St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community

Notices_Fifth Sunday After Pentecost_Sunday 27th June 2021


A very big thank you to Fr John for tak­ing our Sunday ser­vices while Fr Jeff has been away.

Annu­al Leave: Fr Jeff will be back to take our Sunday ser­vice on 4th July.

Sunday 4th July: 5pm Even­ing Service.

Changes to Office Open­ing Days – From this week onwards the office will no longer be open on Mondays.  Jen­nifer will now be in the office on Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thursday from 9.15–2.45pm.

New Offer­tory Envel­opes — for 4th July 2021 onwards are avail­able in the church foyer.


ST PAUL’S PANTRY des­per­ately needs food.

For the next two weeks there will be a bas­ket in the church foy­er for your dona­tions of tinned and non-per­ish­able foods.

Please respond gen­er­ously. 


Sunday 11th July — A cel­eb­ra­tion of Justice for and Recon­cili­ation with First Nations people: The spe­cial guest speak­er with be Jen­nifer New­man.  More inform­a­tion on Jen­nifer to come….


Garden of the Soul


Book­ings: or 1300 661 738


Sam Allchurch — Conductor

At a time when lock­downs and isol­a­tion have giv­en us pause to delve deep inside ourselves, and with the nat­ur­al world increas­ingly threatened by the destruc­tion of human activ­ity, this pro­gram speaks to big ques­tions about our rela­tion­ships with each oth­er and with our planet.

Gar­dens were a fer­tile source of meta­phors for the com­poser of the renais­sance. Tomás Luis de Victoria’s breezy Vidi spe­ciosam and Clem­ens non Papa’s lush Ego flos campi offer a vis­ion of a divinely ordered per­fect land­scape, set­ting the exquis­ite poetry of the Song of Songs. The return of spring in Monteverdi’s heart-wrench­ing Zefiro tor­na makes the loss of love all the more tragic.

Ben­jamin Britten’s music explores ideas of the soul and its cre­ativ­ity. His rad­ic­al Hymn to St Cecil­ia is a pae­an to music as an expres­sion of the soul, and a lament for the loss of child­hood inno­cence. The sac­red soul of the Vir­gin Mary is the sub­ject of two smal­ler works: Rosa mys­tica and Hymn to the Vir­gin, writ­ten when the com­poser was only 17.

The centrepiece of the pro­gram is a new song cycle by Aus­trali­an com­poser Joseph Twist which responds to the real­it­ies of deal­ing with cli­mate change and caring for the nat­ur­al world. Spe­cially com­mis­sioned for Sydney Cham­ber Choir, this piece sets poetry by Aus­trali­an writers past and present.



Cinema Para­diso:   Sat, 24 July 2021 at 3.30pm ‑5.55pm

RSVP:  18 July 2021

Vis­ion tells the story of Hilde­gard von Bin­gen, the 12th cen­tury Bene­dict­ine nun, Chris­ti­an mys­tic and com­poser, ven­er­ated in the Cath­ol­ic and Anglic­an Com­mu­nions.  She was a Doc­tor of the Church who was able to trans­mit her vis­ions to the world.  Accord­ing to Wiki­pe­dia, Pope John Paul II called her “a light to her people and for her time” and said “she con­tin­ues to shine even more brightly today.”

The film por­trays Hildegard’s determ­in­a­tion to expand the respons­ib­il­it­ies of women with­in the Bene­dict­ine order whilst deal­ing with the out­rage in the Church about the vis­ions she claimed to receive from God.  Vis­ion is filmed in the medi­ev­al cloisters of the south­ern Rhine region.


Lea MacNeil has jam, con­serves, pickles and vari­ous sauces to sell; please email her at to order them from her.  Don­ald, her hus­band can deliv­er your spe­cif­ic order to the Opshop where it can be paid for.  All pro­ceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.


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

Monday: Saf­fron Pow­ell; Annie Prat­ten; Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj.

Tues­day: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy.

Wed­nes­day: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leil­ani & Car­men Reddy.

Thursday: John Reimer; 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, par­tic­u­larly in India, PNG , Vic­tor­ia and Sydney at this time.  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: John Bowen; John Sat­ter­ley; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Colin Spokes; Peter Cinelli; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Fr Phil­lip Carter; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Br Wil­li­am; Ron Clarke & his fam­ily; Lyn­dall McCar­ron; Maurice Pope & his fam­ily; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & fam­ily; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Christina Rees (CBE); Deepika & Deep­shi­ka; and Andrew Stratgolda.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Alf Johnsen; Doreen Chin; Mary Har­win; and Her­bert Miller.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  29th June: Peter & Paul, Apostles & mar­tyrs;  1st July: ‘Com­ing of the light’ – first mis­sion­ar­ies to the Torres Strait (1871);  and 3rd July: Thomas, Apostle & martyr.


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Lyn Car­ring­ton; Steph­en Thur­ley; Wolf Winter; 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 Next Sunday — Sixth Sunday After Pente­cost:  First Read­ing: 2 Samuel 5.1–5, 9–10;  Psalm: 48;  Second Read­ing: 2 Cor­inthi­ans 12.2–10;  and  Gos­pel: Mark 6.1–13


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er 

Sunday 2 Samuel 2.1–7; 3.1 Ps 30 2 Cor­inthi­ans 7.2–16
Monday Sir­ach 35.1–17 Ps 119.153–176 Tit­us 1
Tues­day Zechari­ah 4.1–6a,


Ps 116 Rev­el­a­tion 11.1–4,


Wed­nes­day Sir­ach 39.1–11 Pss 144; 150 Tit­us 3
Thursday Sir­ach 43.1–12 Pss 3; 4 Gala­tians 1.1–10
Fri­day Sir­ach 44.1–15 Pss 7; 8 Gala­tians 1.11–24
Sat­urday 2 Samuel 15.17–21 Ps 92 John 11.1–16