Welcome back Fr Jeff and Michelle. We trust they have had a relaxing time away and congratulate them on the marriage of their son, Tom to Niki.
Tuesday at 7.30pm — A Bible Study on St John’s Gospel lead by Fr Philip: Address: 5 Lincoln Street, Stanmore. Mob: 0431 655 220. Please bring a Bible. Supper will be provided. All welcome.
NEXT Sunday 17th Sept — 40th Anniversary of Sydney MOW:
Celebrated at Christ Church St Laurence Haymarket, at the 9am & 10.30 am services, where the Archbishop of Perth, Kay Goldsworthy AO, will be guest preacher. Following the 10.30am service there will be a RSVP only luncheon in the hall and a short lecture given to honour the life of the late Dr Patricia Brennan, by The Venerable Dr Colleen O’Reilly.
Sunday 24th September: The Parish Council will meet in the church after the 9.30am service and morning tea.
Sat, 23rd Sept 2023 – Cinema Paradiso: Chaplin’s Modern Times:
3.30pm for a 3.45pm start, concluding at 5.40pm.
RSVP: contact Brett by Sunday, 17 September 2023
Modern Times (1936) — Part-talkie, the film is a satirical, hilarious and romantic comedy (Chaplin’s romance theme was later given lyrics and became the song Smile, first recorded by Nat King Cole). It is the first film to feature Chaplin’s voice in The Nonsense Song.
The film uses silence and physical jokes (Chaplin performed all of his own stunts) to depict the dehumanising effects of industrialisation and automation, exploring themes of humanity versus machine, the powerlessness of the poor, and the connections between unemployment, poverty and crime.
Saturday, 23rd Sept 2023 at 7.30pm – The Human Spirit
Sydney Chamber Choir
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Hope, joy, serenity, delight, curiosity, courage and tenderness: this concert celebrates the power of the human spirit. Discover new worlds of musical wonder with a magical Kyrie and spine-tinglingly radiant Gloria by Latvian composer Uģis Prauliņš, Ella Macens’ captivating When the World Closes Its Eyes, Antony Pitts’ exhilarating Credo from his ‘Mass of Unity’ and an exciting new work commissioned from Australian rising star Elizabeth Younan. And experience the full emotional power of choral music with Joe Twist’s An Australian Song Cycle: an unforgettable journey through the landscape of this unique continent.
or call our Box Office 1300 661 738
Saturday 14th October – Australian Indigenous Voice Referendum: NO VOTING HERE ON THAT DAY! We are still waiting to hear whether our hall will be used for pre-voting. Watch this space for further announcements.
Sunday 15th October — St Luke’s Patronal Festival: Our Guest Speaker is to be The Venerable Dr Colleen O’Reilly. Following the service we will hold a shared lunch, outdoors in the church carpark — weather permitting. So please bring food to share – hot or cold; savoury or sweet.
Saturday 21st Oct at 6.30pm – Warden’s Dinner: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary since our OpShop first opened on Enmore Road in 1993. Buy yourself an OpShop outfit. Prizes for best dressed male and female, funniest outfit, and cheapest outfit. So, keep your receipt to prove it was the cheapest outfit! 2 course dinner. BYOG.
23nd-25th February 2024 — Parish Retreat: Booked at the Old Monastery Stroud (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon). We will start taking names for reservations in early December 2023. The bedrooms are nearly all single rooms with shared bathrooms, and we will be self-catering. Yes, it most likely will be very warm at that time of the year, but it was all that was available to book. The place is very popular with lots of parishes!
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).
Notices for the Sunday Service booklet need to be received by Jennifer in the parish office by 10am on Thursday morning. It is best to email the details.
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.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Fran Nielsen; Johnny Nitchareon & Eed Intapan; Katherine Oldfield; and Julie Olston & Philippa.
Monday: Ronald Naidu; Anthea, Ron, Ronan, Veronica & Rohan Nath.
Tuesday: Fr Jeff and Michelle Parker; Andrew Patterson; and Ann Petersen.
Wednesday: Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; and John Reimer.
Thursday: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy; and Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leilani & Carmen Reddy.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Almighty God, we pray for those in war torn areas, particularly the Ukraine and the Sudan. We pray for healing and good medical care for those who have been injured. For those who have lost homes and possessions, please meet their daily needs for food, clean water and shelter and comfort those who mourn the loss of loved ones. And bless all who are helping those impacted. Amen
Prayers for the sick: Alfredo Narnola; Donald Thomas; Grahame Sadler; Christine Thurley; Margaret Chiew; Noel Jeffs; David Dunlop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walmsley; Ruth Champion: Alex Regos; Christine Kondratenko; Simone Abrahams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Catherine Loughman; Wolfgang Haas; Christopher Middleton; Charles Said-Vassallo; Helen Woellner; and Libby Davis.
Prayers for the Departed: Joan Christison.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Mary Edmonds; James Gavin; Elizabeth Goldsmith; Beatrice Hunt; Ruby Dorrington; and Violet Chandler.
Saints Commemoration: 11th: Mother Esther CHN, founder of the Community of the Holy Name (Melbourne) (d. 1931); 13th: Cyprian of Carthage, Bishop and martyr (d.258); 14th: Holy Cross; 15th: John Oliver Feetham, Bishop and Bush Brother (d.1947); and 16th: Ninian of Galloway, Bishop and missionary (d. c. 432).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Pauline Newell; (Fr) John Hawkins; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Andy Serafin; Florence Shellard; Ray Sommer; John Hardy; Lyn Carrington; John Dickson; Barbara & Jade Allen; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his family; Andrew Stratgolda; Lochlan Lonesborough; Ann Jeffs; Singla Pallav; and Ronald Wilkins.
Readings for Next Sunday: Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost.
First Reading: Exodus 14.19–31 Psalm: 114
Second Reading: Romans 14.1–14 Gospel: Matthew 18.21–35