~ ~ OCTOBER 26, 2008 ~ ~


                              FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                            October 26, 2008

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 & Worship        “Freely, Freely”                  No. 13 PB


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 46                                Pg. 623 OT


*Hymn                                    “A Mighty Fortress”             No. 260



*Unison Invocation              

            Righteous God, so fill us with your steadfast love that our hearts and souls are surrounded daily with your truth. Help us to build on strong foundations. Nurture our faith so we may bear good fruit, by the authority and power of Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.


*Silent Prayer & Meditation – The Lord’s Prayer (Using “debts”)


Anthem                       “Shine, Jesus, Shine”         Kendrick & Schrader


Children’s Time                                                               


*Hymn            “Jesus, Thy Boundless Love To Me”                  No. 366  


Scripture                     Romans 3:19-28                                Pg. 205 NT     


Message               “On Good Terms With God”      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                        “Because He Lives”                                    Insert





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


Lay Reader: Jennifer Slocum

Greeters: Marge Moulton & Pat Ames

Ushers: Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,

George Slocum, John FM Tharp

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

                                    *Doug Seager                    Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

*The family of Frances Hartwell                  

*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, October 26

¨      There will NOT be a Parenting Class today


Monday, October 27

¨      7:30 p.m.   Council of Churches meeting at St. Mark’s Episcopal


Wednesday, October 29

¨      7 p.m.        Youth group


Saturday, November 1

¨      10 a.m.-Noon        Lay Studies Class

¨      10 a.m.      Fall Fest Work Day at home of Cindy Ovens

Remember to turn your clocks BACK one hour at bedtime.


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is…

The “Thanks” Part of Thanksgiving

I Corinthians 1:4-9


Church News


Christmas for Utica Project

Time is drawing near to complete the project for the Refugee families in Utica. Lisa Wood and crew are making stars for the Christmas trees that will be donated. It would be a wonderful treat if we could also send along some donated small tree decorations. So, bring down those holiday decorations a little early, dust them off and see if you have anything to donate. There is a collection box in the office or you may contact Barbara Burke at 536-7020. We would like to mail these out in just a few weeks!


Turkey Walk

Sunday, Nov. 2 @ 1 p.m.

Are you a walker or a sponsor? Money raised will go towards purchasing turkeys for the Christmas for the Needy Baskets.


Coffee Hour

 Sunday, Nov. 2

Members of the Advisory Council will be on hand next

week at coffee hour to answer any questions you may

 have on the budget for 2009.  


Pot Luck Luncheon

Sunday, November 9               

The Bd. of Trustees will host a luncheon to kick off the Stewardship Drive. Ham with raisin sauce, coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided. Please bring a dish to share.


Thank You

The family of Frances Hartwell would like to thank you for all the kindnesses shown during this difficult time. The prayers, cards, and calls are all appreciated more than you know.


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 to create theme baskets

to join the ladies at 10 a.m. on October 25 and November 1,

 at the home of Cindy Ovens.


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       10/5            10/12           10/19

                                                                                      71                73


Current Expenses                            $2,595          $3,100         $1,508

Missions                                    784               358              367

BT&T                                        260               236              210

Total                                     $3,639          $3,694         $2,085



         Don’t ask for an easier life, ask to be a stronger person


The Hillbilly’s Ten Commandments

1.      Just one God.

2.      Honor yer Ma & Pa.

3.      No tellin’ tales or gossipin’.

4.      Git yerself to Sunday meetin’.

5.      Put nothin’ before God.

6.      No foolin’ around with another feller’s gal.

7.      No killin’.

8.      Watch yer mouth.

9.      Don’t take what ain’t yers.

10. Don’t be hankerin’ for yer buddy’s stuff.


Posted on a wall at Cross Trails Baptist Church in Harland City, KY



Working for God on earth  doesn’t pay much,

but His retirement plan is out of this world!