Welcome to any visitors with us today. Please join us for morning tea.
DAYLIGHT SAVING STARTS again on Sunday 1st October 2023.
REMEMBER to put all of your clocks and devices FORWARD 1 HOUR
TODAY: Parish Council Meets in the church after service and morning tea.
Next Sunday – 6pm Spirit of Taizé Service.
Tuesday at 7.30pm — A Bible Study on St John’s Gospel lead by Fr Philip: Address: 5 Lincoln Street, Stanmore. Mob: 0431 655 220. Please bring a Bible. Supper will be provided. All welcome!
Sunday 8th October — The Feast of St Francis of Assisi: On this day we will bless pets and the animals in general and give thanks for all creation. Bring your pets along for a blessing.
Saturday 14th October – Australian Indigenous Voice Referendum
NO pre-polling will be available at St Luke’s Enmore before Saturday 14th October.
NO VOTING HERE ON THAT DAY!
Sunday 15th October – St Luke’s Patronal Festival: Our Guest Speaker is to be The Venerable Dr Colleen O’Reilly. Following the service we will hold a shared lunch, outdoors in the church carpark — weather permitting. So please bring food to share – hot or cold; savoury or sweet.
Sat 21st Oct at 6.30pm – Warden’s Dinner “Opportunity Knocks”
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary since our OpShop first opened on Enmore Road in 1993, so we encourage you to buy yourself an
OpShop outfit. This does not need to be an entire outfit!!
Prizes will be awarded for the outfits: 1. the quirkiest, 2. the most creative, 3. the most expensive, and 4. the cheapest. Please keep your receipts for the last two categories.
Cost: $40 Adult/ $20 Concession, Student, and OpShop Volunteers. No one is to be excluded because they can’t afford it. Just ask one of the Wardens or Andy Serafin.
Price includes a 2‑course dinner. Please BYOG. Soft drinks and water provided. Please let us know if you have any food allergies.
Weather permitting, we will use the carpark area at 6.30pm for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles. Our Caterer will serve dinner in the hall at 7.15pm but people are welcome to sit outside.
This is a fun night and we will have 80’s music. Please come and join us.
Get a group of family or friends together for a table or book an individual seat. Tickets will be available after church from today. Please see Kevin Chiew after church, Andy Serafin in the Op Shop or contact the Parish Office.
Bookings must be received by 5pm on Friday 13th October for catering.
23nd-25th 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. Yes, it most likely will be very warm at that time of the year, but it was all that was available to book.
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 teabags. (NB — 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.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Victor Anyarisi; Jennifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B., Fr John & Joanne Bowen; Fr Philip Bradford; Tony Brownlow; Ruth Champion; and Nancy Cheng.
Monday: Sally Woellner; and Kay Younie, Natasha, Timothy & Jonathon.
Tuesday: Les & Lyn Carrington; and Tiffany, Kevin, Alex & Nick Chiew.
Wednesday: Ron, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke; and Lyn Cunneen & John.
Thursday: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre; and Edi & Oscar Davis.
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 sick: Grahame Sadler; 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; Rebekah; and Gerald Grant.
Anniversaries of the Departed: David Neary; William Dorrington; Thomas Morton; Jean Thurling; Mary Fisher; Mary Ferguson; Bill Cummings; William Bugle; Claudine McLeod; Harold McLead; and Ellen Miller.
Saints Commemoration: 25th: Sergius of Moscow, Abbot and teacher (d.1392); 26th: Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester (d. 1626); 27th: Vincent de Paul, Priest and worker for the poor (d.1660); and 30th: Jerome, Priest and biblical scholar (d. 420).
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; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; and Ronald Wilkins.
Readings for Next Sunday: Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
First Reading: Exodus 17.1–7 Psalm: 78.1–4, 11–16
Second Reading: Philippians 2.1–13 Gospel: Matthew 21.23–32