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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street Penn Yan, New York
October 5, 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 “Lord, Be Glorified” No. 31 PB
Welcome and Announcements
Business Meeting to Elect Delegates to Biennial
Scripture Reading Psalm 19:7-14 Pg. 605 OT
*Hymn “This Is My Father’s World” No. 293
Birthday hymn for Polly Logan
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
O gracious God, you have given us the rich and precious jewel of your Holy Word. Assist us with your Spirit that it may be written in our hearts, to reform us, to renew us, to build us up, and to edify us into the perfect building of your Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
Anthem “Jesus Took the Cup” Hal Hopson
*Hymn “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart” No. 326
Scripture II Timothy 2:14-19 Pg. 288 NT
Message “Words, Words, Words” Rev. Don Lawrence
*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 “In The Garden” Insert
Belated Birthday hymn of Margaret Mills
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
*Hymn “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” No. 438
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Sheryl Robbins
Greeters: Charlie Miller & Matt Scutt
Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Erma Mullins, Cheryl Stewart
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Schedule and Announcements
¨ 11 a.m. Celebrate Mission! Coffee Hour Program
¨ 7 p.m. Diaconate & Hospitality Meeting for Festival of Faith
¨ 6:15 p.m. Worship Team II Meeting
¨ 7 p.m. Diaconate
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. of Missions
¨ 7 p.m. Youth group
¨ Happy Birthday to Jean Brewer!
¨ 7 p.m. Bd. of Christian Education
¨ 10 a.m.-Noon Lay Studies Class
October is Mission Month
Something to Think About…
Last week, Erma Mullins, (while covering in the office) received a phone call from out of state visitors. They were in the area on vacation and were looking for a service project. Erma invited them to come in to the Food for the Needy program that was setting up on Thursday.
We had the wonderful opportunity to visit with them and learn more about them. Meet the Fike Family, from Plymouth, Michigan.
Jim & Jamie Fike and their two daughters, Sophia age 5, and Cordelia age 3, had the time for vacation. On the advice of friends of theirs they decided to visit the Finger Lakes area.
Jim is a materials manager for an auto parts supply company and Jamie is fortunate to be able to be a stay at home mom. In Plymouth they attend Lake Point Bible Church.
Most people don’t go on vacation and look for work, however the Fikes “want to serve the Lord with our lives.” They take part in service projects in their hometown. The Detroit Rescue and area clean up projects. They try to include their young daughters when possible and appropriate. Jim has been able to help out in New York City following the 9-11 attacks, and has been to Tampa, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana for storm clean-up.
We hope that you enjoyed meeting the Fikes. It certainly was a blessing to have them here at Penn Yan First Baptist Church.
Classes for Parenting 101 WILL NOT be held today.
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 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.
Margaret Carroll, sister of Jim Carroll, is in need of someone to bring in meals a couple of times a week. Contact Shelly Simmons for more information at 585-526-6675.
I would like to thank all those who sent your prayers, meals and made calls, and to Rev. Tharp for his visits. I am doing better. Please continue your prayers. Marlene Guild
There will be an Advisory Council Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23, at
7 p.m. All Boards and Committees MUST have a representative present with budget figures.
Under the direction of Lisa Wood, the Teen & Tween class is making 100 Star Tree Toppers. These decorations will be sent out to Utica to be given to the Burmese Refugee families. In addition, we are accepting small tree decorations that we can also donate to them. Our hope it to be able to send these out in the mail by the first week in November. The refugee center is donating 3 ft. Christmas trees.
Thought: Love is as love does.
A pastor said to a precocious six-year old boy,
“So your mother says your prayers for you each night?
What does she say?” The little boy replied,
“Thank God he’s in bed!”