Dates for your Diary…..
Midnight Mass - Sunday 24th December 11.30pm (11.15pm Carols)
This is the principal liturgical celebration of Christmas. Do you know of someone who might enjoy being invited to come along with you?
Do you know someone who might appreciate a lift? Following the liturgy we offer St Luke’s hospitality – to all those who make the effort, who have travelled or who have ‘come home’ to celebrate the incarnation.
Ring in the New Year: Sunday 31st December
9.30am Sung Eucharist [NB No 11pm service this year]
Saturday 20th January 2018 10am Evie Murphy’s baptism at St Cuthbert’s Governor’s Bay. The St Luke’s family are most warmly invited to attend – we will car pool from the Knox Carpark. Please bring a plate of party food as we celebrate Evie’s baptism together!
Sunday & Midweek Liturgies - January
Please note during January, the only mid-week Eucharist will be at 10am on Wednesdays, starting January 3rd. We continue to celebrate our Sunday Eucharist at 9.30am. All services in the Chapel at the Knox Centre.
Our thanks to our Christmas pianists Graham Hollobon and Margaret Allan, and also to Margaret Wallace and Eric Apperley for their music throughout the year. We are so grateful for your ministry among us. Thank you too to all who have prepared our Chapel for this special festival with such love and care.
BEYOND THE PARISH….
Christian World Service Christmas Appeal envelopes are available. CWS is the New Zealand churches’ aid and development agency, to which the Anglican church belongs. We offer our CWS envelopes at the Table this Christmas. This year’s theme is ‘Make Hope My Story’ – supporting refugees from Syria and local partners in 25 countries to have food & water, dignity, justice and lives free of violence. Do put ‘St Luke’s in the City, Chch’ as the Church Name on the appeal envelope so your donation can be counted in our church giving total. Cheques can be made to St Luke’s in the City and we will forward one amount to CWS. Thank you.
City Mission Gifts: A reminder that there is a plastic container at the entrance to the chapel to receive gifts of non-perishable food items to go to the Anglican City Mission. These will be particularly helpful in January as families cope with back to school expenses.
Friday 12th January: Craft Group @ Annette’s, 10am-12 noon.
Pastoral Care: For pastoral matters contact any of the pastoral group: Francie Conolly (325 2832), Jenny Drury (366 3098), Michaele Watson (981 5675), Jenny Wilkens (366 2253 or 021025 18826). Jenny Wilkens will be on leave Dec 26-30 and Jan 1-8.
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 email@example.com 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 agreed to offer us continued Free web hosting. Thank you very much.
St Luke’s Facebook page: Do you or someone you know use Facebook? Check out www.facebook.com/stlukesinthecitychristchurch