FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street July 22, 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.
Songs of Praise
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Psalm 1 Pg. 594 OT
*Hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy!” No. 138
*Silent Prayer & Invocation (in unison)
We seek the nourishing stream of your peace so that we can be the means of peace for all we know. Grow us strong and tall and make us always ready with a healing word or helpful deed. Keep us from the ways that dishonor you or bring hurt to others. Let us live as Christ lived and continues to live. We seek this in the name of Him who taught us to pray…
* The Lord’s Prayer
Special Music “Grandma’s Song” Shelley Bicksler
*Hymn “Be Thou My Vision” No. 339
Scripture I Corinthians 1:18-31 Pg. 221 NT
Message “A Barn Is A Sanctuary” Pastor Tharp
(See Ralph’s poem below}
*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 “All People That on Earth Do Dwell” No. 220
*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: Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.
BARN IS SANCTUARY
Ralph W. Seager
Barns were my churches when I was a boy –
High-lofted, gambrel roofed, old gothic styled;
Silos were towers, and cupolas spires –
Churches with barns I have long reconciled.
Shepherds I knew, and green pastures, and sheep
Years before I learned the twenty-third song.
My cup that ran over was wired to the well –
I’ve lived these verses for ever so long.
Barns are cathedrals and always have been;
Christmas was born in the manger and stall.
That a baby came to us like a calf or a lamb,
Does not surprise me at all, at all.
Barns, so like churches, take everyone in;
Sinner and saint come in under their eaves.
Horses and cattle and sparrows and mice,
And the Saviour there too - - with the chaff and the sheaves.
Lay Reader: George Slocum
Greeters: Judi Gibbs & Fran Morse
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
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
Wednesday – Friday, July 25-27
¨ Food for the Needy
BAKE SALE - 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.
Dundee Baptist Church Dinners – there are three dinners left for the year. Be sure to make a note on your home calendars!
Thursday, August 2 – Baked Ham Dinner
Thursday, September 6 – Roast Turkey Dinner
Thursday, October 4 – Roast Beef Dinner
All dinners are served with potato, vegetable, beverage, salad bar and homemade pie. Cost is $8.50
A Birthday Note: Monday, July 30 will be Onnalee Mallory’s 102nd birthday. She resides in the Homestead.