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Weekly Wrap-up | 17 July 2016

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'Love in action' is the theme of our lessons in Term 3. Always, Jesus's actions showed his love for us. He gave us directions to follow when he said, "My commandment is this, love one another" - John 15:12.

What do we need to do to obey this commandment? With all the distractions of life, we need to make time for Jesus and learn from him as illustrated in the Mary and Martha story. We need to follow the example of caring and loving our neighbour as told in the story of the Good Samaritan. During this lesson, we will write to our sponsored children in Vietnam and Sri Lanka, letting them know we care and pray for them.

Prayer needs to be an important part of our day. This term, the children will learn the different types of prayer (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication). We will also look at the meaning of the prayer Jesus taught his disciples - The Lord's Prayer.

True happiness is God's blessing for us, as the Beatitudes show. They help us to understand that when we show love in action, happiness is truly ours. 

Our Combined Family Service will be on 31 July at 10am. During this service, the children will be involved in welcoming, prayer, and bible reading. This will be a good opportunity to show one another our love in action.

Weekly Wrap-up | 10 April 2106

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"All of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble" 
- 1 Peter 3:8

The lessons for term 2 will follow Peter's message of love and concern for others.

One way of showing our love and concern is through sponsorship. Did you know that Balwyn Anglican sponsors 2 children? It is hoped that the Sunday School children will become involved with this worthy cause by writing to, and supporting, Thi Hong Dinh from Vietnam and Keerthika Sinnarasa from Sri Lanka.

There will be a combined Anzac Day service on 24th April. This is a time to reflect and show our respect for the sacrifice of others.

We remember the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost on 15th May and the children will celebrate the "birth of the church" in a special way.

Another combined service will be held on 29th May.

With the help of the Holy Spirit, the disciples changed people's lives. Lessons in June will focus on three (a lame man, an Ethiopian, and Lydia).

St Barnabas Day combined service - confirmation (with Bishop Genieve) and lunch on 12th June will be a great time of thanksgiving, fellowship and celebration.