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Michael and All Angels 25 September 2016

Michael and All Angels
25 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: Dav­id Dun­lop & Ann Petersen
Next week: Peter Gil­bert & Alfredo Narnola
Read­ers Today: Bryson & Bianca Reddy
Read­ers next week: Jen­nifer Bestel & Noel Jeffs
Inter­cessor: Moya Holle
Next week: Richard Hagen
Hos­pit­al­ity: Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Dav­ies (for Les/Kevin)
Next Week: Kath­er­ine Old­field & Sally Woell­ner (B’day cake)
Clean­ers Sat­urdays 1St : Richard Hagen, Steph­ens Gates, Ruth Champion


Imme­di­ately there is con­jured up in the mind – great wealth, lux­ury, a beau­ti­ful man­sion, glor­i­ous food, and much more. Then there is the pic­ture of a home­less, bare-footed, shab­bily dressed, prob­ably unwashed man, called Laz­arus. He has a name – he is a per­son – a human being. The rich man is name­less – he is ‘every­man’. This is a mem­or­able par­able. Jesus is teach­ing his dis­ciples and he does it with mem­or­able stor­ies. Jesus’ stor­ies are for his dis­ciples in every age and place. They are for us in Aus­tralia today. We can reflect: who are the name­less rich – people – coun­tries – churches, and who are those whose names we do not ask to know.

What are we to under­stand from Jesus’ teach­ing? – Our actions have ever­last­ing consequences.

Paul when writ­ing to Timothy said: ‘There is great gain in god­li­ness com­bined with con­tent­ment.’ ‘ But those who want to be rich fall into temptation.’

  • Pray: ‘Lead us not into tempta­tion, but deliv­er us from evil.’
  • Give thanks for the Church of the Province of Myan­mar, giv­ing thanks for their work and wit­ness in that country.

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


Introit Hymn: TIS 204 – Come, let us join our cheer­ful songs 


The Sen­tence: Con­fess your sins to one anoth­er, and pray for one anoth­er, so that you may be healed. The pray­er of the right­eous is power­ful and effect­ive.           James 5.16

The Col­lect (we pray together)

O God,
from whom light rises in dark­ness for those who seek you:
grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties,
the grace to ask what you would have us do,
that in your light we may see light,
and in your nar­row path may not stumble;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


First Read­ing                                                              Daniel 7.9–10, 13–14


A read­ing from the Book of the Proph­et Daniel

As I watched, thrones were set in place, and an Ancient One took his throne; his cloth­ing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were burn­ing fire. A stream of fire issued and flowed out from his pres­ence. A thou­sand thou­sand served him, and ten thou­sand times ten thou­sand stood attend­ing him. The court sat in judge­ment, and the books were opened. As I watched in the night vis­ions, I saw one like a human being com­ing with the clouds of heav­en. And he came to the Ancient One and was presen­ted before him. To him was giv­en domin­ion and glory and king­ship, that all peoples, nations, and lan­guages should serve him. His domin­ion is an ever­last­ing domin­ion that shall not pass away, and his king­ship is one that shall nev­er be destroyed.

For the word of the Lord                                             Thanks be to God

Psalm: 138

1 I will give you thanks O LORD with my | whole | heart:
even before the | gods – will I | sing – your | praises.

2 I will bow down toward your holy temple * and give | thanks – to your | name:
because of your faith­ful­ness and your lov­ing-kind­ness* for you have
made your name and your | word – su-| preme – over | all things.

3 At a time when I called you you | gave – me | answer:
and put new | strength – with-| in – my | soul.

4 All the kings of the earth shall  | praise you – O| LORD:
for they have | heard – the | words of – your | mouth.

5 And they shall sing of the | ways – of the | LORD:
that the  | glory – of the | LORD – is | great.

6 For though the LORD is exal­ted * he looks u-| pon – the |lowly:
but he | humbles – the | proud – from a-|far.

7 Though I walk in the midst of danger * yet will you pre-| serve – my |life:
you will stretch out your hand against the fury of my enemies*
and | your – right |hand – shall | save me.

8 The LORD will com­plete his | pur­pose | for me;
your lov­ing-kind­ness O LORD endures forever *
do not for­sake the | work – of | your – own | hands.

Glo-| ry to | God: Fath­er | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| gin­ning so | now; and for-| ever. | A-| men


Second Read­ing                                                          Rev­el­a­tion 12.7–12a


A read­ing from the book of Revelation

And war broke out in heav­en; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought back, but they were defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heav­en. The great dragon was thrown down, that ancient ser­pent, who is called the Dev­il and Satan, the deceiv­er of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heav­en, pro­claim­ing, ‘Now have come the sal­va­tion and the power and the king­dom of our God and the author­ity of his Mes­si­ah, for the accuser of our com­rades has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testi­mony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death. Rejoice then, you heav­ens and those who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, for the dev­il has come down to you with great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!’

For the word of the Lord                                             Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Procession — 


Gos­pel acclamation: 

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia!

Bless the Lord all | you his | angels,
his | min­is­ters – who | do his | will.

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia!

The Gos­pel                                                                             John 1.43–51
The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to John

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ


….Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and he found Philip and said to him, “Fol­low me.”

Now Philip was from Beth­saida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nath­an­ael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the proph­ets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Naz­areth.’ Nath­an­ael said to him, ‘Can any­thing good come out of Naz­areth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’ When Jesus saw Nath­an­ael com­ing towards him, he said of him, ‘Here is truly an Israel­ite in whom there is no deceit!’ Nath­an­ael asked him, ‘Where did you come to know me?’ Jesus answered, ‘I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.’ Nath­an­ael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!’ Jesus answered, ‘Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see great­er things than these.’ And he said to him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you will see heav­en opened and the angels of God ascend­ing and des­cend­ing upon the Son of Man.’

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



Hymn after the Ser­mon: TIS 642 (Tune 156) – This day God gives me

Offer­tory Hymn: TIS 108 – You holy angels bright

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 142 – Glory be to God the Father

The Notices

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

Sat­urday 1 Octo­ber – Sydney Cham­ber Choir sings the Nel­son Mass at the City Recit­al Hall, Angel Place, at 7.30 pm.

Joseph Haydn wrote his ‘Nel­son’ Mass for a world in tur­moil: Napoleon’s armies were sweep­ing across Europe and had reached almost to the gates of Vienna. Haydn’s response was to write music of serenity and con­fid­ence, the trum­pets of war trans­formed into fan­fares of joy.

In this per­form­ance, Sydney Cham­ber Choir is joined by Orches­tra Seventeen88, play­ing on instru­ments from Haydn’s time and bring­ing the music alive as Haydn him­self might have heard it.

Shar­ing the pro­gram with Haydn is Aus­trali­an com­poser Ross Edwards, whose Missa Alchera reveals deep con­nec­tions between time, ritu­al, place and the Dream­ing of Australia’s Indi­gen­ous peoples.

Sunday 2 Octo­berSt Fran­cis’ Day – Bless­ing of the pets.  Please bring your dogs on leashes or oth­er small pets in cages.

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 us 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 and High Tea..

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.  We also have 2017 Cal­en­dars fea­tur­ing beau­ti­ful pho­to­graphs of Aus­trali­an Anglic­an Churches – only $10 each.

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 …

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 26th to 2nd Octo­ber 2016

MONDAY Job 1.6–22 Psalm 17.1–7 Luke  9.46–50
TUESDAY Job 3.1–3,11–17,20–23 Psalm 88.1–7 Luke  9.51–56
WEDNESDAY Job 9.1–12,14–16 Psalm  88.8–16 Luke  9.57–62
THURSDAY Job 19.21–27 Psalm  27.9–17 Luke  10.1–12
FRIDAY Job 38.1–12-21‘; 40.3–5 Psalm  139.6–11 Luke 10.13–16
SATURDAY Job 42.1–17 Psalm  119.65–72 Luke 10.17–24

Next Sunday: St Fran­cis Day

Gen­es­is 1.26–31
Psalm 148
Gala­tians 6.14–18
Gos­pel Mat­thew 11.25–30


Pray­ers for each day of the week

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

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

Kate Abou Takka; Shir­ley & Bar­bara Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; James, Elli­ot & Harry Barnes.

Ian Barnett; Mat­thew, Michelle, Darcy, Patrick, Char­lotte & Emily Bat­ter­ham; Angela Bell.

Ewan, Jes­sica & Cyn­thia Berke­mei­er; Peter, Jen­nifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bish­op; Ross Black.


Fr.Philip & Rose­mary Brad­ford; Chris Brooks; Tony Brown­low; Gra­ham & Suz­anne Campton.

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


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, Dav­id & Chandra; Nilesh Gandar & fam­ily; Alie­sha; Juli­an; Eve Moggs; Pit­taya Nitcharoen.

Thanks­giv­ing for bless­ings received:

Recently Depar­ted:


Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Wil­li­am Dor­ring­ton; Thomas Mor­ton; Jean Thurl­ing; Mary Fish­er; Mary Fer­guson; Bill Cum­mings; Wil­li­am Bugle; Claud­ine McLead; Har­old McLead; Ellen Miller; Marj Newport.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

26th: Lancelot Andrews, Bish­op of Winchester (d.1626).
27th: Vin­cent de Paul, priest, work­er with the poor (d.1660).
29th: Michael and All Angels.
30th: Jerome, priest & bib­lic­al schol­ar (d.420)

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