TODAY: Parish Council meeting after the service and morning tea.
Next Sunday: 6pm Spirit of Taize Service.
Christmas Cards for 2023: Due to lessening demand by Parishioners for Christmas cards we have decided not to purchase any more Christmas cards for sale at the Community Resource Centre. We encourage parishioners to visit The Leprosy Mission, ABM, or The Bush Church Aid Society websites to order their own cards. We have a small number of packs of Christmas cards from 2022 for sale in the Community Resource Centre. Please see Stephen Gates after church.
St Luke’s Community Artwork: At our recent Patronal Festival Jo Middleton displayed the beginnings of an artwork of various pieces of material symbolising parts of our community life. Jo is looking for those who wish to join in this artistry with their own contributions. If this is you, contact Jo on 0484 291 646.
Tues at 7.30pm — Bible Study Led by Fr Philip — 1st Letter of John: (PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Bible study on Tue 7th Nov). Address: 5 Lincoln Street, Stanmore. Mob: 0431 655 220. Please bring a Bible. Supper will be provided. All welcome!
Sat 4 November at 2.30 p.m. – Sydney MOW Annual Meeting:
St Paul’s Burwood Parish Hall, 205–207 Burwood Road, Burwood.
Special guest speaker The Rev’d Elaine Farmer from the Diocese of Canberra-Goulburn, speaking on ‘Foot Soldiers in the Monstrous Regiment of Women’.
Attendance is free. You don’t need to be a member to attend, but you are encouraged to bring some afternoon tea to share.
Please advise Ruth Champion, Sydney Convenor if you are able to attend or wish your apologies to be recorded email@example.com
Sat 18 Nov2023 — St Luke’s Young Organists Series — Recital (time TBC)
Organ Scholar Bailey Yeates, Winner of the Intermediate Section of the 2023 Sydney Organ Competition, performs works by J S Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Australian composer Graeme Koehne and others on our rare 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ.
No booking required — Seating unreserved
Entry, Programme & Refreshments: $ note donation
Donations welcome to contribute to the performer’s fees.
Enquiries: Kathy Drummond / Brett Davies.
Saturday 25 November 2023 — Final Men’s Night Out for 2023:
6.00 for 6.30 pm.
Held at the Rowers on Cooks River Club (Wolli Creek).
For information speak to Kevin Green or call Mob: 0405 691 055.
Sat 2 Dec 2023, 9.30am to 2pm — ST LUKE’S CHRISTMAS MARKET
Cake, Plant and Jam Stalls, BBQ/Sausage Sizzle, Food Stalls, Op Shop, Morning Tea & more. Please make yourself available to help on the day.
Christmas Hamper raffle needs donations!
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December at 3pm — RCC Handel’s Messiah:
Join Radio Community Chest for their 82nd annual performance of Handel’s immortal oratorio, Messiah.
These breathtaking performances feature a 300+ choir, the world-renowned Organ of the Town Hall, professional soloists and orchestra.
Venue: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
For bookings see — https://www.trybooking.com/CLBSQ
23–25 February 2024 — Parish Retreat: Booked at the Old Monastery Stroud (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon). We will start taking names for reservations in early December 2023. The bedrooms are nearly all single rooms with shared bathrooms, and we will be self-catering.
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).
ST PAUL’S PANTRY needs food, health and cleaning items: A basket is in the church foyer for donations.
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.
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: Victor Anyanji; Jennifer, Peter, Andy & Blake B.; Fr John & Joanne Bowen; Fr Philip Bradford; Tony Brownlow.
Monday: Les & Lyn Carrington; Ruth Champion; and Nancy Cheng.
Tuesday: Tiffany, Kevin, Alexander, Nicholas Chiew; Edi & Oscar Davis.
Wednesday: Ron, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke; and Susan Deas.
Thursday: Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre; and John Dickson.
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, and those effected by earthquakes, mudslides or floods. 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: Christine Thurley; Margaret Chiew; David Dunlop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walmsley; Ruth Champion: Alex Regos; Christine Kondratenko; Simone Abrahams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Catherine Loughman; Christopher Middleton; Helen Woellner; Libby Davis; Joyce Grant; and Gerald Grant.
Anniversaries of the Departed: William Bullock, Helen Jones; Donald Arnott; Edward Twivey; Bob Morey; Harold Porter; Frank Gosden; Violet Foster; Rockley Millen; and Susan Gerrad.
Saints Commemoration: 31st Oct: Martin Luther (d. 1546); and 3rd Nov: Richard Hooker, Priest, and teacher (d. 1600).
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 Allen; Marissa; Jude, Isla, Meg & Al Donnell; Ann Jeffs; and Noel Jeffs.
Readings for Next Sunday: All Saints
First Reading: Revelation 7.9–17 Psalm: 34.1–10,22
Second Reading: 1 John 3.1–3 Gospel: Matthew 5.1–12