~ ~ JANUARY 3, 2010 ~ ~




224 Main Street                                           January 3, 2010

Penn Yan, New York                                               10:00 AM


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 & Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Mark 1:1-5                               Pg. 47 NT


*Hymn                        “I Danced in the Morning”                     No. 302

                                    Birthday choice of Beth Travis


Unison Invocation

            Gracious Lord, Help us to prepare the way for the new things you plan to do. Straighten us out Lord. Focus our minds and direct our energies toward your purpose. Keep us on track to follow your will. Turn us from sin toward the powerful work of your forgiving spirit. We pray this in Jesus' name. Amen.


Anthem                       “Glory To The Lamb”                   Price & Besig


Children's Time         


*Hymn            “If Thou but Trust in God to Guide Thee”         No. 282                                         


Scripture                     Mark 1:29-39                           Pg. 48 NT


Message                     “What Am I Doing Here?” 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            “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”       No. 281 vs. 1,2


Ordinance of the Lord's Supper

                                    Welcome to the Lord's Table

                                    Church Covenant

                                    Community of Prayer

                                    Sharing the Bread

                                    Sharing the Cup

                                    Prayer of Thanks and the Lord's Prayer


*Hymn            “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”          No. 281 vs. 3





*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand


Today's bulletin is in memory of Eva Thayer.

                                                                             ~ Polly Logan


Greeters:                    Matt Scutt & Charlie Miller

Ushers:                       Pat Ames, Shelley Bicksler, Jack Clancy,

                                    Cheryl Stewart, Erma Mullins

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:         


Today's Sunday School Topic

Adult Program –  “Opting Out”


Please Be In Prayer For


At Clinton Crest:        Burton Barcliff           Alice Fairbrother       

                                                                        Gerry Lane                


At the Homestead:     Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

Alberta Gottshall       Viola Gray                  Willie Nelson

Luella Passage           Dick Sharman            Irene Wachala


At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer        Kathleen Clayson

                                    Margaret Hartwell     Georgia Ovens


Our Special Missionaries:              

Ms. Kristy Engel ~ Dominican Republic

Ms. Cynthia Harper ~ Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester


Prayers for:

Mary Armstrong        Don Johnson                          Lorraine Phillips

Eva Jean Best            Lori Lawrence                       The Schroo Family

Kathleen Beyea         Barbara Mortensen               Frieda Slocum

Mickie Christiansen  Wayne McBaker                   Charlie Taylor

Barbara Gifford         Mary Murphy                        Emma Wheeler         

Bill Gillette                 Doug Passage                        Rick Weir

Hager Family             *Keith Pierce              Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck

John Paul Hunt           Ralph Wilkes


Ryan Barkley – burst appendix (Joyce & George Slocum's grandson)

President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time

............Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨      3 pm    Wellspring Service

Monday, January 4

¨                  6:30 pm           Keuka Quilters

Tuesday, January 5

¨                  7 pm    Bd. Of Missions

¨                  7 pm    Bd. Of Deacons

Wednesday, January 6

¨                  6:30 pm           Habitat for Humanity Dinner and Meeting

Thursday, January 7

¨                  7 pm    Advisory Council

Saturday, January 9

¨                  7 pm    Game Night at Ed & Rita Castillo's home


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“About This Hole In My Roof”

Mark 2:1-12


Church News


Official Church Notices:


The Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, January 7, 2010 to set the budget for the coming year. All boards and committees will need to have a representative present.


The Church Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2010. We will be begin at Noon with a potluck luncheon.  Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. The meeting will begin immediately following at 12:45 pm.



Volunteers (guys & gals) are needed to help out in the nursery. The new schedule will begin in February. If you are willing to help please call Ethel Clancy at 536-6265. (Several different people ensure that no one person is always missing service.) Thanks!


Church Directory

Sign ups have begun! Picture day is January 13 & 14! If you haven't signed up yet, be sure to secure your spot now!!


Game Night    Everyone is invited!

The Castillo's annual game night will take place this Saturday, January 9, at 7 pm. Bring a snack to share and come ready for a good time.


Winter Worship Services

During the months of January and February we will move our services into the Great Room. This will help us save on our heating bill. Worship will still begin at 10 am. If you are able, we would welcome volunteers to arrive a half hour early to help set up and others to stay and help take down.


Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

You were all so generous to us with your cards, gifts, and greetings during the Christmas Season. We greatly appreciated the gift of money and the tapestry was wonderfully special. I thank God each day for each one of you.     Pastor John

p.s.  A blessed and happy New Year to all!


Pledge Update

Pledges returned: 58                          Local Budget: $76,044

Pledged to Missions: $15,966                       Building Fund Pledges: $8,851

We still have a ways to go. Have you returned your pledge card?

If not, please do so before the Annual Meeting in January.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                         12/13               12/20            12/27                                                                       

                                                         62                    80                 46

Current Expenses                      $921              $1,805          $1,801

Missions                                        424                   580               463

BT&T                                            146                   281               245

Total                                         $1,491              $2,666          $2,509


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.


In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.


We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship.


Following today’s service please stay to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.