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Notices_Sunday 3rd July_Fourth Sunday After Pentecost


A very big thanky­ou to Fr Philip Brad­ford for tak­ing our Sunday and Wed­nes­day ser­vices while Fr Jeff has been on hol­i­days.  Fr Jeff and Michelle are away until 9th July.



The flowers in the church today are donated by Colin Spokes in lov­ing memory of Noel O’Donnell.




Remind­er: NO 5pm Spir­it of Taize ser­vice tonight!  The next SOT will be held at 5pm next Sunday, 10th July.




Happy Birth­day to: Rohan Nath; Mat­ilda Rink­er; Ron Wil­li­ams; Pamela Jak­sic; Edi Dav­is; and Nich­olas Fleming.



Offer­tory envel­opes — 3rd July 2022 onwards: are now avail­able in the church foyer.



Next PC Meet­ing: will be held on Sunday 24th July, not 17th July.




A Voice in the Wil­der­ness – Mondays at 7.30pm

You are invited to a Zoom study group A Voice in the Wil­der­ness: Listen­ing to the State­ment from the Heart.  This is a series of 8 ses­sions fol­low­ing the 8 chapters in the Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion – Aus­tralia Study Guide.  Book avail­able from ABM office, Ph: 9264 1021.  This reflect­ive study group will include a num­ber of Guest speak­ers.  To register and for fur­ther details please con­tact Moya Holle or Graeme Curry or phone 0432 786 901.




Poetry Board: now fea­tures Indi­gen­ous Poems by Paul Col­lis for NAIDOC week.  The authors bio will also be featured.



Food for our worms As Fr Jeff and Michelle will be away for their annu­al leave please DO NOT leave food scraps at the door of the Rect­ory dur­ing this time.  Rest assured the worms are thriv­ing and very much OK for this time.



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.




Unfin­ished Busi­ness: Cel­eb­rat­ing Anglic­an Women’s Min­istry in Australia

A nation­al con­fer­ence to be held at Christ Church St Laurence, 812 George Street, Sydney, 16–18 Septem­ber 2022

Fur­ther details, includ­ing the con­fer­ence pro­gram and regis­tra­tion details, will be provided in July.




Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Brett Dav­ies & Amrit McIntyre; Edi & Oscar Dav­is; John Dick­son; Kathy Drum­mond; Dav­id Dun­lop; and Steph­en Gates and Andrew.

Monday: Michael, Eliza­beth, Thomas, Elean­or & Nich­olas Fleming.

Tues­day: Marylin Gibbs; Kev­in Green; and Peter Gil­bert & Fred Narnolo.

Wed­nes­day: Lach­lan Gray, Rose­mary Ran­dall & Frances.

Thursday: Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia Blom­berry; Richard Hagen & Som.

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 stains.  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.



Pray­ers for the sick: Ray Som­mer; John Bowen; John Pahali; Tony Brown­low; Mary Middleton; Helen; Vince; Julie Ankers; John Per­kins; Florence Shel­lard; Aman­da Romeo; Andy Ser­afin; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; and The Pso­mas Family.



Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted:  Noel O’Donnell; Mary Har­win; Her­bert Miller; Les­ley-Anne Cook; June Nyberg; Fr John Green; and Alfred Swaffield.



Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 3rd: Thomas, Apostle, and mar­tyr; and 6th: John Fish­er, Bish­op, and Thomas More, mar­tyrs (d.1535).



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: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

First Read­ing: Amos 7.7–17                    Psalms: 82

Second Read­ing: Colos­si­ans 1.1–14        Gos­pel: Luke 10.25–37




Ordin­ary Time: A Rook­ie Anglic­an Guide to the Sea­son after Pentecost

By Joshua Steele| (June 13th, 2019)


The Church year revolves around two cycles:

  1. the Christ­mas cycle (Advent, Christ­mas, Epiphany)
  2. the East­er cycle (Lent, Holy Week, East­er, Pentecost)

But what about the rest of the year?

Well, there are two peri­ods of the litur­gic­al year that are called “ordin­ary time” that stitch togeth­er the Christ­mas and East­er cycles.  One is the Sea­son after Epi­phany, and the oth­er is the Sea­son after Pente­cost.  In this piece, we will focus on the Sea­son after Pentecost.


What is “Ordin­ary Time”?

The Sea­son after Pente­cost lasts from the Monday after Pente­cost Sunday until the Sat­urday before the First Sunday of Advent.  The first Sunday of this sea­son is Trin­ity Sunday, and the last Sunday is Christ the King Sunday.

The Sea­son after Pente­cost is also known as “Ordin­ary Time.”  And, if you’re like me, you might hear “ordin­ary time” as “bor­ing time.”  But that’s not the case!


What do we do dur­ing Ordin­ary Time?

The litur­gic­al col­our for Ordin­ary Time is green.  Dur­ing the Sea­son after Pente­cost, we focus on the life of the Church as it grows in the midst of the world.

Here’s how Robert Webber intro­duces Ordin­ary Time in The Ser­vices of the Chris­ti­an Year (vol. 5 of The Com­plete Lib­rary of Chris­ti­an Wor­ship):  Dur­ing this sea­son, many wor­ship tra­di­tions fol­low lec­tion­ar­ies that high­light the work of the Spir­it in the mis­sion of the church in the world.  Oth­er churches organ­ize their wor­ship life around a lec­tio con­tinua, con­tinu­ous read­ings from a giv­en sec­tion of Scrip­ture.  As Webber notes, one of the reas­ons why Ordin­ary Time is dif­fer­ent from oth­er litur­gic­al sea­sons is that the vari­ous Sundays are not con­nec­ted by a par­tic­u­lar theme. 

In Advent we await the com­ing of Christ; dur­ing Christ­mas, we cel­eb­rate his arrival; and at Epi­phany, we pro­claim that Christ is mani­fes­ted to the world as Saviour.  Dur­ing Lent, we pre­pare for the death; in Holy Week, we re-enact his death;, then in East­er, we cel­eb­rate his resur­rec­tion and com­plete the East­er cycle with the cel­eb­ra­tion of the com­ing of the Holy Spir­it.  But in the non-fest­ive sea­son of the church year, there is no uni­fied theme that ties the Sundays togeth­er (457).

The Sea­son after Pente­cost is for the Church to live out her voca­tion in the midst of the world, recall­ing that every Sunday is a cel­eb­ra­tion of the Resur­rec­tion of Jesus Christ.

I like the way that the United States Con­fer­ence of Cath­ol­ic Bish­ops puts it:  Ordin­ary Time is a time for growth and mat­ur­a­tion, a time in which the mys­tery of Christ is called to pen­et­rate ever more deeply into his­tory until all things are finally caught up in Christ.  The goal, toward which all of his­tory is dir­ec­ted, is rep­res­en­ted by the final Sunday in Ordin­ary Time, the Solem­nity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Uni­verse. [In Aus­tralia we know this as the ‘Feast of Christ the King’]

“Ordin­ary” Time might well refer to liv­ing out our “ordin­ary” lives as Chris­ti­ans. But, since we fol­low the ris­en Lord of the Uni­verse, there’s noth­ing “ordin­ary” about it!