Weekly Notices for 6 May 2018



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

Reader – Margaret Agee   Intercessions – Rosalie Lockwood

Organist – Grant Hutchinson   Flowers – Margaret Agee

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

SLIKS - Alison Paulin & Karen Fehl, with Angela Murdoch



World Council of Churches’ Calendar – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal

Within the Nation – HERITAGE.  Historians; archivists; genealogists; archaeologists;

                                   conservators of historic places and buildings

Within St Luke’s – Sandie & Michael Jost, & family; Ian & Colleen Kendall



1.  TODAY, there will be an all-age service for Mother’s Day – including posy making, a quiz, and our choir.  Please bring a photograph of your mother.  [Note there will be no Communion today].  Next Sunday, 20th May, is Pentecost, when we will commission and ordain our new elders.  This will be our Communion Sunday in May.  Please wear red.

2.  AGNES MONRO ORGAN TOUR.  Today at 10.45am, organist Grant Hutchinson will lead a tour of our organ that was given in 1883 by Agnes Monro. A unique opportunity to literally get inside the organ and see why a refurbishment is required and what will happen.

3.  IN MEMORIAM, today at 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.

4.  THE CHURCHES IN NZ IN THE INTER-WAR PERIOD (c1918-c1940) continues Tuesday 15th May at 7.30pm.  Cost $40 for the series or $35 concession. Please register at reception.

  15 May - Peace and Pacifism - alternative voices to war
  22 May - Ecumenical beginnings leading the formation of the National Council of Churches

5.  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.

6.  SOUP KITCHEN, Friday 18th May, 6-8 pm.  For our second Soup Kitchen dinner together, we will still be in first century Galilee. The theme this time is a Todah or Thanksgiving Dinner with leavened wheat and barley bread, a lamb and chickpea soup/stew, lentil and parsley salad, fresh fruit and stuffed dates.  Put your name on the list at reception if you would like to come.

7.  THE SUNDAY ROAST, 20th May, 12noon.  A monthly meal for people who live alone, so feel free to bring friends who also live alone.  Please book your meal by 10am on the previous Friday. You can sign the list at reception, or email Pamela.

8.  YOUTH GROUP meets Sunday 20th May, 5 – 6.30pm.

9.  SAMUEL MARSDEN: EMPIRE BUILDER OR PEACEMAKER? Sea of Faith invites you to hear two of their members, Peter Hendriksen and Rob McKay shine a fresh light on this topic.  Peter’s great, great-grandfather James Shepherd was the son of deported convicts at Parramatta, near Sydney, and when he was 10 years old he went sailing on Samuel Marsden's ship, to learn navigation. Rob is part Maori and will introduce the perspectives of three Maori chiefs at that time, including Ruatara, who invited Marsden to preach there, and acted as his translator.  Sunday 20th May 2018 at 4pm.

10.  DINGWALL TRUST 2017 ANNUAL REPORT.  Copies are available on the screen bench.  We had copies earlier of the Director’s report.  These copies include the Financial Report.

11.  SAME GENDER BLESSINGS.  Glynn writes: This week there has been some news about the Anglican equivalent of our General Assembly passing legislation allowing for the blessing of same gender relationships [where the couples have had a civil union or marriage].  Although this is not same-gender marriage, its significance is two-fold.  Firstly, quoting from a letter from the bishops of Auckland, this “will allow for the ordination of those in such relationships if they are discerned in our usual processes” for ordained ministry.  In other words, it is now legal in Anglican church law for a bishop in New Zealand to ordain a gay or lesbian candidate who is in a relationship [if that relationship is ‘blessed’ as per above].  Secondly, its significance is a signal that more than one interpretation of scripture and theology regarding homosexuality is now the norm in the Anglican Church in this land, and although extraordinary measures have been undertaken to create space for dissidents to remain, those who can’t live with that plurality will need to find a new spiritual home.

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.  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.

14.  WANTED: A GOOD HOME FOR A DOG.  Anna Norrish, a counsellor with Family Works, is looking for a home for the dog of one of her clients.  Due to tragic family circumstances the teenage girl has to part with her beloved black Labrador x Shar Pei who is almost 2 years old.  The dog is full of life and needs more space than the apartment the family currently lives in – she spends all day locked in a garage.  The dog has been spayed and trained and is free to a person who will give time and love to her.  Please contact Anna on 027 338 3348 for further information.

15.  GARDEN RAKE.  Does anyone have a rake we could borrow to clear up the leaves on the courtyard lawn?


For our Prayers:

Alison and Bruce Miller

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9.30am – Community Worship

Liturgist – Val Hungerford   Preacher – Glynn Cardy   Duty Elder – Nick Paschalis

Serving elders - Kathryn Jones, Alexa Johnston, Sandie Jost, Nick Paschalis, Lyn MacKinlay, Bruce Miller

Readers – Trevor Mosley, Beverley Mosley   Intercessions – Margaret Parr

Organist – Stephen Vincent   SLIKS – Helen Wadsworth & Margaret Davidson


 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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