This week at St Johns
Saint Luke’s Sunday 16th October 2016 ___________________________________________________________
St. Luke's Feast Day
Saint Luke, an early convert of paganism to Christianity was a physician who was born in Antioch, Syria. He was a close companion of St. Paul and spent some time with him at Rome. It appears that he never saw Jesus, but was the first to be converted to Christianity when St Paul came to Antioch.
Saint Luke recorded the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles and the three canticles he preserved for us today - the Benedictus, the Magnificat and the Nunc Dimittis.
Saint Luke is often portrayed as painting portraits of Mary and, according to tradition, was believed to have painted portraits of both Mary and Jesus. Centuries later, it was proven that Luke did not paint such images but, because of this tradition, he is still considered the patron saint of artists.
He is often shown with an ox, which is a symbol of sacrifice – the sacrifice Jesus made for the world.
As the first Christian physician, Saint Luke is the patron saint of physicians and surgeons. For this reason, we honour Saint Luke on his feast day by praying for doctors and those who care for the sick.
The Rev'd Dr Desiree Snyman
Prayer of the Week:
O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant us such a measure of your grace that, running in the way of your commandments, we may obtain your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Notices on the Work of God through St. John’s
Mission for the Month: Christian Bike Riders - Compassion
Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday 18th October at 5:00pm in the D/W Hall.
Please note change of date
MU Annual Meeting AGM: 19th October @ 1:30pm in the D/W Hall.
Mira Mar Bible Study: Invites you to join them in a study on “Praying the Psalms:” commencing Wednesday 19th October. Contact Marion 9842 8226.
Friends on Friday: Friday 21st October 10:00am in the Lady Chapel.
Film Evening: 21st October at 6:30pm at Mike and Judy Taylor’s home
42 Range Court Crescent. Contact 9844 8501.
First Communion & Confirmation Food Roster: If you can assist in anyway by provision of food, please indicate on Roster at back of
Church or phone Cathryne Brooks 0428 536 937. Many thanks.
Launching of Ride for Compassion: At Baptist Church 16th October @ 5:30pm. After service “bring and share meal” during which members of the local community and the Ride for Compassion tea, can interact.
23rd October Dedication and Flower Festival.
We would appreciate donation of flowers or money to buy flowers to help
us celebrate this wonderful occasion. Thank you.
Raise the Roof Concert: To be held at St. John’s Church on Friday October 28th at 7:00pm and Saturday 29th at 4:00pm. Programme includes
Music by Schubert and Mozart. Tickets available from the Opportunity Shop Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm and Saturday 9:30am- 12 Noon.
Price of Tickets $30 Adult, $ 25 Concession. Includes refreshments and