Weekly Notices for 18 February 2018


Liturgist – Kathryn Jones   Preacher – Glynn Cardy
Duty Elder – Andrew Colgan   Flowers in the Centre – Anne Baird
Readers – Karen Fehl, Margaret Tibbles   SLIKS – Margaret Parr & Margaret Davidson
Intercessions – Angela Murdoch   Organist – Grant Hutchinson

Hospitality – John & Valmai Trainor, Noeline Creighton, Margaret Tibbles, Karen Fehl, Angela Murdoch



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – France, Germany, Monaco

Within the Nation – COMMUNICATIONS.  Radio and TV broadcasters, public relations people, advertisers, journalists, commentators, speakers, librarians, IT providers and workers, post & telephone providers & workers.

Within St Luke’s – David & Elie Connor; Dorothy Connor; Rii & Ben Hansen; Noeline Creighton



1.  WELCOME TODAY TO MIKAH MEYER.  At the end of Pride Week, we are blessed to have Mikah Meyer with us.  Mikah is the founder of "Queer For Christ," the world's largest LGBT/Christian Young Adult ministry, based in Washington D.C., USA.   Mikah is here for Pride Week, and en route to the National Park of American Samoa!   He is undertaking a world record journey to all 417 U.S. National Park Service sites to promote LGBT Christian acceptance, and honor his minister father who passed from cancer. More information in this Stuff article.  Mikah is also a countertenor singer from the Washington National Cathedral.

If you would like to support Mikah in his ministry there will be a basket clearly marked for donations to him.

2.  2018 COMMUNITY PROGRAMME.  The online version for the first half of the year can be viewed here

3.  TODAY AT 7pm, SEA OF FAITH invites you to hear Stephen Warnes on the topic “God: Sense and Meaning, and a little Performance”.  Occasional visitors are welcome at any meeting and a gold coin donation would be appreciated.

4.  CONGRATULATIONS TO LLOYD GEERING.  A card has been sent from St Luke’s and the Pastoral Care Team as Sir Lloyd celebrates his 100th birthday this coming Monday.

5.  LORRAINE MacGIBBON.  An opportunity to share your memories of Lorraine at a special morning tea on Thursday 22nd February, 10.30am.  Please bring a small plate of goodies.

6.  LEAVING PRISON FOR GOOD.  Lecture and discussion series covering a range of issues concerning the NZ criminal justice system, with a particular focus on the increasing prison population and the challenges this presents.  Five sessions with five different speakers starting on Thursday 22nd February, 7.30pm, with Alastair Riach, Assistant Regional Commissioner, Department of Corrections, on ‘Creating lasting change by breaking the cycle of reoffending.’ Then four consecutive Thursdays from 12th April, with a final round-table discussion on Thursday 10th May on opportunities for the voluntary sector to support those caught up in the justice system. Cost $10 for the series to cover costs and to offer a koha to guest speakers.  Please sign the list at reception.

7.  THE PRAYER OF TREES.   Next Sunday, 25th February, there will be a different type of worship service at 9.30am on the theme of our relationship to and connectedness with trees.  Like some of the different type of worship services led by Glynn, Kathryn, and Nick last year, this service will include hymns, chants, and recorded music with accompanying visuals.  We have been lent a sculpture by Jim Wheeler – who works with the theme of trees and spirituality.  [Thank you Jim, and Artis Gallery in Parnell].  There will be prayers, discussion, and reflection.  We will use chairs as well as pews.

8.  KEITH STEWART will be turning 101 on Friday 23rd February and would like to celebrate this occasion with St Lucans at morning tea after church on Sunday 25th February.

9.  REPORT AND FEEDBACK ON MISSION AND MINISTRY CONSULTATION MEETINGS.  A draft of this report and the response to points made by members during the consultation meetings, was discussed at the Parish Council Planning Day on 10th February. The report will be finalized at the Parish Council meeting on 28th February and thereafter made available to members.

10.  ST LUKE’S YOUTH GROUP.  If you are in years 7-10 and are interested in coming to Youth Group, you are warmly invited to a pizza dinner and discussion on Sunday 25th February from 5.30-7pm.  Please bring along a parent, grandparent or caregiver as we will be deciding which day and time will be best and how often the group will meet.  Your ideas and suggestions for how youth group will run are welcome!

11.  ST LUKE’S BIKE RIDE 3-4th MARCH 2018.  PAIHIA TO THE HOKIANGA.  Details of the ride on https://www.nzcycletrail.com/trails/twin-coast-trail/.  Further info from Ken Hulls.  Please sign the list at reception if you are keen to join the group.

12.  COMPASSIONATE JUSTICE.  Four sessions on the book Compassionate Justice by Chris Marshall.  The book brings biblical insight to the issues of restorative justice and penal policy.  Led by Glynn Cardy.  Four Tuesday evenings beginning 6th March at 7.30pm.  Cost $10 for the series to cover costs.  Please sign the list at reception.

13.  ST LUKE’S PICNIC / BBQ AT LONG BAY, Saturday 10th March from 9am.  All welcome at have Long Bay Regional Park ‘Site 2’.   Arrive early for a carpark.  A public bus service is available.  BYO food.  Contact Martin Needham nz.martinn@gmail.com or on 027 624 4337. See website. For map view "Download park map".

14.  SOUP KITCHEN.  A new initiative from Parish Council.  Come and share a meal of homemade soup, rolls and fruit with fellow St Lucans on Friday 16th March from 6-8pm.  Bring along a companion if you would like to enjoy a relaxing evening together.  The Soup Kitchen will take place on the third Friday of March, May, July, September and November.  If you have a book or CD you would like others to enjoy, please bring them along for the exchange table.  Please sign the list at reception.  Cost $10. 

15.  HUNUA EASTER CAMP.  Hunua Falls Christian Camp over the Easter weekend (Thursday 29th March evening - Monday 2nd April afternoon).  View camp info.  Flier on reception noticeboard.

16.  NATIONAL PROGRESSIVE CONFERENCE.  The third conference has now been confirmed for the 7th - 9th September at St Andrew's on the Terrace in Wellington.  The theme will be around ecological issues.  As soon as we have more details we will make them available


For our Prayers:

The family and friends of Lorraine MacGibbon whose funeral was this week. 
The family and friends of Janice Scobie whose funeral was at St Luke’s on Friday.
Annette Hood is recovering from a successful knee replacement.
Margie Sadler continues to recover from a fall.  She would love to see anyone who has time to visit.

Please note that the people above have given permission for this information to be shared.

VISITORS: If you would like to know about the Community of Saint Luke, including membership, or simply to join the mailing list, please fill out the blue “Welcome to St Luke’s” form (in pews) and put in the box on the screen bench

9.30am – Community Worship

Curators -  Glynn Cardy, Kathryn Jones, Nick Paschalis

Organist – Stephen Vincent   SLIKs – Martin Needham & Karen Fehl


130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050  

Community Centre & Church Office: Phone 520 0740

Website www.stlukes.org.nz     Facebook www.facebook.com/stlukesNewmarket


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

Community Director: Colin Rose  520 0199  021 987 220; colin@stlukes.org.nz

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

Parish Council Convener: DAVID McNABB; dmcnabb@unitec.ac.nz

Parish Clerk: KEN HULLS kenhulls@xtra.co.nz

Envelope Secretary: MARGARET TIBBLES, 846 7682 (h); margtibbles@gmail.com


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 pamela@stlukes.org.nz




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