LABC News & Notes - July 29, 2017

LABC News & Notes - July 29, 2017

Pastor Search Committee - Special Called Business Meeting - July 9
Special called business meeting for the purpose of voting on the Deacon’s nominations for the Pastor Search Committee will be held immediately after worship on Sunday, July 9. The nominees are: Julie Dexter, Maureen Elwyn, Carolyn Godfrey, Steve Griffin, Chris Herron, Ernest Martin, Margaret Powell, Amanda Shoults, Henry Wilson

Welcome to the Pulpit
July 2 - Max Hester        
July 9 - Amanda Standiford
July 16 - Ricky Cunningham    
July 23 - H. K. Kingkade
July 30 - Katie Lay Anderson    
August 6 - Bob Defoor
August 13 - Greg Earwood    
August 20 - Communion led by staff
August 27 - Adam Standiford

Linda Harmon - LABC Anniversary
July 7 - Nursery Coordinator, 21 Years!

Lunch, Laugh and Learn
On Tuesday, July 11 at Noon we’ll meet at Giovanni’s Pizza on Houstonville Road.  We’ll be in the back room to have our lunch, and then Stephen Dexter (yes, Mark & Julie’s son!) will talk to us about Estate Planning and other legal issues you may have questions about.  He will probably talk a little about his two sons (Mark & Julie’s grandsons) as well.  We will take the church bus if you’d like to ride, leaving the church at 11:45 AM.  Come and have a nice time of food and fellowship with us.

Fun Lovin’ Heart’s Trip - Thursday, July 27
Leave the church at 10 AM, Thursday, July 27, to go to Frankfort for lunch at The Roadhouse Steakhouse!  Then we’ll tour The Liberty Hall and The Orlando Brown House in downtown Frankfort to learn how life was lived in the early 1800’s.  We may even stop at Dairy Queen on the way home for some cool ice cream, arriving back at church around 4:00 PM.  Call Phil with questions and call Gail at the office to reserve your seats on the bus.

Branson City Trip
We still have 6 or 7 places open for our trip on Sept. 17-22 to Branson City, Missouri, where we’ll see 10 shows, have a cruise on the Branson Belle Riverboat, shop, eat, and more. All for $460. If interested please call Phil ASAP.

Wednesday Lunch, Prayer & Devotion - 12:00 noon During the Summer
July 5 -    Max Hester - Subway Sandwiches
July 12    - Nada Mission Trip Report - Brothers Barbecue
July 19    - Chicken Sliders
July 26    - TBA

Operation Christmas Child - Handy Shopping List - July
Sunglasses, hats, beach balls, flip flops, drink cups

Coed 2 Operation Christmas Child Workshop
Each Sunday in July the Coed 2 will host a workshop for OCC Shoebox crafts. See a list of supplies needed to make the crafts below. There will be a table set upon the top floor of the Education Building to drop off your supplies. Please join us as we prepare for the LABC Packing Party later in the year. If you have questions please call Stephanie Griffin> (236-2937)
Supplies Needed: Sandwich size zip lock bags, Paint sticks, Yardsticks (new or old), Clothes Pins, White Paint pens, Covered (pony tail) rubber bands, Notecards for boxes, Clothes line, Small flat rocks for Tic Tac Toe game, Color markers, Ribbon for Hair Bows, Toilet Paper Cores, Sponges (4.7 x 3), Note Book Paper

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, July 1, 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: July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

Youth News - July 2017

Youth News - July 2017

Passport Youth Camp - July 2-7
Pray for our Passport Campers: Barrett Minks, Blake Quinn, Elizabeth Robertson, Elizabeth Godbey, Summer Quinn, Cloie Luster, Sophie Arnold, Sarah Stafford, London Luster, Sterling Farmer, Britton Minks, Sara Beth Miller, Hannah Sims, Amy Miller, Keith Stillwell

Summer Sunday Night Splash - Home Bible Study & Water Games
Meet at the church at 6:00 p.m.
July 9 - Will not meet
July 16 - Parents vs Youth Water Balloon Battle
July 23 - Farmers’ Baby Pool Slip N’ Slip Kickball
July 30 - VanderPOOL Swim
August 6 - Stillwells’ Water Sprinkler Monster Volleyball

July Weekly:
Sundays @ 9:45 am - Sunday School
Sundays @ 6 - Home Bible Study & Games

Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

Key for Kids & Families - July 2017

Key for Kids & Families - July 2017

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.

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.

It’s Ordinary Time!
In Godly Play, we call these the Great Green Growing Days.
During this growing season, try practicing the ancient Christian tradition of the examen together around the dinner table or at bedtime by asking one another these questions:
1. What was the best part of today?
2. What was the hardest part of today?
3. 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. If you would like to host a Young Family Sunday Night hangout this summer, let Amanda know so we can reserve you a date.
2. 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 July and early August. Let Amanda know if you’d be willing to serve a week or two! Every bit helps!
3. 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! Notes are needed by July 9.
4. An adult is needed to help with a children’s gathering from 10:30-12 on Wednesdays in July. If you’d like to help, let Amanda know. No prep required, just a willingness to have fun with our LABC kids!

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)
Family Night Meal @ 6:15

Thank You Notes - Summer 2017

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I have received many cards, letters, and visits from LABC members. I appreciate each one and wish I could thank you individually. Since this is not possible I am taking this means of expressing my gratitude to you. I especially appreciated all the birthday wishes.

Cordially,
Evelyn Crooke

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LABC family,

Thank you for your visits, cards and phone calls during my surgery and recovery. It was very much appreciated.

David Bibb

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Thank you for the tremendous blessing and affirmation you gave to Jennifer, David, Kate, and me June 11th.  I'm so grateful to begin this new journey in my ministry with your support, encouragement, and love.  The gifts you gave me were beautiful and I will use the pen and stationery often; the name plate with the Campbellsville University logo has found a place on my office desk and will later be placed in my office where I teach; and, the plaque commemorating rating nearly 18 years of ministry with the LABC family holds a prominent place in our family room.  Thank you!  The love offering allows me to more fully enjoy our time away at our favorite beach!

I wish I could personally thank each of you for the impact you had on me and my family; for the encouragement you gave; and, for the privilege of serving as your pastor—there is no greater blessing than that aspect itself.

The opportunity to work for so many years with such a gifted staff is a gift I cherish. Each of them are my co-ministers in the work of Christ who made me a better minister. I'm grateful for them all.

Please know of my prayers as you continue your faithful journey with Christ.

“. . . being confident of this, that God who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Blessings,
Tommy
115 Breathitt Ave., Danville, KY 40422

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Our sincere thanks for supporting our Project Graduation! We are so fortunate to be a part of such a caring community!

Dillard Collier
Marranne Joy Conge
Logan Honaker
[Boyle County High School Class of 2017 Officers]

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Thanks to everyone who sent get well wishes and offered up prayers on my behalf while I was in the hospital. Your continued prayers will be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Dot Jarboe

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Sunday Report: Offering and Attendance - 2017

Budget Offerings: $278,349.65
Budget Goal: $310,657.96
Weekly Budget Need: $10,712.34
Glocal Mission Offering:  $3,286.00
Glocal Missions Goal: $12,000.00

July 16, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 125
Morning Worship: 177
Budget Offering Total: $8,002.75

July 9, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 117
Morning Worship: 197
Budget Offering Total: $8,541.46

July 2, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 117
Morning Worship: 194
Budget Offering Total: $15,467.25

June 25, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 128
Morning Worship: 165
Budget Offering Total: $7,922.00

June 18, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 112
Morning Worship: 175
Budget Offering Total: $6,401.62

June 11, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 115
Morning Worship: 229
Budget Offering Total: $11,469.40

June 4, 2017 Brass Band Weekend
Sunday School 9
Morning Worship: 65
Budget Offering Total: $7,442.00

May 28, 2017
Sunday School 122
Morning Worship: 211
Budget Offering Total: $9,854.25

May 21, 2017
Sunday School 109
Morning Worship: 168
Budget Offering Total: $6,156.36

May 14, 2017
Sunday School 105
Morning Worship: 210
Budget Offering Total: $5,153.04

May 7, 2017
Sunday School 125
Morning Worship: 221
Budget Offering Total: $16,010.34

April 30, 2017
Sunday School 125
Morning Worship: 202
Budget Offering Total: $9,234.00

April 23, 2017
Sunday School 103
Morning Worship: 185
Budget Offering Total: $7,841.40

April 16, 2017
Sunday School 122
Morning Worship: 367
Budget Offering Total: $11,211.00

April 9, 2017
Sunday School 112
Morning Worship: 208
Budget Offering Total: $8,301.40

April 2, 2017
Sunday School 124
Morning Worship: 180
Budget Offering Total: $10,510.00

March 26, 2017
Sunday School 113
Morning Worship: 178
Budget Offering Total: $8,472.00

March 19, 2017
Sunday School 122
Morning Worship: 178
Budget Offering Total: $8,327.38

March 12, 2017
Sunday School 111
Morning Worship: 164
Budget Offering Total: $6,816.40

March 5, 2017
Sunday School 152
Morning Worship: 214
Budget Offering Total: $15,151.00

February 26, 2017
Sunday School 128
Morning Worship: 204
Budget Offering Total: $9,696.00

February 19, 2017
Sunday School 128
Morning Worship: 167
Budget Offering Total: $3,804.40

February 12, 2017
Sunday School 120
Morning Worship: 194
Budget Offering Total: $13,459.40

February 5, 2017
Sunday School 126
Morning Worship: 191
Budget Offering Total: $23,413.00

January 29, 2017
Sunday School 103
Morning Worship: 168
Budget Offering Total: $6,255.00

January 22, 2017
Sunday School 119
Morning Worship: 207
Budget Offering Total: $9,672.40

January 15,  2017
Sunday School 118
Morning Worship: 169
Budget Offering Total: $8,034.00

January 8,  2017
Sunday School 97
Morning Worship: 158
Budget Offering Total: $6,355.40

January 1,  2017
Morning Worship: 144
Budget Offering Total: $9,457.00

Breaking Bread Together – June 11th, 2017 (Dr. Valentine’s Last Sunday)

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.

LABC News & Notes - June 1, 2017

LABC News & Notes - June 1, 2017

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)

Lois Baltzer - LABC Anniversary
June 1 - Organist, 21 Years!

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! 

Pastor's Pen - June 2017

Pastor's Pen - June 2017

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.

Key for Kids and Families - June 2017

Key for Kids and Families - June 2017

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)

Youth News - June 2017

Youth News - June 2017

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)

Thank You Notes - Spring 2017

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church
It has been wonderful to be among you several times this year! Thank you for welcoming us in your Sunday School classes. We’ll be praying for you as you seek a new pastor-that you would find someone who loves the Lord, His Word and helps/teaches it in an applicable way.

Love in Him,
Josh & Katie {Roberts}Nathan

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Our sincere thanks for supporting our Project Graduation. We are so fortunate to be a part of such a caring community!
 {The Graduating Class of Danville High School}

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Dear LABC family,

Thank you for your loving support during my father’s last few weeks and his passing. Your hugs, sympathy cards, text messages, emails and phone calls uplifted my family more than you know. Special hugs to those of you that were able to stop by my father’s visitation and funeral. You’re a special church family, thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

In Christian love,
Joe Brummett & family

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To Lexington Avenue Baptist Church members,

Thank you all for the beautiful cards following the passing of my husband Chuck in January.

The son of longtime members Dr. Charles and Pearl Sisk, Chuck and his sister Alice grew up at LABC.

I was so touched to receive notes from many of you who remember Chuck and his participation in the choir. And I am also grateful for your kind words, support and love for Alice, Chuck’s aunt, Phyllis Thomas, and cousin, Lynette Gullett.

Chuck left us much too early and is missed terribly, but we would be honored if you would join us to celebrate Chuck’s life at an open house from 1:00-3:30 pm on Saturday, June 24, at the Danville Country Club.

I would cherish the chance to see and meet many of you and share memories of this exceptional man, husband, father and friend.

Stephanie Sisk

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Dear Members of the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

I wanted to start off by saying how sorry I am that it has taken me this long to tell you thank you for everything you have done for my family and me. I have often had trouble seeing the good in people, but when I have been at one of my lowest, it seems as though I’ve seen the good more than I ever had before. I appreciate you thinking of me and helping me in any way. I am truly grateful to have met you all. I will never forget your kindness and will pay it forward. I hope to make your church family proud. Again thank you for everything.

Tabitha Martin ( From Nada)

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Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,

My wife and I just wanted to thank everyone for the get well cards and most importantly all the prayers that have been said for Nikki and I! They mean more to us than anything! She is doing great with her treatments and feeling better everyday! We still have a long road ahead of us, so please keep the prayers coming! God bless you all!

In Christian Love,
Tim & Nikki Coulter

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To: Lexington Avenue Baptist Church

Thank you for your kindness to us over the duration of Sandy’s illness and recovery. Regaining health is a slow process, but each day is a little better.

We’re grateful for all of those who have supported us since last August. That has come from so many places, both far and near. We are blessed persons.

We are especially grateful for the people of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church who have been so gracious, and have lifted our spirits. We look forward to when Sandy is able to join me in worship with you again.

Thank you again for your ministry to us.

Bob DeFoor

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LABC family,

Thank you to my church family for the cards and prayers during my recent stay in the hospital.

Pat Bodner

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LABC family,

Thank you for all the prayers and cards during my recent procedure I had to make sure everything was still okay and forever. I am so thankful for my church family and I appreciate your support.

Mary Hurley