LABC News & Notes, March 17

Gideon Offering: Sunday, March 20, 10:45 a.m.

Easter Lilies
If you would like to decorate the sanctuary for Easter with an Easter Lily in honor or memory of a loved one, call the church office (236-3565). A suggested donation of $10-15 will go to our annual glocal missions offering.

The Season of Lent & Easter
Join us for worship during the season of Lent. The theme will be, Hymns of the Cross. Leading up to Easter Sunday, worship will include special music, sermons on the hymns of the cross, children’s sermons related to the Lenten banners, children open the Bible and light the candles.
March 20: “Blessed Redeemer” - Ernest Martin preaching
March 27: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” - Youth led worship on DiscipleNow Weekend
April 3: “At the Cross” - Music meditation by the Lexington Avenue Quartet
April 10: “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” - Music meditation by the adult choir
April 17 (Palm Sunday): “There is a Fountain” - Children’s processional with palms and Hosanna and Hallelujah with adult choir and children’s bells, music by handbell choir
April 24 (Easter Sunday): “Because He Lives” - Music with Easter Choir and instruments

Journey to the Cross: Online Lenten Devotinal Guide
Available daily on our web home page: www.lexingtonavenue.org. The site provides scripture, a meditative thought, prayer, and music from a saxaphone artist for each day of the Lenten season, March 9 (Ash Wednesday)-April 24 (Easter).

Lenten Lunches: Mondays at First Chirstian Church
Soup, sandwich, and scripture each Monday at noon in the Chapel, 555 East Lexington Avenue. Tommy Valentine will be the guest speaker on April 4.
March 21: I AM (John 8:48-58) - Tom Huckleberry
March 28: The Good Shepherd (John 10:11-21) - Sarah Hempel
April 4: The Vine (John 15:1-17) - Dr. Tommy Valentine
April 11: The Way, The Truth (John 14:5-15) - Dr. Jerry Sumney
April 18: Lamb of God - Dr. Elmer Jackson

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 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 March 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.

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.

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.