St Luke's Anglican Church in Enmore a lively, inclusive welcoming liturgical community

Notices_Sunday 26th November — Feast of Christ the King


NEXT SUNDAY 3rd DEC: 6pm Spir­it of Taize Ser­vice.



Sat 2 Dec 2023, 9.30am to 2pm – ST LUKE’S MINI MARKET

Christ­mas Hamper raffle dona­tions required! – Please see Ruth or Andy.

Help is needed on most stalls – PLEASE VOLUNTEER!

See Ruth or Mob: 0400166041




Sunday, 10th Decem­ber – Rect­ory Open House & hos­pit­al­ity after 9.30am ser­viceBBQ’d Saus­ages and some drinks provided.  Please bring any­thing else you would like.



Nurs­ing Home Gifts: As is our usu­al cus­tom, we take a small gift to each patient at the Stan­more Nurs­ing Home in Cam­bridge St at Christ­mas time. Your dona­tion no mat­ter how small helps the par­ish to pay for a selec­tion of equal value gifts — usu­ally chocol­ates, or some­thing suit­able for those patients who are dia­bet­ic.  If you would like to donate please place your dona­tion on the offer­tory plate in an envel­ope marked “Nurs­ing Home”, or donate online with ref­er­ence “Nurs­ing Home”.   Many thanks for your generosity!



New Big Roster for Nov 2023 ‑March 2023 now avail­able in church foyer.



Christ­mas Cards for 2023:     We encour­age parish­ion­ers to vis­it The Lep­rosy Mis­sion, ABM, or The Bush Church Aid Soci­ety web­sites to order their own cards this year.   We have a small num­ber of packs of Christ­mas cards from 2022 for sale in the Com­munity Resource Centre.  Please see Steph­en Gates after church.



Are you going away for Christ­mas?    Fr Jeff is look­ing to have a Christ­mas ser­vice on Wed­nes­day 20th Decem­ber strictly for those who are head­ing off on hol­i­day for Christ­mas.  Is this you? Please speak to Fr Jeff if you would come to this service.



Tues at 7.30pm — Bible Study Led by Fr Philip — Let­ter of James:     Address: 5 Lin­coln Street, Stan­more.  Mob: 0431 655 220.    Please bring a Bible.  Sup­per will be provided.  All welcome!



Mon 4 Decem­ber 2023 at 5.30pm: The Sydney Mis­sion-Col­lege of the Oratory of the Good Shep­herd invite you to share in the Holy Euchar­ist, to be cel­eb­rated in hon­our of their pat­ron Nich­olas Fer­rar of Little Gid­ding at Christ Church St Laurence.  This will be fol­lowed by sup­per and an address in the church hall by Bish­op Lind­say Urwin OGS, Super­i­or of the Oratory.  All are cor­di­ally wel­come to attend this annu­al event.




Sat 16 & Sun 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 —




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).



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Christine Thur­ley, Troy & Fam­ily; Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; Janet Walms­ley; and Noël Waugh.

Monday: Kar­lene Thompson; Janet Wid­mer & Cliff; (Bp)Ron & Katie Williams.

Tues­day: Sally Woell­ner; Kay Younie, Nata­sha, Timothy and Jona­thon Younie.

Wed­nes­day: Vic­tor Any­anji; and Jen­nifer, Peter, Andy & Blake B.

Thursday: (Fr) John & Joanne Bowen; (Fr) Philip Brad­ford; Tony Brownlow.

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, mud­slides 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: Mary Kim­ber: Mar­garet Chiew; Dav­id Dun­lop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walms­ley; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Joseph Kumar; Ger­ald Grant; Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Simone Abra­hams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Cath­er­ine Lough­man; Chris­toph­er Middleton; Helen Woell­ner; Libby Dav­is; Steph­en Grif­fen; Christine Pick­ard; Tom Hall; and Nick Molesworth.



Anniversar­ies of the Depar­tedLes Clarke; Alfred Walsh; Peter Sze­pe­tiuk; and Elise Farrell.



Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 30th Nov: Andrew, Apostle and mar­tyr; and 2nd Dec: Frances Perry, founder of the Roy­al Women’s Hos­pit­al, Mel­bourne (d. 1892).



Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: (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: First Sunday of Advent

First Read­ing: Isai­ah 4.1–9                     Psalm: 80.1–7, 17–19

Second Read­ing: 1 Cor­inthi­ans 1.1–9      Gos­pel: Mark 13.24–37


Christmas Services and Events

Sun 17th Dec – 9.30am Third Sunday of Advent Service

Gifts will be giv­en out to chil­dren at this service.

After the ser­vice and morn­ing tea parish­ion­ers are invited to sing car­ols at Stan­more nurs­ing home while gifts are distributed.


Sun 17th Dec – 6pm CAROL service.


Sun 24th Dec – 7.30pm CHRISTMAS EVE service

(Note: 9.30am ser­vice is can­celled for this Sunday only)


Mon 25th Dec – 9.30am CHRISTMAS DAY service.

Sun 31st Dec – 9.30am First Sunday after Christmas/NEW YEAR’S EVE service