FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street September 16, 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.
Prelude Our Father’s Children
Song of Praise & Worship “He’s Everything To Me” No. 42 Praise Book
Welcome and Announcements
Scripture Reading Matthew 14:25-33 Pg. 621 OT
*Hymn “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” No. 288
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Eternal God, send peace on Earth and by thy grace, put down the arrogance, prejudice and greed that turns man against man and nation against nation. Speed the day when wars are ended and that all men call thee Father. Turn all people unto thee, that following the holy example and united in thy service, they may become one brotherhood, and that thy peace may possess every heart and rule in all nations of the world through Jesus Christ thy Son. Amen.
* The Lord’s Prayer
Special Music Our Father’s Children
*Hymn “Be Thou My Vision” No. 339
Prayers of the People
Message “Come to the Edge” Susan Spencer
Offertory Our Father’s Children
*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 “Here I Am, Lord” No. 525
*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: A faith of convenience is a hollow faith.
Lay Reader: Margaret Hartwell
Greeters: Matt Scutt & Charlie Miller
Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Frances Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell, Clifford LeBarr and Cindy & Stan Ovens
Organist: Carrie Fuqua
Choir Director: Nancy Tharp
Pastor: John R. Tharp
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 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 Nancy Putnam
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
¨ 11 a.m. Young Families Group will meet after the worship service.
¨ Happy birthday to Matt Scutt! (b-day song will be sung on 9/30)
¨ Noon Fellowship Class in the library.
¨ 7 p.m. Inquirers Class in room 201.
¨ October newsletter deadline
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. We have a trailer to transport the supplies and will keep collecting household goods and monetary donations until delivery. Barbara Burke (536-7020).
Keuka Comfort Care Quilt: Baskets are in place to collect the squares that will be put together for a quilt to 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 to help others right here in our community. Pam Scutt
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.
Primary Election – Tuesday, September 18
Polls open from noon to 9 p.m.
Republicans will have primary elections for the following offices:
District II = Benton, Torrey and Potter - County Legislature
(vote for 3 candidates)
Jerusalem = Town Supervisor, Town Councilman, Town Justice
Milo = Town Supervisor, Town Councilman
Democrats do NOT have primary elections this year
Want to save money on your groceries? Look into Food Sense. For $15.50 you’ll receive about $30 worth of food. Call 536-5515 to learn more. Open to anyone and distributes at St. Michael’s Church.
Next Saturday the Network of Spiritual Progressives will present
HARVEST CELEBRATION COFFEE HOUSE
An evening of music, dance, and storytelling to benefit
Food for the Needy’s Backpack Program
Saturday, September 29 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!