The flowers today are donated by Maureen Byers, Eddie, Susan, Edwin, Leilani, Stephanie & Carmen Reddy, David Byers, Josie, Stathis, and Anthony & Pamela Papadimitriou in loving memory of the late Henry Anthony Robert Byers; our Dad, Father-In-Law, Nannu, & Buz Nannu, who died on 18 August, 2017. RIP.
Next Week: Confirmation Service & Eucharist. Bishop Michael Stead will be here for confirmation. Please keep our four Confirmees Alex, Lucy, Nicholas & Nam in your prayers. Please note: Your RSVP is essential for next week.
Fr Jeff is happy to commence a regular evening service on Sundays at, say 6.00 p.m. Please let him know if you would be interested in being part of that or not. If there is no need or no interest, then he will not go ahead with this.
Get In Touch with Fr. Jeff if you are struggling with the present situation or are in need of prayers for friends/family. The Wednesday healing service is a good opportunity to come to Church to pray for healing and peace for yourself and loved ones.
Remember Mission Giving: The Parish supports several mission projects through giving to the ABM. You can give to the ABM in the following ways:
- by electronic transfer to the St Luke’s bank account (see last page of this booklet), with “ABM” in the note.
- by credit card – click ‘Giving’ on the St Luke’s website and select ABM from the dropdown menu.
- by cash placed in an envelope marked ‘ABM’ and placed in the collection plate as you leave.
In the current circumstances, our mission agencies, like the churches, are in greater need. Please remember to support ABM.
Wednesday Healing Service — has resumed and is observing Covid-19 restrictions re seating and receiving communion. A biblical discussion, currently on Matthew’s Gospel, takes place following morning tea in the hall – all are invited.
ABM — Feast of the commemoration of the New Guinea Martyrs: 11.00am on Saturday, 5 September 2020 at St Mark’s Church, 8 The Mall, South Hurstville. Refreshments in the Parish Hall following the Eucharist. RSVP ESSENTIAL — by Monday 31st August to Bruce Cooke. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Mobile: 0412 680 430
Any notices for the service booklet will need to be submitted to the Parish Office email by Wednesday evening at the latest.
Food for our little friends — Thanks for the food scraps which are now not going to landfill and so reducing the production of harmful greenhouse gasses, especially methane. If you would like some worm castings for your garden you can leave a bucket or bag at the rectory with your details. Our little fertilizer factories have been doing a wonderful job and the fruit of their labours is now available.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Sunday: Janet Walmsley; Janet Widmer & Cliff; Sally Woellner; and Kay Younie, Natasha & Timothy; Monday: Shirley Allen, Barbara & Jade; Victor Anyarisi; Beth Armstrong; Tuesday: James Barnes, Elliot & Harry; John Bowen; Christopher Brooks; Wednesday: Fr Philip & Rosemary Bradford; and Tony Brownlow; Thursday: Les & Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; and Nancy Cheng; Friday: Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke; and Ron Cross; and Saturday: We pray for all health workers dealing with our current Covid-19 pandemic, particularly medical professionals dealing with those affected by Covid-19. We pray for everyone struggling psychologically or financially at this time, that they may know they are not alone and are able to ask for and receive the help and support that they need.
Prayers for the sick: Kristen Harley; Stephen Thurley; Kevin Tibbey; Glen; Kiki Chun; Edna Chambers; Br Michael Saminatham (SSF); Sam George; Mary Middleton; Barbara Reyne; Victoria Keighery; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; Christina Rees (CBE); John Bowen; She Kar Nair; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; Ram Chander; Rev’d Val Tibbey; Maureen Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Macqualter; Esther Middleton; Meaghan Patterson; Peter Cinelli; Joyce Reddy; John Dickson; Rita Muscat & her family; and Rob Lake.
Recently Departed: Claudio Zucchini and Emmanuel Muscat.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Henry Byers Amy Burrow; John Lewis; Allan Polgen; Mary McCarthy; Sydney Day; Flo Taylor; Dorothy Dunkerley; & Wanda Coleman.
Saints Commemoration:20th Aug: Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot & teacher (d.1153).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Andrew Reddy; Jennifer B.; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Beth Armstrong; Ann Jeffs; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; Suzanne Campton; Gary & Karen Steiner-Hill; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Lochlan Lonesborough; Ann Connolly; the Perkins Family; Fr Peter Carlsson; Dayalan Saminathan; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Victor Anyarisi; Baby Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Robert & Lyndall; Kit & Ben; Hiro Itadani; and Rosemary Bradford.
Readings for Next Sunday — Confirmation Service & Eucharist: First Reading: Exodus 1.8 ‑2.10; Psalm: 124; Second Reading: Romans 12.1–8; and Gospel: Matthew 16.13–20
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Genesis 48.8–20||Psalm 67||Romans 11.17–28|
|Monday||Song of Songs 4||Psalm 106.25–50||Romans 11.13–24|
|Tuesday||Song of Songs 5||Psalm 107.23–43||Romans 11.25–36|
|Wednesday||Song of Songs 6||Psalm 112; 113||Romans 12.1–8|
|Thursday||Song of Songs 7||Psalm 116; 117||Romans 12.9–21|
|Friday||Song of Songs 8||Psalms 119.129–152||Romans 13|
|Saturday||Tobit 1.1–20||Psalm 118.19–29; 120||Romans 14.1–12|