Balwyn Anglican

4th Sunday in February

Cameron BrownComment

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 Families’ Room near the front of the church. 

World Day of Prayer

10:30am Friday 7 March at Balwyn Church of Christ. “Streams in the Desert” with Rev. Merrill Kitchen. All welcome.

Life Groups

Meeting again for Tuesday morning Women’s Group at 9:30am (see Judy for details); and Tuesday afternoon group at 2:30pm (see Brian for details). It would be great to see a number of new life groups develop this year. If you would be interested in hosting a group or being involved in a new group please see Brian.


The Tuesday playgroup in the Maling Hall during school term.

Contact Treena for more information and/or to register.

Threads and Yarns Craft Group

Has commenced for 2014, meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1pm. Bring along a current project (craft of any kind) or just come for a chat. You are welcome to bring along a lunch. More information: Lynn S. or Judy W.

Volunteers needed

Can you help with Welcoming/Sidesperson at 9am or 10:30am, Tea/Coffee at 10:30am, or Holy Communion Assisting at 9am?
See Karina or Brian.

The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God, not of the answers.
— Oswald Chambers

Prayer Diary

St Barnabas’ Church:

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

For growth in Life Groups.

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

Wider Church:

For our link missionaries Ken & Ally Thompson in Cambodia, & for the Little family as they minister in Papua New Guinea; (To receive prayer updates email Karina. The Thompson’s news is also in the church entrance.) 

The Anglican Church in Central America (Abp Armando Guerra Soria)

The Diocese of Rockhampton (Bp Godfrey Fryar, Clergy & People)

United Faculty of Theology; St Luke's Sydenham (Jeannie Woollard)

St Matthias, Mernda – confirmation and Anniversary service (Bp Barbara Darling)

Parish of Caroline Springs (Bp Philip Huggins visit).


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:

Peter B., Raymond L., Heather E., Margaret S.

Requests for Urgent Prayer

Please call prayer chain
co-ordinator: Margaret A.

Prayer Diary

Please let Alison H., Prayer Diary Coordinator, know of any things relating to the Parish and its ministries or activities that need to be included.

What’s on this Week at BAC?


9:30am    Women’s Life Group

10:00am   Barnabubs

2:30pm    Life Group 


10:30am   Communion Service

7:00pm    Vestry


11:30am   Seniors' Service & Lunch


9:00am    Garden Working Bee


9:00am    Communion


10:30am  Contemporary Service