BULLETIN FOR MAY 6, 2012
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OF PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main StreetMay 6, 2012
10:00 AM Yan, New York
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.
Prelude ~ Chimes
*Song of Praise “Make Me a Blessing” PB no. 10
Welcome & Announcements
Call to Worship
Pastor: Come and gather. Listen to God's Word!
People: We are here! Ready and listening!
Pastor: Do you know that God has given you gifts to be shared with all?
People: We know the Scriptures tell us this, but we are not always confident!
Pastor: Sometimes humility means that we must trust God's Word and step out in faith!
People: Here we are God! Help us encourage one another by affirming each others gifts and trusting that your power rests upon us!
*Hymn “Called as Partners in Christ's Service” No. 343
Gospel Reading John 3:1-7 NT pg. 126
Magnificent God, You have created flaming sunsets and peaceful valleys. You have created beautiful butterflies and massive dinosaurs! Your creativity is unsurpassed! You have created each of us and said, “It Is Good!” Help us to see the GOOD that You see in us! Help us to claim our gifts so that we may fully blossom into the people that You desire for us to be! Amen.
Anthem “Come Unto Me”
Something For The Child In All of Us
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
*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.
*Hymn “Here I Am, Lord” No. 525
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 6:1-8 OT pg. 749
Sermon “Fulfill Your Ministry” Rev. Linda Foody
*Hymn “I Danced in the Morning” No. 302
*Benediction ~ *Postlude
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Rita Castillo
Greeter: Richard Davis
Ushers: Shelley Bicksler, Cheryl Stewart,
Erma Mullins, Pat Ames
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Barbara Stewart
Interim Pastor: Rev. Linda J. Foody 2215
Pastor's Phone: 536-0021
Pastor's Email: email@example.com
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Please be in Prayer for:
Steve Davis Eleanor Lerch Marilyn (Tharp)
Connie Glover Mary Murphy Emma Wheeler
Michael McBride Miriam Masteller Ellen & Tom Wilkie
Lewis Knecht Fran Morse Stacy Whitney
Andrea LeClair Karen Rasmussen
Family of Ramona Spencer
Our Special Interest Missionaries:
Rev. & Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Fox –
Mr. Jeromy Emerling – Friendship House,
ClarkMeadows: Ralph Wilkes
: Alice Wise Summit
ClintonCrest: Barcliff Kathryn Clayson Burton
Necia Smith Doris Barcliff
: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza Homestead
Irene Wachala Dick Sharman
The Manor: Helena Cranmer Margaret Hartwell
Our Service Men and Women and their families
Our Country and Leaders
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
11 am Adult Sunday School
1:30 pm CROP Walk at First Presbyterian
5 pm Wellspring Service
Happy Birthday to Erma Mullins!
Monday, May 7
6:30 pm Keuka Quilters
7 pm Community Chorus trehearsal
Happy Birthday to Ed Castillo!
Tuesday, May 8
Noon Mary &
Martha CircleLunch at Antique Inn
Wednesday, May 9
4 pm Backpack Program
6 pm Evening Food Distributions
6:30 pm Cub Scout Pack 44
Thursday, May 10
7 pm Bd of Christian Education Meeting
7 pm Boy Scouts Troop 44 Meeting
Friday, May 11
No events scheduled
Saturday, May 12
9:30 am FBC Men's Group
Martha Circle- Tuesday, May 8
The ladies of the church are invited to join us for our annual luncheon at the Antique Inn. See Erma Mullins or Marge Cornell today if your are interested in joining us.
Blanket Sunday is May 13
We know more disasters will occur. Let's work together to put faith and compassion into action – so that there is help there when it's needed most. Church World Service Blanket program is about providing humanitarian assistance in emergency situations. The cost of a blanket is $5. For every $5 donation that comes in we will add a heart to the blanket that is on display.
The Missions receipts for April 30th were:
Treasury - $470 Easter Offering - $55 ($688 to date)
Blanket Offering - $15 = 3 blankets!
Thank you for your generosity
The family of Ramona Spencer thanks each of you for your prayers, cards, kindness to her and to us during her illness and at the time of her death. Thanks also for the nice reception following her memorial service. May the Lord bless you. You are dear friends!
FBC Men's Group
The next meeting of the newly formed Men's Group will be on Saturday, May 12th at 9:30 am. Coffee and donuts will be provided. We had a nice turnout for the first meeting; if you didn't make it that's okay, join us anytime!
Relay for Life!
Once again the Footprints Team will be selling luminarias for the Relay for Life. This year's walk will be held on June 2nd and 3rd at the Fireman's Field. Our team will be selling luminarias for the next two Sundays for $5.00 each. They will be made in honor or in memory of someone whose life has been touched by cancer. Please stop by the Great Room following the service if you are interested in purchasing one. Your past support has been so generous – we truly appreciate your help as you join us in the race to find a cure for cancer. ~ Thank you, Pam, Stan and Brittany.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 4/15 4/22 4/29
50 79 51
Current Expenses $1,018 $1,274 $1,770
BT&T 170 220 152
Total $1,188 $1,494 $1,922
FlushingAway Our Pride
Cleaning portable toilets seems like a pretty undesirable occupation to most Americans. Cleaners use a tank and a vacuum to suck out the waste, and then they wash everything down with a high-pressure hose. Although we sometimes tend to look down on those who make a living by cleaning portable toilets, these workers can make up to $50,000 a year – better than many office jobs!
God calls us to be humble in all that we do, and to put others before ourselves. True humility is not in the act of denying ourselves creature comforts. Rather, it is the act of being a blessing to others by serving them. Proverbs 15:33b (NIV) tells us: “Humility come before honor.” In order to receive honor from God, we must sacrifice our time and desires for the sake of others. God does not care if we clean portable toilets or if we are the CEO of a huge corporation, as long as he is glorified. We need to stop worrying about how the world views us. Instead, we should strive to win God's favor by working to the best of our abilities in whatever occupation God has given us.
of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together. In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate. First Baptist Church
We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship. Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.
IN THE GARDEN
I come to the garden alone
while the dew is still on the roses
and the voice I hear
falling on my ear
the Son of God discloses.
And he walks with me and he talks with me
and he tells me I am his own
and the joy we share as we tarry there
none other has ever known.
He speaks and the sound of his voice
is so sweet the birds hush their singing
and the melody that he gave to me
within my heart is ringing.
I'd stay in the garden with him
though the night around me be falling
but he bids me go
through the voice of woe
his voice to me is calling.
Soft as the voice of an angel
breathing a lesson unheard
hope with a gentle persuasion
whispers her comforting word;
Wait till the darkness is over
wait till the tempest is done
hope for the sunshine tomorrow
after the shower is gone.
Whispering hope, oh, how welcome thy voice
making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.
If in the dusk of the twilight
dim be the region afar
will not the deepening darkness
brighten the glimmering star?
Then when the night is upon us
why should the heart sink away
when the dark midnight is over
watch for the breaking of day.
Hope, as an anchor so steadfast
rends the dark veil for the soul
whither the Master has entered
robbing the grave of its goal;
Come then oh come, glad fruition
come to my sad weary heart
Come O Thou blest hope of glory
never oh never depart.
God wants to be a part of every
thing in your day!