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

Notices — Third Sunday in Lent — Sunday 7th March 2021


YES – We can Sing!!!!

 How­ever, when we sing in church EVERYONE MUST WEAR A MASK!!!

The War­dens and the Rect­or met dur­ing the week to con­sider the issue of singing in church.  We con­sidered the res­ults and com­ments from the e‑mail sur­vey as well as oth­er views that had been put to us, and care­fully read the rel­ev­ant legis­la­tion and the Arch­bish­op’s advice.  As a res­ult, we have decided that St Luke’s should return to con­greg­a­tion­al singing of the hymns, with the con­di­tion that while the con­greg­a­tion is singing all of us must wear a mask, wheth­er singing or not.  The Premi­er has said this is to be reviewed on 17th March.

The usu­al COV­ID-safe meas­ures con­tin­ue to apply:
• Make use of the hand san­it­iser avail­able upon arrival, and before com­mu­nion.
• Sit only where you find a green tick.  Where there are two green ticks side by side, please leave for couples/pairs, wherever pos­sible.
• At the peace, greet those in your imme­di­ate vicin­ity with fol­ded hands or a nod, and refrain from mov­ing about the church
• At com­mu­nion, wait for the call from an ush­er before leav­ing your pew and main­tain a single line in the aisle, in line with the mark­ers.
• At the con­clu­sion of the ser­vice, keep mov­ing through the foy­er to avoid a build-up of people wait­ing to exit.

In keep­ing with health advice con­cern­ing the use of out­door set­tings and well-vent­il­ated spaces, we are keep­ing church doors open whenev­er pos­sible, and offer and encour­age all parish­ion­ers to join morn­ing tea out­doors.

The NSW Pub­lic Health Order requires all of us to scan the Q‑code using the Ser­vices NSW App when attend­ing church.  If you can­not scan in, please tell a Wel­comer, who will find an altern­at­ive meth­od to register you.  If you need any help with the set up on your phone, Stu­art Veitch is happy to assist at morn­ing tea.

Please avoid attend­ing church if you have any symp­toms.

Symp­toms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever (37.5 ° or high­er);
  • cough and/or short­ness of breath (dif­fi­culty breath­ing);
  • sore throat;
  • loss of taste and/or loss of smell;

Oth­er repor­ted symp­toms of COVID-19 include fatigue, runny nose, muscle pain, joint pain, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appet­ite.


Happy Birth­day to: Bianca Reddy; Elise Bestel; Kath­er­ine Old­field; John Tonetti; Tony Brown­low; Joseph Kumar; Viol­etta Clarke Nam Clarke; Peter Sey­mour; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; & Selina Hardy.


Tonight: 6pm Even­ing Ser­vice.


Len­ten Study: After the Wed­nes­day Heal­ing ser­vice and morn­ing tea, we will be dis­cuss­ing the read­ings of the day from the Lec­tion­ary.


AGM – Sunday 14th March 2021: The Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing, includ­ing the elec­tion of the 2021 Par­ish Coun­cil, War­dens, Nom­in­at­ors and one Syn­od Rep­res­ent­at­ive, will held at 11.15am on Sunday 14 March 2020, in the church or the hall.

“Notice of Pro­posed Nom­in­a­tion” forms for elec­tion into office at the AGM are now avail­able in the church foy­er and at the Com­munity Resource Centre.  Please ask someone before you nom­in­ate them and don’t for­get to ask someone to second your nom­in­a­tion.


Palm Cross mak­ing – Sunday 21st March after morn­ing tea.

Please come and join us in the hall to make our palm crosses for Palm Sunday.  No exper­i­ence needed as instruc­tion will be giv­en on the day.


Future Dates for your Diary:

28th March – Palm Sunday: 9.30am Ser­vice.

1st April – Maun­dy Thursday: 7.30 pm Ser­vice.

2nd April – Good Fri­day: 9.30am Ser­vice & 12pm — Way of the Cross.

4th April – East­er Day: 9.30am Ser­vice.



ABM 2021 Lent, Good Fri­day & East­er Gift Appeal

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to use the QR Code on the digit­al dona­tion cards or make a dona­tion online at  Please note: There are some dona­tion envel­opes in the church foy­er and hall for those who do not use mobile phones or have no inter­net access.



Book­ings: or (02) 9318 8300


Bot­ti­celli to Van Gogh Exhib­i­tion:

Expres­sions of interest are invited to vis­it the Bot­ti­celli to Van Gogh Exhib­i­tion at the Nation­al Art Gal­lery (Can­berra) on pos­sibly Friday/Saturday 30 April/1 May, stay­ing overnight.

The Exhib­i­tion entry tick­et is $28, or $25 conc. Overnight accom­mod­a­tion is approx­im­ately $125. Meal costs would also need to be factored in to the cost.

Please let the office know by Monday 8 March if you-
a) are inter­ested in going;
b) need trans­port or will­ing to drive; or
c) wish to fly, train or bus inde­pend­ently.

It was thought that a bus could be hired, with a driver to trans­port those of us who are inter­ested, to the exhib­i­tion. Due to COVID restric­tions (social dis­tan­cing) on trans­port, how­ever, this could work out to be rather costly.  If we only have a few people, one or two cars may suf­fice.

All inter­ested per­sons will be noti­fied of the out­come by Sunday 14 March after which details/bookings can be final­ised.


Email Etiquette Policy  In these ‘days of email’ we must be care­ful how we use this meth­od of com­mu­nic­a­tion.

The fol­low­ing rules must be observed in this com­munity to avoid dis­turb­ing and upset­ting each oth­er:

  • We must NOT add any­one to an email­ing list without their pri­or con­sent.
  • If we have done this in the past, then either (1) ask that per­son if they want to remain on the email­ing list, or (2) remove any such per­son from your mail­ing list.
  • If you are receiv­ing unwanted emails from any­one in this par­ish com­munity then let them or me know and ask for your name to be removed from that list.

This does not apply to par­ish emails regard­ing attend­ance.

Thanks for your cooper­a­tion.


Let’s Start Think­ing – From Fr. Jeff.  2020 was in some ways a year in which the aim was to “get through and make the best of it.”  2021 brings with it the hope of a vac­cine and the chance to re-set our course for­ward.  I am very inter­ested in hear­ing the ideas of ALL parish­ion­ers as to what we need to do, change, do more of, do less of, add to our activ­it­ies.  It is best to put these ideas on paper rather than in a con­ver­sa­tion.  There will be a more form­al pro­cess later in the year, but let’s start think­ing now.


Art in the Hall:  This month’s piece is Sun­flowers by Vin­cent Van Gogh,1889.  The Par­ish Coun­cil has now endorsed the idea of allow­ing parish­ion­ers to have art works hung in the Hall on a tem­por­ary basis.  Please note that no respons­ib­il­ity is taken for the secur­ity or pro­tec­tion from dam­age or theft of any art­work on loan.  A form waiv­ing any claim by a lender/donor must be signed before any art­work is accep­ted.  Pref­er­ence is for art with a recog­nis­able Anglic­an con­tent.


We need parish­ion­ers spe­cially to assist with roster duties:  Thank you to those who have already volun­teered.  Please speak to Ruth Cham­pi­on if you can help Mob: 0400 166 041.


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: Mat­thi­as Oduro; Kath­er­ine Old­field; Julie Olston & Phil­ippa Fre­drick­son; Fr Jeff & Michelle Park­er; and Ann Petersen, Rachel & Wolf Winter

Monday: Saf­fron Pow­ell; Annie Prat­ten; and Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj.

Tues­day: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy.

Wed­nes­day: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leil­ani, and Car­men Reddy.

Thursday: John Reimer; Mat­ilda Rink­er; Gra­hame Sadler; and Ken Searle.

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: Fr Jeff Park­er; Kristen Har­ley; Steph­en Thur­ley; Fr John Bunyan; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Maur­een Clunas; Wolf Winter; Peter Cinelli; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Gra­ham Sadler; Fr Phil­lip Carter; Phil­lip Kuwert; 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; and Christina Rees (CBE).


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Thomas Ster­ick­er; Isa­bel Mor­gan; Nancy Rus­sell; Rod Robins; Jeoisime Green; Ivy Noble; Robert Wil­li­ams; and Fr John Buder­us.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 9th March: Sis­ter Emma SSA, Super­i­or of the Soci­ety of the Sac­red Advent, Queens­land (d. 1939).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: 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; 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 — Fourth Sunday in Lent:  First Read­ing: Num­bers 21.4–9;  Psalm: 107.1–3, 17–22;  Second Read­ing: Eph­esians 2.1–10;  and    Gos­pel: John 3.14–21


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er

Sunday Jeremi­ah 26.1–15 Ps 119.57–64 Mark 14.53–72
Monday Jeremi­ah 32.1–15 Pss 24; 26 Hebrews 10.5–18
Tues­day Jeremi­ah 32.16–35 Pss 22.23–32; 32 Hebrews 10.19–31
Wed­nes­day Jeremi­ah 32.36–33.9 Ps 27 Hebrews 10.32–39
Thursday Jeremi­ah 33.10–26 Pss 30; 32 Hebrews 11.1–12
Fri­day Jeremi­ah 43.8–22 Ps 31 Hebrews 11.13–28
Sat­urday Jeremi­ah 35 Ps 35.18–29; 36 Hebrew 11.29–40