New Big Roster for Sept – Dec 2022 is now available in the Church Foyer.
Sat 3rd Sept — ABM — The Feast of the Commemoration of the New Guinea Martyrs:
11am at St Luke’s Concord – Burwood, 19 Burton Street, Concord NSW.
Celebrant and Preacher: The Reverend Ryan Austin-Eames (Senior Associate Priest, Christ Church St Laurence)
Refreshments will be served after the service. Please advise Margaret Lawther by email if you are attending. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 4th Sept – 5pm Spirit of Taize Service – To Be Confirmed.
MOW National Conference and 30th Anniversary – 16–18 Sept 2022: Flyers are available at the back of the church, with details regarding registration and costs.
Sun 18 Sept 2022 at 3pm — Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recital
Entry: $10 ($5 all concessions), including programme note.
RSVP: to Kathy Drummond /Brett Davies / OrganatEnmore@gmail.com
Sunday 25th Sept – Next Parish Council Meeting will be held.
CATALYST FOR RENEWAL: Q & A IN THE CRYPT EVENTS
Where: The Crypt St Patrick’s Church, Grosvenor Street, The Rocks.
1). Sunday 25th September 2022 — 1.30pm to 3.00pm
FR RICHARD LEONARD SJ: “Where to from here? Becoming a discerning church”
2). Sunday 9th Oct 2022 -1.30pm to 3.00pm
HUGH MACKAY AO: “The Kindness Revolution: How we can rebuild trust and restore hope”
NO NEED TO BOOK! Suggested Donation: $10
T: 02 4971 4090 or E: email@example.com
Sunday 16th October — St Luke’s Patronal Festival and Confirmation.
ABM Donations – It would be helpful if any direct transfers made to ABM are identified with our St Luke’s Parish identity No. 10258 in the description. This means your donation will be recognised as coming from our parish.
Food for our worms – For new members’ information. Worm farms are one way to reduce greenhouse gasses such as CO2 and methane from being produced from food scraps decomposing in landfill. The parish’s environmental initiative, which Fr Jeff introduced on his arrival in the parish, involved encouraging parishioners to consider acquiring their own worm farm or bringing food scraps (not meat, dairy or onions) to the rectory for the several worm farms located there or for composting. This is still happening, and you are welcome to contribute to this effort.
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:
Monday: Janet Widmer & Cliff; Sally Woellner; and Victor Anyarisi.
Tuesday: Kay Younie, Natasha, Timothy & Jonathon; and Beth Armstrong.
Wednesday: Jennifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.; & Fr John & Joanne Bowen.
Thursday: Fr Philip & Rosemary Bradford; and Tony Brownlow.
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Dear loving Father, please deliver us from the coronavirus and limit its impact on Australia and the world. In your mercy bring a swift end to this crisis. Please protect with your loving care those we love — our families, friends and neighbours. Let your fatherly hand guide, shelter and strengthen them. Cast out all anxious fears and doubts. Give us an increasing trust in you and fill our hearts and minds with your peace. We pray for those around the world now struggling with various COVID strains. Heal and comfort those who are sick and suffering. Protect and guide the health professionals who are at the front line. Please give wisdom and courage to those who bear responsibility for confronting this challenge. We ask these things through the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.
For our community today: Christine Thurley, Troy & family; Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; Janet Walmsley; Ron & Katie Williams.
Prayers for the sick: Rev Helen Phillips; Peter Cinelli; Ray Sommer; 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; and Len Parsons.
Recently Departed: Jeremy Paterson (Son of Janet Paterson – MOW member and St George’s Paddington parishioner).
31st Aug: John Bunyan, preacher and spiritual writer (d.1688); and Aidan of Lindisfarne, Bishop and Missionary (d.651).
2nd Sept: Martyrs of New Guinea (d.1942).
3rd Sept: Gregory of Rome, Bishop and teacher (d.604); and Eliza Darling, pioneer social reformer in NSW (d.1868).
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: Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
First Reading: Jeremiah 18. 1–11 Psalms: 139.1–5,12–18
Second Reading: Philemon 1–25 Gospel: Luke 14.25–35