Balwyn Anglican

4th Sunday in October

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WELCOME to Balwyn Anglican today, especially if you are visiting for the first time. Please stay for Morning Tea after the service. Children are welcome at Balwyn Anglican, there is a children’s program in the 10.30am Service & toys are available in the Family Room near the front of the church.

Parish Annual General Meeting

The Parish AGM will be held Sunday 30th November commencing at 11.15am.

There will be one service only that day, with 9am and 10.30am congregations joining together for a 9.30am service.

Please put this date in your diary and ensure you come along to hear a report on activities of the past year and of plans for the ensuing 12 months.

AGM Reports
Please have your reports to Karina in the office ASAP.

In Memorium

The flowers today are in loving memory of Ewen Cameron and are given by his wife Dorothy.

Courses @ Balwyn Anglican >>

Just Walk Across the Room

Monday evenings
10 November - 1 December @ 7.30pm - 9pm
(4 weeks)

Do you struggle or lack confidence in sharing your faith? Are there people you pray for and so desire to come to know the Lord Jesus? This may be the course for you.

Register: in the Parish Centre or contact the church office.

2015 Australian Anglican Church Calendar

Available to order now. Only $15 each.
Order: Contact Karina in the office by Sunday, 23rd November.

BCA Mission Boxes

Please return all boxes to Joyce C. by the end of October.

Greeting Cards

We are offering you the opportunity to buy greeting cards and stationery from Phoenix Trading, helping us meet our fundraising target in the new financial year. The church will earn 30% commission on every pack of greeting cards and stationery sold. There are five packs to choose from with prices ranging from $12 to $35. Flyers available in the parish centre. Orders with payment in full need to be returned by Sunday 9th November 2014. For more information see the display or chat with Simone.

Life Groups >>

For information on groups:
Tuesday morning Women’s Group
     9.30am - Contact: Judy W.
Tuesday afternoon group
     2.30pm - Contact: Brian W.
Interested in hosting or being involved in a new group? Contact: Brian

Barnabubs Playgroup >>

Tuesday mornings in Maling Hall. Contact: Treena B.

Volunteers needed

Can you help with Welcoming/Sidesperson at 9am or 10.30am, Tea/Coffee at 10.30am, or Holy Communion Assisting at 9am? Contact: Karina or Brian

What's on this week at BAC?

Tuesday 28th Oct

9:30am   Women's Life Group

10:00am  Barnabubs

2:30pm   Life Group

Wednesday 29th Oct

10:30am  Mid-week Communion Service

Saturday 1st Nov

9:00am   Garden Working Bee

Sunday 2nd Nov

9:00am   Traditional Communion Service

10:30am  Contemporary Service with Communion


Requests for Urgent Prayer

Please call prayer chain
co-ordinator: Margaret A.

Prayer Diary

Please let the church office know of anything relating to the Parish and its ministries or activities that need to be included.


Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Prayer Diary

Balwyn Anglican Church:

For deep & growing relationships as God’s people here in Balwyn.

For growth in Life Groups.

For ministry plans & opportunities, traditional & contemporary services, children and families’ ministries & other outreach activities.

Wider Church:

For our link missionaries Ken & Ally Thompson in Cambodia, & for the Little family as they minister in Papua New Guinea; (Please contact Karina to receive prayer updates via email)

The Church of Ceylon (Bp Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey Kurunagala and Bp Greg Shantha Kumar Francis).

The Diocese of North West Australia (Bp Gary Nelson, Clergy & People).

St Catharine's Caulfield South (Adam Cetrangolo, Heather Cetrangolo, Rowan Fairbairn).

St Mark’s Camberwell – Farewell Eucharist to Bp Barbara Darling.

All Saints' Footscray – confirmation service (Bp Philip Huggins).

Australia and World:

For wisdom and compassion in social issues affecting our
national life: asylum seekers, marriage, freedom of speech, community violence. 

For those who suffer and grieve. 

For the global church: integrity, godliness & upholding of biblical truth & the gospel.

For those in Egypt and Syria, for a peaceful resolution to the political unrest and for protection for the church facing persecution. 

Sick or Special Needs:

Raymond L., Ros D., Jocelyn B., Marcel P.