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

Notices — Sunday 9th May 2021 — Sixth Sunday of Easter


The flowers in the church today have been donated by Noel Jeffs in memory of The Right Rev’d Bruce Wilson (23 August 1942 — 20 March 2021).  Bp Bruce died after a long struggle with car­di­ac ill­ness.  His funer­al was held at St James’ King Street Sydney on 29 March at 10 a.m.

Bp Bruce was deeply loved by Zandra, Richard, Anthea, Kev­in, Thomas, Samuel and Haakon.  Fol­low­ing his ordin­a­tion in Decem­ber 1965 Bp Bruce began a long min­istry of pas­tor­al care and theo­lo­gic­al lead­er­ship, includ­ing chap­lain to the Uni­ver­sity of NSW; Rect­or of St George’s Pad­ding­ton; Dir­ect­or St Mark’s Theo­lo­gic­al Centre, Can­berra; Assist­ant Bish­op Dio­cese of Canberra/Goulburn and finally Bish­op of Bathurst.  He was the first Bish­op to ordain women in NSW (1992) being a long-time sup­port­er of MOW (Move­ment for the Ordin­a­tion of Women); was the founder of the Ere­m­os Insti­tute, a mem­ber of the exec­ut­ive of the Nation­al Coun­cil of Churches and pub­lished a num­ber of books includ­ing “Can God sur­vive in Australia?”

Please see the Church Foy­er Notice board and Hall Poetry Board for fur­ther inform­a­tion on Bp Bruce and a selec­tion of his ser­mons, writ­ing etc.


Note regard­ing Morn­ing Tea:  We have taken one step for­ward in hav­ing home baked good­ies how­ever, social dis­tan­cing still appliesYou must still be seated at a table and then you will be served. So please do not try and line up for a cuppa!  Please be patient — it will come to you!


This Week:

Ascen­sion Day Cel­eb­ra­tion at Christ Church St Laurence:

Fr Jeff has been invited to preach at the Ascen­sion Day ser­vice at Christ Church St Laurence.  This will be held at 6.00 p.m. on Thurs, 13 May.

As happened two years ago, mem­bers of St Luke’s Enmore are warmly invited to attend this ser­vice to cel­eb­rate this import­ant event in the story of Jesus with our broth­ers and sis­ters from CCSL.

Fr Daniel added this inform­a­tion to his gra­cious invit­a­tion to us:  There is no need for people to pre-book, but they would simply need to register on arrival.  We’re not up to doing refresh­ments after ser­vices, but some of our par­ish go over to the Great South­ern Hotel for a meal after even­ing Masses.  St Luke’s people would be more than welcome.


Next Week: Sunday 16th May

Vis­it by Bish­op Don­ald Kirk to St Luke’s Enmore

Bp Don­ald, the Bish­op of Riv­er­ina Dio­cese, will be our Preach­er at our 9.30am ser­vice.  He is the Bish­op of the Dio­cese in which Mandy Tib­bey was recently installed as Chancellor.

Bp Don­ald and Fr jeff have been acquain­ted for many years with Bp Don­ald being a newly ordained priest when Fr Jeff and Michelle were attend­ing Mor­peth College.

It will be a great pleas­ure to wel­come Bp Don­ald to our par­ish for this occasion.


If any­one has any unwanted small plastic plant pots Kathy Drum­mond would like some to pot up plants for the Op Shop. Thank you.

 Cinema Para­diso: - 3.45pm for a 4pm start on Sat­urday, 29 May 2021 in the Church Hall, wine at interval.

RSVP required by 23 May 2021 to Brett via or Mob: 0431 133 193.

Should you wish to con­trib­ute to cater­ing, please let Brett know by 23 May.

Film: 1987 Dan­ish film Babette’s Feast, which won the Academy Award for Best Inter­na­tion­al Fea­ture Film in that year.



Lea MacNeil has jam, con­serves, pickles and vari­ous sauces to sell; please email her at to order them from her.  Don­ald, her hus­band can deliv­er your spe­cif­ic order to the Opshop where it can be paid for.  All pro­ceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.


Food for our worms – Food scraps (no dairy, cit­rus or meat) can be left in the buck­et provided.  This is part of our Par­ish envir­on­ment­al initiative.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Community:

Sunday: Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Kev­in Green; Peter Gil­bert & Alfredo Narnolo; and Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia Blomberry.

Monday: Richard Hagen & Som Siritham­makij; and Selina & John Hardy.

Tues­day: John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex.

Wed­nes­day: Moya Holle; Anne Hywood & Peter Tre­gil­gas; and Pamela Jaksic.

Thursday: Noel Jeff; Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kit­tir­at; and John Lo.

Fri­day: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pas­tor­al care min­istry at Bank­stown Hos­pit­al and all those he min­is­ters to.

Sat­urday: Dear lov­ing Fath­er, please deliv­er us from the coronavir­us and lim­it its impact on Aus­tralia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis, par­tic­u­larly in India.  Please pro­tect with your lov­ing care those we love — our fam­il­ies, friends and neigh­bours.  Let your fath­erly hand guide, shel­ter and strengthen them.  Cast out all anxious fears and doubts.  Give us an increas­ing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace.  We pray for those around the world now strug­gling with COVID-19.  Heal and com­fort those who are sick and suf­fer­ing.  Pro­tect and guide the health pro­fes­sion­als who are at the front line.  Please give wis­dom and cour­age to those who bear respons­ib­il­ity for con­front­ing this chal­lenge. We ask these things through the power­ful name of Jesus.  Amen.


Pray­ers for the sick: Pamela Jak­sic; Colin Spokes; Peter Cinelli; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Fr Phil­lip Carter; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; Br Wil­li­am; Ron Clarke & his fam­ily; Lyn­dall McCar­ron; Maurice Pope & his fam­ily; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & fam­ily; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Christina Rees (CBE); Deepika & Deep­shi­ka; and Andrew Stratgolda.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Allan Peime; George Nix­on; Ben Doyle; Edelmira Lorca; and Myra Hack.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 13th: Ascen­sion Day; and 14th: Mat­thi­as, Apostle and Martyr.


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Lyn Car­ring­ton; Steph­en Thur­ley; Wolf Winter; John Dick­son; John Hardy; Andrew Reddy; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Kiki Chun; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Suz­anne Camp­ton; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Ann Con­nolly; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Kuwert; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Ron Nath; Ron­an Nath; Veron­ica Nath; and Rev Laurie McIntyre.


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Sunday After Ascen­sion — 7th Sunday of Easter:

First Read­ing: Acts 1.15–17, 21–26          Psalm: 1

Second Read­ing: 1 John 5.9–13              Gos­pel: John 17.6–19


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er 

Sunday Acts 13.44–14.7 Ps 99 John 15.17–27
Monday Judges 6.25–40 Ps 27 1 Cor­inthi­ans 10.1–11
Tues­day Judges 7.1–22 Pss 30; 32 1 Cor­inthi­ans 10.12–22
Wed­nes­day Isai­ah 3.7–14 Ps 99 Colos­si­ans 2.20–3.4
Thursday 2 Kings 2.1–15 Ps 110 Rev­el­a­tions 5.1–10
Fri­day Judges 8.1–3, 22–35 Ps 119.17–40 1 Cor­inthi­ans 10.23–11.1
Sat­urday Judges 9.1–22, 50–57 Ps 37.18–41 1 Cor­inthi­ans 11.2–16


Points for Thought and Dis­cus­sion From Work­ing

  1. Con­trast ser­vants and friends. When do you feel like a ser­vant and when a friend of Jesus’? (John 15:15)
  2. The floods and hills praise God (Psalm 98:7, 8). When and where do you exper­i­ence nature prais­ing God?
  3. What are cur­rent par­al­lels to the divi­sion between Jews and Gen­tiles that was healed in Christ? (Acts 10:45)

This week’s Reflect & Con­nect ques­tions writ­ten by Lynne Baab