PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main Street March 16, 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 Psalm 40:1-8 Pg. 619 OT
*Hymn “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” No. 88
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Teach us to sing a new song, to praise you, and to give thanks for the gift of salvation. We come before you to lay our lives, our possessions, and our future at your feet. Show us the way of Jesus, that we might follow him and become the people you are calling us to be. We pray this in the name of Him who taught us to pray….
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Open the Gates of the Temple” Joseph F. Knapp
Prayers with the People
*Hymn “Battle Hymn of The Republic” Insert
Birthday hymn of Mark Scheel
Scripture Matthew 27:45-55 Pg. 44 NT
Message “Lessons from the Cross” 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 “How Great Thou Art” No. 467
Birthday choice of Meghan Fuqua and Kathleen Bently
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Lilly Scheel
Greeters: Fran Morse and Judi Gibbs
Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Fran Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell,
Clifford LeBarr, Cindy & Stan Ovens,
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: 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: Bill Gillette Doug Passage
Helen Ansley Mary Beth Greene *Keith Pierce
Mary Armstrong *Marlene Guild Billie Potts
Eva Jean Best Frances Hartwell Linda Potts
Tracey Bicksler Kim Strong Imisides Nancy Putnam
Bessie Bliss Carolyn Johnson Lucas Ryska
Milly Bloomquist Don Johnson Corrina Schultz
Pat Carroll Bill LaRock *Ralph Seager
Rachel Carter Lori Lawrence Necia Smith
Mickie Christiansen Barbara Mortensen Charlie Taylor
Marge Cornell Polly Logan Jean Wager
Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
*Brad Stewart-21yr old waiting for double lung transplant
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
Irish Blessing: May neighbours respect you, trouble neglect you,
the angels protect you, and heaven accept you.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
Maundy Thursday Service
8 p.m. service to be held in the Great Room.
Good Friday Ecumenical Service
Held at the Bluff Point UMC, the service begins at noon.
7 a.m. at Indian Pines Park. In the event of inclement weather,
the service will be moved here to FBC in the Great Room.
Traditional Easter Service
Our traditional Easter Service begins at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.
¨ 1 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt for Toddlers – grade 5
¨ 2 p.m. Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments
¨ 3:45 p.m. AB Girls Group
¨ 8 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service
¨ Noon Ecumenical Good Friday Service at Branchport UMC
¨ Happy Birthday to Kathleen Bently!
Happy Birthday to Mark Scheel!
There has been an interest in making a 2nd crochet/knit project. Several different ideas have been suggested which include a prayer shawl, lap throw or another “quilt”. The prayer shawl would be shared within our own congregation and passed from family to family as needed. We may donate the throw/quilt to the American Red Cross. Sooooo, if you still have leftover yarn and an “itch to stitch” keep those 6 inch squares coming. Remember they can either be crocheted or knitted and can be any pattern you choose as long as they measure as close to a 6 inch block as possible. We will be collecting them through April 27. Thanks again! Sheryl and Pam
The Board of Missions is collecting UPC labels from Campbell soups and related products. We would like to be able to send the labels out by mid-April. This project benefits Springbrook, a home for disabled children and adults in Oneonta. Please give your labels to Ed Castillo or you may leave them in the church office.
Do you serve on a church board and yet aren’t
sure what your role is? Have you ever thought
of serving but don’t know what is required?
On Saturday, March 29, in Newark there will
be a church board training seminar. The training
will last from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost per person is $10, however if we can commit to more than five people to attend, the cost is lowered to $7.50 per person. Contact Cheryl Stewart by Friday,
March 14, if you would like to attend and carpool!
We did it! Thanks to the help of so many hands and hearts we were able to make our first crochet/knit “quilt”. We are donating the quilt to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, where it will be used to bring warmth and comfort to those needing an extra “hug”. Our appreciation goes out to each and every one of you who helped to make this happen. As Mother Teresa said, “We can do no great things – only small things with great love.” Sheryl Robbins and Pam Scutt
Pastor Janice Robinson will offer a course in the New Testament at the FBC of Geneva, on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 beginning March 12, and continuing each Wednesday for 10 weeks. Contact Greg Marion at 536-6771 for more information.
A CROP Walk Recruiter
is needed to help with this year’s walk. Please contact Sarah Stackhouse at 536-9482. The meeting is scheduled for March 18, at 7 p.m., Bluff Point UMC.
Thank You to all who gave their time to help with the set up, tear down and every thing in between for the Lenten Luncheons.
Thanks go out to the Hospitality Committee for hosting a very lovely time of refreshments and fellowship following the service for our friend Gene Guild.
Palm Monday Breakfast
Women of the church are invited to the annual sacrificial Palm Monday Breakfast hosted by Penn Yan United Methodist Women at
9 a.m. on Monday, March 17, in the church dining room. The speaker will be Priscilla Andrews, an area lay speaker. June VenSkytis, a well-known soloist, will sing, “Consolation.” No reservations are required; a free-will offering will be taken. If child care is needed please call 536-2095. The dining room is wheelchair accessible.
An Irish Prayer
May God give you….
For every storm, a rainbow, for every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise, and a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song, and an answer for each prayer.