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Notices_Sunday 10th September 2023 — Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost


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 7.30pmThe 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 wormsLeave 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 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