Sunday 7 May 2017


Liturgist – Kathryn Jones    Preacher – Glynn Cardy
Duty Elder – Rebecca Hayward   Organist – Tim Carpenter   Flowers – Anne Baird
Readers – Kathryn Jones, Barbara Smith   Intercessions – Peter Winder

Hospitality – Maria & Peter Winder, Sally Ibbertson, Barbara Smith, Anne Baird, Rebecca Hayward & Neil Wright

Crèche – Noeline Creighton



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Within the Nation – HERITAGE.  Historians; archivists; genealogists; archaeologists;

                                   conservators of historic places and buildings

Within St Luke’s – Sandie & Michael Jost, & family; Ian & Colleen Kendall



1.  TODAY AT 2pm:  AUTUMN NOTES with NZ Barok.  NZ-born baroque flautist Melissa Farrow. Melissa joins NZ Barok from Sydney to perform Abel’s flute concerto, a chamber version of Haydn’s Surprise Symphony, and a magical work by WF Bach for two flutes and strings with Sally Tibbles. NZ Barok will delight you with a sinfonia by Sammartini and a string symphony by Boyce.  Door sales $52/ $47/ $15.  Ticketing is available through Iticket 361 1000 or

2.  HARVEST FESTIVAL, MOTHER’S DAY & COMMUNION are being celebrated on Sunday 14th May.  Our theme is ‘Supportive Mothers’ - mothers who raised us, mothers working to end poverty, ‘mother’ earth.   During the service the children will make posies.  As is the custom for Harvest Festival we invite you to bring food to church as a symbol of thanksgiving.  After the service we will have a little stall in the church foyer where the food will be sold and then the proceeds will go to Shine [PSN] and JusticeKiss.  Alicia Odhiambo from will speak during the Children’s Talk.  After the service at 11 a.m. Alicia will share how sustainable business can impact on social problems such as poverty and human trafficking.  She will also give some easy ways to participate in solutions to these problems.  Alicia will include a sales table of jewellery, bags and accessories made by the women in Nepal who have come out of prostitution or other dodgy work situations to have sustainable and dignified work.  You are encouraged to bring your purse and buy early Christmas gifts, Birthday gifts or something for yourself, in so doing supporting women in Nepal.

3.  BACHING AT THE MOON: Wednesday, 10th May, 7-10.15pm.  A recital of the Six Suites for Solo Cello by J S Bach with cellist - Raeul Pierard.  An experience of Baching in the light of the Wesak Full Moon.  A journey through a hugely creative and eventful period in the life of Johann Sebastian Bach, eloquently expressed in the six Suites for Solo Cello.  Bring refreshments and Bask in Bach for the full journey through the Suites or for as long as needs dictate. Wednesday, 10 May the full journey through the Suites or for as long as needs dictate.  $30 / $15 concession / FREE for 15 yrs and under. Tickets at the door, and through Eventfinda.

4.  PROGRESSIVE THEOLOGY course ‘Dream Think Be Do’ continues on Thursday May 11th at 7.30pm in the Courtyard Room.

5.  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.  Please sign the list at reception.

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

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

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.  A QUIZ NIGHT to raise funds for Amnesty International is being hosted by the Remuera AI group on Saturday, May 20th, 6.30pm for a 7pm start, at St Helier’s Community Centre, 100 St Helier’s Bay Road.  Support a good cause and have a great time with friends.  Food & beverage, raffles, silent auctions and Village Press oils will be available for purchase on the night.  Pre-purchased tickets are $20 for individuals, $120 for a table [up to 8 people]. Tickets at the door will be $25/individual, and $150 for a table. EFTPOS is available.  Pre-purchase is recommended to avoid disappointment, and to assist in catering. To order, call Richard or Jeanette at 09-521-2050 or



We discussed the funeral of Lois Feist and recorded our deep sympathy for Jim Feist, his son David and their wider family.
We received with regret the resignation of Peter Winder who has served on the Parish Council for six years. Peter’s contribution to the leadership of our community will be greatly missed.
We received with regret the resignation of Maria Cardy as Youth Worker. We are grateful for all the work Maria has done over the past two years.
We were sad to note that Barbara McDonald no longer feels able to work on the flower roster at St Luke’s. Barbara’s wonderful work with flowers for our church – stretching back over 20 years – will be greatly missed, but her rest is very well earned. 
We were pleased to approve the report of Mission Outreach spending from the Social Justice Team. The broad range of grants clearly demonstrates the wider work of the Community of Saint Luke. The full list of payments is available and will be emailed to the congregation.
We decided to engage an external facilitator to assist Parish Council to continue to develop the ministry of the Community of St Luke’s.
We noted that the community’s finances show that income this year is significantly below the planned level, and also that there is a drop in the number of members using planned giving through automatic payments or the envelope scheme. In response we are planning a stewardship campaign before the end of the financial year in June. The last such campaign was in 2006.
We noted that Glynn Cardy’s draft report on his 2016 study leave was made available to the parish in November 2016. Glynn is now completing a condensed version of the report to meet Presbytery requirements and this will also be made available in due course. We agreed on a summary overview of the process and copies of this are available from David McNabb.
We received with pleasure a letter from Foundation North (formerly the ASB Trust) informing us that the Trust will make a grant of $90,000 towards the refurbishment and enhancement of the organ at St Luke’s. Total funds raised are now $365,630.


SUNDAY 14 MAY 2017
9.30am All Age Worship and Communion

Serving elders – Kathryn Jones, Philip Clarke, Sandie Jost, John Trainor, Valmai Trainor, Peter Winder

Liturgist – Alexa Johnston   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Kathryn Jones

Readers – Tom Agee, Margaret Agee    Intercessions – Kathy Hey

Organist – Stephen Vincent   Crèche – Vivienne Hayward


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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;


Envelope Secretary: MARGARET TIBBLES, 846 7682 (h);


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