Sunday 3 September 2017


Liturgist – Margaret Tibbles, Frazer & Christina Wright   Preacher – Glynn Cardy
Duty Elder – Penelope Stevenson   Intercessions – Bruce Miller, Natasha & Samantha Needham
Organist – Grant Hutchinson   Flowers – Lara Cheadle
Reader – Ding Ding Yang  

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

Crèche – Vivienne Hayward



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo

Within the Nation – FOOD.  Food producers, distributors and retailers; food cooperatives, home gardeners; restaurateurs and café operators; food bank operators; the malnourished – children, adults, the elderly.

Within St Luke’s – Kerry & Jill Stotter; Stephen & Susan Styants, & family; David & Tala Suisala & family



1.  FATHER’S DAY.  Please remember to bring a photo of your father to church today.  Some of you may be able to bring your flesh-and-blood father to church!   During the week Rodger Smith told us of a very supportive website for fathers called

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

3.  WE SAY YES!  There is a flyer inserted in our Service Sheet this Sunday that reflects the concerns of the wider NZ/Aotearoa Presbyterian Church regarding election issues.

4.  INTERFAITH PILGRIMAGE.  For those interested in learning about and experiencing something of the Universal Sufi Path of Hazrat Inayat Khan, our pre-visit meeting will be at St Luke’s on the 17th September at 11 am, 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.

5.  FIRST N THIRD MORNING TEA, Tuesday 5th September, 10.30am.  All welcome.

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.  ADC is a New Zealand-based charity originally founded by St Lucans, Geoff Cooper and Andrew Colgan. September 2017 marks nine years since the ZMF Bank (ADC's partner project in Myanmar) gave out its first loans. Since then, with the generous support of the ADC community in New Zealand - including the Community of St Luke and many of its members - ZMF has made over 5,000 loans (totalling over $1 million) to entrepreneurs in poor communities to start or expand a small business. Around 85% of loans have been to women. Loans are small - usually around $200 - but have a big impact, kick-starting income generation that allows the borrowers to lift themselves out of poverty. Once repaid, funds are then available to be lent out again and again - making this one of the most sustainable forms of economic development. ADC extends a huge thanks St Luke’s for its ongoing support, which has helped make the ADC vision a reality. Stay tuned for more updates in coming months. More info at

8.  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

9.  A-MAZE-ING GARDEN!  The garden between 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.

10.  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. Saturday 9th September, 7.30pm, Sunday 10th September, 2.00pm.  Tickets from iticket

11.  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.

-        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.

12.  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.


9.30am – Community Worship

Liturgist – Kathryn Jones   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Ken Hulls

Serving elders – Sandie Jost, Noeline Creighton, Stephen Vincent, Bev Mosley, Stephen Styants

Readers – Rosalie Lockwood, Margaret Seagrave   Intercessions – Eric Parr

Organist – Grant Hutchinson  

SLIKS – Ling Yang & Rebecca Hayward  Crèche – Karen Fehl

130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050  

Community Centre & Church Office: Phone 520 0740

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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;


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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