FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street August 5, 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 Exodus 16:1-4, 13-16 Pg. 83 OT
*Hymn “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” No. 478
*Silent Prayer & Invocation (in unison)
We thank you, O Lord, for the provision of all that we need. You bless our land and our labors with sufficient harvest. Your Word shows us the meaning of your gifts. You call us to be free and to be nourished by the rich goodness of your spiritual gifts. Fill us with the joy of our salvation so that we might seek the deeper meaning of your plan for our lives. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Special Music Meghan Fuqua
*Hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” Insert
Birthday choice of Ruth Hollister
Scripture John 6:25-35 Pg. 132 NT
Message “Wheat and Grapes ” Pastor Tharp
Wheat and Grapes by Ralph W. Seager
Bluff Point farmers sow their wheat
Close against their Concord vines,
Where purple goblets hold the wines
That rain and sunshine pour so sweet.
Bluff point farmers see it right –
That wheat and vineyards should unite,
Since bread and wine fulfill this union
In the serving of Communion.
*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 “Let Us Break Bread Together” No. 513 Vs. 1
Ordinance of The Lord’s Supper
Welcome to the Lord’s Table
Community of Prayer
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
Prayer of Thanks
The Lord’s Prayer
*Hymn “Let Us Break Bread Together” No. 513 Vs. 2
*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: Jesus: His life changed death; His death changed life.
Lay Reader: Marge Moulton
Greeters: Cindy Ovens and Cheryl Stewart
Ushers: Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Nancy Marion, Greg Marion,
Erma Mullins and Cheryl 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
* 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 Baptists 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.
Eileen Modaffari & Tammy Miller are planning a youth trip to Roseland in Canandaigua on Thursday, August 16. All interested in going should contact Tammy at 595-2893.
Wanted: Women who are interested in singing the music from
“Sister Act.” We hope to begin this fall. Contact Shelley Bicksler at 585-526-6845.
Used Bible Drive – 1st Baptist Church in Falconer is holding a Bible Drive. All Bibles will go overseas for teaching English or equipping Pastors. If you can bring in any old Bibles to our church office by Friday, August 3, Pastor John will deliver them to Falconer Baptist via the ABMen’s gathering at Keuka College.
ABMen of NYS has planned what we think is the best Men’s Gathering to date. This will be our 75th annual gathering and we have some great things planned. The week starts with our 2nd Annual Father & Son (and anybody else) Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament is held at the scenic Seneca Lake Country Club in Geneva. All proceeds will go to help pay for the badly needed road repairs at Pathfinder Lodge, so get together with some men from your church, your neighborhood or your work and join us for some golf. After the tournament join us at Keuka College for a welcome reception sponsored by the Christian Community Credit Union. This is a great time of food, fellowship and some great music by the guitar duo Dave Eno & Ernie Terpening.
Some highlights from the rest of the weekend are:
¨ Keynote Speaker – David Carrico, Executive Minister of
W. Virginia Baptist Convention.
¨ Saturday Sunrise Service – Bill Carlsen, Executive Minister of ABC-NYS.
¨ Men’s Ministry Workshop led by Manuel Luquin, President of ABMen USA.
¨ Used Bible Drive – Bring in your old Bibles to help the 1st Baptist Church in Falconer send Bibles overseas for teaching English or equipping pastors.
¨ GO M.A.D. Training by the Family Life Network
¨ Mentoring Workshop led by Jeff Newland, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester.
¨ Two Bible Studies - #1 led by Rev. Don Lawrence using the
Discover Life Series. # 2 – Exploring Your Faith Through Music-Led by Erik Svereika, ABMen NYS Youth Director.
¨ Bargain rate for Youth this year – just $10 that’s all. Send every boy in your church!
¨ Small Groups – Great Workshops – Great Food – Ropes Course – Lots of Fellowship and a few surprises.
¨ For more information or On-Line registration go to www.abmennys.org
American Baptist Men of NYS – Partnering with Men and Boys
Equipping them for Works of Service in the Family of God
¨ There are no activities or meetings planned for this week
Don’t ask for an easier life; ask to be a stronger person.