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The Christian

Sunday, November 16


Dr. David Eubanks

Special Guest in Daves
Sunday School Class
Preaching at Morning

5:00 pm
Tom Shelton in Concert

November 9, 2014
Fifth Avenue Church of Christ
115 W. Fifth Ave.
Lancaster, OH 43130
Brad Seevers
Senior Minister
David Tingler
Associate Minister
Sunday Services
Bible School
8:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship
6:00 p.m.



We are one week away from our annual Thanksgiving

Celebration. Its going to be a great day in the Lord
so please sign up on one of the clipboards as they are
being passed around during morning worship today.
Check out the front page for more details! Allow me to
also say thanks to those who are donating turkeys or
money towards the other meal supplies. Your
generosity is greatly appreciated.

CORRECTION: Last weeks Messenger

stated I began my time of service here in
1982. That should be corrected to 1981.
(That makes 28 years of service and 33
years of association.)

For our next Respectable Sins study, participants

should come prepared to talk about chapters 14, 15
and 16. We will bypass chapter 13 for now and come
back to it later. If you have any questions, ask me
today after worship. This past week we discussed the
sin of selfishness. I found a great paraphrase of the 1
Corinthians 13:4-6 in the Message about how
selfishness is not love. Ponder these words:

Love cares more for others than for self. Love

doesnt want what it doesnt have. Love doesnt strut;
Doesnt have a swelled head; Doesnt force itself on
others; Isnt always Me-first; Doesnt fly off the
handle; Doesnt keep score of the sins of others;
Doesnt revel when others grovel.
You and I were born with a selfish nature; just watch a
preschool child who quickly grabs a toy out of the hand
of another child when there is an ample supply of toys
in the same room. Unfortunately, even after one
becomes a Christian, he still has a battle between the
flesh which wars against the Spirit, and one of its
expressions is selfishness. Oh that we would be a
people who lived by example that we love others more
than we do self. Is there some way in you, in me,
where it appears to others that we are caring more
about self than about others? Why dont we ask Gods
Spirit to reveal that to us this week?
December 10th - Chili night at the Church. All the
fun begins at 5:15 P.M. We will have chili, as well as
spaghetti and cheese available if you so choose to
make yourself a 3-Way. If you have to ask what a 3way is then you can ask Sue Tingler. After the meal,
we will watch the comedy dvd of Tim Hawkins
favorite musical numbers. You will need to bring
your funny bone with you.
In His Service,


study of A Brief Survey Of Old
Testament History continues each week.
This week we will begin examining the
era of Solomon and the divided kingdom.
We meet at 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM. The
same material is covered in each session.
Why not join us?
FUTURE EVENTS: I am continuing to
remind our Keenagers that the annual
Thanksgiving dinner on November 16 is
our focus for November. Our friend, Tom
Shelton, will be providing entertainment.
On that morning, Dr. David Eubanks will
be our special guest in my Sunday School
class and will be speaking at our morning
worship service.
(Take note all you
Senior Saints in the Smokies fans!) . On
December 11, we are planning a special
catered lunch for our Keenagers and
friends. Watch for a sign-up sheet to be
posted in November.
FINAL THOUGHT: Why worry about
the things you cant control? Get busy
controlling the things that depend on you.


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Evening Worship
Wednesday (11/5)
Weekly Budget
Budget Received
Curriculum (Wednesday PM)
Jane King Memorial (Building Fund)
Building Fund
Van Fund
Spudweiser Night
Christman Mission



SERVING SCHEDULE November 9, 2014

Dick Shumaker and Ned Tomlinson
Tim Huffman, Ray Ayers,
Richard Boyer
Fred Griffith
Pastor of the week
PM Deacon
At the Table

Mike and Tina Milbaugh


Carmel and Shirley Marsh

Sunday School

Brenda Hines
Jean Azbell

Bible School
Evening Worship

Jim Hoff
Millie Hoy
John Hill
BJ Hoff
Cheri Frank

Jean Azbell

The special Thanksgiving

offering is designated to repair
the church boiler. Any additional
funds above and beyond the cost
of the repair will be sent to the
West Africa Christian Mission
for their land purchase.

Lancaster Community Chorus

With Guest Artists LHS Mens Ensemble
We Say Thank You:
A Patriotic Salute to Veterans
November 9, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8.00
Crossroads Ministry Center
2095 W. Fair Ave.
A portion of the proceeds to benefit the
Wounded Warrior Project

Carmel Marsh
David Will
Dick Shumaker

Betty Sparks
Our Troops
Alberta Ellis
Connie Lane
Jeanne Noble
Laura Hyde

Naressa Allen
Jeane Goldfarb
Judy Fricker
Emerson Wagner
Pat Schlosser
Michelle Ayers

Marianna Gall
Mark Seevers
Norma Bullock
Marlene Simmons
Wib Sparks
Mary Alice Coats

Camille Stiverson
Carolyn McKenzie
Kenneth Dusthimer
Don Wallace
Kasen Newman
Heather Snyder

SERVING SCHEDULE November 16, 2014

Patrick Wersell and Hank Wellman
Dale Rose, Dan Brown,
Ray Coats, Ralph Conrad
Patrick Wersell
Pastor of the week
Dale Rose
PM Deacon
At the Table


Mike and Tina Milbaugh

Ray and Margie Ayers

Sunday School

Shirley Marsh
Thea Kallenberg
Janet Brown

Bible School
Evening Worship

Tracy Eldridge

Bill Kelly
Jeff Crook
George Lambert

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, November 12th
Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm
Respectable Sins Bible Study, 5:15pm
Sunday, November 16th
Dr. David Eubanks speaking at morning worship
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, 5pm
Monday, November 17th
Facility Management, 6:30pm
Book Nook, 6:30pm
Tuesday, November 18th
Deacons Meeting, 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 19th
Seniors Bible Study, 10am/6:30pm
Respectable Sins Bible Study, 5:15pm
Elders/Deacons Meeting, 7:30pm

Carriage Court Service

Today at 2:00 p.m.

We invite everyone to worship today

at 2:00 p.m. with the residents of
Carriage Court. We encourage you to
come for a time of singing, prayer,
and communion with the residents.
We worship with them on the 2nd
Sunday of each month. If you cant
come today, please plan on coming
with us next month! All are welcome
to participate.
See Chris Crook if you have any

Book Nook
November 17th
6:30 p.m.
The Scent of Lilacs
by Ann Gabhart

After the summer of 1964, life for Jocie Brooke will

never be the same.
Life-changing events rarely happen in quiet
Hollyhill, Kentucky, and when they do, they are few
and far between. But for young Jocie Brooke and
her family, they happen all at once during the
humid summer of 1964. Though on the surface
things are just fine, it seems like everyone in Jocie's
life has something they're not saying, something
they're hiding from her--and from themselves. As
Jocie digs into her family's past, she stirs up a
whirlwind of discoveries. Will she find the answers
everyone so desperately needs? Or will her
questions lead to truths better left hidden?
Combining unforgettable characters, true-to-life
struggles, and the perfect dose of humor and
nostalgia, this riveting story from bestselling author
Ann Gabhart explores the very essence of new life
and love.


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 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 8:45 unless noted
Nursery (Birth through 3 years old)
Jesus Loves Me
Room 102
Preschool (Ages 3-6)
Bible Friends
Room 105
Marie Huffman, Teacher
Early Elementary (Kindergarten 3rd Grade)
Jesus, Our Example
Room 101
Deborah Will, Teacher
Upper Elementary Class (4th 6th Grade)
Jesus, Our Example
Room 106
Larry King, Teacher
Junior/Senior High
I Timothy
3rd Floor
Josh Czich, Teacher
Ladies Class
The Storm Inside
Room 209
Beverly Puckett, Teacher
Adult Class
Room 214
Brad Seevers, Teacher
Harmony Adult Class
Sustaining Hope
Room 204
Dave Tingler, Teacher
Philothean Adult Class
Room 108
Jim Love, Teacher

Core Values...

Are We H.O.G.S.
Brad Seevers preaching

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.


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
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. If you would like to take a Curious class,
please indicate this on your Silent Roll Call Card.

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