AUGUST 26, 2007



                                             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


Unison Invocation


            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


Children’s Time



*Hymn                        “In the Garden”                                           Insert

                                    Birthday Hymn request for Anna and Tatiana Scheel


Pastoral Prayer


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:



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            


Prayers for:                          

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         

Church News


Inquirer’s Classes:

Are you interested in baptism or becoming a member of our church? Then come join us for this informational meeting on Wednesday, September 19, at 7 p.m. Bring those questions that you have always wanted to ask. Coffee and desserts will be served. See You There!


“Got Jesus?”

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).


Almighty Jam

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.



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, August 26

¨      Happy Birthday to Anna Scheel!

Monday, August 27

¨      Happy Birthday to Tatiana Scheel!

¨      Happy Birthday to Christine Conklin!

Friday, August 31

¨      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


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                             8/5           8/12            8/19

                                                                     55              60               81


Current Expenses                   $1,506       $1,500       $1,033

Missions                                        163            622            235

Total                                         $1,669        $2,122      $1,268


Building for Today & Tomorrow $87

Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II  $675

The church just finished our 5th year of payments of a 15 yr. mortgage.


Hem your day with prayer and it will be less apt

to ravel at the edges.