PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
BULLETIN FOR SUNDAY
JULY 15, 2007


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ORDER OF OUR SERVICE OF WORSHIP AND PRAISE:

                                            FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                          July 15, 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.

 

 

Prelude

 

Songs of Praise

                       

Welcome and Announcements

 

Scripture Reading                  Philippians 2:12-16               Pg. 267 NT

 

*Hymn                        “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                    No. 276

                                     Birthday Song of Margaret Hartwell

                                   

*Silent Prayer & Invocation (in unison)

           

            Change our hearts, O God, so that we are more willing to change our direction. Let the mark of our fellowship be a joyful and united spirit. Gladden us when we face hard times and strengthen us when we are challenged. Let us be the people of Christ in a hurting and hungry world. We ask this in the name of Jesus, who taught us to pray…

 

* The Lord’s Prayer

 

Special Music                                                                       Erin Ahearn

 

Children’s Time

 

*Hymn                        “Amazing Grace”                                    No. 280                              

                                     Birthday Hymn choice of Guy Love

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Scripture                     Romans 14:1-12                                Pg. 216 NT

 

Message                      “When Horses Bow to Drink”         Pastor Tharp

                                 The first in a six- week series featuring the Poems of Ralph Seager

                                 (Scroll down to see Ralph’s poem)

 

Offertory

 

*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                        “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”                 No. 441

 

*Benediction 

                       

*Postlude

*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: Gratitude is the best attitude.

 

 

Lay Reader: Pam Scutt

Greeters: Barbara Stewart & Margaret Hartwell

Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Frances Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell,

Clifford LeBarr, Cindy & Stan Ovens

Organist: Carrie Fuqua

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821

 E-mail: pyfbc@usadatanet.net

Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html

 


Our Prayer Concerns…

 

At the Homestead:     Alberta Gottshall       Willie Nelson

                                    Onnalee Mallory        Luella Passage

                                    Glenna Allen              Alice Wise

                                                                       

Clinton Crest:             Ralph Seager             Milly Burke

 

The Manor:                Ruth Hollister

                                   

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            

           

Prayers for:                          

Helen Ansley              Bill Gillette                             Billie Potts

Mary Armstrong        Marlene & Gene Guild          Linda  Potts

Roy Bell                     Kim Strong Imisides              Nancy Putnam

Eva Jean Best            Carolyn Johnson                    Heath Rutledge

Bessie Bliss                Bob & Mary Jones                Lucas Ryska

Milly Bloomquist       Bill LaRock                            Corrina Schultz

Pat Carroll                  Lori Lawrence                        Necia Smith   

Rachel Carter            Doug Passage                        Charlie Taylor

Sherry Case               Virginia Perry                         Jean Wager

Marge Cornell           Keith Pierce                           Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Yvonne Decker                                         

                                   

* indicates those in particular need of prayer         


 

This Week’s Schedule & Announcements

 

Thursday, July 19

¨      7 p.m.        Advisory Council will meet in the library.

Friday, July 20

¨      Aug. Newsletter deadline

¨      Happy Birthday to Guy Love!

Saturday, July 21

¨      Happy Birthday to Margaret Hartwell!

 

Next Week’s Theme and Scripture:

No. two of a six week series featuring the Poems of Ralph Seager

“A Barn Is A Sanctuary”

I Corinthians 1:18-31

 

 

CHURCH NEWS

 

Bake Sale - Save the Date!

The annual Board of Trustees bake sale will

take place on Friday, August 3, from 9 a.m.

 to 1 p.m. at Five Star Bank. Contributions of

baked goods will gratefully be accepted.

Watch for more information.

 

Pastor Tharp  will be teaching in the Lay Studies program at Keuka College this week. The course is Monday – Friday, 8-noon, consequently, he will not be available for office hours in the morning. Leave messages with Peggy and he will return your calls in the afternoon. Thanks for your understanding.

 

 

Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                           6/24            7/1           7/8

                                                                     63                             66

 

Current Expenses                   $1,524      $1,937     $ 1,081

Missions                                        494           299           482

Total                                         $2,018      $2,236      $1,563

 

Building for Today & Tomorrow $188

Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II  $675

The church just finished our 5th year of payments of a 15 yr. mortgage.

 

WHEN HORSES BOW TO DRINK

- Ralph W. Seager

 

I pump the water trough beyond its brim

As the horses, hot from the hayfields being their prance,

Lifting their heavy hooves in a clogging stance,

Lower their reddening nostrils to the rim.

 

And yet they show good manners, or so I think,

For I take note that what they do at first,

Before they ever quench their foaming thirst,

Is to breathe upon the water before they drink.

 

Is there then some gratitude that courses

Through those great quivering veins, when face to face

They pause to bestow an equine act of grace?

I mind not at all being cupbearer to horses.