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NOtices Sunday 22nd September


Next SundayPlease remem­ber that Sunday, 29 Septem­ber, is Cre­at­ive Sunday when those of us with creative/artistic gifts have the oppor­tun­ity (an invit­a­tion) to present a token of that gift at the offer­tory (when candles are usu­ally brought up).  We have a won­der­fully gif­ted con­greg­a­tion. This will be a time to give thanks for those gifts.

Pas­tor­al Care — The pas­tor­al care group would like all to have a good look at the lists of those whose names appear on the lists for pray­er in the weekly bul­let­in.  The long term pray­er list and the imme­di­ate need list.  In a couple of weeks we will start these lists again.  Some of the people on these lists may no longer be in need of our pray­ers for whatever reas­on.  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. Of course, the lists of per­sons’ names are for private pray­ers as well as when we are togeth­er for wor­ship so please remem­ber to pray for these our dear ones.

Patron­al Fest­iv­al: — St Lukes’ Patron­al Fest­iv­al will be held on Sunday 20 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.

Dona­tions of old android based smart phones — hones are also 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.

Wed­nes­day, 25 Septem­ber, 10.30 amABM Morn­ing Tea: Speak­er Revd John Dean, Exec­ut­ive Dir­ect­or, speak­ing on “A Voice in the Wil­der­ness: Listen­ing to the State­ment from the Heart” in Christ Church St Laurence Hall, 505 Pitt St Sydney. For inform­a­tion see Moya.

Sat­urday 28 Septem­ber 10am to 4pm — A Work­shop on Church Renew­al and Every­day Spir­itu­al­ity con­duc­ted by James Har­low Brown, based on his book “Liv­ing Well in the Pres­ence of God” St James’ Hall, Level 1 169–171 Phil­lip Street, Sydney. Free; lunch provided. Book­ings: or 8227 1305. Please see fly­er on Notice Board, Hall foy­er.

Sat­urday 28th Septem­ber — Over­turn­ing Stigma (The Lep­rosy Mis­sion) Come hear Amar’s amaz­ing story and bring a friend. Time: 6pm for 6.30pm. Place: OLD church Hall, West Ryde Anglic­an Church, 14 Bel­levue Ave, West Ryde NSW 2114. Admis­sion: $20 to cov­er din­ner. RSVP: engage@leprosymission or Ph:1800 537 767

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 at 2.00 p.m.

Warden’s Din­ner – Sat­urday 26th Octo­ber Please keep the date.  More inform­a­tion will be avail­able in the com­ing weeks.

Remind­er – Day­light Sav­ing starts Sunday 6th Octo­ber.

On the First Sunday of the Month we hold a low-key pray­er ser­vice in the chapel.  Peter Sey­mour leads the wor­ship and gives a very inform­at­ive (but short) talk and then those present usu­ally head off to a loc­al café for some din­ner.  If you would like to be part of this, mark­down 6.00 p.m. in your diary – first Sunday of the Month.

Our Play Group 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.

Read­ings for the com­ing week:

Monday Ezra 1.1–16 Psalm 126 Luke 8.16–18
Tues­day Ezra 6.6–7, 14–20 Psalm 122 Luke 8.19–21
Wed­nes­day Ezra 9.5–9 Psalm 119.97–104 Luke 9.1–6
Thursday Hag­gai 1.1–8 Psalm 149 Luke 9.7–9
Fri­day Hag­gai 1.15b‑2.9 Psalm 43 Luke 9.18–22
Sat­urday Zech 2.5–9a (9b-13) 14–15a Psalm 72.8–14 Luke 9.43b-45

Read­ings for Next Sunday: First Read­ing: Exodus 35                       Psalm: 150 Second Read­ing: Acts 9:36–41               Gos­pel: Luke 1:67–80

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity and out­reach: Monday: John Reimer; Mat­ilda Rink­er; Gra­hame Sadler. Tues­day: Ken Searle; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes; Peter Sey­mour. Wed­nes­day: Laurel & Ray Som­mer; Kar­lene Thompson. Thursday: Chris & Troy Thur­ley; John Tonetti. Fri­day: Stu­art, Jo (Bur­ton) & Laurence Veitch.; Janet Walms­ley. Sat­urday: We pray for all those cur­rently effected by bush­fires and extreme drought.  May rain bring the relief that they need.

Long Term Pray­er list: Rose­mary Brad­ford; Michael Bunyan; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Den­ise Barnes; Jack­ie Bon­ham; Hugo Cun­ning­ham; Laurie Bestel; Robert Gibbs; Sam George; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs; Bar­bara Granger; Pip Leonard; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan; Marissa; Norma Macph­er­son; Pau­line Newell; Helen Granowski (Priest); Bar­bara Beec­roft; Olivia Christ­mas; Deborah Vick­ers; Robert & Lyn­dall; Bee Meng Soh; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Sr Frances CSC; Geoff Wid­mer; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Day­alan Sam­inath­anv; and Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough.

A note from your organ­ist — Dur­ing Septem­ber, we have been cel­eb­rat­ing the Sea­son of Cre­ation. Chris and I try to select music appro­pri­ate for the ser­vice each week. Organ­ists are not always ser­i­ous — I have been hav­ing a bit of fun and select­ing music at the begin­ning and the end of the ser­vices which matches the part of cre­ation for the day. Regard­ing the postlude for Storm Sunday – under­stand­ably there was con­cern that some of the keys and ped­als on the organ were ‘stick­ing’. How­ever, as dir­ec­ted in the music, I was actu­ally play­ing sev­er­al keys and ped­als next to each oth­er and draw­ing out and push­ing back in the stop knobs slowly to give the effect of thun­der. The organ was behav­ing per­fectly!

Storm Sunday: Chaconne in F minor (Pachel­bel), Shepherd’s Song (Guil­mant), The Thun­der Storm (T P Ryder). Cos­mos Sunday: Clair de Lune (Debussy), Moon­light Son­ata, 1st movt (Beeth­oven), Jupiter (Holst) /E.T./Star Wars. Cre­at­ive Sunday: Fughetta superWir glauben all’ an ein­en Gott, Schöp­fer – We believe in one God, Cre­at­or (Bach), Chor­al pre­lude Wir glauben all’ an ein­en Gott, Schöp­fer (Walth­er), Med­ley of today’s hymn tunes – Wood­lands, Dix, Hyfry­dol, Love Divine.