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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street September 6, 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.
Song of Praise
Welcome and Announcements
Church Business Meeting
Scripture Reading Psalm 90: 1-5 Pg. 655 OT
*Hymn “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past” No. 210
Against the backdrop of eternity our lives seem very small, O Lord. Yet you have invited us to share in the awesome experience of your spirit. Only in you does our time here have meaning. Only in the flow of your spirit do work of our hands and the passion of our greatest efforts bear good fruits. Bless us this day with the desire to use every moment to honor and glorify your name. Amen.
Solo Nancy Tharp
*Hymn “In the Garden” Insert
Birthday hymn of Mary Low Hainsworth
Scripture Psalm 84:1-12
Message “Who Are You Talking To?” Rev. John Tharp
Offertory Barb Stewart
*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 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” No. 276 vs. 1,2
Ordinance of The Lord’s Supper
Welcome to The Lord’s Table
Community of Prayer
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
Prayer of Thanks and The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” No. 276 vs. 3
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Marge Moulton
Greeters: Ethel & Jack Clancy
Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy,
Erma Mullins and Cheryl Stewart
Organist: Nancy Tharp
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
Please Be in Prayer for …
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 Kathryn Warren
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
President Obama, Congress and State Legislatures in this difficult time
Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
Monday, September 7
¨ Labor Day Holiday – the office will be closed
¨ Happy Birthday to Kathryn Clayson!
Tuesday, September 8
¨ 10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle
¨ 7 pm Board of Trustees Meeting
¨ Happy Birthday to MaryLou Hainsworth!
Wednesday, September 9
¨ 7 pm Evening Food for the Needy
Thursday, September 10
¨ 7 pm Board of Christian Education
Friday, September 11
¨ 11 am Committee on Ministry
¨ Happy Birthday to Sylvia Ansley!
¨ Rally Day
Mary & Martha Circle
This ladies group will meet Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 10:30 am. Marge Cornell will provide a dessert for the group and will lead devotions. Bring your own sandwich.
Finger Lakes Association Fall Rally!
Sunday, Sept. 13
The next meeting of the FL Association will be held at Canandaigua United Church. Registration begins at 2:30 pm, program at 3 pm, dish-to-pass supper at 5:30 pm. Program theme is “Safety in the Church: Safe Buildings, Safe Relationships.” Rev. Darryl Powell, the Association Christian Education and &Community Witness Committee, and a Church Mutual Ins. representative will present the program using videos from Church Mutual Ins. We would encourage each Church to be represented, along with the PERSON IN CHARGE OF INSURANCE, also DEACONS, TRUSTEES and CHRISTIAN EDUCATION people.
Love Gift Reminder
Ladies, you have just two weeks until Women’s Sunday and our Love Gift Offering! Love Gift is the offering for American Baptist Mission. We hope you have been saving your coins (or bigger)!
Mexicali, Mexico Mission Trip
Wed, Sept 16 @ 7pm
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in taking part in the mission trip this year. We hope to go in late October.
Encouraging One Another!
This is a 6-week small group study that will take place this fall beginning Sept. 23, on Wednesday nights at 7 pm. Led by Cheryl Stewart, it is open to anyone who wants to search the Bible for all the ways God wants us to know he didn’t leave us to face life alone. We’ll think, share, smile, and fellowship as we search the scriptures for all of God’s encouraging “love notes” to us.
To the Two Churches: Pastors and Congregations,
I want to take this opportunity to say what a good experience it has been this summer. Having the jointly held services has been a positive experience – seeing old friends, making new ones, hearing such a delightful variety of music and the different sermons with a variety of viewpoints. Thank you all so much.
~ In Appreciation
The history of sourdough begins long before miners came to Alaska. Sourdough is actually the oldest form of leavened bread and was used at least as early as ancient Egypt.
The early settlers in the west, especially those adventurers who traveled north to Alaska, relied on sourdough to leaven bread before commercial baking powder and yeast were readily available. According to some accounts every miner’s cabin had a “tin full of fermented dough” hanging over the hot stove. It is rumored that Alaskan miners actually slept with their beloved starters to keep them from freezing in the north county’s frigid climates. Now that’s devotion!!!!
The flag of the State of Alaska consists of eight gold stars, forming the Big Dipper and the North Star, on a dark blue field.
It was designed in 1927 by Benny Benson, a 13-year old Alaska Native residing in Seward, for a contest to create a flag for the then-Alaska Territory. Up to that time, Alaskans had flown only the U.S. flag since the territory was purchased from Russia in 1867. Benny looked to the sky for the symbols he included in his design, and he submitted this description with it:
“The blue field is for the Alaska sky and the forget-me-not, an Alaskan flower. The North Star is for the future of Alaska, the most northerly in the union. The Dipper is for the Great Bear – symbolizing strength.”
Thanks to Cheryl Stewart for sharing this bread and history with us.
If you have a connection to a “foreign” land and would like to share your story and bread with the congregation at communion; call the church office to let us know!
God is like Dial Soap…
Aren’t you glad you have him?
Don’t you wish everybody did?
Everybody has to be somebody
to be anybody.