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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street February 1, 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
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading II Timothy 1:3-10 Pg. 287 NT
*Hymn “Seek Ye First” No. 333
Stir up the fire of faith in us, O Lord. Set your Holy Spirit loose in our midst. Free us from the baggage of doubt. We seek the freedom of our spirits by accepting your forgiveness for our sin. Help us to light the way for those who seek our aid. Renew our joy and show us how to love as you have loved us. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Anthem “To This Altar” Medema
*Hymn “In The Garden” Insert
Birthday Hymn of Karen Taylor
Scripture I Thessalonians 5:12-28
Using Billy Graham’s Bible
Message “On Fanning the Flame” 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 “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” No. 345
Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper
Welcome to the Lord’s Table
Community of Prayer
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
Prayer of Thanks and the Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” No. 345
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Thought: Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The flowers on the altar are placed in loving memory of Floyd & Gordon Cornell.
Lay Reader: George Jensen
Greeters: Necia Smith and Guy Love
Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Erma Mullins, Cheryl 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 Dick Sharman
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Mrs. Susan Harding Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey
Mary Armstrong Alicia Hurlburt Barbara Stewart
Eva Jean Best Kim Strong Imisides Brad Stewart
Bessie Bliss Don Johnson Charlie Taylor
Pat Carroll Lori Lawrence Phil Trautman
Judi Gibbs Barbara Mortensen Jean Wager
Bill Gillette *Keith Pierce Ralph Wilkes
*Viola Gray Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
*Indicates that special prayers are needed.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
¨ Super Bowl Sub Sale!
¨ 7 pm Advisory Council
¨ 7 pm Bd of Missions
¨ 7 pm Deacons
¨ 6 pm Backpack packing
¨ 6 pm Youthgroup
¨ Happy Birthday to Karen Taylor
Friday, February 6
¨ Happy Birthday to Chris Fuqua!
Saturday, February 7
¨ 8:30 am ABW Breakfast at the Essenhaus
¨ Breakfast to benefit the Boy Scouts. Held at the PY Moose Lodge. $6.00
Monday, Feb. 2 @ 7pm
The Advisory Council meeting that was cancelled last Wed. due to weather; has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 2, at 7 pm.
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 Bethany & Diane DeLooza and a short program 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.
A sincere thank you from the Board of Christian Education; to everyone who supported the Carol Willson Vacation Bible School fund by purchasing a 2009 calendar. It is with your support and prayers that we are able to bring VBS back year after year!
February, 15 @ 2 pm
You are invited to join us as we shower Jennifer and Aiden Willson! All ladies and friends are welcome.
From: The American Baptist Churches of New York State
January 13, 2009
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Executive Minister Search Committee is pleased to inform you that we have reached an agreement with the Rev. Dr. Donald Rasmussen, who will begin as Interim Executive Minister with the American Baptist Churches NYS on January 15, 2009.
Don served as Regional Executive of the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island for 10 years, retiring in 2006. Prior to that, he pastored churches in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.
The Search Committee has asked Don to focus on oversight of staff, troubleshooting, representing the region in appropriate denominational roles, financial oversight and board development (Board of Mission and Executive Advisory Task Force (EATF). We understand he brings a strong background in administration, comes ready to listen, is familiar with regional executive responsibilities, and is open to effectively use his skills and experiences in this new setting. He will be working a 75% time schedule.
We are excited to have Don working with our region and trust you will have an opportunity to meet him in the coming months. We encourage you to welcome him and his wife, Ginny.
If you have any questions about Don’s appointment or the executive search process, please feel free to contact one of us. We ask for your prayers for us as we continue to work on your behalf at this exciting time of transition.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Randy Palada Rosemary Oaks-Lee
ABC/NYS Executive Minister Search Committee
Sunday, Feb. 8 from 8-10 am
Thursday, February 26 @ 4 pm
The youth of Penn Yan Academy invite all senior citizens to join them for their 5th annual Afternoon Tea. Refreshments, including specialty sandwiches and sweets, will be provided and entertainment will be provided by the Penn Yan Academy Jazz Ensemble. Valet parking service will be available for your convenience. This is a FREE event sponsored by HUBBA. Make your reservations by calling the Office for the Aging at 536-5515.
Valentine’s Day Quotes
¨ Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
¨ Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
– Lao Tzu
¨ Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent protects you from age.
– Anais Nin