Balwyn Anglican

3rd 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 - Thank You

Our thanks to each and everyone who has found it possible to respond to our recent request and contributed to the financial appeal 2014 in such an amazing way.

We are pleased to be able to report that, in a little over six weeks, our congregation has so far contributed a total of $10,340 meaning that the support given by our parish to CMS (supporting the Thompson family) and MAF (supporting the Little family) can continue.

It has also been possible to make some smaller financial contributions on behalf of the parish to Bush Church Aid, Anglicare Victoria and Anglican Overseas Aid as in previous years, fulfilling our Mission Giving obligations.

Many thanks again,

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

Courses @ Balwyn Anglican

See Through the Scriptures

11 & 25 October @ 9.30am - 1pm
(Coffee & Morning Tea provided)

Grasping the big story of the Bible. A two day course providing an overview of the Bible and God’s story as it unfolds in History. Includes a take home manual and Bible timeline.

Just Walk Across the Room

Monday evenings
10 November - 1 December @ 7.30pm - 9pm
(4 weeks)

Do you struggle or lack confidence in sharing your faith? Are there people you pray for and so desire to come to know the Lord Jesus? This may be the course for you.

Register: in the Parish Centre or contact the church office.

2015 Australian Anglican Church Calendar

Available to order now. Only $15 each.
Contact Karina in the office to order your copies.

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 23rd Sept

9:30am   Women's Life Group (in recess)

10:00am  Barnabubs (in recess)

2:30pm   Life Group (in recess)

Wednesday 24th Sept

10:30am  Mid-week Communion Service

11:30am   Pastoral Care Group

Thursday 25th Sept

11:30am   Seniors Service & Luncheon

Sunday 28th Sept

9:00am   Traditional 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 Church of the Province of Uganda (Abp Stanley Ntagali).

Ministry with the Torres Strait Islander people of Australia (Bp Saibo Mabo, Torres Strait Clergy & People).

Lay Ministry.

Parish of Holy Trinity, Bacchus Marsh w. Christ Church, Myrniong and St George's Balliang (Darrell Couch, Helen Dwyer).

St Stephen & St Mary Mt Waverley – visit (Bp Barbara Darling).

Ferntree Gully & Rowville – confirmation service (Bp Barbara Darling).

Holy Trinity Bacchus Marsh – confirmation service (Bp Philip Huggins).

St Michael’s and St Lukes Dandenong – 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.