Birthdays for October: Stuart Grigg; Mandy Tibbey; Ann Petersen; Moya Holle; Lucy Raj; Peter Tregilgas; Ian Mylchreest; Eddy Kittirat; Lea McNeil; and Angela Bell.
Next Week: Sunday 13th October — BBQ Lunch at the rectory – All welcome!! BYO drink & meat (if sausages are not your thing), and a salad or sweet to share. The parish will provide bread rolls and condiments. Eddie Reddy will be our chef.
Next Week: Sunday 13th October — Youth conversation — After food at BBQ: Fr Jeff invites our ‘older youth’ to a conversation about topics that are on their minds. It could be faith or life or world events … anything. Have a question or two to ask and I’ll do my best. Or maybe just sit and listen.
Next Week: Sunday 13th October — Evening Service is @ 6.00 p.m: It would be great if you can come along and pray with Fr Jeff at this time in a different, less formal setting.
Pastoral Care — The long-term pastoral prayer list and the sick list start again from today. If you have placed names on these lists in the past and the person is still in need of prayer then simply place their name on the new list near the bookshop.
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). Methane comes from rotting food scraps put into landfill. According to scientists methane traps up to 100 times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Using worms like this reduces methane production. So, our modest environmental initiative is actually very powerful.
St Luke’s Patronal Festival - Sunday 20 October: It would be great to have a full complement on that day. A patronal festival celebrates the life of a community and notes and gives thanks for the qualities of the Patron Saint. It’s a time to come together and give thanks for each other and also to think our future together. So YOU need to be here to make our celebration complete. Please bring a dish to share for lunch to follow.
Sunday 20th of October — Religious freedom in Australia. Do we already have it? You are invited to attend this fascinating conversation between Phillip Ruddock and Andrew West at: St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Burwoodat 2.00 p.m.
Wardens’ Dinners – Saturday 26th October at 7pm: Is a “Country Affair” with an easy jeans and check shirt dress code; a two-course meal with music and a dance caller! Tickets will be available today after church Pay direct online $30 or $20 senior/conc. to Church Working Account BSB: 062–165 (Account No. 10023547) with your Surname and Dinner as your reference. Text Ruth C. after making payment on Mob: 0400 166 041. If you do not pay online your cash payment & ticket will book you a seat.
Saturday, 2 November 2019 — In the church hall: Cinema Paradiso: “The Song Keepers” at 4 for 4.30pm. Keep the date.
Saturday 30 November — Fr Jeff celebrates 25 years of priesthood: There will be a party at the Rectory to which you are warmly invited. Begins 6.30 p.m. There will be food and drink but if you would like to bring some additional that would be appreciated.
Donations of old android based smart phones — Phones are also sought by Brother Christopher John SSF to be reset for the SSF Brothers in PNG and the Solomon Islands. Please pass them to Jennifer McGovern for collection.
Our Play Group — for carers of young children is not held during the school holidays. It resumes Monday 14th October.
Homemade curds, relishes, pickles and jam — If you would like to order some, please email your order to Lea MacNeil (firstname.lastname@example.org) and it will be delivered to OpShop.
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||Jonah 1.1–2.1, 10||Ps 130||Luke 10.25–37|
|Tuesday||Jonah 3.1–10||Ps 130||Luke 10.38–42|
|Wednesday||Jonah 4.1–11||Ps 86.8–13||Luke 11.1–4|
|Thursday||Malachi 3.13–20a||Ps 1||Luke 11.5–13|
|Friday||Joel 1.13–15 916–20) 2.1–1||Ps 9.1–8||Luke 11.15–26|
|Saturday||Joel 3.12–21||Ps 97.6–12||Luke 11.27–28|
Readings for Next Sunday: First Reading: Jeremiah 29.1, 4–7; Psalm: 66.1–11; Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2.8–15; Gospel: Luke 17.11–19.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Monday: Ron Cross & family; and Lyne Cuneen, John MacLulich, Eleanor & Constance; Tuesday: Edi & Oscar Davis; Kathy Drummond; and David Dunlop; Wednesday: Michael Fleming, Elizabeth (Armstrong), Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas; Thursday: Stephen Gates & Andrew; and Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnolo; Friday: Kevin Green; and Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blombery; Saturday: We pray for all those currently effected by bushfires and extreme drought. May rain bring the relief that they need.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Rosemary Bradford; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Beth Armstrong; Ann Jeffs; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Jude, Isla, Megan & Alan Marissa; Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; Gary & Karen Steiner-Hill; Kenneth Barongo; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; and Ronan & Veronica Nath.