We congratulate Fr Jeff on his appointment as St John Ambulance NSW State Chaplain and a warm welcome to our guests today from St John who are to take part in the special ceremony.
The flowers in the church today are given by Andy Serafin in loving memory of Graham Hall and arranged by Moya Holle.
Today: Parish Council meets in the church after morning tea.
Many thanks to all those who gave so very generously to cover the cost of the beautiful flowers in the church on Easter Day. After all the rain the cost of flowers had almost doubled, and your donations were so very much appreciated!
Thank you also to those who came to assist in the Easter preparations; flowers and cleaning. To Andy who always makes everything just happen so wonderfully and to Colin and Fabian for their assistance to him. To those who helped with vacuum cleaning, dusting and glass cleaning and sweeping the carpark — thank you, your help was invaluable!
Next Sunday- 1st May: 5pm Evening Service
Haydn’s Creation – 5pm on Sunday 1st May:
Sydney Chamber Choir joins the Australian Haydn Ensemble and three superb soloists under the guest direction of Roland Peelman for the Australian period-instrument premiere of Haydn’s monumental oratorio “The Creation”. This majestic oratorio has always been one of the composer’s most popular works, and in many ways represents the summit of his craft.
City Recital Hall, Sydney
Bookings: cityrecitalhall.com or 8256 2222
Tickets from $75/$65 Under 30s $40
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
ABM Easter Appeal 2022:
Envelopes and Digital donations cards are available in church foyer.
Or you can donate online at www.abmission.org/Easter2022
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.
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
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: David Dunlop; Stephen Gates & Andrew; Marilyn Gibbs; Kevin Green; and Peter Gilbert & Alfredo Narnolo.
Monday: Michael, Elizabeth, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas Fleming.
Tuesday: Lachlan Gray, Rosemary Randall & Frances.
Wednesday: Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blomberry; and Richard Hagan & Som.
Thursday: John, Martha & Christopher Haly; and Selina & John Hardy.
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: Tony Brownlow; Julie Olston: Michelle Sowerby and family; Paul; Karlene Thompson; Julie Ankers; John Bowen; John Perkins; Florence Shellard; Amanda Romeo; Andy Serafin; Maryrose Crowther; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; and The Psomas Family.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Graham Hall; Harold Chessman; Hannah Gavin; Leonard Boone; Sarah Ayers; Herbert Heck; William Keating; Annie Roberts; Terry Ogg; Rupert Coombes; & Elsie Lowe.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: John Hardy; Pauline Newell; Beth Armstrong; Lyn Carrington; John Dickson; Stephen Thurley; 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 of Easter
First Reading: Acts 9.1–6 Psalm: 30
Second Reading: Revelation 5.6–14 Gospel: John 21.1–19
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