FBC Lawrence Secondary Menu


wor-ship \’wər-shəp \ n; reverence offered a divine being; form of religious practice with creed and ritual; extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem

v; to honor or revere; to regard with extravagant respect, honor or devotion.

Our worship is primarily a response to God’s grace and faithfulness. Our worship reminds us of the profound need for Sabbath from our daily routines. We listen for God’s spirit together as we sing, pray and learn together. We understand that our worship does not end at noon on Sunday, but extends to all we do as we live a life seeking to follow Christ and live in God’s Spirit.

As we enter the sanctuary on Sunday mornings at FBC Lawrence, we remember that we are entering into the holy presence of the majestic God who is the focus and recipient of our worship. We have two traditional worship services, one at 8:30 a.m. and one at 10:45 a.m. with Sunday School and coffee and fellowship time in between. The early service is less formal yet still includes key elements of the worship experience.

A typical Sunday morning service at FBC Lawrence includes a musical prelude and postlude, lighting of the Christ candle, Call to Worship, Passing of the Peace, Scripture readings, Unison Confession of Sin, Discipline of Silence, Assurance of Pardon, Morning Prayer and Lord’s Prayer, Moment for Mission, Sentences of Stewardship, Giving of our Offerings, Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving, Sermon, and Life of the Church. We believe that music is an important vehicle for giving praise, glory and honor to God, and for sharing the Good News of God’s love for all of God’s creation. Music is an integral part of our worship service through the use of hymns and choral anthems as appropriate. Our chancel choir leads in worship most Sundays. We also welcome leadership from other gifted musicians and ensembles in the congregation. Lay leaders play a vital role in our weekly worship experience. Members serve as liturgists, offer music, read scripture and assist with the serving of communion.

We invite you to participate in one of our services of worship on Sunday.

Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir is open to all who wish to commit to weekly rehearsals and giving leadership in worship almost every Sunday, from mid August through June. Throughout the year there are additional opportunities for service during special seasons such as Advent, Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, for an occasional funeral, and for ecumenical events such as Habitat for Humanity Musicfest and other interchurch events. This choir meets for rehearsal each Thursday evening from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Sacred Music Academy
Open to all children in the Lawrence community, this group includes children 3rd through 8th graders and meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (A dinner meal is served at 6:00 p.m. for a small charge.) Tuition is $20 per semester, though plenty of scholarships are available-income verification not required. We begin Sept. 7, 2016. Contact the church office to enroll, 843-0020, or jenny@firstbaptistlawrence.com.

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