Weekly letter from St Luke's - 22 October 2021

Dear Parish Friends This Sunday is a busy day in the parish. We have our usual services at 7am and 9am, with the 9am service also streamed on Zoom (see links below for notice paper and 9m service sheet). Then at 2.30pm is our musical afternoon featuring the talented musicians from the parish. If you are coming bring a gold coin donation and some afternoon tea to share. Finally at 6pm we are all invited to join with other churches in the area for an ecumenical service at Annerley Baptist Church (560 Ipswich Road, Annerley, parking off Lambton Street). There has been a lot of progress with our redevelopment plans and an update will be given in church at 8.15am on Sunday, between the two services. Those who have been joining with Evening Prayer recently will have heard much of the book of Job, and this has also been the source of our Old Testament reading for a few Sundays past. On one level the 'happy ever after' ending could give us a reassurance that, in the end, things will work out. But that is perhaps too trite. The story of Job is how he and his friends struggle to understand God, and God in turn shows that God is too great to understand on human terms. The conclusion that Job comes to is that it is simply God's presence in and through creation that he needs; "things too wonderful, which I did not know' (v.3), which 'now my eye sees' (v.5). This too is indeed what we seek. Yours in Christ Rev'd Timothy