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

Notices_Sunday 28th January — Australia Today


Our hall floor is being sanded and recoated  Monday 29th Janu­ary.  It needs to be emp­tied after morn­ing tea on Sunday of all tables, chairs and pianos.  Please assist if you are able.


Next Sunday: 6pm Spir­it of Taize Service.


The par­ish office will be closed until 9.15am on Tues­day 30th January.


OpShop 30-year cel­eb­ra­tion pens are avail­able in the foy­er for $2 each.


Palm Crosses Needed: Please remem­ber to bring in your palm crosses from last year.  We will burn these to make the ash on Shrove Tues­day for our Ash Wed­nes­day services.



Sat 17th Feb at 3.30pm — Cinema Para­diso: Some like it Hot (1959)

RSVP not essen­tial — Screen­ing in the Church Hall

3.30pm for a punc­tu­al 3.45pm start, con­clud­ing at 5.40pm.

Inter­val at 4.30pm (30 minutes) with wine, cheese and analysis


Some Like It Hot (1959) opened to crit­ic­al and com­mer­cial suc­cess and remains one of the great Hol­ly­wood films.  Set in 1920s Pro­hib­i­tion-era Chica­go, two hard-up musi­cians wit­ness the shoot­ing of a police inform­er on the infam­ous St Valentine’s Day Mas­sacre.  To escape the Mafia, they dis­guise them­selves as women and flee to Miami with an all-female jazz band.  Famil­i­ar to many, it is a per­fect film for late Sum­mer in Sydney — Rot­ten Toma­toes call­ing it ‘A spry, quick-wit­ted farce that nev­er drags.’



Sunday 18th Feb­ru­ary — Par­ish Coun­cil will meet after 9.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea.



Upcom­ing Events

Sun 11th Feb – 9.30am Transfiguration/ Last Sunday after Epiphany.

Tues 13th Feb– Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day.

Wed 14th Feb­ru­ary – 10.30am & 7.30pm Ash Wed­nes­day services.

Sun 18th Feb – 9.30am First Sunday in Lent.

Sun 24th March – 9.30am Palm Sunday.

28th March – 7.30pm Maun­dy Thursday.

29th March – 9.30am Good Friday.

31st March – 9.30am East­er Day.


23–25 Feb­ru­ary 2024 — Par­ish Retreat:

Booked at the Old Mon­as­tery Stroud (Fri­day even­ing to Sunday after­noon).

We are now tak­ing names for reser­va­tions.

The bed­rooms are nearly all single rooms with shared bath­rooms, and we will be self-catering.

*If you are inter­ested, please speak to Ruth Champion.



Sunday 17th March – Par­ish Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing:

Will be held in the church after 9.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea.

If you are an office bear­er, would you please sub­mit your report/s to the Par­ish Office by email, on or before Sunday 25th Febas the col­lated final edi­tion should be in the hands of parish­ion­ers the week pri­or to the AGM, Sunday 10th March.

And in accord­ance with Dio­ces­an pro­ced­ure, the date of the AGM will be affixed to the entrance doors to the church, two weeks pri­or to the meeting.



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.


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: Julie Olston & Phil­ippa; Fr Jeff & Michelle Park­er; Ann Petersen & Rachel; and Rick Prat­ley & Simon.

Monday: Andrew Pat­ter­son; Mea­ghan Pat­ter­son; and John Reimer.

Tues­day: Jo, Ramendra, Thomas & Lucy Raj; and Mat­ilda Rinker.

Wed­nes­day: Joyce, Andrew, Rachel, Bianca, Belinda & Bryson Reddy.

Thursday: Eddie, Susan, Stephanie, Edwin, Leil­ani & Car­men Reddy.

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 areas of con­flict.  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: Rick Prat­ley; Mar­garet Chiew; Dav­id Dun­lop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walms­ley; Joseph Kumar; Ger­ald Grant; Alex Regos; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Cath­er­ine Lough­man; Helen Woell­ner; Libby Dav­is; Steph­en Grif­fen; Tom Hall; Auntie Glor­ia (Shipp); Nick Moles­worth; Michael Egan; Douglas Sey­mour; (Fr) Max Wood; Dav­id Brad­ford; Evelyn de Zoysa; Fran, Jac­queline; Donna Har­ris; and Douglas Johnston.


Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Joyce Page; and Lil Kettlewell.


Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 30th Jan: Charles, King of Eng­land (d. 1649); and 3rd Feb: First Anglic­an Ser­vice at Sydney Cove, Con­duc­ted by Richard John­son, Sydney 1788.


Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Simone Crowth­er; Ruth Cham­pi­on; (Fr) John Hawkins; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Andy Ser­afin; Florence Shel­lard; Ray Som­mer; John Hardy; Lyn Car­ring­ton; John Dick­son; Bar­bara Allen; Marissa & Meg Maack, Jude, Isla, & Al Don­nell; Ann Jeffs; and Noel Jeffs.



Read­ings for 9.30am Ser­vice – Present­a­tion of Christ in the Temple

First Read­ing: Mala­chi 3.1–4                   Psalm: 24

Second Read­ing: Hebrews 2.14–18         Gos­pel: Luke 2.22–40