Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 Dr. Terry Freeman will preach, “Who Is It You Are Looking For?” (John 20:1-18). Amanda Standiford will have a great children’s story about “Alive in a New Way.” Music will be a tribute to the Memory of Maria Rice HARPIST Sally Kelton (Versailles) will play 15 minutes of Prelude Music SOLIST Josette Irvine (Lancaster) will sing with Choir, “It Took a Lamb” EASTER CHOIR will sing: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”, Arr. Cottrell; “Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound”, Arr. Knight; “Hallelujah” Chorus, G.F. Handel INSTRUMENTS will play: “Fanfare & Fantasy on, “Lobe Den Herren”, Arr. Dickinson; “Rejoice! He Lives Medley”, Arr. Clydesdale; “Easter Song”, Arr. Payne Instrumentalists will be: ORGAN: Susan Shewmaker (Harrodsburg); PIANO: Beth Lee (Lexington); SYNTHESIZER: Kathy Ruth (Danville); FLUTE: Ellen Mosley (Morehead State University); CLARINET: Ervin Farmer (Danville); TRUMPET 1: Drew O’Dell (Morehead); TRUMPET 2: Kevin Eason (Morehead); TROMBONE 1: Dr. DuWayne Dale (Morehead Faculty); TROMBONE 2: Lucas Sledge (Danville); TUBA: Dr. Nicola Mason (EKU Faculty); PERCUSSION: Dr. Brian S. Mason (Morehead Faculty); TIMPANI: Dr. Matthew Wyckoff (Morehead Faculty); BASS: Ryan McGillicuddy (Morehead) Come and Worship the Risen Christ! Leave inspired to follow and serve Him!
30th Anniversary of our “Mighty Moller” Pipe Organ LABC Presents: Albin Whitworth Organ Concert - April 29 Bruce Richardson will also be with us at 6:30 PM on Sunday, April 29 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our 37-Rank Moller Pipe Organ! Albin will play and then he and Bruce will talk about the origins of this wonderful instrument we’ve had for 30 years. Built in 1987 and dedicated on January 17, 1988, our “Mighty Moller” has served our church as a wonderful worship instrument. Albin recorded on our organ back in December some of your “Favorite Hymns of Faith” and they will be given out the evening of the concert. Invite friends and family to the concert and stay for our reception following. Sunday Afternoon Mini-Concerts During the month of April we will also be having weekly Sunday Afternoon Mini-Concerts (@ 30 minutes) at 2:00 PM: April 8: Dr. Zach Klobnak, Organist/Choir Master, First Presbyterian Church April 15: Don Seevers, Organist, Tates Creek Christian Church, Lexington April 22: Dr. Wesley Roberts, Music Faculty, Cambellsville University All this is made possible partly due to the Austin Roberts Concert Series funding and other personal donations. The Baltzer Family provided funding for the CD in memory of Lois, who faithfully played the organ for 22 of it’s 30 years! Songs on the CD/Concert: “It Is Well With My Soul/Holy City” - “God Will Take Care of You” - “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” - “What a Friend We Have In Jesus/In The Garden” - “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine” - “How Great Thou Art” - “Amazing Grace, How Sweet The Sound” - “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” - “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” - “Precious Lord, Take My Hand/Pass Me Not, Oh Gentle Savior” - “A Heaven Medley” - “Just As I Am/Softly and Tenderly”
A Future of Hope: What’s Going on Out There (And in Here)? Bible Study & Table Dialogue led by Dr. Terry Freeman Wednesdays: April 11 & 18 (continued in May) North America Churches are facing an entirely different situation than they have ever before experienced. As a result, churches are experiencing a sense of drift, without clear purpose or direction. This study will help us bring to the surface and explore forces at work within our context--out there and in here--with which we must engage in order to become more faithful and more effective in our ministry and witness. Together we address the challenges and seize the opportunities, working toward a God-sized dream for our church.
Intro to LABc: For New Members & Guest Luncheon, Sunday, May 6 after worship in fellowship hall. Enjoy a nice meal and learn some of the basics of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church: Our Mission and Core Values; Meet LABC leaders; Learn a little bit about history; Overview of our missions and ministries; Question and Answer; Tour. For anyone interested in learning more about our church. Call the church office by Sunday, April 29 to sign up.
55+ News Lunch, Laugh & Learn - April 10 “Ask Betty” how to grow your garden— Betty Hensley will be with us to share secret tips about how she grows her beautiful flowers. She’ll show some of the ones she grows and answer questions about what you grow in your garden. We’ll eat Irene’s Hot Chicken Salad, also have Fruit Salad and Vegetables and a yummy dessert. And, of course, we’ll endure some of Dr. Phil’s humor…. Fun Lovin’ Hearts to Keeneland- April 19 …“And they’re off!” to Keeneland to see the beautiful flowers and horses on Thursday, April 19. We’ll leave at 10 AM, arrive in time to have lunch at “Keeneland Track Kitchen”, and then enjoy the Spring weather as we watch a few races. Cost is $5 entry to Park, $10 for Grandstand Seats, and around $12 for lunch. Call and reserve YOUR seat on the bus as we go to the races in April. Mark Calendars for The Ark Encounter! We will be visiting the Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky on Thursday, May 24, so put it on your calendar today. Look for more details in the May Key Newsletter, but you may go ahead and sign up for it today!
CBF Kentucky Spring Gathering - April 20-21 Saint Stephen Church, 757 S. Woodland Drive, Radcliff. Theme: Who is My Neighbor? Excellent breakout sessions, worship, mission opportunities, fellowship. Guest speakers: Dr. Kevin Cosby, Ericka Evans Whitaker, Sara Turpin, Suzii Paynter, Karen Thomas Smith, Steve Clark and Annette Ellard, Scarlette Jasper, Edgardo Mansilla, Laura Levens, Lauren McDuffie, Herve’ Kuona, Candace Hansford. Go here for more infromation: http://cbfky.org or see Keith.
Committee Meetings, Sunday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.
Business Meeting, Wednesday, April 25, 6:45 p.m.
Soup’s On Us - Saturday, April 7, 2018 Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - Assemble boxes; 9:00 a.m. - Prepare sandwiches; 10:15 a.m. - Fill food boxes; 11:00 a.m. - Begin deliveries and clean up. On one Saturday per month we will prepare and deliver meals for needy families. “Soup’s On Us” is sponsored by Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, First Christian Church, and the Presbyterian Church of Danville. Mark your calendar: April 7, May 5, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1 (No Delivery on June 2 for Brass Band Festival)
Pray for Your Pastor Search Committee Henry Wilson (chairperson), Carolyn Godfrey (vice-chairperson), Maureen Elwyn (secretary), Julie Dexter, Steve Griffin, Chris Herron, Ernest Martin, Margaret Powell, Amanda Shoults
As I write this it is a week before we celebrate the Resurrection (though, in reality, every day should be a celebration of the Resurrection), our congregation is experiencing a variety of emotions. There is sadness because of the loss of several beloved members of the congregation since the beginning of the year. But there is also joy and celebration which is experienced through both ministries and worship. Among other very positive attributes of the congregation is a very strong sense of caring for those within and those outside of the church family. I have seen you put your arms around the hurting and offer comfort. Love and compassion are more than words. And you are to be commended.
I am very optimistic about the future of the congregation. Will you look the same ten years from now? I doubt it. But hopefully the loving spirit you possess will continue. Programs and the way we do church might need to change. But as Paul reminded us in his letter to the church at Corinth it is all about love. And that is my prayer for the congregation. Keep on loving. And the rest will fall into place.
Easter Celebration @ the Powells - Saturday, April 14, 1-3 pm Come celebrate Easter with us (a little belatedly) in the Powells’ yard. We’ll have a variety of station activities and end with a big egg hunt. Let Amanda know if you need directions. Bring a friend!
Orff Instrument Practice - Sundays, April 15- May 6, 5 pm Join Amanda and Adam in the choir room to practice an Orff arrangement. We’ll help lead in worship on Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day). This group is open to 1st grade and up. If at all possible, participants need to attend all four rehearsals.
Earth Day “Called to Create” Celebration - Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm Join us at the Stillwells’ for some outdoor art and fun with nature. We’ll tie-dye, paint, and probably make a few messes. Wear old clothes and bring a friend! (We’ll wrap up around 4:30, but we’ll bus the Orff crew to church for rehearsal at 5).
It’s Easter! The season of Easter doesn’t last just one day. It goes on for six more Sundays! Young families, watch for the Easter eggs to show up in your yard between now and Pentecost (May 20)! Enjoy the treats, refill the eggs with candy, and pass them on to another LABC family. If you need addresses, let Amanda know!
Bible Memory Challenge The LABC kids’ Bible memory challenge is on until Pentecost. If you need a copy of the memory verse sheet, let Amanda know. Parents, watch your email for periodic “bonus point” offers.
Thank You Thank you to our awesome Wednesday night missions teachers! Julie Dexter, Trina Elliot, Katie Fowler, Alicia Nickens, Amanda Shoults, Jason Shoults, Dianne Stillwell, Nicole Wheeler
Help Needed It takes a lot of people to make children’s ministry great, and we appreciate everyone who invests time and energy into teaching our children about God’s love. Here are some upcoming ways that you can jump in and help: (1) Want to celebrate Easter with the LABC kids? Volunteers are needed to help staff the stations at our Easter Celebration at the Powells’ house on Saturday, April 14 from 1-3. If you can help, let Amanda know. (2) Can’t attend the Easter celebration but willing to stuff some eggs? There’s a huge container of eggs in the church office and a pile of grocery bags to put them in. Take as many eggs as you want to fill (no nuts, please!) and return them to the office by Thursday, April 12. (If you’re coming to the Easter celebration, you’re welcome to just bring them directly there). (3) We’re still in need of some help in the nursery on Wednesday nights. If you can help Linda from 6:45-7:45 one Wednesday in April or May, please contact Amanda!
Weekly Schedule SUNDAYS Godly Play (Children’s Sunday School) @ 9:30 Worship @ 10:45 (Nursery available for children under 3 during Sunday School and worship. Extended session available for 3 year olds - kindergarteners during the latter half of worship). WEDNESDAYS Family Night Meal @ 6:15 Children’s Activities @ 6:45
Passport Youth Camp - June 24-29 Cost: $75 (The total camp fee is $365 per camper. The church is paying the additional $290.) Sign Up Now: Please sign up now so we can register. Theme: Enough means “as much or as many as required.” It is a word we use when we are tired, full, or when the job is complete. Join us as we explore the big idea that God is enough for whatever comes our way. We’ll think about how God made a way so that in Christ, we are enough. This summer your students will also discuss how God’s plan is that there is enough for everyone; and how as followers of Christ we can use our voices to say, “Enough already!” when we see injustice and inequity in this world.
Worship Study Continues The youth have started a new focus on Sunday and Wednesday nights on the topic of worship as they explore the many parts of worship in biblical texts and in Christian services today, reflect on what worship looks like for each of them, and apply that worship to what our church does both inside and outside of the building.The youth are planning to lead worship on a Sunday sometime in the Spring (Tentatively, May 6). If you would like more information or be involved in any way, please let either Keith or Adam know! Hope to see everyone there!
April Schedule Sundays 9:30- Sunday School (Will not meet April 15) 10:45- Worship 6:00- Supper, Worship, Rec (Will not meet April 1, 15, 29) Wednesdays 6:15 - Family Supper (Will not meet April 4) 6:45 - Youth Worship & Prayer (Will not meet April 4) Fellowship - Missions - Spiritual Growth We will try to emphasis each of these in our extra monthly activities: February 4 - Super Bowl Sunday (Fellowship) March 25 - Prayer Retreat at the Abbey of Gethsemani Monastery (Spiritual Growth) April 13-15 - CBF Youth Missions Weekend (Missions)
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Cost: $75 (The total camp fee is $365 per camper. The church is paying the additional $290.)
Sign Up Now: Please sign up now so we can register.
Theme: Enough means “as much or as many as required.” It is a word we use when we are tired, full, or when the job is complete. Join us as we explore the big idea that God is enough for whatever comes our way. We’ll think about how God made a way so that in Christ, we are enough. This summer your students will also discuss how God’s plan is that there is enough for everyone; and how as followers of Christ we can use our voices to say, “Enough already!” when we see injustice and inequity in this world.