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Here you will find other news & events about the life and activities here at St Luke's and at our partner church in mission, St Alfred's Blackburn North.

Our regular Sunday Service is at 9.30AM. 

Everyone is welcome to attend!

 

Sunday May 19 - Pentecost

This Sunday, May 19, we have  an all age celebration of Pentecost Sunday.

Our Parish Minister, Mark Simon, will be preaching.

Our church kids will take part in leading the service, which will be joyous and great fun.

All welcome!

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Sunday May 19 - Pentecost

Sunday May 12 - Warning and Encouragement

This Sunday, May 12, we have our final service with our Senior Minister, Rev Peter MacPherson.

Peter is preaching from 2 Corinthians 13 on the topic of Warning and Encouragement.

We thank Peter for his godly leadership over the past 7 years.

All welcome!

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Sunday May 12 - Warning and Encouragement

Sunday May 5 - Strength in Weakness

This Sunday May 5 2024 we continue our sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Luke's Parish Minister Rev Dr Mark Simon will preach from 2 Corinthians 12 on the topic 'Strength in Weakness''

All are welcome!

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Sunday May 5 - Strength in Weakness

Sunday April 28 - The Cost of Ministry

This Sunday April 28 2024 we continue our sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Alfred's Associate Minister Rev Ben Clements will preach from 2 Corinthians 11:16-33 on the topic 'The Cost of Ministry''

All are welcome!

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Sunday April 28 - The Cost of Ministry

Thursday April 25 - ANZAC Day

We reflect on the costly courage and sacrifice by our armed forces and the families left behind since the 1915 landings at Gallipoli.

God of love and liberty,
we bring our thanks today for the peace and security we enjoy.
We remember those who in time of war faithfully served their country.
We pray for their families, and for ourselves whose freedom was won at such a cost.
Make us people zealous for peace, and hasten the day when nation shall not lift up sword against nation neither learn war any more.
This we pray in the name of the one who gave is life for the sake of the world:
Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen.

At our Sunday service  this Sunday April 28, we will remember and give thanks for our freedom, and to particularly pray for the people of war ravaged lands

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Thursday April 25 - ANZAC Day

Sunday April 21 - True and False Ministers

This Sunday April 21 2024 we continue our sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Luke's Parish Minister Rev Mark Simon will preach from 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 on the topic 'True and False Ministers''

We will also celebrate Holy Communion, led by Rev Rene Pfitzner, Senior Associate Minister of our partner church St Alfred's

All are welcome!

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Sunday April 21 - True and False Ministers

Sunday April 14 - Withstanding Personal Attack

This Sunday April 14 2024 we continue our sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Alfred's  Senior AssociateRev Rene Pfitzner will preach from 2 Corinthians 10 on the topic 'Withstanding Personal Attack''

All are welcome!

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Sunday April 14 - Withstanding Personal Attack

Sunday April 7 - Giving Cheerfully and Generously

This Sunday April 7 2024 we are resuming a previous sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Luke's  Senior Minister Rev Peter MacPherson will preach from 2 Corinthians 9 on the topic 'Giving Cheerfully and Generously''

All are welcome!

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Sunday April 7 - Giving Cheerfully and Generously

Easter Services - Good Friday March 29 and Sunday March 31

Everyone is invited to join us at our Easter services, 9.30AM Good Friday (March 29) and Easter Sunday, March 31 at 9.30AM.

Good Friday will be a service of reflection, with lots of songs, and readings from John's Gospel, with a message from our Senior Minister Rev Peter MacPherson about the death of Jesus Christ, God's Son on the cross for our sins.

We also look forward to Sunday when we celebrate afresh the Risen Jesus, triumphant over death itself!

So our Easter theme is Death to Life!

We will share in hot cross buns after the Friday service.

Please come!

 

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Easter Services - Good Friday March 29 and Sunday March 31

Sunday March 24 - Love and Betrayal

This Sunday, March 24, we continue our sermon series entitled 'Life and Death' based on the Gospel of John, chapters 11-13.

This week  Rev Dr Jeff Pugh will be preaching from John 13:18-38 on the topic 'Love and Betrayal'

This Sunday is Palm Sunday

As always - everyone is welcome!

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Sunday March 24 - Love and Betrayal

Sunday March 17 - Feet Washed

This Sunday, March 17, we continue our sermon series entitled 'Life and Death' based on the Gospel of John, chapters 11-13.

This week CMS Victoria Executive Director, Rev Dr Wei-Han Kuan will be preaching from John 13:1-17 on the topic 'Feet Washed'

Wei-Han is a member of our partner church St Alfred's - we look forward to his ministry at St Luke's.

As always - everyone is welcome!

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Sunday March 17 - Feet Washed

Sunday March 10 - Belief and Unbelief

This Sunday, March 10, we continue our sermon series entitled 'Life and Death' based on the Gospel of John, chapters 11-13.

This week St Luke's Parish Minister, Rev Dr Mark Simon will be preaching from John 12:37-50 on the topic 'Belief and unbelief'

As always - everyone is welcome!

 

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Sunday March 10 - Belief and Unbelief

Sunday March 3 - The Hour Has Come

This Sunday, March 3, we continue our sermon series entitled 'Life and Death' based on the Gospel of John, chapters 11-13.

This week St Luke's Senior Minister, Rev Peter MacPherson will be preaching.

Parish Minister Rev Dr Mark Simon will be leading our Holy Communion celebration .

All are welcome!

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Sunday March 3 - The Hour Has Come

Sunday February 25 - Feet Anointed

This Sunday, February 25, we continue the new sermon series entitled 'Life and Death' based on the Gospel of John, chapters 11-13.

This week St Alfred's Associate Minister, Rev Ben Clements will be preaching.

All are welcome!

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Sunday February 25 - Feet Anointed

Sunday February 18 - Life and Death

This Sunday, February 18, we start a new sermon series entitled 'Life and Death' based on the Gospel of John, chapters 11-13.

This series runs from the start of Lent to Easter Sunday.

This week our Parish Minister, Rev Dr Mark Simon will be preaching, and celebrating Holy Communion.

All are welcome!

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Sunday February 18 - Life and Death

Sunday February 11 - Pride and Humility

This Sunday February 11 2024 we conclude our sermon series called From Vice to Virtue.

Rev Dr Jeff Pugh will preach from Luke 18:9-17 on the topic 'Pride and Humility'

Next week we begin a new series for Lent and Easter

All are welcome!

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Sunday February 11 - Pride and Humility

Sunday February 4 - Wrath and Reconciliation

This Sunday February 4 2024 we continue our sermon series called From Vice to Virtue.

St Alfred's Associate Minister Rev Ben Clements will preach from Genesis 4:1-16 and Eph 4:29-32 on the topic 'Wrath and Reconciliation'

All are welcome!

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Sunday February 4 - Wrath and Reconciliation

Sunday January 28 - Greed and Generosity

This Sunday January 28 2024 we continue our sermon series called From Vice to Virtue.

St Luke's Parish Minister Rev Dr Mark Simon will preach from 1 Tim 6:6-10, 17-19 & Heb 13:5-6 on the topic 'Greed and Generosity'

All are welcome!

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Sunday January 28 - Greed and Generosity

Sunday January 21 - Sloth and Diligence

This Sunday January 21 2024 we continue our sermon series called From Vice to Virtue.

St Alfred's Senior Associate Minister Rev Rene Pfitzner will preach from Proverbs 31:10-31 & 2 Thes 3:10-12 on the topic 'Sloth and Diligence'

All are welcome!

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Sunday January 21 - Sloth and Diligence

Sunday January 14 - Gluttony and Self-Control

This Sunday January 14 2024 we continue our new sermon series called From Vice to Virtue.

Our Senior Minister Rev Peter MacPherson will preach from Proverbs 23:1-8 & Phil 3:17-21 on the topic 'Gluttony and Self-control'

All are welcome!

 

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Sunday January 14 - Gluttony and Self-Control

Sunday January 7 2024 - Envy and Contentment

This Sunday January 7 2024 we start a new sermon series called From Vice to Virtue.

St Alfred's Associate Minister Rev Ben Clements will preach from Genesis 29:15-35 & Phil 4:11-13 on the topic 'Envy and Contentment'

All are welcome!

We wish everyone a Happy New Year!

 

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Sunday January 7 2024 - Envy and Contentment

Sunday December 31 - The Long-awaited King

This Sunday December 31 we have the last sermon in our series called Waiting  for the King 

St Alfred's Senior Associate Minister Rev Rene Pfitzner will preach from Acts 13: 16-31 on the topic 'The Long-awaited King'

All are welcome!

We wish everyone a Happy New Year!

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Sunday December 31 - The Long-awaited King

Christmas Day - Celebrate with Us!

This Monday December 25 we have a special carols and Communion service.

We continue our Advent sermon series called Waiting  for the King

St Alred's Associate Minister Rev Ben Clements will preach on the topic 'Jesus the King'

All are welcome!

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Christmas Day - Celebrate with Us!

Saturday December 23 4PM Children & Family Celebration - It's going to be Super!

Our special Children and Families Service will be a very amusing and entertaining drama with lots of favourite carols.

Some of the world's biggest superheroes search for the true meaning of Christmas, only to discover one hero is even bigger than them.

Come along and find out more....just don't get hit by any flying teddy bears!

All are welcome!

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Saturday December 23 4PM     Children & Family Celebration - It's going to be Super!

Sunday December 17 - Manasseh - The Worst King

This Sunday December 17 we have the fourth sermon in our series called Waiting  for the King  which is our Advent series in the lead in to Christmas.

St Luke's Parish Minister Rev Dr Mark SImon will preach from 2 Kings 21:1-18 on the topic 'Manasseh - The Worst King'

All are welcome!

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Sunday December 17 - Manasseh - The Worst King

Sunday December 10 - David: God's Choice of King

This Sunday December 10 we have the third sermon in our series called Waiting  for the King  which is our Advent series in the lead in to Christmas.

St Alfred's Senior Associate Minister Rene Pfitzner will preach from 2 Samuel 7:1-17 on the topic 'David- God's choice of King'

All are welcome!

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Sunday December 10 - David: God's Choice of King

Our Christmas Services!

Saturday December 23 4PM Children and Families Celebration - drama, songs, carols and lots of fun for everyone.

Some of the world's biggest superheroes search for the true meaning of Christmas, only to discover one hero is even bigger than them. Come along and find out more.......just don't get hit by any flying teddy bears!

Christmas Eve 9.30AM  - Carols and Communion

Christmas Day 9.30AM - Carols and Communion

Everyone is welcome!

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Our Christmas Services!

Sunday December 3 - Saul - The People's choice of King

This Sunday December 3 we have the second sermon in our series called Waiting  for the King  which is our Advent series in the lead in to Christmas.

St Alfred's Associate Minister Ben Clements will preach from 1 Samuel 13:1-15  on the topic 'Saul - The People's choice of King'

All are welcome!

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Sunday December 3 - Saul - The People's choice of King

Sunday November 26 - We Want a King

This Sunday November 26 we begin a sermon series called Waiting  for the King  which is our Advent series in the lead in to Christmas.

St Luke's Parish Minister Mark Simon will preach from 1 Samuel 8:1-22  on the topic 'We Want a king'

All are welcome!

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Sunday November 26 - We Want a King

Sunday November 19 - Thanksgiving Sunday

This Sunday November 19 we have a special service of giving thanks to God for the past church year.

The congregation is invited to give brief testimonies.

St Luke's Parish Minister Mark Simon will give a homily from Psalms 145 on the topic 'Thanksgiving'

All are welcome!

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Sunday November 19 - Thanksgiving Sunday

Sunday November 12 - Joy and Sorrow

After this Sunday November 12 we will pause the sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians. We will resume the series in 2024

St Luke's Parish Minister Mark Simon will preach from 2 Corinthians 7:2-16  on the topic 'Joy and Sorrow'

All are welcome!

We will commence an Advent series soon

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Sunday November 12 - Joy and Sorrow

Sunday November 5 - Open Wide Your Hearts

This Sunday November 5 we continue the sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Alfred's Assistant Minister Lauren Weatherlake will preach from 2 Corinthians 6:1-7:1  on the topic 'Open Wide Your Hearts'

All are welcome!

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Sunday November 5 - Open Wide Your Hearts

Sunday October 29 - Gospel Generosity

This Sunday October 29 we continue the sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Luke's Parish Minister Mark Simon will preach from 2 Corinthians 8:1-24 on the topic 'Gospel Generosity'

All are welcome!

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Sunday October 29 - Gospel Generosity

Sunday October 22 - Reconciliation

This Sunday October 22 we continue the sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Alfred's  Senior Associate Minister Rene Pfitzner will preach from 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 on the topic 'Reconciliation'

All are welcome!

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Sunday October 22 - Reconciliation

Sunday October 15 - Our Eternal Home

This Sunday October 15 we continue the sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Luke's  Parish Minister Rev Dr Mark Simon will preach from 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 on the topic 'Our Eternal Home'

All are welcome!

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Sunday October 15 - Our Eternal Home

Sunday October 8 - Preach Jesus Christ as Lord

This Sunday October 8 we continue the sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Alfred's  Senior Associate Minister Rene Pfitzner will preach from 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 on the topic 'Preach Jesus Christ as Lord'

All are welcome!

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Sunday October 8 - Preach Jesus Christ as Lord

Sunday October 1 - Gospel Glory

This Sunday October 1 we continue the sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Luke's  Parish Minister Rev Dr Mark Simon will preach from 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 on the topic 'Gospel Glory'

All are welcome!

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Sunday October 1 - Gospel Glory

Sunday September 24 - The Gospel of Christ

This Sunday September 24 we continue the sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

We welcome Rev Dr Jeff Pugh who will preach from 2 Corinthians 2:5-3:6 on the topic 'The Gospel of Christ'

All are welcome!

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Sunday September 24 - The Gospel of Christ

Sunday September 17 - When Trust Is Threatened

This Sunday September 17 we continue the new sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Luke's Associate Minister Mark Simon will preach from 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4 on the topic 'When Trust Is Threatened'

All are welcome!

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Sunday September 17 - When Trust Is Threatened

Sunday September 10 - Costly Leadership

This Sunday September 10 we begin a new sermon series called Costly Leadership  based on Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

St Alfred's Senior Associate Minister Rene Pfitzner will preach from 2 Corinthians 1:1-11  on the topic 'Suffering and Comfort'

All are welcome!

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Sunday September 10 - Costly Leadership

Sunday September 3 -Our Desires Influence Our Choices

This Sunday September 3 we finish our 3 sermon series called Growing on the Frontline

OurAssociate Minister Mark Simon will preach from Luke 10:25-37  on the topic 'Our Desires Influence Our Choices'

All are welcome!

This short series comes from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity https://licc.org.uk. This series will be of interest to anyone trying to be more effective as a Christian during the week (eg at work, in the community, in your networks etc). .You can get digital versions of the Discussion Guide and videos from the LICC web site. 

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Sunday September 3 -Our Desires Influence Our Choices

Sunday August 27 - Our Choices Affect Our Fruitfulness

This Sunday August 27 we continue our 3 sermon series called Growing on the Frontline

Our Senior Minister Peter MacPherson will preach from Jeremiah 17:7-8 and Genesis 3:1-13 on the topic 'Our Choices Affect Our Fruitfulness

All are welcome!

This short series comes from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity https://licc.org.uk. This series will be of interest to anyone trying to be more effective as a Christian during the week (eg at work, in the community, in your networks etc). .You can get digital versions of the Discussion Guide and videos from the LICC web site. 

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Sunday August 27 - Our Choices Affect Our Fruitfulness

Sunday August 20 - Growing Wherever We Are

This Sunday August 20 we commence a new sermon series called Growing on the Frontline

Our Senior Minister Peter MacPherson will preach from 1 Samuel 25:14-35 on the topic 'Growing Wherever We Are'

All are welcome!

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Sunday August 20 - Growing Wherever We Are

Sunday August 13 - Christian Leadership

This Sunday August 13 we conclude the  sermon series from the New Testament book of 1 Peter, called Living As A People of Hope

Our Associate Minister Mark Simon will preach from 1 Peter 5:1-9

All are welcome!

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Sunday August 13 - Christian Leadership

Sunday August 6 - Christian Service

This Sunday August 6 we continue the  sermon series from the New Testament book of 1 Peter, called Living As A People of Hope

Our Senior Minister Peter MacPherson will preach from 1 Peter 4:1-7

This service is Holy Communion service.

All are welcome!

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Sunday August 6 - Christian Service

Sunday July 30 - Christian Mission

This Sunday July 30 we continue the  sermon series from the New Testament book of 1 Peter, called Living As A People of Hope

Associate Minister Mark Simon will preach from 1 Peter 2 & 3

All are welcome!

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Sunday July 30 - Christian Mission

Sunday July 23 - Christian Community

This Sunday July 23 we continue the  sermon series from the New Testament book of 1 Peter, called Living As A People of Hope

Associate Minister Mark Simon will preach from 1 Peter 2:1-10.

All are welcome!

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Sunday July 23 - Christian Community

Sunday July 16 - Christian Identity

This Sunday July 16 we start a new sermon series from the New Testament book of 1 Peter, called Living As A People of Hope

Associate Minister Mark Simon will preach, and celebrate Holy Communion

All are welcome!

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Sunday July 16 - Christian Identity

Sunday July 9 - Spiritual Gifts In Unity

This Sunday July 9 we have the secondof two sermons on Spiritual Gifts.

We welcome Lauren Weatherlake from our Partner church St Alfred's, who will preach from Ephesians on the theme Spiritual Gifts In Unity

All are welcome!

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Sunday July 9 - Spiritual Gifts In Unity

Sunday July 2 - Spiritual Gifts with Humility

This Sunday July 2 we have the first of two sermons on Spiritual Gifts.

We welcome Rev Mavis Payne from our Partner church St Alfred's, who will preach from Romans 12:3-8 on the theme Spiritual Gifts with Humility

All are welcome!

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Sunday July 2 - Spiritual Gifts with Humility