Balwyn Anglican

2nd Sunday in April - Palm Sunday

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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.

Easter Flowers

Donations towards the cost of the Easter flowers would be very welcome. Please place them in the bowl in the entrance porch.

Bush Church Aid Boxes

These are due now. Please give them to Joyce.

Maundy Thursday >>

17 April at 7.30pm.
This is an opportunity for fellowship - young and older together. Please bring a plat of something with a Middle Eastern flavour to share as we reflect on the events of the first Easter. Put it in your diary and plan to be there.

Baptisms

Easter Day 20 April at 10.30am.
Savithry and Hera T. are to be baptised at the 10.30am service on Easter Day. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for this wonderful day. Plan to be there on 20 April as we celebrate with them!

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 >>

‘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

While they are still talking to Me about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!
— Isaiah 65:24

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?

Wednesday

10:30am  Communion Service

1:00pm    Threads & Yarns

Thursday

7:30pm    Maundy Thursday Gathering

Friday

10:00am   Combined Good Friday Service @ Balwyn Church of Christ

Sunday

9:00am    Traditional Easter Day 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 Diocese of Jerusalem and Middle East (Bp Suheil Dawani).

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

Korowa Anglican Girls' School (Christine Jenkins, Principal; Tim Fox, Chaplain).

St Faith's Burwood (Stephen Pash, Fiona Raike).

Parish of Box Hill – pastoral visit (Bp Barbara Darling).

Church of the Ascension Springvale – confirmation (Bp Paul White).

St Clements Elsternwick (Bp Paul White).

Brimbank Parish – pastoral visit (Bp Philip Huggins).

St Paul’s Fairfield – pastoral visit (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:

Peter B., Raymond L., Heather E.