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

Notices Sunday 17 November 2019

TodayPar­ish Coun­cil meets after morn­ing tea in the Par­ish Office.

Advent Dis­cus­sions — Advent is a most import­ant time of the year for Chris­ti­ans like us.  There will be some Advent dis­cus­sions held in the par­ish.  If you are inter­ested in being involved or host­ing a group, please let Fr. Jeff know.

St Paul’s Bur­wood Pantry — Nov 2019: Every quarter we give a dona­tion from the OpShop to St Paul’s pantry to provide for neces­sit­ies that are gen­er­ally not giv­en as dona­tions.  The Par­ish Coun­cil decided that on dur­ing Novem­ber we would ask parish­ion­ers to bring a can or two of food that we as a par­ish could donate to the pantry.  A bas­ket will be placed in the foy­er to receive your dona­tions.  Thank you. 

Dona­tions of money are reques­ted in lieu of gifts this Christ­mas for: Angli­care ‘Toys’n’Tucker’ and ‘Stan­more Nurs­ing Home’.  We will not be col­lect­ing presents/gifts this year.  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) and 2019 Lec­tion­ar­ies ($15 each) — now avail­able from the Par­ish Resource Centre.  Please see the Man­ager, Stephan Gates dur­ing Morn­ing tea.

This Week: Sat­urday 23 Novem­ber — The final Men’s Night Out for 2019  Will be held 6 for 6.30 pm at: St George Row­ing Club, 1 Levey Street, Wolli Creek.  For more inform­a­tion please con­tact Kev­in Green on Phone: 8065 1657.

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.

Sunday 1st Decem­ber – Fr Mike Nix­on will be preach­ing at St Luke’s Enmore.

7th Decem­ber – St Luke’s Mini Mar­ket  To be held out­side the OpShop – between 10 am & 2.30 pm. 

Pre­serves, curds, pickles, jams, plants and some cakes for sale. 

Next month: Sunday 15 Decem­ber — will be the day we will give gifts to our young people;  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 Ser­vices:  ‘Christ­mas Eve’ (oth­er­wise known as Mid­night Mass) we are hold­ing at 11 p.m.  and ‘Christ­mas Day’ our Euchar­ist and Car­ols will be held at 9.30 a.m. fol­lowed by morn­ing tea.  We are look­ing for volun­teers to host the morn­ing tea.  Please let Ruth know if you can do it.  Unfor­tu­nately, with so many of us away at Christ­mas it is not pos­sible to host a lunch on Christ­mas Day.

A delight­ful exped­i­tion!  On Sat 9 Novem­ber, Jo, Mandy and two volun­teers from the Op Shop, Jean and Janet, boarded the train for the home of Lea MacNeil and Don Thomas at Leura. We had a won­der­ful day learn­ing how to make pre­serves, sampling deli­cious nibbles and lunch made by our hosts, enjoy­ing the moun­tain air, hos­pit­al­ity of Lea and Don and each other’s com­pany. We even got to take some of our handi­work home. Each of us paid $65.00 to Lea for the exper­i­ence, and $200 of that will go to St Luke’s Op Shop. This is one of Lea and Don’s ways of “tith­ing time and tal­ent,” as Lea elo­quently put it.  Lea and Don are will­ing to accept anoth­er group in the new year, so if you would like to get a small group togeth­er, they will teach you how to make your own pre­serves, includ­ing a prac­tice ses­sion. You will learn a lot and have fun in the pro­cess!  Don’t for­get, you can also order pre­serves from Lea. Pro­ceeds of sales go to the par­ish.  For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please con­tact Lea MacNeil on or when you see her at church.  (Mandy Tib­bey and Jo Middleton)

‘Domest­ic Abuse’ inform­a­tion
Domest­ic abuse is a pat­tern of beha­viour based on using power and con­trol over anoth­er, caus­ing fear and intim­id­a­tion.  Domest­ic abuse is a prob­lem in Aus­trali­an fam­il­ies, we know it exists and its wrong.  It hap­pens in church com­munit­ies too.

Our church says NO to abuse.  We care about you — your safety is our pri­or­ity. If you are exper­i­en­cing domest­ic abuse or know someone who is, it is not your fault.  You are not to blame.  Sup­port is avail­able.  Talk to someone at church you trust.  You can also call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or the DV Hot­line on 1800 656 463. 

For more inform­a­tion vis­it:

Read­ings for the com­ing week: 

Monday  1 Mac­ca­bees 1.10–15,41–43, 54–64 Psalm 119.15–160 Luke 18.35 43 
Tuesday  2 Mac­ca­bees 6.18–31 Psalm 3  Luke 19.1–10
Wednesday  2 Mac­ca­bees 7.1, 20–31 Psalm 17.1–17 Luke 19.11–28
Thursday  1 Mac­ca­bees 2.15–29 Psalm 50.1–6 Luke 19.41–44
Friday  1 Mac­ca­bees 4.36–37, 52–59 Psalm 134  Luke 19.4548
Saturday  1 Mac­ca­bees 6.1–13 Psalm 9.1–4 Luke 20.27–40

Read­ings for Next Sunday – Christ the King: First Read­ing: Jeremi­ah 23. 1–6; Psalm: Song of Zechari­ah (APBA p.10); Second Read­ing: Colos­si­ans 1.11–20; and Gos­pel: Luke 23.33–43

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity: Monday: Kev­in Green; and Richard Hagen & Som­sak­di Siritham­makij.  Tues­day: John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; and Ray­mond Hesle­hurst.  Wed­nes­day: Michael, Jac­queline, Sam & Soph­ie Hicks; and Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex.  Thursday: Laykum Ho; Moya Holle; and Anne Hywood & Peter Tre­gil­gas.  Fri­day: Diana Jef­fer­ies; Noel Jeffs; and Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kit­tir­at.  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, sup­por­ted 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, 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; and Day­alan Saminathan.