~ ~ JANUARY 17, 2010 ~ ~



224 Main Street                                                            January 17, 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                  I Corinthians 1:18-21           Pg.  221 NT


*Hymn                        “How Great Thou Art”                            No. 467

                                    Birthday Choice of Fran Morse


Unison Invocation

            Dear Lord, The world you made is full of exciting and wonderful things to know. Yet, the most important knowledge can only be gained by faith. Help us to know you, to experience your love, to discover your way, and to enjoy the peace that only comes from placing ourselves in your hands. Help us to follow the Christ who taught us to pray...


The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                       “Jacob's Ladder”                                       Black     


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “Rock of Ages”                                     On Insert

                                    Birthday hymn for Paul Nelson


Prayers for the People


Scripture                     Mark 3:20-30                                       Pg. 51 NT


Message                     “A House Divided”                   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            “In Christ There Is No East or West”                 No. 439





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


Today's Memorial Bulletin is in honor of My Mother ~ Fran Morse. Happy Birthday!                                 ~ Your Loving Daughter, Cheryl


Lay Reader:               Ed Castillo

Greeters:                    Mary Lou Hainsworth, Karen & Charlie Taylor    

Ushers:                       Stan Ovens – Head Usher; Cindy Ovens, Clifford LeBarr

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

                                    “Chosen to Proclaim”


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

Ryan Barkley             Lori Lawrence                      The Schroo Family        

Eva Jean Best            Barbara Mortensen               Frieda Slocum

Kathleen Beyea         Wayne McBaker                   Charlie Taylor

Mickie Christiansen  Mary Murphy                        Emma Wheeler         

Barbara Gifford         Doug Passage                        Rick Weir

Bill Gillette                 *Keith Pierce              Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck

Hager Family             Lorraine Phillips                     Ralph Wilkes                   

John Paul Hunt          

President Obama, Congress & State Legislatures in this difficult time

Please keep the church office updated on your loved one.



 This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨      Noon   Potluck luncheon

¨      12:45   Annual Meeting

¨      3 pm    Wellspring Service and Daytime Couples Retreat

Monday, January 18

¨                  Feb. Newsletter deadline

¨                  Wellspring Daytime Couples Retreat

Tuesday, January 19

¨                  Wellspring Daytime Couples Retreat

¨                  7 pm    Lay Studies Course

Wednesday, January 20

¨                   5 pm   Backpack Program

¨                  7 pm    Membership Class

¨                  Happy Birthday to Paul Nelson!

Thursday, January 21

¨                  7 pm    Boy Scouts

Friday, January 22

¨                  11 am  Committee on Ministries

¨                  Happy Birthday to Fran Morse!



Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“Peace, Be Still”

Mark 4:35-41


Church News


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!


Good News!

We've been able to add a second date for our pictorial directory. If you haven't signed up please call the church office at 536-9821.

 The next day will be on Tuesday, February 2nd.


Save the Date! Sunday, February 7

For a bridal shower for Beth DeLooza 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!!


Advisory Board Meeting

The next meeting of the ADVISORY BOARD will be Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 pm. All boards/committees MUST have a representative present.


Dear Friends:

In light of the possible deficit in the Bd. of Missions budget, we are trying to economize where we can. One item you can help us with is the SECRET PLACE. We spent $115 last year and took in $27.

In order to continue to supply the SECRET PLACE, we need to know HOW MANY regular issues and HOW MANY large print issues are needed. Please complete the attached form and return to a member of the Bd. Of Missions or to the Church Office. A contribution to offset the cost is greatly appreciated.


Your Bd. Of Missions


( name)_____________________________________________ would like a

            regular/large print (circle one) SECRET PLACE.


Community News


Yates County Habitat for Humanity would like to thank you for your participation in the effort to provide a Habitat home for the family of Ashley Dunning. We also cordially invite you to view the completed home. The open house is today, January 17, from 2-4 pm at 414 Liberty St. A special dedication will be held at 2:30 pm.



The Children in Poverty Initiative

National Ministries ABC USA


Raising Awareness

Raising Change for Change

Raising 14 million Pennies

to represent the number of children

living in poverty

in the United States and Puerto Rico


What Can You Do?

                     By collecting not only pennies, but all sorts of coins – nickels, dimes, quarters you can raise more money to help families with children in your local community. And, together, we can reach the national goal.


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                         12/27              1/3                 1/10                                                                                                  

                                                        46         No Count         No Count

Current Expenses                   $1,801          $2,401             $4,153

Missions                                        463              326                   384

BT&T                                            245              156                   210

Total                                         $2,509         $2,883              $4,747



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.



More  - God is like...


God is like Allstate...Your in good hands with Him

God is like VO5 hair spray... He holds through all kinds of weather

God is like Scotch Tape...You can't see Him, but you know He's there.