LABC News & Notes - June 1, 2017

Breaking Bread Together – June 11th, 2017 (Dr. Valentine’s Last Sunday)
    Believers are to show one another honor. To honor someone is to regard that person with great respect.  Paul reminded us that both our affection and honor stem from the truth that we are part of the same family – the family of God.
    “Be kindly affectioned to one another with brotherly love;  in honour preferring one another.” (Romans 12:10)
    Sunday,  June 11, 2017, will be Tommy Valentine’s last Sunday in the pulpit as Lexington Avenue Baptist Church’s minister. To honor Tommy, Jennifer, David and Kate’s seventeen years with LABC,  the church is invited to an informal lunch following the church service in the fellowship hall.  We will break bread together , as well as, have some time to speak personally to Tommy and his family, thanking them for their service throughout these past years and wishing them well in their future endeavors.
    Along with the lunch, we want to encourage those who would like to give a Love Offering or write a card or note, to do so;  a basket will be available for collecting these.  Those wishing to use their offering envelopes may also make a Love Offering indicating this in the Offering Designated For space provided on the front of the envelope.  Thank you.

Worship - Sunday, June 4
9:15 a.m. - Community Worship at the Brass Band Festival at Centre College
(Amanda Standiford will say the Invocation Prayer)
9:30 a.m. - Sunday School at LABC: Classes will decide whether or not to meet
10:45 a.m. - Deacon led Worship in the Sanctuary at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church (Deacons will lead the elements of worship and share a favorite life Bible verse)

Lois Baltzer - LABC Anniversary
June 1 - Organist, 21 Years!

Pat Stewart - LABC Anniversary
June 11 - LABC Weekday Preschool Director, 9 Years!

Welcome to the Pulpit
June 18 - Rev. John Pennick
June 25 - Rev. Ernest Martin

From the Deacon Chair - Tim Dievert
Pastor Search Committee
According to the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Bylaws, “When a vacancy occurs in the pastorate of the church, a pulpit committee shall be selected to seek a new Pastor. This committee shall be nominated by the Deacons. The committee shall consist of nine (9) resident members (at least 3 men and 3 women) and include the following: 1. Church Moderator. 2 Two active Deacons. 3. One representative from the Sunday School program. 4. One representative of the music ministry (not the Minister of Music).” The deacons will meet on Sunday evening June 11 to nominate the Pastor Search Committee to recommend to the church at a special called Buisness Meeting. The deacons will appreciate any input from the congregation of names we should consider.
Pulpit Supply and Interim Nomination
Joe Brummett, Carolyn Montgomery, and Bill Singler have been appointed by the deacons to serve as the Pulpit Supply and Interim Nomination Committee. Tim Dievert (Deacon Chairperson), and Mark Dexter (Vice-Chairperson) will serve as ex officio members of the committee. Their task will be to enlist pulpit supply preachers during the interim period, with the goal of recommending to the church an Interim Pastor by August 6.

Wednesday Lunch, Prayer & Devotion - 12:00 noon During the Summer
June 7 - Subway Sandwiches, Staff Devotion, Plan Future Lunches
June 14 - VBS Report and Devotion with Amanda: Water, Water, Everywhere
June 21 - Josh & Katie Nathan with Lunch by Stephanie Griffin

Lunch, Laugh, and Learn: June 13
Flag Day is June 14 and Independence Day is July 4, so we’re going to have a God and Country Cook-in!  Wear your red, white and blue as we have an indoor cookout- hamburgers and hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and a patriotic cake!  We’ll sing patriotic songs, maybe have a veteran tell a story or two, and laugh at Phil’s corny jokes!  

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip: June 29
We’re going to go to Pioneer Playhouse to see a funny play about 2 nuns, “Drinking Habits”!  The show is $16 and if you want to go to the dinner beforehand it’s $30 for both.  Callie Minks is handling our ticketing and needs to know how many are going by Sunday, June 25.  You’ll eat and laugh a lot, so don’t miss this one.  Call Gail and sign up for a night at Pioneer Playhouse!

Sign up Now for Branson City Trip in Septermber
We can only take 25 on this trip to Branson City Sept. 17-22: 15 on bus and 10 on the van.  So…check your schedules and see if you’d like to join us for this trip:  staying at the Grand Victorian Hotel, going to 9 shows (including the Riverboat Cruise and Lunch), eating at great restaurants (including the Thrown-Rolls Lambert Cafe), and perhaps a little shopping, as well.  We’ll leave on Sunday and get back late Friday Night.  First 15 ride the bus, other 10 on the van.  Call and sign up today!

Congratulations Graduates!
Will Aronld - Boyle County High School
Elizabeth Lyons - Boyle County High School
Grace Sheene - Danville High School
Hannah Kelly - Blue Valley High School, Overland Park, Kansas (Quince & Patty Arnold’s granddaughter)
Justin Johnson - University of Kentucky, School of Law
Megan Rice - Centre College
Katie Lay Anderson - Doctor of Ministry from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University
Madeline Rector - Elon University, Elon, North Carolina

Chuck Sisk - Celebration of Life - Sat., June 24
We would be honored if you would join us to celebrate Chuck Sisk’s life at an open house from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at the Danville Country Club. The son of longtime members Dr. Charles and Pearl Sisk, Chuck and his sister Alice grew up at LABC. I appreciate your support for Chuck’s aunt, Phyllis Thomas and cousin, Lynette Gullett. I would cherish the chance to see and meet many of you and share memories of this exceptional man, husband, father and friend.
    --Stephanie Sisk [Chuck Sisk’s wife]

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky’s Golf Scramble - Friday, June 16
Make your plans to join us now for the 14th Annual BSK Golf Scramble at Griffin Gate Golf Club, Lexington, KY. Entry Fee: $100 each, $360 team. Registration - 8:30 a.m.; Shotgun Start - 9:00 a.m. Lunch to follow.

Capital Campaign Report
As of April 30, 16 months into the three-year campaign, we had given $396,929 toward the $706,600 pledge. Our $300,000 loan, used to pay for $537,000 in renovations, as of April 12 has a balance of $88,965. The April report showing all income and expenses is available in the church office.

Operation Christmas Child - Handy Shopping List - June
Girl items, purses, hair bows, clip on earrings, jewelry, watches, hair ribbons, cups

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, July 1, 2017
Work Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - Assemble boxes; 9:00 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. “Soup’s On Us” is sponsored by Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, First Christian Church, and the Presbyterian Church of Danville. Mark your calendars: July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2 (No Delivery on June 3 for Brass Band Festival)

Key for Kids and Families - May 2017
A Week of Wondering: Water! Water Everywhere!
Monday, June 12 - Thursday, June 15, 6-8 pm - Join us for a Godly-Play inspired VBS week as we learn together from the water-filled stories of Creation, the Great Flood, the Exodus, and Baptism. We’ll have fresh music and some innovative new response time options for everyone, plus a few never-before-seen-at-LABC-stories for our 2nd grade and up group!
Summer Sunday Night Hangouts
Young families are invited to join us on Sunday nights for a casual time of fellowship and fun. We’ll meet at a different location each time, so watch your email and texts for updates. Our first summer gathering will be at the Powells’ on Sunday, June 25
Summertime Stories
Wednesdays,10:30 am - noon, beginning in July.
Join us for an interactive “story hour.” We’ll weave Bible stories together with some of our favorite children’s books and have opportunities to participate in art, science, games, and other related activities.
The eggs are still on the move.
Did you know that there’s so much mystery in Easter that it doesn’t fit into just one Sunday? Easter goes on for six more weeks, and it helps us get ready to come near to the mystery of Pentecost. If you’re a family with children, watch your yard for the Easter eggs! When they appear, enjoy the treats, refill them, and pass them on to another LABC family as a way to celebrate Easter until (and maybe even after!) Pentecost.
Help Needed
It takes a lot of people to make children’s ministry great, and we appreciate everyone who invests time and energy into teaching our children about God’s love. Here are some upcoming ways that you can jump in and help:
1. VBS is ahead! (June 12-15, 6-8 pm each evening). We need you! Roles still open include an art or story-writing “expert,” a song/celebration leader, and several general helpers who will assist younger children and help out during storytimes. Let Amanda know how you’d like to help!
2. If you would like to host a Young Family Sunday Night hangout this summer, let Amanda know so we can start reserving dates.
3. Can you help teach children’s Sunday School this summer? We’ll be using an easy-to-follow, fun curriculum by the same publisher as last summer’s “An Illustrated Earth” study, and we need two teachers each week in June, July, and early August. Let Amanda know if you’d be willing to serve a week or two! Every bit helps!
4. We’re headed to camp in mid-July. If you’d like to write a note of encouragement to any of our campers or chaperones, talk to Amanda and she’ll give you names!
Thank You
Margaret Powell, who helped with our Pentecost sneak-in!
Rosalind Campbell, Brenda Hendrickson, Liz Peniston, and Carolyn Montgomery, who have served all year in our Godly Play classroom.
Our spring Wednesday night leaders: Dianne Stillwell, Carl Smith, Jason Shoults, Amanda Shoults, Julie Dexter, Peggy Butcher, Trina Elliott, and Alicia Nickens.
Weekly Schedule
An Illustrated Compassion (Children’s Sunday School) @ 9:30
Worship @ 10:45
(Nursery available for children under 3 during Sunday School and worship. Extended session available for 3 year olds - kindergarteners during the latter half of worship).
Young Family Hangout @ 6 pm (watch your email for schedule)

Youth News - May 2017
Nada Youth Mission Trip - June 23-25
Housing: Bowen Farms Bed & Breakfast
Planning Meeting: Sunday, June 11, 7:00 p.m.
The Mission: Time with Nada friends, work to be planned, prayer retreat, recreation, Miguels’ Pizza, beautiful mountains and more.
Youth Sunday Nights in June
June 4
Brass Band: No youth activities
June 11
6:00 pm- Supper & Froggie Floats
6:30 pm- Passport Camp Meeting
      - Youth Leadership Team
7:00 pm- Nada Planning Meeting
7:30 pm- Bubble Wrap Games
June 18
4:00 pm - Fathers’ Day Frisbee Golf
(at Jackson Park; if you don’t have other plans play Frisbee Golf with dad)
Sunday School - Here Am I, Send Me
Sundays, June 11 & 18, 9:30 am - Isaiah encountered the call of the living God in the Temple. How does God call you to service?
Thank You from All of Us
We couldn’t do youth ministry without the help of many. Thanks for all of those who have served, including those who may have been inadvertently left off this list:
Sunday School Teachers - Jerry Lee Farmer, Chip Minks
Provided Youth Supper - Tara Luster, Callie Minks, Katie Fowler, Sue Smith & Paul & Maureen Elwyn, Nicole Farmer, Phil & Melodee Quinn, Gail Hester, Judee Vanderpool, Brenda Hendrickson, Chris & Stacie Herron, Faye Wilson & The Gathering Bible Study
Youth Breakfast - Harry Nickens, Steve Fegenbush
Painting & Renovation - Lee Fowler, Chip Minks, Dave Arnold, Harry Nickens, Frank Burberry, David Bibb, Bill Elliott, Don Linville, Ken Kurtz, Bruce Pierce, Charlotte Carr
Girls’ Room Renovation - Rocky Cash (Installed dry wall and painted chalkboard wall in Girls’ room & contracted carpet installation)
Bible Study Leadership - Tara Luster, Hannah Sims, Jill Robertson, Adam Standiford, Melissa Arnold, Jennifer Valentine
Chaperones - Laken Thomas, Billy Luster, Tara Luster, Dianne Stillwell, Chip Minks
Donated Furniture - Chad & Margaret Powell, Frank & Sandra Burberry, Ruby Cline Eaton, Tommy & Jennifer Valentine, Adam Wade & Beth Morgan
Thank You Notes & More - Sue Smith (Thank you notes, cards, and encouragement)