FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street June 24, 2007
Penn Yan, New York 10:30 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.
Teacher Appreciation Sunday
Songs of Praise
Welcome and Announcements
Reading Matthew 13:24-30 Pg. 19 NT
*Hymn “Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise” Insert
Birthday choice of Stan Ovens
Silent Prayer and Invocation (in unison)
Dear Lord, The devil is so eager to plant weeds in our lives and in our world. Help us not to be discouraged when wickedness, violence, sickness, and despair spoil the good world you have created. Show us that sin does not have the final word. Show us the healing goodness of Jesus Christ who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Special Music Nancy Tharp
*Prayers with the People
*Hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” Insert
Birthday hymn of Warner Gibbs
Scripture Ecclesiastes 11:9, 12:8 Pg. 733 OT
Message “Over The Hedge” Pastor 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 “Take My Life and Let It Be” No. 391
Birthday choice of Diane DeLooza
*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: The good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
Join Us as We Congratulate our Graduates!
Penn Yan Academy
BA in Public Relations
Today We Celebrate our Sunday School Teachers
and those who assist
the Board of Christian Education
Erin Ahearn Pam Scutt
Barbara Burke George Slocum
Shelley Bicksler Joyce Slocum
Ed Castillo Cheryl Stewart
Lyle Conrad Tau Tu
Beth DeLooza John Tharp
Diane DeLooza John F.M. Tharp
Amber Ellis Nancy Tharp
Brittany Griffiths Sue Willson
Betty Johnson Lisa Wood
Lay Reader: Erma Mullins
Greeters: Charlie Miller and Matt Scutt
Ushers: 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
¨ Happy Birthday to Diane DeLooza!
¨ Happy Birthday to Warner Gibbs!
¨ Happy Birthday to Stan Ovens!
¨ 8:30 a.m. – noon Vacation Bible School
Large sized garbage bags are needed for the church building. If you are able to donate any, you may drop them off to the church office.
A pair of glasses was found in the sanctuary pew. They may be picked up at the office.
Don’t borrow sorrow from tomorrow.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will be holding a Christian Day Camp for all who have completed grades K-4. Camp will run July 16-20, from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and it’s FREE! Call 536-8165.
Penn Yan United Methodist Church will be holding VBS in the evenings July 9 – 13, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. A light supper will be served. For more information and registration, you may call 536-6711.
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Current Expenses $3,400 $1,812 675
Missions 782 678 291
Total $4,182 $2,490 $966
Building for Today & Tomorrow $90
Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II $675
The church just finished our 5th year of payments of a 15 yr. mortgage.
Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II
Report as of 6/14
The Trustees have approved a Memorial Tree. You may designate your donation to the Memorial Tree. All donations will go toward the payment of mortgage payments for the next 14 years. Watch for more about the project.
This campaign is to pay the mortgage on the Memorial Building
June 2007-June 2008 – amount to be raised $30,000.
Mortgage Payment Breakdown: Principal $1,143.25
Phase II Campaign:
12 pledges $14,763.25
Annual pledges 5,685.00
Total $31, 894.80
Ecclesiastes 11:9 – 12:8
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;
Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and the desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity