Next week: Evening Service – 5pm on Sunday 6th June in the church.
If anyone has any unwanted small plastic plant pots Kathy Drummond would like some to pot up plants for the Op Shop. Thank you.
Men’s Night Out: Saturday 5th June at 6 for 6.30pm
At the Hikaru Japanese Restaurant, Bucknell Street Newtown (off Kings Street, almost directly opposite Missenden Road). Phone: 9516 5959.
See Kevin Green for more details or Ph: (02) 9567–1206.
|2021 St Lukes Enmore Vivid Harbour Lights Cruise:
The festival of light music and ideas returns to Sydney in August 2021 (6–28 August 2021) so the Parish is planning a Vivid Harbour Lights Cruise.
Date: Thursday, 12 August 2021
Time: 5.15pm for a 5.45pm departure
Tickets: $29 per person (all ages) — they say it’s a special price
Departure: King Street Wharf 1 (this is not the same as Barangaroo Wharf)
RSVP and payment: by Monday 7 June 2021 to Brett (account details upon private request)
Covid-safety announcements and updates will be provided in the pew sheet as they come to hand. Of course, this may mean another cancellation but let’s hope not.
Comprehensive details of the Vivid 2021 programme are available here: https://www.vividsydney.com/
Lea MacNeil has jam, conserves, pickles and various sauces to sell; please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to order them from her. Donald, her husband can deliver your specific order to the Opshop where it can be paid for. All proceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.
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:
Monday: Raboom & Nol Takham; Karlene Thompson; and John Tonetti.
Tuesday: Christine Thurley, Troy & family; Nadia Wheatley; Janet Walmsley.
Wednesday: Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; and Janet Widmer & Cliff.
Thursday: Sally Woellner; Kay Younie, Natasha & Timothy; Victor Anyarisi.
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, particularly in India. 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.
For our community today: Peter Seymour; Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes; Louisa Silverman; and Ray & Laurel Sommer.
Prayers for the sick: John Satterley & Graham Satterley; David Dunlop; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Pamela Jaksic; Colin Spokes; 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; Raul (Skid Row Radio) & family; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Christina Rees (CBE); Deepika & Deepshika; and Andrew Stratgolda.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Len Jackson; Frank Senior; Rose Farrell; William Fisher; Edward McNamara; Prandji Tisna; Barry McKellar; Ivan Ross; John Lord; Oswald Ferguson; Amanda Juergens; Emil Juergens & Keith Stafford.
Saints Commemoration: 31st May: The visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth; 1st June: Justin, Martyr at Rome (d. c. 167); 3rd June: Martyrs of Uganda (d.1886); John XXIII, Bishop of Rome, reformer (d. 1977); Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, martyr; & Thanksgiving for the Holy Communion; and 5th June: Boniface of Mainz, Bishop & martyr. (d.754).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Lyn Carrington; 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 1.1–14, 22–28b||Ps 148||1 Timothy 1.12–17|
|Monday||Proverbs 1.1–19||Pss 144; 150||1 Corinthians 16.1–12|
|Tuesday||Proverbs 1.20–33||Pss 75; 76||1 Corinthians 16.13–24|
|Wednesday||Proverbs 2||Ps 78.1–15||2 Corinthians 1.1–11|
|Thursday||Proverbs 3.1–18||Ps 78.39–70||2 Corinthians 1.12–22|
|Friday||Proverbs 3.19–35||Ps 81||2 Corinthians 1.23–2.11|
|Saturday||Proverbs 4.1–19||Pss 85;87||2 Corinthians 2.12–3.6|
Readings for Next Sunday — Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury: First Reading: Act 26. 19–23; Psalm: 96.1–6; Second Reading: 1 Thess. 2:1–9; and Gospel: Luke 10:1–9
Points for Thought and Discussion From WorkingPreacher.org
- Isaiah believes his unworthiness is also communal. How might his purification affect the community? (Isa 6:1–8)
- How should we put to death bodily deeds while upholding the honour of being an heir of God? (Rom 8:12–17)
- Luther said John 3:16 is the gospel in miniature. What could you add to complete its message?
This week’s Reflect & Connect questions written by Melissa Tidwell.