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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street Penn Yan, New York
September 28, 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 Genesis 2:18-24 Pg. 3 OT
*Hymn “In My Heart” Insert
Barbara Burke’s Birthday Hymn
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Dear Lord, Thank you for being so close to us that you know the needs of our hearts. You know when we are lonely and you provide the proper companion. You give us friends and companions who lift our hearts, challenge our minds, and cause our spirits to rejoice. As we offer our thanks this day we would praise the One who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Reach Out Medley” Ellis/Carmichael
*Hymn “Not for Tongues of Heaven’s Angels” No. 531
Prayer’s of the People
Scripture I Corinthians 13:1-13 Pg. 232 NT
Message “The Greatest of These is Love” Pastor 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
Viola Gray’s Birthday Choice
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Cheryl Stewart
Greeters: Necia Smith & Pat Ames
Ushers: Rita & Ed Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,
George Slocum, John FM Tharp
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 Barbara Stewart
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson Charlie Taylor
*Bessie Bliss Lori Lawrence Phil Trautman
Pat Carroll *Mary Ellen Mattison Jean Wager
Bill Gillette *Doug Mattison Ralph Wilkes
Marlene Guild Barbara Mortensen Jean Whitaker
Frances Hartwell *Doug Seager 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
¨ 11 a.m. Join Cathy & Paul MacDougal for “wedding cake” in the great room during the coffee hour time.
¨ 3 p.m. Mark Lawrence “September Songs” concert
¨ 6 p.m. Youth group “Chili Night”
¨ Happy Birthday to Margaret Mills!
¨ 10 a.m.-Noon Lay Studies Class
¨ 10 a.m. Fall Fest Work Day at Cindy Ovens’
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.
Bath VA Medical Center, 76 Veterans Ave., CLC – 3,
Bath, NY 14810
The PY Council of Churches is gearing up for the annual Turkey Walk to be held on Sunday, Nov. 2. The Turkey Walk is a fundraising event that uses the monies to purchase meat for Christmas for the Needy Baskets. A volunteer is needed to get sheets out to walkers and assist in securing sponsors. This is a wonderful service project that requires little effort. Call the church office for more information. Harvest gold colored sheets are currently available on the table in the foyer.
Minutes from the September, PY Area Council of Churches meeting are available on the table in the foyer.
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., today, 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.
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.
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning
and a good ending; and to have the two as close together
~ George Burns
Thought: Sometimes, God, I cannot speak of what is in my heart. Thank you for understanding. Amen.