FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street August 12, 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 “Victory Chant” Insert
Birthday choice of Cheryl Stewart
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Philippians 3:12-21 Pg. 268 NT
*Hymn “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound” No. 280
Happy Birthday to Betty Johnson
*Silent Prayer & Invocation (in unison)
Help us to stay focused, Lord. Don’t let us stray from the path of Jesus the Christ. Keep us from watering down the truth or trying to make it fit our own opinions. Reshape our minds and hearts according to your will. Train us to run always toward the prize of your high calling. We ask this in the name of The One who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Special Music “For Those Tears I Died” Christine Conklin
*Hymn “In the Garden” Insert
Birthday hymn of Necia Smith
Scripture Acts 22:1-16
Message The 5th of a six week series featuring the Poems of Ralph Seager
“Sailor in a Wheatfield” Pastor Tharp
(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 “That Cause Can Neither Be Lost nor Stayed” Insert
For Birthday boy – Richard Johnson
*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: Christians keep the faith - but not from others.
Lay Reader: Bob Fullagar
Greeters: Eva Dillon and Erma Mullins
Ushers: Mary & Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,
Greg Miller and 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
Sailor in a Wheatfield
~ By Ralph W Seager ~
Billy walks the hayloft beams
To keep the tackles trim;
The scaffolds on the highest mow
Are foremast yards to him.
Tripping the hayfork’s slender rope,
Or cutting bindertwine,
His hands grasp out for the strong braids
Of a halyard’s running line.
The silo ladder leads him to
His crow’s nest, where he sees
Oceans of golden spindrift spun
By wheatfields under breeze.
Billy is a farmer boy
Who handles two domains:
Spring water on his dusty feet,
Salt water in his veins.
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
¨ 7p.m. Board of Trustees meeting
¨ Happy Birthday to Cheryl Stewart!
¨ Happy Birthday to Luella Passage!
¨ Happy Birthday to Necia Smith!
¨ Youth group to Roseland Waterpark
¨ Happy Birthday to Betty Johnson!
¨ Happy Birthday to Richard Johnson!
Happy Birthday to Rita Castillo!
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.
Reminder: September is just around the corner! Be sure to get information for the September newsletter in to the office by
Monday, August 20.
THANK YOU! An anonymous donation of $100 was given to the Food Pantry on Friday and we just want to say THANKS!
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.