Last Sunday was Palm Sunday which included our Ecumenical Walk so a sermon was not offered.

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Holy Week worship
Worship during Holy Week will continue the theme of listening, bringing together the themes of Lent and taking us into an experience of listening to and engaging with the central stories of our faith: Maundy Thursday – 29th March, 7:00pm, Good Friday – 30th March, 9:30am, Easter Day – 1st April, Dawn Service, 6:30am, Breakfast, 7:30am, Holy Communion, 9:30am.

Good Friday Hot Cross Buns lunch
Between the solemnity of Good Friday, 30th March, and the lead up to our celebrations on Easter Day our community gathers for a magnificent feast of Hot Cross Buns and an amazing variety of soups. Arrive any time from midday.

KOGO presentation
Save the date, Saturday 7th April and join the Olive Pesto (craft group) for morning tea at 10am for the presentation of the amazing rugs made last year to Andrea from KOGO.   Celebrate the story and be inspired. Contact Ann Soo for details, 0422 842 244.

Visiting preacher
We will welcome Matt Julius, a theology student from CTM as our preacher on 8th April while Ian is on leave.

Mary Magdalene
The Discipleship & Education committee are hosting a group booking to see the movie Mary Magdalene on Friday 13th April. Please contact Jenne Perlstein, 0414 650 727, or Meg Orton, 0427 052 790, to book your ticket – $11.

BUC Camp
The BUC camp is on again for 2018! This year we are together 27th to 29th April, and looking at “Bearing Fruit“. Once again, we are going to beautiful Adekate Lodge, only 90 minutes drive from church. Bushwalks, archery, dinner & show, worship, time to stop and chat – we have it all, and more.  The booking website is up and running

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The April Olive Branch will be published after Easter, a little later than the regular schedule.

Congregation BBQ lunch and Working Bee
On Sunday 22nd April the Community Team will host a BBQ and the Property Committee will hold our first Working Bee for the year.  Jobs include:  rubbish removal, gardening, clean out the shed, general cleaning, emptying compost bins, maintenance.  Bring whatever tools you think will be useful.  Contact Ray Cameron, 0407 883 654, to register your interest in being part of the fun.

Wider Church News

Position available
Applicants are welcome for the Port Philip West Presbytery Administrator/Secretary position. Please note this is a re-advertised position.

ANZAC Day Service
Everyone is welcome to attend the Prayers for Peace ANZAC Day service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 11am on 25th April. The preacher will be Fr Claude Mostowick MSC, Chairperson of Pax Christi.

Community News

A Dialogue on Death
A Dialogue on Death, Atheism and Christianity will be held at the ACU Melbourne Campus in Fitzroy on Tuesday 3rd April.

Accommodation needed
Can you help with offering some shared or self-contained accommodation?  
A.A is a 40 year old Ethiopian man and former refugee who arrived in Australia 12 months ago to live permanently. He is having difficulty finding suitable accommodation. He would like shared or self-contained (e.g a Bungalow or Granny Flat) accommodation with respectful and friendly people of any age. Opportunities to practice English and learn more about Australian culture would also be appreciated. If you think you can assist, please contact Leesl Wegner on 0423 265 538 or

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Church Council
Carlynne – MoW candidate
Olive Way program
Pastoral Care Committee
Justice & Mission Committee
Sunday Morning Program
Roster participants
Non-Violent Direct Action
FUNdraising Committee
Presbytery of Port Philip West
Creatures of the land