Parish Council Meeting Today – in church after morning tea.
CONFIRMATION: Bp Stead will be the confirming bishop at St Luke’s on 16 October which will also be our Patronal Festival for 2022. We do have one candidate but if there are others interested, please speak with Fr Jeff. Preparing for confirmation is a fun and interesting time.
Saturday 3rd Sept — ABM — The Feast of the Commemoration of the New Guinea Martyrs:
11am at St Luke’s Concord – Burwood,
19 Burton Street, Concord NSW.
Celebrant and Preacher: The Reverend Ryan Austin-Eames (Senior Associate Priest, Christ Church St Laurence)
Refreshments will be served after the service. Please advise Margaret Lawther by email if you are attending. email@example.com
MOW National Conference and 30th Anniversary – 16–18 Sept 2022
Flyers are available at the back of the church, with details regarding registration and costs.
Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recital
3pm on Sunday, 18 September 2022 — keep and share the date
Well-known to Sydney audiences, St Luke’s is delighted to welcome Heather Moen-Boyd to perform, at last, a recital to mark the final stage in the restoration of the Church’s unique 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ.
Entry: $10 ($5 all concessions), including programme note.
RSVP: to Kathy Drummond /Brett Davies / OrganatEnmore@gmail.com
ANGLICANS TOGETHER DINNER – 17th November 2022
Cost: $75 for members of AT and $90 for non-members for a two-course dinner, speakers and coffee, wine extra.
BOOKINGS will be online only. When the website for bookings is available you will have a notice sent to you via the parish e‑mail. Numbers are limited so get in early. Any questions please ask Tony Brownlow.
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
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: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy; Matilda Rinker; and Grahame Sadler.
Monday: Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; John Reimer; and Peter Seymour.
Tuesday: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leilani & Carmen Reddy.
Wednesday: Rajah Selvarajah & Greg; and Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes.
Thursday: Louisa Silverman; Ray & Laurel Sommer; and Karlene Thompson.
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 strains. 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: Peter Cinelli; Ray Sommer; John Bowen; Tony Brownlow; Mary Middleton; Helen; Julie Ankers; John Perkins; Florence Shellard; Andy Serafin; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; The Psomas Family; and Len Parsons.
Recently Departed: Archie Roach; Judith Durham; and Olivia Newton-John.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Wanda Coleman; Clarrie Cregan; and Jane Harker.
Saints Commemoration: 24th: Bartholomew, Apostle and Martyr; and 27th: Monica, mother of Augustine (d.387).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: John Hardy; Pauline Newell; Beth Armstrong; 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; and Noel Jeffs.
Readings for Next Sunday: Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
First Reading: Jeremiah 2.4–13 Psalms: 81.1, 10–16
Second Reading: Hebrews 13.1–8, 15–16 Gospel: Luke 14.1, 7–14