Welcome to the Drouin Anglican Parish

which includes Christ Church Drouin, St. James Jindivick, Amberlea Aged Care and Lyrebird Village for the Aged.

As the body of Christ, we have a mission to:• Follow Christ’s example of faith, worship and prayer• Be visible representatives of Christ• Be of service to those in need• Encourage the growth of God’s family• Spread God’s message of Grace and Love

Gospel of Mark 10:35-45     THE SERVANT KING                                                              'As we follow our Lord on the road to Jerusalem in this tenth chapter of Mark’s gospel, through the various encounters he has with those along the way, may we extend kindness, compassion, and dignity to our fellow travellers on this journey into living differently with the pandemic, praying for our leaders, health care workers, and all who carry heavy loads at this time in seeking navigate a path forward…' Bishop Richard

Dear God, We struggle, we grow weary, we grow tired. We are exhausted, we are distressed, we despair. We give up, we fall down, we let go. We cry. We are empty, we grow calm, we are ready.  We wait quietly… A small, shy truth arrives.  Arrives from without and within.  Arrives and is born. Simple, clear, and steady. Like a mirror, like a bell, like a flame. Like rain in summer. A precious truth arrives and is born within us.  Within our emptiness. We accept it, we observe it, we absorb it. We surrender to our bare truth. We are nourished, we are changed, we are blessed. We rise up. For this we give thanks. Amen. (Michael Leunig)

Services recommence Wednesday 20th October at 10.00am.
followed by Services on Sunday 24th October at Christ Church Drouin at 9.30am and 11.15am
and Wed 27th Oct 10am
Those who registered for the cancelled 17th October service have been transferred to the
Sunday 24th Oct Service as we are still required to have no more than 20 persons attend plus team members

BOOKINGS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND CHURCH : If you wish to make any changes to your booking or want to be added to the list over the next few weeks please contact Pauline on 5625 2115 or 0487 252 115, Or contact her at the office on a Thursday.

Services will continue on Sunday 31st Oct at Christ Church Drouin at 9.30am and 11.15am
There will be two services on this date even if restrictions are lifted.
and a service on Wed 3 Nov 10 am.
Please register with Pauline if you wish to attend as she is the person responsible
for all registrations.

For online videos and services from the Sale Diocese during the Covid 19 lockdown restrictions period please go to the Diocesan website  https://www.gippsanglican.org.au/ To view previous weeks local video services go to the SERVICES tab link

If you would like to receive the Sacrament at home , you will need to call me on 0429 045 132, and I will deliver it to you. If you would like to receive the Sacrament but are unsure of the safety of the process, you can also call me and I will detail the protocols to you. We have a best practice Covid safe set of protocols for this delivery process. Our parish administration team, Wendy and Pauline, together with myself, have spent some time this week ensuring that regular church attendees who don’t have email, are cared for as best we can. As we go through this time, can I encourage you to look after yourselves and each other. Be mindful of who might appreciate a phone call.
As I have said before, if you would like a chat with me, just call me. Again a reminder that ePray is available, electronically, for the Anglican Daily Office on your smartphone or tablet (iPad). Details in this weeks Pew Sheet available at church for home delivery/collection or via email request. Yours in Christ’s love, Rev, Bruce Charles