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First Sunday in Lent 5 March 2017

First Sunday in Lent
5 March 2017

(Day of Pray­er & Fast­ing for Refugees & Asylum Seekers)

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 John Hawkins
Wel­comers Today: Nadia Wheat­ley & Richard Hagen
Next week: Dav­id Dun­lop & Ann Petersen
Read­ers Today: Ian Myl­chreest & Kath­er­ine Oldfield
Read­ers next week: Jen­nifer Bestel & Dav­id Dunlop
Inter­cessor: Nadia Wheatley
Next week: Richard Hagen
Hos­pit­al­ity: Reddy Fam­ily (Birth­day Cake)
Next Week: John M, Ruth C, E Maack
Clean­ers Sat­urday 11th J Olston, T Brown­low, Neville Hack

Glu­ten free hosts are avail­able. Please see our Sac­ristan Andy Ser­afin or Fr Philip before the ser­vice if required.

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

Please turn off your mobile phone.


The gos­pel read­ing records the tempta­tion of Jesus that took place in the wil­der­ness that centred on Jesus’ fast­ing for forty days and nights. He needed food and so the dev­il enters at that time but he was defeated by the quote of the Scrip­ture. The dev­il took him to the holy city and temp­ted him there to show that even in our spir­itu­al pro­gress we should beware of the enemy. The tempter took Jesus to a high moun­tain and showed him the splend­our of the world prom­ising to give him all if he wor­shipped him. Jesus defeats the tempter by cat­egor­ic­ally quot­ing that our wor­ship should be to God and him alone. It is bene­fi­cial for us Chris­ti­ans to be rooted in
the Word of God for we can quote when the enemy tries to tempt us.

Pray that God will help us over­come tempta­tions that come our way by stay­ing con­nec­ted to Almighty God whose Word is our prom­ise and truth! That as we pro­gress in life our wor­ship will not be shif­ted from God to wealth. 

Give thanks for the work and wit­ness of the Phil­ip­pine Inde­pend­ent Church, the Iglesia Filip­ina Inde­pendi­ente.

Text: The Rt Rev Paul Korir
Bish­op of Kapsa­bet, Anglic­an Church of Kenya
© Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion, 2016

Introit Hymn: TIS 201 King of glory, King of peace

The Sen­tence We do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Mat­thew 4.4

The Col­lect

Almighty God,
whose Son fas­ted forty days in the wilderness,
and was temp­ted as we are, yet did not sin:
give us grace to dir­ect our lives in obed­i­ence to your will,
that, as you know our weakness,
so we may know your power to save;
through Jesus Christ our Redeemer,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Read­ing Gen­es­is 2.15; 3.1–7

A read­ing from the book of Genesis

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the Lord God com­manded the man, ‘You may freely eat of every tree of the garden;  but of the tree of the know­ledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.’ Now the ser­pent was more crafty than any oth­er wild anim­al that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God say, “You shall not eat from any tree in the garden”?’  The woman said to the ser­pent, ‘We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; but God said, “You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.” ’But the ser­pent said to the woman, ‘You will not die;  for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, know­ing good and evil.’  So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her hus­band, who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves togeth­er and made loin­cloths for themselves.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 32 (to be said dur­ing Lent)

1 Blessed are those whose sin is forgiven:

whose iniquity is put away.

2 Blessed are those to whom the Lord imputes no blame:

and in whose spir­it there is no guile.

3 For whilst I held my tongue:

my bones wasted away with my daily complaining.

4 Your hand was heavy upon me day and night:

and my mois­ture was dried up like a drought in summer.

5 Then I acknow­ledged my sin to you:

and my iniquity I did not hide;

6 I said ‘I will con­fess my trans­gres­sions to the Lord’:

and so you for­gave the wicked­ness of my sin.

7 For this cause shall every­one that is faithful 

make their pray­er to you in the day of trouble:

and in the time of the great water-flood­it shall not come near them.

8 You are a place to hide me in you will pre­serve me from trouble:

you will sur­round me with deliv­er­ance on every side.

9 ‘I will instruct you and dir­ect you in the way that you should go:

I will fasten my eye up on you and give you counsel.

10 ‘Be not like horse or mule that have no understanding:

whose for­ward course must be curbed with bit and bridle.’

11 Great tribu­la­tions remain for the ungodly:

but who­ever puts their trust in the Lord

mercy embraces them on every side.

12 Rejoice in the Lord you right­eous and be glad:

and shout for joy all you that are true of heart.

Second read­ing Romans 5.12–21

A read­ing from Paul’s let­ter to the Romans

There­fore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death came through sin, and so death spread to all because all have sinned—sin was indeed in the world before the law, but sin is not reckoned when there is no law. Yet death exer­cised domin­ion from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were not like the trans­gres­sion of Adam, who is a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the tres­pass. For if the many died through the one man’s tres­pass, much more surely have the grace of God and the free gift in the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, aboun­ded for the many. And the free gift is not like the effect of the one man’s sin. For the judge­ment fol­low­ing one tres­pass brought con­dem­na­tion, but the free gift fol­low­ing many tres­passes brings jus­ti­fic­a­tion. If, because of the one man’s tres­pass, death exer­cised domin­ion through that one, much more surely will those who receive the abund­ance of grace and the free gift of right­eous­ness exer­cise domin­ion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. There­fore just as one man’s tres­pass led to con­dem­na­tion for all, so one man’s act of right­eous­ness leads to jus­ti­fic­a­tion and life for all. For just as by the one man’s dis­obedi­ence the many were made sin­ners, so by the one man’s obed­i­ence the many will be made right­eous. But law came in, with the res­ult that the tres­pass mul­ti­plied; but where sin increased, grace aboun­ded all the more, so that, just as sin exer­cised domin­ion in death, so grace might also exer­cise domin­ion through jus­ti­fic­a­tion lead­ing to etern­al life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Procession

Gos­pel Acclamation 

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of end­less glory!

No one lives on bread alone.
but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, king of end­less glory!

The Gos­pel Mat­thew 4.1–11

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Matthew

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Then Jesus was led up by the Spir­it into the wil­der­ness to be temp­ted by the dev­il. He fas­ted for forty days and forty nights, and after­wards he was fam­ished. The tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, com­mand these stones to become loaves of bread.’ But he answered, ‘It is writ­ten, “One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”’ Then the dev­il took him to the holy city and placed him on the pin­nacle of the temple, say­ing to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw your­self down; for it is writ­ten, “He will com­mand his angels con­cern­ing you”, and “On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.”’ Jesus said to him, ‘Again it is writ­ten, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”’ Again, the dev­il took him to a very high moun­tain and showed him all the king­doms of the world and their splend­our; and he said to him, ‘All these I will give you, if you will fall down and wor­ship me.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan! for it is writ­ten, “Wor­ship the Lord your God, and serve only him.”’ Then the dev­il left him, and sud­denly angels came and waited on him. 

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

The Ser­mon

Hymn after Ser­mon: TIS 407 Breathe on me breath of God

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 526 Lord Jesus Christ

Hymn dur­ing Communion

Final Hymn: TIS 569 Guide me O thou great Redeemer


Happy Birth­day to: John MacLu­lich; Bianca Reddy; Milly & James Pham; Kath­er­ine Old­field; John Tonetti; Tony Brown­low; Joseph Kumar; Viol­etta & Nam Clarke; Peter Sey­mour; Han­nah For­syth; Mer­rill Martin.

This week­end Fr Philip & Rose­mary with a group of parish­ion­ers are enjoy­ing a retreat at Stroud.

We wel­come the Rev’d John Hawkins as our Locum for today.

Tues­day night Bible Study. Philip and Rosemary’s home, 6:30 for a meal, 7:30 study com­mences. The book of Jonah is the cur­rent study.

Our dear friend, Fr Ron Mor­ris, as you know, is in Wood­berry Vil­lage at Win­ston Hills. He would love to hear from any of you by phone when you have a minute. His num­ber is 0409 451 362.

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.

Fri­day 10 March Boyz Nite Out at Alberto’s Pizzer­ia, King Street South – 6.00 for 6.30 pm. RSVP by 8 March to John 0400 955 772 or

Next Sunday 12 March is our AGM — after morn­ing tea. Please stay! 

Tues­day 14 March 2017 — Len­ten Stud­ies com­mence – ‘Cameo Appear­ances’. This year’s Len­ten stud­ies will exam­ine vari­ous char­ac­ters sur­round­ing and lead­ing up to Jesus’ cru­ci­fix­ion. The study will be over four weeks and hos­ted by St Luke’s, St Joseph’s Cath­ol­ic Church New­town, and the Met­ro­pol­it­an Com­munity Church Peter­sham com­men­cing at 7:00 p.m.

14 March at St Luke’s — Pilot and Claudia.

21 March at St Joseph’s — Judas and Peter.

28 March at MCC – The crowd and the women.

4 April, at St Joseph’s – The crim­in­als and Centurion.

Sat­urday 18 March 2017 is the MOW AGM – please come and sup­port the ordin­a­tion of women! 

Wed­nes­day 29 March 2017 — ABM Morn­ing Tea & Inform­a­tion For­um. Funds will go towards St Luke’s Mis­sion Pro­jects & ABM Aux­il­i­ary Pro­ject 2017. 10 am Euchar­ist; 11 am Morn­ing Tea and Speaker/Video. For inform­a­tion see Moya.

Fri­day 31 March 2017 — St Paul’s Bur­wood. Bus Trip — ‘Head to the Hills’, $45 includ­ing paper bag lunch/tea & cof­fee. Con­tact Pam Brock or the Church Office, 205 Bur­wood Road Bur­wood 2134 by Sunday 26th March to avoid dis­ap­point­ment. See fly­ers on inform­a­tion table. 

A note from the Wardens:

Please make sure to park only in the marked spaces. It is import­ant that vehicles are able to leave in an emer­gency and if we double park this can be a prob­lem. Addi­tion­al park­ing is avail­able at the Coun­cil Car Park in Edge­ware Road, at the Cyprus Club in Stan­more Road, and in sur­round­ing streets.

Op Shop Dona­tions – We have been inund­ated with dona­tions recently and our store room is over­flow­ing. We would be grate­ful if you could hold off on bring­ing any dona­tions either to the Emmaus Room or to the Op Shop until fur­ther notice.

New Year Remind­er. Want to know through­out the year what is on in and around Sydney? Keep an eye on the Anglic­ans Togeth­er Events page for a reg­u­larly updated list of excit­ing and fas­cin­at­ing events, being all things music­al, con­tem­plat­ive, intel­lec­tu­ally chal­len­ging etc.

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 6th to12th March 2017


Levit­i­c­us 19.1–2,11–18

Psalm 19.7–14

Mat­thew 25.31–46


Isai­ah 55.10–11

Psalm 34.11–18

Mat­thew 6.7–15


Jonah 3.1–10

Psalm 51.6–9

Luke 11.29–32


Esth­er 14.3–14

Psalm 138.1–3

Mat­thew 7.7–12


Ezekiel 18.21–28

Psalm 130

Mat­thew 5.20–26


Deu­ter­o­nomy 26.16–19

Psalm 119.1–8

Mat­thew 5.43–48

Next Sunday Read­ings – Second Sunday in Lent
First read­ing: Gen­es­is 12.1–4a
Psalm 121
Second read­ing: Romans 4.1–5,13–17
Gos­pel: John 3.1–17



Pray­ers for each day of the week

Alt­in Gav­ran­ovic & Han­nah For­syth; Peter Gil­bert & Alfredo Narnola; Kev­in Green; Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia Blomberry.

Neville Hack; Richard Hagen & Som­sak­di; John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; Ray­mond Heslehurst.

Michael, Jac­queline, Sam & Soph­ie Hicks; Janet, Susan & Alex Hill; 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.

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

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

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

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; 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

Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Merryn Ban­ner­man; Her­bert Sur­rey; Thomas Ster­ick­er; Isa­bel Mor­gan; Nancy Rus­sell; Rod Robins; Jeoisime Green

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

7th: Per­petua & com­pan­ions, mar­tyrs at Carthage (d.203)

8th: John of God, work­er among the sick & poor, Spain (d.1550)
9th: Sis­ter Emma SSA, super­i­or of the Soci­ety of the Sac­red Advent, Queens­land (d.1939)

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 B; 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