~ ~ AUGUST 31, 2008 ~ ~


                                    FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                     Penn Yan, New York

August 31, 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     “He Has Made Me Glad”        No. 21 PB


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 67                                Pg. 636 OT


*Hymn                        “I Danced in the Morning”                    No. 302

                                    Birthday choice of Cathy MacDougall


*Silent Prayer & Invocation                                                      See below


Special Music                                                                  Meghan Fuqua                                 


Children’s Time        


*Hymn                        “The Old Rugged Cross”                            Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Eleanor Stiles


Pastoral Prayer                     


Scripture                     Isaiah 1:10-17                                    Pg. 743 OT


Sermon                       “Subject To Change?                       Greg Marion

                                    Baptist Worship in A Changing Society”

                                      (See guide below)    




*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                        “He Has Made Me Glad”                    No. 21 PB





*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Lay Reader: Nancy Marion

Greeters: Meghan Fuqua, Sean Ahearn, Barbara Stewart

Ushers: Brittany Griffin, Fran Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell,

Erma Mullins, Stan Ovens, Barbara Stewart

Organist: Carrie Ahearn                        

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821            


Church Website:



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            

Prayers for:                                                  

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

Bill Gillette                 Barbara Mortensen               Jean Wager

Marlene Guild            Polly Logan                            Ralph Wilkes

Frances Hartwell        Doug Passage                                    Jean Whitaker

                                    Keith Pierce           Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

*The Boesen 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


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Sunday, August 31

¨      Happy Birthday  to Eleanor Stiles!

¨      Happy Birthday to Cathy MacDougall!

Monday, September 1

¨      Labor Day – Office is closed.

Tuesday, September 2

¨      7 p.m.- Bd. of Deacons meeting

      7 p.m. – Bd. of Missions meeting


                      Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“Let the Little Children Come to Me”  -   Luke 18:15-17



Church News


Parenting 101

This class reinforces pro-active parenting for the Christian household. Classes begin Sunday, Sept. 14 following worship service.

See Eileen Modafarri for more info.


Lay Studies Course - The Finger Lakes Association will offer a course in Baptist History. The course will take place Saturdays,  September 20 - Nov. 22 from 10 – noon. Completion of the course will earn a certificate in Lay Studies. Ed Carey will teach the class. 

Call Greg Marion at 536-6771.


Rally Day!

Next Sunday, we will kick off our 2008-09 church school season with an ice cream social and sing along. Be sure to bring the whole family and some friends as well. We have classes for all ages; from pre-school to adult.


Association Fall Rally

Sunday, September 14

First Baptist Church of Geneva will host the next meeting of the FL Association. J. Brent Walker, Executive Director, Baptist Joint committee, Religious Liberty will be the guest speaker.

Registration begins at 2:30 p.m.

Hymn Sing – 2:45 p.m.

Devotions – 2:55 p.m.

Program – 3 p.m.

Dish-to-Pass Supper – 5 p.m.


Get Ready Ladies!

Mary & Martha Circle will start up their meetings after taking the summer off. The first meeting will be next Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Bring a sandwich and someone new to the group.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       8/10              8/17            8/24

                                                                 62                 57               47


Current Expenses               $1,252

Missions                                    243

BT&T                                        145                     

Total                                     $1,640




Come, Holy Spirit, Mother, Father, and fill us with that fire that inspired Peter’s first sermon on that first day of Pentecost.


Congregation Sings


Send forth the spirit of God.

(A)                                (D)

And renew the face of the earth. Psalm 104:30


Clear away our egos, our self-serving thoughts. Make way for the best solution to arise within our mind.


Congregation Sings

Send forth the spirit of God, and renew the face of the earth.


May we become receptive to your guidance. May we feel your presence by the energy that propels us onward to act for the common good.


Congregation Sings

Send forth the spirit of God, and renew the face of the earth.


Mother, Father, may our worship fortify our intentions to lead a life worthy of Your grace. Guide us to act with kindness and wisdom in all that we do as we worship You this week. And, in doing so, promote  Your love for all humanity.


Congregation Sings

Send forth the spirit of God, and renew the face of the earth.


(With thanks to Susan Helen Kramer of Bellaonline)


Notes to tune:









Time                Streets                        Choices           Small               Action

Sisters             Just                 Treasure         Worship          God

Talents            Brothers         “He Shall Make Me Glad”   Approach


Fill in the blanks with the words above.


Anything we do with God in mind is __________________________.


Isaiah 1:10-17 says that worship requires _______________________.


True worship means using our ________________, ______________, and ___________________ for God’s purposes.


For Isaiah, worship meant going into the _______________________.


Leona VonBrethorst created the praise song ____________________.


Leona says that worship involves the __________________ we make.


We can change our worship patterns by making small changes that __________________ a God-centered life.


Brother Lawrence felt that there was no difference between business and a  ___________________ centered life.


Several writers believe that the path of worship in the 21st century must be ___________________ group centered.


Matthew 5:23-24 tells us that the most important way to prepare ourselves for worship is to be reconciled with our ____________ and ______________ in Christ.


The Book of Revelation 21:1-7 infers that the true goal of worship is a _________________ society.