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~ ~ APRIL 26, 2009 ~ ~
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street April 26, 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.
Songs of Worship and Praise
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Psalm 130 Pg. 684 OT
*Hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” No. 376
Even when we do not see your hand at work, O Lord, you are pressing forward with your plan for our lives and our world. You stand ready to forgive our sins, to build our lives on the solid rock of Christ, and to make our church a witness to his truth. Stir our excitement as we wait for the dawn of your rich and wondrous presence in us. We ask this in the name of Him who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Holy, Holy, Holy” Schubert
*Hymn “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” No. 315
Prayers of the People
Scripture Acts 1:1-5 Pg. 157 NT
Message “Wait For The Gift”” Rev. John 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 “Open My Eyes That I May See” No. 324
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Greg Marion
Greeters: Kathryn Warren and Marge Cornell
Ushers: Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins,
Matt Scutt, George Slocum, John FM Tharp
Organist: Barb Stewart
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: email@example.com
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Our Prayer Concerns …
At the Manor: Helena Cranmer
At Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Kathleen Clayson
Gerry Lane Margaret Hartwell
At the Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Alberta Gottshall Viola Gray Willie Nelson
Luella Passage Dick Sharman Irene Wachala
Our Special Missionaries:
Mrs. Susan Harding in Alaska
Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey in Italy
Mary Armstrong Mary Gillette Frieda Slocum
Eva Jean Best Marlene Guild Barbara Stewart
Kathy Beyea Alicia Hurlburt Brad Stewart
Bessie Bliss Kim Strong Imisides Charlie Taylor
Milly Bloomquist Don Johnson Jean Wager
Pat Carroll Lori Lawrence Rick Weir
Judi Gibbs Barbara Mortensen Ralph Wilkes
Bill Gillette Keith Pierce Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Gerri Lane’s daughter; Wendy passed away.
Eva Dillon’s daughter in Virginia
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
Monday, April 27
¨ 10am – 4pm GED Class
¨ 7 pm Community Chorus
¨ 7:30 pm Council of Churches meeting at Milo Methodist
Tuesday, April 28
¨ 6:30 pm Girl Scouts
Wednesday, April 29
¨ 5 pm Backpack packing
Thursday, April 30
¨ 7 pm Boy Scouts
Friday, May 1
¨ 6 pm Relay for Life Meeting in the courtyard
Saturday, May 2
¨ 6 am ABMen work day at Camp Vick
Relay for Life
This year’s Relay for Life will be held on June 6 & 7, at the Penn Yan Firemen’s Field. The relay is an all night walk to raise money to fund cancer research, education and patient services. Anyone interested in being on a team or making a decision is encouraged to do so! For more information, please contact Beth DeLooza at 536-3162 or Pam Scutt at 536-2791.
Board of Missions
Reminder to all Bd. of Missions members: The May meeting date has been changed. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 26.
“Paint Yates County Purple”
Join the community in this exciting event on May 1, at 6 PM in the courtyard. There will be refreshments, entertainment and speeches to inform the community of the Relay for Life's purpose and to get the event started.
This year’s Crop Walk to raise money to fight hunger and serve the local Food for the Needy is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 3, at the Presbyterian Church. Registration begins at 1 pm and the walk begins at 1:30 pm. If you are interested in walking or in sponsoring a walker, see Anne Perry ( 536-4830) or Beth DeLooza ( 36-3162)
Blankets + Offering
From something as simple as a blanket, amazing things can happen… with your help. Our congregation can provide warmth and protection to victims of a disaster, seeds and tools to struggling farmers, and water and health to impoverished communities. Church World Service Blankets+ offering will be on Mother’s Day May 10.
You are the plus in Blankets+!
Calling All Men for a Camp Vick Work Day!
Saturday, May 2
Group will be leaving from FBC at 6 am.
Lunch is provided.
Coming in May: Undies Sunday
Again this year, your Mission Committee will be collecting undies and personal care items for the Cameron Community Center in Rochester. So… when you are out shopping remember this project. You can find bargains at one of our dollar stores here in Penn Yan. If traveling further afield, try Wal Mart, Target, or Kmart. Cameron is located in one of the poorer sections of Rochester. Let’s see what we can do!
Women’s Health Forum
Monday, May 11 @ 4:30 pm
Annual Women’s Health Forum: Spring Into Good Health
In recognition of Women’s Health Week
Sarrasin’s on the Lake
In addition to the speakers various agencies will offer displays on other topics of interest beginning at 4:30 pm
Refreshments will be served. This is a free event but reservations are requested by May 4, by calling 531-2053 or 536-5160
SUNDAY BULLETIN MEMORIAL COVERS
A special way to remember or to honor a loved one is to purchase a Memorial Bulletin Cover. The cost is $10 for one Sunday and there will be mention in the bulletin of who the cover is named for. This is similar to providing flowers in the sanctuary.
In purchasing a memorial bulletin cover, you will help defray some of the church’s operating costs and at the same time memorialize or recognize a loved one.
Please send this information to the church office along with your payment.
Date Preferred ________________________________
In Honor of ___________________________________
In Memory of _________________________________
Grace for lunch
“Father, bless this bunch as we crunch this lunch.”
~ Joyful Noiseletter
¨ Life is not fair; but it’s still good.
¨ Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
¨ When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
¨ Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.