~ ~ JANUARY 10, 2010 ~ ~



224 Main Street                                           January 10, 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                  James 1:1-8                          NT. Pg. 310


*Hymn                        “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”  No. 478


Unison Invocation

            Dear Lord, We ask only that you would complete the work you have begun in us. Help us endure the trials which come our way so that we might grow in grace and peace. Help us to focus on what is most important. Crowd out what is evil with what is good. Grant us the wisdom to choose your way. We pray this in the name of Him who taught us to pray...


The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                       “Lord. Hear Our Prayer”                             Besig


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”         No. 403


Prayers for the People


Scripture                     Mark 2:1-12                                         NT Pg. 48


Message         “About This Hole In My Roof”            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            “Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak”            No. 426





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


Lay Reader:               Barbara Burke

Greeters:                    Jack, Ethel, Ralph & Eli Clancy      

Ushers:                       Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar,  Judi Gibbs,

                                    Charlie Miller, Greg Miller, Barb Stewart 

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail:           pyfbc224@gmail.com

Church Website:       pennyanfbc.com         



Today's Sunday School Topics

Adult Program –  Starting Unit 3: The New Covenant Community

                                    “The Beauty of Non-Conformity”


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                        Cheryl Poole

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             Lorraine Phillips                   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 11

¨                  7 pm    Lay Studies

Tuesday, January 12

¨                  10:30 am         Mary & Martha Circle

¨                  Happy Birthday to Melvin Cornell!

Wednesday, January 13

¨                  Olan Mills Picture Day

¨                   5 pm   Backpack Progarm

¨                  7 pm    Evening Food for the Needy

Thursday, January 14

¨                  7 pm    Boy Scouts

Saturday, January 16

¨                  9 am    Keuka Quilters


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“A House Divided”

Mark 3:20-30


Church News


Official Church Notices

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.


Yes! I Can Help!

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!


Picture Day

Pictures for our 2010 directory are being taken Wednesday.  Our directory won't be complete without YOU!! Sign up now. Call the church office at 536-9821, it's not too late.


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.



Mon. Jan. 18 is the deadline to submit articles for the Feb. Newsletter.


Save the Date!

For a bridal shower for Beth Travis! This will also be a bit of a “Going Away Party” as Beth will be joining her husband at Fort Campbell, Kentucky later in February.  Beth is registered at: Macy's, Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Pampered Chef and JC Penney.  Please join us!!



We would like to thank Betty Johnson for making phone calls for the directory. She was able to sign up many more families! Thanks Betty!


Directory News

Wanted: your candid shots of FBC activities and people! Submit them to the church office. Be sure to write your name on the back.


Times are still available, if you haven't signed up yet, stop by the church office or call during our office hours.


Did you know that you can bring in your friends and family regardless if they are members? All sittings receive a free 8X10 color photo.


If you need a ride to your photo appointment, call the church office at 536-9821 or call the Pastor's cell phone at 694-1108.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                         12/20              12/27              1/3                                                                       

                                                         80                   46         No Count

Current Expenses                    $1,805            $1,801          $2,401

Missions                                         580                 463              326

BT&T                                             281                 245              156

Total                                          $2,666            $2,509         $2,883


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 come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.


A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look at

TV commercials and see if they could use them in

some way to communicate ideas about God.


Here are some of the results:


                     God is like Bayer Aspirin... He works miracles.

                     God is like a Ford... He's got a better idea.

                     God is like a Coke... He's the real thing.

                     God is like Hallmark Cards... He cares enough to send His very best.

                     God is like Tide... He gets the stains out that others leave behind.