PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main Street May 4, 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 Joel 2:25-29 Pg. 988 OT
*Hymn “In the Garden” see insert - vs.1,3
(Birthday hymn of Lilia Scheel)
*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)
Sometimes we fail to see the wonders and joys you would give us, Lord, because we are dwelling on the years and the opportunities which the locust have stolen. Show us your power. Turn our eyes toward the cross and the resurrection. Bathe us in your Holy Spirit so that our visions, our dreams, and our messages will be those that flow from your heart. We pray this prayer in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Anthem “The Lord’s Prayer” Steven C. Warner
*Hymn “Here I Am, Lord” No. 525 vs.1,3
(Birthday hymn of Ethel Clancy)
Prayers with the People
Scripture Acts 1:1-11
Message “Receiving 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 “How Great Thou Art” No. 467 vs. 1,4
(Ed Castillo’s birthday hymn)
Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper
Welcome to the Lord’s Table
Community of Prayer
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
Prayer of Thanks
The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn “May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You” Insert
(Birthday hymn of Erma Mullins)
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Lyle Conrad
Greeters: Marge Cornell & Kathryn Warren
Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Organist: Carrie Ahearn Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Doris Screen Bliss Don Johnson Corrina Schultz
Bessie Bliss Bill LaRock *Doug Seager
Milly Bloomquist Lori Lawrence Betty Smith
Pat Carroll Doug Mattison
Rachel Carter Barbara Mortensen Charlie Taylor
Mickie Christiansen Polly Logan Jean Wager
Reece Conley Margaret Mills Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Marge Cornell Doug Passage
Bill Gillette 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.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
Thought: A day hemmed in prayer seldom unravels.
¨ 1 p.m. CROP Walk
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. of Missions
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. of Deacons
¨ 2 p.m. Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments
¨ 3:45 p.m. AB Girls Group
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. of Christian Education
Next Sunday, May 11
¨ Pentecost Sunday – WEAR RED TO CHURCH!
¨ 8 a.m. Mother’s Day Breakfast
Wednesday, May 14 @ 7 p.m.
There will be a meeting for all those interested in a Mission trip to Mexico in October.
In case you didn’t get your closets and garage cleaned out in time for the trailer to go to Utica last month – you have another chance. Pastor John will be going on a Men’s Clean up at Pathfinder Lodge and will make a stop in Utica for a drop off. Be sure to have your items to him/the church by Thursday, May 15.
All-Church Clean-Out Workday
Saturday, May 17, 9am-noon
This is a great serving opportunity. Wear your work clothes and work gloves. Stay for an hour or the morning.
Cheryl Wood, a member of PYFBC needs a ride home from dialysis in Geneva on May 20, 27, 29, at 7:30 p.m. Please, call the church office at 536-9821 if you will be able to help her out. Cheryl would like to help with gas in exchange for a ride.
Next month’s newsletter will be a combination of June/July. All articles need to be in to the church office by May 20.
Last week HUBBA sponsored an “Empty Bowl” supper to bring awareness to World Hunger. Two women from our church; Cindy Ovens and Judi Gibbs each made soup for 30, along with women from other area churches. Money raised from this event was given to Food Cupboards, with $1000 going to Food for the Needy and $500 to Dundee Food Cupboard. Well done ladies!!
We would like to remind you that the chapel is open for you to use for
quiet mediation and prayer. There is a basket provided for prayer request.
MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST - Sunday, May 11, 8 a.m.
Okay, Ladies. Now it’s your turn to be pampered. Next Sunday, the men of the church will cook breakfast for you! Bring your mothers and grandmothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, and nieces. The cost is only $4 per person; kids under 5 eat for free. On the menu:
French Toast ~ Bacon ~ Fruit
Coffee ~ Juice
Please call the church office by Friday, May 9, for your reservation!
Church World Service Blanket Sunday
Together, we are agents of hope to those who suffer from the disasters that we see in the news and those crushed by the silent tsunamis of hunger, poverty, and disease, which may not make the evening news, but shatter lives as surely as a tidal wave.
TOOLS & BLANKETS is a special mission opportunity. Some 8,000 congregations and groups across the U.S. hold TOOLS & BLANKETS offerings providing resources to help people in some 80 nations.
Your gift can provide blankets, tents and other emergency shelter items in the wake of a disaster. Refugees returning home can be helped with tools to rebuild and seeds to replant fields. Families living in drought-plagued areas are helped to dig wells for clean, safe drinking water, and for water to irrigate crops and gardens.
You can support these and other life-sustaining programs through your prayers by giving through your congregation, or by sending contributions directly to:
Church World Service
28606 Phillips Street, PO Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515
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It’s that time of year again, so get your walking shoes on! The relay will be held at the Firemen’s Field starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 6, and ending at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 7. In case you are not familiar with the Relay for Life, it is a fundraising event to support cancer research, education and patient services. I know we have all had cancer touch our lives in one way or another and wish there was some way to fight it. This is one way to do just that and have fun at the same time. See Pam Scutt (536-2791) if you are interested in walking, sponsoring or to purchase a luminary in memory or in honor of a loved one.
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
May the Good Lord bless and keep you whether near or far away
May you find that long awaited golden day today
May your troubles all be small ones, and your fortunes ten times ten
May the Good Lord bless and keep you till we meet again.
May you long recall the rainbows, then you’ll soon forget the rain
May the warm and tender memories be the ones that will remain
Fill your dreams with sweet tomorrows, never mind what might have been, May the Good Lord bless and keep you til we meet again.
May the Good Lord bless and keep you til we meet again.