Sunday 20 August 2017


Liturgist – Philip Clarke   Preacher – Glynn Cardy
Duty Elder – Trevor Mosley   Intercessions – Margaret Parr
Organist – Timothy Carpenter   Flowers – Lara Cheadle
Readers – Curt Davidson, Megan Davidson  

Hospitality – Albert & Emona Numanga, Glenda Tabuteau, Leo Hobbis, Robin Flynn, Sue & Geoff Olliff

SLIKS – Martin Needham & Anna Cardy   Crèche – Margaret Tibbles



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Liberia, Sierra Leone

Within the Nation – EDUCATION.  Students, teachers, administrators; school trustees and tertiary institution

                                  councillors; caretakers and maintenance staff; policy makers; ERO

Within St Luke’s – Barbara Smith; Rodger Smith; Eleanor Stanton



1.  COMMUNITY DIRECTOR, Colin Rose takes up his new role on Monday 21st August.  Colin will be working Sunday - Thursday.  Contact details 520 0199  We invite you to come along to a special morning tea at 10.30am on Tuesday 22 August as we welcome Colin to St Luke’s.  A plate of goodies would be appreciated.

2.  VIOLENCE DIVINE, the lecture series by JD Crossan, concludes this Tuesday.  The “Violentisation” of Jesus, & Overcoming the Bible’s Betrayal of its Non Violent God      ..

3.  #500NOW.  St Luke’s is supporting the campaign to ask our political leaders to expand New Zealand’s refugee quota to a more compassionate number—and to do so immediately.  A press release is being issued.  “There are 22 million refugees in the world, half of whom are under 18 years old,” says Minister Glynn Cardy, “New Zealand can and must do more.  ‘Welcome #500Now’ is a campaign that we think all churches, faiths, and politicians – across the spectrum – could support.”  A billboard supporting the campaign is being erected outside St Luke’s.  Four former prime ministers have thrown their support behind this initiative to welcome more refugees immediately; Helen Clark, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Jim Bolger and Mike Moore.  Each stressed that this is about generosity of spirit, as opposed to party politics.  Journalist Tracey Barnett, founder of this initiative, explained that there are plenty of ways to support this campaign.  “We are asking folks to take a white board marker, write #500Now in the palm of their hand, and with their open palm outstretched, take a photo with friends, family, your team-mates or choir and email the photo to party leaders and MPs of your choice, with the query, ‘Will you commit to taking 500 more refugees now, if elected this September?’” Then post their photos on social media too, with the hash tag ‘Welcome #500Now’.  The Executive Board member of the Refugee Council of New Zealand feels this call for 500 more refugees is only a beginning to what is needed to right New Zealand’s unimpressive ranking as 95th worst in the world for the number of refugees and asylum seekers we host per capita.  Today 45 percent of New Zealand’s quota refugee in-take are children.  Australia takes over four times more refugees per capita than New Zealand.  Those interested in having their local printer create a sign for their building can use the artwork shown below.  Videos and photos can also be sent to:  Contact her at 09-445-1779.

4.  TODAY, SEA OF FAITH, from 4pm.  Guest speaker Peter Harrison on “Raising Robots, a pedagogical approach to teaching values to artificially intelligent agents”.  Tea & coffee from 4pm with the lecture and discussion about 4.35pm. 

Annual Conference 6th - 8th November, Silverstream Conference Centre, Lower Hutt.  Registrations are now open.  Keynote speakers will be Sir Lloyd Geering, Hal Taussig, Rachael Kohn and Sue Bradford.  A $25 subsidy is available to people travelling from Auckland.  More at

5.  TALK AUCKLAND.  ‘Immigration’ on Thursday 24th August at 7pm.  The expert panel (not a political panel) of Shamubeel Eaqub, Bernard Hickey and Noelle McCarthy will discuss immigration – a hot topic for this year’s election.  Epsom Candidates Debate – Thursday, 7th September at 7pm.  Candidates standing in the Epsom Electorate (Coates, Goldsmith, Parker, Seymour) and TOP List candidate David Hay have agreed to take part in this debate, hosted by Tim Watkin (Producer at RNZ).  Venue for both evenings is Somervell Church, 497 Remuera Road.

6.  SPRING IS IN THE AIR.  Don't miss this chance to hear NZ Barok perform Vivaldi's masterpiece "Spring" alongside Bach's uplifting E major violin concerto in a programme packed full of favourites. Lucinda Moon, former concertmaster of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, will weave a spell with music transcendent, lively, and exuberant. Saturday 9th September, 7.30pm, Sunday 10th September, 2.00pm.  Tickets from iticket

7.  MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE II. Three talks from Ken Hulls which take place on 13th, 20th, and 27th September at 7.30pm, and following the first series in spring 2016. The titles of this year’s talks (slight change from titles published in the Community Program) are:

-        Our Cosmic Habitat. Starting from the “Big Bang”, how it evolved so that life came to exist in at least one tiny corner of the universe, - or a universe.

-        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

Please sign the list at reception.

8.  THE AUCKLAND WELSH CHOIR/COR CYMREIG is singing at St Luke’s on Sunday 24th September between 2pm and 3pm followed by afternoon tea and the chance for everyone to talk together.   For this concert, their nominated charity partner is Auckland Restorative Justice Trust.   The Community of Saint Luke is committed to Restorative Justice and it is a crucial component of social justice at St Luke’s.   We are delighted that we have been nominated as their charity for this concert.   Look forward to you all coming and hearing this great choir who have been supporting Auckland charities for many years.  Cost is $25 per person with a silver coin donation for afternoon tea.  Enquiries to Dorothy McCarrison.


9.30am – Community Worship
Liturgist – Sue Olliff   Preacher – Allan Davidson   Duty Elder – Geoff Olliff

Readers – George Dodd, Roger Williams   Intercessions – Rosalie Lockwood

Organist – TBC

SLIKS – Helen Wadsworth, Margaret Parr   Crèche – Margaret Davidson


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Minister: GLYNN CARDY  021 545 969;

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 Pamela

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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