The Flowers in the church for the pre-recorded service this week have been donated by Colin Spokes in loving memory of Noel O’Donnell.
Happy Birthday to: Ron Nath; Brett Davies; Jennifer McGovern and Ken Searle.
Not receiving emails from Fr Jeff? Each Sunday and Wednesday, an email containing the Sunday Service and then a Wednesday reflection is being sent to everyone on our email list. In some cases parishioners believe they are not receiving them. We have found that in many cases the email has gone to their ‘spam’ or ‘junk’ file. This happens with some email providers. If you haven’t received an email from the parish or Fr Jeff on these days, check those other folders and you will probably find it.
Changes to Office Opening Days – The office is closed until further notice. Jennifer will be working from home on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.15–2.45pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or if urgent call Mob: 0409 049 442.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY desperately needs food. Please keep collecting your donations of tinned and non-perishable food items. You will be able to bring them in to the church when services resume.
WORDSWORTH & MASKELL PIPE ORGAN RECITAL
Sunday, 5 September 2021 at 3pm – Keep and broadcast the date!
Well-known to Sydney audiences, St Luke’s is delighted to welcome Heather Moen-Boyd to perform an inaugural recital on the Church’s unique 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ.
From Mozart to Mendelssohn, whose works were performed at the instrument’s 1884 recital, the performance will also include Samuel Barber’s Adagio to mark Yom Kippur and September 11, and pastoral birdsong to herald the coming Spring.
RSVP: At present it is unclear whether any pandemic restrictions at the time will permit an audience to be physically present, or if an audience is permitted, the numbers and requirements to ensure the safety of the artist and the audience.
A further update will be provided by Friday, 27 August 2021.
Expressions of interest to attend: email@example.com
Lea MacNeil has jam, conserves, pickles and various sauces to sell; please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to order them from her. Donald, her husband can deliver your specific order to the OpShop where it can be paid for. All proceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Ronald Naidu; Ron, Anthea, Ronan, Veronica & Rohan Nath; Katherine Oldfield; and Julie Olston & Philippa.
Monday: Fr Jeff and Michelle Parker; Ann Petersen, Rachel and Wolf Winter.
Tuesday: Saffron Powell; and Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj.
Wednesday: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy.
Thursday: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leilani & Carmen Reddy.
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.
Prayers for the sick: Fabian LoSchiavo; John Bowen; John Satterley; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Colin Spokes; Peter Cinelli; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Br William; Ron Clarke & his family; Maurice Pope & his family; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & family; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Christina Rees (CBE); Deepika & Deepshika; Andrew Stratgolda; and Sr Helen Julian CSF.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Sydney Rowlands; Maisie Caddis; Harold Legge; Antonia Nagy-Laing; Septima Mortimer; Albert Watson’ Mervyn Davis; and Dianna Gomes.
Saints Commemoration: 3rd: Stephen, Deacon and first martyr; 4th: John Baptist Vianney, Parish Priest of Ars, France (d.1895); 5th: Oswald, King and martyr (d.642); and 6th: The transfiguration of our Lord.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Lyn Carrington; Stephen Thurley; Wolf Winter; John Dickson; John Hardy; 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; Suzanne Campton; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Ann Connolly; Dayalan Saminathan; Kuwert; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Lochlan Lonesborough
Readings for Next Sunday — Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost: First Reading: 2 Samuel 18.5–9, 14, 31–33; Psalm: 130; Second Reading: Ephesians 4.25–5.2; and Gospel: John 6.35, 41–51
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||2 Samuel 12.13–24||Ps 78.15–30||Ephesians 4.17–24|
|Monday||Baruch 1.1–14||Ps 78.1–15||Romans 7.1–12|
|Tuesday||Baruch 1.15–2.18||Ps 78.39–70||Romans 7.13–25|
|Wednesday||Baruch 2.19–3.8||Ps 81||Romans 8.1–8|
|Thursday||Baruch 3.9–25; 3.35–4.4||Pss 85; 87||Romans 8.9–17|
|Friday||Baruch 4.5–26||Ps 88||Romans 8.18–27|
|Saturday||Baruch 4.27–5.9||Ps 119.89–104||Romans 8.28.39|