Balwyn Anglican

2nd 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.

Messy Church Next Week!

Messy Church is on again 10:30am Sunday 18 May. Come join the family fun as we explore another big story in His story. This one has it all: action, adventure, destruction, mercy - you won't want to miss it! Bring a friend & see you there!

Winter Pie Drive Fundraiser

Delicious Rolf’s Pies are here again! Just in time for Melbourne’s winter chill.
Order forms available: Sunday 11 May (see Doug B.)
Orders due: Sunday 8 June
Collect orders: from Saturday 14 June @ Balwyn Anglican

Events at Belgrave Heights Convention Centre >>

'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 >>

Ridley Melbourne Open Day & Evening >>

Evening: 21 May at 5.30pm-9pm (with dinner)
Day: 22 May at 8.45am-2pm (with lunch)
     RSVP Essential - see website:
A great opportunity for potential students to experience a day or evening in the life of Ridley Melbourne, and to explore the possibility of theological education. Flyers available on the church noticeboard, and more information online.
     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

Pray, and let God worry.
— Martin Luther

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

10:30am   Ladies Guild

2:30pm    Life Group


10:30am   Mid-week Communion Service

Sunday (Mother's Day)

9:00am    Communion Service

10:30am  Messy Church - Family 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 Anglican Church of Korea (Abp Paul Kim).

The Diocese of Bathurst (Bp Ian Palmer Clergy & People).

Melbourne Anglican Foundation (Sharon Osborne, EO).

Christ Church Dingley (Wayne Walters, Janice O'Gorman).

St Peter’s Brighton Beach – pastoral visit (Abp Philip Freier).

Church of the Resurrection Main Street Macedon Ranges – Blessing of new Parish vicarage (Abp Philip Freier).

Cursillo at Holy Cross Templestowe (Bp Barbara Darling).

St John’s Epping (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., Heather E.