JANUARY 27, 2008




224 Main Street                                                    January 27, 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                  I Corinthians 4:1-5                 Pg. 223 NT


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


*Silent Prayer & Invocation

            Bring us to faithfulness, O Lord. Lead us into a confident trust in you so that we might learn to let judgement spring from your heart. Let the wider view and the deeper love you have for all people guide our lives together. Calm the voice of criticism, which we use for others and for ourselves. Let the energy of our lives flow from the forgiving love, which transforms both people and circumstance. We pray this in the name of the Christ who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “Shout to the Lord”                 Zscheck & Pethel    


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “Spirit of the Living God”                      No. 322


*Prayers of the People


Scripture                     Matthew 7:1-5                                       Pg. 9 NT


Message          “How Not to Judge Others”              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                        “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”            No. 404






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


Thought: “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind.

Is anything too hard for me?”                                   Jeremiah 32:27


Lay Reader: Pat Ames

Greeters: Margaret Mills & Judi Gibbs

Ushers: Ed & Rita Castillo, Sheryl Robbins, George Slocum,

Matt Scutt and John FM Tharp

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

Tracey Bicksler         Kim Strong Imisides              Lucas Ryska

Bessie Bliss                Carolyn Johnson                    Corrina Schultz

Milly Bloomquist       Don Johnson                          Necia Smith

Pat Carroll                  Bill LaRock                            Charlie Taylor

Rachel Carter                                                                        Jean Wager   

*Mickie Christiansen                                    Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

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

*Family of Cassandra Devino who was killed in a car accident. Niece of Shelley Bicksler


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



¨      11 am        Adult Sunday School

Thursday, January 31

¨      7 p.m.        Advisory Council Meeting ~ All boards must be represented, as we will plan the church calendar.

Saturday, February 2

¨      8:30 a.m.   ABW Breakfast at the Trading Post, Keuka Park


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“Finding the Truth”

Matthew 7:15-23


Church News


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. Call Erma at 536-8730 by Thurs. Jan. 31 if you plan to attend.


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!


Lots of Oatmeal Cookies Are About to be Made!

The youth group needs your help. They will be making cookies to be delivered to shut-ins but they need round oatmeal containers to pack them in. The containers will be decorated and filled with cookies and delivered with love! Containers can be left in the office or room #200.


Lenten Lunches

Sponsored by the Penn Yan Area Council of Churches, the Lenten Luncheons Speaker Series will begin next Thursday, Feb. 7. Cost is $4 each at the door. NOTE: Help is needed the Wednesday night prior to set up tables in the Great Room. We meet at 6:45 p.m.


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.


Thanks to Judi Gibbs for coordinating rides and meals for the Guild’s.

Thanks to Stan Ovens for trimming the bush around the church sign.


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                               1/6            1/13           1/20

                                                                       74               78              74


Current Expenses                     $4,388        $2,395       $1,883

Missions                                          480             226            374

BT&T                                              361             117            237

Total                                           $5,229        $2,738       $2,494


Wal-Mart is not the only saving place.