Prayers for Healing and anointing
Fr Jeff will be available in the chapel after the service to offer anointing and prayers for healing.
The flowers in the church today are given in loving memory of Ruth Champion’s father, (Thomas) Eric Champion (d. 19th June 1989).
Fr Jeff and Michelle parker will be away on holidays from 24th June – 8th July. Fr Philip Bradford will be taking the Sunday and Wednesday services during this period.
New Offertory envelopes — 3rd July 2022 onwards: are now available in the church foyer.
Spirit of Taize Service: The first of these was held on 5th June and was quite successful. Fr Jeff will not be available on 3 July which is when the next one would be due. Consequently, the next SOT service will be held on 10 July. See you there.
A Voice in the Wilderness — commencing Mon 20 June 2022 — 7.30pm: You are invited to a Zoom study group A Voice in the Wilderness: Listening to the Statement from the Heart. This is a series of 8 sessions following the 8 chapters in the Anglican Board of Mission – Australia Study Guide. Book available from ABM office, Ph: 9264 1021. This reflective study group will include a number of Guest speakers. Bishop Keith Joseph, Bishop of North Queensland will be the first guest on 20 June. To register and for further details please contact Moya Holle firstname.lastname@example.org or Graeme Curry email@example.com or phone 0432 786 901.
Food for our worms – As Fr Jeff and Michelle will be away for their annual leave please DO NOT leave food scraps at the door of the Rectory during this time. Rest assured the worms are thriving and very much OK for this time.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
Church Carpark: Please keep the church driveway free for emergency vehicle access. The life that might be saved could well be yours or someone in your family. If your car is not easily accommodated within our carparking spaces, please drop your passengers off and drive through. There is adequate free parking available in the Cypriot Club carpark – entry via Stanmore Road.
Unfinished Business: Celebrating Anglican Women’s Ministry in Australia
A national conference to be held at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, Sydney, 16–18 September 2022
Further details, including the conference program and registration details, will be provided in due course.
Lea MacNeil has jam, conserves, pickles and various sauces to sell; please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to order them from her. All proceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Stephanie, & Bryson Reddy; Grahame Sadler; Rajah Selvarajah & Greg; and Peter Seymour.
Monday: Andy Serafin & Colin; Louisa Silverman; and Laurel & Ray Sommer.
Tuesday: Karlene Thompson; and Christine Thurley, Troy & family.
Wednesday: Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; and Janet Walmsley.
Thursday: Janet Widmer & Cliff; and Ron & Katie Williams.
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. 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.
Prayers for the sick: Ray Sommer; John Bowen; John Pahali; Tony Brownlow; Vince; Julie Ankers; John Perkins; Florence Shellard; Amanda Romeo; Andy Serafin; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; and The Psomas Family.
Recently departed: Lyndall McCarron.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Betty Borg; Eric Champion (Priest); Margaret Dorrington; Harriet Murphy; Robert Ambler; Ronald Harrington; Darcy Dunn; and Shirley Frankland.
Saints Commemoration: 22nd: Alban, first British martyr (d. c. 209); and 24th: Birth of John the Baptist.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: John Hardy; Pauline Newell; 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: Third Sunday After Pentecost
First Reading: 2 Kings 2.1–2, 6–14 Psalms: 77.1–2,11–20
Second Reading: Galatians 5.1, 13–15 Gospel: Luke 9.51–62