Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
13 November 2016
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.
Readers next week:
|Fr. Philip Bradford
Lien Pham (Act for Peace – NCCA)
Nadia Wheatley & Richard Hagen
David Dunlop & Ann Petersen
Graham Sadler & Nadia Wheatley
Jennie Winton & Peter Gilbert
Kathy Drummond, Julie Olston, Angela Bell
Katherine Oldfield & Sally Woellner
It is easy to be confused and overwhelmed by a world which seems out of control. But the future of all things is not in our hands, but in God’s. Isaiah reminded Israel and he reminds us that the LORD will create new heavens and a new earth, the past will be forgotten, there will be great rejoicing and the sound of weeping and crying shall be no more. There will be life as it is truly meant to be. Come Lord Jesus, come and renew all things.
Pray that the Lord of peace himself will give us peace in every way and be with us every day.
Give thanks for the work of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan’s Health Commission, the Education Commission, and the Development and Relief Agency (SUDRA).
Text: Dr Michael Sutton
Catechist, St Paul’s Anglican Church Burwood
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2016
Introit Hymn: TIS 90 – I’ll praise my maker
The Sentence : May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. 2 Thessalonians 3.16
Lord God of all the ages,
the One who is, who was, and who is to come:
stir up within us a longing for your kingdom,
keep our hearts steady in times of trial,
and grant us patient endurance until the Sun of justice dawns.
We make our prayer 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 Isaiah 65.17–25
A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah
For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice for ever in what I am creating; for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight. I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and delight in my people; no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it, or the cry of distress. No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old person who does not live out a lifetime;
for one who dies at a hundred years will be considered a youth, and one who falls short of a hundred will be considered accursed.
They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labour in vain, or bear children for calamity; for they shall be offspring blessed by the Lord —and their descendants as well.
Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox; but the serpent—its food shall be dust! They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
A Song of Isaiah (said in place of the usual psalm)
Priest: ‘Behold, God is my salvation:
I will trust and will not be afraid;
People: For the Lord God is my strength and my song:
and has become my salvation.
Priest: With joy you will draw water:
from the wells of salvation.
People: On that day you will say:
Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name;
Priest: Make known his deeds among the nations:
proclaim that his name is exalted.
People: Sing God’s praises, who has triumphed gloriously:
let this be known in all the world.
Priest: Shout and sing for joy, you that dwell in Zion:
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.’
Glory to God; Father Son and Holy Spirit.
As in the beginning so now; and for ever. Amen.
Second Reading 2 Thessalonians 3.6–13
A reading from Paul’s Second letter to the Thessalonians
Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, and we did not eat anyone’s bread without paying for it; but with toil and labour we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you. This was not because we do not have that right, but in order to give you an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right.
For the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,
Lift up your | heads and | see;
your re | demption is | near at | hand.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
The Gospel Luke 21.5–19
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, ‘As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.’ They asked him, ‘Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?’ And he said, ‘Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, “I am he!” and, “The time is near!” Do not go after them. ‘When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately.’ Then he said to them, ‘Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and plagues; and there will be dreadful portents and great signs from heaven. ‘But before all this occurs, they will arrest you and persecute you; they will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. This will give you an opportunity to testify. So make up your minds not to prepare your defence in advance; for I will give you words and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your souls.
For the Gospel of the Lord Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Hymn after Sermon: TIS 459 – In Christ where is no east or west
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.
Offertory Hymn: TIS 414 – There’s a spirit in the air
Hymn during Communion:
Final Hymn: TIS 416 – Great God, your spirit
Today our visiting speaker is 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.
Wardens Meeting is also on today in the Emmaus Room after morning tea.
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 15 November at 7.30 pm- Our Bible Studies have resumed at the Bradford’s home — 5 Lincoln Street — and we are looking at the Book of Daniel. The study book is available at the Bookstall for $15.
Combined Advent Studies on John the Baptist (Locusts and Wild Honey), in 4 Parts. Starts at 7:00 p.m. on: We are joining with local churches as is our custom.
22 November, St Josephs Catholic Church, cnr Bedford & Station Sts Newtown;
29 November , St Lukes Church Enmore;
6 December, St Lukes Church Enmore:
13 December, Metropolitan Community Church, 96 Crystal St Petersham.
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.
Christmas Hamper Raffle for Christmas Market
We need donations of goods to place in the Christmas hamper which will be raffled during the Christmas Market. There is a basket in the church foyer where you can place delicious items for the hamper. Any questions? Text or phone Julie Olston on 0400 650 676.
Monday 5 December at 6 p.m. – The Feast of Nicholas Ferrar is celebrated by the Oratory of the Good Shepherd at CCSL. Eucharist with refreshments to follow.
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.
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.
Please wear your name badge for the convenience of others!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible Readings for the Week 14th to 20th November 2016
|MONDAY||Revelation 1.1–4, 2.1–5a||Psalm 1||Luke 18.35–43|
|TUESDAY||Revelation 3.1–6,14–22||Psalm 15||Luke 19.1–10|
|WEDNESDAY||Revelation 4.1–11||Psalm 150||Luke 19.11–28|
|THURSDAY||Revelation 5.1–10||Psalm 149||Luke 19.41–44|
|FRIDAY||Revelation 10.8–11||Psalm 119.105–112||Luke 19.45–48|
|SATURDAY||Revelation 11.4–12||Psalm 144.5–10||Luke 20.27–40|
Next Sunday’s Readings – Christ the King, The Reign of Christ
A Song of Zechariah (APBA. P. 10 or 425)
Prayers for each day of the week
Our Prayers for those in immediate need:
Leanne; Bruce Sims & Peter; Dawn Holland; Asia Bibi, Robert and Lyndall; Linda Jensathit; Fr Ron Morris and Brian Rawnsley.
Our Prayer for those 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; 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 & Caroline Wilson.
Anniversaries of the Departed
Elva Austin; Wit Takham; Owen Currie; Douglas Witt; Catherine Shaw.
16th Nov: Margaret of Scotland, Queen & helper of the poor (d.1093);
Treasurer’s Report January to September 2016
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.
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
ST LUKE’S OP SHOP,
Jennie Winton Mb 0401727718.
Eddy Reddy Mb 0410634948
Ruth Champion Mb 0400166041
Pastoral Care Support Group