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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Sunday — Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost: First Reading: Proverbs 1.20–23; Psalm: 19; Second Reading: James2.18–26; and Gospel: Mark 8.27–38