Sunday 27 August 2017



Liturgist – Sue Olliff   Preacher – Allan Davidson
Duty Elder – Geoff Olliff/Kathryn Jones   Intercessions – Rosalie Lockwood
Organist – Nicholas Forbes   Flowers – Lara Cheadle
Readers – George Dodd, Roger Williams  

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

SLIKS – Margaret Parr & Helen Wadsworth   Crèche – Margaret Davidson



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guindea-Bissau, Senegal

Within the Nation – FAMILY.  Families that are happy & healthy;  victims of abuse and violence; those with marriage difficulties; the divorced or separated; the widowed; working parents; same-sex parents and couples; single parents; marriage counsellors and providers of pre-marriage education; the engaged.

Within St Luke’s – Penelope Stevenson & Tony Lane,   & family; Keith Stewart



1.  TODAY we welcome Nicholas Forbes as organist.


3.  AGAPE meal at mid-week communion on Wednesday 30th August.

4.  NEXT SUNDAY IS FATHER’S DAY.   Please invite your father to church; or if your father [like mine] is no longer alive then please bring a photo of him.  There will be a table at the front to put these photos on.

5.  LITTLE BRADLEY BIZOZZA [8 months] died on Thursday afternoon after a long struggle.  Please pray for his parents, Jean-Paul and Josiane, and his brothers Brian and Bliss, and his wider family in Burundi and other parts of the world.  

6.  THE HON. DAVID PARKER, Labour candidate for our electorate, will be at St Luke’s on the evening of 10th September.   This is a chance for parishioners to ask searching questions that delve beneath the media rhetoric.  If you would like to listen to all the Epsom candidates [with their cheer squads] please come to Somervell Church on Thursday 7th September 7pm.  

7.  A-MAZE-ING GARDEN!  The garden betwen the church and Remuera Rd now has a maze. The idea is, you stand at the place marked "Entry", and trace your way through it, (on the green grassy stuff - a path), imagining everything you come across as representing something  in your life.   The goal is the area in the centre, with some succulent plants whose shape could represent a bubbling spring, of hands reaching up, or.... There's also a detour to where David Clark's ashes are buried, and to .... [Find out for yourself.... of special significance to Presbyterians......].  Thanks to Jim Feist for all his hard work.

8.  THURSDAY 31st AUGUST, from 5-6.30pm, Dr Sami Awad of the Holy Land Trust, a Palestinian Christian and peace-maker. Maclaurin Chapel, 18 Princes Street (Building 107). Nibbles provided by Ima beforehand.  Visit

9.  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

10.  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.

11.  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.

12.  HOSPITALITY TEAM FOR SEPTEMBER.  Sandie Jost, Judy Nicholson, Ria & Josua Tan, George Dodd, Alan & Kathy Brown.


9.30am – Community Worship

Liturgist – Margaret Tibbles   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Penelope Stevenson

Readers – Margaret Davidson, Sandie Jost   Intercessions – Bruce Miller

Organist – Grant Hutchinson   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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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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