Sunday 12 March 2017

Welcome to the Community of Saint Luke                                                                                                      



Liturgist – Penelope Stevenson    Minister – Glynn Cardy  
Serving elders - Stephen Styants, Margaret Parr, Stephen Vincent, Nick Paschalis,
                            Barbara Smith, Allan Davidson
Duty Elder – Kathryn Jones   Organist – Grant Hutchinson
Readers – Stephen Styants, Vaana Langdon   Intercessions – Bruce Miller

Hospitality – Curt & Megan Davidson, Lynn Maude, Annette Hood, Colin & Olinda Woodroffe, Jim Feist

SLIKS – Ling Yang & Rebecca Hayward   Crèche – Vivienne Hayward



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Within the Nation – THE ELDERLY.  Those living in their own homes; those in rest homes; elderly confused; people operating and working in homes for the elderly; geriatric wards and staff; individual care-givers; charities helping the elderly.

Within St Luke’s – Kay Fenwick; Peter & Brenda Fenwick; Robin Flynn



1.  BAPTISM.  Next Sunday, 19th March, we welcome in baptism Olivia Maude, the daughter of Andrew and Jade, and the grand-daughter of Lynn.

2.  A DIFFERENT SERVICE: “BEFRIENDING PURPLE”.   26th there will be a different kind of service at 9.30am.  Its theme is "Befriending Purple" and you are invited to wear something purple to the service.  The music will be different - reflective music, songs accompanied by the piano, chants, and recorded music.  The seating will be different - there will be chairs, as well as some pews.  The sermon will be different - it will be short, and followed by small group discussion.  The prayers too will be different.  This is the first 'A Different Service' this year.  The next one will be on Pentecost, June 4th.

3.  THE SUNDAY ROAST, 19th March 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. 

4.  “THE BOOK OF EVAN” brings together Evan Sherrard’s mostly unpublished writings in various fields of interest, together with contribution from some 40 people, including his family, who represent the breadth and depth of influence that Evan’s work and life had – and continues to have.  The book launch is being held on Tuesday 4 April from 5.30pm in The Foyer, AF Building, AUT North, 90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote.  Pay and display parking is available on campus.  Evan’s book will be available for purchase at the special price of $40.  RSVP BY 27TH MARCH to

5.  GLYNN will be away on annual leave for 3 days next week - returning on Friday.

6.  INTERIM PARISH CLERK.  The following motion will be put at the 22nd March Parish Council meeting.  “That Alexa Johnston become the interim Parish Clerk for St Luke's Presbyterian Church, Remuera, until a month after the AGM in September 2017”.  Moved: David McNabb, Parish Convenor.  Seconded: Penelope Stevenson, CDT Convenor.  Note:

Alexa has confirmed her availability for an interim appointment as Parish Clerk until the AGM in September.  An appointment until a month after the AGM would give time to see if Alexa is willing to continue and to elect a successor if necessary.  Glynn Cardy, Minister, supports this motion.

7.  SEA OF FAITH asks “Why are good people divided by politics and religion?”  That’s the title of a book by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, and if you ask yourself:  Why do you admire Donald Trump? or why you admire Bill English? or why you admire Jacinda Ardern?, then  Professor Haidt will tell you the answer.  He is not trying to convert you to his favourite politics: just trying to open up some understanding.  Sunday 19th March 19 starting at 7pm.  Listen to the online Ted Talk lecture of just 20 minutes and then in discussion, put ourselves and our own political heroes in the picture.

8.  WHITE-COLLAR & BLUE-COLLAR FINANCIAL CRIME IN NZ.  Free lecture presented by Lisa Marriott, Associate Professor of Taxation at Victoria Uni.  Lisa will report on research findings showing that individuals in NZ are likely to receive different treatments in the justice system depending whether their crime is “blue-collar” or “white-collar”.  Tuesday 14th March, 7.30-8.30pm at Selwyn Community Education, Selwyn College, 203 Kohimarama Road.  Registration essential at or phone 521 9623

9.  MISSION OUTREACH SPENDING.  You are invited to propose spending money from the Community of St Luke (CSL) Mission Outreach fund.  CSL has budgeted up to $10,000 for outreach expenditure this financial year.  The Social Justice Team coordinated by David McNabb is managing the process.  The following process has been agreed to by Parish Council.


  • Members of the congregation propose a person or group to be funded, with a recommended amount and an explanation as to how their proposal aligns with the principles for funding (below).
  • The Social Justice Team will review the proposals and make a recommendation to the Parish Council for approval.
  • That any conflicts of interest are declared.
  • Not all the $10,000 budget will necessarily be spent.  Money comes from the current budget 2016-2017.
  • That the decision on the grants is advertised to the congregation on Sunday 30 April or soon after.

Principles on which money can be spent on Outreach for the Community of St Luke:

  • That the project or service to be funded is aligned with our CSL Mission Plan.
  • That the person or group getting the funding is well established and trustworthy.
  • That the person or group has a relationship with CSL or the member promoting their funding.  This could include a group that has a long standing and close relationship with CSL and members.  Or it could include a group who was involved in our Community Programme.  It is beneficial if the relationship with the person or CSL will be enhanced by the funding.
  • That an attempt be made to fund a range of projects without neglecting a potentially large project.
  • That funding could be given in more than one financial year.
  • That the person or group reports back on the outcome of the funding.
  • That proposers declare any interest they have in the project for funding.


  • The announcement inviting proposals is made on Sunday 5 March.
  • Proposals must be sent or given to David McNabb or Sue Olliff by Sunday 2 April.  Email is preferred:  - phone David for further information 021 280 723.
  • The Social Justice Team reviews the proposals and makes recommendations.
  • Parish Council reviews recommendations on Wednesday 26 April.
  • Funding decision is announced Sunday 30 April or soon after.

10.  CHRISTIAN WORLD SERVICE thanks those St Lucans who donated to its 2016 Christmas “Give Us Hope” appeal.  Together you raised $1,105.40.



·       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, 3pm – marriage of Matthew O’Brien and Kelsie Barley
9.30am Community Worship

Liturgist – Sue Olliff   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Geoff Olliff

Readers – Lynn Maude, Roger Williams    Intercessions – Rosalie Lockwood

Organist – Tim Carpenter

SLIKS – Martin Needham, Rebecca Hayward   Crèche – Maria Cardy


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 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

NEWCOMERS: Anyone wishing to become a member or associate of the Community of Saint Luke, or simply to join the mailing list, please check out the yellow form on the screen bench inside the church door.


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