17 East LaCrosse Avenue,
Lansdowne, PA 19050, Office Phone-610-626-0637,
Member of American Baptist Churches, USA (one of the most diverse denominations in the US), and the Philadelphia Baptist Association
Sunday, June 16, 2019, Lansdowne Baptist Church will move to our summer worship hours. Sunday school will be going on summer vacation and the worship service in the sanctuary will begin at 10 a.,m. Looking forward to seeing you at the earlier hour and worshiping before the day gets too warm. See you soon. Consider yourself invited! Happy Father's Day too.
Lansdowne Baptist Church celebrates our Easter service at 11 a.m. in the main sanctuary. Come join in our joy as we worship the risen Savior, Jesus, the Messiah. All are welcome. Wonderful hymns will be sung and the sermon will be based on Mary's discover of the empty tomb and her belief that Jesus is the gardener when she first sees him. Beautiful moment for a beautiful day.
Consider yourself invited to the next three Lenten prayer services, Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. on March 7, 14, and 28. We will be focused on the topic of diversity this season, using author Douglas Avilesbernal's excellent book: Welcoming Community: Diversity That Works. On March 7, we will focus on Responding to Change. On March 14, we will explore Letting Go. Finally, on March 28, we will consider Following Jesus through all the changes embracing diversity entails. It will be an exciting series. We hope to see you there. Services will be held in the Cooper Room and are informal. All are welcome.
On Christmas Eve this year, we at LBC have a special treat for everyone who wishes to celebrate Jesus' birth. At 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 24, we will offer a variation on a service of lessons and carols. We will be singing, reading much-loved scripture passages and responses to those scriptures, hearing a brief meditation from the pastor, and closing with a beautiful, candlelit singing of Silent Night. During this simple service, all who attend will be offered the opportunity to slow down, pause, and remember why we celebrate Christmas. It will be a time of worshipful release from the tension, the expectations, and the anxieties that so often accompany this Christmas season. Together we will experience the joy of Jesus' birth once again. All are invited to join us that evening. Merry Christmas to you all!
On Sunday, December 17th, 2017, at 7:00 in the evening, all people are invited to Lansdowne Baptist Church's annual Christmas Candlelight Service. Follow the story of God's love for humanity across both Testaments of the Bible, a love so strong that nothing we could do would destroy it, from the very beginning through the joyous birth of Jesus, the Messiah, who would show us the way home to God and declare in word and deed how much we are all beloved children of God. Following this beloved story in scripture and carol is a truly unique message during which the light of Christ is shared throughout the church sanctuary, taking a single point of light from the pulpit out throughout the gathered people of God, sharing Jesus' love and message until the sanctuary, once dark, is softly, beautifully lit. By that warm glow, Silent Night is sung to end a beautiful, inspiring, and memorable evening sure to give everyone who attends the real Christmas spirit. Come and join in this profound moment of worship and peace. Come and share our joy.
Given the blizzard conditions of Saturday and Saturday night, January 23rd, all services at Lansdowne Baptist are cancelled for Sunday, January 24th. Please stay safe and warm in this blizzard. We look forward to seeing you and worshiping together again on Sunday, January 31st, in both Sunday School (9:45 a.m.) and church (11:00 a.m.).
While worshiping God individually this Sunday instead of corporately, if you feel the need for a sermon this Sunday to help you worship at home, check out the many sermons that are available for you right here.
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.
This information arrived on October 30, 2014, concerning the needs addressed just for the month of October:
We provided emergency food for: 180 adults
for a total of: 342 people
We gave each a nine meal supply of food (three days), so we provided 3078 meals!!
Now here is the local need in the William Penn school district served by the Interfaith Food Cupboard:
You can see that our number of requests have DOUBLED, while the food and money donations have dwindled
WE NEED lots more food—so if you can help, we would be grateful!!
Here is a description of their efforts and their contact information:
We service families in the William Penn School District (Aldan, Darby Borough, Colwyn, East Lansdowne, Lansdowne and Yeadon). We are here to help with emergency food needs! Call us at 610-622-0800, option 4 for more information.We are located at the First Presbyterian Church in Lansdowne, PA and are open on Monday and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00p.m. This is not a walk in service so please call ahead to register as a client. Please bring proof of residency to register. You will need to provide your own transportation. Unfortunately, we cannot deliver to you.
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On Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 PM, the Lansdowne Baptist Church Search Committee conducted its final piece of business. In a beautiful and moving service, they installed the Rev. Jeff Snyder as the new pastor of the church. It was a joyous occasion ushering in a exciting new stage of the church's journey. Together pastor and congregation look forward to following where God will lead them.
The congregation was pleased to welcome the Reverend Doctor James E. McJunkin, Jr., executive director of the Philadelphia Baptist Association, who provided insight to the congregation and the new pastor during his charge to the pastor.
The pastor thanks Reverend Dr. George Hawthorne, who conducted the words of installation. This was quite meaningful for Rev. Snyder, as George Hawthorne is both a mentor and personal friend.
Afterwards there was plenty of time for fellowship and laughter at the reception, which is a very good way to start to the new pastor's way of thinking.
We are all looking forward to the joys and challenges of following God together in the sojourn ahead. Come and join us on Sunday morning and be a part of our journey. You are most welcome. We would all like to meet you. May God bless you on your journey!
Lansdowne Baptist Church's congregation is happy to announce the installation service for our new pastor, the Reverend Jeffrey B. Snyder. This joyful service will take place on Sunday, May 4, at 3 PM. This is the culmination of a successful search and interim ministry period. We have invited community leaders to celebrate with us, leaders we hope to work with in partnership in the future, along with local ministers and the head of the Philadelphia Baptist Association. We look forward to sharing our joy and journeying together where God will have us go.
March 26th, April 2nd, and April 9th,
on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 7:30 PM, the sanctuary of Lansdowne Baptist Church will be open for
Lenten prayer gatherings led by the pastor. Congregants, visitors, friends and
neighbors are all welcome to attend, as we join together in a time of
introspection, reminding ourselves of all God has done for us through Jesus
Christ, and preparing ourselves for Easter.