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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street February 15, 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
Scripture Reading Matthew 5:43-48 Pg. 7 NT
*Hymn “Love Divine, All Love Excelling” No. 376
You want to turn our world around, Lord. It is so easy to love our friends and hate our enemies, but you ask us to love our enemies. We ask your presence in what we say and do. Give us the opportunity to break the walls that divide us from others. Show us how to love in the way of Jesus and share your love with all people. We offer now the prayer that Jesus taught us…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Come Unto Me” Burleigh
*Hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” Insert
Birthday choice of Eva Dillon
Prayers with the People
Scripture Romans 12:9-16 Pg. 215 NT
Message “Putting Faith On The Line” Pastor 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 “O Jesus I Have Promised” No. 388
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
* The flowering plant on the altar this morning is in memory of Floyd and Gordon Cornell.
Lay Reader: Pat Ames
Greeters: Lisa Wood & Betty Johnson
Ushers: Sean Ahearn, Meghan Fuqua, Margaret Hartwell, Clifford LeBarr, Cindy Ovens, Stan Ovens
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 Homestead: Luella Passage Alberta Gottshall
Viola Gray Virginia DeLooza Willie Nelson
Irene Wachala Helen Ansley Dick Sharman
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Mrs. Susan Harding Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey
Mary Armstrong Marlene Guild Frieda Slocum
Eva Jean Best Alicia Hurlburt Barbara Stewart
Bessie Bliss Kim Strong Imisides Brad Stewart
Pat Carroll Don Johnson Charlie Taylor
Judi Gibbs Lori Lawrence Jean Wager
Bill Gillette Barbara Mortensen Ralph Wilkes
*Mary Gillette *Keith Pierce Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
*Family of Randy Jensen
*Indicates that special prayers are needed.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
¨ 2 pm Baby Shower for Jennifer & Aiden Willson-Great Room
¨ Happy Birthday to Eva Dillon!
¨ Newsletter articles due.
¨ 6 pm Backpack packing
¨ 7 pm Youthgroup
Movie Night for Everyone!
Sunday, February 22 @ 7pm
Next Sunday we will be showing the movie “Fireproof.” We have been advertising this as a tool for your marriage. However, in listening to reactions to the movie on the Family Life Network, we are hearing that many singles are also liking this film for what it can show singles about qualities to look for when dating etc. So, everyone is invited to attend, bring friends, spouses, anyone you think might benefit from this message. It would be fun to bring a snack to share too!
Council of Churches
NOTE – There is a change in the meeting schedule.
The meeting of Feb. 23, will be held here at FBC, not PYUMC.
The March meeting will be held at PYUMC.
2009 Lenten Lunch Speaker Series
“Bad Guys Of The Bible”
The Villains of the Passion Story
Sponsored by the
Penn Yan Area Council of Churches
Thursdays, February 26th – April 2nd
12:00 Noon – 1 pm
Penn Yan United Methodist Church
Main at Chapel St.
$5.00 each payable at the door
I can’t express how overwhelmed I was by the gathering of friends, cards, happy birthday wishes, gifts, phone calls, e-mails, and cake and ice cream for my birthday. You all made it so special! Thank You!
Celebrating 400 Years!
Can you imagine that Baptists have been around that long? The First Baptist congregation was founded in Amsterdam in 1609. So this is a celebration year for Baptist.
To assist in that celebration, the Baptist History and Heritage Society offers two books (at 20% discount) that present our shared history and its relevance for contemporary Baptist life.
Co-published with Mercer University Press, these books focus on Baptist people and Baptist values.
Baptist in Prison: Baptist marched straight into human history into the jails of England and early America defending believer’s baptism, religious liberty, and the separation of church and state. Keith Durso’s book, No Armor for the Back: Baptist Prison Writings, 1600s-1700s (292 pp) captures these developments and will make readers thankful to God for the serious sacrifices endured by our Baptist ancestors. List Price: $23; Our Price: $18.40
Baptists Heroes: Who are our heroes of Baptist history? Julie Whidden Long’s Portraits of Courage: Stories of Baptist Heroes (127pp) tells the stories of fourteen courageous Baptist, male and female, black and white, who lived in various countries and centuries. Designed especially for older children and younger youth, the book emphasizes the biographical dimension of the Baptist past and highlights personal contributions of the fourteen heroes. List Price:$16; Our Price: $12.80.
Visit our website:
For more information about the 400th anniversary and for Baptist heritage resources, visit www.baptisthistory.org.
To place your order:
E-mail Pam Durso at
Thursday, February 26 @ 4 pm
An afternoon of music and fellowship will be held here at FBC on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 2 pm for Esther G Williams who passed away in January. Our Father’s Children and other musicians will participate. All are welcome!
Dear Lord, Bless my family in whatever it is that you know they may need this day. May their life be full of your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with you. ~ Amen.