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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street Penn Yan, New York
August 17, 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 Hebrews 12:1-2 Pg. 307 NT
*Hymn “Amazing Grace” No. 280
Birthday choice of Betty Johnson
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
We love your cheering section, O Lord. We find encouragement from the many saints who have served in this church, from the loving words of your scripture, and from the presence of our leader, Jesus the Christ. Thank you for showing us the way and energizing us for the journey of faith. We offer this prayer in the name of Him who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Special Music Sheryl Robbins
*Hymn “Victory Chant” Insert
Birthday choice of Cheryl “The Eskimo” Stewart
Prayers with the People
Scripture Philippians 3:12-21 Pg. 268 NT
Message “A Pilgrim’s Journey” Pastor 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 Cause Can Neither Be Lost nor Stayed” Insert
Birthday Hymn of Richard Johnson
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Greeters: Sheryl Robbins & Pam Scutt
Lay Reader: Marge Cornell
Ushers: Sean Ahearn, Meghan Fuqua, Margaret Hartwell,
Clifford LeBarr, Cindy Ovens, Stan Ovens
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
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 Billie Potts
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson Lucas Ryska
Tracey Bicksler Nancy Putnam Corrina Schultz
Pat Carroll Bill LaRock *Doug Seager
Rachel Carter Lori Lawrence Betty Smith
Mickie Christiansen *Mary Ellen Mattison Barbara Stewart
Reece Conley *Doug Mattison Charlie Taylor
*Carol Eaves Barbara Mortensen Jean Wager
Bill Gillette Polly Logan Ralph Wilkes
Marlene Guild Doug Passage Jean Whitaker
Frances Hartwell Keith Pierce Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
*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
¨ Happy Birthday to Betty Johnson!
¨ Happy Birthday to Rita Castillo!
¨ Happy Birthday to Richard Johnson!
¨ 9 a.m. Food for the Needy
¨ 9 a.m. Food for the Needy
¨ 9 a.m Food for the Needy
¨ 9 a.m. Bake Sale at Five Star Bank
¨ All church camping trip to Watkins Glenn State Park
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, church events, 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.
Pastor John will be away on vacation in the Adirondacks region for two weeks. He will be back in his office on Tuesday, Sept 2. Taking pastoral calls while he is away will be
Classes begin Sunday, Sept. 14 following worship service. This class reinforces pro-active parenting for the Christian household. See Eileen Modafarri for more info.
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.
A Big Thank You
to those who contributed food for the sandwiches for the ABMen’s Conference and to Erma and Diane who helped me make them. They were really appreciated and enjoyed.
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).
Mission Trip BBQ
A chicken BBQ, sponsored by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Thrivent for Lutherans is being held to raise funds for a Mission trip to Biloxi, MS for Katrina Relief. Tickets ($8 each or a family pack of four for $30) are PRESALE only and can be purchased by calling the church office at 536-8165. The dinners will be available for pick up from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Fireman’s Field in Penn Yan. Chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, brownie and roll.
Children’s Block Party
Bring the family for an afternoon of fun.
Everything is free – food, games, school supplies and more!
Saturday, August 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. 135 Hamilton St.
Free Market …exercising generosity
Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church Keuka St. parking lot. Everything is free! Brought to you by The Finger Lakes Chapter of the Network of Spiritual Progressives, St. Michael’s, St. Mark’s, & PY United Methodist Churches.
Thought: Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home. ~ Mother Teresa
Having a family is like having a bowling alley
installed in your brain.
~ George Carlin