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

Notices — Third Sunday in Easter — 18th April 2021


The flowers today have been donated by Andy Ser­afin in lov­ing memory of Gra­ham Hall.


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 Thursday, 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 Sunday — 25th April (after morn­ing tea):

Dis­cus­sion on the Parish’s Future, its Mis­sion and Ministry 

You are Invited!

I really want to hear your ideas about the what the par­ish should be doing in the future.  Everything is on the table so come along and have your say.  It would be great to have some ideas in writ­ing before the meet­ing to talk about in table groups.

Pos­sible top­ics include:  Liturgy – Morn­ing ser­vice and oth­er ser­vices;  Oth­er issues about life at Church;  Social life;  Youth and chil­dren;  Chris­ti­an Edu­ca­tion;  Mis­sion – loc­al and tra­di­tion­al;  and  Pas­tor­al Care.

Maybe you have oth­er areas to talk about.  The best ideas that emerge from this meet­ing will go for­ward to anoth­er gath­er­ing to con­sider fur­ther and flesh out and then to par­ish lead­er­ship for consideration.

Fr Jeff


Some­thing Different

On Wed­nes­days after Euchar­ist and Morn­ing Tea we will be listen­ing to an audio course entitled The Gos­pel of Mark 101.  How to read and Under­stand the Gos­pel of Action. [The Gos­pel Accord­ing to Mark].

It has been put togeth­er by Ian Box­all, Asso­ci­ate Pro­fess­or of New Test­a­ment, The Cath­ol­ic Uni­ver­sity of Amer­ica, Wash­ing­ton, DC.  This series of talks is very access­ible to any­one inter­ested in going deep­er into the gos­pel.  I have per­son­ally found it enlight­en­ing and enjoy­able to listen to.  So a warm invit­a­tion to all.  If you have Aud­ible at home, the course is avail­able through that plat­form.  In pre­par­a­tion for next week please read Chapter 1:1–13.


Cinema Para­diso:- returns with the 1987 Dan­ish film Babette’s Feast, which won the Academy Award for Best Inter­na­tion­al Fea­ture Film in that year.  It is the per­fect film for these days of con­tinu­ing social restraint, whilst The Long Table con­tin­ues in recess as we await vaccination.

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.

Syn­op­sis:  Beau­ti­ful but pious sis­ters Mar­tine (Birgitte Fed­er­spiel) and Phil­ippa (Bod­il Kjer) grow to spin­ster­hood under the wrath­ful eye of their strict pas­tor fath­er on the for­bid­ding and des­ol­ate coast of Jut­land, Den­mark, until one day, Phil­ip­pa’s former suit­or sends a Parisi­an refugee named Babette (Stéphane Audran) to serve as the fam­ily cook. Babette’s lav­ish cel­eb­rat­ory ban­quet tempts the fam­ily’s dwind­ling con­greg­a­tion, who abjure such fleshly pleas­ures as fine foods and wines.


Lea MacNeil has jam to sell and vari­ous sauces; please email her 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: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda, & Bryson Reddy; Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leil­ani & Car­men Reddy; and John Reimer.

Monday: Mat­ilda Rink­er; Gra­hame Sadler; Ken Searle; and Peter Seymour.

Tues­day: Rajah Selva­ra­jah & Greg; and Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes.

Wed­nes­day: Louisa Sil­ver­man; Ray & Laurel Som­mer; Kar­lene Thompson.

Thursday: Christine Tennent & Aileen Cooper; and Raboom & Nol Takham.

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.  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:  Kristen Har­ley; Maur­een Clunas; 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; Christine Pick­ard; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & Fam­ily; Barry McKay; Ron­ald Saun­ders; Ruth Dodd; and Christina Rees (CBE).


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Mar­garet Coote; Fre­der­rick Ander­son; Gra­ham Hall; Bill Mof­fat; Har­old Cheese­man; Han­nah Gav­in; Leonard Boone; & Sarah Ayres.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  21st: Anselm, Arch­bish­op of Can­ter­bury, teach­er (d.1109) & 23rd: George, Mar­tyr (d.c. 303).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: 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 Ezekiel 37.15–28 A Song of the Lamb (APBA p.417) Rev­el­a­tion 19.4–10
Monday Joshua 6.22–7.12 Ps 112; 113 1 Cor­inthi­ans 1.1–9
Tues­day Joshua 7.13–8.2 Ps 116;117 1 Cor­inthi­ans 1.10–19
Wed­nes­day Joshua 8.10–23, 29–35 Ps 119.129–152 1 Cor­inthi­ans 1.20–31
Thursday Joshua 9.3–21 Pss 118.19–29; 120 1 Cor­inthi­ans 2.1–11
Fri­day Joshua 10.1–11 Pss 127; 128; 129 1 Cor­inthi­ans 2.12–3.4
Sat­urday Joshua 10.12–27 Pss 132; 134 1 Cor­inthi­ans 3.3–17


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Fourth Sunday of East­er:  First Read­ing: Acts 4.5–12;  Psalm: 23; Second Read­ing: 1 John 3.16–24; and Gos­pel: John 10.11–18


Points for Reflec­tion and Dis­cus­sion from Work­ing

  1. What have you learned about being dis­turbed or angry but avoid­ing sin? (Psalm 4:4)
  1. Notice and pon­der the names for God and Jesus in this pas­sage, includ­ing Author of Life (Acts 4:12–19).
  1. What does being a wit­ness mean to you? What par­al­lels do you see with courtroom wit­nesses? (Luke 24:48)

This week’s Reflect & Con­nect ques­tions writ­ten by Lynne Baab.