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Blessing of the Backpacks

School commences for children in week of 26 January. All are welcome to the 9am service on 26 January for Blessing of the Backpacks. All children and their backpacks welcome.

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Dean of Darwin – Ministry Opportunity

The Parish of Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin, in the Anglican Diocese of the Northern Territory is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Dean, following the Very Rev’d Dr Keith Joseph’s election of Bishop of North Queensland. The cathedral parish is a welcoming community that embraces the diversity of Darwin. We celebrate our Anglo-Catholic tradition, welcoming everyone to worship with us as part of the body of Christ, and are deeply committed to developing and growing our ministry. Further information is available on request. Please direct requests for information and expressions of interest to the Dean’s Warden care of the Parish Office. cathedral@internode.on.net Christ Church Cathedral, GPO Box 181, Darwin 0801 2-4 Smith Street, Darwin 0800 08 8981 9099 Christ Church Parish Profile

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Christmas Eve Service for Children

All are welcome to attend the Christmas Eve Service at Christ Church Cathedral at 5.30 pm. Enjoy the activities and simple re-telling of the Christmas story with songs and activities.

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Anglicare Sunday

[caption id="attachment_3005" align="alignleft" width="250"] Terry Cleary and Julie Toomey - Anglicare staff[/caption] Anglicare Sunday recognises the extensive work of Anglicare NT. Anglicare is the social justice and welfare organisation of the Anglican church. It offers a wide range of services in the areas of early childhood, children, youth and families, support for older people, disability support, housing and homelessness, counselling, financial inclusion and mental health. David Pugh CEO of Anglicare NT comments that - "responding to community needs through 'loving service' requires persistence. One of the readings for October, Luke 18, tells the story of the persistent widow who repeatedly asked her local judge for assistance. The work we're involved in requires persistence. Social issues and needs in our communities are complex and I'm proud to say that Anglicare NT pursues a full life and social justice for all, with not only persistence but with every ounce of intelligence, kindness and professionalism at our disposal." Support can be given through prayer for the work of Anglicare, the staff, the people and communities being served.  More information can be found at the Anglicare website https://www.anglicare-nt.org.au   Purchasing Christmas cards is another way to support Anglicare https://www.anglicare-nt.org.au/cards/

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Service for Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem

The annual church service for The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem was celebrated this Sunday. The service was conducted by Bishop Greg Anderson whose pew sheet reflection is as follows; "The apostle Paul in his letters to the Christians in Rome and Galatia makes it clear that God accepts us not because of our good works but because of the saving work of Jesus Christ. On our own, we simply cannot earn our way into God's 'good books'. But Paul also writes about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives as a consequence of Christ's rescue.
The Spirit empowers us to want to do good, as well as to be able to do good. In Romans, Paul writes about doing good to all people, and about living in peace with others. In Galatians, Paul writes about the fruit of the Spirit in our lives - love, joy, kindness, goodness, gentleness and more. The medieval hospitaller Orders, which are the ancestors of the Order of St John (and similar Orders), understood the importance of demonstrating Christian love. In the context of the tensions around the Crusader period in the Levant, when the name of Christ was stained with the bloody action of European militia, the Orders provided care for Muslims and Christians alike. The ongoing work of St John in the Northern Territory in the same way points to the Spirit-empowered life that embodies and expresses God's love for the whole world."