The flowers today are donated and arranged by Ann Petersen in loving memory of Wolfgang Winter.
Sunday 19th November — Parish Council meets in the church after service and morning tea.
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.
St Luke’s Community Artwork: At our recent Patronal Festival Jo Middleton displayed the beginnings of an artwork of various pieces of material symbolising parts of our community life. Jo is looking for those who wish to join in this artistry with their own contributions. If this is you, contact Jo on 0484 291 646.
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!
Saturday 18 Nov2023 at 3:00 pm St Luke’s Young Organists Series — Recital
St Paul’s Burwood organist Bailey Yeates, Winner of the Intermediate Section of the 2023 Sydney Organ Competition performs works by J S Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Australian composer Graeme Koehne and others on our rare 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ.
No booking required
Entry, Programme & Refreshments: $ note donation
Donations welcome to contribute to the performer’s fees.
Enquiries: Kathy Drummond / Brett Davies.
Sat 25 Nov 2023 at 6pm for 6.30pm — Final Men’s Night Out for 2023: 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 CHRISTMAS MARKET
Please see Ruth or Andy with your Christmas Hamper raffle donations!
Tues 12 Dec 2023 – Anglican’s Together Dinner:
Venue: Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169–173 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
Guest Speaker: The Rev’d Associate Professor Matthew Anstey
[Topic: the motivations and aims of the recently created ACAN (National Comprehensive Anglican Network)].
Tickets are $75 (members) and $85 (non-members). Cash Bar.
Booking can be made via: https://www.trybooking.com/CMQHY
*Please advise any special dietary requirements to Paula Turner, Secretary of Anglicans Together — e: email@example.com
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 — https://www.trybooking.com/CLBSQ
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).
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: Joseph, Esther, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Rayaan Kumar; Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; Lea McNeil & Donald Thomas; Evelyn Maak; Jennifer McGovern and John M.
Monday: Jo Middleton; Fran Neilsen; and Pauline Newell.
Tuesday: Ronald Naidu; Anthea, Ron, Ronan, Veronica & Rohan Nath.
Wednesday: Johhny Nitchareon & Eed Intapan; and Katherine Oldfield.
Thursday: Julie Olston & Philipa; and Fr Jeff & Michelle Parker.
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.
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 Allen; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Ann Jeffs; and Noel Jeffs.
Names of the Departed: Parish Honour Rolls and Remembrance List names will be read out.
Saints Commemoration: 16th: Margaret of Scotland, Queen, helper of the poor (d. 1093); and 17th: Hilda of Whitby, Abbess (d. 680) & Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln (d. 1200).
Readings for Next Sunday: Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
First Reading: Judges 4.1–10 Psalm: 123
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5.1–11 Gospel: Matthew 25.14–30