Welcome to any visitors with us today. Please join us for morning tea.
The flower in the church today are donated by Ann Petersen in loving memory of her husband, Peter Petersen.
Tonight - 6pm Spirit of Taize service has been cancelled for this month. It will take place again in November.
Next Sunday 16th Oct — St Luke’s Patronal Festival, Confirmation Day & catered Parish lunch:
This will be a fully catered event including 3 courses and drinks.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or sms Tiffany on 0434 521 156 so that we can confirm the numbers and any dietary requirements.
We look forward to seeing you all on this special occasion.
Radio Community Chest Inc. — Handel’s Messiah
You are invited to be part of the Combined Churches Choir performance at the Town Hall on 17th and 18th Dec 2022.
The first rehearsal is Monday 10th October at 7pm at St Stephens in Macquarie Street.
Registration has been extended until Monday. There are not auditions. All voice parts welcome.
For more information on how to register visit www.handelsmessiah.org.au
Phone: (02) 8964 9960 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cinema Paradiso: Vision (2009)
Saturday, 22 October 2022 at 3.30pm (for 3.45 pm start) to 5.55Pm
RSVP: to Brett by Sunday, 16 October 2022
Vision tells the story of Hildegard von Bingen, the 12th century Benedictine nun, mystic and composer, venerated in the Catholic and Anglican Communions. She was a Doctor of the Church who was able to transmit her visions to the world. According to Wikipedia, Pope John Paul II called her “a light to her people and for her time” and said “she continues to shine even more brightly today.”
There will be an Interval with refreshments (20 minutes).
Sunday 23rd Oct – Parish Council will meet after morning tea.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
17th November 2022 — ANGLICANS TOGETHER DINNER
LOCATION: Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169–171 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
TOPIC: ‘Anglicans Together — is it possible or a pipe dream?’
SPEAKERS: Bishop Michael Stead (our regional bishop), Professor Peter Sherlock (Vice Chancellor of the University of Divinity, Melbourne).
PRICE: $75 each for members, $90 each for non-members for a two-course meal plus tea or coffee. Drinks (wine etc) extra.
BOOKING SITE: Anglicans Together website. See Tony Brownlow for more info.
Food for our worms – Leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off during the week. Please remember to remove the strings from teabags. (NB — no dairy, citrus, onions or meat). Remember by using up our vegetable peelings in this way, we prevent greenhouse gasses such as CO2 and methane from escaping into the atmosphere from landfill. It’s something we can do as individuals. As a result of the work of our little friends, I have some worm castings to give away to gardeners in the parish. Just let me know. Fr. Jeff
Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Monday: Les & Lyn Carrington. Tuesday: Ron, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke. Wednesday: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre. Thursday: Edi & Oscar Davis; and John Dickson. Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to. Saturday: Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.
For our community today: Philip & Rosemary Bradford; Ruth Champion; and Tiffany, Kevin, Alexander & Nicholas Chiew.
Prayers for the sick: Rosemary Bradford; Ed Leuenberger; Salochna Devi; Pauline Newell; (Rev) Marcia Green; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phillips; Peter Cinelli; (Fr) John Bowen; Tony Brownlow; Mary Middleton; Julie Ankers; Andy Serafin; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; and Georgia Keighery.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Peter Petersen; Harold Heck; Angela Bell, Ellen Faulkes; and Norman Polgan.
Saints Commemoration: 12th: Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer, England (d.1845); and 15th: Teresa of Avila, teacher (d. 1592).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Florence Shellard; Ray Sommer; John Hardy; Beth Armstrong; Lyn Carrington; John Dickson; Shirley, Barbara & Jade Allen; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Grace & Hannah Ashton; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his family; Andrew Stratgolda; Lochlan Lonesborough; and Noel Jeffs.
Readings for Next Sunday: St Luke’s Patronal Festival & Confirmation First Reading: Jeremiah 8.22–9.3; Psalms: 145.10–18; Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4.9–17a; and Gospel: Luke 10.1–9