FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN
224 Main Street September 30, 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 II Corinthians 5:16-19 NT Pg. 242
*Hymn “In My Heart There Rings a Melody” Insert
Birthday choice of Barbara Burke
*Silent Prayer & Invocation
Take us into your heart, O Lord, so we can see people from your point of view. Keep us from judging people by human standards. We want to see the world from your perspective. We want to see people through eyes of love. We want to see them as new creatures who no longer belong to the old nature, but are reborn in the likeness of Christ. We pray for a world reconciled to the ways of Christ who taught us to pray…
*The Lord’s Prayer
Anthem “Jacob’s Ladder” spiritual
*Hymn “In the Garden” Insert
Birthday hymn for Margaret Mills
Prayers of the People
Scripture Acts 16:1-10 NT Pg.181
Message “A Vision for Mission” John R. 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 “Come, Labor On” No. 415
*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: Being a believer takes more than just believing.
Lay Reader: Tammy Miller
Greeters: Kathryn Warren & Margaret Hartwell
Ushers: Frances Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell, Erma Mullins,
Stan Ovens, Barbara Stewart and Cheryl 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
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
*Family of Roger Perry in the death of his mother, Virginia Ruth Perry
* indicates those in particular need of prayer
¨ 11 a.m. Essentials of Discipline small group
¨ Reception for Lianwei and Tao following the worship service.
¨ Happy Birthday to Barbara Burke!
¨ Happy Birthday to Margaret Mills!
¨ 7 p.m. Board of Missions will meet in the alcove
¨ 7 p.m. Diaconate will meet in the library
The Tharp Family will leave for missions trip to Mexicali, Mexico
A youth trip to the Science Center is being planned for October. Call Eileen at 315-694-8267 or 536-7983 and let her know if you are interested!
There will be a meeting of the Nominating Committee on Wednesday, October 17, beginning at 7 p.m. in the library.
The Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, October 18, beginning at 7 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to plan the budget for 2008. Each board and committee is required to have a representative attend who will present the figures for your portion of the budget.
Our White Cross Request for 2007-2008 has just been received. If you wish to help fill this year’s request, you may sign the sheet at the front of the sanctuary. Most of the items must be brought in by November 15. The following items are needed for Stewart Community Baptist Church in Carson City, Nevada: small toys, new Bibles, gift wrap, ribbon, gift tags and hand puppets. The Veteran’s Village in the Philippines has asked for boy’s shirts and shorts or pants. We will also be making bandages and patchwork pieces. Please see Kathie Lawrence if you have any questions. Sign up today to help!
The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches annual “Turkey Walk” will take place on Sunday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m. departing from FBC. For more information on being a walker or sponsor, contact
Mickie Christiansen at 536-6345.
A special Thank You to everyone who helped with and supported the Almighty Jam on September 15. The Jam was a success, and the proceeds will enable two youth in the community to further their interest in music and community service. We look forward to next year’s event and we hope you will join us. Thank you again!
Pam Scutt and Beth DeLooza
A very special Thank You to Ed and Rita Castillo for their work in the Memorial Chapel. They have been busy cleaning and preparing for the dedication that will take place in November. They have donated a wonderful piece of stained glass art that hangs in the window!
Thank You! To all my church friends for their prayers, cards, visits, phone calls and food during my recent illness. Words can’t fully express what you all mean to me. Erma Mullins
Interfaith Peace Forum
Our Lady of Peace Parish Center in Geneva will be hosting an Interfaith Peace Forum on Thursday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Come to hear what representatives of different traditions bring from their faith communities to promote harmony and peace. 789-2686 ext. 104 for more information.
Betty’s Local Harvest Celebration
In honor of Betty Bistoff, a founding HUBBA member who recently passed away, HUBBA will be hosting a Harvest Celebration on Saturday, October 13, at the Yates County Fairgrounds. Along with other activities, we will have a sit down family style dinner made with all local produce. This is a FREE event for the community.
Be content with what you have but never with what you are.