Weekly Notices for 1 April 2018



Liturgist – Bruce Miller   Preacher – Glynn Cardy  

Serving elders – Philip Clarke, Barbara Smith, Dorothy McCarrison, Judith Ray, Noeline Creighton

Readers – Noeline Creighton, Dorothy McCarrison   Intercessions – Rebecca Hayward

SLIKS – Margaret Parr & Rebecca Hayward   Organist – Grant Hutchinson

Hospitality – Alan & Viv Hayward, Dorothy McCarrison, Vaana Langdon, Betty Xu


World Council of Churches’ Calendar –The Balkans – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia

Within the Nation – ADDICTIONS.  Drug addicts; alcoholics; gamblers; drug pushers; pornographers and those who watch; professionals and voluntary groups and individuals working to relieve addictions of all kinds

Within St Luke’s – Heather Gribble; Hal & Pamela Groombridge; Katherine Habershon



1.  TODAY’s CELEBRATION & COMMUNION.  The vocal ensemble Pieces of Eight [Jan-Maree Baughan, Margo Knightbridge, Dmitry Rusakov and Ben Kubiak] will be contributing to the service singing excerpts from the Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd.

2.  PHOTO BOARD.  Roger Williams will be in the entrance this Sunday and the following Sunday to take photos for the photo board. 


3.  GLYNN is away from Sunday until Wednesday 11th April.  For emergency pastoral care, contact Ken Hulls or Allan Davidson.  PAMELA is back on Wednesday 4th April.

4.  FIRST N THIRD MORNING TEA, Tuesday 3rd April, 10.30am.  All welcome.

5.  PRESBYTERIAN SUPPORT NORTHERN LECTURE SERIES.  In a January 2018 interview with the NZ Herald, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reaffirmed the coalition government’s agenda to make New Zealand one of the best places in the world to be a child. PSN CEO Denise Cosgrove says there is current momentum across all sectors, from government to business to service providers, to apply the best ideas and solve big problems.  Through this public lecture series, PSN brings together experts to discuss what is needed to advance child wellbeing. PSN facilitates these conversations drawing on insights of more than 150 years providing social services on the ground.  The first lecture in the series takes place on Thursday 5th April 7.45-9am at the KPMG building in Auckland:  Equalising the Antipodes: What Can New Zealand and Australia Learn from Each Other About Reducing Inequality? Presented by DR ANDREW LEIGH, Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Labour Federal Member for Fenner, ACT, Australia.  Andrew is a past recipient of the 'Young Economist Award', a prize given to the best Australian economist under 40. Previously, Andrew was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. A prolific author, his books include Battlers and Billionaires (2013), The Economics of Just About Everything (2014), and Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World (2018).  For more information, and to register, go to the Eventbrite website.

6. LEAVING PRISON FOR GOOD.  On Thursday 12th April at 7.30pm, the Leaving Prison for Good series starts up again with Professor Chris Marshall giving a lecture titled ‘Correction or Repair? What Makes Restorative Justice A Different Way of Proceeding?’  Chris is the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice at the School of Government, Victoria University in Wellington. His research focuses on restorative justice theory and practice, and its many applications in society. He also has a strong interest in conflict resolution and peacemaking. His theological work has focused strongly on the biblical and spiritual roots of the restorative justice vision.



There will be a Special General Meeting immediately after the morning service on Sunday 15th April. There will be two Agenda items:

•          Election of new members of Parish Council.  Since our AGM, two members of Parish Council have resigned, Trevor Mosley and Andrew Colgan, and four people have offered to come on to Parish Council: Rodger Smith, Nick Paschalis, Eleanor Stanton, and Callum Hunter.  If these four are elected on April 15th, it will bring the number of councillors to 12 [excl the Minister, Community Director, and Treasurer].  If there are other members of the Parish who would like to be on the Council please indicate to the Clerk [Ken Hulls].  The nomination form is available under the screen and should be received by 8th April.  There will be a short bio on each nominee available next week.

•          Formal agreement to enter into a contract with Pierce Pipe Organs and get the refurbishment underway. Background information and a recommendation from the Organ Fundraising Team will be available shortly.


7.  YOUTH GROUP for years 7-10 meets on Sundays 8th & 22nd April. 

8.  THE CLASSICS, Saturday 7th April, 5.30pm.  Elizabeth Lau conducts the Wairua Sinfonietta with the University Voice Performance Students.  Featuring music by Gluck, Schubert, Haydn.  Adults $30 / Seniors $20 / Students $10 / Children under 8 free.  Door sales (cash only) or tickets can be purchased from tickets@wairuasinfonietta.com or 0508 WAIRUA.

9.  FIRST THURSDAY COFFEE meets on Thursday 5th April at 10am, St Paul’s, 12 St Vincent Avenue, Remuera.  Their recently appointed minister, Rev Dr Mary Caygill will be speaking on a variety of topics.

10.  MISSION OUTREACH SPENDING.  You are invited to propose spending money from the Community of St Luke (CSL) Mission Outreach fund.  $12,000 has been budgeted.  The Social Justice Team coordinated by David McNabb is managing the process.  A form detailing the process is available on the screen bench.

11.  ADVANCE NOTICE: St Luke’s is part of the Progressive Theological network across New Zealand and Australia called Common Dreams.  In addition to visiting speakers touring NZ and Australia, Common Dreams holds a conference every 3 years.  The next one, CD4, will be in Sydney July 11-14th 2019.  Its theme is “Sacred Earth: Original Blessing, Common Home” and the keynote speaker is Matthew Fox. 

12. SOUP KITCHEN At our first Soup Kitchen gathering ten people enjoyed a delicious first century Galilean meal at a long table lit by olive oil lamps. The next occasion will be on Friday 18 May. Theme to be announced.


Resignations received from Trevor Mosely and Andrew Colgan. Both are being very warmly thanked for their work on Parish Council over the past several years.

Confirmation of the Special Parish Meeting on 15th April to elect new Parish Council members, and preparation information, and a motion to put to members to seeking their approval to proceed with contract for the organ refurbishment and upgrade.  Short ‘bios’ for nominees for parish council will be provided on Sunday 8th.

For security reasons the Minutes of Parish Council meetings will no longer be posted on the website.  Printed copies will be available on the screen bench or can be downloaded (by the computer savvy) from St Luke’s Drobox site. Pamela will provide details.

It is confirmed that Glynn will undertake the role of Interim Moderator at Somervell following the resignation of Brett Johnstone. This involves a number of duties.

On a domestic note, a contract has been awarded to replace the doors in the kitchen area of the Common Room. This is an interim measure prior to a future more general upgrade.  AND there will be a parish Working ‘Bee’ on 28th April to undertake important minor maintenance. As many as feel able will be welcome.

For our Prayers:

Margaret Seagrave has a broken hip and shoulder and is recovering in Auckland Hospital.
Margie Sadler is in Auckland Hospital.

Please note that the people above have given permission for this information to be shared.


VISITORS: 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


9.30am – Community Worship

Liturgist – Pam Elgar   Preacher – Susan Adams     Duty Elder – Barbara Smith

Readers – Penelope Stevenson, Judith Ray   Intercessions –

Organist – Stephen Vincent SLIKs – Helen Wadsworth & Neil Wright


 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland 1050  

Community Centre & Church Office: Phone 520 0740

Website www.stlukes.org.nz     Facebook www.facebook.com/stlukesNewmarket


Minister: GLYNN CARDY  021 545 969; glynn@stlukes.org.nz

Community Director: COLIN ROSE  520 0199  021 987 220; colin@stlukes.org.nz

Administrator: PAMELA DAY  520 0740; pamela@stlukes.org.nz

Parish Council Convener: DAVID McNABB; dmcnabb@unitec.ac.nz

Parish Clerk: KEN HULLS kenhulls@xtra.co.nz

Envelope Secretary: MARGARET TIBBLES, 846 7682 (h); margtibbles@gmail.com


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 pamela@stlukes.org.nz




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