Dates for your Diary…..

Saturday 25th November 9.30am-3pm Advent Quiet Day: at Mary Potter Community Centre, led by Jenny Wilkens. Suggested Koha $10. BYO lunch; morning tea & drinks provided.


Wednesday 1st November 2.00pm Eucharist and Afternoon Tea at Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham St North. An opportunity for fellowship for all the saints, particularly for those who don’t find it so easy to get to St Luke’s these days. If transport needed, please contact Jenny W 366 2253.
NB No 10am Eucharist on Wednesday 1st November.

Saturday 4 November 6pm All Souls Requiem Mass – an opportunity to remember our beloved dead and name them before God.
The All Souls register is available on the entrance table to record names.

Wednesday 15 November Stories from the Streets: At home in the city? 6pm for 6.30pm 8.00pm with Matt Mark, Anglican City Missioner; Jill Hawkey, Methodist Mission; Fiona Clapham Howard, MHAPS- Mental Health Advocacy & Peer Support. At The Exchange café/bar, XCHC, 376 Wilsons Rd, Waltham. Suggested koha $10. Buy your own drinks & nibbles. All most welcome.


Resignation - Associate Priest: We are sad that our Associate Priest, the Venerable Carole Graham has needed to resign with immediate effect while she takes time to rest and recuperate from recent illness. Please continue to respect Carole's need for rest - but we're sure cards and messages will continue to be appreciated! It is our hope that at some time in the future we will have the opportunity to thank Carole officially for the great contribution she has made to the life of our parish, and be able to show our appreciation for all she has meant to us individually. Please keep Carole and Antony in your prayers.



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…..

Friday 3rd November: Craft Group @ Annette’s, 10am-12 noon. Also December 1st.


Wednesday 8th November: 7.00pm Vestry meet in the Committee Room, after 6pm Eucharist and 6.30pm light meal together.


Thursday 16th November 11a.m. Pastoral team meets.


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), 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  Thank you.


St Luke’s Website: Information updates and sermons are posted on the parish web site: 
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. However we are needing to upgrade the technology of our website, a cost of $1200 plus GST. If you’d like to help with this cost, please give through the offertory in an envelope marked Website. Thank you.


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