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
Welcome to the Pulpit September 3 - Greg Hancock September 10 - Ernest Martin September 17 - Jeff Pratt September 24 - Captain Patrick Richmond, Salvation Army
Church Steakout - Wednesday, September 6, 6:15 p.m. Steaks: $5.00. Hotdogs will be available for the children. The remainder of the meal is potluck. The church will provide paper products and eating utensils. You may want to bring your own steak knife. Sign up in Sunday School or by calling the church office. Payment may be made in advance to the church office. If you cannot attend, please call the church office (236-3565) before Friday, September 1 to cancel your reservations.
Texas Hurricane Relief There are numerous ways that you could help victims of the Hurrican Harvey in Texas. Here are a couple: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Relief and Salvation Army. Checks to the church can be passed on to these organizations. Just put the name of the organization and what the check is for in the memo line.
Eliza Broadus State Mission Study - September 5 The Eliza Broadus State Mission study, Rise Up and Shine, will be held Tuesday, September 5, 4:00 pm, at the Fegenbush home, 419 East Main St. Maetta Gray WMU group invites all ladies to this video study of ministry to internationals in Kentucky.
Special Called Business Meeting - Wed., Sept. 6, 7 pm Special called business meeting to consider a recommendation for a part-time youth minister to assist with youth ministry responsibities during the interim period while the associate pastor has assumed interim lead staff responsibilities.
Memorial Graveside Service for Jean Cronenberg - Sept. 3 There will be a Memorial Graveside Service for Jean Cronenberg on Sunday, September 3 at Bellevue Cemetery in Danville at 2:00. Dress is casual and open for those who wish to come.
Soup’s On Us - Saturday, September 2 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: September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2
Beth Lee - LABC Anniversary September 16 - 2 Years!
Deacons’ Meeting - Sunday, Sept. 10, 5:00 p.m.
OCC - Handy Shopping List - September Socks, gloves, t-shirts, soft clothing
Lunch, Laugh, and Learn - September 12 On Tuesday, September 12 at Noon we will gather in Fellowship Hall for a great lunch (Irene Estes’ baked chicken casserole!), some not-so-great jokes, and then hear from two special people who receive funding from our Kay Floyd Project. Our own Pat Stewart (LABC Preschool) and Anna Houston (Director of Families First Program) will share how these donations help the children involved in this worthy project. Then the Mary Martha Sunday School Class will give them the checks from LABC for the year! Come and learn how your giving ministers to the lives of thesechildren.
Fun Lovin’ Heart’s Trip to Branson City, MO- September 17-22 We ask you to pray for the 25 Seniors going to Missouri on Sept. 17-22. Pray for their Safety and Health. Pray for the Bus Drivers (Phil & Bernard). Pray for good Fellowship (but not TOO good) and good Food (but not TOO much) and, of course, good Shopping (but not TOO expensive!). They also may need prayers for enough energy, as we have a VERY busy schedule.
Upcoming Church Anniversary Celebrations Two historical Anniversaries are upon us and planning has begun for: December 9, 2017: Our 90th LABC Church Anniversary. We will probably wait until early 2118 to celebrate since it falls in the middle of our Advent Season. We hope to celebrate with a Church Luncheon and perhaps a visiting past “celebrity”, a Drama and other Worship Plans. January 17, 2018: Our “Mighty Moeller” Pipe Organ turns 30 years old! We have a very special instrument and we hope to have Albin Whitworth make a CD this Fall using this organ, and have it available as part of the plans. Also, we hope to have Albin and Bruce Richardson come to a concert and talk about how this instrument was “born”.
Nursery Worker Needed The children’s ministry is in need of a paid nursery worker who can help Linda on Wednesday nights and occasionally fill in on a Sunday morning. If you or someone you know may be interested (18 and older only), please let Amanda know.
LABC Steak Out - Wednesday, September 6 Bring a side or dessert to share and join us for our annual church-wide cookout in the parking lot! Weather permitting, the children will head down to the lower lawn for some outdoor games after dinner.
Bring Your Family to Sunday School Day - Sunday, September 24 Children are invited to bring their parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) to Godly Play on this special Sunday. We’ll show families around the Godly Play room and listen together to the story of the Great Family.
Children’s Sunday - Sunday, October 22 Be sure to join us for preparation and rehearsals on October 4 and 18. We’ll plan to lead the congregation in exploring our Children’s Sunday theme: “God Is A Mystery.”
It’s (Still) Ordinary Time! In Godly Play, we call these the Great Green Growing Days. During this back-to-school season, try practicing the ancient Christian tradition of the examen together around the dinner table or at bedtime by asking one another these questions: What was the best part of today? What was the hardest part of today? Where did you see God today?
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. We’ll be launching our Wednesday night children’s activities September 13. If you’d be willing to co-teach a 3-week session this fall, let Amanda know. There will be lots of variety, so we can definitely find you a spot that suits your gifts! 2. Are you interested in learning more about Godly Play? Join us for a workshop at FBC Frankfort on Saturday, October 21 from 9-2 (We’ll carpool). We’ll learn about the philosophy behind Godly Play and have an opportunity to see some of the “Advanced” stories we don’t have yet at our church. Let Amanda know if you’d like to come!
Thank You Crayon Roll Seamstresses: Clara Bowen, Peggy Butcher, Margie Dievert, Barbara Leavell, Alicia Nickens Summer Sunday School Teachers: Rosalind Campbell, Brenda Hendrickson, Stacie Herron, Margaret Powell Wednesday Book Club Helpers: Maureen Elwyn, Brenda Hendrickson, Liz Peniston
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
Love Lessons Help youth grow in your understanding and capacity to love across multiple realms of your lives, including friends, family, dating, sex and God. These five lessons are aimed at helping youth learn more about what love is. Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. (Supper at 6:15) Sept. 10 - Love: Friends Oct. 4 - Love: Sex Sept. 17 - Love: Family Oct. 11 - Fall Break Sept. 24 - Love: Dating Oct. 18 - Love: God Girls Leader: Callie Minks ~ Boys Leader: TBD
Youth Leadership Team - Fall Planning Sunday, September 10, 6 pm; with Supper & Game
The Soup’s On Us Churches Getting Together for Youth Ministry LABC, Presbyerian, SS Peter & Paul, 1st Christian, Trinity Tentative Event Plans: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2:00 - Devine’s Corn Maze in Harrodsburg Wednesday, Nov. 21 - Midnight Madness at LABC Saturday, Jan. 27 - Soup’s On Us at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Sunday Night Youth Activities - 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Sept. 3 - No Sunday Night Youth Activities Sept. 10 - Youth Leadership Team September 17 & 24 - Supper, Bible Study, & Games
DiscipleNow - October 27-29 (Tentative) With Georgetown College Student Team
Missional Youth Ministry Missional Youth Ministry is a book that offers a new pardigm for youth ministry. I would like to read this book with a group interested in our youth ministry. Pick up the book from Keith if you think you might be interested.
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