Sunday 23 April 2017


Liturgist – Barbara Smith    Preacher – Allan Davidson  
Duty Elder – Penelope Stevenson   Organist – Tim Carpenter
Readers – Albert Numanga, Vaana Langdon   Intercessions – Rosalie Lockwood

Hospitality – Allan and Margaret Davidson, Heather Holmes, Lyn MacKinlay,

                       Vaana Langdon, Dorothy McCarrison, and any volunteers



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

Within the Nation – SPORT.  All who manage or coach, and all who take part in sport and similar leisure activities; providers of sports venues and gyms

Within St Luke’s – Sally Ibbertson, Simon, Izzy & Rosie; Janet Irwin



1.  CAROL’S FAREWELL.  Please join us on Thursday 27 April as we thank Carol for her 3 years as Community Programmes Manager.  Drinks & nibbles will be served between 4-6pm.  Please RSVP to Pamela or sign the list at reception.

2.  AUTUMN CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT, Saturday 29th April at 7.30pm.  Come along to our next fundraising event for the organ restoration fund and enjoy brilliant chamber music from the 17th to 21st century, including a new work composed by New Zealander Anthony Richie.  The ensemble of stellar performers on piano, cello, bass clarinet, harpsichord and organ comprises Katherine Hebley, Andrew Uren, Dr Martin Griffiths, Penny Christiansen and Dr Rachael Griffiths-Hughes.  $45 / $35 unwaged includes refreshments during the interval. 

3.  TODAY: SEA OF FAITH: THE FIVE GOSPELS: What did Jesus really say?  This book, by the Jesus Seminar in 1993, counted votes from hundreds of Bible scholars to give a credibility rating to every word attributed to Jesus in the four New Testament gospels. They then did the same for every word in the non-Biblical Gospel of Thomas, which sometimes confirms, sometimes denies the New Testament version.  SOF members David Hines and Bruce Tasker will review the book and say how it shaped their own critical journeys.  4pm tea and coffee; 4.40pm the presentation and discussion.

 4.  CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND: The early 20th century.  Allan Davidson’s series continues on Thursday 27th April, 7.30-9pm.
5.  THE “ON THE BACKS OF WOMEN” STORY (& ADC Annual General Meeting) - Monday 1 May, 6.30pm, St Luke’s.  Come along and hear the story behind the award-winning film following the lives of three incredible women whose journey out of poverty is kick-started through a microfinance loan from ADC's project partner in Myanmar.  Dean Easterbrook, film-maker and Managing Director of Borderless Productions will speak, followed by a short Q&A session. The ADC Annual General Meeting will be held at 6.30pm, followed by our inspiring speaker at 7pm. Wine, cheese and gourmet ice cream will be available.  RSVP to

6.  PROGRESSIVE THEOLOGY.  The second series for the year begins on Thursday May 4th at 7.30pm.  Led by Glynn Cardy, this DVD based seminar series from the Living the Questions collection, considers what Christianity means for today’s generations in the Western World. May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and June 1st.   Please sign the list at reception. 


Our winter warming Friday night pot-luck dinners are followed by a speaker who is a member of our own community with a story to tell, a cause of passion or research to share

Friday 19th May at 7pm with Dr Stephanie Gapes/Cardy: Paediatrician, Founding Director of Starship Hospital’s Te Puaruruhau Child Protection Unit

8.  WORKING BEE.  The Community Resource Team is keen to run a working bee in June. They have a few tasks in mind, but are keen to hear from the community.  What needs to be cleaned, tidied or sorted around here?  Please add your ideas to the list at reception.

9. SAINT LUKE’S COMMUNITY CHOIR: SING WITH US AGAIN.  Calling all singers.  Registrations are open for the 2017 Organ Refurbishment Fund Raising concert. This year we sing Mozart Requiem in D Minor on Saturday August 12th. Rehearsals begin on 29th June. Please email for a registration form

10.  ACCESSIBILITY UPGRADES.  Accessibility upgrades have now been completed including press button / automated entry and exit of the front door, and improvements to accessible toilets to bring it line with current standards.

Automated Front Door. On entering, it is necessary to stand to the left in front of the button to push. The door won’t open if you are standing in front of the door - for obvious reasons. At the end of the day when the last person leaves the building and sets the alarm, it is important that the auto-door switch next to the exit button is switched to off. It is switched on again to auto when building is opened up in the morning.  You can of course push or pull the door as before – it is not necessary to use the automatic button.
Accessible Toilet. The doors through to the accessible toilet have been fitted with push/pull bars on either side. A new lever lock has been fitted to the accessible toilet door, a motion sensitive light is installed. A panic alarm, activated by a pull cord, has also been installed and the baby change table will be refurbished.

            The corridor door leading to the accessible toilet now has a tie back hook so can be held open as required. 

Signage. A sign above the common room door indicates the toilets in the kindergarten area are available at the weekend

11.  DISCOVERING RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY.  The new 8 week course begins 8th May, presenting selected topics in World Religions at the Religious Diversity Centre, University of Otago House, 385 Queen Street, Auckland City.  Monday evenings, 7-9pm. Details for registration at Excellent reviews from those who enjoyed Term 1. 

12.  NZ BAROK CONCERTS.  Saturday 6th May, 7.30pm, and Sunday 7th May, 2pm.  Stunning baroque flautist Melissa Farrow returns to New Zealand to captivate audiences with the expressive sounds of her historical wooden flute.  Door sales $52/ $47/ $15.  Early bird ticketing is available through Iticket 361 1000 or

13.  FAMILY WORKS SEEKS VOLUNTEER.  Anna Norrish seeks a volunteer to attend the Mt Wellington Family Works Parenting programme to assist with preparing and setting out the morning tea for parents and children.  All the food is provided, it just requires someone to assemble and present it and to help serve the drinks. The current volunteer will be taking a break for overseas travel so we are looking for someone who could be available each Thursday morning 9.30 -11.30am Thursday 4 May until Thursday 22 June. The venue is the St Peters Church, 7 Harrison Road, Mt Wellington.  If you are able to help or would like further information, please contact Anna on 027 338 3348 or 5801284 (work hours) or 579 6101 (evenings).


Harvest Festival and Mother’s Day, May 14th.
Sir Lloyd Geering, Guest Preacher on Sunday 21st May
Voices from the Inside II.  Friday 16th June: Shared meal and speaker at 7.00 pm.

       Dr Judy Nicholson: The Wonder of Waiatarua.



·       TUESDAY, ANZAC DAY – centre closed
·       WEDNESDAY, 12.30-1.30pm, mid-week communion
·       THURSDAY, 10 – 12noon, Mah jong
·       THURSDAY, 1 – 3pm, Knitwits – a knitting and craft group – all welcome
·       FRIDAY, 10.30am – 11.30am, Centering Prayer
9.30am Community Worship


Liturgist – Penelope Stevenson   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Alexa Johnston

Readers – Lynn Maude, Muriel Carruthers    Intercessions – Rebecca Hayward

Organist – Stephen Vincent

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Minister: GLYNN CARDY  021 545 969;

Youth Worker: MARIA CARDY  021 111 2592; 

Administrator: PAMELA DAY  520 0740;

Parish Council Convener: DAVID McNABB;


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