Donations are sought for flowers for Easter: Either in kind or cash. Please give cdash donations to Moya Holle or direct credit (as “Easter Flowers”) to St Luke’s Anglican Church Working Account (details can be found on the last page of this service booklet).
1st April – Maundy Thursday: 7.30 pm Service.
2nd April – Good Friday: 9.30am Service & 12pm — Way of the Cross.
4th April – Easter Day: 9.30am Service.
DAYLIGHT SAVING ENDS! – remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour on Saturday night, 3rd April.
Please Note: The 5pm Sunday Evening Service has been cancelled for this month only.
Men’s Night Out - Saturday 10 April: At the Little Turtle Vegan Restaurant, 10 Stanmore Road, Stanmore. Phone: (02) 8868 7554. See Kevin Green for more details.
ABM 2021 Lent, Good Friday & Easter Gift Appeal
We encourage parishioners to use the QR Code on the digital donation cards or make a donation online at abmission.org.au.
Please note: Some donation envelopes are available in the church foyer and hall.
Poetry Board: Louisa Silverman has placed two Lenten poems on the board. One by Robert Herrick and the other George Herbert. The Bios of these poets are also on the board. A Covid Poem and an Old Nun’s Prayer have also been posted.
Email Etiquette Policy: In these ‘days of email’ we must be careful how we use this method of communication.
The following rules must be observed in this community to avoid disturbing and upsetting each other:
- We must NOT add anyone to an emailing list without their prior consent.
- If we have done this in the past, then either (1) ask that person if they want to remain on the emailing list, or (2) remove any such person from your mailing list.
- If you are receiving unwanted emails from anyone in this parish community then let them or me know and ask for your name to be removed from that list.
This does not apply to parish emails regarding attendance.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Let’s Start Thinking – From Fr. Jeff. 2020 was in some ways a year in which the aim was to “get through and make the best of it.” 2021 brings with it the hope of a vaccine and the chance to re-set our course forward. I am very interested in hearing the ideas of ALL parishioners as to what we need to do, change, do more of, do less of, add to our activities. It is best to put these ideas on paper rather than in a conversation. There will be a more formal process later in the year, but let’s start thinking now. Please email Fr Jeff on firstname.lastname@example.org
Art in the Hall: This month’s piece is Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh,1889. The Parish Council has now endorsed the idea of allowing parishioners to have art works hung in the Hall on a temporary basis. Please note that no responsibility is taken for the security or protection from damage or theft of any artwork on loan. A form waiving any claim by a lender/donor must be signed before any artwork is accepted. Preference is for art with a recognisable Anglican content.
Lea MacNeil has jam to sell and various sauces; please email her email@example.com 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.
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: Ron Cross; Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre; Edi & Oscar Davis; John Dickson; Kathy Drummond; and David Dunlop.
Monday: Michael Fleming, Elizabeth Armstrong, Tom, Ella & Nick.
Tuesday: Stephan Gates & Andrew; Marilyn Gibbs; & Kevin Green.
Wednesday: Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnolo; Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blomberry.
Thursday: Richard Hagen & Som; John, Martha & Christopher Haly.
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: Kristen Harley; She Kar Nair; Maureen Clunas; Peter Cinelli; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Fr Phillip Carter; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; Br William; Ron Clarke & his family; Lyndall McCarron; Maurice Pope & his family; Christine Pickard; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & Family; Barry McKay; Ronald Saunders; and Christina Rees (CBE).
Anniversaries of the Departed: Harry Mossop; John Faulks; Mynette Alexander; Fr Ron Morris; and Benson Greenough.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: 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; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Verity Wright.
Readings for Next Sunday — Easter Day: First Reading: Acts 10.34–43; Psalm: Hymn to Christ Risen (APBA p. 6); Second Reading: 1 Cor 15.1–11; and Gospel: Mark 16.1–8
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Exodus 13.1–3, 7–9||Ps 118.1–16||John 12.20–32|
|Monday||Lamentations 2.8–19||Ps 25||Galatians 6.11–18|
|Tuesday||Lamentations 3.40–51||Ps 69.1–21||Romans 5.6–11|
|Wednesday||Isaiah 63.1–9||Ps 31||1 Cor 1.18–31|
|Thursday||Leviticus 16.2–24||Ps 136||Ephesians 2.11–22|
|Friday||Lamentations 5.15–22||Ps 142||Colossians 1.18–23|
|Saturday||Micah 7.14–20||Ps 31.21–27||1 John 5.5–12|