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

Notices — Sunday 9th August, 2020


We have received the fol­low­ing advice from the Arch­bish­op this week.  Fr Jeff asks that we please all take note and co-oper­ate in a spir­it of mutu­al respect and care.

It is now recom­men­ded that every­one attend­ing church should wear a face mask. It is per­miss­ible for those preach­ing or lead­ing the ser­vice to remove their mask tem­por­ar­ily in the con­duct of their min­istry, but should be 3m dis­tant from the con­greg­a­tion while so doing. This is in line with the gen­er­al advice that where social dis­tan­cing is not pos­sible, then a face mask is recom­men­ded, as it is for indoor set­tings with a high­er risk of transmission. 

While we should be encour­aging the wear­ing of masks in church, it is not man­dat­ory. We must not, there­fore, pro­hib­it entry to those who choose not to wear a mask to church.” 

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, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appet­ite.

Get In Touch with Fr. Jeff if you are strug­gling with the present situ­ation or are in need of pray­ers for friends/family.  The Wed­nes­day heal­ing ser­vice is a good oppor­tun­ity to come to Church to pray for heal­ing and peace for your­self and loved ones.


Sunday School/Children’s Min­istry has now resumed with social dis­tan­cing and hygiene meas­ures in place.  Please come along and join us


Remem­ber Mis­sion Giv­ing: The par­ish has benefited greatly from mem­bers switch­ing to elec­tron­ic giv­ing.   Thank you all again for this.  How­ever, with this change, our mis­sion giv­ing may have been neg­lected.  If this is so, you can leave your mis­sion giv­ing at the church in an envel­ope clearly marked to ABM or oth­er mis­sion agency.  The Web­site giv­ing but­ton also allows us to nom­in­ate a dona­tion to ABM as well.  In the cur­rent cir­cum­stances, our mis­sion agen­cies, like the churches, are in great­er need.  Please remem­ber to sup­port ABM and our oth­er missions.


Wed­nes­day Heal­ing Ser­vice — has resumed and is observing Cov­id-19 restric­tions re seat­ing and receiv­ing com­mu­nion.  A bib­lic­al dis­cus­sion, cur­rently on Matthew’s Gos­pel, takes place fol­low­ing morn­ing tea in the hall – all are invited.


Con­firm­a­tion – Booked in for Sunday 23rd August:  Bp Michael Stead has con­firmed he will be here for con­firm­a­tion.  Please keep our four Con­firmees Alex, Lucy, Nich­olas & Nam in your prayers.


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.


Any notices for the ser­vice book­let will need to be sub­mit­ted to the Par­ish Office email by Wed­nes­day even­ing at the latest.


Food for our little friends — Thanks for the food scraps which are now not going to land­fill and so redu­cing the pro­duc­tion of harm­ful green­house gasses, espe­cially meth­ane.  If you would like some worm cast­ings for your garden you can leave a buck­et or bag at the rect­ory with your details.  Our little fer­til­izer factor­ies have been doing a won­der­ful job and the fruit of their labours is now available.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:  Sunday: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leil­ani, & Car­men Reddy;  Monday:  John Reimer; Mat­ilda Rink­er; Gra­ham Sadler; and Ken Searle;  Tues­day: Peter Sey­mour; Andy Ser­afin & Colin; and Louisa Sil­ver­man;  Wed­nes­day: Ray & Laurel Som­mer; and Raboom & Nol Takham;  Thursday: Kar­lene Thompson; Christine Thur­ley; and John Tonetti;  Fri­day: Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; and Nadia Wheat­ley;  and Sat­urday: We pray for all health work­ers deal­ing with our cur­rent Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic, par­tic­u­larly med­ic­al pro­fes­sion­als deal­ing with those affected by Cov­id-19.  We pray for every­one strug­gling psy­cho­lo­gic­ally or fin­an­cially at this time, that they may know they are not alone and are able to ask for and receive the help and sup­port that they need.


Pray­ers for the sick: Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Kev­in Tib­bey; Glen; Kiki Chun; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Edna Cham­bers; Br Michael Sam­inath­am (SSF); Sam George; Mary Middleton; Louise Middleton; Bar­bara Reyne; Vic­tor­ia Keighery; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; Christina Rees (CBE); John Bowen; Ver­ity Wright; She Kar Nair; Ron Nath; Ron­an Nath; Veron­ica Nath; Ram Chander; Rev’d Val Tib­bey; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Mac­qual­ter; Esth­er Middleton; Suz­anne Camp­ton; Mea­ghan Pat­ter­son; Peter Cinelli; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Joyce Reddy; and John Dickson.


Recently Depar­ted: Mar­garet Tonetti.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Grace Johnsen; Ian Scott; Mary Sotiri­adis; Neil Daniels; Arthur Ayers; and Maria Bugle.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  10th Aug: Laurence, Dea­con & Mar­tyr at Rome (d.258);  11th Aug: Clare of Assisi (d.1252), and John Henry New­man, Car­din­al & Theo­lo­gian (d.1890);  13th Aug: Jeremy Taylor, Bish­op & Spir­itu­al writer (d.1667);  14th Aug: Mary, Moth­er of our Lord, and Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Mar­tyrs includ­ing: Max­im­i­li­en Kolbe, Fri­ar (1940), Diet­rich Bon­hoef­fer, Theo­lo­gian (d.1945), Maria Skob­t­sova, Abbess in Rus­sia (d.1945), Mar­tin Luth­er King Jr, work­er for civil liber­ties (d.1968), Janani Luwum, Arch­bish­op of Uganda (d.1977), and Oscar Romero, Arch­bish­op of San Sal­vador (d.1980).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Andrew Reddy; Jen­nifer B.; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Gary & Kar­en Stein­er-Hill; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; Ann Con­nolly; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Robert & Lyn­dall; Kit & Ben; Hiro Itadani; and Rose­mary Bradford.


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Mary, Moth­er of Our Lord: First Read­ing: Isai­ah 61.10–62.3; Psalm: Song of Mary (APBA p.31); Second Read­ing: Gala­tians 4.4–7; & Gos­pel: Luke 2.1–7


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er 

Sunday Gen­es­is 35 Psalm 85 Romans 11.7–16
Monday Lam­ent­a­tions 4.1–11 Psalm 94 Romans 9.1–13
Tues­day Lam­ent­a­tions 4.12–22 Psalm 97: 98 Romans 9.14–24
Wed­nes­day Lam­ent­a­tions 5 Psalm 103 Romans 9.25–10.4
Thursday Song of Songs 1 Psalm 102.12–28 Romans 10.5–13
Fri­day 1 Samuel 2.1–10 Psalms 45 Rev­el­a­tion 12.1–6
Sat­urday Songs of Songs 3 Psalm 104.26–37 Romans 11.1–12