Weekly Notices for 15 April 2018



Liturgist – Noeline Creighton   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Ken Hulls

Readers – Noel McGrevy, Judy Nicholson   Intercessions – Bruce Miller

Organist – Grant Hutchinson   Flowers – Anne Baird

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



World Council of Churches’ Calendar –Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

Within the Nation – GOVERNMENT.  The Queen; the Governor General; Prime Minister and Government; members of Parliament; mayors and local body councillors, others in elected office; public servants.

Within St Luke’s – Roger & Kathy Hey; Leo Hobbis & Glenda Tabuteau; Heather Holmes; Annette Hood




1.  Election of new members to Parish Council. 

Callum Hunter: “I have been attending St Luke’s since moving back to Auckland in July 2017, having enjoyed a 7 month break with my family in Tauranga, after 4 years of study at Auckland University.  I grew up attending St Peter’s Presbyterian Church in Tauranga, a church my family are still a part of, and during University was involved in the Equippers City Campus, and now am loving being a part of the St Luke’s community.  Having moved back to Auckland for a job in advertising, I’m permanently based in the city - other than the odd weekend away visiting family or travelling the country with friends, and am looking forward to spending my time playing an active part in the life of St Luke’s going forward." 

Eleanor Stanton: “I have been coming to St Luke's church on and off since I was a pre-schooler.  My mother, Isabel, facilitated the move and she and my father, Allenby, were active members for many many years.  My life has moved in and out of Auckland over the last 30 years.  I was very involved in Pitt St Uniting Church in Sydney, for much of this time, serving on the parish council and as an elder.  I have returned to being firmly based in Auckland, though still with a little work in Australia, and am looking forward to taking a more active part in the Community of St Luke.”

Rodger Smith:  Being Presbyterian is in my DNA. My Scottish great treat grandparents were members of First Church, Dunedin, in 1848.  A great uncle was Moderator of the Church and my father was a minister. I was on Parish Council from 2005-11 and on the Community Development Team. Now retired. I worked in Community Services including with offenders of sexual and domestic abuse. I studied theology and ministry at Moody Bible College, Chicago and Melbourne College of Divinity.  After 5 years away from St Luke’s recovering from a health issue, I believe I now have sufficient energy and commitment to be part of the Parish Council.

Nick Paschalis: First stepped through the doors of St Luke 25 years ago after a couple of years away in England.  Was asked by the then minister David Clark if I was 'church-shopping'? (which, at the time, I guess I was).  Since then this place has become something of a 2nd home.  I love the open inclusiveness, the liturgy and sense of community.  As someone who is pretty passionate about music i'm looking forward to seeing how this continues to develop at St Luke.  My wife Rebecca & I have recently moved home after 10 years in Meadowbank to St Heliers with our cat Ollie and daughter Charlotte to be closer to her high school.  Am looking forward to making a return to Parish Council after something of a sabbatical year.   

2.  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 has been emailed out this morning

 3.  TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW.  CDT is aware that with the coming and going of St Luke’s members, memories and history are lost.  So we would like to put together a booklet of our story and what makes us us.  Over the next few weeks there will be photos from inside the church and we would ask that if you know about how they came to be there then please email Sue Olliff with the story Sue@olliff.net.  This week’s photo is the goose (pictured at top of notices).

2.  SEA OF FAITH, today, 4pm.  “Gravitational waves, and the history and future of the universe” presented by our very own Ken Hulls.  Ken has Ph.D in Physics, had a career in engineering management, and is now involved in the public communication of science.  The theory says that mega-events like two giant black holes colliding could cause a ripple of gravitational waves right across the universe.

3.  FIRST N THIRD MORNING TEA, Tuesday 17th April, 10.30am.  All welcome.

4.  LEAVING PRISON FOR GOOD continues on Thursday 19th April at 7.30pm.  Guest speaker is Maxine Gay, Acting Regional Manager, Pillars (the charity for the children of prisoners) on "Supporting positive, crime-free futures".  Cost $10 for the series to cover costs and to offer a koha to guest speakers.  

5.  NEXT SUNDAY 22nd APRIL, Glynn will be taking the service at Somervell.  [Glynn is the Interim Moderator at Somervell during their vacancy].  Graham Whaley has kindly agreed to take the service here at St Luke’s.

6.  PEACENIC 2018.  Sunday, 22nd April, lunch after church at Monte Cecelia Park, 72 Hillsborough Rd.  A community picnic initiative of the Council of Christians and Muslims.

7.  WORKING BEE, Saturday 8.30am 28th April to undertake important minor maintenance. As many as feel able will be welcome.  Morning tea at 11am.  Any offers of assistance with morning tea welcome. Any suggestions as to additional items for attention please email Geoff Olliff.  Sign up list at reception.

8.  THE CHURCHES IN NZ IN THE INTER-WAR PERIOD (c1918-c1940).   Allan Davidson continues his annual series on four Tuesday evenings beginning 1st May at 7.30pm.  Cost $40 for the series or $35 concession. Please register at reception.

  1 May - Reviving the Church or Reforming Society?
  8 May - The 1930s Great Depression – business as usual or radical social change?
  15 May - Peace and Pacifism - alternate voices to war
  22 May - Ecumenical beginnings leading the formation of the National Council of Churches

9.  PROPOSED NAME CHANGE.  Colin, our Community Director, writes:  The conversation continues on a proposal to change the name of our church and community centre from The Community of St Luke to a name that better identifies what we do and actively promotes the fact that we have a community centre tucked away behind the church.  The Parish Council discussed the idea of a name change at their February and March meetings and an open meeting was held after the service on Sunday 18 March to seek feedback from the congregation on the proposal for a new name. The majority view seems to be that there is a case for change, but no decision has yet been made on making the change or on a preferred new name.

As part of the ongoing discussion, Parish Council have been considering the following six variations of name for our church and community centre:

Remuera-Newmarket Community Centre and St Luke’s Church
Remuera-Newmarket Community Centre and St Luke’s Presbyterian Church
Remuera-Newmarket Community Centre and The Community of St Luke
St Luke’s Church and Remuera-Newmarket Community Centre
St Luke’s Presbyterian Church and Remuera-Newmarket Community Centre
The Community of St Luke and Remuera-Newmarket Community Centre

If you have a view on any of these names, or would like to discuss the name change further, then please contact Colin, Glynn or Ken.


For our Prayers:

Margaret Seagrave has a broken hip and shoulder and is recovering.

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


SUNDAY 22nd APRIL 2018
9.30am – Community Worship

Liturgist – Pam Elgar   Preacher – Graham Whaley     Duty Elder – Penelope Stevenson

Readers – Ken Hulls, Bridget Hulls   Intercessions – David McNabb

Organist – Stephen Vincent

 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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