Balwyn Anglican

4th Sunday in May

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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.

Winter Pie Drive Fundraiser

Delicious Rolf’s Pies are here again! Order forms available in the church entrance or email Karina.
Orders due: Sunday 8 June
Collect orders: from Saturday 14 June @ Balwyn Anglican

St Barnabas Day Luncheon

Sunday 15 June @ 12noon
Maling Hall, Balwyn Anglican

Come and enjoy this time of fellowship as we share a meal at Balwyn Anglican!
If you are planning to attend, please write your name on the sheet in the Parish Centre or email Karina.
For all the glorious home cooks and heavy lifters out there, we have a second sign-up sheet if you can offer to help with volunteer roles. We look forward to seeing you there!

Commissioning of Ken and Ally Thompson

Sunday 22 June @ 3.30pm
St Mark’s Emerald: 1-3 Church Street, Emerald

Ken and Ally will be returning to Cambodia to continue their work with the Bunong people in July. Join them as they commit to God their mission to see a Cambodia that knows Jesus. The Commissioning service will be followed by a traditional Cambodian meal put on by Ally.

Son of God - new film in cinemas 22 May >>

The first motion picture about Jesus’ life since The Passion of the Christ released 10 years ago. “...the best Jesus movie I have ever seen.” - Pastor Rick Warren
     More info >>

Life 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.

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

I waited patiently for the Lord... and He turned to me and heard my cry.
— Psalm 40:1

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   Mid-week Communion Service

11:30am    Pastoral Care Meeting

7:30pm    Vestry


9:00am    Communion Service

10:30am  Service of Prayer & Praise

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 work of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

The Diocese of Perth (Abp Roger Herft, Asst Bps Kay Goldsworthy, Tom Wilmot, Clergy & People).

Society of the Sacred Mission.

St John the Evangelist Flinders (Jennifer Furphy, Christine Barren).

St John’s Malvern – celebrations with Tamil Christian Congregation of Victoria (Abp Philip Freieir).

Parish of Kilsyth/Montrose – Confirmation (Bp Barbara Darling).

St Eanswythe’s Altona (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:

Raymond L., Leonie C.