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

Notices_ Fourth Sunday of Advent_19th December 2021



Gifts for the chil­dren: At the morn­ing ser­vice, Par­ish Coun­cil is pleased to offer a small gift to each of the chil­dren of the Par­ish (12 years and under).


After morn­ing tea today our gifts for OPAL (Stan­more Nurs­ing home) will be delivered.


TONIGHT — 6pm Car­ols & Play in the car­park — FREE BBQ available!

Don’t miss the Car­ols and Play in the Car­park at 6pm this evening.

Try to be there early (5.45pm) to get dressed up and take a part in the play.

We will sing (no mask required!) car­ols togeth­er, tell the Christ­mas story in the form of a play, hear our sing­ers intro­duce vari­ous aspects of the play, and you abso­lutely won’t want to miss a very spe­cial sur­prise music­al offer­ing to con­clude the service.

After­wards, enjoy a free BBQ, drinks and ice cream cour­tesy of the Reddys.

Please note: Car­park will be closed to parking.


Work­ing Bee Volun­teers – Fri­day morn­ing 24th Dec 

Volun­teers are required to help clean up the church and grounds for Christ­mas.  If you can help please con­tact Susan Reddy Mob: 0424 608 020 or Eddie Reddy Mob: 0410 634 948.


A New sick list will com­mence on 2nd Jan 2022: All exist­ing names will be removed.  Please sub­mit names for the new list to the office by email or phone by Monday 20th Decem­ber.  Pas­tor­al Care Committee


Lunch on Sundays: It was the cus­tom long before I arrived in the par­ish for a num­ber of mem­bers to adjourn to the War­ren View for lunch after morn­ing tea.  Michelle and I always like to join this group to spend some time with the parish­ion­ers who come. This is, of course, open to ALL.  Fr. Jeff


Advent Reflec­tions: Last reflec­tion to be held on Wed­nes­day 22nd Decem­ber, after 10.30 a.m. Euchar­ist and Morn­ing Tea dur­ing Advent, and in the even­ing at 7.30 p.m. in the rectory.


Wed­nes­day 29th Decem­ber – 10.30am ser­vice has been cancelled.


Sunday 2nd Janu­ary 2022 — The 6pm ser­vice has been can­celled for Janu­ary only.


Par­ish Office and the Opshop will be closed from 23rd Dec 2021 to 3rd Jan 2022.  They will reopen on Tues­day 4th Janu­ary 2022.


Fr Jeff will be on hol­i­days from 3rd Janu­ary to 17th Janu­ary 2020.  Dur­ing this peri­od Fr John Hawkins will be tak­ing our Sunday Ser­vices and Fr Philip Brad­ford, our Wed­nes­day services.


Christ­mas cards sale: 2021 Stock — $8 or $10 per pack; and 2020 Stock — Reduced to $8 per pack.  Sup­port the Lep­rosy Mis­sion.  Avail­able from the Par­ish Resource Centre.  Please see Stephan Gates dur­ing Morn­ing tea.


Christ­mas 2021 Services 

–Fri­day 24th Decem­ber — 11pm Christ­mas Eve Service.

–Sat­urday 25th Decem­ber – 9.30am Christ­mas Day Ser­vice and morn­ing tea – Fr Philip Brad­ford will be preaching.

–Sunday 26th Decem­ber – 9.30am Ser­vice and morn­ing tea.


ST PAUL’S PANTRY des­per­ately needs food, health and clean­ing items:

A bas­ket is in the church foy­er for donations.

Please keep your dona­tions to rel­at­ively small items like pack­ets of noodles, microwaved rice, small tins of baked beans etc these are the most needed.


Food for our worms –Please leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off dur­ing the week.  (NB — no dairy, cit­rus or meat)  Fr. Jeff



Mark the date: Sat­urday 12th Feb­ru­ary 2022 for a War­dens Din­ner “Under the Stars”.  Will be a catered din­ner, $20pp with tick­ets on sale in the New Year.


 Pray­ers for the sick: Daniel Nakhla; Ari­el Som­mer; Noel Jeffs; Joan Dale; Maryrose Crowth­er; Angus; John Bowen; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; John Can Pahali; Alex Regos; Aman­da Cow­ley; Peter Knox; Barry McKay; Ruth Dodd; Andrew Strat­golda; and Phil­lip Hall.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Sid­ney Smith; Giuseppe Bruzzese; Susanne Crowth­er; Bill Carter; Arthur Port­er; Adri­an Arch­in­al; and Ada Ferris.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion — 21st: Thomas, Apostle and martyr.


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Ray Som­mer; Robyn Old­field; Isa­belle Djor­gjevic: Lyn Car­ring­ton; Steph­en Thur­ley; John Dick­son; John Hardy; Shir­ley, Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Kiki Chun; Beth Arm­strong; Ann Jeffs; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Pau­line Newell; Ann Con­nolly; Day­alan Sam­inath­an; Kuwert; and Grace & Han­nah Ashton.


Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti, Joshlyn, Deepika & Deep­shi­ka Kumar; Geoff Lind­sey & Mandy Tib­bey; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Evelyn Maack; Jen McGov­ern; John M.; and Jo Middleton.

Monday: Ron­ald Naidu; Anthea, Ron, Ron­an, Veron­ica and Rohan Nath.

Tues­day: Pau­line Newell; and Johnny Nitchareon & Eed Interpan.

Wed­nes­day: Kath­er­ine Old­field; and Julie Olston & Phil­ippa Fredrickson.

Thursday: Fr Jeff & Michelle Park­er and fam­ily; and Ann Petersen & Rachel.

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 anlld 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 vari­ous COVID stains.  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.


Read­ings for Next Sunday —  First Sunday after Christ­mas:  First Read­ing: 1 Samuel 2.18–20, 26; Psalm: 148;  Second Read­ing: Colos­si­ans 3.12–17;  and Gos­pel: Luke 2.41–52


We appre­ci­ate things may have been fin­an­cially harder due to COVID-19, but ask that you con­sider mak­ing a dona­tion to sup­port both the Christ­mas Bowl and ABM Advent/Christmas Appeals.

The Christ­mas Bowl Appeal — annu­al appeal of the Acts of Peace, the inter­na­tion­al aid agency of the Nation­al Coun­cil of Churches.

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to donate online via (our par­ish is registered as ‘Enmore-Stan­more Anglic­an Par­ish’), or call 1800 025 101.


ABM 2020 Advent and Christ­mas Appeal.

We encour­age parish­ion­ers to use QR Code on the digit­al dona­tion cards or make a dona­tion online at

Please note: There are a lim­ited num­ber of dona­tion envel­opes in the church foy­er for those who do not use mobile phones or have inter­net access.