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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street November 8, 2009
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
Church Business Meeting
Scripture Reading John 1:1-9 Pg. 123 NT
*Hymn “Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak” No. 426
Dear Lord, In you we have light and life. Without you we have neither. We pray that you would shine in our lives to chase away the shadows and brighten our world. Let your Word become more precious to us so that we may be bright torches in a dark and hungry world. We pray this in the name of Him who is the light and has taught us to pray...
*The Lord's Prayer
Anthem “Give Thanks” Smith & Wilson
*Hymn “Standing on the Promises” Insert
Birthday choice of Barbara Gage
Prayers for the People
Scripture Matthew 5:13-16 Pg. 6 NT
Message “Let Your Light So Shine” 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 “We Give Thee but Thine Own” No. 428
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Greg Marion
Greeters: George Jensen & Paul Nash
Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs,
Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Website: pennyanfbc.com
Today's Sunday School Topics
Elementary Program - “How Do I Get To Heaven?”
Pre-Teen Program – Key Theme: “Who Is Jesus?”
“What If Jesus Is A Liar?”
Adult Program – Key Theme: “Covenant Communities”
“Joshua: A Leader For The People”
Please Be In Prayer For
At Clinton Crest: Burton Barcliff Margaret Hartwell
Alice Fairbrother Gerry Lane
At the Homestead: Helen Ansley Virginia DeLooza
Alberta Gottshall Viola Gray Willie Nelson
Luella Passage Dick Sharman Irene Wachala
At the Manor: Helena Cranmer Kathleen Clayson
Our Special Missionaries:
Ms. Kristy Engel ~ Dominican Republic
Ms. Cynthia Harper ~ Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester
Mary Armstrong John Paul Hunt The Schroo Family
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson Frieda Slocum
Kathleen Beyea Lori Lawrence Brad Stewart
Barbara Gifford Barbara Mortensen Charlie Taylor
Chris Fuqua Mary Murphy Rick Weir
Bill Gillette *Georgia Ovens Emma Wheeler
Mary Gillette Lorraine Phillips Ralph Wilkes
Drew Guild- involved in a car accident
President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time
Ryan Barkley 19 year old facing heart surgery in Nov.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
FALL FEST BAZAAR
Saturday, Nov. 14
9 am – 1 pm
Silent Auction of Theme Baskets
quilts * baked goodies
soup & chili lunch
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
¨ Noon Stewardship Drive Kick-Off Potluck Luncheon
Monday, November 9
¨ 7 pm Community Chorus
Tuesday, November 10
¨ 10:30 am Mary & Martha Circle
¨ 5:30 pm Parenting Class
¨ 6:30 pm Girl Scout Meeting
¨ 7 pm Trustee's Meeting
¨ 7 pm Bd. Of Missions Meeting
Wednesday, November 11
¨ 5 pm Backpack Program
¨ 7 pm Membership Class -“Learning the Message of the
Hebrew and Christian Scriptures”
Thursday, November 12
¨ Donations to Utica
¨ 5:30 pm Parenting Class
¨ 7 pm Boy Scout meeting
Saturday, November 14
9 am - 1 pm Fall Fest Bazaar!
Next Week’s Theme & Scripture
“Out of Tragedy - Strength”
II Corinthians 12:7-10
Featuring a dialogue with Ken Anderson
Church Website –
New address: pennyanfbc.com
Finger Lakes Association Annual Meeting
Today, at Altay Baptist Church. 2:30-registration; 3pm-program; 5pm-dish to pass supper. Guest speaker: Rev. Dr. Donald Rasmussen, Interim Executive Minister, ABC/NYS.
Donations for Burmese Refugees
Pastor John will be making a trip to Utica Nov. 12, for the Burmese Refugee Relief. Household goods, winter clothing, blankets, anything to set up a home is needed.
December Newsletter Deadline
Please submit your articles by Monday, November 16.
They're Expecting a Baby Girl!
Help us in welcoming a new baby for John & Tanya Gant, due near the end of the month. There is a list in the foyer with ideas. You may leave you gift in the box or with the office. Be sure to sign the congratulations card too! Call Cathy MacDougall at 536-2899 if you need more information,
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 22, 7pm St. Mark's Episcopal Church
The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches invites you to celebrate as a community of faith at the annual Community Service of Thanksgiving. An ecumenical choir will be bringing special music and the Rev. Michele Fischer of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, will bring the Thanksgiving message. A special offering will be received for Food for the Needy. Join with others from our faith community as we give thanks for all of God's blessings in our lives.
The Keuka Comfort Care Home is seeking Cookie Bakers for the 2nd annual Holiday Cookie Walk. They are looking for bakers to make 6 doz. of the same type of cookie. Interesting, fancy, and hard to find sell the best. Visit keukacomfortcarehome.org/cookie or call Meredith at 315-694-1775. The walk will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19.
The Office for the Aging provides transportation to and from church for those with special needs. If you need a ride from this service, call David & Mickie Christiansen at 536-6345 before 8 am on Sunday.
Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.
In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.
If you don't like Him,
the devil will always
take you back.