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….
Bookings: sydneychamberchoir.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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|
|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|