Update – The parish is now implementing the guidelines supplied by the Diocese in co-operation with State Health authorities. A copy of our Covid-19 plan will be available on Sunday.
Collection Giving — During the lock-down, collection-plate giving was replaced by giving through internet banking (see chart below), such that total giving did not fall. I would like to thank parishioners for so quickly adapting their way of giving, and to ask that you continue to give through internet banking. It is more safe (in many respects) for parish administration not to have to handle large amounts of cash each week. Nevertheless we will continue to have a collection plate available at the end of the service for those who prefer it or who want to give a little more. Note that if you include “ABM” in your internet banking message it will be set aside for the ABM. You can also give by credit card (see St Luke’s website) if you prefer. Stuart Veitch, Treasurer
Wednesday Healing Service — has resumed and is observing Covid-19 restrictions re seating and receiving communion. A biblical discussion takes place following morning tea in the hall – all are invited.
Men’s Night Out — Saturday 18th July @ 6 for 6.30pm: Corinthian Rotisserie Restaurant (GREEK),283 Marrickville Road, Marrickville. Ph: 9569 7084. Please see Kevin Green for more details.
Confirmation – Booked in for Sunday 23rd August. Bp Michael Stead will be here for confirmation. Please keep our four confirmees Alex, Lucy, Nicholas & Nam in your prayers.
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). You can still drop this off outside the office — during office hours. If you would like some worm castings for your garden you can leave a bucket or bag at the rectory with your details. Our little fertilizer factories have been doing a wonderful job and the fruit of their labours is now available.
Any notices for the service booklet will need to be submitted to the Parish Office email by Wednesday evening at the latest. This is so we can post out the weekly service booklet earlier.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Sunday: Noel Jeffs; Diana Jefferies; and Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kittirat; Monday: Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and John Lo; Tuesday: Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; and Fabian LoSchiavo; Wednesday: Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas; and Evelyn Maack; Thursday: Jennifer McGovern; John M.; Jo Middleton; & Fran Morris; Friday: Ian Mylchreest; Ronald Naidu; Pauline Newell; & Mathias Oduro; Saturday: We pray for all health workers dealing with our current Covid-19 pandemic, particularly doctors and nurses dealing with those affected by Covid-19. We pray too for our Indigenous brothers and sisters, and particularly for African-Americans at this time.
Prayers for the sick: Kristen Harley; Stephen Thurley; Kevin Tibbey; Glen; Kiki Chun; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Edna Chambers; Br Michael Saminatham (SSF); Sam George; Mary Middleton; Louise Middleton; Barbara Reyne; Victoria Keighery; Fr John Bunyan; John; Louise Trott; Christina Rees (CBE); John Bowen; Verity Wright; and She Kar Nair.
Recently Departed: Emmanuel Obazee (Edi Davis’ Brother-in-law).
Anniversaries of the Departed: Robert Ambler; Ronald Harrington; Darcy Dunn; Shirley Frankland; and Alf Johnsen.
Saints Commemoration:22nd June: Alban, First British martyr (d. c. 209); 24th June: The Birth of John the Baptist; and 27th June: Cyril of Alexandra. Bishop and teacher (d.444)
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Andrew Reddy; Jennifer B.; 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; Lochlan Lonesborough; Ann Connolly; the Perkins Family; Fr Peter Carlsson; Dayalan Saminathan; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Victor Anyarisi; Baby Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Robert & Lyndall; Kit & Ben; and Hiro Itadani.
Readings for Next Sunday — Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: First Reading: Genesis 22.1–14; Psalm: 13; Second Reading: Romans 6.12–23; and Gospel: Matthew 10.40–42
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Genesis 21.22–33||Psalm 69.7–19||Mathew 10.9–23|
|Monday||Ezekiel 1.1–21||Psalm 118.19–29; 120||James 1.1–18|
|Tuesday||Ezekiel 1.22–3.3||Psalm 127; 128; 129||James 1.19–2.7|
|Wednesday||Ezekiel 3.4–27||Psalm 132; 134||James 2.8–26|
|Thursday||Ezekiel 4||Psalms 136||James 3|
|Friday||Ezekiel 5||Psalm 139||James 4|