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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street November 15, 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
Scripture Reading Isaiah 35:1-10 Pg. 774 OT
*Hymn “Come Christians Join to Sing” No. 150
We call upon you, O Lord, to strengthen our hands, our knees, our minds, and our desire to right those wrongs, heal those wounds, and seek the last in your name. Freshen our spirits by the power of your love working in us. Touch our hearts with those needs which hinder the work of wholeness in the lives of those around us. Fill us with love as we offer the prayer Jesus taught us....
*The Lord's Prayer
Anthem “Let All Things Now Living” Davis
*Hymn “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” No. 357
Birthday choice of Marge Cornell
Prayers for the People
Scripture II Corinthians 12:7-10 No. 248 NT
Message “Out of Tragedy - Strength” Rev. John Tharp
Featuring a dialogue with Ken Anderson
*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 “The Old Rugged Cross” Insert
Birthday hymn of Judi Gibbs
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
Lay Reader: Anne Perry
Greeters: Lisa Wood & Brittany Griffin
Ushers: Stan Ovens, Cindy Ovens, Clifford LaBarr
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 - “”What Do Angels Do?
Pre-Teen Program – Key Theme: “Who Is Jesus?”
“What if Jesus Is A Lunatic”
Adult Program – Key Theme: “Covenant Communities”
“Gideon: An Unexpected Leader”
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 Frieda Slocum
Eva Jean Best Don Johnson Brad Stewart
Kathleen Beyea Lori Lawrence Charlie Taylor
Barbara Gifford Barbara Mortensen Elliot Vorce
Chris Fuqua Mary Murphy Rick Weir
Bill Gillette *Georgia Ovens Emma Wheeler
Mary Gillette Lorraine Phillips Ralph Wilkes
The Schroo Family
Gary Fuller having heart surgery
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 one.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
Monday, November 16
¨ 7 pm Community Chorus
Wednesday, November 18
¨ 9 am Food for the Needy-set up
¨ 5 pm Backpack Program
¨ 6:30 pm Girl Scouts
¨ 7 pm Membership Class -“Learning to use the Bible as a
Thursday, November 19
¨ 9 am Food for the Needy – pack
¨ 7 pm Boy Scout meeting
Friday, November 20
¨ 9 am Food for the Needy - distribution
December Newsletter Deadline
Please submit your articles by tomorrow, 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,
COMMITMENT SUNDAY is November 29!
Remember God's generosity, His sustaining presence, and His faithfulness to each and everyone of us as you prayerfully consider your gifts of Time, Talents, and Treasure this season. As thankful stewards, let's remain faithful to God!
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.
Holiday Cookie Walk
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.
We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship.
Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.
Attendance and Financial Report
Were you here? 10/25 11/1 11/8
Current Expenses $2,401 $4,220 $820
Missions 1,892 780 273
BT&T 61 407 5,645
Total $4,354 $5,407 $6,738
God is good all the time.
And all the time God is good.