Weekly News 26 March 2021

Sunday 28 March:

10am SERVICE:  At the church, or Click https://zoom.us/j/5172232020  

Preacher Geoff Ryall   John 13:1-20 “BE THE ONE TO BREAK THE MOULD”  

Jesus broke the accepted mould, doing things very differently to what were the Jewish expectations of the Messiah. He calls us also to break the mould, so that others can understand what a relationship with him truly looks like.

(If viewing online, please turn your video on at the end of the service so we can greet you)

Church meeting: There will be a very short church meeting after the morning service.

THIS WEEK: Bible Studies, Conversational English continue, with many having a break for school holidays.

COMING UP SOON: 

2 April: Good Friday Service, 9.30 am, a short reflective service.

4 April: Easter service and baptisms (pray for Amy Zhao and Vivien Qiang),

NOTE: Daylight Savings ends, so make sure you adjust your time.

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

CHILDREN, TEENS AND YOUTH: We are very blessed to have quite a number of people under the age of 25 in our church. If all of the under 25s (whose parents come to Balwyn Baptist) came to the church on the same day, you would be surprised how many they are. As it is, the teens and youth come, but they find there are few others of the same age there that day, and that is very discouraging. It is also discouraging for the leaders of Kids4God, Tweens4God and Youth Group.

Can you please make this a high priority as you pray for our church.  At the Deacons’ meeting on Wednesday we started to talk about this, and we would love to know God’s leading in this area.

We will have a special youth service on 11 April. Please let your families know.

FINANCES: Our offering levels were up $306 against budget for this financial year, also we received special gifts for the oven ($7,040) and $15,000 from Marj Higgins estate.

Expenditure was lower than budget expectations, however we expect to have pay around $13,000 for maintenance soon.

We are expecting that rentals will continue to be lower than anticipated in our budget, and JobKeeper payment conclude in March.

In the year to day from July 2020, we have a surplus of $15,000, for which we are thankful. God is good, and people are generous. Overall, our bank balances are very positive.