Parish Office Hours: From Monday 11th January 2021 onwards the office will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9.15am to 2.45pm.
Fr Jeff is on Leave: Until tomorrow, Monday 18th Jan, 2021.
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.
Annual Epiphany BBQ in the Mountains — Saturday, 6th February
12 noon, approx., for Eucharist service then 1 p.m. for the barbecue.
Please note: Because of the pandemic, the barbecue will have to be handled somewhat differently this year:
The barbecue is strictly RSVP. Because of social distancing requirements, the number of people who can attend has to be strictly limited to that we can safely house inside if there is rain on the day. Therefore:
If you are thinking of attending, please email me at email@example.com on or before Sunday, 24th January. It is very much a first up best dressed affair with your name being entered on a spread sheet in the order it comes in. I will also need contact details, email address preferably, or phone number, both to be able to confirm with you your attendance and to be able to contact you in case everything has to be cancelled at the last minute.
There will be a hand sanitation station as you enter the property and others strategically placed for your use. Access to the sides and dessert table will not be the usual free-for-all of previous years but served by volunteers (anyone willing to volunteer?) to prevent cross-contamination. Also, access to the undercroft where the food will be served will be strictly limited to just a few people at a time.
The barbecue will be fully catered so no need to bring anything but yourself, a partying spirit and sunny weather, if you can manage it. It is also worth noting that if you want something posher from the barbecue than snags, you are at liberty to bring what you desire to be barbecued for you, although there will be a good selection of non-barbecued and non-meat options on the sides table. Also, bring a bottle of your favourite tipple if you wish to imbibe something stronger than soft drink or juice.
Hoping for the best while planning for the worse, we remain your genial hosts,
Lea MacNeil and Donald Thomas
Meeting to discuss ABM contribution
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.
ANGLICARE — Introductory Pastoral Care Course – Online
The course is ideal for people who provide pastoral care support within your church community, or who may like to volunteer at a hospital or aged care facility. It introduces the relational ministry of pastoral care, the aims and resources for pastoral care in both institutional and church contexts, listening skills, personal reflection and theological assessment, and the value of
Five Saturdays: February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 8:30am – 2:00pm.
Course presenter: Rev. Ian Rienits.
Cost: $300 or $150 concession.
Register Online by 4th February, 2021.
Lea MacNeal 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.
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.
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.; John Thompson; and Br William
Recently Departed: Jean Boyd (U.K. Cousin of Ruth C. & Family).
Anniversaries of the Departed: Robert David Miller; Kevin McEntee; Mary Carr; Keith Arnold Dahler; Henry Pederson; Brian Rawnsley; and Kay Matthews.
Saints Commemoration: 18th Jan: Confession of Peter; 21st Jan: Agnus, Martyr at Rome, virgin (d.304); and 22nd Jan: Vincent, Deacon & Martyr (d.304).
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Stephen Gates & Andrew Elder; Marilyn Gibbs; Kevin Green; and Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnolo.
Monday: Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blomberry; Richard Hagen & Som Sirithammakij.
Tuesday: John, Martha & Christopher Haly; and Selina & John Hardy.
Wednesday: Raymond Heslehurst; and Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex.
Thursday: Moya Holle; Anne Hywood & Peter Tregilgas; and Noel Jeffs.
Friday: Diana Jefferies; Eddy, Mint, Atom, & Arty Kittirat; and John Lo.
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.
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; Fr Peter Carlsson; 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 — Third Sunday after Epiphany: First Reading: Jonah 3.1–10; Psalm: 62.5–12; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7.29–31; and Gospel: Mark 1.14–20
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Deuteronomy 10.12–11.1||Ps 47||1 John 2.3–11|
|Monday||Jeremiah 5.1–17||Ps 44.10–27||Colossians 3.1–11|
|Tuesday||Jeremiah 5.18–31||Pss 46;47||Colossians12-17|
|Wednesday||Jeremiah 6.1–15||Ps 49||Colossians 3.18–4.6|
|Thursday||Jeremiah 6.16–30||Ps 119.41–64||Colossians 4.7–18|
|Friday||Jeremiah 7.1–20||Ps 52;53||James 1.1–15|
|Saturday||Jeremiah 7.21–8.3||Ps 55.13–15, 18–28||James 1.16–27|