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Notices — Sunday 23rd February — Feast of the Transfiguration


Today: — Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing after morn­ing tea.  This is the par­ish annu­al meet­ing and all parish­ion­ers should be inter­ested and are invited to attend.  If you can’t attend, please give your name as an apo­logy to any oth­er mem­ber of the con­greg­a­tion who may be attend­ing.

Next Week: Even­ing Pray­er at 6 pm.

Tues­day 25th Feb­ru­ary - Pan­cakes at the Rect­ory:   Fr Jeff and Michelle invite ALL parish­ion­ers to cel­eb­rate Shrove Tues­day with them at the Rect­ory start­ing at 6.30 pm.  This gath­er­ing is held on the eve of Ash Wed­nes­day, the begin­ning of Lent.  The tra­di­tion holds that on this day the eggs, but­ter and fat was used to ensure it was all gone for Len­ten sea­son. The tra­di­tion of cel­eb­rat­ing Shrove Tues­day and eat­ing pan­cakes began because people wanted to use up the tempt­ing food that they were giv­ing up for Lent.   Parish­ion­ers are invited to bring a top­ping, a savoury or sweet one and we’ll share the feast togeth­er.   If you are not a cook don’t worry.  There will be plenty to go around. Also, we will make the ashes from last year’s palm crosses (hope­fully with a little less drama than last year!

Ashes for Ash Wed­nes­day - Please have a look at home for last year’s palm crosses.  These are what we burn to make the ashes for Ash Wed­nes­day.

Ash Wed­nes­day Ser­vices – 26th Feb­ru­ary at 10am & 7.30pm.

Len­ten stud­ies — Start­ing Wed­nes­day 26th Feb­ru­ary (fol­low­ing service/morning tea) &  Monday 2nd March at 7.30pm in the rect­ory.

The study book “Where do we go from here?” is available for free at the Parish Resource Table.  Please note: there are limited copies available so please only take one if you intend to attend the Monday or Wednesday study groups.  

This Week: Women’s Read­ing Group – Wed­nes­day 26th Feb­ru­ary

All women are invited to join our Read­ing Group which meets on the 4th Wed­nes­day of the month at Pau­line Newell’s home 43/1 Coron­a­tion, Ave Peter­sham.  Meet at the front gate by 7.20 pm at the secured entrance. A copy of the book­let is avail­able for $4, to cov­er the print­ing.  This set of stud­ies aims to encour­age con­sid­er­a­tion of the vari­ous roles that women have ful­filled with­in God’s gathered com­munity, both his­tor­ic­ally in the OT times and in NT time.  The con­tri­bu­tions that women have made and can make are open for dis­cus­sion. 

Con­firm­a­tion — Sunday 23rd August: Bp Michael Stead will be here for con­firm­a­tion.  Any­one who is not con­firmed is invited to go through the pro­cess of pre­par­a­tion with Fr Jeff which will be a time of encour­age­ment and fun.  Please speak to Fr Jeff about this.  We do have a can­did­ate already.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER” — Fri­day 6th March 2020 at 10.30 am: 

The coun­try:  Zim­b­ab­we.

The pro­ject:  Aid for moth­ers sup­port­ing fam­ily mem­bers with dis­ab­il­ity.

Ser­vice for your area: St Paul’s Anglic­an Church, 205 Bur­wood Road Rd, Bur­wood NSW 2023.

Theme: “Rise! Take your mat and walk” Remem­ber­ing Jesus’ words to the para­lysed man: “Rise! Take your mat and walk!”

A call to pray for peace and recon­cili­ation in Zim­b­ab­we.

Every­one is wel­come.

Len­ten quiet day — Sat­urday 7th March:  The Sydney Mis­sion-Col­lege of the Oratory of the Good Shep­herd invites you to share in a day of pray­er and reflec­tion in the church and grounds of St John’s Bal­main (Spring Street Birch­grove). The day begins with Morn­ing Pray­er at 10 am and ends after Even­ing Pray­er at 4.15 pm. The Rt Revd Lind­say Urwin OGS, Assist­ant Bish­op in the Dio­cese of Mel­bourne, will lead the day. There will be a Euchar­ist at mid­day, and oppor­tun­it­ies for private con­sulta­tion with Bish­op Lind­say. There is no charge for the day, but please bring your own pic­nic lunch. Tea and cof­fee will be provided. All are very wel­come.

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recit­al — Sunday, 29th Mar 2020 at 3pm.

From Vienna to Enmore, accom­plished young Aus­trali­an organ­ist, Dav­id Rec­cia Chynoweth, per­forms works by J S Bach, Graeme Koehne and oth­ers on the 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ here at St Luke’s Anglic­an Church.  Dav­id stud­ied in Frosinone, Italy, where in 2012, he was awar­ded a Dip­loma in Organ with dis­tinc­tion.  He was then accep­ted in the organ class at the Uni­ver­sity of Music and Per­form­ing Arts, Vienna, where he was awar­ded his Mas­ter of Music in Organ Per­form­ance.  From his cur­rent home in Italy, Dav­id con­tin­ues to per­form in Europe, Aus­tralia and the United States and is return­ing after his extens­ive and suc­cess­ful tour of Aus­tralia in 2018. This will be his only per­form­ance in Sydney this year.  Our her­it­age-lis­ted organ, con­sidered power­ful for its size, is a unique example of its kind in Aus­tralia.  This is its inaug­ur­al recit­al fol­low­ing the com­plete res­tor­a­tion of thein­stru­ment to its ori­gin­al high Vic­tori­an glory. 

Cost:  $15 ($10 con­ces­sion) includ­ing pro­gramme notes.

Vivid Har­bour Lights Cruise – Thurs 4th June

Time:  6.45pm, board­ing Pünkt­lich at 6.15pm

Depar­ture:  From Darling Har­bour King Street Wharf 1, near the t‑intersection of Erskine and Lime Streets, Darling Har­bour (not the Barangaroo wharves).

Dur­a­tion:  One hour round-trip.

Cost: $25 per adult (includes a $14 dis­count); prices for young per­sons and chil­dren to be con­firmed by the end of this month.

Pay­ment:  Pay­ments in exact cash grate­fully accep­ted by Brett on Sunday, 23 Feb­ru­ary, dir­ect cred­it account details will be provided on that date.

Amen­it­ies: Bar on board with bar snacks, you can bring some food with you.

Play Group @ Enmore – Monday from 10am to 12 Noon. For carers of young chil­dren.   For inform­a­tion phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390. Please let oth­ers know about this group.

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).  Please refrain from bring­ing large amounts of scrap paper as the Rect­ory sup­plies a large quant­ity of this.

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 the OpShop.  Also, any clean jars would be appre­ci­ated – lids not neces­sary.

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 James 3.13–18 Psalm 19. 7–10 Mark 9.14–29
Tues­day James 4.1–10 Psalm 55. 20–23 Mark 9.30–37
Wed­nes­day Joel 2.1–2, 12–17 Psalm 51 1–17 Math­ew 6.1–6, 16–21
Thursday Deu­ter­o­nomy 30.15–20 Psalm 1 Luke 9.22–25
Fri­day Isai­ah 58.1–9a Psalm 51.15–19 Math­ew 9.14–15
Sat­urday Isai­ah 58.9b-14 Psalm 86. 1–7 Luke 5.27–32

Read­ings for Next Sunday: First Sunday in Lent:  First Read­ing: Gen­es­is 2.15–17; 3.1–7;  Psalm: 32;  Second Read­ing: Romans 5.12–21;  Gos­pel: Math­ew 4. 1–11.

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:  Monday: Kay Younie & Nata­sha; and Fr Jeff, Michelle, Penny, & fam­ily;  Tues­day: Andy Ser­afin & Col­len Spokes; and Peter Sey­mour;  Wed­nes­day: Ray & Laurel Som­mer; and Kar­lene Thompson;  Thursday: Christine Thur­ley & fam­ily; John Tonetti; Shir­ley & Bar­bara Allen;  Fri­day: Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; Beth Arm­strong; and James, Elli­ot & Harry Barnes; and Sat­urday: Ian Barnett; Ken­neth Bar­ongo; and Jen­nifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.

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; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Robert & Lyn­dall.; Kit & Ben; Hiro Itadini; and Br Wil­li­am (SSF).