The flowers today are donated by Jo Middleton in loving memory of her brother, Peter Middleton.
Parish Office Hours: From Monday 11th January 2021 onwards the office will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9.15am to 2.45pm.
Fr Jeff is on Leave: Until Monday 18th Jan, 2021. His daughters Penny and Rebekah will be in the rectory during this time.
We are short of parishioners to assist with welcoming and hospitality — Our new big roster starts in February. Thank you to those who have already volunteered. We have another hospitality team and 2 more welcomers.
Epiphany BBQ in the Mountains – tentatively set for Saturday 6th Feb, 2021. TO BE CONFIRMED.
ANGLICARE — Introductory Pastoral Care Course – Online
The course is ideal for people who provide pastoral care support within your church community, or who may like to volunteer at a hospital or aged care facility. It introduces the relational ministry of pastoral care, the aims and resources for pastoral care in both institutional and church contexts, listening skills, personal reflection and theological assessment, and the value of pastoral supervision.
Five Saturdays: February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 8:30am – 2:00pm.
Course presenter: Rev. Ian Rienits.
Cost: $300 or $150 concession.
Register Online by 4th February 2021.
Lea MacNeal has jam to sell and various sauces; please email her firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to give her an order. You may, of course, ask her what type of jam and/or preserve or sauces she has on hand. Donald, her husband can deliver your specific order to the Opshop where you are able to pay for it.
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: Shirley Allen, Barbara & Jade; Beth Armstrong; Ian Barnett; Kenneth Barongo; and Fr John & Joanne Bowen.
Monday: Jennifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.; and Fr Philip & Rosemary Bradford.
Tuesday: Christopher Brooks; Tony Brownlow; and Les & Lyn Carrington.
Wednesday: Ruth Champion; Nancy Cheng; Ron Cross; and John Dickson.
Thursday: Brett Davies & Amrit Macintyre; and Edi & Oscar Davis.
Friday: Kathy Drummond; David Dunlop; and Michael Fleming, Elizabeth Armstrong, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas.
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. 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.
In Thanksgiving: Barbara Reyne & family give thanks for healing and for the prayers of the people of St Luke’s; and Rob Lake gives thanks for a successful bypass operation & recuperation.
Prayers for the sick: Kristen Harley; Stephen Thurley; Mary Middleton; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Maureen Clunas; Wolf Winter; Linda Macqualter; Esther Middleton; Peter Cinelli; John Dickson; Rita Muscat & her family; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Amanda Cowley; Jean Boyd; Graham Sadler; Fr Phillip Carter; Phillip Kuwert; Peter Knox; Sr Colleen Crook; Nada G.; and John Thompson.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Peter Middleton; Irene Crittenden; Thelma Cordukes; Rockley Isabella Miller; John Fraser; and Edna Juergens.
Saints Commemoration: 13th Jan: Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop, and teacher (d. 367).; and 14th Jan: Sava, first Archbishop of the Serbian church (d. 1235).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: 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; Lyn Carrington; Suzanne Campton; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Ann Connolly; Fr Peter Carlsson; Dayalan Saminathan; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Anaisha, & her parents Anu & Digvijay; Ron Nath; Ronan Nath; Veronica Nath; Rosemary Bradford; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Verity Wright.
Readings for Next Sunday — Second Sunday after Epiphany: First Reading: 1 Samuel 3.1–10; Psalm: 139.1–5, 12–18; Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 6.12–20; and Gospel: John 1.43–51
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Ezekiel 47.1–12||Ps 2||John 1.19–34|
|Monday||Jeremiah 1||Pss 30; 32||Colossians 1.1–8|
|Tuesday||Jeremiah 2.1–19||Ps 31||Colossians 1.9–20|
|Wednesday||Jeremiah 2.20–34||Pss 35.18–29; 36||Colossians 1.21–29|
|Thursday||Jeremiah 3.6–23||Ps 119.17–40||Colossians 2.1–7|
|Friday||Jeremiah 4.1–18||Ps 37.18–41||Colossians 2.8–15|
|Saturday||Jeremiah 4.19–31||Ps 39||Colossians 2.16–23|