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

Notices — Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost — 29th August 2021



The flowers in the church dur­ing our pre-recor­ded ser­vice were donated by Noel Jeffs in cel­eb­ra­tion of his Anniversary of Profession.


Zoom morn­ing teas have resumed: Last Sunday we had our first vir­tu­al Par­ish get-togeth­er of the 2021 lock­down.  More than 20 people joined and it was won­der­ful to be able to see and speak with many fel­low parish­ion­ers for the first time in some months.   We rotated through 3 dif­fer­ent small groups using break-out rooms on Zoom, so that it more closely fol­lowed the exper­i­ence of chat­ting in small groups like we do at morn­ing tea.  Each Sunday dur­ing lock­down at 10.30am there will be a Zoom morn­ing tea.  The Zoom link will be advised by email each week.  All wel­come to join!


Par­ish Con­tact List update:  We are cur­rently in the pro­cess of updat­ing our Par­ish Con­tact List.  If you or your fam­ily have recently moved, or acquired a new phone num­ber or email address it is import­ant to let us know so we can keep our records up to date.  Please con­tact me at or on Mob: 0409 049 442


Not receiv­ing emails from Fr Jeff?   Each Sunday and Wed­nes­day, an email con­tain­ing the Sunday Ser­vice and then a Wed­nes­day reflec­tion is being sent to every­one on our email list.  In some cases parish­ion­ers believe they are not receiv­ing them.  We have found that in many cases the email has gone to their ‘spam’ or ‘junk’ file.  This hap­pens with some email pro­viders.  If you haven’t received an email from the par­ish or Fr Jeff on these days, check those oth­er folders and you will prob­ably find it.



ST PAUL’S PANTRY des­per­ately needs food.

Please keep col­lect­ing your dona­tions of tinned and non-per­ish­able food items.  You will be able to bring them in to the church when ser­vices resume.



Cel­eb­ra­tion of the New Guinea Mar­tyrs – Sat 4th Septem­ber at 11am:

The Rev’d Peter Green­wood and St Mark’s Church, South Hurstville are host­ing this year’s Mar­tyrs Day Ser­vice.  The preach­er will be Rev’d Andrew Sem­pell, Rect­or St James’ Church, King Street and Chair of ABM.

This year, it is a live-streamed Ser­vice on St Mark’s You­Tube site:

To watch it live, click on ‘Videos’ then click on the down arrow next to ‘Uploads’ and change to ‘Live’.

Enquir­ies: Edwina Waddy (chair ABM Sydney Com­mit­tee) 0402 116 216; Bruce Cooke (St Mark’s) 0412 680 430.


Intro­duct­ory Pas­tor­al Care Course (ONLINE) — York Street Sydney

This course is ideal for people who provide pas­tor­al care sup­port with­in their church com­munity, or who may like to volun­teer at a hos­pit­al or aged care facil­ity.  It includes top­ics like listen­ing skills, vul­ner­ab­il­ity, under­stand­ing the art of ques­tions, bound­ar­ies and a Bib­lic­al found­a­tion for pas­tor­al care.

Day and time: Five Wed­nes­days, 9:00am — 2:00pm (Septem­ber 29 and Octo­ber 6, 13, 20, 27)

Regis­tra­tions close 15 September

Num­ber of par­ti­cipants capped at 20.

Note: This course will be con­duc­ted ONLINE. If dur­ing the dur­a­tion of the course lock­down restric­tions are lif­ted, then the course will move to face to face.

Email noti­fic­a­tions will be sent to registered par­ti­cipants on fur­ther updates.

Cost: $50

For more inform­a­tion call 1300 111 278.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Community:

Sunday: Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia Blom­berry; Richard Hagen & Som Siritham­makij; Selina & John Hardy; and Moya Holle.

Monday: John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex.

Tues­day: Pamela Jak­sic; Noel Jeffs; and Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tibbey.

Wed­nes­day: Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kit­tir­at; and Fabi­an LoSchiavo

Thursday: Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and John Lo.

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.  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 Tonetti; Br Daniel; Fr Gary Priest; John Bowen; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Colin Spokes; Peter Cinelli; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Br Wil­li­am; Maurice Pope & his fam­ily; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & fam­ily; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Christina Rees (CBE); Deepika & Deep­shi­ka; Andrew Strat­golda; and Phil­lip Hall.


Recently Depar­ted: Sr Helen Juli­an (SSF)


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Betty Smith.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  31st Aug: John Bunyan, Preach­er & spir­itu­al writer (d. 1688); and Aidan of Lindis­farne, Bish­op and mis­sion­ary (d. 651);  2nd Sept: Mar­tyrs of New Guinea (d.1942);  and 3rd Sept: Gregory of Rome, bish­op and teach­er (d.604); &
Eliza Darling, pion­eer social reformer in NSW (d.1868).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er listLyn 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 — Fif­teenth Sunday After Pente­cost:  First Read­ing: Pro­verbs 22.1–2, 8–9, 33–23; Psalm: 125;  Second Read­ing: James 2.1–10, 14–17;  and Gos­pel: Mark 7.24–37


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er 

Sunday Song of Songs 4.7–15 Ps 15 James 1.1–13
Monday Job 6.14–7.6 Pss 144; 150 1 John 1
Tues­day Job 6.1; 7.7–21 Ps 109.1–5, 15–19 1 John 2.1–11
Wed­nes­day Job 8 Pss 3; 4 1 John 2.12–17
Thursday Job 9.1–24 Pss 7; 8 1 John 2.18–29
Fri­day Job 9.25–10.7 Ps 10 1 John 3.1–10
Sat­urday Job 10.8–22 Pss 13; 14 1 John 3.11–24


Points for Thought and/or Dis­cus­sion from

  1. Have you noticed the buds on the trees and flowers in gar­dens and parks? What does this say to you about God? (Song 2:11–12)
  1. Ps 45 is a roy­al psalm writ­ten as a pray­er for the king. What would you include in a pray­er for our lead­ers? (Ps 45)
  1. When look­ing in a mir­ror, what do you see in your­self as a dis­ciple, lead­er and child of God? (Jas 1:17)
  1. In a world of divi­sion, how does your con­greg­a­tion help bridge diverse people, cul­tures and opin­ions? (Mark 7:1)

This week’s Reflect & Con­nect ques­tions writ­ten by Rod Boriack.