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Notices — Sunday 5th January — Epiphany of Our Lord


Janu­ary Birth­days: Penny Park­er; Andrew Reddy; Jo Middleton; Esth­er Kumar; Anne Hyland; and Ron­ald Clarke.

Tonight: Even­ing pray­er at 6pm.

This week:   Epi­phany Pil­grim­age to Leura – Sat­urday 11 Janu­ary, 2020.
Hos­ted by Lea and Don­ald at 22 Albert Street, Leura. 
Arrival time is 12 noon for Euchar­ist at 12.30pm, fol­lowed by BBQ at 1 pm.

Please be reas­sured at this stage it is safe to ven­ture into the moun­tains.  
More news updates will be avail­able via the broad­casts on radio and T.V.

Food provided:
~ Pre-BBQ — anti­pasto plate fea­tur­ing, beet­root cured sal­mon gravlax plus some form of non-meat option, prob­ably a quiche of some sort.
~ Saus­ages, bar­be­cued spare-ribs mar­in­ated in sticky bour­bon mar­in­ade, ham baked on the bone with maple syr­up glaze and homemade Boston baked beans.
~ 5 salads ‑mango and black bean, baked pump­kin salad, potato salad, Tab­bouleh, and Greek Salad.
~ For dessert: mixed berry ter­rine and 3 homemade ice creams, being vanilla, chocol­ate, and jack­fruit ice cream.
~ Please note: if someone has a small spe­ci­al­ity salad or dessert that hasn’t already been provided, they are wel­come to bring it to share.

Drink provided:
~ soft drinks and juices, plus Tea and cof­fee.
~ BYO wine, beer or oth­er drinks.

Chairs: Please bring a fol­dup chair if you have one.

Trans­port from the Sta­tion:
~Train — 9:24am (usu­ally from Cent­ral’s plat­form 7), arriv­ing in Leura about 11:20am.
Be warned, how­ever, that there will be masses of tour­ists want­ing that train regard­less of the fires, etc, so it would be a wise course for people to secure their seats early.

~Trans­port from sta­tion to house:
1. Lifts: Don­ald will drive to the sta­tion and wait (prob­ably in the kiss and ride park­ing area) for the 11:20 train. He can only accom­mod­ate 4 people.
2. Taxi: (the rank is on the Katoomba side of the kiss and ride park­ing). The fare is usu­ally under $10 ($2 per per­son if 4 travel togeth­er.)
3. Walk­ing: It is about a 20 minute walk.
Cross the Mall through its cent­ral nature strip. Walk back towards the city along Rail­way Pde which runs par­al­lel to the train line. Cross Grose St and pro­ceed to the next inter­sec­tion, Hartley Esp. There is a Cath­ol­ic church on that corner. Cross Hartley, walk past the church to the next inter­sec­tion. This is Black­heath Street. Turn right and walk down Black­heath Street through the traffic circle where it inter­sects with Mega­long St. Keep walk­ing to the next inter­sec­tion where Black­heath Street T’s into Crai­gend. Cross Crai­gend and do a little jog to the right into Albert. Walk up and slightly over the small hill to the house with the used-to-be white, now grey, drive­way. That is No. 22.

Please note:  The front door­bell does not work. Walk through the car port along the path which leads dir­ectly to the back garden where the BBQ will be.

Con­tact Details: 
~ The best option is to con­tact Lea via email, pri­or to day on
~ On the day, best to con­tact Don­ald — 0423 538 625

Par­ish Office hours – please note the Par­ish Office open­ing hours have changed to 9 am to 2.00 pm — Tues­days, Wed­nes­days & Thursdays.

Please note: Fr Jeff and Michelle will be on leave for two weeks between 6th and 20th Janu­ary.  Fr John Hawkins will be tak­ing our two Sunday ser­vices dur­ing this peri­od, while Fr Philip Brad­ford will be tak­ing both our Epi­phany in the Moun­tains and our two Wed­nes­day ser­vices dur­ing this peri­od.

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recit­al — Sunday, 29 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.  Keep the date!  

Food for our little friends — While Fr Jeff and Michelle are away there is no need to bring food scraps for the par­ish worm farms.  Please refrain from bring­ing large amounts of scrap paper as the Rect­ory sup­plies a large quant­ity of this.

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 1 John 3.22–4.6 Psalm 2. 6–11 Math­ew 4.12–17, 23–25
Tues­day 1 John 4.7–10 Psalm 72. 1–7 Mark 6.34–44
Wed­nes­day 1 John 4.11–18 Psalm 72.8–14 Mark 6.45–52
Thursday 1 John 4.19–5.4 Psalm 72. 15–21 Luke 4.14–22
Fri­day 1 John 5.5–13 Psalm 147.12–20 Luke 5.12–16
Sat­urday 1 John 5.14–21 Psalm 149.1–5 John 3. 22–30

Read­ings for Next Sunday – The Bap­tism of Our Lord; First Read­ing: Isai­ah 42.1–9; Psalm: 29; Second Read­ing: Acts 10. 34–43; and Gos­pel: Math­ew 3.13–17

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:  Monday: Joyti, Joseph, Joslyn & Esth­er Kumar;  Tues­day: Geoff & Mandy Tib­bey; John Lo; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Evelyn Maack;  Wed­nes­day: Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Dav­ies; and Jen­nifer McGov­ern.;  Thursday: John M., Jo Middleton; Fran Mor­ris and Ian Myl­chreest;  Fri­day: Ron, Anthea, Ron­an, Veron­ica, & Rohan Nath; and Ron­ald Naidu;  and Sat­urday: We pray for all whose lives and live­li­hoods are threatened by or have been des­troyed by bush­fire.  That they will be com­for­ted, sup­por­ted and sus­tained in their time of need. We also pray for all those help­ing to fight these fires, that they may be kept safe and receive the resources that they need.

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; Mea­ghan Pat­ter­son; Saf­fron Pow­ell; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Bee Meng Soh; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Aman­da & Dav­id Romeo, & Court­ney; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; and Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay.