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Advent 1 27 November 2016


27 November 2016

Wel­come to our wor­ship this morning

At St Luke’s we seek to share God’s uncon­di­tion­al love and accept­ance of all people, regard­less of age, gender, race, mar­it­al or fam­ily status, sexu­al ori­ent­a­tion, dis­ab­il­ity or wealth.

Preach­er & Celebrant:
Wel­comers Today:
Next Week:
Read­ers Today:
Read­ers Next Week:
Next Week:
Next Week:
Clean­ers 3rd December:
Fr. Philip Bradford
Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre
Evelyn Maak & Steph­en Gates
Thomas & Ellen­or Fleming
Kay Younie & Steph­en Gates
Brett Davies
Amrit MacIntyre
Les Car­ring­ton & Kev­in Green
Reddy Fam­ily (Birth­day Cake)
Ann Petersen, Peter Gil­bert, Alfredo Narnola

ABMThe Psalm­ist prays for the peace of Jer­u­s­alem while Isai­ah sees a day when many peoples from all nations will go up to the moun­tain of the LORD and to the LORD’s house to be taught his word and his ways. May we, this Advent, as we pon­der anew the birth of Jesus, wake from our sleep, for our sal­va­tion is near, the night is over and the day has come. Let us put on the Lord Jesus Christ and walk in the light. And let us not be found want­ing when our Lord returns again. May he find us people of faith, hope, love and peace.

  • Pray that this Advent we may love our neigh­bours as ourselves, rejoice with and encour­age one anoth­er with the prom­ises of God in our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Give thanks for the work of the Anglic­an Alli­ance for Devel­op­ment, Relief and Advocacy

Text: Dr Michael Sutton
Cat­ech­ist, St Paul’s Anglic­an Church Burwood
© Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion, 2016

Introit Hymn: TIS 265 – O come, O come Emmanuel

Liturgy for Light­ing the Advent Candle

1st Sunday of Advent – Hope

The Min­is­ter greets the congregation:

The Lord be with you

All: And also with you.



Jesus said, “I am the light of the world”

He who fol­lows me will not walk in darkness,
But will have the light of life.

A child / con­greg­a­tion:Why do we light this candle?



This candle reminds us of the light of hope
The proph­ets had in their expect­a­tions of a Messiah
Bring­ing peace and love to the world.

The candle is lit.



Lord God, our world is in dark­ness and we need.
The light of peace and love to shine in it;

Help us to pre­pare our lives and our homes
To receive the One who is the light of the world.
We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

The Sen­tence: Come, let us go up to the moun­tain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jac­ob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths. Isai­ah 2.3a

The Col­lect:

Almighty God,
give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness
and put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mor­tal life
in which your Son Jesus Christ came among us in great humility
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glor­i­ous majesty to judge
the liv­ing and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Read­ing Isai­ah 2.1–5

A read­ing from the book of the proph­et Isaiah

The word that Isai­ah son of Amoz saw con­cern­ing Judah and Jer­u­s­alem. In days to come the moun­tain of the Lord’s house shall be estab­lished as the highest of the moun­tains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. Many peoples shall come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the moun­tain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jac­ob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths. ‘For out of Zion shall go forth instruc­tion, and the word of the Lord from Jer­u­s­alem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbit­rate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plough­shares, and their spears into prun­ing-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jac­ob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!

For the word of the Lord      Thanks be to God

Psalm 122

  1. I was glad when they | said to | me:
    ‘Let us | go to the | house of the | Lord.’
  2. And now our | feet are | standing:
    with-| in your | gates O Je-| rusalem;
  3. Jer­u­s­alem which is | built as a | city:
    where the | pil­grims | gath­er in | unity.
  4. There the tribes go up * the | tribes of the | Lord:
    as he com­manded Israel * to give | thanks to the | name of the | Lord.
  5. There are set | thrones of | judgement:
    the | thrones of the | house of | David.
  6. O pray for the | peace of Je-| rusalem:
    may | those who | love you | prosper.
  7. Peace be with-| in your | walls:
    and pros-| peri ty | in your | palaces.
  8. For the sake of my kindred | and com-| panions:
    I will | pray that | peace be | with you.
  9. For the sake of the house of the | Lord our | God:
    I will | seek | for your | good.

Glo-| ry to | God; Fath­er | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| gin­ning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men

Second Read­ing Romans 13.9–14

A read­ing from Paul’s let­ter to the Romans

The com­mand­ments, ‘You shall not com­mit adul­tery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not cov­et’; and any oth­er com­mand­ment, are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neigh­bour as your­self.’ Love does no wrong to a neigh­bour; there­fore, love is the ful­filling of the law. Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For sal­va­tion is near­er to us now than when we became believ­ers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of dark­ness and put on the armour of light; let us live hon­our­ably as in the day, not in rev­el­ling and drunk­en­ness, not in debauch­ery and licentious­ness, not in quar­rel­ling and jeal­ousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no pro­vi­sion for the flesh, to grat­i­fy its desires.

For the word of the Lord      Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Procession

Gos­pel Acclamation

Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alleluia,
Lord show us your | mercy and | love,
and | grant us | your sal-| vation.
Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alleluia.

The Gos­pel Mat­thew 24.36–44

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Matthew

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heav­en, nor the Son, but only the Fath­er. For as the days of Noah were, so will be the com­ing of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eat­ing and drink­ing, mar­ry­ing and giv­ing in mar­riage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew noth­ing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the com­ing of the Son of Man. Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grind­ing meal togeth­er; one will be taken and one will be left. Keep awake there­fore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is com­ing. But under­stand this: if the own­er of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was com­ing, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. There­fore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is com­ing at an unex­pec­ted hour.

For the Gos­pel of the Lord      Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ

Hymn after Ser­mon: TIS 272 – Come, thou long expec­ted Jesus

Pray­er for our Parish

God of Love,
God of Mission,
You alone bring growth to your Church.
Send to us your Holy Spir­it — to give-
Vis­ion for our planning,
Wis­dom in our actions,
And power to our witness.
Help our church to grow in numbers,
In spir­itu­al com­mit­ment to you
And in ser­vice to our loc­al community.

Offer­tory Hymn: TIS 275 – Hail to the Lord’s anointed

Hymn dur­ing Communion:

Final Hymn: TIS 276 – There’s a light upon the mountains


Today at 5 p.m. is our Advent Car­ol Even­song with the Brabyn Sing­ers. Please invite your fam­ily and friends and if pos­sible bring a plate of some­thing for high tea – noth­ing that needs to be heated please.

A big thank you to all who worked so hard for our very suc­cess­ful Christ­mas Mar­ket yes­ter­day, espe­cially to our organ­isers, Jen­nifer Bestel and Jen­nie Winton. 

Our Com­bined Advent Stud­ies on John the Baptist (Locusts and Wild Honey) is in 4 Parts. The 1st part was last week:-

Pt. 2. — 7.00 p.m. — Tues­day 29 Novem­ber, St Luke’s Church Enmore;
Pt. 3 — 7.00 p.m. — Tues­day 6 Decem­ber, St Luke’s Church Enmore:
Pt. 4 — 7.00 p.m. — Tues­day 13 Decem­ber, Met­ro­pol­it­an Com­munity Church, 96 Crys­tal St, Petersham.

This is a very well presen­ted and timely study – fin­ishes around 8.15 p.m.

This is the last call for Toys & Tuck­er for Angli­care which will be col­lec­ted on Tues­day 6 Decem­ber. No chocol­ates please or any­thing that is per­ish­able. Vari­ous toys (without bat­ter­ies), canned goods or pack­et foods are most accept­able. Thank you for your response.

Sat­urday 10 Decem­ber, 6 for 6.30 pm Last Boyz Nite Out for the year. Thai Power II, 220 Addis­on Road, Mar­rick­ville, on the 428 bus route. Expres­sions of interest to John Roe 0400955772 by 6 December.

Book­stall News – We have cop­ies in stock of John Bunyan’s Reflec­tions and 24 Songs for a Reas­on­able Reform­a­tion: Beauty and Truth $12; also Keith Mascord’s Faith without Fear $30; and Jesus I have loved, but Paul? a Nar­rat­ive Approach to the Prob­lem of Pau­line Chris­tian­ity by J R Daniel Kirk, and Lec­tion­ar­ies for 2017 (be quick, stock is run­ning out fast).

Our Web­site

Our web­site is being con­stantly updated by Fr Philip (ser­mons) and Angela Bell (weekly bul­let­ins and events). Have you taken a look recently? Your feed­back would be appreciated.

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Advance Notice


A NEW Aus­trali­an Music­al LADIES IN BLACK. Star City Lyr­ic Theatre — 8 pm Wed­nes­day 18 Janu­ary Cost $80. Let John Roe know by 13 Novem­ber if you are inter­ested 0400955772 or

Bible Read­ings for the Week 28 Novem­ber to 4 Decem­ber 2016

MONDAY Isai­ah 2.1–5 Psalm 122 Mat­thew 8.5–11
TUESDAY Isai­ah 11.1–10 Psalm 72.1–7 Luke 10.21–24
WEDNESDAY Isai­ah 25.6–10 Psalm 23 Mat­thew 15.29–37
THURSDAY Isai­ah 26.1–6 Psalm 118.19–25 Mat­thew 7.21–27
FRIDAY Isai­ah 29.17–24 Psalm 27.9–17 Mat­thew 9.27–31
SATURDAY Isai­ah 30.19–26 Psalm 147.1–6 Mat­thew 9.35–10,5–8

Next Sunday’s Read­ings – Second Sunday of Advent

Isai­ah 11, 1–10
Psalm 72.1–7, 18–21
Romans 15.4–13
Mat­thew 3.1–12

[ACNS, by Gav­in Drake] The Prim­ate of Aus­tralia, Arch­bish­op Philip Freier, has called for con­sti­tu­tion­al recog­ni­tion for Abori­gin­al and Torres Strait Islander people, say­ing it is “vital” if the country’s indi­gen­ous people are to flour­ish. Arch­bish­op Freier expressed con­cern that the polit­ic­al debate about the intro­duc­tion of same-sex mar­riage and parliament’s rejec­tion of a plebis­cite on the issue should not be used to pre­vent a ref­er­en­dum on indi­gen­ous recog­ni­tion. He said that the issue had “dropped increas­ingly below the Fed­er­al Government’s radar”. Last week, the stand­ing com­mit­tee of the Anglic­an Church of Aus­tralia agreed to sup­port recog­ni­tion at the Fed­er­al Par­lia­ment­ary level, includ­ing remov­ing powers to make laws on the basis of race while allow­ing the coun­try to make laws to over­come dis­ad­vant­age, ameli­or­ate past dis­crim­in­a­tion and pro­tect cul­ture, lan­guage and heritage


Pray­ers for each day of the week

John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; Ray­mond Hesle­hurst; Michael. Jac­queline, Sam & Soph­ie Hicks.

Janet, Susan & Alex Hill; Lay-kum Ho; Moya Holle; Anne Hywood & Peter Tregilgas.

Diana Jef­fer­ies; Noel Jeffs; Linda Jensath­it; Kenny Khoo; Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat.

Joseph & Esth­er Kumar; Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tib­bey; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Evelyn Maack.

Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre; Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Alex Maneekaew.

Mer­rill & Geor­gie Mar­tin; Aman­da Mason; John M; Fr. Ron Mor­ris; Fran Morris.

Ian Myl­chreest; John Naidu; Ron, Anthea, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath.

Our Pray­ers for those in imme­di­ate need:

Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Dawn Hol­land; Asia Bibi, Robert and Lyn­dall; Linda Jensath­it; Fr Ron Mor­ris, Bri­an Rawnsley.

Our Pray­er for those in need.

Shir­ley Allen; Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Maur­een & Henry Byers; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs, Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; John Naidu; Pau­line Newell; Peter Pur­cell; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Steph­en Thomas; Soph­ie Toupein; Bp Greg Thompson; Janet Walms­ley; Yavani Mu Daly, Vic­tor­ia, Leigh Gar­retty, Nii Samuela; Alie­sha; Juli­an; Eve Moggs; John Mic­allef; Lil­lian & moth­er; Jack & fam­ily; Mari­anela O’Brien & Car­oline Wilson.

Thanks for Bless­ings Received
Emily & Taylor are now settled in Amer­ica and in their new house.
Rus­sell Clark is recov­er­ing from hip sur­gery and is home, & Kay is com­ing home after hav­ing rehab also.

Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Les Clark; Alfred Welsh; Peter Sze­pe­tiuk; Elsie Farrell;

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion

30th Nov: Andrew, Apostle & Martyr
2nd Dec: Frances Perry, founder of the Roy­al Women’s Hos­pit­al Mel­bourne (d.1892)
3rdDec: Fran­cis Xavi­er, priest and mis­sion­ary (d.1552)

Evac­u­ation and Loc­a­tion of Fire Extinguishers.

Thank you to every­one who took part in our prac­tice evac­u­ation last week – we all suc­cess­fully left the build­ing, includ­ing two vis­it­ors in wheel­chairs, with­in 3 minutes. We are required by the Dio­cese to prac­tice this annually.

We were issued with a Fire Safety Cer­ti­fic­ate this week, fol­low­ing a check on our meter boards, exits signs and fire extinguishers.

Please every­one be aware that dur­ing any incid­ent we need to observe our evac­u­ation pro­ced­ure and meet up on the foot­path on Stan­more Road at the bot­tom of the stairs from the church. The Church­war­dens should then ensure the build­ing is clear, fire extin­guish­ers manned and fire bri­gade called if necessary.

Please take note that the gas main is loc­ated on the Rect­ory wall facing the church and can be turned off by a tap loc­ated behind the bushes – low to the ground on the left of the meter. The gas stove can be turned off at the rear of the stove – pull the stove out and gas tap is loc­ated on the wall at the rear of the stove, at floor level.

Fire Extin­guish­ers are branded for a par­tic­u­lar pur­pose, so please take care to read the dir­ec­tions on the extin­guish­ers from time to time. They are located:-

  • In the kit­chen just inside the door from the hall on the right hand side. This extin­guish­er is a liquid and safe to use on fires on caused by cook­ing oil on our stove. If a gas fire erupts we need to use the powder filled extin­guish­er at the back of the hall. [Once our renov­a­tions are com­pleted in the hall and the kit­chen we will install a powder type extin­guish­er in the kit­chen as well.]

  • At the rear of the hall near the Emmaus Room access door loc­ated on the left-hand side walk­ing towards the Emmaus Room. This is a powder type extin­guish­er and safe for gen­er­al use.

  • In the church narthex (main entrance|) just inside the door from the porch on the right-hand side.

Par­ish Inform­a­tion ABN.78 161 584 893.


Sung Euchar­ist and Chil­dren’s Min­istry at 9.30 am fol­lowed by hos­pit­al­ity in the hall. Thai Com­munity meets in the Chapel after morn­ing tea. Enquir­ies to Aman­da Mason 0407 101 382.


Wed­nes­day 9.30 a.m. — Morn­ing Pray­er; 10.00 a.m. Euchar­ist (fol­lowed by morn­ing tea); Fri­day 8.30 a.m. – Morn­ing Prayer

CONFESSIONS (Sac­ra­ment of Recon­cili­ation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.

Rect­or — Fr Philip Brad­ford — 0431 655 220 (Mob)
Office Ph 9557 4219 PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Par­ish email:
Fr Philip:

Hon­or­ary Lay Min­is­ter – Peter Seymour

Pas­tor­al Care
Lay-Min­is­ters — Part Time – Lea MacNeil & Aman­da Mason.


OFFICE HOURS: Tues­day 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wed­nes­day 9.00 am to 12 noon; Fri­day 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.

Hon Clergy Associate:
Fr Ron Mor­ris (Mob 0409 451362)

Organ­ist: Kathy Drummond
Occa­sion­al Organ­ist: C. Brooks

133 Enmore Rd, Tel: 9550 5713
Hours: Tues, Wed & Fri­day 9.30   4; Thursday 9.30–3; Sat 9.30 – 2.30, Sunday, Monday – Closed.

Hall Admin­is­trat­or:
Stu­art Veitch Mb 0400–312-354

Jen­nie Win­ton Mb 0401 727 718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Cham­pi­on Mb 0400 166 041

Par­ish Council:
Andy Ser­afin; Jen­nifer Bestel; James Barnes (Treas­urer); Susan Hill; Peter Sey­mour; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Amrit MacIntyre & Tony Purcell.

Par­ish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tib­bey; Susan Hill; Ruth Cham­pi­on & Stu­art Veitch.

Pas­tor­al Care Sup­port Group
Ruth Cham­pi­on; Stu­art Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle; Peter Seymour