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.
~ 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.
~ 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.
~ The best option is to contact Lea via email, prior to day on firstname.lastname@example.org
~ 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.