Flowers have been sent on behalf of the parish to Fr Gwilym and Sue Henry-Edwards sending condolences for the recent death of their granddaughter, Rhiannon Henry-Edwards.
NEXT WEEK: Parish Council meeting after the service and morning tea.
Tuesdays at 7.30pm — Bible Study: Led by Fr Philip. Address: 5 Lincoln Street, Stanmore. Mob: 0431 655 220. Please bring a Bible. Supper will be provided. All welcome!
Wednesday 25 October 2023 at 11am — ABM ‘A SRI LANKA’ LUNCH
Guest Speaker: LINA MAGALLANES (Head, Sustainable Communities Program ANGLICANS INDEVELOPMENT).
Join us in supporting this new PROJECT which is in conjunction with ABM’s Partner – THE DIOCESE OF COLOMBA.
Venue: Christ Church St Laurence Hall, enter at 505 Pitt Street, Sydney – Opposite Murray coach office.
RSVP: ABM office: abmission.org.au or PH:9264 1021
Sat 4 November at 2.30 p.m. – Sydney MOW Annual Meeting
St Paul’s Burwood Parish Hall, 205–207 Burwood Road, Burwood.
Special guest speaker The Rev’d Elaine Farmer from the Diocese of Canberra-Goulburn, speaking on ‘Foot Soldiers in the Monstrous Regiment of Women’.
Attendance is free. You don’t need to be a member to attend, but you are encouraged to bring some afternoon tea to share.
Please advise Ruth Champion, Sydney Convenor if you are able to attend or wish your apologies to be recorded email@example.com
Sat 18 Nov 2023 — St Luke’s Young Organists Series — Recital (time TBC)
Organ Scholar 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 — Seating unreserved
Entry, Programme & Refreshments: $ note donation
Donations welcome to contribute to the performer’s fees.
Enquiries: Kathy Drummond / Brett Davies.
Sat 2 Dec 2023, 9.30am to 2pm — ST LUKE’S CHRISTMAS MARKET
Cake, Plant and Jam Stalls, BBQ/Sausage Sizzle, Food Stalls, Op Shop, Morning Tea & more.
Please make yourself available to help on the day.
More information later.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to order them from her. All proceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Peter Seymour; Andy Serafin & Colin; Louisa Silverman; Laurel & Ray Sommer; and Karlene Thompson.
Monday: Christine Thurley. Troy and family; and Janet Walmsley.
Tuesday: Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; and Noël Waugh.
Wednesday: Janet Widmer & Cliff; Ron & Katie Williams; and Sally Woellner.
Thursday: Kay, Natasha, Timothy, and Jonathon Younie.
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, 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: Christine Thurley; Margaret Chiew; David Dunlop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walmsley; Ruth Champion: Alex Regos; Christine Kondratenko; Simone Abrahams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Catherine Loughman; Christopher Middleton; Helen Woellner; Libby Davis; Joyce Grant; and Gerald Grant.
Recently Departed: Fred Hobson.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Elizabeth Dempsey; Ram Chandar; Dorothy McCabe; Jack Kimpton; Charles Austin; Patricia Decker; Evan Kettlye; Frank Dahl; Millicent Elliott; Vera Greenough; and Malcolm Chin.
Saints Commemoration: 23rd Oct: James of Jerusalem, bother of Our Lord, martyr (d. c. 62); 24th Oct: United Nations, Inauguration 1945; and 28th Oct: Simon and Jude, Apostles, and martyrs.
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.
Readings for Next Sunday: Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost
First Reading: Deuteronomy 34.1–12 Psalm: 90.1–6,13–17
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2.1–13 Gospel: Matthew 22.34–46