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

Notices Sunday 13 October 2019


This Week: BBQ Lunch at the rect­ory – All wel­come!! BYO drink & meat (if saus­ages are not your thing), and a salad or sweet to share. The par­ish will provide bread rolls and con­di­ments.  Eddie Reddy will be our chef. 

This Week: Youth con­ver­sa­tion — After food at BBQ. Fr Jeff invites our ‘older youth’ to a con­ver­sa­tion about top­ics that are on their minds.   It could be faith or life or world events … any­thing.  Have a ques­tion or two to ask and I’ll do my best.   Or maybe just sit and listen. 

This Week: Even­ing Ser­vice is @ 6.00 p.m. It would be great if you can come along and pray with Fr Jeff at this time in a dif­fer­ent, less form­al setting. 

Sat­urday 19th Octo­ber volun­teers required to help set up for our St Luke’s Patron­al Fest­iv­al shared par­ish lunch. Please note: The hall is booked until 2 pm so we will need to meet after that. If any­one can help after 2 pm please let Ruth C. know. 

Next Week: St Luke’s Patron­al Fest­iv­al – 20th Octo­ber. It would be great to have a full com­ple­ment on that day.  A Patron­al fest­iv­al cel­eb­rates the life of a com­munity and notes and gives thanks for the qual­it­ies of the Pat­ron Saint.  It’s a time to come togeth­er and give thanks for each oth­er and also to think our future togeth­er.  So YOU need to be here to make our cel­eb­ra­tion com­plete.  We believe that a small group from Blayney par­ish will be vis­it­ing us on this occa­sion. Please bring a dish to share for lunch to fol­low.

Sunday 20th of Octo­ber — Reli­gious free­dom in Aus­tralia. Do we already have it? You are invited to attend this fas­cin­at­ing con­ver­sa­tion between Phil­lip Rud­dock and Andrew West at: St. Paul’s Par­ish Hall, Bur­wood @ 2.00 p.m.

War­dens’ Din­ner – Sat­urday 26th Octo­ber at 7 pm. Is a “Coun­try Affair” with an easy jeans and check shirt dress code; a two-course meal with music and a dance caller! Tick­ets are now avail­able. Pay dir­ect online $30 or $20 pensioner/student con­ces­sion to Church Work­ing Account BSB: 062–165 (Account No. 10023547) with your Sur­name and Din­ner as your ref­er­ence. Text Ruth C. after mak­ing pay­ment on Mob: 0400 166 041. If you do not pay online your cash pay­ment & tick­et will book you a seat. 

Sat­urday, 2 Novem­ber 2019 — In the church hall : Cinema Para­diso: “The Song Keep­ers” at 4 for 4.30 pm. In the small churches of remote Cent­ral Aus­tralia, a hid­den 140-year old music­al leg­acy of ancient Abori­gin­al lan­guages, Ger­man sac­red poetry and baroque music is being pre­served by four gen­er­a­tions of song women known as the Cent­ral Aus­trali­an Abori­gin­al Choir.  The choir embarks upon an his­tor­ic tour of Ger­many to take back the hymns that were giv­en to their great-grand­par­ents. It will be good to dis­cuss the film at inter­val over some wine and cheese. 

Thursday 14th Novem­ber – Next Long Table Din­ner– 6 for 6.30 pm to 9 pm. Note: change of ven­ue to: De Lanna Thai Street Cuisine @ 220 Addis­on Road,  Mar­rick­ville. RSVP: by Fri­day, 8 Novem­ber 2019 if you know you can make it, via email to:

Sat­urday 30 Novem­ber — Fr Jeff cel­eb­rates 25 years of priest­hood. There will be a party at the Rect­ory to which you are warmly invited.   Begins 6.30 p.m.  There will be food and drink, but if you would like to bring some­thing addi­tion­al that would be appreciated. 

Please be mind­ful of the Sunday School - The Sunday School struggles some­times to deal with the noise in the Par­ish Hall.  Please be mind­ful if you are in the hall dur­ing wor­ship (not sure why that would be the case) to keep any noisy con­ver­sa­tion to a min­im­um.   The kids and the Sunday School teach­ers will appre­ci­ate that greatly. 

Par­ish Resources Centre - At the last PC meet­ing it was decided that our pre­vi­ously known Book­stall be bet­ter defined as Par­ish Resources Centre, as there are also books and magazines to bor­row.  Items to be pur­chased for sale will be Len­ten or Advent Study Books, lec­tion­ar­ies, Christ­mas Cards, Cal­en­dars and oth­er lit­er­at­ure for both young people and gen­er­al read­ing mater­i­al as determ­ined to be pur­chased by the Rect­or, War­dens or Par­ish Coun­cil in con­sulta­tion with Steph­en Gates our cur­rent Man­ager. Any spe­cif­ic or per­son­al orders should be done online through your pre­ferred option - the Book Depos­it­ory or Amazon. It is only caus­ing unne­ces­sary paper­work for us to order a one-off book and then sell it back to you.  The per­son who man­ages the Par­ish Resources, cur­rently Steph­en Gates, reports dir­ectly to the War­dens and Par­ish Council. 

The long-term pas­tor­al pray­er list and the sick list - have star­ted again. If you have placed names on these lists in the past and the per­son is still in need of pray­er then simply place their name on the new list near the book­shop.

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).  Meth­ane comes from rot­ting food scraps put into land­fill. Accord­ing to sci­ent­ists meth­ane traps up to 100 times more heat in the atmo­sphere than car­bon diox­ide.  Using worms like this reduces meth­ane pro­duc­tion.  So, our mod­est envir­on­ment­al ini­ti­at­ive is actu­ally very powerful. 

Dona­tions of old android based smart phones — Phones are sought by Broth­er Chris­toph­er John SSF to be reset for the SSF Broth­ers in PNG and the Solomon Islands. Please pass them to Jen­nifer McGov­ern for col­lec­tion.

Our Play Group — Resumes tomor­row Monday 14th Octo­ber. For carers of young chil­dren is con­tinu­ing in the hall Mondays 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Please let oth­ers know about this group. 

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.

Any notices for the ser­vice book­let will need to be sub­mit­ted to the Par­ish Office email by Wed­nes­day even­ing at the latest.

Read­ings for the com­ing week:

Monday Romans 1.1–7 Ps 98.1–7 Luke 11.29–32
Tues­day Romans 1.16–25 Ps 19.1–6 Luke 11.37–41
Wed­nes­day Romans 2.1–11 Ps 62.1–8 Luke 11.42–46
Thursday Romans 3.21–29 Ps 130  Luke 11.47–54
Fri­day Romans 4.1–8 Ps 32.7–12 Luke 12.1–7
Sat­urday Romans 4.13; 16–18 Ps 105.7–11 Luke 12.8–12

Read­ings for Next Sunday: First Read­ing: Jeremi­ah 8.22–9.3;  Psalm: 145.10–18; Second Read­ing: 2 Timothy 4.9–17a; and Gos­pel: Luke 10.1–9

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity: Monday: Ray­mond Hesle­hurst; and Michael, Jac­queline, Sam & Soph­ie Hicks; Tues­day: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Lay-Kum Ho; and Moya Holle; Wed­nes­day: Anne Hywood & Peter Tre­gil­gas; Diana Jef­fer­ies; and Noel Jeffs; Thursday: Eddy; Mint, Atom & Arty Kit­tir­at; and Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Fri­day: Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tib­bey; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; and Evelyn Maack; and Sat­urday: We pray for all whose lives and pos­ses­sions are threatened by or have been des­troyed by bush­fires or extreme drought.  That they will be com­for­ted and sus­tained in their time of need. 

Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Rose­mary Brad­ford; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Gary & Kar­en Stein­er-Hill; Ken­neth Bar­ongo; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ron­an & Veron­ica Nath; Geoff Wid­mer; Sr Eliza­beth (SSC); Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; and Ann Connolly. 

Ques­tions to think about or dis­cuss with others:

1. What’s your idea of fair­ness and justice in a world where there is so much dis­par­ity and inequal­ity? How has the Word of God influ­enced your think­ing and vis­ion? (2 Kings 5:1)

2. What is it about God’s works and power that fills you with awe, humil­ity and grat­it­ude? (Psa 111)

3. There’s a phrase, “Less is more.” How would you explain your faith in suc­cinct, clear terms to someone who is curi­ous to under­stand? (2 Tim 2:8)

4. For what do you feel moved to pause and give thanks to God for today? (Luke 17:11)