Sunday 18 December 2016



Worship Leader – Glynn Cardy   Choir Leader – Jill Stotter
Organist – Tim Carpenter   Flowers – Angela Murdoch 

Hospitality – Bridget & Ken Hulls, Judy Nicholson, Rachael Goffin, Roger Williams,

                       Noel McGrevy, Cornelia Leenman, Noeline Creighton



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo

Within the Nation – DEATH.  The dying and those who care for them; hospices; funeral directors, funeral celebrants, bereavement counsellors; the bereaved – recent and long-ago

Within St Luke’s – Those for whom this is a joyous time & a good end of year; those for whom this is a time of sadness; those approaching the new year with anticipation and hope; those approaching the new year without hope



1.  HOSPITALITY TEAM FOR DECEMBER.  Still seeking volunteers for the children’s service at 7pm on Christmas Eve and the Christmas Day service at 9.30am.  Please sign the list at reception.

2.  STAFF TO-INGS & FRO-INGS.  The centre is closed from Friday 23rd December to Monday 9th January.

Pamela finishes on Thursday 22 December, returning to work on Monday 9th January
Carol also finishes on Thursday 22 December, returning to work on Tuesday 31st January
Glynn will be away from Monday 2nd January to Wednesday 11th January.  Allan Davidson will be leading the service on Sunday 8th January, and will be available for pastoral emergencies.

3.  “GIVE US HOPE” is this year’s theme for Christian World Service.  Your gift will give hope to people in need of the dignity that comes with food, water, medicine and education.  Donation envelopes are in reception or go to  Please make any cheques out to CWS rather than St Luke’s.

4.  ST LUKE’S CAMP AT MURIWAI.  Join SLIKS and the Youth Group from 24 - 26 February for a fun weekend away to enjoy the outdoors, crafts, games, fellowship and friendship.  All welcome.  For information and to register, contact Martin Needham or on 027 624 4337.  See camp website

5.  ADC CHRISTMAS APPEAL “25 Dreams in 25 Days”.  Thanks to some wonderful and generous supporters, ADC is well on its way to reaching the goal of empowering 25 new people to achieve their dreams in 2017.   Give a hand up by DONATING now to support people in Myanmar with access to microfinance.

6.  CHILD CARE OFFERED.   Anna Cardy is looking for any opportunity to provide childcare outside of her school hours for the rest of this year.  Please contact Anna on 021 056 2332 or  References available.  Anna is raising funds to go on the Spirit of Adventure this summer.

7.  ST LUKE’S COMMUNITY CHOIR CD.  Your chance to take home the wonderful music of the St Luke’s Community Choir from its concert on 9th July.  The CD costs $20 with all proceeds going to the organ restoration fund.  To order your copy, please contact Pamela.

8.  THE HEART FOUNDATION SEEKS VOLUNTEERS.  Can you support this important cause by being a street collector around Auckland on Friday 24th or Saturday 25th February. To sign up, 0800 830 100 or email

9.  HOSPITALITY TEAM FOR JANUARY.  David & Elie Connor, Rii Hansen, Dorothy Connor, Noel McGrevy, Marjorie Blakeley.


 Christmas Services at St Luke’s

  • Christmas Eve, 7pm – a service for children and their supporters, whether the children are familiar with church or not.  There will be stories, carols, fairies, candles, and Santa.  You are welcome to dress up too. The service begins at 7pm on Christmas Eve and is about 50 minutes long.
  • Christmas Eve, at the new time of 11pm – a candlelight service with a guest choir, plus cake and coffee from 10pm in the Common Room
  • Christmas Day, 9.30am – a family service

7pm Children’s Service


Minister – Glynn Cardy

Organist – Tim Carpenter   Flowers – The wonderfully talented St Luke’s flower team

11pm Candelight Service


Minister – Glynn Cardy   Liturgist – Maria Cardy

Readers - TBC

Organist – Tim Carpenter   Intercessions – Bruce Miller

Flowers – The wonderfully talented St Luke’s flower team

9.30am Community Worship


Minister – Glynn Cardy   Reader – Margaret Tibbles

Organist – Stephen Vincent   Flowers – The wonderfully talented St Luke’s flower team


9.30am Community Worship


Liturgist – Alexa Johnston     Preacher – Glynn Cardy

Readers -  Marjorie Blakeley, Jim Feist    Intercessions – Rosalie Lockwood

Organist – Stephen Vincent   Flowers – Barbara McDonald


9.30am Community Worship


Liturgist – Noeline Creighton   Preacher – Allan Davidson   Duty Elder – Barbara Smith

Serving elders – Margaret Sadler, Barbara Smith, Noeline Creighton, Jim Feist, John & Valmai Trainor

Readers -  Margaret Davidson & a volunteer    Intercessions – Allan Davidson

Organist – Stephen Vincent   Flowers – Barbara McDonald



 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


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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