LABC News & Notes, March 28, 2013

Easter Celebration Worship - Sunday, March 31, 10:45 a.m.
Easter Sermon:
“The Risen Christ makes Possible . . .A Great Walk of Faith (Matthew 28:1-10) -
The story of the women discovering the empty tomb
Music:
Our Easter Choir will sing, "Christ Is Risen", "He Is Exalted", and "The Hallelujah Chorus".
The orchestra will play, "Easter Song Overture", "I've Just Seen Jesus", and "Children of The Lord".

A Great Walk of Faith: Lenten Sermon Series
   
Easter Sunday, March 31
“The Risen Christ makes Possible . . .A Great Walk of Faith (Matthew 28:1-10) - The story of the women discovering the empty tomb
Sunday, April 7
“Seeing Christ  In . . . Our Great Walk of Faith”(Luke 24:13-35) - The story of two disciples meeting the risen Christ

Parents: Save Those Plastic Easter Eggs
When your children are  finished with their plastic Easter eggs, bring them to the church office and we can use them next year. Thank you.

A Sunday Evening Gathering: Begins a Study of Luke
A prayerful reading of the Gospel of Luke, Sundays, 5:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building). Join us for a time of prayer, Bible study, and community.

LABC Women’s Retreat: Stepping Out With God
April 12-14 (Friday-Sunday)
Led by Katie Lay Anderson & Brittany Stillwell Krebs
Cost: $20 (if pregistered); $25 (at the door); Registration forms available in the church office.
Session 1/ Worship: Stepping Out in Faith
Strengthening our Faith: Our Kinship with Peter
We’ll explore the tension we meet in holding the excitement of our faith after the Easter celebration has ended.  We’ll also spend time looking at our decision to walk alongside Jesus, even when the ground isn’t what we expect.
Session 2/ Stepping Out in Community
Members of the Body: The Formation of God’s Church
During this session of teaching and reflection we’ll spend time looking at the formation of the Church and discerning how the blessing of the Spirit lives through Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. Our scripture study will revolve around the earliest days of the God’s congregated people, found in the early chapters of Acts.
Session 3/ Stepping Out into the World
Remaining a Light of Faith in the Midst of a Dark World
We’ll explore how each member, and consequently the congregation as a whole, offer a hospitable welcome into the midst of your family of faith.
Schedule of Activities
Friday
6:00 to 6:30 pm - Snacks and Fellowship
6:45 to 8:00 pm - Opening Worship & Session 1 (congregational)
Saturday
9:00 to9:15 am - Greeting the Day and Breakfast
9:30 to 11:00 am - Session 2
11:00 to 11:45 am - Lunch
12:00 to 1:30 pm - Session 3
1:30 to 2:00 pm- Closing Worship
Sunday
10:45 a.m.- Women Stepping Out in Worship

Cancer Screening
Colon cancer screening can detect polyps and early cancers in the intestines. This type of screening can find problems that can be treated before cancer develops or spreads. Regular screenings may reduce the risk of death and pain caused by colorectal cancer.
Stool test:
•    This method checks your bowel movements for blood.
•    Polyps in the colon and smaller cancers often cause small amounts of bleeding that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
•    The most common test used is the fecal occult blood test.  
Free self testing kits will be available for the next 5 weeks at the Blood Pressure station.  (March 24 – April 21)  Please stop by between 9-9:30 a.m. to pick one up.  An information sheet will need to be filled out.  Good directions for use are provided in the kit.

See Bulletin Board about Burberry Piano Keys
We are doing SO well donating Keys for our friends and family. Over half of the keys are filled in already.  Stop by the bulletin board on the breezeway (walkway) and take a look. If you need a name of past pianists, organist, music ministers, choir members that you are wanting to donate a key for, talk to Dr. Phil. Thanks for restoring this unique and rare piano in such a meaningful way!

PASSPORTkids Camp - July 25-28 - Crossville TN
Register for camp now with a $60 deposit. See Tara for more information. PASSPORTkids! is a children’s summer camp where every element is integrated to provide an active faith-building experience for 3rd-6th graders. Bible studies, Devotions and Worship are designed to help children discover God’s love and practice being followers of Jesus. Then we mix in a healthy dose of that one ingredient that holds the rest together and keeps groups coming back year after year… FUN!
5 Camp Goals
(1) Providing Encounters with Christ; (2) Opportunities for Faith Expression; (3) Building Self-Esteem in Every Child; (4) Nurturing Community; (5) Exploring the Gospel through Mission Interaction; (6) Having Fun!
2013 Theme: Tag You’re It!
Imagine a field full of people.  There are trees on one side, buildings off in the distance, and wide-open spaces to run.  Everyone is welcome here - to belong, to play or rest, to be sad or glad, take a nap or have a picnic.  Not everyone knows about this place.  Perhaps no one has shown them how to find their way to it.  Others have spent their entire lives there, knowing exactly where home base is and where the boundaries of the field slope down and away. Sometimes the children’s games lead them outside the places where they are no longer comfortable and where they encounter those who live beyond the field.  They are interesting people, beautiful people who have never seen the field nor understood its peace.  So the children invite them to come and rest, or be sad or glad, to take a nap or have a picnic or play “TAG!” You’re it.
A Sunday Evening Gathering: Begins a Study of Luke
A prayerful reading of the Gospel of Luke, Sundays, 5:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building). Join us for a time of prayer, Bible study, and community.

LABC Preschool Pre-Registration 2013-2014
Church members and families may pre-register for LABC Preschool beginning March 1, 2013. Pre-registration forms are available in the church office or online at lexingtonavenue.org/preschool. Completed forms with your $50 pre-registration fee may be turned into the church office and confirmation will be sent. There are new extended hours from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Youth Weekly Activities in March
Youth Head First Sunday Nights: Supper, Games & Devotion, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

We are looking for host homes and people to prepare meals for our Sunday night activities in March (3rd, 17th, and 24th). See Andrea or Justin if you can help. (Will not meet on March 10 or 31).
Sunday School - The Way - Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. Travel with Jesus on a journey to Easter in Jerusalem. Includes videos of the land where Jesus walked.
Youth Wednesday Nights
Supper, Prayer, & Rec Room, 6:15-7:30- p.m.

PASSPORTyouth camp - June 30 - July 5
Wingate University, NC. See Andrea or Justin now to reserve your spot
PASSPORTchoices encourages campers to explore their personal interests and find the connection between those interests and gifts and who God is creating them to become! Some youth are artists, others are into the environment.  Some express themselves through cooking, while others will travel the world. As always, youth need to be given the opportunity to impact the lives of those around them through hands on missions. PASSPORTchoices is designed to help campers explore the reality that they are uniquely and wonderfully made and encourage them to make great choices as they discover who God is creating them to become!

Morocco Partnership Trip - October 3-14, 2013
“Fellowship Without Borders--Caravan for Women”

Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, Kentucky Baptist Women In Ministry, and The Eglise Evangelique au Maroc will parner together in October to lead the first multicultural women’s experience for Kentuckians and Africans in Morocco. Lead by Karen Thomas Smith and Becky Caswell-Speight, this trip seeks to build relationships between women of the EEAM and women of the KYBWIM.  The group from Kentucky will travel (caravan) across the country of Morocco with women of the EEAM developing partnership, discovering ways to work together, and encouraging each other in their own cultures and contexts. Highlights for the trip include worship in Casablanca, Bible study in Fez, dialog with Moroccan Muslims in Ifrane, and worship with migrants/refugees in Rabat. Contact Josh Speight or Becky Caswell-Speight for more info. Tentative Travel Dates: October 3-14, 2013. Estimated Cost: $2100
LABC/Rabat Partnership Trip
Keith Stillwell will be going to Morocco at the same time KBF Women in Ministry trip,  primarily to help the Rabat church with children’s education.  We are looking for a woman to go and represent LABC and someone (perhaps the same person) with a background in childhood education. See Keith if you are interested.

Soup's On Us - May 4
8:30 a.m. - Assemble boxes; 9:30 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. Mark these dates and join us for fellowship and ministry through Soup's On Us: May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7. “Soup’s On Us” is a weekend food ministry sponsored by Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, First Christian Church, and the Presbyterian Church of Danville.

Family Night Meals
Please call the church office if you would like to be added to the standing Wednesday night supper list. Call on Monday before Wednesday night supper to make a reservation if you are not on the standing list or to cancel if you are on the standing list.
Meal Pricing: Adults and Youth age 12 and up: $5.00; Children age 5-11: $2.00; Children under 5: free
Wednesday Night Meal Schedule:
Date - Cooking Team - Main Menu
March 27 - Holy Week - No Service
April 3 - Spring Break - No Service
April 10 - Nina Mallory & Janice Lee - Fried Chicken & Potluck
April 17 - Amy Miller - TBA
April 24 - Youth - (Passport Camp Fundraiser)
May 1 - Judee Vanderpool - TBA
May 8 - TBA
May 15 - TBA
May 22 - Tim Dievert

Nada Mission 2013 - May 31-June 2
Children, Youth, Adults & Families
Contact Keith or call the church office now to sign up.
Graduation Celebration
Once again the primary focus of our mission trip to Nada this year will be the graduation celebration to encourage young people in Nada to stay in school and graduate. We need lots of help planning, setting up, and conducting the celebration which will include, a basketball game, music, cookout, and more. We hope many of you will join us on this trip, but whether or not you can join us on the trip we need your help with prizes of all sorts (souvenirs, fun or useful items, gift cards). We will have prize drawings to encourage community participation and gifts for the graduates.
Work
On Saturday we will work to clean-up the basketball court and repair the goals, organize and set up for the Graduation Celebration, and do some home repair, lawn mowing and weed-eating in the community.
Family Movie Night in Lexington
We will enjoy a night at the movies in Lexington with Nada families.
Lodging
Heaven on a Hilltop (how can you beat that?) and Poplar Place. Very nice, cozy cabins in the beautiful mountains.
Children’s Story Time and Art
For Nada and LABC children.
Schedule (Tentative)
Friday, May 31
6:00 p.m.       Depart LABC
8:00 p.m.       Cabin Check-in
9:00 p.m.       Devotion & Planning
10:00 p.m.      Hang Out & Snacks
Saturday, June 1
8:30 a.m.        Breakfast in Cabins
10:00 a.m.      Work Project
12:00 a.m.       Lunch at Miguel’s Pizza
2:00 p.m.        Preparation for Graduation Celebration & Work Project
6:00 p.m.        Depart Nada for Movies
7:05 p.m.        Family Movie Night in Lexington with Friends from Nada
Sunday, June 3
10:30 a.m.        Second LABC Group Departs for Nada
11:30 a.m.        Cabin Devotions
12:30 p.m.        Sandwich Lunch
1:00 p.m.        Finish Preparations for Graduation Celebration
2:00 p.m.        Graduation Celebration: Games, Activities, Music
3:00 p.m.        Worship with Nada & Graduate Recognition
4:00 p.m.        Graduation Celebration: Cookout, Games, Music
4:30 p.m.        Basketball Game: Nada Hoops Classic
6:30 p.m.        Mission Trip Debriefing
7:00 p.m.        Depart for Danville

Morocco Partnership Plans (2013-2016)
A portion of the Global Ministries budget allocated for Morocco partnership trips will be carried over ever other year to support teams from LABC traveling to Morocco and teams from Morocco visiting Kentucky. In 2014 we plan to invite a team from Morocco to visit us in Kentucky and in 2016 we will plan to send a team to Morocco and provide as much financial support for the team as possible. Members are called out and sent to participate in ministry as representatives of the church, supported by the church. Depending on the ministry goals of the trip, priority in allocation of financial assistance will go to those with specific gifts needed for that trip and those who have never been. Kentucky Baptist Fellowship (KBF) promotes partnership trips to Morocco most ever year. Members are encouraged to participate in these trips at their own expense with minimal support from the missions budget when available. This coming fall, Keith will be going to Morocco, with the KBF team,  primarily to help the Rabat church with children’s education. The focus of the KBF trip will be Women’s Ministries. It would be helpful for a woman to go and represent LABC and someone (perhaps the same person) with a background in childhood education to go.
Morocco Trips:
2013- Keith and childhood education/KBF and Women’s Ministries
2014- Team from Rabat Morocco church invited to Kentucky
2015- KBF sponsored trip
2016- Team from LABC to Morocco

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. We will also try to send out emails (call the church office to get on our email list if you are not already), post on facebook (become our friend, search for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church,” Danville, Kentucky), and Tweet (follow us at: @labcdanville).

Walking on the “Mild” Side
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 AM. There is no cost. The activity involves following a walking routine led by Leslie Sansone on a DVD  for approximately 30 minutes, which averages a two mile walk. You can set your own pace until you are comfortable completing the whole walk. Come join us and ask a friend to come with you – the more people, the more fun.

The Key (print edition) Deadline
Information for the print edition of the Key newsletter is due on the last Sunday of the month for the following month’s edition.

LABC Tea: “A Cup of Hospitality”
We have our own Elmwood Inn tea label, “A Cup of Hospitality.” The tea will be given to our guests and available for sale to members. The cost is $10 for a container of 15 tea sachets ($10.50 in most stores) or three for $25, available in the church office. For each container sold, $4.00 goes to our Glocal Missions Offering. The label reads: Since our founding in 1927, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church has sought to blend the core values of heritage, worship, music, prayer, spiritual growth, friendliness, caring and missions to give our congregation a unique flavor. In many cultures, tea has been a symbol of friendship, peace and community for centuries. With that ancient tradition of hospitality in mind, we  offer this caffeine-free tea, blended with delicious aromatic herbs known for soothing both body and spirit. We invite you to become a part of the hospitable spirit of our Christ-centered community. O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 (NRSV).

Burberry Piano Restoration
This historic 18th Century piano is currently being restored by the Phillip Hickey Piano Co., located here in Danville.We are fortunate to have him do our restoration, as he is a renowned piano technician. He is finding this piano to be particularly challenging, as much of the work is having to be done with hand-tools instead of electrical tools. It was originally built when there was no electricity, and he’s even having to hand-twist all of the nearly 300 wires (piano strings) to the new pins! We have already had donations for 34 of the 88 keys being restored on this antique piano.Each key is $66, and they may be donated  “in honor of” or “in memory of” a loved one. A plaque similar to the one inside will be displayed near the piano once it is restored. Each key donor will receive a tuning pin taken from the piano prior to restoration. We hope to use this piano to bring glory to God as it is used in our church. Perhaps it can be used as our Choir Room piano, or perhaps for worship in other ways. It will definitely be a historical instrument that will be a part of the musical excellence this church has always displayed.
A Brief History of the Viennese Grand Piano
After doing research on this piano I realized that it would take a true piano historian who speaks fluent German to do a complete history.  Help, Maria Rice! The Viennese Grand Pianos were made during the time period of 1750-1850. There were several musicians named Tomaschek, who both composed music and built pianos. Phillip Hickey has found only two similar pianos, one in Eastern Europe and one in France.  There simply are very few pianos like it. This style of piano comes from the Beethoven Period of Piano music, from the Romantic Period of Music, and the music composed for this piano was primarily “sonatas in the high classic tradition. Tomaschek’s influence on Schubart and all other Romantic piano lyricists was profound, and reaches as far as Brahms.”* We cannot find information on this specific piano- inscriptions inside say, “F. E. Tomaschek in Wien, Opus Model 7, #32.”  We have found a reference to a later piano built by “Anton Tomaschek, Opus #881, made in Vienna c. 1840- Mahogany Veneer, 3 bulbous legs, on casters, square tail (top).  Inlaid in brass on inner keyboard cover, “Tomaschek in Wein”.**
*Oxford University Press, 1946, The Musical Quarterly.
**Makers of the Piano, by Martha Novak Clinkscale.

Friends of Glocal Ministries/Missions Emails
I have three email lists of persons interested in our local and global ministry partnerships: Friends of Danville/Boyle County, Friends of Nada/Mountain Hope, and Friends of Rabat, Morocco. If you would like to receive news, updates, and emails of interest from these areas, send me an email at keith@lexingtonavenue.org and indicate on which lists you would like to be included. As I receive emails of interest, I will forward them to you. Also, Katie Roberts, and Sharon Price have their own email lists. If you are interested in any of these, I can help you get connected. --Keith

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 Site: 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:  Become a friend of LABC by searching for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church” Danville, Kentucky. Search for “LABC Youth Group” to join the youth’s facebook page. Write on our wall when you are excited about what’s happening at church.
Twitter: We now have a twitter account. Follow us at: @labcdanville. If you don’t have a twitter account go to twitter.com to sign up.

Box Tops for Education: Labels for Oneida
Just a reminder that the Ruth Sunday School Class still collects soup labels and box tops for education labels. As you prepare for your holiday meals, please clip these and bring to our class room. Our goal this year has been 1,000 labels to send to Oneida Baptist Institute, Oneida Ky. So far, we have mailed over 600 labels (that doesn’t count points). A quote from OBI reads: “send us the entire label. Look for Labels for Education tm not only on Campbell’s foods, but also on products such as Vlasic, Franco-American, Prego, Swanson, Pace, and Pepperidge Farm. These labels earn points for us that we can redeem to get free educational equipment. Tyson’s Project A+ tm--send entire labels from specially marked Tyson chicken products. Worth 24 cents each, they return to us as a cash reward. General Mills’ Box tops for Education tm-- Send specially marked box tops. Each is worth 10 cents, and this program also turns points into cash.” This is an easy way for us to help out a wonderful institution carrying the name of Christ to a terrific group of young people as they educate and minister in their lives..--Paula Scott and the Ruth Class