A very warm welcome and thank you to Jennifer Newman our Guest Speaker today.
The flowers in the church today are donated by Kate and Ron Williams. Congratulations to Ron who was ordained a Deacon 60 years ago on The Feast of St Matthias, 24th February in Adelaide Cathedral.
Parish Office Hours change: From Monday 6th February the office days and times have changed to Tuesday 9.15am — 3.00pm, Wednesday 9.15am — 2.15pm, & Thursday 9.15am — 3.00pm. The office will be closed on Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Palm Crosses Needed: Please remember to bring in your palm crosses from last year. We will burn these to make the ash on Shrove Tuesday for our Ash Wednesday services.
Saturday 18th February – Inner West BBQ for the Voice
As part of the Inner West Council’s campaign to build awareness in the community about the Uluru Statement from the Heart and upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum, they are hosting a free sausage sizzle at 2pm – 4pm in Petersham Park, Station Street Petersham. Free public access to Fanny Durack Aquatic Centre also available.
This will be an opportunity for members of the community to learn more about the upcoming referendum on constitutional recognition of Indigenous people, what the proposed amendment entails, and how the Voice to Parliament will work. Prominent Indigenous leaders who will be on hand to answer questions from the community. For more information, please visit
Pancakes at the Rectory – 7pm on Tuesday 21st Feb: Fr Jeff and Michelle invite parishioners and their relatives to the Rectory to share in the tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday as a precursor to the beginning of Lent the following day (Ash Wednesday). Fr Jeff is the pancake maker for this special occasion. Please come, and though not necessary, a filling/topping for some pancakes would be most welcome. Please RSVP so that Fr Jeff knows how many pancakes to make.
Ash Wednesday services: Wednesday 22nd Feb – at 10.30am in the chapel & 7.30pm in the church.
Lenten Study – Starting Wed 22nd February
Facilitated by Fr Jeff using the 2023 ABM Lenten resource “The imaginary Doorway: Stories and studies from the Gospel of Inclusion”.
Studies to be held on Wednesdays after 10.30am service and morning tea; and Monday nights at 7.30pm online via Zoom.
Booklets $12 each – available from Community Resource Centre after 9.30am service – See Stephan Gates.
Please contact Fr Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and the zoom link.
ABM Lent & Good Friday Appeal 2023
Envelopes are available n church foyer to place on the collect plate Or Scan the QR code to make a donation online.
You can also donate online at www.abmission.org/Lent2023
Future Dates for your Diary:
Sunday 26th Feb – First Sunday in Lent — Parish Council meets.
Sunday 5th March – Parish Annual General Meeting.
Saturday 11th March – Cinema Paradiso – Casablanca (1942)
Saturday 25th March – NSW State Election in St Luke’s Hall, BBQ & Cake Stall.
Sunday 26th March – The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Sunday 2nd April — Palm Sunday at 9.30 am with Procession.
Thurs 6th April — Maundy Thursday at 7.30 pm.
Fri 7th April — Good Friday at 9.30am and 12pm Stations of the Cross.
Sun 9th April — Easter Day at 9.30 am.
Thursday 23rd Feb – NSW Election Candidate Forum for NEWTOWN
Held at All Saints Anglican Church, Petersham at 7pm
Jenny Long MP (The Greens) and David Hetherington (Labor) are confirmed candidates attending.
The forum will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/allsaintspetersham
If you do not live in the Newtown electorate, you can find events for many other electorates at freedomforfaith.org.au/nsw
Sunday 5th March – Parish Annual General Meeting:
Will be held in the church after 9.30am service and morning tea.
If you are an office bearer, would you please submit your report/s to the Parish Office via email, by Sunday 19th February,
as the collated final edition should be in the hands of parishioners the week prior to the AGM, Sunday 26 February.
Saturday 11 March — Cinema Paradiso: Casablanca (1942)
RSVP: contact Brett by 5 March 2023
3.30pm to 6.05pm; 4.45pm Interval with French wine and cheese (20 minutes).
The film is famous for its lead characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song. According to Wikipedia, it consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history. In 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected the film as one of the first to be preserved for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Saturday 25th March – NSW State Elections:
The Electoral Office is hiring our hall from 3 p.m. Friday 24th to midnight on 25th March. This will be a good opportunity for us to hold a sausage sizzle and possibly a cake stall. It will also benefit our Op Shop. More news later about times and what you might be able to help with. Watch this space!
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. (N.B. — No dairy, citrus, onions or meat & No strings on teabags please). Worm castings are available. See 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: Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; and Fabian LoSchiavo.
Monday: Mandy Tibbey & Geoff Lindsay; and Evelyn Maack.
Tuesday: Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas; and Jennifer McGovern.
Wednesday: John M.; Jo Middleton; and Ronald Naidu.
Thursday: Anthea, Ron, Ronan, Veronica & Rohan Nath; and Pauline Newell.
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 Turkey and Syria who are suffering following the devastating earthquake this week. 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 on the ground helping those impacted. Amen
Prayers for the sick: Fr Philip Bradford; Janet Walmsley; Tony Brownlow; Pauline Newell; Rosemary Bradford; Mary Middleton; (Fr) John Hawkins; Christine Kondratenko; Val Thomas; Maria & Trish; Kevin Tibbey; Simone Abrahams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phillips; Peter Cinelli; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Franz Legrum; Peta Loveday-Hill; Raf Forents; Suzanne Campton; Peter Crook; James Baker; and Brother Donald.
Recently Departed: John Pahali
Anniversaries of the Departed: Ivy Lawson; Eric Juergens; Edgar Fisher; Margaret Turnbull; and Kathleen Rushton.
Saints Commemoration: 20th: William Grant Broughton, first Bishop of Australian (d. 1853); and 23rd: Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, martyr (d. c. 155).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: 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; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; Singla Pallav; and Jennifer McGovern.
Readings for Next Sunday: First Sunday in Lent
First Reading: Genesis 2.15–17; 3.1–7 Psalms: 32
Second Reading: Romans 5.12–21 Gospel: Matthew 4.1–11
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