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


Unison Invocation


            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


Children’s Time


*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


                                    The Invitation

                                    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:



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            


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


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Monday, September 3

¨      Labor Day Holiday – the church office will be closed

Tuesday, September 4

¨      7 p.m. Board of Missions – 2nd floor alcove

¨      7 p.m. Diaconate – library

Wednesday, September 5

¨      Pastor John will return from vacation

¨      School starts – drive carefully!

Thursday, September 6

¨      7 p.m. Pastoral Relations Those wishing to be heard without the pastor’s presence should be there between 7 –7:30.


Next Week is Rally Day!


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!


Tee Shirts

“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.


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.




Our Father’s Children Productions, Inc. presents

The 2nd Annual Almighty Jam


In Commemoration of Betty Bistoff and Don DeLooza

Saturday, September 15, 4 – 9 p.m.

Admission is a $5.00 donation

All proceeds will be divided between

The Betty Bistoff Community Service Award

and the

Don DeLooza Music Award


Also performing will be:

Voices of Clouds       Children of God

The Gospel Crusaders        The Bruce Bud Combo






Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                             8/12            8/19           8/26

                                                                       60               81              65


Current Expenses                     $1,500       $1,033        $1,156

Missions                                          622            235             276

Total                                           $2,122      $1,268         $1,432


Building for Today & Tomorrow $2,126

Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II  $675

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





The only person you can change is yourself.