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The Christian Messenger

Fifth Avenue Church of Christ 115 W. Fifth Ave. Lancaster, OH 43130

740-654-0626 e-mail

February 19, 2012

Love God and Love People

Brad Seevers Senior Minister (740-550-9882) David Tingler Associate Minister Glen Shady Youth Minister (740-438-5257) Sunday Services 1st Worship 8:00 a.m. 2nd Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible School 9:15am Evening Worship 6:00pm

An Incredible Valentine Banquet

Thank you to everyone for supporting our teenagers at this years Valentine Banquet. We have a large number of middle school students involved here at FACC now, and we want them all to have a chance to attend CIY: Believe. This conference is for 5th-8th grade students, and just in the last month we have had around 20 different students come through our doors, on either a Sunday or Wednesday, that are in this age group. Because of your generous efforts, at least 14 of these students can go to CIY for free. This is absolutely incredible, and you should be applauded for allowing God to work through you to bless this effort immeasurably more than we had imagined possible. We now ask for your prayer support as we encourage these teens to commit to this incredible weekend.

CIY: Believe will take place from April 21-22 (SaturdaySunday) at Anderson University in Anderson, IN. This year the conference is entitled THE WORD TOUR. The focus this year is on connecting students to the power of the Word of God. This conference, and all other CIY conferences, originates out of our brotherhood of churches, but is also nationally recognized as the best junior high conference in the country.

SPIRITUAL STATISTICS February 12, 2012 Sunday School 1st Morning Worship 2nd Morning Worship Total Morning Worship Evening Worship Family Reunion (02/15) Weekly Budget Budget Received Van Fund Valentine Banquet 87 82 94 176 52 45 $ 4,633.00 $ 4,373.00 $ 10.00 $ 65.00


KEENAGERS: Keep watching this space for an announcement regarding our activity in March. WEDNESDAYS: This week (2/22) we will complete our study of I John. Our focus will be chapter 5. Why not join us for our 10:00 AM or 6:30 PM session? SUNDAY EVENINGS IN THE SANCTUARY: The Apostle Peter writes in II Peter 3:15-16 just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him His letters contain some things that are hard to understand These words are the springboard for our current Sunday evening series on The Hard Sayings of Paul. This week, February 17, our topic is Submissive Wives based on Ephesians 5:22. On February 26, the theme will be Can We Work Out Our Salvation? This message is based in Philippians 2:12-13. I invite you to join us for these 6:00 PM services each week. (Communion is available.) GIANT PRINT BIBLES: I still have a few of the GIANT PRINT Bibles. These are soft cover editions of the New International Translation and they sell for just $12.50 each. You may purchase one by contacting me or stopping by the church office. If you want to pay by check, make the check payable to me. FINAL THOUGHT: Anyone who can still do at sixty what they were doing at twenty wasnt doing much at twenty. You are invited to a surprise birthday party for Don Taylor on Sunday, February 19th, at 2:00 p.m. The party will be held in the dining room of the Heartland Nursing Home at 7820 Pleasantville Road, NE, Pleasantville, Ohio. (If you would like transportation, at least one of our church vans will be leaving the church parking lot at 1:30 p.m.)

SERVING SCHEDULE February 19, 2012

At the Table 1st Fred Griffith and Wib Sparks Patrick Wersell, Bill Kelly, Serving 1st Carmel Marsh, Dick Shumaker At the Table 2nd Fred Griffith & Dave Riggenbach Patrick Wersell, Tom Puckett, Serving 2nd Neal Rudolph, Dale Thornton Fred Griffith Pastor of the week Patrick Wersell PM Deacon COMMUNION PREPARATION 1ST Worship Dick and Marg Shumaker 2nd Worship Mike and Deb Cooper GREETERS 1ST Worship 2nd Worship NURSERY Sunday School 2nd Worship Debbi and Becky Hoagland Neal Rudolph Hannah Ross & Courtney Beiter Courtney Beiter and Cindy Cox Ruth Andrews Becky Wellman Deb Cooper Paul Alexander Ray Coats Mike Bussey George Lambert

Sunday School Helper VISITOR CENTER 1st Worship 2nd Worship SECURITY 1ST Worship Bible School 2nd Worship Evening Worship

The Lord Added .

Welcome to the church family Mitch and Tamitha Shell, 2545 Heidelberg Drive, Lancaster, OH 43130 who placed their membership at Fifth Avenue on Sunday, February 12, 2012.

Easter Cantata
In Christ Alone will be presented on Palm Sunday, April 1st. All are welcome to participate in the Canata. Practices are held each Sunday at 7:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Prayer Chain Are You Missing Any Items?
There are many dishes in the church kitchen that need to be picked up. Also, there are several coats that have been left in the coat rooms. Any items left after today will be donated.
The Prayer Chain is now part of our One Call Now Phone Tree. If you are not part of the prayer chain and would like to receive prayer requests by phone, please indicate this, along with the phone number that you want to be called, on the back of your Silent Roll Call card.


Maywood Mission provides a food pantry for community members in need. Donations for the food pantry can be left at the entrance by the nursery door on Sunday, February 26th.

A brief committal service for long-time Fifth Avenue member Anna Morman will take place on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 20th from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Items needed for the pantry:

Canned soups Corn bread mix Navy beans Hamburger helper Cake mix Deodorant Toilet Paper Beef Stew Pinto beans Mustard Tuna helper Brownie mix Soap powder Paper Towels
Jeane Goldfarb George Andrews Conner Barrell Brian Kellett

Prayer Requests

Ron Ogden Liz Reed Don Taylor Robin Reed

Sharon Britch Dorothy Herman Anna Lockhart Ed and Norma George Wanda Dickson Clarence Alexander Stacy Byers Our Troops Jan Foss

SERVING SCHEDULE February 26, 2012

At the Table 1st Mike Cooper & Dick Shumaker Larry King, Don Taylor, Serving 1st Hank Wellman, Ray Ayers At the Table 2nd Mike Cooper and Tom Puckett Larry King, Ned Tomlinson, Serving 2nd Rod Troutman, Mike Bussey Mike Cooper Pastor of the week Larry King PM Deacon COMMUNION PREPARATION 1ST Worship Dick and Marg Shumaker nd 2 Worship Mike and Deb Cooper GREETERS 1ST Worship 2nd Worship Thea Kallenberg and Judy Smith Dick and Marg Shumaker

The Book Nook

The Book Nook meets tomorrow, Monday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m. The book to be discussed is Her Daughters Dream by Francine Rivers.

Dorcas Society Meeting

Tuesday, February 21st at noon

NURSERY Sunday School Laura Wersell & Thea Kallenberg 2nd Worship Samantha Hendricks & Jean Azbell Sunday School Helper VISITOR CENTER 1st Worship 2nd Worship SECURITY 1ST Worship Bible School 2nd Worship Evening Worship Judy Gardner Sue Tingler Kim Seevers David Will Carmel Marsh Tim Huffman Jim Puckett

Hostesses are Jeanne Noble & Jane King Devotions by Linda Daubenmire All ladies in the church family are welcome to participate in the Dorcas Society. Join us for a time of fellowship with Christian sisters.

Womens Prayer Breakfast

Saturday, March 3 ~ 9:00 a.m. Phyllis Bussey will be speaking on The Farmers Wife Special music by Laura and Esther Wersell
A sign-up sheet is on the Womens Ministry bulletin board

Crafters Bee
Saturday, February 25th
10 a.m. 2 p.m. Bring any craft you are working on and join us! This is open to ALL ladies in the church family ~ bring a friend!

Vacation Bible School

June 11-15, 2012

Pastor of the Week Fred Griffith The Heart Speaks James 3:1-12 Brad Seevers preaching

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

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).

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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.

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.

________________________________________ 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.

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!

WELCOME TO FIFTH AVENUE! At FACC, we focus on loving God, loving people, and turning the world upside down.

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 Young Children (Ages 4 through 2nd Grade) Who is Jesus? Room 101 Deborah Will, Teacher Middle Elementary (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades) Be Wise and Trust God in His Power Room 106 Sheri Puckett, Teacher Junior and Senior High Acts of the Apostles Room 301 Nick Hinson, Teacher Young Ladies Class (8:00 a.m.) Genesis Room 214 Cassie Bull, Teacher

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.

Life Groups Forgotten God

Every Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Led by Brad Seevers Location: Tim & Marie Huffman's 1900 Lake Road

Ladies Class Sermon on the Mount: Returning Gods Love with Our Life Room 209 Beverly Puckett, Teacher Mens Class Biblical Definitions Room 205 Tom Puckett, Teacher Adult Class Life, Money, Hope Fellowship Hall 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 Adult Class Apologetics Room 214 Glen Shady, Teacher


Joy In Christ
A Bible-study on the Book of Philippians

Every Monday at 1:30 p.m.

Led by Scott Brown Location: Larry & Phyllis Busseys 150 King Street


Mens Fraternity
What Men Need to Hear

Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Led by Brad Seevers Location: FACC Fellowship Hall