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

Notices_Sunday 31st December 2023_First Sunday After Christmas



The flowers in the church today are donated by Michelle Park­er, in lov­ing memory of her fath­er, Ron­ald Sid­ney Sparkes.



NEXT SUNDAY: The 6pm Spir­it of Taize ser­vice has been can­celled for Janu­ary only.  It will resume in Feb­ru­ary 2024.


Fr Jeff and Michelle Park­er will be on hol­i­days from Monday 1st – Fri­day 12th Janu­ary 2024.  Fr Philip will be tak­ing our Wed­nes­day and Sunday ser­vices dur­ing this period.


The Par­ish Office and OpShop are cur­rently closed for the hol­i­days: both will reopen on 2nd Janu­ary 2024.



2.30pm Thurs 1st Feb­ru­ary 2024 — ABM 2024 Pro­ject Book Launch:

You are invited to meet online with ABM and AID Exec­ut­ive Dir­ect­or, the Rev’d Dr John Deane, as we launch the 2024 Pro­ject Book. Togeth­er we will find out what God is doing and share with you how you and your par­ish can join with us in God’s mission.

We will also show­case the vari­ous resources we have avail­able to help your par­ish par­ti­cip­ate more fully in God’s mis­sion, nation­ally and glob­ally, through ABM.

Zoom Link will be sent the day before the Launch

Please RSVP to or 1300 302 663 with your name and par­ish by Wed­nes­day 31 Janu­ary 2024.



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 speak to Ruth Champion.


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: Peter Sey­mour; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes; Louisa Sil­ver­man; Ray & Laurel Som­mer; Kar­lene Thompson.

Monday: Christine Thur­ley, Troy & fam­ily; Janet Walms­ley; Noël Waugh.

Tues­day: Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; and Janet Wid­mer & Cliff.

Wed­nes­day: Sally Woell­ner; and Vic­tor Anyanji.

Thursday: Kay Younie, Nata­sha, Timothy & Jonathon.

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; Joseph Kumar; Ger­ald Grant; Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Cath­er­ine Lough­man; Helen Woell­ner; Libby Dav­is; Steph­en Grif­fen; Christine Pick­ard; Tom Hall; Auntie Glor­ia (Shipp); Nick Moles­worth; Michael Egan; Amy Bent­ley; and Douglas Seymour.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Ron­ald Sid­ney Sparkes; Mur­i­el Hack­ett; Arthur Thomas; Joyce Page; and Lil Kettlewell.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion1st: nam­ing and Cir­cum­cision of Jesus; and 2nd Basil of Caesarea (d. 379) & Gregory of Nazi­an­zus (d.389) Bish­ops and teach­ers, and Eliza Has­sall, pion­eer of mis­sion­ary train­ing & CMS Aus­tralia (d. 1917).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Simone Crowth­er; Ruth Champion;(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 9.30am Sunday 7th Janu­ary 2024 — Epi­phany of Our Lord

First Read­ing: Isai­ah 60.1–6                       Psalm: 72.1–7, 10–14

Second Read­ing: Ephesians3.1–12         Gos­pel: Matthew2.1–12