St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community

Notices — Sunday 2nd February — The presentation of Christ in the temple


Birth­days for Feb­ru­ary – Eddi Reddy; Susan Hill; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Alex Hill; Janet Wid­mer; Evelyn Maack; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Kev­in Green; Veron­ica Nath; and Fr. Jeff Park­er.

Meet­ing Dates – please take note !!

Sunday 9th Feb­ru­aryWar­dens meet­ing after morn­ing tea.

Sunday 16th Feb­ru­aryPar­ish Coun­cil meet­ing after morn­ing tea.

Sunday 23rd Feb­ru­aryAGM 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.  Please note: Reports need to be emailed to Ruth at by 14th Feb­ru­ary so they can be com­piled.

Par­ish Office Days – please note that from Monday 3rd Feb­ru­ary the par­ish office will be open on Monday, Wed­nes­day and Thursday only from 9am to 2pm.  The Office phone num­ber is now restored so you are able to con­tact Jen­nifer again on 9557 4219 (or par­ish email address:

2020 Opshop Cal­en­dars for Sale – lim­ited num­ber avail­ableat back of church for $2 each.  Please pay Andy Ser­afin.

Christ­mas cards (stock up for next year)are avail­able from the Par­ish Resource Centre.  Please see the Man­ager, Stephan Gates dur­ing Morn­ing tea.

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.

Play Group @ Enmore – Will recom­mence on Monday 10th Feb­ru­ary 2020 from 10am to 12 Noon.  For inform­a­tion phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390.

The Long Table 2020 com­mences — Thursday 13th Feb­ru­ary

Where: Kafenes Greek Res­taur­ant, Enmore at 149 Enmore Road, Enmore

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

RSVP:  an indic­a­tion is always appre­ci­ated but not neces­sary

Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you there!

Lep­rosy defeated and lives trans­formed – 7.30 pm Fri­day 14th Feb­ru­ary

The Lep­rosy Mis­sion — You’re are invited to sup­per. 

Place: All Saints church, Wool­lahra – 85 Ocean Street Wool­hara (street park­ing avail­able).

Cost: Admis­sion by Dona­tion

RSVP: The Lep­rosy Mis­sion Office 1800 537 767 or

You will meet Pro­fess­or War­wick Brit­ton, AO, (Cen­ten­ary Insti­tute Research Dir­ect­or, Uni­ver­sity of Sydney and world-renowned expert on lep­rosy and tuber­cu­los­is) who will share the excit­ing vis­on as well as the chal­lenges of The Lep­rosy Mission’s bold glob­al strategy to end the trans­mis­sion of new cases of lep­rosy by 2035.  So future gen­er­a­tions may be born into a world free from the oppres­sion of lep­rosy! And free from dis­ab­il­ity, dis­crim­in­a­tion and social exclu­sion it causes. 

You will also meet John Oa (from Pap­ua New Guinea), who will share about the chal­lenges they face in com­munit­ies across PNG, where new lep­rosy cases are on the rise.

2020 Cinema Para­diso – Sat­urday 22nd Feb­ru­ary

4 pm for 4.30pm in St Luke’s Church Hall.

There will be wine & cheese, and a dis­cus­sion at inter­mis­sion.

The next film will be ‘The Jour­ney’ – In 2006, amidst the ongo­ing, dec­ades-long con­flict in North­ern Ire­land, deeply con­ser­vat­ive Brit­ish loy­al­ist Ian Pais­ley meets Mar­tin McGuiness, former Irish Repub­lic­an Army Lead­er, in an unex­pec­ted jour­ney across the Scot­tish coun­tryside.  This film, made a dec­ade after that meet­ing in the year of Brexit ref­er­en­dum per­haps has renewed poignancy and mean­ing.  Keep the date!

Women’s Read­ing Group – Wed­nes­day 26th Feb­ru­ary

A copy of the book­let is avail­able for $4, to cov­er the print­ing.

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.

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.  Cop­ies are avail­able from the Par­ish Resources Centre for $4.00.

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recit­al — Sunday, 29th March 2020 at 3pm. From Vienna to Enmore, accom­plished young Aus­trali­an-born organ­ist Dav­id Rec­cia Chynoweth per­forms works by J S Bach, Koehne, Alex­an­dre Guil­mant & oth­ers on the St Luke’s Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ (1883), unique in Aus­tralia, to mark the res­tor­a­tion of the façade pipes.   $15 ($10 con­ces­sion) includ­ing pro­gramme notes.  Keep the date! 

Vivid Har­bour Lights Cruise – June 2020. While we are still deal­ing with the effects of the bush­fire dis­aster, the Par­ish has decided to pro­ceed with the St Luke’s Vivid Har­bour Lights Cruise again this year, likely to be held on the first Thursday even­ing in June (4 June 2020 — to be con­firmed).  The cruise com­pany will release dates, times, prices and depar­ture details in early Feb­ru­ary with num­bers and pay­ment to be final­ised later that month.  Based on our exper­i­ence last year, the cruise will depart at 6.30pm with board­ing at 6pm sharp from King Street Wharf 1 at Darling Har­bour (please note the King Street wharves are not the same as the Barangaroo wharves).  There is a bar with lim­ited bar snacks on board but you can bring some food of your own.  Pay­ment will be able to be made in cash to Brett or Moya or by dir­ect cred­it to a nom­in­ated account (pri­cing and account details to be provided in Feb­ru­ary).  Watch this space for more details and let’s hope the skies clear soon.  In the mean­time, please ask Moya or Brett if you have any enquir­ies or wish to express interest so that we can get an idea about num­bers.

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 2 Samuel 15.13–16.13 Psalm 3 Mark 5.1–20
Tues­day 2 Samuel18.9–19.3 Psalm 86.1–7 Mark 5.21–43
Wed­nes­day 2 Samuel 24.2, 9–17 Psalm 32.1–7 Mark 6.1–6
Thursday 1 Kings 2.1–4, 10–12 Psalm 144.1–4 Mark 6.7–13
Fri­day Sir­ach 47.2–11 Psalm 18.48–52 Mark 6.14–29
Sat­urday 1 Kings 3.4–13 Psalm 119.9–16 Mark 6.30–34

Read­ings for Next Sunday – Fifth Sunday After Epi­phany:  First Read­ing: Isai­ah 58.1–9a; Psalm: 112; Second Read­ing: 1 Cor­inthi­ans 2.1–13; and Gos­pel: Math­ew 5.13–20

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity — Monday: Michael Flem­ing, Eliza­beth Arm­strong, Thomas, Ellen­or & Nich­olas; Tues­day: Stephan Gates & Andrew; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; and Peter Gil­bert & Alfredo Narnola; Wed­nes­day: Kev­in Green; and Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia Blombery; Thursday: Richard Hagen & Som­sak­di Siritham­makij; John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; Fri­day: Ray­mond Hesle­hurst; Moya Holle; Anne Hay­wood & Peter Tre­gilas; Sat­urday: We pray for people still defend­ing their prop­er­ties and/or live­stock from bush­fires.  Also, for every­one involved in the post bush­fire cleanup efforts, par­tic­u­larly those involved in sup­port­ing them includ­ing Fr Tim St Quintin (Army Reserve Chap­lain).

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; Saf­fron Pow­ell; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; and Robert & Lyn­dall.