Balwyn Anglican

2nd Sunday in September

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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.

Financial Appeal 2014 Update

Last week we reported on the special financial appeal as we near the end of our financial year.

Since then a further $550 has been received, bringing the total to $6,920.

With a few weeks still remaining, we are optimistic that the full amount of $10,000 can be raised, allowing our church to fulfill its annual obligations for Mission Giving including our contributions to MAF and CMS, supporting the Thompson and Little families.

Thank you again for your continuing support!

Alison, Lynn, Iain and Cameron
Treasurer and Wardens, on behalf of the Parish Council.

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:

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 >>

Currently in recess.
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

Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
— Saint Teresa of Avila

What's on this week at BAC?

Tuesday 16th Sept

9:30am   Women's Life Group

10:00am  Barnabubs

2:30pm   Life Group

Wednesday 17th Sept

10:30am  Mid-week Communion Service

Sunday 21st Sept

9:00am   Commitment Sunday

10:30am  Commitment Sunday

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 Tanzania (Abp Jacob Erasto Chimeledya).

The Diocese of Brisbane (Abp Phillip Aspinall, Regional Bps Jonathan Holland, Geoff Smith, Alison Taylor, Cameron Venables, Clergy & People).

Evangelism in the Diocese.

Holy Trinity Williamstown (William Beagley).

St Peter’s Box Hill – 125th anniversary (Abp Philip Freier).

St Paul’s Cathedral – Anglicare Australia Conference opening Service (Abp Philip Freier).

St John’s Healesville – visit (Bp Barbara Darling).

St Mark’s Camberwell – confirmation service (Bp Barbara Darling).

St Thomas Werribee – confirmation service (Bp Philip Huggins).

St Paul’s North Caulfield – 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.