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~ ~ JANUARY 31, 2010 ~ ~
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street January 31, 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.
Prelude Connie Gibson
Song of Praise & Worship
Welcome & Announcements
Scripture Reading Hebrews 11:1-6 Pg. 305
*Hymn “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” No. 464
Faith opens the door to you, Lord. It is a gift to us. We need only to turn to you with an open heart. You have great wonders in store for us. Let us confess our sins and remove the trash from our lives so that your light can shine in us. Help us to trust in your word to guide us and bring us to the stature and fullness of Christ. We ask this in the name of the One who taught us to pray...
The Lord's Prayer
*Hymn “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” No. 383
Prayers for the People
Scripture Mark 5:1-20 Pg. 53 NT
Message “My Name is Legion” Rev. John Tharp
Offertory “Fill My Cup, Lord” Cristine Conklin
arr. Richard Blanchard
*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
The flowers on the altar table are placed in loving memory of Floyd and Gordon Cornell by Marge Cornell.
Today's bulletin is in honor of Dorothy Vanderhoop.
~ Glenda Majchrzak
Lay Reader: Jack Clancy
Greeters: Shane Furman, Gladys Kjar, Karen Furman
Ushers: Brittany Griffin, Erma Mullins, Stan Ovens,
Cheryl Stewart and Barbara 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 – “Pursuing Virtue”
Please Be In Prayer For
At Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Alice Fairbrother Gerry Lane
At the Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Alberta Gottshall Viola Gray Willie Nelson
Luella Passage Dick Sharman Irene Wachala
At the Manor: Helena Cranmer Kathryn 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
Ryan Barkley Lori Lawrence The Schroo Family
Eva Jean Best Barbara Mortensen Frieda Slocum
Kathleen Beyea Wayne McBaker Charlie Taylor
Mickie Christiansen Mary Murphy Emma Wheeler
Barbara Gifford Doug Passage Rick Weir
Bill Gillette *Keith Pierce Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck
Hager Family Lorraine Phillips Ralph Wilkes
John Paul Hunt
Brian Bliss – Bessie's nephew had partial leg amputation
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
Monday, February 1
¨ 6:30 pm Keuka Quilters
¨ 7 pm Lay Studies Class
Tuesday, February 2
¨ Olan Mills Directory Picture Day
¨ 7 pm Deacons Meeting
¨ 7 pm Bd. Of Missions Meeting
Wednesday, February 3
¨ 5 pm Backpack Program
¨ 6:30 pm Girl Scouts
¨ 7:30 pm Habitat for Humanity
¨ 7 pm Membership Class
Thursday, February 4
¨ 1 pm Shakespeare Club
¨ 7pm Advisory Council Meeting
¨ 7 pm Boy Scouts
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING -Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 pm
At our annual meeting, Pastor John announced he will retire at the end of June. The congregation voted to accept his resignation with regret.
At the next Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4, members of a search committee will be nominated.
The church constitution requires that a 7 member search committee be appointed within 30 days. The search committee shall consist of a representative from each of the following: Diaconate, Christian Education, Missions, and Trustees. Also, the Advisory Council shall nominate 3 at large members one not older than age 18. Once nominations are made by the Advisory Council, the Diaconate will call a congregational meeting to formally appoint the committee.
I am asking each board to report its nominee to the Advisory Council on Feb. 4, and asking Advisory Council members to be prepared to nominate the at large members.
If you would like to be considered, please contact Vice Moderator Nancy Marion or Church Clerk Cheryl Stewart prior to Feb. 4. ~ Jack Clancy, Moderator
Memorial Bulletin Campaign
We wish to thank you for a successful 2009 Memorial Bulletin Campaign! In our first year every Sunday was adopted in memory or in honor of a loved one. Dates are open for 2010. Forms are available on the table in the foyer and in each months newsletter. They may be returned to the church office with your $10 donation.
Help in the Nursery
Ethel Clancy is looking for volunteers in the nursery to help care for the children. If we have many different people then no one person is always missing service. Call Ethel at 536-6265.
Save the Date! Next Sunday, February 7
For a bridal shower for Beth DeLooza 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!!
Just a reminder that Tuesday is our picture day. Double check the time of your appointments. If anyone has any snapshots of church ativities that have taken place you may submit them for consideration for the activity pages. Be sure to put you name on the back side so we can return them to you. All pictures should be dropped off to the church office or to Nancy Marion by Friday, February 12.
Thank You from John
Thank you to all of you who made my birthday a fun experience. For the cards, candy and gifts I thank you.
Dear Friends: In light of the possible deficit in the Bd. of Missions budget, we are trying to economize where we can. One item you can help us with is the SECRET PLACE. We spent $115 last year and took in $27. In order to continue to supply the SECRET PLACE, we need to know HOW MANY regular issues and HOW MANY large print issues are needed. Please complete the attached form and return to a member of the Bd. Of Missions or to the Church Office. A contribution to offset the cost is greatly appreciated. - Your Bd. Of Missions
would like a regular/large print (circle one) SECRET PLACE.
SUPER SUB SUNDAY 2010
As a fund raiser for Habitat of Yates County, the Board of Missions is preparing subs for
Super Bowl Sunday on February 7.
The subs will be made on Saturday, February 6, and can be picked up after 3 pm on that day, or they can be picked up after church service on February 7.
All proceeds from the sale of the subs will go to Habitat for Humanity of Yates County to help build another house.
To order your subs, fill out the order form below and give it with your payment (checks made out to First Baptist Church) to a member of the Board of Missions:
Shelley Bicksler, Ed Castillo, Mary Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Betty Johnson, Don Lawrence, Greg Miller.
All orders must be pre-paid.
The deadline for orders is today!
Subs: Turkey, Roast Beef or Ham Price : $7.00
Additional order forms may be found on the table in the foyer.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 1/10 1/17 1/24
No Count 64 61
Current Expenses $4,153 $2,729 $783
Missions 384 626 244
BT&T 210 1,258 150
Total $4,747 $4,613 $1,177
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.
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 stay and enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship, here in the Great Room.
Observations on Growing Older...
~ You use more 4 letter words... “What?” “When?”
~ What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~ Everybody whispers.
~ You don't have hair under your arms and very little on your legs
but your chin needs to be plucked daily.