FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street October 7, 2007
Penn Yan, New York 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 Worship “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart” No. 326
Birthday Hymn of Jean Brewer
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Psalm 37:1-9 OT Pg. 616
*Hymn “This Is My Father’s World” No. 293
Birthday Choice of Polly Logan
Increase our Faith, O God, that we may dare to deal with difficult matters. So fill us with your truth that we will not be ashamed to share its demands or its promises. If suffering must come, grant us insight and strength to endure. Point our thoughts beyond ourselves so we may know and serve you well for all your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*Silent Prayer & Meditation-The Lord’s Prayer (Using “debts”)
Special Music “He Leadeth Me” Christine Conklin
*Hymn “Lead On, O King Eternal” No. 447
Prayers of the People
Scripture 2 Timothy 2:1-7 NT Pg.288
Message “Don’t Break The Chain” Rev. Don Lawrence
Offertory “It Is Well With My Soul” 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
*Hymn “Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me” No. 366
Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper
Reading of The Church Covenant
Words of Institution
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
*Hymn “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” No. 438
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Anyone who would like to profess faith in Christ or seek membership in our church is welcome to come forward during the last hymn.
Thought: Exercise daily – walk with the Lord!
Lay Reader: Jack Clancy
Greeters: Gladys Kjar & Shane Furman
Ushers: Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Greg Marion,
Nancy Marion, Erma Mullins and Cheryl Stewart
Organist: Carrie Fuqua
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Homestead: Alberta Gottshall Willie Nelson
Onnalee Mallory Luella Passage
Glenna Allen Alice Wise
Clinton Crest: Ralph Seager Milly Burke
The Manor: Ruth Hollister
Friends with long term-illness: Elmer Cranmer
Loved ones serving in the Armed Forces:
Jennifer Willson Jamie Twist Conal Smith Shane Slayton (Keuka College Student)
Our Special Interest Missionaries: *see bulletin boards for more info
Rev. Virgil Nelson Kathy Pearce
Helen Ansley Yvonne Decker Doug Passage
Mary Armstrong Bill Gillette Billie Potts
*Anna Arredondo (Mother of Anna Scheel) Linda Potts
Roy Bell *Mary Beth Greene Nancy Putnam
Eva Jean Best Marlene & Gene Guild Lucas Ryska
Bessie Bliss Kim Strong Imisides Corrina Schultz
Milly Bloomquist Carolyn Johnson Necia Smith
Pat Carroll Bob & Mary Jones Charlie Taylor
Rachel Carter Bill LaRock Jean Wager
Sherry Case Lori Lawrence Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Marge Cornell *Erma Mullins
*Family of Roger Perry in the death of his mother, Virginia Ruth Perry
* indicates those in particular need of prayer
¨ Parenting Group will meet upstairs following worship
¨ 12:15 p.m. Gad-Abouts trip to Atlanta for chicken & biscuits
¨ Happy Birthday to Polly Logan!
¨ Happy Birthday to Jean Brewer!
¨ 10:30 a.m. Mary & Martha Circle
¨ 7 p.m. Board of Trustees
Thursday, October 11
¨ 7 p.m. Board of Christian Education
¨ 4 p.m. Betty’s Local Harvest Celebration at YC Fairgrounds
The Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, October 18, beginning at 7 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to plan the budget for 2008. Each board and committee is required to have a representative attend who will present the figures for your portion of the budget.
This event has been set for Saturday, October 20. We will be leaving from the church parking lot at 12:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Our White Cross Request for 2007-2008 has just been received. If you wish to help fill this year’s request, you may sign the sheet at the front of the sanctuary. Most of the items must be brought in by November 15. The following items are needed for Stewart Community Baptist Church in Carson City, Nevada: small toys, new Bibles, gift wrap, ribbon, gift tags and hand puppets. The Veteran’s Village in the Philippines has asked for boy’s shirts and shorts or pants. We will also be making bandages and patchwork pieces. Please see Kathie Lawrence if you have any questions. Sign up today to help!
Fall Fest Bazaar
Work days have been set for preparing for the bazaar. We will meet at the home of Cindy Ovens from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays, October 20 (please note change in date) & 27. Bring your own lunch and ideas for theme baskets.
The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches annual “Turkey Walk” will take place on Sunday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m. departing from FBC. For more information on being a walker or sponsor, contact
Mickie Christiansen at 536-6345.
Interfaith Peace Forum
Our Lady of Peace Parish Center in Geneva will be hosting an Interfaith Peace Forum on Thursday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Come to hear what representatives of different traditions bring from their faith communities to promote harmony and peace. 789-2686 ext. 104 for more information.
Betty’s Local Harvest Celebration
In honor of Betty Bistoff, a founding HUBBA member who recently passed away, HUBBA will be hosting a Harvest Celebration on Saturday, October 13, at the Yates County Fairgrounds. Along with other activities, we will have a sit down family style dinner made with all local produce. This is a FREE event for the community.
Do you have an hour to help deliver meals to homebound seniors? The Yates Office for the Aging Nutrition Program needs volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors and to help pack meals at our Penn Yan Grange kitchen site. If you have an hour a day, an hour a week, or an hour a month: We Need You! Please call Deb Fox at 536-6038 to find out how you can help. We pay round trip mileage from your home. Thank You!
On an insert you will find information on Food Sense, a program run by Office for the Aging. For $15.50 you will receive about $30 of food. This is available to anyone.
I have been driven upon my knees many times
with the conviction that I had nowhere else to go.