FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street February 3, 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 Matthew 7:24-29 Pg. 10 NT
*Hymn “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” No. 478
*Silent Prayer & Invocation:
The more we live in your way, O Lord, the more we find your word to be rock solid. When the storm comes, help our faith to remain strong. When our neighbor’s house is shaken let us offer the steady assurance of our faith. When a new and powerful wave rushes in, let us stand together as a people of faith. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Anthem “This Is the Message” Eugene Butler
*Hymn “In the Garden” Insert
Birthday choice of Karen Taylor
Scripture Matthew 7:13-23 Pg. 9 NT
Message “Finding The Truth” 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 “Bread of the World in Mercy Broken” No. 502
Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper:
Welcome to the Lord’s Table
Community of Prayer
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
Prayer of Thanks
The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn “O Worship the King, All Glorious Above!” No. 476
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
The flowers on the altar this morning are in loving memory of “Bud” Bloomquist from his family.
Lay Reader: Marge Cornell
Greeters: Jeanette O’Brien and Marge Moulton
Ushers: Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Greg & Nancy Marion,
Erma Mullins Cheryl Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Homestead: Onnalee Mallory Luella Passage Alberta Gottshall Willie Nelson Alice Wise
Clinton Crest: Ralph Seager Milly Burke
Friends with long term-illness: Elmer Cranmer
Loved ones serving in the Armed Forces: Jennifer Willson
Conal Smith Shane
Our Special Interest Missionaries: *see bulletin boards for more info
Rev. Virgil Nelson Kathy Pearce
Prayers for: Marge Cornell Lori Lawrence
Helen Ansley Bill Gillette Doug Passage
Mary Armstrong Mary Beth Greene Billie Potts
Roy Bell *Marlene & Gene Guild Linda Potts
Eva Jean Best Frances Hartwell Nancy Putnam
Tracey Bicksler Kim Strong Imisides Lucas Ryska
Bessie Bliss Carolyn Johnson Corrina Schultz
Milly Bloomquist Don Johnson Necia Smith
Pat Carroll Bill LaRock Charlie Taylor
Rachel Carter Jean Wager
*Mickie Christiansen Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
*Brad Stewart-21yr old waiting for double lung transplant
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
Thought: Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3
¨ Noon Mexican Lunch in the Great Room
¨ 7 p.m. Diaconate
¨ 2 p.m. Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments
¨ 6:45 p.m. Set up tables for Lenten Luncheon
¨ Noon Lenten Luncheon
¨ 9 a.m. Lay Studies
“LOVE WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS”
Everyone is invited to this time of fellowship
as the youth of our church
entertain you with songs, poems, and skits.
Meet St. Valentine
and taste of refreshments
served up with a
Heart-full of Valentine Love!
Next Sunday, February 10 @ 11 a.m.
in the Great Room
Mary & Martha Circle
will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the library. Marge Moulton will bring dessert for the group and lead devotions. Bring your own sandwich.
On Ash Wednesday, February 6, Lent begins. During this 40-day period, Christians reevaluate their spiritual lives. It’s a time for us to have a spiritual check-up and to strive to live the Christian life more faithfully and more intentionally.
One might go on a spiritual retreat, for example, spending time with a prayer warrior, Bible expert or theologian. During Lent, attending the various church services and study opportunities can help people grow spiritually and become more informed about the Christian faith.
Our pilgrimage through Lent should inspire us to serve God more faithfully in our daily lives.
Though we are still in the midst of winter, Easter comes early this year (March 23). Please plan to have your Easter flowers on the altar by Palm Sunday, March 16. If you wish to place them in memory of loved ones or in honor of someone special, please notify the church office so that your remembrance may be included in the Easter bulletin.
Oatmeal Containers –
Remember to save your empty oatmeal containers and bring them to church for the Youth Group. They plan to make and deliver lots of cookies to our shut-ins. Thank You!
Help Us Update Our Contact Information
Please take a moment to jot down any changes to your mailing address and telephone. E-mail addresses tend to change more often, so include any updates there as well. You may use the blank papers in the pews and place them in the collection plate if you please.
To Jack and Ethyl Clancy on the birth of their son; Elijah Charles. Elijah was born on the evening of Tuesday, January 29, weighing 7 lb. 15 oz.
“There is nothing in this world as delightful as a continual walk with God. Only those who have experienced it can comprehend it. And yet I do not recommend that you seek it solely because it is so enjoyable. Do it because of love, and because it is what God wants … Practice … the presence of God.”
The national flag of Japan
is a base white flag with a large red disc representing the rising sun in its center. Its official name in Japanese is Nisshoki “sun flag” but the flag is more commonly known as Hinomaru “sun disc”. The exact origin of the flag of Japan is not known. However, the sun historically had a religious connotation in Japan and the notion of the rising sun had an important symbolic meaning. It was widely used on banners during the 15th and 16th centuries and officially adopted for use as the civil ensign on February 27, 1870. However, it was not formally adopted as the national flag until August 13, 1999.