~ ~ OCTOBER 12, 2008 ~ ~


                                FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                     Penn Yan, New York

October 12, 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


*Hymn            “Lord, Speak to Me, that I May Speak”              No. 426             


*Silent Prayer & Invocation            

            The operative word here is “Go,” Lord. To make a start, step out in faith, trust the power of your Spirit, move out of our comfort zone, pick up the phone, mend a relationship, share the Love of Christ with another person - - these are the acts that demonstrate your presence in us. Send us forth with vigor and determination. Lead us to the people you seek to redeem. Let us bear your light. We pray this in the name of the one who gave himself for us and taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “Here I Am, Lord”                   Daniel L. Schutte


Children’s Time                                                               


*Hymn                        “Faith of Our Fathers”                              Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Greg Marion


Prayer’s of the People


Scripture                     Matthew 25:31-46                               Pg. 38 NT


Message                       “Don’t Be A Goat”                   Rev. John Tharp


Offertory                     “Go Light Your Candle”                     Chris Rice


*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                        “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”      No. 357

                                    Birthday choice of Doug Passage





*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Lay Reader: Erma Mullins

Greeters: George & Joyce Slocum

Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs, Bob Fullagar, Charlie Miller,

Greg Miller, Barbara 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        Alicia Hurlburt                       Barbara Stewart

Eva Jean Best            Kim Strong Imisides              Brad Stewart

*Bessie Bliss              Don Johnson                          Charlie Taylor

Pat Carroll                  Lori Lawrence                                    Phil Trautman

Judi Gibbs                  *Mary Ellen Mattison           Jean Wager

Bill Gillette                 *Doug Mattison                     Ralph Wilkes

*Marlene Guild          Barbara Mortensen               Jean Whitaker

Frances Hartwell        *Doug Seager                    Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Tuesday, October 14

¨      10:30 a.m. Mary & Martha Circle

¨      7 p.m.        Bd. of Trustees meeting

Wednesday, October 15

¨      7 p.m.        Youth group

Thursday, October 16

¨      Happy Birthday to Doug Passage!

¨      Happy Birthday to Greg Marion!

Friday, October 17

¨      6 p.m.        Festival of Faith Kick-Off All Church Chili Supper

Saturday, October 18

¨      10 a.m.-Noon        Lay Studies Class


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is…

“Every Baptist A Missionary” John 20:19-23

Special guest speaker: Dr. Denton Lotz


Church News



The fun begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, with a chili dinner. Everything is provided – just come and eat! Starting at 7 p.m. Denton Lotz will share a message on “The Clash of Civilizations and the Mission of the Church Today”. Gabriel’s Kids, a musical group from the Penn Yan United Methodist Church under the direction of Jeff Stempien, will provide special music. On Sunday, Oct. 19, Denton will speak again during Sunday worship. Come, join us for part or all of this very special weekend and bring a friend or 2 along. (The Chili dinner is free ~ however, donations will be happily accepted!)


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.



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 to the refugee families, let’s help them decorate!


Thank You!

Thank you to Worship Team II for all the time, prayer and work that went into the planning and preparation of this week worship service.

Thank you for your service to Penn Yan First Baptist Church.


Mary & Martha Circle

The members of the Circle will meet this Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. They will continue to roll and cut bandages to be sent out. Marge Moulton will bring dessert for the group (bring your own sandwich) and will share devotions.



Annual Fall Fest Bazaar  



Sponsored by the American Baptist Women

November 15, 2008

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Great Room


A silent auction will feature themed baskets, quilts and more

Baked goods & handmade items will also be for sale

Come right after breakfast, and stay for lunch.

                                            Soup or Chili starting at 11:30 a.m.



In preparation of this event, the women of ABW invite

anyone interested in helping create theme baskets

at the home of Cindy Ovens.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       9/21           9/28             10/5

                                                                 76              73


Current Expenses                            $1,926       $1,173         $2,595

Missions                                    316              95              784

BT&T                                        165              30              260

Total                                      $2407       $1,298         $3,639


Thought: Don’t let your worries get the best of you. Remember, Moses started out as a basket case



Take two tablets and call me

 in the morning.

                                                 ~ God



                                                                              by Chris Rice


There is a candle in every soul

Some brightly burning, some dark and cold

There is a Spirit who brings a fire

Ignites a candle and makes His home.

So carry your candle, run to the darkness

Seek out the helpless, confused and torn

 hold out your candle for all to see it

Take your candle, and go light your world

Take your candle, and go light your world.


Frustrated brother, see how he’s tried to

Light his own candle some other way

See now your sister,

 She’s been robbed and lied to

Still holds a candle without a flame

So carry your candle, run to the darkness

Seek out the lonely, the tired and worn

hold out your candle for all to see it

Take your candle, and go light your world

Take your candle and go light your world


Cause we are a family whose hearts are blazing

So let’s raise our candles and light up the sky

Praying to our Father, in the name of Jesus

Make us a beacon in darkest times

So carry your candle, run to the darkness

Seek out the helpless, deceived and poor

Hold out your candle for all to see it

Take your candle, and go light your world.

Carry your candle, run to the darkness

Seek out the helpless, confused and torn

Hold out your candle for all to see it

Take your candle, and go light your world

Take your candle, and go light your world

Take your candle, go light your world.