LABC News & Notes - April 2018


Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
Dr. Terry Freeman will preach, “Who Is It You Are Looking For?” (John 20:1-18). Amanda Standiford will have a great children’s story about “Alive in a New Way.” Music will be a tribute to the Memory of Maria Rice
HARPIST Sally Kelton (Versailles) will play 15 minutes of Prelude Music
SOLIST Josette Irvine (Lancaster) will sing with Choir, “It Took a Lamb”
EASTER CHOIR will sing: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”, Arr. Cottrell; “Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound”, Arr. Knight; “Hallelujah” Chorus, G.F. Handel
INSTRUMENTS will play: “Fanfare & Fantasy on, “Lobe Den Herren”, Arr. Dickinson; “Rejoice! He Lives Medley”, Arr. Clydesdale; “Easter Song”, Arr. Payne
Instrumentalists will be: ORGAN:  Susan Shewmaker (Harrodsburg); PIANO:  Beth Lee (Lexington); SYNTHESIZER:  Kathy Ruth (Danville); FLUTE:  Ellen Mosley (Morehead State University); CLARINET:  Ervin Farmer (Danville); TRUMPET 1:  Drew O’Dell (Morehead); TRUMPET 2:  Kevin Eason (Morehead); TROMBONE 1:  Dr. DuWayne Dale (Morehead Faculty); TROMBONE 2:  Lucas Sledge (Danville); TUBA:  Dr. Nicola Mason (EKU Faculty); PERCUSSION:  Dr. Brian S. Mason (Morehead Faculty); TIMPANI:  Dr. Matthew Wyckoff (Morehead Faculty); BASS:  Ryan McGillicuddy (Morehead)
Come and Worship the Risen Christ! Leave inspired to follow and serve Him!

30th Anniversary of our “Mighty Moller” Pipe Organ
LABC Presents:  Albin Whitworth Organ Concert - April 29
Bruce Richardson will also be with us at 6:30 PM on Sunday, April 29 to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of our 37-Rank Moller Pipe Organ!  Albin will play and then he and Bruce will talk about the origins of this wonderful instrument we’ve had for 30 years. Built in 1987 and dedicated on January 17, 1988, our “Mighty Moller” has served our church as a wonderful worship instrument.  Albin recorded on our organ back in December some of your “Favorite Hymns of Faith” and they will be given out the evening of the concert.  Invite friends and family to the concert and stay for our reception following.  
Sunday Afternoon Mini-Concerts
During the month of April we will also be having weekly Sunday Afternoon Mini-Concerts (@ 30 minutes) at 2:00 PM:
April 8:  Dr. Zach Klobnak,  Organist/Choir Master, First Presbyterian Church
April 15:  Don Seevers, Organist, Tates Creek Christian Church, Lexington
April 22:  Dr. Wesley Roberts, Music Faculty, Cambellsville University
All this is made possible partly due to the Austin Roberts Concert Series funding and other personal donations.  The Baltzer Family provided funding for the CD in memory of Lois, who faithfully played the organ for 22 of it’s 30 years!
Songs on the CD/Concert: “It Is Well With My Soul/Holy City” - “God Will Take Care of You” - “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” - “What a Friend We Have In Jesus/In The Garden” - “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine” - “How Great Thou Art” - “Amazing Grace, How Sweet The Sound” - “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” - “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” - “Precious Lord, Take My Hand/Pass Me Not, Oh Gentle Savior” - “A Heaven Medley” - “Just As I Am/Softly and Tenderly”

A Future of Hope: What’s Going on Out There (And in Here)?
Bible Study & Table Dialogue led by Dr. Terry Freeman
Wednesdays: April 11 & 18  (continued in May)
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.

Intro to LABc: For New Members & Guest
Luncheon, Sunday, May 6 after worship in fellowship hall. Enjoy a nice meal and learn some of the basics of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church: Our Mission and Core Values; Meet LABC leaders; Learn a little bit about history; Overview of our missions and ministries; Question and Answer; Tour. For anyone interested in learning more about our church. Call the church office by Sunday, April 29 to sign up.

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Lunch, Laugh & Learn - April 10

“Ask Betty” how to grow your garden— Betty Hensley will be with us to share secret tips about how she grows her beautiful flowers.  She’ll show some of the ones she grows and answer questions about what you grow in your garden.  We’ll eat Irene’s Hot Chicken Salad, also have Fruit Salad and Vegetables and a yummy dessert.  And, of course, we’ll endure some of Dr. Phil’s humor….
Fun Lovin’ Hearts to Keeneland- April 19
…“And they’re off!”  to Keeneland to see the beautiful flowers and horses on Thursday, April 19.  We’ll leave at 10 AM, arrive in time to have lunch at “Keeneland Track Kitchen”, and then enjoy the Spring weather as we watch a few races.  Cost is $5 entry to Park, $10 for Grandstand Seats, and around $12 for lunch. Call and reserve YOUR seat on the bus as we go to the races in April.
Mark Calendars for The Ark Encounter!
We will be visiting the Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky on Thursday, May 24, so put it on your calendar today.  Look for more details in the May Key Newsletter, but you may go ahead and sign up for it today!

CBF Kentucky Spring Gathering - April 20-21
Saint Stephen Church, 757 S. Woodland Drive, Radcliff. Theme: Who is My Neighbor? Excellent breakout sessions, worship, mission opportunities, fellowship. Guest speakers: Dr. Kevin Cosby, Ericka Evans Whitaker, Sara Turpin, Suzii Paynter, Karen Thomas Smith, Steve Clark and Annette Ellard, Scarlette Jasper, Edgardo Mansilla, Laura Levens, Lauren McDuffie, Herve’ Kuona, Candace Hansford. Go here for more infromation: or see Keith.

Committee Meetings, Sunday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.

Business Meeting, Wednesday, April 25, 6:45 p.m.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, April 7, 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: 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)

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 - 5:00 p.m.
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 - April 2018
Easter Celebration @ the Powells - Saturday, April 14, 1-3 pm
Come celebrate Easter with us (a little belatedly) in the Powells’ yard. We’ll have a variety of station activities and end with a big egg hunt. Let Amanda know if you need directions. Bring a friend!
Orff Instrument Practice - Sundays, April 15- May 6, 5 pm
Join Amanda and Adam in the choir room to practice an Orff arrangement. We’ll help lead in worship on Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day). This group is open to 1st grade and up. If at all possible, participants need to attend all four rehearsals.
Earth Day “Called to Create” Celebration - Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm
Join us at the Stillwells’ for some outdoor art and fun with nature. We’ll tie-dye, paint, and probably make a few messes. Wear old clothes and bring a friend! (We’ll wrap up around 4:30, but we’ll bus the Orff crew to church for rehearsal at 5).
It’s Easter!
The season of Easter doesn’t last just one day. It goes on for six more Sundays! Young families, watch for the Easter eggs to show up in your yard between now and Pentecost (May 20)! Enjoy the treats, refill the eggs with candy, and pass them on to another LABC family. If you need addresses, let Amanda know!
Bible Memory Challenge
The LABC kids’ Bible memory challenge is on until Pentecost. If you need a copy of the memory verse sheet, let Amanda know. Parents, watch your email for periodic “bonus point” offers.
Thank You
Thank you to our awesome Wednesday night missions teachers!
Julie Dexter, Trina Elliot, Katie Fowler, Alicia Nickens, Amanda Shoults, Jason Shoults, Dianne Stillwell, Nicole Wheeler
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) Want to celebrate Easter with the LABC kids? Volunteers are needed to help staff the stations at our Easter Celebration at the Powells’ house on Saturday, April 14 from 1-3. If you can help, let Amanda know.
(2) Can’t attend the Easter celebration but willing to stuff some eggs? There’s a huge container of eggs in the church office and a pile of grocery bags to put them in. Take as many eggs as you want to fill (no nuts, please!) and return them to the office by Thursday, April 12. (If you’re coming to the Easter celebration, you’re welcome to just bring them directly there).
(3) We’re still in need of some help in the nursery on Wednesday nights. If you can help Linda from 6:45-7:45 one Wednesday in April or May, please contact Amanda!
Weekly Schedule
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).
Family Night Meal @ 6:15
Children’s Activities @ 6:45

Youth News - April 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.
Youth Missions Weekend: Serving Together - April 13-15
Meet youth from other CBF KY Churches in Georgetown. Worship, Fun, Fellowship, Missions. Sponsored by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky and Georgetown College.
Cost: $20 (includes: hotel, 3 meals, t-shirt, supplies). Contact Keith immediately if you are interested in going. A Packet including permission forms is available at the church office or from Keith. This is an awesome event that we have not been able to attend in the past due to DNow Weekend.
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!
April Schedule
9:30- Sunday School (Will not meet April 15)
10:45- Worship
6:00- Supper, Worship, Rec (Will not meet April 1, 15, 29)
6:15 - Family Supper (Will not meet April 4)
6:45 - Youth Worship & Prayer (Will not meet April 4)
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)
Social Media
Instagram: @youthlabc

“the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. ~Merriam-Webster”
    Something? I have to smile seeing this definition knowing Psalm 24 tells us “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” So, since God owns everything, aren’t we simply the “responsible managers” acting on His behalf?
    As many of you, I grew up “tithing” before I actually knew what the term meant.  And, like many, I always associated the idea of stewardship with the sermons I heard about budget, money, tithing, building programs.
    Through the years, though, I have come to better understand a more comprehensive meaning of stewardship…never more than during this Lenten season. I have read several devotionals that challenge us to measure our success as Christians and as a church using God’s criteria instead of our own. I have also seen a community honor a dear man who was, and whose example will continue to be, stewardship personified.
    As we continue to give and strive to be faithful stewards of all God has given us…time, money, abilities, wisdom, relationships…we can rejoice in the incredible blessings that will occur knowing we have glorified our Lord and served the common good.
    I love to imagine the results of “active” stewardship when we support our missions, our young families, our children, our youth, our seniors, our ministers, our community and beyond…the list is far-reaching, maybe never-ending. I also love to imagine God telling LABC, “Well done, good and faithful servants!”
            ~Donna Pierce

Wednesday Family Supper 2018
4th – Spring Break (No Meal)
11th - Open
18th – CoEd I - Chris - Church brings dessert
25th – Chicken Potluck - Liz/Patty/Elizabeth
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

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 ( 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”).

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.

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
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 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