Believers are to show one another honor. To honor someone is to regard that person with great respect. Paul reminded us that both our affection and honor stem from the truth that we are part of the same family – the family of God.
“Be kindly affectioned to one another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.” (Romans 12:10)
Sunday, June 11, 2017, will be Tommy Valentine’s last Sunday in the pulpit as Lexington Avenue Baptist Church’s minister. To honor Tommy, Jennifer, David and Kate’s seventeen years with LABC, the church is invited to an informal lunch following the church service in the fellowship hall. We will break bread together , as well as, have some time to speak personally to Tommy and his family, thanking them for their service throughout these past years and wishing them well in their future endeavors.
Along with the lunch, we want to encourage those who would like to give a Love Offering or write a card or note, to do so; a basket will be available for collecting these. Those wishing to use their offering envelopes may also make a Love Offering indicating this in the Offering Designated For space provided on the front of the envelope. Thank you.
Breaking Bread Together – June 11th, 2017 (Dr. Valentine’s Last Sunday) Believers are to show one another honor. To honor someone is to regard that person with great respect. Paul reminded us that both our affection and honor stem from the truth that we are part of the same family – the family of God. “Be kindly affectioned to one another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.” (Romans 12:10) Sunday, June 11, 2017, will be Tommy Valentine’s last Sunday in the pulpit as Lexington Avenue Baptist Church’s minister. To honor Tommy, Jennifer, David and Kate’s seventeen years with LABC, the church is invited to an informal lunch following the church service in the fellowship hall. We will break bread together , as well as, have some time to speak personally to Tommy and his family, thanking them for their service throughout these past years and wishing them well in their future endeavors. Along with the lunch, we want to encourage those who would like to give a Love Offering or write a card or note, to do so; a basket will be available for collecting these. Those wishing to use their offering envelopes may also make a Love Offering indicating this in the Offering Designated For space provided on the front of the envelope. Thank you.
Worship - Sunday, June 4 9:15 a.m. - Community Worship at the Brass Band Festival at Centre College (Amanda Standiford will say the Invocation Prayer) 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School at LABC: Classes will decide whether or not to meet 10:45 a.m. - Deacon led Worship in the Sanctuary at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church (Deacons will lead the elements of worship and share a favorite life Bible verse)
Pat Stewart - LABC Anniversary June 11 - LABC Weekday Preschool Director, 9 Years!
Welcome to the Pulpit June 18 - Rev. John Pennick June 25 - Rev. Ernest Martin
From the Deacon Chair - Tim Dievert Pastor Search Committee According to the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Bylaws, “When a vacancy occurs in the pastorate of the church, a pulpit committee shall be selected to seek a new Pastor. This committee shall be nominated by the Deacons. The committee shall consist of nine (9) resident members (at least 3 men and 3 women) and include the following: 1. Church Moderator. 2 Two active Deacons. 3. One representative from the Sunday School program. 4. One representative of the music ministry (not the Minister of Music).” The deacons will meet on Sunday evening June 11 to nominate the Pastor Search Committee to recommend to the church at a special called Buisness Meeting. The deacons will appreciate any input from the congregation of names we should consider. Pulpit Supply and Interim Nomination Joe Brummett, Carolyn Montgomery, and Bill Singler have been appointed by the deacons to serve as the Pulpit Supply and Interim Nomination Committee. Tim Dievert (Deacon Chairperson), and Mark Dexter (Vice-Chairperson) will serve as ex officio members of the committee. Their task will be to enlist pulpit supply preachers during the interim period, with the goal of recommending to the church an Interim Pastor by August 6.
Wednesday Lunch, Prayer & Devotion - 12:00 noon During the Summer June 7 - Subway Sandwiches, Staff Devotion, Plan Future Lunches June 14 - VBS Report and Devotion with Amanda: Water, Water, Everywhere June 21 - Josh & Katie Nathan with Lunch by Stephanie Griffin
Lunch, Laugh, and Learn: June 13 Flag Day is June 14 and Independence Day is July 4, so we’re going to have a God and Country Cook-in!
In just a few days my tenure as pastor at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church will come to an end. I wish I could say goodbye to each of you personally but I know that’s not possible. The nearly 18 years are a significant part of my life and my ministry. They are and will remain special to me, as will each of you. I’m grateful for your willingness to seek God’s direction in your lives and in the life of the church.
A Week of Wondering: Water! Water Everywhere! Monday, June 12 - Thursday, June 15, 6-8 pm - Join us for a Godly-Play inspired VBS week as we learn together from the water-filled stories of Creation, the Great Flood, the Exodus, and Baptism. We’ll have fresh music and some innovative new response time options for everyone, plus a few never-before-seen-at-LABC-stories for our 2nd grade and up group!
Summer Sunday Night Hangouts Young families are invited to join us on Sunday nights for a casual time of fellowship and fun. We’ll meet at a different location each time, so watch your email and texts for updates. Our first summer gathering will be at the Powells’ on Sunday, June 25
Summertime Stories Wednesdays,10:30 am - noon, beginning in July. Join us for an interactive “story hour.” We’ll weave Bible stories together with some of our favorite children’s books and have opportunities to participate in art, science, games, and other related activities.
The eggs are still on the move. Did you know that there’s so much mystery in Easter that it doesn’t fit into just one Sunday? Easter goes on for six more weeks, and it helps us get ready to come near to the mystery of Pentecost. If you’re a family with children, watch your yard for the Easter eggs! When they appear, enjoy the treats, refill them, and pass them on to another LABC family as a way to celebrate Easter until (and maybe even after!) Pentecost.
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. VBS is ahead! (June 12-15, 6-8 pm each evening). We need you! Roles still open include an art or story-writing “expert,” a song/celebration leader, and several general helpers who will assist younger children and help out during storytimes. Let Amanda know how you’d like to help! 2. If you would like to host a Young Family Sunday Night hangout this summer, let Amanda know so we can start reserving dates. 3. Can you help teach children’s Sunday School this summer? We’ll be using an easy-to-follow, fun curriculum by the same publisher as last summer’s “An Illustrated Earth” study, and we need two teachers each week in June, July, and early August. Let Amanda know if you’d be willing to serve a week or two! Every bit helps! 4. We’re headed to camp in mid-July. If you’d like to write a note of encouragement to any of our campers or chaperones, talk to Amanda and she’ll give you names!
Thank You Margaret Powell, who helped with our Pentecost sneak-in! Rosalind Campbell, Brenda Hendrickson, Liz Peniston, and Carolyn Montgomery, who have served all year in our Godly Play classroom. Our spring Wednesday night leaders: Dianne Stillwell, Carl Smith, Jason Shoults, Amanda Shoults, Julie Dexter, Peggy Butcher, Trina Elliott, and Alicia Nickens.
Weekly Schedule Sundays: An Illustrated Compassion (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). Young Family Hangout @ 6 pm (watch your email for schedule)
Nada Youth Mission Trip - June 23-25 Housing: Bowen Farms Bed & Breakfast Planning Meeting: Sunday, June 11, 7:00 p.m. The Mission: Time with Nada friends, work to be planned, prayer retreat, recreation, Miguels’ Pizza, beautiful mountains and more.
Youth Sunday Nights in June June 4 Brass Band: No youth activities June 11 6:00 pm- Supper & Froggie Floats 6:30 pm- Passport Camp Meeting - Youth Leadership Team 7:00 pm- Nada Planning Meeting 7:30 pm- Bubble Wrap Games June 18 4:00 pm - Fathers’ Day Frisbee Golf (at Jackson Park; if you don’t have other plans play Frisbee Golf with dad)
Sunday School - Here Am I, Send Me Sundays, June 11 & 18, 9:30 am - Isaiah encountered the call of the living God in the Temple. How does God call you to service?
Thank You from All of Us We couldn’t do youth ministry without the help of many. Thanks for all of those who have served, including those who may have been inadvertently left off this list: Sunday School Teachers - Jerry Lee Farmer, Chip Minks Provided Youth Supper - Tara Luster, Callie Minks, Katie Fowler, Sue Smith & Paul & Maureen Elwyn, Nicole Farmer, Phil & Melodee Quinn, Gail Hester, Judee Vanderpool, Brenda Hendrickson, Chris & Stacie Herron, Faye Wilson & The Gathering Bible Study Youth Breakfast - Harry Nickens, Steve Fegenbush Painting & Renovation - Lee Fowler, Chip Minks, Dave Arnold, Harry Nickens, Frank Burberry, David Bibb, Bill Elliott, Don Linville, Ken Kurtz, Bruce Pierce, Charlotte Carr Girls’ Room Renovation - Rocky Cash (Installed dry wall and painted chalkboard wall in Girls’ room & contracted carpet installation) Bible Study Leadership - Tara Luster, Hannah Sims, Jill Robertson, Adam Standiford, Melissa Arnold, Jennifer Valentine Chaperones - Laken Thomas, Billy Luster, Tara Luster, Dianne Stillwell, Chip Minks Donated Furniture - Chad & Margaret Powell, Frank & Sandra Burberry, Ruby Cline Eaton, Tommy & Jennifer Valentine, Adam Wade & Beth Morgan Thank You Notes & More - Sue Smith (Thank you notes, cards, and encouragement)
High School Graduates’ Recognition - Sunday, May 7 9:30 - Breakfast - 10:45 - Recognition in Worship Congratulations High School Graduates: Will Arnold (Danville); Elizabeth Lyons (Boyle); Grace Sheene (Danville)
Amanda and Adam’s Ordination Join us at Saturday, May 13 at 2 pm as we ordain Amanda to church ministry and Adam to spiritual care. The service will include people from each of their ministry journeys blessing and commissioning them to love and serve their contexts well.
Parent/child Dedication, Mothers’ Day, May 14, 10:45 a.m. If your child has never been dedicated and you would like to participate in this service, please call the church office (236-3565).
“A Night With Albin” - Sunday Evening, May 21, 6:30 PM Concert at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, featuring Dr. Albin Whitworth: -playing the Moller Organ -playing the Steinway Piano -leading the Worship Choir -asking for selections from Congregation -reception to follow Concert Come hear your favorite hymns played and sung by Albin, Choir and Congregation. Have your own favorite ready to offer if he asks for your selections. Be blessed by the musical talents Albin shares with us as only he can. Worship as we enjoy this special time of Musical Praise together. Presented by the Austin Roberts Concert Series. No offering will be taken.
55+ Happenings LUNCH, LAUGH AND LEARN On May 9 at Noon we will have KENTUCKY HOT BROWNS with DERBY PIE for dessert- Wow! what a lunch! Then Robert Powell from Pioneer Playhouse will be with us to discuss their Summer Season (he is artist for our church print- buy or bring yours and maybe he’ll sign it!). It will be good to have him with us. Come and share with us (only for you who are 55 and older!) Call Dr. Phil for any further information. FUN LOVIN’ HEARTS TRIP In May we’ll just be horsing around as we go tour the Darley at Jonabell Horse Farm near Midway, Ky. (owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid). We’ll then go into Midway and have lunch at Darlin’ Jeans’ Restaurant, which you’ll LUV their food and homemade desserts! Tour is $20 and lunch is on your own. Call and get your bus seat today (call Dr. Phil with any questions).
Names of LABC Graduates If you know the names of LABC students graduating from high school, college, or any other institution, please call the church office.
Youth Room Wish List (1) Comfortable furniture you are looking to get rid of. (2) Kitchen chairs of all sorts for snack area. (3) Youth t-shirts mounted for display.
Operation Christmas Child - Handy Shopping List - May Boy items, tools, duct tape, flash lights, work gloves, wallets, handkerchiefs, watches
Soup’s On Us - Saturday, May 6, 2017 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 calendars: April 1, May 6, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2 (No Delivery on June 3 for Brass Band Festival)