FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street October 28, 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.
Songs of Praise
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Isaiah 42:1-4 Pg. 783 O
*Hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory” No. 420
Dear Lord, We would be your servants. Place in us the desire to reach those far and near with the Good News of your forgiveness, the healing of your grace, and the empowerment of your Holy Spirit. Use our hands, our minds, our prayers, and our gifts to bring light to places of darkness and love to all people. We ask this in the name of the One who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “This Lonesome Valley” Price & Besig
*Hymn “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” No. 562 Birthday choice of Ralph Seager
Prayers of the People
Scripture Matthew 5:13-16 Pg. 5 NT
Message “The Church is Mission” Rev. John R. Tharp
*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 “In Christ There Is No East or West” No. 439
*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: Rita Castillo
Greeters: Betty Johnson, Lisa Wood and Brittney Griffin
Ushers: Rita & Ed Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,
George Slocum, John F.M. Tharp
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: Is there not comfort in prayer, which is not elsewhere to be found? Stonewall Jackson to his wife - 1859
¨ The Dr. Dobson series Parenting Group will meet upstairs following the worship service.
¨ 1:30 p.m. Annual Turkey Walk
Happy Birthday to Ralph Seager!
Next Sunday, during the worship service we will be dedicating our newly furnished chapel. New chairs have been purchased and a stained glass piece created by Rita Castillo hangs in the window.
Please take time to experience the chapel for quiet meditation and reflection.
The Board of Trustees annual luncheon is a week away! This event is the kick off for our Stewardship Drive and is planned for Sunday, Nov. 4, immediately following Sunday School. Trustees 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. Our first project will be to create 6-inch squares for Pam Scutt’s quilt for the Keuka Comfort Care Home. Not sure what you need to get started? Call Shelley at 585-526-6845 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finger Lakes Association
Everyone is invited to attend the Finger Lakes Association of ABC Annual Meeting at the Wayne Village Baptist Church on Sunday, November 11. The program includes: a report by Evelyn Emmerson and Ruth Spencer about Green Lake; devotions, pot luck dinner, annual reports and election of officers. Registration begins at 3 p.m.
Greeters list for November
Nov. 4 – Marge Moulton & Viola Gray
Nov. 11 – Erma Mullins & Eva Dillon
Nov. 18 – Kathryn Warren & Marge Cornell
Nov. 25 – Joyce & George Slocum
A community member has offered free firewood for the taking. Call Mr. Alconero at 536-8135 for information.
Life may not always be the party we hoped for;
but while we are here we might as well dance!