Thursday, January 31, 2019

Rejoice: the Lord Is Your Strength



Sermon for January 27, 2019, based on Nehemiah 8:1-3, 8-10. Exploring what may be done against the odds when we work together, placing our faith in God and working with each other. There is a direct application presented for our church, and the same may be applied to all churches and communities everywhere. Come and watch!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Matthew Week 19



Tonight we begin with Matthew 26:6-16, in which a woman anoints Jesus with oil, creating a stir among the disciples. It's a real teachable moment. Much more to follow Join us.. Peace, Rev. Jeff Snyder


Subscribe to the J.S. Brooks YouTube channel, click on the bell, and you'll receive updates as to the next live stream experience. Go to: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJBSnyder



Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes Resumes Tonight: January 29, 2019

Join us tonight at 8 p.m. and we continue our live stream Bible study of the book of Matthew. We are coming close to Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem and the events of his capture, crucifixion and resurrection. We are quickly approaching a pivotal moment in human history, changing everything that would come afterwards. Join us. Subscribe to the J.S. Brooks YouTube channel, click on the bell, and you'll receive updates as to the next live stream experience. Go to: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJBSnyder

I look forward to seeing you there. Rev. Jeff Snyder

Friday, January 25, 2019

Enjoy the Day; Join Us Sunday!


We here at Lansdowne Baptist Church wish you all a blessed and beautiful Friday. Join us Sunday morning and discover exactly how it can be that our joy stems from God. See you then! 

Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 27, 2019

We look forward to seeing as many members as possible on Sunday, January 27, 2019, for our annual meeting. We will be going over the business of the church, discussing finances, electing officers and visioning the future of our church family together. Join us for food, fellowship, important conversation, and voting.

This event will take place in the Cooper Room immediately after the worship service. It will begin at 12:00 noon. There will be a light meal to accompany the annual report. 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sunday Sermon 1-27-19: Rejoice


Join us Sunday morning at 11 a.m. to discover exactly how the joy in the Lord is our strength, as Nehemiah tells us (Nehemiah 8:1-3, 8-10). See what that means for 21st century Christians and how it applies to our lives. All are welcome! 

Making Connections: Sermon for Sunday, January 20, 2019



Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 12:1-6: in which Paul advises the congregation not to divide over issues of status based on God-given gifts. He reminds them that these are gifts from the Creator and not rewards bestowed for merit, therefore, no smugness and judging of others should ensue. Such gifts are given to strengthen the whole community. An excellent message for the church today. Come and watch.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Join Us This Morning: January 20, 2019


It's soggy and chill outside. But it is warm and dry here at Lansdowne Baptist Church. Worship service begins in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. Our sermon today is based on 1 Corinthians 12:1-6 and titled Making Connections. Come and join us! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Matthew Week 18



We move on in Matthew Chapter 25 and the parable of the talents, for starters. We are coming close to Jerusalem now with Jesus and the story intensifies greatly. Join us.. Peace, Rev. Jeff Snyder

Every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. (with exceptions for the pastor's vacation and power failures), we have a live stream Bible study. You are invited to subscribe on YouTube (it's free) and join: If you'd like a little more information on becoming a subscriber, see the following. To learn how to join us on the Beyond Loaves and Fishes live stream event each Tuesday night, take a look at the following blog post and follow the simple steps: https://lansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com/2018/05/beyond-loaves-fishes-livestream-bible.html

Fear No Trouble



In Isaiah, the prophet counsels his people not to be afraid in the face of their exile in Babylon. They are feeling isolated, powerless, and without any redeemer. Isaiah tells them God loves them, God will redeem them, and God will always love God's children. There is great reason to put away fear. But how could that be done? How might it be done today. Come and watch. See the good news.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Worship With Us Today, January 13, 2019

Our first snow of 2019 is on the ground. But, thanks to our intrepid congregants, the sidewalk is clear. The main roads are wet, but clear. East LaCrosse Avenue outside the church has a little snow on it but is passable if you are careful. Unfortunately the small parking lot did not get plowed, but there is plenty of street parking, and if you are adventurous, the parking lot is passable.

Look forward to worshiping with you this morning in our warm, cozy sanctuary. Sherry and I are here along with a couple others. See you soon.

If you don't handle snow well, please do stay home and safe today, however. Have a blessed day everyone. 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Work Day, Taking Down Christmas Decorations

Next Saturday, January 19, 2019, is the day to remove our Christmas decorations from Lansdowne Baptist for another year. Today, January 12, 2019, is one of our monthly work days. Please come and lend a hand with either or both events. They'll be fun. Each event will go fast with many hands making for light labor. Each event begins at 9:30 a.m. and extends until 2 p.m. All are welcome!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Lansdowne Baptist


On Monday, January 21, 2019, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Lansdowne Baptist will present a healthy cooking and eating on a budget program for LBC members, friends, and for our community. All are welcome to attend as we provide smart cooking strategies and samples of some of our favorite budget conscious healthy meals. The program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the office wing's Cooper Room. 

Wishing You a Blessed Friday!


Wishing you all a joyous and blessed Friday. We here at Lansdowne Baptist Church look forward to seeing you here on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sermon for Sunday, January 13, 2019


Grappling with how to handle fear, according to Isaiah. It's ancient wisdom that remains valid today. Come and join us this Sunday for worship. All are welcome!

Here's a little teaser about our Sunday sermon: https://lansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com/2019/01/sermon-for-sunday-january-13-2019.html

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Matthew Week 17




Now we return to the book of Matthew, Chapter 23, verses 23-24. We are picking up with woes and moving on from there. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and is ready to get back into Matthew for the new year. Peace, Rev. Jeff Snyder

Every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. (with exceptions for the pastor's vacation and power failures), we have a live stream Bible study. You are invited to subscribe on YouTube (it's free) and join: If you'd like a little more information on becoming a subscriber, see the following. To learn how to join us on the Beyond Loaves and Fishes live stream event each Tuesday night, take a look at the following blog post and follow the simple steps: https://lansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com/2018/05/beyond-loaves-fishes-livestream-bible.html

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Have You Heard the News



Sermon based on Matthew 2:1-12, the arrival of the magi, who seek to honor Jesus as Israel's new king. Discover what this meant back in the day, and what the magi's behavior means for us today. Come and watch.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Wonderful Christmas Celebrations in 2018

Christmas was a wonderfully festive season at Lansdowne Baptist Church. Fourteen volunteers got together to decorate the church. Our Candlelight and Christmas Eve services were wonderful, uplifting worship experiences. We celebrated Jesus' birth in Scripture, song, and sermon. We enjoyed the Sunday morning and evening services. Being together is always a wonderful experience, as God intends for us all.





Please consider joining us next year. We would be delighted to have you there.

Here's the sermon for the morning of December 23, 2018, if you are interested: https://lansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com/2019/01/mary-rejoices.html

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Sermon for Sunday, January 6, 2019


Join us Sunday, January 6, 2019, to hear the good news from Matthew 2:1-12. We will discuss the magi who came from the East and what that means for our lives today. You might be surprised! All are welcome. 

To see the sermon: https://lansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com/2019/01/have-you-heard-news.html

Enjoy Your Friday!


Getting a little head start on Friday, posting this Thursday evening ... but who's counting?

Come worship with us Sunday mornnig at 11 a.m. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Increasing in Wisdom



This sermon, based on Luke 2:41-52, is the only story of Jesus' youth. We can learn a great deal from Jesus and Mary as they interact. We too can grow in wisdom as we learn from what we have done, just as Jesus does. As Christ followers we should not fear making mistakes, but use them to grow in wisdom and in years, in favor with God and humanity. Come and watch.

Mary Rejoices



Sermon for December 23, 2018, based on Luke 1:39-45. Mary receives a message from an angel of God that she will be the mother of the Messiah, Jesus. Mary embraces the responsibility with great faith and action. She visits her older relative Elizabeth, who as proof that what Mary has been told, is also pregnant as nothing is impossible with God. There is a great deal for us to learn from Mary and her faithful response. Take a look.