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Join us for our annual church picnic at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, this coming Saturday, June 29. Our area, Shelter #3, the first to your right as you drive in, will be available from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. We plan to have lunch around noon. We’ll have the opportunity to sample delicious fried chicken and some of the best casserole, salad and dessert recipes from Laurel Church. Our gathering place is shaded. There are also miles of hiking paths, lovely forest and a pond. Hope to see you there! Click on the map graphic for a full map of the park with Shelter #3 indicated.

Deep Run Park sign

Deep Run Park map



On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, we’re looking at models of Fatherhood starting with famous dads in the Bible. Trouble is, it seems, that Abraham, Jacob, David and others turn out to have some serious shortcomings when it comes to raising their kids… as do dads of every age! Join us this Sunday as we perhaps discern, amid the paternal false starts and setbacks, a true model for a loving parent that may bolster us both as well-intentioned parents and as thankful children of God. 10:00 am in the Sanctuary!

God Love Imperfect Fathers


This coming Sunday, June 9, we’ll be discussing the ancient story of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the so-called “birthday of the Christian Church.” It’s an exciting saga of mystery, courage, faith and transformation. The second chapter of Acts will our focus, and everyone in worship will have a chance to share their views and ask questions. To prepare, click on the image below of the “cheat sheet” for the service. Review it and then join us in the sanctuary this Sunday at Laurel at 10:00 am!

Second Sunday 6-9-19


Eggs with Cross

BE OUR GUEST!… For us at Laurel Church, these words remind us of the delightful song from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” but also of the kind of welcome we’d like to offer to our neighbors on Easter Day. For literally billions of Christians around the globe, Easter marks the climax of their faith, a time to rejoice once again that life wins over death, Jesus — the friend of the outcast and “sinner” – is indeed Lord!

And yet, for many others, it may be moment to re-enter the life of faith, to celebrate coming together as a family in a safe and secure place or simply to find inspiration and encouragement for the coming week. At our 10:00 am service on Easter Sunday, April 21, we hope to honor what may be in the hearts and expectations of all in worship. We believe God loves us just the way we are, and as those who seek to follow Jesus, we want to do the same.

So, friends, be our guest this Sunday at Laurel Presbyterian Church, 9675 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen. Come for the joy! Come for the music! Come for Easter Egg Hunt! Come to discover what has linked together people like Pope Francis, Stephen Colbert and Aretha Franklin… and be blessed!


JOIN US IN WORSHIP on this Palm Sunday, April 14 at 10:00 am as the Laurel choir presents, “It Is Finished,” a poignant choral retelling of Jesus’ last days culminating with the Crucifixion. The cantata is structured around a theme of “tenebrae” or shadows, alluding to the diminishing light of Christ in the world as he made his journey to the Cross. This musically-themed service is free of charge.

Lenten Cantata 2019


The full color edition of the April Gazette is ready with news about special activities at Laurel for Holy Week and Easter Day. To read it, click on the icon below.

April 2019 cover

April 2019 Gazette


You’re invited to join the conversation this coming Sunday, March 10, 2019, as the whole worshipping congregation seeks to interpret the Bible text for the morning. This Sunday we’ll be looking at Luke 4 where Jesus preaches his first sermon to the hometown audience in Nazareth and receives what turns out to be an explosive response! What upset the homefolk so much? How would churches today receive his challenging words?

To get a head start, click on the graphic download the the two-page study guide. Hope to see you at 10:00 am on Sunday at Laurel!

Second Sunday 3-10-19


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