~ ~ FEBRUARY 8, 2009 ~ ~


                                 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PENN YAN

224 Main Street                                                            February 8, 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.





Songs of Worship      


Welcome and Announcements


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 100                              Pg. 661 OT


*Hymn            “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”                No. 220     



            Let us worship and praise your name, O Lord. Fill our hearts with the vision of a world made new and all people living in the spirit of Christ. Bring us around to the knowledge that we are your people and that all good things flow from your hand. Now show us the way to carry the word of Christ into the deepest part of our souls and the farthest corner of the world. We ask this in the name of Him who taught us to pray...


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”              J.S. Bach


Children’s Time


*Hymn                        “All Things Bright and Beautiful”         No. 267

                                    Birthday choice of Sheryl Robbins


Prayers with the People



Scripture                     Isaiah 55:6-11                                   Pg. 803 OT


Message                      “Finding God in the Movies”          Pastor 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            “If Thou but Trust in God to Guide Thee”          No. 282





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


Lay Reader: George Slocum

Greeters: George Jensen, Clifford LaBarr, Paul Nash

Ushers:  Ethel Clancy, Judi Gibbs, Bob Fullagar, Charlie Miller,

Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart

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

Viola Gray                  Virginia DeLooza       Willie Nelson

                                    Helen Ansley              Dick Sharman


Our Special Interest Missionaries:

Mrs. Susan Harding                         Dr. James & Rev. Debra Kelsey                  

Prayers for:                                                  

Mary Armstrong        Marlene Guild                        Barbara Stewart

Eva Jean Best            Alicia Hurlburt                       Brad Stewart

Bessie Bliss                Kim Strong Imisides              Charlie Taylor

Pat Carroll                  Don Johnson                          Phil Trautman

Judi Gibbs                  Lori Lawrence                        Jean Wager

Bill Gillette                 Barbara Mortensen               Ralph Wilkes

*Mary Gillette           *Keith Pierce                  Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck                                               

*Indicates that special prayers are needed.

Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Monday, February 9

¨      7 pm          Bd. of Christian Education

Tuesday, February 10

¨      10:30 am   Mary & Martha Circle

¨      7 pm          Bd Trustees

¨      Happy Birthday to Sheryl Robbins!

Wednesday, February 11

¨      6 pm          Backpack packing

¨      7 pm          Youthgroup


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is…

“Putting Faith on the Line”     Romans 12:9-16


Church News


Bd. of Christian Education

Monday, Feb. 9

This is a change from the normal meeting schedule.


Member News

Viola Gray has been moved into the Homestead, Unit 1, room 101. Her daughter request that as many as would like to visit should go to see her.


Baby Shower

February, 15 @ 2 pm

You are invited to join us as we shower Jennifer and Aiden Willson! All are welcome.


March Newsletter

Contributions for the newsletter will be due on Monday, Feb. 16.


Family Oriented

Coming soon to FBC - Fireproof!

This movie is an action packed love story and an inspirational tool for your marriage. A tentative date has been set to show this film on Sun. Feb. 22. Plan to come with your spouse! There is also the possibility of a small group study to come from it.


Parenting Class

The next series will be “Bringing Up Boys” and will begin in March. It is a 12 week course, will be offered twice a week (Sun or Fri), and is free! The class is open to the public. Tell your friends and family. For more information contact Eileen Modaffari at 759-3080.


Thank You’s!


To Margaret Hartwell for the purchase of, and donation of memorials given for her sister Francis for the purchase of 140 new padded folding chairs.


To Guy Love for his help in making repairs to the folding tables.


To the Food Program for funding the cleaning and waxing of the great room floor.


To Helena Cranmer for the gift of the afgan.


To Stan Ovens for seeing to the garbage/recycles every week.


To Eileen Modaffari for organizing the nursery schedule.


To Judi Gibbs for her donation of having the sanctuary cleaned monthly.




Lenten Lunch - Speaker Series

“Bad Guys Of The Bible” - The Villains of the Passion Story

Sponsored by the Penn Yan Area Council of Churches


Thursdays, February 26th – April 2nd, 12:00 Noon – 1 pm

Penn Yan United Methodist Church

Main at Chapel St.


$5.00 each payable at the door




Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                       1/18              1/25            2/1

                                                                 70                 63             75


Current Expenses                            $1,883         $ 2,050       $3,449

Missions                                    404               499            564

BT&T                                        226               351            821

Total                                     $2,513          $2,900       $4,834



Thought: Love never gives up; and it’s faith, hope, and patience never fail.                                    I Corinthians 13:7



Valentine’s Day Quotes

¨      Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.                      – Leo Tolstoy

¨      Love makes your soul crawl out of it’s hiding place.

- Zora Neale Hurston

¨      The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.                                                        - Helen Keller