This Week — Pastoral Care Meeting: to be held in the hall on Thurs 29th October at 12 Noon.
31 October at 2.00 p.m. “Words of Hope” — Poetry Event
A sharing of poetry by local artists will take place at St Luke’s Enmore.
There will be readings by a talented group of poets and delightful refreshments at interval. Come along and be part of our special day, with some funding from the Inner West Council.
There are limits on attendance so please RSVP to the parish office.
Next Sunday (1st Sunday in the month): 6pm Evening Service.
Please note: Our 6pm Evening Service on the 3rd Sunday of the month will no longer be held.
Saturday 21 November – Men’s Night Out:
Deli-o-deli Indian restaurant, 3 Erskineville Road, Erskineville.
Dinner 5.30 — 7.30 pm. Phone 9557 4455.
Must let Kevin Green know by Sunday 15 November.
Christmas Cards now for Sale:
2019 stock reduced to $5 per pack of 10.
New 2020 stock – supporting The Leprosy Mission, Australia-$10 per pack of 10.
Please see Stephan Gates at the Community Resource Centre straight after the service.
Attendance List: This is an essential part of our Covid-safe plan which has been lodged with the State Health Department. We request, once again, that you do respond, as it helps us with the planning needed to ensure a safe environment.
If you are not receiving our attendance reminder emails, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Those without an email can also RSVP by either ringing the office Ph: 9557 4219 (note office hours on the back of the service booklet) or by texting to Jennifer on Mob: 0409 049 442.
Safe Use of the Internet: This week Fr Jeff attended an online presentation by the office of the eSafety Commissioner, an office of the Commonwealth Government. The website for the eSafety Commissioner has many tips for parents, schools and other organisations about how to stay safe while using the internet.
These were some tips for young people:
- Stay connected with your friends and family as part of a daily routine. If things are bothering you online or offline, speak openly about it.
- Reach out to your extended family such as cousins, aunties or uncles if you are having a hard time at home with your immediate family.
- Let your teachers or school counsellor know if you need extra support.
- If you are feeling pressures from social media, it’s OK to take a break or switch-off.
- If you think you are being cyberbullied or you feel uncomfortable or unsafe about someone who has contacted you online, read up on eSafety’s advice about how to get support.
- If necessary, call one of the numbers below.
For more information the website address is https://www.esafety.gov.au/
Life-Saving Phone numbers: Some important phone numbers which everyone should have on hand are:
LifeLine: 13 11 14 Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800 Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 MensLine: 1300 789 978 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
Lea MacNeal has jam to sell and various sauces; please email her email@example.com 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: Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; Nadia Wheatley and Janet Walmsley.
Monday: Janet Widmer & Cliff; Sally Woellner; and Victor Anyarisi.
Tuesday: Kay, Natasha & Timothy Younie; Beth Armstrong; and Ian Barnett.
Wednesday: Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; and Kenneth Barongo.
Thursday: James, Elliot & Harry Barnes; and John & Joanne Bowen.
Friday: Jennifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B., and Christopher Brooks.
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; Stephen Thurley; Kevin Tibbey; Glen; Mary Middleton; Barbara Reyne; Fr John Bunyan; John Hardy; Louise Trott; She Kar Nair; Ram Chander; Rev’d Val Tibbey; Maureen Clunas; Wolf Winter; Edna Chambers; Linda Macqualter; Esther Middleton; Meaghan Patterson; Peter Cinelli; John Dickson; Rita Muscat & her family; Rob Lake; Tamara & Craig; John Can Pahali; and John Tonetti.
Recently Departed: Kay Wilkins (Rajah Selvarajah’s Mother-in-law).
Anniversaries of the Departed: Jack Kimpton; Charles Austin; Patricia Decker; Evan Kettyle; Frank Dahl; Millicent Elliot; Malcolm Chin; William Bullock; Helen Jones; and Donald Arnott.
Saints Commemoration: 28th Oct: Simon & Jude, Apostles & Martyrs; 31st Oct: Martin Luther (d.1546); and other Continental Reformers.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: 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; Lyn Carrington; Suzanne Campton; Pauline Newell; Barbara Beecroft; Ann Connolly; Fr Peter Carlsson; 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: All Saints Day
First Reading: Revelation 7.9–17 Psalm: 34.1–10, 22
Second Reading: 1 John 3.1–3 Gospel: Matthew 5.1–12
Readings for the coming week: Evening Prayer
|Sunday||Joshua 1.1–9||Psalm 1||Matthew 24.1–14|
|Monday||Daniel 6.14–28||Psalms 139||2 Peter 1.1–11|
|Tuesday||Daniel 7.1–14||Psalms 141;142||2 Peter 1.12–21|
|Wednesday||Daniel 7.15–28||Psalms 119.153–176||2 Peter 2.1–11|
|Thursday||Daniel 8.1–14||Psalms 147||2 Peter 2.12–3.2|
|Friday||Daniel 8.15–27||Psalms 144; 150||2 Peter 3.3–10|
|Saturday||Isaiah 40.21–26||Psalm 150||Hebrews 11.32–12.2|