LABC News & Notes, April 10, 2014

Holy Week 2014
Palm Sunday, April 13

Sunday School (9:30 a.m.): The Story of Jesus’ Hour of Darkness
Worship (10:45 a.m.): Choir Anthem - “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna;” Vocal Ensemble - “Lenton Chorale;” Handbells - “Near the Cross”
Children’s Easter Celebration (2:00-4:00 p.m.)
Maundy Thursday, April 17
Communion, 7:00 p.m.: Vocal Ensemble
Easter Sunday, April 20
Welcome Cafe’ (9:10-9:40 a.m.): View the music video, Alive by Natalie Grant, at 9:10, 9:20 or 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School (9:30 a.m.): The Story of Jesus’ Resurrection
Worship (10:45 a.m.): Choir Anthems* - “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” “Glorious Day,” “Hallelujah Chorus:” Instrumental Music - “Fanfare and Processional on, ‘All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,’” “Easter Celebration,” and “Victory Song!”
*Easter Singers
Please sing with the Easter Choir on April 20! We’d love to have you join us for this special Sunday of worship and music. Please talk to Dr. Phil if interested. Music folders are on the piano in the choir room. You get free donuts and coffee for singing--Wow!

Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Spring Gathering - April 25-26

Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville. Bob Fox asks, “Could this be the greatest meeting in the history of meetings?” We hope many of you will come find out. Special guests include: Suzii Paynter, CBF Executive Coordinator; Bo Prosser, CBF Coordinator of Missional Congregations; Karen Thomas Smith, Pastor/Chaplain, EEAM, Morocco. Tommy Valentine will participate in a panel discussion on “Building Community in Your Church.” Keith Stillwell will lead a workshop on “Resources for Spiritual Formation.” Breakouts for pastors and laity, worship, BSK annual banquet, Resource Fair, and a farewell for Josh Speight among other things, will highlight this years event. Visit the KBF website (www.kybf.org) or see Keith Stillwell for more information.

Names of Graduates
If you know the names of students graduating from high school, college, or any other institution, please call the church office. High School Graduate Recognition Sunday is May 18.

Visitation and Funeral Ushers Sought
Recent visitations and funeral services at LABC have prompted discussions regarding the potential benefit of ushers from our congregation to assist those who are not familiar with our facility. Deacons envision three or four ushers wearing church name badges to be stationed at doors to direct visitors. We would like to have a list of ushers to call when services are needed. If you are willing to serve either at evening visitation or daytime services, please contact the church office at 859-236-3565 or contact Paul Elwyn.

April at the Welcome Cafe

The Welcome Café features families during the month of April. Drop by this Sunday (April 6) from 9:10 to 9:40 a.m. and visit with the Hendrickson family, sample the newest teas, check out the little community library or join Summer Quinn at Kidz Korner for art projects. Chocolate milk and juice now available for children. Special thanks to those who hosted the café during March: Tommy & Jean Ann Case, Marian Gibson, Jean Steinhauer, Jim Caldwell, Billy and Tara Luster, Clara Bowen, Kathy York, Cynthia Frey, Evelyn Crooke, Evelyn Newsom, Martha Brummett, Bill Singler, David Bibb, David Williams, Henry Wilson, Ted Monroe, Donna Pierce and Steve Griffin.

Church Directory

In case some of you are wondering why it is taking so long to get our new church directories, we wanted to give you an update. After the pictures were taken in early December, we didn’t work on the directory any more until January because of the holidays.  January and February we worked on layout, and that’s not an easy job. There were so many options and decisions to make. Keith went through hundreds of pictures looking for just the right ones to illustrate our Mission Statements for the ministry/activity pages. Universal Church Directories (UCDir) has worked on the directory late February and most of March and we are now proofing. It will go back to UCDir for corrections, we will proof a second time, and it will be a few weeks after that until we receive the final product.
Thanks for your patience, The Church Directory Committee: Kathy East, Alicia Nickens, Ruth Rankin, Judee Vanderpool and Peggy White.

Business Meeting, Wednesday, April 23
I want to invite you to our next business meeting on Wednesday, April 23rd, and let you know of some of the items to be presented. Our renovation committee has been hard at work and is ready to make its report. They have received bids on the work to be done in order to get an accurate cost on the work and are seeking the church’s input on how the church would like to move forward.  The work includes the renovation of the kitchen, updating the fellowship hall, restoring the gym for use as a gym, and the addition of a restroom and kitchenette to our youth area. Our bus committee hopes to bring a report as well about the purchase of a non-CDL bus-type vehicle with handicap access. Your input and opinions are important and I want to encourage you to be part of how we choose to move forward as a church on these items. Jack Godbey serves as chair of the renovation committee and David Williams is chair of the bus committee. If you have questions, please contact either of these or me. I hope you will try to attend the meeting on April 23rd if you can.
In Christ, Tommy

LABC Gideon Offering - Sunday, March 9
$1,122.00. Thank you for your gift to of Bibles.

Habitat for Humanity
Work has begun on a Habitat House on Duncan Hill, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. till noon. Directions: Start by going South on 2nd Street through the School for the Deaf, and continue across Clarks Run Creek to the first opportunity to turn left,, which is Duncan Hill. Go East to house #344, then to the next lot which is the Habitat work site. If you have any questions contact Lee Fowler.

Nada Mission Trip - May 30-June 1

For adults, youth, and children. The Mission: Build a playground at the Nada Baptist Mission; Community wide cookout and Celebration of Education;  Worship leadership; Third Annual Nada Classic Basketball game; children’s activities, and most importantly building relationships. There is something for all ages to do here, hammering nails, working with children, leading games, refereeing and coaching, cooking, singing, planning, and hanging out. Lodging: the same three beautiful mountain cabins we stayed in last year. Contact: Brenda Farmer, Keith Stillwell, Adam Nash, or Amanda Standiford.

Morocco to Kentucky - September 5-15, 2014

Three friends from our partner church in Rabat, Morocco will be traveling to Kentucky, September 5-15 to visit with us. Several other Kentucky Baptist Fellowship churches will also be participating and eight other friends from churches in Morocco will be visiting them. This will be an opportunity for us to strenghten our partnership and learn about the work of the church in Rabat and the minsitry with African refugees. We will have more details about how you can be involved later. See Callie Minks or Keith Stillwell if you have any questions.

Walk on the Mild Side
We are closing up shop with walking at LABC until next fall. If anyone is interested in walking outside at the park, contact Judee Vanderpool.

Wednesday Night Van Drivers Needed
Some of our members who are unable to drive, especially at night, would like to join our fellowship for family supper and Bible study on Wednesday nights. So, we are looking for van drivers to share this ministry (No CDL required) or members who would be willing to provide transportation for someone who lives in their area. If you think you might be interested in helping, please call the church office.

Soup’s On Us 2014 - May 3
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 3 & 31, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6. “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.

Hosptitality Resource
Our new Hospitality Resource booklet is available. This colorful resource is filled with pictures, stories and insights from our greeters, instructions for greeters, and maps of our Sunday School classes. An electronic version is being mailed to our members and will be posted online. A limited number of printed copies are available in the church office.

The Story of Jesus
www.lexingtonavenue.org/the-story
April  
13 - (26) The Hour of Darkness [Palm Sunday]
20 - (27) The Resurrection [Easter]
27 - (28) New Beginnings: Holy Spirit & (29) Paul’s Mission
May
4 - (30) Paul’s Final Day

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 will go to our Annual Glocal Missions Offering.

Kitchen Dish Towels
If you have taken dishtowels from our kitchen home to wash them, please remember to bring them back. Our supply is running low. Thank you.

Children’s April News
Children’s Easter Celebration
The Children’s Easter Celebration is coming up on Sunday, April 13 from 2-4 pm at the Stillwells’ house. Join us for an exciting afternoon of exploring the Easter story — and an egg hunt!
PassportKIDS
PassportKIDS camp is July 24-27. The last day to register with Amanda is April 27 — after that, we’ll give up our extra spots to other churches. If you have not paid your $60 fee, please do so ASAP.
Vacation Bible School
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be June 15-19 from 6-8:30 each evening. We’ll be traveling through the desert with Moses and the Israelites on a Wilderness Escape! Watch for information coming soon about how to pre-register online.

Youth Group in April
Memory Verse for April

1 Corinthians 15:21-22 (the Voice): “For since death entered this world by a man, it took another man to make the resurrection of the dead our new reality. Look at it this way: through Adam all of us die, but through the Anointed One all of us can live again”
World Vision 30-Hour Famine, May 2-3
Thirty Hour Famine and youth lock-in. Rescheduled for May 2nd-3rd. All youth attending will eat lunch at school, after which they will begin their fast. We will gather in the youth room at the church at 6:00pm on Friday and we will conclude Saturday at 7:00pm. Youth should bring the money that they would have spent on food that day. The money will be sent to World Vision. There will be games, movies, and activities.
Youth Group Schedule
Sunday  Morning
Sunday School @ 9:30am-10:30am (youth room)
Worship @ 10:45am
Sunday Night 
Food and Fellowship @ 5:00pm-6:00pm (youth game room)
Youth Group @ 6:00pm-7:00pm (youth room)
Wednesday
Church wide meal @ 6:15pm (fellowship hall)
Deep End Bible Study @ 6:45pm-7:30pm (youth room)
Note: There will be no Youth April 2nd, 16th, or 20

A Sunday Evening Gathering: Genesis
A prayerful reading of the book of Genesis.The Gathering meets on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. in the library (third floor, education building). Join us for a time of prayer, Bible study, and community.

Family Night Meals
Please call the church office if you would like to be added to the standing Wednesday night supper list. Please 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 16 - Holy Week - No Meal
April 23 - Judee Vanderpool - Pizza & Salad
April 30 - Stephanie Griffin - Chicken & Potluck
May 7 - Coed 2 Sunday School -
May 14 - Women of the Word Sunday School
May 21 - Nina Mallory - Chicken Potluck
May 28 - Tim Dievert - Hamburgers
Children & Youth Activities - 6:45-7:30 p.m.

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 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