PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main Street February 24, 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 “As the Deer” No. 33 Praise Book
Birthday choice of Cindy Ovens
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Matthew 16:21-28 Pg. 24 NT
*Hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” No. 403
Birthday hymn of Leon Stiles
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Like Peter, we are also afraid of endings, O Lord. You have given us wonderful blessings and placed in us the love of life and the desire to live each day with hope. Yet Jesus spoke openly about the cross and our need to carry our own cross. Let us do so with courage and trust in your promise that we will receive the reward of our faith. Teach us to walk in the way of our Master even as we offer the prayer he taught us…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “We Are So Blessed Medley” Gaither
*Hymn “Fill My Cup” No. 350
Birthday song of Nancy Tharp
Prayers with the People
Scripture Matthew 25:31-46 Pg. 38 NT
Message “Be A Person For 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 “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” No. 315
Birthday choice of Chapita Shaver
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
The flowers on the altar this morning are in loving memory of Floyd & Gordon Cornell from Marge Cornell.
Thought: “If you can?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes. Mark 9:23
Lay Reader: George Slocum
Greeters: Cathy & Paul MacDougall
Ushers: Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,
George Slocum, 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
¨ Happy Birthday to Leon Stiles!
¨ Happy Birthday to Cindy Ovens!
¨ Happy Birthday to Chapita Shaver!
¨ 2 p.m. Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments
¨ 3:45 p.m. AB Girls Group
¨ 6:45 p.m. Set up tables for Lenten Luncheon
¨ Noon Lenten Luncheon
¨ Happy Birthday to Nancy Tharp!
On Wednesday, March 12, our Deacon’s will be attending a retreat here at FBC on the topic of “Reaching Spiritual Depth” which will be led by Rev. Dr. Scott Kavanaugh, pastor of Syracuse FBC.
HELP IS NEEDED TO HELP SET UP TABLES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FOR THE LENTEN LUNCHEONS.
The Board of Trustees would like to thank those who have submitted their pledges for the year 2008. If you did not pledge we would greatly appreciate any donations. If you are still thinking about pledging, it is never too late to submit your pledge.
Thank You! To Erma Mullins for substituting in the office as Peggy took a day off.
Thank You! To all those who serve as lay readers, greeters and ushers during the year.
84 91 88
Current Expenses $1,389 $2,005 $1,818
Missions 365 1,835 462
BT&T 313 8,498 148
Total $2,066 $12,338 $2,428
Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting
some kind of battle.