FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street November 25, 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
Church Business Meeting
Scripture Reading Joel 2:23-29 Pg. 987 OT
*Hymn “We Gather Together” No. 559
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Dear Lord, We thank you for the abundant harvest, for the times of celebration, for the faithfulness of your promise to redeem the years stolen by the drought, the poverty of spirit, and the emptiness of sorrow. Brighten our days with the gracious presence of your Holy Spirit. Let us dream good dreams, see grand visions, and live in the joy of your salvation. We ask this in the name of the Christ, who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Come and Thank Him” Jean Anne Shafferman
*Hymn “In the Garden” Insert
Birthday choice of Margaret Drakely
Prayers of the People
Scripture Isaiah 9:3 Pg. 752 OT
Message “Like Celebrating the Harvest” 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 “O Beautiful For Spacious Skies” No. 564
*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.
Lay Reader: Betty Johnson
Greeters: George & Joyce Slocum
Ushers: Rita & Ed Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,
George Slocum, John F.M. Tharp
Organist: Carrie Fuqua
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Thought: Big Bang theory: God spoke and “Bang!” it happened.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
¨ Adult SS: A Transformational Encounter – Genesis 27:41-28:22
¨ The Child Discipline Parenting Group will meet in the library
¨ Happy Birthday to Clifford LeBarr!
¨ Happy Birthday to Margaret Drakely!
¨ Fellowship Class will meet in the library at noon
¨ Happy Birthday to Marge Moulton!
Decorating of the Sanctuary
Come one and all to help decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas Season on Saturday, December 8, at 9 a.m. The more help we have the better – many hands make light work!
(Rumor has it there will be doughnuts!)
Paper goods (paper plates, cups and napkins) are needed for the kitchen. If you have extras left over from your summer picnics they will be gladly accepted.
2008 Calendars on Sale Now!
The Youth Group and the Board of Christian Education are selling 2008 Calendars to raise money for next year’s camping program. These beautiful calendars are titled, “God’s Creation” and have inspirational pictures and Bible verses and are selling for $12. Please help support our youth! See Greg Marion, Barbara Burke, a Christian Ed. member or stop by the office during business hours.
Christmas with Denver & the Mile High Orchestra!
The unique, big-band style of Denver & the Mile High Orchestra will focus on the joy of Christmas in a concert at the Elim Gospel Church in Lima on Sunday, December 9. If enough people are interested in going we will take the van. Contact the church office or Pat Ames by Dec. 2 if you plan to attend. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Artist Circle tickets are $17.50 and General Admission are $13.00. Tickets are available at www.fln.org or by calling 800-927-9083. Adding to the majesty of the evening will be a one-hundred-voice-choir directed by FLN Performing Arts Director Darren Litz and made up of listeners from throughout the Network.
Christmas for the Needy Annual Concert
Once again “Our Father’s Children” will host a holiday concert to benefit local charities. The “Reason for the Season” concerts will be held on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, beginning at 7 p.m., in the sanctuary. Admission is a new unwrapped toy or a non-perishable food item. All donations are given to supplement the Christmas for the Needy program and Food for the Needy.
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, “You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee”. The husband said, “You are in charge of the cooking around here and you should do it because it is your job.” Wife replies, “ No you should do it and besides it is in the Bible that the Man should do the coffee.” Husband replies, “I can’t believe that, show me.” So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and shows him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says: “HEBREWS”