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

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

4th Septem­ber 2016

SIxteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Six­teenth Sunday after Pentecost

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: Tony Brown­low & Nadia Wheatley
Next week: Ruth Cham­pi­on & Janet Widmer
Read­ers Today: Steph­en Gates & Kath­er­ine Oldfield
Read­ers next week: Janet Walms­ley & John M
Inter­cessor: Peter Sey­mour
Next week: Ruth Cham­pi­on
Hos­pit­al­ity: Reddy Fam­ily (B’day cake)
Next Week: B Dav­ies, A MacIntyre & Flem­ing Family
Clean­ers Sat­urday 10th: M Holle, J Tonetti, & N Daniels

Glu­ten free hosts are avail­able. Please see our Sac­ristan, Andy Ser­afin, before the ser­vice if you need to receive a glu­ten free host.

Hear­ing Loop is fit­ted in the Church – please turn your hear­ing aid to T‑setting

Anglican Board of Mission
Anglic­an Board of Mission

This is not ‘the hea­then’ or the un-‘saved’, nor about count­ing num­bers. It is about care for the indi­vidu­al soul. This was Jesus, the Good Shepherd’s con­cern. He said a shep­herd will leave ninety-nine sheep, even in the wil­der­ness, and search for the lost one, until he finds it. Jesus’ par­able of the lost is told, not only to his faith­ful dis­ciples, but also to ‘the lead­ers and teach­ers’. Those in Christ’s Church, who would be lead­ers and have author­ity are to be held account­able for search­ing out the lost until they are found. Paul knew this and instruc­ted Timothy, his ‘loy­al child in the faith’ accordingly.

‘Though they frus­trate the poor in their hopes: surely the Lord is their refuge.’

  • Pray for the lead­ers of the Church that they will be guided by ‘love that comes from a pure heart, a good con­science, and sin­cere faith’.
  • Give thanks for the Church of Ceylon, which cov­ers most of Sri Lanka, remem­ber­ing their min­istry in a multi-reli­gious context.

Text:       Moya Holle, ABM Sydney Committee
© Anglic­an Board of Mis­sion, 2016

Introit Hymn:TIS 203 Fairest Lord Jesus

The Sen­tence Who­ever does not carry the cross and fol­low Jesus can­not be his dis­ciple.        Luke 14.27

The Col­lect:
God of the ages,
you call the Church to keep watch in the world
and to dis­cern the signs of the times:
grant us the wis­dom that your Spir­it bestows,
so that with cour­age we may pro­claim your proph­et­ic word,
and com­plete the work you have set before us;
through your Son, 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                                                             Jeremi­ah 18.1–11

A read­ing from the book of the proph­et Jeremiah

The word that came to Jeremi­ah from the Lord: ‘Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.’ So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was work­ing at his wheel. The ves­sel he was mak­ing of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into anoth­er ves­sel, as seemed good to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this pot­ter has done? says the Lord . Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.

At one moment I may declare con­cern­ing a nation or a king­dom that I will pluck up and break down and des­troy it, but if that nation, con­cern­ing which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will change my mind about the dis­aster that I inten­ded to bring on it. And at anoth­er moment I may declare con­cern­ing a nation or a king­dom that I will build and plant it, but if it does evil in my sight, not listen­ing to my voice, then I will change my mind about the good that I had inten­ded to do to it. Now, there­fore, say to the people of Judah and the inhab­it­ants of Jer­u­s­alem: Thus says the Lord: Look, I am a pot­ter shap­ing evil against you and devis­ing a plan against you. Turn now, all of you from your evil way, and amend your ways and your doings.

For the word of the Lord                                              Thanks be to God

Psalm 139.1–5, 12–18

Psalm Music
Psalm Music

1 O Lord, you have searched me out and known me:
you know when I sit or when I stand,
you com­pre­hend my thoughts long before.
2 You dis­cern my path and the places where I rest:
you are acquain­ted with all my ways.

3 For there is not a word on my tongue:
but you, Lord, know it altogether.
4 You have encom­passed me behind and before:
and have laid your hand upon me.
5 Such know­ledge is too won­der­ful for me:
so high that I can­not endure it.
12 For you have cre­ated my inward parts:
you knit me togeth­er in my mother’s womb.
13 I will praise you, for you are to be feared:
fear­ful are your acts, and won­der­ful your works.
14 You knew my soul,
and my bones were not hid­den from you:
when I was formed in secret,
and woven in the depths of the earth.
15 Your eyes saw my limbs when they were yet imperfect:
and in your book were all my mem­bers written;
16 Day by day they were fashioned:

and not one was late in growing.
17 How deep are your thoughts to me, O God:
and how great is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they are more in num­ber than the sand:
were I to come to the end, I would still be with you.
Glo-| ry to | God * Fath­er | Son and | Holy | Spirit;
As in the be-| ginning 
–so | now * and for-| ever. | A-| men

Second Read­ing                                                        Philem­on 1–25

A read­ing from the Paul’s let­ter to Philemon

Paul, a pris­on­er of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our broth­er,*To Philem­on our dear friend and co-work­er, 2to Apphia our sis­ter,* to Archip­pus our fel­low-sol­dier, and to the church in your house: 3Grace to you and peace from God our Fath­er and the Lord Jesus Christ.4When I remem­ber you* in my pray­ers, I always thank my God 5because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith towards the Lord Jesus. 6I pray that the shar­ing of your faith may become effect­ive when you per­ceive all the good that we* may do for Christ. 7I have indeed received much joy and encour­age­ment from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my broth­er. 8For this reas­on, though I am bold enough in Christ to com­mand you to do your duty, 9yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love—and I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a pris­on­er of Christ Jesus.* 10

I am appeal­ing to you for my child, Ones­imus, whose fath­er I have become dur­ing my impris­on­ment. 11Formerly he was use­less to you, but now he is indeed use­ful* both to you and to me. 12I am send­ing him, that is, my own heart, back to you. 13I wanted to keep him with me, so that he might be of ser­vice to me in your place dur­ing my impris­on­ment for the gos­pel; 14but I pre­ferred to do noth­ing without your con­sent, in order that your good deed might be vol­un­tary and not some­thing forced. 15Per­haps this is the reas­on he was sep­ar­ated from you for a while, so that you might have him back for ever, 16no longer as a slave but as more than a slave, a beloved brother—especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. So if you con­sider me your part­ner, wel­come him as you would wel­come me. 18If he has wronged you in any way, or owes you any­thing, charge that to my account. 19I, Paul, am writ­ing this with my own hand: I will repay it. I say noth­ing about your owing me even your own self. 20Yes, broth­er, let me have this bene­fit from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ. 21Con­fid­ent of your obed­i­ence, I am writ­ing to you, know­ing that you will do even more than I say. 22One thing more—prepare a guest room for me, for I am hop­ing through your pray­ers to be restored to you. 23Epa­phras, my fel­low-pris­on­er in Christ Jesus, sends greet­ings to you,* 24and so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fel­low-work­ers. 25The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with yourspir­it.*

For the word of the Lord                                Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Procession

goodness is stronger than evil
good­ness is stronger than evil

Gos­pel Acclamation

Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia.
Let your face shine on your servant,
and teach me your laws.
Alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alle­lu­ia, alleluia.


The Gos­pel                                                                Luke 14.25–35

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Luke

X Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Now large crowds were trav­el­ling with him; and he turned and said to them, ‘Who­ever comes to me and does not hate fath­er and moth­er, wife and chil­dren, broth­ers and sis­ters, yes, and even life itself, can­not be my dis­ciple. Who­ever does not carry the cross and fol­low me can­not be my dis­ciple. For which of you, intend­ing to build a tower, does not first sit down and estim­ate the cost, to see wheth­er he has enough to com­plete it? Oth­er­wise, when he has laid a found­a­tion and is not able to fin­ish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, say­ing, “This fel­low began to build and was not able to fin­ish. “Or what king, going out to wage war against anoth­er king, will not sit down first and con­sider wheth­er he is able with ten thou­sand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thou­sand? If he can­not, then, while the oth­er is still far away, he sends a del­eg­a­tion and asks for the terms of peace. So there­fore, none of you can become my dis­ciple if you do not give up all your pos­ses­sions. ‘Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its salt­i­ness be restored? It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure heap; they throw it away. Let any­one with ears to hear listen!’

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

The Ser­mon


Hymn after the Ser­mon: — TIS 201 King of glory, King of peace


The Inter­ces­sions

Pray­er for our Parish

God of Love,
God of Mission,
You alone bring growth to your Church.
Send to us your Holy Spir­it — to give-
Vis­ion for our planning,
Wis­dom in our actions,
And power to our witness.
Help our church to grow in numbers,
In spir­itu­al com­mit­ment to you
And in ser­vice to our loc­al community.
Lord hear our prayer:
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Offer­tory Hymn – TIS 547 Be thou my vision


Hymn dur­ing Communion


Christ to uphold me
Christ to uphold me

Final Hymn: — TIS 675 (by request) |Lord, the light of your love




Happy Birth­day to: Joyce Reddy; Gra­hame Sadler; Laurel Som­mer; Jen­nie Win­ton; John Roe; Dar­unee Intapan; Amrit MacIntyre; Beth Armstrong.

Next Sunday 11 Septem­ber is our RECONCILIATION and JOURNEY OF HEALING EUCHARIST: we have held this ser­vice since 2005.

“Com­mu­nic­a­tion is the key. Cre­at­ing dia­logue between those of oth­er faiths as well as those from oth­er cul­tures is recon­cili­ation at its best.” Dr Elsie Heiss.

Incor­por­ated into our Sunday ser­vice is a chance for us to acknow­ledge the tra­di­tion­al cus­todi­ans of the land on which St Luke’s is built, and to offer our pray­ers for Recon­cili­ation with the Indi­gen­ous people of Aus­tralia. Our liturgy includes pray­ers developed by the Nation­al Abori­gin­al and Torres Strait Islander Cath­ol­ic Coun­cil (NATSICC).

In the place of the Ser­mon, we invite an Abori­gin­al guest to talk to us. Our guest and speak­er this year is Wir­ad­juri Eld­er, Dr Elsie Heiss.

Elsie vis­ited us in 2010 and talked about her per­son­al jour­ney. This time, she has chosen to talk about Spir­itu­al­ity. For those of us who remem­ber Elsie’s last vis­it, this is a won­der­ful oppor­tun­ity to deep­en our rela­tion­ship and under­stand­ing. For new­comers, it is a chance to meet one of the very import­ant Eld­ers of Sydney’s Abori­gin­al Cath­ol­ic Ministry.

Ori­gin­ally from Cowra in west­ern New South Wales, for many years Elsie has lived in the Bot­any Bay area of Sydney, where she takes an inspir­a­tion­al lead­er­ship role in the Recon­cili­ation Church at La Perouse. Awar­ded the 2003 NAIDOC Com­munity Award, she was named NAT­SIC­C’s Eld­er of the Year In 2009, and the fol­low­ing year was gran­ted an Hon­or­ary Doc­tor of Arts by the Uni­ver­sity of Notre Dame.

Tues­day night Bible Study this Tues­day at Fr. Philip and Rosemary’s home – 7.30 pm, or 6.30 if you wish to share the meal.

Sat­urday 17 Septem­ber – Sydney MOW AGM at St Alban’s. Epping. Guest speak­ers: Dav­id & Robyn Claydon.

Sat­urday 24 Septem­ber – The War­dens “Swingin‘ Nightclub” & Din­ner. Tick­ets are $35 or $25 conc and are avail­able today and next Sunday. Please see Ruth dur­ing morn­ing tea to secure your place..

Sunday 2 Octo­berSt Fran­cis’ Day – Bless­ing of the pets.

Sunday 16 Octo­ber – Back to St Luke’s Day – Guest preach­er will be Pro­fess­or Diane Speed, Dean and CEO of Sydney Col­lege of Divin­ity. We will be invit­ing former parish­ion­ers and oth­ers con­nec­ted with St Luke’s or St Augustine’s. If you know of any­one who would like to come, please let Ruth or Jen­nie know so that we can send them an invitation.

Sunday 23 Octo­ber at 4.00 p.m. – Even­song with the Brabyn Singers.

Sunday 6 Novem­ber – Con­firm­a­tion Ser­vice – Bish­op Michael Stead will be here for the con­firm­a­tion ser­vice. If you or any­one you know wishes to be con­firmed, please see Fr Philip.

Sat­urday 26 Novem­ber – Christ­mas Mar­ket. See Jen­nifer Bestel for fur­ther inform­a­tion and offers of help!

Book­stall NewsNadia’s book Flight has won the Pic­ture Book Award in the Children’s Book Awards for this year. We have cop­ies in stock.

ABM Cooks are tak­ing orders for: Lem­on but­ter; Apple Chut­ney; Tomato Rel­ish; Fruit Cake; Florentine Bis­cuits (with or without nuts); Cheese Oat­meal bis­cuits; Zuc­chini Pickles. Place your orders with Moya.


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 5th to 11th Septem­ber 2016

MONDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 5.1–8 Psalm 5.3–7 Luke 6.6–11
TUESDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 6.1–11 Psalm 149 Luke 6.12–19
WEDNESDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 7.25–31 Psalm 45.10–15 Luke 6.20–26
THURSDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 8.1–7,10–13 Psalm 139.12–18 Luke 6.27–38
FRIDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 9.16–19 Psalm 84.1–7 Luke 6.39–42
SATURDAY 1 Cor­inthi­ans 10.14–22 Psalm 116.11–18 Luke 6.43–49


Next Sunday: Recon­cili­ation Service


Gos­pel Reading:


Pray­ers for each day of the week

Kate Abou Takka; Shir­ley & Bar­bara Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Grace & Han­nah Ashton.

James, Elli­ot & Harry Barnes; Ian Barnett; Mat­thew, Michelle, Darcy, Patrick, Char­lotte & Emily Batterham.

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

Ross Black; Fr.Philip & Rose­mary Brad­ford; Chris Brooks; Tony Brown­low; Gra­hame & Suz­anne Campton.

Les & Lyn Car­ring­ton; Ruth Cham­pi­on; Ron, Binh, Milly, Nam & Viol­etta Clarke; Ron, Sheila; Nigel, Vivi­en, Nath­an & Abi­gail Cross.

Lyne, Elean­or & Con­stance Cuneen & John MacLu­lich; Neville Daniels; Edi & Oscar Dav­is; Kathy Drummond.

Dav­id Dun­lop; Brent Egan; Michael, Eliza­beth, Thomas, Ellen­or & Nich­olas Flem­ing; Steph­en Gates & Andrew.


Our Pray­ers for those in imme­di­ate need: 

Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Car­oline Wilson; Dawn Hol­land; Asia Bibi, Robert Dubler (& fam­ily); Sally’s part­ner Dav­id; Jen­nifer McGov­ern; Jenny John­ston; Linda Jensath­it; Sheila Cross.

Pray­er for the sick or in need.

Shir­ley Allen; Bar­bara & Jade Allen; Beth Arm­strong; Grace & Han­nah Ashton; Fatima Begum; Angela Bell; Ross Black; Lyn Car­ring­ton; Kay & Rus­sell Clark; Paull Gar­rett; Ros Gee; Madeline Gee; Mar­ilyn Gibbs; Tina Gounder & Jay­den Gounder; Rhi­an­non Henry-Edwards; Joseph Jee­bell; Ann Jeffs, Eddy Kit­tir­at; Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Sof Lee; Marissa; Emily & Taylor McCormick; Janet McLeod; Fr Ron Mor­ris, John Naidu; Pau­line Newell; Peter Pur­cell; Bri­an Rawns­ley; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Steph­en Thomas; Soph­ie Toupein; Janet Walms­ley; Greg & Kerry Thompson; Yavani Mu Daly, Vic­tor­ia, Leigh Gar­retty, Nii Samuela; David.

Thanks­giv­ing for bless­ings received:

Leigh Gar­retty is recov­er­ing. Shir­ley Allen is home again. Steph­en Thomas has the key to his new home.

Recently Depar­ted:

Dav­id Samild

Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Betty Smith; Wil­li­am Oliv­er; Wil­li­am Simpson; Maude Hol­lo­way; Harry Smith; Emma Rea; Pippa Robin­son; James Gavin.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

20th: John Col­eridge Pat­ter­son, first bish­op of Melans­sia, mar­tyr (d.1871)
21st: Mat­thew, Apostle, Evan­gel­ist & Martyr.


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:

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. Clergy Asso­ci­ate:
Fr Ron Mor­ris (Mob 0409 451362)
Organ­ist: Kathy Drum­mond Occa­sion­al Organ­ist: C. BrooksST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
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 0401727718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Cham­pi­on Mb 0400166041Par­ish Council:
Andy Ser­afin; Jen­nifer Bestel; 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