Sunday 17 September 2017



Liturgist – Albert Numanga   Preacher – Glynn Cardy
Duty Elder – Alexa Johnston   Intercessions – Neil Wright
Organist – Grant Hutchinson   Flowers – Anne Baird
Readers – Kathryn Jones, Jim Feist  

Hospitality – Sandie Jost, Judy Nicholson, Ria & Josua Tan, George Dodd,  Alan & Kathy Brown

SLIKS – Margaret Parr, Helen Wadsworth   Crèche – Maria Cardy



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

Within the Nation – HEALTH.  GPs; medical specialists; nurses; dentists; providers of alternative therapies; chaplains; hospital administrators, support and maintenance staff; care-givers for the chronically ill or disabled

Within St Luke’s – Margaret Tibbles, & family; Alastair Topham; John & Valmai Trainor; Marion Trickett



1.  TODAY we welcome in baptism Douglas Paul Murray, and his parents Claire & Paul.

2.  TODAY, INTERFAITH PILGRIMAGE pre-visit meeting at 11am in the Lounge Room.  For those interested in learning about, and experiencing something of, the Universal Sufi Path of Hazrat Inayat Khan.  The visit itself will be on Thursday 28th September, leaving St Luke’s at 7 pm, and the debrief after the visit will be on October 1st at St Luke’s at 11 am.  Please sign the list at reception.

3.  TODAY, SEA OF FAITH.  A politician's eye-view of religion and the environment.  Green Party MP and candidate for Epsom, Barry Coates, has taken up our challenge to speak on the environment and religious issues such as religion in schools and voluntary euthanasia. Tea and coffee from 4pm, with Mr Coates taking the floor about 4.40pm with questions and discussion to follow.  For further info, contact Marion Hines (09) 376-6583.

4.  FIRST N THIRD MORNING TEA, Tuesday 19th September, 10.30am.  All welcome.

5.  SARAH MILES IN CONVERSATION.  Tuesday 19th September, 7.30pm at St Luke’s Anglican Church, 704 New North Road, Mt Albert.  Sarah is founder and director of The Food Pantry which offers free, fresh groceries to 400 families each Friday, right around the altar at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco.  For more information, contact Brenda Rockell on 021 261 1292.

6.  MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE II continues on 20th & 28th September at 7.30pm, and following

-        The Micro-World. The way the very early universe evolved depended on how fundamental particles interacted. We take a glimpse at these and find no shortage of mysteries, and include a look at the so called God particle, - ‘found’ four years ago!

-        The Mystery of Time.  Einstein said time was an illusion, and that the past present and future all exist. We explore how he got to this understanding, starting from early thoughts on what time is and isn’t- or was and wasn’t, or will or won’t be

7.  UPCOMING SERVICES.  Next Sunday [24th], the theme of our service will be Refugees.  As part of the service Glynn will interview Tracey Barnett who has led the #500More campaign.  Sunday 1st October is Pet Sunday where you are invited to bring furry friends to church.  Sunday 15th October is St Luke’s Day – with the choir singing the Hamilton Mass, a guest preacher [Peter Matheson], and a community lunch afterwards.  The theme of the service will be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

8.  PEWS AND/OR CHAIRS DISCUSSION.  There will be a third and final opportunity to talk with each other about furniture in the church next Sunday, 24th September at 11am.  The decision/s will be made on October 8th at our Annual General Meeting.

9.  ST LUKE’S AGM SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER, 11.15am.

10.  THE AUCKLAND WELSH CHOIR/COR CYMREIG is singing at St Luke’s on Sunday 24th September between 2pm and 3pm followed by afternoon tea.  For this concert, their nominated charity partner is Auckland Restorative Justice Trust.   Cost is $25 per person with a silver coin donation for afternoon tea.  Enquiries to Dorothy McCarrison.

11.  ADC’s ANNUAL QUIZ NIGHT IS BACK!  Come along on Saturday 30th September, 6.30pm for a fun and entertaining evening of trivia, spot prizes, live and silent auctions and more!  Freemans Bay Community Hall, 52 Hepburn Street, Freemans Bay. Tickets are $40 per person with teams of up to eight per table (or $300 for a whole table of eight).  This year, ADC is teaming up with Evolve, so all proceeds will go to supporting ADC’s partner microfinance project in Myanmar.  BYO beer/wine and food (or pre-book a yummy platter with your tickets).  Snacks, tea, coffee and juice will be provided.  Book now to avoid disappointment as the night is always a sell-out.  If you would like to be part of a St Luke’s team, please contact Pamela or sign the list at reception.  Tickets can also be bought through Eventbrite here

12.  AUCKLAND ORGAN ASSOCIATION HISTORIC ORGAN TOUR 30 September led by Dr Ron Newton.  Meet at Mt Albert Methodist 831 New North Road, parking on Alexis around Asquith and New North Rd.  Bus leaves at 8.30am.  Cost: $30.  1) Holy Trinity church, Ngaruawahia - George Croft 1923; 2) Morrinsville Methodist - Wm. Hill & Son 1881; 3) St. Mark’s church, Te Aroha – various; 4) St. James’ church, Thames - N.T. Pearce (Christchurch) 1923; Walk to 5) St. George’s church, Thames - Hewlett (Northland) 1877.  Return to Mt Albert.  Running commentary throughout the day of organ, church and local history; organ demonstrations; hymn singing; photo opportunities; morning and afternoon teas provided; bring own packed lunch.  Contact Ron Newton 027 204 7228 or Walter Nicholls 09 444 0580.

13.  OFFERTORY COLLECTION.  During August, instead of the usual collection bags being passed around during the Offertory Voluntary, we had a collection/koha box available.  This was a trial period and the Worship Committee will now review it.  If you wish to comment upon, or make a suggestion about this, please email Kathryn Jones

14.  COLIN McCAHON: ON THE ROAD.  Inspired by Faith.  9 – 14 October, at Somervell Church.  Free entry.

15.  UPCOMING LECTURES.  On Tuesday 17th October 7.30pm, in conjunction with St Helier’s Presbyterian, we will be hosting a lecture by Peter Matheson titled "How do we speak about God?  Authenticity for Martin Luther and for us."  On 2nd November 7.30pm, Hal Taussig, a professor for many years at Union Theological Seminiary in New Yorsk, will be with us.  His top is "big and innovative picturing of the first 2-3 centuries of the Common Era to creative approaches to ministry and spiritual practice".  More details will be available next week.


9.30am – Community Worship

Liturgist – Geoff Olliff   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Barbara Smith

Readers – Gill Maxwell, Muriel Carruthers   Intercessions – Margaret Parr

Organist – Stephen Vincent

SLIKS – Martin Needham & Rebecca Hayward  Crèche – Vivienne Hayward


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Minister: GLYNN CARDY  021 545 969;

Community Director: Colin Rose  520 0199  021 987 220;

Administrator: PAMELA DAY  520 0740;

Parish Council Convener: DAVID McNABB;


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