NOTICES: Sunday 29th December 2019
Next Week: Evening Prayer at 6pm
Parish Office hours – please note the Parish Office is closed until Tuesday 31st December, due to Jennifer McGovern being away in Cairns. The office opening hours will also change from Tuesday 31st December to 9.00 am to 2.00 pm — Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Two Camera — Free to give away to a good home: Both in good order. One is a Canon Power Shot A2400 — 6 years old – it’s a very compact camera, able to slip in a pocket easily. The other camera is an older one, a Canon SX10 IS – about 11 years old. It’s a larger body camera with a solid feel. Both come complete with bag, memory card, batteries, and charger. Please see Noel Jeffs .
Play Group @ Enmore: Will recommence on Monday 10th February 2020 from 10am to 12 Noon. For Information phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390.
Hospitality volunteers: Thank you to all our hospitality volunteer teams who look after us so well each week. If we could only get three or more other people for another weekend, our hospitality teams would not feel so burdened. YOU can do this – no effort needed and all food can be bought and the cost reimbursed. Teams often swap due to commitments as well! If you are interested, please see Ruth Champion.
For your diary — 2020 events:
Epiphany Pilgrimage to Leura – Saturday 11 January. Hosted by Lea and Donald at 22 Albert Street, Leura. Arrival time is 12 noon for Eucharist at 12.30pm, followed by BBQ at 1 pm.
Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recital — Sunday, 29 March at 3pm. From Vienna to Enmore, accomplished young Australian-born organist David Reccia Chynoweth performs works by J S Bach, Koehne, Alexandre Guilmant & others on the St Luke’s Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ (1883), unique in Australia, to mark the restoration of the façade pipes. Keep the date!
Food for our little friends — Don’t forget to keep your cooked food scraps, fruit peelings, tea leaves and coffee grounds for the parish worm farms. (No citrus dairy or meat).
Homemade curds, relishes, pickles and jam - If you would like to order some, please email your order to Lea MacNeil (email@example.com) and it will be delivered to the OpShop.
Any notices for the service booklet will need to be submitted to the Parish Office email by Wednesday evening at the latest.
Readings for the coming week:
|Monday||1 John 2.12–17||Psalm 96. 7–9||Luke 2.36–40|
|Tuesday||1 John 2.18–21||Psalm 96. 10–13||John 1.1–18|
|Wednesday||Numbers 6.22–27||Psalm 8||Luke 2.15–21|
|Thursday||1 John 2.22–28||Psalm 98, 1–7||John 1.19–28|
|Friday||1 John 2.29–3.6||Psalm 98. 8–10||John 1.29–34|
|Saturday||1 John 3.7–10||Psalm 98.1–7||John 1.35–42|
Readings for Next Sunday – The Epiphany of our Lord: First Reading: Isaiah 60.1–6; Psalm: 72.1–7,10–14; Second Reading: Ephesians 3. 1–12; & Gospel: Mathew 2.1–12
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Monday: Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blombery; and Richard Hagen & Somsakdi Sirithammakij; Tuesday: John, Martha & Christopher Haly; and Raymond Heslehurst; Wednesday: Michael, Jacqueline, Sam & Sophie Hicks; Thursday: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Laykum Ho; and Moya Holle; Friday: Anne & Peter Tregilagas; Diana Jefferies; and Noel Jeffs; Saturday: We pray for all whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by or have been destroyed by bushfire. That they will be comforted, supported and sustained in their time of need. We also pray for all those helping to fight these fires that they may be kept safe and receive the resources that they need.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Rosemary Bradford; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Ann Jeffs; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; Gary & Karen Steiner-Hill; Kenneth Barongo; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Ronan & Veronica Nath; Sr Elizabeth (SSC); Lochlan Lonesborough; Ann Connolly; Meaghan Patterson; Saffron Powell; the Perkins Family; Fr Peter Carlsson; Bee Meng Soh; Dayalan Saminathan; Amanda & David Romeo, & Courtney; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Victor Anyarisi; and Baby Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay.
| Discussion Questions for Christmas 1 |
1. What gracious deeds has God performed for you? How do they continue to affect your daily life? (Isa 63:7)
2. How does Jesus’ claiming you as brother or sister affect your relationship with him? With God? (Heb 2:11)
3. Do you think God is present as people harm each other? What does God expect of you in such times? (Matt 2:16)
This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Beth Ann Gaede.