Wednesday Messages

  • 05/05/2021: Returning to In-Person Worship - Dear Larchmont Avenue Church, We are thrilled to be able to gather together physically in our beautiful sanctuary once again as we welcome our new Pastor, Rev. Bynum! Our services will continue to be livestreamed via our website, Facebook, and YouTube, but here is an overview of what to expect if you are joining us for the in-person service. The following are procedures we will use as we reopen the sanctuary for worship: out of an abundance of caution, for now… Read more
  • 04/28/2021: LAC’s Mission Partners Need You! - Each year LAC’s Church and Society Committee distributes approximately $25,000 in grants to our Mission Partners, including such organizations as the Community Resource Center, the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force, At Home on the Sound, the Community Counseling Center, HOPE Community Services and The Sharing Shelf. Unfortunately, for the second year in a row, COVID19 has prevented LAC from holding its annual Rummage Sale, which has historically provided a good share of the funding for these grants. Can you help us… Read more
  • 04/14/2021: LAC’s New Senior Pastor is Rev. Dr. Peter Bynum! - Beloved LAC Community, Last Sunday was a momentous occasion for our church! Our Pastor Nominating Committee led worship and Rev. Dr. Peter Bynum preached a sermon titled "Lifted Up." (You can watch the service here [LINK] if you missed it!) Later that afternoon, we gathered via Zoom for a Congregational Meeting where the Pastor Nominating Committee shared a full report of their search process and answered questions. PNC Co-Chair Thea Beaver introduced Rev. Bynum: You have already “met” our candidate during this… Read more
  • 04/07/2021: Congregational Meeting on April 11 - Beloved LAC Community, Christ is risen, indeed! Hallelujah! This Eastertide is buzzing with exciting news for our Church! In case you missed Sunday's special announcement (check out the full service here [LINK]), our Pastor Nominating Committee has found someone wonderful to serve as our new Senior Pastor! The candidate will preach this Sunday, April 11th, during our online service, and there will be a special meeting of the congregation of the Larchmont Avenue Church at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom to receive the report… Read more
  • 03/31/2021: On Proclamation & the Arts - Dear LAC, During Advent, we talked a little bit about the arts in worship as a type of proclamation as we prepared for this year’s Dancing Magnificat, and as we look forward to another arts-based service for Good Friday, it seems like a good time for a recap: In our Reformed tradition, proclamation (κήρυγμα / kerygma) is the heart of our worship. We believe that there is something transformative that happens when we gather as a community and read scripture together. The… Read more
  • 03/24/2021: COVID-19 Update - Dear LAC, Spring is in the air! More and more folks within our community are receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations, and schools are preparing for fully in-person instruction. What does this mean for Larchmont Avenue Church? Are we ready to return to worshiping in-person? The short answer: not yet. Our Elders on Session will continue to carefully discern and to prepare in order to make the transition from pre-recorded to livestreamed in-person services as smooth as possible. LAC's worship will continue to… Read more
  • 03/17/2021: Holy Week at LAC -   Dear LAC, Many of you have been writing in and calling the office to ask about Holy Week! Here is the game-plan for our online worship together: Palm Sunday (3/28) will be a regular Sunday morning (10 AM) worship service, led by Rev. Jed Koball. We invite you to have a palm frond or hard house-plant ready to wave while we shout "Hosanna!" and sing "All Glory, Laud, and Honor." (Read more below about a special opportunity to submit your Palm… Read more
  • 03/10/2021: One Great Hour of Sharing - Dear LAC, For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians with a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world. With the COVID-19 pandemic still challenging everything we think we know about our faith, and our ability to stay strong and healthy, the world needs our help more than ever. One Great Hour of Sharing is the single largest way that Presbyterians come together every year to work for a better world. Each gift… Read more
  • 02/24/2021: Zoom Progressive Dinner! - Dear LAC, You are invited to the LAC Winter Connect Virtual Progressive Dinner! Our evening theme will be Community Connect. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and conversations with our LAC Community in the comfort of your own home via Zoom (drink and food are optional!) Our Deacons will host groups. When? Meet on ZOOM on February 28, 2021 Time?  Cocktails are from 6-6:40 pm and Dinner is from 7-7:40 pm ** New this time -- Special children's table for K-3 students hosted by our High School students from 6 –… Read more
  • 02/17/2021: On Ashes, Grief, and New Life - Dear LAC, Today is Ash Wednesday, a time when we mark the beginning of the season of Lent. Our liturgical calendar blocks out these forty days before Easter to parallel Christ’s time in the wilderness. Traditionally, Lent is a season of repentance, of starting over. A time of nurturing the parts of ourselves that are works in progress, of churning the soil and making space for our spiritual roots to grow deeper in faith. It’s a time of quieting our… Read more