FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street August 19, 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 Mark 1:40-45 Pg. 48 NT
*Hymn “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” No. 376
*Silent Prayer & Invocation (in unison)
Dear Lord, Teach us the meaning of compassion. Redirect the energy we put into blaming, passing judgment, and complaining so that the effect of our lives builds up the people around us. As Jesus looked with love upon the leper, teach us to look with love upon all we meet. We pray this in the name of the One who lived with a passion toward love…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Special Music “As the Deer / Holy, Holy, Holy” Barbara Stewart
*Hymn “More Love to Thee, O Christ” No. 359
Scripture Mark 16:1-8 Pg. 74 NT
Message ~ The last of a series based on the poetry of Ralph W. Seager ~
“Man Kind” 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 “Help Us Accept Each Other” No. 358
Sung to the tune of The Church’s One Foundation pg. 442
*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: The key to heaven was hung on a nail.
Lay Reader: Judi Gibbs
Greeters: Greg, Tammy, Erik and Kyle Miller
Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Frances Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell, Clifford LaBarr, 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
When they scraped the marl away
Revealing where the caveman lay,
They made a strange discovery
That he was not as men should be.
He had no hands, no lower arm
On either side, and still no harm
Had come to him from claw or horn - -
It was just the way that he’d been born.
Yet at his side were flakes of flint,
Spears and axes new as mint
And sharper than the common ones
Buried these million years of suns.
The theologian thought and said:
“It’s ritual for the ancient dead.”
The anthropologist would decide:
He grew to maturity before he died.
But the poet felt each missing hand
Spoke such as he would understand,
That back when mankind was yet dim
Someone in the tribe loved him.
Ralph W. Seager
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
¨ September Newsletter deadline
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.
*You don’t need to preach to people to reach people.