Welcome back Fr Jeff and Michelle!!
The flowers in the church today have been donated by Noel Jeffs in belated celebration of the Feast of the Divine Compassion and in celebration of the SSF province of the divine compassion to which he belongs – incorporating Australia, Sri Lanka and Korea.
Tonight: 5pm Spirit of Taize service.
New Offertory envelopes are now available in the church foyer.
Next PC Meeting: will be held on Sunday 24th July, not 17th July.
A Voice in the Wilderness: Mondays at 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. 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.
Anglicans Together Dinner: Thursday 17th Nov
Now that lockdowns are finished, Anglicans Together are having a dinner on Thursday, 17th November with two guest speakers representing differing traditions in the Anglican Church. The topic is: ‘The Anglican Church of Australia: Can we stay together.’ One of the speakers is Peter Sherlock, a well respected Anglican theologian and historian. We need to get a rough idea of numbers so we can book an appropriately sized venue. If you are interested please let Tony Brownlow know after mass.”
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
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
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.
Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recital
Sunday, 18 September 2022 at 3pm
Well-known to Sydney audiences, St Luke’s is delighted to welcome Heather Moen-Boyd to perform at last, an inaugural recital on the Church’s unique 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ.
From Mozart to Mendelssohn, whose works were performed at the instrument’s 1884 recital, the performance will include Samuel Barber’s Adagio to mark Yom Kippur and September 11, and pastoral birdsong for the Spring Equinox.
The heritage-listed organ, considered powerful for its size, is a unique example of its kind in Australia. This is its inaugural recital, delayed by more than two years due to the pandemic, following the complete restoration of the instrument to its original high Victorian glory in 2018.
Watch this space for the St Luke’s Young Organists Series in 2023.
RSVP: to Kathy Drummond /Brett Davies / OrganatEnmore@gmail.com
Manners please: Sit next to J S Bach, mask-wearing encouraged, non-attendance appreciated if you have cold or flu-like symptoms.
Entry: $15 ($10 all concessions), including programme note.
The Movement for the Ordination of Women, Australia Ltd
Unfinished Business: Celebrating Anglican Women’s Ministry in Australia
It’s thirty years since Anglican women were first ordained as priests in Australia.
But there are still dioceses – Sydney Diocese chief among them – that limit or refuse to acknowledge women’s ordained ministry. The time is ripe to challenge this stance.
The Movement for the Ordination of Women Australia is organising a conference in Sydney from 16 to 18 September 2022 – Unfinished Business – to recognise the struggle for Anglican women’s ordination in Australia, celebrate the courage and service of ordained women, and honour those who have fought for women’s ordination over many years.
The program is still being finalised, but speakers who will be addressing the past, present and future of women’s ordained ministry include Dr Julia Baird, Professor Eileen Baldry AO, the Rev’d Val Graydon, Ms Anne Hywood, the Rev’d Canon Professor Dorothy Lee, the Hon Keith Mason AC QC, the Rev’d Dr Lesley McLean, the Rev’d Dr Colleen O’Reilly AM, Dr Gwenneth Roberts, Dr Jacqueline Service, the Rev’d Gloria Shipp, and the Rev’d Elisa Helen Waterhouse CSC.
The conference will be held at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, Sydney. Program and registration details will be posted on the MOW website as they become available (https://mowatch.com.au/)
If you have any queries, or wish to be included on the conference mailing list, please contact Elaine Lindsay at email@example.com. And please forward this information to anyone you know who may be interested in the conference or supporting MOW.
Elaine Lindsay — National Secretary, MOW
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Selina & John Hardy; Kelvin Harris; Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Moya Holle; Nicola & James Howard; Pamela Jaksic; and Noel Jeff.
Monday: Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and Fabian LoSchiavo.
Tuesday: Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; and Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas.
Wednesday: Evelyn Maack; Jennifer McGovern; John M.; Jo Middleton
Thursday: Ronald Naidu; Anthea, Ron, Ronan, Veronica & Rohan Nath.
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; Mary Middleton; Helen; Vince; Julie Ankers; John Perkins; Florence Shellard; Amanda Romeo; Andy Serafin; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; and The Psomas Family.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Albert Clayton; Peter Mill; Hinekahu Wilson; and Moran Davis.
Saints Commemoration: 11th: Benedict of Nursia, Abbot (d. 550); and 13th: Sydney James Kirkby, Bishop, pioneer of outback ministry and the Bush Church Aid Society (d. 1935).
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: Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
First Reading: Amos 8.1–12 Psalms: 52
Second Reading: Colossians 1.15–29 Gospel: Luke 10.38–42