FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street August 26, 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.
Song of Praise and Worship “Shine, Jesus Shine” No. 77
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Matthew 5:13-24 Pg. 5 NT
*Hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” Insert
Birthday Hymn request for Margaret Wilbur, Christine Conklin, and Eleanor Stiles
O God our Creator, for whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, draw near to us that we may truly draw near to one another, acknowledging our common humanity, confessing our sins to one another and to you, who alone can keep us in the unity of the Spirit and the bonds of peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*Silent Prayer & Meditation – The Lord’s Prayer (Using “debts”)
Special Music “As the Deer/ Holy, Holy, Holy” Barbara Stewart
*Hymn “In the Garden” Insert
Birthday Hymn request for Anna and Tatiana Scheel
Scripture Isaiah 58:1-12 Pg. 805 OT
Message “How To Please God” Rev. Don Lawrence
*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 “O For A World” No. 386
Birthday Hymn request for Cathy MacDougall
*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.
Lay Reader: Marge Cornell
Greeters: Betty Johnson, Lisa Wood and Brittany Griffin
Ushers: Rita & Ed Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,
George Slocum and John F.M. Tharp
Organist: Carrie Fuqua
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: Don Lawrence
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Thought: Prayer is the key of the day and the lock of the night.
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 Doug Passage
Mary Armstrong Bill Gillette Billie Potts
*Anna Arredondo (Mother of Anna Scheel) Linda Potts
Roy Bell *Mary Beth Greene NancyPutnam
Eva Jean Best Marlene & Gene Guild Lucas Ryska
Bessie Bliss Kim Strong Imisides Corrina Schultz
Milly Bloomquist Carolyn Johnson Necia Smith
Pat Carroll Bob & Mary Jones Charlie Taylor
Rachel Carter Bill LaRock Jean Wager
Sherry Case Lori Lawrence Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck
Marge Cornell *Erma Mullins
* indicates those in particular need of prayer
The Board of Christian Education is selling Tee Shirts with the “Got Jesus?” logo. The cost is $12 a shirt. We would like everyone to have a shirt for Rally Day on September 9. All proceeds go to the Christian Ed. program.
Pastoral Relations Meeting
There will be a meeting of the Pastoral Relations Committee on Thursday, September 6, at 7 p.m. Those wishing to be heard without the pastor’s presence should be there between 7 –7:30. Those on the
committee are: Lianwei Zhong, Gene Guild, Marge Cornell, Greg Marion, Shane Furman and Cindy Ovens.
Pots & Pans Drive for Karin Families
Next month 100 Karen (Burmese) Baptists from refugee camps in Thailand will be arriving in Utica under the auspices of Utica Tabernacle Baptist Church. Donations of general household goods and warm clothing of all sizes (adult & children) are needed. A table has been set up in the great room to receive your donations. Pick-ups can be arranged. For more information see Barbara Burke (536-7020).
Attention Knitters & Crochetters
Do you have left over yarn? I am collecting 6-inch squares to put together for a quilt that will be donated to the Keuka Comfort Care Home from our church. Any color or pattern is fine, just remember to keep it as close to a 6-inch square as you can. Thanks for joining me in this group mission project to help others right here in our community. See Pam Scutt (536-2791).
The 2nd Annual Almighty Jam in commemoration of Betty Bistoff and Don DeLooza, will be on Saturday, September 15, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary. Volunteers are needed to help set up, grill, serve, cashier and clean up. A sign-up sheet is on the table by the office. Donations of baked goods are also welcome. FBC contacts are Cindy Oven – 536-2485 and Pam Scutt – 536-2791.
Today, August 26
¨ Happy Birthday to Anna Scheel!
¨ Happy Birthday to Tatiana Scheel!
¨ Happy Birthday to Christine Conklin!
¨ Happy Birthday to Eleanor Stiles!
¨ Happy Birthday to Cathy MacDougall!
Next Week’s Theme and Scripture:
“Going Through Life With God” Psalm 112
Guest Preacher: Rev. Don Lawrence
Hem your day with prayer and it will be less apt
to ravel at the edges.