Happy birthday to the following parishioners: Eddie Reddy; Veronica Nath; Susan Hill; Alex Hill; Janet Widmer; Evelyn Maack; Rosemary Bradford; Kevin Green; and Fr Jeff.
Many thanks to Lea McNeil & Donald Thomas for hosting the Annual Epiphany Service and BBQ in the Mountains yesterday.
Next Men’s Nite Out — Saturday 13th February at 6 for 6.30 pm. Will be held at Alberto’s Pizzeria, 589 Kings Street, Newtown. Ph: 9519 4262. Contact Kevin for more details Mob: 0405 691 055.
Ashes for Ash Wednesday (17/2): Please look at home for last year’s palm crosses. It is these we burn to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday.
Future Dates for your Diary:
14th February – Feast of the Transfiguration/ Last Sunday After Epiphany.
16th February – Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day.
17th February — Ash Wednesday Services – 10am & 7.30pm
21st February – First Sunday in Lent — 9.30 am Service.
28th March – Palm Sunday – 9.30am Service.
1st April – Maundy Thursday – 7.30 pm Service.
2nd April – Good Friday – 9.30am Service & 12pm Way of the Cross.
4th April – Easter Day – 9.30am Service.
Lenten Studies — Begin Wednesday 17th February:
‘CLIMATE for CHANGE’ sponsored by ABM. Wednesdays after morning tea, around 11.00 a.m.
Some copies will be available, also can be downloaded from ABM website.
Lenten Quiet Day — Saturday, 6 March, 2021 at 10am: The Sydney Mission-College of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd invites you to share in their annual Quiet Day for Lent, in the church and grounds of St John’s Church, Balmain, in Spring Street, Birchgrove. The event is free of charge, and participants usually bring their own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. This is a silent retreat, but as well as Morning and Evening Prayer and a midday Eucharist, two lay Companions of the Sydney Mission-College will give short presentations, based on their reading and experience, on the practice of prayer. We gather in the church at 10 am. The Day ends at 4.15 pm. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on arrival at the church door. All very welcome.
Let’s Start Thinking – From Fr. Jeff. 2020 was in some ways a year in which the aim was to “get through and make the best of it.” 2021 brings with it the hope of a vaccine and the chance to re-set our course forward. I am very interested in hearing the ideas of ALL parishioners as to what we need to do, change, do more of, do less of, add to our activities. It is best to put these ideas on paper rather than in a conversation. There will be a more formal process later in the year, but let’s start thinking now.
Art in the Hall: At our recent Poetry Day, parishioners decorated the Hall with some artworks loaned for the occasion which was much appreciated. The Parish Council has now endorsed the idea of allowing parishioners to have art works hung in the Hall on a temporary basis. Please note that no responsibility is taken for the security or protection from damage or theft of any artwork on loan. A form waiving any claim by a lender/donor must be signed before any artwork is accepted. Preference is for art with a recognisable Anglican content. This month’s piece is a tapestry version of Canaletto’s “Westminster Abbey”,1730.
The new version of the video from our “Words of Hope’ Poetry Day is now available at: https://www.stlukesenmore.org.au/poets/words-of-hope.html
We need parishioners especially to assist with welcoming: Thank you to those who have already volunteered. Please speak to Ruth Champion if you can help Mob: 0400 166 041.
Lea MacNeil 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 Raboom & Nol Takham; Karlene Thompson; Christine Thurley, Troy & Family; and John Tonetti.
Monday: Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; and Nadia Wheatley.
Tuesday: Janet Walmsley; Janet Widmer & Cliff; and Sally Woellner.
Wednesday: Kay Younie, Natasha & Timothy; and Victor Anyarisi.
Thursday: Shirley Allen, Barbara & Jade; Beth Armstrong; and Ian Barnett.
Friday: Kenneth Barongo; Jennifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.; and Tony Brownlow.
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; Mary Middleton; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Maureen Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Macqualter; Esther Middleton; Peter Cinelli; John Dickson; Rita Muscat & her family; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Graham Sadler; Fr Phillip Carter; Phillip Kuwert; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; Br William; Ron Clarke & his family; and Lyndall McCarron.
Recently Departed: Joy Ree.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Kevin Saunders; Robert Emmenegger; and Francie Fielder.
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; Dayalan Saminathan; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; Rosemary Bradford; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Verity Wright.
Readings for Next Sunday — Feast of the Transfiguration: First Reading: 2 Kings 2.1–12; Psalm: 50.1–6; Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4.3–12; and Gospel: Mark 9.2–9
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Genesis 4.1–16||Ps 147.12–20||1 John 3.7–14|
|Monday||Jeremiah 16.1–15||Ps 89.19–38||Philippians 3.1–16|
|Tuesday||Jeremiah 7.1–18||Ps 91||Philippians 3.17–4.7|
|Wednesday||Jeremiah 17.19–18.12||Ps 94||Philippians 4.8–23|
|Thursday||Jeremiah 18.12–23||Ps 97; 98||1 Timothy 1.1–11|
|Friday||Jeremiah 19.1–20.6||Ps 103||1 Timothy 1.12–20|
|Saturday||Jeremiah 20.7–18||Ps 102.12–28||1 Timothy 2|