Balwyn Anglican

3rd 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.


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 this 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.

Messy Church Next Week  |  A Sheep, A Coin, A Son

A fun and exciting family friendly service,
encouraging multi-generational worship and fellowship.

How good are your detective skills? If someone gives you a story or an instruction, can you figure out what they mean? Jesus taught in parables. He moved hearts and changed lives through stories that seem so simple. Join us for family fun and craziness as we explore the power of these three little tales in the timeline of our Big Story!

Film Night

Fancy a good laugh and a bit of drama with Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristen Scott Thomas? Come see a showing of My Old Lady and support our fundraising.

My Old Lady
Friday, 28th November | Palace Balwyn Cinema (231 Whitehorse Road)
Start time approx. 6.30-7pm (exact time TBA by 25th November)
Tickets $18 (less than full price)
Contact: Treena B. or the church office.


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


We're offering great courses in 2015 to assist in exploring your faith, strengthening your relationships, and understanding your purpose. There is even an opportunity to achieve a Certificate level qualification! Check it out now!

Register: contact the church office.


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


Tuesday mornings in Maling Hall. Contact: Treena B.


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 17th Nov

7:30pm   Just Walk Across the Room Course (Week 2)

Tuesday 18th Nov

9:30am   Women's Life Group

10:00am  Barnabubs

2:30pm    Life Group

Wednesday 19th Nov

10:30am  Mid-week Communion Service

Thursday 20th Nov

1:30pm    Special Religious Instruction (Balwyn P.S.)

Sunday 16th Nov

9:00am   Traditional Communion Service

10:30am  Messy Church Family Service

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


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 Lusitanian Church (Portugal) (Bp José Jorge De Pina Cabral).

The Diocese of Bunbury (Bp Allan Ewing, Clergy & People).

Overnewton Anglican Community College (James Laussen, Principal; Kim Cruickshank, Alison Stephens, Chaplains).

St David's Doncaster East (Judith Frost).

Holy Trinity East Melbourne - 150th Anniversary Service (Abp Philip Freier).

St Alban’s West Coburg – visit (Bp Philip Huggins).

St Peter’s Murrumbeena - visit (Bp Paul White).

St John’s Toorak - Messy Church service (Bp Paul White).

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.