~ ~ JANUARY 25, 2009 ~ ~


                                FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                            January 25, 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.


~ Baptist History Sunday ~



Songs of Worship      


Welcome and Announcements


A Historical Moment – Scripture vs. The King


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 119:33-35                          Pg. 677



*Hymn                        “Praise Ye The Lord, The Almighty”     No. 482

Birthday choice of some guy who was already old when dirt was invented!



            Teach me how to listen, O Lord. Tune me into those who offer true wisdom, sound guidance, and insights from the heart. Teach me to respond with eager openness. Restrain my desire to be heard in favor of inviting others to speak from their hearts. Especially, show me how to listen to you as I read your Word, to hear your voice in the natural world, and to reflect on the thoughts of your Holy Spirit. Teach me how to listen to the One who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “We Will Glorify”                             Twila Paris



Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Jesus Loves Me!”                                  No. 304

                                    Birthday hymn of Eli Clancy


Prayers with the People                                                   


Scripture                     Proverbs 25:11-13


Message                      “Poetic Justice”                       Pastor 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            “Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak”            No. 426





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


Lay Reader: Bethany DeLooza

Greeters: Jenn Slocum & Beth DeLooza

Ushers: Rita & Ed Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, Matt Scutt,

  George Slocum, John FM Tharp

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              Dick Sharman


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          


*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones



Church News


Board of Missions Meeting

Monday, Jan. 26 @ 7 pm

This special meeting will be held in order to finalize preparations for the Sub Sale. Note: Saturday, Jan. 31, is the day we make the subs.


Advisory Council

Wednesday, Jan. 28 @ 6:45 pm

The Advisory Council will meet in the Library. All Boards and Committees need to have a representative present.



On Saturday, January 3, 2009, the Willson Family welcomed Daniel Aidan into the world. At birth Aidan (as he will be called,) weighed 8 lbs 5 oz and was 22 inches long.

Congratulations to Jennifer and the entire Willson Family!


ABW Breakfast

Saturday, Feb. 7 @ 8:30 am

All women of the church are invited to the annual American Baptist Women’s breakfast at the Essenhaus. Devotions will be led by Beth & Diane DeLooza and a short program will be given by Erma Mullins. If you need a ride please call either Diane at 536-3162 or Erma at

536-8730. If you plan to attend please call Erma by Wed. Feb. 4.


Let’s Get The Word Out!

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. Every time your group meets, a representative should call Shelley to let her know what took place. 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!

Talk It Up!


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, Sunday, January 25

¨      3 pm          Memorial Service for Douglas Seager

Monday, January 26

¨      7 pm          Board of Missions

¨      7:30 pm     Council of Churches meeting at 1st Presbyterian

Wednesday, January 28

¨      Noon         Fellowship Class

¨      6 pm          Backpack packing

¨      6:45 pm     Advisory Council

¨      7 pm          Youthgroup

Thursday, January 29

¨      Happy Birthday to Eli Clancy!

Saturday, January 31

¨      Bd of Missions making subs


OOPS! – A happy belated birthday wish to Pastor Tharp who celebrated a birthday yesterday, Jan. 24!


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is…

“On Fanning the Flame”     I Thessalonians 5:12-22



Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       1/4              1/11             1/18

                                                               68                 48                70


Current Expenses                          $4,527          $2,493         $1,883

Missions                                  284               172              404

BT&T                                   1,749                 60              226

Total                                   $6,560          $2,725         $2,513


Thought: It is unwise to impose the prose of history on the poetry of faith.                                                           – Walter Russel Bowie


Christian One Liners:

¨      You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage him.

¨      We don’t change the message the message changes us.

¨      If God is your co-pilot, swap seats!

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