FEBRUARY 10, 2008



                                              PENN YAN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

224 Main Street                                                    February 10, 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                  Psalm 130                              Pg. 684 OT


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

                                                Birthday choice of Sheryl Robbins


*Silent Prayer & Invocation

            We call out to you, O Lord, forgive our sins. Heal the broken places in us and fill us with the peace that comes from being committed to you. Teach us to wait eagerly for the signs of your presence in us. Make us bold in speech and deed so that we may honor you in all we do. We ask this in the name of the one who taught us to pray…


*The Lord’s Prayer


Anthem                       “Go in Love”                                 Price & Besig


Children’s Time


Report of the Gideons                                                              Ken Mast    

*Hymn                        “In the Garden”                                          Insert

                                    Birthday hymn of Eva Dillon


Prayers with the People


Scripture                     Matthew 25:1-13                                 Pg. 37 NT


Message          “Be Prepared, Stay Prepared”           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            “Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak”            No. 426

                                                                                                    vs. 1,3,5





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


The flowers on the altar this morning are in loving memory of Floyd & Gordon Cornell from Marge Cornell.







Everyone is invited to this time of fellowship

as the youth of our church will

entertain you with songs, poems, and skits.


Meet St. Valentine & taste of refreshments

served up with a

Heart-full of Valentine Love!

                                                       Today  at 11 a.m. in the Great Room !



Lay Reader: Judi Gibbs

Greeters: Eva Dillon & Erma Mullins

Ushers: Mary & Bob Fullagar, Judi Gibbs, Charlie Miller,

Greg Miller, Barbara Stewart

Organist: Carrie Ahearn

Choir Director: Nancy Tharp

Pastor: John R. Tharp

Church Phone: 315-536-9821


Church Website:


Thought: I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8


Our Prayer Concerns…


At the Homestead:                 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

Eva Jean Best            *Marlene & Gene Guild       Linda  Potts

Tracey Bicksler         Frances Hartwell                    Nancy Putnam

Bessie Bliss                Kim Strong Imisides              Lucas Ryska

Milly Bloomquist       Carolyn Johnson                    Corrina Schultz

Pat Carroll                  Don Johnson                          Necia Smith

Rachel Carter            Bill LaRock                            Charlie Taylor

*Mickie Christiansen                                                Jean Wager

 Phyllis & Elwood Whitbeck

*Family of Onnalee Mallory who passed away on Feb. 5. 

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


Please keep the church office updated on your loved ones


This Week’s Schedule & Announcements


Today, February 10

¨      11 am        “Love with Light Refreshments” in the Great Room

¨      Happy Birthday to Sheryl Robbins!

Tuesday, February 12

¨      10:30 a.m. Mary & Martha Circle

¨      7 p.m.        Bd. of Trustees meeting

¨      7 p.m.        Bd. of Missions meeting

Wednesday, February 13

¨      2 p.m.        Bible Study at Meadowside Apartments

¨      6:45 p.m.   Set up tables for Lenten Luncheon

Thursday, February 14

¨      Noon         Lenten Luncheon

¨      7 p.m. Bd. of Christian Education meeting

Friday, February 15

¨      Happy Birthday to Eva Dillon!

Saturday, February 16

9 a.m.  Lay Studies


Next Week’s Theme & Scripture is:

“Use Your talents for God”

Matthew 25:14-30


Lenten Luncheons

have been a longstanding tradition in the Penn Yan Community. Sponsored by the Area Council of Churches,

they provide an opportunity for the faith community

to gather for nourishment of our bodies and souls.

Lunches begin at 12:00 noon and end at 1 p.m.

Each week a different speaker will present a short meditation

on some area of faith.

Join us each Thursday in Lent,

here at First Baptist.

Your payment of $4.00 per person

 may be made at the door.


 Date               Topic                                              Speaker                   Church

Feb. 7      Gates to the  Holy City                 Adrienne Russell          PYUMC

Feb. 14    In the Upper Room                        Wayne Butler                PYUMC

Feb. 21    The Garden of Gethsemane          John Tharp                    FBC

Feb. 28    The Courtyard of Caiaphas           Bob Ring                      St. Michael’s

Mar. 6     Golgatha                                          Ellen Knight                 Dresden UMC

Mar. 13    A Garden Tomb                             Wayne Butler               PYUMC


Church News


Keep ‘Em Coming –

Keep those empty oatmeal containers coming in for the Youth Group. They plan to make and deliver lots of cookies to our shut-ins. Thank You!


Free Organ –

Following the passing of Ruth Seager her family donated the organ that is in the corner of the Great Room. With the blessing of her family, we send out the announcement that anyone who is interested may take possession of it. Please contact the church office so arrangements can be made.


Help Us Update Our Contact Information

Please take a moment to jot down any changes to your mailing address and telephone. E-mail addresses tend to change more often, so include any updates there as well. You may use the blank papers in the pews and place them in the collection plate if you please, or you may call the church office (leave a message if after hours).


Volunteers Needed

The Board of Trustees is in need of persons who are interested in substituting in the office occasionally or during vacation when the secretary needs time off. Please leave you name with Peggy in the office.


Thank you! To those who have agreed to serve on a board or committee; to those who are currently serving and to those who have completed their terms. We appreciate your service and dedication.


Thank You! To Stan Ovens for cleaning before the Lenten Luncheon.


Easter Flowers

Though we are still in the midst of winter, Easter comes early this year (March 23). Please plan to have your Easter flowers on the altar by Palm Sunday, March 16. If you wish to place them in memory of loved ones or in honor of someone special, please notify the church office so that your remembrance may be included in the Easter bulletin.


Attendance and Financial Report

            Were you here?                            1/20            1/27             2/3

                                                                      74               70              84


Current Expenses                    $1,883        $1,892      $1,389

Missions                                         374             529           365

BT&T                                             237               70           313

Total                                          $2,494        $2,491      $2,066



Lord, I’m in your hands

Lord, I’m in your heart

In your thoughts

In your plans

Never left alone.