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Third Sunday in Lent 19 March 2017

Third Sunday in Lent
19 March 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.

Preach­er & Cel­eb­rant: Fr Philip Bradford
Wel­comers Today: Peter Gil­bert & Alfredo Narnola
Next week: Evelyn Maack; Steph­en Gates
Read­ers Today: Neville Hack & Anne Hywood
Read­ers next week: Ruth Cham­pi­on & Gra­hame Sadler
Inter­cessor: Peter Gilbert
Next week: Amrit MacIntyre
Hos­pit­al­ity: K Drum­mond, A Bell, J Olston
Next Week: Brett Dav­ies, Amrit MacIntyre
Clean­ers Sat­urday 25th A Petersen, P Gil­bert, Alfredo Narnola

Please turn off your mobile phone.

Glu­ten free hosts are avail­able. Please see our Sac­ristan Andy Ser­afin or Fr Philip before the ser­vice if required. A Hear­ing loop is fit­ted in the Church – please turn your hear­ing aid to T‑setting.

In the gos­pel read­ing, the dis­course between the Samar­it­an woman and Jesus shows us how the divi­sion between the Jews and the Samar­it­ans was ter­min­ated (in v. 9b we read that the Jews do not share things in com­mon with Samar­it­ans). After the dis­cus­sions and when the Samar­it­an woman dis­covered her defin­i­tion from Jesus’ stand­point, she turned an Evan­gel­ist and she went to her home city and invited all to ‘come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He can­not be the Mes­si­ah, can he?’ (v. 29). We are being called to tell about Jesus and invite people in our places of work, in our homes and in the mar­ket to come and see the Messiah.

Pray that God will give us the bold­ness required to tell about Jesus in our world where talk­ing about Jesus is increas­ingly becom­ing less pop­u­lar. That pub­lic theo­logy be embraced in our Churches and society.

Give thanks for the work and wit­ness of all those whose lives point oth­ers towards Jesus. 

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

Introit Hymn: TIS 447 Lord, your Almighty Word

The Sen­tence

God proves his love for us in that while we still were sin­ners Christ died for us. Romans 5.8

The Col­lect

O God, the foun­tain of life,
to a human­ity parched with thirst
you offer the liv­ing water that springs from the Rock,
our Saviour Jesus Christ:
stir up with­in your people the gift of your Spirit,
that we may pro­fess our faith with freshness
and announce with joy the won­der of your love.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

First Read­ing Exodus 17.1–7

A read­ing from the book of Exodus

From the wil­der­ness of Sin the whole con­greg­a­tion of the Israel­ites jour­neyed by stages, as the Lord com­manded. They camped at Rephi­dim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quar­relled with Moses, and said, ‘Give us water to drink.’ Moses said to them, ‘Why do you quar­rel with me? Why do you test the Lord?’ But the people thirsted there for water; and the people com­plained against Moses and said, ‘Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our chil­dren and live­stock with thirst?’ So Moses cried out to the Lord, ‘What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.’ The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the eld­ers of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will be stand­ing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.’ Moses did so, in the sight of the eld­ers of Israel. He called the place Mas­sah and Meri­bah, because the Israel­ites quar­relled and tested the Lord, say­ing, ‘Is the Lord among us or not?’

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 95

  1. O come let us sing | out  to the | Lord:
    let us shout in tri­umph to the | rock of | our sal-| vation.

  2. Let us come before his | face with | thanksgiving:
    and cry| out to him | joy­fully  in | psalms.

  3. For the Lord is a | great | God:
    and a great | king above | all | gods.

  4. In his hand are the | depths  of the | earth:
    and the peaks of the moun­tains  are | his | also.

  5. The sea is his and | he | made it:
    his hands | moul­ded | dry | land.

  6. Come let us wor­ship and | bow | down:
    and kneel be-| fore the | Lord our | maker.

  7. For he is the | Lord our | God:
    we are his | people  and the | sheep  of his | pasture.

  8. Today if only you would hear his voice *—
    ‘Do not harden your hearts | as at | Meribah:
    as on that day at | Mas­sah | in the | wilderness;

  9. When your fore­bears | tested | me:
    put me to proof though | they had | seen my | works.

  10. Forty years long I loathed that gen­er-| ation  and | said:
    “It is a people who err in their hearts *
    for they | do not | know my | ways”;

  11. Of whom I | swore  in my | wrath:
    “They | shall not | enter  my | rest.”’

Second read­ing Romans 5.1–11

A read­ing from Paul’s let­ter to the Romans

There­fore, since we are jus­ti­fied by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of shar­ing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our suf­fer­ings, know­ing that suf­fer­ing pro­duces endur­ance, and endur­ance pro­duces char­ac­ter, and char­ac­ter pro­duces hope, and hope does not dis­ap­point us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spir­it that has been giv­en to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will any­one die for a right­eous person—though per­haps for a good per­son someone might actu­ally dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sin­ners Christ died for us. Much more surely then, now that we have been jus­ti­fied by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies, we were recon­ciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, hav­ing been recon­ciled, will we be saved by his life. But more than that, we even boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Procession

Gos­pel Acclam­a­tion

Gos­pel Read­er: The Lord be with you.

Response: And with you.

Gos­pel Read­er: Glory to you, Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ!

All: Lord, you are truly the Saviour of the world;

Give me liv­ing water that I may nev­er thirst again.

All: Glory to you, Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ!

The Gos­pel John 4.5–42

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to John

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

So he came to a Samar­it­an city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jac­ob had giv­en to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his jour­ney, was sit­ting by the well. It was about noon. A Samar­it­an woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink’. (His dis­ciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samar­it­an woman said to him, ‘How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?’ (Jews do not share things in com­mon with Samar­it­ans.) Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is say­ing to you, “Give me a drink”, you would have asked him, and he would have giv­en you liv­ing water.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, you have no buck­et, and the well is deep. Where do you get that liv­ing water? Are you great­er than our ancest­or Jac­ob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?’ Jesus said to her, ‘Every­one who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will nev­er be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gush­ing up to etern­al life.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, give me this water, so that I may nev­er be thirsty or have to keep com­ing here to draw water.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Go, call your hus­band, and come back.’ The woman answered him, ‘I have no hus­band.’ Jesus said to her, ‘You are right in say­ing, “I have no hus­band”; for you have had five hus­bands, and the one you have now is not your hus­band. What you have said is true!’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, I see that you are a proph­et. Our ancest­ors wor­shipped on this moun­tain, but you say that the place where people must wor­ship is in Jer­u­s­alem.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, believe me, the hour is com­ing when you will wor­ship the Fath­er neither on this moun­tain nor in Jer­u­s­alem. You wor­ship what you do not know; we wor­ship what we know, for sal­va­tion is from the Jews. But the hour is com­ing, and is now here, when the true wor­ship­pers will wor­ship the Fath­er in spir­it and truth, for the Fath­er seeks such as these to wor­ship him. God is spir­it, and those who wor­ship him must wor­ship in spir­it and truth.’ The woman said to him, ‘I know that Mes­si­ah is com­ing’ (who is called Christ). ‘When he comes, he will pro­claim all things to us.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am he, the one who is speak­ing to you.’ Just then his dis­ciples came. They were aston­ished that he was speak­ing with a woman, but no one said, ‘What do you want?’ or, ‘Why are you speak­ing with her?’ Then the woman left her water-jar and went back to the city. She said to the people, ‘Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He can­not be the Mes­si­ah, can he?’ They left the city and were on their way to him. Mean­while the dis­ciples were urging him, ‘Rabbi, eat some­thing.’ But he said to them, ‘I have food to eat that you do not know about.’ So the dis­ciples said to one anoth­er, ‘Surely no one has brought him some­thing to eat?’ Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to com­plete his work. Do you not say, “Four months more, then comes the har­vest”? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for har­vest­ing. The reap­er is already receiv­ing wages and is gath­er­ing fruit for etern­al life, so that sower and reap­er may rejoice togeth­er. For here the say­ing holds true, “One sows and anoth­er reaps.” I sent you to reap that for which you did not labour. Oth­ers have laboured, and you have entered into their labour.’ Many Samar­it­ans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s testi­mony, ‘He told me everything I have ever done.’ So when the Samar­it­ans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there for two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, ‘It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Saviour of the world.’

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

The Ser­mon

Hymn after Ser­mon: TIS 164 The Great Love of God

Pray­ers of the People

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 520 Lord, enthroned in heav­enly splendour

Hymn dur­ing Com­mu­nion: TIS 703 As the deer pants for the water

As the deer pants for the water
So my soul longs after you
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to wor­ship you

You alone are my strengh, my shield
To you alone may my spir­it yield
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to wor­ship you

Final Hymn: TIS 211 (1) Jesu Lov­er of my soul


Imme­di­ately after our ser­vice this morn­ing there will be an inter­ment of Bri­an Rawnsley’s ashes in the Memori­al Garden. We are invited to join with Janet Wid­mer and fam­ily mem­bers for this short ser­vice. Please then all join us in the hall for refreshments.

Fr Ron Mor­ris, has now moved to Eliza­beth Lodge, Room 708. 46 Bayswa­ter Road Rush­cut­ters Bay 2022. He would love to hear from any of you by phone when you have a minute. His num­ber is 0409 451 362.

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

Tues­day 21 March – 7.00 p.m. Len­ten Stud­ies com­menced last week but you are wel­come to come along to the next of our ‘Cameo Appear­ances’. We are dis­cuss­ing vari­ous char­ac­ters sur­round­ing and lead­ing up to Jesus’ cru­ci­fix­ion. The study will be over four weeks and next Tues­day is hos­ted by St Joseph’s Cath­ol­ic Church New­town. See the notice board for the con­tinu­ing stud­ies, date/place.

Wed­nes­day 22 March – Women’s Read­ing Group 7.30 p.m. is at Pau­line Newell’s home. In April-May we will be com­men­cing a new book and if you would like to join the group please see Jo or Ruth.

Wed­nes­day 29 March — ABM Morn­ing Tea & Inform­a­tion For­um. Funds will go towards St Luke’s Mis­sion Pro­jects & ABM Aux­il­i­ary Pro­ject 2017. 10 am Euchar­ist; 11 am Morn­ing Tea and Speaker/Video. For inform­a­tion see Moya.

Sat­urday 25 March — Ere­m­os Retreat Day, 10–4pm, Bundeena, $70 or $60 for mem­bers; $10 less for conc. Incl. morn­ing tea and lunch. Register: Places are lim­ited so book soon.

Fri­day 31 March — St Paul’s Bur­wood. Bus Trip — ‘Head to the Hills’, $45 includ­ing paper bag lunch/tea & cof­fee. Con­tact Pam Brock or the Church Office, 205 Bur­wood Road Bur­wood 2134 by Sunday 26th March to avoid dis­ap­point­ment. See fly­ers on inform­a­tion table. 

Monday 3 April – The Steer­ing Com­mit­tee of Equal Voices warmly invites us all to the Launch by Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG on Monday 3 April at 6.30 p.m. at Pitt St Unit­ing Church 264 Pitt Street, Sydney for refresh­ments on arrival and 7.00 p.m. com­mence­ment, to con­clude by 9.00 p.m.

Wed­nes­day 12 April – Chrism Euchar­ist and Renew­al of Vows at St James King Street at 11.00 a.m. Bp Michael Stead will preside and all par­ish clergy and lay par­ish read­ers are invited to renew their vows. The con­sec­rated oils will be avail­able. A light lunch will be served fol­low­ing the ser­vice in the St James’ Hall.

Book­cases avail­able: Two wooden book­cases and a fil­ing cab­in­et are avail­able for remov­al from Fr Ron Mor­ris’ Unit, 75, St John’s Rd, Glebe. 

  • A black wooden open shelves book case – 90cm wide x 180 cm high 29 cm depth;

  • A light col­oured wooden book shelves — lower shelves with doors – 80cm width; 202 cm height; 27 cm depth; and

  • 3 draw­er wooden fil­ing cabinet. 

For remov­al asap — more information/photos see Moya Holle.

Park­ing — Please make sure to park only in the marked spaces provided.

Op Shop Dona­tions – We have been inund­ated with dona­tions recently and our store room is over­flow­ing, please hold off on bring­ing any dona­tions either to the Emmaus Room or to the Op Shop until fur­ther notice.

Check out

To keep an eye on fas­cin­at­ing events – music­al and contemplative.

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, 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 

And please sup­port our Lent ABM Pro­jects and our ongo­ing projects:-

Al-Ahli Hos­pit­al; The Wontulp-Bi-Buya Theo­lo­gic­al Col­lege Cairns and the Vanuatu Lit­er­acy Program.

Bible Read­ings for the Week 20th to 26th March 2017


2 Kings 5.5–15

Psalm 43

Luke 4.24–30


Song of 3YM 2, 11–20

Psalm 25.3–9

Mat­thew 18.21–35


Deu­ter­o­nomy 4.1,4–9

Psalm 147.12–20



Jeremi­ah 7.23–28

Psalm 95.6–11

Luke 11.14–23



Psalm 81.6–10




Psalm 51.10–17

Luke 18.9–14

Next Sunday Read­ings – Fourth Sunday in Lent
1 Samuel 16.1–13
Psalm 23
Second read­ing: Eph­esians 5.8–14
Gos­pel: John 9.1–41



Pray­ers for each day of the week

Christine Thur­ley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stu­art Veitch, Laurence & Jo Bur­ton; Janet Walmsley.

We pray too for our Sis­ter Par­ish of Christ­ch­urch Blayney, for The Rev’d Ana­stas­ia Web­ster-Hawes, her Assist­ant Priests and people.

Nadia Wheat­ley; Mat­thew, Bron­wyn, Sam & Thomas Whit­ing; Janet Wid­mer; Dav­id & Dorothy Williams.

Jen­nie Win­ton; Sally Woell­ner; Waew Wong­jam; Kay & Nata­sha Younie; Amelia Zea.

Shir­ley & Bar­bara Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; James, Elli­ot & Harry Barnes.

Mat­thew, Michelle, Darcy, Patrick, Ian Barnett; Char­lotte & Emily Bat­ter­ham; Angela Bell.

Ewan, Jes­sica & Cyn­thia Berke­mei­er; Peter, Jen­nifer, Elise & Blake Bestel; Mervyn Bishop.

Ross Black; Fr. Philip & Rose­mary Brad­ford; Chris Brooks & Mar­tin; Tony Brownlow.

Our Pray­ers for those in urgent need:
Leanne; Asia Bibi, Robert and Lyn­dall, Fr Ron Mor­ris, Max Boy­ley, Jean Weller; Tom Algeo, Sarah, Linda Jensath­it, Bar­bara Granger,
Susan Wells, Julia Baird, John & Jill Eddy.

Our Pray­er for those in need. 

Shir­ley Allen; Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Maur­een & Henry Byers; Hugo Cun­ning­ham; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs; Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; Jen­nifer McGov­ern, John Naidu; Pau­line Newell; Lamar Pow­ell; 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; Amrit McIntyre, Dawn Hol­land, Helen Gro­nowski (Priest), Mar­garet Watkins, Julia & Mal­colm, Ros­alind, Lucy, Jack, Harry and Tom, Bruce Sims & Peter; Mar­garet Flakeler.

The Depar­ted

Peter Glass

Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Ray­mond Taylor; Boleslaw Jurezyk; Bessie O’Reilly; Beryl Good­man; Edith Spur­ri­er; Elsie Dav­is; Wendy Clarke.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tions

20th: Cuth­bert of Lindis­farne, bish­op and mis­sion­ary (d.687) 21st: Thomas Cran­mer, arch­bish­op of Can­ter­bury, mar­tyr and litur­gist (d.1556)

22nd: Thomas Ken, bish­op of Bath and Wells, teach­er (d.1711)
24th: Paul Cou­tur­i­er, ecu­men­ist (d.1953)
Oscar Romero, arch­bish­op of San Sal­vador, mar­tyr (d.1980)

25th: The Annun­ci­ation to the Blessed Vir­gin Mary.

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

Fabi­an LoS­chiavo Mb 0417 670 749
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410 634 948
Ruth Cham­pi­on Mb 0400 166 041

Par­ish Council:
Andy Ser­afin; Susan Hill; Peter Sey­mour; Amrit MacIntyre; Tony Pur­cell; Evelyn Maack; Angela Bell.

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

Syn­od Reps:

Diana Jef­fer­ies & Peter Seymour

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