Welcome to any visitors with us today. Please join us for morning tea.
Happy Birthday to: Fabian LoSchiavo; Belinda Reddy; Christine Thurley; Kathy Drummond; Rajah Selvarajah; Ronald Naidu; Frances Randell-Gray; Jennifer B.; Pauline Newell; and Thomas Fleming.
TODAY AFTER CHURCH – Open House & eats – at the Rectory!
TONIGHT: 6pm Spirit of Taize Service.
Zoom Advent Study — 7.30pm on Monday nights: All welcome to join in. Please email Fr Jeff and he will send you the zoom link and information.
A funeral service to celebrate the life of Elizabeth Armstrong will be held at St Luke’s Enmore on Tuesday 13th December at 10.30am.
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.
Christmas cards for sale: New stock has arrived!!!
2022 Stock – reduced price.
2023 Stock — $13 per pack
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).
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: Susan Hill, Janet Broady, & Alex; Nicola & James Howard; Noel Jeffs; and Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar.
Monday: Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; and Fabian LoSchiavo.
Tuesday: Lea Mc Neil & Donald Thomas; and Evelyn Maack.
Wednesday: Jennifer McGovern; John M.; and Jo Middleton.
Thursday: Ronald Naidu; and 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: 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: (Fr) John Hawkins; Isobelle Gidley; Mark Travis; Lyn Bannerman; Craig; Val Thomas; Rosemary Bradford; Maria & Trish; Kevin Tibbey; Simone Abrahams; Ed Leuenberger; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; (Rev) Marcia Green; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phillips; Peter Cinelli; Tony Brownlow; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; and Georgia Keighery.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Clarrie Ayers; Gregory Joubert; Jessica Juergens; and Kathleen Anderson.
Saints Commemoration: 6th: Nicholas of Myra, Bishop and teacher (d.342); 7th: Ambrose of Milan, Bishop and teacher (d.397); and 8th: Conception of the Virgin Mary; and Richard Baxter, Pastor and spiritual writer (d.1691).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Mary Middleton; Pauline Newell; Florence Shellard; Ray Sommer; John Hardy; 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: Third Sunday of Advent
First Reading: Isaiah 35.1–10 Psalms: Song of Mary
Second Reading: James 5.7–10 Gospel: Matthew 11.2–11
Christmas 2022 Services
Sunday 18th December — 6pm Carol Service.
Saturday 24th December — 11pm Christmas Eve Service.
Sunday 25th December – 9.30am Christmas Day Service.