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Notices_Sunday 20th August — Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost


Thank you to Fr Philip Brad­ford for con­tinu­ing as our Locum.  Fr Jeff and Michelle will be away on long ser­vice leave until 10th Septem­ber 2023.   You can find Fr Philip’s weekly Sunday ser­mons on the home page of our Par­ish web­site under ‘Ser­mon Archive’.


The flowers today have been donated by the Chiew Fam­ily in lov­ing memory of Tiffany’s fath­er, John Satterley.



 Small Group Lunches and Din­ners: Those who put their names down will be con­tac­ted by someone host­ing a group in due course.



Loc­al Indi­gen­ous His­tory Com­mit­tee: Last year’s Sydney Syn­od reques­ted that each par­ish write a loc­al indi­gen­ous his­tory of their area.  At its 2023 AGM our par­ish approved the form­a­tion of a com­mit­tee to do this.  The Com­mit­tee has been meet­ing since Feb­ru­ary this year keep­ing the fol­low­ing words as a guide: know­ledge, under­stand­ing and engage­ment.  Through a know­ledge of the past we hope to grow in under­stand­ing and rela­tion­ship with First Nations Peoples.

While we have found some his­tor­ic­al inform­a­tion per­tain­ing to pre-European set­tle­ment and early white set­tle­ment we are lack­ing in resources from early white set­tle­ment to the present day.  If you know of any print or human resources, we would be very grate­ful.  Oral his­tor­ies of any First Nations people either liv­ing in this area or from out­side with a know­ledge of the loc­al area would be par­tic­u­larly help­ful.  If you have ideas, do speak to a mem­ber of the Com­mit­tee: Selina Hardy, Louisa Sil­ver­man, Jo Middleton, Mandy Tib­bey, Moya Holle, Lyne Cun­neen or Tony Brownlow.



Tues­day nights at 7.30pm — A Bible Study lead by Fr Philip:  Address: 5 Lin­coln Street, Stan­more.   Mob: 0431 655 220.  Please bring a bible.  Sup­per will be provided.


Monday 21st August — Ladies Lunch: 12 mid­day at De Lanna Thai, 220 Addis­on Rd, Mar­rick­ville.  All ladies, includ­ing our Opshop volun­teers, are invited.  We have chosen a Monday because the Opshop is closed.  Please RSVP to Ruth TODAY — Sunday 20th August!!!


Soap Mak­ing work­shop — Post­poned — New Date TBC: Jo Middleton is host­ing a soap mak­ing work­shop in the hall/kitchen.  There is no charge, and a cup of tea/coffee will be served.  If you would like to come, please bring with you some perfume/cologne or scen­ted oil to put a fra­grance into your bar of soap.


Sunday, 27th August — THE ATONEMENT: MULTICOLOURED OR MONOCHROME at 2pm:   At St James Hall (169–171 Phil­lip Street, Sydney) and online, Rev’d Dr Max Wood, Rect­or of St Luke’s, Mos­man, will be giv­ing a talk on the atone­ment.  While many evan­gel­ic­als insist on a “pen­al sub­sti­tu­tion” the­ory that spot­lights viol­ence and pun­ish­ment, this talk will intro­duce a plur­al­ity of mean­ings of Jesus’ atone­ment.   Fr Max Wood has an Hon­ours degree in theo­logy and under­took doc­tor­al research at Durham Uni­ver­sity where he was made a fel­low of St Chad’s Col­lege.  For fur­ther inform­a­tion con­tact Tony Brownlow.


Sunday, 27th August — 4pm Pre-Syn­od Meet­ing organ­ised by Anglic­ans Togeth­er fol­lows at St James Hall (169–171 Phil­lip Street, Sydney).


Sat­urday 2nd Sept at 11am – The Feast of the Com­mem­or­a­tion of the New Guinea Mar­tyrs:  Will be held at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, Sydney.  Cel­eb­rant: Fr Daniel Dries and Speak­er: The Rev­er­end Dr Mur­ray Har­vey, Bish­op of Grafton.   Refresh­ments after­wards in the Par­ish Hall, Pitt Street, Sydney.  Please RSVP for cater­ing by 31st August to Den­ise in ABM Office




Sunday 17th Sept — 40th Anniversary of Sydney MOW:

Cel­eb­rated at Christ Church St Laurence Hay­mar­ket, at the 9am & 10.30 am ser­vices, where the Arch­bish­op of Perth, Kay Goldsworthy AO, will be our guest preach­er.  Fol­low­ing the 10.30am ser­vice there will be a lunch­eon in the hall and a short lec­ture giv­en to hon­our the life of the late Dr Patri­cia Bren­nan, by The Ven­er­able Dr Colleen O’Reilly.

If you are a mem­ber of MOW, please ensure you renew your mem­ber­ship pri­or to the event.   The lunch­eon will cost $30 per per­son.  Please book using Try­book­ing online at Sydney Move­ment for Ordin­a­tion web­site by 1st Septem­ber 2023.

If you would like to join our mem­ber­ship, please go to the MoWatch Aus­tralia web­site  or see Ruth who is the Sydney Con­ven­or.  We will be respect­fully ral­ly­ing out­side Syn­od again this year to raise aware­ness of the status of women in this dio­cese, on Tues­day 12th and Wed­nes­day 13th Septem­ber at 2pm for approx. 1 hour.




Sat­urday, 23rd Sept 2023 — Cinema Para­diso:  Chaplin’s Mod­ern Times:

3.30pm for a 3.45pm start, con­clud­ing at 5.40pm.  RSVP:  con­tact Brett by Sunday, 17 Septem­ber 2023

Mod­ern Times (1936) — As the role of AI is debated in soci­ety today, a screen­ing of Chaplin’s last per­form­ance of the Little Tramp char­ac­ter, strug­gling to sur­vive in a mod­ern, indus­tri­al­ised world.

Accord­ing to Wiki­pe­dia, Chap­lin com­menced work on the film after a con­ver­sa­tion with Mahatma Gandhi about mod­ern tech­no­logy.  He did not under­stand why Gandhi gen­er­ally opposed it, though he gran­ted that “machinery with only con­sid­er­a­tion of profit” had put people out of work and ruined lives.

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 Charlie 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.



Sunday 15th Octo­ber — St Luke’s Patron­al Fest­iv­al:  Our Guest Speak­er is to be The Ven­er­able Dr Colleen O’Reilly, a former parish­ion­er.  Fol­low­ing the ser­vice we will hold a shared lunch, out­doors in the church car­park — weath­er permitting.


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.


Future date for your diary is the Par­ish Retreat, which we have booked at the Old Mon­as­tery Stroud (Fri­day even­ing to Sunday after­noon) on the week­end of 23–25 Feb­ru­ary 2024.   We will start tak­ing names for reser­va­tions in early Decem­ber.  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.  The place is very pop­u­lar with lots of parishes!


2024 Aus­trali­an Anglic­an Church Cal­en­dar: With pho­to­graphs by Robin Page this 2024 edi­tion con­tin­ues to include all the minor Feasts of the church as lis­ted in the 2024 lec­tion­ary.  Litur­gic­al sea­sons are col­our-coded, and each pic­tured church provides a short descrip­tion of its his­tory and cul­ture as well bible quote for the month.   Avail­able now to pur­chase online from St Peter’s Book­room  for $16.50 each (GST included) plus post­age costs.


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.


Lea MacNeil has jam, con­serves, pickles and vari­ous sauces to sell; please email her at to order them from her.  All pro­ceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; Janet Walms­ley; Noël Waugh; and Ron & Katie Williams.

Monday: Janet Wid­mer & Cliff; Sally Woell­ner; and Vic­tor Anyarisi.

Tues­day: Kay Younie, Nata­sha, Timothy and Jonathon.

Wed­nes­day: Jen­nifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.; and (Fr) John Bowen & Joanne.

Thursday: (Fr) Philip Brad­ford; Tony Brown­low; and Les & Lyn Carrington.

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



Pray­ers for the sickDon­ald Thomas; Gra­hame Sadler; Christine Thur­ley; Mar­garet Chiew; Noel Jeffs; Peter Sey­mour; Dav­id Dun­lop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walms­ley; Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Simone Abra­hams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Cath­er­ine Lough­man; Wolfgang Haas; Chris­toph­er Middleton; Charles Said-Vas­sallo; and Helen Woellner.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  John Sat­ter­ley; Dorothy Dunker­ley; and Wanda Coleman.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 24th August: Bartho­lomew, 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; Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Don­nell; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his fam­ily; Andrew Strat­golda; Loch­lan Lones­bor­ough; Ann Jeffs; and Singla Pallav.



Read­ings for Next Sunday: Thir­teenth Sunday After Pentecost

First Read­ing: Exodus 1.8–2.10               Psalm: 124

Second Read­ing: Romans 12.1–8            Gos­pel: Mat­thew 16.13–20