30 October 2016
Twenty-Fourth 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 and Celebrant:
Readers Next Week:
Cleaners Saturday 15th
|Fr. Philip Bradford
Brett Davies & Amrit MacIntyre
Graham & Suzanne Campton
David Dunlop & Moya Holle
Ann Petersen & John Tonetti
B Davies, A MacIntyre & F Family
Richard Hagen, Stephen Gates, Moya (for Ruth)
Working for Love, Hope, & Justice.
Saint Paul, writing to the Thessalonians makes mention of their faith, love for one another and perseverance under difficult circumstances. This was the ancient world so reputation was passed on by word of mouth. What a testimony it was. What is your church known for? May God count us worthy of his calling so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in us and may we continue to pray for one another and give thanks to God.
- Let us pray that God will count us worthy of his calling and that by his power we might be known as people of faith and love.
- Give thanks for the work of Episco Care in Egypt (Dr Maged Moussa Yani, Director), the Diocese of Jerusalem’s development desk (especially for Sawsan Aranki-Batato), and the Rev Roger Kay and Bishop Grant LeMarquand (Area Bishop for Ethiopia).
Text: Dr Michael Sutton
Ordination candidate, Diocese of Grafton
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016
Introit Hymn: TIS 447 — Lord, your almighty word
The Sentence: Today salvation has come to this house, for the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost. Luke 19.10
righteous Judge of all,
who sent Jesus among us to seek and to save those who are lost:
grant that we may eagerly seek the Saviour,
and joyfully welcome him into our homes and lives.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
First Reading: Habakkuk 1.1–4; 2.1
A reading from the book of Prophet Habakkuk
The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw. O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you ‘Violence!’ and you will not save? Why do you make me see wrongdoing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. So the law becomes slack and justice never prevails. The wicked surround the righteous— therefore judgement comes forth perverted. I will stand at my watch-post, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint. Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it. For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay. Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
137 Righteous are | you Lord | God:
and | just are | your | judgements;
138 The commands that | you have com-| manded:
are ex-| ceding ly | righteous and | true.
139 Zeal and indignation have | choked my | mouth:
because my enemies | have for-| gotten your | words.
140 Your word has been | tried in the | fire:
and | therefore your | servant | loves it.
141 I am small and of | no ac-| count:
but I have | not for-| gotten your | precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an ever-| lasting | righteousness:
and your | law | is the | truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have | taken | hold on me:
but your com-| mandments are | my de-| light.
144 The righteousness of your commands is | ever-| lasting:
O give me under-| standing and | I shall | live.
Glo|ry to | God; Father | Son and | Holy | Spirit.
As in the be|ginning so | now; and for | ever. | A|men.
Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1.1–4, 11–12
A reading from Paul’s Second letter to Thessalonians
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, o the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring. To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
The Gospel Acclamation.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
God of mercy,
may we offer a | pure | sacrifice
for the | for- | giveness | of our | sins.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The Gospel Luke 19.1–10
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.’ So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, ‘He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.’ Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.’
For Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after the Sermon: TIS 597 — Master speak thy servant heareth
Prayer for our Parish
God of Love,
God of Mission,
You alone bring growth to your Church.
end 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.
Offertory Hymn: TIS 516 – Here, gracious Lord, we see you face to face
Hymn after the Blessing: TIS 687 – God gives us a future
The Notices are given.
The Angelus concludes our service.
Toys & Tucka for Anglicare will be collected on Tuesday 6 December. We need to start thinking about bringing in our gifts, Sunday by Sunday. No chocolates please or anything that is perishable. Various toys, canned goods or packet foods are most acceptable.
Tuesday 1 November at 7.30 pm- Our Bible Studies will resume at the Bradford’s home — 5 Lincoln Street and we will be looking at the Book of Daniel. The study book is available at the Bookstall for $15.
Sunday 6 November – Confirmation Service – Bishop Michael Stead will be here for the Confirmation Service. We’d like to see a full house for the Confirmation, so please make an effort to be here, and it would be appreciated if you could be on time (or even early!) Please pray for our Confirmees Angela Bell, Elise Bestel and Rohan Nath. We are not having lunch in the hall afterwards (the Bishop and his wife are unable to stay) but we are going to the Garden Bistro at the rear of the Warren View. Please let us know if you would like to join us for lunch. We have a standard booking for about 18, so if we need to accommodate more, we would like to let them know in advance.
Saturday 12 November 10.00 am — Ecology Day with Friends of the Monastery at Stroud – Free day but bring your own lunch – drinks provided. You can book in to stay Friday and/or Saturday night. See the flyer or Rosemary Bradford for details.
Sunday 13 November we have a visiting speaker, Lien Pham, from the “Christmas Bowl” — Act for Peace for the International Aid Agency National Council of Churches in Australia. Each Christmas we encourage parishioners to donate to this worthy cause and Lien will speak about the work accomplished through your generous donations.
Please wear your name badge for the convenience of others!
Saturday 26 November – Christmas Market. This year we are encouraging greater community engagement and participation. If you know of anyone who would like to rent a stall or sell goods at our market, please contact Jennie Winton.
Bookstall News – We have copies in stock of John Bunyan’s Reflections and 24 Songs for a Reasonable Reformation: Beauty and Truth $12; also Keith Mascord’s Faith without Fear $30; and Jesus I have loved, but Paul? a Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity by J R Daniel Kirk. We have 2017 Calendars featuring beautiful photographs of Australian Anglican Churches – only $10 each, and the 2017 Lectionaries have arrived.
Wanted – another team to do hospitality. The Camptons are leaving us for Cairns in December and we need at least two more people to replace them on this roster. It is not a difficult job! Please speak with Ruth about helping out.
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.
The following message was received from Fr Gwilym and Sue – an apology for missing our back to St Luke’s Day Celebrations:-
Sue and I will be sorry to miss the celebration of St Luke. For me, our time at St Luke’s was the highlight of my ministry, and I know that Sue agrees with me when I say that St Luke’s is the most joyful and Spirit-filled community we have ever belonged to. I hope and pray that your celebration will be wonderful and that the future will be brighter than ever. St Luke’s is always in my heart, constantly in my prayers and often in my thoughts.
May God bless you and keep you always.
Gwilym and Sue
Our Website www.stlukesenmore.org.au
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.
A NEW Australian Musical LADIES IN BLACK. Star City Lyric Theatre — 8 pm Wednesday 18 January Cost $80. Let John Roe know by 13 November if you are interested 0400955772 or email@example.com
World Anglican Communion News
One third of the population of Lebanon are refugees from other countries, an Anglican delegation heard this week as they met with the Middle East Council of Churches in Beirut. The meeting came as Anglican members of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission (AOOIC) took advantage of the group’s annual meeting, taking place in the city, to see for themselves how the region was responding to the refugee crisis.
Treasurer’s Report January to September 2016
Giving to St Luke’s
You will notice that our congregation giving and direct banked giving have fallen short of budget. If we all increased our giving by the cost of a cup of coffee a week, we’d make it.
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 31st to 6th November 2016
|MONDAY||Philippians 2.1–4||Psalm 131||Luke 14.12–14|
|TUESDAY||Philippians 2.5–11||Psalm 22.26–32||Luke 14.15–24|
|WEDNESDAY||Philippians 2.12–18||Psalm 27.9–17||Luke 14.25–33|
|THURSDAY||Philippians 3.3–8||Psalm 105.1–7||Luke 15.1–10|
|FRIDAY||Philippians 3.17–4.1||Psalm 122||Luke 16.1–8|
|SATURDAY||Philippians 4.10–19||Psalm 112||Luke 16.9–15|
Next Sunday‘s Readings — All Saints Day
Daniel 7.1–3, 15–18
Prayers for each day of the week
Amrit MacIntyre & Brett Davies; Lea MacNeil & Donald Thomas; Alex Maneekaew; Merrill & Georgie Martin.
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Caroline Wilson; Dawn Holland; Asia Bibi, Robert and Lyndall; Linda Jensathit; Fr Ron Morris.
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; Marissa; Emily & Taylor McCormick; Jennifer McGovern; John Naidu; Pauline Newell; Peter Purcell; Brian Rawnsley; Edward Reddy; Alex Regos; Joy Ree; Stephen Thomas; Sophie Toupein; Janet Walmsley; Bishop Greg Thompson; Yavani Mu Daly, Victoria, Leigh Garretty, Nii Samuela; David, David & Chandra; Nilesh Gandar & family; Aliesha; Julian; Eve Moggs; Pittaya Nitcharoen; Bill Phipps & family; John Micallef; Lillian & mother; Jack & family; Marianela O’Brien.
Anniversaries of the Departed
Donald Arnott; Edward Twivey; Bob Morey; Frank Gosden; Violet Foster; Rockley Millen; Susan Garrad; Neville Cornick; Fr. Austin Day.
31st: Martin Luther (d.1546)
3rd: Richard Hooker, priest and teacher (d.1600)
Parish Information: www.stlukesenmore.org.au 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.
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:
Organist: Kathy Drummond Occasional Organist: C. Brooks
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Jennie Winton Mb 0401727718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041
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