TONIGHT: 6pm Spirit of Taizé service.
Happy Birthday to: Geoff Lindsay; Oscar Davis; Janet Walmsley; Stuart Veitch; John M; Noel Jeffs; David Dunlop; Robert Head; Rayaan Kumar; Kay Younie; Ellenor Fleming; Milly Clarke; Blake B.; Ronan Nath; Michael Fleming; and Les Carrington.
Tue at 7.30pm — Bible Study is cancelled for this week only! It will resume on Tue 14th November.
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.
Sat 18 Nov2023 at 3:00 pm St Luke’s Young Organists Series — Recital
St Paul’s Burwood organist 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.
Sat 25 Nov 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!
Tues 12 Dec 2023 – Anglican’s Together Dinner:
Venue: Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, 169–173 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
Guest Speaker: The Rev’d Associate Professor Matthew Anstey
[Topic: the motivations and aims of the recently created ACAN (National Comprehensive Anglican Network)].
Tickets are $75 (members) and $85 (non-members). Cash Bar.
Booking can be made via: https://www.trybooking.com/CMQHY
*Please advise any special dietary requirements to Paula Turner, Secretary of Anglicans Together — e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: Kathy Drummond; Stephen Gates & Andrew Elder; Marilyn Gibbs; Kevin Green; Peter Gilbert & Fred Narnola.
Monday: Elizabeth, Michael, Thomas, Eleanor & Nicholas Fleming.
Tuesday: Joyce Grant; Stuart Grigg & ‘Tricia Blombery; and Robert Head.
Wednesday: Richard Hagen & Solari; and Selina & John Hardy.
Thursday: Susan Hill, Janet Broady, & Alex; Moya Holle; and Noel Jeffs.
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: Margaret Chiew; David Dunlop; (Fr) John Bowen; Janet Walmsley; Ruth Champion: Joyce Grant; Gerald Grant; Alex Regos; Christine Kondratenko; Simone Abrahams; Salochna Devi; Ruth Dodd; Robyn Palmer; Julie Ankers; Catherine Loughman; Christopher Middleton; Helen Woellner; Libby Davis and Stephen Griffen.
Anniversaries of the Departed: Nellie Cornick; Fr Austin Day; Elva Austin; Wit Takham; Owen Currie; Douglas Witt; and Catherine Shaw.
Saints Commemoration: 8th: Saints, martyrs, missionaries and teachers of the Anglican Communion; 10th: Leo of Rome, Bishop and teacher (d. 461); and 11th: Martin, Bishop of Tours (d. c. 387).
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: Remembrance Sunday
First Reading: Job 14.1–14 Psalm: 29
Second Reading: Romans 6.3–9 Gospel: John 5.19–29