Next Sunday: 6pm Spirit of Taize Service.
NEXT Sun 4th December – Open House & eats after church – at the Rectory! Morning tea and BBQ sausages provided. Please bring a salad or vegetarian option to share. There will be drinks provided but you can BYO.
Zoom Advent Study — 7.30pm on Monday nights: Starting from 28th Nov 2022 with Fr Jeff. All welcome to join in. Please email Fr Jeff and he will send you the link and information.
Butter chicken is available to pre-order for St Lukes Mini Market on Saturday 10th December 2022: Contributions towards the cost would be gratefully received. Please see Rachel Reddy or ring her on mob: 0410 552 144
Stanmore Nursing Home Gifts: Your donation no matter how small helps the parish to pay for a selection of equal value gifts — usually chocolates, or something suitable for those patients who are diabetic. If you would like to donate please place your donation (in a marked envelope) in the offertory plate or donate online reference “Stanmore Nursing Home”. Many thanks for your generosity.
Fri 2nd Dec 2022 — The Feast of Nicholas Ferrar of Little Gidding: The annual public celebration of the life and witness of Nicholas Ferrar and his community returns to Sydney this year after a Covid hiatus. The local mission-college of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd invites you to a sung Eucharist in honour of Nicholas and his family at Christ Church St Laurence, Railway Square, at 5.30 pm. The preacher will be the Revd Ronald Henderson. Supper will follow in the Hall.
Christmas cards for sale: New stock has been ordered
2022 Stock – reduced price.
2023 Stock — $13 per pack (Arriving soon).
Support the Leprosy Mission. Available from the Parish Resource Centre. Please see Stephan Gates during Morning tea.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
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). Worm castings are available. See Fr Jeff.
Lea MacNeil has jam, conserves, pickles and various sauces to sell; please email her at email@example.com to order them from her. All proceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Stephen Gates & Andrew; Marilyn Gibbs; Kevin Green; Peter Gilbert & Fred Narnolo; and Joyce Grant.
Monday: Michael, Elizabeth, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas.
Tuesday: Lachlan Gray, Rosemary Randall, & Frances.
Wednesday: Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia; and Richard Hagen & Som.
Thursday: Selina & John Hardy; Kelvin Harris; and Moya Holle.
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.
Prayers for the sick: Andy Serafin; Lyn Bannerman; Jimmy; Craig; Val Thomas; Rosemary Bradford; Maria & Trish; Kevin Tibbey; (Rev) Lu Piper; Simone Abrahams; Ed Leuenberger; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Pauline Newell; (Rev) Marcia Green; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phillips; Peter Cinelli; (Fr) John Bowen; Tony Brownlow; Mary Middleton; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; and Georgia Keighery.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Les Clark; Alfred Walsh; Peter Szepetiuk; and Elsie Farrell.
Saints Commemoration: 30th: Andrew, Apostle and martyr; 2nd: Frances Perry, founder of the Royal Woman’s Hospital, Melbourne (d. 1892); and 3rd: Francis Xavier, Priest and missionary (d. 1552).
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; Noel Jeffs; and Singla Pallav.
Readings for Next Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent
First Reading: Isaiah 11.1–10 Psalms: 72.1–7, 18–21
Second Reading: Romans 15.4–13 Gospel: Matthew 3.1–12
Christmas 2022 Services
Sunday 18th December — 6pm Carol Service.
Saturday 24th December — 11pm Christmas Eve Service.
Sunday 25th December – 9.30am Christmas Day Service.
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