Sunday 30 April 2017



Liturgist – Penelope Stevenson    Preacher – Glynn Cardy
Duty Elder – Rebecca Hayward   Organist – Stephen Vincent
Readers – Muriel Carruthers, Lynn Maude   Intercessions – Rebecca Hayward

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

                       Vaana Langdon, Dorothy McCarrison, and any volunteers



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Within the Nation – TRAVEL. Tourists and pilgrims; hoteliers and other providers of accommodation; those who maintain places of interest, tour guides and tour companies, tourist information centres.

Within St Luke’s – John Irwin; Murray Jenkin; Gloria Jenkins; Alexa Johnston; Kathryn Jones; Ron Jones



1.  THE “ON THE BACKS OF WOMEN” STORY (& ADC Annual General Meeting) - Monday 1 May, 6.30pm at 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

2.  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. 

3.  MOTHERS DAY CONCERT.  An afternoon of choral and organ music on Sunday 14th May 2pm, here at St Luke’s.  The choir of St Andrew’s Epsom, directed by Neil Shroff, with the choir of St Luke’s, directed by Jill Stotter.  Choir accompanists are Philip Smith (organ) and Sue Gaddis (piano). Organ solos by Stephen Vincent.  This is a benefit concert for St Andrew’s choral scholarships fund and the St Luke’s organ refurbishment fund.  Door sales $25 / $20 unwaged.  Afternoon tea will be served at the end of the concert. 


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

5.  ON SUNDAY 21st MAY, we will be welcoming Sir Lloyd Geering as our guest preacher . 

6.  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.

7.  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

8.  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

9.  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. 

10.  HOSPITALITY TEAM FOR MAY.  Maria & Peter Winder, Sally Ibbertson, Barbara Smith, Anne Baird, Rebecca Hayward & Neil Wright.

11.  ANNUAL SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SERVICE GRANTS.  Parish Council met on Wednesday and approved the following grants.  Due to space in the printed version of Sunday Notices, the notes from the Parish Council will be available next Sunday.


1. Manurewa Marae– Anthea Mosley

Medical clinic resources, Anthea has been supporting the public clinic to get resources especially for services to those who cannot afford to pay.  See letter.

Youth & Children, Social Justice – anti poverty; Community Care & Outreach


2. Auckland Action Against Poverty - David McNabb

Petrol vouchers for 250 people being supported by about 12 advocates to ensure their Work and Income entitlements.  See letter

Youth & Children, Social Justice – anti poverty; Community Care & Outreach


3. Charter for Compassion – Kathy Hey

Support the membership of CSL with CFC, could target women and girls.  See flyers.

Youth & Children (women and girls), Social Justice; Inter faith; Community Care & Outreach; Existing relationship with CSL - membership


4. Jean–Paul Bizoza and the Burundi Empowerment Project – Kathy Hey

200 vulnerable children in villages in Musave and other villages, Burundi: school support/ fees and medical treatments.  Funded $500 2016, report provided.  See letter.

Youth & Children, Social Justice-Global Development


5. ADC – Sarah Colgan

$3,000 will give loans to 15 women.  $5,000 given 2015.  See letter.

Women & Children; Social Justice-Global Development; Existing relationship with CSL - MOU


6. Music and Fun Playgroup – Margaret Davidson

Children’s maracas, 6 costing $150.  Letter available.

Women & Children; Community Care & Outreach


7. Shine: Auckland family violence agency – David Boswell

$1,500 for an advocate to provide support to a high risk victim and her children.  $200 for a Police call out by an advocate.  Addressing Auckland family violence, now aligned with Presbyterian Support Northern. $500 given 2016, reports via PSN communications.  See letter.

Women & Children; Existing relationship with CSL via PSN;


8. Christian World Service: Operation Refugee – David McNabb

Campaign for Syrian refugee response, action against poverty.  Also gave $500 last year, CWS gives ongoing reports on its work.

Existing relationship with CSL; Youth & Children, Social Justice-Global Development


9. Religious Diversity Centre - David McNabb

Following on from the visit of Jocelyn Armstrong from the Centre to CSL in March,

Developing relationship with CSL; Social Justice-Global Development; Inter faith; Progressive Theology.




9.30am Community Worship


Liturgist – Kathryn Jones   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Rebecca Hayward

Readers – Kathryn Jones, Anne Baird    Intercessions – Peter Winder

Organist – Tim Carpenter

SLIKS – TBA   Crèche – Noeline Creighton


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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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