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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street July 12, 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.
Prelude “Blessed Assurance” P. Kapp/JS Bach/JN Beck
Song of Praise “Gentle Shepherd” No. 46 Praise Book
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading II Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Pg. 339 OT
*Hymn “I Grant Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art” No. 457
Holy Lord, we worship and praise you for the gift of salvation. In Jesus Christ you chose us for new life. You sent your Son for us. Bless our time of prayer and praise so that we will glorify your holy name. Amen.
* The Lord’s Prayer
Special Music “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”
*Hymn “Be Thou My Vision” No. 339
Prayers with the People
Scripture Ephesians 1:3-14 Pg. 258 NT
Message “God’s Purposes” Rev. Paul Malles
Offertory “There is a Redeemer” Green/Wagner
*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 “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!” No. 341
*Postlude “Every Valley” John Ness Beck
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.
Lay Reader: Nancy Marion
Greeters: Shelley Bicksler & Cindy Ovens
Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs, Bob Fullagar,
Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Barbara 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 *Marlene Guild Keith Pierce
Debbie Appleton John Paul Hunt Frieda Slocum
Eva Jean Best Kim Strong Imisides Barbara Stewart
Kathleen Beyea Don Johnson Brad Stewart
Bessie Bliss Joyce Kennerson Charlie Taylor
Milly Bloomquist Lori Lawrence Tomion Family
Pat Carroll McBryan Family Rick Weir
Judi Gibbs Barbara Mortensen Emma Wheeler
*Warner Gibbs Dorothy Mott Ralph Wilkes
Bill Gillette Lorraine Phillips Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Eva Dillon’s daughter in Virginia
Janice Knecht’s Father and Mother having health problems.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
Tuesday, July 14
¨ Pastor John returns from vacation
Wednesday, July 15
¨ 5 pm Backpack Program
¨ 6 pm Evening Food for the Needy
¨ 6:30 pm Concert in the Park
Thursday, July 16
¨ PYA Music lessons
Friday, July 17
¨ Wedding Rehearsal
Saturday, July 18
¨ 4 pm Wedding
¨ 8 pm Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival
Cameron Community Center
We continue to collect packages of new sox, underwear, and tee shirts during the month of July.
From the Office
Coverage is needed in the office to cover for vacation. Dates are: Monday, Aug. 3 – Friday, Aug. 7. If you can help out a day or two, please call the office at 536-9821.
Remember the Love Gift Challenge
Love Gift is an American Baptist Women’s funding for the American Baptist Mission. Remember your LOVE GIFT over the summer months. Make your own container and save your coins or look for LOVE GIFT dollars: L or G printed at the beginning of the serial code. We will have a special dedication of these gifts as part of our Women’s Sunday service in September.
ABW to help ABM ~ All profits go to the Building Fund.
We have been asked to provide sandwiches for the ABMen’s Conference on Friday evening, August 7th. We will meet at church at
1 pm to assemble them. If you are able to help or to donate food, please see or call (536-7674) Kathie Lawrence. Thank You.
You Are Invited
Sunday, July 26 @ 12:30 pm
Everyone is invited to a Pampered Chef Party
to benefit the FBC kitchen. A light lunch will
be served and you can make your own sundae.
Dear Friends, We’re going on a treasure hunt! We won’t be digging holes around the church searching for buried gold, though. Instead, we’re searching for God’s treasure.
Scripture provides the map. For God, we are treasure: “You are children of the Lord your God…. It is you the Lord has chosen … to be his people, his treasured possession” (Deuteronomy 14:1-2). Although those words were spoken long ago to people in another part of the world, Galatians 3:26 assures us that we are included, too: “For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.”
One of the gifts go being God’s children is that sometimes we are called to be “treasure tenders: for God. We tend God’s treasure here in our congregation with the love and care we show each other through special meals, visiting the sick and shut-in, teaching Christian discipleship, and praying for each other. We are also invited to tend God’s treasures beyond our congregation by participating in
One Great Hour of Sharing.
Life can be tough at times. Hurricanes, earthquakes, cyclones, and tsunamis destroy communities. Wars and ethnic conflicts shatter the very foundations of life, shoving people out of their homes and transforming them into frightened refugees. Persistent hunger, drought, poverty, lack of education, and illness shrivel the life and dry the spirit, leaving individuals to crumble from the inside out.
Through One Great Hour of Sharing, we care for God’s treasures. By sharing some of our earthly treasure - our money, our time, our energy - aid is sent when disaster strikes. Refugees receive help in the long term as they rebuild their lives. People receive education, health care, tools, seeds, and resources to improve their communities.
And the sharing is mutual. When we care for people, we can be transformed by experiencing the presence of God. Seeing what others have lost, we are reminded what matters most in life. Seeing what others live through, we are inspired to live courageously. Seeing that new life is possible, our hope rises. Working with others, we realize that God reaches out to all of us. Relying on God for the outcome, our faith increases. May you find your treasure, and your heart, by sharing resources and changing lives with a generous gift to One Great Hour of Sharing.
Your Board of Missions
The only vacation a boy gets
between his mother and his wife.