The flowers in the church for the pre-recorded service today have been donated by Ann Petersen in loving memory of her mother, Mary Edmonds.
The virtual parish get-together continues at 10.30am this coming Sunday 12th September. We will break into rooms of 4–5 people in Zoom, and chatting in small groups like we do at morning tea.
The link will be advised by email. All are welcome to join!
DID YOU KNOW that you only need a mobile phone to join in? If you are unsure of how to join with your phone, text or call Stuart on 0400 312 354, who can help you with the set-up.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Joyce Reddy, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy; and Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leilani & Carmen Reddy.
Monday: John Reimer; Matilda Rinker; Grahame Sadler; and Ken Searle.
Tuesday: Rajah Selvarajah & Greg; Peter Seymour; and Louisa Silverman.
Wednesday: Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes; and Ray & Laurel Sommer.
Thursday: Raboom & Nol Takham; Karlene Thompson; and John Tonetti.
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.
Thanksgiving Prayer: Ron Clarke would like to thank all the parishioners at St Luke’s Enmore for their prayers over the last year for himself and his family. Knowing St Luke’s was praying for them all, he believes contributed significantly to his recovery.
Prayers for the sick: Angus; John Tonetti; Wolf Winter; Br Daniel; Fr Gary Priest; John Bowen; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Colin Spokes; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Peter Knox; Br William; Maurice Pope & his family; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & family; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Deepika & Deepshika; Andrew Stratgolda; and Phillip Hall.
Recently Departed: Anna Targ.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Mary Edmonds; Elizabeth Goldsmith; Beatrice Hunt; Ruby Dorrington; Violet Chandler; and Margaret Coomb.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Robyn Oldfield; Isabelle Djorgjevic: Lyn Carrington; Stephen Thurley; John Dickson; John Hardy; 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; Kuwert; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents, Anu & Digvijay; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Lochlan Lonesborough.
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Esther 2.18–3.6||Ps 116||Mark 9.2–13|
|Monday||Job 16.1–17||Pss 35.18–29, 36||Ephesians 1.1–14|
|Tuesday||Job 16.18–17.16||Ps 119.17–40||Ephesians 2.1–10|
|Wednesday||Job 18||Ps 37.18–41||Ephesians 2.11–22|
|Thursday||Job 19.1–22||Ps 39||Ephesians 3.1–13|
|Friday||Job 19.23–20.11||Pss 42;43||Ephesians 3.14–21|
|Saturday||Job 20.12–29||Ps 44.10–27||Ephesians 4.1–16|
Readings for Next Sunday — Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost: First Reading: Proverbs 31.10–31; Psalm: 1; Second Reading: James 3.1- 12; and Gospel: Mark 9.30–37
Points for Thought and Discussion from Working Preacher.org
- In these days we see lots of scoffers. How do we regard, interact with those mentioned in Prov 1:22
- Can we resolve to keep our words and meditations acceptable to God? (Ps 19:14)
- What words spoken to you will you never forget? Who spoke them? (James 3:1)
- Who do you say Jesus is? (Mark 8:27)
This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Rod Boriack.