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

Notices_Sunday 5th March — Second Sunday in Lent


Wel­come to any vis­it­ors with us today.  Please join us for morn­ing tea.




Happy Birth­day to: Kath­er­ine Old­field; Tony Brown­low; Peter Sey­mour; Selina Hardy; Bianca Reddy; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Joseph Kumar; Viol­etta Clarke; John MacLu­lich: Nam Clarke; and Elise Bestel.




Today – Par­ish Annu­al Gen­er­al meet­ing will be held in the church after 9.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea.  Nom­in­a­tion forms are avail­able in the church foy­er and the Com­munity Resource Centre table.



Tonight – 6pm Spir­it of Taize ser­vice is CANCELLED due to hold­ing of AGM.



Len­ten Study2023 ABM Len­ten resource: “The ima­gin­ary Door­way: Stor­ies and stud­ies from the Gos­pel of Inclu­sion”.  Wed­nes­days after 10.30am ser­vice and morn­ing tea; and Monday nights at 7.30pm online via Zoom.  Please con­tact Fr Jeff at for the zoom link.



Thursday 9th March – NSW Elec­tion Can­did­ate For­um for NEWTOWN:

Held at All Saints Anglic­an Church, Peter­sham at 7pm ‑9pm

Jenny Long MP (The Greens) and Dav­id Heth­er­ing­ton (Labor) are attending.

Please let Ben Gray (Seni­or Min­is­ter) know if you plan to attend via email: or Mob: 0425 257 261

The for­um will be livestreamed at



Sat­urday 11 March — Cinema Para­diso:  Cas­ab­lanca (1942)

RSVP:  con­tact Brett by today(Sunday 5th March)

3.30pm to 6.05pm; 4.45pm Inter­val with French wine and cheese (20 minutes).

The film is fam­ous for its lead char­ac­ters, mem­or­able lines, and per­vas­ive theme song.  Accord­ing to Wiki­pe­dia, it con­sist­ently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in his­tory.  In 1989, the United States Lib­rary of Con­gress selec­ted the film as one of the first to be pre­served for being “cul­tur­ally, his­tor­ic­ally, or aes­thet­ic­ally significant”.



Sat­urday 25th March – NSW State Elec­tions:

The Elect­or­al Office is hir­ing our hall from 3 p.m. Fri­day 24th to mid­night on Sat­urday 25th March.   The hall is there­fore not avail­able for use at this time.

There will be a BBQ provided by the Chiew fam­ily & volun­teers on the day.

A cake stall will also be held from 9am until the cakes sell out.

Help is needed, as well as cakes, slices, or bis­cuits for sale.  Small cup­cakes, muffins, banana, date or wal­nut loaves sell best.

Please note:  Goods can only be brought in on the day for sale as there is nowhere to store them overnight.

A cake stall roster for 2 hourly inter­vals will be placed in the hall on the notice board.  If you are avail­able to help sell these goods please put your name down on one of the 2‑hours slots.

Any help at all would be much appreciated!



Sunday 26th March: Palm Cross Mak­ing after morn­ing tea.  No exper­i­ence neces­sary.  Instruc­tions and assist­ance provided.  Every­body is invited to come join in this yearly St Luke’s com­munity event.



Sat­urday 8th April – Par­ish Work­ing Bee in read­i­ness for East­er:  Please come at 9.30am if you can spare an hour or two – either in the church, hall, kit­chen or garden.



Cas­u­al Opshop Volun­teers Required: The OpShop needs volun­teers to work in the shop on a cas­u­al basis.  Cas­u­al volun­teers provide relief for oth­er volun­teers who are on leave or away for some reas­on.  Gen­er­ally, shifts worked are 2.5 hours either in the morn­ing or after­noon – Tues­day to Sat­urday — in a very friendly and cooper­at­ive work­ing envir­on­ment.  Please see Andy Ser­afin for fur­ther information.



A par­ish week­end retreat is planned to be held after East­er in mid to late April, at The Old Mon­as­tery at Stroud.  Please let the Rect­or or War­dens know if you are inter­ested, as we need at least 6 people to go to make it worth­while.  There is only basic accom­mod­a­tion, and we take food and pre­pare our own meals.  Retreats like this can be a great boost for our faith and our health of body and mind.



Future Dates for your Diary: 

Sunday 19th March – Par­ish Council.

Sunday 26th March – The Annun­ci­ation to the Blessed Vir­gin Mary.



Weekly Inter­ces­sions for our Com­munity:

Sunday: Mat­ilda Rink­er; Gra­hame Sadler; Rajah Selva­ra­jah & Greg; Peter Sey­mour; and Andy Ser­afin & Colin.

Monday: Louisa Sil­ver­man; Ray & Laurel Som­mer; and Kar­lene Thompson.

Tues­day: Christine Thur­ley, Troy & Fam­ily; and Janet Walmsley.

Wed­nes­day: Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton, & Laurence; and Sally Woellner.

Thursday: Janet Wid­mer & Cliff; and Ron & Katie Williams.

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 Tur­key and Syr­ia who are suf­fer­ing fol­low­ing the dev­ast­at­ing earth­quake this week. 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 on the ground help­ing those impacted.  Amen



Pray­ers for the sick: Stu­art Grigg; (Fr) John Bowen; (Fr) Philip Brad­ford; Janet Walms­ley; Tony Brown­low; Pau­line Newell; Rose­mary Brad­ford; Mary Middleton; (Fr) John Hawkins; Christine Kon­draten­ko; Val Thomas; Maria & Trish; Kev­in Tib­bey; Simone Abra­hams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; (Rev) Helen Phil­lips; Peter Cinelli; Julie Ankers; Robert & Lyn­dall Dubler; Franz Legrum; Peta Loveday-Hill; Raf Forents; Suz­anne Camp­ton; Peter Crook; James Baker; Broth­er Don­ald; Bax­ter Min­gis-Per­kins; and Francesca LoSchiavo.



Anniversar­ies of the Depar­ted: Merryn Ban­ner­man; Her­bert Sur­rey; Thomas Ster­ick­er; Iso­bel Mor­gan; Nancy Rus­sell; Rod Robins; & Jeoisime Green.



Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion: 7th: Per­petua and her com­pan­ions, mar­tyrs at Carthage (d. 203); 8th: John of God, work­er among the sick and poor, Spain (d. 1550); and 9th: Sis­ter Emma SSA, super­i­or of the Soci­ety of the Sac­red Advent, Queens­land (d. 1939).



Long Term Pas­tor­al Pray­er list: Andy Ser­afin; 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; Ann Jeffs; Noel Jeffs; Singla Pal­lav; and Jen­nifer McGovern.



Read­ings for Next Sunday: Third Sunday in Lent

First Read­ing: Exodus 17.1–7                  Psalms: 95

Second Read­ing: Romans 5.1–11            Gos­pel: John 4.5–42



ABM Lent & Good Fri­day Appeal 2023

Envel­opes are avail­able in the church foy­er to place on the col­lect plate

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