Weekly Notices for 22 April 2018



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

Readers – Ken Hulls, Bridget Hulls   Intercessions – David McNabb

Organist – Stephen Vincent    Flowers – Anne Baird

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



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

Within the Nation – EMERGENCY SERVICES.  Police; Ambulance; Fire Services; Search and Rescue; Civil Defence; rescue helicopter services; surf life-savers; Coast Guard

Within St Luke’s – Lynn Huhtala & Chris Wiffen,  & Emily; Ken & Bridget Hulls; Val Hungerford; Ann & Kaye Ibbertson



1.  TODAY, we welcome Graham Whaley as our preacher.  Glynn is taking the service at Somervell.  (Glynn is the Interim Moderator at Somervell during their vacancy). 

2.  PEACENIC 2018.  Today, lunch after church at Monte Cecelia Park, 72 Hillsborough Rd.  A community picnic initiative of the Council of Christians and Muslims.

3.  THE REVEREND KEITH ROWE, a former member of our parish, has written to the Moderator of General Assembly, Richard Dawson, regarding the recent comments of the Australian Rugby player Israel Folau.  Copies of Keith's letter are on the screen bench.  There is also a strong statement by Pacific LGBTIQ elders that can be read here.

4.  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 ceramic figure (pictured at top of notices).

5.  LEAVING PRISON FOR GOOD continues on Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm.  Guest speakers are frontline workers from the Family Works “Out of Gate” service:  “Getting ready for life outside”.  Cost $10 for the series to cover costs and to offer a koha to guest speakers.  

6.  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.

7.  AUCKLAND HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY ESCORTS.  Next Sunday, 29th April, St Luke’s requires several volunteers for taking patients to the hospital chapel service.  Several of our regulars have recently retired, so new offers of help would be welcome.  Contact Noel McGrevy on 528 4372 or 022 061 3110.  We are also seeking a pianist now that Murray Jenkin has retired.

8.  MEETINGS ON SUNDAY 29th APRIL.  Organ Fundraising Team 8.30am; Worship Committee 11am.

9.  ADC AGM.  Monday 30th April, at St Luke’s.  Drinks and nibbles courtesy of the ADC Board members at 6.30pm, AGM at 7pm.  All are welcome to come along to discuss ADC’s direction for the next year.  The ADC Board will be tabling some important and ambitious proposals, and looks forward to some robust discussion.  ADC members can then vote on any decisions.  Following the AGM, there will be a panel discussion with answers to difficult questions.  STOP PRESS!  ADC is delighted to say that over $25,000 was raised at their recent Gala Dinner & Auction.  ADC’s partner in Myanmar - ZMF Bank - will now be in a position to fund 125 new loans.  Not only will this enable 125 budding entrepreneurs to start or expand a business, but once these loans are paid back, the funds can be used over and over again, meaning all money raised from the night will have a lasting impact.  www.adc.org.nz

10.  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

11.  JOE BESSLER.  From 30th July until 5th August, we will be hosting, along with St David's, the American Progressive scholar Joe Bessler.  For our planning, it would be good to discuss with parishioners experienced in adult education, the possibility of a variety of formats/events in that week.  After church on 6th May, there will be a brain-storming session on this.

12.  CLAY WORKS POTTERS' MARKET.  St Columba Church, 92 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn.  Friday 4th May - Sunday 6th May 10am - 4pm.  https://www.facebook.com/events/358048944676822/

13.  HOSPITALITY TEAM FOR MAY.  Seeking leader/s for the enthusiastic team of Sally Ibbertson, Barbara Smith, Anne Baird, Rebecca Hayward & Neil Wright.  Please contact Pamela if you would like to help.


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 29th APRIL 2018
9.30am – Community Worship
Liturgist – Kathryn Jones   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – David Boswell

Readers – Lynn Maude, Gill Maxwell   Intercessions – Eric Parr

Organist – Grant Hutchinson

 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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