Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Freed and Provoked

A sermon based on Hebrews 10:11-14, 23-25. As the author of Hebrews
declares, working together we can free ourselves of the fear that
threatens to overwhelm us. We can also provoke each other to greater
acts of love.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Standing with the People of Paris

We at Lansdowne Baptist Church stand with the people of Paris as they grieve their losses. We pray for all who are suffering and afraid in the wake of terrorism worldwide. You are not alone.

We also grieve and pray over what has been done in Beirut, Lebanon.

Additionally, we pray for the safety of all the refugees fleeing the terror in Syria, for whom these horrid acts of terrorism make life so much more difficult far from home.

For the response of our denomination, American Baptist Churches, USA, please see: http://www.abc-usa.org/2015/11/14/prayers-requested-following-attacks/ 

More Than We Think

Sermon based on Matthew 14:13-21. Jesus, in the feeding of the five thousand (plus), shows us there is a better way to live than in fear that there will not be enough for each of us in this world. That fear is currently killing people. Listen for a different way, the way of God's kingdom, and be liberated.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Sermon based on Mark 12:28-34. Jesus shows us how to maintain balance in our lives by following the two greatest commandments: love God and love your neighbor.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Have Mercy On Me

Based on Mark 10:46-52. Bartimaeus shows us it is not right to be quiet and passive when things go wrong for us or others. We are called to be bold, as you'll soon hear.

Finding Peace in Trust

Sermon based on Job 38:1-7: like Job (and unlike his friends) we can find peace by placing our faith in God and God's ways. It beats trying to go it alone or believing what society might have to say about us, especially in difficult times.

Friday, November 6, 2015

A Blessing for Your Day

Go forth in peace, but not in complacency; be strong, but not arrogant; have conviction, but be understanding of the beliefs of others; be eager to love, but not meddlesome; be proud enough not to have contempt for yourselves, but sufficiently humble not to be jealous of your neighbors. Go forth in peace. 

From A Manual of Worship. John E. Skoglund & Nancy E. Hall

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Missionary Guest Speakers Sunday December 6

Lansdowne Baptist Church is pleased to host ABC USA missionaries to Thailand, Chuck K. and Ruth Gilson Fox, in church during 11 a.m. worship on Sunday, December 6th. They will speak of their good works overseas that day. Everyone is invited to come and hear what they have to say about their vital work.

November Work Days at LBC

Saturday, November 7th and 21st there will be two work days at Lansdowne Baptist Church.  The work begins at 9 a.m. and ends around 3 p.m. Any contribution of time and talent you can make will be greatly appreciated.

Exterior work will continue, as it did during the successful October 10th and 24th work days. There will be leaves to remove and railings to sand and paint and other jobs awaiting. Plenty of opportunity for involvement will be available to all who take part in these opportunities.

The previous work day teams accomplished a great deal, cleaning up the grounds, planting new chrysanthemums in the beds, fixing cracks in the sidewalk and securing a stone step tread. It is amazing what the people of God can do when they offer up their gifts in service of the church. Thank you to all who have served in this important work so far and to all those who will come in the days ahead. Your efforts do not go unnoticed. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fall Back November 1st

To see you at Lansdowne Baptist Church on time Sunday, November 1st, remember to set your clocks back one hour. This All Saint's Day we'll be focused on love, and you wouldn't want to miss that. We'll also be sharing communion together. Come worship and break bread with us.

Enjoy the extra hour's sleep. Be blessed.