PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main Street March 30, 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 Ephesians 3:14-21 Pg. 261 NT
*Hymn “Praise Ye the Lord, The Almighty” No. 482
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Give us the power to fall on our knees, O Lord. Break through the pride and indifference that keeps us from sharing in the life which has its roots and foundation in your love. Stretch our imagination until we can catch a glimpse of your vision, your glory, and your love set loose in the world. We seek your blessing as we offer this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Anthem “Were You There?” H.T. Burleigh
Dedication of Children Christian Modaffari
Prayers with the People
*Hymn “With Grateful Hearts Our Faith Professing” Insert
Scripture Matthew 28:16-20 Pg. 45 NT
Message “Commissioned to Serve” 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 “To God Be the Glory” No. 485
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Marge Moulton
Greeters: Bob Faery, Clifford LeBarr, Pat Ames
Ushers: Erma Mullins, Fran Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell, Stan Ovens, Cheryl Stewart, Barbara Stewart
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 Betty Smith
Mickie Christiansen Barbara Mortensen Necia Smith
Marge Cornell *Polly Logan Charlie Taylor
*Margaret Mills Jean Wager
Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
*Brad Stewart-21yr old waiting for double lung transplant
· Mary Ann Morith recovering from stroke; sister of Judi Gibbs
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
Thought: I watched the sun go down last night, God, and I knew that because of Your faithfulness it would rise again this morning. Amen.
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. of Missions
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. of Deacons
¨ Happy Birthday to Milly Bloomquist!
¨ 2 p.m. Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments
¨ 3:45 p.m. AB Girls Group
¨ 7 p.m. True Spirituality Small Group
¨ White Water Rafting
Summer Vacation & Camp Vick
It’s never too early to think about summer vacation! When school is out, the kids will be longing for some fun get-a-ways with the family and friends. Camp Vick is one of many ways to break in the summer with recreation and leisure activities. Contact Beth DeLooza at 536-3162 for more information about Camp Vick and its opportunities.
To the crew that sorted, washed and organized toys and equipment in the nursery. Eileen Modafarri, Barbara Burke, Jeanne Schuck, Nancy & Greg Marion.
A trip to the planetarium is being planned for Saturday, April 19. Anyone interested in going should call Eileen Modaffari at . Keep in mind that the more people we have may qualify us for a discount.
Vacation Bible School
June is still a few months away but it is never too early to start the planning for VBS. This year’s theme is The Jerusalem Marketplace and help is needed. We need Tribe Leaders, Tribe Helpers and Shop Keepers. A VBS planning meeting will be held on April 8, at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome or contact Sue Willson.
Yard N’ Garden Day
Sponsored by Yates Co. Master Gardener’s. Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the YC Office Building. This year’s topics:
About Rain Gardens, Edible Landscaping, What’s New & Exciting with Perennials. $12 donation and advance registration requested. 536-5123.
Closet of Hope ~ Fashion Show & Tea
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, April 5 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person, presale only. Call 536-3955. All proceeds will be used for closet customer needs.
Roast Beef Dinner
Altay Baptist Church is sponsoring a ROAST BEEF DINNER with homemade pies to benefit a maintenance and new roof fund. Serving begins at 4:30, at the Tyrone Fire House, Saturday, April 5. Adults: $7, Kids 5-12: $3.50, under 5: free.
WITH GRATEFUL HEARTS OUR FAITH PROFESSING
(sung to the tune of #94)
With grateful hearts our faith professing,
We ask You, Lord, come to our aid,
That we, our common faith confessing,
May keep the vows that we have made.
We know that in Your true providing
The young and old to Christ belong;
Lord, help us to be wise in guiding,
And make us in example strong.
Give to the parents love and patience,
Each home with Christian graces fill.
Protect our children in temptations,
And keep them safe in childhood’s ill.
Accept, O Lord, our dedication
To fill with love the growing mind,
That in this church and congregation
The young a faith for life may find.