Happy Birthday to: Alexander Chiew; Richard Hagen; Fr Philip Bradford; Michelle Parker; Susan Reddy; Louisa Silverman; and Shirley Allen.
Tonight: 5pm Evening Service
ABM Easter Appeal 2022
Envelopes and Digital donations cards are available in church foyer.
Or you can donate online at www.abmission.org/Easter2022
Unfinished Business: Celebrating Anglican Women’s Ministry in Australia
A national conference to be held at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, Sydney, 16–18 September 2022
Further details, including the conference program and registration details, will be provided in due course.
The Parish Hall has been let to the Australian Electoral Commission for pre-polling for the Federal Election on Saturday 21st May.
As a result, the Hall will not be available for any other use from Wednesday 4th May to Monday 23rd May. This includes preparation and pack up time.
Pre-polling will take place during these times:
Monday 9th May to Friday 13th May: 8.30am–5.30pm
Saturday 14th May: 9.00am–4.00pm
Monday 16th May to Thursday 19th May: 8.30am–5.30pm
Friday 20th May: 8.30am–6.00pm
- Alternative arrangements will be made for morning teas on Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
- Parishioners who visit the church during the week or attend the 10.30am Wednesday service should take care to avoid confrontation with any poll workers or political volunteers.
- This event is an important source of funds for the parish, and it is in all of our interests to make sure that it runs smoothly.
Thanks to Andrew Reddy and his team for their timely response to our call for electrical work to be done last week. Much appreciated by the Rector and Wardens.
A monthly healing service is being planned for Sunday evenings. This follows the attendance of a small group at the St Andrews Cathedral healing service this week as part of our research and information gathering. Any comments – speak to Fr Jeff or Peter Seymour.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
Food for our worms –Please leave your worm food gifts at church on Sundays or drop off during the week. (NB — no dairy, citrus or meat) Fr. Jeff
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: Susan Hill, Janet Broady & Alex; Moya Holle; Nicola & James Howard; and Pamela Jaksic.
Monday: Joseph, Esther, Joyti, Joshlyn, Deepika & Deepshika Kumar.
Tuesday: Geoff Lindsay & Mandy Tibbey; and Fabian LoSchiavo.
Wednesday: Lea McNeil & Donald Thomas; and Evelyn Maack.
Thursday: Jennifer McGovern; John M.; Jo Middleton; and Ronald Naidu.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Dear loving Father, please deliver us from the coronavirus and limit its impact on Australia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis. Please protect with your loving care those we love — our families, friends and neighbours. Let your fatherly hand guide, shelter and strengthen them. Cast out all anxious fears and doubts. Give us an increasing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace. We pray for those around the world now struggling with various COVID stains. Heal and comfort those who are sick and suffering. Protect and guide the health professionals who are at the front line. Please give wisdom and courage to those who bear responsibility for confronting this challenge. We ask these things through the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayers for the sick: Tony Brownlow; Julie Olston: Michelle Sowerby and family; Paul; Karlene Thompson; Julie Ankers; John Bowen; John Perkins; Florence Shellard; Amanda Romeo; Andy Serafin; Maryrose Crowther; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; and The Psomas Family.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Albert Allen; Ada Harris; and Myrtle Blatch.
Saints Commemoration: 2nd: Anthanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, teacher (d. 373); 3rd: Philip & James, Apostles and Martyrs; and 6th: John, Apostle and Martyr.
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: John Hardy; Pauline Newell; Beth Armstrong; Lyn Carrington; John Dickson; Stephen Thurley; 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; and Noel Jeffs.
Readings for Next Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Easter
First Reading: Acts 9.36–43 Psalm: 23
Second Reading: Revelation 7.9–17 Gospel: John 10.22–30