Balwyn Anglican

Sunday 8 February 2015

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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.


We're offering great courses in 2015 to assist in exploring your faith, strengthening your relationships, and understanding your purpose. There is even an opportunity to achieve a Certificate level qualification! Check it out now!


The Alpha Course
Mondays 9 February - 29 March 2015
7pm - 9:30pm

Register: Contact the church office.

A Mission Message from Miriam

    As many of you know, myself and a good friend are preparing to spend three months in Turkey between April and July. I feel like my own growing interest in the Middle East, and Turkey in particular, is being matched with a lot of open doors and a sense of calling by God to go. We are still finalising logistics but it looks like I will be studying with and getting to know Turkish university students; as well as studying Turkish language.

    I’d like to invite you to partner with me both in prayer and financially. Prayer is absolutely crucial to a trip like this, and to exploring in God's vision and love for Turkey. Finances are essential to this trip happening at all, so we are having a fundraiser:

Turkish Trivia Night and Dinner
Saturday 28 February 2015 @ St Mark's Camberwell
6.15pm Dinner $30pp (includes Trivia)
7.00pm Trivia only $10pp

To RSVP, receive prayer letter or support financially contact Miriam.


Jesus said to them
“Do You Know What I Have Done To You?”

Friday 6 March 2015 @ 10.30am
Balwyn Anglican Church
Speaker: Rev Dr Garry Deverell, Chaplain Ormond College


For information on groups:
Tuesday @ 9.30am Women’s Group (Contact: Judy W.)
Tuesday @ 2.30pm recommencing this week 10 Feb 2015 (Contact: Brian W.)

Interested in hosting or being involved in a new group? Contact: Brian


Tuesday mornings @ 10.00am - 11.30am in Maling Hall.
     recommencing this week 10 February 2015
Contact: Treena B.

What's on this week at BAC?

Monday 9 Feb

7:00pm     Alpha (week 1)

Tuesday 10 Feb

9:30am    Women's Life Group

10:00am   Barnabubs

2:30pm     Life Group

Wednesday 11 Feb

10:30am   Mid-week Holy Communion Service

Sunday 15 Feb

9:00am    Traditional Communion Service

10:30am   Contemporary Service

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.

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


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).
  • Diocese of Mandalay (Bp David Nyi Nyi Naing).
  • Diocese of Bendigo (Bp Andrew Curnow, Clergy & People).
  • Archdeaconry of Geelong (Neil Hicks).
  • St George the Martyr Queenscliff (Peter Martin).

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:

  • Ros D.
  • Jocelyn B.
  • Marcel P.