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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street January 10, 2010
Penn Yan, New York 10:00 AM
We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents
to seek out and bring people to Christ,
by maturing in our faith,
by deepening our fellowship,
and by caring for people
for the honor and glory of God.
Song of Praise & Worship
Welcome & Announcements
Scripture Reading James 1:1-8 NT. Pg. 310
*Hymn “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” No. 478
Dear Lord, We ask only that you would complete the work you have begun in us. Help us endure the trials which come our way so that we might grow in grace and peace. Help us to focus on what is most important. Crowd out what is evil with what is good. Grant us the wisdom to choose your way. We pray this in the name of Him who taught us to pray...
The Lord's Prayer
Anthem “Lord. Hear Our Prayer” Besig
*Hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” No. 403
Prayers for the People
Scripture Mark 2:1-12 NT Pg. 48
Message “About This Hole In My Roof” Rev. John Tharp
*Doxology Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen
*Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn “Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak” No. 426
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand
Lay Reader: Barbara Burke
Greeters: Jack, Ethel, Ralph & Eli Clancy
Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs,
Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Barb Stewart
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Today's Sunday School Topics
Adult Program – Starting Unit 3: The New Covenant Community
“The Beauty of Non-Conformity”
Please Be In Prayer For
At Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Alice Fairbrother
At the Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Alberta Gottshall Viola Gray Willie Nelson
Luella Passage Dick Sharman Irene Wachala
At the Manor: Helena Cranmer Kathleen Clayson
Margaret Hartwell Georgia Ovens
Our Special Missionaries:
Ms. Kristy Engel ~ Dominican Republic
Ms. Cynthia Harper ~ Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester
Mary Armstrong Don Johnson Cheryl Poole
Eva Jean Best Lori Lawrence The Schroo Family
Kathleen Beyea Barbara Mortensen Frieda Slocum
Mickie Christiansen Wayne McBaker Charlie Taylor
Barbara Gifford Mary Murphy Emma Wheeler
Bill Gillette Doug Passage Rick Weir
Hager Family *Keith Pierce Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck
John Paul Hunt Lorraine Phillips Ralph Wilkes
Ryan Barkley – burst appendix (Joyce & George Slocum's grandson)
President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
¨ 3 pm Wellspring Service
Monday, January 11
¨ 7 pm Lay Studies
Tuesday, January 12
¨ 10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle
¨ Happy Birthday to Melvin Cornell!
Wednesday, January 13
¨ Olan Mills Picture Day
¨ 5 pm Backpack Progarm
¨ 7 pm Evening Food for the Needy
Thursday, January 14
¨ 7 pm Boy Scouts
Saturday, January 16
¨ 9 am Keuka Quilters
Official Church Notices
The Church Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2010. We will be begin at Noon with a potluck luncheon. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. The meeting will begin immediately following at 12:45 pm.
Yes! I Can Help!
Volunteers (guys & gals) are needed to help out in the nursery. The new schedule will begin in February. If you are willing to help please call Ethel Clancy at 536-6265. (Several different people ensure that no one person is always missing service.) Thanks!
Pictures for our 2010 directory are being taken Wednesday. Our directory won't be complete without YOU!! Sign up now. Call the church office at 536-9821, it's not too late.
Pledges returned: 58 Local Budget: $76,044
Pledged to Missions: $15,966 Building Fund Pledges: $8,851
We still have a ways to go. Have you returned your pledge card? If not, please do so before the Annual Meeting in January.
Mon. Jan. 18 is the deadline to submit articles for the Feb. Newsletter.
Save the Date!
For a bridal shower for Beth Travis! This will also be a bit of a “Going Away Party” as Beth will be joining her husband at Fort Campbell, Kentucky later in February. Beth is registered at: Macy's, Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Pampered Chef and JC Penney. Please join us!!
We would like to thank Betty Johnson for making phone calls for the directory. She was able to sign up many more families! Thanks Betty!
Wanted: your candid shots of FBC activities and people! Submit them to the church office. Be sure to write your name on the back.
Times are still available, if you haven't signed up yet, stop by the church office or call during our office hours.
Did you know that you can bring in your friends and family regardless if they are members? All sittings receive a free 8X10 color photo.
If you need a ride to your photo appointment, call the church office at 536-9821 or call the Pastor's cell phone at 694-1108.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 12/20 12/27 1/3
80 46 No Count
Current Expenses $1,805 $1,801 $2,401
Missions 580 463 326
BT&T 281 245 156
Total $2,666 $2,509 $2,883
Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.
In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.
We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship.
Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.
A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look at
TV commercials and see if they could use them in
some way to communicate ideas about God.
Here are some of the results:
• God is like Bayer Aspirin... He works miracles.
• God is like a Ford... He's got a better idea.
• God is like a Coke... He's the real thing.
• God is like Hallmark Cards... He cares enough to send His very best.
• God is like Tide... He gets the stains out that others leave behind.