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Notices_Sunday 27th August — Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost


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’.


TODAYTHE 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



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.

If you would like to join our mem­ber­ship, please go to the MoWatch Aus­tralia web­site  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: 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 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