St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community

Notices_Sunday 17th September — Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost






It was unan­im­ously endorsed at St Luke’s Par­ish Coun­cil in July to nom­in­ate Andy Ser­afin for the NSW VOLUNTEEER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Seni­or Sec­tion.  It is of no sur­prise to any of us that he has won the first round of the com­pet­i­tion as Seni­or Volun­teer of the Year (65+), in the Mid-West­ern Sydney Region.

His vol­un­tary work began way back in his early life – when he worked at the GIO for 32 years; 8 of which he gave as a volun­teer Board Mem­ber on their Cred­it Uni­on.  After retire­ment he took up an interest in hor­ti­cul­ture, antiques and his love of music dir­ec­ted his gen­er­os­ity to Musica Viva, sup­port­ing young play­ers at work­shops.  In fact, we know Andy is always gen­er­ous to those in need – espe­cially in the amount of time he devotes to man­aging our OpShop and to those in need.

Des­pite suf­fer­ing sig­ni­fic­ant health issues, espe­cially over the last 5 years, Andy has shown phe­nom­en­al will-power, in attend­ing to his sac­ristan duties, the Memori­al Garden and to the OpShop.  He is one of the saints!!



NEXT SUNDAY: Par­ish Coun­cil meets in the church after the ser­vice and morn­ing tea.



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 Sat­urday 23rd Sept 2023 — Cinema Para­diso — Mod­ern Times:

3.30pm for a 3.45pm start, con­clud­ing at 5.40pm.

RSVP:  con­tact Brett by Today (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.



NEXT Sat­urday, 23rd Sept 2023 at 7.30pmThe Human Spir­it

Sydney Cham­ber Choir

Ver­rugghen 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.

Tick­ets:  or call our Box Office 1300 661 738



Sunday 8th Octo­ber — St Fran­cis of Assisi and anim­al bless­ing:  On this day we will bless pets and the anim­als in gen­er­al and give thanks for all cre­ation.  Bring your pets along for a blessing.



Sat­urday 14th Octo­ber – Aus­trali­an Indi­gen­ous Voice Ref­er­en­dum: NO VOTING HERE ON THAT DAY!



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.



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.



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Monday: Louisa Sil­ver­man; Laurel Som­mer & Ray; and Kar­lene Thompson.

Tues­day: Christine Thur­ley, Troy & fam­ily; and Janet Walmsley.

Wed­nes­day: Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; and Noël Waugh.

Thursday: Janet Wid­mer & Cliff; and Ron & Katie Williams.

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




For our com­munity today: Mat­ilda Rink­er; Gra­hame Sadler; Rajah Selva­ra­jah & Greg; Peter Sey­mour; and Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes.



Pray­ers for the sick: Gra­hame Sadler; Christine Thur­ley; Mar­garet Chiew; 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; Chris­toph­er Middleton; Helen Woell­ner; Libby Dav­is; Rebekah; and Tom Hall.



Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Mar­garet Coombs; Wil­li­am Bell; Des Stone; and Patri­cia Smith.



Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  18th: John Rams­den Wol­la­ston, Priest, and mis­sion­ary of West­ern Aus­tralia (d. 1856); 20th: John Col­eridge Pat­ter­son, first Bish­op of Melane­sia, mar­tyr (d. 1871); and 21st: Mat­thew, Apostle, and martyr.



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; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; and Ron­ald Wilkins.



Read­ings for Next Sunday: Sev­en­teenth Sunday After Pentecost.

First Read­ing: Exodus 16.2–15                Psalm: 105.1–6,37–45

Second Read­ing: Phil­ip­pi­ans 1.21–30      Gos­pel: Mat­thew 20.1–16