Balwyn Anglican

Sunday 12 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.

ANZAC COMMEMORATION SERVICE
NEXT WEEK
SUNDAY 19 APRIL @ 10.00AM

We will commemorate ANZAC Day 2015 - the 100th Anniversary - with a combined service at 10am on Sunday 19 April. Members of the Camberwell Grammar School Cadets and Balwyn Church of Christ congregation will join us. It would be a great help if people could bring a plate to share for morning tea after the service.

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 >>

‘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?

Tuesday 14 Apr

9:30am     Women's Life Group

10:00am   Barnabubs

2:30pm     Life Group

Wednesday 15 Apr

10:30am   Mid-week Communion Service

Sunday 19 Apr

10:00am    ANZAC Commemoration 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 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 Nandyal, South India (Bp Eggoni Pushpalalith).
  • Religious Orders serving within the Anglican Church of Australia.
  • Anglican Criminal Justice Ministry Chaplaincy (Robert Ferguson, Senior Chaplain) & Chaplains.
  • St Paul's Boronia (Kenneth Holt).
  • Diocese of The Murray - visit (Abp Philip Freier).
  • Christ Church Geelong (Bp Philip Huggins).
  • Upper Yarra Anglican Parish - 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.