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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street June 7, 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 “Surely the Presence of the Lord” No. 62 PB
Welcome and Announcements
Let’s Give a Boost to YWAM Cheryl Stewart
Scripture Reading Acts 2:36-42 Pg. 160 NT
*Hymn “All Creatures of Our God and King” No. 455
When we claim Jesus as Lord, our life is forever changed. Lord, you have transformed us. You have made us new. You show us that our sins are as filthy rags. Turn us toward yourself and keep us turned. Help us to know your will. Fill us with your Word. We would be as Christ is. In His name we pray. Amen.
Anthem “Be Strong In the Lord” Fettke
*Hymn “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service” No. 343
Scripture Acts 2:43-47
Message “The Shape of A Spirit Filled Church” John R. 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 “Break Thou The Bread of Life” No. 329
Ordinance of The Lord’s Supper
Welcome to The Lord’s Table
Community of Prayer
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
Prayer of Thanks and The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn “Be Thou My Vision” No. 339
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand
Lay Reader: Lyle Conrad
Greeters: Erma Mullins & Eva Dillon
Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy,
Erma Mullins and Cheryl Stewart
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:
Ms. Kristy Engel ~ Dominican Republic
Ms. Cynthia Harper ~ Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester
Mary Armstrong Mary Gillette Keith Pierce
Eva Jean Best Marlene Guild Frieda Slocum
Kathy Beyea Alicia Hurlburt Barbara Stewart
Bessie Bliss Kim Strong Imisides Brad Stewart
Milly Bloomquist Don Johnson Charlie Taylor
Pat Carroll Lori Lawrence Rick Weir
Judi Gibbs Barbara Mortensen Ralph Wilkes
Bill Gillette Dorothy Mott Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Eva Dillon’s daughter in Virginia
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, June 7
¨ 2:30 pm Finger Lakes Assoc. at Cobblestone Springs
¨ 3 pm Community Chorus Concert
Tuesday, June 9
¨ 6:30 pm Girl Scouts
¨ 7 pm Trustees Meeting
Wednesday, June 10
¨ 5 pm Backpack packing
¨ 7 pm Evening Food for the Needy
Thursday, June 11
¨ 7 pm Membership Class
¨ 7 pm Boy Scouts
¨ Happy Birthday to Bessie Bliss!
We owe a mountain of thanks to some very special ladies in our congregation who have done an outstanding job of donating their time and talents to bring people together for fellowship and fundraising for First Baptist Church.
Pat Ames – Serves on the Diaconate and did a great job of arranging for the Asbury Handbell Concert on Friday night. Pat organized a supper for the choir and desserts for fellowship time following the concert.
Ethel Clancy – Ethel is in the process of becoming a member of FBC. Last Sunday, Ethel sponsored her second fundraising luncheon showcasing her Philippine heritage.
Both Pat and Ethel want to thank all of the many behind the scenes volunteers who assisted them, donated foods and helped make the events a success!
It is the people in our congregation who give their time and gifts to lift up FBC. It’s very important that we do what we can to support them through attending the functions and lending a hand.
Out to Lunch
On Wednesday, June 24, the Ladies Fellowship Class and Mary & Martha Circle will enjoy lunch at the Antique Inn at noon. All ladies of the church are invited! Call Marge Cornell at 536-6607 to make your reservations.
Camp Vick Open House
Spend a day at Camp Vick for FREE! Our Board of Missions is sponsoring a trip to Camp Vick on Saturday, June 20, for the annual Camp Vick Open House. Everyone, young and the young at heart are welcome. We will leave early in the morning and be at camp from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be tours, activities and lunch. Drivers are needed to help with transportation. Call the church office at 536-9821 if you would like to attend or can help drive.
Undies and personal care items
You’ve filled one box for the Cameron Community Center! We’ve decided to start another box and leave it out for the month of June. Keep watching the sales for sox, underwear, tee shirts etc. Remember our local dollar stores are available if you don’t get out of town to Walmarts or Kmarts etc.
LOVE GIFT CHALLENGE FOR ABW
LOVE GIFT is an over and above gift that goes toward the funding of American Baptist Mission. It began in 1932, during the Depression, when it was feared that contributions would drop and severely cut back on mission work. (Sound familiar?) The first boxes developed were named “Silver Boxes” because of the silver color of the coins to be placed in them and symbolizing that behind every cloud is a silver lining. On these boxes was printed: “If we know, we care; if we care, we pray; if we pray, we give.” Later they were called “MITE Boxes” after the widow’s mite in Scripture. The term LOVE GIFT came about in 1941 when the boxes were redesigned to compliment the women’s annual program theme “Love.”
The boxes have changed in looks throughout the years, envelopes have been added, and new ways of collecting Love Gift have been introduced, but the fundamental story of Love Gift continues unchanged: women giving over and above other offerings out of a sense of love, faith, and gratitude to God for all of God’s blessings and in recognition of our need to share these blessings with others.
I would like to challenge all women in our local ABW to increase our giving to LOVE GIFT during the coming year. Use the purple Love Gift box if you have one or make your own container. (I have an empty peanut butter jar.) Here are some suggestions of ways to make this giving fun as well as meaningful.
¨ Look for Love Gift dollars: L or G printed at the beginning of
the serial code on dollar bills.
¨ Choose a certain coin and drop it in your container each
time you receive one as change.
¨ Follow the daily calendar of suggestions for blessings.
(Copies are available on the table at the back of the sanctuary, by the pink box containing Love Gift envelopes.)
I would like to see all of us make a real commitment to LOVE GIFT over the summer and to have a special collection and dedication of these gifts in the fall, perhaps as part of our Women’s Sunday service in September. We are “Women…destined for God’s Purpose!”
Please join me in this challenge.
....Diane DeLooza, co-president ABW
Tutor Training – June 2009 - Literacy Volunteers is growing! We are looking for people interested in training, as tutors, to help adult learners with reading, writing and math. We also have many GED students looking for tutoring help with their assignments.
If you are interested in becoming a tutor for Literacy Volunteers, please call the Penn Yan office at 536-6799 or stop by 117 East Elm St. - We are committed to helping people succeed.