BREAKING OF BREAD

9:00 AM

Each Sunday morning we gather together around the bread and the cup, the emblems of our Lord’s sacrifice.  Before taking the elements we spend time worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ by singing songs, praying, reading scripture, and sharing about Him.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL*

10:00 AM

Sunday School classes include primary Sunday School, Middle School, High School, Young Adult and adult classes. 

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FELLOWSHIP BREAK

10:00 AM

Between Sunday School and the Family Worship service we have a time of fellowship over coffee, tea, and donuts.  This is a great time to catch up with friends, meet visitors, and share in one another's lives.  Often the brief chats over coffee blossom into lifelong friendships. 

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FAMILY worship

10:30 AM

Our Family Worship service is a time for the entire family to gather to sing songs of worship and praise to God and to listen to preaching from the Word together.

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* No Sunday School During Summer


Breaking of Bread

Each Sunday morning we gather together around the bread and the cup, the emblems of our Lord’s sacrifice.  Before taking the elements we spend time worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ by singing songs, praying, reading scripture, and sharing about Him. 

We normally begin the service with a brother who opens with the week’s meditation and sharing if he so desires.  Then the time is open for brothers to participate.  All saints are welcome to share.  We only ask that men examine themselves so that they do not participate or partake of the elements in an unworthy manner (such as selfishly or divisively).  1 Cor. 11:27-32

At or about 9:40 we ask that one of the brothers in attendance gives thanks for the bread.  It is passed for all believers to partake.  Then another brother gives thanks for the cup and it is passed.  Afterward a request is made to sing a song (with or without comment) while the offering is taken.

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For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
— 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NIV)

Sunday School, 10:00 AM

Sunday School classes include primary Sunday School, Middle School, High School, Young Adult and adult classes.

BELIEFS AND PRACTICES CLASS

All those in fellowship at Laurel (or interested in becoming part of the family) are asked to take this 12 week class during the Sunday School time.  This class covers core beliefs of Laurel and traditional practices of the assembly.  This is a great opportunity to learn the what and why of what we do and strengthen your understanding of core beliefs in scripture.  This is the first place to "plug in."  The class will be repeated throughout the year.

VIDEO DISCUSSION CLASS

This class is currently held in the main hall and is going through the video series, Faith Lessons by Ray Vander Laan.  This is an excellent series teaching Bible truths through the archaeology and history of the Holy Land.

LANGUAGE SPECIFIC CLASSES

We have adult Sunday School classes in three languages (other than English), Swahili, French, and Nepalese.  These classes are focused on the gospel and basic Bible doctrines by studying the Gospel of John.


Fellowship Break, 10:50 AM

Between Sunday School and the Family Worship service we have a time of fellowship over coffee, tea, and donut. This is a great time to catch up with friends, meet visitors, and share in one another's lives. Often the brief chats over coffee blossom into lifelong friendships.

We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
— 1 John 1:3 (NIV)

Family Worship, 11:10 AM

Our Family Worship service is a time for the entire family to gather to sing songs of worship and praise to God and to listen to preaching from the Word together.

The music team begins the service with songs to unite the body in praise and adoration of our God.  Our worship team may not be made up of professional musicians, but it is filled with believers willing to use the gifts and talents given to them by our gracious Father. No song is too old or too new to be sung at Laurel. 

Music is followed by Spirit-filled preaching from the Word. The Word is shared by the elders as well as other brothers in the assembly and visiting preachers. We preach through both books of the Bible as well as important topics.  Our goal is that every message be filled with the transforming power of the Holy Spirit and directed to the whole family. Listen to Previous Sermons »

For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, the sheep under His care...
— Psalm 95:6-7 (HCSB)
Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
— Psalm 95:6-7 (NIV)
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
— 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (NIV)