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Notices — Baptism of Our Lord — Sunday 12th jan


Cel­eb­rant & Preach­er: Fr. John Hawkins.
Wel­comers today: Ann Petersen & Dav­id Dun­lop.
Next Week: John Tonetti & Chris Thur­ley.
Read­ers today: Vic­tor Any­anji & Nadia Wheat­ley.
Next Week: Janet Wid­mer & Peter Gil­bert.
Inter­cessor: Moya Holle.
Next week: Kev­in Green.
Hos­pit­al­ity: John M., Evelyn M., & Ruth C.
Next week: Kathy D., & Jen­nifer M.
Dusting/Cleaning: Ann Petersen & Peter Gil­bert.

Next 2 Weeks: Fr Jeff and Michelle will be away until 20th Janu­ary.  Fr John Hawkins will be tak­ing our Sunday ser­vices dur­ing this peri­od.  Fr Philip Brad­ford took both our Wed­nes­day & our Epi­phany in the Moun­tains ser­vices dur­ing the past week, and will take the Wed­nes­day ser­vice again this week.

Our AGM will be held on Sunday 23rd Feb­ru­ary.  Would all report writers please email their reports to for co-ordin­a­tion.  Please keep the date free as we value your input!

Next Men’s Night Out – Sat­urday 18th Janu­ary 2020.  Will be held 6 for 6.30pm at Hikaru Japan­ese Res­taur­ant, Ph: 9516 5959.  Buck­nell Street, New­town (off Kings Street, almost dir­ectly oppos­ite Mis­senden Road).  See Kev­in Green for more inform­a­tion or phone him on 8065 1657.

Food for Sale – Sunday 19th Janu­ary.  Reddy Fam­ily will be selling packs of Chick­en Curry with rice/pappadums for $7 after church.  Please email your orders to Eddie Reddy on  All food will be cooked early on Sunday 19th.  All pro­ceeds will go towards the Bush­fire Relief efforts.  More inform­a­tion will be provided on the day as to where the money will be donated.

2020 Opshop Cal­en­dars for Sale – lim­ited num­ber avail­ableat back of church for $2 each.  Please see Andy Ser­afin.

Children’s Activ­it­ies:  Folders with quiet activ­it­ies along with col­our pen­cils, cray­ons and tex­tas are now avail­able in the foy­er and back of the church for the chil­dren dur­ing church – par­tic­u­larly as Sunday School does not resume until Sunday 26th Janu­ary.

Christ­mas cards ($10 per pack — stock up for next year)are avail­able from the Par­ish Resource Centre.  Please see the Man­ager, Stephan Gates dur­ing Morn­ing tea.

Hos­pit­al­ity volun­teers: Thank you to all our hos­pit­al­ity volun­teer teams who look after us so well each week.  If we could only get three or more oth­er people for anoth­er week­end, our hos­pit­al­ity teams would not feel so burdened.  YOU can do this – no effort needed and all food can be bought and the cost reim­bursed.  Teams often swap due to com­mit­ments as well!  If you are inter­ested, please see Ruth Cham­pi­on.

Food for our little friends — While Fr Jeff and Michelle are away there is no need to bring food scraps for the par­ish worm farms.  Please refrain from bring­ing large amounts of scrap paper as the Rect­ory sup­plies a large quant­ity of this.

Play Group @ Enmore – Will recom­mence on Monday 10th Feb­ru­ary 2020 from 10am to 12 Noon.  For Inform­a­tion phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390.

Next Long Table din­ner – Thursday 13th Feb­ru­ary.  6 for 6.30pm – 9pm.  Ven­ue to be announced.  Keep the date!

2020 Cinema Para­diso – Sat­urday 22 Feb­ru­ary.  4 pm for 4.30pm in St Luke’s Church Hall.  There will be wine & cheese, and a dis­cus­sion at inter­mis­sion.  The next film will be ‘The Jour­ney’ – In 2006, amidst the ongo­ing, dec­ades-long con­flict in North­ern Ire­land, deeply con­ser­vat­ive Brit­ish loy­al­ist Ian Pais­ley meets Mar­tin McGuiness, former Irish Repub­lic­an Army Lead­er, in an unex­pec­ted jour­ney across the Scot­tish coun­tryside.  This film, made a dec­ade after that meet­ing in the year of Brexit ref­er­en­dum per­haps has renewed poignancy and mean­ing.  Keep the date!

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recit­al — Sunday, 29 March 2020 at 3pm.  From Vienna to Enmore, accom­plished young Aus­trali­an-born organ­ist Dav­id Rec­cia Chynoweth per­forms works by J S Bach, Koehne, Alex­an­dre Guil­mant & oth­ers on the St Luke’s Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ (1883), unique in Aus­tralia, to mark the res­tor­a­tion of the façade pipes.  Keep the date!  

Vivid Har­bour Lights Cruise – June 2020.  Moya and Brett will be arran­ging this par­ish event again this year, likely to be held on the first Thursday even­ing in June.  The cruise com­pany will release the dates, times, prices and depar­ture details in early Feb­ru­ary with num­bers and pay­ment to be final­ised by later in that month.  So, please keep it in mind and watch for announce­ments with more details in Feb­ru­ary.

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.

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 1 Samuel 1.1–8 Psalm 116.11–18 Mark 1.14–20
Tues­day 1 Samuel 1.9–20 Song of Han­nah (APBA p.429) Mark 1.21–28
Wed­nes­day 1 Samuel 3.1–10, 19–20 Psalm 40.5–11 Mark 1.29–39
Thursday 1 Samuel 4.1–11 Psalm 44.10–17 Mark 1.40–45
Fri­day 1 Samuel 8.4–7, 10–22 Psalm 89.14–18 Mark 2.1–12
Sat­urday 1 Samuel 9.1–4,17–19; & 10.1 Psalm 21.1–7 Mark 2.13–17

Read­ings for Next Sunday – The Second Sunday after Epi­phany:  First Read­ing: Isai­ah 49.1–7;  Psalm: 40.1–14;  Second Read­ing: 1 Cor­inthi­ans 1.1–9; and  Gos­pel: John 1.29–42

For our com­munity today: Pau­line Newell; Johnny Nitchar­oen & Eed Dar­unee Intapan; and Math­i­as Oduro.

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; Fr Kev­in Scully; Br Michael Sam­inath­am (SSF); Sam George; Hiro Andrew Itadini; Mary Middlleton; Ash­er Middleton; Bar­bara Reyne; and Julie Olson.

Recently Depar­ted: John Eddy.

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Rockley Isa­bella Miller; John Fraser; and Edna Juer­gens.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 13th: Hil­ary of Poiters, Bish­op and teach­er (d. 367); 14th: Sava, first Arch­bish­op of the Ser­bi­an Church (d.1235); and 17th: Anthony of Egypt, Abbot (d.356).

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity: Monday: Kath­er­ine Old­field; and Julie Olston & Phil­ippa Fre­drick­son; Tues­day: Ann Peterson, Rachel & Wolf Winter; and Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Wed­nes­day: Joyce, Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leil­ani & Car­men Reddy; Thursday: Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda, & Bryson Reddy; and John Reimer; Fri­day: Mat­ilda Rink­er & fam­ily; Gra­hame Sadler; and Ken Searle.; Sat­urday: We pray for all whose lives and live­li­hoods are threatened by or have been des­troyed by bush­fire.  That they will be com­for­ted, sup­por­ted and sus­tained in their time of need. We also pray for all those help­ing to fight these fires that they may be kept safe and receive the resources that they need.

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; Saf­fron Pow­ell; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; and Robert & Lyn­dall.

Dis­cus­sion Ques­tions for Bap­tism of our Lord
1. What new things do you yearn for God to declare in this age? How can you help bring them about? (Isa 42:9)
2. What does “God shows no par­ti­al­ity” mean today — for the way you love your neigh­bour? Your enemies? (Acts 10:34)
3. What might God be call­ing you to say and do, not to earn sal­va­tion, but to “ful­fill right­eous­ness”? (Matt 3:15)

This week’s Reflect & Con­nect ques­tions writ­ten by Beth Ann Gaede.