Balwyn Anglican

Sunday 24 May 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.

St Barnabas Day Service & Lunch 

14 June  |  10.00am service & 12noon lunch
All welcome. Please consider volunteering to cook or set-up/pack-up for the lunch.
Sign-up sheets are available on the white board in the Parish Centre.

Winter Pie Drive

Delicious Rolf’s Pies are here again! A major fundraiser - order forms available now.
Pie tasting: Sunday 24 May  |  Orders due: Sunday 7 June (to Doug B. or wardens)
Collect orders: Saturday 13 June @ 11.00am - 12noon from Balwyn Anglican

Bush Church Aid Mission Boxes

BCA Mission Boxes are now due to be returned. Please give them to Joyce C. before the end of May.




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


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


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


‘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 at Ridley College >> 

The International Jonathan Edwards Congress -
Lectures and discussions on history of evangelicalism with historians, theologians and pastors from every continent.

Theme “The Global Edwards”  24 May - 28 August.

Visit for more information.



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 to receive prayer updates via email);
  • Diocese of Northern Luzon, Philippines; 
  • Diocese of Gippsland (Bp Kay Goldsworthy, Clergy & People); 
  • Anglican Cursillo Movement; 
  • St Margaret's Eltham (Libby Delbridge, Clem Taplin); 
  • St Luke’s Frankston 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:

  • Ros D.
  • Jocelyn B.
  • Norma V.
  • Barbara S.


What's on this week at BAC?


Tuesday 26 May

9:30am     Women's Life Group

10:00am   Barnabubs

2:30pm     Life Group

Wednesday 27 May

10:30am   Mid-week Communion Service

7.30pm    Parish Council Meeting

Thursday 28 May

11.00am   Seniors' Service and Luncheon

Sunday 31 May

9.00am   Traditonal 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.”