Weekly Notices for 25 February 2018


Curators - Glynn Cardy, Kathryn Jones, Nick Paschalis

Readers – the Wright/Hayward family

SLIKS table – Martin Needham & Karen Fehl

Hospitality – John & Valmai Trainor, Noeline Creighton, Margaret Tibbles, Karen Fehl, Angela Murdoch



1.  THE PRAYER OF TREES.   Today, there will be a different type of worship service at 9.30am on the theme of our relationship to and connectedness with trees.  Like some of the different type of worship services led by Glynn, Kathryn, and Nick last year, this service will include hymns, chants, and recorded music with accompanying visuals.  We have been lent a sculpture by Jim Wheeler – who works with the theme of trees and spirituality.  [Thank you Jim, and Artis Gallery in Parnell].  There will be prayers, discussion, and reflection.  We will use chairs as well as pews.

2.  KEITH STEWART turned 101 on Friday 23rd February.  You are invited to a celebratory morning tea after the service today.

3.  ST LUKE’S YOUTH GROUP.  Pizza dinner and discussion today from 5.30-7pm. 

4.  NEXT SUNDAY, the Reverend Graham Whaley will be leading our service.  Glynn will be with the St Luke's Cycling Expedition.   Graham and Marion regularly worship with us.  Graham was born in Auckland and grew up in the Associated Churches of Christ.  He trained as a Secondary School Teacher, and in 1961 went to Rhodesia to teach at Dadaya Mission (Founded by Sir Garfield and Lady Grace Todd).  After 11 years in Rhodesia as teacher, Headmaster, Inspector of African Schools, the family returned to NZ opposed to Ian Smith’s racist policies.  From 1974 –77, Graham was Principal of Methodist Dudley High School in Suva Fiji then trained for Methodist Ministry at St John’s College.   He and Marion returned to independent Zimbabwe in 1985 and spent 3 years at the Chaplain and staff member at Dadaya Mission, followed by 7 years as the minister for a Methodist church in Zimbabwe and lecturer at Epworth United Theological College in Harare.

5.  2018 COMMUNITY PROGRAMME.  Printed fliers are in reception and on the screen bench.  The online version for the first half of the year can be viewed here

6.  KAURI DIEBACK DISEASE.  An information sheet is available on the screen bench.

7.  ST LUKE’S BIKE RIDE 3-4th MARCH 2018.  PAIHIA TO THE HOKIANGA.  Details of the ride on https://www.nzcycletrail.com/trails/twin-coast-trail/.  Further info from Ken Hulls. 

8.  COMPASSIONATE JUSTICE.  Four sessions on the book Compassionate Justice by Chris Marshall.  The group will look at the Parable of the Good Samaritan and its correlation with the issues of restorative justice and penal policy.  Led by Glynn Cardy.  Four Tuesday evenings beginning 6th March at 7.30pm.  Cost $10 for the series to cover costs.  Please sign the list at reception.  The reading for the first session is now available – ask Glynn or Pamela.

9.  ST LUKE’S PICNIC / BBQ AT LONG BAY, Saturday 10th March from 9am.  All welcome at have Long Bay Regional Park ‘Site 2’.   Arrive early for a carpark.  A public bus service is available.  BYO food.  Contact Martin Needham nz.martinn@gmail.com or on 027 624 4337. See website. For map view "Download park map".

10.  SOUP KITCHEN.  A new initiative from Parish Council.  Come and share a meal of homemade soup, rolls and fruit with fellow St Lucans on Friday 16th March from 6-8pm.  Bring along a companion if you would like to enjoy a relaxing evening together.  The Soup Kitchen will take place on the third Friday of March, May, July, September and November.  If you have a book or CD you would like others to enjoy, please bring them along for the exchange table.  Please sign the list at reception.  Cost $10. 

11.  WEDDING ASSISTANT.  If you would like to help with a wedding on Saturday 17th March, please contact Pamela.  Duties include closing the centre at the end of the day, and answering any questions the wedding party may have.

11.  ADC GALA DINNER & AUCTION, Saturday 7th April, 6pm.  ADC Inc was set up in 2007 by St Lucans Andrew Colgan and Geoff Cooper to empower communities in Myanmar to break out of their poverty cycle.  The growth last year shows the power of microfinance in action.  Each time a loan is repaid, the money can be loaned out again to a new deserving client with big business dreams.  Microfinance is a lifeline in communities like Kalaymyo, Myanmar (where ZMF Bank operates), because of otherwise prohibitive interest rates.  Many people are forced to turn to loan sharks and pawn shops, where interest rates can exceed a frightening 200% per annum.  This is a prohibitive cost to starting a sustainable small-scale business for most people.  ADC's micro loans give skilled, enterprising communities another option. 

You are invited to join the ADC team at this celebratory event.  If you would like to be part of a St Luke’s table, please contact Pamela.  Tickets are $140 pp.  More info here or check out ADC’s website www.adc.org.nz

12.  2018 ROSTER.  The roster for readers/liturgist/pray-ers/hospitality for the next 12 months is being drawn up.  If you would like to help in any of these roles, please contact Pamela or Barbara Smith.

13.  HOSPITALITY TEAM FOR MARCH.  Curt & Megan Davidson, Lynn Maude, Annette Hood, Olinda & Colin Woodroffe.


For our Prayers:

The family and friends of Lorraine MacGibbon.  Lorraine died recently. 
Marjory Ramage is recovering from a fever.
Annette Hood is recovering from a successful knee replacement.

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 – Geoff Olliff   Preacher – Graham Whaley   Duty Elder – Penelope Stevenson

Readers – Sally Ibbertson, Robin Flynn   Intercessions – Allan Davidson

Organist – Stephen Vincent   SLIKs – Helen Wadsworth & Viv Hayward


 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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