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Notices ‑1st Sunday in Lent — 1st March


Happy Birth­day to: Bianca Reddy; Kath­er­ine Old­field; John Tonetti; Tony Brown­low; Joseph Kumar; Viol­etta Clarke; Nam Clarke; & Peter Sey­mour.

Today: — Even­ing Pray­er at 6 pm

Fol­low­ing our AGM last week, we would like to thank the par­ish for their increased attend­ence and con­grat­u­late the fol­low­ing people who have been elec­ted into office:

Church War­dens: Eddie R., Fabi­an L. (Rector’s Warden), & Stu­art V. 

Par­ish Coun­cil: Ian M.; Susan H.; Tony B.; Andy S.; Peter S.; & Kath­er­ine O.

Syn­od Reps: Diana J.; & Tony B.

Nom­in­at­ors: Mandy T.; Kath­er­ine O.; Stu­art V.; Susan H.; & Moya H.

Aud­it­or: Melinda Seed.

From Ruth to Parish­ion­ers all — thank you sin­cerely for the vote of thanks at the AGM last week and for the beau­ti­ful flowers presen­ted by Michelle.  My ser­vice as Warden over a long peri­od of time (pos­sibly 20 years) has finally ended with Stu­art Veitch step­ping up — a very cap­able per­son; this I know as Stu­art served as Church Warden in a pre­vi­ous dec­ade! I’m grate­ful to have been giv­en the oppor­tun­ity to have served the par­ish and I’m still going to be involved in the Opshop and doing hos­pit­al­ity and flowers! It just means shar­ing the load a little more equit­ably. Thank you all!

Hand Hygiene:  Wash­ing your hands prop­erly is one of the most import­ant things you can do to help pre­vent and con­trol the spread of many ill­nesses. Good hand hygiene will
reduce the risk of things like flu, food pois­on­ing and health­care asso­ci­ated infec­tions being passed from per­son to per­son.  Addi­tion­ally, hand san­it­iser has been placed at the rear of
the church and the priest always uses hand san­it­iser.

Bp Michael Stead will be here for con­firm­a­tion.  Any­one who is not con­firmed is invited to go through the pro­cess of pre­par­a­tion with Fr Jeff which will be a time of encour­age­ment and fun.  Please speak to Fr Jeff about this.  We do have a can­did­ate already.

Lenten studies — Wednesday

(fol­low­ing service/morning tea)

The study book “Where do we go from here?” is avail­able for free at the Par­ish Resource Table. Please take a copy — even if you are not able to attend the Wed­nes­day study.

Len­ten quiet day — Sat­urday 7 March: The Sydney Mis­sion-Col­lege of the Oratory of the Good Shep­herd invites you to share in a day of pray­er and reflec­tion in the church and grounds of St John’s Bal­main (Spring Street Birch­grove). The day begins with Morn­ing Pray­er at 10 am and ends after Even­ing Pray­er at 4.15 pm. The Rt Revd Lind­say Urwin OGS, Assist­ant Bish­op in the Dio­cese of Mel­bourne, will lead the day. There will be a Euchar­ist at mid­day, and oppor­tun­it­ies for private con­sulta­tion with Bish­op Lind­say. There is no charge for the day, but please bring your own pic­nic lunch. Tea and cof­fee will be provided. All are very wel­come.

“World day of pray­er” — Fri­day 6th March 2020 at 10.30 am

The coun­try:  Zim­b­ab­we.

The pro­ject:  Aid for moth­ers sup­port­ing fam­ily mem­bers with dis­ab­il­ity.

Ser­vice for our area: St Paul’s Anglic­an Church, 205 Bur­wood Road Rd, Bur­wood NSW 2023.

Theme: “Rise! Take your mat and walk” Remem­ber­ing Jesus’ words to the para­lysed man: “Rise! Take your mat and walk!”

A call to pray for peace and recon­cili­ation in Zim­b­ab­we.

Every­one is wel­come.

Next Men’s Night Out: 21st March – 6 for 6.30pm.  Ven­ue: Alberto’s Pizzer­ia, 589 King Street, New­town.  See Kev­in Green for more inform­a­tion or ring him on Ph: 8065 1657.

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recit­al — Sunday, 29th Mar 2020 at 3pm.

From Vienna to Enmore, accom­plished young Aus­trali­an organ­ist, Dav­id Rec­cia Chynoweth, per­forms works by J S Bach, Graeme Koehne and oth­ers on the 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ here at St Luke’s Anglic­an Church. 

Dav­id stud­ied in Frosinone, Italy, where in 2012, he was awar­ded a Dip­loma in Organ with dis­tinc­tion.  He was then accep­ted in the organ class at the Uni­ver­sity of Music and Per­form­ing Arts, Vienna, where he was awar­ded his Mas­ter of Music in Organ Per­form­ance.

From his cur­rent home in Italy, Dav­id con­tin­ues to per­form in Europe, Aus­tralia and the United States and is return­ing after his extens­ive and suc­cess­ful tour of Aus­tralia in 2018. This will be his only per­form­ance in Sydney this year.  Our her­it­age-lis­ted organ, con­sidered power­ful for its size, is a unique example of its kind in Aus­tralia.  This is its inaug­ur­al recit­al fol­low­ing the com­plete res­tor­a­tion of the instru­ment to its ori­gin­al high Vic­tori­an glory. 

Cost:  $15 ($10 con­ces­sion) includ­ing pro­gramme notes.

Play Group @ Enmore – Monday from 10am to 12 Noon.  For carers of young chil­dren.   For inform­a­tion phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390.  Please let oth­ers know about this group.

Food for our little friends — Don’t for­get to keep your cooked food scraps, fruit peel­ings, tea leaves and cof­fee grounds for the par­ish worm farms.  (No cit­rus, dairy or meat).  Please refrain from bring­ing large amounts of scrap paper as the Rect­ory sup­plies a large quant­ity of this.

Homemade curds, rel­ishes, pickles and jam - If you would like to order some, please email your order to Lea MacNeil ( and it will be delivered to the OpShop.  Also, any clean jars would be appre­ci­ated – lids not neces­sary.

Any notices for the ser­vice book­let will need to be sub­mit­ted to the Par­ish Office email by Wed­nes­day even­ing at the latest.

Read­ings for the com­ing week:

Monday Levit­i­c­us 19.1–2, 11–18 Psalm 19. 7–14 Math­ew 25.31–46
Tues­day Isai­ah 55.10–11 Psalm 34.11–18 Math­ew 6.7–15
Wed­nes­day Jonah 3.1–10 Psalm 51 6–9 Luke 11.29–32
Thursday Esth­er 14.3–14 Psalm 138.1–3 Math­ew 7.7–12
Fri­day Ezekiel 18.21–28 Psalm 130 Math­ew 5.20–26
Sat­urday Deu­ter­o­nomy 26.16–19 Psalm 119.1–8 Math­ew 5.43–48

Read­ings for Next Sunday — Second Sunday in Lent: First Read­ing: Gen­es­is 12.1–4a;  Psalm: 121;  Second Read­ing: Romans 4.1–17;  Gos­pel: John 3.1–17.

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:  Sunday: Fr Philip & Rose­mary Brad­ford; Janet Broady, Susan Hill & Alex; Monday: Chris Brooks & Mar­tin; Tony Brown­low; Les & Lyn Car­ring­ton;  Tues­day: Ruth Cham­pi­on; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Viol­etta Clarke;  Wed­nes­day: Ron Cross & Fam­ily; Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre;  Thursday: Edi & Oscar Dav­is; Kathy Drum­mond; Dav­id Dun­lop;  Fri­day: Steph­en Gates & Andrew; Michael Flem­ming, Eliza­beth Arm­strong, Thomas, Ellen­or & Nich­olas;  Sat­urday: Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Alfredo Narnola & Peter Gil­bert; Kev­in Green.

Pray­ers for the sick: Br Martyn Robin­son (CSBC); Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Andrew Reddy; Kev­in Tib­bey; Glen; Kiki Chun; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Anthony Brown; Edna Cham­bers; Br Michael Sam­inath­am (SSF); Sam George; Mary Middleton; Louise Middleton; Bar­bara Reyne; Car­ol Mann; Jen­nifer B.; Vic­tor­ia Keighery and Fr John Bunyan.

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Rose­mary Brad­ford; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Gary & Kar­en Stein­er-Hill; Ken­neth Bar­ongo; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ron­an & Veron­ica Nath; Sr Eliza­beth (SSC); Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; Ann Con­nolly; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Robert & Lyn­dall.; Kit & Ben; Hiro Itadini; and Br Wil­li­am (SSF).