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July 2015

From the Pastor


August 2, Monday night, August
3 and Tuesday night, August 4.
Regi Stone will be our worship leader. Regi is a nationally known praise and worship
leader and is going to be such
a blessing to our people. Hell
be leading in worship Sunday
morning and Sunday evening,
August 2, Monday night, August
3 and Tuesday night, August 4.

WELCOME to the

Signal

Every year during the first week


of August we have the opportunity to be spiritually refreshed.
We call it the Week of Refreshment, and each summer we
bring in special guests to encourage and bless our people.
Im especially excited about
whats happening this summer!
We have some great guests this
summer: first, Johnson Dorn,
pastor of Hope Chapel near Saluda, SC, who will be teaching
during the week. Hope Chapel has been in revival for the
last year and is experiencing
an amazing outpouring of the
Holy Spirit. Johnson is gifted in
teaching and encouraging, and
youll be blessed by his ministry. Hell be here Sunday night,

lustrate key spiritual truths.


Those kinds of sermons are usually interesting and engaging because they tell stories that have
an appeal for all of us. Theyre
also fun to preach.

But thats not the case this


summer. These weeks are filled
with urgent and substantive issues that have a direct bearing
on Jesus and His church. The
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of their skin is an indictment of
song-writer. But most of all, hes
all racism everywhere. That they
an amazing worship leader. Youll
were worshiping in their church
want to drop everything else to
when their lives were taken adds
be here to experience an eveanother troubling aspect. We
ning in the presence of the Lord.
must continue to pray for the
Emanuel AME church and their
Nothing so refreshes our spirit
congregation, but also for the
like the presence of the Holy Spirwhole Charleston community as
it! So set aside these four days
they come to grips with how to
so that youll have the chance
move forward.
to be renewed and restored
as we seek the Lord together.
This summer will also witness
the United States Supreme
Usually the summer is a good
Court decision regarding same
time for sermon series that are
sex marriage. While at this
character-driven and focus on
writing the decision hasnt yet
figures from the Bible that ilbeen announced, most observ-

PASTORAL STAFF

308 E. Main Street, Lexington SC 29072


803.359.4146
24-hour prayer line: 803.808.7729
On-call phone: 803.767.2445
lexingtonbaptist.org

Dr. Mike Turner


Senior Pastor

Jessica Wyndham
Communications Director

Dan Williams
Associate Pastor (Worship)

Jon Foster
Recreation Ministry & Facilities Director

Jerry Freeman
Associate Pastor
(Senior Adults & Congregational Care)

Maegan Bolding
Childrens Ministries Director

Ian Geimer
Associate Pastor (Next Gen Ministries)

Daniel Walker
Middle School Ministry Director

ers expect a ruling that would federalize same sex marriage and
make it the law of the land in all fifty states. The impact would be
enormous for evangelical churches. For that reason, Ill be preaching
a special series of sermons through the month of July to help our
congregation understand what this decision and other developments
mean for the church and our future ministry. The sermon series is
called The Gospel in a Changing America, and each week well
focus on the biblical teaching on marriage, sexuality and the role of
the church in the larger culture. I hope youll plan on joining us.
See you Sunday,
Pastor Mike

In July, Pastor Mike is beginning a new sermon series called


The Gospel in a Changing America. Each week will focus on a
new topic regarding Christianity and the Church in modern-day
America. We hope youll come and worship with us on Sunday
mornings at 9 or 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center.

Coming
Up in
July...
July 8: 5th Grade Mystery Trip
$25 per person

Before we send our 5th graders to middle school, we are taking them on a mystery trip. Parents,
well give you the details as long as you promise not to tell the secret! We will load the bus and
go to a mystery destination for a full day of fun! Registration is required, so please email Kristen
King at kking@lexingtonbaptist.org to attend.

July 12: Small Group Hangtime


From 12 to 3 p.m. at Frankies Fun Park
$10 per person

Right after Sunday School, our kids are invited to load the buses with their small group leaders
and head over to Frankies Fun Park in Irmo. We will have lunch there and then give each child a
fun pass with access to the bumper boats, go-carts, laser tag, mini-golf, the fun house and the
arcade! Pick-up will be at 3:30 p.m. in the main LBC Parking Lot. Registration is required, so
please email Kristen King at kking@lexingtonbaptist.org to attend.

July 14: Preschool Playdate


10 a.m. at Virginia Hylton Park

Our preschoolers are invited to bring their parents for a fun morning of play and popsicles. Well
bring the popsicles (lots of popsicles!), and you all are invited to bring your friends for a great
day together!

July 23: Family Fun Night- Pancakes, PJs and Peter Pan
6 p.m. in the LBC Fellowship Hall

We are asking families to set aside some time each week for intentional time together. This
month, were having a fun movie night! Wear your PJs and join us for dinner as we flip lots of
pancakes! Well have great toppings, too, along with bacon and sausage. We will be showing the
movie Peter Pan while having interactive games and crafts around the room.
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July 26: FAMJAM

10:30 a.m. in the LBC Fellowship Hall


FamJam is a high-energy, interactive worship experience
for kids and their parents. The one-hour event will be
filled with music, sketches, comedy and stories as we
learn our place in Gods big story! Families will receive
take-home packs to reinforce the lesson too!
FamJam is:

Family-Centered - where parents and kids

spend quality time together

Kid-Focused - where learning is fun and relevant for kids

Bible Driven - where the Bible is taught in a meaningful way that leads to life
application

User Friendly - where your friends will thank you for bringing them

Creatively Wired - where video, lights, sound and drama are used to make a lasting
impression
Families, join us in the Worship Center for the 9 a.m. service and then at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Fam Jam!
We are so excited for a great summer on our Treasure Hunt as we seek Gods
Word together, which is even better than gold!

Maegan Bolding
Childrens Ministries Director
Maegan@LexingtonBaptist.org

Are you ready to say yes! to investing in the


next generation?
To volunteer in the childrens ministry, please contact
Maegan Bolding at maegan@lexingtonbaptist.org.
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LBC Student Ministry

Student Ministry Families,


God has been so good to our Student Ministry. Journey Camp was incredible, as we watched
God work out great things in the lives of our students. There is nothing like watching hundreds
of students worshiping God and surrendering their lives to Christ. Thank you for your continued
prayers for this ministry.
I want to extend an invitation to any of the adults at Lexington Baptist Church: our students
are in need of small group leaders and mentors. They need adults who desire to love and
encourage them weekly. They need adults who want to be transparent and willing to sacrifice
time and energy for them. If you are sitting there and are not currently serving in our church,
then this message is for you. You can contact Ian Geimer at ian@lexingtonbaptist.org for more
information.
Parents, this July is going to be jam-packed with great opportunities for your students. Every
Wednesday in July, we will be at Kevin and Andrea Kricks home for our annual Bible Study at
the Lake (181 Taylors Cove Rd, Lexington, SC 29072). Bring your middle or high school student
at 6 p.m., ready to study Gods word and enjoy some lake fun. Guys need to bring canned drinks
and girls need to bring snacks.
Thank you for involving your students in the life of our church and helping them to make an
impact for Jesus.

Ian Geimer
Associate Pastor

Next Generation Ministries


Ian@lexingtonbaptist.org

Upcoming
Student Events
SUMMER BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays in July
The Krick Home
181 Taylors Cove Road
Lexington, 29072
Guys: drinks, Girls: snacks

NICARAGUA FAMILY TRIP


July 8-15
Ometepe, Nicaragua

LAKE PARTY AT PINE ISLAND


Monday, July 20

Students- Join us at the Lake!


Wed like to extend an invite to the entire student ministry to
our Summer Bible Study on the Lake this summer. Were meeting at the Krick home every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m.;
guys bring canned drinks and girls bring snacks. The first week
well kick things off with a firework show that will take place
at dark and families are welcome to join in with us. This year
well be working through Kyle Idlemans book Gods at War.
Idleman, who is also known for his book Not a Fan, discusses the commandment that is often overlooked but is also the
one thats the most stressed in scripture: the battle for your
heart and the struggle with idolatry. You students may not be
creating wooden images in their rooms, but the struggle with
idolatry is real for most of us on a daily basis. This battle for
your heart will also define your life, so please be a part this
study this summer as we move forward into growing closer to
Christ together.

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Pine Island, Lake Murray

STUDENT SERVE DAY


Saturday, July 25
THE TRANSIT
July 26
12 to 2 p.m. in The City
For rising sixth graders &
their parents (lunch provided)

WEEK OF REFRESHMENT
August 2-5
7 p.m. in the Worship Center
Guest speakers and music
each night of the week

CORE @ CAROWINDS
Thursday, August 6
$40 covers your ticket- RSVP
to ian@lexingtonbaptist.org
by August 2.

CORE RETREAT
Saturday, August 8
$20 (retreat & shirt)- RSVP to
daniel@lexingtonbaptist.org
by August 2.
Daniel Walker
Middle School Ministry Director
Daniel@lexingtonbaptist.org

LBC

SENIOR ADULTS

Coming Soon to LBC...

& Congregational Care

We are excited to let you know that Comedian Dennis Swanberg will be
performing at Lexington Baptist Church on Friday, August 21 at 7 p.m.
in our Worship Center as a part of our A Night of Humor & Hymns
event. Swanberg is called the Minister of Encouragement and has
been entertaining people with his stories and impressions for years.
If you have been to Jubilee in Gatlinburg, then youve probably seen
Dennis and are aware that he is a great entertainer.
Michael Lord will be performing that night,
as well. Michael is an accomplished singer/
songwriter and sings Southern Gospel music. While a part of the group
LordSong, he toured the country singing hymns and originals between
2000 and 2010. Michael currently speaks to Mens groups and uses
his outdoors ministry to reach men with the gospel of Jesus.
Tickets are $8/ each and are available for purchase on our website
(lexingtonbaptist.org) or in our church office. For more information,
please contact our Ministry Assistant to Senior Adults, Marceil Mangum
at 803.996.8843 or marceil@lexingtonbaptist.org. I
hope youll make plans to join us for this special evening.
Blessings,
Jerry Freeman
Associate Pastor
Senior Adults & Congregational Care
jerry@lexingtonbaptist.org

Upcoming Senior Adult Events


Senior Single Ladies

Mens Breakfast Club

Cornerstone Lunches

Breakfast Bunch
Thursday, July 9
9 a.m. at Lizards Thicket

Thursday, July 16

Will resume in September

Lunch Bunch
Thursday, July 23
11:30 a.m. at Lizards Thicket
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9 a.m. at Creekside
Restaurant

Music News for July


CHARLES BILLINGSLEY AT WEEK
OF REFRESHMENT

The LBC Choir is singing six


songs with recording artist,
Charles Billingsley for this
incredible Night of Praise!
If you would like to add your
voice to this choir, please come
to Wednesday rehearsals at 7
p.m. during the month of July!
When he was 22 years old, the
day after his college graduation,
Charles Billingsley packed up
his red two-door Ford Explorer, attached a little trailer behind it and headed to a church in Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina to perform his first professional concert. Two years after graduating from
Samford University, Billingsley joined Christian music group NewSong as their lead vocalist. In
1996 he moved on to begin his solo career. Charles is currently the worship pastor at Thomas
Road Church and artist-in-residence at Liberty University.
WAM YOUTH SINGERS

n Attention all Middle Schoolers!


LBC is looking for young people who love to praise the
Lord in song. If that sounds like you, then wed love to
have you join us for WAM (Worship, Arts & Music) Youth
Singers. This group will be led by Aslinn Pityk and Chan
Shealy and will begin on Sunday, September 13 at 6 p.m.
in the Choir Room- we hope to see you there!

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Dan Williams
Associate Pastor, Worship
dan@lexingtonbaptist.org

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And He had to pass through Samaria. - John 4:4


In the Gospel of John, we find the account of Jesus encounter with the woman at the well.
However, the passage begins in an interesting manner. Jesus was traveling from Judea to Galilee.
Perhaps, the only reason any self-respecting Jew would have gone through Samaria would be the
need to travel a more direct route, but we know that Jesus was not in a hurry. In fact, Jesus and
his disciples remained in Samaria for days.
Perhaps as puzzling to a person of that day, would be why a Jewish man would be wasting his
time discussing the things of God with a Samaritan woman. In his book Any 3, Mike Shipman
describes Jesus encounter with the Samaritan woman as how to do evangelism. Of course,
we know that Jesus did not have to go through Samaria for some pragmatic reason. Jesus had to
go through Samaria because he was obedient to the will of His Father, and he had Good News for
the people of Samaria. Shipman states Witnessing well begins with obedience
to the Holy Spirits leadership.
Where is God telling you that you have to go?
John Wright
Ministry Assistant, Missions
jwright@lexingtonbaptist.org

Short-Term Missions
We still have several opportunities for short-term mission trips in the coming months:
New York City- We have our second team returning from NYC this month after serving with Global Gates
in a Sifting Week. If you werent able to serve on one of LBCs first two teams and would still like to be
part of a Sifting Week in New York City, we have one more team going in September.
Central America- Chuck McCurry will be leading two teams to serve in Central America this summer.
There is a family-oriented mission trip to Nicaragua in July, and that trip is at capacity. However, we
are also organizing another trip to Nicaragua for August. It is tentatively scheduled for the 8-16th.
Activities will include construction, VBS and some sports and recreation activities at the Managua
Christian Academy.
If you are interested in participating in one of these trips, please contact the LBC Missions Department
at 803.996.8836 or via email at jwright@lexingtonbaptist.org.
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The Islamic festival of Ramadan continues this


month until July 17. Please be praying that God
will use this time to bring Muslims to know the
true God and the hope in Jesus Christ. For more
information and to download a prayer guide,
visit centralasianpeoples.imb.org.

July & August


Missions Focus:

In July and August, we will


turn our mission focus to
our schools. Each year, our
great partner schools request assistance with some
much-needed
supplies.
Lists of these supplies
along with a collection area
will be set up in the LBC
foyer. Among many other
things, well also be recruiting mentors for these partner schools.

Families
of
Hope
is
continuing to collect new and
gently used childrens items
to assist foster families in
our area. Additionally, if you
would like to get involved in
praying for, and coaching
families who are adopting or
fostering children or if you
are considering becoming
adoptive or foster parents,
Families of Hope meets
monthly and their next
meeting is on July 15th in
Room 201.
We ask that you continue to be mindful about food donations to LICS (Lexington
Interfaith Community Services). As we mentioned last month, donations are
usually down during the summer. We ask that you keep this in mind and be
especially intentional with filling those blue boxes in your Sunday School classes
and all around the LBC campus.

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Wednesday Supper

MENU
No Meal Served July 1
July 8
Smothered Pork Chops
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Rice Pilaf, Buttered Corn

July 15
Fried Chicken
Roasted Chicken
Broccoli & Rice Casserole
Glazed Carrots

July 22
Chopped Barbecue
Country Style Steak
Macaroni & Cheese
Green Beans

July 29
Sliced Ham
Shrimp Gumbo & Rice
Early June Peas
Baked Apples
For children, chicken strips and
French fries are also served at
each meal.
All meals include rolls & butter,
assorted desserts, salad bar, iced
tea and/or lemonade and coffee.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

Supper served from 5 to


6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Adults: $6
Children (5 - 12): $4*
Children 4 & Under Eat Free!
(Family Maximum*: $15)
Payable at the door
Reservations Required.
Deadline for Reservations and
Cancellations: Sunday at 5 p.m.

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Make Weekly/Permanent Reservations!


Please make reservations online
or by calling 803.359.4146.

The Signal is a monthly publication of Lexington Baptist Church. For story ideas,
submissions or comments, please contact Jessica Wyndham at 803.996.8833
or jwyndham@lexingtonbaptist.org. You can also read online or subscribe at
lexingtonbaptist.org.

JULY 2015
Monday

Sunday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Sunday*

No
Wednesday
Night Activities

8 a.m.
Adult Bible Study
9 a.m. Worship

Adult & Student Sunday School

Childrens Sunday School (All Ages)
10:30 a.m. Worship

Adult, Student, & Childrens

Sunday School (All Ages)
4 p.m.
Praying for Prodigals Group
4:45 p.m. Missions Prayer Support (406 AEB)

Tuesday

8:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.

Ladies Bible Study


Ladies Bible Study (CHB 201)
Ladies Bible Study (RH)
Mens Bible Study (CHB 201)
Mens Prayer Group (CHB 206)

Wednesday

Friday

Saturday

LBC Offices
Closed

Independence
Day

The Gospel
in a Changing
America
Series Begins

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5 p.m.
Fellowship Supper (until 6 p.m.)
6:15 p.m. Midweek Worship

Wired (Birth- 5th Grade)

Encounter 431 (6th- 12th Grade)
7:00 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal
7:30 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal

Thursday
2 p.m.

Prayer Shawl Knitting/Crochet

*Sunday Evening Worship will return on


September 13, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Family Fun
Night
6 p.m.

AEB: Adult Education Building


CHB: Chapel Building
FLC: Family Life Center
RH: Reception Hall

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Fam Jam
10:30 a.m.

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Summer Church Office Hours


The LBC Church Office hours will be 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.
Monday through Thursday, office hours will remain unchanged: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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