Balwyn Anglican

Sunday 29 March 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.

EASTER SERVICES 2015

Palm Sunday - 29 March

Maundy Thursday - 2 April
7.30pm     Combined light Middle Eastern meal & Fellowship
@ Balwyn Church of Christ (cnr Whitehorse Rd & Cherry St)

Good Friday - 3 April
10am        Service @ Balwyn Anglican

Easter Day - 5 April - bring a flower to place on the cross
9am          Traditional Easter Day Service
10.30am   Contemporary Easter Day Service
                 & giant Easter Egg Hunt!

EASTER FLOWER DONATIONS

Donations towards the Easter flowers are most welcome and can be placed in the bowl in the porch. Thank you, Ina A.

WINTER PIE DRIVE

Delicious Rolf’s Pies are coming again on 13 June! More info to come.

SYNOD REPRESENTATIVES

Nominations are invited for the positions of Synod Lay Representative and Synod Alternate Lay Representative. Nomination forms are available together with the information sheet Melbourne Synod: A brief guide for prospective members. Nominations close Sunday 26 April 2015. If an election is required this will be held between the 9am and 10.30am services on Sunday 3 May 2015. Please hand nomination forms to Reverand Richard Temby on or before 26 April 2015.

COURSES @ BALWYN ANGLICAN >>

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!

Register: Contact the church office.

LIFE GROUPS >>

For information on groups:
Tuesday @ 9.30am Women’s Group (Contact: Judy W.)
Tuesday @ 2.30pm (Contact: Brian W.)

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

BARNABUBS PLAYGROUP >>

Tuesday mornings @ 10.00am - 11.30am in Maling Hall.
(Contact: Treena B.)

COMING UP @ BELGRAVE HEIGHTS >>

‘Love & Grace’ Easter Convention  |  3-6 April
    Speakers: Ian Coffey and Murray Capill.
    Concert 4.30pm Sunday.
    Day visitors welcome.

‘Follow That Man’ Convention  |  22-23 May
    Speakers: Al Stewart, Leon Stead and Andrew Scipione.

‘Songs of Praise’  |  24 May @ 2.15pm
    Featuring: The Couriers, Esther & Caleb and Zimrah.

 

What's on this week at BAC?

Monday 30 Mar

7.00pm   Alpha (week 8)

Tuesday 31 Mar

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

10:00am   Barnabubs (in recess)

2:30pm     Life Group (in recess)

Wednesday 1 Apr

10:30am   Mid-week Communion Service

11:15am    Faversham House Service

Thursday 2 Apr

10:30am   Mother's Union

7:30pm    Maundy Thursday @ Balwyn Church of Christ

Friday 3 Apr

10:00am  Good Friday Service

Sunday 5 Apr

9:00am    Traditional Easter Day Service

10:30am   Contemporary Easter Day Service & Giant Easter Egg Hunt!


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 is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God.
— Oswald Chambers

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).
  • Diocese of Jerusalem (Abp Suheil Dawani).
  • The Diocese of North Queensland (Bp Bill Ray, Asst Bp Saibo Mabo, Clergy & People).
  • Archdeaconry of Stonnington and Glen Eira; Holy Trinity Balaclava & Elwood (Geoffrey Cheong).
  • Commissioning of the Revd Tim Gibson as Priest-in-Charge of St Cuthbert’s Grovedale with St Wilfrid’s Mount Duneed (Bp Philip Huggins).
  • St James Thornbury - visit (Bp Philip Huggins).
  • St Georges Red Hill – 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:

  • Ros D.
  • Jocelyn B.