~ ~ JANUARY 11, 2009 ~ ~


                                FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                            January 11, 2009

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.




Songs of Worship       “I Just Came To Praise the Lord”       No. 58 PB


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 15                                Pg. 601 OT


Introduction To Our Theme “Profiles In Courage”           Jack Clancy


*Hymn                        “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”          No. 260



Leader: Dear Lord, teach us to be obedient to you in all things.

People: Let our words be true and let sincerity become the trademark of who we are.

Leader: Help us to control our tongues and refrain from hurting other people with the words we speak.

People: Lead us to honor those who honor you.

Leader: Lead us to be true to our word, no matter what the cost may be.

People: Help us to refrain from greed and to keep our words and our thoughts pure.

Leader: Let us find our true security in you.

All: We offer this prayer in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has taught us to pray…

*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “Like a River That Overflows”              Medema  


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley”    No. 80


Prayers with the People                                                    


Scripture                     I Corinthians 15:58                            Pg. 237 NT



Message                      “Profiles in Courage”              Pastor John Tharp



Offertory                     “Wind Beneath My Wings”

                                    (Pictures provided by Carrie Ahearn)          


*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                        “Just as I Am, Without One Plea”           No. 370




*Postlude                    “On Eagles Wings”

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


With thanks to our January Worship Team:

Carrie Ahearn, Jack Clancy, and Judi Gibbs!


Lay Reader: Lyle Conrad

Greeters: The Slocum Family

Ushers: Ethel Clancy, Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,

Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart

Organist: Carrie Ahearn                        

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821             


Church Website:


Our Prayer Concerns…


At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer


At the Homestead:     Luella Passage           Alberta Gottshall

                                    Virginia DeLooza       Willie Nelson

                                    Helen Ansley              Alice Wise


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Mrs. Susan Harding                         Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey                  

Prayers for:                                                  

Mary Armstrong        Kim Strong Imisides              Barbara Stewart

Eva Jean Best            Don Johnson                          Brad Stewart

*Bessie Bliss              Lori Lawrence                        Charlie Taylor

Pat Carroll                  Mary Ellen Mattison             Phil Trautman

Judi Gibbs                  Doug Mattison                       Jean Wager

Bill Gillette                 Barbara Mortensen               Ralph Wilkes

Marlene Guild            *Keith Pierce                 Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

Alicia Hurlburt           *Dick Sharman


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Monday, January 12

¨      Happy Birthday to Melvin Cornell!

Tuesday, January 13

¨      10:30 am   Mary & Martha Circle

Wednesday, January 14

¨      6 pm          Backpack program & Evening Food for the Needy

¨      7 pm          Youthgroup

Thursday, January 15

¨      7pm          Budget Hearing


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is…

“The Gang of Jesus”     Matthew 10:16-20





Budget Hearing

On Thursday, January 15, at 7 pm there will be a hearing on the proposed budget for 2009.


Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon

On Sunday, January 18, there will be a potluck lunch at noon. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. The annual meeting will begin promptly at 12:45 pm.


Church News



Please be sure to take home your plants today. Those left behind will be donated.


Parents of Teens!

Be sure to check the table by the Great Room for some parenting resources. There are booklets and CD’s with information on parenting “Tween Ages.” Feel free to use, and maybe return when you’re finished so that others may benefit as well.


Here Kitty, Kitty…

Two cats are up for adoption following Helena Cranmer’s move to the Manor. Monique is a 13 year-old, fully vaccinated and spayed indoor lap cat. She needs a quiet home. Half Pint is a 3 year-old, fully vaccinated and leukemia tested, spayed indoor/outdoor cat with beautiful blue eyes and long hair. If you are interested or know of someone who can provide a home for one of these kitties, contact Patty Dean at 536-1185 (hm), 315-719-2819 (cell), 536-9871 (wk).


Public Relations

In order to grow this church we need to get out all kinds of information on what takes place here. Right now the way to do this is for you to contact Shelley Bicksler at 585-526-6845 or leave a note in her box. Shelley does her best to write the column for the Chronicle-Express, but, she needs your help. Be sure to let her know of upcoming events, meetings, and plans! Let’s get the word out!


February Newsletter

Items for the newsletter are due on Mon. Jan. 19.



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       12/21            12/28              1/4

                                                                   74                 57               68


Current Expenses                              $2,163          $2,513        $4,527

Missions                                   1,048               453             284

BT&T                                          235               127          1,749

Total                                       $3,446          $3,093        $6,560



Christian One Liners:


¨      Some people are kind, polite and sweet-spirited until you try to sit in their pews.


¨      The good Lord didn’t create anything without purpose, but mosquitoes come close.


¨      When you come to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there.


¨      People are funny they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road and the back of the church.



Thought: Don’t let your worries get the best of you; remember Moses started out as a basket case.