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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street March 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.
First Sunday of Lent
Songs of Worship “Fill My Cup, Lord” No. 50 PB
Birthday hymn of Nancy Tharp
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Exodus 3:9-15 Pg. 64 OT
*Hymn “O Worship the King” No. 476
When we look at the complex and dangerous world in which we live, we, like Moses ask you, O Lord, who are we? We are so small and the needs are so great. We can only know how to proceed when we feel the flow of your Holy Spirit in our lives. We trust in you to use our minds, our hands, and our feet to carry the Word of Christ to our neighbors and to our friends. Give us the courage to live in your Grace. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Anthem “Once upon A Tree” Pepper Choplin
*Hymn “Amazing Grace” No. 280
Birthday Choice of Lisa Wood
Scripture Matthew 16:13-20 Pg. 24 NT
Message “Who Are You?” 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 “Here, I Am Lord” No. 525
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 “Here, I Am Lord” No. 525
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
The flowers on the altar this morning are placed by Pat Ames; in Memory of and in Honor of the women of First Baptist Church.
Lay Reader: Matt Scutt
Greeters: Margaret Mills and Marge Moulton
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
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 Rick Weir
*Mary Gillette *Keith Pierce Ralph Wilkes
Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
*Indicates that special prayers are needed.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
Today, March 1
¨ Happy Birthday to Nancy Tharp!
Monday, March 2
¨ Happy Birthday to Lisa Wood!
Tuesday, March 3
¨ 7 pm Bd of Missions
¨ 7 pm Diaconate
Wednesday, March 4
¨ 6 pm Backpack packing
¨ 6 pm Youthgroup
Thursday, March 5
¨ Noon Lenten Lunch at PYUMC
Saturday, March 7
¨ Daylight Saving Time begins
Make your reservation now for the annual Whitewater Rafting Trip down PA’s Grand Canyon that takes place on Saturday, April 4. The cost is $14.00 per person and includes lunch! Space is limited. You will not be counted as going until your payment is made in full to the church office (cash only please). The church van will leave at 7 am. Information is available in the office on what to wear and what to expect!
Bringing Up Boys
A warm, humorous and commonsense video curriculum based on Dr. James Dobson’s best selling book. This is a 12-week series that is offered free of charge. Classes will be offered twice a week. Friday’s beginning March 13, or Sunday’s beginning March 22. Contact Eileen Modaffari at 759-3080 for more information.
FBC Goes Green
The office is trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and we can use your help. We need 81/2 x 11 paper that is blank on one side to use in our printer. Thank you!
St. Patrick’s Celebration
The Board of Christian Education invites you to stay for a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 15. There will be singing, Irish Toasts and a time to fellowship. You are invited to bring a “green treat” to share!
Mary & Martha Circle
Tuesday, March 10 @ 10:30 am
We will continue to cut and roll bandages to send to 3rd world countries. Bring your own sandwich. Dessert will be provided by Milly Bloomquist and devotions will be led by Erma Mullins.
The Season of Lent
Lent is a forty-day period before Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday. We skip Sundays when we count the forty days, because Sundays commemorate the Resurrection. In most churches, the decorations are purple, the royal color, to prepare for the King.
Lent is a season of soul-searching and repentance. It is a season for reflection and taking stock.
Fasting is a spiritual discipline that does not involve starvation or dehydration.
Irish Soda Bread
The bread used in communion today is provided by Sean Ahearn.
There are two versions of the recipe, traditional (served today) and a dessert style. Traditional:
4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups buttermilk
Dessert: omit 1 cup flour, add ¾ cup sugar
Sieve all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl, leaving a well in the middle. Pour most of the buttermilk in and hand mix until dough is soft and moistened (not too tacky or sticky). Blend in rest of buttermilk. Turn out on floured surface and work it slightly to “neaten it up”. Place in glass pie dish (preferred) or pin tin in 450 degree preheated oven. At 15 minutes turn oven down to 400 for 20-30 min. For dessert recipe, this is when I brush lightly with melted butter and sprinkle with a little sugar.
This recipe was given to me by very dear friends Dennis & Janet Kennedy in Florida, passed down from Grandma Rose Kennedy (who they swore would omit or change quantities to keep them on their toes!!) This recipe was shared at many St. Patrick’s dinners in their home. As the story goes, the original bread was made with more flour to give it more density, supposedly to help soak up excess spirits consumed with the meal, but that was many generations ago.