Worship at Woodland

Connecting with the rich traditions of the past, forging a way forward into the future

Worship at Woodland is a little different than many other Baptist churches. We value a rich, liturgical, classical style of worship with an emphasis on excellent music and dynamic, thoughtful preaching. During non-pandemic times, we have a large choir that works hard to lead us in the worship of God every week. Our ministers wear robes out of respect to God, humility in their dress, and as a way of identifying with the broader Christian tradition. We follow the church calendar with seasons such as advent, epiphany, and lent. Most, but not all of the time, we preach from the Lectionary, which means you’ll hear a wide variety of messages from the whole counsel of Scripture. Many other churches in San Antonio do an excellent job with their chosen worship styles, but we hope at Woodland you will find a fresh connection with God through our engaging traditional worship.

Join us for In-Person Worship in the Sanctuary.

  • Masks are encouraged
  • Please save the chairs with arms for those who need them

Join us for Online Worship

Starting September 12, 2021 – A New Sunday Schedule

Sunday School – 9:45am

Worship in the Sanctuary – 11:00am

We are excited that we are welcoming all back into our sanctuary. This fall, we will be exploring our living history in the roots that have firmly planted this community in the soil in San Antonio and in Christ who grounds us in the world. We also will be listening and reaching towards new routes discerning the still and small voice of God leading us into the future. Join us this fall. Come as you are! We would love to know you, care for you, and equip/empower you to love yourself, your neighbor, and the triune God in this flourishing community!

About the Church Year

A rhythm to remind us of the birth, life, death, resurrection, and indwelling of Jesus

For centuries Christians have been telling the compelling story of Jesus. We do this in many ways: sermons, conversations, art, and song, just to name a few. Another way we tell the story of Jesus, along with thousands of churches across the globe, is joining in the ancient practice of observing the church year. Each year we set aside different seasons to remember different portions of the life of Christ and the purpose of His church. For more information, see the visual representation and explanation below.

Ordinary Time: The “normal” rhythms of the church happen in this long season after Easter and Christmas. “Too often we look for God’s Spirit in the extraordinary when God has promised to be present in the ordinary.” – James K.A. Smith

Advent: The weeks leading up to Christmas help us prepare our hearts, year in and year out, for the arrival of Jesus in the world.

Christmas: More than just December 25, this season helps us celebrate Christ’s coming in a humble manger more than 2,000 years ago.

Lent: Before the triumphant celebration of Christ’s resurrection, we spend a few weeks living in the darkness of Christ’s death.

Holy Week: The week leading up to Easter we take several special opportunities to remember some of the most important events in Jesus’ story.

Easter: The most joyous, glorious celebration of the church! A season of thanksgiving that Christ has risen from the grave, victoriously beating all powers of evil and darkness.

Pentecost: A few weeks after Easter, but before ordinary time, we celebrate the day that God sent the Holy Spirit to dwell among the church.