Balwyn Anglican

4th Sunday in August

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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.

Operation Christmas Child

Boxes now available at Balwyn Anglican.
Return boxes by mid-October.

Contact: Janet K.

A unique project of Samaritan’s Purse bringing God’s hope and joy to children in desperate situations. Children who receive Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes may have never received a gift before. When they realise the gift-filled shoe boxes are for them, they are delighted and their faces show their excitement!

More info: www.operationchristmaschild.org.au

Divine Makeover | Women's Convention

Saturday 13th September 2014
8:30am - 4:30pm
@ Belgrave Heights Convention Centre

For more information and to register, please visit: www.bhc.org.au

Life Groups >>

For information on 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 have been driven... to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.
— Abraham Lincoln

What's on this week at BAC?

Tuesday 26th Aug

9:30am   Women's Life Group

10:00am  Barnabubs

2:30pm   Life Group (in recess this week)

Wednesday 27th Aug

10:30am  Mid-week Communion Service

11:30am   Pastoral Care Group

7:30pm    Parish Council

Thursday 28th Aug

11:30am    Seniors Service & Luncheon

1:30pm     School Religion Instruction

Sunday 31st Aug

9:00am   Communion Service

10:30am  Service of Prayer & Praise


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.


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 Southern Africa (Abp Thabo Makgoba).

The Diocese of North Queensland (Bp Bill Ray, Asst Bp Saibo Mabo, Clergy & People).

Diocesan Finance (Glenn D'Souza, Manager); Christ Church St Kilda (Turi Hollis).

Holy Name Vermont South – visit (Abp Philip Freier).

Christening of the Bells and Patronal Festival Evensong for St Bartholomew's Richmond (Abp Philip Freier).

St Alfred’s Blackburn North - confirmation & reception services (Bp Barbara Darling).

Christ Church Berwick – confirmation service (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:

Raymond L., Ros D., Jocelyn B., Marcel P.