LABC News & Notes, March 31

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!

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.
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. 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).

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.
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

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.

Easter Choir
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 with.

Holy Week, April 17-24
PALM SUNDAY- April 17, 10:45 p.m.
Children will enter waving palms and singing, “Hosanna” with the Sanctuary and Handbell Choirs.  Congregation will sing, “All Glory, Laud and Honor,” “When I Survey”, “There is a Fountain,” and “Alas!  And Did.” Handbells will play, “Near The Cross” and Sanctuary Choir will sing, “Near The Cross.” Dr. Valentine will be preaching on the Lenten Hymn, “There is a Fountain.”
PRAYER MEETING- April 20, 6:45 p.m.
Film: Jesus’ last days and the resurrection from The Gospel of John
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?”.
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 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 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
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? Most of our Rabat friends speak English and there are online translators.

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.

Children’s News
Parent/child meeting for all who plan to attend: Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
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 Easter Celebration, Saturday, April 23 at the Stillwells’
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Stillwells’ (837 Pecos Circle, 936-7410)
Worship led by the children with The Parable of the Lily and the Easter story; Springtime centers: animals, birds, gardening, crafts, play, and grades 3-6 hike (climb) to the creek; Easter egg hunt (bring plastic Easter eggs and individually wrapped candy to the church office by April 17). All children in attendance will receive the book, The Parable of the Lily, by Liz Curtis Higgs.
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.

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:
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: 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*
2:00 – 5:00 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

Lexington Avenue Quartet & Saving Grace Three in Concert
Sunday, May 1, 7:00 Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. A part of the Austin Roberts Concert Series.

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:

LABC Online
Web Page: Our web page is being redesigned (, 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.

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