Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Currently Seeking Part-time Organist

Church Organist Job Announcement

Lansdowne Baptist Church, of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, is currently seeking a part-time church organist for Sunday worship. This organist would play on the first and last Sundays of the month and would need to be familiar with church hymns. The worship service lasts one hour, from 11 a.m. to noon in the spring, fall, and winter months, and from 10 to 11 a.m. from Father’s Day to Labor Day over the summer. The organist will accompany the hymns, provide prelude, offertory, and postlude music, and will receive the hymn selection for Sundays during the week prior for preparation.

The organ itself is an Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ built in the 1960s. The compensation is $110 per Sunday service.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter including contact information to the following email address:

Currently Seeking an Office Administrator

Lansdowne Baptist Church, of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, is currently seeking a part time office administrator (church secretary). The administrator will be in the church office Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The salary will be commensurate with the individual’s level of experience.

The position requires the applicant to have solid computer skills, familiarity with both Microsoft Office and Power Church Plus, and knowledge of copiers and their features, including the scanner, plus electronic mail. Strong organizational skills, phone presence, and interpersonal skills are required. Additionally, the office administrator needs to be able to handle personal and confidential material with the utmost discretion.

If this sounds like the job for you, please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter including contact information to the following email address:

Monday, June 1, 2015

Abba Father

Based on Romans 8:12-17, this sermon explores how God's abundant love for us frees us from the shackles of societal expectation and intimidation. We are free to be the people God intended, a joyful people. Watch and see.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Wind Fire and Spirit

For Pentecost Sunday, we explore how the Holy Spirit can make a mess of our tidy, neatly ordered worlds. That unfettered Spirit of God can also empower us to do far more than we ever thought possible. Based on Acts 2:1-21.

We're experimenting here with showing the PowerPoint presentation while the sermon plays. Maybe this will work. We'll see.

Have a blessed and Spirit filled day.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Friends Praying and Acting

For Baptist Heritage Sunday, this sermon explores the many ways Baptists have served in the world, and how we go about our business there. We Baptists have long grappled with major social issues, seeking God’s will through the Holy Spirit’s guidance on decisions like the end of slavery in the United States, the integration of freed slaves into society, women’s rights, and civil rights. Today we continue to seek God’s guidance in the challenges facing us. Like Barsabbas and Matthias, the vast majority of us do our work quietly behind the scenes.

Based on Acts 1:15-17, 21-26.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

You Are My Friends --Jesus

What does it mean to be a friend of Jesus? Based on John 15:9-17. Briefly: Jesus told his disciples and us that we are his friends. Jesus has chosen us. Jesus loves us. Jesus cares for us. Jesus calls us to love one another as we are loved. Jesus tells us to hang on to the love Jesus has for us when things get rough.

Friday, May 15, 2015

After Recent Violence, ABC USA Calls for Peace

After the recent violence in our cities involving police and African American men, American Baptist Churches USA released the following article:

This is recommended reading for anyone. Here is the challenge the denomination gives to American Baptists everywhere: 

Therefore, as a sign of our prophetic calling, we call upon all American Baptists,
American Baptist churches, and American Baptist organizations to do the following:
1. To be peacemakers, builders of God’s shalom;
2. To work for the prevention of violence, the peaceful resolution of conflicts and just reconciliation;
3. To advocate for a more responsible media;
4. To challenge ideologies, structures, politics and policies that lead to violence.

Wishing you all peace ... and the desire to work for peace. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

A Good Shepherd with Many Sheep

Based on John 10:11-18, Jesus has many sheep, some not of this fold, that need to be found. This sermon explores Jesus' role as our good shepherd and what we can do as his followers to help others avoid the wolves of the world.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

LBC Annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast

Last year's sign!
Lansdowne Baptist Church is cooking again ... literally! And we have great chefs. We really do. If you are coming out to enjoy the Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, annual Memorial Day Parade or run in the Memorial Day 5K (see for more), you need to stop by Lansdowne Baptist for our annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast. We will be serving up great food from 9:30 AM to Noon on May 25th, so come hungry.

The prices are $5 for children ages 5-12; $7 for ages 13 and up; and $20 for families. It is always a good deal.

The proceeds help support our Aaron Royal Scholarship Fund, awarded annually to deserving high school seniors heading to college from the William Penn School District or among church families. We love to give back to our community, and this is one delicious way you can help.

See you for the breakfast and the festivities.

God bless you, your family, and your friends.

For another example of LBC cooking for others, see:

LBC Part of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, Yard Sale

Members of Lansdowne Baptist Church will be out early on Saturday morning, May 9, 2015, participating in the annual yard sale the borough holds. The yard sale runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. We look forward to seeing you out in front of the church if the weather is nice. We have a wide range of items of possible interest. The proceeds will go to the work of the church.

If yard sales just aren't your passion, drop by on Sunday for our worship service.

Anytime you come by, you'll be most welcome.