PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main Street May 18, 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 “Surely the Presence” No. 62
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Isaiah 55:1-3a Pg. 803 OT
*Hymn “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” Pg. 9 Praise Book
*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)
Keep the question before us Lord. Why do we spend money on what does not satisfy? Why do we go looking for satisfaction in things that glitter and charm, in short term pleasures, in commitments, which have no future? Teach us to get everything, every opportunity, every relationship into your hands. We want the Life of your Spirit in us. Lead us to give all we have and are to gain the One who is the Bread of Life. It was He who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “People Need the Lord” McHugh & Nelson
*Hymn “Rock of Ages” On Insert
Birthday hymn of Helena Cranmer
Prayers with the People
Scripture I Corinthians 12:1-11 Pg. 231 NT
Message “Using Your 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 “The Church in The Wildwood” Insert
Birthday choice of Jennifer Slocum
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Sean Ahearn
Greeters: Margaret Mills & Viola Gray
Ushers: Stan & Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr, Meghan Fuqua,
Margaret Hartwell, Sean Ahearn
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:
Rev. Richard & Mrs. Susan Harding
Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey
Helen Ansley Kim Strong Imisides Billie Potts
Mary Armstrong Carolyn Johnson Linda Potts
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson Lucas Ryska
Tracey Bicksler Nancy Putnam Corrina Schultz
Doris Screen Bliss Bill LaRock *Doug Seager
Pat Carroll Lori Lawrence Betty Smith
Rachel Carter *Doug Mattison Charlie Taylor
Mickie Christiansen Barbara Mortensen Jean Wager
Reece Conley Polly Logan Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Bill Gillette Margaret Mills
Marlene Guild Doug Passage
Frances Hartwell 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.
*Tranquliono Arrendondo, Anne Scheel’s father
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
¨ Happy Birthday to Helena Cranmer!
¨ 6:30 p.m. Council of Churches meeting and dish to pass supper.
¨ Happy Birthday to Kathie Lawrence!
¨ Noon Ladies Fellowship Class
¨ 3:45 p.m. AB Girls Group
¨ 7 p.m. Youthgroup
¨ Happy Birthday to Jennifer Slocum!
¨ Happy Birthday to Mary Fullagar!
¨ We will have a special service honoring our Veterans and remembering the victims of the holocaust. This is our first service developed with the help of our newly formed worship committee.
The ladies Fellowship Class will meet this Wednesday, May 21, at noon. Katherine Warren will bring dessert and Erma Mullins will lead devotions. Bring your own sandwich and bring along a friend.
We will be planning our June luncheon.
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.
Please be sure to stop at the back table for copies of Phase II – Building for Today & Tomorrow pledge card and letter.
The Mission Trip Meeting
to Mexicali has been postponed until May 28. Mark your calendars to come and gather information so that you can make and informed decision. This would be an awesome serving opportunity! You can hear from those who went last year, too!
Vacation Bible School – June 30 – July 3
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!
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.
Thank you! To Rita Castillo, Pat Ames and George Jensen for volunteering to bring Cheryl Wood home from her dialysis treatments in Geneva!
Thought: If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world. ~ C.S. Lewis