Second Sunday in Lent
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
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.
Second Sunday in Lent
Scripture reading provided courtesy Vanderbilt Divinity Library.
Nicodemus Coming to Christ
Henry Ossawa Tanner [Public domain]
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God."
Jesus answered him, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above."
Nicodemus said to him, "How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother's womb and be born?"
Jesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.
What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Do not be astonished that I said to you, 'You must be born from above.' (vv 1–7)
Read the Gospel lesson in full here »
O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy:
Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways,
and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith
to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word,
Jesus Christ your Son;
who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Reprinted from Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Public domain.
Anglicized for Australian use.