Welcome to Lytle South Baptist Church
WORSHIP SERVICES DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Dear Church Family,
As I write this article, the governor has continued the state-wide social distancing protocol until April 30th and is keeping schools closed until May 4th. Locally, the mayor and city council have ordered a Limited Shelter in Place policy until April 14th and we have 14 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Abilene. It seems like, for the time being, there is a new normal for us, staying at home as much as possible and limiting our contact with other people. Let me encourage everyone to take care yourselves and if you need anything, let us know and we’ll do what we can to help out.
For our church this means that we will continue to record our services and put them on YouTube. Dianne and I will continue to keep office hours and be available to you as needed. We tried a new texting software that seems to be working great and we’re still communicating with you by letter and email. We tried something new last week and I thought it went well. We had 23 cars filled with church members meet in the church parking lot and we caravanned the loop of Abilene praying. This worked so well that we plan to do it again. If you would like to join in, we plan to meet again Saturday at 2:00 PM.
As we continue in our new normal, the temptations to worry, be fearful, and be anxious are very real to all of us every day. Let us remember what we studied in our Anxious for Nothing study. The first step in dealing with worry is to rejoice in the Lord. Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” To rejoice in the Lord means that we acknowledge and surrender control of our circumstances to the Lord. He is still in control and on His throne. Next, we should focus on Christ and remember He is all knowing, ever present, and all powerful. Finally, we will worship Him! Quote our favorite Scriptures and sing our favorite songs. As we rejoice in the Lord always, we will realize the worry, fear, and anxiety are overcome by the peace of God within us. We all are living in uncertain times, but our faith says that God is still on His throne and we should rejoice in Him!
Praying for All,
EVENTS WILL RESUME AND RESCHEDULE AFTER THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED
Click on Calendar to see Events.
We consider ourselves a church family with a heart for our community. We are a multi-generational church that we hope has a place for everyone. Our main weekly events are our Sunday School and Worship Service on Sundays and then our Wednesday meal and age appropriate Bible Studies. In the fall and spring our home groups meet for food, fellowship, and a Bible study which follow the sermon series for that semester. We love to have various church-wide fellowships and to sponsor seasonal events for our community as well. Our Children’s Ministry, Student Ministry, Men’s Ministry, and Women’s Ministry are active and vital to the life of our church. We also are blessed at this time to have a Mother’s Day Out program and we sponsor a Trail Life Boys troop and an American Heritage Girls troop. Since 2014 we have sponsored the Rwandan Refugee church, Rest for the Nations Baptist Church.
We are a member of the Abilene Baptist Association, the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and the Southern Baptist Convention of Texas. We adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Our worship service is a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary songs, which span the generations of our church family. Our prayer is that we can worship God in Spirit and in truth.
“I will praise The Lord at all times; His praise is always on my lips. My whole being praises The Lord. The poor will hear and be glad. Glorify The Lord with me and let us praise His name together”. Psalms 34:1-3
Lytle South Baptist Church began when Temple Baptist Church, located at 1073 Sycamore, became a mission church of First Baptist Church and relocated to southeast Abilene. Lytle South prepared for their relocation by holding Vacation Bible School under a tent for 2 years and by meeting in home Bible Study groups before constructing a new building and holding their first service on December 11, 1988 with 74 members making the move. Since that time, we’ve grown to over 250 members and built a Children’s Wing, a Sanctuary, remodeled our first building into a kitchen and a Fellowship Hall and added 5 more acres. Rodney Watson began pastoring Temple Baptist on July 1, 1984 and continues as pastor of LSBC today.
Mother's Day Out
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Kids at Lytle MDO believes in the development of the whole child, which includes their physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth and development. In our warm and loving environment, children are encouraged to reach their fullest potential in all areas of life.
Kids at Lytle MDO is open Mondays and Wednesdays September through mid-May 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Children ages 1-4 are welcome.
American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls are for girls
All girls in in grades K – 12 are invited to join American Heritage Girls, a Christian alternative to the Girl Scouts, which meet on Fridays at 6:30 pm Lytle South Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Special events are planned throughout the year. Check the calendar on this site for events, dates and times.
Trail Life USA for Boys
Trail Life is for boys
All boys in grades K – 12 are invited to join Trail Life, a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts, which meet on Fridays at 6:30 pm Lytle South Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Special events are planned throughout the year. Check the calendar on this site for events, dates and times.