FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street September 2, 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 & Worship “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” No. 49
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Pg. 245 NT
*Hymn “O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing” No. 466
O Holy Spirit of God, abide with us: inspire all our thoughts, pervade our imaginations, suggest all our decisions, order all our doings. Be with us in our silence and in our speech, in our haste and in our leisure, in company and in solitude, in the freshness of the morning and in the weariness of the evening; and give us grace at all times humbly to rejoice in your mysterious companionship; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*Silent Prayer & Meditation – The Lord’s Prayer (Using “debts”)
Special Music Sheryl Robbins
*Hymn “God, You Spin The Whirling Planets” No. 285
Scripture Psalm 112 Pg. 672 OT
Sermon “Going Through Life With 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 “God Of Our Life” No. 275
Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper
Reading of The Church Statement of Mission
Words of Institution
Sharing the Bread
Sharing the Cup
*Hymn “Blest Be The Tie That Binds” No. 438
*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: Pray for a good harvest, but continue to hoe!
Lay Reader: Necia Smith
Greeters: Eva Dillon & Erma Mullins
Ushers: Shelly Bicksler, Jack Clancy, Cheryl Stewart,
Nancy Marion, Greg Marion,
Organist: Carrie Fuqua
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Today’s Pastor: Don Lawrence
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 Wis
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
¨ Labor Day Holiday – the church office will be closed
¨ 7 p.m. Board of Missions – 2nd floor alcove
¨ 7 p.m. Diaconate – library
¨ Pastor John will return from vacation
¨ School starts – drive carefully!
¨ 7 p.m. Pastoral Relations Those wishing to be heard without the pastor’s presence should be there between 7 –7:30.
“Got Jesus?” There is still time to buy a “Got Jesus?” tee shirt for Rally Day, September 9. See Shelly Bicksler or Greg Marion.
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. Look for the decorated basket at each entrance where you can leave your squares. Thanks for joining me in this group mission project to help others right here in our community.
See Pam Scutt (536-2791).
Lay Studies course
The Rev. Ed Carey has offered to teach a Lay Studies course in Baptist History on Saturdays this fall from 10 to noon here at the church. See a member of the Board of Christian Ed for details.
Young Families Group
In addition to our regular church school classes this year, we will begin a Young Families Group. Consider joining us on Sunday, September 16 after service to learn more. Eileen Modifarri
Association Fall Rally
The Finger Lakes Baptist Association Fall Rally will be held on Sunday, September 16, at Reed Corners Church with registration beginning at 3 p.m. The program will be guest speaker Dr. Mustafa Abushagur on “Getting to Know Our Muslim neighbors.” A dish to pass supper will be held at 5 p.m. (Bring your own table service) Out of respect for the guest speaker we are requesting that none of the menu items contain pork, which Muslims do not use. All interested persons are invited to attend the afternoon program and stay for dinner if they wish. Church representatives should plan to stay for the evening business session.
Pathfinder Lodge Roads
In the terrible storms of Spring 2006, several sections of a main access road at our Eastern ABCNYS camping location, Pathfinder Lodge, were washed out. Temporary repairs made it possible for the Camp to operate last summer, but a later storm damaged the road again. Again this year the road was repaired for the camping season, but much remains to be done. A donor has offered to match total gifts received up to $20,000, toward repairs estimated to cost at least three times that amount. As of this week, $8,875.50 has been raised with $4,010 of this coming from the Booster Club Campaign of the American Baptist Men/NYS (our church’s Board of Mission sent $200 for this Campaign). If you would like to make a contribution to this important project, you may put your gift in an envelope marked “Pathfinder Lodge Road Repair Fund”, and our Missions Treasurer will see that it gets sent to the proper account.
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.
The only person you can change is yourself.