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The Christian Messenger

Fifth Avenue Church of Christ

740-654-0626 www.myfacc.com e-mail info@myfacc.com
Brad Seevers Senior Minister (740-550-9882) David Tingler Associate 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.
115 W. Fifth Ave. Lancaster, OH 43130

August 11, 2013

Welcome to the church family

Ryan and Sarah Ratliff 516 Mohawk Dr. Lancaster, OH 43130

Special Sunday nights in August!

Tonight - J. D. Hite will speak during our 6 pm service and we will enjoy homemade cookies following the service in the fellowship hall. August 25th - Patrick Hinson will preach and we will enjoy some ice cream together in the fellowship hall afterwards.


What a wonderful time of Christian fellowship we experienced last Sunday. It was great having Dawn & Caleb Christman with us. They did an excellent job sharing with us about their following Gods desire to a foreign mission field. A big thank you is owed to those who provided us with pies for after the service. Believe me when I say that the three kinds I tried were delicious. Tonight J.D. Hite will be our special speaker. He is with Lifeline Mission and always does a great job sharing about their mission as well as preaching the Word. Please join us at 6 in the fellowship hall. This month I will be preaching a series entitled: The Great Promises of God. I hope you will make being here a priority as we seek to help you through some of lifes challenging times. I can still remember as a child the voices of the aged saints singing the hymn Standing on the promises. On countless occasions the song leader would say instead of sitting on the premises lets stand on the promises. That stuck with me! 2 Peter 1:4 And because of his glory and


PERSONAL NOTE: As you read this, Sue and I plan to be enjoying a bit of vacation. If you should find it necessary to contact us, our Church Secretary and Brad know how to reach us. We will be returning in a couple of weeks. NEW HORIZONS RETREAT: Just a reminder that this event is coming on September 10. The deadline for registration, at the reduced registration fee of $20 ($10 for first timers), is August 20. After that date the registration fee will be $25. Also, be aware that they do have a limit on the number of folk they can accommodate. This years program features Jim Book, Jeff Bullock, Tom Shelton and the musical group, 64 to Grayson. A sign-up sheet is posted and there is still time to register. You will find registration forms and mailing envelopes on the bulletin board. I am, currently, out of town for a few days, so you will need to mail your registrations directly to North Terrace. (Please make checks payable to North Terrace Church of Christ.) Our departure time will be 7:30 am and we will have a continental breakfast on arrival. LaCOMEDIA DINNER THEATRE: The sign-up sheet remains posted for this trip, as we will still accept stand-bys. It is always possible that we may have cancellations creating a vacancy. Remember, the date is Thursday, October 17. We will be departing the church parking lot at 8:15am for the trip to Dayton. We will be enjoying an excellent buffet dinner and a matinee presentation of The Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement. This trip is KeenAger sponsored but is open to anyone who would like to go. The cost for the show, dinner and transportation is just $44 per person. SUNDAY EVENINGS IN THE SANCTUARY: Please note the special schedule of events, in August, and do plan to participate. I will be returning, in September, with a new series of studies. Information about the new series will appear in next weeks Messenger. WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDIES: We are in the midst of our summer break but we will return to these meetings on September 11. Watch for details about the new study. FINAL THOUGHT: Some people who say they aim to please need more target practice.

excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the worlds corruption caused by human desires.
Today I want you to remember the promise from Deut. 31:8. I want you to better understand this passage as it reminds us of the promise: I will never leave you or forsake you. And because of this promise, there is no need for fear in your life. Trust God that He can see you through anything! In His Service, Brad


Sunday School 1st Morning Worship 2nd Morning Worship Total Morning Worship Evening Worship Weekly Budget Budget Received Van Fund 77 108 42 150 45 $ 4,790.00 $ 3,270.00 $ 20.00

SERVING SCHEDULE August 18, 2013

At the Table 1st Serving 1st Serving 2nd Pastor of the week PM Deacon Mike Cooper and Wib Sparks Patrick Wersell, Carmel Marsh, Dick Shumaker, Hank Wellman Patrick Wersell Mike Cooper Patrick Wersell

Last week in childrens church we learned that the Lord gives, and he takes away! I handed each of the students one Hershey kiss. I gave them something good! After a few moments of mouth watering, I took it away. I asked them, Do you trust me? Do you trust that I am taking this away for a good reason? In response, I got sad and confused faces. Sometimes we do not understand what Gods plan is! Sometimes, he takes things away and we are left with sad faces. This is the time that we need to trust God! After each child told me that even though they are sad, they still trusted me: I gave each of them Three Hershey kisses! When we trust the Lord and trust in His plan, everything will work out. Just imagine the happiness the kids felt when they received three pieces of chocolate! Trust in the Lord and he will provide, trust in the Lord when he taketh and giveth away. Hannah

COMMUNION PREPARATION 1st Worship 2nd Worship GREETERS 1st Worship 2nd Worship

Denise Baird Tracy Eldridge

Shirley Alexander and Kay Knode Dick and Marg Shumaker

NURSERY Sunday School Laura Wersell nd 2 Worship Samantha Hendricks and Michelle Czich VISITOR CENTER 1st Worship 2nd Worship SECURITY 1st Worship Bible School 2nd Worship Evening Worship

Phyllis Bussey Kim Seevers

David Will Ray Coats Mike Bussey Dick Shumaker

Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of John Dickson, a long-time member here at Fifth Avenue. Calling hours today are 1-3pm and 5-7pm at the Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home, and the funeral will be tomorrow (Monday, August 19th) at 10:30am at the funeral home.

Prayer Requests
Jane King George Ellis Millie Hoy Naressa Allen Alice DeLong Britni McQuaidon Becky Ward Tracey Lee Doris Byers Jeane Goldfarb Roger Sargent Wib Sparks Alberta Ellis Betty Swartz The Family of John Dickson Stacy Byers Our Troops Ron Ogden

SERVING SCHEDULE August 25, 2013

At the Table 1st Serving 1st Serving 2nd Pastor of the week PM Deacon Larry Bussey and Dick Shumaker Tim Huffman, Ray Ayers, Richard Boyer, Dan Brown Tim Huffman Larry Bussey Tim Huffman

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

Denise Baird Tracy Eldridge

Bill Foss Michelle Czich

Hannah Ross and Thea Kallenberg Nick and Tracy Hinson

Sue Tingler Julie Stuck

Paul Alexander Bill Kelly Jeff Crook Jim Puckett

We are reestablishing Fifth Quarter beginning, Friday, September 6th and will meet each Friday through November 1st. We would like to provide snacks and beverages for these events. Please, see Wess Camp, Nick Hinson or Jean Azbell for details.

Upcoming Events
Maywood Mission provides a food pantry for community members in need. Donations can be left at the nursery door entrance on Sunday, August 25th. Items needed for the pantry:
Canned soups Hamburger Helper Cake Mixes Mustard/Ketchup Corn bread mix Beef Stew Pinto Beans Spaghetti Sauce Navy beans Brownie Mixes Tuna Helper Spaghetti

Sunday, August 25th Food Pantry Sunday Prayer Team, 5pm Patrick Hinson preaching at the evening service Wednesday, August 28th Elders/Deacons Meeting, 7:30pm August 30th September 2nd Family Camp at Round Lake

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 Brad@new-churches.org 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 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

Annual Church Picnic September 15th Rising Park -Large Pavilion Set up @ 4:30, Supper @ 5:15, Devotions & Lords Supper @ 6 pm We have the Pavilion until 10 pm if you would like to stay longer to enjoy the park and fellowship! Please bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Drinks will be provided. Please see the signup sheets. Questions? Contact Kathryn Albertson.

Ladies Class "Soul Detox" Room 209 Beverly Puckett, Teacher Mens Class Hearing Gods Word Room 205 Adult Class 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

God is Always with Me Deuteronomy 31:8 Brad Seevers preaching

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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 gracebased 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 SoonComing 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!