LABC News & Notes, April 21

Lexington Avenue Quartet & Saving Grace III Gospel Music  Concert
Sunday, May 1, 7:00 p.m. at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. Free Admission. Freshments following the concert. A part of the Austin Roberts Concert Series.

National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer will be Thursday, May 5 at noon in the Chapel at the First Christian Church, 555 E Lexington Avenue. The theme this year is “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”.

Parent/child Dedication, Mothers’ Day, May 8, 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).

Annual Easter Offering for Glocal Missions, April 24

Take part in something big! The Resurrected Jesus commissioned the church, "You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samria and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). GAs and RAs will be at the doors at the end of the service to collect a kick-off offering for our Annual Glocal Ministries Offering. This offering will increase support for the various ministries we support. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship national and world missions, Kentucky Baptist Fellowship including Nada and Morocco, African Migrants, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Hope Pharmacy, and much more. Your gift to this offering will feed the hungry, build homes, educate, relieve poverty, build relationships, and spread the good news of Jesus in Danville, Kentucky, the United States, and the world.

LABC Glocal Ministries Jeopardy Game, Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.
Play the Jeopardy question and answer game and learn about the local and global ministries our church supports.
Glocal Ministries Emphasis 2011
April 24: Easter Kick-off Offering for Glocal Ministries
May 1: Missions Testimony
May 4: Fran & Lonnie Turner, CBF Field Personnel, Africa
May 8: Missons Testimony
May 9-15: Week of Friendship with Protestant Church, Rabat, Morocco
May 15: Annual Glocal Ministries Offering
June 29: Summer Missions Commissioning Service
June 4-5: Nada Mission Trip
July 3-31: Mission Sunday School lessons: “A Light to the Nations”
July 31: Glocal Ministries Fair in Fellowship Hall

McCreary County Extreme Build, June 10-18, 2011

Kentucky Baptist Fellowship is pleased to announce our 6th year of Extreme Build in McCreary County. Extreme Build is KBF’s annual homebuilding project in which volunteers construct an affordable home for a low-income family. We will build our 6th home June 10-18, 2011. The 2011 Extreme Build family is the Privett’s-Jerry, Geneva and their children Kesha and Zachary. Jerry and Geneva were born and raised in McCreary County and have lived in a mobile home over the years that is now falling down. The Privetts are excited to be a part of the Extreme Build partnership and look forward to achieving their dream of home ownership for their children.

Soup's On Us
Soups On Us is a ministry which provides box lunches for those in need on Saturdays. The Missions Leadership Team is exploring the possibility fo LABC getting involved at some level. The Missions Team will make a report and answer questions at  business meeting on April 20.

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip on Belle of Louisville, June 3
We’re off to Louisville for a Cruise aboard the Belle of Louisville Paddlewheel Boat! Price is $28, which includes the Cruise AND The buffet lunch!  The Date is Friday, June 3.  We’ll leave at 10 AM. Return by 4 PM. Call the church office today for your reservation!

Sunday Night Gathering: A Prayerful Study of Scripture
Sundays, 5:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building)

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

Holy Week, April 17-24
MAUNDY-THURSDAY SERVICE- April 21, 7:00 p.m.

A time of Reflection on the Crucifixion of Christ.  Communion will be served.  A vocal ensemble will sing, “Blessed Redeemer”.   Dr. Quinn will sing, “Why?”.
CHILDREN'S EASTER CELEBRATION- Saturday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

at the Stillwells. Springtime centers (gardening, birds, crafts, play, and animals), Creek hike for grades 3-6, Easter Worship led by the children, Easter egg hunt.
EASTER SUNDAY- April 24, 10:45 a.m.
We begin our Resurrection Celebration with all worshippers singing, “Because He Lives!” with organ, piano, and instrumental accompaniment. Congregation will also sing, “He is Lord,” “He Lives,” and “Near The Cross.” Easter Choir will sing the Chris Tomlin song, “I Will Rise/Worthy Is The Lamb,” arranged by Ross. The  brass, percussion, woodwinds, and stringed instruments will play an arrangement of the hymn.“Higher Ground.” Choral Benediction will be Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”

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.

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, missionaries, 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 acquaintances--Thanks

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.

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.

Morocco Prayer Partners-Sign up by Wednesday, April 20
As a part of our Week of Friendship (May 9-15) with our partner church, the Protestant Church in Rabat, Morocco, we are encouraging members of LABC to pair up with members of the church in Rabat for a week of sharing prayer requests and conversation by way of email and facebook. Call the church office to sign up and we’ll pair you with someone in Rabat. But what if I don’t’ speak French? That’s okay. Most of our Rabat friends speak English and there are online translators we can show you how to use.

LABC & Rabat, Morocco Prayer Requests
As a part of our partnership with the EEAM church in Rabat, Morocco, the LABC Mission 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. If you have suggestions that we might send to please give those to Kitty Baird or Marian Gibson on Wednesday evening.

McCreary County Extreme Build, June 10-18, 2011
Kentucky Baptist Fellowship is pleased to announce our 6th year of Extreme Build in McCreary County. Extreme Build is KBF’s annual homebuilding project in which volunteers construct an affordable home for a low-income family. We will build our 6th home June 10-18, 2011. The 2011 Extreme Build family is the Privett’s-Jerry, Geneva and their children Kesha and Zachary. Jerry and Geneva were born and has fallen down over the years. A new home will help them care more for their family. The Privetts are excited to be a part of the Extreme Build partnership and look forward to achieving their dream of home ownership. Click here to learn more: Extreme Build

Children’s News
PASSPORT Kids Camp
For children grades 3-6 (completed); Theme: Treasure; Registration: $60 Deposit required for each participant at the time of registration, due by April 13, final payment is due May 27th; Location: Murray State University; Date: July 5-8 (Tues-Fri) Cost: $230 (scholarships available). Can you believe it is already time to be thinking about summer camp? Well it is, and registration begins now!
Children’s Missions: An Open House in Florida
Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. in April. RAs, GAs, Missions Friends, and Planet56 learn about Open House Ministries in Homestead, Florida.
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!!!
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 Easter Celebration, Saturday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Stillwells’
Springtime Centers

Gardening: Help farmer Stillwell plant his garden. Take home a pot of dirt and seed to grow at home

Birds: Feed the birds and make a bird feeder
Animals: See and pet some interesting animals
Crafts:Use your artistic ability to make a cool craft--thumb print art
Play: Play in the castle, swing on the tire swing, have some fun with bubbles, and more
Nature Hike for Children in Grades 3-6: While the younger children are experiencing springtime centers, children in grades 3-6 may take a supervised hike (climb) down to the creek. Wear clothes that will get dirty.
Farm Eggs: Farmer Bob and Jenny live next to the Stillwells. The chickens are laying eggs just for you. If you would like a dozen farm fresh, bring $2.50 with you to the Easter Celebration. You might tell Keith or call the church office if you are interesting so we can be sure we have enough.
Easter Worship led by the Children
Special music, including Rainbow Bells, prayers, reading by our children, and more.
The Parable of the Lily and the Easter story. All children in attendance will receive a lily bulb and the book, The Parable of the Lily, by Liz Curtis Higgs and a lily bulb.
Easter egg hunt
Bring a basket or bag for the Easter egg hunt
Help
Plastic Eggs and Candy: We need plastic eggs and individually wrapped candy small enough to fit inside the eggs. Bring them to the church office by Sunday, April 17. We have some plastic eggs, so we need more candy than eggs
Leaders: If you would like to help with the Easter Celebration contact Tara or Keith


Youth Page
PASSPORT Youth Camp, July 3-8, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
Worship, Bible Study, and Choices (Skin Deep, Curtain Call, Huddle Up, Grace Notes, Missions, Tree Space). See one of the youth ministers now for more information. Note: This is within the KHSAA dead period.
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 :)

Kentucky Baptist Fellowship: Spring Gathering, April 29-30

Buechel Park Baptist Church,  Louisville. Every spring, our fellowship gathers for a "family reunion" of sorts which we refer to as our Spring Gathering. Each Spring Gathering offers worship, informative workshops, and helpful resources from various ministry partners in KBF and CBF life. For more information visit: www.kybf.org/kbf-spring-gathering or call the church office (236-3565).
Special Guest: Marian McClure Taylor, Executive Director, Kentucky Council of Churches
Friday, April 29
11:30 am - 1:00 pm – Pastor’s Luncheon*
1:30-4:30 pm – Leadership Conference*
4:00 – 5:15 pm – Resource Fair Open
5:15 – 6:45 pm – Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Banquet*
7:00 – 8:15 pm - Worship
8:15 pm – Business Session
9:00 pm – KBF Gathering (aka After Party)
Saturday, April 30
8:30 – 9:00 am – Coffee Time, Resource Fair Open
9:00 – 10:00 am – Breakout Workshops 1
10:15 – 11:15 am – Breakout Workshops 2
11:30 – 12:30 – Closing Worship and Communion
*Separate registration and/or payment is required for these events

Annual BSK Banquet, Friday, April 29, 5:15 p.m.
Plan now to join Baptist Seminary of Kentucky for their 10th Annual Banquet on Friday, April 29th. This event will take place during the KBF Spring Gathering at Buechel Park Baptist Church, Louisville. Dinner will begin at 5:15 pm and reservations are required. Cost is $15 per person. To make reservations, please contact the BSK office at 502-863-8300 or email glenda.simpson@bsky.org.

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.

LABC Online
Web Page: Our web page is being redesigned (www.lexingtonavenue.org), so stop by and look around. 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.