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~ ~ NOVEMBER 23, 2008 ~ ~
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street November 23, 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 and Thanks
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Romans 12:1-2 Pg. 215 NT
*Hymn “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” No. 551
Early birthday choice for Marge Moulton
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Thank you, Lord, for the words of Jesus, “You will worship the Lord in spirit and truth.” Let us give our lives as an offering to you. As we feel your forgiveness at work in us, let us offer our thanks and praise in an attitude of worship. Transform our minds and hearts until we become like Jesus. We ask your blessing upon these days and upon our worship even as we pray the prayer that Jesus taught us…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “We Thank You, Lord” Price & Besig
*Hymn “In the Garden” Insert
Birthday choice of Margaret Drakely
Prayers of the People
Scripture Malachi 3:6-12 Pg. 1040 OT
Message “Bring in the Full Tithe” 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 “Let All Things Now Living” No. 554
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
The flowers on the altar are placed in loving memory of Elsie “Peg” Pond from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lay Reader: Greg Miller
Greeters: Lyle Conrad & Sean Ahearn
Ushers: Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,
George Slocum, John FM Tharp
Organist: Carrie Ahearn
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
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
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
* Family of JoAnn Hartwig, (sister of Milly Bloomquist) who passed
away last week.
*Indicates that special prayers are needed.
Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones
Community Service of Thanksgiving
Tonight at 7:00 p.m.
at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church
An ecumenical choir will be bringing special music and the
Rev. David Smith, pastor of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
will bring the Thanksgiving message
A special offering will be received for Food for the Needy.
Please join with others from our faith community,
as we give thanks for all of God’s blessings in our lives.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
¨ 11 a.m. Parenting Class
¨ 7 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Service (see above)
¨ 7 p.m. Youth group
¨ Happy Thanksgiving !
¨ Happy Birthday to Margaret Drakely !
If you have questions feel free to contact Beth DeLooza.
COMING SOON !
THE RETIRED MINISTERS & MISSIONARIES OFFERING
On Sunday, December 14, our congregation will receive the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering.
The RMMO is an annual ABCUSA offering that provides
(1) Thank You checks to over 3,000 retired American Baptist ministers and missionaries or their widowed spouses, based on 15 or more years of ABC service, and (2) emergency and other financial assistance based on need.
Our 2008 goal is $800.00. Please help us
Remember Them with Love and Give with Gratitude.
RETIRED MINISTERS AND MISSIONARIES OFFERING
Administered by the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board
REMEMBER with LOVE
GIVE with GRATITUDE
Monday, Nov. 24 @ 7:30 p.m.
St. Michael’s Church
Friday, December 5
Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Juice, Coffee, Tea or Milk
Serving: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
$18 ~ family $6 ~ adult $4 ~ 5-12 yrs
St. Michael’s Church Dining Hall
Friday, December 5
The Keuka Comfort Care Home will be raffling a handmade Gingerbread House in front of J. Carey & Co. on Main St. during Starshine. Tickets are $1 a piece and you’ll receive a cookie sample as a reminder of the Holiday Cookie Walk fundraiser, which takes place on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Presbyterian Church. Don’t miss this opportunity to support our community’s Comfort Care Home and a chance to win a Gingerbread House !
Thought: Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
It takes 20 years to build
a reputation and five
minutes to ruin it.
If you think about that,
you’ll do things differently.
~ Warren Buffet