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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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