FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street October 21, 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.
Festival of Faith Sunday
Songs of Praise “Come into His Presence” No. 70 PB
“As the Deer” No. 33 PB
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Psalm 29 Pg. 610 OT
*Hymn “Shine, Jesus Shine” No. 77 PB
We praise you, O Lord. We thank you for the joy of faith, for the gift of your Son, for the guiding presence of your Holy Spirit, and for the amazing bounty of your love. Flood us with the desire to serve you until we are moved to give all we are and all we have to honor and glorify your name. We pray this in the name of him who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Is This Not the Land of Beulah?” Stan Pethel
*Hymn “Take My Life” No. 391
Birthday hymn of Pam Scutt
Prayers of the People
Scripture Isaiah 66:1-2 Pg. 813 OT
Message “When God Looks Up” Randy Snavely
*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 “Open My Eyes” No. 324
Birthday choice of Bob Fullagar
*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.
Lay Reader: George Slocum
Greeters: Marge Moulton & Fran Morse
Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Margaret Hartwell,
Clifford LeBarr, Cindy & Stan Ovens
Organist: Carrie Fuqua
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Thought: There are two ways of being rich. One is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with what you’ve got.
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Homestead: Alberta Gottshall Willie Nelson
Glenna Allen Alice Wise Onnalee Mallory Luella Passage
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
* indicates those in particular need of prayer
¨ Following worship there will be a coffee hour in the Great Room to visit with Randy Snavely.
¨ The Dr. Dobson series Parenting Group will meet upstairs following the worship service.
¨ 9 a.m. Food for the Needy set up
Thursday, October 25
¨ 9 a.m. Food for the Needy packing
¨ Happy Birthday to Pam Scutt!
¨ Happy Birthday to Scott Robbins!
¨ Happy Birthday to Bob Fullagar!
¨ 9 a.m. Food for the Needy distribution
¨ 10 a.m. Fall Fest work day at the home of Cindy Oven
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!
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.
The Board of Trustees annual luncheon is just two weeks away! This event is the kick off of our Stewardship Drive and is planned for Sunday, Nov. 4, immediately following Sunday School. We will furnish desserts and beverages and the congregation is asked to bring a dish to share and your own place settings. We look forward to seeing you there to join us for food, fun and fellowship!
Knit & Crochet
Are you interested in learning a new hobby to take you through the long winter months? Come to the church library on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 1-3 p.m. Even if you are experienced and just want companionship while working, come join us. Not sure what you need to get started? Call Shelley at 585-526-6845 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
A community member has offered free firewood for the taking. Call Mr. Alconero at 536-8135 for information.