Parish Council — meets in the church today after morning tea.
The flowers in the church today have been donated by Noel Jeffs in celebration of his 70th birthday.
Advent Studies: Begin Wednesdays, after 10.00 a.m. Eucharist and Morning Tea from 2 December, and in the evening at 7.00 p.m. on those same days. We are using “Advent for Everyone – A Journey with the Apostles” by Tom Wright. I have some books for free or they can be downloaded instantly from Amazon via Kindle for a small cost.
Advent Studies will be held using this resource.
This work by world renowned theologian, Tom Wright, looks at New Testament readings each day during Advent, with reflections by the author and a point for reflection.
I have limited copies of the printed book which I am making available for no charge. (111 pages)
Living Well Through Advent 2020: Practicing Hope With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind. Can be downloaded from Amazon or purchased.
This resource is ideal for individual use or sharing with a friend or two. It is available to download onto your phone or to a kindle device at a very cheap price – less than two dollars.
This 50-page guide provides a foundation for seeking a deeper experience of Advent, an experience that will help prepare us for the true meaning of Christmas.
Stanmore Nursing Home Gifts: Money can be donated via the offertory plate (placed in a separate labelled envelope) or the St Luke’s Church Working Account (see back of Service booklet for details). Please remember to reference your gift – S N Home. Even if we cannot sing Carols, we can still take chocolates etc.
Christmas Cards now for Sale: New 2020 stock –- supporting The Leprosy Mission, Australia-$10 per pack of 10. Please see Stephan Gates at the Community Resource Centre straight after the service.
Poetry Board: Please see the board for poems from each of the poets from our ‘Word of Hope’ poetry day. A video of the day will also be available shortly.
Saturday 5th Dec – 10am to 2.30pm
Parishioners are urged to support the St Luke’s Mini Market as it is the annual fundraising event for the parish.
Preserves, Pickles, Curds & Jams, and Plants will be on sale, as well as reduced price items from the Opshop.
Tickets will also be on sale for the Christmas Hamper.
If you have any questions, please see Andy Serafin.
Attendance List: This is an essential part of our Covid-safe plan which has been lodged with the State Health Department. We request, once again, that you do respond, as it helps us with the planning needed to ensure a safe environment. Please RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org, ring Church Office (During office hours ONLY) or contact Jennifer.
ABM Projects — St Luke’s contributes to three projects. One of these is the ‘Vanuatu Integrated and Literacy Project’. A description of this project has recently been placed on the notice board in the hall foyer near the Community Resource Centre
Life-Saving Phone numbers: LifeLine: 13 11 14 Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800 MensLine: 1300 789 978 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
Lea MacNeal has jam to sell and various sauces; please email her email@example.com 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: Julie Olston & Philippa Fredrickson; and Fr Jeff & Michelle Parker.
Monday: Ann Petersen, Rachel & Wolf Winter; and John Reimer.
Tuesday: Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; and Matilda Rinker.
Wednesday: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy.
Thursday: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leilani & Carmen Reddy.
Friday: Grahame Sadler; Ken Searle; and Rajah Selvarajah & Greg.
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; 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; Edna Chambers; Linda Macqualter; Esther Middleton; Meaghan Patterson; Peter Cinelli; John Dickson; Rita Muscat & her family; Rob Lake; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Phillip Gargano; Graham Waddington; and Amanda Cowley.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Fr John Holle; Margaret Lofts; Alice Lofts; Les Clark; Alfred Welsh; Peter Szepetiuk; and Elsie Farrell.
Saints Commemoration: 23rd Nov: Clement of Rome, Bishop & martyr (d. c. 100); and 25th Nov: James Noble, pioneer Aboriginal Deacon (d.1941).
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; Verity Wright; and Ruth Champion.
Readings for Next Sunday — First Sunday of Advent:
First Reading: Isaiah 64.1–9 Psalm: 80.1–7,17–19
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.1–9 Gospel: Matthew 13.24–37
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||1 Samuel 16.2–13||Psalm 93||Matthew 21.1–11|
|Monday||Wisdom 8.5–18||Psalm 55.13–15, 18–28||Revelation 11. 1–14|
|Tuesday||Wisdom 8.21–9.18||Psalms 60; 61||Revelation 11. 15–19|
|Wednesday||Wisdom 10.15–11.10||Psalms 64; 67||Revelation 12.1–6|
|Thursday||Wisdom 11.5–12.2||Psalm 66||Revelation 12.7–18|
|Friday||Wisdom 12.12–21||Psalm 68.24–35||Revelation 13. 1–10|
|Saturday||Wisdom 18.14–24||Psalm 119.65–88||Revelation 13.11–18|