WORSHIP

Worship Schedule


Every Sunday morning at 10:45 AM in the Sanctuary we offer a blended service where we honor both traditional and contemporary music styles.  Both traditional hymns and praise choruses are combined.  Greeters welcome guests at the entrances to our Sanctuary.  If you are a first time visitor, we encourage you to sign our guest book.  Greeters will be happy to answer your questions and help you find your way into the Sanctuary, provide special bulletins for your children, etc.


During the Church Worship Service, children in our church who are ages 3 through 2nd grade have the option of participating in “Children’s Church.”  This program takes place in Room B-103 after the children’s sermon part of the worship service. During Children’s Church, the children have a snack, participate in a Bible-related art project, or watch a Christian-based children’s video.  Our desire is that parents be able to truly worship without distraction and that children be loved and cared for as their parents worship!  You are welcome to escort your child to Children’s Church.


Communion


Holy Communion is the highest sacrament of the United Methodist Church.  This sacrament is often called by other names, including the Lord's Supper, the Last Supper and Eucharist.  The United Methodist Church recognizes only baptism and Holy Communion as sacraments because they were the only acts ordained by Christ.


In Holy Communion, we remember and proclaim God's saving work through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We are reminded again of the gifts of God's grace and forgiveness given to each of us.  In communion, we celebrate what God is doing among us and in us.


In the United Methodist Church, Holy Communion is open to all persons.  You do not have to be a member to participate. Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month. The bread is provided by a member of the church.  Gluten free options are available – just ask the server.


Baptism


Holy Baptism is a Covenant between an individual and God.  It is God’s word to us, proclaiming our adoption by grace and our word to God, promising our response of faith and love.


Baldwin First United Methodist Church welcomes your inquiry about the Sacrament of Baptism and we look forward to assisting your family with planning this special day.  It is our desire to make your baptism a most memorable occasion.


Persons of all ages can be baptized at Baldwin First.  Non-members are encouraged to seek membership as soon as possible after being baptized. We baptize by sprinkling Holy Water and make the sign of the cross on the forehead with anointing oil to invite the presence of the Holy Spirit.


The United Methodist Church recognizes baptisms from other faiths and churches and therefore does not “re-baptize”.



Lent: Preparing for Easter


Ash Wednesday


The practice of observing Ash Wednesday began in the sixth century in Rome. The Wednesday before the first Sunday in Lent (Lent is a season of preparation for Easter) was chosen to make the Lenten Season fast exactly forty days.


The name "Ash Wednesday" comes from the medieval custom of marking with ashes the heads of those who show sorrow or regret for sin or for having done something wrong. The ashes for this religious act are those of the palms that were blessed on Palm Sunday of the previous year. The imposition of ashes has its origins in the Old Testament, where covering oneself with ashes and wearing sackcloth was a public way of expressing repentance (see Isaiah 58:5, Daniel 9:3, Job 42:6, Matthew 11:21).


Marking the forehead with ashes is sometimes accompanied by the solemn words, "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." Participation in this ancient rite can be a healing event, a Christian witness to God’s great love and grace to those who would confess their sins and turn back to God. You are invited to use this season of Lent to grow deeper in knowing, loving and serving God.


Maundy Thursday


On the Thursday before Easter, Christians around the world mark the Last Supper of Jesus. We call it Maundy Thursday from the Latin word for "mandate" or "command" because at the Last Supper Jesus gave several final commands to his disciples - to love one another, to serve one another and to remember him through the breaking of the bread.


Through this powerful worship service we will remember the final 24 hours of Jesus’ life on earth, and we will share Holy Communion in remembrance of the Last Supper.


Good Friday


The Friday before Easter is a time of prayer and reflection upon the death of Jesus on the cross.


Easter


Join us for a celebration of Jesus' resurrection that is filled with hope and joy.

 

News Flash

Last Sunday of the Month

 

One worship service only

10:45 a.m. Blended Worship

 
Traditional Service at 8:30

We have added a traditional worship service at 8:30 on Sunday mornings. Our 10:45 service is still a contemporary/blended service. Come and join us for worship!

 
Food Pantry
A reminder that there is an increasing need for donations to the Food Pantry.  We are serving 100-plus persons each week.

Contact Information

Address:

704 8th St.
PO Box 25
Baldwin City, KS 66006

Phone:

785-594-6612

Email:

office@baldwinfirst.org

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