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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 12, 2012

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 Is God concerned about your financial situation? What does the Bible have to say about debt? What is the most important thing about money? Beginning February 19th, we will begin a 3 week elective in the Fellowship hall entitled: LIFE.MONEY.HOPE. In these three 30-minute DVD sessions, Dave Ramsey, a personal money management expert, popular national radio and television personality, and bestselling author looks to Scripture as he discusses several critical issues about your personal finances. Class begins at 9:15 and will be led by Brad Seevers. If you need some guidance on how to stretch your dollars, and finally get rid of the chain of debt around your neck, then join us!

Love God and Love People

SPIRITUAL STATISTICS February 5, 2012 Sunday School 1st Morning Worship 2nd Morning Worship Total Morning Worship Evening Worship Family Reunion (02/08) Weekly Budget Budget Received Van Fund Building Fund Reach Out on Campus At the Table 1st 87 82 97 179 52 25 $ 4,633.00 $ 5,548.25 $ 85.00 $ 50.00 $ 100.00


WEDNESDAYS: Well, we had another disruption this week. Sorry, I cant do much about the snow! However, we will return to our study on I John this week (2/15). Our focus will be chapter 4. Do join us for our 10:00 AM or 6:30 PM session. SUNDAY EVENINGS IN THE SANCTUARY: Once again, I remind you of the words of II Peter 3:15-16 where he writes just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the words of 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 12, our topic will be May We Be Baptized For The Dead? which is based on I Corinthians 15:29. On February 19, we will be examining Ephesians 5:22 and the theme Submissive Wives. I invite you to join us for these 6:00 PM services each week. (Communion is available.) GIANT PRINT BIBLES: I still have some of the GIANT PRINT Bibles. They are the New International Translation. These soft cover editions sell for $12.50. 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: The reason a lot of people do not recognize an opportunity when they meet it is that is usually goes around wearing work clothes and looking like hard work.

SERVING SCHEDULE February 12, 2012

Dave Tingler and Glen Shady Dale Rose, Ralph Conrad, Serving 1st Don Gardner, Jack Hardwick At the Table 2nd Tom Puckett and Mike Cooper Dale Rose, Josh Czich, Serving 2nd Nick Hinson, George Lambert Dave Tingler Pastor of the week Dale Rose PM Deacon COMMUNION PREPARATION 1ST Worship Dick and Marg Shumaker nd 2 Worship Mike and Deb Cooper GREETERS 1ST Worship Carmel and Shirley Marsh nd 2 Worship Linda Daubenmire & Norma Holtom NURSERY Sunday School Shirley Marsh and Margie Ayers 2nd Worship Tracy Eldridge and Marie Huffman Sunday School Helper VISITOR CENTER 1st Worship 2nd Worship SECURITY 1ST Worship Bible School 2nd Worship Evening Worship Norma Holtom Shirley Alexander Marie Huffman Dan Brown Carmel Marsh George Lambert Dick Shumaker

The Mens Fraternity will not be meeting on Valentines Day (Tuesday, February 14th).

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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 nd 2 Worship Mike and Deb Cooper GREETERS 1ST Worship 2nd Worship NURSERY Sunday School 2nd Worship Ed and Norma George 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

Mark Your Calendar

Wednesday, February 15th Elders Meeting Tuesday, February 21st Dorcas Meeting Sunday, February 26th Food Pantry Sunday

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

I would like to thank all my church family who sent sympathy cards, called to offer help, and most of all your prayers at the death of my sister. This helped all the family get through this very difficult time. It is such an honor to be a part of Fifth Ave. Thanks again, Mary Alice Coats
Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Anna Morman, a long-time member of Fifth Avenue, who passed away recently at her daughters home in Nebraska. Visitation for Anna will be on Monday, February 20th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home. The family requests that no flowers be sent.

Prayer Chain
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.

Prayer Requests

Ron Ogden Liz Reed Jan Foss Robin Reed Stacy Byers

Sharon Britch Anna Lockhart Wanda Dickson Ed Wilkinson Our Troops

Dorothy Henderly Dorothy Herman Ed and Norma George Clarence Alexander Dick Shumaker

Jeane Goldfarb George Andrews Conner Barrell Don Taylor

Today Library Sunday

Preschool thru 5th Grade
Please meet in the classroom area for a Kids Song Celebration. We will then travel to the Children's Library (located on the stage - Room 116), for a Bible story and Craft Time. Parents are welcome. The next Library Sunday will be April 1st.

A Y M re ou issing Any Items? There are many dishes in the church kitchen that need to be picked up. A lso, there are several coats that have been left in the coat rooms. If they belong to you, please take them home today! A February 19th these items will be fter donated.

The Book Nook

The next meeting of the Book Nook will be Monday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m. The book to be discussed is Her Daughters Dream by Francine Rivers. Join us for a great time of Christian fellowship! There are quite a few books in the library from past Book Nook meetings that are available to be purchased for $3 each. All money received will be used to purchase more books for the library.

Vacation Bible School

June 11-15, 2012

Easter Cantata In Christ Alone will be presented on Palm Sunday, April 1st. All are welcome to participate in the Canata. Practices will be held each Sunday beginning today at 7:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Crafters Bee
Saturday, February 25th
10 a.m. 2 p.m.

Pastor of the Week Dave Tingler Prove Your Faith James 2:14-26 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 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 Curious 101 (A Study of Salvation and Purpose) 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

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 ***************** 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