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

Notices — Fourth Sunday After Pentecost — 20th June 2021


The flowers today are donated by Edi and Oscar Dav­is in lov­ing mem­ber of Emmanuel Obaz­ee (Edi’s brother-in-law)

Annu­al Leave: Fr Jeff will be away for the next two Sundays – 20th and 27th June.  Fr John Hawkins will be cel­eb­rat­ing on those days.  Fr Philip Brad­ford will be offi­ci­at­ing on Wed­nes­days 23rd and 30th of June.

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

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Rev Dr Michael Nix­on who has been awar­ded an OAM for ser­vices to rur­al and remote medi­cine as part of the Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours List.  Fr Mike is a pre­vi­ous rect­or of St Luke’s who now resides in the North­ern Ter­rit­ory and works as a G.P.


Cinema Para­diso:  Vis­ion (2009) — Sat, 24 July 2021 at 3.30pm

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.

3.30pm for a punc­tu­al 3.45pm start

4.45pm Inter­val with refresh­ments (20 minutes)

5.55pm fin­ish


A cel­eb­ra­tion of Justice for and Recon­cili­ation with First Nations people will be held at St Lukes on 11 July. 

The spe­cial guest speak­er will be Jen­nifer New­man.  More inform­a­tion on Jen­nifer to come …


Appeal by The Arch­bish­op Of Jer­u­s­alem for Donations

You will be aware of the dev­ast­a­tion caused by the viol­ence in the Holy

land over the last few weeks.  The Anglic­an Arch­bish­op of Jer­u­s­alem has asked for dona­tions to the Gaza Hos­pit­al which is strug­gling with urgent med­ic­al demands.

Dona­tions can be made by access­ing the Anglic­an Board of Mis­sions web­site and then by fol­low­ing these steps: 1. enter MENU, 2. GET INVOLVED, 3. APPEALS, 4. ABM EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR GAZA.

Dona­tions are tax deductible.

If you have any prob­lems or need any more inform­a­tion, please speak to Tony Brownlow.


Garden of the SoulBook­ings: 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.


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:  Pamela Jak­sic; Noel Jeffs; Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tibbey.

Monday: Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Evelyn Maack.

Tues­day: Jen­nifer McGov­ern; John M.; Jo Middleton; and Ron­ald Naidu.

Wed­nes­day: Anthea, Ron, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath; Pau­line Newell.

Thursday: Johnny Nitchareon & Eed Inter­pan; and Kath­er­ine Oldfield.

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 and Vic­tor­ia 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:  Mar­garet Dor­ring­ton; Har­riet Murphy; Robert Ambler; Ron­ald Har­ring­ton; Darcy Dunn; and Shir­ley Frankland.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  22nd: Alban, first Brit­ish mar­tyr (d. c. 209); and 24th: The birth of John the Baptist.


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; and Rev Laurie McIntyre.


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er 

Sunday 1 Samuel 17.57–18.5, 10–16 Ps 9.9–20 Mark 5.1–20
Monday Sir­ach 18.1–14 Ps 119.129–152 James 1.1–18
Tues­day Sir­ach 22.6–18 Ps 18.19–29; 120 James 1.19–2.7
Wed­nes­day Sir­ach 22.27–23.11 Ps 127; 128; 129 James 2.8–26
Thursday Mala­chi 3.1–6; 4 Ps 71 Mat­thew 11.2–19
Fri­day Sir­ach 24.18–34 Ps 136 James 4
Sat­urday Sir­ach 27.25–28.9 Ps 139 James 5


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Fifth Sunday After Pente­cost:  First Read­ing: 2 Samuel 1.1, 17–27;  Psalm: 130;  Second Read­ing: 2 Cor­inthi­ans 8.7–15;  and  Gos­pel: Mark 5.21–43