Sunday 19 February 2017


Liturgists – Glynn Cardy & Barbara Smith   Preacher – Richard Ward  
Duty Elder – Ken Hulls    Organist – Stephen Vincent   Flowers – Angela Murdoch
Readers – Karen Fehl, Margaret Tibbles   Intercessions – David McNabb

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

SLIKS – Anna Cardy & Helen Wadsworth   Crèche – Rebecca Hayward



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – France, Germany, Monaco

Within the Nation – EDUCATION.  Students, teachers, administrators; school trustees and tertiary institutions’ councillors;  

                                  caretakers and maintenance staff; policy makers; ERO

Within St Luke’s – Noeline Creighton; Allan & Margaret Davidson, and family; Curt & Megan Davidson



1.  TODAY WE WARMLY WELCOME RICHARD WARD as our guest preacher.  Richard has been a Presbyterian Minister since 1992, serving first at Knox Church in Feilding and then at Kohimarama, in both parishes ‘job-sharing’ the role with his wife, Rev Nikki Watkin. Since August 2015 Richard has been Chaplain at Mt Eden Corrections Facility, while Nikki has continued to be the minister at Kohimarama. They both fill their spare time with family responsibilities and involvement in a variety of community groups. Richard works with another full time Chaplain at the prison and together they coordinate a large team of volunteers.

2.  CONGRATULATIONS TO KEITH STEWART as he celebrates his 100th birthday on Thursday 23 February.

3.  SPEAKING CHRISTIAN: PROGRESSIVE THEOLOGY 101.  This course is now fully booked.

4.  TONIGHT, SEA OF FAITH, 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. 

5.  FIRST N THIRD MORNING TEA, Tuesday 21st February, 10.30am.  All welcome.

6.  PARISH COUNCIL meets Wednesday 22 February, 7.30pm.

7.  BAPTISM.  Next Sunday, 26th February as part of our morning service, Lauren Fong will be baptised.  Lauren is a student at Victoria University and has grown up in Remuera.

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.  WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, Friday 3rd March, 10.30am at St Marks Anglican Church, 95 Remuera Road. The service has been prepared by women of the Philippines around the statement "Am I being fair to You?"  The group organizing the service include representatives from all the churches "along the ridge".  There is the opportunity for one or two St Lucans to briefly participate in the service.  Anyone interested, please talk to Judy Nicholson. 

10.  THE ANNUAL ST LUKE’S BIKE RIDE, Saturday 4th March.  To ring the changes, this year’s bike ride will be based here in Auckland.  The ride will start in Henderson and use exclusive cycle and walking paths.  First stop to a cafe 2km along the Te Atatu Peninsula for the obligatory coffee break and then back to the NW cycle way and down into town.  Total distance is 26 kms.  ​Options are to park in town and take bike on train to Henderson, or drive to Henderson, and take the train back after the drive.  Train ride is free for Gold Card holders.  Details including meet-up time and place​ to come soon. For more information ​and to register , please contact Carol 520 0199 or 021 332 068.

11.  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.

12.  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,

13.  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.   

   14.  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 until 5th March, 9am-3pm.  Parking is at 470 Parnell Rd at the rear of the Bellingham & Wallace & Coast Guard building (Take side entrance closest to Parnell). 



·       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
9.30am Community Worship

Liturgist – Jill Stotter   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Angela Murdoch

Readers – Valmai Trainor, Judith Ray    Intercessions – Kerry Stotter

Organist – Tim Carpenter   Flowers – Anne Fenwick

Crèche – Margaret Davidson



 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);


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please contact Pamela

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