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

Notices_Sunday 29th October_Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost


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



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 —



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 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 Depar­tedWil­li­am Bul­lock, Helen Jones; Don­ald Arnott; Edward Twivey; Bob Morey; Har­old Port­er; Frank Gos­den; Viol­et Foster; Rockley Mil­len; and Susan Gerrad.



Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion31st 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