New Sunday Worship Time: Until further notice St Luke's Sunday Eucharist will begin at 9.00am 

 

Parish Newsletter - August 2018 
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ANGLO-CATHOLIC HUI : August 9-11 2018, All Saints' Church & Halls, 786 Cumberland Street, Dunedin. We have received an invitation from Bishop Steven Benford. "The hui  is for any Anglican (young or old, lay or ordained) interested in the ministry and mission of the church from an Anglo-Catholic perspective. The hui aims to inspire those from the catholic tradition of Anglicanism to be a positive force for the Gospel and a model for effective mission in Aotearoa New Zealand today. Bishops, priests, deacons and laypeople will gather in Dunedin to worship, socialise, encourage each other, learn from each other, challenge each other, and have a great time together. We will look to the future and discern how we can best use the riches of the catholic tradition to proclaim the gospel in our context. You are warmly invited to participate."    A copy of the proposed programme is attached.   Enquiries to:  Fr Michael, vicar@allsaintsdn.org.nz


Notices…..

NEWSLETTER:  A reminder that copy for the next newsletter is to be with the editors (Roz:  rosalind.barrell@outlook.com  :  Therese: therese.aitchison@cyberxpress.co.nz) by Wednesday 19 September 2018.


MIDWEEK LITURGIES
Our mid-week Eucharists are celebrated at 6.00pm on Tuesdays10am on Wednesdays, and at 9.30am on Thursdays.  All services in the Chapel at the Knox Centre.

 

PASTORAL CARE: For pastoral matters contact any of the pastoral group: Francie Conolly (325 2832), Jenny Drury (366 3098), Michaele Watson (981 5675), Helen Roud (027 657 7947).

 

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 
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LOOK GOD
by Mike Schafernocker 
Mike Schafernocker flew as a door gunner with the Seawolves in 1969. Keenly aware of his own mortality, he wrote this poem and titled it "Look God".
 
Look God, I have never spoken to you,
But now I want to say, "How do you do".
You see, God, they told me you didn't exist,
And like a fool, I believed all this. 
Last night from a shell hole, I saw your sky.
I figured right then, they had told me a lie.
Had I taken time to see the things you made,
I'd have known they weren't calling a spade a spade. 
I wonder, God, if you'd shake my hand.
Somehow I feel you will understand.
Funny, I had to come to this hellish place,
Before I had time to see your face. 
Well, I guess there isn't much more to say,
But I sure am glad, God, that I met you today.
I guess the zero hour will soon be here,
But I'm not afraid since I know you're near. 
The signal, well, God, I'll have to go,
I like you lots and I want you to know.
Look now, this will be a horrible fight,
Why, who knows, I may come to your house tonight. 
Though I wasn't friendly to you before,
I wonder, God, if you'd wait by the door.
Look, I'm crying...Me, shedding tears,
I wish I'd have known you better, these many years. 
Well, God, I'll have to go now, goodbye...
Strange, since I met you...I'm not afraid to die.
 
Mike’s fire team was ambushed in a helicopter trap on the Cambodian border. 
He fell out of the aircraft and was hanging by his gunner’s belt when it crashed on him.   Born February 28,1949, Died April 28, 1969