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.
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
*Hymn “Amazing Grace” No. 280
Birthday Hymn choice of Guy Love
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)
*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
*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
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
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
* indicates those in particular need of prayer
¨ 7 p.m. Advisory Council will meet in the library.
¨ Aug. Newsletter deadline
¨ Happy Birthday to Guy Love!
¨ Happy Birthday to Margaret Hartwell!
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.
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.