Balwyn Anglican

2nd Sunday in November

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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.

Electoral Roll
Please check your entry on the electoral roll in the Parish Centre. Nomination forms for the electoral roll are also available. Please complete and return by Sunday 16th November if you believe you should be included.

Nominations of Candidates for Office
Nominations are required to fill the positions of Churchwarden (2 positions), Parish Incumbency Committee (2 positions), and members of the Parish Council (previously known as Vestry - 6 positions). Nomination forms are available in the Parish Centre and should be completed and returned by Sunday 23rd November.

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.

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?

Monday 10th Nov

7:30pm   Just Walk Across the Room Course (Week 1)

Tuesday 11th Nov

9:30am   Women's Life Group

10:00am  Barnabubs

10:30am  Ladies Guild

2:30pm    Life Group

Wednesday 12th Nov

10:30am  Mid-week Communion Service

Sunday 16th 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.


The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
— James 5:16

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)

Bermuda (Extra-Provincial to Canterbury) (Bp Nicholas Dill).

The Anglican Church of Australia (The Primate Abp Philip Freier, The General Secretary Martin Drevikovsky, The General Synod & the Standing Committee).

Mentone Girls' Grammar School (Fran Reddan, Principal; Philippa Lohmeyer-Collins, Chaplain).

Parish of Croydon Hills & Wonga Park (Leroy Coote).

St James’ Old Cathedral for 175th Anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone & 100th Anniversary of rebuild on Batman Street (Abp Philip Freier).

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.