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Notices — Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost — 5th September 2021



Happy Birth­day to: Beth Arm­strong; Joyce Reddy; Amrit MacIntyre; Gra­hame Sadler; Laurel Som­mer; Eed Intapan; and Mint Kittirat.


The vir­tu­al par­ish get-togeth­er con­tin­ues at 10.30am this com­ing Sunday 5 Septem­ber.  We will break into rooms of 4–5 people in Zoom, and change rooms every 10 mins or so, thereby mir­ror­ing the exper­i­ence of chat­ting in small groups like we do at morn­ing tea.  The link will be advised by email.  All are wel­come to join! DID YOU KNOW that you only need a mobile phone to join in?  If you are unsure of how to join with your phone, text or call Stu­art on 0400 312 354, who can help you with the set-up.


Finally! After more than two years of frus­tra­tion, Fr Jeff will form­ally be appoin­ted loc­al police chap­lain on 16 Septem­ber in a small loc­al cere­mony.  The two sta­tions which will bene­fit from Fr Jeff’s min­istry are Mar­rick­ville and New­town stations.


Par­ish Con­tact List update:  We are cur­rently in the pro­cess of updat­ing our Par­ish Con­tact List.  If you or your fam­ily have recently moved, or acquired a new phone num­ber or email address it is import­ant to let us know so we can keep our records up to date.  Please con­tact me at or on Mob: 0409 049 442


Intro­duct­ory Pas­tor­al Care Course (ONLINE):  This course is ideal for people who provide pas­tor­al care sup­port with­in their church com­munity, or who may like to volun­teer at a hos­pit­al or aged care facil­ity.  It includes top­ics like listen­ing skills, vul­ner­ab­il­ity, under­stand­ing the art of ques­tions, bound­ar­ies and a Bib­lic­al found­a­tion for pas­tor­al care.

 Day and time: Five Weds, 9:00am — 2:00pm (Sept 29 & Oct 6, 13, 20, 27)

Regis­tra­tions close 15 Septem­ber                      Cost: $50

Num­ber of par­ti­cipants capped at 20.

Note: This course will be con­duc­ted ONLINE. If dur­ing the dur­a­tion of the course lock­down restric­tions are lif­ted, then the course will move to face to face.   

or For more inform­a­tion call 1300 111 278.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Evelyn Maack; Jen­nifer McGov­ern; John M.; and Jo Middleton.

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

Tues­day: Pau­line Newell; and Johnny Nitchareon & Eed Intapan.

Wed­nes­day: Kath­er­ine Old­field; and Julie Olson & Phil­ippa Fredrickson.

Thursday: Fr Jeff & Michelle Park­er; and Ann Petersen, Rachel & Wolf Winter.

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.


We pray togeth­er our Par­ish prayer:

God of love, God of mis­sion, you alone bring life to your Church.

Send to this par­ish of St Luke’s your Holy Spir­it to give vis­ion for our plan­ning, wis­dom in our actions,
and power to our witness.

Help our church to grow in spir­itu­al com­mit­ment to you, in love for one anoth­er, and in ser­vice to our loc­al community. 

And may all who wor­ship with us know Christ’s com­pas­sion and love. Amen.


Pray­ers for the sick:  Angus; John Tonetti; Wolf Winter; Br Daniel; Fr Gary Priest; John Bowen; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Colin Spokes; Peter Cinelli; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Br Wil­li­am; Maurice Pope & his fam­ily; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & fam­ily; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Deepika & Deep­shi­ka; Andrew Strat­golda; and Phil­lip Hall.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Wil­li­am Oliv­er; Wil­li­am Simpson; Maude Hol­lo­way; Harry Smith; Emma Rea; Pippa Robin­son; and James Gavin.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  8th: Birth of Mary, Moth­er of the Lord; and 11th: Moth­er Esth­er CHN, founder of the Com­munity of the Holy Name, Mel­bourne (d.1931).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Robyn Old­field; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Steph­en Thur­ley; 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; Kuwert; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Ron Nath; Ron­an Nath; Veron­ica Nath; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Loch­lan Lonesborough.


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er 

Sunday Esth­er 2.1–11, 15–17 Ps 146 Mark 8.1–22
Monday Job 11 Ps 18.32–38, 45–52 1 John 4.1–12
Tues­day Job 12 Ps 119.1–16 1 John 4.13–21
Wed­nes­day Job 13 Pss 24; 26 1 John 5.1–12
Thursday Job 14 Pss 22.23–32; 23 1 John 5.13–21
Fri­day Job 15.1–16 Ps 27 2 John
Sat­urday Job 15.17–35 Pss 30; 32 3 John


Read­ings for Next SundaySix­teenth Sunday After Pente­cost:  First Read­ing: Pro­verbs 1.20–23;  Psalm: 19;  Second Read­ing: James2.18–26;  and  Gos­pel: Mark 8.27–38