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

Notices — First Sunday After Christmas — 26th December 2021


Many thanks to Moya and Mat­ilda for the beau­ti­ful flower arrange­ments in the church this Christ­mas and to all those who donated money towards the cost of the flowers.

Also thank you to all those who donated gifts, and money to pur­chase gifts, for the 62 res­id­ents at Opal (Stan­more) Nurs­ing Home.  While once again we were denied entry to sing car­ols due to Cov­id restric­tions, they accep­ted the gifts to dis­trib­ute to the res­id­ents on Christ­mas Day.


Wed­nes­day 29th Decem­ber – 10.30am ser­vice has been cancelled.


Sunday 2nd Janu­ary 2022 — The 6pm ser­vice has been can­celled for Janu­ary only.


Par­ish Office and the Opshop will be closed from 23rd Dec 2021 to 3rd Jan 2022.  They will reopen on Tues­day 4th Janu­ary 2022.


Fr Jeff will be on hol­i­days from 3rd Janu­ary to 17th Janu­ary 2020.  Dur­ing this peri­od Fr John Hawkins will be tak­ing our Sunday Ser­vices and Fr Philip Brad­ford, our Wed­nes­day services.


ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and clean­ing items: A bas­ket is in the church foy­er for dona­tions.  Please keep your dona­tions to rel­at­ively small items like pack­ets of noodles, microwaved rice, small tins of baked beans etc these are the most needed.


Food for our worms – Please note that while Fr Jeff and Michelle are on hol­i­days do not bring food for the par­ish worm farms.  Please DO NOT leave the mater­i­al at the front door as there will be no one to collect.



Mark the date: Sat­urday 12th Feb­ru­ary 2022 for a War­dens Din­ner “Under the Stars”.  Will be a catered din­ner, $20pp with tick­ets on sale in the New Year.


Pray­ers for the sick: Maria Ser­afin; Andy Ser­afin; Ari­el Som­mer; Noel Jeffs; Joan Dale; Judy Jew­son; Maryrose Crowth­er; Angus; John Bowen; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Peter Knox; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Andrew Strat­golda; and Phil­lip Hall.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Nel­lie Potts; Elsa Clarke; Mur­i­el Hack­ett; and Arthur Thomas.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 26th: Steph­ens, Dea­con and mar­tyr; 27th: John, Apostle and mar­tyr; 28th: Holy Inno­cents; 29th: Thomas Beck­et, Arch­bish­op of Can­ter­bury, mar­tyr (d. 1170); 30th: Josephine But­ler, social Reformer (d.1905); 31st: John Wyc­lif, teach­er and reformer (d.1384); and 1st Jan: The nam­ing and cir­cum­cision of Jesus.


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Andrew Hiro Itadani; Ray Som­mer; Robyn Old­field; Isa­belle Djor­gjevic: Lyn Car­ring­ton; Steph­en Thur­ley; John Dick­son; John Hardy; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Kiki Chun; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Pau­line Newell; Ann Con­nolly; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Kuwert; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Rev Laurie McIntyre; and Loch­lan Landsborough.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Joyce Reddy; Eddie, Susan, & Stephanie Reddy; Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda, & Bryson Reddy; Edwin, Leil­ani & Car­men Reddy; Mat­ilda Rink­er; and Gra­hame Sadler.

Monday: Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; and John Reimer.

Tues­day: Rajah Selva­ra­jah & Greg; Peter Sey­mour; and Louisa Silverman.

Wed­nes­day: Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes; Ray & Laurel Sommer.

Thursday: Kar­lene Thompson; and Christine Thur­ley, Troy and family.

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 anlld 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 vari­ous COVID stains.  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.


Read­ings for Next Sunday — The Epi­phany of our Lord: First Read­ing: Isai­ah 60.1-; Psalm: 72.1–7, 10–14; Second Read­ing: Eph­esians 3.1–12; and Gos­pel: Mat­thew 2. 1–12


We appre­ci­ate things may have been fin­an­cially harder due to COVID-19, but ask that you con­sider mak­ing a dona­tion to sup­port both the Christ­mas Bowl and ABM Advent/Christmas Appeals.

The Christ­mas Bowl Appeal — annu­al appeal of the Acts of Peace, the inter­na­tion­al aid agency of the Nation­al Coun­cil of Churches.

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to donate online via (our par­ish is registered as ‘Enmore-Stan­more Anglic­an Par­ish’), or call 1800 025 101.


ABM 2020 Advent and Christ­mas Appeal.

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to use QR Code on the digit­al dona­tion cards or make a dona­tion online at

Please note: There are a lim­ited num­ber of dona­tion envel­opes in the church foy­er for those who do not use mobile phones or have inter­net access.