Happy Birthday to: Joyce Reddy; Amrit McIntyre; Grahame Saddler; Laurel Sommer; Eed Intapan; and Beth Armstrong.
Tonight – 5pm Spirit of Taize Service.
New Big Roster for Sept – Dec 2022 now available in the Church Foyer.
Change to Parish Office Hours: Please note that from Monday 5th Sept 2022 onwards the office will be open on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9.15am- 2.45pm. Any notices for the service booklet need to be received in the office by 11.30am on Wednesday morning.
Sunday 25th Sept – Next Parish Council Meeting will be held.
Australian Anglican Church 2023 Calendars are now available to order online for $14.00 each + postage. Please visit their website to access an order form at www.aachurchcalander.com
Anglicans Together members are reminded that there will be a pre-Synod meeting on Thursday, 8th September at 7 pm at St James Hall.
MOW National Conference and 30th Anniversary – 16–18 Sept 2022
Flyers and further information are available at the back of the church, with details regarding registration and costs.
Sunday, 18 September 2022 – 3pm
Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ Recital
Well-known to Sydney audiences, St Luke’s is delighted to welcome Heather Moen-Boyd to perform, at last, a recital to mark the final stage in the restoration of the Church’s unique 1883 Wordsworth & Maskell Pipe Organ.
Entry: $10 ($5 all concessions), including programme note.
RSVP: to Kathy Drummond /Brett Davies / OrganatEnmore@gmail.com
Sunday16th October — St Luke’s Patronal Festival and Confirmation Day
ABM Donations – It would be helpful if any direct transfers made to ABM are identified with our St Luke’s Parish identity No. 10258 in the description. This means your donation will be recognised as coming from our parish.
Food for our worms –The parish’s environmental initiative, which Fr Jeff introduced on his arrival in the parish, involves encouraging parishioners to consider acquiring their own worm farm or bringing food scraps (not meat, dairy or onions) to the rectory for the several worm farms located there or for composting. This is still happening, and you are welcome to contribute to this effort.
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 email@example.com to order them from her. All proceeds go to St Luke’s Parish.
Weekly Intercessions for our Community:
Sunday: Ruth Champion; Tiffany, Kevin, Alexander & Nicholas Chiew; and Ron, Milly, Nam & Violetta Clarke.
Monday: Les & Lyn Carrington; and Brett Davies & Amrit McIntyre.
Tuesday: Edi & Oscar Davis; John Dickson; and Kathy Drummond.
Wednesday: Michael, Elizabeth, Thomas, Ellenor & Nicholas Fleming.
Thursday: David Dunlop; Stephen Gates & Andrew; and Marilyn Gibbs.
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 strains. 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: Rev Marcia Green; Robyn Palmer; Rev Helen Phillips; Peter Cinelli; Ray Sommer; John Bowen; Tony Brownlow; Mary Middleton; Helen; Julie Ankers; John Perkins; Florence Shellard; Andy Serafin; Ruth Dodd; Robert & Lyndall Dubler; Joanne Kenny; The Psomas Family; and Len Parsons.
Anniversaries of the Departed: William Oliver; Betty Smith; William Simpson; Henry Smith; Maude Holloway; Harry Smith; Emma Rea; Pippa Robinson; and James Gavin.
Saints Commemoration: 8th Sept: Birth of Mary, Mother of our Lord.
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: Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
First Reading: Jeremiah 4.11–12, 22–28 Psalms: 14
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 1.1–2, 12–19a Gospel: Luke 15.1–10