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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

28th August 2016

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Fif­teenth Sunday after Pentecost


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:             Fr Philip Bradford
Wel­comers Today:                  Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre
Next week:                              Tony Brown­low & Nadia Wheatley

Read­ers Today:                        Ellen­or & Thomas Fleming
Read­ers next week:                  Steph­en Gates & Kath­er­ine Oldfield
Inter­cessor:                             Ruth for Diana Jefferies

Next week:                              Peter Seymour

Hos­pit­al­ity:                             Thai Community

Next Week:                             Reddy Fam­ily (B’day cake)

Clean­ers Sat­urday 3rd:              M Rink­er, K Green, N Daniels

Glu­ten free hosts are avail­able. Please see our Sac­ristan, Andy Ser­afin, before the ser­vice if you need to receive a glu­ten free host.

Hear­ing Loop is fit­ted in the Church – please turn your hear­ing aid to T‑setting



  • ‘Let mutu­al love con­tin­ue. Do not neg­lect to show hos­pit­al­ity to strangers, for by doing that some have enter­tained angels without know­ing it.’ Do we know when we have met and enter­tained an angel? Maybe. Eat­ing and hav­ing a party with our fam­ily and friends is an enjoy­able and sat­is­fy­ing exper­i­ence. To include in the party, someone who is not ‘of us’, who is not par­tic­u­larly attract­ive to us is not easy. It takes us out of our com­fort zone. In our Church com­munity, we so often don’t reach out to the ‘unlovely’. It often requires delib­er­ate ‘affirm­at­ive action’ to invite in the stranger to the Lord’s Table. How­ever when we do, Jesus said ‘you will be blessed’.
  • Pray that we will have a love and com­pas­sion for the stranger, the poor, the sick, the home­less and the destitute.
  • Give thanks for the Epis­copal Church of Jer­u­s­alem and the Middle East – a Church which spans thir­teen countries.

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

Introit Hymn:TIS 137 For the beauty of the earth

The Sen­tence All who exalt them­selves will be humbled, and those who humble them­selves will be exal­ted.               Luke 14.11

The Col­lect:
O God,

you invite the humble and the sinful

to take their place in the fest­ive assembly of the new covenant:

teach your Church always

to hon­our the pres­ence of the Lord in the poor and the outcast,

so that we may learn to recog­nise each other

as broth­ers and sis­ters gathered togeth­er around your table.

We ask this through 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 2.4–13

A read­ing from the book of the proph­et Jeremiah

Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jac­ob, and all the fam­il­ies of the house of Israel. Thus says the Lord: What wrong did your ancest­ors find in me that they went far from me, and went after worth­less things, and became worth­less them­selves? They did not say, ‘Where is the Lord who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us in the wil­der­ness, in a land of deserts and pits, in a land of drought and deep dark­ness, in a land that no one passes through, where no one lives?’ I brought you into a plen­ti­ful land to eat its fruits and its good things. But when you entered you defiled my land, and made my her­it­age an abom­in­a­tion. The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord?’ Those who handle the law did not know me; the rulers trans­gressed against me; the proph­ets proph­esied by Baal, and went after things that do not profit. There­fore once more I accuse you, says the Lord, and I accuse your children’s chil­dren. Cross to the coasts of Cyprus and look, send to Kedar and exam­ine with care; see if there has ever been such a thing. Has a nation changed its gods, even though they are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for some­thing that does not profit. Be appalled, O heav­ens, at this, be shocked, be utterly des­ol­ate, says the Lord, for my people have com­mit­ted two evils: they have for­saken me, the foun­tain of liv­ing water, and dug out cisterns for them­selves, cracked cisterns that can hold no water.

For the word of the Lord                                              Thanks be to God


Psalm 81.1, 10–16


Psalm Music
Psalm Music

1 O sing joy­fully to | God our | strength:

shout in | tri­umph – to the | God of | Jacob.

10 ‘I am the Lord your God *

who brought you up from the | land of | Egypt:

open wide your | mouth and | I will | fill it.

11 ‘But my people would not | listen – to my | voice:

and | Israel | would have | none of me.


12 ‘So I left them to the stub­born­ness | of their | hearts:

to walk acc-| ord­ing – to their | own de-| signs.

13 ‘If only my | people – would | listen:

if Israel | would but | walk – in my | ways

14 ‘I would soon put | down their | enemies:

and turn my | hand a-| gainst their | adversaries.

15 ‘Those that hate the Lord would | cringe be-| fore him:

and their | pun­ish­ment – would | last for | ever.

16 ‘But Israel I would feed with the | finest | wheat:

and sat­is­fy you with | honey | from the | rocks.’

Glo-| ry to | God * Fath­er | Son and | Holy | Spirit;

As in the be-| ginning –so | now * and for-| ever. | A-| men


Second Read­ing                                                        Hebrews 12.18–29

A read­ing from the let­ter to the Hebrews

Let mutu­al love con­tin­ue. Do not neg­lect to show hos­pit­al­ity to strangers, for by doing that some have enter­tained angels without know­ing it. Remem­ber those who are in pris­on, as though you were in pris­on with them; those who are being tor­tured, as though you yourselves were being tor­tured. Let mar­riage be held in hon­our by all, and let the mar­riage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge for­nic­at­ors and adulter­ers. Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be con­tent with what you have; for he has said, ‘I will nev­er leave you or for­sake you.’
So we can say with con­fid­ence, ‘The Lord is my help­er; I will not be afraid.
What can any­one do to me?’
Remem­ber your lead­ers, those who spoke the word of God to you; con­sider the out­come of their way of life, and imit­ate their faith.
Through him, then, let us con­tinu­ally offer a sac­ri­fice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that con­fess his name.
Do not neg­lect to do good and to share what you have, for such sac­ri­fices are pleas­ing to God.

For the word of the Lord                                              Thanks be to God


Gos­pel Procession

Create in me a clean heart
Cre­ate in me a clean heart


Gos­pel Acclamation

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia.

Your words Lord are | spir­it and | life.
you have the words of | ever-| last­ing | life.

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia.


The Gos­pel                                                                 Luke 14.1, 7–14

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

On one occa­sion when Jesus was going to the house of a lead­er of the Phar­isees to eat a meal on the Sab­bath, they were watch­ing him closely. When he noticed how the guests chose the places of hon­our, he told them a par­able. When you are invited by someone to a wed­ding ban­quet, do not sit down at the place of hon­our, in case someone more dis­tin­guished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, “Give this per­son your place”, and then in dis­grace you would start to take the low­est place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the low­est place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, “Friend, move up high­er”; then you will be hon­oured in the pres­ence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt them­selves will be humbled, and those who humble them­selves will be exal­ted.’ He said also to the one who had invited him, ‘When you give a lunch­eon or a din­ner, do not invite your friends or your broth­ers or your rel­at­ives or rich neigh­bours, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a ban­quet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they can­not repay you, for you will be repaid at the resur­rec­tion of the righteous.’

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

The Ser­mon

Hymn after the Ser­mon: — TIS 640 Kneels at the foot of his friends

The Inter­ces­sions

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.

Lord hear our prayer:

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Offer­tory Hymn – TIS 414 There’s a spir­it in the air


Hymn dur­ing Communion

Eat this Bread
Eat this Bread


Final Hymn: — TIS 665 Jesus Christ is waiting


TODAY 28 August – A For­um on an Excit­ing New Vis­ion for the Op Shop will be held after morn­ing tea. This is an import­ant meet­ing so please try to be there.

Tues­day night Bible Study this Tues­day at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home – 7.30 pm, or 6.30 if you wish to share the meal. The study is Paul’s Let­ter to the Ephesians.

Fri­day 2 Septem­ber 7 for 7:30 pm – Anglic­ans Togeth­er Din­ner – Guest speak­er, Prof. Mari­on Mad­dox, ‘The Past, Pleas­ures and Pro­spects of Lib­er­al Chris­tian­ity’. Book­ings are now closed.

Sunday 11 Septem­ber – Recon­cili­ation Ser­vice: Guest speak­er will be Dr Elsie Heiss of the Abori­gin­al Cath­ol­ic Min­istry and Recon­cili­ation Church in La Perouse.

Sat­urday 17 Septem­ber – Sydney MOW AGM at St Alban’s. Epping. Guest speak­ers: Dav­id & Robyn Claydon.

Sat­urday 24 Septem­ber – The War­dens “Swingin‘ Nightclub” & Din­ner. Tick­ets are avail­able from today. Please see Ruth.

Sunday 2 Octo­berSt Fran­cis’ Day

Sunday 16 Octo­ber – Back to St Luke’s Day – Guest preach­er will be Pro­fess­or Diane Speed. We will be invit­ing 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.

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. It’s time to start pick­ling, jam­ming, mak­ing hand­crafts, and plan­ning your bak­ing. See Jen­nifer Bestel for fur­ther information.

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.

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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.

St Luke’s Dir­ect Transfer 

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 28th to 4th Septem­ber 2016

MONDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 2.1–5 Psalm 119.97–104 Luke 4.16–30
TUESDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 2.10b-16 Psalm 145.8–14 Luke 4.31–37
WEDNESDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 3.1–9 Psalm 33.13–21 Luke 4.38–44
THURSDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 3.18–23 Psalm 24.1–6 Luke 5.1–11
FRIDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 4.1–5 Psalm 37.3–7 Luke5.33–39
SATURDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 4.6–15 Psalm 145.13–21 Luke 6.1–5


Next Sunday: Six­teenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremi­ah 18.1–11
Psalm: 139.1–5, 12–18
Philem­on 1–25
Gos­pel Read­ing: Luke 14.25–35


Pray­ers for each day of the week


Mat­ilda Rink­er; John Roe; Jick Roun­sang; Gra­hame Sadler; Ken Searle; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes.


Leil­ani Saseve; Peter Sey­mour; Laurel & Ray Som­mer; Raboom & Nol Takham; Mat­thew, James & Mark Tangruthaitham.


Rung Thana­chait­awee­sub; Num­wan Thawan­wanich­kul; Nok Thawon; Steph­en Thomas.


Christine Thur­ley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; Janet Walmsley.


Nadia Wheat­ley; Mat­thew, Bron­wyn, Sam & Thomas Whit­ing; Bri­an Rawns­ley & Janet Widmer.



Dav­id & Dorothy Wil­li­ams; Jen­nie Win­ton; Sally Woell­ner; Waew Wong­jam; Kay & Nata­sha Younie; Amelia Zea.


Our Pray­ers for those in imme­di­ate need: 


Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Car­oline Wilson; Dawn Hol­land; Asia Bibi, Robert Dubler (& fam­ily); Sally’s part­ner Dav­id; Jen­nifer McGov­ern; Jenny John­ston; Linda Jensathit..

Pray­er for the sick or in need.

Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Kay & Rus­sell Clark; Paull Gar­rett; Ros Gee; Madeline Gee; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs, Eddy Kit­tir­at; Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Sof Lee; Marissa; Emily & Taylor McCormick; 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; Greg & Kerry Thompson; Yavani Mu Daly, Vic­tor­ia, Leigh Gar­retty, Nii Samuela; Dav­id; Shir­ley Allen.

Thanks­giv­ing for bless­ings received:

Leigh Gar­retty is recov­er­ing. Shir­ley Allen is home again. Steph­en Thomas has the key to his new home. Ingrid & fam­ily had fun and raised lots of money for the San­fil­ippo Found­a­tion in the City to Surf.

Recently Depar­ted:


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

31st: John Bunyan, preach­er and spir­itu­al writer (d.1688)
Aidan of Lindis­farne, bish­op and mis­sion­ary (d.651)
2nd : Mar­tyrs of New Guinea (d.1942)
3rd : Gregory of Rome, bish­op and teach­er (d.1868)
Eliza Darling, pion­eer social reformer in NSW (d.1868)

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 0400166041

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