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Second Sunday after Epiphany 15 January 2017

Second Sunday after Epiphany
15 Janu­ary 2017

Wel­come to our wor­ship this morning!
At St Luke’s we seek to share God’s uncon­di­tion­al love and accept­ance of all people, regard­less of age, gender, race, mar­it­al or fam­ily status, sexu­al ori­ent­a­tion, dis­ab­il­ity or wealth.

Cel­eb­rant: The Rev’d John Reimer
Preach­er: Peter Seymour
Wel­comers Today: Brett Dav­ies & Tony Purcell
Next week: Kev­in Green & John Tonetti
Read­ers Today: Brett Dav­ies & Mer­rill Martin
Read­ers next week: Janet Walms­ley & John M
Inter­cessor: Richard Hagen
Next week: Peter Gilbert
Hos­pit­al­ity: Kath­er­ine Old­field & Sally Woellner
Next Week: John M, Ruth C, E Maack
Clean­ers Sat­urday 22nd M Holle, J Tonetti, N Daniels

ABMPaul, the Apostle sub­mits that his call­ing was purely mer­ited by the will of God. He writes so power­fully to the Church in Cor­inth and expresses his grat­it­ude by giv­ing thanks to God for the Church in Cor­inth. It is clear that we need to give thanks to God for our Churches, their lead­er­ship and the con­greg­a­tions alike. There is power in giv­ing thanks for the things that God has done for us through his Church. God has giv­en us the gift of sal­va­tion by his grace, giv­en us fel­low­ship and the sense of belong­ing, gift of life, gift of fam­ily and our places of work. Yes we can deny the many times when suf­fer­ing has been unbear­able but even while we are unfaith­ful, he remains faith­ful for while we were yet sin­ners, Christ died for us (Romans 5.8).

  • Pray that God will sus­tain the spir­it of grat­it­ude among the con­greg­ants and the min­is­ters of the Word alike. Pray that we shall be grate­ful in all places and at all times. Through Christ Jesus Our Lord. Amen.

  • Give thanks for the work and wit­ness of the Church of Cent­ral Africa.

Text: The Rt Rev Paul Korir
Bish­op of Kapsa­bet, Anglic­an Church of Kenya
© Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion, 2016

Introit Hymn: TIS 560(i) – All my hope on God is founded

The Sen­tence

God is faith­ful; by him you were called into the fel­low­ship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Cor­inthi­ans 1.9

The Col­lect:

Almighty God,
whose Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ,
is the light of the world:
may your people,
illumined by your word and sacraments,
shine with the radi­ance of his glory,
that he may be known, worshipped,
and obeyed to the ends of the earth;
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Read­ing Isai­ah 49.1–7

A read­ing from the of proph­et Isaiah

Listen to me, O coast­lands, pay atten­tion, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born, while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shad­ow of his hand he hid me; he made me a pol­ished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, ‘You are my ser­vant, Israel, in whom I will be glor­i­fied.’ But I said, ‘I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for noth­ing and van­ity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.’ And now the Lord says, who formed me in the womb to be his ser­vant, to bring Jac­ob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am hon­oured in the sight of the Lord ‚and my God has become my strength— he says, ‘It is too light a thing that you should be my ser­vant to raise up the tribes of Jac­ob and to restore the sur­viv­ors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my sal­va­tion may reach to the end of the earth.’ Thus says the Lord, the Redeem­er of Israel and his Holy One, to one deeply des­pised, abhorred by the nations, the slave of rulers, ‘Kings shall see and stand up, princes and they shall pros­trate them­selves, because of the Lord, who is faith­ful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.’

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 40.1–14

1 I waited patiently | for the | Lord:
and he in-| clined to me  and | heard my | cry.

2 He brought me up from the pit of roar­ing waters *
out of the | mire and | clay:
and set my feet upon a | rock  and made | firm my | foothold.

3 And he has put a new | song  in my | mouth:
even a song of | thanks  giv­ing | to our | God.

4 Many shall | see it  and | fear:
and shall | put their | trust  in the | Lord.

5 Blessed are those who have made the | Lord their | hope:
who have not turned to the proud *
or to those who | wander | in de-| ceit.

6 O Lord my God * great are the won­der­ful things
which you have done * and your thoughts which | are to-| wards us:
there is none to | be com-| pared with | you;

7 Were I to de-| clare them  and | speak of them:
they are more than I am | able | to ex-| press.
8 Sac­ri­fice and offer­ing you do | not de-| sire:
but my | ears  you have | marked  for o-| bedience;

9 Burnt-offer­ing and sin-offer­ing you have | not re-| quired:
then | said I | Lo I | come.

10 In the scroll of the book it is writ­ten of me *
that I should | do your | will:
O my God I long to do it * your | law de-| lights my | heart.

11 I have declared your righteousness
in the | great  con­gre-| gation:
have not restrained my lips O | Lord and | that you | know.

12 I have not hid­den your right­eous­ness | in my | heart:
have spoken of your faith­ful­ness | and of | your sal-| vation.

13 I have not kept back your lov­ing-kind­ness | and your | truth:
rom the | great | con­gre-| gation.

14 O Lord do not with­hold your | mercy | from me:
et your lov­ing-kind­ness and your | truth | ever  pre-| serve me.

Glo- |ry to | God; Fath­er | Son and | Holy | in the be-|ginning so | now; and for | ever. | A|men.

Second Read­ing 1 Cor­inthi­ans 1.1–9

A read­ing from Paul’s first let­ter to the Corinthians

Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our broth­er Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Cor­inth, to those who are sanc­ti­fied in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, togeth­er with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Fath­er and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been giv­en you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and know­ledge of every kind—just as the testi­mony of Christ has been strengthened among you—so that you are not lack­ing in any spir­itu­al gift as you wait for the reveal­ing of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blame­less on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faith­ful; by him you were called into the fel­low­ship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Procession

Gos­pel Acclamation 

Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alleluia, 

Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alleluia,

God has called us | with the | gospel;
to share in the | glory  of our | Lord  Jesus | Christ.

Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alleluia.

The Gos­pel John 1.29–42

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to John

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

The next day he saw Jesus com­ing towards him and declared, ‘Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.” I myself did not know him; but I came bap­tiz­ing with water for this reas­on, that he might be revealed to Israel.’ And John test­i­fied, ‘I saw the Spir­it des­cend­ing from heav­en like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to bap­tize with water said to me, “He on whom you see the Spir­it des­cend and remain is the one who bap­tizes with the Holy Spir­it.” And I myself have seen and have test­i­fied that this is the Son of God.’ The next day John again was stand­ing with two of his dis­ciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, ‘Look, here is the Lamb of God!’ The two dis­ciples heard him say this, and they fol­lowed Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them fol­low­ing, he said to them, ‘What are you look­ing for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which trans­lated means Teach­er), ‘where are you stay­ing?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see.’ They came and saw where he was stay­ing, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the after­noon. One of the two who heard John speak and fol­lowed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s broth­er. He first found his broth­er Simon and said to him, ‘We have found the Mes­si­ah’ (which is trans­lated Anoin­ted). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Ceph­as’ (which is trans­lated Peter).

For the Gos­pel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ

The Ser­mon

Hymn after Ser­mon: TIS 552 – Come my way, my truth, my life


Pray­er for our Parish

Gra­cious God,

We pray for our Par­ish of St Luke,
for our Rect­or and all who wor­ship here.
We pray that this Par­ish will always have
a faith­ful pas­tor who will faith­fully speak your Word
and min­is­ter your Sacraments;
an encour­ager who will equip your people for ministry
and enable us to ful­fil our calling.
Give your Holy Spir­it to those who will choose a new Rector,
that they will have wis­dom, dis­cern­ment and patience.
Give to us all warm and gen­er­ous hearts,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Offer­tory Hymn: TIS 242 – I danced in the morning

Hymn dur­ing Communion:

Final Hymn: TIS 245 – We have a gos­pel to proclaim


Please note that Sunday School is in now in recess until the last week­end in January.

Please wear your name badge for the con­veni­ence of oth­ers and join us for morn­ing tea in the hall.

Fr Philip and Rose­mary are away today and next Sunday. Our Cel­eb­rant this week is The Rev’d John Reimer who wor­ships here from time to time and was pre­vi­ously Rect­or of St Alban’s Leura. Our Preach­er today is Peter Sey­mour, our Hon. Lay-Minister. 

Next Sunday 22nd Janu­ary Fr Peter Ellem, an Anglic­an Chap­lain at West­mead Hos­pit­al, will be Cel­eb­rant and Preach­er;. We are grate­ful for the min­istry of these vis­it­ing clergy while Fr Philip is on leave.

Sat­urday 28 Janu­ary – Boyz Nite Out @ Thai Hot Pep­per, King Street, at Alice Street, New­town, 5.30 for 6.00 pm. Option­al exten­sion to BARETHE MUSICAL at New Theatre, 7.30 pm. RSVP John Roe 0400 955 772

**Moya Holle has a wooden book­case 160cm high; 81cm wide; 29cm depth in good con­di­tion avail­able to any­one who can arrange removal. 

Book­stall News – New stock: Richard Rohr’s The Divine Dance; and for chil­dren: The Vel­veteen Rab­bit; Who Made Me; and Anne Frank and the Remem­ber­ing Tree.

Advance Notice:

There will be a Par­ish Retreat at the Stroud Her­mit­age on the week­end of 3–5 March 2017. If you are inter­ested in being part of this spe­cial week­end please com­plete the expres­sion of interest on the back page as soon as pos­sible. Once we know who is likely to come, we can plan the program.

Sunday 12 March is our AGM – please put it in your diaries.

Sat­urday 18 March is the MOW AGM to be held here at St Luke’s. Please come and encour­age this move­ment for the ordin­a­tion of women, who feel called to be ordained.

Our Web­site

Our web­site is being con­stantly updated by Fr Philip (ser­mons) and Angela Bell (weekly bul­let­ins and events). Have you taken a look recently? Your feed­back would be appreciated.

Giv­ing to St Luke’s

Envel­opes in which to place your weekly offer­ing are avail­able at the Wel­come Table at the entrance to the church and also at the Inform­a­tion Table near the Book­stall. If you would like to use this meth­od of giv­ing, please take a box. Alternatively …

If you want to ensure reg­u­lar giv­ing to St Luke’s, but find you nev­er have the right amount in cash, or are some­times unable to attend on Sundays, then St Luke’s Dir­ect Trans­fer may work for you. Please put your name or the word “Offer­ing” as a reference.

St Luke’s Enmore Bank Account Details

Account Name: St Luke’s Anglic­an Church Work­ing Account 

BSB: 062–165

Account Num­ber: 10023547 

Bible Read­ings for the Week 16th to 22nd Janu­ary 2017

MONDAY Hebrews 5.1–10 Psalm 110.1–4 Mark 2.18–22
TUESDAY Hebrews 6.10–20 Psalm 111 Mark 2.23–28
WEDNESDAY Hebrews 7.1–3,15–17 Psalm 110.1–4 Mark 3.1–6
THURSDAY Hebrews 7.25–8.6 Psalm 40.6–11 Mark 3.7–12
FRIDAY Hebrews 8.6–12 Psalm 85.8–13 Mark 3.13–19
SATURDAY Hebrews 9.2–3,11–14 Psalm 47.5–10 Mark 3.20–21

Next Sunday Read­ings Third Sunday after Epiphany
First read­ing: Isai­ah 9.1–4
Psalm 27.1–10
Second read­ing: 1 Cor­inthi­ans 1.10–18
Gos­pel: John 12.1–11


Pray­ers for each day of the week

Kev­in Green; Stu­art Grigg & ‘Tri­cia Blombery; Neville Hack; Richard Hagen & Somsakdi.

John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; Ray­mond Hesle­hurst; Michael, Jac­queline, Sam & Soph­ie Hicks.
Janet, Susan & Alex Hill; Moya Holle; Anne Hywood & Peter Tre­gil­gas; Diana Jef­fer­ies; Noel Jeffs; Linda Jensathit.

Kenny Khoo; Eddy, Mint, Atom & Arty Kit­tir­at; Joseph & Esth­er Kumar; Geoff Lind­say & Mandy Tibbey.

Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Evelyn Maack; Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Dav­ies; Lea MacNeil & Don­ald Thomas.

Alex Maneekaew; Mer­rill & Geor­gie Mar­tin; Aman­da Mason; John M; Fr. Ron Mor­ris; Fran Morris.

Sat­urday: Ian Myl­chreest; Ron, Anthea, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath; Pau­line Newell.

Our Pray­ers for those in need:
Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Asia Bibi, Robert and Lyn­dall; Fr Ron Mor­ris; Amrit MacIntyre, Max Boy­ley, Lamar Pow­ell; Bri­an Rawns­ley, Jean Weller & 

Our Pray­er for those in need. 

Shir­ley Allen; Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Maur­een & Henry Byers; Hugo Cun­ning­ham; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs, Linda Jensath­it; Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; John Naidu; Pau­line Newell; Peter Pur­cell; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Steph­en Thomas; Soph­ie Toupein; Janet Walms­ley; Yavani Mu Daly, Vic­tor­ia, Leigh Gar­retty, Nii Samuela; Alie­sha; Juli­an; Eve Moggs; John Mic­allef; Lil­lian & moth­er; Jack & fam­ily; Car­oline Wilson; Bar­bara Granger; Dawn Hol­land and Ray Som­mer, Helen Gro­nowski (priest), Tom Algeo & Sarah.

The Depar­ted

Orfil­ia Romero

Cecily Mor­ris (Fran’s sister)

Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Edna Juer­gens; Robert Miller; Kev­in McEntee; Mary Carr; Keith Dahler; 

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

17th: Ant­ony of Egypt, abbot (d.356)
th Hil­ary of Poit­i­ers, bish­op and teach­er (d.367)
st: Agnes, mar­tyr at Rome, vir­gin (d304).

Par­ish Inform­a­tion

ABN.78 161 584 893.


Sung Euchar­ist and Chil­dren’s Min­istry at 9.30 am fol­lowed by hos­pit­al­ity in the hall. Thai Com­munity meets in the Chapel after morn­ing tea. Enquir­ies to Aman­da Mason 0407 101 382.


Wed­nes­day 9.30 a.m. — Morn­ing Pray­er; 10.00 a.m. Euchar­ist (fol­lowed by morn­ing tea)
Fri­day 8.30 a.m. – Morn­ing Prayer

CONFESSIONS (Sac­ra­ment of Recon­cili­ation) HOME COMMUNIONS, BAPTISMS, & MARRIAGES by arrangement.

Rect­or — Fr Philip Brad­ford — 0431 655 220 (Mob)
Office Ph 9557 4219 PO Box 64. Enmore NSW 2042
Par­ish email:
Fr Philip:

Hon­or­ary Lay Min­is­ter – Peter Sey­mour

Pas­tor­al Care
Lay-Min­is­ters — Part Time
– Lea MacNeil & Aman­da Mason.


OFFICE HOURS: Tues­day 9.00 to 11.00 am; Wed­nes­day 9.00 am to 12 noon; Fri­day 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.

Hon Clergy Asso­ci­ate:
Fr Ron Mor­ris (Mob 0409 451362)

Organ­ist: Kathy Drummond
Occa­sion­al Organ­ist: C. Brooks

133 Enmore Rd, Tel: 9550 5713
Hours: Tues, Wed & Fri­day 9.30   4; Thursday 9.30–3; Sat 9.30 – 2.30, Sunday, Monday – Closed.

Hall Admin­is­trat­or:
Stu­art Veitch Mb 0400–312-354

Jen­nie Win­ton Mb 0401 727 718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Cham­pi­on Mb 0400 166 041

Par­ish Council:
Andy Ser­afin; Jen­nifer B; James Barnes (Treas­urer); Susan Hill; Peter Sey­mour; Fabi­an LoS­chiavo; Amrit MacIntyre & Tony Purcell.

Par­ish Nominators:
Moya Holle; Mandy Tib­bey; Susan Hill; Ruth Cham­pi­on & Stu­art Veitch. 

Pas­tor­al Care Sup­port Group
Ruth Cham­pi­on; Stu­art Ogg; John Tonetti, Moya Holle; Peter Seymour

Expres­sion of Interest
Par­ish Retreat at Stroud
3–5 March 2017

We need to know the num­ber of people wish­ing to attend to suc­cess­fully plan our Retreat.

I/we would be inter­ested in attend­ing the Par­ish Retreat:


Tele­phone Con­tact Numbers:

Land­line: Mobile: 

Please tear this form off and return to the Par­ish Office or one of the War­dens ASAP.

Plan­ning Com­mit­tee con­sists of Fr Philip and Rose­mary, Mandy Tib­bey, Jen­nie Win­ton and Peter Seymour.