Weekly Notices for 6 May 2018



Curators and Musicians -  Glynn Cardy, Kathryn Jones, Nick Paschalis, Alison Paulin

Flowers – Anne Baird

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


World Council of Churches’ Calendar – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Within the Nation – TRAVEL. Tourists and pilgrims; hoteliers and other providers of accommodation; those who maintain places of interest, tour guides and tour companies, tourist information centres.

Within St Luke’s – John Irwin; Murray Jenkin; Gloria Jenkins; Alexa Johnston; Kathryn Jones; Ron Jones



1.   SPIRIT OF FREEDOM.   Today, 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 songs and recorded music with accompanying visuals.  There will be prayers, discussion, and reflection.  We will use chairs as well as pews.

2.  JOE BESSLER, today after church, there will be a brain-storming session on formats/events for Joe’s visit from 30th July until 5th August.   

3.  YOUTH GROUP resumes today at the earlier time of 4pm to clean up the Tower Room as the new Youth Room.  Bring anything you want to put on the walls.

4.  BACH UNPLUGGED, today at 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.

5.  TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW.  Please email Sue Olliff with the story Sue@olliff.net.  This week’s photo features the embroidered panels on the communion table (pictured at top of notices).

6.  THE CHURCHES IN NZ IN THE INTER-WAR PERIOD (c1918-c1940) continues Tuesday 8th May at 7.30pm.  Cost $40 for the series or $35 concession. Please register at reception.

  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.  LEAVING PRISON FOR GOOD concludes on Thursday 10th May at 7.30pm.  Round-table discussion on opportunities for the voluntary sector to support those impacted by the prison system.

8.  BACH MUSICA SIGHT READING WORKSHOP.  Saturday 12th May from 12.30 - 6pm. Somervell Presbyterian Church.  For all levels of singers.  More info from 309 2224 or admin@bachmusica.com.

9.  UPCOMING SERVICES.  On 13th May, there will be an all-age service for Mother’s Day – including posies, a quiz, and our choir.  Please bring a photograph of your mother.  [Note there will be no Communion that day].  On 20th May, Pentecost, we will commission and ordain our new elders.  This will be our Communion Sunday in May.  Please wear red.

10.  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.

11.  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.

12.  THE AUCKLAND YOUTH CHOIR (including our very own Chris Winder) is hosting acclaimed Welsh composer, Paul Mealor, and will be performing his first Symphony, “Passiontide” on 26th May at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 8pm.  Tickets can be purchased online. The $20 premium tickets include a talk from the composer about the piece and what it means to him as well as what it means in a religious sense.

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

14.  PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN.   A delegation from New Zealand attended the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations headquarters in New York during March.  The main theme was “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”.  Any woman who feels passionate about the empowerment and equality of women and girls might like to consider applying to be part of the PWANZ delegation to CSW63 in March 2019 (email Mavis Duncanson for further information).

15.  ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED.  Amber Ranganui, a restorative justice facilitator for the Auckland Restorative Justice Trust, is looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom unfurnished unit for herself and her two companions - a 10 year old beagle, and a 12 year old cat.  Good references available for a preferred long-term rent.  Contact Amber on 021 0224 6573 or amberranganui@gmail.com.


For our Prayers:

Alison and Bruce Miller

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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 13th MAY 2018
9.30am – Community Worship

Liturgist – Alexa Johnston   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Kathryn Jones

Readers – Tom Agee, Margaret Agee   Intercessions – Rosalie Lockwood

Organist – Grant Hutchinson   SLIKS – Alison Paulin & Karen Fehl, with Angela Murdoch


 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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