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The Christian Messenger

Fifth Avenue Church of Christ

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

March 15, 2011

Brad Seevers
Senior Minister

Potluck Dinner David Tingler

Associate Minister
Movie Night
Glen Shady
Youth Minister

March 23, 2011 Sunday Services

5:45pm 1st Worship
8:00 a.m.

2nd Worship
10:30 a.m.

Bible School
9:15 a.m.

Evening Worship
6:00 p.m.
Men’s Golf League
Call Brad @ 740.550.9882
Sunday School 78 CENTRAL OHIO
First Morning Worship 77 BEAN DINNER
Second Morning Worship 84 FOR MEN AND BOYS
Total Morning Worship 161
Evening Worship 43
Family Reunion (3/9) 56 Beans served 5:00 – 7:00pm
Weekly Budget $ 4,471.00
Special Music 6:00 – 7:00pm
Budget Received $ 6,101.95
Worship Service – 7:00pm
Youth Camp $ 5.00
Book Nook $ 16.00 Guest Speaker
Choir Cantata $ 60.00 Mark Scott, Academic Dean
Keenagers $ 185.00 Ozark Christian College
Nancye Pumpelly Memorial $ 50.00 Vans will leave the church parking lot
Imogene Stalder Memorial $ 125.00
at 5:00pm!
Hazel Anderson Memorial $ 75.00
Van Fund $ 85.00


At the Table Fred Griffith & Patrick Wersell

Dale Rose, Ray Ayers,
Serving 1st
Jerry Baker, Dan Brown
At the table 2nd Fred Griffith & Tom Puckett LADIES BEAN SUPPER and
Serving 2nd Dale Rose, Taylor Dean, Don Taylor, MOVIE NIGHT
Nick Hinson, Patrick Hinson THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH - 5:30PM
Pastor of the Week Fred Griffith Beans and corn bread will be
PM Deacon Dale Rose
provided. All ladies should bring a
Offering Counters Team #3 dessert to share! We will be watching
the movie “The Blind Side”.
COMMUNION PREPARATION All ladies are welcome!
1ST Worship Donna Cupler
2nd Worship Donna Cupler

1ST Worship Dan and Janet Brown
2 Worship Jim and Bev Puckett
Sunday School Laura Wersell & Courtney Beiter
2nd Worship Julie Stuck Looking ahead to
Preschool Helper Ruth Andrews Easter Sunday!
Early Elementary Helper Norma Holtom
Upper Elementary Helper Marg Shumaker
6-8 Grade Helper Mike Cooper
Sunrise Service – 7:00am
Visitor Center 1st Worship Shirley Marsh
Visitor Center 2nd Worship Cindy Cox Easter breakfast – 8:00am
SECURITY Sunday School – 9:15am
Morning Worship – 10:30am
1st Worship David Will
Bible School Bill Kelly There will be no Evening
2nd Worship George Lambert Worship.
Evening Worship Paul Hoagland
I had to laugh when I heard the story of two men who one day approached the legendary British
preacher, C. H. Spurgeon, and told him, “Spurgeon, we have reached sinless perfection.”
“Really? he asked.
“Yes,” they said, “We’re absolutely perfect.”
Spurgeon was holding a pitcher of water at the time, and he proceeded to pour it on their heads.
When they began to react like any other sinners would, he found out just how perfect they were.
You see, the people who walk around claiming to have reached sinless perfection are victims of
one of the most powerful yet subtle sins – pride. None of us will reach sinless perfection in this
life. In all of human history, Christ alone has been sinless.
“If we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us.” I John 1:8

Granted, something dramatic happened when we received Christ. Before we were Christians,
we were under the control and power of sin. We went along with whatever our sinful natures
dictated. But in Christ we were changed. The Bible says we became new creations in Christ; old
things passed away and everything became new (IICorinthians 5:17).
But that isn’t to say we still don’t struggle with sin or that we’ll have no lapses. When we fall, we
can go at once to Christ for cleansing, according to His promises in 1John 1:9.
However, if we’re sinning habitually and persistently and without sincere confession,
something’s terribly wrong.
The Lord’s promise to His people…
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9

Because Jesus Christ is our righteousness…step forward confidently in the freedom from sin
that Jesus Christ has won for you. “Go and sin no more” (John 8:11)

Have a great week. I hope to see each of you this Sunday.

Brad Seevers, Eph.3:20-21

Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, March 16 - 6:30pm Saturday, April 30th - 9:00am
Mary Alice Coats speaking
Concert by Lancaster High School
Monday, March 21 – 7:00pm
Swinging Gales Jazz Band
(Mark your calendar)
Sunday, 7:00pm
The next meeting is Monday,
March 28 at 6:30pm. The
book is “Paradise Valley” by
Crafter’s Bee Dale Cramer… a tale of love,
Saturday, March 26 -10:00am – 1:00pm danger and redeeming faith.
This book can be purchased
in the church office for $10.

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Our Prayer Requests

Jim Wheeler Millie Hoy Jim Cox Mrs. Garrett & family Anne Reed
Catherine Later Ernestine Cox Deb Dobson Virginia Moore’s family Carolyn Young
Diane Williams Betty Lambert Mary Shaner Judy Smith Mabel Stevens
George Andrews Cliff Byers Ryder McCort Dorothy Herman Gary Hoyt
Our Troops Mary Marsh Vicki Sargent Ted & Carol Nicolia Elanore Adrion
John Swartz Midge Wilson Wanda Dickson Pam Brewer Barbara Benadum
Carolyn Grubb Myrtle Campbell Sharon Bloom Betty Hockman Mickey Haven
Joe Lockhart Mike Swartz Dorothy Swartz Ben Watters Bessie Shumaker
Becky Alexander Jean Azbell Michelle Cupp Jean Ebert

April 24, 2011

At the Table Mike Cooper, Dick Shumaker KEENAGERS RETREAT: Tuesday, April
st Larry King, Ray Coats 12, is the date for the annual spring
Serving 1
Ralph Conrad, Don Gardner
“Keenagers Retreat” held at Round Lake
At the table 2nd Mike Cooper, Patrick Hinson
Christian Camp. The day begins with a
Serving 2nd Larry King, Neal Rudolph
Dale Thornton, Ned Tomlinson continental breakfast from 8:30 to 9:50am.
Pastor of the Week Mike Cooper There will be three speakers and two
PM Deacon Larry King workshops. The program concludes with a
banquet at 4:45pm. The registration fee of
Offering Counters Team #4 $24, per person, covers meals and program,
if paid before March 25. (We will share the
COMMUNION PREPARATION cost of gas for travel.) A sign up sheet is
1ST Worship Donna Cupler posted. Please take one of the registration
2nd Worship Donna Cupler forms, complete it and return it to me along
with your registration fee. (Checks should
GREETERS be made to “Round Lake Christian Camp”.)
1ST Worship Ray & Margie Ayers Our departure time, on April 12, is 7:00am.
2 Worship Linda Daubenmire, Norma Holtom
NURSERY SENIOR SAINTS: Last Sunday morning,
Sunday School Shirley Marsh we ran a video promotional for “Senior
2nd Worship Marie Huffman, Kim Seevers Saints In the Smokies”which is held,
Preschool Helper Judy Gardner annually, on the Johnson Bible College
Early Elementary Helper Brenda Hines campus. If you are interested in attending,
Upper Elementary Helper Cindy Cox
th please see me regarding registration forms,
6-8 Grade Helper Mike Cooper
etc. The date for departure is May 30.
Visitor Center 1st Worship Mary Alice Coats
(return on June 3.) It is not too early to
Visitor Center 2nd Worship Kim Seevers
begin getting our registrations in.

1st Worship Dan Brown WEDNESDAYS: We have groups meeting

Bible School Carmel Marsh at 10:00am and 6:30pm for the study of I
2nd Worship Jim Puckett Corinthians. (The same material is covered
Evening Worship Jim Puckett in each session.)


April 17, 2011 evening, March 20, we will begin a new
Palm Sunday series of lessons based in the book of
Services Proverbs. (The Lord’s Supper is available at
There will be a this 6:00pm service.)
combined worship on
that day.
Sunday School at
Worship at 10:00am
(Easter Cantata)
Evening Worship at
Children of God...
"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."
-- Proverbs 22:6

Food to Haiti, Part 1 Upcoming Events

Mar. 18, 5:30-7:30 pm
Easter Special Offering: Lifeline Christian Mission
Goal: One pallet of food for Haiti, $2000 Saint Patrick’s Themed
Elementary Party
We have an exciting opportunity ahead of us with our
Easter Special Offering. We are teaming up with Lifeline
Christian Mission to send two pallets of food to Haiti to Mar. 22, 6 - 8 pm
help with their aid to that country. Each pallet costs
$2000. The first pallet in this effort is going to be Jr/Sr High Progressive
sponsored by the missions committee. The committee is Dinner
then challenging the congregation to match this with
funding a second pallet which will cost $2000.
Mar. 26, 9am – 1pm
This is an organization that we have been supporting
monthly through the missions committee for years. On Jr/Sr High Sold Out
top of this, it is exciting to do a special project for an Retreat
organization that has had a presence in Haiti for long
before the recent earthquake. We know that this is
something that will bless Fifth Avenue as much as those Apr. 16-17
in Haiti. Luckily there is a second step to this effort after
raising the money. Read here next week for details. CIY: Believe (Jr. High
Conference). We will
Prayer Concerns leave on Saturday at
 Pallet of food to Haiti
1:00pm and travel to
 Upcoming Elementary Party
 That God would raise up Anderson, IN for this
workers from within the church amazing weekend.
who are passionate about
Please let Glen know
working with young people
ASAP if you are