Sunday Service – 10am – 2 Pottery Road, Lenah Valley
The Lenah Valley congregation is a warm, friendly group of people who enjoy meeting together to worship, enjoy each other’s company and support and encourage each other. We love having visitors and new members join in and worship with us. On the second Sunday of each month we enjoy sharing our Sunday morning service with the Nepalese congregation who bring even more warmth,family and joy into our building. The congregation at Lenah Valley currently sponsors 10 children overseas through both Baptist World Aid and the REHOCH orphanage in Zambia, our people take great delight in contributing each week to their support. A number of folk are also involved in a variety of community organisations. There are Lifegroups that operate during the week, and any-one is welcome to attend any of these groups.
What is your address/location?
2 Pottery Road, Lenah Valley
Can I park?
The church building is in a quiet residential street with plenty of parking available along the roadside
What time should I arrive?
Our service starts at 10am, but we encourage people to here at least 5 to 10 minutes before the start time so you have time to get settled.
What should I wear?
Whatever you are comfortable in. People wear anything from jeans and t-shirts to jacket and tie.
How do I make sure I am not in someone’s seat?
There is no such thing, really, even though people tend to sit in approximately the same place every week! If a seat is empty, you can sit there. We are always very happy to welcome visitors, and it does us good to get a different view from time to time.
What do I need to bring?
Just you! Song words are projected during singing times, as are bible readings and verses when they are needed.
Can I bring my children?
Yes! Children are very welcome – at any age, bring them along with you.
What if my child makes a noise?
Your child probably will make a noise, and that is fine – we would rather have the noise and your lovely child and you. We are happy for you to get up and move around if it helps you to comfort your child – there is room at the back for them to play and some books and toys, if it helps.
When do the children go to the Sunday School?
We often have kids activities toward the back of the auditorium, and there is a kids activity room with window into the main auditorium which also features an audio feed.
How do I know when to stand or sit?
The person leading the service will make that clear, though we usually stand just for singing. If you’re not sure just take a look around and see what other people are doing. And of course if you don’t want to stand, or aren’t able to, we completely understand.
What if it is a Communion service?
There is nothing to worry about. At the appropriate point in the service, trays with bread or broken crackers, and individual “cuplets” of grape juice are passed around. You stay in your seat and hold on to these and the leader will clearly indicate when to eat the bread and drink the juice.
Who can receive Communion?
The altar is the ‘Lord’s table’ not ours so all are welcome.
Do you have toilets?
Yes – directly off the auditorium, including facilities for people who are disabled.
What happens after the service?
At the end of the service the leader says a brief closing prayer and invites everyone to join in with morning tea. Feel free to stay and chat and have a tea or coffee with us. We would love to meet you – so please come and join in. Any other questions? Please just ask…