The flowers today are donated by Ann Petersen in memory of her father, Eddie Edmonds.
This Week: Annual Epiphany BBQ in the Mountains — Sat, 6th February
12 noon, approx., for Eucharist service then 1 p.m. for the barbecue.
For those who have already RSVP’d — The barbecue will be fully catered. There will be sausages, and a good selection of non-barbecued and non-meat options available. However, you are welcome to bring what you desire to be barbecued for you. Also, bring a bottle of your favourite alcoholic drink if you wish to drink something stronger than soft drink or juice.
Lea MacNeil and Donald Thomas
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.
Meeting to discuss ABM contribution – Sunday 7th February at 11am: Each year St Luke’s parish, and particularly the op shop, generously contributes to ABM. There will be a meeting after mass on 7 February, at 11 ‑30 a.m. in the church to discuss our contribution. Our present projects are: Holy Land — Gaza Child Nutrition Project, Vanuata — Integrated Wash and Literacy Project and Australia — Wontulp-Bi-Buya College. Anyone interested should see Tony Brownlow. Tony can also supply people with an ABM project booklet.
Next Week – Sunday 7th Feb — Evening Service at 6pm.
Art in the Hall: At our recent Poetry Day, parishioners decorated the Hall with some artworks loaned for the occasion which was much appreciated. 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. This month’s piece is a tapestry version of Canaletto’s “Westminster Abbey”,1730.
Next Men’s Nite Out — Saturday 13th February at 6 for 6.30 pm. Will be held at Alberto’s Pizzeria, 589 Kings Street, Newtown. Ph: 9519 4262. Contact Kevin for more details Mob: 0405 691 055.
The new version of the video from our “Words of Hope’ Poetry Day is now available at: https://www.stlukesenmore.org.au/poets/words-of-hope.html
The updated New Big Roster for February that includes 31st January is now available in church foyer and hall foyer.
We need parishioners especially to assist with welcoming: Thank you to those who have already volunteered. Please speak to Ruth Champion if you can help Mob: 0400 166 041.
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.
Future Dates for your Diary:
14th February – Feast of the Transfiguration/ Last Sunday After Epiphany.
16th February – Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day.
17th February — Ash Wednesday.
21st February – First Sunday in Lent.
28th March – Palm Sunday.
1st April – Maundy Thursday.
2nd April – Good Friday.
4th April – Easter Day.
Lea MacNeil has jam to sell and various sauces; please email her firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Ann Petersen, Rachel & Wolf; Saffron Powell; Annie Pratten; and Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj.
Monday: Joyce, Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leilani & Carmen Reddy.
Tuesday: Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy; and John Reimer.
Wednesday: Matilda Rinker; Grahame Sadler; Ken Searle; Louisa Silverman.
Thursday: Rajah Selvarajah & Greg; Peter Seymour; and Andy Serafin & Colin.
Friday: Ray & Laurel Sommer; and Christine Tennet & Aileen Cooper.
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; Stephen Thurley; Mary Middleton; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Maureen Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Macqualter; Esther Middleton; Peter Cinelli; John Dickson; Rita Muscat & her family; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Graham Sadler; Fr Phillip Carter; Phillip Kuwert; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; Br William; and Ron Clarke & his family.
Recently Departed: Sr Frances CSC; Gladys Vardy; and Fr Peter Carlsson.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Eddie Edmonds; Br John Charles Vockler; Jennifer Russell; and Florence Simpson.
Saints Commemoration: 3rd Feb: First Anglican Service at Sydney Cove, conducted by Richard Johnson, Sydney, 1788; 4th Feb: Anskar missionary Bishop in Sweden (d. 865); and 5th Feb: Martyrs of Japan, crucified at Nagasaki (d. 1597).
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; Dayalan Saminathan; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; Rosemary Bradford; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Verity Wright.
Readings for Next Sunday — Fifth Sunday after Epiphany: First Reading: Isaiah 40.21–31; Psalm: 147.1–11; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9.16–23; and Gospel: Mark 1.29–39
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Deuteronomy 11.18–21||Ps 112||1 John 2.19–29|
|Monday||Jeremiah 12.1–13||Pss 75; 76||Philippians 1.1–11|
|Tuesday||Jeremiah 13.1–17||Ps 78.1–15||Philippians 1.12–20|
|Wednesday||Jeremiah 13.18–14.6||Ps 78.39–70||Philippians 1.21–30|
|Thursday||Jeremiah 14.7–16||Ps 81||Philippians 2.1–11|
|Friday||Jeremiah 14.17–15.9||Pss 85; 87||Philippians 2.12–18|
|Saturday||Jeremiah 15.10–21||Ps 88||Philippians 2.19–30|