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

Notices_Day of Pentecost_Sunday 5th June 2022



Happy Birth­day to: Andy Ser­afin; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Rachel Reddy; Julie Olston; Katie Wil­li­ams; Nic­ola Howard; Don­ald Thomas; Leil­ani Reddy; Anthea Nath; Johnny Nitchar­oen; and Thomas Raj.



Tonight: 5 pm — Spir­it of Taizé Service


The flowers in the church today are donated in Lov­ing memory of the Late Edward Nar­end Reddy from his lov­ing fam­ily, Joyce Reddy, Eddie, Susan, Edwin, Leil­ani, Stephanie & Car­men Reddy; Andrew, Rekha, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy; Angel, Steve, Krys­tal & Katelyn Anand; and Anthea, Ron, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath, in lov­ing memory of our Dad, Fath­er In-Law, Aaja, Nana, Par Aaja, who died on 6th June, 2017.  This is the 5th Anniversary of his death, and he is dearly missed. Rest in Peace.



Men’s Night Out:  Sat­urday 11th June – 6 for 6.30pm

Little Turtle Res­taur­ant — 10 Stan­more Road, Enmore

Speak to Kev­in Green for more details Mob: 0405 691 058



St Luke’s Vivid Walk — 9 June 2022 at 6pm (until about 8pm).

The walk is planned to com­mence at Frankly, My Dear . We will then walk to Con­ver­gence in the unused Goods Line tun­nel nearby and Vivid Reflec­tions on the Sydney Cent­ral Sta­tion clock tower.  If there’s time and inclin­a­tion, we could ven­ture fur­ther afield.

RSVP:  by 8 June 2022 to or to Brett to receive updates.

Cov­id safety:  con­sider your level of Cov­id immunity at the time, qual­ity masks will be provided if you do not have one.



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 you have a large car that 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.



ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and clean­ing items: A bas­ket is in the church foy­er for donations.




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.



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday:  Richard Hagen & Som; Selina & John Hardy; Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Moya Holle; Nic­ola & James Howard; and Pamela Jaksic.

Monday: Noel Jeffs; and Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tibbey.

Tues­day: Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti, & Joshlyn Kumar; and Fabi­an LoSchiavo

Wed­nes­day: Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas; and Evelyn Maack;

Thursday: Jen­nifer McGov­ern; John M.; and Jo Middleton.

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: John Bowen; Peter Sey­mour; Richard Hagen; John Pahali; Tony Brown­low; Michelle Sowerby and fam­ily; Kar­lene Thompson; Julie Ankers; John Per­kins; Florence Shel­lard; Aman­da Romeo; Andy Ser­afin; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; The Pso­mas Fam­ily; Ann Mason Fur­mage; Mar­ie Mun­gov­en; Roger Cun­ning­ham; and Mike Hunt.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Aman­da Juer­gens; Emil Juer­gens; Keith Stafford; Ruth Humphrig; Stu­art Ogg; Edward Reddy; and Elsie Coombes.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion — 9th: Columba of Iona, Abbot and mis­sion­ary (d. 597); and 11th: Barn­a­bas, Apostle and martyr.


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Ray Som­mer; 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 - Feast of the Holy Trinity: 

First Read­ing: Pro­verbs 8.1–4, 22–31                   Psalm: 8

Second Read­ing: Romans 5.1–5                          Gos­pel: John 16.12–15




by Arch­bish­op Justin Welby (Abp of Canterbury)


Pente­cost Sunday

The fall of the Holy Spir­it on the dis­ciples gathered in Jer­u­s­alem at the first Pente­cost was an out­burst of divine cre­at­ive energy which has, ever since, set hearts on fire and changed the world. The Holy Spir­it is the life of God.  The Holy Spir­it cre­ates, puts things as they should be, gives dir­ec­tion, sends the world in the right way.

In our time, … the Holy Spir­it calls us for­ward, leads us out to be changed intern­ally and to change the world.  We cel­eb­rate the evid­ence of the work of the Spir­it all around us.  (In this time of Cov­id-19) We’ve seen such an out­pour­ing of com­munity, of ser­vice and love from carers, essen­tial work­ers, people stay­ing locked down…

This is the same fire from God that touched the dis­ciples.  The pres­ence of the Holy Spir­it turns humans from being turned in on them­selves, to being turned out towards the world, foun­ded in com­munit­ies of love such as we heard of at the end of the reading.

This year it would be so easy to talk of hopes dashed.  There is deep grief at the loss of so many human beings.  There is deep fear at the eco­nom­ic cata­clysm that is fall­ing upon us.  The dis­ciples feared.  Struggle and suf­fer­ing cause fear for every generation.

Yet God answers, “yes, but I will build the future.  I do this as I pour out my life upon you.  Choose to receive from me, choose to depend only on me”.  God says to God’s church: “Here is the power to go into the world, to build my King­dom of love, peace, mercy, justice and right­eous­ness.  Here is the power to see my will on earth as in heaven.”

Now is the time to look for­ward and cast ourselves into the hands of God. Now we must pray “Holy Spir­it, come.”  At its heart must be depend­ence, not depend­ence on ourselves, depend­ence on God through Christ.  No tricks, no idols, not wealth, power or prestige, simply raw, undi­luted God, poured upon us, shown in love for God, for each oth­er, even for oppon­ents and enemies.

A nation or a world that puts its trust in any­thing that it has cre­ated itself will find that it has built an idol which will fall.  It may be wealth, it may be fin­ance, or an eco­nomy, it may be any human insti­tu­tion.  It will fall.

Peter’s mes­sage on that first Pente­cost was a call to “repent”, lit­er­ally, to turn around; to change dir­ec­tion.  Now is the time to turn from any­thing oth­er than depend­ence on God.  Now is the time to seek God, to receive the very life of God.

An indi­vidu­al, a church, a soci­ety, a world that puts trust in God, revealed in Jesus Christ, full of the Spir­it of love, will see a new explo­sion of pur­pose and hope.  This is a pur­pose which costs everything and returns more than we can ima­gine.  It cost Jesus everything to give this life to us. Our response means we can share in that life.  We are caught up in more abund­ant life than we can ima­gine.  We become the people of God for a world seek­ing light in darkness.




 Wear­ing red on Pente­cost, how­ever, is a great tra­di­tion: it’s an out­ward sign of the inward trans­form­a­tion by the Holy Spir­it in each of our hearts.  As “tongues of fire” came to rest on these dis­ciples on that first Pente­cost long ago, we gath­er togeth­er and then leave still blaz­ing with the fire of hope God offers all through God’s Spir­it.  The red is a sign that the good news of Jesus came to all who were there in a lan­guage they could under­stand from people with whom they would not oth­er­wise have communicated.