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May Newsletter

Dates for your Diary…..

Friday 19th May - Sunday 21st May 2017
Parish Retreat: at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Akaroa, led by Revd Bosco & Helen Peters. Thank you to Ven Carole Graham for leading the 9.30am eucharist at our chapel at Knox as usual, for those not on the retreat.

Wednesday 31st May
Eucharist and Afternoon Tea: commencing 2.30pm at Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham St North. An opportunity for fellowship particularly for those who don’t find it so easy to get to St Luke’s these days. All are most welcome - if you would like to attend, please let Jenny W know for catering purposes. If you would appreciate transport, please contact Jenny W



We were very sad to learn of the sudden death of Fr Andrew Starky of St Michael’s 
and all Angels on Easter Eve. We hold Kathryn, Daniel and their family, and the community of St Michael’s in our love and prayers.

The Vicar will be away at Clergy Conference Monday 15-Thursday 18 May at Pudding Hill, Methven. Thank you to Ven. Carole for leading the midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) eucharists and providing pastoral cover during that week.

Coming Up…..

Friday 5th May 10am-12noon Craft Group at Annette’s. Byo craft; come along and enjoy a cuppa! 

Saturday 6th May 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 7th May Spirituality Centre team meet after our eucharist.

Wednesday 10th May 7.00pm Vestry meet in the Committee Room, after 6.30pm light meal together. (NB No 6pm eucharist this month).

Saturday 13th May 8pm, Sunday 14th 2.30pm & 6pm our own Helen Moran plays artist Frances Hodgkins in ‘Poverty and Muse’ at Christchurch Art Gallery, $35.

Thursday 18 May 7.30pm, The Chapman Room, Christ’s College
‘The fullness of life - positive psychology and the teaching of Jesus’  presented by Rev. Bosco Peters and John Quinn, newly appointed counsellor at Christ's College and the inaugural holder of the new position, Director of Wellbeing and Positive Education. He will provide an introduction to positive psychology. Revd Bosco will place this in dialogue with the western, Christian approach to the fullness of life.

Lent Appeal from Anglican Missions - final reminder
Envelopes are available if you’d like to contribute to Anglican Missions’
Lent projects (put envelope in our offertory):
* Gaza Strip, Palestine: Comprehensive services for underweight
poor children through Al Ahli Arab Anglican Hospital.
* Jerusalem: Advanced equipment & tools for rehabilitation
services at Princess Basma Centre for children with disabilities.
* Solomon Islands: Rainbow Wing Safe House for vulnerable
women, youth & children. Counselling services, positive
parenting programmes.
‘Partners in Prayer 2017’ is also available for you on our entrance desk
so we can support in prayer our overseas neighbours and Kiwis overseas.

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)

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