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September Newsletter


Dates for your Diary…..

Sunday 10th September - Soup Lunches  An opportunity to share food and warm fellowship together.  Cost $10 per person, for St Luke’s funds. Please contact Lesley Allan 356 1819 if you would like to be a guest, or sign up at church. 

Saturday 23rd September 9.30am-3pm Quiet Day. ‘Francis of Assisi & Pope Francis of Rome: a new Springtime for the Church’ at Mary Potter Community Centre, suggested koha $10.00. 
Leader: Sr Eleanor Capper rsj. BYO lunch; drinks & morning tea provided. Come for the whole time or as much as you are able. And yes, do go off and vote – we set this date before the election was set! 

Notices…..

BEYOND THE PARISH….
Wednesday 6th September 7pm
Chch Central Electorate Candidates’ Debate, Transitional Cathedral. Chaired by Chris Lynch.
Thursday 7th September 7pm Synod Eucharist at the Transitional Cathedral.
Friday 8th- Saturday 9th September. Diocesan Synod at St Christopher’s Avonhead. Your prayers will be appreciated for Marion Fairbrass, Ian Lothian and Jenny Wilkens attending from St Luke’s, and for all Synod members.
Sunday 24th September 5pm Theologians in the Cathedral: Dr Nicola Hoggard-
Creegan, scientist, preaches at Evensong, soup tea & seminar 6.30-7.30pm.
Tuesday 26th September 7pm ‘How to achieve an ethical & compassionate society’ speakers: Dr Narendranath Reddy, Neville Fredericks, Richard Wallis, President Sathya Sai International – Christchurch. At Knox Centre. 

Anglican Missions Spring Appeal 3 projects: Diocesan Boys Hostel, Pakistan; Margaret Poynton, administrator, Papua New Guinea; Miriam Tillman, pharmacist, Togo, W Africa. If you’d like to support this appeal, please put money or cheque made out to St Luke’s in an envelope labelled Spring Appeal and hand in with our offertory. This appeal is counted in our Parish Mission Target. Unless specified, your donation will be split between all three projects. Thank you for supporting our world church partners.

Coming Up…..
Saturday 2nd September  6.00pm Contemplative Eucharist. Few words, time for silent prayer and reflection, quiet music, light a candle, receive anointing if you would like to.

Sunday 3rd September Spirituality Centre Team meet after morning tea. 

Wednesday 13th September 7.00pm Vestry meet in the Committee Room, after 6pm Eucharist and 6.30pm light meal together.

Thursday 21st September 11a.m. Pastoral team meets.

Next Month:
Friday 13th October
 Craft Group @ Annette’s.
Wednesday 18th October 7pm Feast of St Luke @ Knox Centre.
Thursday 26 October 6pm for 6.30pm-8.00pm St Luke’s Spirituality Centre presents Stories from the Streets: Safe in the City?  Mary Giles, Police Chaplain & friends with Bridie & Tracy from NZPC. At The Exchange café/bar, XCHC, 376 Wilsons Rd. All most welcome. Suggested koha $10. Buy your own drinks & nibbles. 
Followed by More Stories from the Streets: At home in the city? on Wednesday 15 November with Matt Mark, Anglican City Missioner, and Jill Hawkey, Methodist Mission. The Exchange café/bar, XCHC, 376 Wilsons Rd.

Home Movies: If you have a DVD movie you’d like to share and host a home movie session, please let Roz Lefay know the movie title and a suggested date & time, and she will coordinate events. 

Pastoral Care: For pastoral matters contact any of the pastoral group: Francie Conolly (325 2832), Jenny Drury (366 3098), Michaele Watson (981 5675), Carole Graham (03 312 1553 or 027 204 8047), Jenny Wilkens (366 2253 or 021 025 18826)

Keeping in Touch: If you would like to be on our parish e-list for occasional emails, or if you have changed your address or phone number(s), please send details to office@stlukesinthecity.org.nz  Thank you.

St Luke’s Website: Information updates and sermons are posted on the parish web site: www.stlukesinthecity.org.nz 
We are grateful for the generosity of Fat Web, the company which hosts our website. Fat Web have kindly offered us six months Free web hosting. Thank you very much.

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Next Newsletter Items for the October newsletter need to be sent to vicar@stlukesinthecity.org.nz  by September 21st. Thank you.