FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street January 20, 2008
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 Praise & Worship
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Isaiah 2:1-5 Pg. 744 OT
*Hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory” No. 420
Birthday song for the Old Country Preacher
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
You hold a grand vision before us, Lord. That one day the peace of Christ would fill the world with love and hope should be the guide for all our lives. Teach us to walk in your paths and destroy the weapons of vengeance so that we can build the tools of peace. We ask this in the name of the one who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Kum Ba Yah” Ruth Elaine Schram
*Hymn “Rock of Ages” Insert
Birthday hymn of Paul Nelson
*Prayers of the People
Scripture Matthew 5:43-48 Pg. 7 NT
Message “The Non-Violent Gospel” Rev. John R. 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 “How Great Thou Art” No. 467
Birthday choice of Fran Morse
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Thought: People may not always remember what you said or what you did, but; they will always remember how you made them feel.
Lay Reader: Shane Furman
Greeters: Viola Gray & Fran Morse
Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Fran Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell,
Clifford LeBarr, Cindy Ovens, Stan Ovens
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
¨ Noon Pot Luck Luncheon
¨ 12:45 p.m. Annual Meeting
¨ Happy Birthday to Paul Nelson!
¨ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-The office will be closed
¨ Happy Birthday to Fran Morse!
¨ Happy Birthday to Pastor John!
¨ 9 am Baptist Heritage Class
_ Church News _
A small group Bible Study has begun at the Meadowside Apartments (next to the American Legion). The group meets on Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the community room. The study revolves around the Book of Matthew and is led by Pastor John. Consider taking part in this small group, all you need to bring is your Bible.
The American Baptist Women’s annual
breakfast will be held on Saturday,
February 2, at 8:30 a.m. at the
Trading Post Restaurant in Keuka Park.
Diane DeLooza will present a short program.
Thanks to so many of you we have more than enough crochet/knit blocks to put together our first “quilt”. We’ll be meeting at Rita Castillo’s house on Saturday, February 2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon to start assembling it. Be sure to bring along your size G crochet hook (and any extras if you have them). Come join the fun and fellowship! In fact, why not meet us at the Trading Post for the ABW breakfast first? Let’s make a morning of it!
Keuka College has been raising money to restore Ball Hall. In order to receive a grant they must get 187 more donations of any amount. George Slocum has envelopes for anyone who would like to make a donation toward this need and has volunteered to deliver these donations to Keuka College.
There are two clipboards circulating through the congregation in which people can sign up to help out Gene and Marlene. They are in need of meals and also rides to doctor visits etc. Please sign up if you are able to help them out.
American Baptist Churches of New York State
5865 East Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078
What a wonderful, caring church family! We were so taken by the outpouring of love at the baby shower on Sunday afternoon. Thank you so much!
Jack, Ethel and Ralph
If we practice “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.