LABC News & Notes, March 3

Children’s News
Extended Session workers needed!!
We have some gaps in our schedule that need to be filled. Please consider being part of our rotation to help with the children ages 3 -5, or if you are already on rotation and can pick up an extra week please let Gail or Tara know.
Children’s Day in Worship
Children, I want to thank you all for a wonderful service that you led on Sunday. I am so proud of all of you. LABC is very blessed to have such talented young people who are able to share their love of Christ and bring happiness to others through their gifts. The joy of the morning was contagious as you gave with your whole hearts. Also, a special thank you to the leaders who helped make children’s day in worship extra special. Phil, Gina, Roz, Shawna, Nicole, Blythe, and many other wonderful volunteers, it truly takes a village.
Love, Tara
Children Light the Candle and Open the Bible
Children who would like to light a candle or open the Bible at the beginning of worship during Lent, see Tara.
Upward Soccer
Upward Sports seeks to provide children with "skills for the sports arena and values for life." While training children with the athletic skills needed to participate at the next level, Upward Sports stresses biblical values—such as leadership, teamwork, integrity and respect—as much as winning. Upward is provided for K-6th grade children. LABC’S children’s ministry is considering having an Upward Soccer team. However, to be able to provide this for our children we will need many volunteers, beginning with a coach. If you are interested please contact Tara or Keith and we can get the ball rolling!!!
PASSPORT Kids Camp
Can you believe it is already time to be thinking about summer camp? Well it is, and registration begins now! For children grades 3-6 (completed); Theme: Treasure; Registration: $60 Deposit required for each participant at the time of registration, due by April 1, final payment is due May 27th; Location: Murray State University; Date: July 5-8 (Tues-Fri) Cost: $230 (scholarships available)
Lighthouse Kids Sunday School, February 20-March 27
Shine the Light of God’s Love. Learn about Moses, Jesus, and Paul with an assembly time, music, crafts, and Bible stories. Meet “Beakin” the Pelican.

Youth Page
DNOW, March 25th-27th
Invite your friends. Featuring the music and worship with the Baptist Campus Ministries band from UK, LABC’s Got Talent workshops (Band, Interpretive Movement, Multi-media, and more), InHabit Bible studies, the Amazing Race, good food, youth led Sunday morning worship. $10 covers T-Shirt and food (scholarships available). Register before Wednesday, March 16 to be sure you get the T-shirt size you want and so we can know how many to prepare for.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.
Preparing for Life After High School, for Juniors and Seniors (Good Sense about Cents, Calling and Purpose, Romantic Relationships, Rest and Relaxation,  Q & A With Real Live College Students)
Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens, for Grades 7-10 (Creation, Creativity, Work, Play, Time) Don’t forget to bring your book.
Wednesday Nights, 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Supper, Devotion, & Rec. Devotionals: “If God Loves Me, Why Can’t I Get My Locker Open?”
Sunday Nights, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Head First Bible Study, Eats, and Activities. If any one or a Sunday school group would like to volunteer to bring dinner on a Sunday night, contact Kyle: Kyle_bottoms4@mymail.eku.edu
Youth Prayer Breakfast - Thursdays, 7:15 a.m., McDonalds on Perryville Rd.
    That’s All For Now, Kyle, Justin, Kelsey :)

Seeking Part-time Youth Minister
Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, KY is seeking part-time Youth Minister to work approximately 20 hours per week.  Person will lead in planning and promoting ministries and activities for youth grades 7-12. The church is affiliated with the CBF.  Send resume to:  Christopher K. Herron, 339 W. Lexington Avenue, Danville, KY 40422 or to chriskherron@bellsouth.net. Resumes shall be accepted through March 22, 2011.

LABC Preschool Pre-registration
Church members and families may pre-register for LABC Preschool
Beginning Mary 25. Pre-registration forms are available in the church office
or online at lexingtonavenue.org/preschool. Complete forms with your $50
pre-registration fee may be turned into the church office and confirmation
will be sent. Public registration will be April 19, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Easter Choir Folders
Please consider singing with our Easter Choir this year!  We’ll be singing, “Because He Lives”, “I Will Rise”, and the “Hallelujah Chorus”.  If you’ve not been in this Choir before, give it a try!  Pick up a folder on the piano in the Choir Room that contains the music and a listening CD to practice at home.

Around the World
There is a new bulletin board on the bridge between the education building and the sanctuary. Please feel free to place a pin wherever friends and family may be. Military, ministers around the world, and LABC members all need our steady prayers. Our map will fill up quickly as we express blessings and travelers mercies for our family, friends and many acquaintences--Thanks

Cancer Screening Kits
On March 13th - 20th, free self testing colorectal cancer kits will be available on Sunday 9 – 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall entrance or in the church office. They are for people over 50 years old, or who have a family history of colon cancer.  It is important to do self tests during the years between colonoscopies.  The self addressed kits must be mailed in by March 30th.

World Day of Prayer, Friday, March 4, 2:00 p.m.
First Christian Church on Lexington Road. Guest speaker, Jim Lester, former BCHS teacher, backpacker in Chile. Theme: Sharing our Loaves with Chile. Welcome to all church women.

LABC & Rabat, Morocco Prayer Requests
As a part of our partnership with the EEAM church in Rabat, Morocco, the LABC Global Ministries team will send to the Morocco church, our prayer requests that they will share on Friday evening at their weekly prayer meeting, and they will send their prayer requests to us each week before our weekly prayer meeting on Wednesday evening. On last Friday night, they prayed for our upcoming DiscipleNow Weekend for our youth; our Unity in the Community services; a luncheon held last Friday in Elizabethtown with Karen Thomas Smith and representatives from the churches in Kentucky that partner with one of the churches in Morocco; and our plans for our Friendship Week that is being planned for May. If you have suggestions that we might send to them with our prayer requests for Friday of this week, please give those to Kitty Baird or Marian Gibson on Wednesday evening.

KBF Mountain Hope Conference, April 1-2
First Baptist Church, Winchester (Contact Keith to register and for more details. Join us for the Friday session even if you can’t stay for the Saturday morning session.)
Friday: 5:00 p.m.- Dinner; 6:00 p.m.- Community Devclopment Workshop with Tom & Carol Prevost (Tom is the retired director of Together for Hope, Carol is a literacy consultant for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship)
Saturday: 8:45 am.- Orientation, planning, and site visits in Nada
KBF Mountain Hope Conference

Week of Friendship, May 9-15
Between the Protestant Church in Rabat and Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville. Will include: daily ministry focus and prayer requests; home Bible study, prayer and fellowship (10th); prayer partners with friends in Rabat; prayer meeting (11th); day of prayer and fasting (13th); day of service with “Soups On Us” (14th); Common Service with Karen Thomas Smith preaching and video music and greetings from Rabat, Morocco (15th). Our partner church in Rabat will engage in similar activities during the week.

Recipe: Turkey Tetrazzini
(from Heart for Missions meal)
2 sticks butter
16 Tbsp. flour
6 cups chicken broth
2 cups non-dairy creamer
2/3 cups of a 2 lb box cheese
1/3 cup mushrooms
½ cup onion
½ cup celery
½ cup green pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb spaghetti, cooked
Parmesan cheese
Paprika
3 cups cooked, chopped turkey
Melt butter and sauté vegetables.  Add the mushrooms just before the flour.  Stir in flour for a minute or so to make roux.  Add the broth slowly stirring constantly to keep it smooth.  Stir in non-dairy creamer.  Add the cheese in cubes and stir until all is melted.  Add cubed turkey last.  Pour the sauce over cooked spaghetti.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and paprika.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until brown and bubbly.  This recipe makes a lot and can be divided into several baking dishes.  Freezes well!
     Enjoy!
     Clara

Tell Us Your Stories
We would like to use our members’ stories of faith on our web page, newsletters, brochures and other media. Share with us your testimony, a story of how God has worked in your life and through Lexington Avenue Baptist, or what the church has meant to you. Your story doesn’t have to be long and might even be just a sentence or two. Send your stories to: keith@lexingtonavenue.org.

Lectio Divina: A Prayerful Reading of Scripture
Sundays, 5:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building).

LABC Online
Web Page: Our web page is being redesigned. Consider making our home page your home page. We hope you find this web page helpful in a variety of ways with general information about our church, upcoming events and news, support for our spiritual growth, and other interesting pictures and articles.
Email: Give us your email address so we can keep you informed about upcoming events and send you a link to our newsletter online when it has been updated.
Facebook:  We have a Facebook Group Page for our church and a Facebook page especially for our youth. If you would like to become a member go to Facebook and search for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church”  and “LABC Youth Group.”

Walk On the 'Mild' Side
Come join us at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in fellowship hall for fun, fellowship and better health. We will be using various walking videos with the guidance of Leslie Sansome.

In the Case of Inclement Weather
Check the home page of our web page (lexingtonavenue.org) or channel 27 of Lexington for information about cancellation of services.