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 applies. You 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!
|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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Preacher.org
- Contrast servants and friends. When do you feel like a servant and when a friend of Jesus’? (John 15:15)
- The floods and hills praise God (Psalm 98:7, 8). When and where do you experience nature praising God?
- 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