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

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

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:
Wel­comers Today:
Next Week:
Read­ers Today:
Read­ers Next Week:
Next Week:
Next Week:
Clean­ers Sat­urday 15th
Fr. Philip Bradford
Brett Dav­ies & Amrit MacIntyre
Gra­ham & Suz­anne Campton
Dav­id Dun­lop & Moya Holle
Ann Petersen & John Tonetti
Rose­mary Bradford
John Tonetti
Reddy Family
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

The Col­lect:
Mer­ci­ful God,
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

Psalm 119.137–144

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

Gos­pel Procession:

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

Com­mu­nion Chant

Hymn after the Bless­ing: TIS 687 – God gives us a future

The Notices are given.

The Angelus con­cludes our service.

The Notices

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:-

Dear Friends,

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

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.

Advance Notice


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

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

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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
Psalm 149
Eph­esians 1.11–23
Luke 6.20–31


Pray­ers for each day of the week

John, Martha & Chris­toph­er Haly; Ray­mond Hesle­hurst; Michael, Jac­queline, Sam & Soph­ie Hicks.

Janet, Susan & Alex Hill; Laykum Ho; 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; Ian Myl­chreest; Ron, Anthea, Ron­an, Veron­ica & Rohan Nath.
Pau­line Newell; Johnny Nitchar­oen & Eed Dar­unee; Math­i­as Oduro; Stu­art Ogg; Kath­er­ine Oldfield.

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.

Recently Depar­ted:

Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Don­ald Arnott; Edward Twivey; Bob Morey; Frank Gos­den; Viol­et Foster; Rockley Mil­len; Susan Gar­rad; Neville Cor­nick; Fr. Aus­tin Day.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion:

31st: Mar­tin Luth­er (d.1546)

3rd: Richard Hook­er, priest and teach­er (d.1600)
th: Day all Anglic­ans and Roman Cath­ol­ic people to pray for each other.

Par­ish Information

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.

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 0401727718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Cham­pi­on Mb 0400166041

Par­ish 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