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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street Penn Yan, New York
August 10, 2008 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 Romans 6:20-23 Pg. 208 NT
*Hymn “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty” No. 482
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Dear Lord, When you gave us freedom to seek you, you gave us the freedom to choose sin. It wraps around us. It makes us sluggish. Sin make us appear to be wise, but in the things that really count it makes us stupid. Clean out our minds, brighten our hearts, and help us to turn away from evil. Use your truth as a mirror so that we can see who we really are. Put your truth in our hearts so that we can be really free. We seek these blessings in the name of the One who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Special Music “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”
*Hymn “In the Garden” Insert
Birthday hymn of Necia Smith
Prayers with the People
Scripture Luke 19:1-10 Pg. 110 NT
Message “Sin Makes you Little” Pastor Tharp
Offertory “I Love You, Lord”
*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 “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” No. 345
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: John F.M. Tharp
Greeters: Cindy & Stan Ovens
Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs, Bob Fullagar, Charlie Miller,
Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Organist: Carrie Ahearn Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Homestead: Luella Passage Alberta Gottshall
Virginia DeLooza Willie Nelson
Helen Ansley Alice Wise
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 Lucas Ryska
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson Corrina Schultz
Tracey Bicksler Nancy Putnam *Doug Seager
Pat Carroll Bill LaRock Betty Smith
Rachel Carter Lori Lawrence Barbara Stewart
Mickie Christiansen *Doug Mattison Charlie Taylor
Reece Conley Barbara Mortensen Jean Wager
*Carol Eaves Polly Logan Ralph Wilkes
Bill Gillette Doug Passage Jean Whitaker
Marlene Guild Keith Pierce Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Frances Hartwell Billie Potts
*Brad Stewart- struggling after double lung transplant.
*Mary Ann Morith recovering from stroke; sister of Judi Gibbs
*Indicates that special prayers are needed.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
We need adults to help with camping Aug. 22-23.
Contact Eileen at 694-8267.
Ladies & Gents, start your ovens!
The Trustees annual bake sale will be held on Friday, August 22, at Five Star Bank. Think about donating some goodies, your time or cash to help offset our BT&T mortgage.Your donations of goodies can be left at the church kitchen on Thursday, August 21, (be sure to label them BAKE SALE), or bring to the bank on Friday morning. We will set up bright and early at 9 a.m. More information can be obtained from Cheryl Stewart at 536-2570.
The new month will be here before we know it. Fall schedules, teaching staff changes, new classes forming, etc. The deadline for the September newsletter will be Monday, August 18, 9 a.m.
For those wishing to stay in touch with Daryl Johnson his address is: Monroe Community Hospital, FR 4 East, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.
Tuesday, August 12
¨ 7 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting
¨ 6 p.m. Trustees selling hot dogs etc before the summer concert
¨ Happy Birthday to Luella Passage!
¨ Happy Birthday to Cheryl Stewart!
¨ Happy Birthday to Necia Smith!
Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:
“A Pilgrim’s Journey”
I would like to thank everyone for the time away for vacation and good wishes. Special thanks go out to the following who made it possible by filling in at my desk: Erma Mullins, Kathie Lawrence, Eileen Modafarri, Betty Johnson, Dick Johnson, and Cheryl Stewart.
You guys simply are the best! ~ Peggy Smart
FYI – Shelley Bicksler is our public relations person for the Chronicle Express. She is responsible for publicizing information on church activities and events. If you are involved in a group that has events to publicize please designate a person who will be responsible to relay necessary information to Shelley. Any info needs to be in to her a week and a half beforehand. Shelley’s phone number is 585-526-6845.
Cobblestone Springs Retreat Center will be hosting a Storytelling Event for all ages on Saturday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be live music between stories and during the lunch hour. Bring your own picnic lunch and lawn chair. Drinks and snacks will be sold on site. Advance registration is urged, as space is limited. Call 536-0657. Adults $25, Seniors $20, Children 5-12 $10, Family Rate $60. Featured voices: Janice Ogden (Penn Yan), Kathy Clarke (Webster), Steve Coffman (Dundee), Freeman T. Freeman (Barrington), Birdy Burdick (Oneida Indian Reservation).
The Almighty Jam that was scheduled for this Saturday, August 9, has been postponed until a later date. Watch here for more information.
Thought: Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God will come to know God because they know you.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one that has opened for us.
~ Helen Keller