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

Notices_Sunday 19th November — 25th Sunday After Pentecost



The flowers today are donated and arranged by Moya Holle in lov­ing memory of her hus­band John Holle.


TODAY — Par­ish Coun­cil meets in the church after ser­vice and morn­ing tea.



Thursday 23rd Novem­ber at 11 am – Pau­line Newell’s funer­al will be held here at St Luke’s. 

Parish­ion­ers are invited by Pauline’s fam­ily to attend the funer­al and stay for the gath­er­ing in the hall after­wards.  If you plan to attend, please bring a plate of sweet food (cakes, fruit etc).  Pauline’s fam­ily have arranged savoury food to be provided on the day by a cater­er and St Luke’s will be provid­ing the tea and coffee.




New Big Roster for Nov 2023 ‑March 2023 now avail­able in church foyer.


Christ­mas Cards for 2023:      We encour­age parish­ion­ers to vis­it The Lep­rosy Mis­sion, ABM, or The Bush Church Aid Soci­ety web­sites to order their own cards this year.   We have a small num­ber of packs of Christ­mas cards from 2022 for sale in the Com­munity Resource Centre.  Please see Steph­en Gates after church.


Are you going away for Christ­mas?   Fr Jeff is look­ing to have a Christ­mas ser­vice on Wed­nes­day 20th Decem­ber strictly for those who are head­ing off on hol­i­day for Christ­mas.  Is this you?  Please speak to Fr Jeff if you would come to this service.


Nurs­ing Home Gifts: As is our usu­al cus­tom, we take a small gift to each patient at the Stan­more Nurs­ing Home in Cam­bridge St at Christ­mas time. Your dona­tion no mat­ter how small helps the par­ish to pay for a selec­tion of equal value gifts — usu­ally chocol­ates, or some­thing suit­able for those patients who are dia­bet­ic.  If you would like to donate please place your dona­tion on the offer­tory plate in an envel­ope marked “Nurs­ing Home”, or donate online with ref­er­ence “Nurs­ing Home”.   Many thanks for your generosity!


Tues at 7.30pm — Bible Study Led by Fr Philip — 1st Let­ter of John:   Address: 5 Lin­coln Street, Stan­more.  Mob: 0431 655 220.   Please bring a Bible.  Sup­per will be provided.  All welcome!


Sat 25 Novem­ber 2023 — The final MNO for 2023:   6.00 for 6.30 pm.  Held at the Row­ers on Cooks River Club (Wolli Creek).  For inform­a­tion speak to Kev­in Green or call Mob: 0405 691 055.





Sat 2 Dec 2023, 9.30am to 2pm – ST LUKE’S MINI MARKET

Christ­mas Hamper raffle dona­tions required! – Please see Ruth or Andy.





Sat­urday 16 & Sunday 17 Decem­ber at 3pm — RCC Handel’s Messiah:

Join Radio Com­munity Chest for their 82nd annu­al per­form­ance of Han­del’s immor­tal ora­tor­io, Messiah.

These breath­tak­ing per­form­ances fea­ture a 300+ choir, the world-renowned Organ of the Town Hall, pro­fes­sion­al soloists and orchestra.

Ven­ue: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

For book­ings see —



23–25 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.


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 your teabags.  (N.B. — no dairy, cit­rus, onions or meat).



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Ann Petersen & Rachel; Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda, Bryson Reddy; and Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leil­ani & Car­men Reddy.

Monday: Andrew Pat­ter­son; and Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj.

Tues­day: John Reimer; Mat­ilda Rink­er; and Gra­hame Sadler.

Wed­nes­day: Rajah Selva­ra­jah & Greg; Peter Sey­mour; and Louisa Silverman.

Thursday: Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes; and Laurel & Ray Sommer.

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, and those effected by earth­quakes, mud­slides or floods.  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: Prue; Mar­garet Chiew; Dav­id Dun­lop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walms­ley; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Joyce Grant; Joseph Kumar; Ger­ald Grant; Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Simone Abra­hams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Cath­er­ine Lough­man; Chris­toph­er Middleton; Helen Woell­ner; Libby Dav­is; Steph­en Grif­fen; Christine Pick­ard; and Tom Hall.


Recently Depar­ted: Pau­line Newell.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­tedWil­li­am Lawson; Mar­garet Said; Fr John Holle; Mar­garet Lofts; Alice Lofts, and Eliza­beth Armstrong.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 23rd: Clem­ent of Rome, Bish­op and mar­tyr (d. c. 100); and 25th: James Nobles, pion­eer Abori­gin­al Dea­con (d. 1941).


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: (Fr) John Hawkins; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Andy Ser­afin; Florence Shel­lard; Ray Som­mer; John Hardy; Lyn Car­ring­ton; John Dick­son; Bar­bara Allen; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Ann Jeffs; and Noel Jeffs.



Read­ings for Next Sunday: Christ the King

First Read­ing: Ezekiel 34.11–16, 20–24                Psalm: 100

Second Read­ing: Eph­esians 1.15–23                    Gos­pel: Mat­thew 25.31–46



Christmas Services and Events 2023


Sun 17th Dec – 9.30am Third Sunday of Advent Service 

Gifts will be giv­en out to chil­dren at this service.

After the ser­vice and morn­ing tea parish­ion­ers are invited to sing car­ols at Stan­more nurs­ing home while gifts are distributed.


Sun 17th Dec – 6pm CAROL service. 

Sun 24th Dec – 7.30pm CHRISTMAS EVE ser­vice (Note: 9.30am ser­vice is can­celled for this Sunday only)

 Mon 25th Dec – 9.30am CHRISTMAS DAY service.

Sun 31st Dec – 9.30am First Sunday after Christmas/NEW YEAR’S EVE service