~ ~ JANUARY 24, 2010 ~ ~



224 Main Street                                                            January 24, 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.



Prelude                                               Connie Gibson


Song of Praise & Worship                 “Jesus, Loves Me!”         No. 304 

                                                            Birthday choice of Eli Clancy


Welcome & Announcements


Scripture Reading                              Psalm 9:1-4                Pg. 598 OT


*Hymn            “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!”         No. 138

                                    Birthday choice of some old dude


Unison Invocation


            Teach us to praise you, Lord. Open our minds to your thoughts. Free our voices to sing. Awaken us from the slumber of our spirits so that we might join together in sharing the wonder of our salvation. Bless us with the energy of faith that comes when we really trust in you. We seek these things in the name of Him who taught us to pray...


The Lord's Prayer


Special Music             “Amazing Grace/Pachelbel's Canon”                      

                                                                     Barb Stewart & Anne Perry

                                                                                arr. Jean Shafferman


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”         No. 288


Prayers for the People


Scripture                     Mark 4:35-41                                       Pg. 52 NT


Message                     “Peace, Be Still”                        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                        “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”             No. 316





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


Today's bulletin is in honor of Rev. John R. Tharp.

                                                                                     ~ Nancy Tharp


Lay Reader:               Judi Gibbs

Greeters:                    Barbara Burke & Sue Willson         

Ushers:                       Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt, George Slocum, John FM Tharp         

Choir Director:           Nancy Tharp

Pastor:                        Rev. Dr. John R. Tharp

Church Phone:            315-536-9821 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:         


Today's Sunday School Topics

Adult Program –  “Facing Opposition”



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             Kathryn 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

Mary Murphy            Emma Wheeler                      Mickie Christiansen

Barbara Gifford         Doug Passage                        Rick Weir

Bill Gillette                 *Keith Pierce                          Elwood & Phyllis Whitbeck

Hager Family             Lorraine Phillips                     Ralph Wilkes                    

John Paul Hunt

Brian Bliss – Bessie's nephew had partial leg amputation 

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

¨      Happy Birthday to Rev. Tharp!


Monday, January 25

¨                  7 pm    Lay Studies Class

¨                  7:30 pm           Council of Churches at First Presbyterian


Wednesday, January 27

¨                  9 am    Food for the Needy - set up

¨                   5 pm   Backpack Program

¨                  7 pm    Membership Class


Thursday, January 28

¨                  9 am    Food for the Needy - Packing

¨                  7 pm    Boy Scouts


Friday, January 29

¨                  9 am    Food for the Needy - Distribution

¨                  Happy Birthday to Eli Clancy!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“My Name is Legion”

Mark 5:1-20


Church News


~ Memorial Bulletin Info

We wish to thank you for a successful 2009 Memorial Bulletin Campaign! In our first year every Sunday was adopted in memory or in honor of a loved one. Dates are open for 2010. Forms are available on the table in the foyer and in each months newsletter. They may be returned to the church office with your $10 donation.


~ Can You Help?

To date, no one has stepped forward to lend a hand in the nursery. We  need volunteers who will stay with the children during worship service on a rotating basis. 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!


~ Directory Picture Date:  Tuesday, February 2

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.


~ 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.


~ "Secret Place"

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


(your name)_____________________________________________

    would like a regular/large print (circle one) SECRET PLACE.




~ ~ SUPER SUB SUNDAY 2010 ~ ~


As a fund raiser for Habitat of Yates County, the Board of Missions is preparing subs forSuper Bowl Sunday on February 7. All proceeds from the sale of the subs will go to Habitat for Humanity of Yates County to help build another house.


The subs will be made on Saturday, February 6, and can be picked up after 3 pm on that day, or they can be picked up after church service on February 7.


To order your subs, see a member of the Board of Missions: Shelley Bicksler, Ed Castillo, Mary Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Betty Johnson, Don Lawrence or Greg Miller.


All orders must be pre-paid. Checks should be made out to The First Baptist Church.


The deadline for orders is Sunday, January 31.


Subs: Turkey, Roast Beef or Ham

Price : $7.00


Order forms may be found on the table in the foyer.



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.


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 stay and enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship, here in the Great Room.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                         1/3                 1/10                 1/17                                                                                                  

                                               No Count         No Count              64

Current Expenses                $2,401             $4,153              $2,729

Missions                                    326                   384                   626

BT&T                                        156                   210                1,258

Total                                     $2,883              $4,747              $4,613



“To shorten winter,

borrow some money due in spring.”