NEW WORSHIP VENUE:
St Luke's will be worshipping in the Chapel at The Community of the Sacred Name, 300 Tuam Street, Central Christchurch from Sunday, 10 November 2019.
FROM THE WARDENS 30 November 2019
Some notices for your information and attention, please.
Tomorrow is Advent Sunday, and we will welcome The Revd Peter Beck as our presider and preacher.
Advent Sunday is the first day of the new church year, and this year we begin Year A 'The Year of Matthew'. If you would like a copy of the NZ Lectionary for 2020, talk to Jenny.
The tradition in this parish has been to mark the Advent season with the colour blue. The reason for this is outlined in an 'Advent-Christmas' handout which will be available at church.
Eucharist and Afternoon Tea: A reminder - St Luke's is hosting another of its afternoons of worship and hospitality at the Mary Potter Centre this coming Wednesday - 2 pm, 4th December.
We will be joined by residents from Resthaven and the St Albans Retirement Village, and some of our parishioners who are less able to worship with us on a regular basis. It is always a good opportunity to catch up with these folk. To make this Wednesday another successful occasion for our visitors we do need a good turnout of the regular congregation to help make it happen: there is food to be provided, chairs to be put out, transport to be offered, hospitality to be given, and worship to be shared. Everyone welcome - bring a friend.
Electronic Organ. We are very grateful to St Mary's Addington for the use of their electronic keyboard since we've been worshipping at CSN. We have now purchased a secondhand electronic organ for our own use while we remain 'a pilgrim people'.
Our thanks to Margaret Allan and Margaret Wallace for sourcing this.
Plans for new building. The churchwardens are looking to plan a date and time when parishioners will be able to view the proposed plans for the joint St Luke's/Anglican Centre building within the next few weeks. Hopefully we can announce this next week.
Let us move on together in our journey of hope and expectation.
Alan and Jenny
Parish Newsletter - OCTOBER 2019
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Parish Roll 2019
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We are asking everyone to complete this form, whether you have been registered before, or are qualified and wish to be enrolled for the first time. Please note you can only be enrolled in any one parish or other local ministry or mission unit, at any one time. You need to be on the Parish Roll if you wish to speak or vote at any parish meeting. Please return your form by handing to one of the Churchwardens, or by emailing the completed and signed form to firstname.lastname@example.org .
We have been 'relaxed' about annual renewals of the Parish Roll over recent years, but with a building programme and important decisions to be made around that in the next two years, Vestry has agreed there needs to be an annual update of the Roll.
DONATIONS TO THE CITY MISSION
We are also reminded that the food basket which sits at the entrance to the Chapel each week is there for donations of food for the City Mission Food Bank. Canned, preserved, dried food - (not fresh or frozen), or toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, or toilet-paper are always in demand. Our gifts are delivered to the City Mission on a regular basis. Of late, the majority of donations have come from the elderly who take advantage of the weekly shopping trips we offer, with the occasional donation from a kindly parishioner. How about we make a concerted effort to fill the basket from among ourselves?
KAILAKURI HEALTH CARE PROJECT
LATEST NEWSLETTER JUNE 2019 now available to download. Details of the wonderful work undertaken by this organisation and the most recent news can be found in their latest newsletter.
EXCITING NEWS FOR THE FUTURE OF ST LUKE'S
The following was printed in the ANGLICAN E-NEWS on 20 March 2019:
“Last Wednesday evening Standing Committee completed a decision making process involving the Operations Management Board (which governs the Anglican Centre), the Church Property Trustees, the Anglican Care Trust Board and the Parish of Christchurch St. Luke’s. As a result we are committed to building a combined Anglican Centre and St Luke’s Spirituality Centre on the St Luke’s site, corner Manchester and Kilmore Streets. Design work is beginning and it is my hope that with a fair wind through the consenting process we can be located again in the inner city by early 2021 and St Luke’s can be back on their home turf.”
Our mid-week Eucharists are celebrated at 6.00pm Tuesday, 10.00am Wednesday, and at 9.30am Thursday. All services in the Chapel at the Community of the Sacred Name.
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).
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