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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street Penn Yan, New York
August 24, 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 “His Name Is Wonderful” No. 7 PB
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Psalm 95: 1-7 Pg. 658 OT
*Hymn “In the Garden” Insert
Birthday Hymn request of Anne & Tatiana Scheel
Spirit of truth, as we turn to your word this day, guide us into all truth. Scatter the darkness and let your light be upon us. In your wisdom make us wise. Deepen our understanding that we may come to know Christ as the way, the truth, and the life, and make us always ready to witness to him; in Jesus; name we pray. Amen
*Silent Prayer & Meditation – The Lord’s Prayer (using “debts’)
Special Music Kathie Lawrence
*Hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” Insert
Birthday choice of Christine Conklin
Scripture Matthew 16:13-23 Pg. 24 OT
Sermon “On This Rock” Rev. Don Lawrence
*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 “How Firm A Foundation” No. 361
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Kathie Lawrence
Greeters: Don & Kathie Lawrence
Ushers: Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, George Slocum, John F.M. Tharp
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
*The Bosen Family
*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 Margaret Wilbur!
¨ Happy Birthday to Anne Scheel!
¨ Happy Birthday to Tatiana Scheel!
Happy Birthday to Christine Conklin!
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
This class reinforces pro-active parenting for the Christian household. Classes begin Sunday, Sept. 14 following worship service. See Eileen Modafarri for more info.
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.
Thought: Feeling in the dark? Follow the Son.
Our pastor is a real comedian.
He calls the Ten Commandments
“God’s Top Ten Signs You May Not Be Going to Heaven.”