Sunday 16 July 2017


Liturgist – Nick Paschalis   Preacher – Richard Randerson
Duty Elder – David McNabb   Intercessions – Kerry Stotter  
Organist – Stephen Vincent
Readers – Robin Flynn, Noel McGrevy   Flowers – Margaret Agee

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

                         and any volunteers



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Djibouti, Somalia

Within the Nation – LAND TRANSPORT. Truck, bus, train, van, taxi, car, and motorcycle drivers;  those who plan, build, and maintain roads and footpaths, cycle ways and railways;  cyclists, pedestrians; makers and sellers of motor vehicles; users of public transport; parking wardens and traffic police

Within St Luke’s – Albert & Emona Numanga, Chelsea; Geoff & Sue Olliff, & family




1.  TODAY, WE WELCOME RICHARD RANDERSON as guest preacher.  Richard is a retired Anglican bishop whose 50 years in ministry have focused on the church’s engagement with the wider society, addressing issues of poverty and justice, ethics in the public square, and contemporary issues of theology and inter-faith.  Slipping the Moorings: This is the title of Richard Randerson’s memoir which addresses key issues such as God in the 21st century, ethics in the public square, poverty, justice and the Gospel, same-sex relationships, climate change, the future of the Church and more. It is available today for $20 and may also be invoiced.

2.  TODAY AT 3pm, ST MARY’S ORGAN RECITAL with our very own STEPHEN VINCENT celebrating the restoration of the St Mary’s organ.  Programme includes music by Vierne, Darke, Demessieus and Guilmant.  St Mary’s-in-Holy-Trinity, 446 Parnell Road, Parnell.  Tickets cost $15 and can be bought through iTICKET or phone 361 1000.  Door sales available.

3.  SEA OF FAITH meets today.  “The ultimate source of wellbeing is inside yourself,” according to Rupert Spira, a meditation leader in Britain.  July’s meeting starts with a video interview of Spira on “Non-duality and the nature of our experience”.  Spira comes from the advaita tradition, which believes that the duality of matter and mind doesn’t really exist: they both gain their apparent existence from an undivided non-duality.  To gain that wellbeing, Spira teaches a form of meditation, which doesn’t focus the mind, but relaxes it and makes us aware we don’t need to change; we only need to become aware of what we already are.   Sea of Faith member Graham Shearer presents this and leads our discussion.  Tea and coffee served from 4pm, the video and discussion from 4.40pm.

4.  AUCKLAND HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS.  Noel McGrevy is seeking volunteers to take patients to and from the chapel service on Sunday 30th July.  Please contact Noel if you are keen to help on 528 4372.

5.  ST LUKE’S SCOTTISH CEILIDH.  This wonderful event is being held here at St Luke’s on Saturday 29th July, 6pm. Come along to honour our Scottish Presbyterian heritage with music and merriment, a traditional ceremonial haggis, a dinner and Scottish country dancing.  Limited to 40 people.   Cost $30 per person.  Please sign the list at reception or email Pamela to reserve your place and arrange pre-payment.  We are also seeking 4 kilt-clad guests to join the ceremonial haggis party as bearers.

6.  REFORMATION.  This year marks the anniversary of the Reformation.  Find out why it still matters 500 years on.
Many people think history is boring and irrelevant.  They could not be more wrong.  Come along to this short course led by Tim Cooper, Associate Professor of Church History at Otago University.  Friday 28th July 7-9pm and Saturday 29th July 9am – 12.30pm at the Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby.  Cost $35.  To register, email

7.  DISCOVERING WORLD RELIGIONS.  The Religious Diversity Centre Term 3 course “The history, development and beliefs of the Eastern religious traditions”:  Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, with Chinese and Japanese religious traditions.  Presented by Dr Todd Nachowitz, Lecturer at the University of Waikato.  Classes at the RDC office, University of Otago House, 385 Queen Street.  After-hours free parking is available in the secure car park underneath the building.  Mondays 7-9 pm, 31st July through 18th September.  Details of course with registration and cost at  Term 1 and 2 courses received high praise from the participants.

8.  CYCLING EXPEDITION.  The Northland cycle trip is now confirmed subject to sixteen people signing up and fully confirming by 15th December, including paying the $110 cost of bus rides for the two days.  The bikes are brand new, with gel seats and 27 1’2 inch wheels (bigger than standard 26 inch wheels so they roll better) and the way Johnnie of Paihia Moutainbikes organises it, the trip is mainly flat.  Electric bikes can be organised if required.  It is a rail trail so gentle.  It is a two day trip (40km each day) with cyclists being delivered to a spot to ride back east to Paihia on the Saturday.  On Sunday, the cyclists are driven to Saturday’s start point and cycle west to the harbour and again are driven back to Paihia – so Friday and Saturday nights can be in the one accommodation (whatever you chose).  Advise of your interest.


9.30am – Community Worship
Liturgist – David McNabb   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – David Boswell

Readers – Sue Olliff, Geoff Olliff   Intercessions – Allan Davidson

Organist – Stephen Vincent


 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050  

Community Centre & Church Office: Phone 520 0740

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Minister: GLYNN CARDY  021 545 969;

Interim Community Programme Manager: Gill Warren 520 0199;

Administrator: PAMELA DAY  520 0740;

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 one of the following members of the Pastoral Care Team: Noeline Creighton 360 2004,

Angela Murdoch 524 9690, Barbara Smith 625 4185, Murray Jenkin 524 8518 or Noel McGrevy 528 4372


NEWCOMERS: 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





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