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

Notices — Sunday After Ascension — 16th May 2021


Today we wel­come Bp Don­ald Kirk and his wife, Camryn, and pray for God’s con­tin­ued bless­ing on their min­istry of lead­er­ship in the Dio­cese of Riverina.


The flowers today were donated by Mat­ilda Rink­er in lov­ing memory of her hus­band, Peter Rinker.


Par­ish Coun­cil meets today after morn­ing tea.



New Arch­bish­op of Sydney:  

Mr Kan­ishka Raf­fel has been elec­ted as the next Anglic­an Arch­bish­op of Sydney, the first per­son from a non-European back­ground to hold the pos­i­tion.  Mr Raf­fel has been the Dean of Sydney for the past six years and pre­vi­ously led a large Anglic­an church in Perth for 16 years.  He will be the 13th lead­er of the Anglic­an Church in Sydney since Bish­op Broughton was first appoin­ted in 1836.  “I’m humbled and some­what daun­ted by the respons­ib­il­ity giv­en me by the Syn­od,” the 56-year-old Arch­bish­op-elect said in a state­ment on Thursday night.

Born to Sri Lankan par­ents in Lon­don, Mr Raf­fel and his fam­ily emig­rated to Aus­tralia from Canada in 1972. He and his wife Cailey have been mar­ried for 32 years and have two adult daugh­ters.  “Glob­ally, Anglic­an Chris­tian­ity is eth­nic­ally diverse and our mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism in Sydney mir­rors that,” Mr Raf­fel said.  “I’m glad that our dio­cese reflects the chan­ging eth­nic make-up of our cit­ies and val­ues the par­ti­cip­a­tion of Aus­trali­ans of all back­grounds in our church life togeth­er.  “Our team of bish­ops is almost equal part Asi­an-back­ground and Anglo. That is con­tem­por­ary Aus­tralia,” Mr Raf­fel said.



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!


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: Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tib­bey; and Fabi­an LoSchiavo.

Monday: Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Evelyn Maack; and Jen­nifer McGovern.

Tues­day: John M.; Jo Middleton; Ron­ald Naidu; and Johnny Nitchareon & Eed.

Wed­nes­day: Ron, Anthea, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath; and Pau­line Newell.

Thursday: Mat­thi­as Oduro; Kath­er­ine Old­field; and Julie Olston & Philippa.

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: Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; 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.


Recently Depar­ted: Keith Nix­on.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Peter Rink­er; Ada Mitchell; Eliza­beth Stew­art; Louis Roberts; Wil­li­am Doyle; Rhoda Palmer-Gib­son; and Fre­d­er­ick Crowther.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 19th: Dun­stan, Arch­bish­op of Can­ter­bury (d.988).


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 the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er 

Sunday Gen­es­is 14.14–20 Ps 24 John 16.16–24
Monday Judges 10.10–11.11 Pss 42; 43 1 Cor­inthi­ans 11.7–34
Tues­day Judges 11.29–40 Pss 44.10–27 1 Cor­inthi­ans 12.1–13
Wed­nes­day Judges 13.1–18 Ps 46; 47 1 Cor­inthi­ans 12.14–31
Thursday Judges 13.19–14.9 Ps 49 1 Cor­inthi­ans 13
Fri­day Judges 14.10–15.8 Ps 119.41–64 1 Cor­inthi­ans 14.1–12
Sat­urday Num­bers 11.16–17, 24–30 Ps 48 1 Cor­inthi­ans 14.13–25


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Day of Pentecost­: First Read­ing: Acts 2.1–21; Psalm: 104.26–36; Second Read­ing: Romans 8.22–27; and Gos­pel: John 15.26–27; 16.4b-15