Weekly Notices for 27 May 2018



Liturgist – Eleanor Stanton   Preacher – Allan Davidson   Duty Elder – Rebecca Hayward

Readers – Alexa Johnston, Heather Holmes   Intercessions – Barbara Smith

Organist – Grant Hutchinson   Flowers – Anne Baird

Hospitality – Rebecca Hayward & Neil Wright, Sally Ibbertson, Barbara Smith, Anne Baird, Rona Young, Joanne Wills

SLIKS – Margaret Parr & Gill Maxwell



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Angola, Mozambique

Within the Nation – LAW AND ORDER.  Judges; lawyers; court officials; probation officers; prison staff, prison chaplains, prison visitors; police management, police officers.

Within St Luke’s – Vaana Langdon; John & Joy Lamb; Cornelia Leenman



1.  YOUTH GROUP today at 5pm.  Baking with Alexa Johnston at her home 21 Turakina Street, Grey Lynn.

2.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ST LUKE’S KINDERGARTEN as they celebrate 50 years of early childhood education.  The kindergarten was established in April 1968. 

3.  VOLUNTEER DRIVER REQUIRED.  The pastoral care team is looking for a volunteer driver on the morning of Tuesday 29th May for a return trip from Pakuranga to Middlemore Hospital.  Pickup at 10.20am for an 11am appointment.  Please contact Noeline Creighton 360-2004 or 021-232-9587.

4. LAWS OF THE HEART.  In June, Glynn will lead a reading group on Joan Chittister’s book The Ten Commandments: Laws of the heart.  The group will meet at 7.30 pm on June 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.  Joan has been a leading voice in contemporary spirituality for many decades, and has written many book.  She is a feisty Benedictine nun who has regularly challenged popes and cardinals.  In The Ten Commandments she sets aside the rule-based approach to religion and interprets them as inviting us into a spiritual way of life that respects our neighbours and ourselves.  Register at reception.

5.  PARISH CLERK UPDATE.  In June & July, Ken Hulls is available by email and mobile but will be residing in England.  Geoff and Penelope are available if you wish to talk face-to-face regarding parish business.

6.  NZ ORGANIST ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONGRESS.  This Queen’s Birthday weekend, organists from around New Zealand, Australia and even Europe, will be converging on Auckland.  There are two wonderful concerts in the weekend’s programme that are open to the public.

Bach & Beyond, Friday 1st June at 7.30pm – an evening of chamber music, presented by Rachael Griffiths-Hughes (harpsichord & organ), Martin Griffiths (cello), Celia and Matilda Griffiths (violins).  Bishop Selwyn chapel of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell.  Adults $20, Children FREE, Students (secondary/tertiary) with ID FREE.  Admission at door – EFTPOS/Credit Card available
Festival organ concert, Sunday 3rd June, 2 pm - Peter Wright (Southward Cathedral, London).   A diversity of moods, periods, styles and colours played on New Zealand’s largest pipe organ.  Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell.  Adults $30, Children FREE, Students (secondary/tertiary) with ID FREE.  Admission at door – EFTPOS/Credit Card available

7.  VESPERS SERVICE, Sunday 3rd June, 5.-30 – 6.15pm.  A service of psalms and readings with choir.  St Mary’s at Holy Trinity, Parnell.  Our very own Stephen Vincent will be playing the organ for the opening and closing voluntaries.

8.  HOSPITALITY TEAM FOR JUNE.  Allan & Margaret Davidson, Rosalie Lockwood, Judith Prowse, Joy Lamb, Annette Hood.



- Following application received during the preceding month, the Parish Council warmly welcomed Rev Allan Jones and Jenni jones, Joanne Wills, Lynda Batchelor, and Peter Stitchbury (Associate) to membership of the community

- Date for the 2018 AGM set for 14th October

- Plans were confirmed for a monthly early evening, 5.30pm, service for the first Sunday in each month commencing in July.  Its style will be a mix of contemplative, informal and participatory. All are welcome.

- Plans have now been finalized for the lecture and discussion series with visiting Westar Scholar Dr Joe Bessler commencing on July 31st and marketing these events will begin shortly.

- Council approved an amendment to the 2017 AGM minute to record faithfully the question raised at the meeting by Kerry and Jill Stotter; and further approved, following agreement with Kerry and Jill, a report to the community of the Council’s response to the question. The revised AGM minutes and report to members to be circulated next week.

- An accident in March highlighted a number of areas for improvement in our management of Health and Safety incidents. As a result, a revised and more accessible means of reporting and following up on hazards and incidents has been introduced. This starts with a new reporting and investigation form, which allows for the reporting of possible hazards and near misses (as well as accidents and incidents), and for the tracking of follow up action after a H&S report is received. Copies of the new forms are available in the lobby. If you have any questions or concerns about health and safety, or any ideas on how we can improve health and safety at St Luke’s, then please speak to Colin.

- Colin has moved office and is now working from the former youth worker’s office (the old vestry). Once renovated, this space will become a community office and meeting room. Colin’s old office is being let out to one of our counsellors.

- Following a review of governance issues commencing earlier in the year, Parish Council has considered, developed  and now formally adopted, an Institute of Directors best practice process under which Parish Council will undertake an annual self-review. The review assesses the performance of council’s leadership and management obligations measured against a number of identified functions of the council. Copies of the adopted self-review system, for information, are available on the screen bench

- Copies of the April Parish Council meeting are available on the screen bench 


For our Prayers:

Alison and Bruce Miller

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SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2018
9.30am – Community Worship
Liturgist – Kathryn Jones   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Alexa Johnston

Readers – Alan Hayward, Viv Hayward   Intercessions – Rebecca Hayward

Organist – Stephen Vincent   SLIKS – Rebecca Hayward & 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

Parish Councillors: Geoff Olliff, Eleanor Stanton, David McNabb, David Boswell, Ken Hulls, Nick Paschalis, Callum Hunter, Barbara Smith, Kathryn Jones, Rebecca Hayward, Rodger Smith, Penelope Stevenson, Alexa Johnston, Paul Martin (ex officio), Colin Rose (ex officio)


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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