Weekly News 31 July 2020

Sunday 2 August:

  • 10am ONLINE SERVICE:Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/480278172
  • Preacher: Gayle Hill.        Psalm 139. “Emotional Healing” – We need to gain an understanding of how God views us, and to live in the light of that.

During the week:

  • Normal activities: The usual Bible Studies and Care Groups will continue to meet online. If you would like to join a group, contact gracemunro8@gmail.com, 0425 707 386.

Care groups:   http://balwynbaptist.org.au/ministries/care-groups/

Prayer and Praise:  

Aged Care

The situation being experienced by some of our own church members highlights the difficulties which are currently being faced in our Aged Care Homes throughout Victoria. Thankfully, the particular homes in which these people live have had little direct impact from Covid-19, but are impacted by the restrictions. And there is always a risk of infection entering a home.

For those residents who are living in Aged Care Homes, the limits on usual activities means that it is harder for them to maintain their physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual health.  We give thanks for those who have faith in God, and ask that their faith will be strengthened through the current circumstances.

We give thanks also for all staff working in Aged Care Homes, and ask that you continue to pray for them as they do all they can to support the residents and their relatives and protect themselves.

The relatives and friends of people living in Aged Care homes find it particularly difficult, being unable to visit as would normally have been the case. If and when the residents die, whether from Covid-19 or for other reasons, they then face the prospect of a funeral where very few can attend, and all of the normal interaction between grieving relatives is restricted.

In addition to those who live in Aged Care homes, many members of our congregation have elderly parents living with them, and they too are at significant risk of contracting Covid-19, so please pray for them.

Our Pastor: Jun Tan, jun.tan.balwynbaptist@gmail.com, 0413 015 709, working Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings and Sunday.