Weekly Notices for 29 April 2018



Liturgist – Kathryn Jones   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Geoff Olliff

Readers – Lynn Maude, Gill Maxwell   Intercessions – Eric Parr

Organist – Grant Hutchinson    Flowers – Anne Baird

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

                       Sue & Geoff Olliff



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Within the Nation – SPORT.  All who manage or coach, and all who take part in sport and similar leisure activities; providers of sports venues and gyms

Within St Luke’s – Sally Ibbertson, Simon, Izzy & Rosie; Janet Irwin



Our service of worship includes an Offertory during which, in the old words, we ‘worship God by giving as God has prospered us’. Collection plates were traditionally passed along the pews so that people could make their offerings. Today most parishioners give money through automatic payment, and others place envelopes with cheques or money into the offertory collection boxes – one of which is brought forward as part of the liturgy. This part of the service is an opportunity to reflect on how we might respond – by the giving of money, time, or other resources – to the blessings and gifts we have received in our lives through the grace of God. The Prayer of Dedication is a dedicating of ourselves to the work/love of God.



1.  AUCKLAND HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY ESCORTS.  A number of St Lucans are at the hospital today taking patients to and from the chapel service.  Contact Noel McGrevy on 528 4372 or 022 061 3110 if you would like to help.  We are also seeking a pianist.

2.  YOUTH GROUP.  Youth Group resumes after the holidays next Sunday, 6th May.  We are starting earlier [at 4pm] in order to clean up the Tower Room as the new Youth Room.  Bring anything you want to put on the walls.

3.  TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW.  Please email Sue Olliff with the story Sue@olliff.net.  This week’s photo features three icons (pictured at top of notices).

4.  LEAVING PRISON FOR GOOD continues on Thursday 3rd May at 7.30pm.  Guest speaker is Mike Inglis, Prison Director, Auckland South Corrections Facility: “Leading a private prison to achieve public outcomes”.  Cost $10 for the series.  

5.  ADC AGM.  Monday 30th April, at St Luke’s.  Drinks and nibbles at 6.30pm, AGM at 7pm.  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.  Formal business will be followed by an interactive, in-depth question and answer session on Myanmar, Money and Microfinance. This will be an opportunity to hear answers to some tough questions and ask some of your own.

6.  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 - alternative voices to war
  22 May - Ecumenical beginnings leading the formation of the National Council of Churches

7.  FIRST THURSDAY COFFEE, Thursday 3rd May, 10am, at St Paul’s Church, 12 St Vincent Avenue, Remuera.  Guest speaker is our very own Barbara Smith on the history of Nursing Education in Auckland.   

8.  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.

9.  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/

10.  BACH UNPLUGGED, Saturday 5th May, 7.30pm and Sunday 6th May, 2pm.  NZ Barok with James Tibbles on harpsichord and Sally Tibbles on flute.  Tickets $52, $47, $15 through iTICKET or 09 361 1000.  Door sales available.

11.  IN MEMORIAM, Sunday 13th May, 3pm.  The New Zealand String Quartet and opera singer Jared Holt join forces to premiere a new song cycle, In Memoriam, by New Zealand composer Janet Jennings - settings of poems by poet and soldier Edward Thomas, who was killed in the Battle of Arras in 1917.  The concert opens with Puccini’s elegiac Crisantemi, followed by Stravinsky’s Concertino for String Quartet of 1920 before concluding the first half with In Memoriam by Janet Jennings. Filling the second half is Beethoven’s epic opus 132 Quartet, written soon after his recovery from a life-threatening illness.  Bookings through Eventfinda.

12.  LIGHT & DARK.  Thursday 17th May with the Aroha Quartet.  An emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes.  The programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II.  It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy).  The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by the final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96.  Tickets $35 Adults, $25 Concessions, $70 Families (2 Adults + 2 Children), $10 Children under 18yrs from Eventfinda or at the door from 7pm.

13.   JUMPING FENCES.   Next Sunday, 6th May, there will be a different type of worship service at 9.30am on the theme of overcoming obstacles in our lives.  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.  There will be prayers, discussion, and reflection.  We will use chairs as well as pews.

14.  INDOOR BOWLS, Thursdays 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start.   Somervell Church, 497 Remuera Road.  Phone Arthur 574 5759.  All welcome.


 - April’s meeting was the last meeting with David McNabb as convenor of Parish Council, after four years’ service in the role. He will remains as a member.  David was warmly thanked for his hard work and careful guidance in the role.  A new convenor is being sought with role of moderator of PC meeting being rotated in the meantime.

- Alison Paulin was warmly welcomed again as a member of the community after several years away in the US with her family

- The contract for refurbishment and upgrade of the organ is now signed.

- Penelope Stevenson has now concluded her time as convenor of the Community Development Team.  She too was warmly thanked.  Colin will be acting convenor this group. 

- The meeting approved two small changes to the property:  Firstly, the access door to the erstwhile Community Director’s office to be blanked off [this room will be used as a counsellor’s office and Colin will use the old youth office].  Secondly a small bicycle rack will be installed to the right of the front door in order to eliminate the need for bikes to be left in the lobby area.

- Social Justice Team recommendations on allocation of the Community’s outreach fund were agreed and will be announced when finalized

- The minutes of the Parish Council March meeting and of the April 15th Special General meeting are available on the screen bench

16.  HOSPITALITY TEAM FOR MAY.  Rebecca Hayward & Neil Wright (leaders), Sally Ibbertson, Barbara Smith, Anne Baird, Rona Young, Joanne Wills.


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 6th MAY 2018
9.30am – Worship with a Difference
Curators:  Glynn Cardy, Kathryn Jones, Nick Paschalis, Alison Paulin


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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