The flowers in the church are donated by Ann Petersen donated in loving memory of her late husband Peter Petersen who would have turned 92 on the 26th January.
Sunday 12th Feb – is our Welcome Back BBQ after church. Generously provided by the Chiew family.
Wednesday 15th February – Wardens Zoom Meeting at 7.30 p.m.
Saturday 18th February — The first MNO for 2023 — 6.00 for 6.30 pm
Held at Alberto’s Pizzeria, 589 King Street Newtown. Phone 9519 4262.
Contact Kevin on 0405 691 055.
Sunday 19th Feb – At 9.30am we will be holding a Service for Reconciliation and Understanding. Our guest speaker will be Jennifer Newman. More information to come.
Also, Sunday 19th Feb – Farewell for Nicola and James Howard during morning tea – following the 9.30am service. You are also invited to lunch at the Warren View afterwards. Please let Ruth know if you intend to come.
Sunday 26th Feb – Parish Council meets after morning tea.
Sunday 5th 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 19th Feb, as the collated final edition should be in the hands of parishioners the week prior to the AGM, Sunday 26 February.
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.
Noel Jeffs new book “Walking in Stealth” (a book of poetry) is now available from the Better Read Than Dead bookshop in Newtown.
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
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 teabags. (NB — no dairy, citrus, onions or meat). Worm castings are available. See Fr Jeff.
Lea MacNeil has jam, conserves, pickles and various sauces to sell; please email her at email@example.com to order them from her. All proceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Monday: Janet Widmer & Cliff; Ron & Katie Williams; and Sally Woellner.
Tuesday: Kay Younie, and Natasha, Timothy & Johnathon
Wednesday: Shirley Allen, Barbara & Jade; and Victor Anyarisi.
Thursday: Jennifer, Peter, Elise & Blake B.; and Fr John & Joanne Bowen
Friday: We pray for Fr John Bunyan’s pastoral care ministry at Bankstown Hospital and all those he ministers to.
Saturday: Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.
For our community today: Christine Thurley, Troy and Family; Stuart Veitch, Jo Burton & Laurence; and Janet Walmsley.
Prayers for the sick: Tony Brownlow; Pauline Newell; Rosemary Bradford; Mary Middleton; (Fr) John Hawkins; Christine Kondratenko; Baxter Mingis-Perkins; Val Thomas; Maria & Trish; Kevin Tibbey; Simone Abrahams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phillips; Peter Cinelli; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Georgia Keighery; Suzie Brooks; Franz Legrum; Peta Loveday-Hill; and The Cunneen Family.
Recently Departed: Dom Placid Lawson OSB.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Fr John Vockler; Jennifer Russell & Florence Simpson.
Saints Commemoration: 30th: Charles, King of England (d. 1649).
Long Term Pastoral Prayer list: Florence Shellard; Ray Sommer; John Hardy; 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; Noel Jeffs; Singla Pallav; and Jennifer McGovern.
Readings for Next Sunday: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
First Reading: Malachi 3.1–4 Psalms: 84
Second Reading: Hebrews 2.14–18 Gospel: Luke 2.22–40