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

Notices — Third Sunday in Lent ‑15th March


Par­ish Work­ing Bee – Sat­urday 21st March at 10am: Please bring your own garden­ing gloves. ALL wel­come and needed.


Next Men’s Night Out — 21st March at 6 for 6.30p: Ven­ue: Alberto’s Pizzer­ia, 589 King Street, New­town.  See Kev­in Green for more information.


Next Week: Sunday 22nd March 

Com­mis­sion­ing of our recently appoin­ted Church War­dens, Par­ish Coun­cilors, Par­ish Nom­in­at­ors & Syn­od Reps dur­ing our reg­u­lar 9.30am service.

Par­ish Coun­cil meets – after morn­ing tea.

Palm Cross Mak­ing –after morn­ing tea.  No exper­i­ence neces­sary. Instruc­tions and assist­ance provided. Every­body is invited to come join in this yearly St Luke’s com­munity event.


Con­firm­a­tion — Sunday 23rd August:  Bp Michael Stead will be here for con­firm­a­tion. Any­one who is not con­firmed is invited to go through the pro­cess of pre­par­a­tion with Fr Jeff. Please speak to Fr Jeff about this.


Len­ten stud­ies – The 7.30 pm Monday even­ing study at the Rect­ory has been rein­stated. YOU are wel­come to attend then or on Wed­nes­day (fol­low­ing service/morning tea).


Play Group @ Enmore – has been sus­pen­ded until the cur­rent health crisis is under con­trol. For inform­a­tion phone Ian: Mob 0427 250 390.


Glad Tid­ings Church Fun­draiser – for their wor­ship team to pur­chase music­al equip­ment.  But­ter Chick­en & Rice Packs are avail­able for $7.00. Please send pre-order to Eddie Reddy at by 28th March. You will receive your order on Sunday March 29th.


“Say­ing Hi” – Have you ever felt left out or alone in a crowd?  Some­times there are people amongst us, often new­comers (but not always) left on their own at morn­ing tea after the ser­vice or in our pews on Sunday.   This is not what our church is about.  We want to wel­come every­one who comes to St Lukes’ and help them to feel the love of God while they are among us.  So look around on Sundays, or whenev­er you are at Church, and if someone is on their own, say “Hi!” and offer to help or just chat.  This is how people come into a church, through feel­ing wel­come and val­ued.   From com­ments this week, we can do bet­ter at this.  Fr. Jeff


Blayney Week­end is planned for 28/29 March – please make a note in your diary if you are inter­ested – book and pay for your own accom­mod­a­tion – more inform­a­tion later. We real­ise this is the week­end of the organ recit­al and we will need to be quick depart­ing after the morn­ing ser­vice to get back for it!! Each year we take a gift of 2 Paschal Candles for Blayney and Milthorpe.


Australian organist, David Reccia Chynoweth

Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recit­al – Sunday 29th Mar 2020 at 3pm.

Inaug­ur­al recit­al by Dav­id James Rec­cia Chynoweth fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of the final stage of the res­tor­a­tion of the his­tor­ic Wordsworth and Maskell Organ of 1883.

 Works by J S Bach, Koehne, S S Wes­ley, Elgar and Guilmant.

Admis­sion $15/10 at the door. Refresh­ments will be provided fol­low­ing the recital

This is David’s only recit­al in Sydney.

Encour­aged by his late grand­fath­er, Anglic­an Bish­op Neville Chynoweth, him­self also a musi­cian, Dav­id received his first piano les­sons at the age of six and con­tin­ued to receive music­al tuition through­out his child­hood. Fol­low­ing his HSC at Can­berra Gram­mar School he moved dir­ectly to Europe to begin his music stud­ies. At the con­clu­sion of stud­ies in Vienna, he was awar­ded his Mas­ter of Music with a major in Organ performance.

Since 2011, Dav­id has per­formed extens­ively in Aus­tria, the United States, Spain, Ger­many, Eng­land and in Italy, where he cur­rently resides. He has been invited to hold eight inaug­ur­a­tion con­certs of new and restored old instruments.

In 2017, Dav­id was one of few organ­ists from all over the world, and the only Aus­trali­an in recent years, to be chosen to par­ti­cip­ate in the cel­eb­rated St Albans Inter­na­tion­al Organ Fest­iv­al Com­pet­i­tion (UK).

In 2018, he gave his first extens­ive con­cert tour in Aus­tralia, per­form­ing twelve recitals.


Food for our little friends — Don’t for­get to keep your cooked food scraps, fruit peel­ings, tea leaves and cof­fee grounds for the par­ish worm farms. (No cit­rus, dairy or meat). Please refrain from bring­ing large amounts of scrap paper as the Rect­ory sup­plies a large quant­ity of this.


Trinity Solute by Miriam Cabello
Trin­ity Solute by Miri­am Cabello


St Luke’s will soon host a won­der­ful art­work by acclaimed Sydney artist, Miri­am Cabello, entitled “Trin­ity Salute”. This depicts the water­shed moment at the 1968 Mex­ico Olympics when Aus­trali­an ath­lete and 800m sil­ver medal­list, Peter Nor­man stood in solid­ar­ity with Amer­ic­ans Tommy Smith and John Car­los. The Amer­ic­ans raise their fists in a call for human rights and justice for all, spe­cific­ally for the Afric­an Amer­ic­an com­munity. Fol­low­ing his stance of sup­port for this cause Peter Nor­man, was side­lined by the ath­let­ic hier­archy in Aus­tralia and was not even recog­nised at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Human rights and justice for all is a core value of St Luke’s and of the gos­pel and the Par­ish Coun­cil was unan­im­ous in its decision to receive this paint­ing. There will be a form­al launch­ing of the hanging of the paint­ing in its new home of St Luke’s at a time to be advised.




Our Gour­met Cook and pre­vi­ous Pas­tor­al Care Work­er, Lea MacNeil, makes and sells homemade curds, rel­ishes, pickles, pre­serves and jams- If you would like to order some, please email and it will be delivered to the OpShop. Also, any clean jars would be appre­ci­ated – lids not neces­sary. Ruth can take jars to Lea occa­sion­ally, as many of you know Lea doesn’t drive and lug­ging jars home on a train is heavy going! Please leave your jars in the box provided at the bot­tom of the stairs to the Office.


Any notices for the ser­vice book­let will need to be sub­mit­ted to the Par­ish Office email by Wed­nes­day even­ing at the latest.


Read­ings for Next Sunday — Fourth Sunday in Lent.: First Read­ing: 1 Samuel 16.1–13;  Psalm: 23;  Second Read­ing: Eph­esians 5.8–14; & Gos­pel: John 9.1–41


Read­ings for the com­ing week: 


Monday 2 Kings 5.1–15 Psalm 43 Luke 4.24–30
Tues­day Song 3YM 2, 11–20 Psalm 25.3–9 Math­ew 18.21–35
Wed­nes­day Deu­ter­o­nomy 4.1, 4–9 Psalm 147.12–20 Math­ew 5.17–19
Thursday 2 Samuel 7.4–16 Psalm 89.19–30 Math­ew 1.18–25
Fri­day Hosea 14.2–9 Psalm 81.13–16 Mark 12.28–34
Sat­urday Hosea 5.15–6.6 Psalm 51.10–17 Luke 18.9–14


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:  Sunday: John M.; Jo Middleton; Fran Mor­ris; Ian Myl­chreest & Pau­line Newell; Monday: Ron, Anthea, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath; Ron­ald Naidu;  Tues­day: Johnny Nitchar­oen & Eed Dar­unee Intapan; Math­i­as Oduro;  Wed­nes­day: Kath­er­ine Old­field; Julie Olston & Phil­ippa Fre­drick­son;  Thursday: Ann Petersen, Rachel, Wolf Winter; Ramendra, Jo, Tom & Lucy Raj; Fri­day: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leil­ani & Car­men Reddy; & Sat­urday: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda, & Bryson Reddy.


Pray­ers for the sick: Br Martyn Robin­son (CSBC); Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Kev­in Tib­bey; Glen; Kiki Chun; Br Noel Jeffs (SSF); Edna Cham­bers; Br Michael Sam­inath­am (SSF); Sam George; Mary Middleton; Louise Middleton; Bar­bara Reyne; Vic­tor­ia Keighery and Fr John Bunyan.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Ana­s­tas­si­os Daras; Dor­is Thurl­ing; Bill Newell; Peter Wil­li­ams; Ken­neth Newell; Ray­mond Taylor; and Boleslaw Jurczuk.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  17th: Patrick, Bish­op, mis­sion­ary to Ire­land (d.461); 18th: Cyril of Jer­u­s­alem, Bish­op and teach­er (d.386); 19th: Joseph, Hus­band of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary; 20th: Cuth­bert of Lindis­farne, Bish­op and mis­sion­ary (d. 687); & 21st: Thomas Cran­mer, Arch­bish­op of Can­ter­bury, mar­tyr & litur­gist (d.1556).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Andrew Reddy; Jen­nifer B.; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Gary & Kar­en Stein­er-Hill; Ken­neth Bar­ongo; Pau­line Newell; Bar­bara Beec­roft; Sr Eliza­beth (SSC); Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; Ann Con­nolly; the Per­kins Fam­ily; Fr Peter Carls­son; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Vic­tor Any­ar­isi; Baby Anaisha, & her par­ents Anu & Digvi­jay; Robert & Lyn­dall; Kit & Ben; Hiro Itadini; and Br Wil­li­am (SS