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

Notices — 4th Sunday of Advent — 20th Dec 2020

NOTICES:

Volun­teers needed for Christ­mas Day– to setup, serve and clear away morn­ing tea after the 9.30am ser­vice.  Noth­ing fancy — just a cuppa and a bis­cuit in the hall after the ser­vice.  Kathy Drum­mond has offered to help but we need some oth­er volun­teers to make it hap­pen.  Please let Jen­nifer McGov­ern know ASAP oth­er­wise there will be no morn­ing tea on Christ­mas Day.

 

Tonight — 6pm Car­ol Ser­vice (in the church car­park):  Please note – The car­park will be closed to all vehicles tonight.  There will be a saus­age sizzle and soft drinks avail­able BEFORE the car­ols.  If you would like a deli­cious saus­age on bread roll, come at 5.30 p.m.  You are also wel­come to BYOG.  A Gold coin dona­tion for the BBQ would be appre­ci­ated.

 

Par­ish Office will be closed between Tues­day 22nd Dec — Tues­day 29th Dec 2020 due to Jen­nifer being away on hol­i­days.  The office will then be open Wed­nes­day 30th Dec, Thursday 31st Dec and Sat­urday 2nd Jan from 9.15am — 2.45pm.  Please note — start­ing from Monday 4th Janu­ary 2021 onwards the office will be open on Monday, Tues­day and Thursday, 9.15am to 2.45pm.

 

 

Christ­mas Eve/Day Ser­vices 2020:

Thursday 24th Decem­ber — 11.00 p.m. Christ­mas Eve Mass

Fri­day 25th Decem­ber — 9.30 a.m. Christ­mas Day Euchar­ist

 

 

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Philip and Rose­mary who became great- grand­par­ents on the 11th Decem­ber, with the arrival of Frances Jean Noella Gray — a daugh­ter for Rosie (their old­est grand­daugh­ter) and Lach­lan.  Little Frances was 8 and a half pounds!

 

“Words of Hope” Poetry Day film can now be viewed at: https://www.stlukesenmore.org.au/poets/Words-of-hope.mp4 Many thanks to John Haly for put­ting this togeth­er for us.

 

Giv­ing: At the last Par­ish Coun­cil meet­ing I shared my atti­tude to giv­ing and mem­bers present asked me to share it more widely.   As each new year begins, I always increase my giv­ing just a little.  In this way, I play my small part in mak­ing sure that the par­ish keeps up with rising costs.  Not a huge increase but a little one. 1 or 2%.  This is my sug­ges­tion to all if that is afford­able.  Fr Jeff

 


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Anne Hywood & Peter Tre­gil­gas; Diana Jef­fer­ies; Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kit­tir­at; and Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar.

Monday: Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tib­bey; John Lo; and Fabi­an LoS­chiavo.

Tues­day: Lea McNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Evelyn Maack; and Jen­nifer McGov­ern.

Wed­nes­day; John M.; Jo Middleton; Fran Mor­ris; and Ian Myl­chreest.

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

Fri­day: Pau­line Newell; and Johnny Nitchar­oen & Eed (Dar­unee Intapan).

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.  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.

 


 

Thanks­giv­ing: John Tonetti gives thanks for his clear kid­ney biopsy res­ults and good health.

 

Pray­ers for the sick: Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Kev­in Tib­bey; Glen; Mary Middleton; Bar­bara Reyne; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Rev’d Val Tib­bey; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Mac­qual­ter; Esth­er Middleton; Peter Cinelli; John Dick­son; Rita Mus­cat & her fam­ily; Rob Lake; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Gra­ham Wad­ding­ton; Aman­da Cow­ley; Jean Boyd; Gra­ham Sadler; Fr Phil­lip Carter; Phil­lip Kuwert; Peter Knox; and Sr Colleen Crook.

 

Recently Depar­ted: Dr Richard Hawker (Evelyn Maack’s Broth­er).

 

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Susanne Crowth­er; Bill Carter; Arthur Port­er; Adri­an Arch­in­al; Ada Fer­ris; and Nel­lie Potts.

 

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 2 1st Dec: Thomas, Apostle and Mar­tyr; 25th Dec: The Birth of our Lord; and 26th Dec: Steph­en, Dea­con and Mar­tyr.

 

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list:  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; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Suz­anne Camp­ton; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ann Con­nolly; Fr Peter Carls­son; 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 2 Samuel 7.18–29 Psalm 89.26–38 Mark 12.35–37
Monday Isai­ah 57.214–21 Psalm 119.129–125 Rev­el­a­tion 21.9–21
Tues­day Isai­ah 58 Psalms 118.19–29; 120 Rev­el­a­tion 21.22–22.5
Wed­nes­day Isai­ah 59.1–12a Psalms 127; 128; 129 Rev­el­a­tion 22.6–13
Thursday Isai­ah 22.17–22 Psalm 85 Rev­el­a­tion 22.14–21
Fri­day Micah 5.2–5a Psalm 138 1 John 4.7–21
Sat­urday Isai­ah 60.1–11 Psalm 139 Tit­us 1

 

Read­ings for Next Sunday — First Sunday After Christ­mas:  First Read­ing: Isai­ah 61.10–62.3;  Psalm 148;  Second Read­ing: Galatians4.4–7; and          Gos­pel: Luke 2.22–40

 


Dis­cus­sion Ques­tions from WorkingPreacher.org – by Julie Selvig

  1. After all God did for Dav­id, God prom­ises more. How do we also respond with grate­ful­ness and humil­ity? (2 Sam 7)
  2. How does your con­greg­a­tion share the secret of God’s gra­cious sal­va­tion with the world? (Rom 16:25–27)
  3. We hear much impossib­il­ity today. How does this story of pos­sib­il­ity ring true for you this sea­son? (Luke 1:37)

 

We appre­ci­ate things may have been fin­an­cially harder due to COVID-19, but ask that you con­sider mak­ing a dona­tion to sup­port the Christ­mas Bowl and ABM this year.

The Christ­mas Bowl Appeal — annu­al appeal of the Acts of Peace, the inter­na­tion­al aid agency of the Nation­al Coun­cil of Churches.

Fourth Sunday of Advent

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to donate online via the dir­ect link: mycb.link/50145 to our par­ish page ‘Enmore-Stan­more Anglic­an Par­ish’,  or call 1800 025 101.

 

ABM 2020 Advent and Christ­mas Appeal.

ABM -Advent/Christmas Appeal

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to use QR Code on the digit­al dona­tion cards  (in the church foy­er) or make a dona­tion online at abmission.org.au.

Please note: There are a lim­ited num­ber of dona­tion envel­opes in the church foy­er for those who do not use mobile phones or have inter­net access.