Congratulations to Nicholas Chiew on the day of his baptism.
Our condolences & love go to Ann Petersen whose partner Wolf Winter died last Sunday. The funeral will take place at 1.30pm on Tuesday 23rd November at the South Chapel, Rookwood Cemetery.
Next Sunday: First Sunday of Advent
The final MNO for 2021 — 6.00pm (for 6.30pm) on Saturday 27th Nov:
Will be held at the St George Rowing Club, 1 Levey Street, Wolli Creek.
Phone: 9599 1932
Contact Kevin Green for more details Mob: 0405 691 055
Saturday 4th Dec ‑10am- 2.30pm
Election Day (in St Luke’s hall) & Mini-Market (Outside OpShop):
Andrew & Rachel Reddy & family will be selling containers of Butter Chicken & Rice for $7 each & Samosas for $2 each.
Pre-orders should be made as soon as possible by texting Rachel on Mob: 0410 552 144 indicating the number of packs required.
Financial contributions towards the costs involved would be very much appreciated.
Mark the date: Saturday 12th February 2022 for a Wardens Dinner “Under the Stars”. Will be a catered dinner, $20pp with tickets on sale in the New Year.
Advent Studies for this year beginning week following Advent Sunday, 28th Nov.
Is anyone interested in an evening study?
Please let me know what day would be best for you. We would begin at 7pm or 7.30pm with tea/coffee provided.
Christmas Cards sale
2020 Stock - $8 per pack – Supporting the Leprosy Mission — now available from the Parish Resource Centre. New stock will be ordered soon. Please see Stephan Gates during Morning tea.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY desperately needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for food, health and cleaning donations.
Please give generously.
Stanmore Nursing Home Gifts: As is our usual custom we take a small gift to each patient at the Stanmore Nursing Home (OPAL) in Cambridge St at Christmas time. Your donation no matter how small helps the parish to pay for a selection of equal value gifts — usually chocolates, or something suitable for those patients who are diabetic. Ruth and Jennifer usually do the gift shopping. Before Covid-19’s restrictions we would sing carols while we walked around and gave out our gifts, however we are probably not going to be able to that again this year, but we will check again with the staff closer to the time. If you would like to donate please place in an envelope so marked in the offertory plate, or donate online reference “Nursing Home”. Many thanks for your generosity!
Lea MacNeil has jam, conserves, pickles and various sauces to sell; please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to order them from her.
All proceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Katherine Oldfield; Julie Olston; Fr Jeff Parker, Michelle & family; and Ann Petersen, & Rachel.
Monday: Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; and John Reimer.
Tuesday: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda, & Bryson Reddy.
Wednesday: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leilani, & Carmen Reddy.
Thursday: Matilda Rinker; Grahame Sadler; and Ken Searle.
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: Noel Jeffs; Joan Dale; Judy Jewson; Amanda Romeo; Maryrose Crowther; Tosia Cribben; Angus; John Bowen; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Peter Knox; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Andrew Stratgolda; and Phillip Hall.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Ray Sommer; Robyn Oldfield; Isabelle Djorgjevic: Lyn Carrington; Stephen Thurley; John Dickson; John Hardy; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Kiki Chun; Beth Armstrong; Ann Jeffs; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Suzanne Campton; Pauline Newell; Ann Connolly; Dayalan Saminathan; Kuwert; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Lochlan Lonesborough.
Recently Departed: Wolf Winter.
Anniversaries of the Departed: William Lawson; Margaret Said; Fr John Holle; Margaret Lofts; Alice Lofts; and Les Clarke.
Saints Commemoration: 23rd: Clement of Rome, Bishop & martyr (d. c. 100); and 25th: James Noble, pioneer Aboriginal Deacon (d.1941).
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sun||Daniel 7.9–10, 13–14||Ps 95.1–7||John 12.20–33|
|Mon||Ecclesiastes 8.1–13||Pss 52; 53||Revelation 11.1–14|
|Tue||Ecclesiastes 8.14–9.6||Ps 55.13–15, 18–28||Revelation 11.15–19|
|Wed||Ecclesiastes 9.7–16||Pss 60; 61||Revelation 12.1–6|
|Thur||Ecclesiastes 9.17–10.15||Pss 64; 67||Revelation 12.7–18|
|Fri||Ecclesiastes 10.16–11.8||Ps 66||Revelation 13.1–10|
|Sat||Ecclesiastes 11.9–12.14||Ps 68.24–35||Revelation 13–18|
Readings for Next Sunday — First Sunday of Advent: First Reading: Jeremiah 33.14–16; Psalm: 25.1–10; Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3.9–13; and Gospel: Luke 21.25–38