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

Notice_Sunday 23rd June — Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Wel­come to any vis­it­ors with us today.  Please join us for morn­ing tea.



The flowers today are donated by Rajah Selva­ra­jah in lov­ing memory of his moth­er, Car­ol Selvarajah.




TODAY — The Christ­mas Mar­ket Com­mit­tee will meet after the 9.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea.  We are work­ing through some new ideas to involve more people and also the best ways to mar­ket the event.  We thank all those who are involved with the pro­ject.  New ideas are always welcome.


Annu­al Leave: Fr Jeff and Michelle will be away for the next three Sundays – 30th June, 7th July & 14th July.  Fr Philip Brad­ford will be tak­ing the Sunday and Wed­nes­day ser­vices dur­ing Fr Jeff’s absence.


The Par­ish Coun­cil has agreed to raise funds to install an addi­tion­al bench seat in our car­park garden in memory of Fr Ron Mor­ris.  Fr Ron, who died in April 2017, was loved by all who knew him and came to our par­ish when he retired and lived at St John’s Vil­lage, Glebe.  Dona­tions are sought towards the $1500 cost of the bench seat.  If you would like to donate, please pay dir­ectly to the church account as lis­ted on the back of the pew sheet (ref­er­ence Fr Ron Mor­ris), or place your dona­tion in an envel­ope in the offer­tory with the same reference.


Cop­ies of Fr Jeff’s Sunday Ser­mons are made avail­able in the church foy­er each Sunday for those who would like to take a copy.


7.30 pm — Tues­day Night Bible Study at Fr Philip’s home, 5 Lin­coln St Stan­more. All wel­come.  The study for this term is The Acts of the Apostles.  Please bring a bible.



Tues­day 25th June @ 6pm – NSW Ecu­men­ic­al Coun­cil:     Even­ing pray­er with Ser­mon by Rev Prof Dr Jerry Pil­lay, Gen­er­al Sec­ret­ary of the World Coun­cil of Churches – fol­lowed by light refresh­ments.  St Stephen’s Unit­ing Church, 198 Macquar­ie Street, Sydney.


Sat­urday 29th June @ 6pm for 6.30pm – Men’s Night Out:    Peter­sham R S L (Itali­an), Regent Street, Peter­sham.  Please con­tact Kev­in Green for more details. Mob: 0405 691 055



Sat­urday 6th July at 3.30 pm in the hallChrist­mas High Tea in July!

$15 dona­tion would be appreciated.

Pro­ceeds go to ABM Myan­mar Clean Water Project.

Wear some­thing green and red, or some­thing col­our­ful and/or sparkly.  Please bring an unwrapped gift or altern­at­ively wrapped in clear cel­lo­phane for the trad­ing table.  Gifts need not be new – they can be good qual­ity antiques, or pre-loved, unique or homemade items.

There will be mulled wine, deli­cious food, enter­tain­ment and lucky door prizes!

Invite your fam­ily and friends but please RSVP by Sunday 30th June to or 0400 166 041.

P.S. Ruth is look­ing for help with dec­or­at­ing, food pre­par­a­tion; cook­ing and mak­ing mulled wine.  Please let Ruth know If you have any fancy Tea Pots or Cake Tier plates we can use for the event. 

All help will be most appreciated.



Sunday 7th July @ 2pm – St James’ Insti­tute Sem­inars:   “The Joys and Per­ils of Reli­gious Journ­al­ism” presen­ted by John Sander­son – Former ABC Journ­al­ist, Founder and Edit­or of Etern­ity News and blog­ger at  St James’ Hall, Level 1, 169–171 Philip Street, Sydney – with refresh­ments.   Pro­gramme updates at  Ph: (02) 8227 1300 or email the Dir­ect­or


Sunday 7th July – Monthly 5pm Taize Ser­vice here at St Luke’s.


Sunday 14th July at 6.30pm — Oxford Move­ment Even­song:   The Par­ish of Christ Church St Laurence (812 George St, Hay­mar­ket) extends an invit­a­tion to Fest­iv­al Even­song, Pro­ces­sion and Bene­dic­tion. This ser­vice will com­mem­or­ate Oxford Move­ment Sunday, giv­ing thanks for the litur­gic­al tra­di­tion with­in Anglic­an­ism. The ser­vice will be fol­lowed by light refresh­ments. No RSVP required. All welcome.


Sat­urday 7th Sept at 11am – ABM Mar­tyrs Day Ser­vice here at St Luke’s fol­lowed by a light lunch in the Hall.



2024 St James’ Inter­na­tion­al Organ Festival:

*Fri­day 26th July @ 7pmJames O’Donnell (USA), past Organ­ist and Mas­ter of the Chor­is­ters at West­min­ster Abbey.

*Sat­urday 3rd August @ 5pm — Marko Sever (Sydney), Gradu­ate of the Roy­al Academy of Music, London.

*Sunday 1st Septem­ber @ 5.30pm – Fea­tur­ing: Fr Daniel Dries (Rect­or, Christ Church St Lawrence); Dav­id Drury (Former Dir­ect­or of Music at St James’); Peter Jew­kes (Former Organ­ist of St James’); and Andrej Kouznet­sov (Assist­ant Dir­ect­or Music, St John’s Cathed­ral Brisbane).

*Sat­urday 16th Novem­ber @ 5pm – Sarah Kim (France), Aus­trali­an organ­ist; cur­rent organ­ist at l’Oratoire du Louvre in Paris.

Held at St James’ Church, 173 King Street , Sydney.

Tick­et avail­able at cost – In Per­son or livestream.  Vis­it



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: Mat­ilda Rink­er; Gra­hame Sadler; Rajah Selva­ra­jah & Greg; Peter Sey­mour; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes.

Monday: John Reimer; Louisa Sil­ver­man; and Laurel & Ray Sommer.

Tues­day: Kar­lene Thompson; and Christine Thur­ley, Troy & Family.

Wed­nes­day: Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; and Janet Walmsley.

Thursday: Noël Waugh; Janet Wid­mer & Cliff; Ron (Bp) & Katie Williams.

Fri­day: We pray for pas­tor­al care min­istry teams at all Hos­pit­als and all those who are min­istered 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: Chand Raju; Louisa Sil­ver­man; Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Ruth Dodd; Helen Woell­ner; Dav­id Brad­ford; Douglas John­ston; Susie Brooks; Sarah & Mari­on; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Mal­colm Hughes; Delia Bone; Judith Beveridge; Michael Aiken; (Dr) Tre­vor Smith; Lana MacPh­er­son; Alex Watt; Dav­id Park­er; and Kar­en Steiner-Hill.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Car­ol Selva­ra­jah; Shir­ley Frank­land; Alf Johnsen; and Doreen Chin.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 24th: Birth of John the Baptist; 27th: Cyril of Alex­an­dria, bish­op and teach­er (d. 444); 28th: Iren­aeus of Lyons, bish­op and teach­er (d. c. 200); and 29th: Peter & Paul, Apostles and Martyrs.


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: John Bowen (Priest); John Bunyan (Priest); Mar­garet Chiew; Ger­ald Grant; Bar­bara Ray­mond; Janet Walms­ley; Simone Crowth­er; Andy Ser­afin; Florence Shel­lard; Ray Som­mer; John Hardy; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Bar­bara Allen; Marissa & Meg Maack, Jude, Isla, & Al Don­nell; Ann Jeffs; Laurie McIntyre and Noel Jeffs.



Read­ings for Next Sunday – Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

First Read­ing: 2 Samuel 1.1, 17–27                     Psalm: 130

Second Read­ing: 2 Cor­inthi­ans 8.7–15                 Gos­pel: Mark 5.21–43