~ ~ OCTOBER 5, 2008 ~ ~


                             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


Children’s Time                                                               


*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

                                    Church Covenant

                                    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:



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            

Prayers for:                                                  

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.


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


Schedule and Announcements



¨      11 a.m.      Celebrate Mission! Coffee Hour Program

Monday, October 6

¨      7 p.m.        Diaconate & Hospitality Meeting for Festival of Faith

Tuesday, October 7

¨      6:15 p.m.   Worship Team II Meeting

¨      7 p.m.        Diaconate

¨      7 p.m.        Bd. of Missions

¨      Happy Birthday to Polly Logan!

Wednesday, October 8

¨      7 p.m.        Youth group

¨      Happy Birthday to Jean Brewer!

Thursday, October 9

¨      7 p.m.        Bd. of Christian Education

Saturday, October 11

¨      10 a.m.-Noon        Lay Studies Class


Next Week is…

Worship Team II Sunday



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.


Church News


Parenting 101

Classes for Parenting 101 WILL NOT be held today.


Walk Like A Turkey

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.


Help with Meals

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.


Thank You!

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.


Christmas Project

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.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       9/14            9/21           9/28

                                                                 88               76              73


Current Expenses                            $1,805        $1,926       $1,173

Missions                                    291             316              95

BT&T                                        443             165              30

Total                                     $2,539         $2407       $1,298


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?

Very commendable.

What does she say?” The little boy replied,

“Thank God he’s in bed!”