FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street July 29, 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 Revelation 22:1-5 Pg. 353 NT
*Hmn “As the Deer” No. 33 Praise Book
*Silent Prayer & Invocation (in unison)
We thank you, Lord, that the most refreshing, sparkling, clear, and healing water is not sold in bottles in a convenience store, but flows from the center of your gracious forgiving love. We present our lives to you for healing and renewal. We want to be like Jesus. We offer our hopes and prayers in His name, for he taught us the meaning of prayer in these simple words…
· The Lord’s Prayer
Special Music “The Gift of Love” - Hopson Sung by Sheryl Robbins
*Hymn “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” No. 368
Scripture John 8:1-11 Pg. 135 NT
Message “The Woman Taken” Pastor Tharp
Third of a series based on the poetry of Ralph W. Seager
(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 “Just As I Am” No. 370
*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.
A Birthday Note: A birthday card will be circulated throughout the congregation during the service for Onnalee Mallory. Onnalee will celebrate her 102nd birthday tomorrow. Please sign and Rev. Tharp will deliver it to her.
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: If at first you don’t succeed, read the instructions
The Woman Taken
By Ralph W. Seager
“Ho! Rabbi, standing there –
See what we caught in our snare.”
A clutter of men in the marketplace
Came dragging a woman by her arms and hair.
They closed and opened like a fang-filled face,
Then, with a shout, spat her out
To huddle at the Rabbi’s feet
Clutching the shroud of her guilty sheet.
Her accusers ran to the ruined wall
And broke off fragments until they all
Held in their fists the verdict stone
As she lay crumpled and alone.
The Rabbi spoke above the din,
“This woman’s guilt is some man’s sin.
How then can any stone you cast
Condemn the first but not the last?”
“Ho! Rabbi, standing there –
The law is just; the law is fair.
Take a stone in your holy hand
And strike with us who so declare.”
But He stood away from the righteous band
And on his knee kneeled to see
The travesty they never saw:
The woman, broken, on the broken law.
Lay Reader: Stan Ovens
Greeters: Joyce & George Slocum
Ushers: Frances Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell, Erma Mullins,
Stan Ovens, Cheryl Stewart, Barbara Stewart
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 Yvonne Decker Billie Potts
Mary Armstrong Bill Gillette Linda Potts
*Anna Arredondo (Mother of Anna Scheel) NancyPutnam
Roy Bell Marlene & Gene Guild Heath Rutledge
Eva Jean Best Kim Strong Imisides Lucas Ryska
Bessie Bliss Carolyn Johnson Corrina Schultz
Milly Bloomquist Bob & Mary Jones Necia Smith
Pat Carroll Bill LaRock Charlie Taylor
Rachel Carter Lori Lawrence Jean Wager
Sherry Case Doug Passage Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Marge Cornell Keith Pierce
* indicates those in particular need of prayer
ABC/NYS is 200 Years Old!
August 29, 1807, is the exact date of our ‘birth’.
Saturday, August 25, 2007, at Pathfinder Lodge, starting at 1 p.m. we will have an ABC/NYS Family Picnic and Party to celebrate our beginnings as a denominational family.
Food will be available from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Birthday Cake shared at 2:35 p.m.!
A short program recognizing our beginnings – some early Baptist may actually appear to tell us about our past – will follow the 200-candle cake.
Late August is a great time to visit and fellowship at Pathfinder. Twenty Baptist gathered in Pompey, N.Y. in 1807. We hope lots more than twenty can make it to this anniversary party. Knowing very well that August is not the best time for everyone, we expect to have a year-long series of events that will recognize our 200 years. Our 2008 Biennial in October will be our finale and the start of our march to 300 years.
If you plan to come we need to know! Helps us have food for all!
Remember we are still gathering as much historical data on every local church that we can. Official histories or informal reflections are all welcome.
Hope to see you August 25, 2007.
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
Friday, August 3
¨ 9a.m.-1 p.m. Bake Sale at Five Star Bank
Ways to Support the Annual Bake Sale:
donate baked goods (bring to the church on Thursday, Aug. 2 between 9 a.m. and noon.)
Purchase goodies (but who can you buy for?)
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