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The Christian Messenger

Fifth Avenue Church of Christ

April 14, 2013

740-654-0626 e-mail

115 W. Fifth Ave. Lancaster, OH 43130

Brad Seevers Senior Minister (740-550-9882) David Tingler Associate Minister Scott Brown Worship & Outreach Minister Hannah Martin Director of Childrens Ministries Sunday Services 1st Worship 8:00 a.m. 2nd Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible School 9:15 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.

One of our Timothys has come home!

Today Tim Bussey will be our guest speaker. Tim grew up at Fifth Avenue. He is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University and currently serves on staff with the Kernersville Christian Church in Kernersville, NC. Most recently he has begun a ministry to a Hispanic community in close proximity to their church facility. Please welcome Tim today as he shares the Word and exemplifies how easy it is to simply walk across the street for Jesus.


I want to use this opportunity to encourage you to consider hiring out some of our youth and adults. They are trying to raise funds for a rafting trip planned for this June. In our lobby, there are signup sheets to peruse. The work is only for part of a day and there is a wide range of activity that they are willing to do. Do you need someone to paint or cut grass? Do you need your house cleaned? Do you need for someone to baby sit? Do you need help with a move? Whatever you need, there are many who need to be hired so please get signed up. Let me share briefly with you an interesting article I read from It shared four keys to creating an irresistible church. They were: First Impressions Childrens Ministry Security Attractional Worship As I read this I found myself asking these questions: Do people (the church) truly want to be irresistible, so that others from the community will desire to attend and stay? Do we want to maintain the status quo and just keep doing the same thing or are we willing to see that its going to take a whatever it takes approach to reach people today? All four bullet points have others, not yet here in mind. Oh that we will listen to Jesus words as He shared the second greatest commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. It is because of our love for God that we will love others, no matter what that means needs changed. Over the next few weeks, we will be talking about the importance of neighbors and we will talk about how we might be of service to them in the name of Christ. This week, may we all pray that God will help us see the importance of others and may we die more to selfish desires daily. In His Service, Brad


I want to ask my senior friends to consider attending this great event this year. (By the way, AARP defines seniors as anyone age 55 and up.) Several of us have been attending for years. I, personally, have attended about 23 years. It is held on the Johnson University (formerly Johnson Bible College) campus, in Knoxville, Tn. We will be attending May 27-31. I, already, have commitments from 6-8 people (including me). This is a great week of inspiration and relaxation. (I call it summer camp for seniors.) We, always, enjoy the special fellowship we have as we travel together in our vans. If we register before April 15, the fee, per person, is $235. If you have questions or would like registration information, see me!

This week (April 14) we are returning to our current series dealing with the Friends of Paul. This week we will meet Luke, The Physician. In coming weeks, we will be examining Aquilla/Priscilla, Apollos, Philip and Demas. If you are not involved in a small group, on Sunday evenings, I encourage you to join us. Communion is available for those who desire. Once again, I remind you that we now have activities for children each Sunday evening.
WEDNESDAYS: This week (April 17) we

will be looking at chapter 3 of the Epistle to the Philippians. I want to invite you to join either the 10:00 am or 6:30 pm study groups. We cover the same material in each session.
FINAL THOUGHT: A good scare is worth

far more than all the advice in the world.


Sunday School 1st Morning Worship 2nd Morning Worship Total Morning Worship Evening Worship Wednesday Weekly Budget Budget Received Projector Easter Benevolent Fund Easter Flowers Easter Breakfast Van Fund Building Fund 76 88 50 138 50 28 4,790.00 3,945.80 20.00 242.00 50.00 5.50 150.00 92.00 30.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Last week in Childrens Church, we learned about Abraham and Sarah. After almost 100 years of waiting, God blessed them with a child! We learned that we must be patient. God always hears our prayers and never forgets about them. He always answers them, whether we see the answer immediately, a long time later, or never see it at all. This is a simple lesson, but one that resonates with every single person. Be patient. God will answer your prayer. Hannah


At the Table 1st Serving 1st Serving 2nd Pastor of the week PM Deacon Dave Tingler & Dave Riggenbach Dale Rose, Dick Shumaker, Hank Wellman, Ray Ayers Dale Rose, Mike Bussey, Nick Hinson Dave Tingler Dale Rose Larry King Fred Griffith

Graduation Party/Housewarming for Hannah Martin

Sunday, April 28th ~ 2-4pm in the church fellowship hall These are the items that Hannah needs for her new apartment when she moves to Lancaster after graduation. Items can be new or gently used. Microwave Washer TV Stand End Tables Towels/Washcloths Double Bed Sheets Kitchen Towels and Potholders Tupperware or Rubbermaid Cleaning Supplies Bedding Pillows Portable Kitchen Island Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! Contact Phyllis Bussey if you have any questions.

COMMUNION PREPARATION 1st Worship 2nd Worship GREETERS 1st Worship 2nd Worship NURSERY Sunday School 2nd Worship

Ruth Andrews and Jeanne Noble Michelle Czich Laura Wersell and Tracy Eldridge Michelle Czich and Marie Huffman Sue Tingler Michelle Czich Paul Alexander Ray Coats Jeff Crook Mike Cooper

VISITOR CENTER 1st Worship 2nd Worship SECURITY 1st Worship Bible School 2nd Worship Evening Worship

Prayer Requests
Jane King Neal Rudolph Jim Hoff Naressa Allen Ron Ogden Alberta Ellis Wanda Dickson Jeane Goldfarb Marg Shumaker Meghan Phillips Ashley Cates Alice Delong John Dickson Karen Young Stacy Byers Chris Byers Hendricks Relative Coy Cupler Our Troops Sarah Brown


At the Table 1 Serving 1st Serving 2
nd st

Psalm 33

Pastor of the week PM Deacon

Fred Griffith and Ralph Conrad Josh Czich, Richard Boyer, Dan Brown, Ray Coats Josh Czich, Jacob Neff, Neal Rudolph Fred Griffith Josh Czich Larry King Fred Griffith

COMMUNION PREPARATION 1st Worship 2nd Worship GREETERS 1st Worship 2nd Worship NURSERY Sunday School 2nd Worship VISITOR CENTER 1st Worship 2nd Worship SECURITY 1st Worship Bible School 2nd Worship Evening Worship

Brenda Hines and Virginia Wentz Mitch and Tamatha Shell Hannah Ross and Thea Kallenberg Jean Azbell and Cindy Cox Judy Gardner Kim Seevers

Let the godly sing for joy to the LORD; it is fitting for the pure to praise him. 2 Praise the LORD with melodies on the lyre; make music for him on the ten-stringed harp. 3 Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy. 4 For the word of the LORD holds true, and we can trust everything he does. 5 He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the LORD fills the earth. Sometimes it is frighteningly easy to forget what our purpose is. We can become sidetracked in what we do or how we do things and lose sight of the why. We worship God because He is worthy, because He is God. If we worship because of how it makes us feel, or because of what we get out of it, we worship ourselves, not God. When we seek to honor God with all that we are, because of all He is, we will be filled with joy because we fulfill the purpose for which we were created. Seek Him first and all the other blessings will be added.

David Will Carmel Marsh Mike Cooper Dick Shumaker

Monday, April 15th Facility Management Meeting, 7pm Tuesday, April 16th Dorcas Society, noon Mens Fraternity 6:30pm Wednesday, April 17th Elders/Deacons Meeting, 7:30pm Thursday, April 18 Missions Meeting, 5pm Sunday, April 21st Prayer Meeting, 5pm Sunday, April 28th Food Pantry Sunday

Attention Men & Boys! Buck-A-Bone Night at Huntington Park The Clippers play the Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds farm team) April 16th/ 6:35 start time
We will leave the church at 5:30 p.m. Tickets at the door cost $10-$13. Bring your appetite to enjoy $1 ribs from City Barbecue. If you want to go, call Brad at 740.550.9882 by Monday night.

WELCOME TO FIFTH AVENUE! At FACC, we focus on loving God, loving people, and turning the world upside down. We are happy you chose to worship with us today. We hope you return next week and bring your friends with you. If you would please take a few minutes to fill out a Silent Roll Call Card, located on the back of the pew, you can then place it in the offering plate as it is passed. Thank you. For more information about our great church, contact our minister, Brad Seevers at or call him at 740.550.9882. Have a great week and may God bless your life.

Sunday School Classes for All Ages

Classes at 9:15 unless noted
Nursery (Birth through 3 years old) Jesus Loves Me Room 102 Courtney Beiter, Coordinator Preschool (Ages 3-6) God the Creator Room 105 Marie Huffman, Teacher Early Elementary (Kindergarten through 2nd Grade) Shaping Hearts With Gods Word Room 101 Deborah Will, Teacher Middle Elementary (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades) Be Wise and Trust God in His Power Room 106 Becky Hoagland, Teacher Junior and Senior High Old Testament Survey Room 301 Nick Hinson, Teacher Young Ladies Class (8:00 a.m.) The Lies Women/Young Women Believe Room 306 Cassie Bull, Teacher Ladies Class "God as He Longs for You to See Him" Room 209 Beverly Puckett, Teacher Mens Class Hearing Gods Word Room 205 Adult Class Answering Lifes Difficult Questions Room 214 Brad Seevers, Teacher Harmony Adult Class God Establishes a Faithful People Room 204 Dave Tingler, Teacher Philothean Adult Class Parables Room 108 Jim Love, Teacher

Mother-Daughter Banquet Saturday, May 11th ~ 2:00 p.m. Reservations will be taken during the month of April you can call Linda Daubenmire at 653-0149 or there will be a sign up sheet later in the month.

Monday, April 22nd 6:30 p.m.

Book Nook

We will discuss Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke.

Tim Bussey preaching

Core Values...
Values central to the life, mission and vision of Fifth Avenue Church of Christ are:

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Christ-Centered Worship
We make it a priority every Sunday to celebrate Jesus through our music. (Romans 11:36-12:1-2). We focus on Jesus through grace-based preaching and teaching & understand the Bible is our authority (2 Timothy 3:16).

Church Health and Biblical Balance

Church health becomes reality when God's people seek harmony & live consistently. We expect every member to protect the unity of Christ's Church. (Romans 12:16; 1 Peter 3:8)

Global Evangelism
We are constant to our founding call to worldwide evangelism, proclaiming to all that Jesus Christ is the Savior, Healer, and Soon-Coming King (Acts 20:27).

Fellowship and Ministry

After people begin their journey with Jesus, we will equip them to find a ministry based upon their strengths. We want everyone to serve in some capacity. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) We also want His church to be the living evidence of His love and power to the world.

How Can I Respond Today?

At FACC we look to the Bible for guidance on all issues. We believe that Gods Word is clear concerning what a person must do to become a Christian. Trust that Jesus can bring you to salvation. Turn (repent) from the sin in your life. Confess your desire to make Jesus the Lord of your life. Be baptized (immersed) in water for the forgiveness of sins and to receive the Holy Spirit into your life. To make this life decision for Christ, we ask that you come forward during our commitment song at the conclusion of the Sunday message. Baptized believers are welcome to become members at FACC by coming forward on Sunday morning or by seeing our Senior Minister to discuss this further. We ask that you complete a series of Curious classes to help you better understand what you are committing to as a member.

We do not want you to "get religion" here at Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in Lancaster. We are all about teaching you that Jesus seeks a daily relationship with Him through a life of obedience. In other words, we want to see the things you are taught actually change your lifestyle & your daily decisions.

Social Conscience
We place high value on the sanctity of human life, of Biblical marriage and morality, and we welcome ethnic diversity (Isaiah 56:7; Philippians 2:15-16).


Exalt Gods Greatness; Evangelize Gods Work Equip Gods People Express Gods Love through Jesus Christ


To Love God and Love People!