PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main Street May 11, 2008
Penn Yan, New York 10:00 A.M.
Pentecost - Mother’s Day - Blanket Sunday
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 II Timothy 1:1-7 Pg. 287 NT
*Hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful” No.267
Birthday choice of Trevor Conrad
*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)
Dear Lord, We thank you for the grand and amazing plan by which faith in Christ is shared from parent to child, from teacher to student, from friend to friend. We thank you that faith leaps the chasm of language and nation, breaks through class and prejudice, and unites people of all colors and creeds. We praise you for those who have been our parents in the faith. Bless us now that we might follow more faithfully the One who taught us to pray.
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “God’s Care Medley” Don Marsh
*Hymn “Now Thank We All Our God” No. 555
Prayers with the People
Scripture Galatians 5:16-26 Pg. 255 NT
Message “Signs of The Spirit” 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 “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” No. 316
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Rita Castillo
Greeters: George & Joyce Slocum
Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,
Greg Miller and Barbara Stewart
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Organist: Carrie Ahearn Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Rev. Richard & Mrs. Susan Harding
Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey
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 Charlie Taylor
Rachel Carter Barbara Mortensen Jean Wager
Mickie Christiansen Polly Logan Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Reece Conley Margaret Mills
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
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. Trustees
¨ 2 p.m. Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments
¨ 3:45 p.m. AB Girls Group
¨ 7 p.m. Youthgroup
¨ 7 p.m. Mission Trip to Mexico information meeting
¨ 7 p.m. Advisory Council
Saturday, May 17
¨ 9 a.m. All Church Basement Clean-out
Meeting for all those interested in a Mission trip to Mexico in October.
Wednesday, May 14 @ 7 p.m.
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.
Next month’s newsletter will be a combination of June/July. All articles need to be in to the church office by May 20.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 31 at 8:30 a.m. We will have our annual meeting with election and installation of officers. The meeting will be here at the church and simple breakfast will be served.
Throughout the summer there will be a box in the sanctuary marked for Undies Sunday. Your donations of children’s underwear, sox, tee shirts etc can go into this box which will then be delivered to Cameron Center in Rochester. Today marks the starting date of this outreach event. When you go shopping, pick up a package or two. Your donation will go a long way to making a child feel a little better!
The Basics of Becoming a Proactive Parent – this 4 week series will meet after services beginning June 1. Class time will be 35-45 minutes. See Eileen Modaffari for more information.
Reaching out to a Friend in Need
Rides are still needed from Geneva General Dialysis Center for Cheryl Wood. Cheryl has a ride to dialysis from the Office for the Aging bus, however she needs a ride home at 7:30 p.m. A volunteer has come forward for May 20; rides are still needed for May 27 & 29. Please call the church office if you can help.
We are seeking people who might be interested in
helping plan and orchestrate our Sunday morning
worship services. How many times have you had an
idea or suggestion for a sermon topic or for a song
that would have tied in perfectly with the message Pastor Tharp presented that morning? Maybe you’re interested in drama and would enjoy seeing a skit once in a while. Perhaps you are a great organizer and love to plan or you would like to take part in PR to promote upcoming special worship events to reach out and bring in some of the unchurched in our community. As you can see, the possibilities are endless. So we’re asking you to prayerfully think about the gifts God has given you and consider being a part of our Worship Committee. If you’re interested, or would like more information, please contact Pastor Tharp, George Jensen, or Pam Scutt.
To George Jensen for cleaning the carpets in the building.
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.
Materials and help needed for the
Vacation Bible School – June 30 – July 3
“Ancient Jerusalem Marketplace”
This year the VBS staff has a great time planned for the children, but we can always use more help. We have a need for some donated items for the Marketplace. Check out the list below and see how you may be able to help. What a great way to serve others!
Beads, tassels, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, small jingle bells and small seashells that may be drilled and made into necklaces.
Artificial plants and flowers for lend.
Old colored striped sheets that can be made into robes by Jean Brewer.
We can’t do any of this without our teachers!
If you should have any of these items (check out yard sales) they may be left with Barbara Burke 536-7020 or Suzy Willson 585-526-1004. Thank you, we know how pressed everyone is for time these days so we do appreciate all that you can do for VBS!
Mom taught me about the circle of life:
“I brought you into this world and I can take you out!”