FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street October 14, 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 Praise
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading and Invocation Isaiah 6:1-8 OT Pg. 749
*Hymn “Faith of Our Fathers” Insert Birthday choice of Greg Marion
Mission to Mexicali – a mini report Nancy, John and Pastor John
Anthem “The Old Rugged Cross” John Inness
*Hymn “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” Insert Birthday Hymn of Marlene Guild
Prayers of the People
Scripture John 6:60-70 NT Pg. 133
Message “Jesus: Heart Of Our Mission” Rev. Daniel Chetti
*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 Hymn of Rev. Douglas Passage
*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: When life needs rebooting, remember – Jesus saves!
Lay Reader: Brittany Griffin
Greeters: Fran Morse & Judi Gibbs
Ushers: Mary & Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,
Greg Miller, and Barbara 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
¨ A special coffee hour in the Great Room to visit with Rev. Chetti
¨ Parenting Group will meet upstairs following worship
¨ There is no Adult Sunday School Class today.
¨ Happy Birthday to Christina Tharp!
¨ Happy Birthday to Rev. Douglas Passage!
¨ Happy Birthday to Greg Marion!
¨ Noon Fellowship Class in the library.
¨ 7 p.m. Nominating Committee in the library
Thursday, October 18
¨ 2 p.m. Memorial Service for Virginia Ruth Perry
¨ 7 p.m. Advisory Council in the library
¨ 6 p.m. Festival of Faith gets underway in the Great Room
¨ Happy Birthday to Marlene Guild!
¨ 10 a.m. Fall Fest Work Day at home of Cindy Ovens
¨ 12:30 p.m. Youth Group trip to Ithaca Science Center
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 boys’ 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 to prepare for the bazaar. We will meet at the home of Cindy Ovens from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. October 20 & 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.
Our trip to Utica was successful, with two trailers delivering all that we had gathered plus 14 bicycles! We are anticipating another trip in December. Please keep this in mind as you do your fall clean-up. Jim & Edith Davison are requesting the following items: clean, washable winter jackets and clothing, dishes, cooking utensils, rice cookers, irons and bicycles.
Be a part of the team! The newsletter is written by you, the members of the Church, and is for everyone to read and enjoy. If you would like to submit an article for
publication, they are due by the 20th of every
month. We welcome articles about church activities,
current events relating to religion and personal
testimonies. We look forward to seeing your ideas!
FESTIVAL OF FAITH 2007
~ 6 p.m. Our World Famous Baked Spaghetti Dinner
~ 7 p.m. Festival Worship with “Common Ground” a Christian Blue Grass Band, from Canandaigua United Church
~ Randy Snavely, “The Sports Guy” on Family Life Network, our keynote speaker: “When God Looks Down” Psalm 14:1-3. FLM can be found at 91.9 FM or 93.7 FM.
Sunday, Oct. 21
~ 10 a.m. Festival Sunday Morning Worship
~ Choir Anthem “Is This Not The Land Of Beulah?”
~ Randy Snavely, “When God Looks Up” Isaiah 66:1-2
~ 11 a.m. Coffee Hour with Randy in the Great Room.
Guest Preacher: Rev. Daniel Chetti
The Rev. Daniel Chetti, American Baptist Missionary who has been serving in Lebanon, is our Guest Preacher today. He is currently spending this year on “Home Assignment” with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Rachel, with relatives in Oregon. Dan is one of the leaders at the World Mission Conference in Canandaigua this weekend.
Dan and Sarah have spent the last four years at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon, where he taught theology, coordinated graduate studies and provided administrative assistance to the academic dean, while Sarah worked on the development and management of the seminary’s library. Together, they were also involved in ministries in a local prison and with the Sudanese Congregation that meets at Fanar Baptist Church.
In the midst of the Hezballah/Israel war last July, daughter Rachel was evacuated to Oregon and completed her High School education there. She is attending the Community College in Eugene, Oregon this year. Dan and Sarah are spending much time this year visiting churches and providing seminars on topics such as: “More Than Meets The Eye: Understanding Islam and Muslim People.”
He asks that we pray for the following concerns:
~ For the people of the U.S. as they try to fathom the senseless violence in the Middle East.
~ For the safety and the effective witness of the minority Christians in the Middle East and the Muslim lands.
~ For the ministry and service of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Beirut, Lebanon.
~ For daughter, Rachel as she is still having health issues with increase in blood pressure.
You are setting an example, whether you want to or not.