~ ~ JANUARY 31, 2010 ~ ~



224 Main Street                                                            January 31, 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                


Welcome & Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Hebrews 11:1-6                           Pg. 305


*Hymn                        “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”            No. 464


Unison Invocation

            Faith opens the door to you, Lord. It is a gift to us. We need only to turn to you with an open heart. You have great wonders in store for us. Let us confess our sins and remove the trash from our lives so that your light can shine in us. Help us to trust in your word to guide us and bring us to the stature and fullness of Christ. We ask this in the name of the One who taught us to pray...


The Lord's Prayer     


Children's Time


*Hymn                        “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”                No. 383


Prayers for the People


Scripture                     Mark 5:1-20                                         Pg. 53 NT


Message                     “My Name is Legion”               Rev. John Tharp


Offertory                    “Fill My Cup, Lord”                  Cristine Conklin

                                                                             arr. Richard Blanchard   


*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


The flowers on the altar table are placed in loving memory of Floyd and Gordon Cornell by Marge Cornell.


Today's bulletin is in honor of Dorothy Vanderhoop.

                                                                          ~ Glenda Majchrzak


Lay Reader:               Jack Clancy

Greeters:                    Shane Furman, Gladys Kjar, Karen Furman           

Ushers:                       Brittany Griffin, Erma Mullins, Stan Ovens,

                                    Cheryl Stewart and Barbara Stewart

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 –  “Pursuing Virtue”


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

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

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


Monday, February 1

¨                  6:30 pm           Keuka Quilters

¨                  7 pm    Lay Studies Class


Tuesday, February 2

¨                  Olan Mills Directory Picture Day

¨                  7 pm    Deacons Meeting

¨                  7 pm    Bd. Of Missions Meeting


Wednesday, February 3

¨                   5 pm   Backpack Program

¨                  6:30 pm           Girl Scouts

¨                  7:30 pm           Habitat for Humanity

¨                  7 pm    Membership Class


Thursday, February 4

¨                  1 pm    Shakespeare Club

¨                  7pm     Advisory Council Meeting

¨                  7 pm    Boy Scouts


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture:

“Touching Jesus”

Mark 5:21-43


Church News


ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING -Thursday, Feb. 4, 7 pm

At our annual meeting, Pastor John announced he will retire at the  end of June. The congregation voted to accept his resignation with regret.

At the next Advisory Council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 4, members of a search committee will be nominated.

The church constitution requires that a 7 member search committee be appointed within 30 days. The search committee shall consist of a representative from each of the following: Diaconate, Christian Education,  Missions, and Trustees. Also, the Advisory Council shall nominate 3 at large members one not older than age 18. Once nominations are made by the Advisory Council, the Diaconate will call a congregational meeting to formally appoint the committee.

I am asking each board to report its nominee to the Advisory Council on Feb. 4, and asking Advisory Council members to be prepared to nominate the at large members.

If you would like to be considered, please contact Vice Moderator Nancy Marion or Church Clerk Cheryl Stewart prior to Feb. 4.  ~ Jack Clancy, Moderator


Memorial Bulletin Campaign

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.


Help in the Nursery

Ethel Clancy is looking for volunteers in the nursery to help care for the children. If we have many different people then no one person is always missing service. Call Ethel at 536-6265.


Save the Date! Next 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!!


Church Directory

Just a reminder that Tuesday is our picture day. Double check the time of your appointments. If anyone has any snapshots of church ativities that have taken place you may submit them for consideration for the activity pages. Be sure to put you name on the back side so we can return them to you. All pictures should be dropped off to the church office or to Nancy Marion by Friday, February 12.


Thank You  from John

Thank you to all of you who made my birthday a fun experience. For the cards, candy and gifts I thank you.


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


Name __________________________________________

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





As a fund raiser for Habitat of Yates County, the Board of Missions is preparing subs for

 Super Bowl Sunday on February 7.

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.


All proceeds from the sale of the subs will go to Habitat for Humanity of Yates County to help build another house.


To order your subs, fill out the order form below and give it with your payment (checks made out to First Baptist Church) to a member of the Board of Missions:


Shelley Bicksler, Ed Castillo, Mary Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Betty Johnson, Don Lawrence, Greg Miller.


All orders must be pre-paid.

The deadline for orders is today!

Subs: Turkey, Roast Beef or Ham         Price : $7.00


Additional order forms may be found on the table in the foyer.



Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                         1/10                 1/17              1/24                                                                                                 

                                               No Count                64                  61

Current Expenses                  $4,153            $2,729              $783

Missions                                       384                626                244

BT&T                                           210             1,258                150

Total                                        $4,747           $4,613           $1,177



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.


Observations on Growing Older...

~ You use more 4 letter words... “What?” “When?”

~ What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

~ Everybody whispers.

~ You don't have hair under your arms and very little on your legs   

    but your chin needs to be plucked daily.