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When does worship begin? 10:30 a.m.
Where are you located? Our address is 800 Lawrenceville Highway, which is approximately 1.5 miles west of the center of downtown Lawrenceville, and 1.5 miles east of the intersection of Lawrenceville Hwy. & Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd.
What is the style of worship? Worship at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church is traditional and consistent with the Reformed tradition. Hymns from the 16th to the 21st century are played primarily through the organ and piano – with occasional brass, stings and percussion – that encourage congregational participation and singing. We strive to connect all generations to a God who creates, forgives, liberates, redeems, and loves. The congregation participates in worship through Word, sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, prayer, music, and song. The Lord’s Supper is offered the first Sunday of each month, and Baptism upon the request of member families.
Is LPC a conservative or liberal church? As with most PC(USA) churches, ours does not identify with or endorse a political party or ideology. At the same time, we do not shy away from difficult topics; we are are advocates of God’s justice, equality, and peace. We believe that the Gospel identifies with current events and modern concerns; sermons are preached “with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.” We encourage faithful discipleship and critical thinking.
Who is welcome? Everyone- no exceptions. Our church is diverse and inclusive; some members were born and raised in Lawrenceville and others have moved from as far away as West Africa. Women, men, and members of the LGBTQ community – young and old – are ordained as teaching and ruling elders in the PC(USA). We welcome long-time Christians as well as spiritual seekers. We welcome those of no belief, those who doubt, and those who long for something more.
How long is worship? About an hour; worship typically concludes at or near 11:30.
Is there a dress code? No. Some men wear suits, and some golf shirts. Some women wear dresses, some don’t. We do not care about your outer appearance, but who you are as a person and as a child of God!
What about children? A nursery for newborns- toddlers is provided. Children ages 3- 6 sit with their parents until the Children’s Message that takes place near the table. Afterwards, they are invited to attend Children’s Worship led by volunteers until worship concludes, but are welcome to remain with parents or grandparents for the entire service.
But what does this church do? To name just a few things: We are involved in the community through our financial and hands-on support of the Lawrenceville Co-Op (a local food pantry), Family Promise (we join other congregations in hosting homeless families), and the Hope Clinic (who provides support to the uninsured and under-insured). Our youth go on local and regional mission trips. We also support the Alliance for International Reforestation (AIR) Guatemala, building clean-burning stoves and planting trees towards efforts of reforestation; we alternate years, sending people one year and resources the next.
How does LPC receive new members? We receive new members through profession of faith (usually for those new to the faith), reaffirmation of faith (usually for those who have not been active for some time), and transfer of church letter (for those moving their membership from another church). LPC receives new members every two-three months. Please speak to Pastor Ryan Jensen to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more? Come check us out on Sunday or make an appointment with the pastor. If you are open to a conversation, he would love to meet with you after worship, treat you to lunch, or just meet over a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop.
A Little more about the sacraments:
Who may receive communion? All the baptized faithful are welcome to Christ’s Table.
Who may be baptized? Both believers and their children. We believe that the baptism of children witnesses to the truth that God’s love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. The church is asked to serve as a family of faith, and promises to provide nurture and guidance to all who are baptized.
Do I need to be re-baptized into the Presbyterian church? No- we believe in one Baptism and acknowledge all who have been baptized with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.