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Holy Week & Easter at St Paul's Church

40 Warrandyte Rd, Ringwood. Tel 9870 2093


Welcome to
Mullum Mullum Anglican Parish – Ringwood

Second Sunday of Easter

Psalm 16

I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall
not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also
rests secure.
(vv 7–9


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.


Week beginning Sunday, 27 April 2014

Second Sunday of Easter

Year A

The Gospel According to John 20:19–31

Scripture reading provided courtesy Vanderbilt Divinity Library.

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas
by Caravaggio
Oil on canvas
107 cm × 146 cm (42 in × 57 in)
Location: Sanssouci, Potsdam
Public domain.

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you."
When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe."
A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you."
Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe."
Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!"
Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe."
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book.
But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.
(vv 19–31)

The Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,
who in the Paschal mystery established
the new covenant of reconciliation:
Grant that all who have been reborn
into the fellowship of Christ's Body
may show forth in their lives
what they profess by their faith;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Reprinted from Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Public domain.
Anglicized for Australian use.


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Mission for the Month of April

Church Missionary Society (CMS)


Millions of men, women and children around the world do not know Jesus. The world is growing and changing rapidly. But the gospel of Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Our vision is for a world that knows Jesus. We aim to do this by:

Librarian needed

A librarian is needed for the parish Library.

For further information please contact Carol Meckan.

Order curry puffs and benefit the Mission of the Month

Janet Nelson will be making her special curry puffs during the first three weeks of April.

All profits will go to the Mission of the Month in memory of Derek.

To order, please add your name and quantity required to the list in the narthex.

Children love easter eggs, except the ones who are forced to make them

The Parish Social Responsibility Committee is helping to promote the concept of Slavery-free chocolates available in Australian shops this Easter.

Young children, some of whom have been trafficked, have been forced to pick cocoa from an early age for minimal wages, and long hours, in dangerous working conditions.

A global movement has begun to change this. Already, most Cadbury chocolate has been certified by Fairtrade and MARS® bar & Nestlé chocolate made in Australia have been similarly certified and can be identified as such.

The movement is encouraging people to be a 'Good Egg this Easter' and buy slavery-free chocolate.

Promotional material is available to help with product choice.

Volunteers needed for the HICH Op Shop

We are once again looking for volunteers for the Op Shop (in Heathmont).

For a number of reasons, we are sadly, very down on our number of volunteers this year.

If you feel you could spare three (3) hours of your time to help out in the shop you would be most welcome.

The working hours are:

Monday to Friday

(Morning shift) 10 am to 1 pm.

(Afternoon shift) 1 pm to 4 pm.

Saturday mornings

9 am to 12 noon

If you would like to volunteer, the contact number is 03 9720 6757.

Additional stewards required

There is a need for additional stewards to assist with the smooth running of both the 8 am and 10 am services.

Stewards work together in a team, and are rostered to assist on one Sunday per month.

A steward's duties may include activities such as distributing pew sheets, taking up the collection and counting money at the end of the service.

A very important part of the task is also to make those arriving at church feel very welcome!

If you feel you would like to be a part of this ministry, please speak with one of the existing stewards.

Use of the parish office photocopier

Just a reminder.

If anyone needs to use the photocopier on a Friday can you please leave it until after 11.30 am.

Emergency casseroles

If you are willing to occasionally make a casserole for a parishioner in need, please add your name and phone number to the list on the whiteboard in the narthex.

For further information please contact Elaine Longford.




Sunday Morning Eucharist | Gluten-free wafers and non-alcoholic wine available

Gluten-free wafers and non-alcoholic wine are available.

Please ask when you come up for Holy Communion.

mainly music

mainly music meets on Thursdays for a 10 am start during school term.

Some of the many ways of joining the fun and showing your support:

•  by your prayers
•  by coming along to meet the families and see what we do
•  helping set up rooms
•  morning tea and toys
•  baking for morning tea
•  serving and clearing morning tea
•  joining in the music and play sessions

If you can do any of these occasionally or regularly we’d love to talk to you.

Contact Shannon Lee on 0410 619 796 or see any team member.

Thank you to people who are baking for mainly music. Just a reminder when baking, please don’t use any NUTS as we have some with allergies.

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mainly music | Thursday, 24 April at 10 am

mainly music meets on Thursdays at 10 am during school term.

Some of the many ways of joining the fun and showing your support are:

•  your prayers
•  coming along to meet the families and see what we do
•  helping set up rooms, morning tea and toys
•  baking for morning tea
•  serving and clearing morning tea
•  joining in the music and play sessions

If you can do any of these occasionally or regularly we’d love to talk to you.

Contact Shannon Lee (Telephone: 0410 619 796, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or see any team member.

Thank you to people who are baking for mainly music.

Just a reminder, when baking please don’t use any NUTS as we have some with allergies.

Thursday Bible Study Group | Thursday, 24 April at 10.30 am

The Thursday Bible Study Group meets on Thursdays at 10.30 am.

For enquiries please contact Carol Meckan.

Mothers' Union | Thursday, 24 April at 12.30 pm*

Our group usually meets on the third Thursday of the month at 12.30 pm in the parish hall.

* However this month our meeting has been transferred from Holy Week.

At our meeting on Thursday, 24 April, Carol and Judy will be taking us on a cruise around New Zealand!

All welcome!

More information about MU can be found on the MU website or contact Elaine Longford or Carol Baxter.

Parish Embroidery Group | Friday, 25 April at 1.30 pm

This month’s Parish Embroidery Group will be meeting in the parish house.

Come along with your own craft.

For further information please contact Alison Lazarus.


Cakes for costumes stall | Sunday, 27 April after the 10 am service

Photo for illustrative purposes only and does not represent what may or may not be available on the day.

St Paul’s Players will be holding a cake stall on Sunday, 27 April following the 10 am service to raise funds for their next production.

Please help support them by buying some of their goodies!

Home Study Group | Monday, 28 April at 7.45 pm

The home study group currently comprises 10 people who meet in private homes on Monday nights at 7.45 pm.

The evening is commenced with refreshments while chatting about the activities of the past week. The evening of study is then commenced by opening in prayer.

The group is currently looking at the book Revelations by Richard Holloway. Revelations shows that the best way to get to the layers of meaning in a great text is not to ask propagandists or special pleaders to explain it, but to get writers to bring their own passion and insight to the task.

That, in abundance, is what you get in this volume by Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh. In this extraordinary collection of essays, introduced by Richard Holloway, thirty-four of the most celebrated writers and thinkers of our times have responded to specific books of the Bible.

The contributors are: Peter Ackroyd, Karen Armstrong, Louis de Bernieres, Bono, A S Byatt, Thomas Cahill, Nick Cave, the Dalai Lama, E L Doctorow, Charles Frazier, Francisco Goldman, Alasdair Gray, David Grossman, Barry Hannah, Thor Heyerdahl, Richard Holloway, P D James, Chaqrles Johnson, Ray Loriga, Blake Morrison, Kathleen Norris, Pier Paoloi Pasolini, Benjamin Prado, Piers Paul Read, Ruth Rendell, Mordecai Richler, Steven Rose, Will self, Meir Shalev, Darcey Steinke, Joanna Trollope, Fay Weldon, and A N Wilson.

All welcome!

Working bee | Saturday, 3 May

There will be a working bee on Saturday, 3 May starting at 8.30 am.

Many Hands Make Light Work!!


HUB @10 | Sunday, 4 May at 10 am

See HUB@10 on Facebook for the latest news

First Sunday of the Month Lunch | 4 May at 12 noon

Our First Sunday of the Month Lunches are after the 10 am services on the first Sunday of each month.

Each family is requested to bring either a salad or dessert to share.

Cost for each adult is $2 to cover the cost of the BBQ meat.

BYO drinks.

Please add your name and numbers attending to the list on the whiteboard in the narthex.

'Raise Your Cup for Cancer' morning tea | Tuesday, 6 May at 10 am

Join the Friendship Circle on Tuesday, 6 May at 10 am in the parish lounge for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea and help the Cancer Council raise vital funds for cancer prevention, research and support services.

For further information please speak to Una Williams.

Y—Youth group | Friday, 9 May at 7 pm

Y is held in the parish hall on Friday nights during school term from 7 pm to 9 pm.

See the Youth Group page of the website »

Trivia night | Saturday, 24 May (time to be advised)

Note for your diaries: Trivia Night will be on Saturday, 24 May.

Great entertainment fun night for all.

Organise your own table, 6-8 ideal, but we welcome any size.

If you would like to donate gifts to the silent auction, please leave them at the parish office.

If you have contacts in business, please ask them to support our cause.

For further information please contact Beulah, Gary or Deb.

Articles for Parish News deadline | Sunday, 25 May

Please leave any article submissions for the next edition of the Parish News in the pigeon hole or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




8 am
» Eucharist

10 am
» Eucharist

10 am
» Hub@10 (1st & 3rd Sundays)

10 am
» Sunday School (Various Sundays, see Group page)

Varied Sundays & times
» Sudanese Service
» Tongan Service

(Please check the online calendar for Sudanese & Tongan service times.)


10.30 am
» Eucharist


Second Sunday of Easter
Year A

(27 April 2014)

First reading
Acts 2:14a, 22-32*

Psalm 16

Second reading
1 Peter 1:1-12

John 20:19-31

Lectionary selections are reprinted from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings copyright © 2005. Consultation on Common Texts, Augsburg Fortress Publishers.
Reproduced by permission. Provided courtesy Vanderbilt Divinity Library, a Division of Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

* During Eastertide a reading from Acts is often substituted for the lesson from the Hebrew Bible. On the Day of Pentecost, if the Old Testament passage from Numbers is chosen for the first reading, the passage from Acts is used as the second reading.