St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community

Mary, Mother of our Lord

14th August 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:                    Kev­in Green & John Tonetti
Next week:                              Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre

Read­ers Today:                        Moya Holle & Jen­nie Winton
Read­ers next week:                  Tony Brown­low & Lea MacNeil
Inter­cessor:                              Rose­mary Bradford

Next week:                              John Tonetti

Hos­pit­al­ity:                               John M, & Ruth Champion

Next Week:                              Kath­er­ine Old­field & Sally Woellner

Clean­ers Sat­urday 20th              A Petersen, P Gil­bert & A Narnola

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


‘Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!”’  In these words, one senses the frus­tra­tion which Jesus feels. Earli­er in St Luke’s Gos­pel (read last week) Jesus has told his fol­low­ers that it is the ‘Father’s good pleas­ure to give you the king­dom’, but they can­not see what is being offered to them. This echoes the scen­ario in today’s pas­sage from Isai­ah. The beloved (God) ‘had a vine­yard on a very fer­tile hill.… he expec­ted it to yield grapes, but it yiel­ded wild grapes’. Whereupon the vine­yard (the House of Israel) was des­troyed, laid waste. Jesus sees a sim­il­ar thing hap­pen­ing in his day. There will be divi­sions, because some in the fam­ily will not do what is right. They will pay the price to ‘the very last penny’.

  • Pray for the Holy Cath­ol­ic Church – God’s vine­yard in the world – that it will yield ‘good grapes’.
  • Give thanks for Wontulp-Bi-Buya Col­lege in Cairns, remem­ber­ing espe­cially the stu­dents who study there.

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

Introit Hymn:TIS 290 Of the Father’s love begotten


The Sen­tence ‘Is not my word like fire,’ says the Lord, ‘and like a ham­mer that breaks a rock in pieces?’            Jeremi­ah 23.29

The Col­lect:
Gra­cious God,

whose etern­al Word took flesh among us

when Mary placed her life at the ser­vice of your will:

pre­pare our hearts for his com­ing again

and keep us stead­fast in hope,

that we may be ready for the com­ing of his kingdom;

for his sake, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen

First Read­ing                                                  Isai­ah 61.10 – 62.3

A read­ing from the book of the proph­et Isaiah

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
my whole being shall exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the gar­ments of salvation,
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bride­groom decks him­self with a garland,
and as a bride adorns her­self with her jewels.
For as the earth brings forth its shoots,
and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause right­eous­ness and praise
to spring up before all the nations.


For the word of the Lord                                                Thanks be to God


  1. My soul pro­claims the | great­ness of the | Lord,
    my spir­it re|joices in | God my | Saviour;
  2. For he has looked with favour on his | lowly | servant.
    From this day all gener|ations will | call me | blessed:

3. The Almighty has done | great things | for me,
and | holy | is his | Name.

  1. He has mercy on | those who | fear him
    in | every | gener|ation.
  2. He has shown the | strength of his | arm,
    he has scattered the | proud in | their con|ceit.
  1. He has cast down the mighty | from their | thrones,
    and has | lif­ted | up the | lowly.
  2. He has filled the hungry with | good | things,
    and the rich he has | sent a|way | empty.
  3. He has come to the help of his | ser­vant | Israel,
    for he has re|membered his | prom­ise of | mercy,
  4. The prom­ise he | made to our | ancestors,
    to Abra­ham | and his | chil­dren for | ever.

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

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


Second Read­ing                                                          Gala­tians 4.4–7

A read­ing from Paul’s let­ter to the Galatians

But when the full­ness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adop­tion as chil­dren. And because you are chil­dren, God has sent the Spir­it of his Son into our hearts, cry­ing, ‘Abba! Fath­er! ‘So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.

For the word of the Lord                                                Thanks be to God


Gos­pel Procession

Gos­pel Acclamation

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia.

Speak, O Lord, your | ser­vant is | listening;
you have the words of | ever-| last­ing | life.

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia.


The Gos­pel                                                                 Luke 2.1–7

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

In those days a decree went out from Emper­or Augus­tus that all the world should be registered. This was the first regis­tra­tion and was taken while Quirini­us was gov­ernor of Syr­ia.  All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Naz­areth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of Dav­id called Beth­le­hem, because he was des­cen­ded from the house and fam­ily of Dav­id. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expect­ing a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliv­er her child. And she gave birth to her first­born son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

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

The Ser­mon


Hymn after the Ser­mon: — TIS 294 Behold a rose is growing

 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  497 Let all mor­tal flesh keep silence

 Hymn dur­ing Communion –

 Final Hymn: — TIS 161 Tell out my soul


Today Even­song at 4.00 p.m. with the Brabyn Sing­ers; please come and bring a plate for sup­per, which will be in the foy­er at the rear of the church.

Next Sunday 21 August – The guest preach­er will be Fr Peter Ellem, Chap­lain at West­mead Hospital.

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.

Pacific El Nino Emer­gency Response

The situ­ation in Pap­ua New Guinea caused by the ongo­ing El Nino weath­er sys­tem is worsen­ing with an estim­ated 140,000 people suf­fer­ing from severe food and water short­ages. Since this appeal was launched in Novem­ber 2015, dona­tions con­trib­uted towards the food relief in Ker­ina Evan­gel­ists’ Col­lege but now more help is urgently needed.  More inform­a­tion is on the ABM web­siteABM is seek­ing to raise $50,000 to assist the Anglic­an Church of PNG.  Please donate if you can.

Wed­nes­day 24 August at 10.30 am A Mis­sion Morn­ing Tea ABM’s Role in Rela­tion to the Glob­al Church. Christ Church St Laurence Hall.  RSVP Fiona (ABM Office) 9264 1021 or Moya

Sat­urday 27 August at 11 am ABM Com­mem­or­a­tion of the New Guinea Mar­tyrs at St John’s Dee Why. Preach­er the Rev’d Ken Spread­bor­ough who has spent a large part of his life in New Guinea firstly as a school teach­er and then as Prin­cip­al of Moem Army Bar­racks.  He later was made a Dea­con and Priested; now retired, he lives on the Gold Coast.  Refresh­ments served after­wards in the grounds. See notice­board for details.

Sat­urday 27 August 6.00 for 6.30 pm — BoyzN­iteOut at Alber­to’s Pizzer­ia, King Street South, oppos­ite Bray St. Con­firm with John Roe by 25 August. 0400955772 or

Wed­nes­day 27 August 7.30 p.m. – Women’s Read­ing Group

Sunday 28 August – A For­um on an Excit­ing New Vis­ion for the Op Shop will be held after morn­ing tea.  Par­ish Coun­cil has decided that the Op Shop will be relo­cated to our premises by the end of the cur­rent lease which is August 2018, with great bene­fits for the Par­ish and the loc­al com­munity. This is an import­ant meet­ing so please try to be there, but if you have ques­tions in the mean­time, speak to one of the War­dens or Andy.

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

Sunday 11 Septem­ber – Recon­cili­ation Ser­vice: Guest speak­er will be 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

Sunday 2 Octo­ber – St Fran­cis’ Day

Sunday 16 Octo­ber – Back to St Luke’s Day – Guest preach­er will be Pro­fess­or Diane Speed. Put it in the diary; full details to follow.

Book­stall News – We have cop­ies in stock of My Broth­er Vivi­an and the Chris­ti­an Mar­tyrs of Pap­ua New Guinea by Patrick Red­lich. Essen­tial read­ing before the Com­mem­or­a­tion Ser­vice on 27 August.

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.

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 

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 15th to 21st August 2016

MONDAY Ezekiel 24.15–24 Psalm 78.55–70 Mat­thew 19.16–22
TUESDAY Ezekiel 28.1–10 Psalm 36.1–6 Mat­thew 19.23–30
WEDNESDAY Ezekiel 34.1–11 Psalm 23 Mat­thew 20.1–16a
THURSDAY Ezekiel 36.23–28 Psalm 51.10–17 Mat­thew 22.1–14
FRIDAY Ezekiel 37.1–14 Psalm 107.1–9 Mat­thew  22.34–40
SATURDAY Ezekiel 43.1–7a Psalm  85.8–13 Mat­thew 23.1–12


Next Sunday: Four­teenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremi­ah 1.4–10
Psalm: 71.1–6
Hebrews 12.18–29
Gos­pel Read­ing: Luke 13.10–17


Pray­ers for each day of the week


Les & Lyn Car­ring­ton; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Viol­etta Clarke; Ron, Sheila; Nigel, Vivi­en, Nath­an & Abi­gail Cross.


Lyne, Con­stance & Elean­or Cuneen & John MacLu­lich; Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Davis.


Kathy Drum­mond; Dav­id Dun­lop; Brent Egan; Michael, Eliza­beth, Thomas, Ellen­or & Nich­olas Fleming.


Steph­en Gates & Andrew; 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.


Our Pray­ers for those in imme­di­ate need: 

Mary Sotiri­adis; Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Car­oline Wilson; Dawn Hol­land; Asia Bibi, Robert Dubler (& fam­ily); Sally’s part­ner Dav­id; Shir­ley Allen, Jen­nifer McGov­ern; Leigh Gar­retty; Jenny Johnston.

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, Rose­mary Kit­chin; 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; Florence Shel­lard;  Steph­en Thomas; Soph­ie Toupein; Janet Walms­ley; Greg & Kerry Thompson; Yavani Mu Daly.

Recently Depar­ted:

Dav­id Mulcahy

 Anniversar­ies of the Departed: 

Neil Daniels; Arthur Ayers; Maria Bugle; Amy Bur­row; John Lewis; Allan Polgen;Sydney Day; Flo Taylor; Dorothy Dunkerley.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

15th: Mary, Moth­er of our Lord.
20th: Bern­ard of Clair­vaux, abbot and teach­er (d.1153).



Pray­er List: Please check the Pray­er List and add any pray­er requests on the sheet on the Inform­a­tion Table or to advise if any fur­ther names should be removed.

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.

Ph 9557 4219 — 0431 655 220 (Mob)
PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042

Par­ish email:

Fr Philip:

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