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~ ~ SEPTEMBER 14, 2008 ~ ~
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street Penn Yan, New York
September 14, 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.
Welcome and Announcements Don Lawrence
Song of Praise “This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made” No. 230
by Isaac Watts
Scripture Reading Psalm 78:1-8 Pg. 645 OT
*Hymn “From All That Dwell Below the Skies” No. 229
by Isaac Watts
Anthem “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” Isaac Watts
Children’s Time Lilia Scheel, Meghan Fuqua, Mary Fullagar
and church school children
*Hymn “Our God Our Help In Ages Past” No. 210
Pastoral Prayer Brittany Griffin
Rauschenbusah: Prayers of the Social Awakening
Prayer for Teachers
*Hymn “Jesus Shall Reign” No. 423
Scripture Matthew 7:7-12 Pg. 9 NT
Message “Looking For Something?” 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 “Joy to the World!” No. 40
by Isaac Watts
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Ed Castillo
Greeters: Eva Dillon & Erma Mullins
Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar, Mary Fullagar,
Barbara Stewart, Charlie Miller
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
*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.
* Alicia Hurlburt – diagnosed with brain tumor.
*Indicates that special prayers are needed.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
¨ Noon Dish to pass luncheon
¨ 2:30 p.m. FL Association Rally at Geneva First Baptist
¨ Noon Fellowship Class
¨ 7 p.m. Youth group
¨ Happy Birthday to Matt Scutt!
¨ 6 p.m. Investment Committee
¨ 10 a.m.-Noon Lay Studies Class
¨ 6 p.m. Science Show in the Great Room – a fun and educational evening that includes biblical truths that are revealed in scientific demonstrations! Bring your friends! Bring your kid’s friends! Bring your kid’s friend’s friends! Be Entertained! More information below.
Happy Birthday to Pat Ames!
we will have as our special guests, Jim & Edith Davison from Utica Tabernacle Church. With them they will bring a group of the Karin people who came to the U.S. as refugees. Khin Sae Moe, will speak about the experience of the refugees and the children will perform songs for us. Following the service there will be a coffee hour so that you can meet our guests.
First Baptist Church of Geneva will host the 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.
There are still copies available of The Secret Place for the months of Sept – Nov. You will find them on the table in the rear of the sanctuary.
Be sure to stop in the Chapel and see the beautiful wall hangings that have been made and donated by Diane DeLooza. The chapel is open daily for private meditation.
We hope you will be pleasantly surprised by our church library, if you haven’t visited it lately. There have been some wonderful additions of classical music CD’s donated by Carrie Ahearn as well as some VHS and DVD’s donated from the family of Don DeLooza. New books have also been recently added, thanks to various church members. Come, browse, borrow and enjoy. Remember to sign out what you borrow on the clipboard. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Bad Girls of the Bible, by Liz Curtis Higgs.
Council of Churches
The next Council of Churches meeting will be held Monday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bluff Point UMC. The meeting will begin with a dish to pass supper.
Inside the bulletin you will find an insert for the ABC/NYS Biennial Meeting that will be held October 12-14 at Keuka College. You will find registration forms and information on the workshops available on the tables in the foyer and the rear of the sanctuary.
SPECIAL UPCOMING PROGRAMS:
SEEING SCRIPTURE IN SCIENCE
this Saturday, September 20th
6 p.m. in the Great Room
This will prove to be a fun collection of science demonstrations by
Educational Astronaut Finalist Professor Len Ortenzi, FLCC.
(nephew of Ralph Wilkes) Be ready to be amazed!
¨ Hear aluminum rods sing
¨ See sound waves on a slinky
¨ Watch a wine glass shatter with sound
¨ Witness a cinder block smashed on the chest of a crazy guy laying on a bed of nails! And much, much more!
Donations will be taken for new building mortgage.
Food will be available for purchase during the evening.
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.
The PYUMC Social Issues Ministry will host a forum on Drugs & Gambling. We are urged to come together as families, counselors, law enforcement and concerned citizens to discuss the affects of drugs and gambling behaviors on our children. What are the risks? What are the signs? What are the slang names? Experts in the field of chemical dependence, prevention services and law enforcement will head a panel discussion. The forum will be preceded by a potluck supper at
5 p.m., the program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, Sunday, September 28.
If you were another person,
would you like to be a friend of yours?