~ ~ NOVEMBER 2, 2008 ~ ~


                          FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          November 2, 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       


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 66:1-9                          Pg. 635 OT


*Hymn                        “Now Thank We All Our God”             No. 555


*Silent Prayer & Invocation            

            Dear Lord, You are still doing wonderful acts. Demonstrate your power in our midst, scatter the skeptics, light your fire in our hearts, make our shouts of praise loud and our works of good deeds full of honor for your name. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Anthem                       “Give Us A Vision”                    Pepper Choplin


Children’s Time                                                                


Mission Chorus                      “Alabare’”     


Scripture                     I Corinthians 1:4-9                             Pg. 220 NT    


Message          “The Thanks Part of Thanksgiving”     Rev. John 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                        “Amazing  Grace”                       No. 280 vs. 1,2

                                    Birthday choice of Jeanette O’Brien


Ordinance of The Lord’s Supper

                                    Welcome to The Lord’s Table

                                    Vision Statement

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks

                                    The Lord’s Prayer


*Hymn                        “Amazing Grace”                        No. 280 vs. 4,5





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


Lay Reader: Tammy Miller

Greeters: Kathryn Warren & Marge Cornell

Ushers: Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Erma Mullins, Cheryl 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

                                    *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, November 2

¨      Q & A on next year’s budget during coffee hour

Tuesday, November 4

¨      Election Day – get out and VOTE!

Wednesday, November 5

¨      6 p.m.        Youth group in the kitchen

Saturday, November 8

¨      10 a.m.-Noon        Lay Studies Class

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


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is…

The “Giving” Part of Thanksgiving

II Corinthians 9:6-15


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.

Meet here at 1 p.m. to register to walk or to donate to the cause!

Benefits the Christmas for the Needy Baskets


Coffee Hour

 Sunday, Nov. 2

Members of the Advisory Council will be on hand 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.



go out to Stacy Whitney, daughter of Judi Gibbs. Stacy was awarded the Lions Club Community Spirit Award 2008. Ten years ago Stacy started the Children’s Clothes Closet when she saw a need in the community to help families clothe their children with gently used donated clothing. Through donations and monetary support.


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?                       10/12           10/19           10/26

                                                                   71                73               70


Current Expenses                              $3,100         $1,508           $910

Missions                                      358              367             493

BT&T                                          236              210               30

Total                                       $3,694         $2,085        $1,433