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

Notices — Sunday 30th August 2020


Please avoid attend­ing church if you have any symp­toms which are lis­ted on the NSW Health website:

Symp­toms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever (37.5 ° or higher);
  • cough and/or short­ness of breath (dif­fi­culty breathing);
  • sore throat;
  • loss of taste and/or loss of smell;

Oth­er repor­ted symp­toms of COVID-19 include fatigue, runny nose, muscle pain, joint pain, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appet­ite.


Changes to our Par­ish Coun­cil: John M. and Ian Myl­chreest have decided to stand down from Par­ish Coun­cil.  We thank them both for their involve­ment and wish Ian the best as he embarks on a move across Sydney.  Con­grat­u­la­tions to Stu­art Grigg and Peter Gil­bert who have agreed to be our new Par­ish Councillors.


Next Week: ABM — Feast of the com­mem­or­a­tion of the New Guinea Mar­tyrs:  11.00am on Sat­urday, 5 Septem­ber 2020 at St Mark’s Church, 8 The Mall, South Hurstville.  Refresh­ments in the Par­ish Hall fol­low­ing the Euchar­ist.  RSVP ESSENTIAL — by Monday 31st August to Bruce Cooke.  email: Or Mobile: 0412 680 430


Sunday night ser­vice — Fr Jeff is happy to com­mence a reg­u­lar even­ing ser­vice on Sundays at, say 6.00 p.m.   Please let him know if you would be inter­ested in being part of that or not.  If there is no need or no interest, then he will not go ahead with this.


Do not hes­it­ate to reach out to Fr. Jeff (con­fid­en­tially) if you are strug­gling with the present situ­ation or are in need of pray­ers for friends/family. The Wed­nes­day heal­ing ser­vice is an oppor­tun­ity to come to Church to pray for heal­ing and peace for your­self and loved ones.


Remem­ber Mis­sion Giv­ing: The Par­ish sup­ports sev­er­al mis­sion pro­jects through giv­ing to the ABM.  You can give to the ABM in the fol­low­ing ways:

  • by elec­tron­ic trans­fer to the St Luke’s bank account (see last page of this book­let), with “ABM” in the note.
  • by cred­it card – click ‘Giv­ing’ on the St Luke’s web­site and select ABM from the drop­down menu.
  • by cash placed in an envel­ope marked ‘ABM’ and placed in the col­lec­tion plate as you leave.

In the cur­rent cir­cum­stances, our mis­sion agen­cies, like the churches, are in great­er need.  Please remem­ber to sup­port ABM.


Food for our little friends – Food scraps (not diary, cit­rus or meat) can be left in the buck­et provided for our worms.  This is part of our Par­ish envir­on­ment­al initiative.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Community: 

Sunday: John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; and Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex.

Monday: Moya Holle; Anne Hywood & Peter Tre­gil­gas; and Noel Jeffs.

Tues­day: Diana Jef­fer­ies; and Eddy Kit­tir­at, Mint, Atom & Arty.

Wed­nes­day: Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and John Lo.

Thursday: Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tib­bey; and Fabi­an Lo Schiavo.

Fri­day: Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Evelyn Maack; Jen McGovern.

Sat­urday: We pray for all health work­ers deal­ing with our cur­rent Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic.  We par­tic­u­larly pray for any­one who is scared and strug­gling with daily life at this time due to fear, depres­sion and anxi­ety, fin­an­cial stress, loneli­ness, or isolation.

For Refugees: 

Almighty and mer­ci­ful God,
whose Son became a refugee and had no place to call his own;
look with mercy on those who today are flee­ing from danger,
home­less and hungry.
Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire gen­er­os­ity and com­pas­sion in all our hearts;
and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your King­dom of justice and of peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen.

For those held in captivity:

Mer­ci­ful Father,
we cry to you from the depths of our concern
for those wrongly imprisoned or held captive:
for those try­ing to secure their release,
that the ways of peace and dip­lomacy may pre­vail over acts of viol­ence and aggression,
that their captors may know a change of heart;
through him who was sent to pro­claim liberty for captives
and to set free those who are oppressed,
your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

We pray togeth­er our Par­ish prayer:

God of love, God of mis­sion, you alone bring life to your Church.  Send to this Church of St Luke your Holy Spir­it to give vis­ion for our plan­ning,  wis­dom in our actions, and power to our wit­ness.  Help our church to grow in spir­itu­al com­mit­ment to you,  in love for one anoth­er,  and in ser­vice to our loc­al com­munity.   And may all who wor­ship with us know Christ’s com­pas­sion and love. Amen

Pray­ers for the sick: Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Kev­in Tib­bey; Glen; Mary Middleton; Bar­bara Reyne; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Ram Chander; Rev’d Val Tib­bey; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Mac­qual­ter; Esth­er Middleton; Mea­ghan Pat­ter­son; Peter Cinelli; John Dick­son; Rita Mus­cat & her fam­ily; Rob Lake; and Tamara & Craig.


Recently Depar­ted: June Robin­son (Friend of Fabi­an Lo Schiavos).


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Betty Smith.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

31st Aug: John Bunyan, Preach­er & spir­itu­al writer (d.1688) and Aidan of Lindis­farne, Bish­op & mis­sion­ary (d.651).

2nd Sept: Mar­tyrs of New Guinea (d.1942).

3rd Sept: Gregory of Rome, Bish­op & teach­er (d.604) and Eliza Darling, pion­eer social reformer in NSW (d. 1866).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list:  Andrew Reddy; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Suz­anne Camp­ton; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ann Con­nolly; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Ron Nath; Ron­an Nath; Veron­ica Nath; and Rose­mary Bradford.


Read­ings for Next Sunday: Four­teenth Sunday After Pentecost.

First Read­ing: Exodus 12.11–14                  Psalm: 149

Second Read­ing: Romans 13.1–10              Gos­pel: Mat­thew 18.10–20


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Prayer -

Sunday Exodus 13.11–22 Psalm 95 Romans 13.11–14
Monday Judith 10.14–11.6, 20–23 Psalm 119.1–16 1 John 4.1–12
Tues­day Judith 12.16–13.16 Psalms 24; 26 1 John 4.13–21
Wed­nes­day Judith 14 Psalm 22.23–32; 23 1 John 5.1–12
Thursday Judith15 Psalm 27 1 John 5.13–21
Fri­day Judith 16.1–12 Psalms 30; 32 2 John
Sat­urday Judith 16.13–25 Psalm 31 3 John