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Notices_Sunday 21st January 2024 — 3rd Sunday after Epiphany


TODAY – Plan­ning meet­ing for Par­ish Retreat:    Fol­low­ing morn­ing tea there will be a plan­ning meet­ing in pre­par­a­tion for the par­ish retreat at the end of Feb­ru­ary.  If you would like to attend the retreat and help in plan­ning it, please stay after morn­ing tea and we will meet in the church for about 40 minutes.


The par­ish office will be closed until 9.15am on Tues­day 30th January.


OpShop 30-year cel­eb­ra­tion pens are avail­able in the foy­er for $2 each.


Palm Crosses Needed: Please remem­ber to bring in your palm crosses from last year.  We will burn these to make the ash on Shrove Tues­day for our Ash Wed­nes­day services.



Sat 17th Feb at 3.30pm — Cinema Para­diso: Some like it Hot (1959)

RSVP not essen­tial — Screen­ing in the Church Hall

3.30pm for a punc­tu­al 3.45pm start, con­clud­ing at 5.40pm.

Inter­val at 4.30pm (30 minutes) with wine, cheese and analysis

Some Like It Hot (1959) opened to crit­ic­al and com­mer­cial suc­cess and remains one of the great Hol­ly­wood films.  Set in 1920s Pro­hib­i­tion-era Chica­go, two hard-up musi­cians wit­ness the shoot­ing of a police inform­er on the infam­ous St Valentine’s Day Mas­sacre.  To escape the Mafia, they dis­guise them­selves as women and flee to Miami with an all-female jazz band.  Famil­i­ar to many, it is a per­fect film for late Sum­mer in Sydney — Rot­ten Toma­toes call­ing it ‘A spry, quick-wit­ted farce that nev­er drags.’


Sunday 18th Feb­ru­ary — Par­ish Coun­cil will meet after 9.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea.



Upcom­ing Events

Sun 28th Jan – 9.30am Aus­tralia Today service.

Sun 11th Feb – 9.30am Transfiguration/ Last Sunday after Epiphany.

Tues 13th Feb – Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day.

Wed 14th Feb­ru­ary – 10.30am & 7.30pm Ash Wed­nes­day services.

Sun 18th Feb – 9.30am First Sunday in Lent.

Sun 24th March – 9.30am Palm Sunday.

28th /29th March – 7.30pm Maun­dy Thursday/9.30am Good Friday.

31st March – 9.30am East­er Day.



2.30pm Thurs 1st Feb­ru­ary 2024 — ABM 2024 Pro­ject Book Launch:

You are invited to meet online with ABM and AID Exec­ut­ive Dir­ect­or, the Rev’d Dr John Deane, as we launch the 2024 Pro­ject Book. Togeth­er we will find out what God is doing and share with you how you and your par­ish can join with us in God’s mission.

We will also show­case the vari­ous resources we have avail­able to help your par­ish par­ti­cip­ate more fully in God’s mis­sion, nation­ally and glob­ally, through ABM.

 Zoom Link will be sent the day before the Launch

 Please RSVP to or 1300 302 663 with your name and par­ish by Wed­nes­day 31 Janu­ary 2024.



 23–25 Feb­ru­ary 2024 — Par­ish Retreat:

Booked at the Old Mon­as­tery Stroud (Fri­day even­ing to Sunday after­noon).

 We are now tak­ing names for reser­va­tions.

The bed­rooms are nearly all single rooms with shared bath­rooms, and we will be self-catering.

*If you are inter­ested, please speak to Ruth Champion.



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.


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:  Moya Holle; Noel Jeffs; Joseph, Esth­er, Joyti & Joshlyn Kumar; Ray­aan Kumar; Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tibbey.

Monday: Lea McNeil & Don­ald Thomas; Evelyn Maack; and Jen­nifer McGovern.

Tues­day: John M.; Jo Middleton; Fran Neilson; and Ron­ald Naidu.

Wed­nes­day: Anthea, Ron, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath.

Thursday: Johnny Nitchareon & Eed Intapan; and Kath­er­ine Oldfield.

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 areas of con­flict.  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: Rick Prat­ley; Mar­garet Chiew; Dav­id Dun­lop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walms­ley; Joseph Kumar; Ger­ald Grant; Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Cath­er­ine Lough­man; Helen Woell­ner; Libby Dav­is; Steph­en Grif­fen; Tom Hall; Auntie Glor­ia (Shipp); Nick Moles­worth; Michael Egan; Douglas Sey­mour; (Fr) Max Wood; Dav­id Brad­ford; Evelyn de Zoysa; Fran, Jac­queline; Donna Har­ris; and Douglas Johnston.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Henry Ped­er­son; Bri­an Rawns­ley; Kay Mat­thews; Frank Clarke; and Ron Buckingham.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:  22nd: Vin­cent, dea­con and mar­tyr (d. 304); 24th: Com­pan­ions of Paul, includ­ing Timothy, Tit­us and Silas; 25th: Con­ver­sion of Paul the Apostle; and 27th John Chryso­stom, Bish­op of Con­stantinople, teach­er (d. 407).


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



Read­ings for 9.30am Ser­vice – Aus­tralia Today:

First Read­ing: Deu­ter­o­nomy 28.1–9        Psalm: 145.1–9

Second Read­ing: Romans 13.1–8            Gos­pel: Mark 12.13–17