Open invitation to all to attend service & following luncheon.
The ordination will take place at Christ Church Swan Hill, corner of Splatt and McCallum streets.
We hold them in our prayer as they prepare for this new phase of their ministry. We give thanks for their faith and gifts and the gentle and unique people they are. We pray for their families and loved ones, and safe travelling for all who will be attending the great occasion. Their retreat begins Thursday evening.
Another early and very chilly morning. 3 of the Clergy in the town said the prayers. We prayed for peace.
Geoff Bradbury preached a great sermon on how all the people in the gospels ‘just didn’t get it’ when Jesus was crucified. Only on that first Easter Morning, when the disciples discovered the empty tomb and the folded grave cloths did they finally start to make sense of it all. After the sermon we shared communion and sang the last rousing hymn.
Then we processed in to the music of Murray’s clarinet singing ‘We have a King who rides a Donkey”.
Robyn and Ed live at Balranald but their ministry extends over a wide area and Robyn will be working a couple of days a week at Swan Hill, and become part of Swan Hill Parish after her ordination to Priesthood on 3rd of May.
To complete the festivities, Rev’d Denis had researched Palm Sunday, and found that there is an Old English custom of celebrating the day with a ‘Figgy Pudding’ cake.
Not only that, he had discovered a recipe for the aforementioned cake, and he had it cooked and ready to be served as our refreshment after the service. The photo is borrowed from the internet where you can read more information. http://kdrunlimited1.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/a-very-blessed-palm-sunday-to-you.html and even find a recipe – http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/recipes/view.cfm?id=43