PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
BULLETIN FOR SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 24, 2008


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ORDER OF OUR SERVICE OF WORSHIP AND PRAISE:

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.

 

 

Prelude

 

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

 

Children’s Time

 

*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

 

Offertory

 

*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

 

*Benediction 

 

*Postlude

 

*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

 E-mail: pyfbc@peoplepc.com

Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html

 

 

Our Prayer Concerns…

 

At the Homestead:     Luella Passage           Alberta Gottshall

Virginia DeLooza       Alice Wise                  Willie Nelson             

 

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                       Doug Passage

Helen Ansley              Bill Gillette                             Billie Potts

Mary Armstrong        Mary Beth Greene                Linda  Potts

Eva Jean Best            Marlene & Gene Guild         Nancy Putnam

Tracey Bicksler         Frances Hartwell                    Lucas Ryska

Bessie Bliss                Kim Strong Imisides              Corrina Schultz

Milly Bloomquist       Carolyn Johnson                    Necia Smith

Pat Carroll                  Don Johnson                          Charlie Taylor

Rachel Carter            Bill LaRock                            Jean Wager

Mickie Christiansen  Lori Lawrence                   Phyllis & Elwood Whitbec

*Brad Stewart – 21 yr old waiting for double lung transplant

 

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones

 

 

This Week’s Schedule & Announcements

 

Today, February 24

¨      Happy Birthday to Leon Stiles!

Tuesday, February 26

¨      Happy Birthday to Cindy Ovens!

Wednesday, February 27

¨      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

Thursday, February 28

¨      Noon         Lenten Luncheon

Saturday, March 1

¨      Happy Birthday to Nancy Tharp!

 

Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“You Are How You Believe”

Matthew 26:26-30

 

 

Church News

 

Deacon’s Retreat

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.

 

 

Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                            2/3           2/10            2/17

                                                                    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.