Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Office Closed Today: March 21, 2018, Due to Weather

Given the snow expected today, the Lansdowne Baptist Church office will be closed. The pastor will be working from home and may be reached there.

Stay safe and warm everyone. The snow is expected to be heavy today, "heart attack snow." Shovel slowly. Give yourself plenty of time. There is no prize for getting done first.

Check on friends and neighbors, particularly the elderly.

Pray the power remains on and all those work crews out there clearing roadways stay safe.

Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lifted Up and Drawing



Sermon based on John 12:20-33, in which Greeks and "the world" come to visit Jesus. His success, the attention his mission is drawing, is see as dangerous to some in power, a threat that will bring down death and destruction for many from Rome. They propose a solution, "lifting Jesus up." Little do they know what this will accomplish. Listen, watch, and see for yourself. Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Rich in Mercy



Sermon based on Ephesians 2:1-10, delivered during the season of Lent, 2018. If you want to know what a Buick Skylark and a Ford Pinto have to do with Paul's letter to the Ephesians, you'll have to watch. Good news provided about love, grace, and mercy. Room for reflection on how to react to that as well.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spring Ahead Saturday Night, March 10, 2018

Don't be caught arriving late to church this Sunday, March 11, 2018! Remember to set your clock ahead Saturday night at bedtime (okay, if you want to be precise, stay up until 2 a.m. Sunday morning and move the clock ahead an hour). We look forward to seeing you in worship after we've all sprung ahead.

Peace!  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Church Office Closed Today, March 7, 2018

Please take note that, due to inclement weather, the church office is closed today. The pastor will be working out of his home today and may be reached by phone or email. Tonight's Lenten Prayer Service is also canceled. We will gather together again next Wednesday night and get the prayer services back on track.

Please take care today. Stay safe and warm. Shovel this heavy, wet snow in small increments, taking plenty of breaks. No heart attacks today please. Check on your friends and neighbors, particularly the elderly. Let's all follow the two greatest commandments today, loving God and loving neighbors, pitching in wherever we can.

God bless us all, today and always.

Peace,

Pastor Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March 7, 2018, Lenten Prayer Service Canceled

Given the weather forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, we are going to cancel the Lenten Prayer Service at 7 p.m. in the Cooper Room. So, tomorrow night, hold a private worship time in your own home, reflecting on what Jesus has done for us and how we may transform our lives to more closely conform ourselves to the ways of Jesus.

We will resume, weather permitting, next Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there. Everyone is invited.

Tomorrow night we pray everyone stays safe and warm. We thank the road crews and the power company repair crews out in the weather and the aftermath of last Friday's powerful snowstorm and winds. We appreciate all you do. Stay safe as well.


Sunday, March 4, 2018

You Are Invited

Following Friday's violent storm, with its snow and high wind, Lansdowne Baptist Church is intact (praise God). We have water, power, and light. We are warm and welcoming in our faith. All we need this morning is you. Come and share our joy in the good news of Jesus Christ. We'll hold a spot in the pews for you!

This open invitation applies each and every Sunday and every special service we mention.

We are praying for everyone up and down the eastern and western seaboards, who were not as luck as we were on Friday. We pray for you, stand by you, and pray for all those good workers who are sorting out the mess and making your communities whole. We extend that prayer to our brothers and sister in Puerto Rico, who continue to struggle as well. You are not forgotten.

God bless you all.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

2018 Lenten Prayer Services Underway


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. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Setting Our Minds



The sermon for February 25, 2018, based on Mark 8:31-38, sets our minds on divine things rather than human. Jesus redefines Messiah for his disciples and discipleship as well, for his original disciples and all disciples who have followed since. These definitions are based on divine understanding rather than human. Jesus gives us a significant challenge to reset our minds this Lenten season and always.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Through the Roof



Sermon for the first Sunday of Lent 2018, based on Mark 2:1-12. How to have the hospitality of Jesus and the determination of the paralytics four friends who were willing to go through the roof to get their suffering friend to Jesus, especially in these challenging times. Listen in and decide if you are up to the challenge, during Lent and all year long.