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Notices — Second Sunday of Advent — 6th December 2020


Singing in Church – Next Week we CAN sing!!!

This week we have been advised by the bish­op that from 7 Decem­ber 2020 we will be able to sing in Church again.  Alle­lu­ia!

There are a num­ber of changes to our Cov­id restric­tions, but this is what Bp Stead told us about singing:

Con­greg­a­tion­al singing indoors is per­miss­ible, but NSW health strongly recom­mends wear­ing of masks.

For the moment, the 1.5m rule as detailed below still applies.

Thank you all for your patient endur­ance in this.  We’ve done well.

Fr Jeff


Happy Birth­day to Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Kathy Drum­mond; Chris­toph­er Brooks; Rajah Selva­ra­jah; Pau­line Newell; Christine Thur­ley; Jen­nifer B.; Ron­ald Naidu; Belinda Reddy; Thomas Flem­ing; and Vic­tor Any­ar­isi.

Tonight: Sunday 6th Decem­ber an Even­ing Ser­vice will be held at 6pm.

Car­ol­ers Wanted!  Our Car­ol Ser­vice will be held at 6pm on Sunday 20 Decem­ber, out­doors in the car­park.  If you have missed singing, this is your chance.  With groups of five sing­ers per­mit­ted, Jo Bur­ton has kindly offered to lend her skills with ensemble singing to co-ordin­ate as many groups of socially dis­tanced sing­ers as is neces­sary for all to sing. No spe­cial expert­ise is neces­sary! Just a love of car­ols and singing, along with a will­ing­ness to attend a rehears­al on Sunday 13 Decem­ber, imme­di­ately after morn­ing tea.  At the rehears­al, Jo will match the groups with car­ols.  Regis­tra­tion is essen­tial by TODAY- Sunday 6 Dec for safe plan­ning; please email Jo Bur­ton at  She is look­ing for­ward to hear­ing from you.


Wed­nes­day 9th Dec — Advent Stud­iesAfter 10.00 a.m. Euchar­ist and Morn­ing Tea and in the even­ing at 7.00 p.m.  We are using “Advent for Every­one – A Jour­ney with the Apostles” by Tom Wright.  I have some books for free or they can be down­loaded instantly from Amazon via Kindle for a small cost.

Thursday 10th Dec — Pas­tor­al Care Group: Meet­ing in hall between 12–2pm.


Next Sunday 13th Decem­ber — Car­ol Ser­vice Rehears­al:  For those who have registered to sing at the Car­ol Ser­vice — imme­di­ately after morn­ing tea.  At the rehears­al, Jo Bur­ton will match the groups with car­ols.


Retire­ment of the Most Rev Dr Glenn N Dav­ies (Arch­bish­op of Sydney):

On 23 Novem­ber 2020, the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Syn­od noted that Arch­bish­op Glenn Dav­ies will reach the age of 70 years and six months on 26 March 2021, and will retire on that date in accord­ance with sub­clause 5(3) of the Retire­ments Ordin­ance 1993 (and res­ol­u­tions of this Stand­ing Com­mit­tee made on 23 March 2020). The Stand­ing Com­mit­tee sub­sequently made a res­ol­u­tion under sub­clause 2(2) of the Arch­bish­op of Sydney’s Elec­tion Ordin­ance 1982 (the Ordin­ance) declar­ing that the See of Sydney will be vacant from that date.  A spe­cial ses­sion of the 52nd Syn­od to elect the next Arch­bish­op is planned to be held in either the week com­men­cing 3 May 2021, or the week com­men­cing 10 May 2021. Unfor­tu­nately, due to COVID-19 restric­tions it has not yet been pos­sible to secure a firm book­ing at a suit­able ven­ue, and it remains unclear wheth­er the Syn­od will be able to meet at that time. For sim­il­ar reas­ons, the first ordin­ary ses­sion of the 52nd Syn­od, cur­rently planned for 27 April 2021 also remains uncon­firmed.  A sum­mons to the ordin­ary and spe­cial ses­sions of Syn­od, along with inform­a­tion on the mak­ing of nom­in­a­tions and the appoint­ment of altern­ates, will be sent to mem­bers of Syn­od as soon as prac­tic­able.

Daniel Glynn, Dio­ces­an Sec­ret­ary.


Stan­more Nurs­ing Home Gifts:  Money can be donated via the offer­tory plate (placed in a sep­ar­ate labelled envel­ope) or the St Luke’s Church Work­ing Account (see back of Ser­vice book­let for details).  Please remem­ber to ref­er­ence your giftS N Home.  We can­not sing Car­ols, we can still take chocol­ates etc.


Christ­mas Cards now for Sale:  New 2020 stock –- sup­port­ing The Lep­rosy Mis­sion, Australia-$10 per pack of 10.  Please see Stephan Gates at the Com­munity Resource Centre straight after the ser­vice.


Christ­mas Ser­vices 2020:

Sunday 20th Decem­ber – 6pm Car­ol Ser­vice

Thursday 24th Decem­ber — 11.00 p.m. Christ­mas Eve Mass

Fri­day 25th Decem­ber — 9.30 a.m. Christ­mas Day Euchar­ist




Poetry Board: Please see the board for poems from each of the poets from our ‘Word of Hope’ poetry day.  A video of the day will also be avail­able shortly.


Attend­ance List: This is an essen­tial part of our Cov­id-safe plan which has been lodged with the State Health Depart­ment.  We request, once again, that you do respond, as it helps us with the plan­ning needed to ensure a safe envir­on­ment.  Please RSVP via, ring Church Office (Dur­ing office hours ONLY) or con­tact Jen­nifer.  


A note from the Treas­urer

It has been a dif­fi­cult year for the par­ish in so many ways.  How­ever, con­greg­a­tion­al giv­ing has remained resi­li­ent through­out, with all of us shift­ing our giv­ing to inter­net bank­ing dur­ing April and May, and 80% of giv­ing remain­ing by inter­net bank­ing.  It is no small feat to have made such an adjust­ment, and we can all be rightly proud of this achieve­ment.  I would like to encour­age all those who have shif­ted to inter­net bank­ing to con­tin­ue with it.  The great­er pre­dict­ab­il­ity and the admin­is­trat­ive ease of not hand­ling large amounts of cash is appre­ci­ated, and this will be par­tic­u­larly so as the hol­i­day sea­son comes upon us.   Stu­art Veitch


Lea MacNeal has jam to sell and vari­ous sauces; please email her 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.


Life-Sav­ing Phone num­bers: 

Life­Line: 13 11 14   Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800   MensLine: 1300 789 978   Bey­ond Blue: 1300 22 4636   1800 RESPECT1800 737 732


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Monday: James, Elli­ot & Harry Barnes; Ian Barnett; and John & Joanne Bowen.

Tues­day: Fr Philip & Rose­mary Brad­ford; and Chris­toph­er Brooks.

Wed­nes­day; Tony Brown­low; Les & Lyn Car­ring­ton; and Ruth Cham­pi­on.

Thursday: Nancy Cheung; Ron Cross; and Brett Dav­is & Amrit MacIntyre.

Fri­day: Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Viol­etta Clarke; and Edi & Oscar Dav­ies.

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.  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.


For our com­munity today: Beth Arm­strong; Ken­neth Bar­ong; and Jen­nifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.


Pray­ers for the sick: Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Kev­in Tib­bey; Glen; Mary Middleton; Bar­bara Reyne; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Rev’d Val Tib­bey; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Edna Cham­bers; Linda Mac­qual­ter; Esth­er Middleton; Peter Cinelli; John Dick­son; Rita Mus­cat & her fam­ily; Rob Lake; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Gra­ham Wad­ding­ton; Aman­da Cow­ley; John Tonetti; Jean Boyd; Gra­ham Sadler; Fr Phil­lip Carter and Phil­lip Kuwert.


Recently Depar­ted: Judy Sil­ver (Close friend of Fabain LoSchiavo’s sis­ter, Vic­tor­ia); and Nguy­en Cong Tam.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Kath­leen Ander­son; and Mary Crowth­er.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  7th Dec: Ambrose of Mil­an, Bish­op & teach­er (d.397); and 8th Dec: The Con­cep­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary; and Richard Bax­ter, Pas­tor and spir­itu­al writer (d. 1691).


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 the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er

Sunday Mala­chi 3.1–10 Psalm 87 Luke 1.5–25
Monday Isai­ah 43.14–44.5 Psalm 119.104 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 5.12–28
Tues­day Isai­ah 44.6–23 Psalm 89.19–38 2 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 1
Wed­nes­day Isai­ah 44.24–45.8 Psalm 91 2 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 2
Thursday Isai­ah 45.9–25 Psalm 94 2 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 3
Fri­day Isai­ah 46.1–47.4 Psalms 97; 98 Rev­el­a­tion 14.1–12
Sat­urday Isai­ah 48.1–13 Psalms 103 Rev­el­a­tion 14.13–20


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Third Sunday of Advent:  First Read­ing: Isai­ah 61.1–4, 8–11;  Psalm: 126;  Second Read­ing: 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 5.12–28; and    Gos­pel: John 1.6–8, 19–28



Living well through Advent

Liv­ing Well Through Advent 2020: Prac­ti­cing Hope With All

Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind.  Can be down­loaded from Amazon or pur­chased as a book­let.

This 50-page guide provides a found­a­tion for seek­ing a deep­er exper­i­ence of Advent, an exper­i­ence that will help pre­pare us for the true mean­ing of Christ­mas.




We appre­ci­ate things may have been fin­an­cially harder due to COVID-19, but ask that you con­sider mak­ing a dona­tion to sup­port the Christ­mas Bowl and ABM this year.

The Christ­mas Bowl Appeal — annu­al appeal of the Acts of Peace, the inter­na­tion­al aid agency of the Nation­al Coun­cil of Churches.

Advent 2

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to donate online via the dir­ect link: to our par­ish page ‘Enmore-Stan­more Anglic­an Par­ish’,  or call 1800 025 101.


ABM 2020 Advent and Christ­mas Appeal.

ABM - Advent/Christmas

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to use QR Code on the digit­al dona­tion cards  (in the church foy­er) or make a dona­tion online at

Please note: There are a lim­ited num­ber of dona­tion envel­opes in the church foy­er for those who do not use mobile phones or have inter­net access.