LABC News & Notes - March 2018

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Soup’s On Us Fundraiser Dinner
March 7, 6:15 with the Lexington Avenue Quartet

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, March 3, 2018
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 calendar: March 3, April 7, May 5, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1 (No Delivery on June 2 for Brass Band Festival)

Communion - Sunday, March 4, 10:45 a.m.

Business Meeting - Wed., March 14, 6:45 pm

Easter Choir, April 1
Come, sing with us!  Beautiful, glorious Easter Music! - “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” - “It Took a Lamb” - “Amazing Grace” - “Hallelujah Chorus”
Stop by Choir Room and pick up a folder/CD, take home and listen to it.  Then decide if you want to sing with our Easter Choir and Instruments. It’s a wonderful experience!

A Future of Hope: What’s Going on Out There (And in Here)?
Bible Study & Table Dialogue led by Dr. Terry Freeman
Wednesdays: March 21 & 28 - April 11 & 18
North America Churches are facing an entirely different situation than they have ever before experienced. As a result, churches are experiencing a sense of drift, without clear purpose or direction. This study will help us bring to the surface and explore forces at work within our context--out there and in here--with which we must engage in order to become more faithful and more effective in our ministry and witness. Together we address the challenges and seize the opportunities, working toward a God-sized dream for our church.

40 Days of Prayer: Preparing Ourselves for God’s Calling
Daily scripture, devotion, and prayer help us to reflect on God’s calling for our church. Begining on Ash Wednesday, February 14, daily devotionals will be posted on facebook and on our website at www.lexingtonavenue.org/newsletter/40days.

Lunch, Laugh & Learn - March 13, Noon
Wear something GREEN and we’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together! We’ll play games and sing songs and learn a little bit more about this holiday. Dr. Phil Quinn is part Irish, so maybe he’ll dance a jig or two. We’re using Clara Bowen’s Published Recipe, Ham and Cheese Sandwhiches on Hawaiian Bus (with special sauce), and St. Patty’s Cookies! Come one, come all, and we’ll have a ball!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip to the Ark
Our next trip will be in April (date not confirmed yet) to the ARK ENCOUNTER in Northern Kentucky. Look for detailed information in the April Key. IT’S BIG!

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). The cost is $10.00. Everything above the cost of the lilies will go to the Annual Glocal Missions Offering.

Lenten Worship
March 4 - Communion
March 11 - Vocal Solo by Carol Long
March 18 - Worship Choir sings, “Love’s Great Price”

Holy Week
Palm Sunday - March 25 - Handbells will play
Maundy Thursday Service - March 29, 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday - April 1

Easter Sunday - April 1
This will be a special Easter Service dedicated to the memory of our beloved Maria Rice. We’ll add a harp to our Brass and Percussion Instruments and Easter Choir. Sing to the Risen Christ wonderful arrangements of, “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” “Because He Lives,” and “Amazing Grace.” Josette Irvine will be a featured soloist, and of course we will end with the “Hallelujah” Chorus! Come and Worship with us!

Pray for Your Pastor Search Committee
Henry Wilson (chairperson), Carolyn Godfrey (vice-chairperson), Maureen Elwyn (secretary), Julie Dexter, Steve Griffin, Chris Herron, Ernest Martin, Margaret Powell, Amanda Shoults

A Sunday Evening Gathering - 4:00 p.m. (5:00 beginning March 11)
A prayerful reading of scripture. The Gathering meets on Sundays in the library (third floor, education building). Join us for a time of prayer, Bible study, and community.

Key for Kids and Families - March 2018
Pause - A Study for Kids During Lent

Sundays, Feb. 18 - March 25, 6-7:30 pm
Kids in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to a special Sunday evening gathering each Sunday during Lent. We’ll meet in the Godly Play room to share stories and learn about prayer, Scripture reading, and other spiritual disciplines.
Lenten Coloring @ the Hub - Monday, March 5, 4-5:30 pm
Join Amanda at the Hub to work on the psalm-themed Lenten posters for our sanctuary. All are welcome!
Maundy Thursday Worship - Thursday, February 29, 7 pm
There will be no Wednesday night activities on March 28. Instead, join us for a special time of worship on March 29. We’ll share communion as we prepare together for Good Friday and Easter.
Thank You
Thank you to our Mardi Gras pancake flippers: Steve Fegenbush, Jim Leavell, Harry Nickens
Thank you to our Ash Wednesday station hosts: Anita Baskin, Rosalind Campbell, Maureen Elwyn, Donna Fegenbush, Carolyn Godfrey, Keith Stillwell
Resources for Lent
Looking for ways to connect as a family during Lent? Here are some great tools!
1. Go to https://prayingincolor.com/handouts for a free Lenten coloring resource from the same people who brought us the Praying in Color books.
2. Writing to God, Kids’ Edition by Rachel Hackenburg is a book full of ideas about how to pray through writing. We’ll be utilizing it again during our Lenten Pause study. Some kids might enjoy having their own copies!
Children’s 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. Can you help with a Sunday evening study for children during Lent? Let Amanda know if you could join us in the Godly Play room from 6-7:30 on a Sunday night between February 18 and March 25.
2. Are you willing to buy candy and stuff Easter eggs? Our Easter celebration is a little late this year because of spring break, but we’ll need lots of eggs for our family party on Saturday, April 14. Let Amanda know if you’d like to help. No nuts please!
Weekly Schedule
SUNDAYS
Godly Play (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).
WEDNESDAYS
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45

Youth March Madness 2018
Passport Youth Camp - June 24-29
Cost: $75 (The total camp fee is $365 per camper. The church is paying the additional $290.)
Sign Up Now: Please sign up now so we can register.
Theme: Enough means “as much or as many as required.” It is a word we use when we are tired, full, or when the job is complete. Join us as we explore the big idea that God is enough for whatever comes our way. We’ll think about how God made a way so that in Christ, we are enough. This summer your students will also discuss how God’s plan is that there is enough for everyone; and how as followers of Christ we can use our voices to say, “Enough already!” when we see injustice and inequity in this world.
New Sunday Night Format Discussion
Sunday, March 11, 6:00 p.m. for youth and parents
We would like to try a new Sunday night format.
6:00 - Youth Led Special Interest Groups with friends invited
7:00 - Supper
7:15 - Worship
Special Interest Groups:
Youth will decide. One will be basketball. Other possibilities: Bible journaling; Study group; Music; Drama: Board Games; Book Club; Your idea; Etc.
Worship Study Continues
The youth have started a new focus on Sunday and Wednesday nights on the topic of worship as they explore the many parts of worship in biblical texts and in Christian services today, reflect on what worship looks like for each of them, and apply that worship to what our church does both inside and outside of the building.The youth are planning to lead worship on a Sunday sometime in the Spring (Tentatively, May 6). If you would like more information or be involved in any way, please let either Keith or Adam know!  Hope to see everyone there!
Gethsemani - Palm Sunday, March 25
After morning worship we will go for lunch and travel to the Gethsemani silent monastery near Bardstown, Kentcuky, to pray and worship and be with God in nature.
Fellowship - Missions - Spiritual Growth
We will try to emphasis each of these in our extra monthly activities:
February 4 - Super Bowl Sunday (Fellowship)
March 25 - Prayer Retreat at the Abbey of Gethsemani Monastery (Spiritual Growth)
April 13-15 - CBF Youth Missions Weekend (Missions)
Weekly Schedule
Sundays
Sunday School - 9:30 am
Worship - 10:45 am
Supper, Worship, Games - 6 pm
Wednesdays
Family Supper - 6:15 pm
Youth Activities - 6:45 pm
Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LABCyouthgroup/
Webpage: www.lexingtonavenue.org/youth/

Wednesday Family Supper 2018
MARCH
7th – Soup’s On Us Fundraiser - Stephanie/Kathy
14th – Milestones/Dieverts
21st -  CoEd II - Church brings desserts
28th – Holy Week (No Meal)
APRIL
4th – Spring Break (No Meal)
11th - Open
18th – CoEd I - Chris - Church brings dessert
25th – Chicken Potluck - Liz/Patty/Elizabeth
MAY
2nd – Ham/Potato Salad/Chips/Dessert - Judee/Scotty
9th & 16th – Open
23rd – Cookout - Dieverts

CBF Kentucky E-News
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky publishes a weekly email blast each Friday to pastors, staff and members of CBF Kentucky churches. Several thousand people get timely information about events, missions and ministries, church announcements, staff activity and whereabouts, and church staff searches. If you’d like to join our Friday E-News, please send us an email to office@cbjky.org.

Nursery Worker Needed
The children’s ministry is in need of a paid nursery worker who can help Linda on Wednesday nights and occasionally fill in on a Sunday morning. If you or someone you know may be interested (18 and older only), please let Amanda know.

Winter Walkers
We walk on MWFs at 9:00 a.m. in the church gym.  This is a low impact walking DVD with Leslie Sansone leading a one-mile, two-mile, or three-mile walk.  We usually do a two-mile walk but we encourage people to pace themselves and only do what their body tells them.  Come join us at LABC and enjoy the fellowship, music, and laughter during these cold wintery days.

In Case of Inclement Weather
Check the home page of our website (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), and post on facebook (“like” our page; search for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, Kentucky”).

The Pilot Light on the Kitchen Stove Stays On
Note to any using the kitchen: Do not turn off the the pilot light (flame) on the stove. Gas will escape into the air and could be dangerous.

LABC Original Print by Robert Powell
Available in the Church Office for Minimum Donation to Glocal Missions (For your convenience you may also get your prints during the week from Doris Cessna at Kid’s Alley on Fourth Street)
Water Color:  8 X 10 - $35 | 16 X 20 - $50
Black & White: 8 X 10 - $25 | 16 X 20 - $35
All prints are signed by the artist, Robert Powell, award winning local artist.
(Make checks payable to Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with “Church Print” in the memo)
LABC Glocal Missions: Thanks to the generosity of a church member all cost of the prints have been covered, free of charge to the church, so all donations go to support the LABC Glocal Missions Offering which includes Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, CBF Kentucky, Refugee Ministry in Morocco, Nada Mission, Soup’s On Us, Salvation Army, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Habitat for Humanity, local Benevolence, and all the mission partners our church supports.

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

Common Ground - LABC Sunday School Class
What makes it easy for people to get to know one another?  Usually it begins with something they have in common.  That is exactly what this “new” Sunday school class is calling themselves, “Common Ground” with the scripture from I Corinthians 9:22“Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone so that I might bring them to Christ.”
    We have a small core group already formed from our Singles class which began last year. Since we are not exactly bursting at the seams, we decided we would like to expand and include anyone looking for a Sunday school home.  Single or married, young or older,  let us become a part of your journey as you look for ways to navigate through life’s twists and turns, keeping Christ as your focus.  That’s what we have in common…..studying the scripture, praying, encouraging one another, and sharing Jesus’ love.
    Visit with us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 in Room 305. Join Anita, Philip, Lu, Scotty and Judee; they would love to welcome everyone.  You may meet some old friends or make new friends…..”Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the love, being one in the spirit and purpose.”  - Philippians 2:2

Kroger Rewards - Your Shopping Can Benefit LABC
Kroger has a program to offer cash rewards to non-profit organizations. If you enroll in the Kroger benefits program, whenever you use your Kroger Plus Card, LABC will receive cash awards. You must re-enroll each August. To enroll or re-enroll, follow these steps:
1. Visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards
2. To re-enroll, select “Re-Enroll Now” and sign in with your email and password. If this is your first time, select “Create an Account” and register.
3. Click on your name to get to your account summary.
4. At the bottom of the page under “Community Rewards” select “Re-Enroll”
5. Enter our organization number (64936) or search for “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church”
6. Check “Lexington Avenue Baptist Church”
7. When shopping at Kroger the bottom of your receipt should have a message: “Community Rewards, At your request we are donating to Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.”
(Call the church office for more information or stop by the office if you need help enrolling.)

Upper Level Parking for Senior Adults and the Disabled
We encourage all who are able to park on the lower levels and leave the Sanctuary level parking open for senior adults, the disabled, and guests on Sunday mornings.

Hospital Rehab Items for Loan
The church has a store of basic rehab items for loan, such as: motorized wheel chair, wheel chairs, walker, cane, shower chair, toilet chair, etc. Call the church office if you are in need of such items.

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:  Like our LABC group page 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 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+ --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