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

Notices — Second Sunday in Lent — 28th February 2021



ABM 2021 Lent, Good Fri­day & East­er Gift Appeal 

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to use the QR Code on the digit­al dona­tion cards or make a dona­tion online at


Please note: There are some dona­tion envel­opes in the church foyer for those who do not use mobile phones or have no inter­net access.


Len­ten Study — Wed­nes­day 3rd March:  After the Wed­nes­day Heal­ing ser­vice and morn­ing tea we will be dis­cuss­ing the read­ings of the day from the Lectionary.


Len­ten Quiet Day — Sat­urday, 6 March, 2021 at 10am:  The Sydney Mis­sion-Col­lege of the Oratory of the Good Shep­herd invites you to share in their annu­al Quiet Day for Lent, in the church and grounds of St John’s Church, Bal­main, in Spring Street, Birch­grove.  The event is free of charge, and par­ti­cipants usu­ally bring their own packed lunch. Tea and cof­fee will be provided. This is a silent retreat, but as well as Morn­ing and Even­ing Pray­er and a mid­day Euchar­ist, two lay Com­pan­ions of the Sydney Mis­sion-Col­lege will give short present­a­tions, based on their read­ing and exper­i­ence, on the prac­tice of pray­er.  We gath­er in the church at 10 am.  The Day ends at 4.15 pm.  Register by email­ing or on arrival at the church door.  All very welcome.


Next Week:  Sunday 7th March — 6pm Even­ing Service.


AGM – Sunday 14th March 2021:  The Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing, includ­ing the elec­tion of the 2021 Par­ish Coun­cil, War­dens, Nom­in­at­ors and one Syn­od Rep­res­ent­at­ive, will held at 11.15am on Sunday 14 March 2020, in the church or the hall.


Singing Dur­ing Holy Week: Jo Bur­ton has agreed to co-ordin­ate some singing at East­er-time, with­in the COV­ID-safe require­ments.  If you have missed singing, this is your chance to make good the lost time.  You don’t need to be an expert, just will­ing to come to a couple of rehears­als.  There may be oppor­tun­it­ies to sing in a choir set­ting on Palm Sunday, Good Fri­day and East­er Day.   Any­one inter­ested must con­tact Jo Bur­ton on or 0438 124 743 TODAY, or register an interest with Stu­art Veitch at morn­ing tea, for plan­ning purposes.



Book­ings: or (02) 9318 8300








Bot­ti­celli to Van Gogh Exhib­i­tion:

Expres­sions of interest are invited to vis­it the Bot­ti­celli to Van Gogh Exhib­i­tion at the Nation­al Art Gal­lery (Can­berra) on pos­sibly Friday/Saturday 30 April/1 May, stay­ing overnight.

The Exhib­i­tion entry tick­et is $28, or $25 conc. Overnight accom­mod­a­tion is approx­im­ately $125. Meal costs would also need to be factored in to the cost.

Please let the office know by Monday 8 March if you-
a) are inter­ested in going;
b) need trans­port or will­ing to drive; or
c) wish to fly, train or bus independently.

It was thought that a bus could be hired, with a driver to trans­port those of us who are inter­ested, to the exhib­i­tion. Due to COVID restric­tions (social dis­tan­cing) on trans­port, how­ever, this could work out to be rather costly.  If we only have a few people, one or two cars may suffice.

All inter­ested per­sons will be noti­fied of the out­come by Sunday 14 March after which details/bookings can be finalised.


Future Dates for your Diary:

28th March – Palm Sunday: 9.30am Service.

1st April – Maun­dy Thursday: 7.30 pm Service.

2nd April – Good Fri­day: 9.30am Ser­vice & 12pm — Way of the Cross.

4th April – East­er Day: 9.30am Service.


Email Etiquette Policy  In these ‘days of email’ we must be care­ful how we use this meth­od of com­mu­nic­a­tion.   The fol­low­ing rules must be observed in this com­munity to avoid dis­turb­ing and upset­ting each other:

  • We must NOT add any­one to an email­ing list without their pri­or consent.
  • If we have done this in the past, then either (1) ask that per­son if they want to remain on the email­ing list, or (2) remove any such per­son from your mail­ing list.
  • If you are receiv­ing unwanted emails from any­one in this par­ish com­munity then let them or me know and ask for your name to be removed from that list.

This does not apply to par­ish emails regard­ing attend­ance.

Thanks for your cooperation.


Let’s Start Think­ing – From Fr. Jeff.  2020 was in some ways a year in which the aim was to “get through and make the best of it.”  2021 brings with it the hope of a vac­cine and the chance to re-set our course for­ward.  I am very inter­ested in hear­ing the ideas of ALL parish­ion­ers as to what we need to do, change, do more of, do less of, add to our activ­it­ies.  It is best to put these ideas on paper rather than in a con­ver­sa­tion.  There will be a more form­al pro­cess later in the year, but let’s start think­ing now.


Art in the Hall:  This month’s piece is Sun­flowers by Vin­cent Van Gogh,1889.  The Par­ish Coun­cil has now endorsed the idea of allow­ing parish­ion­ers to have art works hung in the Hall on a tem­por­ary basis.  Please note that no respons­ib­il­ity is taken for the secur­ity or pro­tec­tion from dam­age or theft of any art­work on loan.  A form waiv­ing any claim by a lender/donor must be signed before any art­work is accep­ted.  Pref­er­ence is for art with a recog­nis­able Anglic­an content.


We need parish­ion­ers spe­cially to assist with roster duties:  Thank you to those who have already volun­teered. Please speak to Ruth Cham­pi­on if you can help Mob: 0400 166 041.


Lea MacNeil has jam to sell and vari­ous sauces; please email her if you would like to give her an order.  You may, of course, ask her what type of jam and/or pre­serve or sauces she has on hand.  Don­ald, her hus­band can deliv­er your spe­cif­ic order to the Opshop where you are able to pay for it.


Food for our worms – Food scraps (no dairy, cit­rus or meat) can be left in the buck­et provided.  This is part of our Par­ish envir­on­ment­al initiative.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Community:

Sunday: Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kit­tir­at; Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tibbey.

Monday: John Lo; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas.

Tues­day: Evelyn Maack; Jen­nifer McGov­ern; John M. & Jo Middleton.

Wed­nes­day: Ron­ald Naidu; Anthea, Ron, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath.

Thursday: Pau­line Newell; and Johnny Nitchareon & Eed Interapan.

Fri­day: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pas­tor­al care min­istry at Bank­stown Hos­pit­al and all those he min­is­ters to.

Sat­urday: Dear lov­ing Fath­er, please deliv­er us from the coronavir­us and lim­it its impact on Aus­tralia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis.  Please pro­tect with your lov­ing care those we love — our fam­il­ies, friends and neigh­bours.  Let your fath­erly hand guide, shel­ter and strengthen them.  Cast out all anxious fears and doubts.  Give us an increas­ing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace.  We pray for those around the world now strug­gling with COVID-19.  Heal and com­fort those who are sick and suf­fer­ing.  Pro­tect and guide the health pro­fes­sion­als who are at the front line.  Please give wis­dom and cour­age to those who bear respons­ib­il­ity for con­front­ing this chal­lenge. We ask these things through the power­ful name of Jesus.  Amen.


Pray­ers for the sick: Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Fr John Bunyan; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Peter Cinelli; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Gra­ham Sadler; Fr Phil­lip Carter; Phil­lip Kuwert; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; Br Wil­li­am; Ron Clarke & his fam­ily; Lyn­dall McCar­ron; Maurice Pope & his fam­ily; Christine Pick­ard; Raul (SkidRow Radio) & Fam­ily; and Angela & family.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Gor­don Thurl­ing; Anne Casey; Merryn Ban­ner­man; and Her­bert Surrey.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  1st March: Dav­id, Bish­op of Mene­via, Wales (d.601); and 2nd March: Chad, Bish­op of Lich­field, Mis­sion­ary (d.672).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: John Dick­son; John Hardy; Andrew Reddy; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Kiki Chun; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Suz­anne Camp­ton; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ann Con­nolly; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Ron Nath; Ron­an Nath; Veron­ica Nath; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Ver­ity Wright.


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er 

Sunday Jeremi­ah 11.9–20 Ps 119.49–56 Mark 14.27–52
Monday Jeremi­ah 29.1–19 Pss 3; 4 Hebrews 7.11–25
Tues­day Jeremi­ah 29.24–30.9 Pss 7; 8 Hebrews 7.26–8.6
Wed­nes­day Jeremi­ah 30.10–22 Ps 10 Hebrews 8.7–13
Thursday Jeremi­ah 31.1–14 Pss 13; 14 Hebrews 9.1–10
Fri­day Jeremi­ah 31.15–26 Ps 17.1–13, 15–16 Hebrews 9.11–22
Sat­urday Jeremi­ah 31.27–40 Ps 18.32–38, 45–52 Hebrews 9.23–10.4


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Third Sunday in Lent: First Read­ing: Exodus 20.1–17;  Psalm: 19;  Second Read­ing: 1 Cor­inthi­ans 1.18–25 ; and  Gos­pel: John 2.13–22 


Food for Thought – from Work­ing Preacher

  1. Abram’s new name means “fath­er of many.” If God changed your name, what would you want it to
    mean? (Gen 17:5)
  2. What helps and hinders you in believ­ing that God is able to do what God has prom­ised? (Rom 8:21)
  3. In what ways do you some­times argue with Jesus’ pri­or­it­ies and val­ues? Why? What helps you stop?
    (Mark 8:31–33)

This week’s Reflect & Con­nect ques­tions writ­ten by Lynne Baab.


From Justin Welby, Arch­bish­op of Canterbury

The gos­pel is God’s res­cue mis­sion to bring us from dark­ness to light. This is the work of Jesus, the light of the world. But Jesus is not the only one called the light of the world by this title.

He him­self turns to his fol­low­ers and says, ‘You are the light of the world… so let your light shine.’ To wit­ness is to let your light shine. A light shines simply by vir­tue of being a light.

A fol­low­er of Jesus wit­nesses simply by vir­tue of being a Chris­ti­an. We have been brought into his light, now he appoints us to bring his light to oth­ers. This is what wit­ness is.