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

Notices: First Sunday of Advent — 29th November 2020


Advent for Everyone


Wed­nes­day 2nd Dec — Advent Stud­ies Begin:

After 10.00 a.m. Euchar­ist and Morn­ing Tea and in the even­ing at 7.00 p.m.

We are using “Advent for Every­one – A Jour­ney with the Apostles” by Tom Wright.  I have some books for free or they can be down­loaded instantly from Amazon via Kindle for a small cost.



Tick­ets for the Christ­mas Hamper are on sale today dur­ing morn­ing tea.



St Luke’s Mini Mar­ketSat­urday 5th Dec – 10am to 2.30pm

ASt Luke's Enmore Mini Marketnnu­al fun­drais­ing event for the parish.

Pre­serves, Pickles, Curds & Jams, and Plants will be on sale, as well as reduced price items from the Opshop.

Tick­ets will also be on sale for the Christ­mas Hamper on the day.

If you have any ques­tions, please see Andy Serafin.


Thursday 10th Dec — Pas­tor­al Care Group: Meet­ing in hall between 12–2pm.


Next Week: Sunday 6th Decem­ber an Even­ing Ser­vice will be held at 6pm.


Stan­more Nurs­ing Home Gifts:  Money can be donated via the offer­tory plate (placed in a sep­ar­ate labelled envel­ope) or the St Luke’s Church Work­ing Account (see back of Ser­vice book­let for details).  Please remem­ber to ref­er­ence your giftS N Home.  Even if we can­not sing Car­ols, we can still take chocol­ates etc.


Christ­mas Cards now for Sale: New 2020 stock –- sup­port­ing The Lep­rosy Mis­sion, Australia-$10 per pack of 10.  Please see Stephan Gates at the Com­munity Resource Centre straight after the service.


Car­ol­ers Wanted!  Our Car­ol Ser­vice will be held at 6pm on Sunday 20 Decem­ber, out­doors in the car­park.  If you have missed singing, this is your chance.  With groups of five sing­ers per­mit­ted, Jo Bur­ton has kindly offered to lend her skills with ensemble singing to co-ordin­ate as many groups of socially dis­tanced sing­ers as is neces­sary for all to sing. No spe­cial expert­ise is neces­sary! Just a love of car­ols and singing, along with a will­ing­ness to attend a rehears­al on Sunday 13 Decem­ber, imme­di­ately after morn­ing tea.  At the rehears­al, Jo will match the groups with car­ols.  Regis­tra­tion is essen­tial by Sunday 6 Dec for safe plan­ning; please email Jo Bur­ton at  She is look­ing for­ward to hear­ing from you.


A note from the Treas­urerIt has been a dif­fi­cult year for the par­ish in so many ways.  How­ever, con­greg­a­tion­al giv­ing has remained resi­li­ent through­out, with all of us shift­ing our giv­ing to inter­net bank­ing dur­ing April and May, and 80% of giv­ing remain­ing by inter­net bank­ing.  It is no small feat to have made such an adjust­ment, and we can all be rightly proud of this achieve­ment.  I would like to encour­age all those who have shif­ted to inter­net bank­ing to con­tin­ue with it.  The great­er pre­dict­ab­il­ity and the admin­is­trat­ive ease of not hand­ling large amounts of cash is appre­ci­ated, and this will be par­tic­u­larly so as the hol­i­day sea­son comes upon us.  Stu­art Veitch


Christ­mas Ser­vices 2020:

Sunday 20th Decem­ber – 6pm Car­ol Ser­vice (in Carpark)

Thursday 24th Decem­ber — 11.00 p.m. Christ­mas Eve Mass

Fri­day 25th Decem­ber — 9.30 a.m. Christ­mas Day Eucharist


Poetry Board: Please see the board for poems from each of the poets from our ‘Word of Hope’ poetry day.  A video of the day will also be avail­able shortly


Attend­ance List: This is an essen­tial part of our Cov­id-safe plan which has been lodged with the State Health Depart­ment.  We request, once again, that you do respond, as it helps us with the plan­ning needed to ensure a safe envir­on­ment.  Please RSVP via, or ring Church Office (Dur­ing office hours ONLY).


Life-Sav­ing Phone numbers: 

Life­Line: 13 11 14   Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800   MensLine: 1300 789 978   Bey­ond Blue: 1300 22 4636   1800 RESPECT1800 737 732


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.


Lea MacNeal has jam to sell and vari­ous sauces; please email her 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.


Living well through Advent


Liv­ing Well Through Advent 2020: Prac­ti­cing Hope With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind.  Can be down­loaded from Amazon or pur­chased as a booklet.

This resource is ideal for indi­vidu­al use or shar­ing with a friend or two.  It is avail­able to down­load onto your phone or to a kindle device at a very cheap price –less than two dollars.

This 50-page guide provides a found­a­tion for seek­ing a deep­er exper­i­ence of Advent, an exper­i­ence that will help pre­pare us for the true mean­ing of Christmas.





We appre­ci­ate things may have been fin­an­cially harder due to COVID-19,  but ask that you con­sider mak­ing a dona­tion to sup­port the Christ­mas Bowl

and ABM this year.

Advent 1 - Christmas Bowl

The Christ­mas Bowl Appeal — annu­al appeal of the Acts of Peace, the inter­na­tion­al aid agency of the Nation­al Coun­cil of Churches.

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to donate online via the dir­ect link: to our par­ish page ‘Enmore-Stan­more Anglic­an Par­ish’, or call 1800 025 101.


ABM -Advent/Christmas Appeal


ABM 2020 Advent and Christ­mas Appeal.

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to use QR Code on the digit­al dona­tion cards or make a dona­tion online at


Please note: There are a lim­ited num­ber of dona­tion envel­opes in the church foy­er for those who do not use mobile phones or have inter­net access


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Community:

Sunday: Peter Sey­mour; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes; and Louisa Silverman.

Monday: Ray and Laurel Som­mer; Raboom & Nol Takham; and Kar­lene Thompson.

Tues­day: Christine Thur­ley, Troy and fam­ily; John Tonetti; and Nadia Wheatley.

Wed­nes­day: Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton and Laurence; and Janet Walmsley.

Thursday: Janet Wid­mer & Cliff; and Kay Younie, and Nata­sha & Timothy.

Fri­day: Sally Woell­ner; Shir­ley, Bar­bara, & Jade Allen; and Vic­tor Anyarisi.

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 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; Kev­in Tib­bey; Glen; Mary Middleton; Bar­bara Reyne; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Rev’d Val Tib­bey; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Edna Cham­bers; Linda Mac­qual­ter; Esth­er Middleton; Mea­ghan Pat­ter­son; Peter Cinelli; John Dick­son; Rita Mus­cat & her fam­ily; Rob Lake; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Gra­ham Wad­ding­ton; Aman­da Cow­ley; and John Tonetti.


Recently Depar­ted: Wal­ter Som­mer (Ray Sommer’s Brother).


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Clar­rie Ayers; Gregory Joubert; and Jes­sica Juergens.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 30th Nov: Andrew, Apostle and Mar­tyr; 2nd Dec: Frances Perry, founder of the Roy­al Women’s Hos­pit­al, Mel­bourne (d.1892); 3rd Dec: Fran­cis Xavi­er, Priest and mis­sion­ary (d.1552); and 4th Dec: Nich­olas Fer­rar, Dea­con, man of pray­er (d.1637).


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; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Ron Nath; Ron­an Nath; Veron­ica Nath; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Rev Laurie McIntyre; Ver­ity Wright; and Ruth Champion.


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Prayer

Sunday Isai­ah 1.1–9 Psalm 12 Luke 12.35–48
Monday Isai­ah 40.1–17 Psalm 73 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 1
Tues­day Isai­ah 40.18–31 Psalms 75; 76 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 2.1–12
Wed­nes­day Isai­ah 41.1–16 Psalm 78.1–15 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 2.13–20
Thursday Isai­ah 41.17–29 Psalm 78.39–70 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 3
Fri­day Isai­ah 42.1–17 Psalm 81 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 4.1–12
Sat­urday Isai­ah 42.18–43.13 Psalms 85; 87 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 4.13–5.11


Read­ings for Next Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent

First Read­ing: Isai­ah 40.1–11                   Psalm: 85.1–2, 8–13

Second Read­ing: 2 Peter 3.8–15a           Gos­pel: Mark 1.1–8