~ ~ NOVEMBER 9, 2008 ~ ~


                                    FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          November 9, 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


Skit                                         “Food for Thought”


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 92:1-4                          Pg. 657 OT


*Hymn                        “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”      No. 551


*Silent Prayer & Invocation            

            You have great goodness in store for us, O Lord. The bounty of the harvest, the magnificent universe, the warmth of friendship and family, the richness of your Word – all these tell us of your great love for us. Draw us close to yourself so that we might praise you with gifts of service, compassion, and ministries that glorify your name. We ask this in the name of Him who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “With Every Breath”                      Ken Medema               


Children’s Time           


*Hymn                        “Faith of Our Fathers”                                Insert

                                    Birthday choice of Eva Jean Best


Prayers of the People                                                   


Scripture                     II Corinthians 9:6-15                        Pg. 245 NT


Message          The “Giving” Part of Thanksgiving      Rev. John Tharp


Video                          “The Plate”  




*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                        “Standing On the Promises”                       Insert

                                    Birthday hymn for Barbara Gage





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

This weeks worship service is a combined effort of Barbara Stewart, Cheryl Stewart and Stan Ovens.    Thank You!


Lay Reader: Pat Ames

Greeters: Brittany Griffin, Lisa Wood and Betty Johnson

Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs, Bob Fullagar, Charlie Miller, 

Greg Miller, Barbara 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:

Mrs. Susan Harding                         Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey                  

Prayers for:                                                  

Mary Armstrong        Kim Strong Imisides              Barbara Stewart

Eva Jean Best            Don Johnson                          Brad Stewart

*Bessie Bliss              Lori Lawrence                        Charlie Taylor

Pat Carroll                  *Mary Ellen Mattison           Phil Trautman

Judi Gibbs                  *Doug Mattison                     Jean Wager

Bill Gillette                 Barbara Mortensen               Ralph Wilkes

*Marlene Guild          *Emily Seager                        Jean Whitaker

Alicia Hurlburt           *Doug Seager                    Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, November 9

¨      11 a.m.      Parenting Class

¨      Noon         Stewardship Drive Dish to Pass Luncheon

Tuesday, November 11

¨      Veteran’s Day – The church office will be closed.

¨      10:30 p.m. Mary & Martha Circle – D&D provided by Milly B.

¨      7 p.m.        Deacons Meeting

¨      7 p.m.        Board of Missions Meeting

¨      Happy Birthday to Eva Jean Best!

¨      Happy Birthday to Barbara Gage!

Wednesday, November 12

¨      7 p.m.        Youth group

¨      7 p.m.        Bd. of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, November 13

¨      7 p.m.        Bd. of Christian Education Meeting

Saturday, November 15

¨      10 a.m.-Noon        Lay Studies Class

¨      9 a.m. – 1 p.m.      Fall Fest Bazaar!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is…

Holidays and Holy Days

Romans 14:5-12


Church News


~~ Fall Fest Bazaar ~~

Sponsored by the American Baptist Women

Saturday, November 15

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.



Utica Christmas

The stars are made and we have a nice start on the donated small tree decorations. We would like to thank all those who helped out in every way! The box will be mailed out this week, however you still have a few days to get some things ready. Contact Barbara Burke at 536-7020



December Newsletter

Is your group or committee planning something special for the Advent Season?  Be sure to leave the information with the office so that it can be passed along in the newsletter. The final date for submissions will be Thursday, November 20.


In the Library

Two new additions to the church library are: The Gospel of John DVD, and a small booklet titled; God’s Gift for Mothers.

Be sure to visit the library for these and many other resources. As always, use the sign out sheet to log your borrowed items.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       10/19           10/26            11/2

                                                                   73               70                70


Current Expenses                              $1,508           $910         $3,600

Missions                                      367             493           1,446

BT&T                                          210               30              454

Total                                       $2,085        $1,433         $5,500