Sunday 12 February 2017


Liturgist – David McNabb   Minister – Glynn Cardy  

Serving elders – Alexa Johnston, Ken Hulls, Philip Clarke, Trevor Mosley, Kathryn Jones, Andrew Colgan

Duty Elder – Andrew Colgan    Organist – Tim Carpenter   Flowers – Anne Baird
Readers – Olinda Woodroffe, Colin Woodroffe   Intercessions – Eric Parr

Hospitality – John & Valmai Trainor, Noeline Creighton, Karen Fehl, Margaret Tibbles, Angela Murdoch

SLIKS – Rebecca Hayward & Margaret Parr   Crèche – Noeline Creighton                     



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland

Within the Nation – COMMUNICATIONS.  Radio and TV broadcasters, public relations people, advertisers, journalists, commentators, speakers, librarians, IT providers and workers, post & telephone providers & workers.

Within St Luke’s – David & Elie Connor; Dorothy Connor; Rii & Ben Hansen; Yvonne Cooper




1.  TODAY, ELDERS’ MEETING at 11am.  There will be meeting for all the elders of the Church.  If you were ordained in another parish you are also welcome.  The purpose of the meeting is two-fold: to talk about pastoral care, and receive your feedback about any aspect of our parish life.

2.  THE 2017 PROGRAMME BROCHURE IS NOW ONLINE.  You'll also find brochures in the pews and around the community centre. Please take a small bundle of five brochures and distribute to neighbours, family and friends or better still take a bundle of 10 from the back of the church. Your help with distribution is much appreciated.

3.  2017 SUNDAY ROSTER.  If you have received an email with the 2017-2018 roster for Sunday duties, your name will be on it at least once so make a note of your dates.  Please arrange your own swaps if need be, and let Pamela know. 

4.  THE SUNDAY ROAST, 19th February 12noon.  A monthly meal for people who live alone, so feel free to bring friends who also live alone.  Please book your meal by 10am on the previous Friday. You can sign the list at reception, or email Pamela. 

5.  AFRICAN ART EXHIBITION.  Burundi Empowerment Project photographic exhibition showing examples of the political and children rights in Burundi/Africa.  Kinder House 2 Ayr Street, Cnr Ayr & Parnell St. Parnell.   Open from Monday 13th February until March 5, 9am-3pm.  Parking is at 470 Parnell Rd at the rear of the Bellingham & Wallace & Coast Guard building (Take side entrance closest to Parnell). 

6.  THE KNOX CENTRE LECTURE.  'Coming to our Senses: The Spirituality of Wine’.   A new initiative for the inaugural lecture of the year by bringing it to Auckland and Wellington, and to experiment with more creative content and partnerships to reach a wider audience.   Maclaurin Chapel, Monday 13th February at 5.45pm.   In a lively combination of lecture and wine tasting, Dr Gisela Kreglinger weaves an exploration of Christian spirituality and the nature of wine.  With centuries old family background in wine-making (Franconia), and a doctorate in theology from St Andrews University, Scotland, Gisela helps to connect theologies of joy, creation and an embodied spiritual life.  Entry by ticket that can be bought online here.

7.  SEA OF FAITH, Sunday 19th February from 7pm.  With science invading some of the terrain of religion, Sea of Faith members sometimes appreciate a scientific view of the wonder of the universe.  Our very own Ken Hulls will give an illustrated address on gravity, from Aristotle to Stephen Hawking.  Time warps, dark matter, Klingons.  Ken completed a PhD in physics, then switched to engineering but is getting a new enthusiasm for physics.  Visitors and new members always welcome. 

8.  ST LUKE’S CAMP AT MURIWAI.  Join SLIKS and the Youth Group from 24 – 26th February for a fun weekend away to enjoy the outdoors, crafts, games, fellowship and friendship.  All welcome.  The camp accommodation cost for the weekend is $44 per person 5 years and over.  Children under 5 years are free and day visitors are $22 pp.  This is a well equipped all-weather camp in a secluded bush setting and about 40 minutes northwest of Auckland.  There will be enough room for each family to have their own room with up to 6 bunks. For information and to register, contact Martin Needham or on 027 624 4337.  See camp website

9.  AUCKLAND PRIDE FESTIVAL.  Join the parade on Saturday 25th February 4-7pm.  Under the banner of the Community of Saint Luke, and together with other Auckland inclusive churches, we join the Pride Parade to celebrate Auckland’s gender diversity.  ​For meet-up details please register your interest by contacting David McNabb or​ ​Carol by Thursday 23rd February,

10.  ORGAN RECITAL WITH HANS HIELSCHER, world famous organist from Wiesbaden Cathedral in Germany.  Also featuring piano and a violin trio.  Takapuna Methodist Church, 429 Lake Rd.  Saturday 25th February, 7.30pm.  Entry by programme: Suggested donation $20.   

11.  EAST TAMAKI READING SUPPORTERS.  Do you have confidence and rapport with primary school children?  St Luke’s has an outreach group of volunteers who give individual support and encouragement to struggling readers at East Tamaki School, every Thursday morning.  We recommence on February 16th.   We invite others to join us. You need your own transport and a commitment to the work term by term throughout the year, barring unforeseen difficulties. Contact Rosalie Lockwood for more information. [Ph.849 3492; email]

12.  SPEAKING CHRISTIAN: PROGRESSIVE THEOLOGY 101.  This is an introductory course led by Glynn on some of the central concepts of the Christian Progressive movement – namely the Bible, Sin, Easter, and Creeds.  Prior to each session there will be a ​ten​ page chapter to read from Marcus Borg’s book Speaking Christian.  The course is limited to ​eight people.  Four Tuesday evenings 7.30–9pm.  February 28th, March 7th, 21st, & 28th.  Cost $10 for the series to cover costs.  Please sign the list at reception.

13.  INTER-FAITH DISCUSSION.  On Sunday March 5th at 11am, there will be a discussion for anyone interested on our inter-faith activities at St Luke's.  Currently we have two pilgrimages.   The question is 'could we do more?' and 'what are other like-minded groups doing?'   In regard to the latter question Glynn has invited Jocelyn Armstrong from the Religious Diversity Trust to be present.



·       MONDAY, 11.15am – Fire Drill in the centre and kindergarten
·       WEDNESDAY, 12.30-1.30pm, mid-week communion
·       THURSDAY, 10 – 12noon, Mah jong
·       THURSDAY, 1 – 3pm, Knitwits – a knitting and craft group – all welcome
·       THURSDAY, 7.30pm – Community Resource Team meeting
·       FRIDAY, 10.30am – 11.30am, Centering Prayer
·       FRIDAY, 3.30pm – marriage of Vincent Nicholas and Jasmine Buchanan
9.30am Community Worship

Liturgist – Kathryn Jones   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Ken Hulls

Readers – Karen Fehl, Margaret Tibbles    Intercessions – David McNabb

Organist – Stephen Vincent   Flowers – TBC

SLIKS – Anna Cardy, Helen Wadsworth   Crèche – Rebecca Hayward


 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050  

Community Centre & Church Office: Phone 520 0740

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Minister: GLYNN CARDY  021 545 969;

Community Programmes Manager:   CAROL FRASER  520 0199;

Youth Worker: MARIA CARDY  021 111 2592; 

Administrator: PAMELA DAY  520 0740;

Parish Clerk:  ANGELA MURDOCH: 

Parish Council Convener: DAVID McNABB;

Envelope Secretary: MARGARET TIBBLES, 846 7682 (h);


PASTORAL.  If you know of anyone needing support, a listening ear, a phone call or a visit at home or in hospital,

please contact Pamela

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