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LABC News & Notes - October 2018

LABC News & Notes - October 2018

“Wonder (Filled) Women”
New Sermon Series: Starts Sunday, October 21 with Pastor, Basil Hall

Gail Singleton’s LABC Anniversary
Office Manager: October 18 - 29 Years!

Lunch, Laugh & Learn - October 9 - with Scarlette Jasper
Plan to join us at noon for lunch. Paula Scott is preparing soup and you are encouraged to BRING YOUR OWN SANDWICH. Drinks, Chips and Dessert will be provided. Our program will be a presentation by Scarlette Jasper on her work with Appalachian area missions. The women in the Ruth Sunday School Class are asking for your gently worn sports shoes. Scarlette Jasper, our CBF missionary for southeastern Kentucky counties, has a need for shoes for students in these counties. Scarlette will be at LABC for Lunch, Laugh, and Learn on Tuesday, October 9. This is a wonderful time for you to hear about the work that needs to be done in our state. We would like to put shoes to our prayers for this ministry. Containers will be in place throughout the month of October by the ground floor elevator and at the Ruth Classroom on the second floor of the education building. Thanks to all for your help.

LABC Family
NOW is the time to be shopping to fill your OCC box or boxes. We have 6 weeks until our packing party, November 11th. We need costume jewelery, sewing supplies, balls, soap, stuffed animals, baby dolls, fishing supplies, plastic cups, and any other special item for a child.
We are co-workers in Christ’s Ministry,
Gail Hester

Alert!
Operation Christmas Child has announced that putting a fresh bar of soap with a washrag in a plastic bag is causing mold. Please pack separately! Thank you.

Operation Christmas Child Trip
LABC is planning a two day and one night trip to the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Atlanta. We would love for you to go with us. This trip will be in the first two weeks in December. We will have more information very soon.

Heart of KY OCC Upcoming
On Saturday, Nov. 3, at Junction City First Baptist there will be 400+ “Musical Memory Boxes” packed in honor of our friend and former pastor, Steve Fegenbush. Steve was a great supporter of Operation Christmas Child. Words cannot express how much we miss him, but hopefully these Musical Memory Boxes will continue his legacy of sharing Jesus and music with the least of these.

You Are Invited...
Haven Care Center (Pregnancy Resource Center) Banquet on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 pm at Centenary Methodist Church. All are welcomed. Call 859-236-9282 to reserve your seat!

Health Screening Flu Shots
October 17, 4p.m. to 6 p.m. –Perryville Baptist Church –Stroke Risk Screening/Flu Clinic
October 20, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and October 21, 9 a.m. to Noon–St. Andrews Catholic Church –Flu Clinic
October 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. –Lexington Avenue Baptist Church –Flu Clinic
October 25, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.–Gethsemane Baptist Church –Stroke Risk Screening/Flu Clinic
October 27, 8:30 a.m. to Noon –Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church –Stroke Risk Screening and Flu Clinic

Future Senior Adult Activities for the Remainder of 2018
October 26 (NOTE: THIS IS A FRIDAY!) - Ravenna KY
Make a reservation by calling the church office to join us for a trip to Ravenna, Ky. We will have lunch at Michael’s Restaurant. We’ll leave from the church parking lot at 10 AM. Let’s hope the fall foliage is gorgeous!
November 13 - Claudia Sanders and Wakefield-Scearce
Make a reservation by calling the church office to join us for a trip to Shelbyville, Ky. We will leave at 9:45 AM to view the decorations at Wakefield-Scearce and then enjoy lunch at Claudia Sanders Restaurant. If you are interested, there may be a visit to the Outlet Mall in Simpsonville after lunch.
December 11 - Lunch, Laugh, & Learn with the Danville Dulcimers
Join us in the Fellowship Hall for lunch at noon. The Danville Dulcimers will be providing our entertainment.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, October 6, 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: October 6, November 3, December 1

LABC News & Notes - September 2018

LABC News & Notes - September 2018

Meet our New Pastor, Basil Hall and His Family
Rev. Basil Hall was called to serve as senior pastor in a special called business meeting on August 12 following the morning service. His first day of service at LABC will be Monday, September 10.
    Rev. Hall since 2006 has served as the lead pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church near Nicholasville. From 1998 to 2006 he served as Associate Pastor of Music and Education at Crosswoods Baptist Church in Nicholasville. From 1996 to 1998 he was Minister of Music for Southern Heights Baptist Church in Lexington, and from 1991 to 1998 he held the position of Minister of Music at Crosswoods Baptist in Nicholasville.
    Basil received his Master’s Degree in 1997 from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Kentucky.
    Basil is a native of Detroit, Michigan and has lived in Central Kentucky for more than 20 years. His wife, Alisha, is an instructional coach at Red Oak Elementary in Jessamine County. She has been an educator for more than 20 years. Basil and Alisha have two children, Brenna (18) and Brock (16).  Brenna recently graduated from West Jessamine High School where she played volleyball and was her senior class vice president. Brenna is a freshman at Georgetown College. Brock is a junior at West Jessamine High School in Nicholasville where he plays on the tennis team. He is an avid sports fan and cheers for both UK and Michigan.   
    Regarding his calling, Basil says, “I am committed to winning the lost to Christ, leading Christians to reach their fullest potential, and fostering church growth. I want to serve in a church whose vision is to meet the spiritual needs of the community and provide services that impact every area of life.”
    Alisha says, “I have always been honored and humbled by my husband’s calling. I have tried hard to instill in our children that it is our privilege to serve the church, whether that be hosting dinners, planning events, or cleaning the bathrooms. We count it all as privilege.”

Farewell Reception for Dr. Terry and Beverly Freeman
Sunday Morning, September 9th at the Welcome Café, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. A basket will be available for cards and personal notes. A Love Offering will be collected prior to September 9th which will be presented during the worship service. Please make your check out to LABC, designated as a love offering, and turn it into Malinda Smith as soon as possible.

Beth Lee - LABC Anniversary
September 16 - 3 Years!

Baby Shower - September 16
Join us in the Coed 2 classroom at 2 pm on Sunday, September 16 for a baby shower for Shannon Zdrojowy. Shannon, Ben, and Kaldar expect a baby girl in early October. The Zdrojowys have most of the baby essentials and are most in need of clothing and other items specific to a baby girl. (If you’d like to help with food or preparations for the shower, see Amanda).

Senior Adults - Mark your calendars for these activities in September
September 11 - Lunch, Laugh and Learn

Join us for lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon Tuesday.  We have invited Rev. Hall to come join us so we can start getting better acquainted.  We would love to have a big crowd to welcome him to LABC on his second day on the job.  (To help defray cost of meal, a donation basket will be available.)
September 27 - Fun and Travel
Make a reservation to join us at 10 AM for an outing to visit Joanna Kirby’s garden followed by lunch at a restaurant to be determined.  If the weather is bad, Joanna will meet us at the church and tell us about butterfly gardens.  We will still plan to go out to eat afterwards.  Please call the church office to reserve your seat on the bus.
October, November, December
Tentative plans for October, November and December have been developed by the Senior Adult Team leaders; Clara Bowen, Sallie Donaldson, Jan Edmiston, Marian Gibson, Bernard Montgomery, Liz Peniston, Paula Scott, and Sue Smith.  We will share our ideas after the lunch and look forward to getting your input.

Operation Christmas Child - Shoebox Recipient - Dania Yadago
September 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m., Junction City First Baptist Church
Do Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts really make a difference? Shoebox recipient Dania Yadago will tell you they do from her own experience.  Operation Christmas Child is thrilled to invite you to come and hear an amazing story about God’s transformational love.  Dania Yadago, has a powerful testimony of how God used an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift to greatly impact her life. Subjected to severe poverty, Dania Yadago and her family lived in three Middle Eastern countries while she was growing up. Although persecuted for their faith, Dania’s family depended on God and prayed for everything they needed. One year they began praying for a specific need. That year, Dania received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift – the first gift she ever received in her life. As Dania and her family carefully went through each item in the gift, they could not believe their eyes as they found a direct answer to their fervent prayers. That day Dania learned that with God all things are possible and there is power in prayer. To hear more about how the Lord answered Dania’s prayer through a shoebox, join us for the Heart of Kentucky Operation Christmas Child 2018 kickoff event where Dania will share her testimony followed by a time of fellowship with shoebox packing tips and important ministry updates.
For more information please contact Carol Long (859-326-1697)

LABC  Wednesday Meals – 2018-2019
September
5th -  Churchwide Ice Cream Social – Church bring Cookies
12th  - Ham/ Potato Salad/Baked Beans – Church bring Desserts – Judee and Scotty
19th – Chicken Potluck – Liz, Patty, Elizabeth
26th – Barbeque/ Cole Slaw/Chips/Dessert – Beverly and Fred Durham
October
3rd – Potluck Salad Supper /Dessert ( Pizza for Kids)
10th – Fall Break – No Meal
17th – Youth Passport Camp – Youth Ministry Team
24th – Chili – Church bring Dessert – Deacons
31st -  Fall Festival – Hot dogs/Chips – Dieverts
November
7th – Masonic Fish Fry – Fundraiser- Church bring Desserts
14th – Rosalind/Anita
21st – Thanksgiving Week – No Meal
28th – Barbeque/Cole Slaw/Chips/Dessert – Mary Elizabeth and Jack Godbey
December
5th – CoEd II – Church bring Desserts
12th – Milestones
19th- Chicken Potluck – Liz, Patty, Elizabeth
26th – Winter Break – No Meal
January
2nd – Winter Break – No Meal
9th – Soups – Deacons – Church bring Desserts
16th – Kids Passport Fundraiser – Childrens Ministry Team
23rd – CoEd I – Chris Herron – Church bring Desserts
30 h – Chicken Potluck – Liz, Patty, Elizabeth
February
6th – Rosalind/ Anita
13th – Hearts for Missions – Mission Team
20th – Beans and Cornbread Supper ( Hot dogs for Kids) – Church bring desserts- Judee/  Scotty
27th – Chicken Potluck – Patty/Elizabeth/Liz
March
6th – Soups on Us – Stephanie and Kathy
13th – Men’s Breakfast – Scotty/Fred/Jack/Paul
20th – CoEd II – Church bring Desserts
27th – Pizza/Salad/Dessert – Charlotte Car
April
3rd – Milestones/Dieverts
10th – Spring Break – No Meal
17th – Holy Week – No Meal
24th – CoEd I – Chris Herron – Church bring Desserts
May
1st – Chicken Potluck – Elizabeth/Patty/Liz
8th -  Haiti – Doris Cessna and Paula Scott
15th –
22nd – End of Year Cook-Out - Dieverts

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, September 1, 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: September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1

LABC News & Notes - August 2018

LABC News & Notes - August 2018

The Kay Floyd for Kids Memorial Project
The Mary Martha Sunday School Class is again coordinating donations for the Kay Floyd Project as the fall opening of school is anticipated.  Kay Floyd was a valued member of LABC--and local educator--who passed away.  The class will provide food in the Welcome Cafe July 29 and August 5.  Please join us there for coffee and breakfast foods on those mornings and know that there will be collections (monetary and school supplies) for this good cause on those two Sundays.  You may drop off school supplies in the ‘bus’ on display in the Welcome Cafe or place monetary donations in the offering plate in envelopes marked ‘Kay Floyd Project.’  The Mary Martha Class members--and the children receiving these donations--say a heartfelt ‘thank you!’

Summer Wednesday Schedule
Lunch, Prayer, and Bible study, 12:00-1:00 p.m. each Wednesday. Terry will lead a Bible study, “Learning and Living the Truth,” from 1, 2, 3 John and Jude. Donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the meal. We are still looking for lunch providers in August.
July 4 - Office Closed, No Wednesday activies or meal
July 11 - Chicken Sliders - Henry & Faye Wilson
July 18 - Common Ground Sunday School Class
July 25 - Beans & Cornbread - Stephanie Griffin

Linda Harmon - LABC Anniversary
June 7 - Nursery Coordinator, 22 Years!

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, July 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: July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1

New Habitat for Humanity Build
Boyle County Habitat for Humanity has started construction on a new house. The house is located at 1412 W. Walnut Street. Take Main Street (Perryville Road) across the viaduct; turn left on Beech Street; Beech runs into W. Walnut; turn right on W. Walnut. House will be on the left at the end of Walnut. Construction crew finished installing the floor just last week and started putting down the sub floor. We work on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Come join us. You’ll go home hot and tired but with a sense of accomplishment.

Memorial Gifts for Steve Fegenbush
The family is very thankful that mission gifts given in memory of Steve Fegenbush have been distributed to the following causes: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (50%), CBF Kentucky (15%), WMU Heritage Fund (15%), Morocco and Haiti - Global Ministries (20%).

A Sunday Evening Gathering - 4:30 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.

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

LABC News & Notes - July 2018

LABC News & Notes - July 2018

The Kay Floyd for Kids Memorial Project
The Mary Martha Sunday School Class is again coordinating donations for the Kay Floyd Project as the fall opening of school is anticipated.  Kay Floyd was a valued member of LABC--and local educator--who passed away.  The class will provide food in the Welcome Cafe July 29 and August 5.  Please join us there for coffee and breakfast foods on those mornings and know that there will be collections (monetary and school supplies) for this good cause on those two Sundays.  You may drop off school supplies in the ‘bus’ on display in the Welcome Cafe or place monetary donations in the offering plate in envelopes marked ‘Kay Floyd Project.’  The Mary Martha Class members--and the children receiving these donations--say a heartfelt ‘thank you!’

Summer Wednesday Schedule
Lunch, Prayer, and Bible study, 12:00-1:00 p.m. each Wednesday. Terry will lead a Bible study, “Learning and Living the Truth,” from 1, 2, 3 John and Jude. Donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the meal. We are still looking for lunch providers in August.
July 4 - Office Closed, No Wednesday activies or meal
July 11 - Chicken Sliders - Henry & Faye Wilson
July 18 - Common Ground Sunday School Class
July 25 - Beans & Cornbread - Stephanie Griffin

Linda Harmon - LABC Anniversary
June 7 - Nursery Coordinator, 22 Years!

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, July 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: July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1

New Habitat for Humanity Build
Boyle County Habitat for Humanity has started construction on a new house. The house is located at 1412 W. Walnut Street. Take Main Street (Perryville Road) across the viaduct; turn left on Beech Street; Beech runs into W. Walnut; turn right on W. Walnut. House will be on the left at the end of Walnut. Construction crew finished installing the floor just last week and started putting down the sub floor. We work on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Come join us. You’ll go home hot and tired but with a sense of accomplishment.

Memorial Gifts for Steve Fegenbush
The family is very thankful that mission gifts given in memory of Steve Fegenbush have been distributed to the following causes: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (50%), CBF Kentucky (15%), WMU Heritage Fund (15%), Morocco and Haiti - Global Ministries (20%).

A Sunday Evening Gathering - 4:30 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.

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

LABC News & Notes - June 2018

LABC News & Notes - June 2018

Great American Brass Band Festival Worship - Sunday, June 3
9:15 a.m. - Community Worship at the Brass Band Festival
10:45 a.m. - Welcome Cafe at LABC
11:00 a.m. - Worship at LABC
Sunday School: Check with your teacher to see if your class is meeting

Special Called Business Meeting, Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m.
5:15 - Worship Choir
7:00 - Business Meeting (There will be no meal or children & youth activities)

Gideon Sunday, June 10, 10:45 p.m.
Testimony by Bernard Montgomery. An offering will be received at the doors at the end of the service to provide the scriptures to people around the world through the work of the Gideons.

New Habitat for Humanity Build
Boyle County Habitat for Humanity started construction on a new house May 7. The house is located at 1412 W. Walnut Street. Take Main Street (Perryville Road) across the viaduct; turn left on Beech Street; Beech runs into W. Walnut; turn right on W. Walnut. House will be on the left aty the end of Walnut. Construction crew finished installing the floor just last week and started putting down the sub floor. We will probably start building walls on Friday. We work on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Come join us. You’ll go home hot and tired but with a sense of accomplishment.

Youth & Adult Praise Team
During the month of June we are having practices for a Youth & Adult Praise Team on Wednesday Nights at 6:15 PM. We’ll learn Choruses that we might sing on Sunday Morning Worship at the end of the month!  We will practice in the Sanctuary. If interested, please talk to Dr. Phil or Carolyn Godfrey. We need vocalists, a guitar player, and even a bass or drum player.

June 12: Lunch, Laugh & Learn
We’ll have our Indoor Cookout on Tuesday, June 12, when Phil and Bernard will grill hamburgers and hot dogs and we’ll also have chips, beans, salad, and desserts!  We’ll eat, tell jokes, and then Jan Edmiston will teach us to play the card game, “SNOOP!”  It’s a lot of fun, and we’ll give you a prize if you win!

June 26:  Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip
We have something special in June- a trip to Joanna Kirby’s Home & Garden in Lancaster! We’ll be going on a Tuesday (not a Thursday), and leaving at 9:15 AM to avoid the afternoon heat. Joanna will let us tour her wonderful garden, see all the plants she grows, and then let us make our own flower arrangement to take home! Then we’ll stop at the Depot in Stanford on the way back and have a scrumptious lunch! Please call to reserve your seat on the bus!

Summer Wednesday Schedule
Beginning on Wednesday, June 6 we will have lunch and Bible study at 12:00-1:00 p.m. each Wednesday. Terry will lead a Bible study, “Learning and Living the Truth,” from 1, 2, 3 John and Jude. Donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the meal.
June 6 - Subway sandwiches - Mary Elizabeth Godbey and Charlotte Carr
June 13 - Ham, twice baked potatoes & dessert- Clara Bowen
June 20 - Women of the Word Sunday School Class preparing meal
July 25 - Beans & Cornbread

Pat Stewart - LABC Anniversary
June 11 - LABC Weekday Preschool Director, 10 Years!

Test the Tithe - Sunday, June 24
If you don’t already practice tithing we encourage you to try it for at least one Sunday. On Sunday June the 24th, make an offering of 10% of your income for the week. Dr. Freeman will preach on Stewardship on that Sunday. See also, Eloise Robert’s article, Joy in Giving, an insert in the June Key. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing (Malachi 3:10).

A Sunday Evening Gathering - 4:30 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.

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

LABC News & Notes - May 2018

LABC News & Notes - May 2018

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

Youth Sunday - May 6, 10:45 a.m.
The youth have been learning about worship this winter and spring. They will share insights from their dialogue on the elements of worship. The worship service itself will be a sermon on worship.

Committee Meetings, Sunday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.
Check with your committee chair to see if you committee is meeting

Lunch. Laugh and Learn
Please join us at “Southern Plate Catering” (where the cupcake place used to be on Church St. near Baskin Robbins) at Noon on Tuesday, May 8.  We’ll talk about future events, tell jokes, and then gossip a little.  Because parking is limited, you can meet us at church at 11:45 and we’ll drive bus to the joint.  Cost will be around $12.  They have good food!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip
We’ll be going to The Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky on Thursday, May 24.  We’ll leave church at 9:30 and get back around 4:30 or so.  They have a buffet there for lunch ($9.99), and then the self-guided tour of the Ark costs $37.  The bus is full but we’ll take the van and there is still plenty of room.  Call and add your name to the list today!

Parent/child Dedication, Mothers’ Day, May 13, 10:45 a.m.
If your child has never been dedicated and you would like to participate in this service, please call the church office (236-3565).

High School Graduates’ Recognition - May 20
9:30 a.m. - Graduate Recognition Breakfast
10:45 a.m. - Recognition of Graduates in Worship
*If you know the names of LABC students graduating from high school, college, or any other institution, please call the church office (236-3565).

Names of LABC Graduates
If you know the names of LABC students graduating from high school, college, or any other institution, please call the church office.

Mountain Hope Missions: Repair Affair & Nada - June 7-10
Deadline to Sign-up (so we can make reservations) - Sunday, May 13
In McCreary County (June 7-9): Orientation will be on Thursday night, with two full work days on Friday and Saturday, and a time of celebration on Saturday night. We are going to focus on housing needs in the county in existing housing and work on a park in disrepair. We will repair homes, build ramps, fix windows, paint walls, clean up yards, and more, as the people of McCreary county have need.
In Nada (June 10): We will cookout with the community and lead children’s activities and the annual education celebration. Then wrap up our missions weekend with Miguels’ Pizza.
Cost: $100 for adults (plus cost of pizza); $50 for youth (plus cost of pizza); the only expense for those who just participate in the Nada trip is the cost of pizza.

Operation Christmas Child in Springtime
With the sunshine and warmer temperatures we can begin purchasing warm weather items such as t-shirts, flip flops, jumping ropes, balls and other fun things. Remember no toy guns. When we all do what we can God uses it to bless the children.
God Bless you, Gail Hester

Bottles of Blessings: Change...That Changes Lives
Being a Blessing to someone has never been easier! It seems fitting that we collect our change for new mothers during the month of May during the month that we celebrate Mother’s Day!  Simply take a bottle home, fill it with your spare change, cash, or checks, and return it to your church by Sunday May 27th. By filling a bottle with cash, change, and checks you can help save the lives of unborn babies. Every bottle that is filled enables Haven Care Center to continally provide the much needed love and support to bless those that are facing unplanned pregnancies in: Boyle, Mercer, Garrard and Lincoln counties. All donations are tax deductible. Helping change lives here in Central Kentucky one bottle at a time. Tiffany Johnson, Director of Haven Care Center will present Wednesday evening, May 9, during the Wednesday night Service. Wouldn’t it be great if we could supply her and the center with baby supplies? Please bring items on Wednesday, May 9 to prayer meeting.

LABC News & Notes - April 2018

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: http://cbfky.org 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

LABC News & Notes - March 2018

LABC News & Notes - March 2018

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!

LABC News & Notes - February 2018

LABC News & Notes - February 2018

Mission Fundraiser and Mission Fair - Wednesday, February 21
Please join us for an evening of learning about missions LABC supports, funding those efforts, and prayer for taking the Gospel to the world.  On  Wednesday, February 21, we will gather for an evening brunch with breakfast casseroles, baked fruit, cheese grits, hash brown casseroles, muffins and breakfast drinks.  
There will be displays with information about many of the ministries we as a church support, someone to answer questions about those mission opportunities, a speaker, special music, and prayer for missionaries in dangerous places in the world. The Mission Leadership team look forward to this fundraiser, as it is the only church-wide event scheduled for mission support.
--Clara Bowen, Rosalind Campbell, Doris Cessna, Brenda Farmer, Donna Fegenbush  Marian Gibson, Stephanie Griffen, Gail Hester, Billy Luster, Ernest Martin, Callie Minks, and Keith Stillwell

Week Preschool Registration for LABC Church Members
Church members and families may pre-register for LABC Preschool beginning February 1, 2018.  Pre-registration forms are available in the church office or online at lexingtonavenue.org/preschool. Completed forms, with your $50 pre-registration fee may be turned into the church office and confirmation will be sent.

Business Meeting - Wed., March 7, 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!

Lunch, Laugh and Learn, February 13, Noon
Don’t miss this one—Loaded Potato Bar, Salad, and Cherry Cobbler! This is LABC Heritage month and Valentine’s month, so we will show pics of couples in our church on their wedding days! We will also share your favorite church story, so bring your favorite tale, picture, etc. to help us celebrate 90 years of being a church family!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts to the Ky Castle, March 5
Same time, different day—we’re leaving at 10 AM on MONDAY, March 5 (tours aren’t offered on Thursdays) to go see the Castle on Versailles Road in Lexington. Tour this unique, magnificent Medieval Castle, and have lunch there afterwards. Great place, great food, great fellowship. $20 for tour and $15 for lunch; however, cost must be paid when you sign up, as it is non-refundable. Must also wear a suit of armor to protect against the dragons!

Ash Wednesday Worship
Wednesday, February 14, 6:45 pm. Join us for a family-friendly Ash Wednesday service. We’ll have a special time of interactive worship and learn about what Lent is and why we observe it.

Lenten Coloring @ the Hub
Tuesday, February 20, 4-5:30 pm. Join Amanda at the Hub to work on the first psalm-themed Lenten poster for our sanctuary. All are welcome! More dates to come.

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. The book is available in the church office.

Spiritual Renewal: “in the Meantime”
9OTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

We celebrate 90 years as a church family (1927-2017), and what a rich history we have.  As we look at where we’ve been where we are and where we’re going
Heritage Exhibits
Pictures and artifacts on display all month
Special Services
Feb. 11- Women’s Day - Celebrating the role of women in our history
Feb. 18- Guest Preacher and Storyteller - Dave Garrett (former youth minister); Nevalyn Moore will be playing the Organ; The Worship Choir singing, “Stir Thy Church”, arr. by Nevalyn Moore. Testimony by Linda Knight.
Feb. 25 - Guest Preacher - Dr. Bob Baker (former pastor: 1982-1991); Testimony written by Irene Estes.  After worship we’ll have lunch provided by The Dieverts, share your favorite stories with Bob Baker, and “Kept in His Love” Story by Jean Steinhauer.
Learning from our Past
Wednesday, Feb. 28 - Small Group Dialogue & Sharing
As we reflect on our history, the stories and key events, and remember the faithful members who have gone before, what does all of this say about who we are as God’s church and what God is calling us to carry forward into the future.
LISTENING TO THE SPIRIT -BIBLE STUDY & PRAYER
What does Jesus say about what it means to be a Christian community? How is the Spirit leading us?
Bible Study in Sunday School: “A People of Salt and Light”
Learning from what Jesus has to say about what it means to be the church. Insights from Sunday School class dialogue will be shared with the church.
40 Days of Prayer: Preparing Ourselves for God’s Calling
Daily scripture, devotion, and prayer available online or in print. Get your book in the church office or call to receive the electronic version.
A FUTURE OF HOPE
Bible Study & Table Dialogue led by Dr. Terry Freeman on Wednesdays in March and April. Exploring a God-sized dream for our future.

Ladies/Girls of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church
    Do not forget that the church service on February 11th will be led by women/girls.  Please consider being a part of this time!
    We’ll begin the day with a casual breakfast at the Welcome Café between 9:00- 9:30 AM. Thanks to Paula Scott for organizing this.  There will be fellowship and a short devotional by Sue Smith.  For those who would like to remain in the Fellowship Hall following the breakfast, Florann Strevels will be teaching the Sunday School lesson and anyone may join her.
    Let me encourage those who do not have a specific part in the service to join the other women in the choir. Maureen Elwyn will be leading the music and has selected a beautiful (and easy) song for the choir to sing.  Summer Quinn will be giving our Call to Worship.  Your smiling faces have always been such a wonderful expression of God’s spirit.
    One more thing – in February we think of Love, so let’s also show our love by wearing red/pink!
    Thank you for your willingness to serve on this day but also your commitment to serving throughout this year.  

Women’s Choir: Calling All Women!
February 11 will be LABC Women’s Sunday and females will be filling all roles in the service. I will be leading the music and would like to have a choir of girls, ages 8-98+. We will be singing a simple arrangement of “Oh, How He Loves You and me”. Please join us and bring others with you. We will run through the song at 6:00 on Wednesday night and at 10:30 on Sunday morning. Hope to see you. --Maureen Elwyn

LABC News & Notes - January 2018

LABC News & Notes - January 2018

Operation Christmas Child Update
Thank you for packing 601 Operation Christmas Child boxes! Our six county region, “The Heart of Kentucky” packed 21,962 boxes and they are being shipped to Suriname, Ghana, Togo, Rwanda, Botswana, Madagascar, and Lesotho. Custom officials scrutinize these shipments carefully. PLEASE pray that these shoe boxes go safely through customs inspections and reach their destinations where Christian leaders are waiting to use them as a tool to share God’s love. -- Gail Hester (Lexington Avenue Baptist Project Leader for Operation Christmas Child)

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

Lunch, Laugh, and Learn: Tuesday, January 9
We’re staying close to home due to possible weather limitations. Join us in some down-home cooking at a new restaurant in town-- “Harvey’s” on 4th Street: “Southern Style Comfort Food”! We’ll meet at the church at 11:00 a.m. and take the bus (due to limited parking) or just meet us there at 11:15. We’ll eat, tell jokes, and talk a little about our Sr. Ministry at LABC as we begin this New Year. Call Gail if you want to ride the bus!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts to Lexington: Thursday, January 25
Weather permitting we’d like to have lunch at, “Bella Notte’s” Restaurant on Nicholasville Road in Lexington. We’ll enjoy great Italian food at reasonable prices! We’ll leave at 10:30 AM and get home by 4:30 PM. Again, call and make a bus seat reservation!

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, January 6, 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: January 6, February 3, 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)

Wednesday Family Supper 2018
JANUARY
10th – Soups - Deacons - Church bring desserts
17th – Kids Passport Fundraiser - Tacos
24th -  CoEd 1 - Chris - Church brings desserts
31st - Pizza/Salad/Dessert - Charlotte Carr
FEBRUARY
7th – Rosalind/Anita
14th – Heart for Missions – Missions Leadership Team
21nd – Chicken Potluck - Patty/Liz/Elizabeth
28th - Men’s Breakfast - Scotty
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

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.

A Sunday Evening Gathering - 4:00 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.

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”).

LABC News & Notes - December 2017

LABC News & Notes - December 2017

Advent/Christmas 2017
Sunday, December 3, 10:45 a.m.

Music: “An Advent Prayer” (Worship Choir); “Mary, Did You Know” (Quartet)
Message: “A People of Hope” (Mark 13:23-37)
Sunday, December 10, 10:45 a.m.
Music: “A Joyful Journey of Carols” (Christmas Choir); “Gesu Bambino” (Christmas Choir); “Rejoice!  Christ is Born” (Christmas Choir); “The Long-Expected King Overture” (Instruments); “Angels From On High” (Instruments); “Go, Tell It on The Mountain” (Instruments)
Message: “A New Age” (Mark 1:1-8)
Sunday, December 17, 10:45 a.m.
Music: Children’s Musical: “The Christmas Carol Special Report”; “A Unity Carol” (Worship Choir)
Message: “A Time of Celebration” (Luke 1:46-52)
Sunday, December 24, 10:45 a.m.
Music: “In a Manger” (Christmas Bells); “O Come, All Ye Faithful”  (Christmas Bells); “Prayer For Peace” (Worship Choir)
Message: “You Will Name Him Jesus” (Luke 1:26-38)
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service - 7:00 p.m.
Medley of Christmas Carols - “O Holy Night” (Solo) - Communion - Candle Lighting

Newly Elected Deacons
David Bibb, Bill Elliott, Justin Johnson, Jason Shoults, Carl Smith, Henry Wilson

Pastor Search Congregation Time: Looking Forward - Dec. 3
Following morning worship on Sunday, December 3 our Pastor Search Committee will lead us in a congregational dialogue--”Looking Forward.” Lunch (chili and sandwiches) will be served by our children and youth ministries as a fundraiser for children and youth ministry. The dialogue will include small table group discussions and large group sharing as your thoughts are recorded. Childcare provided.

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

Youth Passport Fundraiser Dinner - December 6
All donations will help provide life changing experiences for our youth at Passport Camp next summer.

Operation Christmas Child
Six hundred and one (601) children around the world will receive LOVE in a shoebox,  THANKS to you and your support of Operation Christmas Child at LABC. On behalf of these children, thank you!

Staff Christmas Gift - Sunday, Dec. 10
Express your appreciation to our ministerial and support staff through the staff love offering on December 10. Offering envelopes will be provided. Designate your gift to “Staff Christmas Gift.”

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, December 2, 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.

Lunch, Laugh and Learn:  December 12
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!  Wear something “Christmasy” and come to our Lunch, Laugh and Learn on Tuesday, December 12 at Noon.  We’ll sing a few Christmas Songs and then ask you to share your most special Christmas Memory!  Then Santa will “Ho-ho-ho” and give you kids your Christmas Gifts!

Welcome Chris Sanders, CBF Kentucky - December 13
Chris Sanders, interim coordinator for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky will share with us on Wednesday, December 13, 6:45 p.m.

Poinsettias
If you would like to order a poinsettia in memory or honor of a loved one, please call the church office (236-3565). The cost is $10.00. Everything above the cost of the poinsettias will go to the Annual Glocal Missions Offering.

God’s Stewards - Don Linville
The first thing I think of when someone says stewardship is the guy on the ship who is supposed to take care of you and all your possessions. He is there to take care of and anticipate any problems you may have.

LABC News & Notes - November 2017

LABC News & Notes - November 2017

Missional Youth Ministry - November 5, 6:15
We have a terrific group of youth who are faithful followers of Christ, insightful, and dedicated to serving in mission, learning, and caring for each other. All of us have a part in nurturing, mentoring, encouraging, and supporting our youth. You are invited to join us in a dialogue about youth ministry, Sunday November 5,  6:15 p.m. in the youth room. We will discuss the book, Missional Youth Ministry which offers a new paradigm for youth ministry and practical guidance. Those interested in youth ministry are invited to read and discuss the book together with us. Pick up the book from Keith if you think you might be interested or find it on Amazon Kindle or Google Play Books.

Advent Devotional 2017 - Deadline
If you would like to write a devotional or submit original artwork please send it to the church office gail@lexingtonavenue.org, or drop it off, by Sunday, November 12. Let us know ahead of time if you plan to make a submission.

Deacon Election: November 12
Absentee ballots will be available in the church office one week prior if you need one. Six deacons will be selected from among these nominees: Quince Arnold, David Bibb, Martha Brummett, Doris Cessna, Bill Elliott, Brenda Farmer, Justin Johnson, Don Linville, Jason Shoults, Carl Smith, Henry Wilson.

Giving
Pledge Sunday - November 19
First Gifts Sunday - November 26
Staff Love Offering - December 10

Capital Campaign Report
As of October 20, 21 months into the three-year campaign, we had given $460,066.91 toward the $706,600 pledge. Our $300,000 loan, applied to $537,000 in renovations, has a balance of $35,986. Cash on hand is $2,234. A full report is available in the office.

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party - November 12, 9:30 a.m.
The Operation Christmas Child Packing Party will be Sunday, November 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Prayer time for our boxes will take place during our worship service.
Supply Alert: We are in need of washclothes and sandwich bags.

Maetta Gray Women on Mission - Nov. 6, 1:30 p.m.
Join us as we make crafts for Operation Christmas Child boxes. Supplies wil be provided.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, November 4 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: November 4, December 2

Search Congregation Time: Looking Forward - Dec. 3
Following morning worship on Sunday, December 3 our Pastor Search Committee will lead us in a congregational dialogue--”Looking Forward.” Lunch will be served by our children and youth ministries as a fundraiser for children and youth ministry. The dialogue will include small table group discussions and large group sharing as your thoughts are recorded.

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

Fish Fry on Wednesday, November 8th in Fellowship Hall
Church members provide Desserts. Cost is $700 so donations over and above regular price very much appreciated.. This $700 helps: Feed Veterans (1,500-1,700) at Danville Armory Supply Veterans at the home in Wilmore with sweat suits, plus shampoo and body wash throughout the year support “Shop with a Cop and Fireman” for the holiday season.

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.

Poinsettias
If you would like to order a poinsettia in memory or honor of a loved one, please call the church office (236-3565). The cost is $10.00. Everything above the cost of the poinsettias will go to the Annual Glocal Missions Offering.

First Gift Sunday - November 26
On Sunday, November 26, we will have an opportunity to give the “First Gift” of the season to honor our Savior and the ministry here at LABC.  This gift is not part of our pledge for the yearly budget; this gift is over and above anything that we have pledged or will pledge.  May God find our “first fruits” pleasing and acceptable, blessing us and His ministries in ways we cannot even imagine.

Key Bible Verses from Ernest Martin
During a sermon, Rev. Ernest Martin shared a list of key scripture passages. Many have asked for them: Mark 2:1-12, Matthew 18:20, 24:14, Matthew 9:37-38 (his favorite), John 14:12, Revelation 5:9-10, 7:9, 11:15.

Danville Health and Rehab - James 1:27: November 9, 6:30 p.m.
As the Chaplain at Danville Health and Rehabilitation Center, I would like to invite your church to our missionary venture. We are looking for special people to be a part of our Resident’s lives. They enjoy Bible studies, visits, activities, singing, youth events, and lots of other interaction of all kinds. We are having an event at the home on November 9th at 6:30 p.m. and would enjoy sharing more with you at this time. Or you can contact us directly to become involved. You can also visit us on our website: http://danvillehealthandrehab.com/our-community/ or our Facebook page that also incliudes our James 1:27 event: www.facebook.com/danvillehealthandrehab/. Please feel free to contact me for any questions/comments/etc. I look forward to our fellowship.
---Blessings, Joshua Stine (jstine@shccs.com)

Phil’s Notes & Announcements
FLH’s Trip for November

We’re combining our LLL & FLH’s Trip for November due to Thanksgiving.  We’ll be leaving the church at 10 AM on Tuesday, November 14 and going to Shelbyville to eat lunch at Claudia Sander’s Restaurant!  The food is excellent and we always have a great time there.  After lunch we will probably go downtown Shelbyville and find a place to….shop?  Or just go to the outlet mall in Simpsonville?  Guys will go to the candy store!  Call Gail and make your bus seat reservation today!

LABC News & Notes - October 2017

LABC News & Notes - October 2017

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

Pray for our Interim Committee
Joe Brummett, Carolyn Montgomery, Bill Singler, Mark Dexter

Welcome to the Pulpit
October 1 - Terry Freeman    
October 8 - John Penick

World Communion Sunday - October 1

World Hunger Sunday - October 8

Maeta Gray Women on Mission - Monday, October 2, 1:30 p.m.
Guest speaker from the Galilean Home Ministries.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, October 7 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: October 7, November 4, December 2

Gail Singleton’s LABC Anniversary
Office Manager: October 18 - 28 Years!

Deacon Nomination: October 15
Deacon election: November 12. Absentee ballots will be available in the church office one week prior if you need one.

Phil’s Notes & Announcements
Worship Concert - October 22
The Worship Choir will join with the Lexington Avenue Quartet to bring us another Worship Concert on Sunday Evening, October 22 at 6:30 PM.  The Quartet always blesses us with a variety of gospel and other church music, and can can actually be quite humorous (at times unintentional)!  We’ll have a reception following the Concert, so stay and have some punch and cookies!
Lunch, Laugh & Learn - October 17
It’s a Fall Festival Lunch on Tuesday, October 17.  Wear a costume and get a prize for the best one!  Hear spooky stories and eat worms and dirt!  We may even sing a scary song or two?
Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip to Georgetown - October 26
Join us as we go to Evan’s Orchard in Georgetown for lunch and Tours on Thursday, October 26.  We’ll have the Pumpkin Tour & Hayride AND the Apple Tour (taste their cider!) and have lunch on the porch (chicken salad, ribeye sandwiches, burgers, grilled cheese, etc.).  Lunch is $5 and Tours will cost $9 for both together.  Call and make bus seat reservations today!

OCC - Handy Shopping List - October
Toys: Cars, puzzles, dolls, plastic animals, tea party, balls, jacks, Yoko’s, balloons, silly putty, noisy toys, jump ropes, harmonicas.

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.

Committee & Leadership Team Meetings - Sunday, Oct. 29, 6:00 p.m.
Focused Prayer Time: Church during an Pastoral Interim; Finance Committee Report; Committee & Leadership Team Meetings; Budgeting and individual committee agenda
For: Personnel, Finance, Nominating, Property, Weekday Preschool, Stewardship, Christian Education, Missions, Music, Young Families Ministry Team, Historical, Special Events, Health, Bus
Briefing with Committee Chairpersons, 5:45 p.m.

October Children’s Events for the Whole Church Family
Children’s Sunday - October 22

Children will lead the congregation in exploring our Children’s Sunday theme: “God Is A Mystery.”
Trunk-or-Treat - Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-8
Join us for a fun evening of trick-or-treating and games. We’ll have prizes for the best costume and the best-decorated car, plus plenty of candy for everyone! Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors!

LABC News & Notes - September 1

LABC News & Notes - September 1

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

Welcome to the Pulpit
September 3 - Greg Hancock        
September 10 - Ernest Martin    
September 17 - Jeff Pratt
September 24 - Captain Patrick Richmond, Salvation Army

Church Steakout - Wednesday, September 6, 6:15 p.m.
Steaks: $5.00. Hotdogs will be available for the children. The remainder of the meal is potluck. The church will provide paper products and eating utensils. You may want to bring your own steak knife. Sign up in Sunday School or by calling the church office. Payment may be made in advance to the church office. If you cannot attend, please call the church office (236-3565) before Friday, September 1 to cancel your reservations.

Texas Hurricane Relief
There are numerous ways that you could help victims of the Hurrican Harvey in Texas. Here are a couple: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Relief and Salvation Army. Checks to the church can be passed on to these organizations. Just put the name of the organization and what the check is for in the memo line.

Eliza Broadus State Mission Study - September 5
The Eliza Broadus State Mission study, Rise Up and Shine, will be held Tuesday, September 5, 4:00 pm, at the Fegenbush home, 419 East Main St.  Maetta Gray WMU group invites all ladies to this video study of ministry to internationals in Kentucky.

Special Called Business Meeting - Wed., Sept. 6, 7 pm
Special called business meeting to consider a recommendation for a part-time youth minister to assist with youth ministry responsibities during the interim period while the associate pastor has assumed interim lead staff responsibilities.

Memorial Graveside Service for Jean Cronenberg - Sept. 3
There will be a Memorial Graveside Service for Jean Cronenberg on Sunday, September 3 at Bellevue Cemetery in Danville at 2:00. Dress is casual and open for those who wish to come.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, September 2 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: September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

Beth Lee - LABC Anniversary
September 16 - 2 Years!

Deacons’ Meeting - Sunday, Sept. 10, 5:00 p.m.

OCC - Handy Shopping List - September
Socks, gloves, t-shirts, soft clothing

Lunch, Laugh, and Learn - September 12
On Tuesday, September 12 at Noon we will gather in Fellowship Hall for a great lunch (Irene Estes’ baked chicken casserole!), some not-so-great jokes, and then hear from two special people who receive funding from our Kay Floyd Project.  Our own Pat Stewart (LABC Preschool) and Anna Houston (Director of Families First Program) will share how these donations help the children involved in this worthy project. Then the Mary Martha Sunday School Class will give them the checks from LABC for the year! Come and learn how your giving ministers to the lives of thesechildren.

Fun Lovin’ Heart’s Trip to Branson City, MO- September 17-22
We ask you to pray for the 25 Seniors going to Missouri on Sept. 17-22.  Pray for their Safety and Health.  Pray for the Bus Drivers (Phil & Bernard).  Pray for good Fellowship (but not TOO good) and good Food (but not TOO much) and, of course, good Shopping (but not TOO expensive!).  They also may need prayers for enough energy, as we have a VERY busy schedule.

Upcoming Church Anniversary Celebrations
Two historical Anniversaries are upon us and planning has begun for:
    December 9, 2017: Our 90th LABC Church Anniversary.  We will probably wait until early 2118 to celebrate since it falls in the middle of our Advent Season.  We hope to celebrate with a Church Luncheon and perhaps a visiting past “celebrity”, a Drama and other Worship Plans.
    January 17, 2018: Our “Mighty Moeller” Pipe Organ turns 30 years old!  We have a very special instrument and we hope to have Albin Whitworth make a CD this Fall using this organ, and have it available as part of the plans.  Also, we hope to have Albin and Bruce Richardson come to a concert and talk about how this instrument was “born”.

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.

LABC News & Notes - August 3, 2017

LABC News & Notes - August 3, 2017

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

Welcome to the Pulpit
August 6 - Bob Defoor
August 13 - Greg Earwood
August 20 - Communion led by staff
August 27 - Adam Standiford

Thank You Hannah Sims
Hannah’s last Sunday with us, before she returns to Western Kentucky University, is August 6. Please tell her how much you appreciate her work with our youth this summer.

Linda Lonigro - LABC Anniversary
August 1 - 17 Years!

OCC - Handy Shopping List - August
School supply, calculator, scissor, learning books

Lunch, Laugh & Learn Tuesday, August 8
On Tuesday, August 8 at Noon we’ll have a “Sandwich Smorgasbord” for lunch:  a variety of your favorites!  Then we’ll play,  “Jan’s Snoop’s Game” that you just have to experience- FUN!  All you need to bring is your appetite and one small “white elephant” gift in a bag for the game.  If you have questions, call Phil.  See you on August 8!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip - Thursday, August 24 - Mickster’s
A short but sweet trip to a new restaurant is scheduled for August 24.  We’ll leave at 11:00 AM and travel all the way to Parksville to eat at the new Mickster’s Smokehouse & Country Grill.  Then we’ll go just down the road for dessert at Bud & Cheryl’s Ice Cream Shop in Alum Springs, returning to church by about 2 PM.  It will be short but sweet.  Call and make your bus seat reservation today!

Branson City Trip-Second Payment due
To meet deadline fees for our upcomig trip a second payment of $130 is due by August 6 for this trip. We still have 6 places open for our trip on Sept. 17-22 to Branson City, Missouri, where we’ll see 10 shows, have a cruise on the Branson Belle Riverboat, shop, eat, and more. All for $460. If interested please call Phil ASAP.

Soup’s On Us - Saturday, August 5, 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: August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

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.

I Love Morocco Dinner - August 27, 6-8 pm
More information coming soon. Dinner provided by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky. Learnhow to become a friend of the Kentuckty-Morocco partnership, with an annual contribution. Friends will receive regular updates from the partnership and share in fellowship opportunities.

Church Steakout - Wednesday, September 6, 6:15 p.m.
Steaks: $5.00. Hotdogs will be available for the children. The remainder of the meal is potluck. The church will provide paper products and eating utensils. You may want to bring your own steak knife. Sign up in Sunday School or by calling the church office. Payment may be made in advance to the church office. If you cannot attend, please call the church office (236-3565) before Friday, September 1 to cancel your reservations.

LABC News & Notes - July 29, 2017

LABC News & Notes - July 29, 2017

Pastor Search Committee - Special Called Business Meeting - July 9
Special called business meeting for the purpose of voting on the Deacon’s nominations for the Pastor Search Committee will be held immediately after worship on Sunday, July 9. The nominees are: Julie Dexter, Maureen Elwyn, Carolyn Godfrey, Steve Griffin, Chris Herron, Ernest Martin, Margaret Powell, Amanda Shoults, Henry Wilson

Welcome to the Pulpit
July 2 - Max Hester        
July 9 - Amanda Standiford
July 16 - Ricky Cunningham    
July 23 - H. K. Kingkade
July 30 - Katie Lay Anderson    
August 6 - Bob Defoor
August 13 - Greg Earwood    
August 20 - Communion led by staff
August 27 - Adam Standiford

Linda Harmon - LABC Anniversary
July 7 - Nursery Coordinator, 21 Years!

Lunch, Laugh and Learn
On Tuesday, July 11 at Noon we’ll meet at Giovanni’s Pizza on Houstonville Road.  We’ll be in the back room to have our lunch, and then Stephen Dexter (yes, Mark & Julie’s son!) will talk to us about Estate Planning and other legal issues you may have questions about.  He will probably talk a little about his two sons (Mark & Julie’s grandsons) as well.  We will take the church bus if you’d like to ride, leaving the church at 11:45 AM.  Come and have a nice time of food and fellowship with us.

Fun Lovin’ Heart’s Trip - Thursday, July 27
Leave the church at 10 AM, Thursday, July 27, to go to Frankfort for lunch at The Roadhouse Steakhouse!  Then we’ll tour The Liberty Hall and The Orlando Brown House in downtown Frankfort to learn how life was lived in the early 1800’s.  We may even stop at Dairy Queen on the way home for some cool ice cream, arriving back at church around 4:00 PM.  Call Phil with questions and call Gail at the office to reserve your seats on the bus.

Branson City Trip
We still have 6 or 7 places open for our trip on Sept. 17-22 to Branson City, Missouri, where we’ll see 10 shows, have a cruise on the Branson Belle Riverboat, shop, eat, and more. All for $460. If interested please call Phil ASAP.

Wednesday Lunch, Prayer & Devotion - 12:00 noon During the Summer
July 5 -    Max Hester - Subway Sandwiches
July 12    - Nada Mission Trip Report - Brothers Barbecue
July 19    - Chicken Sliders
July 26    - TBA

Operation Christmas Child - Handy Shopping List - July
Sunglasses, hats, beach balls, flip flops, drink cups

Coed 2 Operation Christmas Child Workshop
Each Sunday in July the Coed 2 will host a workshop for OCC Shoebox crafts. See a list of supplies needed to make the crafts below. There will be a table set upon the top floor of the Education Building to drop off your supplies. Please join us as we prepare for the LABC Packing Party later in the year. If you have questions please call Stephanie Griffin> (236-2937)
Supplies Needed: Sandwich size zip lock bags, Paint sticks, Yardsticks (new or old), Clothes Pins, White Paint pens, Covered (pony tail) rubber bands, Notecards for boxes, Clothes line, Small flat rocks for Tic Tac Toe game, Color markers, Ribbon for Hair Bows, Toilet Paper Cores, Sponges (4.7 x 3), Note Book Paper

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

LABC News & Notes - June 1, 2017

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! 

LABC News & Notes - May 4, 2017

LABC News & Notes - May 4, 2017

High School Graduates’ Recognition - Sunday, May 7
9:30 - Breakfast - 10:45 - Recognition in Worship
Congratulations High School Graduates: Will Arnold (Danville); Elizabeth Lyons (Boyle); Grace Sheene (Danville)

Amanda and Adam’s Ordination
Join us at Saturday, May 13 at 2 pm as we ordain Amanda to church ministry and Adam to spiritual care. The service will include people from each of their ministry journeys blessing and commissioning them to love and serve their contexts well.

Parent/child Dedication, Mothers’ Day, May 14, 10:45 a.m.
If your child has never been dedicated and you would like to participate in this service, please call the church office (236-3565).

“A Night With Albin” - Sunday Evening, May 21, 6:30 PM
Concert at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, featuring Dr. Albin Whitworth:
-playing the Moller Organ -playing the Steinway Piano -leading the Worship Choir -asking for selections from Congregation -reception to follow Concert
Come hear your favorite hymns played and sung by Albin, Choir and Congregation.  Have your own favorite ready to offer if he asks for your selections.  Be blessed by the musical talents Albin shares with us as only he can.  Worship as we enjoy this special time of Musical Praise together. Presented by the Austin Roberts Concert Series. No offering will be taken.

55+ Happenings
LUNCH, LAUGH AND LEARN
On May 9 at Noon we will have KENTUCKY HOT BROWNS with DERBY PIE for dessert- Wow!  what a lunch!  Then Robert Powell from Pioneer Playhouse will be with us to discuss their Summer Season (he is artist for our church print- buy or bring yours and maybe he’ll sign it!).  It will be good to have him with us.  Come and share with us (only for you who are 55 and older!)  Call Dr. Phil for any further information.
FUN LOVIN’ HEARTS TRIP
In May we’ll just be horsing around as we go tour the Darley at Jonabell Horse Farm near Midway, Ky. (owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid).  We’ll then go into Midway and have lunch at Darlin’ Jeans’ Restaurant, which you’ll LUV their food and homemade desserts!  Tour is $20 and lunch is on your own.  Call and get your bus seat today (call Dr. Phil with any questions).

Names of LABC Graduates
If you know the names of LABC students graduating from high school, college, or any other institution, please call the church office.

Youth Room Wish List
(1) Comfortable furniture you are looking to get rid of.
(2) Kitchen chairs of all sorts for snack area.
(3) Youth t-shirts mounted for display.

Operation Christmas Child - Handy Shopping List - May
Boy items, tools, duct tape, flash lights, work gloves, wallets, handkerchiefs, watches

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

LABC News & Notes - March 30, 2017

LABC News & Notes - March 30, 2017

Easter Journey in Worship
Fifth Sundy in Lent - April 2

Phil sings, “The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference”, by Gaither
Worship Choir sings, “Written in Red”, Arr. Kirkland, Duane Campbell, soloist
Palm Sunday - April 9
Worship Choir sings, “Hosanna and Hallelujah!”, Arr. Raney
Handbell Choir plays, “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” Arr. Parrish
Maundy Thursday Service - April 13
Communion & The Lenten Cross
Easter Sunday - April 16
Easter Choir sings: “Christ is Risen”, Arr. Sorenson; “Because He Lives”, Arr. McDonald; “Hallelujah Chorus”, Handel
Instruments play: “Easter Song Fantasia”, Arr. Clydesdale; “Easter Victory”, Arr. Clydesdale; “Glory to Christ”, Arr. Kingsmore

Will You Sing with our Easter Choir?
Easter is swiftly approaching, and we like to have a large choir that day to sing with our instruments and celebrate The Resurrection.  Will you help us?  We’ll be singing 3 songs:  
1.  “Because He Lives”, by Gaither/McDonald
2.  “Hallelujah Chorus”, by Handel
3.  “Christ Is Risen”, by Fields/Sorenson
Folders/CDs are now available in the Choir Room on the Piano, so why not stop by and pick one up?  Take it home and listen to it, and decide if you can sing with our Easter Choir on April 16.

Capital Campaign Financial Update as of February 28
As of February 28 we had given $355,484.91 toward the $706,599.80 pledged. Total gifts to the campaign as of Feb. 28 totaled $475,170.71.
Total expenditures, going back to 2015 and including the completed renovation project, as of Feb. 31 totaled $761,881.
Cash on hand as of Feb. 31 was $25,794.
On Mar. 7 Finance authorized $15,000 to be applied to the renovation loan, reducing our original $300,000.00 loan to a balance of $144,965. At the current rate of giving we project retiring the debt by the end of this year.

Lunch, Laugh & Learn - Tuesday, April 11
This month our Luncheon occurs during Holy Week, so we’re going to have a special time of reflection after our lunch.  Steve Fegenbush will sing a Ray Boltz song, “Watch The Lamb”, and share thoughts about Christ’s Crucifixion and what it means to him.  Come and fellowship, worship, and meditate during this time together as fellow Christians.

Natural Bridge Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip - Thursday, April 27
Enjoy the Spring weather at Natural Bridge State Park, where we’ll eat lunch at the lodge, shop in the gift shop, look around, and perhaps drive through Red River Gorge and/or Nada, KY. We may get to hear Joe Bowen tell a few stories- he’s a living legend there!  Call and reserve your seat on the bus.

Youth Room Wish List
(1) We are trying to get our girls’ hangout and small group room ready so we need: A. Painters; B. Comfortable furniture you are looking to get rid of.
(2) Kitchen chairs of all sorts for snack area.
(3) Youth t-shirts mounted for display.

Operation Christmas Child - Handy Shopping List - April
Hygiene: toothbrush, brushes, deodorant, soap, washcloth, lip balm, band aids, fingernail care

Lenten Luncheons -  First Christian Church - I Am statements in John
April 3 - “I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life” - Tom Huckleberry - “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
April 10 - “I AM the Resurrection and the Life” - Tim Mathis, First Baptist Church - “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ “(John 11:25-26)

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.

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

Youth Room Wish List
We are trying to get our girls hangout and small group room ready
1. Painters
2. Comfortable furniture you are looking to get rid of.

LABC News & Notes - March 2, 2017

LABC News & Notes - March 2, 2017

Will You Sing with our Easter Choir?
Easter is swiftly approaching, and we like to have a large choir that day to sing with our instruments and celebrate The Resurrection.  Will you help us?  We’ll be singing 3 songs: 
1.  “Because He Lives”, by Gaither/McDonald
2.  “Hallelujah Chorus”, by Handel
3.  “Christ Is Risen”, by Fields/Sorenson
Folders/CDs are now available in the Choir Room on the Piano, so why not stop by and pick one up?  Take it home and listen to it, and decide if you can sing with our Easter Choir on April 16.

Lunch, Laugh & Learn:  March Madness!
Mark you calendars for Tuesday, March 14 at Noon to have a March Madness Party!  We’ll have a Basketball Trivia Contest and a dunking Contest (we’ve asked Coach Cal to be there but haven’t heard back from him yet)!  For lunch we’ll have Hot Loaded Potatoes, chips & cheese dip, other snacks, and desserts.  Wear your UK blue or UL red!

Fun Lovin’ Hearts Trip
We postponed our trip to see Evelyn Crooke on March 30.  We’ll meet at the church at 10:30 AM, go get Evelyn in Lawrenceburg, and eat a nice lunch as we visit with her at the Bluegrass Saber Restaurant (Cost @$10).  After lunch we’ll take Evelyn back home and make a stop at Bauer’s Candies (they make Modjeskas and Caramel Candies) before we come home, but should arrive back at church by 4 PM.  Call the church at make your bus seat reservations.

Lenten Luncheons -  First Christian Church - I Am statements in John
March 6- “I AM the Bread of Life”  - Sarah Hempel, speaker / Kandi Williams, Cook - “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35)
March 13 - “I AM the Light of the World” - Elmer Jackson / Mary Ann McGlothlin, Cook - “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
March 20 - “I AM the Good Shepherd” - Amy Dafler Meaux, Trinity Episcopal Church / Ann Barker, Cook - “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)
March 27 - “I AM the Vine” - Tommy Valentine, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church / Roger Ross, Cook - “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”  (John 15:5)
April 3 - “I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life” - Tom Huckleberry / Jan Scott, Cook - “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
April 10 - “I AM the Resurrection and the Life” - Tim Mathis, First Baptist Church / Nancy McMurry, Cook - “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ “(John 11:25-26)

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.

Operation Christmas Child
It’s not too early to look for bargains for Operation Christmas Child. Please no candy or toothpaste this year.

Soup's On Us Fundraiser Meal - Wednesday, March 15
With the Lexington Avenue Quartet

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

Heritage Hospice Volunteer Training
Heritage Hospice, Inc. will host a Volunteer Training Session on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm at the Heritage Hospice Office at 120 Enterprise Drive in Danville. Interested persons willing to donate their time and talents to the Hospice Program are welcome to attend. Volunteer opportunities include clerical work, patient visits, fundraising and special events. For information call the Heritage Hospice office and ask for the volunteer department (859) 236-2425. Deadline to register for the training class is March 15th.

Dash for Danielle
Dash for Danielle is having a fitness party. Come join us for some fun and exercise on March 4, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church with Zumba, Kettlebell, Ripped and Yoga. There will also be a silent auction and all proceeds benefit the Dash for Danielle Scholarship funds. Adult cost is $15.00, kids 3-12 are $12.00 and kids under 3 are free. Shirts by themselves are available for $10.00. For more information or to register, contact Lynette Gullett at 583-5321. Hope to see you there. God Bless.