Frequently Asked Questions
Find Answers To Your Questions About Our Lyndon Church!
Even if you’ve gone to church for most of your life, you probably have questions about your new church. There are vast differences among worship styles, clothing expectations communion, and more. And if you’ve never been to church, it can all seem intimidating. We can help!
Call us at 502-425-7150 with specific questions about our church. In the meantime, read through our answers to some frequently asked questions to get a feel for how we do things at Lyndon Baptist Church.
Before You Arrive
About The Service
Q: What time should I arrive?
A: Our service starts at 10:45, but it’s normal for folks to start arriving around 10:30. For your first Sunday, it might be helpful for you to get here early so that you can find your way around and get comfortable.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Anything that makes you feel comfortable. Our congregation represents several different backgrounds, so you’ll see folks wearing everything from sweats to suits to traditional Liberian dress.
Q: Where should I sit??
A: Anywhere that makes you feel comfortable. If you would like to sit in the back for your first Sunday, we won’t force you to move up. And if you want to sit right on the front row, you’re welcome to do so!
Q: What is the lectionary?
A: Our church uses the Revised Common Lectionary, a list of readings from the Bible. On Sunday mornings we will usually read from a Psalm, an Old Testament passage, a New Testament letter, and a gospel.
The lectionary is a way for us to read one of the gospels together, from beginning to end, over the course of one year. It also allows us to read a large part of the New Testament over the course of three years.
Q: What is a responsive reading?
A: A call-and-response style reading that we use for congregational prayer, confession, or sharing a Bible passage. Our readings are always in the church bulletin, with the congregational spoken part in bold.
Q: What is the passing of the peace?
A: We like to take a moment to wish peace and goodwill to fellow church attendees during our service. You’re not required to say anything in particular, but traditionally we shake hands and say, “Peace to you,” or simply, “Peace.”
Q: What is your policy on communion?
A: Our deacons serve communion the first Sunday of every month and on certain holidays. We don’t bar anyone from taking communion, whether you’re a member of our church or not. It’s our practice that only baptized Christian believers partake.
Our deacons will serve the congregation where they sit, so you won’t need to stand up or leave your pew. We take communion together, so you can hold on to the individual elements and pray until our pastor leads us together. At the end of the communion service, we recite the Lord’s Prayer together, followed by a singing of the Doxology.