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Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost — 13 November 2016


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.

Wel­comers Today:
Next week:
Read­ers Today:
Read­ers next week:
Next week:
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
Moya Holle
Richard Hagen
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

The Col­lect:

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

Gos­pel Procession:

Gos­pel Acclamation

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 NewsWe 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

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!

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

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

Jeremi­ah 23.1–6
A Song of Zechari­ah (APBA. P. 10 or 425)
Colos­si­ans 1.11–20
Luke 23.33–43


Pray­ers for each day of the week

Julie & Phil­ippa Olston; Andrew & Mea­ghan Pat­ter­son; Ann, Rachel Petersen & Wolf.

Jenny Prais­ang; Tony Pur­cell; Ramendra, Jo, Thomas & Lucy Raj; Win­nie Rak­phong; Milk Rak­sajit; Andrew, Rachel, Belinda, Bianca & Bryson Reddy.

Eddie, Susan, Edwin & Stephanie; Edward & Joyce Reddy; Mat­ilda Rink­er; John Roe.

Jick Roun­sang; Gra­hame Sadler; Ken Searle;; Leil­ani Saseve; Andy Ser­afin & Colin Spokes; Peter Seymour.

Laurel & Ray Som­mer; Raboom & Nol Takham; Math­ew, Mark & James Tangruthaitham.

Rung Thana­chait­awee­sub; Num­wan Thawan­wanich­kul; Nok Thawom; Steph­en Thomas.

Christine Thur­ley & Troy; John Tonetti; Stu­art Veitch, Jo Bur­ton & Laurence; Janet Walmsley.

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.

Recently Depar­ted:

Anniversar­ies of the Departed

Elva Aus­tin; Wit Takham; Owen Cur­rie; Douglas Witt; Cath­er­ine Shaw.

Saints Com­mem­or­a­tion

16th Nov: Mar­garet of Scot­land, Queen & help­er of the poor (d.1093);
17th Nov: Hilda of Whitby, Abbess (d.680)
Hugh, Bish­op of Lin­coln (d.1200)
19th Nov: Eliza­beth of Hun­gary, Prin­cess & Phil­an­throp­ist (d.1231)

Treasurer’s Report Janu­ary to Septem­ber 2016

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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.


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