Welcome to any visitors with us today. Please join us for morning tea.
Thank you to Fr Philip Bradford for continuing as our Locum. Fr Jeff and Michelle will be away on long service leave until 10th September 2023. You can find Fr Philip’s weekly Sunday sermons on the home page of our Parish website under ‘Sermon Archive’.
TODAY — THE ATONEMENT: MULTICOLOURED/MONOCHROME — 2 pm: At St James Hall (169–171 Phillip Street, Sydney) and online, Rev’d Dr Max Wood, will be giving a talk on the atonement. While many evangelicals insist on a “penal substitution” theory that spotlights violence and punishment, this talk will introduce a plurality of meanings of Jesus’ atonement. Fr Max Wood has an Honours degree in theology and undertook doctoral research at Durham University where he was made a fellow of St Chad’s College. For further information see Tony Brownlow.
TODAY — 4pm Pre-Synod Meeting organised by Anglicans Together follows at St James Hall (169–171 Phillip Street, Sydney).
Small Group Lunches and Dinners: Those who put their names down will be contacted by someone hosting a group in due course.
Tuesday nights at 7.30pm — A Bible Study lead by Fr Philip: Address: 5 Lincoln Street, Stanmore. Mob: 0431 655 220. Please bring a bible. Supper will be provided. All welcome.
Soap Making workshop — POSTPONED — Date TBC: Jo Middleton is hosting a soap making workshop in the hall/kitchen. There is no charge, and a cup of tea/coffee will be served. If you would like to come, please bring with you some perfume/cologne or scented oil to put a fragrance into your bar of soap.
Saturday 2nd Sept at 11am – The Feast of the Commemoration of the New Guinea Martyrs:
Will be held at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, Sydney.
Celebrant: Fr Daniel Dries and Speaker: The Reverend Dr Murray Harvey, Bishop of Grafton. Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Hall, Pitt Street, Sydney.
Please RSVP for catering by 31st August to Denise in ABM Office email@example.com
Wednesday 6th September at 6 pm — Q&A on The Referendum: To be held at Addison Road Marrickville in the Gumbramorra Hall. A great team with Thomas Mayo leading the discussion. So, if you are undecided or confused, here is a chance to ask questions!
Sunday 17th Sept — 40th Anniversary of Sydney MOW:
Celebrated at Christ Church St Laurence Haymarket, at the 9am & 10.30 am services, where the Archbishop of Perth, Kay Goldsworthy AO, will be our guest preacher. Following the 10.30am service there will be a luncheon in the hall and a short lecture given to honour the life of the late Dr Patricia Brennan, by The Venerable Dr Colleen O’Reilly.
If you are a member of MOW, please ensure you renew your membership prior to the event. The luncheon will cost $30 per person. Please book using Trybooking online at Sydney Movement for Ordination website by 1st September 2023. https://www.trybooking.com/CJTJZ
If you would like to join our membership, please go to the MoWatch Australia website https://mowatch.com.au/membership-form/ or see Ruth who is the Sydney Convenor. We will be respectfully rallying outside Synod again this year to raise awareness of the status of women in this diocese, on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September at 2pm for approx. 1 hour.
Saturday, 23rd Sept 2023 — Cinema Paradiso: Chaplin’s Modern Times:
3.30pm for a 3.45pm start, concluding at 5.40pm.
RSVP: contact Brett by Sunday, 17 September 2023.
Modern Times (1936) — Part-talkie, the film is a satirical, hilarious and romantic comedy (Chaplin’s romance theme was later given lyrics and became the song Smile, first recorded by Nat King Cole). It is the first film to feature Chaplin’s voice in The Nonsense Song.
The film uses silence and physical jokes (Chaplin performed all of his own stunts) to depict the dehumanising effects of industrialisation and automation, exploring themes of humanity versus machine, the powerlessness of the poor, and the connections between unemployment, poverty and crime.
Sunday 15th October — St Luke’s Patronal Festival:
Our Guest Speaker is to be The Venerable Dr Colleen O’Reilly, a former parishioner. Following the service we will hold a shared lunch, outdoors in the church carpark — weather permitting.
Saturday 21st Oct at 6.30pm – Warden’s Dinner: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary since our OpShop first opened on Enmore Road in 1993. Buy yourself an OpShop outfit. Prizes for best dressed male and female, funniest outfit, and cheapest outfit. So, keep your receipt to prove it was the cheapest outfit! 2 course dinner. BYOG.
Future date for your diary is the Parish Retreat, which we have booked at the Old Monastery Stroud (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon) on the weekend of 23rd-25th February 2024. We will start taking names for reservations in early December. 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. The place is very popular with lots of parishes!
2024 Australian Anglican Church Calendar: With photographs by Robin Page this 2024 edition continues to include all the minor Feasts of the church as listed in the 2024 lectionary. Liturgical seasons are colour-coded, and each pictured church provides a short description of its history and culture as well bible quote for the month. Available now to purchase online from St Peter’s Bookroom: https://www.bookroom.stpeters.org.au/aacc for $16.50 each (GST included) plus postage costs.
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: Ruth Champion; Nancy Cheng; Tiffany, Kevin, Nicholas & Alexander Chiew; and Ron, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke.
Monday: Lyne Cunneen & John MacLulich; and Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre.
Tuesday: Edi & Oscar Davis; Susan Deas; John Dickson; and Kathy Drummond.
Wednesday: David Dunlop; and Michael, Elizabeth, Tom, Ella & Nick Fleming.
Thursday: Stephen Gates & Andrew; Marilyn Gibbs; and Kevin Green.
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: Alfredo Narnola; Donald Thomas; Grahame Sadler; Christine Thurley; Margaret Chiew; Noel Jeffs; Peter Seymour; David Dunlop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walmsley; Alex Regos; Christine Kondratenko; Simone Abrahams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Catherine Loughman; Wolfgang Haas; Christopher Middleton; Charles Said-Vassallo; and Helen Woellner.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Clarrie Cregan; and Jane Harker.
Saints Commemoration: 28th August: Augustine of Hippo, Bishop & teacher (d.430); 29th August: Beheading of John the Baptist; 31st August: John Bunyan, Preacher, and spiritual writer (d. 1688) and Aidan of Lindisfarne, Bishop & missionary; and 2nd September: Martyrs of New Guinea (d.1942).
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 & Jade Allen; Rhiannon Henry-Edwards; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Kuwert; Rev Laurie MacIntyre; Kiki Chun; Raul of Radio Skidrow and his family; Andrew Stratgolda; Lochlan Lonesborough; Ann Jeffs; Singla Pallav; and Ronald Wilkins.
Readings for Next Sunday: Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
First Reading: Exodus 3.1–15 Psalm: 105.1–6, 23–26
Second Reading: Romans 12.9–21 Gospel: Matthew 16.21–28