PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main Street April 20, 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 “The Bond of Love” #11 Praise Book
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Colossians 3:12-17 Pg. 273 NT
*Hymn “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!” No. 341
(“Birthday Hymn” request for Kathryn Warren)
Merciful God, we join in worship in the assurance that there is a place for us in your plans. We ask for discernment to recognize our special gifts and courage to use them. Quiet people’s opposition to the good news so they will recognize that we are not turning the world upside down, but helping to turn it right side up, for the sake of all. Keep our worship focused on your action, in Christ, on our behalf; we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
*Silent Prayer & Meditation – The Lord’s Prayer (Using “debts”)
Special Music “He Looks Beyond My Faults” Christine Conklin
*Hymn “Amazing Grace, How Sweet The Sound” No. 280
(“Birthday Hymn” request for Robert Faery)
Prayers with the People
Scripture I Peter 2:9-10 Pg. 317 NT
“But you are the chosen race, the King’s priests, the holy
nation, God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful
acts of God, who called you out of darkness into his own
marvelous light At one time you were not God’s people,
but now you are his People; at one time you did not know
God’s mercy, but now you have received his mercy.” (I Peter 2:9-10)
Sermon “God’s Own people” Rev. Don Lawrence
*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 “Lead On, O King Eternal” No. 447
(“Birthday Hymn” request for Don Lawrence)
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand
Lay Reader: Pat Ames
Greeters: Mary & Bob Fullagar
Ushers: Sean Ahearn, Fran Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell,
Clifford LaBarr, Stan & Cindy 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
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
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 Betty Smith
Rachel Carter Barbara Mortensen Necia Smith
Mickie Christiansen *Polly Logan Charlie Taylor
Marge Cornell *Margaret Mills Jean Wager
Bill Gillette Doug Passage Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Mary Beth Greene *Keith Pierce
*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
¨ Articles for the May Newsletter are due today.
¨ Noon Fellowship Class
¨ 2 p.m. Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments
¨ 3:45 p.m. AB Girls Group
¨ 7 p.m. Youth Group
¨ Happy Birthday to Don Lawrence!
¨ 7 p.m. True Spirituality Small Group
¨ Happy Birthday to Kathryn Warren!
¨ Happy Birthday to Bob Faery!
Summers at Camp Vick
It’s never too early to think about summer vacation! 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.
6 inch Squares
We are still collecting those crocheted or knitted squares for our next project, a prayer shawl, lap throw or “quilt.” 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 next Sunday, April 27.
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.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Food for the Needy can always use your help on the forth Wed-Fri of the month with set up, packing and distribution of food. 8am-noon.
Evening Food for the Needy can use help on the 2nd Wed. of the month at 6pm with set up, packing and distribution of food.
The Weekend Food for Kids program can use help on Wed. evenings at 6pm to pack the bags that go into the kid’s backpacks.
For more information on how these programs work and how you can help call Milly B. at 536-8190. Even 1 hour will help tremendously!
To all my friends for their many acts of kindness and concern following my accident. I’m feeling much better now.
Thank You! - Polly Logan
This week Pastor John is away for a visit to help celebrate his mother’s
102nd birthday in Illinois. He will also attend the National Pastor’s
Renewal Conference from the 22-25th at Green lake Conference
Center. There he will attend workshops that will provide continuing
education experience, attend worship and experience spiritual
nourishment and have the opportunity to meet other colleagues in
ministry. Pastor John will return on Friday, April 25.
There is more power in the open hand than in the clenched fist.
If it was going to be easy to raise kids,
it never would’ve started with something