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

#The Parish of Drouin welcomes The Reverend Liam Matthews as he serves us as Locum from February -April 2020

DUE TO COVID 19 GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS THE CHURCH IS CLOSED FOR ALL ROUTINE WORSHIP SERVICES AND MEETINGS & DOORS WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC- PHONE/EMAIL ACCESS WILL BE ACCESSIBLE AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE FOR GENERAL QUERIES AND PASTORAL NEEDS MAY BE ADDRESSED VIA THE RECTOR OR OTHER LISTED CONTACTS CONTAINED WITHIN INFORMATION DOCUMENTS ATTACHED BELOW FOR ALL PARISHIONERS AND INTERESTED PARTIES

We apologise for the inconvenience and ask that you keep praying as a constant in your daily life and regular phone/email/social media contact with those who may be particularly isolated at this time-God Bless! We also direct you to our Diocesan website for other possible online worship models https://www.gippsanglican.org.au/

ONLINE SERVICE AVAILABLE HERE VIA LINKS COURTESY OF OUR DIOCESAN BISHOP IF WISH TO OBSERVE AND LISTEN https://youtu.be/AlIqozz5fs4/

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How do I want to be during Lent this year? More quiet and thoughtful? More open to God’s desires? Better able to sit with people who need me? More attentive to sacred readings, whether in church or in private? Do I need to be more compassionate toward my own fears and failings? Do I need to become more courageous about using the gifts God has given me?

  • Ask God, every day, “What does my soul need?” Just ask, and wait quietly. Because we’re very good at fooling ourselves about how we’re doing, it might take several days of praying this question before we’re truly open and humble enough to know the answer.
  • Ask God, every day, “What about my life makes you happy?” Yes, when God looks at your life, some parts of it—perhaps many aspects of it—bring joy to God’s heart. Think of how your children or grandchildren or other people close to you make you happy. God is in relationship with you, which means that your sins grieve God’s heart, but also that your growth and love and freedom and kindness bring joy to God of the universe. Again, you will probably need to pray this a few times before you are willing to consider that you give God pleasure, that you make God happy in any way. Stick with this little prayer and keep listening.
  • Tell God, and yourself, every day, “I want to be open to the graces of this Lenten season.” Maybe you’re not open right now, or you’re not as open and willing as you’d like to be or think you should be. What else is new? We can always open our lives a bit more, let go of more stuff, listen better, and do more quickly and passionately what we know helps nurture God’s kingdom on earth.