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.
.... as the year unfolds ...
... we are now in the season of Pentecost and reflecting in the Pew Bulletin for 14th July 2019 on the story of the Good Samaritan, Fr Russell commented -
"...the divine vision of Jesus is that he saw every child of God to be equally important, whether they are rich or poor, man or woman, Greek or Jew. The Lord is the source of all life and is equally present everywhere - why can't we see that? ... if we find the Lord in ourselves we also see that He resides within others. Every person is a Temple of God, even if they don't know it. Therefore connecting with the Lord in ourselves helps us to love and respect others.
...With the proper wisdom, motivated only by love and compassion, we may also grow into a universal view of God and grow beyond those limiting thoughts that imprison us...."
We were delighted to welcome our Regional Bishop Kate Prowd who was the Celebrant and Preacher with us on the 9.30am service on Sunday 14th July,, and the next day (15th July) was the Guest Speaker at the Meals Program Thanksgiving Service. You can hear Bp Kate's address from Sunday 14th July, and listen again to excerpts from the Meals Program Thanksgiving Service and hear Bp Kate's address, by going to 'Recent Celebrations' in the menu to the left of this page.
Though now some time ago, you can also re-visit the services from Holy Week and Easter 2019, 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.
Within the Parish, 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..... and Sunday School (CAFS) re-commences on Sunday 21st July - coinciding with the resumption of the school term.
Looking ahead as the year unfolds....
As the year goes on, our 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!
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 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 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.