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

Notices: Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost — 8th November 2020

NOTICES:

Christ­mas Cards now for Sale:  2019 ABM stock reduced to $5 per pack of 10 – only 4 packs left.

New 2020 stock –Avail­able now – sup­port­ing The Lep­rosy Mis­sion, Aus­tralia — $10 per pack of 10.

Please see Stephan Gates at the Com­munity Resource Centre straight after the ser­vice.


Sat­urday 5th Dec – 10am to 2.30pm

Parish­ion­ers are urged to sup­port the St Luke’s Mini Mar­ket as it is the annu­al fun­drais­ing event for the par­ish.

Pre­serves, Pickles, Curds & Jams, and Plants will be on sale, as well as reduced price items from the Opshop.  Tick­ets will also be on sale for the Christ­mas Hamper.

If you have any ques­tions, please see Andy Ser­afin.


A Thank You from our Sis­ter church in Blayney - Two years ago we donated $2,000 to the par­ish of Christ Church Blayney to assist them with repairs to their church — we received a mes­sage say­ing that the cracked wall has finally been repaired and thank­ing us sin­cerely for our gen­er­os­ity!  It’s good they have achieved their goal.  We con­tin­ue to pray for their Par­ish as they con­tin­ue to search for a new Rect­or.

 

Sat­urday 21 Novem­ber – Men’s Night Out:   Del­hi-O-Del­hi Indi­an res­taur­ant, 3 Erskinev­ille Road, Erskinev­ille.   Din­ner 5.30 — 7.30 pm.  Phone 9557 4455.  Must let Kev­in Green know by Sunday 15 Novem­ber.

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.  Please RSVP via stlukes.enmore@outlook.com, ring Church Office (Dur­ing office hours ONLY) or con­tact Jen­nifer.

ABM Pro­jects — St Luke’s con­trib­utes to three pro­jects.  One of these is the ‘Vanuatu Integ­rated and Lit­er­acy Pro­ject’.  A descrip­tion of this pro­ject has recently been placed on the notice board in the hall foy­er near the book stall.


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 RESPECT1800 737 732


Lea MacNeal has jam to sell and vari­ous sauces; please email her lea.macneil@gmail.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: Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Kev­in Green; and Peter Gil­bert & Alfredo Narnolo.

Monday: Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia Blom­berry; Richard Hagen & Som Siritham­makij.

Tues­day: John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; and Selina & John Hardy.

Wed­nes­day: Ray­mond Hesle­hurst; and Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex.

Thursday: Moya Holle; Anne Hywood & Peter Tre­gil­gas; and Noel Jeffs.

Fri­day: Diana Jef­fer­ies; and Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kit­tir­at.

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; 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 Alex Regos.

 

Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Owen Cur­rie; Douglas Witt; and Cath­er­ine Shaw.

 

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 10th Nov: Leo of Rome, Bish­op & teach­er (d.461); 11th Nov: Mar­tin, Bish­op of Tours (d. c. 387); and 12th Nov: Charles Simeon, Priest & evan­gel­ist (d. 1836).

 

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: Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pente­cost

First Read­ing: Judges 4.1–10                              Psalm: 123

Second Read­ing: 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 5.1–11             Gos­pel: Mat­thew 25.14–30


Read­ings for the com­ing week: Even­ing Pray­er 

Sunday Judges 2.7–19 Psalm 63 Mat­thew 24.21–35
Monday Bel and the Dragon 1–22 Psalms 22.23–32; 23 Rev­el­a­tion 3.1–6
Tues­day Bel and the Dragon 23–44 Psalm 27 Rev­el­a­tion 3.7–13
Wed­nes­day Wis­dom 1.1–15 Psalms 30; 32 Rev­el­a­tion 3.14–22
Thursday Wis­dom 1.16–2.11 Psalm 31 Rev­el­a­tion 4
Fri­day Wis­dom 2.12–24 Psalms 35.18–29; 36 Rev­el­a­tion 5
Sat­urday Wis­dom 3.1–15 Psalm 119.17–40 Rev­el­a­tion 6.1–11

 

Dis­cus­sion Ques­tions for this week from WorkingPreacher.org

  1. In what ways do you think you (and your con­greg­a­tion) serve Lord in sin­cer­ity and faith­ful­ness? (Josh 24:14)
  2. What do you think it looks like in prac­tice to set our hope in God and to teach oth­ers to do it? (Psa 78:7)
  3. What do you think keep­ing awake means in every­day life today, and when and where do you do it? (Matt 25:13)

This week’s Reflect & Con­nect ques­tions writ­ten by Lynne Baab.


Mak­ing the Most of Advent – Begins 29 Novem­ber

Advent for Everyone

Advent Stud­ies will be held using this resource.   I am inter­ested in hear­ing about which are the best times/days for you to share in these dis­cus­sions.

This work by world renowned theo­lo­gian, Tom Wright, looks at New Test­a­ment read­ings  each day dur­ing Advent, with reflec­tions by the author and a point for reflec­tion.

I have lim­ited cop­ies of the prin­ted book which I am mak­ing avail­able for no charge.   (111 pages)

Liv­ing Well Through Advent 2020: Prac­ti­cing Hope With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind.   Can be down­loaded from Amazon or pur­chased

This resource is ideal for indi­vidu­al use or shar­ing with a friend or two.  It is avail­able to down­load onto your phone or to a kindle device at a very cheap price – less than two dol­lars.

This 50-page guide provides a found­a­tion for seek­ing a deep­er exper­i­ence of Advent, an exper­i­ence that will help pre­pare us for the true mean­ing of Christ­mas.