as the year unfolds....
The special Lenten Prayer for the First Sunday of Lent remains one for use throughout the year -
The preacher at morning services on Sunday 8th July was Fr Barry Smith who took as his theme "Travel Light" as he considered the Gospel reading for the day - Mark 6 : 1-13. You can listen again to Fr Barry's address here. A special Thanksgiving Service for the Christ Church Community Meals Program was held on 10th July 2018, at which the guest Preacherwas Bp Philip Huggins, the Regional Bishop of the Oodthenong Episcopate. Bp Huggins spoke on the theme of "Do the Good You Can" and you can re-hear his address and listen to the congregational and choir singing and music by going to "Recent Celebrations" in the menu to the left, and following the links. It was a great celebration for all who were able to attend!
Looking ahead as the year unfolds -
Perhaps the highlight of 2018 for the Parish will occur in October 2018, as on Sunday 7th October the Parish will celebrate its 175th Anniversary! Christ Church is the oldest Anglican Church still in continuous use on it's original site, in Victoria! To mark this special occasion, a Thanksgiving Eucharist will be held at 9.30am when the Celebrant and Preacher will be Archbishop Philip Freier. The service will be followed by morningtea - and everyone is invited to join with the parish for this special occasion.
Please note that on this Sunday only there will be no 8am or 5.15pm services.
Child and Family Services (CAFS) are held on the first Sunday of each month (excepting in January) throughout the year - so the coming CAFS services are on 14th Octobe (one week later than usual, because of the 175th celebrations!), 4th November and 2nd December. The CAFS on 14th October will include the Blessing of the Pets, which will take place at the end of the 9.30am Eucharist.
See the weekly Parish Press or contact the Parish Office for more details of all these happenings across the Parish.
updated 18th September 2018
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