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Sixth Sunday after Epiphany 12 February 2017

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
12 February 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 &Preacher: Fr Philip Bradford
Wel­comers Today: Peter Gil­bert & Alfredo Narnola
Next week: Evelyn Maack & Steph­en Gates
Read­ers Today: Pau­line Newell & Joseph Kumar
Read­ers next week: Moya Holle & Noel Jeffs
Inter­cessor: Ruth Champion
Next week: Rose­mary Bradford
Hos­pit­al­ity: Thai Community
Next Week: Les Car­ring­ton & Kev­in Green
Clean­ers Sat­urday 18thA Petersen, P Gil­bert, A Narnola 

Glu­ten free hosts are avail­able. Please see Fr Philip before the ser­vice if required.

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

Please turn off your mobile phone.


In the Epistle read­ing, St Paul is cre­at­ing an envir­on­ment to cor­rect what is nor­mally known as ‘sib­ling rivalry.’ Paul equates his min­istry with the min­istry of Apol­los and affirms to the Cor­inthi­ans that Apol­los and Paul were both ser­vants of the Liv­ing God and there was no need for the Church to be divided along those lines of one group lik­ing Paul and anoth­er lik­ing Apol­los. The min­istry is one and the own­er of the very min­istry is none oth­er than God him­self. Why are there so many divi­sions in the Church nowadays? God is call­ing the Church to heal the wounds and unite people by plant­ing the seed of love. 

Pray that God will bring unity with­in the body of Christ, the Church and heal the broken hearts. Pray for unity of pur­pose in our diversity that the Church may be one as Christ and his Fath­er are one (John 17.11)

Give thanks for the work and wit­ness of the Church of Bangladesh.

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

Introit Hymn: TIS 133 O wor­ship the King

The Sen­tence Blessed are those whose way is blame­less, who walk in the law of the Lord. Psalm 119.1

The Col­lect:

Almighty God,
you gave the law to guide our lives:
grant that we may nev­er shrink from your commandments,
but, as we are taught by your Spirit,
may ful­fil your law in per­fect love;
through Christ our Lord and Master,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God now and for ever. Amen.

First Read­ing Deu­ter­o­nomy 10.12–22

A read­ing from the book of Deuteronomy

So now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? Only to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the com­mand­ments of the Lord your God and his decrees that I am com­mand­ing you today, for your own well-being. Although heav­en and the heav­en of heav­ens belong to the Lord your God, the earth with all that is in it, yet the Lord set his heart in love on your ancest­ors alone and chose you, their des­cend­ants after them, out of all the peoples, as it is today. Cir­cum­cise, then, the fore­skin of your heart, and do not be stub­born any longer. For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awe­some, who is not par­tial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the wid­ow, and who loves the strangers, provid­ing them with food and clothing.

You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. You shall fear the Lord your God; him alone you shall wor­ship; to him you shall hold fast, and by his name you shall swear. He is your praise; he is your God, who has done for you these great and awe­some things that your own eyes have seen. Your ancest­ors went down to Egypt sev­enty per­sons; and now the Lord your God has made you as numer­ous as the stars in heaven.

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Psalm 119.1–8

  1. Blessed are those whose | way is | blameless:
    who | walk  in the | law  of the | Lord.

  2. Blessed are those who | keep  his com-| mands:
    and seek him | with their | whole | heart;

  3. Those who | do no | wrong:
    but | walk  in the | ways of  our | God.

  4. For you Lord | have com-| man­ded us:
    to perse-| vere in | all your | precepts.

  5. If only my | ways  were un-| erring:
    towards the | keep­ing | of your | statutes!

  6. Then I should | not  be a-| shamed:
    when I | looked on | all  your com-| mandments.

  7. I will praise you with sin-| cerity  of | heart:
    as I | learn your | right­eous | judgements.

  8. I will | keep your | statutes:
    O for-| sake me | not | utterly.

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

Second Read­ing 1 Cor­inthi­ans 3.1–9

A read­ing from Paul’s first let­ter to the Corinthians

And so, broth­ers and sis­ters, I could not speak to you as spir­itu­al people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not sol­id food, for you were not ready for sol­id food. Even now you are still not ready, for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jeal­ousy and quar­rel­ling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behav­ing accord­ing to human inclin­a­tions? For when one says, ‘I belong to Paul’, and anoth­er, ‘I belong to Apol­los’, are you not merely human? What then is Apol­los? What is Paul? Ser­vants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each.  I planted, Apol­los watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is any­thing, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a com­mon pur­pose, and each will receive wages accord­ing to the labour of each. For we are God’s ser­vants, work­ing togeth­er; you are God’s field, God’s building. 

For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God

Gos­pel Procession

Gos­pel Acclamation 

Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alleluia, 

Blessed are you Fath­er * Lord of | heav­en and | earth;
you have revealed to little ones the | mys­ter  ies | of the | kingdom.

Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alle­lu­ia, Alleluia.

The Gos­pel Mat­thew 5.21–37

The Gos­pel of our Lord Jesus Christ accord­ing to Matthew

You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not murder”; and “who­ever murders shall be liable to judge­ment.” But I say to you that if you are angry with a broth­er or sis­ter, you will be liable to judge­ment; and if you insult a broth­er or sis­ter, you will be liable to the coun­cil; and if you say, “You fool”, you will be liable to the hell of fire. So when you are offer­ing your gift at the altar, if you remem­ber that your broth­er or sis­ter has some­thing against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be recon­ciled to your broth­er or sis­ter, and then come and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into pris­on. Truly I tell you, you will nev­er get out until you have paid the last penny. ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall not com­mit adul­tery.” But I say to you that every­one who looks at a woman with lust has already com­mit­ted adul­tery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is bet­ter for you to lose one of your mem­bers than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is bet­ter for you to lose one of your mem­bers than for your whole body to go into hell.

It was also said, “Who­ever divorces his wife, let him give her a cer­ti­fic­ate of divorce.” But I say to you that any­one who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to com­mit adul­tery; and who­ever mar­ries a divorced woman com­mits adultery. 

Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.” But I say to you, do not swear at all, either by heav­en, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his foot­stool, or by Jer­u­s­alem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not swear by your head, for you can­not make one hair white or black. Let your word be “Yes, Yes” or “No, No”; any­thing more than this comes from the evil one. 

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

The Ser­mon

Hymn after Ser­mon: TIS 430 Your words to me

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 534 Love is his word

Hymn dur­ing Communion: 

Final Hymn: TIS 571 Forth in your name O Lord


Tues­day night Bible Study. Bible study has recom­menced; Tues­day nights, Philip and Rosemary’s home, 6:30 for a meal, 7:30 study com­mences. The book of Daniel is the cur­rent study.

Sunday 19 Feb­ru­ary 2017. Our Guest speak­er will be Ms Julie Sned­don from the Cana Com­munit­ies. Cana Com­munit­ies works with the dis­ad­vant­aged in inner Sydney provid­ing food, shel­ter, and overnight accom­mod­a­tion. A retir­ing offer­tory will be held on this day for Cana.

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.

2017 ABM Pro­jects: Al-Ahli Hos­pit­al, Wontulp-Bi-Buya Theo­lo­gic­al Col­lege Cairns, Vanuatu Lit­er­acy Pro­gram. The amount raised for 2016 will be repor­ted to the AGM.

There will be a Par­ish Retreat at the Stroud Her­mit­age on 3–5 March.This is going ahead as we now have 10 people express­ing interest.A depos­it has been paid and we can now plan the pro­gram. The Plan­ning Com­mit­tee con­sists of Fr Philip and Rose­mary, Mandy Tib­bey, Jen­nie Win­ton and Peter Sey­mour, so if you would like to attend please let Fr Philip or the Church War­dens know asap.

Sat­urday 4 March 2017 – Listen Quiet Day. St John’s Church Bal­main 10:00 a.m. in the Church and grounds, led by Revd Keith Dean-Jones OGS, Rect­or of Bundaberg (Dio­cese of Bris), Aus­trali­an Pro­vin­cial of the Oratory of the Good Shep­herd. Enq 9755 9181,

Sunday 12 March is our AGM — after morn­ing tea. Please stay! If you need to sub­mit a report please do so by 24 Feb­ru­ary, how­ever, we request that you speak briefly to the report on the day, 2–3 minutes.

Sat­urday 18 March 2017 is the MOW AGM – please come! 

Note from the Wardens:-

Due to a num­ber of glass doors and win­dows being van­dal­ised over a peri­od of weeks, on the advice of the Police and our Dio­ces­an Insur­ance Man­ager, we will be installing CCTV cam­er­as around the church site perimeter.These will be mon­itored in the par­ish office and can be used to assist the police.The work should be com­pleted with­in the next week.

Please note that Ruth will be inter­state from 13 Feb­ru­ary until 5 March 2017.If you have any con­cerns rel­at­ive to the Church War­dens, please con­tact Jen­nie Win­ton 0401 727 718 or Eddie Reddy 0410 634 948.

Sydney Dio­ces­an Sec­ret­ari­at.Cur­rently seek­ing a Com­mer­cial Prop­erty Spe­cial­ist. Enquir­ies through “Head of People, Learn­ing and Cul­ture”, Jill­ian Fulcher, (02) 9265 1555, or by 16 Feb­ru­ary 2017. See notice board.

New Year Remind­er. Want to know through­out the year what is on in and around Sydney in the next few months? Keep an eye on the Anglic­ans Togeth­er Events page for a reg­u­larly updated list of excit­ing and fas­cin­at­ing events, being all things music­al, con­tem­plat­ive, intel­lec­tu­ally chal­len­ging etc.

St Paul’s Bur­wood. Bus Trip — ‘Head to the Hills’, Fri­day 31st March 2017, $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. 

Equal Voices. You are invited to attend a service of pray­er, reflec­tion, and con­tri­tion; St James Church King St Sydney, 24th Feb­ru­ary 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Fea­tur­ingthe com­mis­sion­ing of a nation­al apo­logy to LGBTIQ+ fel­low Aus­trali­ans with a com­mit­ment to do all pos­sible to end hurt­ful dis­crim­in­a­tion which Chris­ti­ans of all denom­in­a­tions have been respons­ible for through­out Aus­trali­an his­tory. See notice board for fur­ther inform­a­tion provided by Rev. Keith Mascord.

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 13th to 19th Feb­ru­ary 2017


Gen­es­is 4.1–15,25

Psalm 50.19–24

Mark 8.11–13


Gen­es­is 6.5–8;7.1–5;10


Mark 8.14–21


Gen­es­is 8.6–13,20–22

Psalm 116.11–18

Mark 8.22–26


Gen­es­is 9.1–13


Mark 8.27–33


Gen­es­is 11.1–9


Mark 8.34–9.1


Hebrews 11.1–7

Psalm 145.8–13

Mark 9.2–13

Next Sunday Read­ings — Sev­enth Sunday after Epiphany
First read­ing: Levit­i­c­us 19.1–2,9–18
Psalm 119.33–40
Second read­ing: 1 Cor­inthi­ans 3.10–17
Gos­pel: Mat­thew 5.38–48



Pray­ers for each day of theweek

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.

Ian­Myl­chreest; Ron, Anthea, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath; Pau­line Newell.

Johnny Nitchar­oen & Eed­Dar­unee; Math­i­as Oduro; Stu­art Ogg; Kath­er­ine Oldfield.

Julie & Phil­ippa Olston; Ann & Rachel Petersen & Wolf; Jenny Prais­ang; Tony Purcell.

Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Win­nie Rak­phong; Milk Rak­sajit; Edward & Joyce Reddy.

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

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; Melissa, John & Baby Ger­ard; Jude & Isla; Marissa; 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. 

The Depar­ted

Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Francie Field­er; James Hag­ston; Mur­i­el Blatch; Bert Blatch; Nola Barr

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

14th: Cyril (d.869) and Meth­o­di­us, bish­op (d.885) mis­sion­ar­ies to the Slavs

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