FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street September 9, 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
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Psalm 42:1-2 Pg. 621 OT
*Hymn “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!” No. 143
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Dear Lord, Make us thirsty for you. Turn our minds and hearts toward the truth of your word. Focus our thoughts on the deeper message of the Christ and energize us so that we may do the works of grace, speak words of hope, and lead others to the transforming love which we find in Jesus who taught us to pray…
* The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “As the Deer” Nystrom & Wilson
*Hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” No. 403
Birthday choice of Sylvia Ansley
Scripture Habakkuk 3:16-19 Pg. 1019 OT
Sermon “As The Deer” Rev. John Tharp
*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 “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!” No. 145
*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.
On the altar this morning is a plant placed in memory of
Carol Jean Willson
Lay Reader: Brittany Griffin
Greeters: Viola Gray & Marge Moulton
Ushers: Mary & Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Greg Miller,
Charlie Miller and Barbara Stewart
Organist: Carrie Fuqua
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
Church Phone: 315-536-9821
Church Website: www.geocities.com/pennyanfbc/index.html
Thought: Open your heart – open your mind – open your Bible.
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
Pots & Pans Drive for Karin Families: Thank you to all who have donated goods for the Burmese families that will be arriving in Utica from Thailand refugee camps. Two tables are full and we are looking into renting a U-Haul to transport the supplies. We will keep collecting household goods and monetary donations until delivery. For more information see Barbara Burke (536-7020).
Attention Knitters & Crochetters: Do you have leftover 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).
Baptist History 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
A sincere Thank You to all my church family for your prayers, flowers, cards and phone calls since my eye surgery. A special thank you to Rev. Don Lawrence for his support. God Bless You All! Fran Mor
This Week’s Schedule & Announcements
¨ 10:30 a.m. Mary Martha Circle-Marge Cornell will bring dessert and lead devotions
¨ 7 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting in the library.
¨ Food for the Needy evening distribution
¨ 7 p.m. Board of Christian Education meeting in the library.
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 this 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 can be dropped off at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or 6-7:30 p.m., or the day of the Jam. FBC contacts are Cindy Oven – 536-2485 and Pam Scutt – 536-2791.