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

Notices — Sunday 9th February

Today: War­dens meet­ing after morn­ing tea.

Play Group @ Enmore resumes - Monday 10th Feb­ru­ary 2020 from 10am to 12 Noon.  For inform­a­tion phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390.

The Long Table 2020 com­mences — Thursday 13th Feb­ru­ary

Where: Kafenes Greek Res­taur­ant, Enmore at 149 Enmore Road, Enmore

Time: 6 for 6.30pm

RSVP:  an indic­a­tion is always appre­ci­ated but not neces­sary

Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you there!

Next week: — Sunday 16th FebPar­ish Coun­cil meet­ing after morn­ing tea.

Sunday 23rd FebAGM after morn­ing tea. This is the par­ish annu­al meet­ing and all parish­ion­ers should be inter­ested and are invited to attend.  If you can’t attend, please give your name as an apo­logy to any oth­er mem­ber of the con­greg­a­tion who may be attend­ing.  Please note: Reports need to be emailed to Ruth at by 14th Feb­ru­ary so they can be com­piled.

Lep­rosy defeated and lives trans­formed – 7.30 pm Fri­day 14th Feb­ru­ary

The Lep­rosy Mis­sion — You’re are invited to sup­per. 

Place: All Saints church, Wool­lahra – 85 Ocean Street Wooll­hara (street park­ing avail­able).

Cost: Admis­sion by Dona­tion

RSVP: The Lep­rosy Mis­sion Office 1800 537 767 or

You will meet Pro­fess­or War­wick Brit­ton, AO, (Cen­ten­ary Insti­tute Research Dir­ect­or, Uni­ver­sity of Sydney and world-renowned expert on lep­rosy and tuber­cu­los­is) who will share the excit­ing vis­on as well as the chal­lenges of The Lep­rosy Mission’s bold glob­al strategy to end the trans­mis­sion of new cases of lep­rosy by 2035.  So future gen­er­a­tions may be born into a world free from the oppres­sion of lep­rosy! And free from dis­ab­il­ity, dis­crim­in­a­tion and social exclu­sion it causes. 

You will also meet John Oa (from Pap­ua New Guinea), who will share about the chal­lenges they face in com­munit­ies across PNG, where new lep­rosy cases are on the rise.

Tues­day 25th Feb­ru­ary - Pan­cakes at the Rect­ory:  Fr Jeff and Michelle invite ALL parish­ion­ers to cel­eb­rate Shrove Tues­day with them at the Rect­ory start­ing at 6.30. p.m.  This gath­er­ing is held on the eve of Ash Wed­nes­day, the begin­ning of Lent.  The tra­di­tion holds that on this day the eggs, but­ter and fat was used to ensure it was all gone for Len­ten sea­son.  The tra­di­tion of cel­eb­rat­ing Shrove Tues­day and eat­ing pan­cakes began because people wanted to use up the tempt­ing food that they were giv­ing up for Lent.   All Parish­ion­ers are invited to bring a top­ping, a savoury or sweet one and we’ll share the feast togeth­er.   If you are not a cook don’t worry.  There will be plenty to go around. Also, we will make the ashes from last year’s palm crosses (hope­fully with a little less drama than last year!)

Ashes for Ash Wed­nes­day - Please have a look at home for last year’s palm crosses.  It is these we burn to make the ashes for Ash Wed­nes­day (26/02). 

Par­ish Office Days – please note that the par­ish office is now open on Monday, Wed­nes­day and Thursday only from 9am to 2pm.  The Office phone num­ber is now restored so you are able to con­tact Jen­nifer on 9557 4219 (or par­ish email address:

2020 Opshop Cal­en­dars for Sale – lim­ited num­ber avail­ableat back of church for $2 each.  Please pay Andy Ser­afin.

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).  Please refrain from bring­ing large amounts of scrap paper as the Rect­ory sup­plies a large quant­ity of this.

2020 Cinema Para­diso – Sat­urday 22nd Feb­ru­ary

4 pm for 4.30pm in St Luke’s Church Hall.

There will be wine & cheese, and a dis­cus­sion at inter­mis­sion.

The next film will be ‘The Jour­ney’ – In 2006, amidst the ongo­ing, dec­ades-long con­flict in North­ern Ire­land, deeply con­ser­vat­ive Brit­ish loy­al­ist Ian Pais­ley meets Mar­tin McGuiness, former Irish Repub­lic­an Army Lead­er, in an unex­pec­ted jour­ney across the Scot­tish coun­tryside.  This film, made a dec­ade after that

meet­ing in the year of Brexit ref­er­en­dum per­haps has renewed poignancy and mean­ing.  Keep the date!

Women’s Read­ing Group – Wed­nes­day 26th Feb­ru­ary

All women are invited to join our Read­ing Group which meets on the 4th Wed­nes­day of the month at Pau­line Newell’s home 43/1 Coron­a­tion, Ave Peter­sham.  Meet at the front gate by 7.20 pm at the secured entrance.

A copy of the book­let is avail­able for $4, to cov­er the print­ing.  This set of stud­ies aims to encour­age con­sid­er­a­tion of the vari­ous roles that women have ful­filled with­in God’s gathered com­munity, both his­tor­ic­ally in the OT times and in NT time.  The con­tri­bu­tions that women have made and can make are open for dis­cus­sion.  Cop­ies are avail­able from the par­ish Resource Centre for $4.00.

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recit­al — Sunday, 29th 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!  

Vivid Har­bour Lights Cruise – June 2020  While we are still deal­ing with the effects of the bush­fire dis­aster, the Par­ish has decided to pro­ceed with the St Luke’s Vivid Har­bour Lights Cruise again this year, likely to be held on the first Thursday even­ing in June (4 June 2020 — to be con­firmed).

The cruise com­pany will release dates, times, prices and depar­ture details in early Feb­ru­ary with num­bers and pay­ment to be final­ised later that month.  Based on our exper­i­ence last year, the cruise will depart at 6.30pm with board­ing at 6pm sharp from King Street Wharf 1 at Darling Har­bour (please note the King Street wharves are not the same as the Barangaroo wharves).  There is a bar with lim­ited bar snacks on board but you can bring some food of your own.

Pay­ment will be able to be made in cash to Brett or Moya or by dir­ect cred­it to a nom­in­ated account (pri­cing and account details to be provided in Feb­ru­ary).

Watch this space for more details and let’s hope the skies clear soon.  In the mean­time, please ask Moya or Brett if you have any enquir­ies or wish to express interest so that we can get an idea about num­bers.

Homemade curds, rel­ishes, pickles and jam - If you would like to order some, please email your order to Lea MacNeil ( and it will be delivered to the OpShop.  Also, any clean jars would be appre­ci­ated – lids not neces­sary.

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 Kings 8.1–7,9–13 Psalm 132.7–11 Mark 6.53–56
Tues­day 1 Kings8.22–23,27–30 Psalm 84.1–4 Mark 7.1–13
Wed­nes­day 1 Kings 10.1–10 Psalm 37.35–40 Mark 7.14–23
Thursday 1 Kings 11.4–13 Psalm106. 32–39 Mark 7.24–39
Fri­day 1 Kings11.29–32,12.1–9 Psalm 81.10–16 Mark 7.31–37
Sat­urday 1 Kings 12.26–32,13–33-34 Psalm 106.20–24 Mark8.1–10

Read­ings for Next Sunday – Sixth Sunday After Epi­phany:  First Read­ing: Deu­ter­o­nomy 10.12–22; Psalm: 119.1–8; Second Read­ing: 1 Cor­inthi­ans 3.1–9; and Gos­pel: Math­ew 5. 21–37.

Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:  Monday: Joseph, Joyti, Esth­er & Joshlyn Kumar; Geoff, L. & Mandy Tib­bey; Tues­day: Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Evelyn Maack; Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Wed­nes­day: Jen­nifer McGov­ern; John M.; Jo Middleton; and Fran Mor­ris; Thursday: Ian Myl­chreest; and Ron, Anthea; Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath; Fri­day: Ron­ald Naidu; Pau­line Newell; and Johnny Nitchar­oen & Eed; and Sat­urday: We pray for people still defend­ing their prop­er­ties and/or live­stock from bush­fires.  Also, for every­one involved in the post bush­fire clean-up efforts, par­tic­u­larly those involved in sup­port­ing them includ­ing Fr Tim St Quintin (Army Reserve Chap­lain).

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; Saf­fron Pow­ell; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; and Robert & Lyn­dall.