Writing in the Parish Press on Sunday 10th February 2019, Fr Russell commented -
"How often do we cut God out of our lives because we forget that we are part of God? ..... We have to develop the understanding that God is in every part of our journey, not just at the end.... God shares our journey, our sufferings and our joys, and His invitation is to enter deeply into His infinite joys and everlasting life...."
Come and Worship with us! You will be very welcome!
Christ Church is on the corner of Moorabool and McKillop Streets in Geelong - follow the links from the menu at the left of this page to find out more about the Parish.
.... looking beyond Easter ...
On Easter Sunday (21st April 2019) Fr Russell wrote -
"Easter Sunday marks a new beginning for all Christians every year, every week and indeed any time the mysteries of the three days of Easter (tridium paschale) are contemplated. The great mysteries of Easter transform us each time we allow ourselves to be exposed to their magic and to the startling purity and wisdom that springs from them. The miracle of Easter continues to work in our hearts and change us forever into a new creation, a heavenly one that allows for everlasting possibilities.....
Easter Sunday brought with it the greatest revelation of all - Christ had risen. The tomb was found empty, Mary Magdalene had seen the Lord and the Lord visited the disciples in their room. The joy the disciples gained that day could never be taken away from them; He promised that he would be with them until the end of time and we are experiencing that living relationship with Christ now. We live with Christ, He is our life and breath, is in our hearts, He nourishes us with his body and blood, and He comes to us in each other whom we are called to serve. We are the resurrection people, the body of Christ. Alleluia!"
You can re-visit the services from Holy Week and Easter, and listen to some of the music played and sung during the week, re-visit the meditations of the Stations of the Cross, and hear again some of the addresses presented by the Vicar and Pastoral team - just click here.
Following the Easter season, the Sunday 8am, 9.30am and 5.15pm Eucharist services continue, as does the Wednesday Eucharist at 9.30am, and other weekday services (see the menu on the left), for the remainder of the year. Do join us for any of these services!
The Parish Book Group has choosen the books it will be reading and discussing for the coming months , and is meeting regularly - if you'd like to join this group just speak to Fr Russell.
Looking ahead as the year unfolds....
On Saturady 25th May 2019 the annual Christ Church Winter Woolies Market will be held - wearable items, cakes, preserves, foods, silent auction, raffles, plants, live music ... and more! You can find out more about this great event here, but mark your diaries now and don't miss the Market!
On a social note, Parish Film Nites are continuing throughout 2019- on the second Monday of each month; the Parish Social Club is also meeting monthly; and
As with previous years, the Parish is again selling Entertainment Books for 2019-2020. The cost is unchanged at $60 per Book, of which $12 comes back to Christ Church funds. The Entertainment Books will be available from Sunday 31 March at the 8am and 9.30am services, or contact Gai via the Parish Office.
Details of these and all the other happenings around the Parish are available from the Parish Office or at our regular services.