Today — Parish Council Meeting will be held in church after morning tea.
Daylight Saving commences at 2am on Sunday 2nd October. Please remember to put your clocks forward one hour.
Sunday 2nd Oct – St Francis Day and Blessing of the animals: At the 9.30am service we will bless pets and the animals in general and give thanks for all creation. Please bring your pets along for a blessing
Next Sunday 2nd Oct – 6pm Spirit of Taize Service.
Sat 8th Oct — Next MNO: Will be held at Petersham R S L, Trafalgar Street Petersham at 6pm for 6.30pm. See Kevin Green for more details or Mob: 0405 691 055.
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 off teabags. (NB — no dairy, citrus, onions or meat) Fr. Jeff
Sun 16th Oct — St Luke’s Patronal Festival, Confirmation Day & catered Parish lunch:
The Chiew and Clarke families will be hosting a parish lunch after the service to celebrate St Luke’s Patronal Festival and Confirmation of Nicholas Chiew and Violetta Clarke.
This will be a fully catered event including 3 courses and drinks.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or sms Tiffany on 0434 521 156 so that we can confirm the numbers and any dietary requirements.
We look forward to seeing you all on this special occasion.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Weekly Intercessions for our Community: Sunday: Andrew Patterson; Ann Petersen & Rachel; Joyce Reddy; Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy; and Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leilani & Carmen Reddy. Monday: Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; and John Reimer. Tuesday: Matilda Rinker; and Grahame Sadler; Rajah Selvarajah & Greg. Wednesday: Peter Seymour; and Andy Serafin & Colin Spokes. Thursday: Louisa Silverman; Ray & Laurel Sommer; & Karlene Thompson. Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to. Saturday: Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.
Prayers for the sick: (Rev) Marcia Green; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phillips; Peter Cinelli; Ray Sommer; (Fr) 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; Len Parsons; Clara Voigh; and Georgia Keighery.
Anniversaries of the Departed: William Dorrington; Thomas Morton; Jean Thurling; Mary Fischer; Mary Ferguson; Bill Cummings; William Bugle; Claudine McLeod; Harold McLead; Ellen Miller; and Marj Newport.
Saints Commemoration: 26th: Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Winchester (d.1626); 27th: Vincent de Paul, Priest & worker with the poor (d. 1660); 29th: Michael and All Angels; and 30th: Jerome, Priest & biblical scholar (d.420).
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: Feast of St Francis of Assisi
First Reading: Genesis 1:20–31 Psalms: 148.7–14
Second Reading: Gal 6.14–18 Gospel: Matthew 11.25–30
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