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Second Sunday of Easter
I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.
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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.
Second Sunday of Easter
Scripture reading provided courtesy Vanderbilt Divinity Library.
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas
Oil on canvas
107 cm × 146 cm (42 in × 57 in)
Location: Sanssouci, Potsdam
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)
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.