JANUARY 13, 2008



                                               FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                    January 13, 2008

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 Praise & Worship  


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 100                              Pg. 661 OT



*Hymn                        “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”    No. 220


*Silent Prayer & Invocation

            Help us sing with joy, O Lord. Help us to open our voices and our hearts. Let us praise you with confident and courageous affirmation of your Lordship over all creation. Show us that we are your people, the sheep of your pasture, the lambs you hold in your arms, the loved ones you cherish. Teach us to draw strength from your eternal faithfulness. We ask this in Jesus’ name, for he has taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “He Is Mine”                                Hal H. Hopson


Children’s Time


*Hymn            “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”         No. 408


*Prayers of the People


Scripture                     Matthew 5:38-42                                   Pg. 7 NT


Message                      “Dealing with Grudges”       Rev. 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                        “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”     No. 466






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



Greeters: Betty Johnson, Lisa Wood, Brittany Griffin

Ushers: Mary & Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,

Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart

Organist: Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:



Thought: The will of God will never take you to where the grace of God will not protect you.


Our Prayer Concerns…


At the Homestead:                

Onnalee Mallory        Luella Passage           Alberta Gottshall

                                    Willie Nelson              Alice Wise


Clinton Crest:             Ralph Seager             Milly Burke


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            


Prayers for:                          Marge Cornell                                    Lori Lawrence           

Helen Ansley                         Bill Gillette                              Doug Passage

Mary Armstrong                   Mary Beth Greene                 Billie Potts

Roy Bell                                Marlene & Gene Guild          Linda  Potts

Eva Jean Best                       Frances Hartwell                     Nancy Putnam

Bessie Bliss                           Kim Strong Imisides               Lucas Ryska

Milly Bloomquist                  Carolyn Johnson                     Corrina Schultz

Pat Carroll                              Don Johnson                          Necia Smith

Rachel Carter                        Bob & Mary Jones                Charlie Taylor

*Mickie Christiansen            Bill LaRock                            Jean Wager                                                                        Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones




Budget Hearing – On Thursday, January 17, at 7 p.m. there will be a hearing on the proposed budget for 2008.


Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon – Sunday, January 20, at noon there will be a potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share and your own table service. The Annual Meeting will follow beginning at 12:45 p.m.




This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨      11 am        Adult Sunday School – Dream Killers: Genesis 37

¨      11 am        Parenting Class

Wednesday, January 16

¨      Noon         Fellowship Class

¨      7 pm          Inquirers Class

Thursday, January 17

¨      7 pm          Budget Hearing

Saturday, January 19

¨      9 am          Baptist Heritage Class

Sunday, January 20

¨      Noon         Potluck Luncheon

¨      12:45 pm   Annual Meeting


               Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“The Non-Violent Gospel”

Matthew 5:43-48


Church News


Baby Shower Today!

Join us today at 2 p.m. as we shower Ethel and Jack Clancy with gifts and friendship as they prepare for their new baby. Of course there will be food, lots of fun and laughter! We hope to see you there!


Inquirers Event – January 16 @ 7 p.m.

If you would like information about baptism and being a member of our church, you can find it at this event. Our Deacons will provide a delicious assortment of homemade desserts and there will be a short program about the church and what it means to be a member here. If you have any questions about this event please contact the church office at 536-9821 or one of the Deacons.


ABW Annual Breakfast

The ABW annual breakfast will be held on Saturday, February 2, at 8:30 a.m. at the Trading Post Restaurant in Keuka Park.

Diane DeLooza will present a short program.


New Office Address and Phone Number

American Baptist Churches of New York State

5865 East Seneca Turnpike

Jamesville, NY 13078




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                           12/23-24         12/30         1/6

                                                                   94 –125             74           74


Current Expenses                          $2,583      $1,218    $4,388

Missions                                            1,104           410         480

BT&T                                                   327            115        361

Total                                                $4,014       $1,743    $5,229


God does not believe in atheists,

therefore, atheists do not exist.