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 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!
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: 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