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The Christian Messenger

Fifth Avenue Church of Christ

115 W. Fifth Ave. Lancaster, OH 43130
740-654-0626 e-mail

July 1, 2012
Brad Seevers Senior Minister (740-550-9882) David Tingler Associate Minister Scott Brown Worship & Outreach Minister
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.

Tuesday, July 10th Mens Fraternity Pizza and Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 11th Middle School Madness Disc Golf (at Keller Kern Park)

THOUGHTS FROM BRAD On July 10th, our Mens Fraternity will eat pizza together at the church fellowship hall. Be sure to bring some money guys to cover the cost of the night. The church will provide the drinks. Since we watched our movie last time together, we will have a time of Bible study on this night to accompany our pizza. I hope to see you. We continue to search for a Childrens Director. We ask that you keep the Elders and me in your prayers as we seek to hire the best person for this position. We continue today with our ONE ANOTHER sermon series. Last week we dealt with the theme encourage one another and today we are tackling living in harmony with one another. Next week we shall study stop passing judgment on one another. Please join us and prayerfully consider how you can help the church strive to be a church knitted together in love. We are planning for our future at FACC. As we plan for our Outreach opportunities in this community, we hope to mobilize many of you to serve in some capacity to help us take Jesus to people. Scott and I are asking that you join us for an exciting evening coming up on July 11th. We will hold a potluck dinner at 6 PM for those who have a desire to help us reach out to the community for Christ. You are asked to bring a side dish and or dessert for this meal. We will supply chicken and drinks. During our time together, Scott will briefly share our vision for outreach and I believe you will see that there will be ideas shared that anyone can get involved in. Come learn how you can be a vital part of growing a great church for a great God. In His Service, Brad


KEENAGERS TRIP: On Wednesday, July 18, we are traveling to Ada, Ohio to visit the Wilson Sporting Goods Company. This plant produces all the footballs used by the National Football League, as well as most colleges and high schools. We will be departing at 9:15 AM. Our plan is to have lunch at Ryans Steak House, in Marion around 11:15-11:30 AM and then journey on to Ada for our 1:30 pm appointment. The cost for admission and transportation is $10 per person. (Lunch, at Ryans, will be on your own at $5.99, plus beverage). A sign-up sheet is posted. We still have 8 vacancies and will take stand-bys. I would appreciate receiving your payments as soon as possible. WEDNESDAYS: As we normally do, we are taking a break during the months of July and August. Our study groups will resume in September. Do keep an eye out for some special Wednesday activities during these two months. SUNDAY EVENINGS IN THE SANCTUARY: Our series of lessons, Pondering The Proverbs continues on 7/1 with Responsible Response based on Proverbs 15:1, 28. On Sunday evening, July 8, Patrick Hinson, another of our Bible college studies, will be our guest speaker. On July 15, we return to Proverbs with Handling Criticism, based on Proverbs 13:18 & 15:31-32. Why not be a part of these 6:00 PM worship services. Each week we enjoy a brief song service and communion for those who desire. VAN FUND: Once again, I want to remind you that this is not, exclusively, a senior concern, but I know that many of my senior friends are interested. As of June 4, the balance in this fund stood at $22,229.30. FINAL THOUGHT: I want to invite your prayers in behalf of your Elders as they seek to fill our need for a part-time director of childrens ministry.

SCOTTS THOUGHTS Many of you may be wondering about the PowerPoint slide that looks like a thermometer. We are raising funds to replace our current projector with a model that will be brighter, clearer and easier to maintain. This will enable us to show video without shutting off lights and minimize distractions during our services. The goal is to raise $10,000. We are currently about halfway to reaching this amount and would encourage you to contribute to this effort. If you are able to help we ask that you mark any additional amount beyond your tithe on your offering envelope to be used for the projector. Coming up on Wednesday, the 11th of July we will be having a pot luck dinner and discussion of some upcoming outreach opportunities. This should be a fun discussion of some simple ways that everyone can participate in making a greater impact in our community. In Him, Scott


Sunday School 1st Morning Worship 2nd Morning Worship Total Morning Worship Evening Worship Family Reunion (06/27) Weekly Budget Budget Received Book Nook Van Fund Building Fund 84 98 79 177 42 56 4,633.00 4,831.18 24.00 40.00 225.00

New address Mary Marsh 107 N. Columbus St., Apt. 116 Lancaster, OH 43130

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Middle School Madness

5th 8th Grade


At the Table 1st Serving 1st At the Table 2 Serving 2nd

Wednesday, July 25th

Kickball (at North School)

Pastor of the week PM Deacon

Larry Bussey and Wib Sparks Dale Rose, Bill Kelly, Carmel Marsh, Dick Shumaker Tom Puckett and Patrick Hinson Dale Rose, Josh Czich, Nick Hinson, Jacob Neff Larry Bussey Dale Rose Donna Cupler Donna Cupler

Wednesday, August 8th

Wacky Water Wednesday

Wednesday, August 22nd

Back to School Kick-Off

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

Don Taylor and Dorothy Henderly George and Alberta Ellis Hannah Ross and Reta Conrad Tracy Eldridge and Marie Huffman

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

Preschool Teacher Needed

Shirley Marsh Kelly Maffit

David Will Carmel Marsh Mike Bussey Jim Puckett

Today Blood Pressure Checks (in church office)

Love Children? Love Jesus? You are invited to share both as a teacher in the 3,4 and 5 year old class during the Sunday School hour. This is only for two Sundays a month as the class will be shared with another teacher. Perhaps consider Team Teaching: Mother/Daughter, family member or Best Friend! Please call Kathryn Albertson 974-5810.


At the Table 1st Serving 1st At the Table 2nd Serving 2nd Pastor of the week PM Deacon Dave Tingler and Tim Huffman Patrick Wersell, Don Taylor, Hank Wellman, Ray Ayers Fred Griffith and Nick Hinson Patrick Wersell, Tom Puckett, Neal Rudolph, Dale Thornton Dave Tingler Patrick Wersell Donna Cupler Donna Cupler

Book Nook
The Book Nook is taking a summer break and will resume on Monday, September 24th, at 6:30 p.m. The book for the September meeting is Home to Harmony by Philip Gulley. Anyone who pre-ordered this book may pick it up in the church office. The cost is $5.00. The Island of Heavenly Daze by Angela Hunt and Lori Copeland is the book for the October 22nd meeting. This book is $12.00 and is available in the church office for those who pre-ordered it. Both of these books are in the church library. This would be a great time to visit the library, borrow the book, and join the Book Nook for a great time of Christian fellowship. All are welcome at the Book Nook!

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

Ruth Andrews and Jeanne Noble Linda Daubenmire and Norma Holtom Laura Wersell and Thea Kallenberg Courtney Beiter and Cindy Cox Mary Alice Coats Deb Cooper

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

Dan Brown Bill Kelly Josh Czich Dick Shumaker

We appreciate your prayers. Georges last biopsy was clear of cancer. He has more tests to endure at James Cancer Hospital. ~ In Christian Love, George and Sandy Andrews Ruth Andrews Family

Sympathy is extended to Wanda Dickson on the death of her sister last Saturday. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Prayer Requests

Ron Ogden Wib Sparks Our Troops Don Taylor Bob Beatty Jerry Hanna

Sharon Britch Ed and Norma George Wanda Dickson Dorothy Herman Stacy Byers Rita Balser Hewitt Zach Collins Roger Sargent Sidney James Christy Vandergriff Vivian Stump George Andrews Peyton and Bentley McMaster

Jeane Goldfarb Naressa Allen George Andrews Carmel Marsh Megan Martin Marty Campbell

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 Becky Hoagland, 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 Ladies Class Women of the Bible Room 209 Beverly Puckett, Teacher Mens Class Headlines Room 205 Tom Puckett, Teacher Adult Class 1st Peter 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

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.

Mark your calendar

Sunday, July 8th Carriage Court Service Tuesday, July 17th Dorcas Meeting Wednesday, July 18th Elders Meeting

Live in Harmony with One Another

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

Romans 12:16
Brad Seevers preaching

Sermon Notes ________________________

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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!

We want to verify that the information we have for each church family is correct. Please fill this out and leave it in your pew.
Family Last Name ___________________________________________________ Husband/Father ____________________________ Birthday _________________ Wife/Mother ______________________________ Birthday _________________ Wedding Anniversary ________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Home Phone _______________________________________________________ Husband/Father Cell Phone ____________________________________________ Husband/Father E-Mail Address ________________________________________ Wife/Mother Cell Phone ______________________________________________ Wife/Mother E-Mail Address __________________________________________

Children: Name _________________________________ Birthday ____________________ Name _________________________________ Birthday ____________________ Name _________________________________ Birthday ____________________ Name _________________________________ Birthday ____________________