Sunday 30 July 2017

 

                                                                                                                 

THIS MORNING, 9.30am

Liturgist – Margaret Tibbles   Preacher – Glynn Cardy
Duty Elder – Kathryn Jones   Intercessions – Margaret Parr
Organist – Tim Carpenter
Reader – Alan Hayward   Flowers – Anne Baird

Hospitality – Philip Clarke, Kerry & Jill Stotter, Alexa Johnston, Kathryn Jones, and any volunteers

THIS WEEK WE PRAY FOR

World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Republic of Congo, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe

Within the Nation – WATER.  Seas, rivers, lakes, ponds; water treatment plants; suppliers of water; fish, water reptiles; ships’ officers and crews; ship owners; sea travellers; people who fish; cargo and container handlers.

Within St Luke’s – David Petty; Elizabeth Prescott; Judith Prowse

 

NOTICES FOR SUNDAY 30 JULY 2017

1.  TODAY we welcome in baptism Henry Forbes, and his parents Laura and James.

2.  TODAY after the service, there will be a special farewell morning tea for Wim and Francisca de Ruiter.  As well as Scottish oatcakes to reflect our Scottish mood, we will also have Dutch Boterkoek and Spice Bread. 

3.  FAVOURITE HYMNS/PSALMS.  This morning in our worship there is a Psalm from the Scottish Psalter.  Old hymns and psalms, the music often more so than the words, can evoke good memories of the past.  If you would like some of your favourite hymns/psalms included in our worship, then please email the Worship Committee glynn@stlukes.org.nz  and we will try to include them.  Similarly if you hear a good modern hymn or song we would be interested to try it.

4.  “A DIFFERENT SERVICE: PEACE”.   Next Sunday, there will be a different kind of service at 9.30am.  The theme is Peace, and the children will be involved in the service [rather than going out to SLiKs].  The music will be different - reflective music, songs accompanied by the piano, chants, and recorded music.  Our new screen and data projector will be used.  The seating will be different - there will be chairs, as well as some pews.  There will be a koha/offertory box available [rather than taking up a collection].  The sermon will be different - it will be short, and followed by small group discussion.  The prayers too will be different.  This is the third 'A Service with a Difference' this year.  Please feel free to wear any apparel or jewellery of a ‘peace’ nature.

5.  AUCKLAND HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS.  Being the 5th Sunday of the month, some St Lucans are at Auckland Hospital taking patients to and from the chapel service.  Our thanks go to Noel McGrevy for organising this throughout the year.

6.  FIRST N THIRD MORNING TEA, Tuesday 1st August, 10.30am.  Come and share a last morning tea with Gill.

7.  GILL WARREN, our interim Community Director, finishes on Wednesday 2nd August.  Gill has been outstanding in her role, quickly becoming a valued member of the St Luke's team and has filled the centre with her enthusiasm and laughter. 

6.  VIOLENCE DIVINE.  Is the only path to peace [shalom] through a valley of capricious divine bloodshed?  One of the world’s foremost historical Jesus scholars helps us to rise above the greatest of Christian treasons: that everlasting peace can only be achieved through the onslaught of divine violence.  Filmed before a live audience in a workshop setting, professor and author John Dominic Crossan summarizes the essence of his bestselling HOW TO READ THE BIBLE AND STILL BE A CHRISTIAN: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis through Revelation and shows the way forward to those seeking an authentic Christianity for the 21st century.  Violence Divine is a four week DVD based programme [August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd] starting at 7.30pm, and led by Glynn.  Cost $10 per person.  Sign the list at reception or email pamela@stlukes.org.nz

Session 1:  An Epic Matrix, & Sin and Escalatory Violence
Session 2:  The Heart of the Torah & Deuteronomy Rules
Session 3:  Undecided Justice & Not, not, not, not, not, NOT the End of the World
Session 4:  The “Violentisation” of Jesus, & Overcoming the Bible’s Betrayal of its Non Violent God

7.  SLIKS AFTERNOON TEA.  What are you doing on Saturday 5th August at 3pm?  The incredible kids of St Luke’s extend a warm invitation to all St Lucans to join them for afternoon tea as they raise money for school books and uniforms in three villages in the tiny African country of Burundi.  Jean-Paul Bizoza, from the Burundi Empowerment Foundation, will speak at 4pm then the kids will entertain you until 5pm.  What’s not to like about this $5 idea?  Grab a friend and come support our kids and their endeavours to help them help someone else.         

8.  FROM GENES TO GENDER with Dr Judy Nicholson on Thursday, 10th August at 7.30pm.  Judy will be providing simple explanations about some of the ‘who knows how many” steps that can occur from when an embryo inherits an XX or XY combination of sex chromosomes to the physical, hormonal, and mental development of an adult human being with a range of potential sexual orientations. The end result is often not nearly as clear cut as many people want to believe.  This knowledge has helped Judy understand (in retrospect) the tough journey of a close relative who spent a good part of their adolescence and adulthood conforming to expectations that a physical body demanded - sets of behaviours which were increasingly difficult to maintain.  Suggested donation/koha $10.  Please sign the list at reception or email Pamela pamela@stlukes.org.nz.

9.  MOZART’S REQUIEM IN D MINOR Saturday 12th August at 7.30pm.  This concert is part of the fundraising benefit series for resounding the St Luke's organ.  Musical direction by Elizabeth Lau, supported by the professional instrumentalists from the Wairua Sinfonietta and sung in Latin with professional soloists and the St Luke's Community Choir.  Tickets can be bought through Eventfinda.  Cost $45 or $35 concession plus commission.  Door sales available.  Please sign the list at reception if you plan to attend.

10.  THE CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP meets every Friday morning at St Luke’s between 10.30 and 11.30 am, followed by morning tea in the Common Room.  This is an interdenominational group which practices meditation which gives a deepening and sustaining experience of silence, leading on to inner peace and wellbeing.  All welcome.  For more information, contact Marjorie Blakeley on 585 1192 or Robin Flynn on 529 0116.

11.  ARE WE A MORAL NATION?  THE UPCOMING ELECTION & INEQUALITY with Richard Randerson on Wednesday 16th August at 7.30pm.  This seminar examines the socio-economic realities for New Zealand and offers a critique of the neo-liberal values which underpin them. By contrast, Gospel values of mutuality and well-being raise critical questions about choices for all Kiwis in the September 23rd election.  Join us at 7.30pm for 75 minutes, $15 waged $10 unwaged.  Please sign the list at reception. 

12.  WINTER LECTURE: Chaplaincy and NZ Christians in Science.  'Dark Matter, Dark Energy: A Physicist reflects on Psalm 139', with Professor Jeff Tallon.  Lecture at 6pm with light refreshments from 5.30pm. All welcome.  Wednesday 9th August at Maclaurin Chapel, University of Auckland (18 Princes St, City).

13.  TOWELS.  We are seeking a supply of pre-loved bath towels to offer to our street visitors when they ask for a shower.  Please leave at reception.

14.  HOSPITALITY TEAM FOR AUGUST.  Albert & Emona Numanga, Glenda Tabuteau, Leo Hobbis, Robin Flynn,
Sue & Geoff Olliff.

 

 
SUNDAY 6 AUGUST 2017
 
9.30am – All Age Worship on Peace Sunday
 

Service co-ordinators – Glynn Cardy, Kathryn Jones, Nick Paschalis

Crèche – Rebecca Hayward

 

Community Centre & Church Office: Phone 520 0740

Minister: GLYNN CARDY  021 545 969; glynn@stlukes.org.nz

Administrator: PAMELA DAY  520 0740; pamela@stlukes.org.nz

Parish Clerk: ALEXA JOHNSTON am.johnston@xtra.co.nz

 

 

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