LABC News & Notes, April 18, 2013

Soup's On Us Commissioning Service - April 21
On Sunday morning, April 21 during morning worship we will have a Soup’s On Us Commissioning Service for everyone involved in the ministry of Soup’s On Us. At the designated time in the service, we will invite you to come to the front of the Sanctuary for a responsive reading, prayer, and commissioning. We want to highlight Soup’s On Us, dedicate the ministry to God, and commission our workers for the ministry. We hope you will join us.

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.

Focus on Salvation Army - Wednesday, April 24
Lt. Jason Burns, new Co-commander, Danville Corp will be our guest.

Welcome Cafe Grand Opening - May 5
Sunday, May 5, 9:00-9:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Stop by and visit our new Sunday School Welcome Center and learn how you can help us greet our guests. Meet our new Welcome Center Coordinator, Rhonda Caldwell.

KBF Spring Gathering - April 26-27, Owensborro
Visit the KBF Spring Gathering Webpage
Building Community Through Worship and Missions: Keynote Speaker Rhonda Abbott Blevins, Leadership Conference with Jim Dant, Mission Offering, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Banquet
Saturday Morning Breakouts:
Morocco Experience (You will also have an opportunity to "experience" this workshop on Friday evening.); Engagement in Missions: Understanding and Utilizing KBF’s Missions Asset Map; Kentucky Baptist Women in Ministry; Engagement with CBF Field Personnel Through Mission Communities; Intentionality and Worship; Worship as Mission; Missions in the Community: Unexpected Experiences; Festival of Preachers

LABC Glocal Missions Emphasis Month - April

"You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria and to the ends of the  earth” (Acts 1:8).
Glocal Missions Offering 2013
Take part in something big! Your gift to the annual Glocal Missions Offering increases our support for all the great mission endeavors your church supports, such as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship national and world missions, Kentucky Baptist Fellowship including Nada and Morocco, African Migrants, Soup’s On Us, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Hope Clinic, and much more. Your gift 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.
Schedule of Events
Sunday, April 7, 10:45 a.m.- Focus on the Karen (Ka-rin) Refugees with testimony and music by a Karen Student
Sunday, April 14, 10:45 a.m. - Focus on Paula Settle and her work in Nada
Sunday, April 21, 10:45 a.m.- Soup’s On Us Commissioning Service
Wednesday, April 24, 6:15 p.m. - Focus on Salvation Army with Lt. Jason Burns, new Co-commander, Danville
Sunday, April 28, 9-10:30 a.m. - Missions Fair
Sunday, April 28, 10:45 a.m.- Focus on Baptist Seminary of Kentucky with Dr. Greg Earwood President

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. 

Burberry Piano Talent Concert
April 28, 6:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars for Sunday Evening, April 28 at 6:30 PM, for a Talent Concert to celebrate the newly-reconditioned Burberry Piano!  This rare 19th Century Viennese Piano-Forte, given to us by The Burberry Family, has been completely restored by the Hickey Piano Company here in Danville, and will be delivered to us on April 18.  We will use it in our morning worship services on April 21 & 28, and have our Talent Concert on the Evening of the 28th.  
During this Talent Concert you’ll hear music by:
-several of our keyboard musicians, both children & adult, present members and past members.
-several soloists, both children & adult.
-several groups, including our choir and the Lexington Avenue Quartet.
Each person/group will sing or play one song-- this way we will be able to hear from a variety of musicians and experience just how a piano designed in the 1850’s can be used in our church today.  This is truly a unique instrument and will fit well into the rich music ministry heritage that has been a part of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church history.
There will be a love offering received at this Concert to defray the cost of the piano restoration;  however, most of the cost has already been given through those who donated the cost of one of the keys, made in honor of memory of a loved one.  To date we’ve had 68 of the 88 keys donated for the piano (see inside insert). Wow!  What a wonderful experience it has been to see how our church has supported this music ministry event.  May this piano be used to glorify God in many and various ways in the future!
An Update on Restoration
Philip Hickey, the restoration technician, has been working very hard on rebuilding the piano.  I received an e-mail from him a few days ago which describes some of the details of his work on the Tomaschek piano:
Just a quick update on the Tomachek piano.
Having spoken at length with my friend, Mr Jurgen Goering of British Columbia,who is  an outstanding authority on Viennese pianos of this vintage, we are in the process of hand restoring the original Chamois leather covered hammers in this instrument. We feel that this will give the most accurate restoration of both tone and original design.
Also, I think that you will be very pleased with the interior of the piano. The sounding board turned out quite beautiful in an amber shellac, the iron plate is finished in a uniquelyEuropean copper finish with royal blue highights and under felt. This teamed with deep blued tuning pins and bright copper bass strings gives a stunning effect.
We are closing in on completion and look forward to delivering the piano around the 18'th of April.
Phillip D. Hickey

As you can see this is truly a unique piano, and Mr. Hickey is trying to restore it as close as possible to an  historically-correct condition.  He assures us that this instrument will have a very nice tone quality and that the piano in its restored condition will serve our church for future decades. This historical piano will begin a new chapter in its history, one that will enhance the music ministries at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.
Music Ministry History - Lexington Avenue Baptist Church
A. Present & Former Music Ministers:
1. John Gilbert
2. Harold Reynierson
3. Pauline Wall
4. Edward & Suzanne Clark
5. Jack and Dorothy Raines
6. Ken Hale
7. Jerry Bradshaw
8. Bruce & Shelly Richardson
9. Dan & Paige Weeks
10. Phil & Melanie Rector
11. Ken Martin (interim)
12. Phil & Melodee Quinn
B. Present & Former Organists:
1. Merlyn Reynierson
2. JoAnn Cinnamon
3. Nevalyn Moore
4. Lois Baltzer
C. Present & Former Pianists:
1. Mary Frenz
2. Jan Sheffield
3. Debbie Baker Harmon
4. Martha Robertson
D. Former Music Staff Interns:
1. Katie Lay Anderson
2. Brittany Stillwell Krebs
3. Tyler Wash
E. Other Prominent Musicians:
1. Harold Reynierson
2.  Alban Whitworth
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!
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.

Youth Meals and Host Homes Needed
We are looking for host homes and people to prepare meals for our Sunday night activities in April. See Andrea or Justin if you can help.

Youth: Way to Live
Sunday School - Way to Live - Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

When youth enter the youth group they are presented with the book, Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens, written by teenagers and youth leaders. This year we will focus on chapters: Life, Story, Bodies, Stuff, and Food.
Head First Sunday Nights: Supper, Games & Devotion, 6-8 p.m.
We are looking for host homes and people to prepare meals for our Sunday night activities in April.
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!

From the Children’s Minister
Parents, please let me know if your child is going to camp in July. The $60 deposit is due June 1st. VBS! It is that time of year again and we are planning a fun filled VBS and we are going to need many volunteers. Please see Tara if you can help in any way. Have a wonderful, happy, and safe spring break.

VBS 2013 - June 23-27 (Sunday to Thursday evenings)
Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together. See Tara if you can help.

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.

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
April 3 - Spring Break - No Service
April 10 - Nina Mallory & Janice Lee - Fried Chicken & Potluck
April 17 - Amy Miller - Roast Beef, Scalloped Potatoes, & Slaw
April 24 - Youth - Spaghetti (Passport Camp Fundraiser)
May 1 - Judee Vanderpool - "Dress the Dog" Hot dog bar with lots of toppings, baked beans, chips, dessert
May 8 - TBA
May 15 - TBA
May 22 - Tim Dievert

Nada Planning Meeting, Sunday, May 5, 6:30 p.m.
We need all adults, youth, and children who plan to go on the Nada Mission trip this year to contact Keith, Tara, Andrea, or Justin to sign-up and attend the planning meeting on May 5. We need everyone there as we finalize plans, make housing arrangements, and assign responsibilities for the trip.

Nada Mission 2013 - May 31-June 2
Children, Youth, Adults & Families
Contact Keith or call the church office now to sign up.
Mission Work
Graduation Celebration with Nada Classic basketball game, worship, home repair, yard work for the elderly, Family Movie Night in Lexington, Children’s Story Time and Art. We need people to lead games and activities, work with children, lead worship, sing or play an instrument, organize, coach and referee the basketball game, cooks, manual laborers, planners.
Prizes Needed for Graduation Celebration
We will give gifts to the Nada graduates and have prize drawings for children and adults.In the past we have given gift cards (Walmart, Kroger, Subway, etc.), autographed items, toys, electronics, household items, most any nice large of small gift could work.
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.
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.
Children’s Story Time and Art
For Nada and LABC children.
Heaven on a Hilltop (how can you beat that?) and Poplar Place. Very nice, cozy cabins in the beautiful mountains.
Prayer, devotions, fellowship, sharing and God’s creation will make this trip a spiritual retreat as well as a mission trip.
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 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 partner 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, dialogue 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 as the 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.

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

A Sunday Evening Gathering: 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.

Walk on the Mild Side
“Walk on the Mild Side” is cancelled until late Fall 2013. Some will be walking at the park if you want to join call Judee Vanderpool (phone number available in the church office).

In the Case of Inclement Weather
Check the home page of our web page ( 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).

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).

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 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:

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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.
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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