FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street January 27, 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 I Corinthians 4:1-5 Pg. 223 NT
*Hymn “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” No. 288
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Bring us to faithfulness, O Lord. Lead us into a confident trust in you so that we might learn to let judgement spring from your heart. Let the wider view and the deeper love you have for all people guide our lives together. Calm the voice of criticism, which we use for others and for ourselves. Let the energy of our lives flow from the forgiving love, which transforms both people and circumstance. We pray this in the name of the Christ who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Shout to the Lord” Zscheck & Pethel
*Hymn “Spirit of the Living God” No. 322
*Prayers of the People
Scripture Matthew 7:1-5 Pg. 9 NT
Message “How Not to Judge Others” 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 “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” No. 404
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Thought: “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind.
Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27
Lay Reader: Pat Ames
Greeters: Margaret Mills & Judi Gibbs
Ushers: Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, George Slocum,
Matt Scutt and John FM Tharp
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
¨ 7 p.m. Advisory Council Meeting ~ All boards must be represented, as we will plan the church calendar.
¨ 8:30 a.m. ABW Breakfast at the Trading Post, Keuka Park
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. Call Erma at 536-8730 by Thurs. Jan. 31 if you plan to attend.
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!
The youth group needs your help. They will be making cookies to be delivered to shut-ins but they need round oatmeal containers to pack them in. The containers will be decorated and filled with cookies and delivered with love! Containers can be left in the office or room #200.
Sponsored by the Penn Yan Area Council of Churches, the Lenten Luncheons Speaker Series will begin next Thursday, Feb. 7. Cost is $4 each at the door. NOTE: Help is needed the Wednesday night prior to set up tables in the Great Room. We meet at 6:45 p.m.
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.
Thanks to Judi Gibbs for coordinating rides and meals for the Guild’s.
Thanks to Stan Ovens for trimming the bush around the church sign.
Wal-Mart is not the only saving place.