Balwyn Anglican

Sunday 26 April 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.

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.

WINTER PIE DRIVE

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

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 >>

‘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.

BUSH CHURCH AID (BCA)
ANNUAL MEETING & DINNER

Friday 1 May @ 6.15pm  |  All Saints Greensborough  |  $30pp
‘Indigenous Evangelists: past and present’
Speakers: Revd John Harris, Revd Neville Naden
(drinks/nibbles, Annual Meeting, spit roast dinner)
RSVP: Friday 24 April
03 9457 7556
victoria@bushchurchaid.com.au

What's on this week at BAC?

Tuesday 28 Apr

9:30am     Women's Life Group

10:00am   Barnabubs

2:30pm     Life Group

Wednesday 29 Apr

10:30am   Mid-week Communion Servic

Sunday 3 May

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.

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 Brian and Judy in their travels.
  • For Miriam in her mission work.
  • 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 New Jersey (Bp William Stokes).
  • Ministry with the Torres Strait Islander people of Australia (Bp Saibo Mabo, Torres Strait Clergy & People).
  • St Paul's Anglican Church Canterbury (Susanne Chambers, Kate Lord).
  • St Andrew’s Brighton - visit (Abp Philip Freier).
  • St Matthew’s East Geelong (Bp Philip Huggins).
  • St Mary's Caulfield - baptism and confirmations (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.
  • Norma V.