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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street Penn Yan, New York
September 21, 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.
Prelude Carrie Ahearn, Organist
Song of Praise & Worship “Happiness Is The Lord” No. 12 PB
Welcome and Announcements Barbara Stewart
Scripture Reading Philippians 4:4-7, 13 Pg. 269 NT
*Hymn “Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!” No. 341
Birthday Hymn of Jack Clancy
*Silent Prayer & Invocation Margaret Hartwell
Dear Lord, Make me a channel of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring your love. Where there is injury, your pardon. Where there is doubt, true faith in you. Where there is despair in life, let me bring hope. Where there is sadness, let me bring joy. It is in giving, that we receive. In dying, we are born to eternal life.
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “I Feel The Spirit” Nancy Tharp, Director
Children’s Time Edith Davison
Karen Hymn “A Song of Praise” Karen Singers
*Hymn “This Is My Father’s World” No. 293
Birthday Hymn of Greg Miller
Prayer’s of the People Cheryl Stewart
Special Guest Speaker Khin Soe Moe
“A Karen Women’s Story of Faith”
Karen Hymn “Stars From The East” Karen Singers
Offertory “Love Solo” Barbara 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 Shelley Bicksler
*Hymn “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley” No. 80
*Benediction Ethel Clancy
* If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Margaret Hartwell
Greeters: Joyce & Jennifer Slocum
Ushers: Eileen Modaffari, Sheryl Robbins, Erma Mullins, Meghan Fuqua, Marge Cornell, Margaret Mills
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
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 *Doug Seager
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson Barbara Stewart
*Bessie Bliss Lori Lawrence Charlie Taylor
Pat Carroll *Mary Ellen Mattison Jean Wager
Bill Gillette *Doug Mattison Ralph Wilkes
Marlene Guild Barbara Mortensen Jean Whitaker
Frances Hartwell Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
*Brad Stewart- struggling after double lung transplant.
*Warner & Judi Gibbs – Judi suffered a slight stroke.
* Alicia Hurlburt – diagnosed with brain tumor.
*Fran Morse and the family of Ginger Campney
*Indicates that special prayers are needed.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
¨ Following the service there will be a pizza fellowship time in the Great Room. All are invited!
¨ 6:30 p.m. Council of Churches meeting at Bluff Point UMC
¨ 7 p.m. Youth group
¨ Happy Birthday to Greg Miller!
¨ Happy Birthday to jack Clancy!
¨ 10 a.m.-Noon Lay Studies Class
¨ “September Songs” concert featuring Mark Lawrence at 3 p.m.
Next Week’s Theme and Scripture:
“The Greatest Of These Is Love”
I Corinthians 13:1-13
Please Join Us Next Sunday
for an Enjoyable Afternoon of
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.
Fall Fest Bazaar Work-Day
The first of three work-days will be on Saturday, October 4, at the home of Cindy Ovens. We will begin at 10 a.m., bring a sandwich.
The American Baptist Men of NYS is gathering people and equipment in response to the hurricane damage in the Gulf Coast. We will be leaving from the parking lot of PYFBC at
1 p.m., on Sunday, September 28, to travel to Neapolianville, Louisiana. Lodging and food will be provided there. The work will be mostly chainsaw and brush removal. Contact the church office at 536-9821 if you are interested in going.
Those wishing to send a card of get well wishes to Bessie Bliss:
FF Thompson Hospital, 350 Parrish St. Room 236, Canandaigua, 14424
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.
Thought: Life is a journey, let faith be your guide.
KAREN HYMN: “STARS FROM THE EAST”
We, the Karen people, used to live in the wilderness.
We are oppressed in various ways.
We are almost eliminated because of devil’s deeds.
We are turned into displaced people,
And tears are our only friends.
We are regarded as wild animals by our foes.
We have been oppressed and looked down upon by others.
No other gods are able to give us deliverance.
But when we accepted Christ as our Savior,
We received redemption and wisdom free.
We are developing among others.
We could share our light to others.
Some say, “We are the stars from the East.”
Stars for God.
Stars that lead others to Christ.
Stars for God – Stars from the East.
Let us shine with unceasing light.