First Sunday in Lent
I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. (v. 8)
elcome to our parish website, thank you for visiting us.
In October 2009 two Anglican parishes, Djerrnong (formed by the merger of Holy Trinity Ringwood East, and Christ Church Heathmont in 2004), and Ringwood/Park Orchards (formed by the merger of Emmanuel Park Orchards, and St Paul’s Ringwood in 2003), amalgamated to form the new parish of Mullum Mullum Anglican Parish – Ringwood.
The Djerrnong and Park Orchards worship centres have now closed and we all worship together as one parish at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Ringwood.
The name Mullum Mullum was chosen because the Mullum Mullum Creek touches all parts of the new parish and the name Mullum Mullum is already known in the area.
We hope you will enjoy looking around the site and find it useful, and we also hope that you will come and visit us and find out a little about our parish and enjoy the fellowship that you will be offered.
You will find us a friendly and welcoming parish; and who knows, you may just decide to stay with us.
If you would like to find out more about the parish please contact us or just turn up at any of the activities, you will be most welcome.
First Sunday in Lent
Scripture reading provided courtesy Vanderbilt Divinity Library.
Christ in the Desert
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished.
The tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread."
But he answered, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you,' and 'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.'"
Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour; and he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me."
Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! for it is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'"
Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him. (vv 1–11)
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Attribution: Kramskoĭ, Ivan Nikolaevich, 1837-1887. Christ in the Desert, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54297 [retrieved February 25, 2014].
Read the Gospel lesson in full here »
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan:
Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations;
and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us,
let each one find you mighty to save;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Reprinted from Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Public domain.
Anglicized for Australian use.