BULLETIN FOR SUNDAY
JUNE 8, 2008
PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
224 Main Street June 8, 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.
Song of Praise & Worship
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Isaiah 40:1-5 Pg. 779 OT
*Hymn “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” Pg. 466
Birthday choice of Kathie Lawrence
*Silent Prayer & Invocation (Praying the Scriptures)
Dear Lord, In times of need we seek your comfort; when we feel you close we offer our praise; and when we see the little children and the beautiful young people we celebrate your goodness. Teach us to hold dear your gifts and to offer the future of our church and our faith to those who follow. We pray this prayer in Jesus’ name, Amen.
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “On Eagle’s Wings” Joncas & Wagner
Christian Education Points of Gratitude
~ Teachers & Aides
Children’s Presentation “I Want To Be Like Jesus”
*Hymn “Holy, Holy is What the Angels Sing” Insert
Birthday hymn of Bessie Bliss
*Prayers with the People
Scripture Psalm 51 Pg. 627 OT
Message “Create in Me a Clean Heart” Rev. John Tharp
*Doxology (children) 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 “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian” Pg. 372
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Shane Furman
Greeters: Greg, Tammy, Erik and Kyle Miller
Ushers: Keith & Gary Fuller, Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar,
Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart
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
Today at 3PM - Penn Yan Community Chorus Spring Concert
Sunday, June 8 @ 3 p.m. First Baptist Church
Featuring Five Mystical Songs
by Ralph Vaughn Williams
David Rudari – Tenor and Steve Uhl – Organist
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Homestead: Luella Passage Alberta Gottshall
Alice Wise Virginia DeLooza Willie Nelson
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
Mary Armstrong Kim Strong Imisides Billie Potts
Eva Jean Best Carolyn Johnson Linda Potts
Tracey Bicksler Don Johnson Lucas Ryska
Doris Screen Bliss Nancy Putnam Corrina Schultz
Pat Carroll Bill LaRock *Doug Seager
Rachel Carter Lori Lawrence Betty Smith
Mickie Christiansen *Doug Mattison Barbara Stewart
Reece Conley Barbara Mortensen Charlie Taylor
Bill Gillette Polly Logan Jean Wager
Marlene Guild Doug Passage Jean Whitaker
Frances Hartwell Keith Pierce Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
*Ralph Wilkes has moved to Living Center South, room 107
*Brad Stewart-had his double lung transplant, body is accepting.
*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
St. John Fisher
Penn Yan Academy
Penn Yan Academy
Penn Yan Academy
¨ 11 a.m. Parenting 101 Class
¨ 3 p.m. Community Chorus Concert
¨ 7 p.m. Trustees meeting
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. of Missions meeting
¨ 7 p.m. Youthgroup
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. of Christian Education
¨ 3 p.m. Family Day to Hike the Outlet
Sunday, June 15
¨ 10:30 a.m. Family Day Service at Izaak Walton League in Branchport with dish-to-pass lunch to follow.
June 15 @ 10:30 a.m.
This year the Family Day Service will be held at Izaak Walton League in Branchport. There will be shuttle service available for anyone requesting a ride, please be to the church by 10 a.m. Following the service there will be an all-church picnic with the Deacons providing hot dogs, rolls, lemonade and watermelon. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Back by popular demand will be the Water Balloon Sling! Be sure to mark your calendar, you won’t want to miss this event to help kick off the summer season!
Saturday, June14 @ 3 p.m.
A fun afternoon is planned with a hike down the outlet trail with a cook-out to follow. All food and beverages will be provided! Call Eileen Modaffari if interested so she knows how much food to plan for. 694-8267
Wednesday, June 18 at noon
The ladies from Mary & Martha Circle and the
Fellowship Class invite other ladies to join them
for their annual lunch out to the Antique Inn!
Reservations will need to be made ahead of time,
call Marge Cornell if you would like to attend. 536-6607.
Monday, June 16,
the VBS Staff will meet at the church parking lot at 6:15 p.m. to ride the van to Geneva to visit the Beth-El Temple. There they will meet with a Cantor to learn about “Old Jerusalem.” Isn’t it so cool, the lengths they will go to, to make this VBS experience one to remember? Want to be a part of this? Call Barbara Burke at 536-7020.
Monday, June 23
There will be a meeting of the VBS planning team at 7 p.m. in the library.
Family Trip to African Lion Safari
Saturday, June 21
A family adventure is being planned for this trip across the border to Canada’s African Lion Safari. Our plan is to leave from the church parking lot at 6:30 a.m. Every child attending must have a parent with them as we cannot take a child across the border that isn’t ours. A full van will assure that we can share the cost of gas efficiently. The price of admission to the park is $24 for adults and $19 for children under 13 years of age. Contact Eileen Modaffari if you are interested as we need to see how many are interested in attending.
August 22-23 (We need a count by Sunday, June 15!)
Make your reservations now with Eileen (694-8267) for this all-church camping trip! (We need to reserve the sites) A team will be organized at a later time to help plan activities, games, hikes, campfires, sing-alongs and FOOD. Don’t wait, reserve today!
Fresh Air Fund
The Fresh Air Fund sends thousands of city children to visit volunteer host families in 13 Northeastern states, from Virginia to Maine and Canada every summer, and the families enjoy the experience as much as the children who visit them. We need you to be part of the equation. Last summer the Penn Yan area was host to four children. Become a host family today! Call Shelly at 585-259-2959. See the table in the foyer for more information and visit www.freshair.org
Spiritual Beginnings: Journeys often begin with excitement, anticipation, and joy. Smiles and laughter herald long-awaited vacations. Laden with baggage and sundries, we rush out the door to begin our new adventures. Our spiritual journey often begins this way too. Anticipation and wonderment accompany our fledgling steps of faith. The joys we find as we walk with God hurry us along the road to greater love, increased faith, and a closer relationship with Him.
A group of alumni, all highly established in their respective careers, got together for a visit with their old university professor. The conversation soon turned to complaints about the endless stress of work and life in general.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went into the kitchen and soon returned with a large pot of coffee and an eclectic assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal – some plain, some expensive, some quite exquisite. Quietly he told them to help themselves to some fresh coffee.
When each of his former students had a cup of coffee in hand, the old professor quietly cleared his throat and began to patiently address the small gathering … “You may have noticed that all of the nicer looking cups were taken up first, leaving behind the plainer and cheaper ones. While it is only natural for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is actually the source of much of your stress-related problems.”
He continued… “Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In fact, the cup merely disguises or dresses up what we drink. What each of you really wanted was the coffee, not a cup, but you instinctively went for the best cups…Then you began eyeing each other’s cups…”
“Now, consider this: Life is coffee. Jobs, money, and position in society are merely cups. They are just tools to shape and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not truly define nor change the quality of the Life we live. Often, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee that God has provided us… God brews the coffee, but he does not supply the cups. Enjoy your coffee!”
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have… So please remember: Live simply, Love generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the Rest to God.
And remember, the richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.
Thought: I will walk among you and be your God and you shall be My people. Leviticus 26:12