At Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church, we support people as they seek to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are an American Baptist Church in partnerships with American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island and American Baptist Churches, USA. We are ecumenically minded and seek opportunities for worship and service with other community churches.
Our church welcomes diverse families. We provide for Christian Education (Sunday School) for school aged children, as well as a nursery for pre-school children during worship services.
A very important part of our worship at Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church is our music program. We have been blessed with a strong music ministry consisting of a Sanctuary Choir, Hand bell Choir, two organists, and many musically talented members who readily share their gifts during the worship services throughout the year.
At the conclusion of worship every Sunday all are invited to the fellowship hall to join in conversation and refreshments.
Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church is located at 229 Wilbur Avenue in Cranston. We warmly invite you to worship with us on a Sunday morning at 9:30 am. Until then, may our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ richly bless you!
Passion/Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019: 9:30 AM – Walk with Jesus as we move into the events of Holy Week. Come, receive your palms and sing, “Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of the Lord.” With a thought provoking message by Pastor Barbara.
Maundy Thursday, April 18, 2019: 7:00 PM – Join us as we remember the last supper of Jesus with His friends and receive communion.
Good Friday, April 19, 2019: 12:00 PM – Good Friday Service.
Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019: 9:30 AM – Easter Worship. We invite you to join us and bring family and friends as we celebrate Jesus’ glorious resurrection from the dead. Special Music will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir.
OAK LAWN COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH
229 Wilbur Avenue, Cranston, RI
Home of the Original
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Adults: $8.00; Children 10 and under: $4.00
Clam cakes, Scrambled Eggs, Ham, Cornbread, Apple Pie, Coffee & Juice
SERVED FAMILY STYLE , COME ALONG AND BRING A FRIEND!
Even though I tend to be a fan of technology, it seems like there’s no escaping it, even if you wanted to. In our post-modern, digital world, it’s easy to be busy around the clock: our cell phones are always on and everyone expects their text messages and emails to be answered instantaneously. You might even crawl into bed with your tablet, checking out your Facebook page or playing a game to “wind down.”
It’s safe to say that for most of us, our work and our technology can consume our days and our nights.
Citizens of the ancient world saw no such conveniences, of course. They entertained themselves in other ways, usually in groups: true face-to-face fellowship at its best. Even so, they managed to be distracted from the ways of the Lord.
But, God wants our attention. God wants to be the One who fills our thoughts day and night. I know that sounds like a tall order; after all, how many of us live in a monastic setting?
The psalmist writes:
Happy are those...whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. —Psalm 1:2
How can that translate for us, in our world, with all of our distractions and everyday jobs? As we ready ourselves for Christ’s death and resurrection, we ought to turn ourselves to prayer. Lent is a prime time for exploring God’s word, spending time in prayer, and meditating on Scripture. Ask God to help you carve out more time to sit in His holy presence, and God will. Even though we may not lead a monastic lifestyle, the more time we spend talking to God and (even more importantly) listening to God, the more our thoughts return to God and God’s ways. Through consistent prayer and reflection on Scripture, it becomes possible to spend more of our days and nights thinking spiritu- al thoughts.
This Lenten season, I invite you to join us here at Oak Lawn Baptist as we reflect on God’s word in Bible Study, Worship and Fellowship.