support means a lot to our family, and we are grateful for the love and compassion shown during this challenging time. 

With heartfelt appreciation, 

Tiffany, Kevin, Alexander, Nicholas and Family 


 23–25 Feb­ru­ary 2024 — Par­ish Retreat: Booked at the Old Mon­as­tery Stroud (Fri­day even­ing to Sunday after­noon).  We are now tak­ing names for reser­va­tions.  The bed­rooms are nearly all single rooms with shared bath­rooms, and we will be self-cater­ing.  If you are inter­ested, please put your name and num­ber on the notice board. 


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. 


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).   


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity 

Sunday: Steph­en Gates & Andrew Eld­er; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Kev­in Green; Peter Gil­bert & Fred Narnola; and Joyce Grant. 

Monday: Stu­art Grigg & ‘Trica; and Richard Hagen & Som. 

Tues­day: Selina Hardy & John; Robert Head; and Moya Holle. 

Wed­nes­day: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; and Noel Jeffs. 

Thursday: Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and Ray­aan Kumar. 

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 areas of con­flict.  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: Mar­garet Chiew; Dav­id Dun­lop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walms­ley; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Joseph Kumar; Ger­ald Grant; Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Simone Abra­hams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Cath­er­ine Lough­man; Chris­toph­er Middleton; Helen Woell­ner; Libby Dav­is; Steph­en Grif­fen; Christine Pick­ard; Tom Hall; Auntie Glor­ia (Shipp) and Nick Moles­worth. 


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­tedMary Crowth­er; James Gav­in; Allen Wells; Oswald Combs; Florence Thomas; Iso­belle Gid­ley; Sarah Ket­tlewell; and Mark Travis.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion 13th: Lucy, mar­tyr and vir­gin (d. 304); and 14th: John of the cross, mys­tic and teach­er (d. 1591). 


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: (Fr) John Hawkins; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Andy Ser­afin; Florence Shel­lard; Ray Som­mer; John Hardy; Lyn Car­ring­ton; John Dick­son; Bar­bara Allen; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Ann Jeffs; and Noel Jeffs. 



Read­ings for Next Sunday: Third Sunday in Advent 

First Read­ing: Isai­ah 61.1–4, 8–11                        Psalm: Song of Mary (APBA p.9) 

Second Read­ing: 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 5.12–28        Gos­pel: John 1.6–8, 19–28 



Christmas Services 

 Sun 17th Dec– 6pm CAROL ser­vice 

Sun 24th Dec– 7.30pm CHRISTMAS EVE ser­vice. (NOTE: One ser­vice at a dif­fer­ent time for this Sunday only) 

 Mon 25th Dec– 9.30am CHRISTMAS DAY ser­vice 

 Sun 31st Dec– 9.30am First Sunday after Christmas/ NEW YEAR’S EVE ser­vice 



Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Mini-Mar­ket Christ­mas Hamper Win­ners! 

1st Prize – Jo Middleton and 2nd Prize – Jan Tom­sett 

 Many thanks to all who con­trib­uted items to the hampers!!




The War­dens would like to sin­cerely thank all those who worked so hard for the suc­cess of the Christ­mas Mar­ket last Sat, 2nd Decem­ber.  A spe­cial thanks to Andy Ser­afin and to Colin who set up most things on the Fri­day after­noon and were two of the last to leave at the end of the day, togeth­er with Kev­in Chiew and Nich­olas.  Thank you to those who came early to help, those who stayed all day, and those who came at the end of the day to clear up and put away. Spe­cial thanks to those who cooked on the BBQ, baked goods or made jams and pre­serves or pickles and sauces; those who made things and cul­tiv­ated plants.  It was a great day and the spread­sheet below sets out the stall counts, cash and Eft­pos, taken on the day and sales and dona­tions on the fol­low­ing Sunday.  It was a won­der­ful res­ult and our Opshop con­tin­ues to uphold its repu­ta­tion with good sales.   



The Christ­mas Bowl Appeal — annu­al appeal of the Acts of Peace, the inter­na­tion­al aid agency of the Nation­al Coun­cil of Churches. 


 We encour­age parish­ion­ers to scan the code link and donate online (our par­ish is registered as ‘Enmore-Stan­more Anglic­an Par­ish’), or call 1800 025 101. 



ABM Advent and Christ­mas Appeal 

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to scan the code link to donate online. 

Please note: There are a lim­ited num­ber of dona­tion envel­opes for both ABM and the Christ­mas Bowl Appeal avail­able in the church foy­er for those who do not use smart mobile phones with cam­er­as.