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~ ~ JANUARY 25, 2009 ~ ~
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street January 25, 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.
~ Baptist History Sunday ~
Songs of Worship
Welcome and Announcements
A Historical Moment – Scripture vs. The King
Scripture Reading Psalm 119:33-35 Pg. 677
*Hymn “Praise Ye The Lord, The Almighty” No. 482
Birthday choice of some guy who was already old when dirt was invented!
Teach me how to listen, O Lord. Tune me into those who offer true wisdom, sound guidance, and insights from the heart. Teach me to respond with eager openness. Restrain my desire to be heard in favor of inviting others to speak from their hearts. Especially, show me how to listen to you as I read your Word, to hear your voice in the natural world, and to reflect on the thoughts of your Holy Spirit. Teach me how to listen to the One who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “We Will Glorify” Twila Paris
*Hymn “Jesus Loves Me!” No. 304
Birthday hymn of Eli Clancy
Prayers with the People
Scripture Proverbs 25:11-13
Message “Poetic Justice” Pastor 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: Bethany DeLooza
Greeters: Jenn Slocum & Beth DeLooza
Ushers: Rita & Ed Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,
George Slocum, John FM Tharp
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 Dick Sharman
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
*Indicates that special prayers are needed.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
Monday, Jan. 26 @ 7 pm
This special meeting will be held in order to finalize preparations for the Sub Sale. Note: Saturday, Jan. 31, is the day we make the subs.
Wednesday, Jan. 28 @ 6:45 pm
The Advisory Council will meet in the Library. All Boards and Committees need to have a representative present.
On Saturday, January 3, 2009, the Willson Family welcomed Daniel Aidan into the world. At birth Aidan (as he will be called,) weighed 8 lbs 5 oz and was 22 inches long.
Congratulations to Jennifer and the entire Willson Family!
Saturday, Feb. 7 @ 8:30 am
All women of the church are invited to the annual American Baptist Women’s breakfast at the Essenhaus. Devotions will be led by Beth & Diane DeLooza and a short program will be given by Erma Mullins. If you need a ride please call either Diane at 536-3162 or Erma at
536-8730. If you plan to attend please call Erma by Wed. Feb. 4.
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. Every time your group meets, a representative should call Shelley to let her know what took place. 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!
Talk It Up!
¨ 3 pm Memorial Service for Douglas Seager
¨ 7 pm Board of Missions
¨ 7:30 pm Council of Churches meeting at 1st Presbyterian
¨ Noon Fellowship Class
¨ 6 pm Backpack packing
¨ 6:45 pm Advisory Council
¨ 7 pm Youthgroup
¨ Happy Birthday to Eli Clancy!
Saturday, January 31
¨ Bd of Missions making subs
OOPS! – A happy belated birthday wish to Pastor Tharp who celebrated a birthday yesterday, Jan. 24!
Thought: It is unwise to impose the prose of history on the poetry of faith. – Walter Russel Bowie
Christian One Liners:
¨ You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.
¨ We don’t change the message the message changes us.
¨ If God is your co-pilot, swap seats!
¨ The will of God will never take you to where the grace of God will not protect you.