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Fifth Sunday in Lent 2nd April 2017

Fifth Sunday in Lent
2nd April 2017

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: Kev­in Green & John Tonetti

Read­ers Today: Peter Gil­bert & Nadia Wheatley
Read­ers next week: Ellen­or & Thomas Fleming
Inter­cessor: Diana Jefferies
Next week: Peter Seymour

Hos­pit­al­ity: Thai Com­munity (Birth­day Cake)
Next Week: Kath­er­ine Old­field & Sally Woellner
Clean­ers Sat­urday 8
th Kev­in Green & Neville Daniels

Please turn off your mobile phone.

Glu­ten free hosts are avail­able. Please see our Sac­ristan Andy Ser­afin or Fr Philip before the ser­vice if required. A Hear­ing loop is fit­ted in the Church – please turn your hear­ing aid to T‑setting.

Des­pite the danger of being stoned by the author­it­ies, Jesus is intent on going to Judea. He does this in order to ful­fil God’s mis­sion, which is that Laz­arus should be restored to health, and full­ness of life. Jesus is not deterred by the danger but sees it as an oppor­tun­ity to show God’s power at work in the world. Martha responds to Jesus’ declar­a­tion that he is the Resur­rec­tion by pro­claim­ing her belief that Jesus is the Mes­si­ah, the Son of God. She did this even before Laz­arus had emerged from the tomb alive.

  • Pray that you will find oppor­tun­it­ies to show oth­ers where God is work­ing in the world today.

  • Give thanks for the work and wit­ness of the Anglic­an Church of Kenya. 

Text: Robert McLean
Part­ner­ships Coordin­at­or, ABM
© Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion, 2017

Introit Hymn: TIS 245 – We have a gos­pel to proclaim

The Sen­tence

I am the resur­rec­tion and the life,’ says the Lord; ‘who­ever lives and believes in me shall nev­er die.’ John 11.25–26

The Col­lect

Life-giv­ing God,
your Son came into the world
to free us all from sin and death:
breathe upon us with the power of your Spirit,
that we may be raised to new life in Christ,
and serve you in holi­ness and right­eous­ness all our days;
through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

First Read­ing Ezekiel 37.1–14

A read­ing from the book of the proph­et Ezekiel

The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spir­it of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a val­ley; it was full of bones. He led me all round them; there were very many lying in the val­ley, and they were very dry. He said to me, ‘Mor­tal, can these bones live?’ I answered, ‘O Lord God, you know.’ Then he said to me, ‘Proph­esy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cov­er you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.’  So I proph­esied as I had been com­manded; and as I proph­esied, sud­denly there was a noise, a rat­tling, and the bones came togeth­er, bone to its bone. I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them.

Then he said to me, ‘Proph­esy to the breath, proph­esy, mor­tal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.’ I proph­esied as he com­manded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast mul­ti­tude. Then he said to me, ‘Mor­tal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, “Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off com­pletely.” There­fore proph­esy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God : I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people.  I will put my spir­it with­in you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.’

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 130

1 Out of the depths have I called to | you O | Lord:
Lord | hear | my | voice;

2 O let your ears con-| sider | well:
the | voice 
of my | sup­pl-| ication.

3 If you Lord should note what | we do | wrong:
who | then O | Lord could | stand?

4 But there is for-| giveness  with | you:
so that | you | shall be | feared.

5 I wait for the Lord * my | soul | waits for him:
And | in his | word 
is my | hope.

6 My soul | looks  for the | Lord:
more than watch­men for the morning*
more I say than | watch­men | for the | morning.

7 O Israel trust in the Lord * for with the | Lord  there is | mercy:
and with | him is | ample 
re-| demption.
8 He will re-| deem | Israel:
from the | multi 
tude | of their | sins.

Second read­ing Romans 8.6–11

A read­ing from Paul’s let­ter to the Romans

To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spir­it is life and peace. For this reas­on the mind that is set on the flesh is hos­tile to God; it does not sub­mit to God’s law—indeed it can­not, and those who are in the flesh can­not please God. But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spir­it, since the Spir­it of God dwells in you. Any­one who does not have the Spir­it of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spir­it is life because of right­eous­ness. If the Spir­it of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mor­tal bod­ies also through his Spir­it that dwells in you.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Procession

Gos­pel Read­er: The Lord be with you!

Response: And also with you.

The Gos­pel John 11.1–45

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to John

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Now a cer­tain man was ill, Laz­arus of Beth­any, the vil­lage of Mary and her sis­ter Martha. Mary was the one who anoin­ted the Lord with per­fume and wiped his feet with her hair; her broth­er Laz­arus was ill. So the sis­ters sent a mes­sage to Jesus, ‘Lord, he whom you love is ill.’ 4But when Jesus heard it, he said, ‘This ill­ness does not lead to death; rather it is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glor­i­fied through it.’ Accord­ingly, though Jesus loved Martha and her sis­ter and Laz­arus, after hav­ing heard that Laz­arus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the dis­ciples, ‘Let us go to Judea again.’ The dis­ciples said to him, ‘Rabbi, the Jews were just now try­ing to stone you, and are you going there again?’ Jesus answered, ‘Are there not twelve hours of day­light? Those who walk dur­ing the day do not stumble, because they see the light of this world. But those who walk at night stumble, because the light is not in them.’ After say­ing this, he told them, ‘Our friend Laz­arus has fallen asleep, but I am going there to awaken him.’ The dis­ciples said to him, ‘Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will be all right.’ Jesus, how­ever, had been speak­ing about his death, but they thought that he was refer­ring merely to sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, ‘Laz­arus is dead. For your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.’ Thomas, who was called the Twin, said to his fel­low-dis­ciples, ‘Let us also go, that we may die with him.’ When Jesus arrived, he found that Laz­arus had already been in the tomb for four days. Now Beth­any was near Jer­u­s­alem, some two miles away, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to con­sole them about their broth­er. When Martha heard that Jesus was com­ing, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my broth­er would not have died. Jesus said to her, ‘Your broth­er will rise again.’ Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resur­rec­tion on the last day.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resur­rec­tion and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and every­one who lives and believes in me will nev­er die. Do you believe this?’ She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Mes­si­ah, the Son of God, the one com­ing into the world.’ When she had said this, she went back and called her sis­ter Mary, and told her privately, ‘The Teach­er is here and is call­ing for you.’ And when she heard it, she got up quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet come to the vil­lage, but was still at the place where Martha had met him. The Jews who were with her in the house, con­sol­ing her, saw Mary get up quickly and go out. They fol­lowed her because they thought that she was going to the tomb to weep there. When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my broth­er would not have died.’ When Jesus saw her weep­ing, and the Jews who came with her also weep­ing, he was greatly dis­turbed in spir­it and deeply moved. He said, ‘Where have you laid him?’ They said to him, ‘Lord, come and see.’ Jesus began to weep. So the Jews said, ‘See how he loved him!’ But some of them said, ‘Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?’ Then Jesus, again greatly dis­turbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. Jesus said, ‘Take away the stone.’ Martha, the sis­ter of the dead man, said to him, ‘Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead for four days.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?’ So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upwards and said, ‘Fath­er, I thank you for hav­ing heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd stand­ing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.’ When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, ‘Laz­arus, come out!’ The dead man came out, his hands and feed bound with strips of cloth and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Unbind him, and let him go.’ Many of the Jews there­fore, who had come with Mary and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him.

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

The Ser­mon

Hymn after Ser­mon: TIS 409 – O breath of life

Pray­ers of the People

Pray­er for our Parish

Gra­cious God,
we pray for our Par­ish of St Luke,
for our Rect­or and all who wor­ship here.
We pray that this Par­ish will always have
a faith­ful pas­tor who will faith­fully speak your Word
and min­is­ter your Sacraments;
an encour­ager who will equip your people for ministry
and enable us to ful­fil our calling.
Give your Holy Spir­it to those who will choose a new Rector,
that they will have wis­dom, dis­cern­ment and patience.
Give to us all warm and gen­er­ous hearts,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Offer­tory Hymn: TIS 341 – My song is love unknown

Hymn dur­ing Com­mu­nion: Don’t Be Afraid

Final Hymn: TIS 210 – O for a thou­sand tongues to sing


Today – Com­mis­sion­ing of our newly elec­ted War­dens, Par­ish Coun­cil­lors, Syn­od Representatives.

Happy Birth­day: Ross Black; Ron Cross; Jac­queline Hicks; Stu­art Ogg; Edwin & Bryson Reddy; Diana Jef­fer­ies; Stephanie Reddy; Ray Som­mer; Elise Bestel; Chris­toph­er Haly; Jenny Prais­ang; Eliza­beth Fleming.

Palm Crosses – We are con­tinu­ing to make our orders (we receive $1 ea) for our 850 Palm Crosses today – plus we need 100 for ourselves. Please stay and help if you can. We made over 400 last week.

Book­stall News – New stock: Jenny Stewart’s Inner Weath­er, Richard Rohr’s The Divine Dance; and for chil­dren: The Vel­veteen Rab­bit; Who Made Me; and Anne Frank and the Remem­ber­ing Tree.

Diary of Events/Services:

Monday 3 April – The Steer­ing Com­mit­tee of Equal Voices warmly invites us all to the Launch by Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG on Monday 3 April at 6.30 p.m. at Pitt St Unit­ing Church 264 Pitt Street, Sydney for refresh­ments on arrival and 7.00 p.m. com­mence­ment, to con­clude by 9.00 p.m.

Tues­day 4 April 7.00 p.m. – Len­ten Study at St Joseph’s Newtown

Sunday 9 April – War­dens’ Meeting

Wed­nes­day 12 April – Chrism Euchar­ist and Renew­al of Vows at St James King Street at 11.00 a.m. Bp Michael Stead will preside and all par­ish clergy and lay par­ish read­ers are invited to renew their vows. The con­sec­rated oils will be avail­able. A light lunch will be served fol­low­ing the ser­vice in the St James’ Hall.

Maun­dy Thursday 13 April 7.30 p.m. – Our Foot wash­ing and Euchar­ist and Strip­ping of the Altar, Altar of Repose in the Chapel.

Good Fri­day 14 April 9.30 a.m. – Good Fri­day Liturgy at 9.30 a.m. fol­lowed by morn­ing tea. 12 noon: Sta­tions of the Cross.

Sat­urday 15 April at 10.00 a.m. – Work­ing Bee to pre­pare the hall for lunch and clean up the grounds. Please come and help if you can.

East­er Day – 9:30 am – Fam­ily Euchar­ist & Shared Lunch to follow.

Sunday 23 April – Par­ish Coun­cil Meeting

*Sunday 30 April – Our Preach­er will be Fr John Sander­son from CCSL and a For­um will fol­low. This is a very import­ant day in the life of our Par­ish and we need YOU to be there. Fr John will be dis­cuss­ing all forms of out­reach and con­nec­tions, which we need to pro­act­ively grow our Par­ish. Those of us who atten­ded the for­um Fr John organ­ised in 2016 at St Paul’s Bur­wood were sig­ni­fic­antly impressed with his inform­a­tion and style. Please give ser­i­ous thought to attend­ing – we will provide refreshments.

Park­ing — Please make sure to park only in the marked spaces provided, so that oth­ers who leave before you are not inconvenienced.

Check out

Dis­cov­er Nepal in a Trek to Defeat Leprosy:
The Adven­ture of a Lifetime

Nov 5–19, 2017

The Lep­rosy Mis­sion Aus­tralia togeth­er with Inspired Adven­tures is provid­ing an oppor­tun­ity to dis­cov­er Nepal, trek the Annapurna and wit­ness first-hand what The Lep­rosy Mis­sion does on the ground. If you are inter­ested in join­ing the Trek, please talk to Janet Walmsley.

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, 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 

And please sup­port our Lent ABM Pro­jects and our ongo­ing projects:-

Al-Ahli Hos­pit­al; The Wontulp-Bi-Buya Theo­lo­gic­al Col­lege Cairns and the Vanuatu Lit­er­acy Program.

Bible Read­ings for the Week 3rd to 9th April 2017

MONDAY Susanna 41–62 Psalm 23 John 8.1–11
TUESDAY Num­bers 21.4–9 Psalm 102.18–22 John 8.21–30
WEDNESDAY Daniel 3.14–20,24–28 Song of the 3YM 29–34 John 8.31–42
THURSDAY Gen­es­is 17.3–9 Psalm 105.7–11 John 8.51–59
FRIDAY Jeremi­ah 20.10–13 Psalm 18.1–7 John 10.31–42
SATURDAY Ezekiel 37.21–28 Psalm 85.8–13 John 11.45–57

Next Sunday Read­ings – Sunday of the Pas­sion (Palm Sunday)
Isai­ah 50.4–9a
Psalm 31.9–18
Second read­ing: Phil­ip­pi­ans 2.5–11
Gos­pel: Mat­thew 26.14–27.66



Pray­ers for each day of the week

Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tib­bey; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Evelyn Maack; Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Davies.

Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Alex Maneekaew; Mer­rill & Geor­gie Mar­tin; Aman­da Mason.

Fr. Ron Mor­ris; Fran Mor­ris; Ian Myl­chreest; Ron, Anthea, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath; Pau­line Newell.

Johnny Nitchar­oen & Eed Dar­unee; Math­i­as Oduro; Stu­art Ogg; Kath­er­ine Old­field; Julie & Phil­ippa Olston.

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

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

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

Pray for our Sis­ter Par­ish of Blayney

For Rev’d Ana­stas­ia, her assist­ant clergy and people.

Our Pray­ers for those in urgent need:
Leanne; Asia Bibi, Marco LoS­chiavo, Robert and Lyn­dall, Fr Ron Mor­ris, Jean Weller; Tom Algeo, Sarah, Linda Jensath­it, Bar­bara Granger,
Susan Wells, Julia Baird, John & Jill Eddy.

Our Pray­er for those in need. 

Shir­ley Allen; Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Maur­een & Henry Byers; Hugo Cun­ning­ham; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Jen­nifer McGov­ern, John Naidu; Pau­line Newell; Lamar Pow­ell; Peter Pur­cell; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Steph­en Thomas; Soph­ie Toupein; Janet Walms­ley; Yavani Mu Daly, Vic­tor­ia, Leigh Gar­retty, Nii Samuela; Alie­sha; Juli­an; Eve Moggs; John Mic­allef; Lil­lian & moth­er; Jack & fam­ily; Car­oline Wilson; Amrit McIntyre, Dawn Hol­land, Helen Gro­nowski (Priest), Mar­garet Watkins, Julia & Mal­colm, Ros­alind, Lucy, Jack, Harry and Tom, Bruce Sims & Peter; Mar­garet Flakeler.

The Depar­ted

Susan Wells

Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Mynette Alex­an­der; Ben­son Greenough; Bobart Bell; Anne Oliv­er; Nita Richards; Mervyn O’Keefe; Wil­li­am Hobbs; Nancy Par­sons; Don­ald Mor­gan; Etta Kettlewell.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tions

3rd: Richard of Chichester, bish­op (d.1256)
6th: Fre­der­ic Bark­er, bish­op of Sydney, pion­eer of theo­lo­gic­al stud­ies and Gen­er­al Syn­od (d.1882)
8th: Geor­gi­ana Mol­loy, pion­eer church lead­er and bot­an­ist (d.1843)
James Chalmers (1841–1901) Scot­tish mis­sion­ary-explorer in Cook Islands & New Guinea.
Mar­tyred April 8, 1901 by can­ni­bals at the Fly River.

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) 

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
Fabi­an LoS­chiavo Mb 0417 670 749
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Cham­pi­on Mb 0400 166 041

Par­ish Council:
Andy Ser­afin; Susan Hill; Peter Sey­mour; Amrit MacIntyre; Tony Pur­cell; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell, James Barnes (Treas­urer).

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

Syn­od Reps:

Diana Jef­fer­ies & Peter Seymour

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