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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

18 Septem­ber 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.

Cel­eb­rant & Preacher Fr. Philip Bradford
Wel­comers Today: Jen­nie Win­ton & Richard Hagen
Next week: Dav­id Dun­lop & Ann Petersen
Read­ers Today: Pau­line Newell & John Roe
Read­ers next week: Bryson & Bianca Reddy
Inter­cessor: Tony Brown­low
Next week: Moya Holle
Hos­pit­al­ity: G & S Camp­ton & K Drummond
Next Week: Les Car­ring­ton & Kev­in Green
Clean­ers Sat­urday 24th : Ann Petersen, Peter Gil­bert & Alfredo Narnola

Then Jesus said to the dis­ciples …’ The par­ables Jesus told, and that are recor­ded in the Gos­pels, were spe­cif­ic to his hear­ers, their back­ground and life­style. So it is some­times dif­fi­cult for West­ern, Eng­lish-speak­ing 21st cen­tury read­ers to untangle them. Inter­est­ingly, this par­able here is giv­en dif­fer­ent head­ings by dif­fer­ent trans­lat­ors and com­ment­at­ors: ‘the dis­hon­est stew­ard’, ‘the unjust stew­ard’, ‘the unright­eous stew­ard’, more recently ‘dis­hon­est man­ager’ and finally ‘the shrewd man­ager’. He is the cent­ral char­ac­ter in the story – an anti-hero. The par­able story is fol­lowed by sev­er­al ‘say­ings’ com­ment­ing on the story – try­ing to make sense of this character.

Per­haps the mor­al of the par­able, as viewed in our mod­ern com­mer­cial world, is that those ‘of the world’ – oper­at­ing in their envir­on­ment – are farsighted – hence shrewd, prudent, look­ing to sur­viv­al. The ‘chil­dren of light’, those con­cerned with ‘spir­itu­al’ mat­ters should be ready in their rela­tion­ships to pro­mote ‘heav­enly’ things.

  • Pray: ‘Your King­dom come’ – that the Church and its mem­bers, will be far-sighted and enthu­si­ast­ic in seek­ing the Kingdom.
  • Give thanks for the Epis­copal Church of South Sudan and Sudan, and pray for peace between and with­in both countries.

Text:        Moya Holle, ABM Sydney Committee
© Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion, 2016
St Mat­thew, Apostle

Introit Hymn:  TIS 168 For the fruits of all creation

The Sen­tence:  You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.                                        2 Cor­inthi­ans 8.9


The Col­lect (we pray together)

O God,

you are rich in love for your people:
show us the treas­ure that endures and,
when we are temp­ted by greed,
call us back into your service
and make us worthy to be entrus­ted with the wealth that nev­er fails.
We ask this through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


First Read­ing                                                                 Jeremi­ah 8.18–9.1

A read­ing from the Book of Proph­et Jeremiah

My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heart is sick. Hark, the cry of my poor people from far and wide in the land:
‘Is the Lord not in Zion? Is her King not in her?’
(‘Why have they pro­voked me to anger with their images,
with their for­eign idols?’) ‘The har­vest is past, the sum­mer is ended,
and we are not saved. ’For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt,
I mourn, and dis­may has taken hold of me.
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no phys­i­cian there?
Why then has the health of my poor people not been restored?
O that my head were a spring of water, and my eyes a foun­tain of tears,
so that I might weep day and night
for the slain of my poor people!

For the word of the Lord                                             Thanks be to God

Psalm:  79.1–9

1 O God the hea­then have come | into – your | land:
they have defiled your holy temple *
they have made Je-| rus­alem – a | heap – of | stones.

2 They have giv­en the dead bod­ies of your servants
as food to the | birds of – the | air:
and the flesh of your faith­ful ones to the | wild – beasts | of – the | earth.

3 Their blood they have spilt like water on every | side of – Je-| rusalem:
And there is | none – to | bu-– ry | them.

4 We have become a mock­ery | to – our | neighbours:
the scorn and | laugh­ing – stock of | those – a-| bout us.

5 How long O Lord shall your anger be | so – ex-| treme:
will your jeal­ous | fu-– ry | burn – like | fire?

6Pour out your wrath on the nations that | do – not | know you:
on the king­doms that have not | called – u-| pon – your | name.

7 For they have de-| voured – — | Jacob:
and made his | dwell­ing place – a | de-– so-| lation.

8 Do not remem­ber against us the | sin of – former | times:
but let your com­pas­sion hasten to meet us *
for | we – are | brought – very | low.
†9 Help us O God our saviour * for the | hon­our – of your | name:
O deliv­er us and expi­ate our | sins – for | your – name’s | sake.
Glo-| ry to | God: Fath­er | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| gin­ning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men


Second Read­ing                                                               1 Timothy 2.1–7

A read­ing from Paul’s First Let­ter to Timothy

First of all, then, I urge that sup­plic­a­tions, pray­ers, inter­ces­sions, and thanks­giv­ings should be made for every­one, for kings and all who are in high pos­i­tions, so that we may lead a quiet and peace­able life in all god­li­ness and dignity.
This is right and is accept­able in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires every­one to be saved and to come to the know­ledge of the truth.

For there is one God;
there is also one medi­at­or between God and human­kind, Christ Jesus, him­self human, who gave him­self a ransom for all—this was attested at the right time.
For this I was appoin­ted a her­ald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teach­er of the Gen­tiles in faith and truth.


For the word of the Lord                                             Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Procession — 

Gos­pel acclamation: 

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia!
Happy the | poor in | spirit;
the | king­dom of | heav­en is | theirs!
Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia!


The Gos­pel                                                                  Luke16.1–13
The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Then Jesus said to the dis­ciples, ‘There was a rich man who had a man­ager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squan­der­ing his prop­erty. So he summoned him and said to him, “What is this that I hear about you? Give me an account of your man­age­ment, because you can­not be my man­ager any longer.” Then the man­ager said to him­self, “What will I do, now that my mas­ter is tak­ing the pos­i­tion away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do so that, when I am dis­missed as man­ager, people may wel­come me into their homes.” So, sum­mon­ing his master’s debt­ors one by one, he asked the first, “How much do you owe my mas­ter?” He answered, “A hun­dred jugs of olive oil.” He said to him, “Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.” Then he asked anoth­er, “And how much do you owe?” He replied, “A hun­dred con­tain­ers of wheat.” He said to him, “Take your bill and make it eighty.” And his mas­ter com­men­ded the dis­hon­est man­ager because he had acted shrewdly; for the chil­dren of this age are more shrewd in deal­ing with their own gen­er­a­tion than are the chil­dren of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dis­hon­est wealth so that when it is gone, they may wel­come you into the etern­al homes. ‘Who­ever is faith­ful in a very little is faith­ful also in much; and who­ever is dis­hon­est in a very little is dis­hon­est also in much. If then you have not been faith­ful with the dis­hon­est wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faith­ful with what belongs to anoth­er, who will give you what is your own? No slave can serve two mas­ters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the oth­er, or be devoted to the one and des­pise the oth­er. You can­not serve God and wealth.’

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


Hymn after the Ser­mon- TIS 618 What does the Lord require

Offer­tory Hymn: TIS 517 – Hal­le­lu­jah sing to Jesus

Hymn dur­ing Communion


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.


Final Hymn: TIS –153 God is love, let heav­en adore him

The Notices

Par­ish Coun­cil meets today after morn­ing tea.

Tues­day night Bible Study is cur­rently in recess – watch this space.

Tues­day 20 Thursday 22 Septem­ber at 7.30 p.m.: This year’s New Col­lege lec­tures will be giv­en by Dr.Simon Gath­er­cole, a Read­er in New Test­a­ment from the Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge. His top­ic will be the “apo­cryph­al” Gos­pels and their rela­tion­ship to the four canon­ic­al Gos­pels. In place of our Bible Study, this should be edi­fy­ing. New Col­lege is on Anzac Parade close to the inter­sec­tion of Bark­er St, Kens­ing­ton; some park­ing is avail­able in the sur­round­ing streets. Admis­sion is free and you can register online at

Sat­urday 24 Septem­ber – The War­dens “Swingin‘ Nightclub” & Din­ner. Last sale of tick­ets today - $35 or $25 conc. Chil­dren free. If you pay through a dir­ect cred­it – please use a ref­er­ence of 24/9 din­ner. “Please see Ruth dur­ing morn­ing tea to secure your place. You may like to book a table with friends. Help is needed to set up and dec­or­ate the hall from 9.30 a.m. Sat morn­ing. Thank you everyone!

Sunday 2 Octo­berSt Fran­cis’ Day – Bless­ing of the pets.

Sunday 9 Octo­ber – Imme­di­ately fol­low­ing our Euchar­ist we will have a brief ser­vice to inter the ashes of Mary Sotiri­adis in our Memori­al Garden. Fam­ily & friends of Mary will be join­ing for this occa­sion. Please join in too.

Sunday 16 Octo­ber – Back to St Luke’s Day – Guest preach­er will be Pro­fess­or Diane Speed, Dean and CEO of Sydney Col­lege of Divin­ity. We have sent let­ters of invit­a­tion to former parish­ion­ers and oth­ers con­nec­ted with St Luke’s or St Augustine’s. If you know of any­one who would like to come, please let Ruth or Jen­nie know so that we can send them an invit­a­tion. We will have a shared lunch on this occa­sion, so we will be ask­ing you all to contribute.

Sunday 23 Octo­ber at 4.00 p.m. – Even­song with the Brabyn Singers.

Sunday 6 Novem­ber – Con­firm­a­tion Ser­vice – Bish­op Michael Stead will be here for the con­firm­a­tion ser­vice. If you or any­one you know wishes to be con­firmed, please see Fr Philip.

Sat­urday 26 Novem­ber – Christ­mas Mar­ket. See Jen­nifer Bestel for fur­ther inform­a­tion and offers of help would be appreciated.

Book­stall NewsNadia’s book Flight has won the Pic­ture Book Award in the Children’s Book Awards for this year. We have cop­ies in stock.

ABM Cooks are tak­ing orders for: Lem­on but­ter; Apple Chut­ney; Tomato Rel­ish; Fruit Cake; Florentine Bis­cuits (with or without nuts); Cheese Oat­meal bis­cuits; Zuc­chini Pickles. Place your orders with Moya.

Thank you to Nadia Wheat­ley for our won­der­ful Recon­cili­ation Ser­vice last week when Dr Elsie Heiss, was our speak­er. Elsie told her story of grow­ing up as an indi­gen­ous child; her father’s brave stance and her abil­ity to rise from the ashes of dis­crim­in­a­tion and exclu­sion was inspirational.

The photo was taken at our Recon­cili­ation Ser­vice last week.


Giv­ing to St Luke’s


Envel­opes in which to place your weekly offer­ing are avail­able at the Wel­come Table at the entrance to the church and also at the Inform­a­tion Table near the Book­stall. If you would like to use this meth­od of giv­ing, please take a box. Alternatively …

If you want to ensure reg­u­lar giv­ing to St Luke’s, but find you nev­er have the right amount in cash, or are some­times unable to attend on Sundays, then St Luke’s Dir­ect Trans­fer may work for you. Please put your name or the word “Offer­ing” as a reference.


St Luke’s Enmore Bank Account Details 

Account Name:          St Luke’s Anglic­an Church Work­ing Account

BSB: 062–165              Account Num­ber: 10023547 

Bible Read­ings for the Week 19th to 25th Septem­ber 2016

MONDAY Pro­verbs 3.27–34 Psalm 15 Luke 8.16–18
TUESDAY Pro­verbs 21.1–6,10–13 Psalm 119.33–40 Luke 8.19–21
WEDNESDAY Pro­verbs 30.5–9 Psalm  119.97–104 Luke 9.1–6
THURSDAY Eccle­si­ast­es 1.2–11 Psalm 90.1–6 Luke 9.7–9
FRIDAY Eccle­si­ast­es 3.1–11 Psalm 144.1–4 Luke 9.18–22
SATURDAY Eccle­si­ast­es 11.9–12.8 Psalm 90.13–17 Luke 9.43b-45

Next Sunday: Nine­teenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremi­ah 32.1–3a, 6–15
Psalm: 91.1–6, 14–16
1 Timothy 6.6–19
Gos­pel Read­ing: Luke 16.19–31


Pray­ers for each day of the week

Stu­art Ogg; Kath­er­ine Old­field; Julie & Phil­ippa Olston; Andrew & Mea­ghan Patterson.

Ann, Rachel Petersen & Wolf; Jenny Prais­ang; Tony Pur­cell; Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj.

Win­nie Rak­phong; Milk Rak­sajit; Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson; Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie Reddy.

Edward & Joyce Reddy; Mat­ilda Rink­er; John Roe; Jick Roun­sang; Gra­hame Sadler; Ken Searle.

Leil­ani Saseve; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes; Peter Sey­mour; Laurel & Ray Som­mer; Raboom, & Nol Takham.


Mat­thew, Mark & James Tan­gruthaitham; Rung Thana­chait­awee­sub; Num­wan Thawanwanichkul.

Nok Thawom; Steph­en Thomas; Christine Thur­ley & Troy; Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; Janet Walmsley.

 Our Pray­ers for those in imme­di­ate need: 

Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Car­oline Wilson; Dawn Hol­land; Asia Bibi, Robert and Lyn­dall; Jenny John­ston; Linda Jensath­it; Sheila Cross.

Pray­er for the sick or in need.

Shir­ley Allen; Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Kay & Rus­sell Clark; Paull Gar­rett; Ros Gee; Madeline Gee; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Tina Gounder & Jay­den Gounder; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs, Eddy Kit­tir­at; Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Emily & Taylor McCormick; Jen­nifer McGov­ern; Janet McLeod; Fr Ron Mor­ris, John Naidu; Pau­line Newell; Peter Pur­cell; Bri­an Rawns­ley; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Steph­en Thomas; Soph­ie Toupein; Janet Walms­ley; Bish­op Greg Thompson & Dio­cese of New­castle; Yavani Mu Daly, Vic­tor­ia, Leigh Gar­retty, Nii Samuela; David.

Thanks­giv­ing for bless­ings received:

Dav­id is mak­ing good pro­gress; Robert Dubler is now breath­ing unas­sisted and in rehab; Leigh Gar­retty is also in rehab

Recently Depar­ted:

Mervyn Illey

Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Des Stone; Patri­cia Smith; Dav­id Neary.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

20th: John Col­eridge Patteson; First Bish­op of Melane­sia, Mar­tyr (d.1871)
21st: Mat­thew, Apostle, Evan­gel­ist & Martyr.

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:

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. 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 0401727718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Cham­pi­on Mb 0400166041Par­ish 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