Balwyn Anglican

5th Sunday in March

Balwyn AnglicanComment

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. 

Events at Belgrave Heights Convention Centre >>

'The Word & The World’ Easter Convention
18-21 April. Day visitors welcome.
Speakers: Dr Steve Brady and Rev Simon Manchester. 
     More info >>
'Men & Work’ Convention
23-24 May. Faith, Leadership, Retirement, Unemployment, Life Balance, Wisdom.
Speakers: Peter Costello, Gary Millar and Dominic Steel.
     More info >>
‘Songs of Praise’
25 May at 2.15pm. An afternoon of praise and worship feat. Ally Dawson with The Lau Trio and Peter & Stephen McLean.
     More info >>

Celebrate Easter Kids Workshop

1 April from 3.45pm to 5.15pm at St Columba's Uniting Church (37 Banool Road, Balwyn). Suitable for Primary school and Kindergarten aged children.
     More info:
     9836 2526 | 9830 2158 |

‘Activate’ Mission Conference >>

2-3 May at Melbourne School of Theology (5 Burwood Highway, Wantirna). Activating God's people toward mission, with speakers Bruce Dipple and Noddy Sharma.
     More info >>

Life Groups >>

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

Barnabubs Playgroup >>

Tuesday mornings in Maling Hall. Contact: Treena B.

Threads & Yarns Craft Group >>

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month at 1pm. Bring a craft project of any kind or just come for a chat. You are welcome to bring lunch. Contact: 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? Contact: Karina or Brian

We lie to God in prayer if we do not rely on Him afterwards.
— Robert Leighton

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

11:15am  Faversham House Service

1:00pm    Threads & Yarns


10:00am   Mother's Union

2:15pm     Fintona Junior School Easter Service


9:00am    Communion Service

10:30am  Contemporary Service

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 Ireland (Abp Richard Lionel Clarke).

The Diocese of The Northern Territory (Administrator, Clergy & People).

Hume Anglican Grammar School (Bill Sweeney, Principal; Peter Waterhouse, Chaplain).

Christ Church Berwick (Wayne Schuller, Hilton Jordan).

National Bishops Conference – Ballarat.

St Paul’s Deans Marsh – pastoral visit (Bp Philip Huggins).

Holy Trinity Balaclava – pastoral visit (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:

Peter B., Raymond L., Heather E.