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~ ~ JANUARY 11, 2009 ~ ~
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street January 11, 2009
Penn Yan, New York 10:00 A.M.
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.
Songs of Worship “I Just Came To Praise the Lord” No. 58 PB
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Psalm 15 Pg. 601 OT
Introduction To Our Theme “Profiles In Courage” Jack Clancy
*Hymn “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” No. 260
Leader: Dear Lord, teach us to be obedient to you in all things.
People: Let our words be true and let sincerity become the trademark of who we are.
Leader: Help us to control our tongues and refrain from hurting other people with the words we speak.
People: Lead us to honor those who honor you.
Leader: Lead us to be true to our word, no matter what the cost may be.
People: Help us to refrain from greed and to keep our words and our thoughts pure.
Leader: Let us find our true security in you.
All: We offer this prayer in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Like a River That Overflows” Medema
*Hymn “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley” No. 80
Prayers with the People
Scripture I Corinthians 15:58 Pg. 237 NT
Message “Profiles in Courage” Pastor John Tharp
Offertory “Wind Beneath My Wings”
(Pictures provided by Carrie Ahearn)
*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 “Just as I Am, Without One Plea” No. 370
*Postlude “On Eagles Wings”
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
With thanks to our January Worship Team:
Carrie Ahearn, Jack Clancy, and Judi Gibbs!
Lay Reader: Lyle Conrad
Greeters: The Slocum Family
Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,
Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Manor: Helena Cranmer
At the Homestead: Luella Passage Alberta Gottshall
Virginia DeLooza Willie Nelson
Helen Ansley Alice Wise
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Mrs. Susan Harding Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey
Mary Armstrong Kim Strong Imisides Barbara Stewart
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson Brad Stewart
*Bessie Bliss Lori Lawrence Charlie Taylor
Pat Carroll Mary Ellen Mattison Phil Trautman
Judi Gibbs Doug Mattison Jean Wager
Bill Gillette Barbara Mortensen Ralph Wilkes
Marlene Guild *Keith Pierce Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Alicia Hurlburt *Dick Sharman
*Indicates that special prayers are needed.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
¨ Happy Birthday to Melvin Cornell!
¨ 10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle
¨ 6 pm Backpack program & Evening Food for the Needy
¨ 7 pm Youthgroup
¨ 7pm Budget Hearing
On Thursday, January 15, at 7 pm there will be a hearing on the proposed budget for 2009.
Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon
On Sunday, January 18, there will be a potluck lunch at noon. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. The annual meeting will begin promptly at 12:45 pm.
Please be sure to take home your plants today. Those left behind will be donated.
Parents of Teens!
Be sure to check the table by the Great Room for some parenting resources. There are booklets and CD’s with information on parenting “Tween Ages.” Feel free to use, and maybe return when you’re finished so that others may benefit as well.
Here Kitty, Kitty…
Two cats are up for adoption following Helena Cranmer’s move to the Manor. Monique is a 13 year-old, fully vaccinated and spayed indoor lap cat. She needs a quiet home. Half Pint is a 3 year-old, fully vaccinated and leukemia tested, spayed indoor/outdoor cat with beautiful blue eyes and long hair. If you are interested or know of someone who can provide a home for one of these kitties, contact Patty Dean at 536-1185 (hm), 315-719-2819 (cell), 536-9871 (wk).
In order to grow this church we need to get out all kinds of information on what takes place here. Right now the way to do this is for you to contact Shelley Bicksler at 585-526-6845 or leave a note in her box. Shelley does her best to write the column for the Chronicle-Express, but, she needs your help. Be sure to let her know of upcoming events, meetings, and plans! Let’s get the word out!
Christian One Liners:
¨ Some people are kind, polite and sweet-spirited until you try to sit in their pews.
¨ The good Lord didn’t create anything without purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
¨ When you come to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there.
¨ People are funny they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road and the back of the church.
Thought: Don’t let your worries get the best of you; remember Moses started out as a basket case.