St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community

Notices — Second sunday of Advent

Tonight: Ecu­men­ic­al Advent Pray­er Ser­vice at 7.00pm — This will be kindly hos­ted by St Paul of the Cross, 532 New Can­ter­bury Rd, Dul­wich Hill par­ish with refresh­ments after­wards (bring a plate to share). 

This week: Advent Study – Monday at 7.30 pm & Wed­nes­days after Morn­ing Tea: Come along for some lively dis­cus­sion and fel­low­ship on a Monday Even­ing.  The study we are using for Advent dis­cus­sions is the Advent and Christ­mas “Sac­red Space Booklet”.

Next week: Sunday 15 Decem­ber: we will be giv­ing gifts to our young people dur­ing our 9.30am service.

Last week for Dona­tions of money are reques­ted in lieu of gifts: We will not be col­lect­ing presents/gifts this year for Angli­care ‘Toys’n’Tucker’ and ‘Stan­more Nurs­ing Home’.  Instead the Par­ish Coun­cil has decided to col­lect dona­tions of money and use this to pur­chase gift cards (Toys’n’Tucker) and small food gifts (Stan­more Nurs­ing Home) on behalf of the par­ish.  If you would like to donate money, please place it in one of the envel­opes provided in the foy­er.  Your dona­tions can also be placed in the Church Account by Dir­ect Cred­it with ‘Toys’n’Tucker’ or ‘Stan­more Nurs­ing Home’ as the ref­er­ence.  Thank you.

Christ­mas cards ($10 per pack)avail­able from the Par­ish Resource Centre.  Please see the Man­ager, Steph­en Gates dur­ing Morn­ing tea.

Our Play GroupFin­ishes for 2019 on Monday 16th Decem­ber: For carers of young chil­dren is con­tinu­ing in the hall Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Will recom­mence on Monday 3rd Feb­ru­ary, 2020.

Hos­pit­al­ity volun­teers: Thank you to Eliza­beth and Ellen­or Flem­ing, and Diana Jef­fer­ies for tak­ing on Amrit and Brett’s Hos­pit­al­ity days.  Now if we could only get three or more oth­er people for anoth­er week­end, our hos­pit­al­ity teams would not feel so burdened.  YOU can do this – no effort needed and all food can be bought and the cost reim­bursed.  Teams often swap due to com­mit­ments as well!  If you are inter­ested, please see Ruth Champion. 

Import­ant dates:

Sunday 22 Decem­ber — will be our day to vis­it Stan­more Nurs­ing Home after church and morn­ing tea, to sing car­ols and give them a small gift; 

Sunday 22 Decem­ber — at 6.30 p.m. we will hold our ‘Nativ­ity Play Without Rehears­al’ and sup­per to follow.

Christ­mas Eve (oth­er­wise known as Mid­night Mass) we are hold­ing at 11 p.m.

Christ­mas Day our Euchar­ist and Car­ols will be held at 9.30 a.m. fol­lowed by morn­ing tea organ­ised by Jo Bur­ton and help­ers.  Unfor­tu­nately, with so many of us away at Christ­mas it is not pos­sible to host a lunch on Christ­mas Day.

For your diary — 2020 events:

Epi­phany Pil­grim­age to Leura – Sat­urday 11 Janu­ary, 2020. Hos­ted by Lea and Don­ald at 22 Albert Street, Leura.  Euchar­ist cel­eb­ra­tion and BBQ to follow. 

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recit­al — Sunday, 29 March 2020 at 3pm. From Vienna to Enmore, accom­plished young Aus­trali­an-born organ­ist Dav­id Rec­cia Chynoweth per­forms works by J S Bach, Beeth­oven, César Franck, Alex­an­dre Guil­mant & oth­ers on the St Luke’s Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ (1883), unique in Aus­tralia, to mark the res­tor­a­tion of the façade pipes. Keep the date! 

Food for our little friends — Don’t for­get to keep your cooked food scraps, fruit peel­ings, tea leaves and cof­fee grounds for the par­ish worm farms.  (No cit­rus dairy or meat).

Homemade curds, rel­ishes, pickles and jam - If you would like to order some, please email your order to Lea MacNeil ( and it will be delivered to the OpShop.

Read­ings for the com­ing week: 

Monday  Isai­ah 35. 1–10 Psalm 85.8–13 Luke 5.17–26
Tuesday  Isai­ah 40.1–11 Psalm 96.7–13 Mat­thew 18.12–14
Wednesday  Isai­ah 40.25–31 Psalm 103.1–5 Mat­thew 11.28–30
Thursday  Isai­ah 41.13–20 Psalm 145.8–13 Mat­thew 11.11–15
Friday  Isai­ah 48.17–19 Psalm 1  Mat­thew 11.16–19
Saturday  Mala­chi 4  Psalm 80.14–19 Mat­thew 17.10–13

Read­ings for Next Sunday — Third Sunday of Advent: First Read­ing: Isai­ah 35.1–10; Psalm: The Song of Mary (APBA p.31); Second Read­ing: James 5.7–10; & Gos­pel: Math­ew 11.2–11

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity: Monday: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson Reddy; 

Tues­day: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leil­ani & Car­men Reddy; Wed­nes­day: John Reimer; Mat­ilda Rink­er; Gra­hame Sadler; and Ken Searle; Thursday: Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes; and Peter Sey­mour; Fri­day: Som­sak­di Siritham­makij & Richard Hagen; and Ray & Laurel Som­mer; &Sat­urday: We pray for all whose lives and live­li­hoods are threatened by or have been des­troyed by bush­fire.  That they will be com­for­ted, sup­por­ted and sus­tained in their time of need. We also pray for all those help­ing to fight these fires that they may be kept safe.

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Rose­mary Brad­ford; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Gary & Kar­en Stein­er-Hill; Ken­neth Bar­ongo; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ron­an & Veron­ica Nath; Sr Eliza­beth (SSC); Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; Ann Con­nolly; Mea­ghan Pat­ter­son; Saf­fron Pow­ell; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Bee Meng Soh; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Aman­da & Dav­id Romeo, & Court­ney; and Grace & Han­nah Ashton.