Sunday 4 December 2016



Minister – Glynn Cardy
Organist – Grant Hutchinson   Flowers – Barbara McDonald  

Hospitality – Pam Elgar & David McNabb, Geoff Olliff, Margaret Agee, Tom Agee,

                      Judith Ray, Kay Fenwick, Emona & Albert Numanga



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Burkina Faso; Chad; Mali; Mauritania; Niger

Within the Nation – FAITH.  Leaders of the churches;  leaders of other faiths;  people of faith; theologians and teachers; evangelists; ministers and priests, rabbis, imams; members of religious orders; critics of religion; sceptics; atheists; those searching for meaning; the new spiritualities and their followers; people without hope.

Within St Luke’s – The musicians – Stephen Vincent, Tim Carpenter, Jill Stotter, Muriel Carruthers,

                                 Kathryn Jones, Margaret Seagrave



1.  COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS’ LUNCH Tuesday 13 December, 12.30pm  For those who arrange flowers, count money, serve on teams / committees / council, cater for events, fix things that are broken, guide, serve, sing, play an instrument, teach, tidy, weed ... anyone who voluntarily gives time and talents to enrich the life of our community is invited to lunch.  Please sign the list at reception or RSVP to Pamela by Monday 12 December.

2.  HOSPITALITY TEAM FOR DECEMBER.  Seeking volunteers for December’s hospitality team.  Please sign the list at reception.

3.  FIRST N THIRD MORNING TEA, Tuesday 6 December, 10.30am.  All welcome.

4.  FUNDRAISER FOR THE CHURCH ORGAN FUND.  Please support NZ Barok, Lachlan Craig and friends for this gift to St Luke’s of beautiful music and funds as they perform Handel's Dixit Dominus on Wednesday December 14th, 7pm. Door sales only: adults $30, children $10.

5.  TODAY, A “BLUE CHRISTMAS” SERVICE to acknowledge that for some, Christmas can be a sad and difficult time due to various losses that have been experienced during the year, or because of grief processes still being worked through. There will be an opportunity to light candles, to read out the names of loved ones, and to hear words of comfort and reassurance.  St Aidan’s Church, 5 Ascot Avenue, Remuera at 5pm.

6.  GLYNN’S DRAFT STUDY LEAVE REPORT.  Copies available on the screen bench.  Given that it is a 32 page document, we have initially only printed off a limited number of copies.  If you wish to receive it electronically, then please email Glynn or Pamela.  On December 11th after church, there will be a discussion time to comment and discuss with Glynn, not only recent sermons, but any matters included in the report.   Please note the draft report is currently with Glynn's Presbytery Supervisor for comment and critique, and will be significantly shortened prior to being submitted to Presbytery.  That final report will also in time be available to parishioners.

7.  CHILD CARE OFFERED.   Anna Cardy is looking for any opportunity to provide childcare outside of her school hours for the rest of this year.  She’d love to hear from anyone who needs help looking after children, or pets!   Anna is 17 and has experience in the childcare service having had the privilege of babysitting for several St Luke’s families.  Please contact Anna on 021 056 2332 or  References available.  Anna is raising funds to go on the Spirit of Adventure this summer.

8.  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 sign the list at reception or contact Pamela.

9.  AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL.  Ideal for Christmas!  The Remuera group has a supply of distinctive Village Press olive oil products with $5 from every gift pack sold going to Amnesty International.  1-litre bag-in-box sell for $21 and the 3-bottle varietal packs, and 3-bottle infused packs are selling for $26.  Also, a unique, 1950s restored, fully furnished dollhouse, with Sylvanian Golden Retrievers in residence will go to one very lucky child.  Raffle tickets are just $5 each, or 5 for $20.  To purchase either or both items, call Jeanette Miller on (09) 521-2050 or email her at

10.  THE CHOIR OF CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE sings “Hark a Herald Voice is Calling!”  A concert of carols and anthems for Advent and Christmas.  Thursday 8th December, 7.30pm at St Matthew-in-the-City.  Tickets $20 from Eventfinda or on the door.



·       WEDNESDAY, 12.30pm, mid-week communion
·       THURSDAY, 10 – 12noon, Mah jong
·       THURSDAY, 1 – 3pm, Knitwits – a knitting and craft group – all welcome
·       FRIDAY, 11am – 12noon, Centering Prayer
9.30am Community Worship

Liturgist – Kerry Stotter   Preacher – Glynn Cardy    Duty Elder – Kathryn Jones

Serving elders – Kay Fenwick, Robin Flynn, Judith Ray, Trevor Mosley, Kathryn Jones

Readers – Gloria Jenkins, Anne Baird  Intercessions – Bruce Miller

Organist – Tim Carpenter   Flowers – Barbara McDonald

SLIKS – Martin Needham


 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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