PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main Street April 13, 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 “Great Is the Lord” No. 20 PB
Birthday choice of April Colf
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Genesis 2:15-24 Pg. 3 OT
*Hymn “Ready Lord” Insert
Birthday choice of Ralph Estimo
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
From the beginning, O Lord, you have made us with a longing to be with other people. Because of sin, hurt, shame, and pride we build walls so that our relationships are limited and our commitments remain shallow. Break through the walls with your love and let the power of your spirit guide us to the deeper joys of fellowship with one another. We pray this in the name of the One who taught us the meaning of love and gave us this prayer…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Lord, Hear Our Prayer” Don Besig
Prayers with the People
*Hymn “Reach Out to Jesus” No. 48 PB
Birthday choice of Shelley Bicksler
Scripture Romans 11:1-6 Pg. 213 NT
Message “Dealing with Loneliness” 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 “The Old Rugged Cross” Insert
Birthday choice of Emily Taylor
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Judi Gibbs
Greeters: Christine T. & Pat Ames
Ushers: Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller, Greg Miller and
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Thought: It’s never too late to live happily ever after.
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Homestead: Luella Passage Alberta Gottshall
Alice Wise Virginia DeLooza Willie Nelson
Clinton Crest: 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
Helen Ansley *Marlene Guild Billie Potts
Mary Armstrong Frances Hartwell Linda Potts
Eva Jean Best Kim Strong Imisides Nancy Putnam
Tracey Bicksler Carolyn Johnson Lucas Ryska
Bessie Bliss Don Johnson Corrina Schultz
Milly Bloomquist Bill LaRock *Doug Seager
Pat Carroll Lori Lawrence
Rachel Carter Barbara Mortensen Betty Smith
Mickie Christiansen *Polly Logan Necia Smith
Marge Cornell *Margaret Mills Charlie Taylor
Bill Gillette Doug Passage Jean Wager
Mary Beth Greene *Keith Pierce Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
*Brad Stewart-21yr old waiting for double lung transplant
*Mary Ann Morith recovering from stroke; sister of Judi Gibbs
*Caridad Estimo; Ethel Clancy’s grandmother is very ill.
*Ralph Seager has been moved to Keuka Comfort Care Home
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
¨ Happy Birthday to April Colf!
¨ Happy Birthday to Emily Taylor!
¨ Happy Birthday to Shelley Bicksler!
¨ 2 p.m. Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments
¨ 3:45 p.m. AB Girls Group
¨ 7 p.m. Youth Group
¨ 7 p.m. True Spirituality Small Group
¨ Happy Birthday to Ralph Estimo!
¨ 6:30pm Faster Pastor Race at Blackrock Speedway
9 a.m. Trip to Strasenburgh Planetarium
A New Youth Group is starting. We meet on Wednesday evenings in the Great Room from 7-9 p.m. for snacks, games etc. See Sean & Carrie Ahearn for more information.
Our trip to the planetarium is set this Saturday, April 19. The van (if we have enough people), will leave from the church parking lot at 9 a.m. We will be seeing “Spring Night Sky”. The cost is $5, however if that is a problem contact Eileen. Reservations need to be in to Eileen by April 13. 694-8267. Some adults are needed to chaperone.
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.
The organ that the Seager family donated to the church is available for free. See Dick Johnson.
(Note – The organ is now taken.)
Do you have something to contribute to the newsletter? Pieces of news, events, jokes, testimonials, etc. The deadline for submission of articles will be next Sunday, April 20.
6 inch Squares
Keep in mind that we are still collecting those crocheted or knitted squares for our next project. A prayer shawl, lap throw or “quilt” that may be passed around our own church family or donated to the Red Cross. In any case, keep your fingers busy if you have that “itch to stitch”. Remember, the squares can be any pattern as long as they measure as close to a 6-inch square as possible. We will be collecting them through April 27.
We need you. Sean Ahearn is looking for “a few good men” to help cook, serve and clean up for the Mother’s Day Breakfast. Interested in working on this? Contact Sean at 531-1910.
Found: Ladies watch in the sanctuary on Sunday, April 6. May be claimed in the church office.