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.
Please have your reports to Karina in the office
by Sunday 26th October.
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
10 November - 1 December @ 7.30pm - 9pm
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
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
Tuesday mornings in Maling Hall. Contact: Treena B.
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
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.
Please let the church office know of anything relating to the Parish and its ministries or activities that need to be included.
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.
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.