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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street Penn Yan, New York
September 7, 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 Deuteronomy 11:13-21 Pg. 203 OT
*Hymn “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” No. 288
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Thank you, Lord, for standing by your promises, for being the one certainty in an uncertain time, and for being the strong hedge against idolatry and temptation. It is so easy for us to choose the path of least resistance and accept whatever our culture suggests to us. Help us to stand as a family of faith and be a strong witness to your ongoing love. We pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Litany “How Happy Is Each Child of God” No. 239
*Hymn “In the Garden” Insert vs. 1&3
Birthday choice of Mary Lou Hainsworth
Scripture Luke 18:15-17 Pg. 109 NT
Message “Let the Little Children Come to Me”
Pastor John 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 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” No. 403 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
The Lord’s Prayer
The bread used in communion today is Matzo. Matzo is unleavened flat bread. Pieces of unleavened bread are eaten by the Jews during Passover.
*Hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” No. 403 vs. 3
Sylvia Ansley’s birthday choice
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Rally Day is Today!
Come to the great room following the worship service for a chance to sign up for a class, meet the Sunday School teachers, learn more about the various programs offered; from pre-school – adult, and enjoy a little ice cream! See you there!
Lay Reader: Jack Clancy
Greeters: Margaret Mills & Viola Gray
Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Erma Mullins,
and Cheryl Stewart
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
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
*Warner & Judi Gibbs – Judi suffered a slight stroke last week.
*Indicates that special prayers are needed.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
¨ Happy Birthday to Kathryn Clayson!
¨ Happy Birthday to Sean Ahearn!
¨ Happy Birthday to Mary Lou Hainsworth!
¨ 10:30 a.m. Mary & Martha Circle
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. of Trustees meeting
¨ Happy Birthday to Sylvia Ansley!
¨ 6:30 p.m. Worship Team meeting
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. of Christian Education
This ladies group will start up their meetings after taking the summer off. The first meeting will be this Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Bring a sandwich and someone new to the group. Marge Cornell will bring a dessert for the group and will lead devotions for this first meeting.
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 for 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.
Call Greg Marion at 536-6771.
This parenting class will begin meeting next Sunday, Sept. 14, following the worship service. The purpose of this class will be to help reinforce pro-active parenting in a Christian household. For more information contact Eileen Modafarri at 694-8267.
a concert by Mark Lawrence, Tenor
accompanied by Bill Cowdery
Sunday, September 28, 2008
at 3 p.m.
Penn Yan First Baptist Church
for new building mortgage
Mark A.B. Lawrence leads an active performing career in oratorio, opera, and recital literature. He is in demand as a recitalist and master teacher, having performed at Cornell University, St. Lawrence University, Colgate University, Ithaca College and throughout the northeast.
Bill Cowdery serves as musical director and organist of the First Congregational Church in Ithaca. He has also taught on the music faculties of Cornell University, Ithaca College, Colgate University, and Keuka College.
Pastor John would like to thank the following people for their help in the “hay” project: Trevor Conrad, Matt Scutt, Johnny Tharp, Stan Ovens, Greg Marion, Sean Ahearn, and Eileen Modafarri.
A little girl’s prayer:
“Dear God, please take care of Daddy and Mommy and my sister and my brother and me. And please take care of yourself, God. If anything happens to you, we’re gonna be in a big mess.”
Thought: The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.