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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street May 17, 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 Acts 6:1-15 Pg. 165 NT
*Hymn “To God Be the Glory” No. 485
Birthday Hymn of Mary Fullagar
Lord, guide us on our path to you. When the trail is lost in the woods and the branches tear at our clothes and scratch at our faces, help us to not fear or shrink back. Be the voice telling us which way to turn and overpower the sound of the wind. Lead us to you Lord, so that we may serve the One who taught us to pray…
*The Lords Prayer
Anthem “I Am Resolved” Stan Pethel
*Hymn “Church In the Wildwood” Insert
Birthday choice of Jennifer Slocum
Prayers with the People
Scripture Matthew 14:22-34 Pg. 21 NT
Message “Stepping Out of The Boat” Tom 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 “Rock of Ages” Insert
Birthday hymn of Helena Cranmer
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Cheryl Stewart
Greeters: Necia Smtih and Pat Ames
Ushers: Stan & Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Our Prayer Concerns …
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
At the Manor: Helena Cranmer
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
Eva Dillon’s daughter in Virginia
Dorothy Mott - Dick Johnson’s sister
Mary, Mark & newborn son, Gabriel (Soper) McBryan-complications during delivery, needs prayers.
Prayers for the family of Joyce Kennerson – Aunt of Pat Ames
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
Today, May 17
¨ 7 pm Movie Night “Joshua”
Monday, May 18
¨ 7 pm Community Chorus
¨ Happy Birthday to Helena Cranmer!
Tuesday, May 19
¨ 6:30 pm Girl Scouts
¨ 7 pm Finger Lakes Association Meeting
Wednesday, May 20
¨ June/July newsletter articles are due today.
¨ 5 pm Backpack packing
¨ Happy Birthday to Kathie Lawrence!
Thursday, May 21
¨ 7 pm Advisory Council
¨ 7 pm Membership Class
¨ 7 pm Boy Scouts
Saturday, May 23
¨ 9:30 am ABW Spring Rally at 2nd Milo Baptist Church
¨ 6 pm PYTCO Tryouts for “Carnival”
¨ Happy Birthday to Mary Fullagar!
¨ Happy Birthday to Jennifer Slocum!
Tonight at 7 pm
Hope has a name…“Joshua” tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town. Bring a snack to share with the group and your own comfortable chair if you like.
Asbury Hand Bell Ensemble
Friday, May 29, at 7:30 pm
Brought to you by the Deacons, this will be a concert of hand bells, hand chimes and percussion; joined by other musical artists playing flute, saxophone and piano. Following the concert there will be an opportunity to learn more about hand bells and perhaps even trying your own had at playing one. A love offering will be taken. Refreshments will be served in the Great Room following the concert.
Filipino Sunday Luncheon
Sunday, May 31 noon – 2 pm
Ethel Clancy and friends will prepare this special luncheon to benefit the church local budget. Presale Tickets are $9-adults ($10 at the door); $5-kids 5 and under. Menu: Lumpia (spring roll), Pancit (stir fry noodle dish w/meat & veg), Caldereta (rich beef stew), and Maja Blanca (dessert).
continues during MAY. Donations of undies and personal care items for the Cameron Community Center in Rochester will be appreciated.
ABW Spring Rally will be held this Saturday, May 23, at 2nd Milo Baptist Church at 9:30 am. A continental breakfast will be served.
ABW Local Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 30, here at FBC at 8:30 am. A continental breakfast will be provided. We will hold the installation of new officers.
Advisory Council Meeting
There will be a meeting of the Council this Thursday, May 21, at
7 pm. All boards and committees should be represented.
¨ Trustees, report on efforts to reach members who did not respond to financial canvas.
¨ Diaconate, progress of efforts to review church membership rolls.
¨ Set church calendar for balance of year and set schedule for Sunday coffee hour for the months July – Dec.
Church Business Meeting
Will be held during worship service on Sunday, May 31.
Will be held on Sunday, June 14, immediately following the service.
Congratulations to Tom & Shelley Bicksler on the birth of their grandson. Gavin Thomas was born to TJ & Chrissy Bicksler on 5/11/09. Gavin weighed 9 lbs 15 oz and is 21 inches.
Newsletter - During the summer months we will combine the June & July newsletter into one publication.
All articles should be submitted to the office by May 20. There will not be an August newsletter.
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.
There will be a Spaghetti Dinner at the Moose Club
Thursday, May 28, from 5 – 7 pm.
Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life.
Team “Footprints” led by Pam Scutt
and Team “Eastview” led by Beth DeLooza
would like to invite everyone to attend.
Tickets for children and adults are $6 each.
Walk-ins are welcome, or presale tickets
are available by contacting either
Pam at 536-2791 or Beth at 536-3162.