Balwyn Anglican

4th 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.

Parish Annual General Meeting

The Parish AGM will be held Sunday 30th November commencing at 11.15am.

There will be one service only that day, with 9am and 10.30am congregations joining together for a 9.30am service.

Please put this date in your diary and ensure you come along to hear a report on activities of the past year and of plans for the ensuing 12 months.

AGM Reports:
Please have your reports to Karina in the office
by Sunday 26th October.

Courses @ Balwyn Anglican

See Through the Scriptures

Saturdays
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.

Ridley Open Day & Evening

Wednesday 15th October 5:30-9pm (with dinner)
Thursday 16th October 8:45am-2pm (with lunch)
RSVP Essential. Info on the noticeboard or website.

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: www.operationchristmaschild.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.

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

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

What's on this week at BAC?

Tuesday 30th Sept

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

10:00am  Barnabubs (in recess)

2:30pm   Life Group (in recess)

Wednesday 1st Oct

10:30am  Mid-week Communion Service

11:15am   Faversham House Service

Thursday 2nd Oct

10:00am   Mother's Union

Saturday 4th Oct

9:00am    Garden Working Bee

Sunday 5th Oct

9:00am   Traditional Communion Service

10:30am  Contemporary Service with Communion


Requests for Urgent Prayer

Please call prayer chain
co-ordinator: Margaret A.

Prayer Diary

Please let the church office know of anything 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 Episcopal Church (US) (Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori).

The Diocese of Rockhampton (Bp Godfrey Fryar, Clergy & People).

Ministries to Youth.

Bellarine Gateway Parish (Phillip Jacobson).

St Stephen’s Bayswater – visit (Bp Barbara Darling).

St Peter’s Bundoora – confirmation service (Bp Barbara Darling).

St Johns Malvern East – visit (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.