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Notices Sunday 20 October — St LUke’s Patronal Festival

We wel­come espe­cially today Fr Ron Sil­arsah and Chant­al from Christ Church St Laurence.  And our vis­it­ors from our sis­ter Par­ish of Christ Church Blayney/Milthorpe who have trav­elled down to be with us on this occa­sion.  Each year a group of us travels to Blayney/Milthorpe dur­ing Lent.  We wel­come also any oth­er visitors. 

Today: Shared Lunch­eon fol­low­ing the service – All welcome.

Monday 21 Octo­ber - We will cel­eb­rate the life of Angela Bell with a ser­vice start­ing at 10am.  The par­ish is provid­ing a morn­ing tea in the hall after­wards.  If you would care to bring a plate of food – it would be much appreciated. 

Wed­nes­day 23 Octo­ber — Women’s Read­ing Group: Held in Pau­line Newell’s home in Peter­sham — start­ing at 7.30 pm.

War­dens’ Din­ner — Sat­urday 26th Octo­ber has been can­celled due to lack of interest.   Any­one who has pur­chased a tick­et will be fully refunded.

Sat­urday, 2 Novem­ber 2019 — In the church hall.  Cinema Para­diso: “The Song Keep­ers” at 4 for 4.30pm.  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 6.30pm to 9pm.  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 some 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.

Our Play Group – Can­celled for 21 Octo­ber – Resumes again 28 Octo­ber 2019.  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 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 4.20–25 Song of Zechari­ah (APBA.p.30 or 425)  Luke 12.13–21
Tues­day Romans 5.12–21 Ps 40.6–12 Luke 12.35–38
Wed­nes­day Romans 6.12–18 Ps 124  Luke 12.39–48
Thursday Romans 6.19–23 Ps 1  Luke 12.49–53
Fri­day Romans 7.18–25a Ps 119.65–72 Luke 12.54–59
Sat­urday Romans 8.1–11 Ps 24.1–6 Luke 13.1–9

Read­ings for Next Sunday: First Read­ing: Joel 2.23–32; Psalm: 65; Second Read­ing: 2 Timothy 4.6–8, 16–18; and Gos­pel: Luke 18.15–30

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity: Monday: Mer­rill & Geor­gie Mar­tin; Anne McCarthy; and Jen­nifer McGov­ern; Tues­day: John M.; Jo Middleton; Fran Mor­ris; and Ian Myl­chreest; Wed­nes­day: Ron, Anthea, Ron­an, Rohan & Veron­ica Nath; and Ron­ald Naidu; Thursday: Pau­line Newell; and Johnny Nitchar­oen & Eed Dar­unee; Fri­day: Math­i­as Oduro; and Kath­er­ine Old­field; and Sat­urday: We pray for all whose lives and pos­ses­sions are threatened by or have been des­troyed by bush fires 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; Ann Con­nolly; Mea­ghan Pat­ter­son; Saf­fron Pow­ell; and the Per­kins Family. 

Reflec­tion…Luke wrote as a Gen­tile for Gen­tile Chris­ti­ans. His Gos­pel and Acts of the Apostles reveal his expert­ise in clas­sic Greek style as well as his know­ledge of Jew­ish sources. There is a warmth to Luke’s writ­ing that sets it apart from that of the oth­er syn­op­tic Gos­pels, and yet it beau­ti­fully com­ple­ments those works. The treas­ure of the Scrip­tures is a true gift of the Holy Spir­it to the Church.

Saint Luke is the Pat­ron Saint of: Artists/Painters, Brew­ers, Butchers, Not­ar­ies, Physicians/Surgeons.

Some more about Luke’s Gos­pel in gen­er­al…What will life be like for us in the next life? Well, we don’t know exactly.  God has not revealed to us the details; he seems to be sav­ing that for a sur­prise.  The Gos­pel of Luke, which we … hear con­tinu­ously this year on Sundays in Ordin­ary Time and Lent, assures us that the King­dom of God, in its full­ness, will con­found all our expect­a­tions and will over­turn our exper­i­ences.  In fact, in the King­dom of God everything will be turned upside down.  This is espe­cially true when it comes to power, priv­ilege and wealth.  Luke assures us time and again that in God’s King­dom those who struggle in life now—those who are at the bot­tom or on the edges of human society—will sud­denly find them­selves at the top and in the cen­ter.  On the oth­er hand, he warns those who now enjoy the greatest human secur­ity and social advant­age that their exper­i­ence may be very dif­fer­ent.  As Jesus tells his listen­ers on one occa­sion, “Behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last”(Luke 13:30, New Amer­ic­an Bible, also used for oth­er quotes).  This notion that in the end God will turn everything we know upside down is often called the “Great Reversal.”It is a hall­mark of Luke’s Gos­pel, where it appears fre­quently.