JANUARY 20, 2008



                                               FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                    January 20, 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                  Isaiah 2:1-5                            Pg. 744 OT


*Hymn                        “God of Grace and God of Glory”          No. 420

                                    Birthday song for the Old Country Preacher


*Silent Prayer & Invocation

            You hold a grand vision before us, Lord. That one day the peace of Christ would fill the world with love and hope should be the guide for all our lives. Teach us to walk in your paths and destroy the weapons of vengeance so that we can build the tools of peace. We ask this in the name of the one who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “Kum Ba Yah”                     Ruth Elaine Schram



Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Rock of Ages”                                           Insert

                                    Birthday hymn of Paul Nelson


*Prayers of the People


Scripture                     Matthew 5:43-48                                   Pg. 7 NT


Message                      “The Non-Violent Gospel”               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                        “How Great Thou Art”                            No. 467

                                    Birthday choice of Fran Morse






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


Thought: People may not always remember what you said or what you did, but; they will always remember how you made them feel.


Lay Reader: Shane Furman

Greeters: Viola Gray & Fran Morse

Ushers: Meghan Fuqua, Fran Hartwell, Margaret Hartwell,

Clifford LeBarr, Cindy Ovens, Stan Ovens

Organist: Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:



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

                                                                        Conal Smith Shane


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            Bill LaRock                            Charlie Taylor

*Mickie Christiansen                                                Jean Wager                                                                      

 Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

*Brad Stewart-21yr old waiting for double lung transplant


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨      11 am        Adult Sunday School

¨      Noon         Pot Luck Luncheon

¨      12:45 p.m. Annual Meeting

¨      Happy Birthday to Paul Nelson!

Monday, January 21

¨      Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-The office will be closed

Tuesday, January 22

¨      Happy Birthday to Fran Morse!

Thursday, January 24

¨      Happy Birthday to Pastor John!

Saturday, January 26

¨      9 am          Baptist Heritage Class


               Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“How Not To Judge Others”

Matthew 7:1-5


_ Church News _          



Advisory Council

There will be a meeting of the Advisory Council on Thursday, January 31, at 7 p.m. All boards must be represented, as we will plan the church calendar



Bible Study

A small group Bible Study has begun at the Meadowside Apartments (next to the American Legion). The group meets on Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the community room. The study revolves around the Book of Matthew and is led by Pastor John. Consider taking part in this small group, all you need to bring is your Bible.


ABW Breakfast

The American Baptist Women’s 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.


Crochet Bee

Thanks to so many of you we have more than enough crochet/knit blocks to put together our first “quilt”. We’ll be meeting at Rita Castillo’s house on Saturday, February 2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon to start assembling it. Be sure to bring along your size G crochet hook (and any extras if you have them). Come join the fun and fellowship! In fact, why not meet us at the Trading Post for the ABW breakfast first? Let’s make a morning of it!


Help Save Ball Hall!

Keuka College has been raising money to restore Ball Hall. In order to receive a grant they must get 187 more donations of any amount. George Slocum has envelopes for anyone who would like to make a donation toward this need and has volunteered to deliver these donations to Keuka College.


Relief for the Guild’s

There are two clipboards circulating through the congregation in which people can sign up to help out Gene and Marlene. They are in need of meals and also rides to doctor visits etc. Please sign up if you are able to help them out.


New Office Address and Phone Number

American Baptist Churches of New York State

5865 East Seneca Turnpike

Jamesville, NY 13078



Thank You!

What a wonderful, caring church family! We were so taken by the outpouring of love at the baby shower on Sunday afternoon. Thank you so much!

Jack, Ethel and Ralph



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                           12/30            1/6            1/13

                                                                       74             74               78


Current Expenses                     $1,218      $4,388        $2,395

Missions                                          410           480             226

BT&T                                              115           361             117

Total                                           $1,743      $5,229        $2,738



If we practice “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” soon the whole world will be blind and toothless.