FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street November 11, 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 Romans 8:12-17 Pg. 210 NT
*Hymn “Faith of Our Fathers” Insert
Birthday choice of Eva Jean Best
Dear Lord, Our human nature has a powerful way of drawing us off course. We want to serve you and be faithful to you, but we are distracted by human desires, by pride and by putting religion in the place of a personal relationship with Christ. Open our eyes, Lord. Open our hearts. Let us feel the guidance of your Holy Spirit. We ask this in the name of the One who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Give Thanks” Smith & Wilson
*Hymn “Standing On the Promises” Insert
Birthday selection of Barbara Gage
Prayers of the People
Scripture John 1:6-18 Pg. 124 NT
Message “Knowing Who Jesus Is” 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 “Now Thank We All Our God” No. 555
*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.
Thought: Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.
Lay Reader: Judi Gibbs
Greeters: Eva Dillon & Erma Mullins
Ushers: Mary & Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,
Greg Miller and Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Fuqua
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Our Prayer Concerns…
At the Homestead: Alberta Gottshall Willie Nelson
Glenna Allen Alice Wise Onnalee Mallory Luella Passage
Clinton Crest: Ralph Seager Milly Burke
Friends with long term-illness: Elmer Cranmer
Loved ones serving in the Armed Forces:
Jennifer Willson Jamie Twist Conal Smith Shane Slayton (Keuka College Student)
Our Special Interest Missionaries: *see bulletin boards for more info
Rev. Virgil Nelson Kathy Pearce
Helen Ansley Yvonne Decker Doug Passage
Mary Armstrong Bill Gillette Billie Potts
Roy Bell Mary Beth Greene Linda Potts
Eva Jean Best Marlene & Gene Guild Nancy Putnam
Bessie Bliss Kim Strong Imisides Lucas Ryska
Milly Bloomquist Carolyn Johnson Corrina Schultz
Pat Carroll Bob & Mary Jones Necia Smith
Rachel Carter Bill LaRock Charlie Taylor
Sherry Case Lori Lawrence Jean Wager
Marge Cornell Erma Mullins Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
* indicates those in particular need of prayer
¨ Topic for Adult SS Class is Family & Challenges – Genesis 25
¨ The Dr. Dobson Parenting Group
¨ Noon – Filippino Brunch
¨ 3 p.m. F. L. Assoc. Annual Meeting-Wayne Village Baptist
¨ 10:30 a.m. Mary & Martha Circle-will meet to roll bandages for the Congo. Bring scissors, needle and thread.
¨ 7 p.m. Board of Trustees
¨ 7 p.m. Diaconate
¨ 7 p.m. Missions
¨ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fall Fest Bazaar!
The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches invites you to celebrate as a community of faith at the annual Community Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 18, at 7 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Penn Yan. Plans are underway for an ecumenical choir and a special offering will be received for “Food for the Needy.” The Rev. Barbara Gifford, pastor of the Branchport and Italy Valley United Methodist Churches will bring the Thanksgiving message. Please join with others from our faith community, as we give thanks for all of God’s blessings in our lives.
Be a part of the team! The newsletter is written by you, the members of the church, and is for everyone to read and enjoy.
If you would like to submit an article for publication,
they are due by the 20th of every month. We welcome
articles about church activities, current events relating
to religion and personal testimonies. We look forward
to seeing your ideas!
Joyce Slocum has several kittens that need a warm and loving home. Please give her a call at 536-8080.
A marriage requires falling in love many times.
Always with the same person.